Europe's Highlights

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Europe's Highlights

Journey through the blissful, rural panoramas of Germany and Italy to the snow-capped Swiss Alps and picturesque France.

14 days from


per person, for 2 people

Based on departing 09/10/2017 from London Gatwick Airport

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  • Trevi Fountain, Rome Trevi Fountain, Rome
  • Amsterdam Amsterdam
  • Rhineland scenery Rhineland scenery
  • Innsbruck Innsbruck
  • Austrian Tyrol Austrian Tyrol
  • The Grand Canal, Venice The Grand Canal, Venice
  • Venice is famed for its glass-blowing workshops Venice is famed for its glass-blowing workshops
  • Assisi Assisi
  • Colosseum, Rome Colosseum, Rome
  • St Peter's Square, Rome St Peter's Square, Rome
  • The beautiful skyline of Florence The beautiful skyline of Florence
  • Leaning Tower & Square of Miracles, Pisa Leaning Tower & Square of Miracles, Pisa
  • Lake Lugano Lake Lugano
  • Chapel Bridge, Lake Lucerne Chapel Bridge, Lake Lucerne
  • View from the Stanserhorn, Lucerne View from the Stanserhorn, Lucerne
  • Interlaken Interlaken
  • Lausanne Lausanne
  • Vineyards of Burgundy Vineyards of Burgundy
  • Beaune Beaune
  • L'Arc de Triomphe, Paris L'Arc de Triomphe, Paris
  • Eiffel Tower, Paris Eiffel Tower, Paris

Itinerary Map

DAY 1 : UK - Amsterdam area.

Fly to Amsterdam where you will be transferred to your hotel for the evening. Includes Dinner

DAY 2 : Amsterdam area.

This morning, enjoy the colourful city of Amsterdam. After your included visit to a diamond factory, enjoy a sightseeing drive with a local guide to view the city's highlights before boarding a canal cruise, the best way to see Amsterdam. Includes Breakfast

DAY 3 : Amsterdam area - Manheim area.

head to the Rhineland area for one night. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4 : Manheim Area - Innsbruck area.

Start today with a scenic drive along the shores of the Rhine or choose to take an optional Rhine cruise to see charming villages, hilltop castles and terraced vineyards. In the afternoon continue to Innsbruck, capital of the Tyrol, for one night. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 : Innsbruck area - Venice area.

Depart early for Venice, a unique city on the water ribboned with canals. This afternoon, enjoy an included canal boat-ride, followed by a visit to a typical Venetian glass blowing factory. Later, why not join the optional gondola experience to glide along the picturesque canals accompanied by a Troubadour serenade. Overnight in the Venice area. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6 : Venice area - Assisi - Rome.

Drive across the Po Delta and cross the Apennines en route to Assisi, the birthplace of the mystical St Francis, where you can marvel at the magnificent Basilica before continuing to Rome for two nights. Includes Breakfast

DAY 7 : Rome.

Rome, the 'Eternal City', 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 8 : Rome - Florence - Montecatini.

Enjoy an afternoon in the beautiful city of Florence, where every quaint, cobbled street seems to house a rare church, a sombre Renaissance palace, or a powerful sculpture. Take an included city sightseeing walk with a local guide and visit one of Florence's leather shops before heading to Montecatini for one night. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9 : Montecatini - Pisa - Milan - Lake Como.

Journey to Pisa and stop to admire the legendary Leaning Tower and the Square of Miracles before travelling to the cosmopolitan city of Milan to see the great 'Duomo' before reaching the beautiful resort area of Lake Como for one night. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10 : Lake Como - Lugano - Lucerne area.

Today, head towards Switzerland for a visit to the Italian speaking town of Lugano, with its picturesque lake and promenade. Continue to the city of Lucerne where you will be offered an optional excursion to the summit of one of the most beautiful peaks of the area. Includes Breakfast

DAY 11 : Lucerne area - Interlaken - Lausanne area.

Nestled amid snow-capped Alps and dominated by its clear blue lake, Lucerne is one of Switzerland's finest cities. See the city's highlights such as the covered wooden bridge and Lion Monument before travelling towards Interlaken. On to Lausanne for one night. Includes Breakfast

DAY 12 : Lausanne area - Beaune - Paris.

Cross the border into France and marvel at the beauty of the Burgundy region as you pass vineyards and meadows en route to Beaune. Stop awhile in this medieval town, renowned for its wine production, before heading to Paris for two nights. Includes Breakfast

DAY 13 : Paris.

Take a full day to fully appreciate the magnificence of Paris - a city known throughout the world for its fashion, art and museums, delicious food and general 'joie de vivre'. The included sightseeing trip with a local guide takes in many of the best-known Parisian sights: La Sorbonne, Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elysées to name just a few. In the evening, why not join an optional French farewell dinner? Includes Breakfast

DAY 14 : Paris - UK.

Transfer from your hotel to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Includes Breakfast

Hotels on Tour

  • Lake Como:Lario at Mezzegra (3*)
  • Lake Lucerne:Ibis at Kriens (3*)
  • Lausanne:Novotel Bussigny (4*)
  • Paris:Timhotel Berthier (3*)
  • NOTE:Hotels will be as specified or a similar standard
  • Amsterdam:Holiday Inn Express or Amarth at Alkmaar (3*)
  • Mannheim area:Achat Premium at Walldorf (4*)
  • Innsbruck:Rumerhof at Rum Bei Innsbruck (4*)
  • Venice area:Smart Holiday at Favaro Veneto (4*)
  • Rome:Villa Maria Regina (4*)
  • Montecatini:Settentionale Esplanade (4*)

What's Included

  • Return flights UK – Amsterdam
  • Accommodation on tour in twin room with private facilities
  • Meals on tour 12 breakfasts (B) and 5 dinners (D)
  • Services of a tour director on tour
  • Porterage at hotels on tour (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

All this included

  • Amsterdam City sightseeing, canal cruise and diamond factory
  • Rhineland Scenic drive
  • Tyrolean Alps Scenic drive
  • Venice Canal boat ride, orientation & glass blowing
  • Assisi St Francis' Basilica
  • Rome City sightseeing
  • Florence Walking city sightseeing tour
  • Pisa Square of Miracles
  • Milan Visit
  • Lugano Visit
  • Lucerne Lion monument & Wooden Bridge
  • Interlaken Visit
  • Bernese Oberland Lake Thun scenic drive
  • Lausanne Visit
  • Beaune Visit
  • Burgundy Scenic drive and Beaune visit
  • Paris City sightseeing

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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