European Highlights with Eurostar - 2015

5 out of 5 stars

8 days

from US$2150 pp

Trip available from May 2015 to Mar 2016.
"The travel experience was outstanding"
Bernice , Aug 2014

Discovering six countries in seven days, this intimate introduction to Europe compares its big players, France and Germany, and their smaller neighbours, Switzerland and The Netherlands. It's Insider moment like… smelling sawdust in the air as German clockmakers craft cuckoo clocks in front of you, in a fairy tale Black Forest setting that feels like it's straight from a Hansel and Gretel pop-up book.

Trip type:
Discoveries
Trip code:
EHIG

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1.

    LONDON – AMSTERDAM

    See the White Cliffs of Dover as you board your ferry to Calais. Travel through Belgium and later arrive in Amsterdam. During your orientation see Dam Square and the Mint Tower followed by a Welcome Reception on a scenic canal cruise including a light dinner and welcome drinks.

    Meal(s)

    Welcome Reception

    Hotel

    Mercure Amsterdam City

  • 2.

    AMSTERDAM – RHINE CRUISE – HEIDELBERG

    Travel across the German border to the Rhine Valley. Relax as you cruise along the River Rhine past terraced vineyards and medieval castles to St. Goar. Pass the famous Lorelei Rock, named after a mermaid who lured fishermen to their deaths with her mesmerising song. In Heidelberg, view the red sandstone castle, one of the most important architectural structures north of the Alps, which towers above Germany's oldest university town.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    Marriott

  • 3.

    HEIDELBERG – SCHAFFHAUSEN – LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS)

    Drive into the enchanting Black Forest and stop for a Cultural Insight cuckoo clock making demonstration. Visit the dramatic Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, the largest waterfall in Europe. Arrive later in Switzerland with its alpine scenery and enjoy magnificent views across Lake Lucerne.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Grand Europe Authentic Accommodation

  • 4.

    LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

    Walk across the 14th century Chapel Bridge on your morning orientation. Visit the solemn Lion Monument, commemorating the massacre of Swiss Guards in 1792. Spend the afternoon shopping in the old town for Swiss souvenirs and chocolates. Consider an optional experience up a local mountain for panoramic views, and enjoy the fresh Alpine air by taking a leisurely walk beside the beautiful lake.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 5.

    LUCERNE – BURGUNDY WINE REGION – PARIS (2 NIGHTS)

    See the changing landscape as you travel into France, through Alsace and across the Maginot Line. Continue through the Burgundy countryside − one of the country's main wine producing regions, famous for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape varieties. This evening you may decide to take an optional experience to see a famous Parisian Cabaret.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Evergreen Laurel

  • 6.

    PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Your Local Specialist shows you the sights, including views of the Champs Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the magnificent Opera House, designed by Charles Garnier and opened in 1875. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower by elevator and view the city in all its glory. Spend the afternoon as you wish. Perhaps take an optional experience to visit the Palace of Versailles. Celebrate in the evening with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Farewell Dinner

  • 7.

    PARIS – EUROSTAR™ – LONDON

    Transfers provided to Paris Gare du Nord station where you board the Eurostar™ train to London. The journey time to London St. Pancras International is 2 hours and 15 minutes. On arrival in London you are transferred to your hotel.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Cumberland

  • 8.

    PARIS – LONDON

    Enjoy an English breakfast at the end of your holiday.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

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What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour of Paris
  • Cruise along the River Rhine and the canals of Amsterdam
  • Orientation of Amsterdam, Heidelberg and Lucerne
  • See the Lorelei Rock, Vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields in France
  • View the White Cliffs of Dover, the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Opera House in Paris and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne
  • Visit the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen, the Lion Monument in Lucerne and the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Dining

  • 6 hot buffet breakfasts.
    3 dinners (includes Welcome Reception, three course dinner and Farewell Dinner).

Travel Highlights

  • Ferry from Dover to Calais.
  • Ferry from Calais to Dover.
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Hand-picked 4 or 5 star accommodation
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Airport Transfers

Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page

Optional Experiences

Notes

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Lucerne

  • Swiss Folklore Evening And Dinner

    Adult Price: Fr.98.00 Tonight we’ll enjoy a tasty Swiss meal, including the famous Swiss cheese fondue, in a typical restaurant. While enjoying dinner, you can also join in a lively folklore show which includes yodelling, flag-throwing and Alpine horn-blowing. Two drinks are also included.
  • Swiss Heritage Experience

    Adult Price: Fr.66.00 A chance to get to know the Swiss, you’ll meet local farmers and enjoy a delightful countryside tour in horse drawn carriages. Soak up the stunning scenery as we trot around a typical rural community, en route to a working farm where you’ll savour local drinks and snacks.
  • Mount Pilatus And Lake Cruise

    Adult Price: Fr.111.00 We’ll ascend through fields and forests to Mount Pilatus’ summit, where you’ll have time to explore, admire the views, and breathe the pure air. Then we’ll descend by cog-wheel train, to enjoy a scenic lake cruise. (On certain departures ascent and descent will be by cable car only. Optional may be operated in reverse, with cruise first.)

Paris

  • Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner

    Adult Price: €133.00 Join us for dinner with wine included at one of the most prestigious cabaret shows in town, where you’ll watch an evening of exciting acts, stunning tableaux and wonderful entertainment – including the world famous Can-Can. A Parisian night you’ll never forget.
  • Seine Cruise And Paris Illuminations

    Adult Price: €34.00 Paris at night is a city transformed. Enjoy this superb 'city of light' on a leisurely cruise along the River Seine. Afterwards, as we drive through this amazing city, we’ll stop at some vantage points for you to capture the fascinating sights on camera. In summer, this trip may take place before sunset.
  • Versailles Palace And Gardens

    Adult Price: €64.00 Built for the Sun King, Louis XIV, the Palace of Versailles was the envy of every European ruler. Your Local Specialist will take you through the State apartments and famous Hall of Mirrors, with free time to stroll the symmetrical tree-lined gardens. Please note: this optional is subject to availability.
  • Moulin Rouge Cabaret And Dinner

    Adult Price: €157.00 Dinner and cabaret, including wine and champagne, at the world famous Moulin Rouge – the original Paris cabaret – immortalized by the homonymous award-winning film and featuring 60 dancers and entertainers and over 1000 costumes!
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