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EXPLORE JEWELS OF EUROPE 14D

London London
Duration: 14 Days
Scale: 1 - 40 people
From: London
Tour size: 40
To: London
Categories: Europe
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Transportations: Bus
The Europe Jewel is a two week Europe coach tour designed to give clients a Western and Eastern Europe experience.Designed with clients in mind who want to make the most of both Eastern and Western Europe.

Tour Details

The Europe Jewel is a two week Europe coach tour designed to give clients a Western and Eastern Europe experience.Designed with clients in mind who want to make the most of both Eastern and Western Europe, this 2 week Europe trip, Europe Jewel, takes in 10 countries in 14 days: the perfect 2 weeks’ Europe tour for intrepid travellers. With guaranteed departure dates, overnight accommodation and many meals included, this trip covers everything- even free wifi in all the hotels!

Why this Trip

Europe 2 week tour planner: Europe Jewel Your 2 week European coach trip begins in London, with the first stop in Amsterdam on Day 1 – a canal cruise is included at no extra cost so you can view the city from the water. Days 2 and 3 are spent in Germany’s Rhine Valley, with a chance to sail down the famous river and admire the heaviest concentration of medieval castles in Europe. With a stop in historic Nuremburg, you’ll soon be on your way to Prague, where you will have the day to yourself on Day 4. Continuing east, Day 5 takes in Bratislava and the lovely thermal spa city of Budapest, before reaching grandiose Vienna, home of Mozart, on Day 6. It’s then on to Ljubljana on Day 7: it’s picture-book Europe at its finest in the Slovenian capital.

Itinerary

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Welcome to the Europe Jewel tour from KAIA SAFARIS! Leaving London behind us, we make our way to Amsterdam, crossing the channel on the way and driving through rural France and Belgium. Arriving in Amsterdam in the late afternoon, well check in to our hotel before joining a complimentary Amsterdam canal cruise! Get on board and have those cameras at the ready this is the best way to be introduced to Amsterdam, a city of beautiful 17th Century architecture, and a charm all its own. Keep an eye out for spots to revisit later on during your free time. Watch the city drift past as you sail by, and listen out for tips and interesting insights into the city from your tour leader. Later on, you will have the option to join your tour leader for a walking tour of the infamous Red Light District!Spoil yourself on a feast of Dutch snacks – Dutch Kroket, cheese, bitterballen and pastries!

This morning well take a look at a cheese-making demonstration, revealing how cheese has been made in the traditional way in these parts for many years. Following that, well learn about that most quirky of Dutch footwear choices the clog and see how these traditional shoes are carved. Stopping off at the Riekermolen windmill for a photo stop, youll be able to appreciate the scenery that the Netherlands is famous for. If the season is right, look out for flowers in the fields! Continuing on to the Rhine Valley, well board a Rhine Valley river boat and sail from St Goar to Boppard. Admire the passing scenery – with the highest concentration of medieval castles in all of Europe, this is a memorable trip, especially with all the vineyards, cliff faces and medieval German towns! Later we will visit a local wine merchants for an included wine tasting – if the harvest has been good, you may even get to try eiswein (ice wine), a very sweet dessert wine that is produced in very small quantities as it can only be harvested when the temperature drops below freezing.

Today were off to Prague via Nuremburg, stopping in the Bavarian city for a comfort stop. Having served as a residence for German kings over many centuries, Nuremburg was an architectural marvel, and famous for its artists too. Heavily bombed during WW2, the city was painstakingly rebuilt, and today has been returned to some of its former glory many buildings being rebuilt in the original stone. Prague is a beautiful city, boasting elaborate baroque, gothic, art nouveau and cubist architecture, and rewarding those who explore it with quirky bars, cobbled lanes and courtyards. Known for its brilliant beer and abundance of art, any exploration of Prague will be a rewarding one. After getting your bearings on a walking tour of the city with a local guide, experience authentic Czech cuisine at our local restaurant for dinner on your first night in Prague

Your time is your own today to explore Prague the way you want to. Described by some as the Jewel in the Crown of Central Europe, youll find that Prague is just as engaging as Rome, London or Amsterdam, and is at least as beautiful as Paris. Let your guard down and explore today you never know the wonders you might find! Start off with the Charles Bridge, which joins the old and the new town, and marvel at how Pragues dramatic history is reflected in the beauty of its churches, opera houses, concert halls and of course Prague castle.

Moving on to the Slovakian capital, Bratislava! Located in a country dominated by mountains, vineyards, ski runs and wilderness, Bratislava is a charming city. Here youll find a medieval castle overlooking the old town, along with more recent Socialist-era architecture. After enjoying an included lunch, we’ll make for beautiful Budapest. With a huge number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, we start things off with a driving tour to help you get acquainted with the city. With a huge variety of architectural styles adorning the city, Budapest promises all manner of untold treasures. Featuring hundreds of thermal and mineral springs, bathing in Budapest has been in vogue since Roman times. Hungarian food, too, is experiencing something of a revival after being somewhat repressed in the Soviet era. Explore and be amazed at the bounty of Budapest!

Heading next to Vienna, well have lunch in one of the citys traditional beer halls before taking a walking tour of the city led by one of our expert local guides. As a centre for art and culture in Europe for centuries, Vienna was host to some of the worlds leading musical minds at one time or another including luminaries like Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. But along with its classical heritage, magnificent concert halls, palaces and museums, Vienna is also a modern city, with a vibrant caf, restaurant and nightclub culture. Explore the city this afternoon and take it all in!

After leaving Vienna, well take a comfort stop in Graz Austrias second-largest city, but also one of its liveliest. Admire the verdant parkland and Renaissance architecture, and get a glimpse of the small, fast-flowing river, which gushes, through the centre. Graz is a beautiful city, a UNESCO listed World Cultural Heritage Site. You have a chance to visit the old town and see the Rathaus (town hall) and Schloberg, a hill dominating the old town with amazing views of the city. Our final stop of the day is the Slovenian capital Ljubljana, often thought of as a hidden gem of Europe. With its castles, stunning architecture and natural beauty, Ljubljana packs a punch more powerful than its small size would suggest. Well take a walking tour of the city with a local guide to soak it all in.Why not visit a “gostilna” restaurant, a traditional place to enjoy good food and wine in good company. Often serving dishes prepared to old recipes using local ingredients.

Venice is our next stop, a city immortalised in literature, film and art for centuries. Its timeless waterways and artistic masterpieces (more per square kilometre than anywhere else on earth) make it truly unique this is a city that will capture your heart and imagination. Being Italian, theres no shortage of incredible food and culture either! Your tour leader will introduce you to the city with an orientation walk, during which you’ll see sights like the world famous St Marks Square, Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore this unforgettable city on your own.

Although we leave Venice today, ahead of us are the hills of Tuscany marvel at the countryside as we head for Florence. On arrival well get a fabulous panoramic view of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo, then take a fascinating walking tour of the city with a local guide. Learn about the history of the city and see historical landmarks dating from Roman times to the glory days of the Renaissance. After exploring, we make our way to the Tuscan countryside, where we spend the night.

Departing Tuscany, we make for one of the worlds most famous buildings. This is also definitely a place where youll want to have your camera charged Pisa! Learn the story behind the leaning tower, and be sure to take some iconic pictures of you holding up the tower! Its time to cross over to the Alps. Is there a better way to enjoy the magic of Switzerland than staying in a typical Swiss Alpine town? Take in the beauty of the snow-capped mountains and the greenery around you as we drive through mountain passes and alongside lakes, breath-taking mountain vistas and scenic views of quaint Swiss towns.

The splendour of the Alps is yours today dont miss the chance to join our optional excursion up to Jungfraujoch, the highest train station in Europe! The trip to the top is a real highlight; you might find yourself pressed up against the windows as the picture-perfect Swiss countryside rolls beneath you. Look out for quaint villages nestled in the valleys beneath snow-capped peaks and tumbling mountain waterfalls. Once weve reached the top, enjoy the year-round snow and breathtaking views of the surrounding glaciers and craggy mountaintops. Once youve had a chance to explore and capture as many photos as possible, its back down to lower altitudes for the rest of the afternoon. Take the chance to head into nearby Interlaken to see the lakes of the region, shop for chocolates and cuckoo clocks, or have a fondue!

Its an early start today as we make our way out of the mountains and make for the city of lights and love: Paris! Arriving in the afternoon, we’ll take you on a driving tour of the French capital; get your cameras ready youll be seeing some of the citys most treasured landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, Hotel de Ville, Lovers Bridge, Sacre Coeur, Montmartre, Pigalle (the Red Light District) and the Moulin Rouge!After the driving tour we’ll enjoy dinner at a restaurant in the Latin Quarter, an eclectic, bohemian and historic neighbourhood. We’ll then travel back to the hotel on Paris’ world famous metro system, ready to explore the city further on our free day tomorrow!

Today is all yours to explore as you wish. Take an optional cruise up the River Seine, head up the tower of Montparnasse for exquisite views, visit LOpra Garnier, the Tuileries Gardens, Place de la Concorde, Hotel de Ville, the River Seine, lIle de la Cite or the Louvre Museum. Get a glimpse of that most famous avenue, the Champs Elysees, overlooked by the famous Arc de Triomphe. Alternatively, why not head to the boutiques of La Marais? Or visit the graves of Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison at Pre Lachaise Cemetery? Those with a taste for the macabre can even descend to the infamous catacombs! Alternatively, stay above ground and explore the museums, people-watch from a roadside caf, or simply stroll the city, following in the footsteps of great painters, musicians and writers.

Its our last day already! Today we leave the mainland and cross the Channel on our way back to London. We hope youve loved every minute of your Europe Jewel adventure!

Included

  • 5 dinners
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • 10 full breakfasts

Excluded

  • Tradional Czech Folk Music & dance evening

  • Danube Evening Cruise

  • Mozart Concert

  • Gondola Ride 

  • Paragliding -- ± CHF 170

  • Skydiving -- ± CHF 395

  • Train to Jungfraujoch 

  • Montparnasse Observation Deck

  • Cabaret Show 

Please note that some of these optional Experiences may be selected and booked for on the right

From / per person

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Total:
€2,175.00
Optional Experiences
Gondolas & the Grand Canal
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Viennese Concert
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Junchfraujock
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Montparnasse Observation Deck
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Cabaret show with dinner
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Departs at
08:00:00
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Important information
  • Airport Transfers
  • Hotel Bed and Breakfast
  • Transportation
  • Excursion as per Itinerary
  • Extra Excursions (not included in Itinerary)
If you or any other member of your party decides to cancel your confirmed Package you must notify us in writing.
Your notice of cancellation will only take effect when it is received in writing by us at our offices - or by email (when you receive an email response confirmation from us).
Since we incur costs in cancelling your arrangements, you will have to pay the applicable cancellation charges up to the maximum shown in the table below (the cancellation charge detailed is calculated on the basis of the total cost payable by the person cancelling, excluding insurance premiums and amendment charges which are not refundable in the event of the person to whom they apply cancelling).

Period before departure within which notice of Cancellation by you is received Amount of cancellation charge
  • 60 days or more before departure Loss of deposit
  • 30 - 59 days before departure 40% of holiday cost
  • 15 - 29 days before departure 70% of holiday cost
  • 14 days or less before departure 100% of holiday cost
Please note that certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration or cancellation could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements, in addition to the charge above.
If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges. We will deduct the cancellation charges from any monies you have already paid to us.
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