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7 Day – 5 Countries Best of Europe Tour

This truly is a tour encompassing a broad spectrum of Europe. You will be shown a vast array of historic landmarks, places of interest and tremendous scenery. You will experience an array of differing and often contrasting places of interest and have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the local culture. You will take home with you memories of iconic and famous places which will stay with you forever.




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Tour Highlights

  • City tour in Paris.
  • Cruise along the canals of Amsterdam and the River Rhine.
  • Orientation of Amsterdam, Heidelberg and Lucerne.
  • See the Lorelei Rock, Vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields.
  • View the White Cliffs of Dover.
  • Visit the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen.
  • See the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne.
  • Visit the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Opera House and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

London and Amsterdam

Day 2

Amsterdam, Rhine Cruise and Heidelberg

Day 3

Heidelberg, Schaffhausen and Lucerne

Day 4

Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

Day 5

Lucerne, Burgundy Wine Region and Paris

Day 6

Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 7

Paris and London

Day 1

Say Farewell to the White Cliffs of Dover this morning as you head across the English Channel towards the French coast and the port town of Calais.

Journey through Belgium and arrive in Amsterdam.

Embark on a cruise of the city’s waterways where you can get to know your fellow travellers and talk with your Travel Director. The canal tour includes a complimentary dinner and a welcome drink.

Includes Welcome Reception.

Day 2

Today you will depart to St Goar by river cruise on the Rhine, passing splendid castles and abundant, terraced vineyards. Watch out for the Lorelei Rock so called after the mermaid of the same name who sang fishermen to their watery graves with her songs.

Enjoy picturesque views of the River Neckar from the imposing Heidelberg Castle.

In the afternoon, you will arrive at your hotel where you will dine and relax into the evening.

Includes Buffet Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 3

The Black Forest is your dramatic backdrop for the morning with a cultural look at cuckoo clock making. You will visit the splendid falls at Schaffhausen and appreciate the largest waterfall in Europe.

In the afternoon drive through beautiful alpine scenery to Switzerland and see panoramic views across Lake Lucerne.

Includes Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Swiss Folklore Evening And Dinner
Tonight we’ll enjoy a tasty Swiss meal, including the famous Swiss cheese fondue, in a typical restaurant. While enjoying dinner, you can also join in a lively folklore show which includes yodelling, flag-throwing and Alpine horn-blowing. Two drinks are also included.

Day 4

For the morning, you will take a stroll across the wooden Chapel Bridge, a 14th century covered structure containing painting on the interior.

The Lion Monument remembers the mass killing of the Swiss Guards in 1792 and it well worth a visit.

In the afternoon, spend some free time shopping in the old part of town, here you will find an array of souvenirs and special chocolate made in Switzerland.

You may like to think about taking an optional experience up one of the local mountains for some fresh mountain air and some stunning alpine views.

Includes Buffet Breakfast.

Optional Experiences

Mount Pilatus And Lake Cruise
We’ll ascend by cog-wheel train to Mount Pilatus’ summit, where you’ll have time to explore, admire the views, and breathe the pure air. Then, we’ll descent by cable-car to enjoy a scenic lake cruise. On certain departures this Optional may be operated in reverse.

Alpine Farm and Carriage Ride
A chance to get to know the Swiss, you’ll meet local farmers and enjoy a delightful countryside tour in horse drawn carriages. Soak up the stunning scenery as we trot around a typical rural community, en route to a working farm where you’ll savour local drinks and snacks.

Day 5

Cross into France today and drive through Alsace, noting the Maginot Line, a defense boundary constructed in the second world war to deter the advancing Germans.

Enjoy the scenic Burgundy countryside where you will see the grapes being grown for the many varieties of wine produced in this region. Particularly famous being the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines.

As you drive into the city of Paris you may like to consider having dinner and seeing a Parisian Cabaret for which the city is renowned.

Includes Buffet Breakfast.

Optional Experiences

Moulin Rouge Cabaret And Dinner
Enjoy dinner and cabaret, including wine and champagne, at the world-famous Moulin Rouge – the original Paris cabaret. Immortalised by the award-winning film of the same name, this Parisian institution features 60 dancers and entertainers and over 1000 costumes!

Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner
Join us for dinner with wine included at one of the most prestigious cabaret shows in town, where you’ll watch an evening of exciting acts, stunning tableaux and wonderful entertainment – including the world famous Can-Can. A Parisian night you’ll never forget.

Day 6

The Arc de Triomphe, The Champs Élysées, and Opera House Magnifique. the former designed by Charles Garnier await you on this last full day of touring.

View the gorgeous city from the second level of the Eiffel Tower.

For the afternoon, you can either take a visit to the Palace of Versailles (Optional). Or spend the afternoon wandering Paris at your leisure.

For the evening, a good-bye dinner at a local eatery.

Includes Buffet Breakfast and Farewell Dinner.

Optional Experiences

Notre Dame And Latin Quarter
A guided drive through Paris’ bohemian Left Bank with our Local Specialist brings us to amazing Notre Dame to discover one of the world’s most famous Cathedrals and the epitome of Gothic architecture. Afterwards, take a stroll through the delightful Latin Quarter, a medieval maze of winding cobblestone alleyways where you’ll have free time to enjoy the sidewalk bistros, boutiques and hidden squares.

Seine Cruise And Paris Illuminations
Paris at night is a city transformed. Enjoy this superb ‘City of Light’ on a leisurely cruise along the River Seine. Afterwards, as we drive through this amazing city, we’ll stop at some vantage points for you to capture the fascinating sights on camera. In summer, this trip may take place before sunset.

Versailles Palace And Gardens
Built for the Sun King, Louis XIV, the Palace of Versailles was the envy of every European ruler. Your Local Specialist will take you through the State apartments and famous Hall of Mirrors, with free time to stroll the symmetrical tree-lined gardens. Please note: this optional is subject to availability.

Day 7

This morning bid farewell to Paris and travel across the solemn battlefields of the Somme. Watching out for the Canadian War Memorial on Vimy Ridge before boarding a ferry in Calais bound for Dover. Say Au Revoir to Europe and then look out for the welcoming sight of the white cliffs that signify the Uk.

Arriving back in London with fantastic memories from your tour around Europe.

Includes Buffet Breakfast.


Sightseeing Highlights

  • 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.
  • Watch as skilled craftsman capture the distinctive sound of the cuckoo demonstrating the centuries' old craft of clock making in the Black Forest.

Dining Highlights

  • 6 Hot Buffet Breakfasts
  • 3 Dinners

Important Information

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing.
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals.
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys).
  • The services of a Local Host if you stay at our recommended London hotel.
  • Return ferry across the Channel from Dover to Calais.
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted.
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences.
  • Optional Experiences and free time.
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities.
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras.
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver.
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes.
  • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply.
  • VIP entry to many sights.


FAQ’s

What meals are included?

Breakfast is included on all overnight tours.  Lunches are not included, unless otherwise stated.  Evening meals are included when stated on the tour itinerary.  On tours of seven days or more, generally fifty percent of dinners are included.  Please check the itinerary page for exact details.

Where does the trip depart from?

Each UK trip will have a dedicated pick up point in central London.  Shorter duration trips will normally depart from Victoria Coach Station, with longer duration trips leaving from the London Reception Centre, near to Waterloo train station.  Departure points will be confirmed before booking a tour.

Can I get picked up from my hotel?

Pick up from hotels is not possible.  You will need to make your own way to the departure point.  However some tours do have a designated hotel departure, which you can stay in prior to the trip.  Please ask at time of booking for departure points and we can direct you to local hotels.

Are entrance fees included?

Entrance fees are included where specified on the itinerary.

Can I pay in dollars?

All tours are quoted and charged in pounds sterling, but you can pay using your local card and currency.  We will debit the card in pounds sterling and your bank will use their exchange rate at that time to deduct the amount in your local currency.

What time does the trip leave and return?

Departure times will vary depending on the itinerary.  European tours departing from London will usually leave between 05.00am and 07.00am.  Multi day UK tours will leave between 06.00am and 07:30am.  Day trips will depart between 07.00am and 09.00am.  European and worldwide tours that start in an overseas city will have a welcome reception on day one of the tour which is usually around 18.00pm.

Return times vary depending on the itinerary.  All the full day coach tours should be finished by no later than 19.00pm, traffic permitting.  The train tours return between 20.00pm and 22.00pm.  Longer duration trips will return between 16.00pm and 19.00pm.  All times will be confirmed at time of booking.

Is this a definite/guaranteed departure?

A definite departure is guaranteed to operate for that given departure date.  A trip that is not yet designated a definite departure is not yet guaranteed to operate based on current booking numbers.  If a trip and departure date you are interested in is not yet definite, do not let this discourage you from booking.  The more paid passengers received, the odds of the trip operating increase.  In the slim case that the operator withdraw a trip you are booked on due to a lack of numbers, you are entitled to a full refund of any funds already paid towards the tour, or if flexible with your time, we can move you onto another departure.

Who travels on these tours, who else is booked?

Whilst we can not confirm exactly who else is booked on a tour, we can guarantee you will be travelling with fellow liked minded travelers who share a passion for travel, fun, adventure and discovery.  All tours will be run by English speaking guides and age ranges will vary.  The beauty of taking a guided holiday is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

Are transfers included from the airport?

In general, if you are joining or departing your guided holiday on the first or last day, return transfers between the airport and hotel are included (excludes itineraries starting and/or ending in London).  You’ll find specific information on the itinerary’s page.

What optional excursions can I do and can I book them now?

Optional experiences are available on some tours.  These are activities that are not automatically included, but offered during your trip to enhance your travel experience.  These are all bookable whilst on the tour via your tour guide/travel director.  These are payable by cash or card.



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Why stop there?


The ever-increasing demand and availability for well-organised, safe and reliable trips means that we now go further afield, so while we love taking people on tours of England, Ireland and Scotland we are pleased to offer that little bit more with river tours of Amsterdam, coach tours of Paris and train trips to the chocolate capital of the world, Brussels!

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There are so many and we cater for everyone so it may be a case of a leisurely out of London trip to Stonehenge or you may want the buzz and excitement of a theatre tour of London – all the glitz and glamour is there. Out of London, we offer all sorts of adventures: Roman Baths, Shakespeare country, the Royal Pavilion, Brighton – you name it. Same with London – we don’t just do the round London tours – we can take you to Kew Gardens or we can take you on an expedition on the roof of the O2 Dome to the platform at the top offering spectacular views.

So we offer Out of London, Around London, Theatre and Hotels and then there are the spectacular Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day tours – what a way to celebrate the fun season.