Cosmopolitan Europe

  • 15 Days

  • Central and Eastern Europe

  • Active pace

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.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Eurostar
Transfers
Services of a tour director
Accommodation
Porterage
Single share option
VIP private home pick-up
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

  • Day 11

  • Day 12

  • Day 13

  • Day 14

  • Day 15

of 15 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 23rd October 2017

Meals included: 14 breakfasts, 5 dinners

Overview

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.

At a glance

  • Prague
  • Vienna
  • Rome
  • Swiss Alps
  • Paris
  • Rhine River
  • Nuremburg
  • Assisi
  • Florence
  • Lugano
  • Lucerne
  • Lake Worth

Day 1

UK - Brussels

Travel from London Hammersmith to Dover by Coach where you will cross to the continent by ferry to Calais and embark on to Brussels. On arrival, you will be met by your representative and transferred to your hotel.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Vienna - Velden - 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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 15

Paris - UK

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

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Brussels: Bedford or Park Inn
  • Würzburg: Wittelsbacherhoeh
  • Prague: International
  • Vienna: Star Inn Schöenbrunn
  • Venice area: Poppi at Mira
  • Rome: Pineta Palace
  • Florence: Italiana Resort
  • Lake Lucerne: Ibis Styles City Centre
  • Paris: Ibis Cambronne

Notes

Special Departures:

Christmas in Rome including Christmas lunch: 15th December 2017

 

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