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18 Day – European Cavalcade Tour

A splendid tour where you are taken to a multitude of beautiful cities including Amsterdam, Cologne and Venice, stunning regions like the Black Forest and Lake Lucerne.  You can marvel at magnificent monuments and gorgeous scenery and enjoy fully guided sightseeing tours in Paris, Rome and Florence . There are a plethora of optional experiences for you to choose from to build your own tour to your budget.





17 Nights

Accommodation


24 Meals

17 Buffet breakfasts
7 Three course dinners


Transport

Luxury air conditioned coach
with WiFi*




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Tour Highlights

  • Amsterdam - Visit the historic city
  • Avignon - See the Palace of the Popes and St. Benezat Bridge
  • Black Forest - Admire this beautiful region
  • Cologne - See the Gothic Cathedral
  • Dover - View the White Cliffs
  • Florence - Enjoy panoramic views of the city
  • Innsbruck - See th famous Golden Roof
  • Liechtenstein - Visit the capital; Vaduz
  • Lucerne - See the Chapel Bridge and the lion Monument
  • Lyon - See the UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Monaco - See the Palace and Harbour
  • Paris - Enjoy a panormaic tour of the famous landmarks including the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe
  • Pisa - Marvel at the Leaning Tower
  • Rhine Valley - Take a romantic cruise on the river
  • Rome - Admire the ancient Colosseum
  • Schaffhausen - Gaze at the Rhine Falls
  • Venice - Take a private cruise to St. Mark's Square
  • Verona - See Juliet's balcony

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - London and Amsterdam

Depart London. See the famous White Cliffs in Dover where you cross the Channel by ferry to Calais in France. You then journey through Belgium’s Flanders fields and onto The Netherlands, renowned for tulips, clogs and windmills. Later arrive in Amsterdam, one of Europe’s friendliest cities.

Optional Experiences

Amsterdam Discovery and Canal Cruise
Absolutely the best way to see Amsterdam’s wonderful sights! A private cruise by glass-roofed boat travels the historic canal ring, showing imposing warehouses, stately merchant homes, houseboats & bridges. Then, on foot with our Local Specialist, explore the heart of the city, including the not-to-be-missed coffeehouses and shop-windows of the Red Light District!
Adult Price: €35.00

Day 2 - Amsterdam, Cologne and Rhineland

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

Day 3 - Rhineland and Lucerne Region

Travel through the delightful Black Forest.  You will view the mighty Rhine Falls with a stop at Schaffhausen.  Later arrive in the Lucerne Region.

Day 4 - Lucerne Sightseeing

Relax with a morning sightseeing tour including views of the Chapel Bridge and a visit to the Lion Monument, built to commemorate the Swiss Guards who died defending Louis XVI during the French Revolution. Then enjoy some free time to see what you want to see.

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.
Adult Price: Fr.99.00

Mount Stanserhorn And Lake Cruise
Take a scenic cruise with us across Lake Lucerne to Stans, and one of Switzerland’s oldest mountain railways. Travelling by railway and Cabrio cable car, we’ll reach 1900m (6300ft), where you’ll have free time to admire the stunning Alpine scenery and enjoy some refreshments. (On certain departures Optional may be operated in reverse, ending with the cruise.)
Adult Price: Fr.112.00

Swiss Countryside & Carriages
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.
Adult Price: Fr.67.00

Day 5 - Lucerne Region, Liechtenstein and Innsbruck

You will cross the Swiss border into Liechtenstein for a visit to the capital city: Vaduz.  you will then journey to Austria where you will stop at Innsbruck.  Here you can marvel at the sights such as the Golden Roof and Hofberg Palace.

Day 6 - Innsbruck, Verona and Venice

Journey through the Brenner Pass into Italy.  In Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, you will have the chance to see Juliet’s balcony.  Later arrive in Venice.

Optional Experiences

Gondolas & the Grand Canal
On arrival in Venice, a private boat will be waiting to take you to St Mark’s Square, where you’ll enjoy a gondola ride while being serenaded by local musicians. Later, private water taxi’s will take you along Venice’s Grand Canal, where you’ll admire the magnificent palazzos and Rialto Bridge.
Adult Price: €70.00

Day 7 - Venice Sightseeing

Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. Admire St. Mark’s Basilica and the lavish Doge’s Palace. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop and see a demonstration, then spend time discovering the delights of Venice.

Optional Experiences

Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks
Join us as we discover the Venetian Lagoon by private boat. You will enjoy a delicious meal with a selection of drinks on the fishermen’s island of Burano, famous for its multi-coloured houses – a real photographer’s paradise.
Adult Price: €71.00

Day 8 - Venice and Rome

Admire the scenery as you cross the fertile Po Valley and travel over the dramatic Apennine Mountains to Rome.

Optional Experiences

Roman Evening with Dinner
Spend a light-hearted evening with us in Rome. Relax and enjoy typical Italian cuisine with drinks and music. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a drive and provide a glimpse into how Romans enjoy their city.
Adult Price: €61.00

Day 9 - Rome Sightseeing

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the famous landmarks in Rome. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, featuring superb works of art and see the magnificent Colosseum and the ancient sites of Rome. Spend the rest of the day as you wish.

Optional Experiences

Piazzas and Fountains of Rome
Starting with a lovely drive and continuing on foot, you’ll discover hidden backstreets, piazzas and fountains of the ‘Eternal City’ with a Local Specialist. Along the way, you’ll marvel at the timeless Pantheon, the best-preserved Roman temple in the world. Many additional highlights are revealed on this relaxed tour that also offers free time in a gorgeous Baroque square with street artists, trattorias and gelaterias!
Adult Price: €33.00

Inside The Vatican & Colosseum
We skip the lines at the Vatican Museums for this tour that shows not just remarkable works of art collected and commissioned over the history of the Papacy, but also Michelangelo’s amazing ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Later we hear fascinating tales of gladiatorial combat and more on our visit to the Colosseum, again with time-saving VIP entrance.
Adult Price: €81.00

Day 10 - Rome and Bay of Naples

Today you  will travel from Rome to the Bay of Naples where you will be able to enjoy some free time in the beautiful town of Sorrento.

Optional Experiences

Amalfi Coast and Positano
Come with us for a drive along the famous Amalfi Coast. You’ll have a chance to visit the exclusive artists’ paradise of Positano, which is magnificently positioned on the Mediterranean coast.
Adult Price: €43.00

Amalfi Coast With Countryside Lunch
Join us on a tour of a local farm with lemon groves, an olive mill and a wine cellar. We’ll see fresh mozzarella being made before our eyes and enjoy a lunch of authentic Neapolitan specialities, including pizza! Then it’s off to the Amalfi coast, where we’ll take in amazing views of pastel-colored villages and see dramatic cliffs rising from the sparkling Mediterranean – all en-route to the chic beach resort of Positano for free time.
Adult Price: €87.00

Day 11 - Bay of Naples and Florence

As you journey to Florence you will be able to see the Abbey of Monte Cassino: birthplace of the Renaissance.

Optional Experiences

Discover Pompeii
Join our expert on a tour of the excavations of Pompeii, the perfectly preserved Roman town which was engulfed by Mount Vesuvius’ eruption in AD 79. You’ll witness the devastating destruction it had at the time, as well as the opportunity to go back in time and get a glimpse of everyday Roman life, frozen for almost 2,000 years.
Adult Price: €46.00

Day 12 - Florence Sightseeing

This morning takes you on an enjoyable walking tour with your Local Specialist to see the magical buildings and statues of Florence.  Admire panoramic views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo and have some time at leisure to immerse yourself in the sights; Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery and Piazza della Signoria. Learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city’s historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold.

Optional Experiences

Dinner, Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills
Join us for a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. We will enjoy a meal at a charming restaurant where a selection of regional favourites is served, accompanied by a selection of local wines and live music. A truly unforgettable experience, with an atmosphere that is the essence of all things Tuscan.
Adult Price: €64.00

Michelangelo’s ‘David’ & Academia
Enjoy an insight into the world of Michelangelo and his masterpiece, David. We visit the Academy of Fine Arts and its Michelangelo collection, where you’ll learn all about the life and works of this immortal Renaissance genius through the expert commentary of our Local Specialist.
Adult Price: €41.00

Day 13 - Florence, Pisa, Monaco and French Riviera

Marvel at the Leaning Tower of Pisa, journey past Genoa and into Monaco where you can admire views of the harbour and palace.  Later arrive at your hotel on the French Riviera.

Day 14 - French Riviera Freetime

Relax and enjoy a day choosing what you’d like to see and do in this stunning area of Europe.

Optional Experiences

St. Paul, Coastline Drive and Provençale Dinner
First to the medieval hill top town of St. Paul to visit this artists’ paradise. We’ll continue along the Riviera, travelling on the Basse, Moyenne and Grande corniche roads with their spectacular views, to a local restaurant, for a delicious meal including drinks.
Adult Price: €83.00

Day 15 - French Riviera, Avignon and Lyon

Admire the gorgeous countryside around Aix-en-Provence where Van Gogh liked to paint. In Avignon view the Palace of the Popes and the famous bridge. Continue through the Rhône Valley to Lyon.

Day 16 - Lyon, Versailles and Paris

This morning travel north through scenic countryside. Stop in Versailles and consider a visit to the magnificent Palace and Gardens of Versailles before arriving in the elegant, romantic capital city of Paris.

Optional Experiences

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.
Adult Price: €38.00

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.
Adult Price: €65.00

Day 17 - Paris Sightseeing

This morning you are taken on a panoramic tour of the famous landmarks including; the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Afterwards there is time for you to explore on your own.

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.
Adult Price: €33.00

Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner
One of the oldest and most elegant revue theatres in Paris, Nouvelle Eve is a hidden gem, where you’ll meet the Director and two of the cast members before enjoying a four-course dinner with wine. You will then experience unparalleled Parisian entertainment – including the world-famous Can-Can.
Adult Price: €139.00

Day 18 - Paris and 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.

Important Information

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Return ferry from Dover to Calais
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of optional experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • London airport transfers are available to purchase, conditions apply.


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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