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Glimpse of Europe

7 Days 5 Countries 7 Cities

En route from London to Amsterdam, awaken your senses in the breath-taking floral fields of Belgium, Holland and be astounded by the beauty of Lake Lucerne.

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    • Your London Hotel: This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Ibis Earls Court hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through CostSaver.
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      iNotes
      • Your London Hotel: This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Ibis Earls Court hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through CostSaver.
      • Single Rooms: On all itineraries single rooms are available to book at a supplement.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Enjoy the mesmerising landscapes, rich heritage and flavours of Europe, travelling from London to Amsterdam, through the lush green Belgian and Dutch countryside to the beautiful Rhine Valley, shores of Lake Lucerne and Paris, the City of Light.


      Trip type: CostSaver i

      Trip code: EGOE

      6 Nights

      accommodation

      8 Meals
      • 6 Buffet breakfasts

      • 2 Three course dinners

      On trip-transport

      No further information available

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      Black Forest, Germany
        • Amsterdam
          Orientation includes the historic city centre

        • Black Forest
          See this picturesque region

        • Cologne
          View the Gothic Cathedral

        • Dover
          See the White Cliffs

        • Lucerne
          Orientation including of the the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge

        • Paris
          View the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower on your sightseeing tour

        • Rhine Valley
          Cruise the romantic Rhine

        • Schaffhausen
          View the mighty Rhine Falls


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 6 Buffet breakfasts

        • 2 Three course dinners


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      Unbeatable Features

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        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel

        • Return ferry from Dover to Calais.

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

        • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre

        • London airport transfers are available to purchase, conditions apply. See link below for airport transfer page


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Glimpse of Europe

      Your Itinerary

      1. London – Amsterdam

      This morning see the White Cliffs of Dover as you cross the channel to continental Europe. Travel through Belgium and into The Netherlands where you will pass by windmills en route to the lively city of Amsterdam. Perhaps take the opportunity to explore the city further by taking a canal cruise in a glass-covered boat to enjoy views of the gabled houses.

      Hotel
      Ibis Schiphol

      2. Amsterdam – Cologne – Rhine Cruise – Rhineland

      This morning travel through the Dutch countryside before crossing into Germany. Stop to view the spectacular Gothic Cathedral in Cologne before arriving in the picturesque Rhine Valley. Here you embark on a cruise at Boppard which glides past medieval castles and steeply terraced vineyards which produce the well-known high-quality Rhine wines. Learn about the legends associated with this stretch of the river including that of the famous Lorelei Rock near St. Goar. Finally continue to your hotel where you dine tonight.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Achat Premium/Weinstrasse

      3. Rhineland – Black Forest – Rhine Falls – Lucerne Region (2 Nights)

      Continue south through the Black Forest region which is bordered by the Rhine Valley to the west and south. This beautiful area is renowned for wood carving, the creation of the original cuckoo clock, and speciality cuisine which includes delicacies such as smoked ham and Black Forest cake. Cross the border into Switzerland before stopping to admire the impressive Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen. Travel to central Switzerland and enter the scenic region of Lake Lucerne, your home for the next two nights.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Krone Giswil

      4. Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

      This morning your orientation tour around this medieval city highlights the poignant Lion Monument, built in memory of Louis XVI's courageous Swiss Guards who tried to defend the Palace of the Tuileries in Paris during the French Revolution. Cross the wooden Chapel Bridge over the River Reuss and view the onion-domed Jesuit Church. This afternoon consider an Optional Experience to a Swiss folklore show which will highlight many Swiss traditions including yodelling and alpine horn playing. Later there is a chance to perhaps enjoy an exhilarating excursion to the top of one of the surrounding mountains or explore the squares and towers of the quaint old city. Alternatively there is plenty of opportunity for shopping, whether it be Swiss watches, jewellery or the wide range of deliciously flavoured chocolate.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      5. Lucerne Region – Paris (2 Nights)

      Today head north and cross the Rhine River for the final time in the city of Basel as you leave Switzerland and enter France. Then cross through part of the renowned wine producing Burgundy region with views of the extensive vineyards. Continue past the rolling farmland of the Auxerre region before arriving in Paris. Tonight perhaps take the opportunity to get to know the city on a stunning tour of Paris by Night Optional Experience?

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Novotel Pont de Sevres

      6. Paris Orientation and Free Time

      This morning your orientation introduces you to this exquisitely planned city with views of the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. This evening why not sample Parisian nightlife at a cabaret show?

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      7. Paris – London

      Traverse northern France past WWI battlefields. Cross the English Channel to Dover and continue your journey to London where you say goodbye to your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the end of a memorable holiday.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.costsavertour.com:80/aus/tours/glimpse-of-europe for the latest discounts & departure information.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      Black Forest, Germany
        • Amsterdam
          Orientation includes the historic city centre

        • Black Forest
          See this picturesque region

        • Cologne
          View the Gothic Cathedral

        • Dover
          See the White Cliffs

        • Lucerne
          Orientation including of the the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge

        • Paris
          View the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower on your sightseeing tour

        • Rhine Valley
          Cruise the romantic Rhine

        • Schaffhausen
          View the mighty Rhine Falls


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 6 Buffet breakfasts

        • 2 Three course dinners


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      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

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        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel

        • Return ferry from Dover to Calais.

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

        • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre

        • London airport transfers are available to purchase, conditions apply. See link below for airport transfer page


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 192 Reviews

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : Everything went smoothly. The leader was pleasant. We enjoyed the sights and had confidence in the bus driver.We were offered a copy of the photo of the group and access to other tour member's email addresses through our tour director. I haven't had anything from them and would

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : Tour director was efficient ,thoughtful and thorough.Product : Prefer more choices and options. .

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : YesProduct : Wish we had more free time in the country side of France.

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : Very good tour guide (Kevin) and driver (Eddie).Yes we would recommend and use them again.Product : Other than a little too much in Amsterdam in the evening,all else was great!

      • Trip:

        Service:

        MJ was brilliant. Couldn't have been more helpful and very knowledgeable.

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