Costsaver European Experience Summer 2019

12 days from London to London - EEXPA14

Get set for this 12 day tour from London to London visiting United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and France with Costsaver.

12 Days
Best Price
$2,871.20
Total Departures:
8

Overview

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.

Highlights

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

Itinerary

  • Day 1 London – Amsterdam

    This morning meet your Travel Director and travelling companions to board your coach and set off from London. Admire the famous White Cliffs in Dover where you 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.

    Locations Visited
    • London
    • Amsterdam

    Meals:

    Accommodation: Corendon VillageIbis Schiphol

  • Day 2 Amsterdam – Cologne – Rhineland

    Cross into Germany and view Cologne Cathedral, the tallest Roman Catholic cathedral in the World. In Boppard embark on a scenic cruise down the River Rhine past terraced vineyards and towering castles. Finish the day at your hotel in the Rhineland.

    Locations Visited
    • Cologne
    • Cologne Cathedral

    Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

    Accommodation: Achat Premium Walldorf Reilingen

  • Day 3 Rhineland – Munich – Innsbruck

    In Munich admire the Glockenspiel in the Marienplatz and the Hofbräuhaus. Continue along the Inn Valley to the Austrian Tyrol and on to Innsbruck, a picturesque town where you view the sights including the Golden Roof and see the ski-jump.

    Locations Visited
    • Innsbruck
    • Golden Roof

    Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

    Accommodation: Bon Alpina

  • Day 4 Innsbruck – Venice

    Enjoy an exhilarating journey through the Brenner Pass - one of the principal alpine highways - to Italy. In the Byzantine city of Venice cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. Marvel at St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop and see a demonstration, then spend time discovering the delights of Venice. You might like to take a romantic ride in a gondola.

    Locations Visited
    • Venice
    • St Marks Square
    • Doges Palace

    Meals: Buffet Breakfast

    Accommodation: Villa Giulietta

  • Day 5 Venice – Rome (2 Nights)

    Traverse the Veneto plain via Bologna and cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains into Tuscany. Continue through Umbria to Lazio and the capital, Rome. 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.

    Locations Visited
    • Tuscany
    • Rome
    • Umbria

    Meals: Buffet Breakfast

    Accommodation: Raganelli

  • Day 6 Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

    Your Local Specialist brings Rome's rich history to life during your wonderful sightseeing tour. Visit St. Peter's Basilica, featuring magnificent works of art. Your tour continues across the Tiber to view the Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome. Spend the rest of the day as you wish. From the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican Museums to the incredible fountains in Piazza Navona, Rome is full of wonderful, unmissable sights.

    Locations Visited
    • Vatican City
    • St Peters Basilica

    Meals: Buffet Breakfast

  • Day 7 Rome – Florence

    Drive north through Umbria into the rolling countryside of Tuscany. In the Renaissance city of Florence enjoy spectacular views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Afterwards there is time to explore the Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and Giotto's Bell Tower. Learn about the quality and workmanship of one of this city's historic industries at a demonstration of Florentine leathercraft.

    Locations Visited
    • Florence
    • Florence Cathedral

    Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

    Accommodation: Novotel Firenze Nord

  • Day 8 Florence – Lucerne Region (2 Nights)

    Cross the Apennines to the great northern plain and pass the city of Milan. Continue north to the Swiss border and follow the scenic St. Gotthard route to Lake Lucerne in the heart of Switzerland. The landscape is breathtaking.

    Locations Visited
    • Lucerne
    • Lake Lucerne

    Meals: Buffet Breakfast

    Accommodation: Ibis KriensKrone Sarnen

  • Day 9 Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

    Admire the sights of Lucerne during your morning orientation tour including views of the Chapel Bridge, the Jesuit Church and a visit to the Lion Monument, built to commemorate the Swiss Guards who died defending Louis XVI during the French Revolution. Spend free time shopping for Swiss chocolate or perhaps take an Optional Experience up a mountain peak.

    Locations Visited
    • Lucerne
    • Chapel Bridge

    Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 10 Lucerne Region – Paris (2 Nights)

    Journey into France and pass the Vosges Mountains. See the vineyards as you travel through the great wine region of Burgundy. Arrive later in the elegant capital, Paris. This evening you might like to take a tour of the city and see the dazzling illuminations.

    Locations Visited
    • Burgundy

    Meals: Buffet Breakfast

    Accommodation: Mercure Ivry Quai De Seine

  • Day 11 Paris Orientation and Free Time

    Paris is a beautiful city, and probably has more familiar landmarks than any other capital in the world. See most of them during your orientation with views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Afterwards there is time for you to explore on your own. Tonight is the last evening of your holiday so you might consider a delicious dinner at a cosy bistro. Also, no trip to Paris is complete without seeing a famous cabaret show featuring the can-can.

    Locations Visited
    • Paris

    Meals: Buffet Breakfast

  • Day 12 Paris – London

    Head north from Paris across WWI battlefields of the Somme to Calais and take the ferry to Dover. Arrive shortly afterwards in London, where you say farewell to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of an amazing holiday.

    Locations Visited
    • Calais
    • London

    Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Inclusions

Dining Highlights
  • 12 Buffet breakfasts
  • 1 Breakfast
  • 4 Three-course dinners
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • The services of a Local Host at your London hotel
  • Return ferry from Dover to Calais
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • London airport transfers are available to purchase, conditions apply. See link below for airport transfer page
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