Glimpse of Europe

Glimpse of Europe

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Glimpse of Europe

7 Days Starting in Amsterdam and ending in Paris

Visiting: Amsterdam, Cologne, Boppard, Rhine Gorge, Black Forest, Rhine Falls, Lucerne, Paris

Tour operator:

Costsaver

Tour code:

EGOEZM19

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

15 - 45

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

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Tour operated in:
English
Interests:

Cultural, History

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Tour Overview

Enjoy the mesmerising landscapes and rich heritage and flavours of Europe. Travel through the lush green Dutch countryside to the beautiful Rhine Valley, the shores of Lake Lucerne, and Paris, the 'City of Lights'. This brief encounter with the highlights of Europe will give you just a taste of the diversity that makes this continent a favourite holiday destination.

Highlights

  • Amsterdam orientation includes the historic city centre

  • Cologne view the Gothic Cathedral

  • Rhine Valley cruise the romantic Rhine

  • Black Forest see this picturesque region

  • Schaffhausen view the mighty Rhine Falls

  • Lucerne orientation including views of the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge

  • Paris view the Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower on your sightseeing tour

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive Amsterdam
Location: Amsterdam
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express - North Riverside
Accommodation Name: Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - North Riverside
Meals Included: No Meals

Start your unforgettable European adventure in Amsterdam. If you can tear your eyes from its scenic canals, you'll be staring at the city's teetering gabled homes that proclaim their birthyear with pride on their colourful façades. There's no better way to immerse yourself fully in Amsterdam's gezelligheid than taking an optional canal cruise in a glass-topped boat this evening.

Day 2 : Amsterdam – Cologne – Rhine Cruise – Rhineland
Location: Amsterdam, Cologne, Boppard, Rhine Gorge
Accommodation: Taste Hockenheim
Accommodation Name: NH Weinheim
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

From Amsterdam’s leafy canals to the towering spires of Cologne, your morning will be jam-packed with sights you’ll want to capture on camera as you head east into the lush landscapes of Germany. View the imposing Gothic Cologne Cathedral then head to Boppard where you’ll board your river cruise down the Rhine. Pass storybook villages, terraced vineyards and medieval castles where feuding lords must have surveyed their lands once upon a time. Watch the soul-stirring scenery of the Rhine Valley unfold as you kick back and watch the world go by. Arrive later at your hotel in the Rhineland where you’ll join your travel companions for dinner.

Day 3 : Rhineland – Black Forest – Rhine Falls – Lucerne Region
Location: Rhine Gorge, Black Forest, Rhine Falls, Lucerne
Accommodation: SwissEver Zug
Accommodation Name: City Hotel Brunnen
Meals Included: Breakfast

Straight out of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Germany’s Black Forest is the perfect backdrop for this morning’s scenic drive. You’ll see why its enchanting landscapes have inspired myths and fables throughout the centuries before crossing into Switzerland. A quick stop in Schaffhausen means there’s time to capture the cascading waters of the Rhine Falls, Europe’s biggest waterfall, before you arrive in the scenic region of Lake Lucerne. This evening, consider an Optional Experience to a Swiss folklore show which will highlight many Swiss traditions including yodelling and alpine horn playing.

Day 4 : Lucerne Orientation And Free Time
Location: Lucerne
Accommodation: SwissEver Zug
Accommodation Name: City Hotel Brunnen
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Join your Travel Director for an orientation through the Old Town and to the ancient Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument. See the mournful, mortally wounded lion hewn from rock to commemorate the sacrifice made by the Swiss Guards who died defending Louis XVI during the French Revolution, then enjoy some time on your own. You’ll then have the full day to discover why Lucerne earned its place on the 'Grand Tour' of Europe. You could choose to ascend to the alpine heavens, joining an optional scenic cruise across Lake Lucerne, then travel by railway and cable car into the mountains for exhilarating views.

Day 5 : Lucerne Region – Paris
Location: Lucerne, Paris
Accommodation: Novotel Pont de Sèvres
Accommodation Name: Hampton by Hilton Paris Clichy/Novotel Paris Pont de Sèvres
Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy a brief second encounter with the Rhine River when you head north, passing Basel en route to France. Admire the scenic views of the Burgundy wine region that follow your journey north to the French capital. Get a head start on your sightseeing and delve into Paris’s grand past, dynamic present and exciting future on your own this evening. Why not join an Optional Experience, including a scenic river cruise and an illuminations drive, stopping at all the best photo spots?

Day 6 : Paris Sightseeing And Free Time
Location: Paris
Accommodation: Novotel Pont de Sèvres
Accommodation Name: Hampton by Hilton Paris Clichy/Novotel Paris Pont de Sèvres
Meals Included: Breakfast

Embrace elegance today with a full day to get under the skin of the City of Lights. Your Travel Director will deliver an excellent introduction during your sightseeing tour which includes views of the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and Champs-Élysées. There’s time to see the sights on your own this afternoon. You could choose to hit the shops or tread in the footsteps of Picasso and Dalí in Montmartre, exploring its maze of streets and Artists' Square. Tonight, the frills and flounces of the Can-Can girls at a cabaret promise an entertaining evening should you wish to join this Optional Experience.

Day 7 : Depart Paris
Location: Paris
Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast, say farewell to your fellow travellers at the end of your holiday.

What's Included

  • Expert Travel Director and Professional Driver

    An expert Travel Director and professional Driver to guide you throughout your journey.

  • Cherry-Picked Hotels

    Stay in cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted for a comfortable and relaxing stay.

  • Meals

    Enjoy many meals and daily breakfasts included in your tour.

  • City Orientation Tours

    Get to know the cities you visit with orientation tours included in your package.

  • Audio Headsets

    Audio headsets are provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

  • Luxury Air-Conditioned Coach

    Travel in comfort with a luxury air-conditioned coach equipped with Wi-Fi in most countries.

  • Optional Experiences

    A variety of Optional Experiences available to further explore each destination.

  • Choice Optional Experiences

    An extensive variety of Choice Optional Experiences to tailor your trip to your interests.

What's Not Included

  • Airfare

    International airfare to/from start/end of tour is not included

  • Optional Experiences

    Cost of Optional Experiences and personal spending is not included

Mode of Transport

Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries

Accommodation

Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

Check out our Q&As

  • What are some highlights of the tour?

    Highlights of the tour include an Amsterdam orientation that includes the historic city centre, viewing the Gothic Cathedral in Cologne, a Rhine Valley cruise, seeing the Black Forest, viewing the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen, an orientation in Lucerne including views of the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge, and a Paris sightseeing tour that includes views of the Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, and Eiffel Tower.

  • What countries will the tour visit?

    The tour will visit the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, and France.

  • Are there any exclusions I should be aware of?

    Exclusions include international airfare to/from the start/end of the tour and the cost of Optional Experiences and personal spending.

  • Are meals included in the tour?

    Yes, many meals and daily breakfasts are included in the tour.

  • What type of accommodation is included?

    The tour includes cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted for a comfortable and relaxing stay.

  • What is the ending location of the tour?

    The tour ends in Paris.

  • What is the starting location of the tour?

    The tour starts in Amsterdam.

  • What type of transportation will be used?

    The tour will use a luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty and joy of taking a guided vacation with Costsaver is that you get to meet, travel and make friends with people from all over the world.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Costsaver is part of The Travel Corporation, which has been in business for over 100 years.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Costsaver is proud to be a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation started in 2008. To date the charity has donated over US$2 million to assist underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism initiatives around the globe.

Reviews of this Operator

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ONE OF MY BEST TRAVEL EXPERIENCES IN MY LIFE!

12-Jan-2023

Travel Director Alberto and Driver Victor were providing excellent services and amazing travel experiences. Since I came back I strongly recommended to all my contacts how impressed I am with your Professional Team.

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Definitely recommend

14-Dec-2022

Trip was planned well and the experience was great. Would definitely recommend and do another

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Best trip ever!

20-Jan-2023

Our trip was absolutely outstanding, organized and just plain fun. Agnes is a wonderful tour-guide, knowledgeable and we never had to worry about anything. And Frank, our bus driver, always had a smile and gave us the smoothest bus ride ever! And I've been on buses around the world... If we ever go again (hopefully), Costsaver would be my first and only choice and hopefully we will get "team" Agnes and Frank again.

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Best Travel Experience

05-Jan-2023

We have traveled to Europe many times but this time Spain was different. It was fantastic trip, our tour director was professional and informative.

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No hesitation recommending Costsaver

17-Jan-2023

I had the time of my life. It was an incredible experience.

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Why I chose Costsaver

15-Jan-2023

1. The visited places were interesting. 2. A real value for money. 3. Super knowledgeable and friendly tour director 4. Secure and safe. 5. Comfortable bus. 6. Efficient hotel check-in experience. 7. Highly experienced driver. 8. Excellent coordination with hotels.

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