Splendid Europe - End Amsterdam, Classic Group

Splendid Europe - End Amsterdam, Classic Group

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Splendid Europe - End Amsterdam, Classic Group

14 Days Starting in Rome and ending in Amsterdam

Visiting: Rome, Vatican City, Vatican Museums, Venice, Ljubljana, Maribor, Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Vaduz, Lucerne, Stanserhorn, Konigswinter, Amsterdam

Tour operator:

Insight Vacations

Tour code:

N915MZN20

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Tour Overview

Follow in the footsteps of the gladiators as you see the Colosseum in Rome, take in the regal history of the Habsburgs at Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna and see the Rhine Valley sights on the road to Konigswinter, on this 2-week guided tour. From the iconic attractions of Rome and the cultural gems of the Vatican, your expert led voyage sets out across Europe, stopping for sunset cocktails and dinner in Venice, and sightseeing in the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana. In Vienna, enjoy the exclusive Insight Choice of Viennese Waltz dance lessons—set to the tunes of Mozart’s masterpieces, or sample sachertorte at a traditional Viennese café, washed down with a specially selected coffee. End your adventure with a private Rhine Castle visit paired with regional wines and a Celebration Dinner in Amsterdam.

Highlights

  • 5 Dinner with Wine (DW)

  • 13 Breakfast (B)

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities

  • Vienna: Listen to the musical masterpiece of Mozart and learn the Viennese Waltz, in an inclusive workshop designed to support the visually impaired community. Unique to Insight Guests, ‘Dancing without Barriers’ takes place in the dark, in a specially designed sensory studio, and will be a unique experience for all your senses. This specifically designed workshop focuses on inclusion and education around the topic of visual impairment. Through their foundation the organization supports children from disadvantaged family and children with a visual impairment. This experience advances UN Sustainable Development Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities. Alternatively, visit a traditional Viennese café to enjoy local specialties of coffee and sachertorte.

  • Vienna: Visit a traditional coffeehouse to enjoy Viennese specialties of coffee and Sachertorte.

  • : Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.

  • : 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.

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

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

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

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome To The Eternal City Of Rome
Location: Rome
Accommodation: Room 007 Select, Rome.
Meals Included: Dinner with Wine

Welcome to Rome, a glorious city filled with classic antiquities, medieval buildings, renaissance palaces and baroque churches. Transfers depart from Rome's Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport for your hotel.Relax and settle in before joining your Travel Director and getting to know your fellow travelers over a delicious Welcome Dinner with wine at a local restaurant.

Day 2: Exploring Papal Rome
Location: Rome, Vatican City, Vatican Museums
Accommodation: Room 007 Select, Rome.
Meals Included: Breakfast

A Local Expert introduces the grandeur of the city, starting with the Vatican State, the richest community on the world. Visit the Vatican Museums, full of priceless treasures collected by the Popes. Insight provides special VIP, fast-tracked entry to avoid the crowds, together with 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 yours to shop in the trendy boutiques or relax at a sidewalk cafe.

Day 3: Rome At Leisure Relaxed Start
Location: Rome
Accommodation: Room 007 Select, Rome.
Meals Included: Breakfast

The day is yours to enjoy Rome at your own pace. Perhaps take an optional experience to the ill-fated town of Pompeii, frozen in time when it was engulfed by an eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Alternatively, spend some time in the boutiques of the Via del Corso, the Via Nazionale or the elegant designer stores near the Spanish Steps? As night falls, why not sip on prosecco at a sidewalk cafe in Piazza Navona - the Living Room of Rome - and enjoy life's pageantry pass by?

Day 4: Autostrada Del Sole To Venice
Location: Rome, Venice
Accommodation: NH Collection Venezia Murano Villa, Venice.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Journey through peaceful Tuscan landscapes, to descend past Bologna into the fertile Valley of the River Po.Arrive at the glorious city of Venice by water taxi and savor a cocktail at sunset whilst you are serenaded by an ensemble of talented musicians, long after the day-trippers have returned to their mainland hotels, before enjoying dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 5: Venice And The Magic Of La Serenissima
Location: Venice
Accommodation: NH Collection Venezia Murano Villa, Venice.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Wake up ready to embrace this romantic city. Admire the Doge’s Palace and its adjoining Bridge of Sighs. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you witness the skill of glassblowers on a visit to a traditional arts center. before taking a private cruise to St. Mark's Square where St. Mark’s Basilica exudes the city’s former wealth and power.

Day 6: Venice To Elegant Ljubljana Relaxed Start
Location: Venice, Ljubljana
Accommodation: Hotel Lev Ljubljana.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Depart Venice by water taxi and continue your journey to the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana. A Local Expert shows you including Prešeren square with the Triple bridge, baroque Franciscan Church and and the lively banks of Ljubljanica river.

Day 7: Ljubljana To Vienna
Location: Ljubljana, Maribor, Vienna
Accommodation: Hilton Vienna Park.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Follow the Drava River and cross over the Slovenian border to reach the 700-year-old university town of Maribor. Continue past Graz through Styria’s forested mountains and on to Vienna.

Day 8: Vienna And The Habsburgs Relaxed Start
Location: Vienna
Accommodation: Hilton Vienna Park.
Meals Included: Breakfast

In the morning, there is the option to join a private tour of Maria Theresa's Schönbrunn Palace and formal gardens. Later, get your camera ready for a drive around the famous Ring Road. This grand boulevard, built alongside the lines of the old city walls, showcases many of the capitol’s architectural masterpieces, including the Opera House, magnificent Hofburg Imperial Residence and Parliament. Later, join your Local Expert for a walk through Innere Stadt, the first district and historic core of Vienna. Explore Vienna with Insight Choice. Choose to visit to a traditional Viennese café to enjoy local specialties of coffee and Sachertorte. Alternatively, join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience during an inclusive workshop and take to the floor in a Viennese Waltz dance workshop designed to support the visually impaired community.

Day 9: Salzburg And On To Innsbruck
Location: Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck
Accommodation: AC Hotel Innsbruck.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Pass the impressive Benedictine monastery of Melk before reaching the enchanting city of Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart and the iconic musical 'The Sound of Music'. A Local Expert will show you the formal gardens of Mirabell Palace, including the fountains and statues where the 'Do, Re, Mi' scene was filmed. Cross Residence Square with its fountain, where Maria sings 'I Have Confidence' and see the imposing fortress, the immense cathedral and Mozart’s birthplace on the lively Getreidegasse. Perhaps join an excursion to the famous Eagle's Nest? Continue to the mountain ringed Tyrolean capital of Innsbruck to see the Golden Roof and Imperial Palace.

Day 10: Liechtenstein To Lucerne Relaxed Start
Location: Innsbruck, Vaduz, Lucerne
Accommodation: Hotel Astoria, Lucerne.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Journey past flower-filled meadows and picturesque chalet-style villages to the Principality of Liechtenstein. Spend some time in its tiny capital, Vaduz, then cross into Switzerland and through glorious mountains to lakeside Lucerne. On arrival, visit Lucerne's proud Lion Monument, carved into a limestone cliff and dedicated to the heroic Swiss Guards who died defending King Louis XVI during the French Revolution.

Day 11: Lucerne’S Lakes, Mountains And Lion
Location: Lucerne, Stanserhorn
Accommodation: Hotel Astoria, Lucerne.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

In the morning, explore Mount Stanserhorn on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, as an open-top cable car powered by solar panels take you up the summit. Take in the pristine mountain air and, on a clear day, witness views as far as Alsace and the Black Forest in Germany. Walk along beautiful scenic pathways, keeping an eye out for marmots and other native animals, with the chance to hear a conservation talk by a Swiss ranger, to learn about local wildlife and flora.
Upon return to Lucerne, take some time to stroll across the covered Chapel Bridge and see the baroque Jesuit church. The rest of the day is at leisure to shop for fine watches and delectable chocolates. Tonight, enjoy a fine selection of restaurants to choose from for your Dine-Around Evening.

Day 12: Legends Along The Rhine
Location: Lucerne, Konigswinter
Accommodation: Maritim Hotel Königswinter.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Enjoy traveling through Germany and follow the Rhine Valley north to Königswinter.

Day 13: The Canals Of Amsterdam
Location: Konigswinter, Amsterdam
Accommodation: Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Delight in a private estate viewing of one of the famous Rhineland castles and learn more about these living cultural monuments situated along the Middle Rhine over a glass of wine. Continue your travels to Amsterdam. The best way to see this remarkable city is from the water as you cruise through the canal district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the elegant merchant houses from the 16th and 17th centuries, their facades are a reflection of when trade flourished during Amsterdam's Golden Age. Relax as you pass stunning gables, beautiful churches and the iconic Magere Brug, better known as the Skinny Bridge. In the evening, toast your adventure and new-found friends during a Celebration Dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 14: Depart Amsterdam
Location: Amsterdam
Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast, transfers arrive at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.

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  • 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?

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