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Wonders of Europe

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DATES AVAILABLE: 05-Apr-2018
DURATION: 18 Days

This tour begins in London with two overnights and free time to see the major landmarks. Then, cross the English Channel by ferry and drive to Amsterdam, a fascinating city built along 165 canals. Travel along the banks of the legendary Rhine River to Germany and stop in Heidelberg before crossing into Switzerland. In Lucerne, marvel at the famous Lion Monument. Absorb beautiful views of the Swiss mountains, and cross the St. Gotthard Tunnel to the shores of Lake Lugano to then enter Italy. Pause in Verona to see Juliet’s balcony; in Venice, enjoy a canal boat ride to St. Mark’s Square and see the Bridge of Sighs, Doges’ Palace, and the Basilica; visit Assisi and St. Francis’ Basilica, then head for Rome, the “Eternal City,” for a visit to the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Travel south to the archaeological site of Pompeii, destroyed in 79 AD by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Stay in Sorrento for two nights, and enjoy a boat trip to the glamorous Isle of Capri. On the way to France, visit Florence the Renaissance city, and Pisa, famous for its Leaning Tower. Finally, reach the French Riviera and a drive through Provence to the alpine town of Grenoble. Stop in Burgundy’s Beaune on the way to Paris, the “City of Light,” for two final overnights. A Local Guide will show you the highlights, which you will be able to continue exploring on your own.

Inclusions:

  • Airfares from Australia to London
  • 17 nights accommodation with private bathroom, hotel taxes, porterage, tips,and service charges
  • Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Cross-Channel ferry
  • Canal transfer boat in Venice
  • Boat transfer to Capri
  • Professional Tour Director while touring
  • Host service in London; Local Guides for city sightseeing in Amsterdam, Rome, Pompeii, Florence, Paris with individual headsets where required
  • Breakfast daily
  • Five dinners
  • Airfares from Paris to Australia

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS
Visits to Heidelberg, Lucerne, Lugano, Verona, Venice canal boat ride, Assisi’s St. Francis Basilica, Neapolitan Riviera, Capri boat trip, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Beaune.

SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS
Rhineland, Swiss Alps, Sorrento coast, Italian & French Rivieras, Route Napoleon.

 

DATES AVAILABLE: 05-Apr-2018
DURATION: 18 Days

This tour begins in London with two overnights and free time to see the major landmarks. Then, cross the English Channel by ferry and drive to Amsterdam, a fascinating city built along 165 canals. Travel along the banks of the legendary Rhine River to Germany and stop in Heidelberg before crossing into Switzerland. In Lucerne, marvel at the famous Lion Monument. Absorb beautiful views of the Swiss mountains, and cross the St. Gotthard Tunnel to the shores of Lake Lugano to then enter Italy. Pause in Verona to see Juliet’s balcony; in Venice, enjoy a canal boat ride to St. Mark’s Square and see the Bridge of Sighs, Doges’ Palace, and the Basilica; visit Assisi and St. Francis’ Basilica, then head for Rome, the “Eternal City,” for a visit to the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Travel south to the archaeological site of Pompeii, destroyed in 79 AD by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Stay in Sorrento for two nights, and enjoy a boat trip to the glamorous Isle of Capri. On the way to France, visit Florence the Renaissance city, and Pisa, famous for its Leaning Tower. Finally, reach the French Riviera and a drive through Provence to the alpine town of Grenoble. Stop in Burgundy’s Beaune on the way to Paris, the “City of Light,” for two final overnights. A Local Guide will show you the highlights, which you will be able to continue exploring on your own.

Wonders of Europe - Pricing

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Here’s a list of your

Day by Day Itinerary

  1. 06 April 2018 – Fly to London

    Arrive in London. Fly from Australia to London, England and check into your hotel. In the afternoon, you may want to start exploring the lively British capital. Uniformed hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.

    Overnight: London

  2. 07 April 2018 – London

    A full day to savour our rich program of optional activities: take a panoramic tour of London’s landmarks, visit the Tower of London, or choose an excursion to Windsor Castle. Tonight, how about a leisurely cruise on the Thames River?

    Overnight: Amsterdam Area

    Meals: Breakfast

  3. 08 April 2018 – London to Amsterdam

    Leave London in the early morning and head through the lush English countryside to the Channel port, where you embark on your ferry for the Continent. Meet your Tour Director here and board your luxury coach for the drive to the Amsterdam area.

    Overnight: Rhineland

    Meals: Breakfast

  4. 09 April 2018 – Amsterdam to Rhineland

    Today, enjoy sightseeing in Amsterdam with a Local Guide pointing out the city highlights, followed by a Canal Cruise to see the city from water level, then watch the cutting and polishing of precious stones at a Diamond Centre. This afternoon, continue your journey to the scenic Rhineland

    Overnight: Lucerne

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. 10 April 2018 – Rhineland to Lucerne

    Drive through the picturesque Rhineland this morning or, alternatively, take the optional Rhine River cruise and enjoy splendid scenery including the Lorelei rock. Next, drive into Germany’s oldest university town, Heidelberg, nicely located at the confluence of the Neckar and Rhine Rivers, for a short visit. Continue to the Lucerne area.

    Overnight: Lucerne

    Meals: Breakfast

  6. 11 April 2018 – Lucerne

    One of Switzerland’s finest cities, Lucerne is nestled amid its snowcapped Alps, surrounded by its lake, and graced by the clear mountain waters of the Reuss River. The orientation includes the Lion Monument, erected in memory of the 800 Swiss Guards who defended Louis XVI and his wife, and the wooden Chapel Bridge. A grand selection of optional activities completes the day: a cable-car ride to the 3,048-metre (10,000-foot) summit of Mount Titlis; a cruise on the fjord-like lake; and, of course, time to shop for an authentic Swiss watch.

    Overnight: Lucerne

    Meals: Breakfast

  7. 12 April 2018 – Lucerne to Venice

    More wonderful alpine scenery as you drive into the mountain ranges that surround the massive St. Gotthard and to the warmer and sunnier ambiance of Canton Ticino. Stop in beautiful Lugano and take a stroll along the lakeside promenade. Then, cross into Italy and drive across the Po Valley to Verona, medieval setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. See Juliet’s house and balcony, and stroll around the picturesque market square. Tonight, you are in the Venice area.

    Overnight: Venice Area

    Meals: Breakfast

  8. 13 April 2018 – Venice

    Venice is more like a marvellous film set than a real-life city, with its criss-crossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and busy little piazzas. The included orientation starts with a Boast Ride to St. Mark’s Square and is followed by some time to soak up the city’s unique atmosphere and a chance to visit a Glassblowing Workshop. Don’t miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you.

    Overnight: Venice

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. 14 April 2018 – Venice to Rome

    An interesting drive southward, crossing the rolling Apennines. Stop in medieval Assisi, where St. Francis was born in 1182, and visit the world-famous Basilica with its beautiful frescoes by Giotto. Then, head for Rome.

    Overnight: Rome

    Meals: Breakfast

  10. 15 April 2018 – Rome

    Rome. Rome, the “Eternal City,” is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts in St. Peter’s Square, heart of the Vatican, followed by a visit to the Roman Forum and the mighty Colosseum.

    Overnight: Rome

    Meals: Breakfast

  11. 16 April 2018 – Rome to Neapolitan Riviera

    South all the way today, with the Vesuvius volcano in the distance. Visit Pompeii, where time stopped in 79 AD when the Vesuvius eruption totally buried it. On the included visit to the Archeaeological Site, see the luxurious villas, temples, theatre, and forum. Just a few more kilometres to reach the lively Neapolitan Riviera.

    Overnight: Neapolitan Riviera

    Meals: Breakfast

  12. 17 April 2018 – Excursion to Capri

    Neapolitan Riviera – Excursions to Capri. Cross the blue sea for a full-day excursion to the legendary island of Capri. Surrounded by rose-tinted rocks, Capri has incredibly beautiful coves of translucent blues and greens. The town, with its pretty piazzetta, maze of streets, fashionable boutiques, and cozy restaurants, is a mecca for the jet set. An optional tour takes you around the island with its steep roads and panoramic views.

    Overnight: Neapolitan Riviera

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. 18 April 2018 – Neapolitan Riviera to Florence

    Neapolitan Riviera – Florence. An early journey north to Florence. Vistas of rolling hills, austere rows of cypress trees, terraced vineyards, olive groves, and rural villages form the backdrop of your journey through beautiful Tuscany. Arrive in Florence in the afternoon in time to enjoy its magnificent architectural and artistic treasures; the included walking tour with a Local Guide will take in most of the highlights.

    Overnight: Florence

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. 19 April 2018 – Florence to French Riviera

    France. Stop in Pisa to see the Leaning Tower in the Square of Miracles. Bypassing the great port of Genoa, drive northwest, getting glimpses of the Italian and French Rivieras. Reach the shores of the charming Cote d’Azur.

    Overnight: French Riviera

    Meals: Breakfast

  15. 20 April 2018 – French Riviera to Grenoble

    Start the day with a visit to a typical Provence Perfume Workshop in Grasse, then follow in the footsteps of Napoleon as he escaped from exile in Elbe. Once he landed on the shores of the Cote d’Azur, he made his way to Paris via Grasse. Following the Route Napoleon, drive in Grenoble, now an alpine sports mecca and site of the 1968 Winter Olympic Games.

    Overnight: Grenoble

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. 21 April 2018 – Grenoble to Paris

    Enjoy the very heart of the Burgundy wine-growing region, making a stop in lovely Beaune, surrounded by some of the world’s finest vineyards. Continue northwards to the exciting city of Paris, capital of France.

    Overnight: Paris

    Meals: Breakfast

  17. 22 April 2018 – Paris

    Paris. Paris is a world-class city that probably has more familiar landmarks than almost any other city in the world. This morning, see them during the included city tour. View the famous Arc de Triomphe, Opera, Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, and much more with a Local Guide. In the afternoon, a chance to feel like a French aristocrat as you join the optional walking tour through the immense Palace of Versailles. This evening, why not join an optional farewell dinner?

    Overnight: Paris

    Meals: Breakfast

  18. 23 April 2018 – Paris to Australia

    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. Make your way to the airport for your return flights home

    Meals: Breakfast