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The tring tring of Dutch bicycles launch your Europe adventure, from picture-perfect Amsterdam and vine-clad hills along the Rhine with their fairy-tale medieval castles, to the magnificent open-air museum that is Rome. Mountains and monuments dot your route as you meander through the heart of Europe against the mesmerising backdrop of the Alps and tranquil lakeside settings en route to Paris.
• 12 nights in hand selected hotels
• BE MY GUEST
Join a local family who will host you at their private estate on the outskirts of Florence. Enjoy warm Italian hospitality and delicious homemade dishes prepared from local produce.
• AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION
Enjoy the elegance of yesteryear and sweeping lake vistas at the Grand Hotel Europe in Lucerne, where warm Swiss hospitality and a grand past spanning over a century guarantee an unforgettable stay.
• CULTURAL INSIGHT
Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries
• LOCAL SPECIALIST
For included sightseeing in Rome, Florence and Paris
28 Jul – 20 Aug 2019
unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.
DAY 1 LONDON – EUROSTAR™ – BRUSSELS – AMSTERDAM
This morning meet your Travel Director before travelling to London's St. Pancras International to board the Eurostar™ for a high-speed train journey to Brussels. Continue by luxury coach to Amsterdam. Enjoy an orientation of the historic city centre before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception dinner cruise.
DAY 2 AMSTERDAM – RHINE CRUISE – HEIDELBERG – RHINELAND
Cross the border into Germany, enjoy picturesque scenery all the way to Boppard, where an included cruise takes you past vine-clad hills and crumbling medieval castles to St. Goar. Later enjoy views of the red sandstone castle towering above Heidelberg.
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. You might consider experiencing traditional Tyrolean entertainment this evening.
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.
DAY 5 VENICE – ROME (2 NIGHTS)
South across the Veneto plain you pass by Bologna and over the dramatic Apennine Mountains, continuing into the Lazio region to Rome, the Eternal City.
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. Please note: Due to religious celebrations throughout the Holy Year of Mercy the Rome included sightseeing may be modified.
DAY 7 ROME – FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING
From Rome travel north into Tuscany, through rolling countryside and along the valley of the River Arno to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Discover the city's rich artistic and medieval history 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.
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
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.
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 famous Parisian Cabaret.
DAY 11 PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
See all the famous sights during your morning sightseeing 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 the sights that interest you. This evening celebrate with your Travel Director and travelling companions at a Farewell Dinner in a local bistro.
DAY 12 PARIS – LONDON
Transfers provided to Paris Gare du Nord station where you board the Eurostar™ train to London. The journey time to London St. Pancras International is 2 hours and 15 minutes. On arrival in London you are transferred to your hotel.
DAY 13 LONDON – RETURN HOME
Enjoy an English breakfast at the end of your holiday.
*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 20 Jul 2018 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included. All savings are included in the advertised price. A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person is required per standard booking conditions to secure space on the guided holiday within 7 days of booking. Final payment is due either by 31 Jan 2019 if Early Payment Discount taken or 45 days prior to departure from Australia (whichever comes first). Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Trafalgar and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.
*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 20 Jul 2018 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included. All savings are included in the advertised price. A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person is required per standard booking conditions to secure space on the guided holiday within 7 days of booking. Final payment is due either by 31 Jan 2019 if Early Payment Discount taken or 45 days prior to departure from Australia (whichever comes first). Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Trafalgar and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.Read more