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Desired Europe

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  • 16 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Prague, Lauf an der Pegnitz, Würzburg, Frankfurt, Cologne, Amsterdam, Zaanse Schans, Volendam, Marken, Brussels, Bruges, Paris, Semur, Beaune, Lyon, Geneva, Zurich, Rapperswil, Grindelwald, Lucerne, Burglen, Morcote, Como, Milan, Pisa, Rome

    Group Size:
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    Age Range:
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    Languages: English
    Type: Flexible Touring, Guided Group Tours, Multi Country Trips, Packages & Tours

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

This tour is part of our Touropa flexible range of touring.

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Itinerary

Welcome to Prague! Upon arriving at the airport, we will be waiting with transfer you to your hotel. Check the information boards in the hotel reception area for details of the welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travellers. In the late afternoon, we will make our way to the Old Town Square. This central location provides a great introduction to Prague, full of energy and touristic activities. You can take your dinner at one of the restaurants offering international cuisines, including Czech, Chinese, Indian and Italian. Return to hotel.

Today we will visit the capital, Prague, the Baroque jewel of Europe. Our local expert will provide an informative city tour, which will include outstanding monuments. During the visit we walk through Prague Castle (admission included). Subsequently, we shall take a boat tour on the Vltava River. In the afternoon enjoy some free time to explore the city. In the evening, we will enjoy more time in the historic city centre and there will be an opportunity for you to take dinner. Return to hotel.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

In the region of Bavaria, we will see Lauf an der Pegnitz, a picturesque little village which stands out because of its busy Market Square and Castle. After this we will carry on to Wurzburg, with time for lunch and to see this Bavarian city on the banks of the Maine River, a former bishopric centre and now a very busy university city. Our journey continues to Frankfurt. Explore the historic city and choose one of the many international restaurants. Go to the hotel.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Today we will take a small Cruise on the Rhine, between the villages of Rudesheim and St Goar, undoubtedly the river’s most picturesque section. After this we will travel to Cologne, a city which stands out for its immense gothic cathedral. Then on to the Netherlands. Arriving to Amsterdam in the late afternoon.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Today we have a very exciting day in the Netherlands. We will go to Zaanse Schans with its mills, canals and its typical houses. Next Volendam, a very picturesque fishing village. A short boat trip from Volendam, will take us to Marken (an island that was joined to the mainland by a fixed dike), where the houses there are built on stilts. After this, we travel to Amsterdam where we will enjoy a panoramic visit of the city to see its narrow canals, its official buildings and parks. We will also see the technique of diamond cutting. A large part of the visit will be done on foot, the information will be given through headphones. Time for dinner in Rembrandtplein, an area with many restaurants from all corners of the world and near the red-light district with its liberal values. Go to the hotel.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Today we will leave for Brussels, taking time in the Grand Place and making a stop to photograph the Atomium. Continuing to Bruges, the marvellous Flemish city known as the Venice of the North. Time for lunch. Our journey will take us to France. Arriving in Paris at the end of the day.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Today we will take you on a guided tour in which you will discover the history, main boulevards and the breathtaking monuments of the city of Paris. We will stop at the Eiffel Tower where you will have the opportunity to climb up to the second floor of this remarkable wrought-iron monument (ticket admission included). The tour will end with a boat cruise along the River Seine, which divides north and south Paris. Enjoy an afternoon at your own leisure to explore and relax! At sunset you can grab dinner in the Latin Quarter, a very picturesque and historic area where a wide variety of international cuisines await you. We will then return to hotel. Note: There might be very long lines to climb the Eiffel Tower. For operational reasons, if deemed appropriate, the climb can be made at a different time of the day (or on Monday).

Meals Included:
Breakfast

We will start the day by going to the centre of Paris, to the area of the Louvre Museum. Enjoy some leisure time to explore. If you wish, we can accompany you to Benlux, one of the most complete and best-known perfumeries in Paris.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Today we travel to the centre of France, to the Bourgogne region, famous for its wines. Making a stop in Semur-en-Auxois, a small medieval town listed surrounded by impressive walls. After this we will visit Beaune, located in the centre of the Bourgogne region, with its streets full of flowers, hospice and wine museum all points of interest. Time for lunch. Continuing on, we will arrive to Lyon in the mid-afternoon, the capital of Roman Gallia on the banks of the Rhône (its historic centre has been declared a World Heritage site). We include a funicular climb to Notre Dame de Fourviere where we have a great view of the city. Enjoy some leisure time to walk around. Note: Sometimes, for events or congresses, accommodation may be provided in a city near Lyon (normally Chambery).

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Centre of Geneva Next, we have a beautiful stage of our journey as we travel to Switzerland. In Geneva, with our guide, we will go to the Palais des Nations (the United Nations headquarters in Europe) and then to the beautiful Jardin Anglais (English Garden) with its famous flower clock. You can also admire the Jet d’Eau, the tallest fountain in Europe. After lunch, we will continue through Switzerland passing the beautiful Leman Lake (Lake Geneva) and Neuchatel Lake. We will arrive to Zurich in the late afternoon. Note: Depending on the number of travellers from Geneva to Zürich, this trip might be done by train.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

We start the day with a stroll in the most populated city of Switzerland, Zurich, the financial and cultural capital of the country. Zurich has twice been declared the city with the best quality of life in the world. After this we will board a boat for a trip on Zurich lake, this will last about two hours. The boat makes brief stops, allowing us to admire the villages along the way. We get off in Rapperswil, a small and highly picturesque village overlooked by its medieval castle. We return to Zurich by train and will see the efficiency and punctuality of the Swiss Railways. Enjoy an evening in the historic centre next to the lake, here you can dine at one of the many restaurants offering a wide range of different cuisines.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Today´s journey has beautiful landscapes with high mountains and lakes. Breathtaking scenery in the region of Interlaken. We will stop in Grindelwald where we will have time for a coffee before taking the cable car up to mountain. We will walk along the winding path which will lead us to the “footbridge over the empty”. Dare to walk along the bridge amongst the fantastic scenery enjoying glaciers all around us. We will take lunch up the mountain (included) before heading back down. We continue to Lucerne, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. In the evening we have time to stroll around, enjoying the city and taking dinner before we return to the hotel in Zurich.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning we will travel to Burglen, the tiny village where William Tell was born, we will visit the chapel of the XVI century with paintings illustrating his life. Afterwards continue to the enchanting little town of Morcote, with its houses made of stone and covered with flowers. Next, we enter Italy and make a stop in Como, on the shores of a lake. The city highlights a Gothic Cathedral. On to Milan, where our guide will take you to the impressive Duomo Square. Time for dinner at one of the restaurants offering a wide range of international cuisines. After dinner, transfer back to the hotel.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Today we continue our journey towards Pisa. On a little tourist train, we will travel to the Piazza Dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), where there will be time to admire one of the most alluring and beautiful art complexes in Italy, including the well-known Leaning Tower of Pisa. Then, we continue to Rome, arriving at the end of the afternoon.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

In the morning, we will have a tour of the city, which will be a great introduction to “The Eternal city”. We enter the tiny state of the Vatican. The Vatican City is a principal centre of Christianity in the world. You will be able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. We will also enter the Roman Coliseum (admission price included), the principal symbol of Rome. This impressive con­struction dates back 2,000 years and will transport us in time so that we can learn about ancient society in the Roman Empire. In the evening we will transfer you to the Via Cavour area, where you will find many interna­tional restaurants to enjoy your dinner at. After dinner return to the hotel.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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Meals Included:
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What’s included?

Accommodation in 3- 4* hotels

English speaking tours in Prague, Amsterdam, Paris and Rome

Touring as per itinerary

15 Buffet Breakfasts, 1 Lunch

Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle

Arrival transfer

THE CANALS OF AMSTERDAM T20

In this program you will have the opportunity to take a boat trip through the beautiful canals of Amsterdam, the capital of Netherlands, considered the “Venice of the North”, with its 160 canals and 1,000 bridges, its beautiful houses of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, unique churches with carillon and stores, and the famous “Red Light District” . NOTE: PASSENGERS WHO ARRIVE FROM PARIS TO AMSTERDAM CANNOT MAKE THIS EXCURSION.

DURATION: 2hrs

INCLUDED:
-Transfer by coach round trip with our guide. -Cruise of 1 hour and a half through the channels, where we will have explanations during the tour, accompanied by some drinks and snacks.

PRICE: 40 EUR

MINIMUN GROUP REQUIRED: 20 persons

MOULIN ROUGE SHOW T20

THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO CAN VISIT THE MOULIN ROUGE SHOW IS LIMITED. IF ALL TICKETS ARE NOT AVAILABLE, PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO TRAVELERS WHO HAVE MADE RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE. FOR THIS REASON, WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU BUY THIS EXCURSION IN ADVANCE THROUGH MY TRIP BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL IN EUROPE. And how could you miss the Parisian night by attending the oldest and most famous cabaret in the world? We talk about the “Moulin Rouge”, with more than one hundred years of history. It evokes the moments of the Belle Epoque, in the Parisian district of Pigalle where the concept of the French “varieté” began through great choreographers like the famous French painter Toulouse-Lautrec. More than 100 artists on stage, including 60 dancers from around the world, gigantic aquarium, international attractions and the famous French Cancan. All with one of the fastest scene changes in the world. A show that will not be forgotten. ENTRY OF CHILDREN UNDER 6 YEARS IS NOT ALLOWED

DURATION: 2hrs

INCLUDED:
Round-trip transport service from and to the hotel. – Table reservation. Tips included. – Show with consumption 1/2 bottle of French champaign per person. NOTE: No children´s discount.

PRICE: 130 EUR

MINIMUN GROUP REQUIRED: 10 persons

FULL DAY IN DISNEYLAND PARIS

Prepare to enjoy fun and adventure in “the happiest place on Earth” – Disneyland Paris! Travel through the 5 wonderful lands of the Park, where fairy tales come to life through exciting attractions, shows and parades. Join the most intrepid pirates, teleport in space and time and enjoy the amazing fireworks and light shows of the Sleeping Beauty Castle. All the magic is waiting for you at Disneyland Paris!

DURATION: Full Day

INCLUDED:
Transfer to and from the park. Entrance ticket included.

PRICE: 170 EUR

MINIMUN GROUP REQUIRED: 8 persons

LOUVRE MUSEUM GM T20

This museum, besides being the best-known gallery in the world, brings together admirable archaeological and sculptural works. Due to the large size of this museum and its huge number of works of art we suggest you take a guided tour that will allow you to see some of the most important works of its interior. Our selective tour will take you from the medieval Louvre, Egyptian Sphinx, Greco-Roman sculptures, including the famous Venus del Milo, summer apartments of Anne of Austria and Cardinal Mazarin, until you reach the Victory of Samothrace. We will also visit the part of western painting, the primitive Italians: Cimabue and Ghiotto, following by the Grande Galería where at this moment we can see “The Virgin of the Rocks” by Leonardo da Vinci. Next, we will admire “The Wedding of Cana” by Verones and the most famous painting of the “La Gioconda” museum. Another part of the museum that we will have the opportunity to see with our guide is the Gallery of French Painting, where we can see “The raft of the jellyfish” by Gericault, “Liberty guiding the people” by Delacroix, “The coronation of Napoleon ” from David. Next, we will go to the Apollo Gallery where we will find goldsmith objects and some of “the Crown Jewels”, the Gallery of the Guards, where we will find Etruscan and Roman jewels. And finally, another of the parties we visited are the apartments of Napoleon III with its splendid furniture..

DURATION: 1h 30min

INCLUDED:
-Admission to the Louvre museum. -Group reservation fee set time, no queues. -Louvre authorised local guide in English or Spanish. -Private audio guide service.

PRICE: 50 EUR

MINIMUN GROUP REQUIRED: 15 persons

BAROQUE ROME T20

This excursion is essential to complete your stay in Rome. You can enjoy the great Rome of Bernini and Borromini, the great baroque Rome with its beautiful fountains, squares and obelisks. That Rome that the Popes created. We will make a complete tour knowing: Lungotevere, Ara Pacis, Porta Pinciana, Via Veneto, Plaza de España with its wonderful fountain of the boat and its staircase Trinidad de los Montes, Fontana de Trevi where you can fulfill the rite of throwing your coin, Piazza Colona , Pantheon, possibly the best preserved archaeological temple of ancient Rome and we will finish in the extraordinary Piazza Navona. An important part of this excursion is done on foot enjoying the center and heart of Rome.

DURATION: 2hrs 30min

INCLUDED:
-Transfers by bus. -Local guide. -Individual headphones connected directly with your local guide.

PRICE: 35 EUR

MINIMUN GROUP REQUIRED: 15 persons

VATICAN MUSEUMS T20

THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO CAN VISIT THE VATICAN MUSEUMS IS LIMITED. IF ALL TICKETS ARE NOT AVAILABLE, PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO TRAVELERS WHO HAVE MADE RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE. FOR THIS REASON, WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU BUY THIS EXCURSION IN ADVANCE THROUGH MY TRIP BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL IN EUROPE. You must remember that many Sundays, Vatican Museums remain closed. We have organized a visit for the most interested passengers, accompanied by an expert guide in Fine Arts, we will visit the most important rooms of the Vatican Museums: gallery of tapestries, sculptures, paintings and other rooms in which we will have the opportunity to appreciate some of the most important works of art of classical and Renaissance antiquity. Our highlight will be the Sistine Chapel, dazzling after its brilliant restoration. Finally, we will visit the Basilica, where we can see Michelangelo´s Pieta, the Baldachin of San Pedro and the dome of Michelangelo.

DURATION: 3hrs

INCLUDED:
Visit with entrances to the Vatican Galleries, Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Basilica. Local guide max group per guide: 45 people. Right of entry to the Vatican included. Headset connected privately with your local guide.

PRICE: 45 EUR

MINIMUN GROUP REQUIRED: 20 persons

Ticket admission: Prague Castle, Diamond Cutting Workshop in Amsterdam, 2nd Floor Eiffel Tower in Paris, Coliseum of Rome

Gratuities

Basic travel insurance

Boat: Vltava River in Prague, Cruise on the Rhine, I Jsselmeer lake from Voledam to Marken, River Seine in Paris, Zurich lake

Train: Rapperswil/Zurich, Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa

Funicular: Lyon, Cable Car to Grindelwald First

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Prague Season Hotel
24, Legerova 1853/24, 120 00 Praha, Czechia
Tel: +420 773 341 414
Rating
4
Prague Season Hotel
Iris Hotel Eden Prague
2, Vladivostocká 1540, Vršovice, 100 00 Praha, Czechia
Tel: +420 702 033 159
Rating
4
Iris Hotel Eden Prague
Leonardo Hotel Frankfurt City South
Isenburger Schneise 40, 60528 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tel: +49 69 67840
Rating
3.5
Leonardo Hotel Frankfurt City South
Mercure Hotel & Residenz Frankfurt Messe
Voltastraße 29, 60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tel: +49 69 79260
Rating
3.5
Mercure Hotel & Residenz Frankfurt Messe
Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport
Melbournestraat 1, 1175 RM Lijnden, Netherlands
Tel: +31 20 658 0580
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4
Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport
Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam, Sloterdijk Station
Zaventemweg 3, 1043 EH Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tel: +31 20 797 9191
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Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam, Sloterdijk Station
Novotel Paris Bagnolet
1 Av. de la République, 93170 Bagnolet, France
Tel: +33 1 49 93 63 00
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Novotel Paris Bagnolet
Ibis Paris 17 Clichy-Batignolles
163 Av. de Clichy, 75017 Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 40 25 20 20
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Ibis Paris 17 Clichy-Batignolles
Ibis Styles Aix-les-Bains
111 Avenue de Marlioz, CS 50146, 73101 Aix-les-Bains, France
Tel: +33 4 79 61 77 77
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Campanile Lyon Berges Du Rhone
4-6 Rue Mortier, 69003 Lyon, France
Tel: +33 4 78 60 03 09
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Campanile Lyon Berges Du Rhone
AJA Zurich Das City Resort
Vulkanstrasse 108b, 8048 Zürich, Switzerland
Tel: +41 43 523 12 00
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AJA Zurich Das City Resort
Harry's Home Zurich
Seidenpl. 3, 8304 Wallisellen, Switzerland
Tel: +41 44 798 28 00
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IH Hotels Milano Lorenteggio
Via Lorenteggio, 278, 20152 Milano MI, Italy
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Golden Tulip Rome Piram
Via Giovanni Amendola, 7, 00185 Roma RM, Ital
Tel: +39 06 4890 1248
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Golden Tulip Rome Piram

Important things to note

Hotels are confirmed 48 hours prior to departure.

Optional activities can only be booked locally with guide.

The tour is flexible so you can tailor it to suit your needs. Upon quoting/booking, you will have an option to choose your start and end date and destinations within the tour parameters. As these tours allow for such flexibility, the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.

Single sharing supplement is available. Single passengers are only able to share a room with the same sex.

Additional discounts: children under 3- 80%, children from 3-8 years- 40%, children from 9-15 years- 10%, travelers over 65 years- 5%.

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Desired Europe

From $3,168 AUD
  • 16 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Prague, Lauf an der Pegnitz, Würzburg, Frankfurt, Cologne, Amsterdam, Zaanse Schans, Volendam, Marken, Brussels, Bruges, Paris, Semur, Beaune, Lyon, Geneva, Zurich, Rapperswil, Grindelwald, Lucerne, Burglen, Morcote, Como, Milan, Pisa, Rome

    Group Size:
    1-50
    Age Range:
    1 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Flexible Touring, Guided Group Tours, Multi Country Trips, Packages & Tours

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