Europe's Highlights

Price per person
from £1,651

Price based on
London Gatwick
12th Mar 2018 departure

Key inclusions

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

  • Central and Eastern Europe

  • Classic escorted tour

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

At a glance


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

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Porterage
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
  • Single share option
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.

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.

Multiple itineraries are available

This itinerary changes on some dates - select your preferred departure date to see the details.


Overview

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

Total meals included:

  • 13 breakfasts, 6 dinners

UK - Amsterdam area

Day
1

Fly to Amsterdam where you will be transferred to your hotel and you will meet your fellow travelers in the evening for dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Amsterdam area

Day
2

This morning, enjoy the colourful city of Amsterdam. After your included visit to a famous diamond cutting workshop, discover the city with a local guide to view the city's highlights before boarding a canal cruise, the best way to see Amsterdam.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Amsterdam area - Manheim area

Day
3

Follow the scenic banks of the River Rhine or take an optional Rhine cruise to see the Lorelei Rock and hear it's story. Carry on to the Manheim area where you will spend the night.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Manheim Area - Neuschwanstein - Innsbruck area.

Day
4

Leaving the mighty Rhine behind, travel through idyllic alpine scenery to Neuschwanstein, the fairy-tale castle built by Ludwig II of Bavaria. Enjoy a visit of the castle and in the afternoon continue to Innsbruck, capital of the Tyrol, for one night.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Innsbruck area - Venice area

Day
5

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 ride to glide along the picturesque canals accompanied by a Troubadour serenade. Overnight in the Venice area.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Venice area - Assisi - Rome

Day
6

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Rome

Day
7

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 and many other highlights.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Rome - Florence - Montecatini

Day
8

Enjoy an afternoon in the beautiful city of Florence, where every quaint, cobbled street seems to house a rare church, a 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 the spa town of Montecatini for one night.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Montecatini - Pisa - Milan - Lake Como

Day
9

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lake Como - Lugano - Lucerne area

Day
10

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lucerne area - Interlaken - Lausanne area

Day
11

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lausanne area - Beaune - Paris

Day
12

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Paris.

Day
13

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?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Paris - UK

Day
14

Say farewell to Paris and head to the station to join the Eurostar service to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

Special Departures:

2017

New Year's in Paris including Reveillon: 20th December 2017

2018 

Easter in Rome: 26th March 2018 

New Years in Paris including Reveillon: 20th December 2018

 

Tour hotels will be as specified or a similar standard.

Hotels

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


  • Amsterdam: Holiday Inn Express or Amarth at Alkmaar 
  • Mannheim area: Achat Premium at Walldorf 
  • Innsbruck: Rumerhof at Rum Bei Innsbruck 
  • Venice area: Smart Holiday at Favaro Veneto 
  • Rome: Villa Maria Regina 
  • Montecatini: Settentionale Esplanade 
  • Lake Como: Lario at Mezzegra 
  • Lake Lucerne: Ibis at Kriens 
  • Lausanne: Novotel Bussigny 
  • Paris: Campanile Pantin

Why book with Archers Holidays?