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European Experience with Costsaver

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12 days
07 Apr 24 to 02 Jan 25
Book by 28 Mar 24
Embark on a 12-day Europe tour from London to Amsterdam, escaping the armchair to explore centuries-old history, vibrant cities, and breathtaking landscapes. Check off numerous bucket-list items as you journey from London to Paris, traverse the Swiss Alps, explore the canals of Venice and St. Mark's Square in Italy, venture through Austria, and conclude your adventure in the Rhineland before reaching Paris. Experience the beauty and diversity of Europe on this immersive journey.

Includes

  • 12 Day Costsaver Guided Holiday
  • 12 Nights in cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • 11 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
  • Ferry from Calais to Dover
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • Audio headsets are provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Extensive variety of Choice Optional Experiences at an additional cost
  • Included sightseeing
  • In Munich see See the Glockenspiel in the Marienplatz and the Hofbräuhaus.
  • In Rome, visit St. Peter's Basilica and see the ancient sites with your Local Specialist.
  • In Paris, view the Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower on your sightseeing tour and much more!

Excludes

  • Flights
  • Arrival/ departure transfers
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spending money and items of a personal nature

Extras

  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised
  • Choice of Optional Experiences available at an additional cost

Highlights

  • 12 Nights in cherry-picked hotels
  • 15 Meals
  • City orientation tours

Itinerary

Day 1: London – Paris

For now, London bids you safe travels as you continue south through the Kent countryside to Dover and then on by ferry to Calais. Next stop is Paris, another capital that doesn’t hold back and doesn’t expect you to either. Take a walk through its grand past, dynamic present and exciting future, from the maze of streets that once nurtured great artists in Montmartre to the Eiffel Tower. Accommodation: Ibis Paris Alésia Montparnasse 14éme

Day 2: Paris Sightseeing And Free Time

Audrey Hepburn described it best when she said: 'Paris is always a good idea.' We’re sure you’ll agree. Hit its grand boulevards on a city sightseeing tour with your Travel Director. See the Arc de Triomphe and Champs Élysées then spend the rest of the day discovering the city on your terms. Don’t resist the urge to tread in the footsteps of Picasso and Dalí and visit Montmartre this afternoon, exploring its maze of streets and Artist’s Square. There’s time to shop for artwork and savour some local specialties before considering a real highlight this evening – an optional dinner and cabaret performance. Accommodation: Hampton by Hilton Paris Clichy Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Paris - Lucerne Region

Journey through the idyllic French countryside before arriving in Lake Lucerne. You’ll want to put the 'heart' of Switzerland in your pocket and take its history, culture and epic landscapes with you. Accommodation: Ibis Luzern Kriens Lucerne Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Lucerne Orientation And Free Time

Turn the page to a land of fairy-tale landscapes and medieval history. You have a full day to see the sights and explore Lucerne, starting with a morning orientation including the Chapel Bridge and the Jesuit Church. No visit to Lucerne is complete without a visit to the Lion Monument, built to commemorate the brave Swiss Guards who died defending Louis XVI during the French Revolution. You may be tempted to do some souvenir shopping, but an Optional Experience into the mountains will be hard to resist. Ascend Mount Pilatus by a cog-wheel railway then embark on a scenic lake cruise. Accommodation:SwissEver Zug Swiss Quality Hotel Lucerne/Ibis Luzern Kriens Lucerne Your hotel will be dependent on your departure date Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Lucerne - Florence

Your journey heads south to the Renaissance city of Florence. Soak up every detail as you admire the city skyline from Piazzale Michelangelo. There’s time to explore Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and Giotto's Bell Tower or shop for the bespoke Italian leather goods and fine gold jewellery for which Florence is justifiably famous. You could choose instead to join an Optional Experience revealing the Renaissance heritage of a city which attracted artists, physicists, astronomers and philosophers like Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Galileo. Accommodation: Grand Mediterraneo Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Florence – Rome

If Rome was a person, she would be confident, alluring and complex. You’ll get to know her, and her quirks, over the next two days as you continue to explore Italy. You’ll find reminders of an ancient world, a holy empire and the Renaissance around every turn. You could choose to join a Local Specialist for an optional guided stroll through Rome’s piazzas. Linger in your favourite square, or perhaps enjoy a scoop or three of the local gelato and soak up the effervescent energy of a city that knows how to enjoy life. Accommodation: Raganelli Hotel Rome Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Rome Sightseeing And Free Time

You could spend a lifetime exploring Rome and just scratch the surface, but with your Local Specialist on hand you’ll dive right into the city’s heart and soul. Head to Vatican City to watch the pigeons and people tread on holy ground, then visit St. Peter’s Basilica and see Michelangelo’s priceless 'Pietà'. Skip the long queues and choose an Optional Experience to the Vatican Museums. Continue your tour across the Tiber to the Colosseum and other ancient sites, following in the footsteps of Julius Caesar. The rest of the day is yours to explore Rome your way. Consider an optional local dinner followed by a scenic tour of the city by night. Accommodation: Raganelli Hotel Rome Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Rome – Venice

Journey on to Venice, which bewitches in all her Byzantine glory, softening even the hardest of hearts with her opulence. Highlights include a cruise on a private launch to St. Mark’s Square and views of the magnificent St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge's Palace. The talents of master craftsmen are the star of the show later as you visit their glassblowing workshop, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. There’s even time for an optional Gondola and Grand Canal cruise – grand palazzi, churches and ornate bridges line your journey. Accommodation: Hotel San Giuliano Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Venice – Innsbruck

Today you continue along the Inn Valley to the Austrian Tyrol and its capital, Innsbruck, where you can 'ooh and aah' at the impressive ski jump and view the famed Golden Roof, constructed from 2,657 copper tiles. Admire the fascinating crystal installations and browse for precious gifts and souvenirs at the Swarovski Crystal Worlds Store. This evening, an Optional Experience could see you enjoy a lively evening of entertainment during a traditional Tyrolean evening. Accommodation: Bon Alpina Innsbruck Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10: Innsbruck - Munich - Bad Durkheim

Your first stop today is Munich where you can admire the Glockenspiel in the Marienplatz and the Hofbräuhaus. Continue onto the main cultural centre of the Rhineland.  Accommodation: Achat Hotel Reilingen Walldorf Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11: Bad Durkheim - Cologne - Amsterdam

Suitably inspired by its spires, you’ll board a lazy river cruise down the Rhine past terraced vineyards and fairy-tale castles. Your experience of a lifetime ends in the free-thinking capital of the Netherlands. Immerse yourself in Amsterdam's gezelligheid as you soak up the buzz of the city's canals, gabled houses and festive squares. There's no better way to see the capital than from its waterways, so choose an Optional Experience in a glass-topped boat winding through Amsterdam's historic canal ring. Accommodation: Ibis Schiphol Amsterdam Airport Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 12: Depart Amsterdam

Say farewell to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of an amazing holiday. Included Meals: Breakfast

Terms & conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. High season supplements and block out dates may apply, pricing varies pending departure date.Package excludes flights. You can do optional free-time add-on experiences in your free time and pay for them as you travel (additional costs apply). Tour operator reserves the right to withdraw promotional offers and adjust savings anytime. The Big Tour Sale (15 - 20% Savings): New bookings only made with deposit between December 15, 2023 and March 28, 2024. Full payment due 120 days prior to departure or at time of booking if booked within 120 days of departure; whichever comes first. R3000 per person deposit required at time of booking for Level 1 tours to hold space; some trips require payment in full at time of booking. Savings are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. At time of loading this may not be a definite departure, please contact a travel consultant for more info. Other conditions may apply. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

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The Big Tour Sale 2024
R43,900
R37,315
per person sharing
Details
Valid on 15 Dec 2024
Stay
12 days
Dates
07 Apr 24 to 02 Jan 25
Book by
28 March 24
Experience ID
418
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