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7 Days – 4 Countries Winter Tour of Europe

From the White Cliffs of Dover to the lush Burgundy vineyards of France, delve into the mesmerising landscapes of Europe – its rich heritage and distinctive flavours yours to share with new friends. Explore Amsterdam from its labyrinthine canals, soak up Lucerne’s fresh Alpine air, and say ‘bienvenue’ to the sophistication and splendour of Paris.




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Tour Highlights

  • City tour in Paris and see the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Opera House and the Eiffel Tower.
  • 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.
  • See the Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument in Lucerne.
  • Visit the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen.
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - London and Amsterdam

See the White Cliffs of Dover as you board your ferry to Calais. Travel through Belgium and later arrive in Amsterdam. Enjoy an orientation of the historic city centre followed by a Welcome Reception on a scenic canal cruise including a light dinner and welcome drinks.

Day 2 - Amsterdam, Rhine Cruise and Heidelberg

Travel across the German border to the Rhine Valley. Relax as you cruise along the River Rhine past terraced vineyards and medieval castles to St. Goar. Pass the famous Lorelei Rock, named after a mermaid who lured fishermen to their deaths with her mesmerising song.

In Heidelberg view the red sandstone castle, one of the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, which towers above Germany’s oldest university town.

Includes Buffet Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 3 - Heidelberg, Schaffhausen and Lucerne

Drive into the enchanting Black Forest and stop for a Cultural Insight cuckoo clock making demonstration. Visit the dramatic Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, the largest waterfall in Europe.

Arrive later in Switzerland with its alpine scenery and enjoy magnificent views across Lake Lucerne.

Includes Buffet Breakfast.

Day 4 - Lucerne Orientation

Walk across the 14th century Chapel Bridge on your morning orientation. Visit the solemn Lion Monument, commemorating the Massacre of the Swiss Guards in 1792.

Spend the afternoon shopping in the old town for Swiss souvenirs and chocolates.

Consider an Optional Experience up a local mountain for panoramic views and enjoy the fresh Alpine air by taking a leisurely walk beside the beautiful lake.

Includes Buffet Breakfast.

Day 5 - Lucerne, Burgundy Wine Region and Paris

See the changing landscape as you travel into France through Alsace and across the Maginot Line.

Continue through the Burgundy countryside − one of the country’s main wine-producing regions, famous for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape varieties.

This evening you may decide to take an Optional Experience to enjoy a famous Parisian Cabaret.

Includes Buffet Breakfast.

Day 6 - Paris Sightseeing

Your Local Specialist shows you the sights including views of the Champs Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the magnificent Opera House, designed by Charles Garnier and opened in 1875.

Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower by elevator and view the city in all its glory.

Spend the afternoon as you wish. Perhaps take an Optional Experience to visit the Palace of Versailles.

Celebrate in the evening with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.

Includes Buffet Breakfast and Farewell Dinner.

Day 7 - Paris and London

After breakfast say ‘au revoir’ to Paris. Cross the infamous Somme battlefields and catch a glimpse of the Canadian War Memorial at Vimy Ridge.

In Calais board a ferry to Dover, continuing to London by coach where your wonderful European holiday comes to an end.

Includes Buffet Breakfast.

Paris
73°
mostly cloudy
61% humidity
wind: 14mph SE
H 82 • L 66
77°
Mon
72°
Tue
74°
Wed
73°
Thu
72°
Fri
Weather from Yahoo!

Important Information

  • Return ferry across the Channel from Dover to Calais.
  • 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.
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted.
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences.
  • Optional Experiences and free time.
  • All porter-age 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. See airport transfer page link below for details.
  • 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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