European Capitals

Price per person
from £1,599

Price based on
London Heathrow
31st Aug 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 13 days

  • Central and Eastern Europe

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tour

Enjoy highlights from the leafy waterways of Amsterdam, to the urban metropolis of Prague and Berlin.

At a glance


  • Paris
  • Brussels
  • Rotterdam
  • Antwerp
  • Amsterdam City canal cruise
  • Amsterdam Diamond cutting workshop
  • Bremerhaven Emigration Center Museum visit
  • Bremen Berlin
  • Dresden
  • Prague
  • Tabor
  • Vienna
European Capitals map

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Porterage
  • Individual audio system
  • Single share option
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Overview

Enjoy highlights from the leafy waterways of Amsterdam, to the urban metropolis of Prague and Berlin.

Total meals included:

  • 13 breakfasts, 4 dinners

UK - Paris

Day
1

Fly to Paris, where you will be met by your tour director and transferred to your hotel.

Your tour starts today. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

No meals included

Paris

Day
2

Paris is a world-class city that probably has more familiar landmarks than almost any other city in the world. This morning, see these sites during the included city tour with an expert Local Guide. In the afternoon, feel like a French aristocrat on the optional walking tour through the opulent Palace of Versailles. Tonight, consider joining the optional dinner at a typical restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Paris - Brussels

Day
3

Enjoy a leisurely morning in Paris before heading to Brussels, capital of Belgium and major centre for international politics since WWII. Tonight, dinner is included at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Brussels

Day
4

Join your Local Guide this morning and explore this vibrant city, headquarters of the European Union. Along the way, hear about the ornate Grand’Place and see the tiny yet world-famous Manneken Pis statue. The afternoon is free to make your own discoveries. 

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Brussels - Antwerp - Rotterdam - Amsterdam

Day
5

Start the day by getting to know the international port city of Antwerp. See the centuries-old Diamond Quarter, the largest diamond district in the world; the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, founded in 1663; the 14th-century Cathedral of Our Lady with its triptychs by Rubens; and much more. Cross the border into South Holland and stop in Rotterdam, the “Gateway to the World,” for an introduction to Europe’s busiest port, boasting an eclectic tapestry of architectural styles. Later, arrive in Amsterdam, vibrant capital of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. 

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Amsterdam area

Day
6

Enjoy a canal cruise to see the city from water level, then watch skilled craftsmen cut and polish precious stones at a diamond centre. Continue the discovery with a Local Guide showing you the city’s highlights. Maybe get to know the beautiful Dutch countryside on an optional excursion. 

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Amsterdam area - Groningen - Bremerhaven

Day
7

Depart Amsterdam and stop in Groningen, an important trade centre in the 13th century that today is hailed as the “World Cycling City.” In the centre of town, admire the Martini Tower with its 62-bell carillon, the Spanish Moorish synagogue, and much more. Reach Bremerhaven for a guided visit of the interactive German Emigration Centre, Europe’s largest museum about emigration, particularly German emigration to the United States.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Bremerhaven - Bremen - Berlin

Day
8

Travel to the hanseatic city of Bremen, which majestically straddles the Weser River. Attractions here include the opulent Town Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the massive, 15th-century statue of Roland, the city’s protector; the oldest wine cellar in Germany, the Ratskeller, whose wine list boasts more than 650 German wines; and the bronze sculpture of the Bremen Town Musicians from the Grimm Brothers’ famous fairy-tale. You’ll see the highlights on your included guided walking tour, then it’s on to the city of Berlin! 

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Berlin

Day
9

On the included guided tour, learn how Berlin is no longer divided but every bit as fascinating. Once a city of stark contrasts, since the fall of the wall, Berlin has developed into a harmonious blend of old and new. It has preserved the old buildings, such as the State Opera House and Brandenburg Gate; its neoclassic-style boulevards, such as the Kurfüstendamm and Unter den Linden; and it has created brand new buildings in the most daring, contemporary architectural styles. It is once again Germany’s capital and one of Europe’s most lively cities. This afternoon, maybe join an optional excursion. 

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Berlin - Dresden - Prague

Day
10

Travel southwest toward the Czech border to Dresden, hailed as the “Jewel Box” city for its splendid baroque and rococo centre. With four nature reserves and 63% of the city consisting of green areas and forests, Dresden is one of the greenest cities in all of Europe. On your included guided sightseeing tour, see the Zwinger Palace Glockenspiel with its bells made by the famous Meissen porcelain factory, as well as many other city highlights. Cross into the Czech Republic and head towards Prague. 

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Prague

Day
11

The wealth of gothic and baroque architecture in the “Golden City” of Prague inspired local composers Dvorak and Smetana—and will inspire you, too, today during your included guided sightseeing tour. See the Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, the Old Town Square with its fantastic Astronomical Clock, and more. Your Tour Director can suggest optional excursions, including a fun evening of traditional Czech music and entertainment. 

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Prague - Vienna

Day
12

Visit Tábor this morning, founded in 1420 as an egalitarian peasant commune. Walk through the pretty Old Town with its narrow cobblestone streets to its main square. In the afternoon, cross the Austrian border to arrive in Vienna, Austria’s capital. This evening, how about an optional classical concert? 

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Vienna

Day
13

Once the seat of the mighty Habsburg Empire and home to Strauss, Brahms, Beethoven, Haydn, and Mozart, Vienna blends ornate baroque architecture with an irresistible musical heritage—you can almost hear the classical music as you stroll its streets. There’s much to enthral you today on the included guided sightseeing tour. Admire the fabulous State Opera House, Hofburg Palace, and Parliament. Later, maybe try some of Vienna’s heavenly Sachertorte at a traditional coffee house, or you could join the optional excursion to Schönbrunn Palace. This evening, the included Viennese farewell dinner might be just the ticket!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Vienna - UK

Day
14

Your tour ends today with breakfast.

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

Special Departure: 

New Years in Amsterdam including Reveillon: 27th December 2018

 

Accommodation will be as stated or similar.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Paris: Campanile Pantin 
  • Brussels: Ibis St Catherine
  • Amsterdam: Crowne Plaza Schiphol or Apollo Almere 
  • Bremen: Comfort Bremerhaven
  • Berlin: Abba
  • Prague: Clarion Congress 
  • Vienna: Cavalier

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