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Essential Europe

12 days from £1,439 (was £1,599)

£49 Deposit
Discover the magic of Rome with your group

Europe in a flash!

Group tour of 6 countries
Twin-share accommodation
See Amsterdam, Rome & Paris!
Group size: Avg 35, Max 48

Trip Highlights

  • Discover six stunning European countries in 12 days!
  • Enjoy dinner on a boat in Amsterdam
  • Cruise along the canals in Venice on a gondola
  • Tuck into a delicious gourmet picnic beneath the Eiffel Tower
  • Travel on a modern, private coach with air-conditioning and on-board Wi-Fi!

Trip Summary

Spend 12 days touring around Europe on this action-packed group adventure! Starting and ending in London, you’ll discover The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and France, and get involved in awesome included activities in each destination. Enjoy a dinner cruise in Amsterdam, a gondola ride in Venice and more! You’ll be travelling with a dedicated guide and driver, and swinging through Europe on board a comfortable coach with free Wi-Fi. It’s the perfect way to see Europe in a flash!

Interested and want to find out more? Download more trip information and detailed itinerary HERE!

Day 1: London to Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

Kick off this morning in London at 6am and board the coach for the beginning of the road trip! We’ll get to know each other on the journey and then cruise into the cool, canal-lined streets of Amsterdam. We’ll enjoy a walking tour of the top sights, including the Dam Square, the Royal Palace and the National Monument and then enjoy a delicious dinner cruise on the canal! Dinner included.

Day 2: Amsterdam

Today is a free day to explore this super-cool city. Check out the historical and cultural sites, such as Anne Frank’s House or the Van Gogh Museum, or sip coffee and watch the world go by. Tonight, paint the town red! Breakfast included.

Day 3: Amsterdam to Heidelberg, Germany

Another day, another country! Cross into Germany and discover the enchanting beauty of Heidelberg. With cobblestone streets and a fairytale bridge of the river, this town will not disappoint. We will be eating German-style tonight before sampling a few steins for the local beer house.

Please note: If you are travelling before April 2020 you will go to the Rhine Valley instead of Heidelberg, where you will enjoy a wine tasting session.

Day 4: Heidelberg to Munich

Our next stop is Munich, the home of Oktoberfest, so that can only mean one thing. Beer, and plenty of it! After a walking tour of the city, why not spend the rest of the day sampling the local brews and raising your glasses to your incredible European adventure! Breakfast included.

Day 5: Munich to Venice, Italy

Time for our third country of the trip! Hop across into Italy and discover the canals and bridges of Venice. It’s every bit as magical as you’d imagine. Explore the city on an included walking tour and gondola ride! Breakfast included.

Day 6: Venice to Rome

Journey south towards the capital and uncover the ancient history of Rome. Enjoy a walking tour that takes in the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and the Colosseum. Breakfast included.

Day 7: Rome.Enjoy a full free day to explore Rome, a city with ancient history around every corner – quite literally! Join an optional trip to Vatican City, a country within a country, or spend your day shopping on Via Condotti or chilling out with an Italian coffee in Piazza Navona. Breakfast included.

Day 8: Rome to Florence

Next up: beautiful Florence! Discover the birthplace of gelato on an included walking tour and then tuck into a bowl of the good stuff itself. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and exploring. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 9: Florence to Lucerne, Switzerland

We’ll leave Italy behind today and venture north to Switzerland. Our destination is the fairy tale city of Lucerne, with its medieval buildings, lakeside views and snow-capped mountain backdrop. Enjoy a walking tour to get your bearings and then spend the rest of the day soaking up the jaw-dropping beauty of this incredible place. Breakfast included.

Day 10: Lucerne to Paris, France

The city of love is next on our agenda. We’ll see Paris on wheels with an included driving tour and then tuck into a gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower! The night is free for music and partying. Breakfast and picnic included.

Day 11: Paris

A full day dedicated to Paris now. Check out the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay, wander along the Champs Elysées and take an optional cruise along the Seine. Tonight, take in an optional cabaret show. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 12: Paris to London, England

Hop back across the Channel and finish up in London at approx. 9pm.

Please note itineraries and activties are subject to change. 


  • 11 nights’ accommodation
  • Walking tours of Munich, Amsterdam, Lucerne and Florence
  • Rhine Valley Wine Tasting
  • Gondola ride in Venice
  • Amsterdam Canal dinner cruise
  • Driving tour of Paris
  • Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower
  • English Channel crossing
  • Modern coach with air-con and Wi-Fi
  • Trip guide and driver
  • 24-hour emergency support

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals
  • Optional activities
  • Travel/accommodation in London


11 nights of three or four-star hotel accommodation are included on this trip. You will be staying in twin or triple-share en-suite rooms with travellers of the same sex.

11 breakfasts and 4 dinners are included on this trip. You will need to purchase the rest of your meals yourself. This is a great way to immerse yourself in European country by sampling some of its famous cuisine!


The tour begins in London at 6am. Due to this early start, we recommend that you travel down the night before and book a night of accommodation at your own cost. Alternatively, you can join the trip in Amsterdam at 5pm on day 1, please contact us for further details. The tour ends in London at approximately 9pm on the programme end date.

If you are travelling from outside the U.K., you can speak to our flights team on 01892 277037 or email them at [email protected] They will be able to search for the best flight offers to your chosen destinations, so you can plan and organise your trip in one place. Just make sure you give them your full name, as stated in your passport, along with your chosen departure dates, return dates, and any other details you want to include.


The minimum age for this tour is 18 years, the maximum age is 39 years.

British passport holders do not need a visa to visit Europe. Please ensure you have at least 6 months’ validity remaining on your passport from the first day of your trip.

How Many People Will Be In My Group?

The maximum group size is 48 travellers.

Am I Expected To Tip My Guide/driver?

The crew does not expect a tip from you. Spend that money on some travel fun!

We Are Travelling As A Couple. Can We Share A Room?

Yes! If you are travelling as a couple and wish to share a room, please inform your travel advisor at time of booking.