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European Grandeur Paris to Amsterdam (Summer 2017)

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Highlights


ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

  • Paris: See Notre Dame Cathedral, the façades of the Louvre Museum, the Place de la Concorde. Drive along the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe.
  • Bordeaux: A guided tour shows you the quayside façades, Grand Théâtre, Triangle d'Or and magnificent Esplanade des Quinconces.
  • Madrid: Your guided tour shows you the statue of Don Quixote in the Plaza de España, Royal Palace, Gran Via, Cibeles Fountain, Parliament and Puerta del Sol.
  • Barcelona: Enjoy a walking tour through the old lanes and squares of the Gothic Quarter. Drive down the elegant Passeig de Gràcia to witness some of the finest Modernist architecture. Stand in awe beside Gaudi's incredible Sagrada Famila.
  • Florence: View the Cathedral, ‘Gates of Paradise' and Piazza Signoria. Traditional Florence leather-work demonstration.
  • Orvieto: Visit the pleasant Umbrian hilltop town. View the Cathedral facade - one of the most celebrated in Italy.
  • Rome: Visit St. Peters Basilica in the Vatican City. See the mighty Colosseum.
  • Sorrento: Demonstration of ‘Intarsio' inlay woodworking.
  • Assisi: See the Church of St. Mary of the Angels.
  • Venice: Cruise, with commentary, to St. Mark's Square. See the Doges' Palace, Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark's Basilica.
  • Vienna: Tour the Ring Road seeing the Hofburg, Opera House, Parliament building and St Charles' Church.
  • Salzburg: Walk through the Mirabell Gardens with a Local Expert, see Mozart's Birthplace and the Cathedral.
  • Innsbruck: Walk the narrow streets of the Old Town, lined with medieval houses and arcades, to see the Golden Roof and Imperial Palace.
  • Vaduz: Visit the capital of Liechtenstein and see the Castle.
  • Lucerne: View the emotive Lion Monument. See the covered Chapel Bridge and Jesuit Church.
  • Schaffhausen: View the Rhine Falls.
  • Amsterdam: See Dam Square, the Royal Palace and Mint Tower.

AUTHENTIC REGIONAL FLAVOURS

  • Florence: Learn what to look for in a local vino rosso and what foods to pair it with - useful information when ordering Florentine cuisine.
  • Lucerne: Choose from a selection of fine restaurants on your Dine-Around evening.
  • Black Forest: Savour a taste of the delicious Black Forest cake.
  • Amsterdam: Enjoy a rousing Celebration Dinner with wine in the quaint fishing village of Monnikendam
  • 27 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 1 Afternoon Tea (AT); 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 7 three-course table d'hôte Dinner (DW), 1 Dine-Around evening (DA) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) all with wine, plus tea or coffee.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

  • Eurostar: Relax on the smooth, high-speed Eurostar train from London, via the historic Channel Tunnel to Paris.
  • Paris: Venture with a Local Expert through the Latin Quarter and see the Notre Dame Cathedral, a masterpiece of French Gothic architecture.
  • Pisa: See the famous Leaning tower.
  • Paris: Ascend to the viewing platforms of the Eiffel Tower and enjoy glorious panoramas.
  • Loire Valley: Visit the beautiful Château de Chenonceau, a jewel spanning the River Cher on elegant arches.
  • Lourdes: Join the emotive candlelight procession through the streets of Lourdes - an unforgettable experience!
  • Madrid: An expert art historian will show you the highlights of the Spanish masterpieces in the Prado Museum.
  • Barcelona: Visit with a Local Expert inside Gaudi's extraordinary masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia Church.
  • Florence: Join a Local Expert to view the multi-coloured marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, adorned by Ghiberti's 'Gates of Paradise'.
  • Rome: Enjoy VIP fast-track entry to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and access to the Bramante Staircase.
  • Pompeii: Explore the ill-fated streets with a Local Expert.
  • Isle of Capri: Cruise to the 'Isle of Dreams' to meet your Local Expert and ride in comfort and style up to the town by open-top taxi.
  • Assisi: Find out why the Basilica of St. Francis is considered one of the crowning achievements of Europe.
  • Venice: Enjoy a gondola serenade through the canals.
  • Vienna: With a Local Expert, enjoy a private guided tour of the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace.
  • Stanserhorn: A spectacular journey by a funicular railway and open-top cable car to the summit of the Stanserhorn for expansive mountain views.
  • Rhine Valley: Watch medieval hilltop castles, sleepy villages and vineyards slip by as you enjoy a scenic cruise.

STAY AT THE BEST ADDRESSES

  • Lourdes: Hotel Chapelle et Parc is just moments from the entry of the Notre Dame Sanctuary in Lourdes. It offers a choice of 2 restaurants and free Wi-Fi throughout.
  • Assisi: The Giotto is located in the centre of the medieval village of Assisi with beautiful views over the Umbrian countryside.
  • Amsterdam: The Grand Hotel Amrâth is your 5-star, Art Nouveau-style hotel, conveniently located minutes from Amsterdam city centre and offers breathtaking views over the canal.
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You will visit the following 8 places:

Netherlands

Netherlands

The Netherlands is a small, densely populated country, a land of colourful tulip fields and canals, sophisticated cities and some of the most striking coastline in Northern Europe. The people, language, and culture of the Netherlands are referred to as "Dutch". At the head of the state sits the country's constitutional monarchy, whose palaces dominate many of the larger cities, including The Hague and the gorgeous capital city, Amsterdam. Its small size, welcoming attitude to travellers and many wonderful sights make it a unique and fairly easy to discover destination and a great addition to any European trip.

Switzerland

Switzerland

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. While still named the Swiss Confederation for historical reasons, modern Switzerland is a federal directorial republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities, called '"federal city". Situated in Western-Central Europe, Switzerland is also a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura. Spanning the intersection of Germanic and Romance Europe, Switzerland comprises four main linguistic and cultural regions: German, French, Italian and Romansh. Although the majority of the population are German speaking, Swiss national identity is rooted in a common historical background, shared values such as federalism and direct democracy, and Alpine symbolism. One of the most developed countries in the world, Switzerland ranks at or near the top globally in several metrics of national performance, including government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic competitiveness, and human development. Its cities contain medieval quarters, with landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge. The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails.

Spain

Spain

Spain – one of Europe’s most top travel destinations for its fantastic beaches, islands, UNESCO World Heritage sites, stunning and diverse countryside, buzzing nightlife, delicious cuisine and world-famous fiestas! The country is a friendly, multicultural society dedicated to building curious minds, positive attitudes and creative spirits. With great beaches, fun nightlife, many cultural regions and historic cities, Spain makes a great destination for any kind of trip. 

Germany

Germany

Misunderstood by many, Germany is one of the most unique and charming countries on the continent. Since reunification Germany has at last gained a higher profile as a place to visit, thanks partly to the remarkable resurgence of its capital, Berlin, one of the most fascinating and exciting cities in Europe. It's no surprise at all that today’s Germany is more diverse and cosmopolitan than old stereotypes suggest; mixing time-honoured nationalism and tradition with multicultural modernism and self-confidence.

Austria

Austria

Austria is a German-speaking federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.66 million people in Central Europe. It is characterized by its mountain villages, baroque city architecture, Imperial history and rugged alpine terrain. Vienna, its Danube River capital, is home to the Schonbrunn and Hofburg palaces, and has counted Mozart, Strauss and Sigmund Freud among its residents. The country’s other notable regions include the northern Bohemian Forest, Lake Traun and eastern hillside vineyards.

Italy

Italy

Italy is a country in Southern Europe. It is home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. Much like its food, this country is an endless feast of experiences. It is famous worldwide for its delicious cuisine, its trendy fashion industry, luxury sports cars and motorcycles, diverse regional cultures and dialects, as well as for its beautiful coast, alpine lakes and mountain ranges (the Alps and Apennines).  There is also the country’s enormous cultural legacy: Tuscany alone has more classified historical monuments than any country in the world; there are considerable remnants of the Roman Empire all over the country, notably in Rome itself; and every region retains its own relics of an artistic tradition generally acknowledged to be among the world’s richest.

England

England

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west and the North Sea to the east, with the English Channel to the south separating it from continental Europe. Most of England comprises the central and southern part of the island of Great Britain in the North Atlantic. The country also includes over 100 smaller islands such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight. 

France

France

France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for over twenty years. It received 83 million visitors in 2012, although these figures are highly skewed by the number of people who frequent the country for the weekend, particularly to visit Disneyland Paris, Europe's most popular visitor attraction. All these people come to France for many a reason: its cities contain some of the greatest treasures on the continent, its countryside is prosperous and well-tended and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions. France is one of the most geographically diverse countries in Europe, containing areas as different from each other as urban chic Paris, the sunny French Riviera, long Atlantic beaches, the winter sports resorts of the French Alps, the castles of the Loire Valley, rugged Celtic Brittany and the historian's dream that is Normandy. The country seduces travellers with its unfalteringly familiar culture, woven around cafe terraces, village-square markets and lace-curtained bistros with their plat du jour chalked on the board.  France citizens enjoy a high standard of living, and the country performs well in international rankings of education, health care, life expectancy, civil liberties, and human development.

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