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European Jewels 2016 - See Seven Countries in 10 days


tour code: 4601T
European Jewels 2016 - See Seven Countries in 10 days

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Join London, Dover or Amsterdam. Leave Paris, Dover or London. This tour ends in 2016 and won't operate in 2017

10 Days from £ per passenger

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DAY 1 : UK - Amsterdam area.


Join your tour by travelling on our free coach service from the Novotel London Hammersmith for your Channel crossing to the Continent, where you will be met by your tour director and transferred to the Amsterdam area for one night. Alternatively travel to Amsterdam on Eurostar for a one night stay (extra cost). Or meet at Dover with free parking.





DAY 2 : Amsterdam area - Rhineland.


This morning, enjoy the colourful city of Amsterdam. After your included visit to a diamond factory, enjoy a sightseeing drive with a local guide to view the city's highlights before boarding a canal cruise, the best way to see Amsterdam. This afternoon, head to the Rhineland area for one night. Includes Breakfast, Dinner





DAY 3 : Rhineland - Romantic Road - Rothenburg - Munich.


Start today with a scenic drive along the shores of the Rhine or opt for an optional Rhine cruise to see charming villages, hilltop castles and terraced vineyards. Next, drive along the Romantic Road, through villages laden with medieval ramparts and pretty lanes of half-timbered houses and stop to visit picturesque Rothenburg before heading to Munich for one night. Includes Breakfast, Dinner





DAY 4 : Munich - Innsbruck - Venice area.


Drive amidst the farmlands of Bavaria to Austria and admire grand alpine landscapes en route to the Tyrolean capital, Innsbruck. Next, journey into Italy by way of the Brenner Pass and drive through stunning Dolomites scenery before reaching the Venice area for one night. Includes Breakfast, Dinner





DAY 5 : Venice - Montecatini.


Begin today with an included canal boat-ride to the heart of Venice, followed by an orientation of this enchanting city and a chance to watch skilled Venetian glass blowers at work. Later, continue to the hilly Tuscan countryside and Montecatini for two nights. Includes Breakfast





DAY 6 : Montecatini.


Today begins with an included excursion to Florence. A renaissance gem and city of the Medicis, Florence has many enthralling sights to see. Traffic is partly banned in the historic centre so visitors can wander at leisure and admire the city's timeless beauty. Enjoy a city sightseeing walk with a local guide and visit one of Florence's leather shops. In the afternoon, why not join the optional excursion to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Includes Breakfast, Dinner





DAY 7 : Florence area - Lucerne area.


Cross the Lombardy Plain to Switzerland and visit the pleasant town of Lugano. Enjoy a stroll along the lakeside promenade before driving through the St Gotthard tunnel to the German-speaking side of Switzerland continuing to Lucerne for one night. Includes Breakfast





DAY 8 : Lucerne - Paris.


This morning, why not join an optional lake cruise, before travelling through green pastures laden with picturesque chalets of rustic timbering and luxuriant flowers before reaching France. Drive amidst some of France's most famous vineyards to Paris for two nights, arriving in time to enjoy an optional cabaret show.Includes Breakfast





DAY 9 : Paris.


Paris is a fascinating city famed for its culture, beauty, sophistication and sparkle. Today's included sightseeing with a local guide takes in many of the best-known Parisian sights: Notre Dame Cathedral, La Sorbonne, Boulevard St Germain, Eiffel Tower, Opéra, Champs Elysées and Rue de Rivoli to name just a few. In the afternoon, enjoy an optional visit to the Palace of Versailles and in the evening, an optional farewell dinner. Includes Breakfast





DAY 10 : Paris - UK.


Say farewell to Paris and head to the station for your Eurostar service back to the UK. Includes Breakfast




What's Included



  • Ferry Crossing

  • Accommodation on tour

  • Meals on tour - 9 breakfasts and 4 dinners

  • Services of a tour director

  • Porterage (for one suitcase per person)

  • Individual Audio System You will be given headphones and a receiver so you can clearly hear the tour director/local guide during your visits

  • Single share option - avoid a supplement with same-gender sharing




All this included



  • Amsterdam City sightseeing, canal cruise and diamond factory

  • Rhineland Scenic drive

  • Romantic Road Scenic drive

  • RothenburgVisit

  • InnsbruckVisit

  • Dolomites Scenic drive

  • Venice Canal boat ride, orientation & glass blowing

  • Florence City sightseeing

  • Lugano Visit

  • Lucerne Visit

  • Paris City sightseeing



Optional Excursions

To help you plan and make the most of your holiday, below is a list of optional excursions available to you.

LORELEI AND ITS CASTLES

Discover the mystical magic of the Rhine river with its historic villages, beautiful castles and of course the legendary Lorelei Rock.

€25 (Euro)

BY NIGHT AND CAFFE FLORIAN

Enjoy a motorboat ride along the impressive Giudecca Canal with a commentary of the most important sights. A leisurely walk to St. Mark's Square, past famous buildings, small bridges and inner canals will take you to the historical Caffe Florian with its orchestra playing Italian and international old favourites. You will be served two items of your choice - long drink, glass of wine, ice cream or Venetian cookies.

€48 (Euro)

GONDOLA SERENADE

This is one of the highlights of any European holiday - a gondola ride through centuries-old canals, under famous arched bridges, and past lavish palaces and quaint piazzas.

€40 (Euro)

TUSCAN FLAVOURS

A lovely typical meal in the Tuscan countryside. La Certosa Restaurant is situated in front of the Charterhouse of Florence, which was built in the 13th century and formed from the old chemist of the Monks. The historical residence enjoys an enchanting and privileged panoramic position.

€52 (Euro)

UFFIZI GALLERY

Admire the world's greatest collection of Italian and Florentine art. The gallery exhibits works by Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli and Michelangelo.

€35 (Euro)

EXCURSION TO PISA

Travel through picturesque Tuscan countryside to the city of Pisa. See its famous University and of course the magnificent "Square of Miracles", with the celebrating Leading Tower, Cathedral and Baptistery.

€30 (Euro)

SWISS FOLKLORE EVENING

Contrary to belief, not all Swiss can yodel or blow the alp horn, but those you will meet at your after-dinner folklore party are real experts. They entertrain you with merry melodies on the accordation and traditional dances, while you sample cheese fondue and a drink of your choice.

€55 (Euro)

SCENIC LAKE CRUISE

An hour's guided cruise on the most beautiful lake in Switzerland gives you an introduction to this lovely city from a completely different aspect. With its many bays, it offers superb panoramas of the surrounding landscape. The area is rich in historical associations, particularly the William Tell legend.

€25 (Euro)

CABARET SHOW

A trip to Paris is not complete without a visit to a typical cabaret show. A glass of champagne is served during the show.

€70 (Euro)

VERS. SUN KING'S PAL(SAT-SUN)

Week-ends visit > Historic Versailles is the beautiful restored palace of Louis XIV, the Sun King. After the guided tour of the palace, you can stroll in the magnificent terraced gardens with their fountains and statues. The Palace of Versailles is open every day except Mondays and bank holidays. On these days, you will be offered alternative sights.

€65 (Euro)

FAREWELL DINNER & ORIENTATION

The evening consists of a memorable four-course dinner with an aperitif and wine. After dinner you will enjoy a breathtaking orientation drive of the city.

€58 (Euro)

Please note that optional excursions and prices are subject to change.