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European Interlude with Eurostar™

16 Days 8 Countries 15 Cities

Get an insider's view of cities including Vienna, Rome and Paris, on a trip that includes Local Specialist insights.

"Above and beyond"

Alison, New Zealand

About this trip

The different angle of Europe's most celebrated cities comes from the locals sharing their own perspectives on their home countries, locals you meet between your travels by train, boat and luxury coach.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… gliding down Europe's waterways, with a cruise on Amsterdam's canals before tasting hearty Dutch fare; a voyage along the Rhine, past vineyards and castles; and a private sailing on Venice's canals.


Trip type: Discovery

Trip code: EINT

15 Nights

accommodation

20 Meals
  • 14 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • 6 dinners.

On-trip Transport

All transport shown. All transfers shown.

European Interlude with Eurostar™

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Day 1

London – Eurostar™ – Amsterdam

Day 2

Amsterdam – Cologne – Rhine Cruise – Mannheim

St Jacobs Church, Innsbruck, Austria

Day 3

Mannheim – Munich – Innsbruck

Vienna, Austria

Day 4

Innsbruck – Salzburg – Vienna (2 Nights)

Schonbrunn, Vienna, Austria

Day 5

Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 6

Vienna – Venice (2 Nights)

Day 7

Venice Orientation and Free Time

Day 8

Venice – Rome (2 Nights)

Day 9

Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy

Day 10

Rome – Florence Sightseeing and Free Time

Lucerne, Switzerland

Day 11

Florence – Lucerne (2 Nights)

Chapel Bridge, Lucerne, Switzerland

Day 12

Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

Paris, France

Day 13

Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights)

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Day 14

Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 15

Paris – London

Day 16

Depart London

Day 1

London – Eurostar™ – Amsterdam

This morning meet your Travel Director before travelling to London's St. Pancras International station to board the Eurostar™ for a high-speed train journey to Brussels. Continue by luxury coach to Amsterdam. Enjoy an orientation of the historic city centre, then get to know your fellow travellers and Travel Director on a glass-topped boat as you enjoy a sightseeing cruise Welcome Reception along the city's canals which includes a light supper and welcome drink.

Hotel

Mercure City

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Amsterdam – Cologne – Rhine Cruise – Mannheim

This morning travel to Germany where you have the opportunity to visit Cologne Cathedral. Embark on a relaxing Rhine cruise at Boppard. Pass medieval castles and vineyards on the way to St. Goar, site of the Lorelei Rock. Dine at your Rhineland hotel this evening.

Hotel

Mercure Am Rathaus

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 2

Day 3

Mannheim – Munich – Innsbruck

Drive through the Swabian Uplands to Munich and view the Olympic Stadium and Marienplatz during your orientation. Marvel at the Golden Roof and St. Jakob's Cathedral across the border in the Tyrolean capital, Innsbruck. This evening enjoy a Regional Meal with local specialities.

Hotel

Grauer Bär

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal
St Jacobs Church, Innsbruck, Austria

Day 3

Day 4

Innsbruck – Salzburg – Vienna (2 Nights)

Admire the splendours of Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart. View the city's major landmarks during a walking tour with your Local Specialist including many locations used in the film ‘The Sound of Music'. A scenic journey takes you towards the Danube River and the Baroque elegance of Vienna.

Hotel

Falkensteiner Margareten

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Viennese Dinner with Musical Entertainment

Enjoy dinner in an atmospheric Viennese restaurant, with drinks and traditional musical entertainment included. A unique experience in one of Europe’s most elegant cities.

Adult Price: €60.00

Vienna, Austria

Day 4

Day 5

Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time

Wonderful views of Vienna's sights include the Opera House, the Hofburg, Stadtpark, Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards on your morning sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Visit the sights of your choice during free time this afternoon. Shop on the fashionable Kärntnerstrasse or simply relax in a typical Viennese café. Perhaps consider taking an Optional Experience to Schönbrunn Palace.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Dinner And Viennese Concert

A wonderful evening of all things Viennese! Enjoy a superb dinner with drinks, followed by a concert of Viennese classical music Works by Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be performed and your 'A Class' tickets and a complimentary glass of local champagne or juice during the interval will only enhance the experience.

Adult Price: €100.00

Schönbrunn Palace And Gardens

The Imperial Summer Palace of Schönbrunn offers an amazing journey through the centuries of Hapsburg rule. It is perfectly preserved and richly decorated with treasures from around the globe. Each room has a story to tell, so of course, you’ll have a Local Specialist to bring it to life and VIP entrance to make the most of your time.

Adult Price: €39.00

Viennese Concert

You’ll enjoy a wonderful concert of Viennese classical music including some of the most famous works of Strauss and Mozart, performed by some of the most highly acclaimed soloists and dancers in Austria. You’ll receive 'A Class' tickets and a complimentary glass of local champagne during the interval.

Adult Price: €54.00

Schonbrunn, Vienna, Austria

Day 5

Day 6

Vienna – Venice (2 Nights)

Journey into the heart of the Austrian Alps, past the Austrian Lake District, over the Italian border to the fertile plains of the Veneto. Cross into the magical city of Venice, Queen of the Adriatic, your home for the next two nights. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Hotel

Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Optional Experiences

Gondolas & Grand Canal

On arrival in Venice, a private boat will be waiting to take you to St Mark's Square, where you’ll enjoy a gondola ride while being serenaded by local musicians. Later, private water taxi's will take you along Venice's Grand Canal, where you’ll admire the magnificent palazzos and Rialto Bridge.

Adult Price: €69.00

Day 6

Day 7

Venice Orientation and Free Time

Discover the rich heritage of this Byzantine city during your private canal cruise to St. Mark's Square. Admire the Bridge of Sighs and the beautiful Doge's Palace. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making on Giudecca Island. Spend free time afterwards exploring or shopping. Consider an Optional Experience to the island of Burano, famous for its colourful houses.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Hidden Venice & St. Mark's Basilica

Experience magnificent St. Mark’s Basilica and its glittering gold mosaics the best way possible - with VIP entrance and a Local Specialist! Then delve into the city’s labyrinth of back alleys and canals, bridges and secret squares - enchanting neighbourhoods that you would never find on your own, all explained and brought to life by a true Venetian!

Adult Price: €34.00

Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks

Join us as we discover the Venetian Lagoon by private boat. You will enjoy a delicious meal with a selection of drinks on the fishermen's island of Burano, famous for its multi-coloured houses - a real photographer's paradise.

Adult Price: €70.00

Day 7

Day 8

Venice – Rome (2 Nights)

Cross the Po valley and journey over the dramatic Apennine Mountains to Rome, the Eternal City. This evening you might like to discover Rome's vibrant nightlife.

Hotel

Executive Style

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Roman Evening with Dinner

This easy-going evening in Rome begins with a beautiful drive to see amazing city sights. We arrive at one of our favourite restaurants, where you'll enjoy a warm welcome and delicious dinner of local cuisine with drinks and music.

Adult Price: €61.00

Day 8

Day 9

Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

Visit St. Peter's Basilica, home of Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece the Pietà with a Local Specialist. In ancient Rome, view the Colosseum and see the Circus Maximus set in a valley below the Aventine and Palatine Hills. Consider an Optional Experience to the magnificent Sistine Chapel. Please note: Due to religious celebrations throughout the Holy Year of Mercy the Rome included sightseeing may be modified. Please note: Due to religious celebrations throughout the Holy Year of Mercy the Rome included sightseeing may be modified.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Piazzas and Fountains of Rome

Discover the most charming areas in the city with a Local Specialist. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares of Rome's historic centre, leading to highlights such as the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, as well as hidden corners of the Eternal City.

Adult Price: €33.00

Inside The Vatican & Colosseum

We skip the lines at the Vatican Museums for this tour that shows not just remarkable works of art collected and commissioned over the history of the Papacy, but also Michelangelo’s amazing ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Later we hear fascinating tales of gladitorial combat and more on our visit to the Colosseum, again with time-saving VIP entrance.

Adult Price: €79.00

Roman Delights With Dinner

Spend an evening getting to know Rome. We’ll take you via coach where you’ll have the chance to see some of the city’s much-loved sights. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a delicious light dinner of Italian specialities, alongside local music and drinks.

Adult Price: €47.00

Day 9

Day 10

Rome – Florence Sightseeing and Free Time

Admire the Tuscan landscape en route to Florence. Learn about the city's Renaissance history from your Local Specialist, who shows you the Duomo, the baptistery and a visit to Piazza della Signoria during your guided walking tour. View the majestic Ponte Vecchio bridge. Shop for high quality leather and gold.

Hotel

Nilhotel

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Optional Experiences

Michelangelo's 'David' & Accademia

Enjoy an insight into the world of Michelangelo and his masterpiece, David. We have fast track entry to the Academy of Fine Arts and its Michelangelo collection, where you’ll learn all about the life and works of this immortal Renaissance genius through the expert commentary of our Local Specialist.

Adult Price: €40.00

Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy

Day 10

Day 11

Florence – Lucerne (2 Nights)

Drive north and see beautiful Lake Lugano. Through the Ticino region take the scenic St. Gotthard route through the Alps to the picturesque town of Lucerne. This evening consider a night out at a traditional Swiss folklore evening with cheese fondue.

Hotel

Renaissance

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Swiss Folklore Evening And Dinner

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.

Adult Price: Fr.99.00

Lucerne, Switzerland

Day 11

Day 12

Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

Admire the sights of this medieval town on your morning orientation. Visit the poignant Lion Monument and the wooden Chapel Bridge spanning the River Reuss. Don't miss the opportunity to take an exciting mountain Optional Experience with breathtaking views. Later there is time to shop for Swiss souvenirs including watches and chocolates.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Mount Pilatus And Lake Cruise

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. We’ll ascend 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.)

Adult Price: Fr.112.00

Alpine Farm & Carriage Ride

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.

Adult Price: Fr.67.00

Chapel Bridge, Lucerne, Switzerland

Day 12

Day 13

Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights)

From Lucerne over the French border and past Belfort, see the vineyards in the wine–producing Burgundy region. Arrive later in Paris where you might like to visit a world–famous Parisian Cabaret tonight.

Hotel

Pullman La Defense

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Moulin Rouge Cabaret And Dinner

Enjoy dinner and cabaret, including wine and champagne, at the world-famous Moulin Rouge – the original Paris cabaret. Immortalized by the award-winning film of the same name, this Parisian institution features 60 dancers and entertainers and over 1000 costumes!

Adult Price: €162.00

Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner

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.

Adult Price: €139.00

Paris, France

Day 13

Day 14

Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

The Champs Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde – see all these sights and more on your morning sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Admire stunning views across the city from the second level of the Eiffel Tower. Celebrate the end of a wonderful trip this evening with your companions at a Farewell Dinner.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Optional Experiences

Notre Dame And Latin Quarter

A guided drive through Paris' bohemian Left Bank with our Local Specialist brings us to amazing Notre Dame to discover one of the world's most famous Cathedrals and exemplar of Gothic architecture. Afterward, take a stroll through the delightful Latin Quarter, a medieval maze of winding cobblestone alleyways where you'll have free time to enjoy the sidewalk bistros, boutiques and hidden squares.

Adult Price: €32.00

Seine Cruise And Paris Illuminations

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.

Adult Price: €36.00

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Day 14

Day 15

Paris – 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.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 15

Day 16

Depart London

Enjoy an English breakfast at the end of your holiday.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 16

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    Visit Giudecca Island for an insider look at Venetian Arts. See glassblowing artisans and other craftsmen in action.

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Salzburg, Vienna, Rome, Florence and Paris

    • Orientation of Amsterdam, Munich, Innsbruck, Venice and Lucerne

    • Visit Cologne Cathedral, St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and the Eiffel Tower in Paris

    • Cruise along the River Rhine

    • View the castles of the Rhine Valley, the ancient sites of Rome, the Swiss Alps and the White Cliffs of Dover

    • See the Lorelei Rock, Lake Lugano, the Vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields


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Dining

    • 14 hot buffet breakfasts.

    • 6 dinners.


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Travel Highlights

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Hand-picked 4 and 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

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Eurostar high-speed train tickets from London to Brussels.

    • Ferry across the Channel from Calais to Dover.

    • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.


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Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


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