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Uncover Europe's finest over 12 days, complete with Bavarian beer, the Austrian Tyrol mountain range, Roman gelataria and a private boat ride through the Venetian canals. After covering 9 countries, you'll be completely smitten.
- Style: Group Journey
- Duration: 12 days/11 nights
- Starts in: London
Day 1 London to Amsterdam, The Netherlands
One you have met the crew in London, head to the coast to catch the ferry from Dover to the port town of Calais, France. Continue your journey through the Belgian countryside to Amsterdam where upon arrival, you may want to join an optional canal cruise.
Day 2 Amsterdam to Rhine Valley, Germany
After soaking up the beauty of the canals, crooked buildings, obscure museums and a cafe culture like no other, embark on a scenic journey to the Rhine Valley. With fairytale castles, vineyards and valleys, this area is a charming sight.
Day 3 Rhine Valley to Munich
Swap wine culture for beer as you head south to Munich. After being treated by the city's famous gothic clock, a charming old town and traditional Bavarian culture, perhaps explore the side streets by bike. This evening, prop up a stool in one of the famous beer halls where you can try a stein of a local brew.
Day 4 Munich to Tyrol, Austria
Goodbye Munich, hello mountains and the land so sweet, it is The Sound of Music. Head to the famous Olympic town of Innsbruck to see the famous ski jump and soak up the medieval atmosphere before hitting the road again for Tyrol. Once settled into your local Austrian Gasthof (guesthouse), explore this dreamy setting and swap stories with new friends as you tuck into authentic Austrian cuisine and beer prepared on-site.
Day 5 Tyrol to Venice, Italy
If you thought the Central Austrian Alps and Brenner Pass were a sight to behold, just wait until your descend on the floating city of Venice. Discover the hidden lanes, story book bridges and St Marks Square on a private canal boat trip with a local guide.
Day 6 Venice to Rome
Head to the Eternal City of Rome and uncover Italian icons as you get a glimpse of the city at night including the iconic Trevi Fountain.
Day 7 Rome
Rome wasn't built in a day, but that's all you have so rise early to see the sights of this ancient city. First, head to Vatican City to see the Italian Renaissance masterpiece that is St Peter's Basilica and later, hit the streets of Rome to see the Colosseum, make a wish at fountains and sip espresso as you watch the locals go about their daily routine.
Day 8 Rome to Florence
The dome of Duomo Cathedral sits proudly above the city, that's how you know you are in Florence. Take in the unique beauty of this city and become a history buff as you explore the sights with a local guide. Tonight, why not learn the art of pasta making and enjoy your creations for dinner?
Day 9 Florence to Lucerne, Switzerland
Say a fond farewell to Italy and say hello to the land of creamy chocolate, cheese and watches. Welcome to Switzerland! As swans float under wooden bridges, snow-capped mountains stand regally around you and the chocolate tastes like heaven on earth - the Swiss Alps are mesmerising.
Day 10 Lucerne to Paris, France
Once you have crossed the border into France, drive through the wine region of Burgundy to the lamp-lit bridges, sparkling Eiffel Tower and coffee haunts of Paris. Take in the sights on a dreamy nighttime tour before heading up the Montparnasse Tower for some spectacular views.
Day 11 Paris
Stroll the dreamy streets of Paris, leer over haute couture boutiques, admire the Notre Dame Cathedral while juggling coffee and crepes and get artsy at the Louvre, before enjoying your final night out on the town. Why not hit a cabaret show for dinner?
Day 12 Paris to London, UK
Soak up your last dose of Parisian coffee and sweet treats before either boarding a transfer to the airport for your flight home, or the coach to head back to London.
Optional Excursions:Amsterdam canal cruise
German wine tasting, Rhine Valley
Bike tour of Munich
White Water Rafting (summer only), Inssbruck
Tour the museums of Vatican City
Pasta making class, Florence
Cruise Lake Lucerne
Cabaret Show, Paris
Departs:Selected departures, Mar - Oct 2020.
- 11 nights simple accommodation
- 11 breakfasts & 4 dinners
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