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European Accent

Operated by: CostSaver

16 Days from $2,725 per person
Grand Canal, Venice

Countries Visited

England, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France ...more England, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France

Locations Visited

London, Amsterdam, Rhineland, Lucerne, Venice, Rome, Florence, Paris ...more London, Amsterdam, Rhineland, Lucerne, Venice, Rome, Florence, Paris
  1. Day 1 Arrive London (2 Nights)

    After checking in to your hotel, the rest of your day is at leisure.

    hotel Hilton Olympia
  2. Day 2 London Free Day

    Today, explore the city at your own pace. See the sights, visit the museums, picnic in the parks or shop on the high streets - the list is endless and the choice is yours.

    meals Full Breakfast
  3. Day 3 London – Amsterdam

    This morning meeting your Travel Director and travelling companions to board your Costsaver coach and set off from London. See the famous White Cliffs of Dover as you cross by ferry to Calais, France. Continue by coach through Belgium to The Netherlands. In Amsterdam enjoy an orientation of the historic city centre. Tonight consider a canal cruise in a glass-topped boat - it's a great way to see the city.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Ibis Schiphol
  4. Day 4 Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Rhineland

    Cross through the Netherlands and east into Germany. Cruise down the River Rhine past picturesque villages, steep vineyards and medieval castles. Arrive later at your Rhineland hotel.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Achat Plaza Karlsruhe
  5. Day 5 Rhineland – Lucerne Region

    Follow the Rhine valley to the Swiss border near Basel and continue through central Switzerland to Lucerne. Your orientation includes the Old Town, the Chapel Bridge and the poignant Lion Monument, built in memory of Louis XVI's Swiss Guards. Don't forget to shop for Swiss chocolate and exquisite watches.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Krone Giswil
  6. Day 6 Lucerne Region – Venice (2 Nights)

    Enjoy splendid views of alpine scenery as you follow the St. Gotthard highway south to Chiasso at the border with Italy. Travel past Lake Como to the magical city of Venice.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Il Burchiello
  7. Day 7 Venice Orientation and Free Time

    Watch Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Cruise along Venice's Giudecca canal to St. Mark's Square. View the ornate Doge's Palace where the Venetian rulers once lived.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  8. Day 8 Venice – Rome (2 Nights)

    Cross the Veneto plains and drive over the Apennine Mountains. Continue through Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio to Rome - the Eternal City.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Raganelli
  9. Day 9 Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

    This morning consider an Optional Experience to the Sistine Chapel featuring Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling, considered to be his crowning achievement. Then your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour starting with a visit to St. Peter's Basilica. View the Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome. Spend the rest of the day exploring on your own.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  10. Day 10 Rome – Florence

    Travel north through the rolling hills of Umbria into Tuscany and the Renaissance city of Florence. Enjoy spectacular views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Spend free time visiting Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and Giotto's Bell Tower. Learn about the quality and workmanship of one of this city's historic industries at a demonstration of Florentine leathercraft.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Wall Art
  11. Day 11 Florence – Pisa – Monaco – French Riviera (2 Nights)

    View the Leaning Tower in the Square of Miracles. Follow the Italian coast to France and enjoy amazing views of the harbour and the palace in Monaco. Travel past picturesque coastal towns to your hotel on the French Riviera.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Appart'City Confort
  12. Day 12 French Riviera Free Time

    Enjoy a full day of relaxation on one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  13. Day 13 French Riviera – Avignon – Lyon

    In the papal town of Avignon view the renowned broken bridge made famous in the song 'sur le pont d'Avignon' and the imposing Papal Palace. Continue to Lyon, the third-largest city in France located in the Rhône-Alpes region. Due to its historical and architectural landmarks this city has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Campanile Berges Du Rhone
  14. Day 14 Lyon – Versailles – Paris (2 Nights)

    This morning travel north through scenic countryside. Stop in Versailles and consider a visit to the magnificent Palace and Gardens of Versailles before arriving in the elegant, romantic capital city of Paris.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Mercure Ivry Quai De Seine
  15. Day 15 Paris Orientation and Free Time

    Your morning orientation includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Later consider an excursion to explore the Latin Quarter. You might like to finish your evening with a cabaret show, for which Paris is famous.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  16. Day 16 Depart Paris

    This morning after breakfast say farewell to your fellow travellers. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
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Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Full breakfast
  • 14 Buffet breakfasts
  • 4 Three-course dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • The services of a Local Host at your London hotel
  • Ferry from Dover to Calais
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • London airport transfers are available to purchase, conditions apply. See link below for airport transfer page

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Amsterdam See the historic city centre
  • Avignon Views of the Popes' Palace and the Pont Saint-Bénezet
  • Dover See the White Cliffs
  • Florence Panoramic city views from Piazzale Michelangelo. See Piazza Santa Croce
  • Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument and views of the Chapel Bridge
  • Lyon Orientation of this UNESCO World Heritage City
  • Monaco Visit the Principality
  • Paris Enjoy a morning orientation tour including views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower.
  • Pisa View the Leaning Tower
  • Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine
  • Rome Morning sightseeing with your Local Specialist. Visit St. Peter's Basilica. View the Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome
  • Swiss Alps Scenic St. Gotthard highway
  • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island

Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
  • Definite Departure
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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam Discovery And Canal Cruise

Absolutely the best way to see Amsterdam’s wonderful sights! A private cruise by glass-roofed boat travels the historic canal ring, showing imposing warehouses, stately merchant homes, houseboats & bridges. Then, on foot with our Local Specialist, explore the heart of the city, including the not-to-be-missed coffeehouses and shop-windows of the Red Light District!
Adult Price: €39

Lucerne

Mount Stanserhorn And Lake Cruise

Take a scenic cruise with us across Lake Lucerne to Stans, and one of Switzerland's oldest mountain railways. Traveling by railway and Cabrio cable car, we'll reach 6300 feet, where you’ll have free time to admire the stunning Alpine scenery and enjoy some refreshments. (On certain departures Optional may be operated in reverse, ending with the cruise.)
Adult Price: CHF.112

Venice

Gondolas and the Grand Canal

Join us for a scenic cruise by private water taxi along Venice's Grand Canal. You’ll admire the magnificent palazzi, as well as catching a glimpse of the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Square. Later on, you'll glide gracefully on a gondola along Venice’s dreamy, narrow waterways.
Adult Price: €70

Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks

Join us as we discover the Venetian Lagoon by private boat. You will enjoy a delicious meal with a selection of drinks on the fishermen's island of Burano, famous for its multi-colored houses—a real photographer's paradise.
Adult Price: €71

Rome

Roman Evening with Dinner

Spend a light-hearted evening with us in Rome. Relax and enjoy typical Italian cuisine with drinks and music. Afterward, we’ll enjoy a drive and provide a glimpse into how Romans enjoy their city.
Adult Price: €61

Inside The Vatican & Colosseum

We skip the lines at the Vatican Museums for this tour that shows not just remarkable works of art collected and commissioned over the history of the Papacy, but also Michelangelo’s amazing ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Later we hear fascinating tales of gladiatorial combat and more on our visit to the Colosseum, again with time-saving VIP entrance.
Adult Price: €81

Florence

Dinner, Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills

Join us for a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. We will enjoy a meal at a charming restaurant where a selection of regional favorites is served, accompanied by a selection of local wines and live music. A truly unforgettable experience, with an atmosphere that is the essence of all things Tuscan.
Adult Price: €65

Florence's Renaissance Treasures

This trip is all about exploring the jewel in Florence's crown: its Renaissance heritage. You'll visit the Santa Croce church, burial place of Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli. You’ll also see the Duomo and experience first-hand its spectacular design. Signoria Square, the political center of Florence and the original setting of Michelangelo's David, will also be visited.
Adult Price: €37

Tuscan Dinner at Villa Machiavelli

A scenic drive into the Chianti hills, past vineyards, brings us to a delightful hamlet overlooked by an imposing castle. Our destination is the ancient stone house of Machiavelli, where the great political theorist wrote his immortal work, ‘The Prince.’ After a welcome drink and visit of the villa and its wine-cellars, we'll enjoy the best of Tuscan cuisine accompanied by great music and drinks, including of course, Chianti from the Villa’s own vines. This is the essence of all great things Tuscan, past and present, condensed into one memorable evening!
Adult Price: €65

French Riviera

St. Paul And Corniche Discovery with Lunch or Dinner

Join us on a drive inland towards the mountains to visit the historic, walled hilltop town of St. Paul—an artists’ paradise. We’ll continue along the Riviera, passing through glamorous Nice and traveling on the Corniche roads as you admire the spectacular views, before arriving at a characteristic restaurant for a delicious meal including drinks.
Adult Price: €82

St. Paul de Vence and Nice

A lovely drive into the Esteral Heights brings us to the quaint walled hilltown of St Paul de Vence. Our walk through the village’s winding streets with a Local Specialist reveals elegant fountains,vine-covered ramparts and interesting galleries. Then, because no visit to the Riviera is complete without it, we continue to glorious Nice to enjoy the city, its old town and colorful provençale markets.
Adult Price: €43

Paris

Seine Cruise And Paris Illuminations

Paris at night is a city transformed. Enjoy this superb 'City of Light' on a leisurely cruise along the River Seine. Afterward, as we drive through this amazing city, we’ll stop at some vantage points for you to capture the fascinating sights on camera. In summer, this trip may take place before sunset.
Adult Price: €38

Versailles Palace And Gardens

Built for the Sun King, Louis XIV, the Palace of Versailles was the envy of every European ruler. Your Local Specialist will take you through the State apartments and famous Hall of Mirrors, with free time to stroll the symmetrical tree-lined gardens. Please note: This optional is subject to availability and involves reservation and entrance pre-payments. Cancellation within 24 hours will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
Adult Price: €65

Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner

One of the oldest and most elegant revue theatres in Paris, Nouvelle Eve is a hidden gem, where you’ll meet the Director and two of the cast members before enjoying a four-course dinner with wine. You will then experience unparalleled Parisian entertainment—including the world-famous Can-Can.
Adult Price: €139

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