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Jewels of Europe

From $4,236 AUD
  • 18 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Paris, Rouen, Canterbury, London, Colchester, Volendam, Amsterdam, Hamelin, Marienborn, Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Munich, Innsbruck, Zurich, Grindelwald, Lucerne, Lugano, Morcote, Milan, Pisa, Rome

    Group Size:
    1-55+
    Age Range:
    1 to 99
    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

  • Tailor the itinerary by selecting when and where you start and end the tour
  • Choose to take the entire tour or a small portion of the itinerary (even just one night)
  • Guaranteed escorted coach tour with a minimum of 2 people, guided in English only*
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  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Welcome to Paris! On arrival at the airport we shall be waiting to transfer you to the hotel. You can enjoy your free time until the tour starts, information about the meeting place and start time can be found on the information boards in the hotel reception area.

We come into contact with the history of France in the immense Palace of Versailles with its beautiful gardens. Admission included. After that, on our way back to Paris, we head to Montmartre, and take a cable car (included) to go up to this bohemian neighborhood known for its painters, artists and cabarets. To contemplate the beauty of the impressive avenues and monuments of Paris, you will have the city tour with a local guide. Return to the hotel.​

Meals Included:
Breakfast

We go to the center of Paris, starting by the Eiffel Tower area. You will have the opportunity to climb up to the second floor of this remarkable metal monument (ticket included). Then, we enjoy a boat cruise along the River Seine, which divides the north of Paris from the south. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore as you choose.

At around 16.00hrs we will leave Paris for Rouen a city museum with its houses with half-timbered walls, narrow streets and gothic churches. Accommodation in the city.

Note: Sometimes queues to climb the Eiffel Tower are long. For organizational reasons, if deemed appropriate, the climb can be made at a different moment of the day.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Today we will take a stroll in the centre of Rouen to admire its magnificent cathedral and the ancient streets of the historic centre. After this we travel to the north of France. Travelling by ferry, we will cross the English Channel to reach Canterbury, the religious capital of England with a very attractive historic centre. Continuing to London, arriving with time to explore, visit Tower Bridge to see it lit up and admire the modern buildings. Time for dinner in one of the many restaurants offering a variety of cuisines. After dinner, return to the hotel.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Get to know London on a locally guided tour featuring style, cul­ture and history. See the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames, the Tower of Lon­don and Buckingham Palace, where we will be able to watch the famous “Changing of the Guard” (depending on the season). Afternoon at leisure. In the evening, take a walk-through Leicester Square, China Town and Soho, with a lively atmosphere, theatres and entertainment. There are several restaurants to chose where you can dine. Return to the hotel.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

After breakfast we will go to the British Museum, one of the oldest museums in the world. At lunch time we transfer to Camden, a district famous for having one of the most varied and extravagant street markets in London where we can see relics from cultures all around the world. Enjoy some leisure time. At around 16.00 we will leave for Colchester, known as the most ancient city in England. Time for a stroll. We will then board the ferry in Harwich, taking a night voyage to the Netherlands.

Note: Because the ferry used has a limited number of cabins, sometimes the stage may undergo modifications and it might go from London to Amsterdam either by a day ferry, sleeping in Antwerp, or by train or plane to Amsterdam.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

At around 08:00 in the morning we will reach the Netherlands (Hoek Van Holland), making a stop in Volendam, a very picturesque fishing village. 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. 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.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

We will leave Amsterdam for Germany. Hamelin, a picturesque German town whose streets and shops bring us into legend of The Pied Piper of Hamelin, a children´s story written by The Grimm Brothers. We will then continue and stop in Marienborn, situated on the former border that separated east and west Germany up until 1990. We will visit a museum to learn more about it. Lastly, we will head to Berlin. Evening arrival.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Ease your way into the local culture with a guided visit of Germany’s incredible capital, Berlin. We shall visit the historic center, Museum Island, the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gates and the city’s magnificent parks. We continue our visit by stopping at the Holocaust Memorial and the Berlin Wall Museum. This visit helps us to understand the difficult situation the city experienced during the Twentieth Century. Time to explore the city. Enjoy an evening in the lively area of Kantstrasse, a district that offers different types of ethnic restaurants to dine in (Indian, Oriental, Italian, German, and so on).

Meals Included:
Breakfast

We journey through forests towards Dresden, a city which, due to its exceptional architectural and artistic heritage, has become one of the main tourist destinations in Germany. Time to explore some of the impressive palaces and to have lunch at one of its many restaurants and coffee shops. Later, we depart for the Czech Republic. Prague – Arrival. 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.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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

We will leave early and travel to Bavaria, arriving in Munich free time to stroll through the monumental centre and have lunch at one of the famous traditional beerhouses. In the afternoon, we will continue to Austria. Arriving to Innsbruck in the evening, we will have time for dinner in the Golden Roof area at the Old Town.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Begin your day by discovering the Swarovski Museum, the renowned home of crystals. We shall visit its impressive gardens and learn how the pieces of crystal are produced. Then, time to stroll before leaving for Zurich, an enjoyable journey through wonderful Tyrolean sceneries towards Switzerland. In Zurich, enjoy an evening in the historic center next to the lake, where you can dine at your favorite restaurant.

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 suspended bridge. Dare to walk across the bridge amongst the fantastic scenery enjoying glaciers all around us. We will have lunch up in 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. Return to Zurich and free time in the city before going to the hotel. Note: The guide will offer you the possibility of a full day optional visit, leaving in the morning and, after some free time to discover Lucerne, we take a rotating cable car to reach the top of Mount Titlis. At the alpine summit, at over 3000m above sea level, you will enjoy breathtaking views of the glacier and the Alps.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

We will leave Zurich early in the morning and cut across the Alps in order to reach the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. Alongside the route we will get to see beautiful lakes and snow-capped mountains, Lugano. Arrival in the cosmopolitan capital of the Italian Switzerland built next to its beautiful lake. Time to have a stroll and grab lunch. Next, we will reach the enchanting little town of Morcote famous for its flowery stone houses. We will then travel to Italy. Arrival in Milan where the guide will take us to the impressive Duomo Square. Here you will find a variety of local and international restaurants to have dinner at. Transfer 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 day.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

In the morning, we have a scenic tour, which will be a great introduction to “The Eternal city”. We will visit the tiny state of the Vatican, the epicenter of Christianity in the world. You will be able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. We include the entrance to the Imperial Forums, an impressive architectural complex formed by monumental buildings and squares, center of the political activity of Imperial Rome. At the end of the evening we arrange a transfer to Trastevere area for a stroll in the narrow cobbled streets of the district with hidden treasures, such as some modest medieval churches, small shops with the most peculiar of objects or scenes of daily life. Many trattorias (informal Italian eating establishments) and osterias (inns) imbued with the Italian spirit will be ready to serve you local dishes. Other restaurants serving Indian, Chinese and international food can be found in this area. Return to hotel.

Note: on many occasions during the low season, as well as in some specific dates of the rest of the year, instead of the entrance to the Imperial Forums, we will enter the Roman Colosseum, symbol of Rome.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

After breakfast, end of our services.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

Accommodation in 3- 4* hotels

English speaking tours Paris, London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague and Rome

Touring as per itinerary

17 Buffet Breakfasts, 1 Lunch

Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle

Arrival transfer

Basic travel insurance

Boat: Boat Trip along River Seine in Paris, Vltava River in Prague

Excursion: Versailles in Paris (entrance not included)

Ticket admission: 2nd Floor Eiffel Tower in Paris, Diamond Cutting Workshop in Amsterdam, Holocaust Memorial and Berlin Wall Museum in Berlin, Prague Castle, BMW Welt in Munich, Swarovski Crystal Museum, Imperial Forums of Rome

Ferry: Calais Fr to Dover UK, Harwich (UK) to Hoek Van Holland (NL)

Train: Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa

Funicular: Funicular ride to Montmartre district, Cable Car to Grindelwald First

Passport or visa fees

Other meals, snacks and drinks

Departure transfer

Pre and post tour accommodation

Any other items of personal nature

Pricing & Availability

Filter Dates
2024
2025
Departing Ending
 

All rates are based on twin/double share. Please enquire for single and triple rates. Rates are based on AUD. Availability is conditional on final confirmation from the supplier and is subject to change.

Hotel List (or similar)

Ibis Paris 17 Clichy-Batignolles
163 Av. de Clichy, 75017 Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 40 25 20 20
Rating
3.5
Ibis Paris 17 Clichy-Batignolles
Hôtel Mercure Paris La Défense
18 - 30 Rue Baudin, Pl. Charras, 92400 Courbevoie, France
Tel: +33 825 80 27 27
Rating
4
Hôtel Mercure Paris La Défense
Hotel Kyriad Rouen Centre
14 Quai Gaston Boulet, 76000 Rouen, France
Tel: +33 2 35 15 25 25
Rating
3
Hotel Kyriad Rouen Centre
Ibis London Wembley
South Way Wembley, Sat Nav Use HA9 0HB, London HA9 6BA, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 8453 5100
Rating
3.5
Ibis London Wembley
Premier Inn London Olympia Hotel
22-32 W Cromwell Rd, London SW5 9QJ, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 333 321 1269
Rating
4
Premier Inn London Olympia Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam, Sloterdijk Station
Zaventemweg 3, 1043 EH Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tel: +31 20 797 9191
Rating
4
Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam, Sloterdijk Station
Ibis Amsterdam City West
Transformatorweg 36, 1014 AK Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tel: +31 20 721 9174
Rating
4
Ibis Amsterdam City West
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
Austria Trend Hotel Congress Innsbruck
Rennweg 12a, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Tel: +43 512 2115601
Rating
4
Austria Trend Hotel Congress Innsbruck
Alphotel Austria
Bernhard-Höfel-Straße 16, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Tel: +43 512 344333
Rating
3.5
Alphotel Austria
AJA Zurich Das City Resort
Vulkanstrasse 108b, 8048 Zürich, Switzerland
Tel: +41 43 523 12 00
Rating
4
AJA Zurich Das City Resort
Harry's Home Zurich
Seidenpl. 3, 8304 Wallisellen, Switzerland
Tel: +41 44 798 28 00
Rating
4
Harry's Home Zurich
IH Hotels Milano Lorenteggio
Via Lorenteggio, 278, 20152 Milano MI, Italy
Tel: +39 02 413111
Rating
4.5
IH Hotels Milano Lorenteggio
Golden Tulip Rome Piram
Via Giovanni Amendola, 7, 00185 Roma RM, Ital
Tel: +39 06 4890 1248
Rating
3.5
Golden Tulip Rome Piram

Important things to note

*If English speaking attendance numbers are low, the tour can become bilingual either accompanied by two tour leaders, one for each language, or a single tour leader providing explanations in both languages.

Hotels are confirmed 48 hours prior to departure.

Optional activities can be booked locally with guide or via your Mytrip link.

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 available: children under 3- 80%, children from 3-8 years- 40%, children from 9-15 years- 10%, travellers over 65 years- 5%.

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Jewels of Europe

From $4,236 AUD
  • 18 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Paris, Rouen, Canterbury, London, Colchester, Volendam, Amsterdam, Hamelin, Marienborn, Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Munich, Innsbruck, Zurich, Grindelwald, Lucerne, Lugano, Morcote, Milan, Pisa, Rome

    Group Size:
    1-55+
    Age Range:
    1 to 99
    Languages: English*
    Travel Style: Flexible Touring, Guided Group Tours, Multi Country Trips, Packages & Tours

Or contact your local travel agent.

Touropa
Speak to our Touropa Expert - Daniela

This tour is operated by Touropa – our Flexible Coach Touring Range. Dani leads the Touropa division.

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