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Explore the best of Western Europe on this 8-country adventure!

2022 & 2023 Departures

Kick back on the canals of Amsterdam and Venice, soak in the lakeside beauty of Lucerne, see the highlights of Paris, wander the Tuscan hills, and so much more! Call 1300 414 198 now for a quote, or read on to learn more...

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$4,195PP
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DURATION
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11 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • hotelAccommodation
  • local_activitySelected entry fees
  • restaurantSelected meals
  • free_breakfastDaily breakfast

About this holiday

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Street scene, Amsterdam

England - Belgium - Italy - The Netherlands - Germany - Austria - Switzerland - France - England

Inclusions

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Accommodation

11 Nights Accommodation

16 meals: 1 "be my gueset" dinner, 1 farewell dinner, 1 welcome reception, 11 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Included experiences:

  • Explore Rome, Florence and Paris with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Innsbruck, Venice and Lucerne
  • Visit a glassblowing factory in Venice and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome
  • View the canals in Amsterdam, the Golden Roof in Innsbruck, St. Mark's Square in Venice, the ancient sites in Rome, the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne and the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
  • See the Lorelei Rock and the vineyards of Burgundy
  • Scenic Cruise along the canals of Amsterdam, the Rhine River and by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice

Accommodation

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Amsterdam
  • Hotel - Mercure City
  • Hotel - Sinsheim
  • Hotel - Rumer Hof
  • Hotel - Novotel Mestre Castellana
  • Hotel - A. Roma Lifestyle
  • Hotel - Hilton Metropole
  • Hotel - Grand Europe
  • Hotel - Evergreen Laurel

Travel dates

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Please note that prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice.

  • 01 May - 12 May 2022 - Twin Share from $5,000 per person
  • 31 Jul - 11 Aug 2022 - Twin Share from $5,000 per person
  • 21 Sep - 02 Oct 2022 - Twin Share from $5,000 per person
  • 02 Nov - 13 Nov 2022 - Twin Share from $4,195 per person

Other dates available please enquire now.

Solo traveller rates available on request. Please call our travel team on 1300 414 198 for details.

Why not extend your stay and see more ofEurope?

We can book your flights and accommodation and arrange your travel insurance.

Itinerary

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Day 1 -  Eurostar from London to Brussels and on to Amsterdam

A brief interlude with the British capital this morning sees us meet our Travel Director before travelling to London's St. Pancras International where we will board the Eurostar™ for a high-speed train journey to Brussels and a luxury coach journey to Amsterdam. Enjoy an orientation of this historic Dutch city before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception dinner cruise on its canals.

Day 2 - Journey to the Rhineland and a Scenic Cruise

Driving through the lush landscapes of the Netherlands and Germany, we arrive in Boppard where we board a cruise along the Rhine to St. Goar, passing vineyard-clad hills and medieval castles perched above riverside towns. Arriving in the Baroque city of Heidelberg, we explore its iconic and unexpected highlights before travelling to our Rhineland hotel.

Day 3 - Off to Innsbruck

We cross the Austrian border next, arriving in Innsbruck, the capital of the Alps. Admire the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture of the Old Town, including Emperor Maximilian's famous Golden Roof with its ornate façade. Admire the fascinating crystal installations and browse for precious gifts and souvenirs at the Swarovski Crystal Worlds Store and consider an evening of traditional Tyrolean entertainment.

Day 4 - Onwards to the Canals of Venice

Journey through the emerald-green landscape along the Brenner Pass into Italy and across the Dolomite Mountains to Venice. We cruise the beautiful Venetian lagoon by private launch to the gateway of Venice, St. Mark's Square. View the ornate Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, so named for the sound made by condemned prisoners as they took one last longing look at their beautiful city before meeting their fate. Then, Dive Into Culture and enjoy a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience where you’ll witness the centuries-old craft of Venetian glassblowing. You’ll learn how the master craftsmen shape the molten glass to make the exquisite and delicate works of art that adorn homes all over the world and perhaps be inspired to buy your own souvenir as a reminder of this special visit. There’s time later to enjoy the city your way. Get lost in Venice, cross bridges and discover hidden campi where locals share their daily stories over a glass of Venetian Spritz.

Day 5 - All Roads Lead to Rome

Travel south across the Veneto Plain, passing Bologna and the dramatic Apennine Mountains as well as the green and golden fields of Lazio before reaching Rome, the 'Eternal City'. En route, we Connect With Locals over lunch at a Be My Guest experience and enjoy true Tuscan hospitality with a local family on their private estate in the Chianti countryside.

Day 6 - Discover Ancient Rome and the Vatican City

Our first stop today sees us discover the divine beauty of the Vatican City. We'll visit St. Peter's Basilica with a Local Specialist to view Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. We continue to Ancient Rome to view the iconic Colosseum and Circus Maximus, once the site of exhilarating chariot races centuries ago. The afternoon is yours to explore the city on your terms. Sit on the Spanish Steps savouring a tasty gelato, shop up a storm on the trendy Via Corso or perhaps join an Optional Experience to see the magnificent frescoed ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Day 7 - Continue to Renaissance Florence

From Rome, we travel north through the rolling countryside of Tuscany and along the Arno valley to the 'Cradle of the Renaissance', Florence. Delve into the rich Medici heritage of this beautiful medieval city with your Local Specialist. Visit what was once the political hub of the city, Piazza della Signoria, with its impressive sculptures and stunning palazzi. View the imposing Duomo, crowned by Brunelleschi’s dome, and the Baptistery, renowned for its sculptured bronze doors.

 Day 8 - Across the Alps to Lucerne

Drive via the scenic Italian Lakes District, across the Alps into beautiful Switzerland, where we'll spend the next two nights in the medieval lakeside city of Lucerne. Tonight, why not consider an optional Swiss Folklore Show?

 Day 9 - Explore Lucerne

This morning, view the mournful, mortally wounded lion hewn from rock to commemorate the Swiss Guards who lost their lives defending Louis XVI. Walk along the flower-lined 14th-century covered Chapel Bridge, crossing the river Reuss. Or join an exciting Optional Experience to one of the surrounding peaks for breathtaking views of the Swiss countryside. We have some time later to discover the best Swiss chocolates in town.

Day 10 - On to Captivating Paris

Crossing the border into France this morning, we travel past the picturesque vineyards and country towns of Burgundy en route to the 'City of Lights'. Spend some time this evening strolling along the Seine and grand boulevards in search of a cosy bistro for fine French cuisine or consider an Optional Experience to a colourful Parisian cabaret.

Day 11 - Discover the Sights of Paris

Join a Local Specialist today for a sightseeing tour of this romantic city. View the sophisticated Champs-Élysées, Place de la Concorde, the 19th-century Arc de Triomphe, honouring those who fought for France, and Notre Dame Cathedral, then enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter. Our European Whirl almost at its end, we spend the evening with fellow travellers and our Travel Director, enjoying a Farewell Dinner in a local bistro.

Day 12 - Farewell Paris

Today bid adieu to your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the end of your memorable experience.  

Interested in extending you stay in Europe?Ask one of our travel advisors to help you plan your holiday.Call now on 1300 414 198

Questions

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Will I need a passport/visa?
Passports are needed when travelling outside of your home country. Your passport should be valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip. You are responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your guided holiday. Depending on your nationality, you may need visas to enter certain countries included on your trip. Please note that obtaining visas can take up to six weeks prior to your departure. It is strongly advised that you consult your Travel Agent and the local Consulate or Embassy of the country you are visiting well in advance to determine which visas they require and how to obtain them.

Authentic COVID-19 vaccination certificate (electronic or paper showing date and time of vaccination(s)) with final or booster dose given at least 15 days before departing is required for this trip.

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Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

Properties used in the tour and Itinerary are subject to change without notice