Cosmopolitan Europe

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Cosmopolitan Europe

Immerse yourself in sophisticated cities such as Prague, Vienna, Rome, Venice, Florence and Paris, and marvel at the spectacular natural wonders of the Alps on this journey through the heart of cosmopolitan Europe.

15 days from


per person, for 2 people

Based on departing 23/10/2017 from London Hammersmith

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  • Prague Old Town Prague Old Town
  • Astronomical Clock, Prague Astronomical Clock, Prague
  • Prague Old Town Prague Old Town
  • Notre Dame, Paris Notre Dame, Paris
  • The Louvre, Paris The Louvre, Paris
  • Eiffel Tower, Paris Eiffel Tower, Paris
  • Sacré Coeur, Paris Sacré Coeur, Paris
  • Arc de Triomphe, Paris Arc de Triomphe, Paris
  • Gondolas and San Giorgio Island, Venice Gondolas and San Giorgio Island, Venice
  • Church of Santa Maria della Salute, Venice Church of Santa Maria della Salute, Venice
  • Rialto Bridge, Venice Rialto Bridge, Venice
  • Tourists on a Gondola ride, Venice Tourists on a Gondola ride, Venice
  • Piazza del Signoria, Florence Piazza del Signoria, Florence
  • Duomo, Florence Duomo, Florence
  • Assisi Assisi
  • Lake Lucerne Lake Lucerne
  • Art History Museum, Vienna Art History Museum, Vienna
  • Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna
  • Brussels Brussels
  • Bishop's Residenz, Würzburg Bishop's Residenz, Würzburg
  • Lake Lucerne, Switzerland Lake Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Lake Lugano Lake Lugano

Itinerary Map

DAY 1 : UK - Brussels.

Join your tour by travelling on our free coach service from London for your Channel crossing to the Continent, where you will be met by your tour director and transferred to Brussels for one night.

DAY 2 : Brussels - Rhine cruise - Würzburg.

Today, journey into Germany and to the shores of the mighty Rhine for an afternoon's scenic river cruise past medieval hilltop castles, charming villages, terraced vineyards and the Lorelei Rock. Set on the banks of the Main River and famed for its baroque architecture. continue to Würzburg to conclude your journey today. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3 : Würzburg - Nuremberg - Prague.

Start today with a short visit to the historic city of Nuremberg, restored to its original glory after World War II and home to Gothic churches, ancient medieval ramparts and elegant patrician houses. Later, continue by way of Pilsen, famed for its beer production, to the Czech capital Prague, for one night. Includes Breakfast

DAY 4 : Prague - Vienna.

Tour Prague with a local guide on an included city sightseeing trip this morning, taking in highlights such as the Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock. This afternoon journey through the heart of Bohemia to Moravia and continue across the border into Austria for two nights in its splendid capital, Vienna, where you will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 : Vienna.

Enjoy the charm and elegance of cosmopolitan Vienna today. Start with an included city sightseeing tour with a local guide and view the State Opera, Hofburg, Parliament and Town Hall. This afternoon, why not join the optional trip to Schönbrunn Palace? Later, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. Includes Breakfast

DAY 6 : Vienna - Lake Wörth - Venice area.

Admire breathtaking scenery as you journey across Austria to Velden, set on beautiful Lake Wörth, for a short visit. Later, continue across the border into Italy and to the Venice area for two nights. Includes Breakfast

DAY 7 : Venice area.

Set like a jewel in its own lagoon, Venice has a dreamlike quality. Enjoy the included canal boat ride followed by a short orientation of this fascinating city and a chance to watch Venetian glass blowers fashion their delicate objects just as they did centuries ago. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8 : Venice area - Assisi - Rome.

Start early today and drive across the Po Delta to the Apennines, an area dotted with villages perched high on steep mountain sides. Continue to Assisi, the birthplace of the mystical St Francis, where you can marvel at the magnificent Basilica before heading to Rome for two nights. This evening join the optional Rome by night excursion. Includes Breakfast

DAY 9 : Rome.

The 'Eternal City', Rome is a city steeped in history, vibrantly alive and absolutely unique. Today's included sightseeing trip with a local guide starts in St Peter's Square, followed by a visit to the Roman Forum and the mighty Colosseum. Includes Breakfast

DAY 10 : Rome - Florence.

This morning enjoy an optional visit to the Vatican Museum before heading through the Tuscan countryside to the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence. Later this afternoon, enjoy an included guided walking tour of the city's highlights. Overnight in the Florence. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11 : Florence - Lugano - Lucerne area.

Journey into Switzerland and head to picturesque Lake Lugano, an area bordered by misty mountains and old towns. After time to admire the town centre of Lugano, continue amidst glorious alpine scenery to the shores of lovely Lake Lucerne for two nights in the area. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12 : Lucerne area.

Explore Lucerne this morning. Visit the covered wooden bridge and Lion Monument - a masterful stone sculpture in honour of the heroic Swiss guard of Louis XVI. Don't miss an optional cable car ride to the summit of Mount Titlis for spectacular views of the Alps. Includes Breakfast

DAY 13 : Lucerne area - Paris.

Journey through the Swiss canton of Aargau, an area laden with woodland lakes, rich green pastures and picturesque chalets of rustic timbering and luxuriant flowers, before reaching France. Drive amidst some of France's most famous vineyards to Paris for two nights, arriving in time to enjoy an optional cabaret show. Includes Breakfast

DAY 14 : Paris.

Spend a full day in this magnificent city - renowned throughout the world for its fashion, art, museums, and delicious food. Today's included sightseeing trip with a local guide takes in many of the best-known Parisian sights: La Sorbonne, Boulevard St Germain and the Eiffel Tower to name just a few. Includes Breakfast

DAY 15 : Paris - UK.

Say farewell to Paris and head to Paris train station for the Eurostar service back to London. Includes Breakfast

Hotels on Tour

  • Rome:Pineta Palace (4*)
  • Florence:Italiana Resort (4*)
  • Lake Lucerne:Ibis Styles City Centre (3*)
  • Paris:Ibis Cambronne (3*)
  • NOTE:Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard
  • Brussels:Bedford or Park Inn (3*)
  • Würzburg:Wittelsbacherhoeh (3*)
  • Prague:International (4*)
  • Vienna:Star Inn Schöenbrunn (3*)
  • Venice area:Poppi at Mira (4*)

What's Included

  • VIP Private Home Pick-up Service to take you to and from your UK departure point (Terms & Conditions apply)
  • Ferry Crossing
  • Accommodation on tour
  • Meals on tour - 14 breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • Services of a tour director
  • Porterage (for one suitcase per person)
  • Individual audio system You will be given headphones and a receiver so you can clearly hear the tour director/local guide during your visits.
  • Single share option - see page 13

All this included

  • Prague City sightseeing
  • Vienna City sightseeing
  • Venice Canal Boat ride
  • Rome City sightseeing
  • Swiss Alps Scenic drive
  • Paris City sightseeing
  • Rhine River Cruise
  • Nuremburg Visit
  • Assisi Visit
  • Florence Walking city sightseeing
  • Lugano Visit
  • Lucerne Visit
  • Lake Worth Visit

Why Book With Archers Holidays?

  • We've been part of the same family-owned company for 85 years
  • Great value holidays with no hidden costs
  • We have more touring holidays in North America and Europe than any other operator
  • Our expert Tour Directors have a 96% customer satisfaction score
  • Your holiday is fully protected through ABTA and ATOL
  • Private airport transfer included in your holiday
  • Great for single travellers
  • Save £50pp on your second holiday

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