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European Experience

Duration 12 days

Destinations visited :
  • UK
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  • Netherlands
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  • Germany
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  • Austria
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  • Italy
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  • Switzerland
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  • France
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Mountains and monuments dot your route from London to Paris. Take an exhilarating journey through an alpine highway and marvel at St. Mark’s Square in Venice, with stops in Rome, Lucerne and Paris. Costsaver has secured premium tickets for you to attend the once in a decade performance of the Passion Play in the picturesque Bavarian town of Oberammergau.

Take a look at your day-by-day itinerary or contact us on 0207 620 8952 to find out more.

DAY 1

London – Amsterdam
This morning meet your Travel Director and travelling companions to board your CostSaver coach and set off from London. Admire the famous White Cliffs as you approach Dover where you board a ferry for the short Channel crossing to Calais in France. Drive through Belgium’s Flanders fields into The Netherlands, renowned for tulips, clogs and windmills. Later arrive in Amsterdam, one of Europe’s friendliest cities.
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DAY 2

Amsterdam – Cologne – Rhineland
Cross into Germany and view Cologne Cathedral, the tallest Roman Catholic cathedral in the World. In Boppard, embark on a scenic cruise down the River Rhine past terraced vineyards and towering castles. Finish the day at your hotel in the Rhineland.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

DAY 3

Rhineland – Oberammergau (Passion Play Performance)
This morning travel to the picturesque town of Oberammergau where the Passion Play will be performed. This afternoon take your premium seats for this unique and moving performance. Dine at a local restaurant this evening before experiencing the captivating second half of this unique event as night falls.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

DAY 4

Oberammergau – Innsbruck – Venice
Enjoy an exhilarating journey via Innsbruck and the Brenner Pass – one of the principal Alpine highways – to Italy. In the Byzantine city of Venice, cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. Marvel at St. Mark’s Basilica and the ornate Doge’s Palace. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop and see a demonstration, then spend time discovering the delights of Venice. You might like to take a romantic ride in a gondola.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 5

Venice – Rome (2 Nights)
Traverse the Veneto plain and cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains into Tuscany. Continue through Umbria to Lazio and the capital, Rome. This evening take the opportunity to explore the city’s beautiful squares and fountains and perhaps savour the local cuisine at one of the many restaurants.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 6

Rome Sightseeing and Free Time
Your Local Specialist brings Rome’s rich history to life during your wonderful sightseeing tour. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, featuring magnificent works of art. Your trip continues across the Tiber to view the Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome. Spend the rest of the day as you wish.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 7

Rome – Florence
Drive north through Umbria into the rolling countryside of Tuscany. In the Renaissance city of Florence, enjoy spectacular views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Afterwards there is time to explore the Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Learn about the quality and workmanship of one of this city’s historic industries at a demonstration of Florentine leathercraft.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

DAY 8

Florence – Lucerne Region (2 Nights)
Cross the Apennines to the great northern plain and pass the city of Milan. Continue north to the Swiss border and follow the scenic St. Gotthard route to Lake Lucerne in the heart of Switzerland. The landscape is breathtaking.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 9

Lucerne Orientation and Free Time
Admire the sights of Lucerne during your morning orientation tour including views of the Chapel Bridge, the Jesuit Church and a visit to the Lion Monument, built to commemorate the Swiss Guards who died defending Louis XVI during the French Revolution. Spend free time shopping for Swiss chocolate and perhaps take an Optional Experience up a mountain peak.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

DAY 10

Lucerne Region – Paris (2 Nights)
Journey into France and pass the Vosges Mountains. See the vineyards as you travel through the great wine region of Burgundy. Arrive later in the elegant capital, Paris. This evening you might like to take a tour of the city and see the dazzling illuminations.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 11

Paris Orientation and Free Time
Paris is a beautiful city, and probably has more familiar landmarks than any other capital in the world. See many of them during your orientation with views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Afterwards there is time for you to explore on your own. Tonight is the last evening of your holiday so you might consider a delicious dinner at a cosy bistro. Also, no trip to Paris is complete without seeing a famous cabaret show featuring the can-can.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 12

Paris – London
Head north from Paris across WWI battlefields of the Somme to Calais and take the ferry to Dover. Arrive shortly afterwards in London, where you say farewell to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of an amazing holiday.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Dover See the White Cliffs
  • Amsterdam See the historic city centre
  • Cologne View the Gothic cathedral
  • Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine
  • Oberammergau Premium tickets for the 2020 Passion Play
  • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop
  • Rome Sightseeing with your Local Specialist. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. View the Colosseum and see the ancient sites
  • Florence Enjoy panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo. Admire Florentine leatherwork
  • Swiss Alps Picture-book scenery
  • Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument and see the medieval Old Town
  • Paris Sightseeing includes views of Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower

Dining Highlights

  • 11 Buffet breakfasts
  • 4 Three-course dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel
  • Ferry from Dover to Calais
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • London airport transfers are available to purchase, conditions apply. See link below for airport transfer page
  • Pick-up if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London Hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre
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European Experience

Mountains and monuments dot your route from London to Paris. Take an exhilarating journey through an alpine highway and marvel at St. Mark’s Square in Venice, with stops in Rome, Lucerne and Paris. Costsaver has secured premium tickets for you to attend the once in a decade performance of the Passion Play in the picturesque Bavarian town of Oberammergau.