European Whirl


The tring tring of Dutch bicycles launch your Europe adventure, from picture-perfect Amsterdam and vine-clad hills along the Rhine with their fairy-tale medieval castles, to the magnificent open-air museum that is Rome. Mountains and monuments dot your route as you meander through the heart of Europe against the mesmerising backdrop of the Alps and tranquil lakeside settings en route to Paris.


Price Includes

• 11 nights hotel accommodation
• 16 meals: 11 hot buffet breakfasts, 3 dinners (including Be My Guest) with local wine, 2 dinners
• On-trip transport
• All transport as per itinerary (including Eurostar™, Rhine cruise and ferry)

Travel Dates:
08 Apr and 17 Apr 2018
Other departures available between April – October 2018, seasonal surcharges may apply.

Bonus

Early Payment Discount: SAVE 7.5%*
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Room/Cabin information
Twin Share
Offer Ends

23 Feb 18,

unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

Product itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1 London ▶ Eurostar™ ▶ Brussels ▶ Amsterdam
A brief interlude with the British capital this morning sees us meet our Travel Director before travelling to London’s St. Pancras International where we will board the Eurostar™ for a highspeed train journey to Brussels and a luxury coach journey to Amsterdam. Enjoy an orientation of this historic Dutch capital centre before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception dinner cruise on its charming canals. (WR) Hotel: Mercure City

Day 2 Amsterdam ▶ Rhine Cruise ▶ Heidelberg ▶ Rhineland
We arrive in Boppard where we board a cruise along the Rhine past the vineyard-clad hills, fairytale medieval castles perched above charming riverside towns to St. Goar. Arriving in the Baroque city of Heidelberg, explore its magnificent sights before travelling to our Rhineland hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Sinsheim


Day 3 Rhineland ▶ Munich ▶ Innsbruck
Crossing the Swabian Alps on the edge of the Black Forest, we arrive in the Bavarian capital of Munich. Our orientation drive takes us past the Olympic Stadium and neo-Gothic City Hall, which dominates the Marienplatz. Driving across the Austrian border, we arrive in Innsbruck, the capital of the Alps. Admire Emperor Maximilian’s famous Golden Roof with its ornate façade and perhaps consider an evening of traditional Tyrolean entertainment to soak up the sights and sounds of this region. (BB) Hotel: Innsbruck

Day 4 Innsbruck ▶ Venice
Meandering through the emerald-green landscape along the Brenner Pass, we journey into Italy and across the Dolomite Mountains en route to the enchanting city of Venice. We cruise on the beautiful Venetian Lagoon by private launch to the gateway of Venice, St. Mark’s Square, viewing the ornate Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. We gain a fascinating Cultural
Insight into the centuries-old craft of Venetian glassblowing before spending the afternoon at leisure to soak up the romantic atmosphere. Get lost in Venice, cross bridges and discover hidden campi where locals share their daily stories over a glass of Venetian Spritz. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

Day 5 Venice ▶ Rome (2 Nights)
Travelling south across the Veneto Plain, we pass by Bologna and the dramatic Apennine Mountains, continuing through the green and golden fields of Lazio before reaching Rome, the Eternal City. (BB) Hotel: A.Roma Lifestyle 

Day 6 Rome Sightseeing
We venture to the Vatican City, visiting St. Peter’s Basilica with a Local Specialist to view Michelangelo’s Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. We journey to Ancient Rome to view the iconic Colosseum and Circus Maximus, once the site of exhilarating chariot races centuries ago. The afternoon is yours to explore the city on your terms. (BB)

Day 7
Rome ▶ Florence Sightseeing
From Rome, we travel north through the rolling countryside of Tuscany and along the Arno valley to the Cradle of the Renaissance, Florence. Delve into the rich de’ Medici heritage of this beautiful medieval city with your Local
Specialist. Visit what was once the political hub of the city, Piazza della Signoria, with its impressive sculptures and stunning palazzi. View the imposing Duomo with its Brunelleschi dome and Baptistery renowned for its bronze doors filled with relief sculptures. This evening, enjoy true Tuscan hospitality with a local family on their private estate on the outskirts of Florence. (BB, BG) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo

Day 8 Florence ▶ Lucerne (2 Nights)
Drive via the picturesque Italian Lakes District, across the snow-capped Alps into beautiful Switzerland where we’ll spend the next two nights in the beautiful medieval lakeside city of Lucerne. (BB, D) Hotel: Grand Europe
Authentic Accommodation 

Day 9
Lucerne Orientation
This morning, view the mournful, mortally wounded lion hewn from rock to commemorate the Swiss Guards who lost their lives defending Louis XVI. Walk along the flower-lined 14th century covered Chapel Bridge, crossing the Reuss. Or join an exciting Optional Experience to one of the surrounding peaks for breath-taking views of the Swiss countryside. We have some time later to discover the best Swiss chocolates in town. (BB)

Day 10
Lucerne ▶ Paris (2 Nights)
Crossing the border into France this morning, we meander through the picturesque vineyards and quaint country towns of Burgundy en route to the City of Light. Spend some time this evening strolling along the Seine and grand
boulevards in search of a cosy bistro for fine French cuisine or perhaps consider an Optional Experience to a colourful Parisian cabaret. (BB) Hotel: Evergreen Laurel

Day 11
Paris Sightseeing
Join a Local Specialist today for a sightseeing tour of this romantic city. View the sophisticated Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde and the 19th century Arc de Triomphe, honouring those who fought for France. We’ll ascend to the
second level of the Eiffel Tower for panoramic views of the city - the Seine, gardens and symmetrical streets stretching out below. Our European Whirl almost at its end, we spend the evening with our travel companions and Travel Director enjoying a delicious Farewell Dinner in a local bistro. (BB, FD)

Day 12 Paris ▶ London
Departing mainland Europe, we venture past poignant World War I battlefields to the coast where we board a ferry to Dover and travel by coach on to London where our adventure comes to an end. (BB)

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