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European Whirl Tour

12 days from only
R45 200
per person sharing
ID # 2291
Valid: 14 May 19 to 25 May 19
Duration: 12 Days
ENQUIRE TODAY ADDED BONUS
Includes R2000.00 off per couple!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 12 Day European Whirl Tour
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • 11 hot buffet breakfasts, 1 lunch & 2 dinners
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver

Terms and 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. Offer can be removed at any time. High season supplements and block out dates may apply, pricing varies pending departure date. Savings made on a holiday based on 2 adults sharing as of 1st of March 2019. Solo travelers are eligible for a R1000 Saving. Valid for new bookings only from 1st - 31st March 2019 for Summer 2019 departures only, not combinable with any other offer. Deposit is required at time of the booking and full payment is due no later than 45 days prior to departure (whichever comes first). These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE.

COACH ITINERARY

DAY 1: AMSTERDAM

 Enjoy an orientation of this historic Dutch city before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception dinner cruise on its canals.

MEAL(S)
Welcome Reception
 
HOTEL
Mercure City

DAY 2: AMSTERDAM – RHINE CRUISE – HEIDELBERG – RHINELAND

Driving through the lush landscapes of The Netherlands and Germany, we arrive in Boppard where we board a cruise along the Rhine to St. Goar, passing vineyard-clad hills and medieval castles perched above riverside towns. Arriving in the Baroque city of Heidelberg, we explore its iconic and unexpected highlights before travelling to our Rhineland hotel.

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast
Dinner
 
HOTEL
Sinsheim

DAY 3: RHINELAND – MUNICH – INNSBRUCK

Crossing the Swabian Alps on the edge of the Black Forest, we arrive in the Bavarian capital of Munich. Our orientation drive takes us past the Olympic Stadium and neo-Gothic City Hall, which dominates the Marienplatz. We cross the Austrian border next, arriving in Innsbruck, the capital of the Alps. Admire the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture of the Old Town, including Emperor Maximilian's famous Golden Roof with its ornate façade and consider an evening of traditional Tyrolean entertainment.

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast
 
HOTEL
Innsbruck

DAY 4: INNSBRUCK – VENICE

Journey through the emerald-green landscape along the Brenner Pass into Italy and across the Dolomite Mountains to Venice. We cruise the beautiful Venetian lagoon by private launch to the gateway of Venice, St. Mark's Square. View the ornate Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, so named for the sound made by condemned prisoners as they look one last longing look at their beautiful city before meeting their fate. Then, 'Dive Into Culture' and witness the centuries-old craft of Venetian glassblowing before spending the afternoon at leisure to soak up the romantic atmosphere. Get lost in Venice, cross bridges and discover hidden campi where locals share their daily stories over a glass of Venetian Spritz.

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast
 
HOTEL
Novotel Mestre Castellana

DAY 5: VENICE – ROME (2 NIGHTS)

Travel south across the Veneto Plain, passing Bologna and the dramatic Apennine Mountains as well as the green and golden fields of Lazio before reaching Rome, the Eternal City.

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast
 
HOTEL
A.Roma Lifestyle

DAY 6: ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Our first stop today sees us discover the divine beauty of the Vatican City. We'll visit St. Peter's Basilica with a Local Specialist to view Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. We continue to ancient Rome to view the iconic Colosseum and Circus Maximus, once the site of exhilarating chariot races centuries ago. The afternoon is yours to explore the city on your terms. Sit on the Spanish Steps savouring a tasty gelato, shop up a storm on the trendy Via Corso or perhaps join an Optional Experience to see the magnificent frescoed ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast

DAY 7: ROME – FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING

From Rome, we travel north through the rolling countryside of Tuscany and along the Arno valley to the Cradle of the Renaissance, Florence. We ‘Connect With Locals’ over a Be My Guest lunch and enjoy true Tuscan hospitality with a local family on their private estate in the Chanti countryside. Delve into the rich Medici heritage of this beautiful medieval city with your Local Specialist. Visit what was once the political hub of the city, Piazza della Signoria, with its impressive sculptures and stunning palazzi. View the imposing Duomo with its Brunelleschi dome and Baptistery renowned for its bronze doors filled with relief sculptures.

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast
Lunch
 
HOTEL
Grand Mediterraneo

DAY 8: FLORENCE – LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS)

Drive via the scenic Italian Lakes District, across the Alps into beautiful Switzerland, where we'll spend the next two nights in the medieval lakeside city of Lucerne in one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - the Grand Hotel Europe, with its century-old history.

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast
Dinner
 
HOTEL
Grand Europe

DAY 9: LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

This morning, view the mournful, mortally wounded lion hewn from rock to commemorate the Swiss Guards who lost their lives defending Louis XVI. Walk along the flower-lined 14th-century covered Chapel Bridge, crossing the Reuss. Or join an exciting Optional Experience to one of the surrounding peaks for breathtaking views of the Swiss countryside. We have some time later to discover the best Swiss chocolates in town.

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast

DAY 10: LUCERNE – PARIS (2 NIGHTS)

Crossing the border into France this morning, we travel past the picturesque vineyards and country towns of Burgundy en route to the City of Light. Spend some time this evening strolling along the Seine and grand boulevards in search of a cosy bistro for fine French cuisine or consider an Optional Experience to a colourful Parisian cabaret.

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast
 
HOTEL
Evergreen Laurel

DAY 11: PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Join a Local Specialist today for a sightseeing tour of this romantic city. View the sophisticated Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde and the 19th-century Arc de Triomphe, honouring those who fought for France. Visit the world-famous Notre Dame Cathedral and enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter. Our European Whirl almost at its end, we spend the evening with fellow travellers and Travel Director, enjoying a Farewell Dinner in a local bistro.

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast
Farewell Dinner

DAY 12: PARIS

Our adventure comes to an end. 
MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast