European Adventures - 13 days land only

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European Adventures - 13 days land only

Embark on a grand adventure through Europe to the charming Dutch city of Amsterdam, historic Prague & the labyrinthine canals of Venice - your highlight will be a Rhine river cruise past hilltop castles, fairytale villages & vineyard-clad hills.


FROM:R24 030


Package Information
DETAILS
Starting from R24 030
Package Validity Set departure dates between: 15 APR 2018 - 30 SEP 2018.  *** Book & pay a deposit of R3000 & balance due 45 days prior to departure ***
Duration 13 days
Destination Europe
Starts in London
Ends in London

Description

- Return airport transfers at selected times
- 12 nights hotel accommodation
- Breakfast daily & 4 three-course dinners
- Touring by by luxury air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi
- Assistance of a Travel Director & driver & local
- All hotel service charges, taxes, baggage handling & hotel tips  
- Sightseeing tour included in each major city, free time & Optional Experiences
- VISIT: Amsterdam, Cologne, Rhineland, Nuremberg, Prague, Regensburg, Munich, Innsbruck, Venice & Paris

 

Book now! Seats are limited.
Are you travelling in a group? Book a group of 5-8 travellers & get 5% off per person. Frequent traveller & young traveller discounts also available.

 

Day 1

London – Amsterdam (2 Nights)

This morning meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers. Drive through Kent's scenic countryside to Dover. Admire the famous White Cliffs as you sail across the Channel to Calais, France. Continue by road through Belgium to The Netherlands, home of clogs and windmills. This evening consider taking a canal cruise in a glass-topped boat and see the city from a unique perspective.

Day 2

Amsterdam Orientation and Free Time

This morning in Amsterdam enjoy an orientation of the historic city centre. Afterwards you will have free time to take in one of the fantastic museums that the city has to offer.

Day 3

Amsterdam – Cologne – Rhineland

Drive into Germany and marvel at Cologne Cathedral. At Boppard embark on a relaxing cruise along the River Rhine past medieval hilltop castles and steep vineyards. Continue to your hotel where you dine this evening.

Day 4

Rhineland – Nuremberg – Prague (2 Nights)

Stop in Nuremberg this morning, a historic city where little has changed since the Middle Ages. Drive east across the border into the Czech Republic and arrive in the capital, Prague.

Day 5

Day 5 Prague Sightseeing and Free Time

Your Local Specialist brings the history of this city to life during your sightseeing tour. Sights include Prague Castle, the largest ancient castle complex in Europe, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, views of Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square.

Day 6

Prague – Regensburg – Munich

Cross back into Germany stopping in Regensburg on the River Danube. In Munich, capital of Bavaria, your orientation includes the Marienplatz, renowned for its musical Glockenspiel. You might like to visit a bierkeller and sample the local brew, for which the city is famous.

Day 7

Munich – Innsbruck – Venice (2 Nights)

Head south towards the mountains and through Austria. Stop in Innsbruck to view the Golden Roof and the Hofburg. Continue across the Brenner Pass, one of the principal alpine highways, into Italy and south to Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. Tonight dine at your hotel.

Day 8

Venice Orientation and Free Time

Evidence of Venice's glorious Byzantine history is all around as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. Admire the magnificent Doge's Palace, former home of Venice's ruling elite. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Afterwards you have time to explore amazing narrow alleyways, historic bridges and canals. Later perhaps take the opportunity to cruise to Burano Island, the most picturesque island in the lagoon, for a delicious meal.

Day 9

Venice – Lake Lucerne (2 Nights)

Traverse the plains of northern Italy and cross the border into Switzerland. Continue along the St. Gotthard route, with spectacular views of waterfalls and mountain peaks. See the chalets dotting the steep hillsides as you approach Lake Lucerne in the heart of central Switzerland. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Day 10

Lake Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

Your orientation tour of Lucerne includes the medieval wooden Chapel Bridge and the poignant Lion Monument, built to commemorate the Swiss Guards who bravely defended Louis XVl during the French Revolution. There is time afterwards to shop for delicious chocolates and watches, relax or stroll beside the lake. Consider an optional trip up a mountain peak by cable car to admire the magnificent views. Later you might like to join in the fun at a Swiss Folklore Show.

Day 11

Lake Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights)

Travel north-west through Basel into France, skirting the edge of the Vosges Mountains. Admire charming villages and castles as you pass through the vineyards of Burgundy, France's most famous wine region. Arrive later in the glittering capital, Paris. This evening perhaps take a tour through this dazzling city or consider a Seine cruise.

Day 12

Paris Orientation and Free Time

Paris probably has more recognisable landmarks than any other city in the world. See all the major sights during your orientation including the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. The rest of the day is yours to explore. This evening you might like to celebrate the end of your holiday with a famous Parisian cabaret show.

Day 13

Paris – London

Journey north from Paris across WWI battlefields. Board the ferry at Calais and cross to Dover. Continue by coach to London, where it is time to bid farewell to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of your splendid European holiday.

 

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