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24 Days 9 Countries 20 Cities

Compare the cultures of Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France and Spain on this action-packed tour.

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      • Your London Hotel: This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Copthorne Tara hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Costsaver.
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      About this trip

      Encounter centuries of heritage as you travel to Europe's top historical sites. See the spiritual hub of Lourdes, Joan of Arc's battlegrounds and the birthplace of Mozart, with visits to the glamorous seaside capitals of Barcelona, Cannes and Monaco.


      Trip type: CostSaver i

      Trip code: EEHR

      23 Nights

      accommodation

      33 Meals
      • 24 Buffet breakfasts

      • 1 Full Breakfast

      • 8 Three-course dinners

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Dover
          See the White Cliffs

        • Paris
          Sightseeing including views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower

        • Loire Valley
          View Château de Amboise

        • Bordeaux
          Orientation of the city

        • Biarritz
          Visit this seaside resort

        • Lourdes
          View the basilica and join the torchlight procession

        • Madrid
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist. See Puerta del Sol and Plaza de España

        • Barcelona
          Sightseeing with your Local Specialist. See the Ramblas, Paseo de Gracia and Gaudi's Sagrada Familia Cathedral

        • South of France
          Drive through Provence

        • Cannes
          Visit the sophisticated film festival city

        • Monaco
          Visit the Principality

        • Pisa
          View the Leaning Tower

        • Florence
          Visit the Renaissance city

        • Rome
          Sightseeing with your Local Specialist. Visit St. Peter's Basilica. View the Colosseum and the ancient sites

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

        • Vienna
          Morning sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. See the Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and Imperial Boulevards

        • Salzburg
          Visit this charming city of music

        • Innsbruck
          View the Golden Roof and the Hofburg Palace

        • Liechtenstein
          Visit the capital, Vaduz

        • Lucerne
          Visit the Lion Monument

        • Heidelberg
          View the castle

        • Rhine Valley
          Cruise the romantic Rhine

        • Amsterdam
          Orientation tour and visit a diamond-cutting factory. Excursion to Volendam


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 24 Buffet breakfasts

        • 1 Full Breakfast

        • 8 Three-course dinners


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      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

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

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • 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 Heritage

      Your Itinerary

      1. London – Paris (2 Nights)

      Meet your Travel Director and embark on your journey. From Dover see the White Cliffs as you cross the Channel to Calais. Continue through the Somme battlefields in northern France to the glittering capital city of Paris.

      Hotel
      Mercure La Defense

      2. Paris Orientation and Free Time

      Admire the sights of Paris this morning including the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. The rest of your day is free to explore the city. Tonight why not experience a famous Parisian cabaret show?

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      3. Paris – Bordeaux

      Travel to the Loire Valley and view the Château d' Amboise where Joan of Arc passed through before her battle with the English. Arrive later in Bordeaux.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Ibis Centre Meriadeck

      4. Bordeaux – Biarritz – Lourdes

      Head to the charming resort of Biarritz on the wild Atlantic coast before arriving in the pilgrim town of Lourdes.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Mercure Imperial

      5. Lourdes – Madrid (2 Nights)

      Cross the border into Spain and pass by the city of Burgos en route towards the cosmopolitan capital city of Madrid.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Occidental Este

      6. Madrid Sightseeing and Free Time

      See the Royal Palace and Plaza de España during your sightseeing with a Local Specialist. Later consider an excursion to Toledo.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      7. Madrid – Barcelona (2 Nights)

      Travel through the hills of Aragon and Catalonia to the bustling city of Barcelona.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Frontair Congress

      8. Barcelona Sightseeing and Free Time

      This morning your Local Specialist shows you the sights including the Ramblas and the Sagrada Familia. Enjoy an afternoon exploring the city or perhaps consider joining an Optional Experience.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      9. Barcelona – French Riviera (2 Nights)

      Cross over the foothills of the Pyrenees and continue through Provence before arriving on the French Riviera.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Amarante Cannes

      10. French Riviera and Free Time

      Enjoy free time to explore the French Riviera. Relax on the beach, perhaps enjoy lunch at a pavement café or join take an Optional Experience to the glamorous hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      11. French Riviera – Monaco – Pisa – Florence

      Visit the Principality of Monaco where you view the Royal residence. See the Leaning Tower of Pisa before arriving at your hotel near Florence.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Miro

      12. Florence – Rome (2 Nights)

      Learn about the quality and workmanship of one of this city's historic industries at a demonstration of Florentine leathercraft. Then, explore wonderful Florence with time to wander through its cobbled streets before arriving in the eternal city of Rome.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Pinewood

      13. Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

      Visit St. Peter's Basilica with your Local Specialist and see Michelangelo's Pietá. View the Colosseum and see the ancient sites in Rome. In your free time consider a tour of the Sistine Chapel.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      14. Rome – Venice (2 Nights)

      Traverse the Apennine Mountains and cross the Veneto plain before arriving in the Venice region.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Villa Braida

      15. Venice Orientation and Free Time

      Enjoy a demonstration of glassblowing on Giudecca island with time to shop and explore. Marvel at the sights as you cruise to St. Mark's Square by private launch.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      16. Venice – Vienna (2 Nights)

      Travel through spectacular scenery and cross into Austria and make your way to the imperial city of Vienna.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Novum Prinz Eugen

      17. Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time

      Your Local Specialist shows you the sights of Vienna including the Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and Imperial Boulevards. Spend free time exploring or perhaps take an excursion to the vast Schönbrunn Palace.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      18. Vienna – Salzburg – Innsbruck

      Arrive in Salzburg where you see Mozart's birthplace as well as locations from the Sound of Music. In Innsbruck view the Golden Roof and Hofburg Palace.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Bon Alpina

      19. Innsbruck – Liechtenstein – Lucerne Region (2 Nights)

      Visit Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein. Cross into Switzerland and traverse mountain passes to picturesque Sarnen.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Krone Sarnen/Krone Giswil

      20. Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

      Your orientation tour includes the poignant Lion Monument and the 14th-century wooden Chapel Bridge, with free time afterwards to shop for all things Swiss.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      21. Lucerne Region – Heidelberg – Rhineland

      Visit Heidelberg and see the impressive Renaissance castle overlooking the town. Dine tonight at your hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      NH Weinheim

      22. Rhineland – Rhine Cruise – Amsterdam (2 Nights)

      Enjoy a leisurely cruise along the Rhine where you see steep vineyards and medieval castles. Arrive later in Amsterdam.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Ibis Schiphol

      23. Amsterdam Orientation and Excursion to Volendam

      See the historic sights of Amsterdam, and visit a diamond polishing centre. In Volendam learn about the arts of cheese and clog making.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      24. Amsterdam – London

      Pass through Belgium to Calais and board your ferry to Dover. Later arrive in London where your memorable holiday comes to an end.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      $name
        • Dover
          See the White Cliffs

        • Paris
          Sightseeing including views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower

        • Loire Valley
          View Château de Amboise

        • Bordeaux
          Orientation of the city

        • Biarritz
          Visit this seaside resort

        • Lourdes
          View the basilica and join the torchlight procession

        • Madrid
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist. See Puerta del Sol and Plaza de España

        • Barcelona
          Sightseeing with your Local Specialist. See the Ramblas, Paseo de Gracia and Gaudi's Sagrada Familia Cathedral

        • South of France
          Drive through Provence

        • Cannes
          Visit the sophisticated film festival city

        • Monaco
          Visit the Principality

        • Pisa
          View the Leaning Tower

        • Florence
          Visit the Renaissance city

        • Rome
          Sightseeing with your Local Specialist. Visit St. Peter's Basilica. View the Colosseum and the ancient sites

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

        • Vienna
          Morning sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. See the Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and Imperial Boulevards

        • Salzburg
          Visit this charming city of music

        • Innsbruck
          View the Golden Roof and the Hofburg Palace

        • Liechtenstein
          Visit the capital, Vaduz

        • Lucerne
          Visit the Lion Monument

        • Heidelberg
          View the castle

        • Rhine Valley
          Cruise the romantic Rhine

        • Amsterdam
          Orientation tour and visit a diamond-cutting factory. Excursion to Volendam


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 24 Buffet breakfasts

        • 1 Full Breakfast

        • 8 Three-course dinners


      $name

      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

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

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • 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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