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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.