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- Visit iconic landmarks in Paris
- Climb snowy peaks in Switzerland's stunning Swiss Alps
- Travel to the heart of Tuscany and explore Florence and Pisa
- Get a culture overload in two of Europe's historically influential cities, Rome and the Vatican
- Discover centuries-old beer recipes in Munich and get a taste for modern Germany in Berlin
- Enjoy laidback living in Amsterdam
Spend two weeks touring some of the most influential, history-rich, and downright beautiful cities on a magical discovery trip through Western Europe. With an almost infinite list of iconic buildings, historic sites, and breathtaking viewpoints, Europe's cities are arguably some of the most cosmopolitan and cultural places in the world. On this 14 day tour, you'll get to see the highlights of six European countries, from Paris's most revered buildings and monuments in France, to the glorious Swiss Alps in Switzerland, the romance and allure of Florence, Pisa, Rome, and Venice in Italy, the smallest country in the world – Vatican City, Munich and Berlin's top tourist spots in Germany, and Amsterdam's charm and wit in the Netherlands.
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Day 1: London to Paris
Kicking things off nice and early on day 1, we'll depart London and make our way across the Channel to Europe's culture capital, Paris. Arriving in the afternoon, we'll make for the city's famous Eiffel Tower. Afterwards, we'll hop back on the coach for a city tour.
Day 2: Paris
This morning is all yours to explore the city of love at your leisure, so go and see the sights, from Notre Dame and Sacré-Coeur Basilica, to the Musée d'Orsay and Arc de Triomphe. In the afternoon we'll regroup, taking an optional bicycle tour or a river cruise along the Seine.
Day 3: Paris to Swiss Alps
Today we'll be saying au revoir to France and make our way into Switzerland as we cross the border through the Alps. Wrap up and head to the bar for something warming as you gaze over the snowy peaks this evening.
Day 4: Swiss Alps
You'll have the opportunity to hike through beautiful Swiss mountain trails today for some intoxicating views of the region, but if you really want to get a bird's eye view, your best bet is to head to the summit of Jungfrau Mountain. Choose from an array of optional extras today, from sky diving to helicopter rides!
Day 5: Swiss Alps to Florence
From the chilly mountain tops to rather warmer climes, we'll make our way down to Italy today as we journey to Florence. We'll head over to Pisa to visit the precarious looking Leaning Tower as well visiting the incredible Santa Maria del Fiore back in Florence, with a free evening to do as you please.
Day 6: Florence to Rome
Start the day with a walking tour of Florence before making a move onto our next destination. Heading south to Rome, we'll stop at the Pantheon and throw some coins into the Trevi Fountain on our arrival before taking a guided tour of the city's highlights, including the mighty Colosseum.
Day 7: Rome & Vatican City
Today you'll not only get to see more of Rome, one of Europe's most historically influential cities, but you'll also visit the smallest country in the world – Vatican City. Take an optional guided tour of this spectacular place and stand in St Peter's Square or visit the truly remarkable Sistine Chapel to marvel at Michelangelo's handiwork.
Day 8: Rome to Venice
We'll make our way towards the famous canals and waterways of Venice today. To get a better look at the place, we'll hop aboard a vaporetto and view the city from the water – the best way to see Venice, obviously! Afterwards, we'll take a walking tour for a different aspect, where we'll get to stop at markets and boutique shops on the way.
Day 9: Venice to Munich
Say ciao to Italy today, as we make our way west into Germany, to the Bavarian region's capital and home of Oktoberfest, Munich. After a walking tour of the city's main attractions, we'll visit the 428-year-old Hofbräuhaus to try out some of the beer recipes passed down form Wilhelm V – austrinken!
Day 10: Munich to Berlin
Today we're off to Germany's capital to check out the remnants of the Berlin Wall, to pass through Checkpoint Charlie, and to snap Insta-worthy pics of the Reichstag building. On arrival, we'll have a driving tour of the city on board the coach.
Day 11: Berlin
You have a whole free day to yourself to explore the best bits of this metropolis today. Why not start with a tour of Museum Island, or a walk up to Brandenburg Gate? History buffs will find plenty to keep them occupied and for those seeking more chilled out daytime activities, why not take a leisurely walk around some of the prettiest areas in the Tiergarten, or visit the Charlottenburg Palace?
Day 12: Berlin to Amsterdam
Making our way even further west today, we'll leave Germany and head to the Netherlands. Having weaved our way through the picturesque roads towards the country's capital, we'll arrive in the heart of Amsterdam where you can then explore on foot for the evening.
Day 13: Amsterdam
Spend a whole day getting to know Amsterdam – obviously the best way is by bicycle: 881,000 cyclists can't be wrong! Don't forget to check out the Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Rijksmuseum, too. Later on, we'll regroup to take an included dinner.
Day 14: Amsterdam to London
Heading home today, we'll make tracks towards France and then cross the Channel before arriving in London this evening, at around 9pm.
Itineraries and activties are subject to change.
- 13 nights’ accommodation
- All transport in the form of an air-conditioned coach with free Wi-fi
- English Channel crossing
- 13 breakfasts, 5 dinners
- Trip leader, driver, and chef
- Driving tour of Paris
- Walking tour of Florence
- Tower of Pisa visit
- Walking tour of Rome
- Walking tour of Venice
- Vaporetto ride in Venice
- Walking tour of Munich
- Walking tour of Berlin
- Walking tour of Amsterdam
- 24/7 emergency support
- Travel Insurance
- Some meals
- Optional activities
You'll stay in a variety of different accommodation during this trip, most of which will consist of hostels and campsite bungalows. You'll stay in shared rooms at each accommodation with travellers of the same sex. Each of the places we stay at will be basic but clean, comfortable, safe, and in a great location.
Breakfast is included every day of the tour, with five dinners included, too. Generally, food will comprise of simple, local dishes but will also include a gourmet picnic in Paris on day 1 and dinner served aboard a canal cruise boat in Amsterdam on day 13. Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
This tour begins in London at 6am. Due to the early start, we recommend that you travel to London the night before and book a night’s accommodation at your own cost. Alternatively, you can join the trip in Paris at 5pm on day 1, please contact us for further details. The tour ends in London at approximately 9pm on the programme end date.
The minimum age for this trip is 18 years, the maximum is 39 years.
British passport holders don’t currently need a visa to visit European countries, but it is recommended that your passport has at least six months’ validity remaining from the first date of travel.
How Will I Find My Way Around Each City?
Most of the destinations on this trip will include a city tour, either on foot or on the coach, so you'll be able to get your whereabouts before heading off to by yourself. Your tour guide will always be on hand to help you get around or offer suggestions on where to go if you're unsure, and there are plenty of planned and optional activities for you to take part in when you're not off out exploring for yourself.
How Many People Will Be In My Group?
The group size on this trip will vary but the total number is capped at 48 people.
What’s The Transport Between Each Destination Like?
During the whole tour, you’ll be transported through beautiful European countryside on our modern, air-conditioned coach. It’s spacious, comfortable, and even comes with free Wi-fi!
I'm Travelling With A Friend, Can We Share A Room?
Yes of course! Let us know when you book if you're planning to travel with a friend of partner and we'll make sure you end up sharing a room, where possible, during the trip.
Due to Covid-19, many of our partners and suppliers across the globe are putting in place new procedures and policies regarding health and safety in response to the outbreak. These new measures will adapt and change as the state of travel evolves, and the policies and procedures will vary depending on each trip. Some changes that you may experience on our trips are:
Updated safety & hygiene procedures
Health and safety measures will be adapted by our partners and suppliers, dependent on local laws and restrictions.
Different transport & accommodation
You may find yourself on transport or in accommodation that would not typically be used, such as hostels that are more secluded, or on more private transport. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Most trips include a meeting on arrival with the guide or local team to discuss the trip, and this is an opportunity for you to ask any questions. You should arrive in time to attend these briefings.
Emergency support 24/7
We have a UK based 24/7 emergency phone line if you have a genuine urgent matter that you need attending.
Knowledgeable & Trained Staff
We can help answer any questions or concerns you may have before you depart. Whilst travelling the guide or local team on our trips are there to help, and to ensure the smooth running of our trips.
Should you require medical assistance whilst travelling, the local team or guide will be able to help you get to a point of care. Medical facilities and standards can vary across the glove, so you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place.
Varying group sizes
To begin with, many trips will run with amended group sizes, so you may find smaller groups than would be typical. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Whilst there may be changes on our trips, it is vital that you make travelling safer for yourself, your travel companions, the local staff and guides, and the people of the country you are visiting. You should follow all local laws and restrictions, and follow the guidance of the local team. In addition, you can help make travel safer by bringing and using your own face coverings/masks and hand sanitiser, social distance where appropriate, wash your hands frequently, and cover your face when coughing or sneezing.