Western Spirit

They say that all roads lead to Rome; if that's the case then it's also true that some routes are far more interesting than others! Make your way from London to the 'Eternal City' & discover the true essence of Europe along the way. From the fashionable streets of Paris & stunning scenery of Switzerland, to the opulent extravagance of Monte Carlo, this short tour lays Western Europe bare in all her glory!
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Price:
R14 670
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DETAILS
Starting fromR14 670
Package ValiditySelected departures between: 27 MAR 2018 - 08 MAY 2018 & 02 - 16 OCT 2018.
Duration9 days
Destination

Europe (France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy & Vatican City)

Starts inLondon
Ends inRome
Age GroupThis is a group tour for ages 18 - 39 years

Description


- 5 nights hostel accommodation
- 3 nights bungalow accommodation at European campsites
- Breakfast daily, 3 lunches & 4 dinners
- English Channel ferry crossing
- Assistance of a Trip leader, driver & on-site Chefs
- Touring by air-conditioned coach
- Touring & sightseeing of all sites as per itinerary

 

** High season supplements starting from an additional R1170 per person apply for set departures between 15 MAY 2018 - 12 JUN 2018 & 14 AUG 2018 - 25 SEP 2018 

** High season supplements starting from an additional R2340 per person apply for set departures between 19 JUN 2018 - 07 AUG 2018


Day 1

London, England to Paris, France

Spot French poodles on an epic driving tour as we roll around Paris. Pinch yourself and instagram your first selfie before we dig into a gourmet picnic under the Eiffel Tower. Food matters. A lot. In Europe, it comes alive. Kick back under the Eiffel Tower and watch Paris sparkle. Ooooh you pretty thang!

Included today:
-Paris city driving tour
-Gourmet picnic under the Eiffel Tower

Meals:
-Dinner

Day 2

Paris

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

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Paris bike tour
-Seine River cruise
-Traditional cabaret show in the Latin Quarter

Day 3

Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland

Trade in Parisian streets for handsome peaks. Home to the highest point in Europe, 72 waterfalls and one of the largest nature conservations in Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen is obviously where we're spending the night. Urban charm ain't got nothing on Swiss scenery. Upon arrival, chow down on Swiss cuisine and hit the bar for a nightcap.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 4

Swiss Alps

Scenic hikes and 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. Expect fairytale villages en route and sky-diving out of a helicopter upon arrival (if heights don't scare you). And if one hulking mountain isn't enough? Another local feast awaits your return, regardless of how you make your way back down.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Jungfrau excursion
-Schilthorn excursion
-Helicopter ride (subject to availability)
-Skydiving

Day 5

Swiss Alps to French Riviera, France

Don your fanciest attire and follow in Napoleon's footsteps downwards to the glamorous French Riviera. Try your hand at celeb spotting as you explore the world's most lavish waterfront property and take in some of the most Pinterest-worthy views in the world.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 6

French Riviera including Monaco visit

Bring your paparazzi posse to the beach or let loose among the designer boutiques in Nice's Old Town. Roll into Monaco for a guided tour and the chance to see how the 1% live (hint: it involves Ferraris and bathing in caviar). Feeling lucky? Hit the tables at the Monte Carlo Casino and make it rain (or not).

Included today:
-Guided tour of Monaco

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 7

French Riviera to Florence, Italy

This morning, we'll hit up Eze for a first-hand look into the world of French scent making on a guided tour of a 16th century factory. Then, swap your 'bonjour' to a 'buongiorno' as it's on to the renaissance romance of Florence. Take THAT shot at the Leaning Tower of Pisa before trucking on to Florence to eat, sleep, repeat in the foodie capital of the world.

Included today:
-French Riviera perfumery experience
-Pisa visit

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 8

Florence to Rome

Southward and downward with a pit stop at the hilltop town of Orvieto to see the grand cathedral and dig into a wild boar panini. Then step back to 753 BC in one of the world's oldest open-air museums on an in-depth walking tour and give that bucket list a workout. Make like Caesar (the emperor, not the salad) and work up a colossus hunger as you pass by the Pantheon, throw your two cents in the Trevi Fountain, sit on the Spanish Steps and visit ancient history's version of the Hunger Games set at the Colosseum.

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

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 9

Rome including Vatican City visit

After breakfast, we’re outta here. But before you go, don’t miss a chance to steal a look at the pope’s hang out spot - the Vatican City. After, you’re on your own. Enjoy!

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Vatican City tour