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European Wonder - Escorted Tours, 14 Cities

Code EUT503
Destination London Ams... EU
Category Holidays
Duration 12 days 11 nights
Depart time Departure Available
Dates & Prices
DAY 1 - LONDON - AMSTERDAM

 

This morning meet your Travel Director and travelling companions to board your trip coach and set off from London. You approach the port of Dover via the famous White Cliffs and board a ferry for the short Channel crossing to Calais in France. Drive through Belgium's Flanders fields into The Netherlands, renowned for tulips, clogs and windmills. Later arrive in Amsterdam, one of Europe's friendliest cities.

Meal(s)

Welcome Reception                                 Hotel: Mercure City

DAY 2 - AMSTERDAM - COLOGNE - RHINELAND

 

Cross the border into Germany and view Cologne Cathedral, the largest Gothic church in Europe. In Boppard embark on a scenic cruise down the River Rhine past terraced vineyards and towering fairytale castles. Finish the day at your hotel in the Rhineland.

Meal(s)

Buffet Breakfast & Dinner                         Hotel: Sinsheim

DAY 3 - RHINELAND - MUNICH - INNSBRUCK

 

Crossing the Swabian Jura, arrive in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, for an orientation drive including the Olympic Stadium and City Hall. View the Glockenspiel on Marienplatz. A short drive through splendid scenery and across the Austrian border brings you to Innsbruck. Admire the architecture of the Old Town including the Emperor Maximilian's famous Golden Roof. Consider experiencing traditional Tyrolean entertainment this evening.

Meal(s)

Buffet Breakfast                                          Hotel: Hilton/Grauer Bär

DAY 4 - INNSBRUCK - VENICE

 

Drive along the Brenner Pass into Italy and across the Dolomite Mountains. Arrive in the enchanting city of Venice. Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square, viewing the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge's Palace along the way. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop for a Cultural Insight demonstration, then spend the afternoon exploring the sights of your choice.

Meal(s)

Buffet Breakfast                                         Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

DAY 5 - VENICE - ROME (2 NIGHTS)

 

Striking south across the Veneto plain, you pass by Bologna and over the dramatic Apennine Mountains, continuing through the Lazio region to Rome, the Eternal City. This evening take the opportunity to explore the city's beautiful squares and fountains and perhaps savour the local cuisine at one of the many restaurants.

Meal(s)

Buffet Breakfast                                  Hotel: A  Roma Lifestyle/Courtyard by Marriott Central Park

DAY 6 - ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

 

Today's sightseeing includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica − the most significant Christian church in the world − to view Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. In ancient Rome see sites including the Colosseum with your Local Specialist. Spend the rest of the day exploring or perhaps take an Optional Experience to see the Sistine Chapel inside the Vatican Museums.

Meal(s)

Buffet Breakfast

DAY 7 - ROME - FLORENCE

 

From Rome travel north into rolling countryside of Tuscany. In the Renaissance city of Florence enjoy spectacular views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Discover the city's rich artistic and medieval heritage with your Local Specialist. Visit the Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and stunning palazzi. Marvel at the baptistery and the multimarble Duomo, with its dome designed by Brunelleschi. Dine tonight at a local restaurant and enjoy a Regional Meal with your travelling companions.

Meal(s)

Buffet Breakfast & Regional Meal        Hotel: Executive Style

DAY 8 - FLORENCE - LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS)

 

Drive via picturesque Italian Lakes and across the Alps into Switzerland. Spend the next two nights in the beautiful lakeside town of Lucerne.

Meal(s)

Buffet Breakfast / Dinner                         Hotel: Grand Europe Authentic Accommodation

DAY 9 - LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

 

View the poignant Lion Monument during your morning orientation. Walk along the 14th-century covered Chapel Bridge, crossing the River Reuss. Don't miss the opportunity to take an exciting Optional Experience to one of the surrounding mountains with breathtaking views. Later there is time to shop for Swiss souvenirs including watches and chocolates.

Meal(s)

Buffet Breakfast

DAY 10 - LUCERNE - PARIS (2 NIGHTS)

 

Pass Basel and cross the border into France this morning. In every direction, vineyards and picturesque villages provide a memorable backdrop for your journey. Consider an Optional Experience this evening to a fabulous Parisian Cabaret.

Meal(s)

Buffet Breakfast                                  Hotel: Evergreen Laurel

DAY 11 - PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

 

See all the famous sights during your morning tour with a Local Specialist. View the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower for a breathtaking view of the city. Spend the rest of the day exploring your favourite sights and indulging your curiosity.  This evening celebrate with your Travel Director and travelling companions at a Farewell Dinner in a local bistro.

Meal(s)

Buffet Breakfast/ Farewell Dinner

DAY 12 - PARIS - LONDON

 

Cross the Somme and pass the First World War battlefields at Vimy Ridge as you drive towards the coast. In Calais board a ferry to Dover and travel on to London by coach where your journey of discovery ends.

Meal(s)

Buffet Breakfast

# WHAT'S ALWAYS INCLUDED

 

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Cologne
    View the Gothic cathedral
  • Florence
    Enjoy panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo. Admire Florentine leatherwork
  • Dover
    See the White Cliffs
  • Amsterdam
    See the historic city centre
  • Innsbruck
    View the famous Golden Roof and see the ski-jump
  • Lucerne
    Visit the Lion Monument and see the medieval Old Town
  • Munich
    See the Glockenspiel in the Marienplatz and the Hofbräuhaus
  • Paris
    Sightseeing includes views of Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower
  • Rhine Valley
    Cruise the romantic Rhine
  • Rome
    Sightseeing with your Local Specialist. Visit St. Peter's Basilica. View the Colosseum and see the ancient sites
  • Swiss Alps
    Picture-book scenery
  • Venice
    Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop

 

Dining

  • 11 buffet breakfasts
  • 5 three course dinners

 

Travel Highlights

  • Daily breakfast
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Ferry from Dover to Calais
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • The services of a London Travel Agency Local Host in London
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Pick-up if you stay at the London Travel Agency recommended London Hotel booked through London Reception Centre

 

Airport Transfers

  • FREE airport transfers, conditions apply.

Take in the stunning scenery and beautiful cities of Britain, Germany, France and Italy on this CostSaver trip. Mountains and monuments dot your route from London to Rome. Admire Munich's musical Glockenspiel in Marienplatz, take an exhilarating journey through an Alpine highway and marvel at St. Mark's Square in Venice, with stops in Rome, Lucerne and Paris.

 

European Whirl 12 days, 14 cities

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