European Wonder

What better way to spend two wonderful weeks than experiencing all that this great continent has to offer? From climbing the Eiffel Tower in Paris to witnessing the Colosseum in Rome, from staring in awe at the majesty of the towering Swiss Alps to getting lost in the narrow network of alleys & canals that is Venice, the sights, sounds & experiences will stay with you long after your tour of Europe is over.
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Price:
R23 400
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DETAILS
Starting fromR23 400
Package ValiditySelected departures between: 29 MAR 2018 - 10 MAY 2018 & 04 - 18 OCT 2018.
Duration14 days
DestinationFrance, Switzerland, Italy, Vatican City, Germany & Netherlands
Starts inLondon
Ends inLondon
Age GroupThis is a group tour for ages 18 - 39 years.

Description

- 7 nights hostel accommodation
- 6 nights bungalow accommodation at European campsites
- Breakfast daily, 4 lunches & 8 dinners
- Touring by air-conditioned coach
- English Channel crossings
- Assistance of a Trip leader, driver & on-site chefs
- Touring & sightseeing of all sites as per itinerary

 

** High season supplements starting from an additional R1500 per person apply for set departures between 17 MAY 2018 - 14 JUN 2018 & 16 AUG 2018 - 06 SEP 2018  & 27 SEP 2018

** High season supplements starting from an additional R2900 per person apply for set departures between 21 JUN 2018 - 09 AUG 2018 & 13 SEP 2018

 

Day 1

London, England to Paris, France

All good things start with Paris. Meet the crew, grab some supplies & hit the road early in the morning as we jump across the English Channel to Paris. Pinch yourself & instagram your first selfie before we kick off the trip with a guided tour of Paris & a #gourmet picnic next to the Eiffel Tower. Home to Coco Chanel, the Eiffel Tower & the Mona Lisa, Paris has more than deserved its reputation as the European capital for all things culture, fashion & food.

Included today:
-Driving tour of Paris & gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower

Meals:
-Dinner

Day 2

Paris

This morning: free time en Francais. From the Louvre & Musée d'Orsay to the l'Arc de Triomphe & Champs Elysées, you'll be sure to make a solid dent in your bucket list. Then: hop on an optional bike tour of Paris or roam the streets on your own before an optional Seine River cruise or a #throwback bohemian cabaret show.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Traditional cabaret show in Paris
-Scenic river cruise on the Seine
-Bike tour of Paris

Day 3

Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland

Trade in Parisian streets for handsome peaks. Upon arrival, chow down on Swiss cuisine & hit the bar for a nightcap.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 4

Swiss Alps

Scenic hikes & jaw-dropping views are on today's agenda. Go low key with a mountain walk or hop on board the Jungfraubahn railway for an optional visit to the Jungfrau Mountain summit. Fairytale villages en route, sky-diving out of a helicopter (if heights don't scare you). Another local feast awaits your return, regardless of how you make your way back down.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Scenic excursion to Jungfrau ('The Top of Europe')
-Skydiving in the Swiss Alps
-Scenic helicopter ride in the Swiss Alps
-Schilthorn cable car experience

Day 5

Swiss Alps to Florence, Italy

Hand back the skis & yodel your way down the mountains & into the land of the long boot. Make your food baby sing as we roll into the land of hearty Tuscan cuisine & birthplace of gelato: Florence. Whip around Santa Maria del Fiore before tucking into amore on a plate. Then the evening is yours to stroll along the real-life watercolour of the Arno River, wishing you were a painter.

Included today:
-Visit Pisa & the famous Leaning Tower

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 6

Florence to Rome

Onwards to Rome. Make like Caesar & work up a colossus hunger as you pass by the Pantheon, throw your two cents in the Trevi Fountain, sit on the Spanish Steps & visit ancient history's version of the Hunger Games set at the Colosseum.

Included today:
-Walking tour of Florence with a local guide
-Walking tour of Rome

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 7

Rome including Vatican City visit

Wake up, & count your blessings on an optional tour of the Vatican City to see how Michelangelo messed around & created the High Renaissance. Later, shop 'til you drop on Via Condotti, head to Capitoline Hill for awesome views of the Roman Forum & Colosseum or just kick back in Piazza Navona for some dolce far niente (delicious idleness).

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Guided tour of Vatican City

Day 8

Rome to Venice

Say buongiorno to Venice from across the lagoon as we check into our accommodation, have an Eat Pray Love-worthy relationship with an irresistible Italian (meal) & get pumped for living out your own version of The Italian Job tomorrow.

Included today:
-Walking tour of Venice
-Vaporetto ride in Venice

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Gondola ride in Venice

Day 9

Venice to Munich, Germany

It's time to get to know the city where beer is officially considered a food. Your Trip Leader will clue you up on the Bavarian capital on a walking tour. Slide on your Lederhosen & have a royal Happy Hour experience at the 428-year-old Hofbräuhaus - the recipes here were passed down from Wilhelm V, the Duke of Bavaria. "Oans, zwoa, g'suffa" (one, two, down the hatch)!

Included today:
-Walking tour of Munich

Meals:
-Breakfast


Day 10

Munich to Berlin

Today we'll hit uber-cool Berlin & set off on a driving tour to get your bearings, checking out (what's left of) the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie & the Reichstag building.

Included today:
-Driving tour of Berlin

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 11

Berlin

This. Is. Berlin & how you spend the day is totally up to you. FYI: Kreuzberg is a hit for lunch. Afternoon suggestion? Explore the Berlin atmosphere (& a bit of shopping) & tonight, learn of the city's underground art scene on an optional street art & nightlife tour.

Optional activities:
-Street art & nightlife tour of Berlin

Day 12

Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amster-DAM it's going to be a good day! Start dreaming of cheese, clogs & cheeky cafe stops as we roll through tulip & windmill dotted fields to Amsterdam. Learn how cheddar & the chunky wooden shoes are made then get your bearings on a walking tour of the vibrant capital & see the Dam Square, Royal Palace & National Monument. End the night with a cone of hot chips with mayo. Mmm.

Included today:
-Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration
-Walking tour of Amsterdam

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 13

Amsterdam

Culture fiends, delve deeper with a visit to Anne Frank House, Van Gogh or Rijksmuseum. Still thirsty for more? Check out the Heineken Experience for an interactive visit & tasting at the brewery. Top it off with a dinner cruise on the canal.

Included today:
-Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Bike tour of Amsterdam

Day 14

Amsterdam to London, England

After all the Amster-damage is done & dusted, it's back to ol' Blighty to start planning your next adventure. Facebook friends?

Meals:
-Breakfast