EUROPEAN DELIGHT

Italy - Austria - Hungary - Germany - Amsterdam - France

validity

valid until March 2018

duration

16 days / 15 nights

HIGH SEASON

USD2,184

MID SEASON

USD2,130

LOW SEASON

USD2,040

TOUR PHOTOS

from USD2,040 / Person

EXPECTED HOTELS


Rome: American Palace, Cristoforo Colombo, Florence: Delta Florence, Venice: Albatros, Vienna: Arion Cityhotel, Budapest: Danubius Arena, Prague: Duo, Panorama Hotel Prague, Frankfurt: Ibis Frankfurt City Messe, Amsterdam: Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport

DEPARTURE DATES


Sept: 3, 10, 17, 24
Oct: 1, 8, 15, 22
Nov: 5, 26
Dec: 24, 31
Jan: 21
Feb: 4, 18
Mar: 4, 18

INCLUSIONS

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Travel by bus with English speaking guide
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Basic travel insurance
  • Arrival transfer
  • Boat: Vaporetto along the canals, boat trip along Danube River, boat tour along Moldava River, Rhein Cruise, boat trip along River Seine
  • City tour in: Rome, Florence, Venice, Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Amsterdam, Paris
  • Evening transfer: Via Cavour, Hall Square in Vienna, Vaci Utca, Rembrandtplein, Red Light District, Trastevere, Old Town Square in Prague, Quartier Latin
  • Ticket Admission: Coliseum, Saint Mark’s Basilica, Murano Glass Factory, Prague Castle, Cheese Farm with tasting in Zaanse Schans, Diamond Cutting Workshop, 2nd floor Eiffel Tower

ITINERARY

DAY 1 (SUN) - ROME

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Evening transfer to the Trastevere district.


Welcome to Rome! Upon airport arrival, we shall be waiting to transport you to your hotel. Our guide will greet you at the hotel and will provide all the necessary informa­tion. At the end of the evening we arrange a transfer to Trastevere area. This neighbourhood will be a great introduction to Rome, a stroll in the narrow cobbled streets of the Trastevere district reveals hidden treasures to us, such as some modest medieval churches, small shops with the most peculiar of objects or scenes of daily life. Many trattorias (informal Italian eating establishments) and osterias (inns) imbued with the Italian spirit will be ready to serve you local dishes. Other restaurants serving Indian, Chinese and international food can be found in this area. Return to hotel.

DAY 2 (MON) - ROME

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Rome. Roman Coliseum (admission price included) and visit to the Vatican City.


In the morning, we have a scenic tour of the city, which will be a great introduction to “The Eternal city”. We visit the tiny state of the Vatican. The Vatican City is a principal centre of Christianity in the world. You will be able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. And we have also included admission to the Roman Coliseum, the principal symbol of Rome. This impressive con­struction dates back 2,000 years and will transport us in time so that we can learn about ancient society in the Roman Empire. In the evening we provide transport to the Via Cavour area, were you will find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and interna­tional food. Return to hotel.

DAY 3 (TUE) - ROME - FLORENCE

TODAY’S HIGLIGHTS: Tour with a local expert from Florence. View from Piazzale Michelangelo.


We will leave Rome, heading north. This route is graced with beautiful landscapes. Upon arrival in FLORENCE, we head straight to Piazzale Michelangelo, an impressive site in the city. In the evening we provide a tour with a local expert, and walk through the historic centre, taking in places such as the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, and Piazza della Signoria. This city is truly an outdoor museum. Free time to explore. In the evening, you can dine at your favourite restaurant. In this district you can find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food.

DAY 4 (WED) - FLORENCE - VENICE

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Vaporetto boat on Venice’s Grand Canal. Visit and admission to the San Marcos Basilica, where we can admire the technique of crafting Murano Glass.


Today we enjoy stunning mountain landscapes while crossing the Apennine Mountains. Arriving in VENICE, we will board a Vapporetto to travel around on the canals in the historic centre. With a local guide, we will visit the marvellous Plaza de San Marcos and enter the marvellous basilica (entry cost included). Afterwards, we shall be able to visit the Murano glass factory city. It is marvellous to see the technique of crystal blowing. Free time. At the end of the afternoon, you will have the chance to eat dinner in the Mestre area, where you can choose the type of restaurant that you prefer (Indian, Oriental, Italian, etc.).

DAY 5 (THU) - VENICE - VERONA - SALZBURG

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Verona, the city of Romeo y Juliet. Breathtaking landscapes.


We will depart from Venice, travelling to VERONA. Our guide will instruct us on the places where you will be able to walk in Romeo and Juliet’s city – the city of lovers! Afterwards we continue the journey between mountains to Austria. SALZBURG, our guide accompanies us to the most beautiful streets of the historic centre of this city declared a World Heritage site. Note: In case of few travellers on the trip, the journey from Verona to Salzburg may be done partially by a train.

DAY 6 (FRI) - SALZBURG - VIENNA

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Vienna city tour. Gardens of the immense Schön­brunn Palace.


We will leave Salzburg to reach Vienna at around 12.00h and start with a scenic visit around this impressive city with a local expert. Here, we experience its majestic avenues, its palaces and the vibrant city centre. Directly afterwards, we head the Schönbrunn Palace where visitors can stroll around and enjoy its beautiful gardens. In the evening we go to the City Hall Square to enjoy the lighting and the nightlife in the neighbouring streets, where you can dine at your preferred restaurant with cuisines from around the world including Austrian, Chinese, Indian and Italian.

DAY 7 (SAT) - VIENNA - BUDAPEST

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour with our local expert in Budapest


We depart for Hungary. Arrival in BUDAPEST, at lunchtime. Discover the “Queen of the Danube” on a scenic tour of highlight. This city is divided by the Danube, with historic Buda on one side and cosmopoli­tan “Pest” on the opposite bank. There will be time at the end of the day in the lively area of VACI UTCA, where there are lots of little restaurants with food from different countries (Indian, Chinese, Hungarian and Italian).

DAY 8 (SUN) - BUDAPEST

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS. Boat tour on the Dan­ube River


In the morning, we will include a boat tour along the Danube River; the views of the city and parliament are impressive. Leisure time after the tour. At the end of the afternoon, there will be time to enjoy dinner in the city and travellers can select their preferred restaurant.

DAY 9 (MON) - BUDAPEST - BRATISLAVA - PRAGUE

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS. Time to explore Bratislava. Czech landscapes


We will leave Budapest for BRATISLAVA, the capital of Slovakia and a city alongside the Danube with an attractive historic centre. Time to see the city and have lunch. After lunch we will continue on our way to the Czech Republic. PRAGUE – At the end of the afternoon, we provide transport to take you to the Old Town Square. This central location is full of energy and touristic activities. It’s a marvellous place to acquaint ourselves with Prague. Several restaurants offering cuisines from around the world will be waiting to delight your taste buds, including Czech, Chinese, Indian and Italian. Return to hotel.

DAY 10 (TUE) - PRAGUE

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Prague. Visit to Castle. Boat tour along the river.


Today we are visiting this capital city, which is the Baroque jewel of Europe. Our local expert will provide a guided city tour, which will include the most outstanding monuments. During the visit we walk through Prague Castle (admission included). Subsequently, we shall take a magnificent boat tour along Moldava River. Free time in the afternoon to explore Prague. In the evening, we will enjoy some time off in the historical city center and there will be an opportunity for you to enjoy cuisines from around the world (including Czech, Chinese, Indian and Italian). Return to hotel.

DAY 11 (WED) - PRAGUE - LAUF - WURZBURG - FRANKFURT

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Bavarian Landscapes


We leave for Germany. In the region of Bavaria, we will see LAUF AN DER PEGNITZ, a picturesque little village which stands out for its busy Market Square and Castle. After this we will carry on to WURZBURG, with time for lunch and to see this Bavarian city on the banks of the Maine, a former bishopric centre and now a very busy university city. Our journey continues towards FRANKFURT. Explore the historic centre and choose your favourite restaurant to dine in (from Indian, Oriental, Italian, International, and so on).

DAY 12 (THU) - FRANKFURT - COLOGNE - AMSTERDAM

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Rhine cruise included


Today we include a small CRUISE ON THE RHINE, between the villages of RUDESHEIM and ST. GOAR; undoubtedly the river’s most picturesque sector. After this we will travel to COLOGNE, a city which stands out for its immense Gothic cathedral. Then on to Holland. AMSTERDAM – arrival at the end of the afternoon – . At the end of the day, you will be taken to Rembrandtplein, one of the busiest squares in the city with plenty of restaurants (Indian, Chinese, Italian, and so on).

DAY 13 (FRI) - AMSTERDAM - VOLENDAM - ZAANSE SCHANS - AMSTERDAM

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Picturesque typical village of Volendam. Cheese and wine tasting in a farm. Tour of Amsterdam.


Today we have a very exciting day, we will visit VOLENDAM, a very picturesque fishing village. After this we will go to Zaanse Schans to photograph its mill and its typical houses and will visit the cheese farm with cheese and wine tasting included. In the afternoon we include a panoramic tour of AMSTERDAM to see its narrow canals, the Dam Platz, its official buildings and parks, and will also see the technique of diamond cutting. Transfer to the red light district, with its liberal values and its many restaurants from all corners of the world. It is very likely that you will have heard about this neighbourhood.

DAY 14 (SAT) - AMSTERDAM - BRUSSELS - BRUGES - PARIS

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Feeling Belgium


We will leave for BRUSSELS, and will have time in the Grand Place and take a stop to photograph the Atomium. Later in BRUGES, the marvellous Flemish city known as the “northern little Venice”. Time for lunch. Continuation to France. PARIS, arrival at the end of the day. Recommendation: If you start or end your trip in Paris, we advise you to book an extra day or two in this city. In this way, you will be able to get to know Euro Disney, Versailles and other places of interest.

DAY 15 (SUN) - PARIS

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour in Paris. Boat ride along the Seine. Climb to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Evening transfer


A scenic guided tour to discover the history, main boulevards and the breath-taking monuments of Paris. We end the visit at the Eiffel Tower area. You will have the opportunity to climb up to the second floor of this remarkable metal monument. End your visit with a boat cruise along the River Seine, which divides the north of Paris from the south. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore as you choose. At sunset enjoy dinner in “Quartier Latin”, a very picturesque area of the historic centre where a wide variety of international cuisines await you. Return to hotel.

DAY 16 (MON) - PARIS

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