A Taste of Europe

  • 8 Days

  • Central and Eastern Europe

Sample a selection of Europe's wonders on this tour, taking in an array of splendid cities and spectacular natural landscapes.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

Accommodation
Individual audio system
Ferry Crossing/Eurostar
10 meals
Porterage
Services of a tour director
Single share option
VIP private home pick-up
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

of 8 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 04th November 2017

Meals included: 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners

Overview

Sample a selection of Europe's wonders on this tour, taking in an array of splendid cities and spectacular natural landscapes.

At a glance

  • Amsterdam City sightseeing
  • Canal cruise and diamond centre
  • Rhine Cruise & Lorelei Rock.
  • Lucerne Paris

Day 1

UK - Amsterdam area

Join your tour by travelling on our free coach service from London for your Channel crossing to the Continent, where you will be met by your tour director and transferred to the Amsterdam area for two nights. Alternatively travel by Eurostar to the Amsterdam area for two nights.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Amsterdam area

Today, enjoy the delightful city of Amsterdam, also known as the 'city of a thousand bridges'. A cruise along the city's famed canals introduces you to the highlights before a visit to one of Amsterdam's famous diamond centres. Later, continue your sightseeing with a local guide by coach.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Amsterdam area - Rhineland

This morning, explore Amsterdam at leisure, perhaps admiring the picturesque merchants' houses, landmarks such as the 17th century Royal Palace and famous 'Skinny Bridge' or visiting the world famous Van Gogh Museum. Later, cross the border into Germany and drive to the lovely landscapes of the Rhineland for one night.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Rhineland - Lucerne Area

This morning enjoy a scenic Rhine river cruise to admire picturesque sights such as hilltop castles, quaint wine villages, terraced vineyards and the famed Lorelei Rock before driving south to Switzerland for two nights in the beautiful Lake Lucerne area.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Lake Lucerne Area

This morning visit Lucerne, with its impressive city walls, covered wooden bridge and Lion Monument - a masterful stone sculpture in honour of the heroic Swiss guard of Louis XVI. Don't miss an optional cable car ride to the summit of Mount Titlis for spectacular views of the Alps.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Lucerne Area - Paris

Travel through green pastures laden with picturesque chalets of rustic timbering and luxuriant flowers to France and continue amidst some of the country's most famous vineyards to Paris, arriving in time to enjoy an optional cabaret show.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Paris

Paris is a fascinating city famed for its culture, beauty, sophistication and sparkle. Today's included sightseeing with a local guide takes in many of the best-known Parisian sights: Notre Dame Cathedral, La Sorbonne, Boulevard St Germain, Eiffel Tower, Opéra, Champs Elysées and Rue de Rivoli to name just a few. In the evening, enjoy an optional visit to Montmartre before a farewell dinner.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Paris - UK

Say farewell to Paris and head to the station to join the Eurostar service to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Amsterdam area: NH Airport at Schiphol or Grand at Amstelveen
  • Rhineland: Mercure Junkersdorf or Ramada Bruehl or Zum Anker at Andernach
  • Lake Lucerne area: Hirschen at Fluelen or Pilatusblick at Kriens 
  • Paris: Quality Porte Orleans or Holiday Inn Express Italie or Kyriad Bercy 

Notes

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