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European Discoverer

28 Days 11 Countries 22 Cities

The sights of England, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Greece and more are explored on this in-depth tour.

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      About this trip

      This A to Z of Europe will reveal a feast of flavours, culture and history, from medieval monuments, myths and legends and ancient history to the glittering capitals of Paris, Athens, Rome and Madrid - 14 countries on one bucket-list trip.


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      Trip code: EDIS

      27 Nights

      accommodation

      37 Meals
      • 27 Buffet breakfasts

      • 1 Three-course lunch

      • 9 Three-course dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Amsterdam
          See the historic city centre

        • Athens
          City tour with a Local Specialist. Visit the ancient Acropolis, Parthenon and see the Temple of Zeus

        • Barcelona
          City tour with a Local Specialist. See Sagrada Familia Cathedral

        • Biarritz
          Visit the seaside resort

        • Black Forest
          See this beautiful forested region

        • Dover
          See the White Cliffs

        • Florence
          Visit the Renaissance city

        • Heidelberg
          View the castle

        • Innsbruck
          See the Golden Roof and Hofburg Palace

        • Liechtenstein
          Visit the capital, Vaduz

        • Lucerne
          Visit the Lion Monument

        • Madrid
          City tour with a Local Specialist. See Plaza de España

        • Monaco
          View the Old Town

        • Pamplona
          Orientation of this famous city

        • Paris
          City tour with views of the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and Champs Élysées

        • Pisa
          View the Leaning Tower

        • Rhine Valley
          Cruise the romantic Rhine

        • Rome
          City tour with a Local Specialist. View St. Peter's Basilica, the Colosseum and the ancient sites

        • Schaffhausen
          Stop to view the Rhine Falls

        • South of France
          Drive through Provence

        • Tours
          View the cathedral

        • Venice
          Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a glassblowing workshop


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 27 Buffet breakfasts

        • 1 Three-course lunch

        • 9 Three-course dinners


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      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

      Acropolis Herodes Theatre, Athens, Greece
        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Overnight mini cruise - Ancona to Patras and Patras to Ancona

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

        • Return ferry from Dover to Calais

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • City orientation tours

        • An expert Travel Director and a professional driver

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

        • 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


       

      European Discoverer

      Your Itinerary

      1. London – Paris (2 Nights)

      Greetings from your Travel Director this morning before you travel through Kent to the port of Dover. See the White Cliffs as you board the ferry to Calais in France. Travel past the poignant battlefields of the Somme and arrive later in Paris.

      Hotel
      Novotel Pont de Sevres

      2. Paris Orientation and Free Time

      Admire the sights on your sightseeing including views of the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Élysées. The rest of your day is free to explore the city or visit one of the museums or attractions. This evening consider a night out at a Parisian Cabaret.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      3. Paris – Tours – Bordeaux

      Drive through the vineyards of the Loire Valley and stop in the lovely city of Tours for free time. Later travel to the picturesque city of Bordeaux where you will dine tonight at your hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Ibis Centre Meriadeck

      4. Bordeaux – Biarritz – Pamplona

      This morning travel to the glamorous seaside resort of Biarritz. Take in views of the ocean from the promenade before heading for the Spanish border. Pass through the verdant hills of Navarra to Pamplona, famous for its annual bull run. 

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Abba Reino de Navarra

      5. Pamplona – Madrid Sightseeing (2 Nights)

      Traverse the splendid landscape through Rioja to the capital, Madrid, where this afternoon your Local Specialist shows you all the sights including the Royal Palace and Plaza de España.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Meliá Avenida América

      6. Madrid Free Time

      Today is free to explore on your own or perhaps consider joining an Optional Experience to Toledo. This vibrant city has much to offer - from fine museums to excellent shopping - there is something for everyone.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      7. Madrid – Barcelona Sightseeing (2 Nights)

      Cross the Spanish Meseta and pass Catalonia's sprawling vineyards en route to Barcelona. On arrival your Local Specialist shows you the sights including the Ramblas and the Sagrada Familia.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Exe Barcelona Gate

      8. Barcelona Free Time

      Enjoy a full free day to explore the city or perhaps join an Optional Experience to nearby Montserrat to see the mystical Black Madonna.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      9. Barcelona – French Riviera (2 Nights)

      Head back into France and through Provence. Stop in Arles, where Vincent Van Gogh, found inspiration for so many paintings. Travel on to the French Riviera where you will enjoy a two-night stay.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Amarante Cannes

      10. French Riviera Free Time

      Enjoy a full day of relaxation on one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      11. French Riviera – Monaco – Pisa – Florence

      Explore Monaco's Old Town this morning before following the spectacular coastline into Italy. In Pisa view the famous Leaning Tower before arriving later at your hotel near Florence. 

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Miro

      12. Florence – Rome (2 Nights)

      Experience the sights and delights of Renaissance Florence this morning. Learn about the quality and workmanship of one of this city's historic industries at a demonstration of Florentine leathercraft. Enjoy an orientation of this city as well as free time to explore before leaving and travelling to Rome.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Ergife Palace

      13. Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

      Admire the landmarks with your Local Specialist including the Colosseum and the ancient sites of Rome. Visit St. Peter's Basilica. Afterwards shop or perhaps explore the Sistine Chapel.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      14. Rome – Bay Of Naples

      Drive south from Rome to the scenic Bay of Naples. Don't miss an Optional Experience to the spectacular Amalfi Coast. Dine tonight at your hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Grand La Panoramica/Pompei Resort

      15. Bay Of Naples – Ancona – At Sea

      This morning you may consider joining our expert for an Optional Experience to the excavations of Pompeii, the perfectly preserved Roman town which was engulfed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Later travel across Italy to the port of Ancona to board your overnight ferry to Greece.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner

      16. At Sea – Patras – Athens (4 Nights)

      Arrive in the port of Patras in Greece and continue by road to Athens. 

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Novotel/Zafolia

      17. Athens

      Your Travel Director will be on hand to give you advice on how best to spend your time in Athens. Why not join our 3-day Aegean Cruise? Search trip code EDMM for full trip details.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      18. Athens

      Soak in the atmosphere of the city or join an Optional Experience to Delphi.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      19. Athens

      Enjoy another day exploring this fascinating capital and do last-minute souvenir shopping in the Plaka district. 

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      20. Athens Sightseeing – At Sea

      Admire the sights with your Local Specialist including a visit to the Parthenon, Acropolis as well as seeing the Temple of Zeus. In Patras board your ship for an overnight cruise to the Italian city of Ancona.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner

      21. At Sea – Ancona – Bologna

      Arrive in Ancona and travel to Bologna. Enjoy lunch aboard your Adriatic ferry.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Lunch
      Hotel
      Best Western Plus Tower

      22. Bologna – Venice

      Head north through the Emilia Romagna region to magical Venice. Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. Enjoy a glassblowing demonstration at a traditional workshop. Spend time afterwards exploring.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Best Western Airvenice

      23. Venice – Innsbruck

      Travel through scenic mountainous landscapes including the majestic Brenner Pass into Austria before arriving in Innsbruck. Your orientation includes views of the Golden Roof and Hofburg Palace.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Bon Alpina

      24. Innsbruck – Vaduz – Lake Lucerne (2 Nights)

      Visit Vaduz, capital of Liechtenstein, then drive through scenic alpine landscapes to lovely Lake Lucerne. Dine tonight at your hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      SwissEver

      25. Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

      Travel into the heart of Lucerne where your orientation will reveal the Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument. Afterwards consider taking an Optional Experience up Mount Pilatus for spectacular views over the Alps.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      26. Lake Lucerne – Heidelberg – Rhineland

      Marvel at the mighty Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen before crossing the border over into Germany. Pass through the Black Forest and make your way to the university town of Heidelberg. View the imposing red sandstone castle towering above the city before making your way to the hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      NH Bingen

      27. Rhineland – Rhine Cruise – Amsterdam

      This morning relax aboard your cruise through the Rhine Valley. See the famous Lorelei Rock and see medieval castles and vineyards. Then continue to the Dutch border and make your way to lively Amsterdam.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Ibis Schiphol

      28. Amsterdam – London

      Drive back into France to Calais where you board your ferry back to Dover. Arrive later in London and bid farewell to your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of this memorable European Discoverer.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      $name
        • Amsterdam
          See the historic city centre

        • Athens
          City tour with a Local Specialist. Visit the ancient Acropolis, Parthenon and see the Temple of Zeus

        • Barcelona
          City tour with a Local Specialist. See Sagrada Familia Cathedral

        • Biarritz
          Visit the seaside resort

        • Black Forest
          See this beautiful forested region

        • Dover
          See the White Cliffs

        • Florence
          Visit the Renaissance city

        • Heidelberg
          View the castle

        • Innsbruck
          See the Golden Roof and Hofburg Palace

        • Liechtenstein
          Visit the capital, Vaduz

        • Lucerne
          Visit the Lion Monument

        • Madrid
          City tour with a Local Specialist. See Plaza de España

        • Monaco
          View the Old Town

        • Pamplona
          Orientation of this famous city

        • Paris
          City tour with views of the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and Champs Élysées

        • Pisa
          View the Leaning Tower

        • Rhine Valley
          Cruise the romantic Rhine

        • Rome
          City tour with a Local Specialist. View St. Peter's Basilica, the Colosseum and the ancient sites

        • Schaffhausen
          Stop to view the Rhine Falls

        • South of France
          Drive through Provence

        • Tours
          View the cathedral

        • Venice
          Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a glassblowing workshop


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 27 Buffet breakfasts

        • 1 Three-course lunch

        • 9 Three-course dinners


      $name

      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

      Acropolis Herodes Theatre, Athens, Greece
        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Overnight mini cruise - Ancona to Patras and Patras to Ancona

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

        • Return ferry from Dover to Calais

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • City orientation tours

        • An expert Travel Director and a professional driver

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

        • 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


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