EUROPEAN ENCOUNTER

Description

EUROPEAN ENCOUNTER

Departures between April 2017 and September 2017

WHATS INCLUDED

ACCOMMODATION
15 nights: For 15 nights, you’ll be treated to the luxury of hotels in the best bits of its destination we visit. Sleep twin or triple share, or upgrade to single share for a little bit extra.

TEAM
You’ll be safe in the hands of your  professional trip Manager, who know the street of
European better than you know the hairs on your toes. When it comes to transport,
an experienced and legendary driver team will be taking the reins;trust us, they’re
always a hoot.

FOOD
21 Meals: We’ll be dinning over European on this trip, sampling moreish local cousin and saucy pasta. 15 continental breakfast will be included, as will 6 delicious dinner. The rest of the time is there for you foodies to roam free and discovery just what all the fuss is about around this continent of delectable tastes.

 INCLUSIONS
All the great are part of the standard itinerary, like the Trevi Fountain and the Eiffel Tower. Well also be delving into a range of epic activities, from the art of the Berlin Wall to a scenic drive through the Swiss Alps and a private boat through the snaking canals of Venice or exploring the magic that is the five lands of the Cinque Terre

ME TIME
Tick even more off your bucket list with our optional Me  Time activities. From cruising the Blissful Lake Lucerne, an evening of feasting in the hillsides of Tuscany kicking your hills up the world- famous Moulin Rouge cabaret show, there’s Something to satiate everyone’s crazy urges.

TRANSPORTATION
You and you’re new besties will be zooming  through Europe in an air-conditioned luxury coach, complete with WiFi and charging points. Well also jump on a ferry to cross the English Chanel

DAY 01: START LONDON OR AMSTERDAM
Ferry across the English Channel & head to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium.
* See the white Cliff’s of Dover
* See the Amsterdam’s Canals & gable houses by night

DAY 02: AMSTERDAM TO BERLIN
Motor down the autobahn & get ready for a dose of uber-cool in Berlin. Tonight enjoy this cutting-edge city’s exploding arts, bar & club scene.
* See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building

DAY 03: BERLIN
Savour the mix of old and new in this ever changing city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments.
* See the site of Checkpoint Charlie
M Locally guided historical walking tour of Berlin

DAY 04: BERLIN TO PRAGUE
Bite into some local fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague, an ever modernising hub of Eastern European revival.
* Take in commemorative  artwork & the remains of the Berlin wall
* Visit the city of Dresden destroyed in World War II  & known as the ” Florence of the North”
* See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden.

DAY 05: PRAGUE
Snake trough this medieval city’s maze of cobblestone streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads.
* See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square
* Visit the Old town Square & see the Astronomical Clock
* Bike ride of Bohemian Prague with our local expert

DAY 06: PRAGUE TO SALZBURG
Head sout to picture – perfect Salzburg, home to Mozart & the Sound of Music.

DAY 07: SALZBURG TO VENICE
Wind through both the Austrian & Italian Alps into Italy. Meander through the “floating city” & find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & interesting little shops.

DAY 08: VENICE TO ROME
Say farewell to the canals & gondolas of Venice, before reaching the jaw-dropping sights of ancient Rome
* See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

DAY 09: ROME
Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the ‘Eternal city’ & explore this living museum of the history. Later , there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican museum including the Sistine Chapel.
* See St. Peters Basilica in Vatican City
M Guided tour of Vatican

DAY 10: ROME TO FLORENCE
Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & vineyards to Renaissance Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings and sacred art.
* See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria
* Florentine leather craft demonstration
M Tuscan Evening

DAY 11: FLORENCE TO ITALIAN RIVER
This morning after a visit to the  iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa, we arrive the Italian Riviera where you will be provided with a day pass to explore the stunning  five lands of the Cinque Terre at your leisure.
* Day pass to explore the magical ‘Cinque Terre’
* See the Learning Tower of Pisa

DAY 12: ITALIAN RIVIERA TO LUCERNE
Cathch a glimpse of Lake Combo before arriving in Lucerne, nestled in the Swiss Alps.
* Scenic Alpine drive
* See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

DAY 13: LUCERNE
Breathe in the alpine beauty of this lakeside town as you spend the day exploring. Wander the cobbled streets of this gorgeous mountain setting & shop for goods that Switzerland is known for- watches, chocolates & Swiss Army Knives.
M Swiss Mountain

DAY 14:  LUCERNE TO PARIS
Pass through the vineyards of Burgundy to the ‘ City of Lights’. Hotel
* See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Elysees & Norte Dame Cathedral

DAY 15: PARIS 
Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst he city’s legendary icon.
M Cabaret show & dinner

DAY 16: DEPART PARIS
Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est arr. 10:00 am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to Central London  & extend your stay.

RATE PER PERSON 

US$2185/ PER PERSON

ALL DATES FOR EUROPEAN ENCOUNTE

Friday 14th April – Sunday 29th April
Friday 5th May – Saturday 20th May
Friday 19th May – Saturday 3rd June
Friday 16th  June – Saturday 1st July
Wednesday 28th June – Thursday 13th July
Friday 30th June – Saturday 15th July
Friday 14th July – Saturday 29th July
Friday 11th August – Saturday 26th August
Friday 1st September – Saturday 16th September
Friday 29th September – Saturday 14th October

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