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Grand European

See the grand sights of Europe on a 23 day journey from Paris to Amsterdam. Explore Monte Carlo, Rome, Salzburg, Munich and more on this wondrous tour.

23 Day
From (AUD)
$ 15,295
  • 2018 Paris > Amsterdam

    Tour Code:

    GRAN

    Duration:

    23 Days

    Departure City:

    Paris

    Return City:

    Amsterdam

  • 23 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Paris
      Highlights:
      Welcome reception

      A world of wonder awaits, so celebrate with your welcome drink at your majestic city central hotel in Paris.

    • Day 2 - Paris
      Highlights:
      The Palace of Versailles

      This morning immerse yourself in the lavish royal history of the Palace of Versailles. Your knowledgeable local guide will then show you the wonders of Paris. Tonight, ascend the Eiffel Tower and dine at restaurant 58 Tour Eiffel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Paris > Vougeot
      Highlights:
      The Mona Lisa

      Let our Louvre-trained art expert guide you through the wondrous exhibits at the world-renowned Louvre Museum, before arriving at your charming accommodation.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Beaune > Bern
      Highlights:
      Les Hospices de Beaune

      Visit Beaune and Les Hospices de Beaune, founded in 1443 as a hospital for the poor. Then depart for Switzerland  for a two night stay in Bern. 

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Bern > Lucerne > Bern
      Highlights:
      Swiss Alps

      Journey to Lucerne, and take a scenic boat cruise across the lake to the quaint village of Vitznau. Here, join the oldest cogwheel train in Switzerland for a breathtaking ascent of Mount Rigi, the ‘queen of the mountains’.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 6 - Bern > Stresa
      Highlights:
      Italian Lakes

      Cross the Italian border to Stresa in the Italian Lakes region. Relax on your cruise across Lake Maggiore to the beautiful island of Isola Bella. Visit the palace and its impressive Italianate garden before continuing to Stresa for a two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 7 - Stresa
      Highlights:
      Lake Maggiore

      Beautiful Stresa, situated on Italy’s second largest lake, is one of the country’s most visited regions – your Tour Director can assist you with suggestions on how to make the most of your free time.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Stresa > Monte Carlo
      Highlights:
      French Riviera

      Travel to Monaco and the beautiful seaside city of Monte Carlo for a two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 9 - Monte Carlo
      Highlights:
      Nice

      Visit the Prince’s Palace of Monaco, the Palace State Apartments and take in the ornate furnishings, before travelling to beautiful Nice to explore the sights.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Monte Carlo > Pisa > Florence
      Highlights:
      Leaning Tower of Pisa

      Today, you’ll travel to Pisa in Italy where you’ll explore the town and see the famous leaning tower. Then, journey to Florence for a two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 11 - Florence
      Highlights:
      Michelangelo's David

      Prepare to be swept away. Your day starts at the Academy of Fine Arts to admire Michelangelo’s David. Later, you’ll see the Duomo with its spectacular exterior of marble panels, as well as architectural masterpieces such as Giotto’s Belltower and Brunelleschi’s Dome.

      FreechoiceDining

      Savour exquisite Italian cuisine at your choice of one of three of Florence’s fine restaurants.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Florence > Rome
      Highlights:
      Eternal city

      Upon arriving in the eternal city of Rome, you’ll be guided through its historically rich attractions before checking into thyour hotel for a two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 13 - Rome
      Highlights:
      The Vatican City

      Be wonderstruck by the Vatican City, with visits to the Vatican Museum, and the breathtaking Sistine Chapel. Then, enter the world’s largest church, St. Peter’s Basilica, before emerging into elegant
      St. Peter’s Square. Continue on to the Forum and visit the mighty Colosseum.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Rome > Venice
      Highlights:
      City of canals

      Travel to Venice and take a private launch to your Special Stay hotel, located just a stones throw away from St. Mark’s Square.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 15 - Venice
      Highlights:
      Gondola ride

      Discover the stunning 17th century St. Mark’s Square, including a visit to St. Mark’s Basilica, the most famous of the city’s churches and one of the best known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Venice > Ljubljana
      Highlights:
      Lake Bled

      Cross the Slovenian border and arrive in Bled – the wonderful Alpine town on the shores of the glacial waters of Lake Bled.

      Enrich

      Step back in time and take a traditional Pletna boat to the stunningly beautiful island in Lake Bled.

      Continue to the Slovenian capital Ljubljana for your overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 17 - Ljubljana > Salzburg
      Highlights:
      Mirabell Palace and Gardens

      Journey to Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart, and soak up the history and sights of this splendid Baroque city before your overnight stay at one of the citie’s lovely properties.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 18 - Salzburg > Munich
      Highlights:
      Neuschwanstein Castle

      Today, leave for Germany and King Ludwig’s fairytale castle, Neuschwanstein, for an included tour. Later, head to Munich for two nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 19 - Munich
      Highlights:
      Bavarian encounter

      Explore Munich on a walking tour with your knowledgeable local guide.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 20 - Munich > Rothenburg > Heidelberg
      Highlights:
      Romantic Road

      Travel the Romantic Road towards Heidelberg and stop at the pristine medieval village of Rothenburg for a walking tour. In Heidelberg, check into your hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 21 - Heidelberg > Maastricht
      Highlights:
      Charming Koblenz

      Your highlights today include a stop in majestic Koblenz, which straddles the Rhine and Moselle. Take an orientation tour before continuing to Maastricht and your centrally located hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 22 - Maastricht > Amsterdam

      Today travel to the Dutch capital city of Amsterdam where you will enjoy an overnight stay in at your centrally located hotel. Tonight join your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner at the hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 23 - Amsterdam

      Depart after breakfast. Amsterdam may be the end of your tour but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

      Meals included: Breakfast