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24 Day – European Heritage Tour

A truly amazing tour of historic cities and beautiful landscapes.  Discover the birthplace of Mozart, the pilgrim town of Lourdes and the ancient Colosseum.  See famous landmarks such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Eiffel Tower and Vienna’s Opera House.  Relax in beautiful surroundings in Biarritz, Monaco and the French Riviera.  This tour allows you to add on experiences that fit your own budget and will leave you with a lifetime of memories.





23 Nights

Accommodation


31 Meals

23 Buffet breakfasts
8 Three course dinners


Transport

Luxury air conditioned coach
with WiFi*




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Tour Highlights

  • Amsterdam - Take an excursion to Volendam and learn about cheese and clog making
  • Barcelona - See the Ramblas, Paseo de Gracia and Gaudi's Sagrada Familia Cathedral on a sightseeing tour of the city
  • Biarritz - Visit this delightful coastal resort
  • Cannes - See the famous film festival city
  • Dover - Admire the White Cliffs
  • Florence - Enjoy panoramic views of the city
  • Heidelberg - See the Renaissance castle
  • Innsbruck - See the Golden Roof and Hofburg Palace
  • Liechtenstein - Stop at the capital city; Vaduz
  • Loire Valley - See the Chateau de Amboise
  • Lourdes - Visit the pilgrim town
  • Lucerne - See the Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument
  • Madrid - See Puerta del Sol and Plaza de Espana on a sightseeing tour
  • Monaco - View 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
  • Salzburg - See the birthplace of Mozart
  • Venice - Take a private cruise to St. Mark's Square
  • Vienna - Enjoy a sightseeing tour that includes the Opera House, Hofburg Palace and Imperial Boulevards

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - London and Paris

Depart London. See the famous White Cliffs in Dover where you cross the Channel by ferry to Calais in France. Head south from Calais across WWI battlefields of the Somme to 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

Day 2 - 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

Moulin Rouge Cabaret And Dinner
Enjoy dinner and cabaret, including wine and champagne, at the world-famous Moulin Rouge – the original Paris cabaret. Immortalized by the award-winning film of the same name, this Parisian institution features 60 dancers and entertainers and over 1000 costumes!
Adult Price: €162.00

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 3 - Paris and Bordeaux

Journey through the Loire Valley and see the Chateau de Amboise where Joan of Arc passed through prior to her battle with the English.  Later arrive in Bordeaux.

Day 4 - Bordeaux, Biarritz and Lourdes

Visit the delightful resort of Biarritz before arriving in the pilgrim town of Lourdes.

Day 5 - Lourdes and Madrid

Today you leave France and head over the border into Spain where you will arrive in the capital city of Madrid.

Optional Experiences

Dinner and Discovery in Old and New Madrid
This evening you’ll have the chance to admire the elegance of Madrid’s new city, with its wide, tree-lined avenues and decorative fountains, before you experience the flavour of the old. Join the locals in a chat, and people-watch as you sip an aperitif before enjoying a delicious dinner.
Adult Price: €61.00

Day 6 - Madrid Sightseeing

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of some of Madrid’s famous landmarks including; the Royal Palace and Plaza de Espana.

Optional Experiences

Spectacular Toledo: Spain’s Ancient Capital
Visit the ancient capital of Spain, which sits above the River Tagus and is home to the nation’s principal cathedral and El Greco’s famous views. Learn about Moorish and Jewish cultures, and how the area is famed for the production of Damascene work: intricate inlaid gold jewellery and craftwork.
Adult Price: €44.00

Day 7 - Madrid and Barcelona

As you depart Madrid you will journey through the hills of Aragon and Catalonia later arriving in the city of Barcelona.

 

Day 8 - Barcelona Sightseeing

See the sights that Barcelona has to offer with your local guide including the Ramblas and the Sagrada Familia.  Take the afternoon to spend as you like.

Optional Experiences

Flamenco Spectacular With Dinner
Come and experience the passion and spirit of Spain at a spectacular flamenco evening. This modern interpretation of Spain’s most famous entertainment is one of the best shows in town, and we’ve even included dinner and drinks.
Adult Price: €86.00

Mystical Montserrat
Join an Optional Experience to the enchanting and mystical mountain of Montserrat, with its breathtaking views and spectacular scenery. There we will visit the Benedictine monastery where the Black Madonna can be seen.
Adult Price: €40.00

Day 9 - Barcelona and French Riviera

Travel over the Pyrenees and through Provence before arriving at the French Riviera.

 

Day 10 - French Riviera

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

Optional Experiences

St. Paul And Corniche Discovery with Lunch or Dinner
Join us on a drive inland towards the mountains to visit the historic, walled hilltop town of St. Paul – an artists’ paradise. We’ll continue along the Riviera, passing through glamorous Nice and travelling on the Corniche roads as you admire the spectacular views, before arriving at a characteristic restaurant for a delicious meal including drinks.
Adult Price: €82.00

St Paul de Vence and Nice
A lovely drive into the Esteral Heights bring us to the quaint walled hilltown of St Paul de Vence. Our walk through the village’s winding streets with a Local Specialist reveals elegant fountains,vine-covered ramparts and interesting galleries. Then, because no visit to the Riviera is complete without it, we continue to glorious Nice to enjoy the city, its old town and colourful provençale markets.
Adult Price: €43.00

Day 11 - French Riviera, Monaco, Pisa and Florence

Visit Monaco where you can admire views of the harbour and palace.  Marvel at the Leaning Tower of Pisa before later arriving in Florence.

Optional Experiences

St. Paul And Corniche Discovery with Lunch or Dinner
Join us on a drive inland towards the mountains to visit the historic, walled hilltop town of St. Paul – an artists’ paradise. We’ll continue along the Riviera, passing through glamorous Nice and travelling on the Corniche roads as you admire the spectacular views, before arriving at a characteristic restaurant for a delicious meal including drinks.
Adult Price: €82.00

St Paul de Vence and Nice
A lovely drive into the Esteral Heights bring us to the quaint walled hill town of St Paul de Vence. Our walk through the village’s winding streets with a Local Specialist reveals elegant fountains, vine-covered ramparts and interesting galleries. Then, because no visit to the Riviera is complete without it, we continue to glorious Nice to enjoy the city, its old town and colourful provençale markets.
Adult Price: €43.00

Day 12 - Florence and Rome

Discover the quality and workmanship of one of this city’s historic industries at a demonstration of Florentine leather craft. Then, explore wonderful Florence with time to wander through its cobbled streets before arriving in the eternal city of Rome.

Optional Experiences

Florence’s Renaissance Treasures
This trip is all about exploring the jewel in Florence’s crown: its Renaissance heritage. You’ll view the Michelangelo collection, including the masterpiece that is his statue of David at the Academy of Fine Arts. You’ll also see the Duomo and experience first-hand its spectacular design. Signoria Square, the political centre of Florence, will also be visited on this wonderful experience.
Adult Price: €42.00

Day 13 - 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

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

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 14 - Rome and Venice

Travel over the Apennine Mountains and cross the Veneto plain then arrive in Venice.

Day 15 - 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

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

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 16 - Venice and Vienna

Admire spectacular scenery as you leave Italy and enter Austria heading for the beautiful city of Vienna.

Optional Experiences

Viennese Concert
You’ll enjoy a wonderful concert of Viennese classical music including some of the most famous works of Strauss and Mozart, performed by some of the most highly acclaimed soloists and dancers in Austria. You’ll receive ‘A Class’ tickets and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine during the interval.
Adult Price: €58.00

Day 17 - Vienna Sightseeing

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vienna including the Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and Imperial Boulevards. Then spend some free time exploring the city as you like.

Optional Experiences

Dinner And Viennese Concert
A wonderful evening of all things Viennese! Enjoy a superb dinner with drinks, followed by a concert of Viennese classical music. Works by Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be performed and your ‘A Class’ tickets and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or juice during the interval will only enhance the experience.
Adult Price: €103.00

Viennese Dinner with Musical Entertainment
Enjoy dinner in an atmospheric Viennese restaurant, with drinks and traditional musical entertainment included. A unique experience in one of Europe’s most elegant cities.
Adult Price: €62.00

Schönbrunn Palace And Gardens
The Imperial Summer Palace of Schönbrunn offers an amazing journey through the centuries of Hapsburg rule. It is perfectly preserved and richly decorated with treasures from around the globe. Each room has a story to tell, so of course, you’ll have a Local Specialist to bring it to life and VIP entrance to make the most of your time.
Adult Price: €45.00

Day 18 - Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck

Explore the beauty of Salzburg; the birthplace of Mozart and film location for ‘The Sound of  Music. In Innsbruck you can view the famous Golden Roof and St. Jakob’s Cathedral.

Day 19 - Innsbruck, Leichtenstein and Lucerne Region

Visit the capital of Liechtenstein; Vaduz then cross the border into Switzerland and onto the Lucerne Region.

Optional Experiences

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 20 - 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

Day 21 - Lucerne Region, Heidelberg and Rhineland

Admire the Renaissance castle that overlooks the town of Heidelberg then arrive at your hotel and enjoy a meal at a local restaurant.

Day 22 - Rhineland and Amsterdam

Enjoy a scenic cruise down the River Rhine past terraced vineyards and towering castles. Later arrive in Amsterdam.

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: €39.00

Day 23 - Amsterdam Sightseeing

See the sights of Amsterdam including a visit to a diamond polishing centre.  Enjoy an excursion to Volendam where you will learn about cheese and clog making.

Optional Experiences

Dinner In A Historic Dutch House
Join us for a delicious meal of Dutch specialities, including drinks, in the elegant surroundings of this historic house.
Adult Price: €63.00

Day 24 - Amsterdam and London

As you leave Amsterdam you travel through Belgium onto Calais where you board your ferry for the return journey to Dover and later arrive in London.

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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