European Jewels 10 days River Cruise from $1320

European Jewels

Explore Europe’s jewels, from Germany’s Romantic Road and Italy’s enchanting cities to the sparkling Swiss lakes and the chic city of Paris.

Departure Details

Departing on every Sunday 2016 from London Hammersmith 2001-240197-01      

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DAY 1 : UK – Amsterdam area.

Join your tour by travelling on our free coach service from London for your Channel crossing to the Continent, where you will be met by your tour director and transferred to the Amsterdam area for one night.

DAY 2 : Amsterdam area – Rhineland.

This morning, enjoy the colourful city of Amsterdam. After your included visit to a diamond factory, enjoy a sightseeing drive with a local guide to view the city’s highlights before boarding a canal cruise, the best way to see Amsterdam. This afternoon, head to the Rhineland area for one night. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3 : Rhineland – Romantic Road – Rothenburg – Munich.

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Start today with a scenic drive along the shores of the Rhine or opt for an optional Rhine cruise to see charming villages, hilltop castles and terraced vineyards. Next, drive along the Romantic Road, through villages laden with medieval ramparts and pretty lanes of half-timbered houses and stop to visit picturesque Rothenburg before heading to Munich for one night. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4 : Munich – Innsbruck – Venice area.

Drive amidst the farmlands of Bavaria to Austria and admire grand alpine landscapes en route to the Tyrolean capital, Innsbruck. Next, journey into Italy by way of the Brenner Pass and drive through stunning Dolomites scenery before reaching the Venice area for one night. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 : Venice – Montecatini.

Begin today with an included canal boat-ride to the heart of Venice, followed by an orientation of this enchanting city and a chance to watch skilled Venetian glass blowers at work. Later, continue to the hilly Tuscan countryside and Montecatini for two nights. Includes Breakfast

DAY 6 : Montecatini.

Today begins with an included excursion to Florence. A renaissance gem and city of the Medicis, Florence has many enthralling sights to see. Traffic is partly banned in the historic centre so visitors can wander at leisure and admire the city’s timeless beauty. Enjoy a city sightseeing walk with a local guide and visit one of Florence’s leather shops. In the afternoon, why not join the optional excursion to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7 : Florence area – Lucerne area.

Cross the Lombardy Plain to Switzerland and visit the pleasant town of Lugano. Enjoy a stroll along the lakeside promenade before driving through the St Gotthard tunnel to the German-speaking side of Switzerland continuing to Lucerne for one night. Includes Breakfast

DAY 8 : Lucerne Area – Paris.

This morning, why not join an optional lake cruise, before travelling through green pastures laden with picturesque chalets of rustic timbering and luxuriant flowers before reaching France. Drive amidst some of France’s most famous vineyards to Paris for two nights, arriving in time to enjoy an optional cabaret show.Includes Breakfast

DAY 9 : Paris.

Paris is a fascinating city famed for its culture, beauty, sophistication and sparkle. Today’s included sightseeing with a local guide takes in many of the best-known Parisian sights: Notre Dame Cathedral, La Sorbonne, Boulevard St Germain, Eiffel Tower, Opéra, Champs Elysées and Rue de Rivoli to name just a few. In the afternoon, enjoy an optional visit to the Palace of Versailles and in the evening, an optional farewell dinner. Includes Breakfast

DAY 10 : Paris – UK.

Say farewell to Paris and head to the station for your Eurostar service back to the UK. Includes Breakfast

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Hotels on Tour

  • Montecatini:Bellavista (4*)
  • Lucerne Area:Luzernerhof
  • Paris:Campanile Porte D’Italie (3*)
  • NOTE:Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard
  • AmsterdamNH Airport at Schiphol (3*)
  • Rhineland:Dorint Koln Junkersdorf (4*)
  • Munich:Tryp (4*)
  • Venice area:Mercure at Marghera (3*)

What’s Included

  • Ferry Crossing
  • Accommodation on tour
  • Meals on tour – 9 breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • Services of a tour director
  • Porterage (for one suitcase per person)
  • Individual Audio System You will be given headphones and a receiver so you can clearly hear the tour director/local guide during your visits

All this included

  • Amsterdam City sightseeing
  • Romantic Road
  • The Dolomites
  • Venice Canal Boat ride
  • Florence City sightseeing
  • Paris City sightseeing
  • Lucerne Visit
  • Rhineland Scenic drive
  • Rothenburg Visit
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