package

Great European Tour

Duration

20 days

Shared

This trip is shared with other travelers from SC (or its partners); included tour guides and transportation are for the entire group.
Departure time is fixed and prices are calculated based on max capacity, so they are fixed and per person.
$ 2779.32
Brief

From Paris to Venice, enjoy this 20-day odyssey across Europe. On this journey you will be able to see such historical and cultural monuments as the Eiffel Tower, Prague Castle and the Coliseum!

Day 1

Paris
Welcome to Paris! On arrival at the airport, we will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel. Your guide will be ready at the hotel and will give an overview of the tour. At the end of the evening, we will provide a transfer to the Montmartre district. This neighborhood is known for its painters, artists and its cabarets. Sit down to dinner and enjoy a magical night. You will then ascend by funicular to the hill and admire the spectacular view of Paris from the top.
Overnight in Paris.

Day 2

Paris
Come on a scenic guided tour to discover the history, main boulevards and breathtaking monuments of Paris. You will end the visit at the Eiffel Tower area. You will have the opportunity to climb up to the second floor of this remarkable metal monument (ticket admission included). End your visit with a boat cruise along the River Seine, which divides the north of Paris from the south. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore as you choose. At sunset transfer to the “Quartier Latin”, a very picturesque area of the historic center were you can enjoy dinner with a wide variety of international cuisines.
Note: Sometimes queues to climb the Eiffel Tower are long. For organizational reasons, if deemed appropriate, the climb can be made at a different moment of the day or on Monday
Overnight in Paris (Breakfast).

Day 3

Paris - Rouen
You will go to the center of Paris to the area of the Louvre Museum. You will spend your day there at leisure. If you wish, we can accompany you to Benlux, one of the most complete and best-known perfumeries in Paris. At around 17:30 you will leave Paris for Rouen, city museum with its houses with half-timbered walls, narrow streets and gothic churches.
Overnight in Rouen (Breakfast).

Day 4

Rouen - London
You will set off to the north of France. In Eperlecques, you will visit a huge bunker in the middle of the forest (admission included). From this point, V1 and V2 missiles were fired at the UK. Next, you will leave on a ferry across the English Channel to reach Canterbury, the religious capital of England with a very attractive historic center. Continuation to London. We will provide transfer to Camden, a district famous for having one of the most varied and extravagant street markets in London. Time for dinner in this area with numerous ethnic restaurants (Indian, Thai, Chinese, international, and so on).
Overnight in London (Breakfast).

Day 5

London
In the morning, you will go on a comprehensive tour of London, including Westminster, the House of Parliament and the Thames River. You may spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Optionally, we offer the possibility of visiting the Thames Valley and the town of Windsor with its impressive castle.
In the evening, we will meet at a meeting point in Piccadilly to walk to Leicester Square, China Town and Soho with its amazing atmosphere and its theaters. This transfer can also be organised the day before, once you arrive in London.
Overnight in London (Breakfast).

Day 6

London - Volendam
After breakfast you will go to the British Museum, one of the oldest and most important museums in the world, where you can see relics from cultures all around the globe. Free time. At around 16:00, you will leave for Colchester, known as the most ancient city in England. You will then board a modern ferry in Harwich and take a night voyage in cabins with bathrooms.
Note: The ferry used has a limited number of cabins. Sometimes we might change the itinerary: You may leave London at 15:00 and take the railway tunnel under the English Channel, and spending the night in Antwerp
Overnight in Volendam (Breakfast).

Day 7

Volendam - Amsterdam
At around 8:00 in the morning you will reach Holland at Hoek Van Holland and visit Volendam, a very picturesque fishing village. After this, you will travel to Amsterdam where you will go on a panoramic visit of the city to see its narrow canals, the Dam Platz, its official buildings and parks. You will also see the technique of cutting diamonds. Transfer to the red light district, with its liberal values and its many restaurants from all corners of the world.
Overnight in Amsterdam (Breakfast).

Day 8

Amsterdam - Berlin
You will leave Amsterdam for Germany. On the way, you will stop at Hamelin, a picturesque German town. Here, many shops and streets are reminiscent of the legend of the town, The Pied Piper of Hamelin written by the Brothers Grimm. You will continue towards Berlin, arriving at the end of the afternoon. 
Overnight in Berlin (Breakfast).

Day 9

Berlin
Go on a city tour of Berlin. You will visit the Holocaust Memorial and the Berlin Wall Museum. Ease your way into the local culture with a guided visit of Germany's incredible capital, Berlin. You will visit the historic center, Museum Island, the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gates, and the city's magnificent parks. You will continue your visit by stopping at the Holocaust Memorial and the Berlin Wall Museum. This visit will help you understand the difficult situation the city experienced during the 20thC. Time to explore the city. Enjoy an evening in the lively area of Kantstrasse, a district that offers different types of ethnic restaurants to dine in.
Overnight in Berlin (Breakfast).

Day 10

Berlin - Prague
You will journey through the nearby forests to Dresden, a city which - due to its exceptional architectural and artistic heritage - has become one of the main tourist destinations in Germany. Time to explore some of the impressive palaces and to have lunch at one of its many restaurants and coffee shops. Later, you will depart for the Czech Republic.
Once you arrive at Prague at the end of the afternoon, you will be taken to the Old Town Square. This central location is full of energy and touristic activities. It’s a marvellous place to acquaint yourselves with Prague. Several restaurants offering cuisines from around the world will be waiting to delight your taste buds, including Czech, Chinese, Indian and Italian. Return to hotel.
Overnight in Prague (Breakfast).

Day 11

Prague
You will be visiting this capital city, which is known as the Baroque jewel of Europe. Your local expert will provide a guided city tour, which will include the most outstanding monuments. During the visit, you will walk through Prague Castle (admission included). Subsequently, you will take a magnificent boat tour along Moldova River. Free time in the afternoon to explore Prague. In the evening, you will enjoy some time off in the historical city center and there will be an opportunity for you to enjoy cuisines from around the world, including Czech, Chinese, Indian, and Italian.
Overnight in Prague (Breakfast).

Day 12

Prague - Innsbruck
You will leave early and travel to Bavaria, arriving at Munich during the midday. Next to the Olympiapark, you will visit the futuristic BMW Welt with its fascinating architecture and multi-use exhibition of BMW, the prestigious German vehicles brand. After that, time for lunch and a stroll in the historic center. In the afternoon you will travel to Austria.  Arrival in the evening to Innsbruck where you will have time for dinner in the Golden Roof area at the Old Town.
Overnight in Innsbruck (Breakfast).

Day 13

Innsbruck - Zurich
Begin your day by discovering the Swarovski Museum, the renowned home of crystals. You will visit its impressive gardens and learn how the pieces of crystal are produced. Then,  you will take a train from Innsbruck to Zurich, an enjoyable journey of more than 3 hours through wonderful sceneries. Once you arrive in Zurich, you will enjoy an evening in the historic center next to the lake, where you can dine at a restaurant of your choosing.
Overnight in Zurich (Breakfast).

Day 14

Zurich
Today´s route takes you across beautiful landscapes with high mountains and lakes. Breathtaking scenery in the region of Interlaken. You will have time for a coffee before taking the cable car up to Grindelwald (ticket included). You will walk along the path for about 30 minutes, in which you will be able to take the ¨footbridge over the empty¨ among the fantastic scenery and enjoy the glaciers around you. Lunch included (vegetarian option available). Afterwards, you will continue to Lucerne, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. Time at the end of the day to stroll, enjoy the city and dine before returning to the hotel in Zurich.
Overnight in Zurich (Breakfast, Lunch).

Day 15

Zurich - Milán
You will travel to Burglen, the tiny village where William Tell was born. Here, you will see the chapel of the 16thC with paintings illustrating William Tell's life. You will continue to Lugano, the cosmopolitan capital of the Italian Switzerland with its beautiful lake. Afterwards, following the shores of the lake, you will reach the enchanting little town of Morcote, with its houses made of stone and covered with flowers. You will then arrive in Milan where your guide will take you to the impressive Duomo Square. There will be time to dine at the Porta Venecia (Port of Venice) where an outstanding variety of restaurants can be found to delight your palate.
Overnight in Milán (Breakfast).

Day 16

Milan - Rome
Spend some time in Milan, where you can see its great cathedral and the galleries in the center. Then, you will continue towards Pisa. On a little tourist train you will travel to the Piazza Dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), where there will be time to admire one of the most alluring and beautiful art complexes in Italy, including the well-known Leaning Tower of Pisa. Then, you will continue to Rome, arriving at the end of the afternoon.
Overnight in Rome (Breakfast).

Day 17

Rome
In the morning, you will have a scenic tour of the capital, which will be a great introduction to “The Eternal City”. You will visit the tiny state of the Vatican. Vatican City is the principle center of Catholicsm in the world. You will be able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. Also included in the tour is an admission to the Roman Coliseum, the landmark of Rome. This impressive construction dates back 2,000 years and will transport you back in time so that you can learn about ancient society in the Roman Empire. In the evening you will be transported to the Via Cavour area, where you will find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese, and international food.
Overnight in Rome (Breakfast).

Day 18

Rome - Florence
You will leave Rome and head north. This route is graced with beautiful landscapes. Upon arrival in Florence, you will head straight to Piazzale Michelangelo, an impressive site in the city. In the evening you will go on a tour with a local expert and walk through the historic center, taking in places such as the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo and the Piazza della Signoria. This city is truly an outdoor museum. Free time to explore. In the evening, you can dine at your favorite restaurant. In this district you can find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese, and international food.
Overnight in Florence (Breakfast).

Day 19

Florence - Venice
Today you will enjoy stunning mountain landscapes while crossing the Apennine Mountains. Arriving in Venice, you will board a vaporetto to travel around on the canals in the historic center. With a local guide, you will visit the marvellous Plaza de San Marcos and enter the marvellous basilica (entry cost included). Afterwards, you will be able to visit the Murano glass factory city. It is marvellous to see the technique of crystal blowing. Free time.
At the end of the afternoon, you will have the chance to dine at your restaurant of choice in the Mestre area.
Overnight in Venice (Breakfast).

Day 20

Venice

After breakfast, end of our services.

(Breakfast).

package code: FR4766143
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