Book a 2018 holiday before 31 July and our home pick-up service is doubled to 100 miles.
Meals included: 15 breakfasts, 5 dinners
Revel in the best of Europe, from sapphire blue Swiss lakes and vibrant Amsterdam to Italy's medieval marvels and the beautiful French countryside.
Amsterdam: Canal cruise
Venice Canal: Boat ride
Rome: City sightseeing, Colosseum & Forum.
Pompeii: Archaeological site
Paris: City sightseeing
Rhineland: Scenic drive
Verona: Juliet's balcony
Assisi: St Francis Basilica
Boat trip to Capri Florence: Walking city sightseeing.
Pisa: Square of Miracles
Route Napoleon: Scenic drive
Join your tour at London Hammersmith, where you travel to Dover and cross to Calais. Next, you will transfer to the Amsterdam area for your overnight stay.
This morning, explore the delightful city of Amsterdam on an included visit to a diamond factory, a sightseeing drive with a local guide, and a canal cruise to see the city's highlights from the water. This afternoon, head southeast to Germany for an overnight in the Rhineland area.
Start today with a scenic drive along the shores of the Rhine to see charming villages, hilltop castles and terraced vineyards. Spend some time in Heidelberg, Germany's oldest university town and home to a sprawling red sandstone castle that dominates the skyline. Later, continue to Lucerne for two nights.
Nestled amid snow-capped Alps and dominated by its clear blue lake, Lucerne is one of Switzerland's finest cities. See the city's highlights, such as Chapel Bridge and the magnificent Lion Monument.
Admire breathtaking panoramas on a journey through lush Alpine scenery to the subtropical climes of the Ticino region. Enjoy a stop in beautiful Lugano to stroll along its lakeside promenade before crossing the border into Italy, past Milan and across the Po valley to Verona to see the legendary Juliet's balcony. Later, continue to the Venice area for two nights.
With its criss-crossing canals, arched bridges and piazzas, Venice is an unforgettable city. Enjoy an included canal boat-ride to the heart of the city, see the Bridge of Sighs and St Marks Square before visiting a Venetian glass blowing workshop. Don't miss out on the opportunity to experience a Gondala ride this evening with our optional excursion.
Drive across the Po Delta and cross the Apennines en route to Umbria. Stop in historic Assisi, the birthplace of St Francis, where you can enjoy sights such as the magnificent Basilica. Later continue your journey to Rome.
The 'Eternal City', Rome is a city steeped in history, vibrantly alive and absolutely unique. Today's included sightseeing trip with a local guide starts in St Peter's Square, followed by an inside visit of the Roman Forum and the mighty Colosseum.
This morning, enjoy views of mighty Mount Vesuvius, the only live volcano on the European mainland, before heading to Pompeii, an incredible ancient city preserved for centuries under lava ashes from the volcano. Enjoy an included site seeing tour with a local guide before continuing to the Neapolitan Riviera for two nights.
Cruise across the Bay of Sorrento to the lovely island of Capri today, an isle dotted with rose-tinted rocks and beautiful coves of translucent blue-green waters. Wander at your own pace or join an optional excursion to further explore Capri?
Drive through central Italy, passing olive groves, vineyards and the beautiful medieval towns of the Tuscany region to Florence. Discover the landmarks of this magnificent Renaissance city on the included walking sightseeing tour with a local guide and enjoy a visit to one of Florence's fashionable leather shops.
Journey to Pisa and stop to admire the architectural wonders of the Square of Miles including the legendary Leaning Tower. Carry on through the flower growing region of Liguria getting glimpses of the Italian Riviera. Cross into France to the blue shores of the Cote d'Azur.
Sit back and relax today as you take in the gorgeous landscapes of the French Riviera. Next, follow in the footsteps of Napoleon and trace the route he followed as he escaped from exile in Elba - now best known as the Route Napoleon. On the way, visit a local perfume workshop in Grasse before arriving in your destination for the evening, Grenoble.
This morning leave the mountains behind and marvel at the beauty of the Burgundy region as you pass rich vineyards and meadows en route to Beaune. Stop awhile in this medieval town, renowned for its wine production, and see the 'Hotel Dieu,' a former historical hospital building, before heading to Paris. This evening, why not attend the optional cabaret show?
Enjoy a day to get a feel for this magnificent city - renowned throughout the world for its fashion, delicious food, art and museums. Today's included sightseeing trip with a local guide takes in many of the best-known Parisian sights. In the afternoon, explore further at your own pace or on your own on an optional guided excursion?
We depart for the Eurostar service back to the UK.
Amsterdam area: Holiday Inn Express Arena
Rhineland(2017): Leonardo Royal at Cologne or Ramada at Bruehl
Rhineland(2018): Ramada at Bruehl or Leonardo Koeln-Bonn Airport
Lake Lucerne: Drei Koenige at Lucerne
Venice area: Poppi at Mira
Florence: Villa Gabriele D'Annunzio
French Riviera: Park Inn Nice Airport or Ibis Styles
Paris(2017): Forest Hill La Villette
Paris(2018): Timhotel Berthier
Easter Departures: 23rd & 30th March 2018
Christmas in Rome including Christmas Lunch & New Years in Paris including Reveillon: 16th December 2018
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