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A TASTE OF EUROPE - 2017

Tour Code - 5080 10 days - LONDON to PARIS $2297 AUD
Get a “Taste of Europe” and sample some of Western Europe’s best-loved areas, including England, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, and France. You’ll visit the main cities—London, great for shopping, museums, and its cosmopolitan flair, but also Amsterdam, Lucerne, and Paris—and you’ll also behold fascinating scenery and cruise scenic waterways. In Amsterdam, hear about its 165 canals with a total length of 100 kms (62 miles). As such an integral part of the city, you’ll enjoy a canal cruise to appreciate Amsterdam from the waterways. Experience the wonder of a cruise on the Rhine—with its scenic countryside, historical castles, and charming villages. See the Lorelei rock and hear its legend about a distraught maiden who sat on the rock combing her long golden hair and luring passing navigators to their death. Dip into the Swiss Alps and discover Lucerne with its iconic Chapel Bridge. And finally, experience the “grandeur” of Paris and its special atmosphere. Breakfast is included daily, and most days, you’ll have the opportunity to venture out and try local cuisine. Sample a pint of bitter in a local British pub, savor French wines in the Parisian cafés, and taste the local beer in Germany.

Extend your tour with a London extension.

Standard Features

Destinations

  • INDIVIDUAL HEADSETS.
  • INSIDE VISITS AND SPECIAL FEATURES
    Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
  • SIGHTSEEING
    Rhine cruise; visit Lucerne.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS
    Rhineland, Swiss Alps.
  • GUIDES
    Host service in London; Local Guides for city sightseeing in Amsterdam and Paris; professional Tour Director while touring.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    Private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; cross-Channel ferry; Rhine cruise.
  • HOTELS
    Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips,and service charges.
  • MYACCOUNT
    Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
9
0
3

Buffet breakfasts (B) daily
3 dinners (D).

Day by Day

  1. ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND.
    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.

  2. 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? (B)

  3. LONDON-AMSTERDAM AREA, HOLLAND.
    Leave London in the early morning and head through the lush English countryside to the Channel port, where you board your FERRY for the Continent. Here, your Tour Director and coach wait to take you to the Amsterdam area. (B)

  4. AMSTERDAM.
    Today, enjoy a CANAL CRUISE to see the city from water level, then watch the cutting and polishing of precious stones at a DIAMOND Centre in Amsterdam. Later, sightseeing with a Local Guide points out the city highlights. (B,D)

  5. AMSTERDAM AREA-RHINELAND, GERMANY.
    Spend the morning in Amsterdam, doing as you please, or discover the beautiful Dutch countryside on an optional excursion. Later, cross into Germany's lovely Rhine region, where you will spend one night. (B,D)

  6. RHINELAND-RHINE CRUISE-LUCERNE AREA, SWITZERLAND.
    Start the day with an included RHINE CRUISE to see some legendary sites, including the Lorelei rock. Continue the journey southwards to the Swiss border at Basel. The scenery becomes more and more fascinating as you approach the Lucerne area for two overnights. (B,D)

  7. LUCERNE AREA.
    One of Switzerland's finest cities, Lucerne is nestled amid its snowcapped Alps, surrounded by its lake, and embellished by the clear mountain waters of the Reuss River. Your visit takes in the impressive city walls, the famous CHAPEL BRIDGE, ornate patrician houses lining cobblestone streets, and the LION MONUMENT-a masterful stone sculpture in honour of the heroic Swiss Guard of Louis XVI. 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. (B)

  8. LUCERNE AREA-PARIS, FRANCE.
    Enjoy vistas of green pastures and chalets with rustic timbering and luxuriant flowers. Then, head into France, past some of its most famous vineyards, to Paris. Tonight, consider the optional cabaret show. (B)

  9. PARIS.
    The whole day is devoted to the city known throughout the world for its fashions, art and museums, delicious food, and joie de vivre. Included sightseeing with a local expert shows off many of the best-known Parisian sites: La Sorbonne, Arc de Triomphe, Opera, Madeleine, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Pyramid, the Invalides, and Champs Elysees. Celebrate the success of your tour with an optional French farewell dinner. (B)

  10. PARIS.
    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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22 Jun 2017 01 Jul 2017 $2487 AUD $3186 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
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06 Jul 2017 15 Jul 2017 $2419 AUD $3118 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
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21 Sep 2017 30 Sep 2017 $2487 AUD $3186 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
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02 Nov 2017 11 Nov 2017 $2297 AUD $2996 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
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24 Dec 2017 02 Jan 2018 $2392 AUD $3091 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now
Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
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Twin Price
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Triple Price
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PRE LONDON 01 Nov 2017 31 Dec 2017 $208 AUD $128 AUD $90 AUD
PRE LONDON 01 May 2017 31 Oct 2017 $277 AUD $171 AUD $151 AUD
PRE LONDON 01 Apr 2017 30 Apr 2017 $271 AUD $189 AUD $148 AUD
POST PARIS 20 Oct 2017 29 Dec 2017 $148 AUD $78 AUD $78 AUD
POST PARIS 15 Sep 2017 19 Oct 2017 $166 AUD $87 AUD $87 AUD
POST PARIS 11 Sep 2017 14 Sep 2017 $268 AUD $137 AUD $137 AUD
POST PARIS 04 Sep 2017 10 Sep 2017 $166 AUD $87 AUD $87 AUD
POST PARIS 10 Jul 2017 03 Sep 2017 $148 AUD $78 AUD $78 AUD
POST PARIS 08 May 2017 09 Jul 2017 $166 AUD $87 AUD $87 AUD
POST PARIS 01 Jan 2017 07 May 2017 $148 AUD $78 AUD $78 AUD
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $98 AUD

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