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Classic Europe from London

15 Day Fly & Tour Holiday Across 8 Countries Visiting London, Paris, Swiss Alps, Rome, Venice, Munich & Amsterdam

  • Low Deposit $499*pp
  • $4000 Bonus Savings
  • Travel in Oct 24 – Oct 25

Book By 31 July 2024

Travel in Oct 24 – Oct 25

Product Code: MT-1597

Classic Europe from London

15 Day Fly & Tour Holiday Across 8 Countries Visiting London, Paris, Swiss Alps, Rome, Venice, Munich & Amsterdam

  • Low Deposit $499*pp
  • $4000 Bonus Savings
  • Travel in Oct 24 – Oct 25

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Return flights to London

Take in Europe’s bucket-list highlights on this expertly planned tour of Europe from London. View London’s most iconic landmarks from a Thames River cruise, walk the elegant boulevards of Paris and visit the city’s eclectic neighbourhoods. Walk among famous landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Rialto Bridge in Venice. Summit the Swiss Alps to gaze out over lakes, mountains and glaciers, sip beer with the locals in Munich and enjoy free days to explore Paris, Rome and the Swiss Alps. Soak up the ever-changing landscapes of Europe from your elevated coach seat in air-conditioned comfort, accompanied by your dedicated Tour Leader and friendly driver.

Highlights

  • Visit 8 incredible European countries
  • See the Royal Borough of Greenwich on an orientation tour
  • Cruise the River Thames
  • Enjoy a welcome dinner in London
  • See the highlights of Paris on a driving tour
  • Stop in Burgundy; France’s famous wine region
  • Marvel at the views on a scenic Swiss mountain drive
  • Stop and explore the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Visit Florence with your tour leader
  • Explore the heart of Venice on an orientation tour
  • Enjoy the delights of Austria in Innsbruck
  • Discover Munich on an orientation tour
  • Shout “prost!” in a traditional German beer hall
  • Enjoy a Rhine River Cruise and Rhine Valley wine tasting
  • Enjoy an Amsterdam canal cruise
  • Visit Bruges; a medieval Belgian city
  • Enjoy free days in Paris, the Swiss Alps, and Rome

Inclusion

  • Return flights to London
  • 14 Nights hand-selected 3+ star accommodation
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 5 dinners
  • Private deluxe coach transportation
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Dedicated English-speaking tour leader
  • Expert local guides
  • Sightseeing and admissions as specified
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Arrive London

Welcome to England! Upon arrival, make your own way to your hotel to check in and relax for the rest of the day.

Note: Due to flight times and scheduling, you are likely to depart Australia on Day 0. Final documents will confirm travel timings.

 
London (B, D)

After a relaxed start to the day, join your Tour Leader and group for an orientation tour of Greenwich and cruise along the River Thames. Look out for London’s most famous sights including Tower Bridge and Big Ben. Enjoy the afternoon to explore London on your own or join an optional walking tour (at your own expense) featuring the Highlights of Westminster. Meet up with your fellow travellers in the evening for a group dinner at a traditional local pub.

 
London – Paris (approx. 515 km) (B, D)

Depart London after breakfast this morning, cross the English Channel en route to Paris, ‘The City of Lights and Love’. Enjoy a driving tour of the French capital, passing many of the city’s most treasured landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Arc de Triomphe. After the city tour, enjoy dinner at a restaurant in the famously electric and historic Latin Quarter. Then travel back to the hotel, experiencing Paris’ world-famous metro system.

 
Paris Free Day (B)

Enjoy a full day in Paris today, free to explore however you choose. Follow the Seine River from neighbourhood to neighbourhood as it flows through the heart of the city. Or choose an optional river cruise (at your own expense) to float past the grandeur of the Louvre and Grand Palais, see Notre Dame Cathedral and the epic Eiffel Tower. Famous architecture and legendary landmarks are scattered throughout the compact city, along with elegant shops and sophisticated cafes. Your Tour Leader will have plenty of ideas and local knowledge, including recommendations of special places to eat and drink.

 
Paris – Burgundy – Swiss Alps (approx. 700 km) (B)

After breakfast this morning, depart Paris and travel south to Beaune, in the beautiful Burgundy region. After time to explore the town and enjoy a local lunch and wine (not included), take the stunningly scenic drive east across France into Switzerland. Admire the alpine forests, beautiful lakes and dramatic mountains! Arrive in the Swiss Alps – home for the next two days!

 
Swiss Alps Free Day (B)

Enjoy a full day of free time in Switzerland’s wonderful Alps. Spend your free day wandering and breathing in that crisp, fresh, Alpine air. Explore the local town, enjoy sight-seeing, souvenir shopping and don’t miss your chance to indulge in Swiss chocolate! Optionally, your tour leader can arrange a full day excursion (at your own expense) to the summit of a Swiss mountain providing panoramic views of valleys, lakes and glaciers. 

 
Swiss Alps – Pisa – Tuscany (approx 590 km) (B)

Leave the mountains after early breakfast this morning, as the coach travels south out of Switzerland and into Italy. Stop for the quintessential European photo opportunity at the Leaning Tower of Pisa! The world-famous 840-year-old bell tower is immaculately presented and one of the most popular cultural European landmarks. Next, continue onwards to exquisite Tuscany – famous for its rolling hills, wine, food, and medieval towns. Time for a local vino or two! 

 
Tuscany - Florence - Rome (approx 340 km) (B, D)

After the short drive into Florence this morning, explore the stunning Renaissance city with your Tour Leader on an orientation tour before enjoying some free time to explore this enchanting city on your own. Then, continue through the Italian countryside to incredible Rome, the 2,300-year-old capital of Italy. Explore the heart of the city on your own before joining back up with the group for a relaxed included dinner.

 
Rome Free Day (B)

When in Rome, do as the Romans do- or enjoy you free day Rome as you see fit. Relax and explore on your own or join one of the optional tours your tour guide can recommend on the day, including a visit to the Colosseum or landmarks walking tour (at your own expense). The meandering streets of the old city are lined with breathtaking architecture, home to many wonderful galleries, museums, shops and gelaterias!

 
Rome – Venice (approx. 525 km) (B)

Rome city makes way for scenery as the coach travels to Venice. See vineyards, orchards and majestic mountains pass by from your vantage point. On arrival in Venice, your tour leader will introduce the city with an orientation walk. See world-famous St Mark’s Square, Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge. The evening is free, with hundreds of local restaurants and bars to discover in winding alleys and hidden piazzas. Consider exploring Venice the traditional way – from the canals. Your tour leader can arrange for gondola and water taxi rides for a canal-based perspective of the beautiful palaces, villas and bridges that comprise this very special city.

 
Venice – Innsbruck – Munich Region (approx 540 km) (B, D)

After breakfast this morning, set off from Venice for another remarkable journey through some of Europe’s finest scenery. Travel via the Brenner pass and stop in the city of Innsbruck, in the Tyrol region of Austria. An orientation tour in Munich will introduce you to the famous Karlsplatz and Marienplatz as well as provide an insight into some of the region’s rich history. Dinner tonight will be enjoyed together at a traditional German beer hall- “prost!”.

 
Munich - Rhine Valley (approx 657 km) (B, L)

Leaving Munich, head to one of the most picturesque areas of Germany along the Rhine River. Enjoy an included lunch and free time to soak up the views and shop for handcrafted souvenirs. Next up, take a stunning cruise along the Rhine River. This part of the valley is home to the most concentrated stretch of castles in Europe! Take in the views of the striking cliffs, medieval castles and historic vineyards along the riverbanks. Afterwards, sample some of the excellent wine varieties of the region with an included tasting experience.

 
Rhine Valley - Amsterdam (B, D)

On arrival into Amsterdam, get acquainted with sightseeing highlights from the water and learn more about this historic city as you cruise along the canals. The rest of the day is free to wander the streets of Amsterdam at your leisure; explore colourful neighbourhoods, sample local food & beers or visit some of the city’s world-famous museums like the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum. Complete your Dutch adventure by joining the final included group dinner this evening in Amsterdam. 

 
Amsterdam - Bruges - London (approx 530 km) (B)

Say farewell to Amsterdam and head to the medieval city of Bruges, in Belgium. Enjoy free time to stroll along cobblestone streets, admire historic buildings, stock up on Belgian chocolate or sample a Belgian waffle. After Bruges, it’s time to complete the last leg of the journey back to London. Arrive back in London towards the end of the day.

 
Depart London (B)

Depending on onward travel timings, enjoy breakfast and farewell your group at the hotel. You may like to experience more of London’s culture and history by joining an optional walking tour (at your own expense) of some of the city’s unique boroughs. At the appropriate time, make your own way to the airport for your flight home.

Note: Due to flight times and scheduling, you may arrive in Australia the following day. Final documents will confirm travel timings.

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Important Info Open All

Price based on tours starting:

  • 20 October 2024
  • 1 November 2024
  • 22 November 2024
  • 24 November 2024
  • 5 March 2025
  • 12 March 2025

Extra charges apply for:

  • 25 October 2024 ($300pp)
  • 15 November 2024 ($300pp)
  • 12 February 2025 ($300pp)
  • 4 April 2025 ($200pp)
  • 11 April 2025 ($200pp)
  • 25 April 2025 ($500pp)
  • 2 May 2025 ($400pp)
  • 12 May 2025 ($200pp)
  • 26 May 2025 ($200pp)
  • 8 September 2025 ($600pp)
  • 15 September 2025 ($600pp)
  • 17 September 2025 ($800pp)
  • 22 September 2025 ($600pp)
  • 29 September 2025 ($600pp)
  • 3 October 2025 ($600pp)
  • 15 October 2025 ($200pp)
  • 27 October 2025 ($200pp)
  • 29 October 2025 ($300pp)

Price based on departing from Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Extra charges apply for:

  • Brisbane ($300pp)
  • Adelaide ($400pp)
  • Hobart ($400pp)
  • Darwin ($800pp)

Itinerary

Our multi-country Europe tours are carefully designed to give a real insight into the highlights, culture and beauty of each country. Each day will be different, with a combination of travel days, sightseeing and free time to explore or take a breather as you wish.

Accommodation

While you will not spend much time in the hotels, each has been carefully selected to suit the size and needs of the group. They may not be centrally located, but are typically near public transport options, and your friendly driver will provide a helpful orientation tour on arrival into many of the cities you visit. Our accommodation is a range of styles; including hotels, resorts and lodges, generally of a quality 3 star or higher local rating.

Coaches

Our elegant coaches come equipped with safety belts, reclining seats, air-conditioning, onboard toilets, huge windows and plenty of legroom to ensure that your coach tour is a pleasure from the moment you set foot on the bus and throughout your journey.

Tour Leader

Your tour leader will be experienced, friendly and passionate to share each destination with you. They will be on hand to offer suggestions for extra activities, local dining options and more while you are on tour.

Pace

The pace of this tour is fast and lively. The on-the-go nature of multi-country Europe travel rewards you with maximum sightseeing opportunities but involves early starts and several long travel days, with one to two nights in each destination on average. Scheduled free days allow some downtime, or alternatively, you have the flexibility to explore further and book optional programs directly with the guide.

Fitness

A medium level of fitness is required. You are required to move about unassisted, including boarding and alighting vehicles and other forms of transportation, walking up and down flights of stairs, and navigating occasional uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to carry your own bags to and from hotels, stations and terminals. This trip is not suitable for travellers requiring wheelchairs, mobility scooters, larger walking aids or facilities for disabled guests. Other walking aids may be permitted if you are able move about unassisted at the required pace. For advice on whether this trip is suitable for you, you must disclose physical ailments at the time of booking.

Group Size

You will meet like-minded travellers on tour and may even make lifelong friends. The maximum group size is approximately 48 per vehicle.

Meals

Breakfast at hotels is typically continental buffet style cold dishes and basic hot dishes. Included lunch and dinners are typically authentic meals purposefully chosen to complement the local experience.

Refer to Important Info for details.

While you will not spend much time in the hotels, each has been carefully selected to suit the size and needs of the group. They may not be centrally located, but are typically near public transport options, and your friendly driver will provide a helpful orientation tour on arrival into many of the cities you visit. Our accommodation is a range of styles, including hotels, resorts, and lodges, generally of a quality 3 star or higher local rating.

ACCOMMODATION

  • Moxy Hotel London Stratford or similar
  • Hotel ibis La Defense Centre or similar
  • Alpenrose Hotel & Gardens or similar
  • Hotel Montebello or similar
  • Hotel Midas Roma or similar
  • Hotel Venezia or similar
  • Achat Hotel München Süd or similar
  • Super 8 by Wyndham Koblenz or similar
  • Hampton by Hilton Amsterdam Schiphol or similar

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Exclusions

Meals not stated, drinks on meals, airport transfers, travel insurance (strongly recommended), optional programs, visas (if required), tipping, personal expenses and anything not explicitly specified are at your own expense.

Payment

A first deposit from $499 per person is required to secure your booking. A second deposit (partial payment) is due 10 months before departure – the amount to be advised at the time of booking. The final balance will be due 5 months before departure. Full payment is due at the time of booking for departures within 5 months.

Fitness

A medium level of fitness is required. You are required to move about unassisted, including boarding and alighting vehicles and other forms of transportation, walking up and down flights of stairs, and navigating occasional uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to carry your own bags to and from hotels, stations and terminals. This trip is not suitable for travellers requiring wheelchairs, mobility scooters, larger walking aids or facilities for disabled guests. Other walking aids may be permitted if you are able move about unassisted at the required pace. For advice on whether this trip is suitable for you, you must disclose physical ailments at the time of booking.

Pace

The pace of this tour is fast and lively. The on-the-go nature of multi-country Europe travel rewards you with maximum sightseeing opportunities but involves early starts and several long travel days – see the itinerary for distances travelled. One to two nights at each destination is standard. Scheduled free days allow some downtime, or alternatively, you have the flexibility to explore further and book optional programs directly with the guide (at your own expense).

Solo Occupancy

A single supplement from $1400 per person for travel in 2024 and from $1500 per person for travel in 2025, is payable in addition to the twin share price for solo occupancy.

Triple Share

Triple share is not available.

Extra Accommodation

Extend your stay in London with pre- or post-tour accommodation for one or two nights at the same hotel as the main tour, inclusive of breakfast, starting from $360 per room per night, subject to availability. Please note that transfers are not included.

Child

This tour is best enjoyed by adult travellers and is generally not suitable for children under 10 years of age. Children 10 years and above are subject to the adult price and must be accompanied by an adult.

Price

Surcharges may apply for select travel periods and departure cities. Prices are correct at time of publication and are subject to availability, change, cancellation or withdrawal without notice. All prices are in Australian dollars per person twin share unless stated otherwise.

Amendment

Each amendment is subject to a fee from $75 per person. Additional fees and fare differences from third-party suppliers including air, tour, cruise and accommodation providers may apply.

Cancellation

Cancellation is subject to a fee from $550 per person. Additional fees and fare differences from third-party suppliers including air, tour, cruise and accommodation providers may apply.

Deviation

Any request to deviate from the original dates or routing, including early arrival and stay behind, is subject to a flight deviation fee from $150 per person plus applicable airfare and tax difference. Packaged tour extensions are not subject to the deviation fee (applicable airfare and tax difference may still apply) if booked according to the original advertised dates and routing.

Passport

Each customer must provide a copy of the passport photo page at the time of booking. It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure all names are full names exactly matched to the passport with six months validity beyond trip completion. The customer is liable for all fees due to incorrect names, invalid passport information and expired passports.

Visa

A visa is generally not required for Australian passport holders visiting Europe for the purpose of short-term tourism, however, this policy is subject to change without notice. Visa requirements for each origin and destination country are the responsibility of the customer to check and obtain (if required) with the local consulate or embassy. The customer is liable for all visa application costs and fees due to the failure to obtain the required travel documents.

Health

It is the responsibility of the customer to check and comply with the health, vaccination, COVID-19 and immigration requirements of each origin and destination country, and health requirements imposed by air, tour, cruise and accommodation providers. Vaccinations, testing and quarantine costs are the expense of the customer. Comprehensive travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage is strongly recommended.

Baggage

Each person is entitled to a strict maximum of one bag not exceeding 20kg on tour, superseding any other baggage allowance. Excess baggage is not permitted. You are strongly encouraged to pack lightly. A light day bag or backpack is permitted on the coach. Porterage is not included and you are required to carry your own bags. Luggage and personal effects are your own risk and we hold no liability for lost or damaged belongings.

Meals

Accommodation providers typically offer continental buffet style breakfasts with cold dishes and basic hot dishes, and special dietary requirements cannot be requested for breakfast. Included lunch and dinners are typically authentic meals purposefully chosen to complement the local experience. For meals not included, you will be taken to places with options where possible. Please notify us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements and allergies. We endeavour to pass on your dietary requirements but cannot guarantee that they can be met as certain choices, aside from vegetarian, may be limited or not catered for. You are encouraged to reconfirm requirements with your tour leader whilst on tour.

Accommodation

A range of accommodation styles including hotels, resorts and lodges are carefully selected to suit the prevailing size of the group. The accommodation may not be located in the city or town centre, but are typically chosen to be near public transport options. Accommodation names referenced are to be used as an indicative guide for the standard of accommodation to expect. Actual accommodation names may differ and will be confirmed on your final documentation. All hotel ratings are local or self-ratings provided by the supplier. All rooms are lead-in category or run of house unless otherwise specified. The standard check-in time is after 3pm and check-out is before 10am – actual times may vary.

Tipping

Tipping for guides and drivers is discretionary and strongly recommended as a gesture of appreciation for the service provided. It is customary to tip the tour leader and driver at the end of the tour an amount from €5 Euro per person per day.

Flights

The outbound flight may depart one day prior to day 1 shown on the itinerary. The inbound flight may arrive one day after the final day shown on the itinerary. Flights are booked approximately 8 to 10 months prior to departure. The flights included in your package are based on a specific predetermined airfare allowance. Should there be a significant increase in airfares, fuel surcharges, taxes or government fees at the time of booking flights, then an airfare supplement may be imposed. The flights team will discuss options with you prior to ticketing, should this situation arise. Flights may not operate daily or directly to your destination. No show of any flight sectors will result in the automatic cancellation of all onward flights by the airline.

Fuel

In the unlikely event of a significant increase in fuel costs levied by third-party air, land and cruise transportation operators before travel, a fuel supplement may be passed on to the customer.

Group Size

You will meet like-minded travellers on tour and may even make lifelong friends. This holiday will proceed with a minimum group size of approximately 30 passengers and a maximum group size of approximately 48 passengers. If the tour does not operate, you will be offered a credit.

Coaches

Our elegant coaches come equipped with safety belts, reclining seats, air-conditioning, onboard toilets, huge windows and plenty of legroom to ensure that your coach tour is a pleasure from the moment you set foot on the bus and throughout your journey. Onboard wifi is not available due to the nature of cross country travel.

Tour Extensions

Packaged tour extensions must be booked at least 10 months before departure or before flights are issued.

Optional Programs

A list of optional programs will be provided on your final documentation or during the tour. Optional programs must be booked directly with the guide and paid in the local currency.

Itinerary

The operating schedule and itinerary may be impacted without notice by adverse weather, seasonal factors, closures, local conditions, COVID-19 or other factors beyond our control including force majeure. If attractions are not available due to reasons beyond our control such as closures or adverse weather, alternatives will be provided where possible. The itinerary and its order, sightseeing and transportation may be adjusted as deemed appropriate by the operator for optimum safety, enjoyment and operation. Any reference to ‘optional’, ‘not included’ or ‘exclusions/excluded’ means at your own expense.

Breakaway

Customers must remain with the tour group at all times and must not leave the tour unless written approval is provided before departure.

Documentation

Final documentation will be emailed within two weeks of departure. For packages consisting of multiple tours or countries, documentation will be emailed individually within two weeks of departure of each respective tour.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is not included and is strongly recommended. Ask our holiday experts for great coverage options.

Force Majeure

Force majeure means any natural disaster, accident, fire, act of God, act of war, terrorism, legally binding judgment, injunction, action of a court or other relevant authority, emergency, unplanned repairs, maintenance, strike, industrial dispute, work ban, blockade or picketing, travel ban, pandemic, epidemic or outbreak of infectious disease, or other event beyond our reasonable direct or indirect control. In case of force majeure or other extraordinary event that prevents safe travel, the supplier reserves the right to adjust, postpone or cancel the trip.

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