European Flair - Start Amsterdam, Classic Group

European Flair - Start Amsterdam, Classic Group

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European Flair - Start Amsterdam, Classic Group

11 Days Starting in Amsterdam, Netherlands and ending in Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy

Visiting: Amsterdam, Wurzburg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Prague, Salzburg, Venice, Rome, Vatican, Vatican Museums, Vatican City

Tour operator:

Insight Vacations

Specialist Group:

Family/Kids

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

20 - 40

Physical rating:

Low, Balanced

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
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$4334
$4002 (USD) Operator discount: -$121 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$211

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Tour Overview

Cruise the Amsterdam canals with local experts, take in the hilltop cobbled courtyards of Prague Castle or the quaint streets of the Jewish Quarter and enjoy farm to table fine dining in Salzburg on this 11-day guided tour. From London's iconic attractions and Amsterdam's Old City, your expert led adventure juggernauts across Europe to Wurzburg, Rothenburg and Prague???the City of a Hundred Spires. In Salzburg the hills aren't just alive with the sound of music, they're abuzz with a fine dining, farm to table, organic farm experience—where only the best local produce makes it onto your open air, courtyard table. An exclusive tour of the Vatican grants private access to the Bramante Staircase, normally off-limits to the general public. In Rome, there's the VIP option to indulge your inner gladiator the Colosseum's ancient arena.

Highlights

  • Prague: Stroll through the Jewish Quarter with your Local Expert to hear how the Jewish community has shaped the history of Prague, and taste Trdelník, a traditional Czech pastry.

  • Prague: Visit the imposing St. Vitus Cathedral and explore the atmospheric courtyards of the historic Prague Castle with your Local Expert.

  • Amsterdam: Cruise along the old waterways, discovering the architectural gems of the old city, including mansions dating from the Golden Age of the 17th Century.

  • Wurzburg: Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wurzburg Residence with a Local Expert.

  • Rothenburg ob der Tauber: Picturesque Rothenburg ob der Tauber is the best-preserved medieval town in Germany and a truly enchanting destination.

  • Salzburg: Join your Local Expert to visit the formal gardens of Mirabell Palace and Residence Square - both locations used in 'The Sound of Music.'

  • Venice: With your Travel Director cruise to St. Mark's Square and see the Doge's Palace, Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark's Basilica.

  • Vatican: Gain priority access into the Vatican Museums and admire the famous Bramante Staircase. Witness the genius of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel and view the splendid dome of St. Peter's Basilica.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome To Amsterdam
Location: Amsterdam
Accommodation: Hilton Amsterdam.
Meals Included: Dinner with Wine

Welcome to Amsterdam, enjoy a day of leisure. Join your Travel Director at 17:00 for a Welcome Reception. Mingle and get to know your fellow travellers as you cruise along some of the many quaint, tree-lined canals, to explore the heart of the Old City, before enjoying a pleasant evening of dinner and wine at a local restaurant.

Day 2: Onto Würzburg
Location: Amsterdam, Wurzburg
Accommodation: Maritim Hotel Würzburg.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Cross into Germany, through the Rhine Valley and into Würzburg, to see the mighty Marienburg Fortress. With a Local Expert, visit the imposing Würzburg Residenz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at intricate decorations and lavish staterooms boasting with French, Austrian and Venetian influences.

Day 3: Rothenburg And Golden Prague Relaxed Start
Location: Wurzburg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Prague
Accommodation: NH Collection Prague City.
Meals Included: Breakfast

In the morning venture to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the most well-preserved town on the Romantic Road. Continue east to the Czech border, passing the town of Pilsen renowned for its beer, to reach the Golden City of Prague. In the evening, perhaps take a river cruise through the heart of the city?

Day 4: Prague, City Of A Hundred Spires
Location: Prague
Accommodation: NH Collection Prague City.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Explore Prague with Insight Choice. Choose to walk the courtyards of the Castle and visit the imposing St. Vitus Cathedral. Alternatively, join your Local Expert for a walk through the Jewish Quarter to learn about a different side of the history of Prague and taste Tredlník, traditional chimney cakes. Then, the city is all yours to explore. Perhaps rummage through the renowned antique stores or shop for the finest Bohemian crystal? In the evening, why not enjoy an Optional Experience in the Czech countryside?

Day 5: Salzburg, City Of Mozart Relaxed Start
Location: Prague, Salzburg
Accommodation: ARCOTEL Castellani, Salzburg.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Journey through the Czech Republic and continue south over the Austrian border and onto Salzburg, the city of Mozart and the ‘Sound of Music.’ A Local Expert shows you the formal gardens of Mirabell Palace which includes the fountains and statues where the 'Do, Re, Mi' scene was filmed. Later see Residence Square and its fountain, where Maria sings 'I Have Confidence'. Witness the imposing fortress, immense cathedral and Mozart’s birthplace on the lively Getreidegasse. In the evening for your Farm-to-Table dining experience, dine at a local organic farm in an old barn or courtyard. Enjoy the unique atmosphere of farm life as you savour the taste of homemade dishes and locally made cider.

Day 6: The Tauern Mountains To Venice Relaxed Start
Location: Salzburg, Venice
Accommodation: Eurostars Residenza Cannaregio, Venice.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy a leisurely morning in Salzburg to shop for local marzipan specialties. Perhaps take the opportunity to marvel at impressive views atop Kehlsteinhaus - the Eagle’s Nest - a unique example of historic architecture in a stunning alpine setting? Later, stunning scenery surrounds you as you travel down the Tauern Mountains to cross the Italian border. Continue to the romantic city of Venice, Queen of the Adriatic, where your hotel is perfectly located in one of the quietest peaceful and authentic Venetian districts.

Day 7: Venice And The Magic Of La Serenissima Relaxed Start
Location: Venice
Accommodation: Eurostars Residenza Cannaregio, Venice.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Wake up ready to embrace this romantic city. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you witness the skill of glassblowers on a visit to a traditional arts centre. Take a private cruise to St. Mark's Square where the city's former wealth and power is evidenced by the riches of St. Mark's Basilica. Admire the Doge's Palace and its adjoining Bridge of Sighs. With the rest of the day free, why not cruise the Venetian lagoon to the island of Burano for a meal of local specialties and wine?

Day 8: Onto The Eternal City Of Rome
Location: Venice, Rome
Accommodation: Hotel Mediterraneo, Rome.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Head into the Apennine Mountains and the peaceful landscapes of Tuscany and Umbria. Your journey continues as you follow the course of the Tiber to your hotel in the Eternal City of Rome.Enjoy a Celebration Dinner with Italian wines accompanied by your newfound companions.

Day 9: Rome With The Locals Relaxed Start
Location: Rome
Accommodation: Hotel Mediterraneo, Rome.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Rome is about art, antiquity, piazzas and pizzazz, and your morning walking tour with a Local Expert includes this in abundance. Toss a coin into the spectacular Trevi Fountain and see the best-preserved monument from the Roman period - the Pantheon, before enjoying free time to do as the Romans do, in Piazza Navona.

Day 10: The Vatican
Location: Rome, Vatican, Vatican Museums
Accommodation: Hotel Mediterraneo, Rome.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Start the day with your Local Expert they introduce you to the grandeur of the city, starting with the Vatican State, the richest community in the world. Visit the Vatican Museums, full of priceless treasures collected by the Popes. Insight provides special priority entry to avoid the crowds and gives you behind-the-scenes access to the Bramante Staircase - a marvel of Renaissance architecture normally off-limits to the general public. Once inside the Sistine Chapel, admire Michelangelo's famous ceiling. Next door, visit St. Peter's Basilica to admire Michelangelo's emotive 'Pieta' and see Bernini's intricately carved Papal Altar. The rest of the day is at your leisure; perhaps shop in the trendy boutiques or relax at a sidewalk cafe?

Day 11: Arrivederci Roma
Location: Rome
Meals Included: Breakfast

Bid farewell to the glories of Italy. Departure transfers arrive at Rome’s Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport at 07:00 and 09:30.

What's Included

  • Expert Travel Director

    Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organizer, and friend overseas.

  • Luxury Transportation

    Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour with physical distancing measures implemented.

  • Enhanced Hygiene Protocols

    Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors, and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.

  • Hand Sanitizer Available

    Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.

  • Authentic Dining Experiences

    Dining Summary: 4 Dinner with Wine (DW), and 10 Breakfast (B). Enjoy local specialties in authentic settings, including a farm-to-table dining experience in Salzburg.

  • Exclusive Insider Experiences

    From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

    Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

  • Luggage Handling

    We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.

  • Hotel and Restaurant Tips Included

    Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.

  • Priority Access

    Gain priority access into the Vatican Museums and admire the famous Bramante Staircase and the Sistine Chapel.

What's Not Included

  • Airfare

    International and domestic airfare not included.

  • Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is not included and is recommended.

  • Some Meals

    Not all meals are covered.

    Please refer to the itinerary for details.

  • Optional Experiences

    Optional experiences and excursions are available for purchase during your trip.

  • Personal Expenses

    Personal expenses such as laundry, phone calls, additional tipping, and souvenirs are not included.

  • Visa Fees

    Any applicable visa fees are not included.

Mode of Transport

Head into the Apennine Mountains and the peaceful landscapes of Tuscany and Umbria. Your journey continues as you follow the course of the Tiber to your hotel in the Eternal City of Rome.

Accommodation

Your hotel is perfectly located in one of the quietest peaceful and authentic Venetian districts.

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the starting location of the tour?

    The tour starts in Amsterdam.

  • Is there a luxury coach available on the tour?

    Yes, the tour includes the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. The coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and maintained to very high standards.

  • Is there an option for private transfers?

    Yes, you may purchase arrival transfers from London Heathrow and Gatwick airports on arrival days, or when additional nights accommodation has been booked through Insight Vacations. Departure transfers are available at scheduled times if your departure flights are as per the itinerary end dates.

  • What is the ending location of the tour?

    The tour ends in Rome.

  • What are some highlights of the tour?

    Some highlights of the tour include choosing between two carefully selected activities, visiting the imposing St. Vitus Cathedral and exploring Prague Castle with a Local Expert, cruising along Amsterdam's old waterways, visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wurzburg Residence, exploring the picturesque Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and enjoying a farm-to-table dining experience in Salzburg.

  • What countries will I visit on the European Flair tour?

    On the European Flair tour, you will visit the Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, and Germany.

  • What are the accommodation details?

    Your hotel in Venice is perfectly located in one of the quietest, peaceful, and authentic Venetian districts.

  • What type of dining experiences are included?

    The tour includes 4 Dinners with Wine and 10 Breakfasts. Dining experiences include a Welcome Dinner in Amsterdam, farm-to-table dining in Salzburg, and a four-course Celebration Dinner in Rome with wine and opera.

  • Are there any COVID-19 safety measures in place?

    Yes, the tour features enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors, and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    We regret that no refunds can be made for absences from a tour, including experiences such as missed meals or sightseeing.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1978.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Insight Vacations is a founding member of the TreadRight Foundation, a joint initiative created by the brands within The Travel Corporation (TTC) almost 15 years ago to ensure our impact through tourism is positive. Our ethos to #MakeTravelMatter guides our decision-making at every level of our business.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    You have two options as a solo traveller. Either choose to be matched with a same sex partner for a room share - at no extra cost. Or choose a room of your own with a reduced or even free private room upgrade on select tours.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

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