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European Accent

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14 Days from $2,228 per person
APR - OCT 2022
Grand Canal with gondolas at sunset, Venice, Italy

Countries Visited

Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Vatican City, Monaco, France ...more Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Vatican City, Monaco, France

Locations Visited

Amsterdam, Rhineland, Lucerne, Venice, Rome, Vatican City, Florence, Pisa, Monaco, French Riviera, Avignon, Beaune, Versailles, Paris ...more Amsterdam, Rhineland, Lucerne, Venice, Rome, Vatican City, Florence, Pisa, Monaco, French Riviera, Avignon, Beaune, Versailles, Paris
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  1. Day 1 Arrive Amsterdam (1 Night)

    It won’t take long to fall in love with the Dutch capital and you’ll have a full day to fall even deeper with this historic, yet edgy city that just oozes gezelligheid. Your orientation tour will have you exploring leafy canals and gabled 17th-century façades, then take to the water with an optional canal cruise in a glass-topped boat. This Optional Experience is a mesmerising way to see this old-world capital and its iconic sights.

    hotel Ibis Schiphol
  2. Day 2 Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Rhineland (1 Night)

    You won't want to blink as you head east into the lush landscapes of Germany and you'd be forgiven for wanting to jump ship and stay forever as you cruise down the Rhine River. With medieval villages, steep vineyards and storybook castles, the Rhine Valley has enchanted painters and writers for centuries. See it in all its glory as you board a leisurely river cruise on one of the best sightseeing tours in Europe, winding your way through romantic Rhineland landscapes.

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    hotel Achat Karlsruhe City
  3. Day 3 Rhineland – Lucerne Region (1 Night)

    Slice through the heart of Switzerland bound for Lucerne on your very own 'Grand Tour' of Europe. Take a step back in time when you join your Travel Director for an orientation tour, exploring the Old Town, the ancient wooden Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument. The mournful, mortally wounded lion hewn from rock commemorates the sacrifice made by the Swiss Guards who died defending Louis XVI during the French Revolution. This afternoon, you’ll have some time to explore the city your way, perhaps with some retail therapy. You could choose to ascend to the alpine heavens instead, joining an optional scenic cruise across Lake Lucerne to Stans, then travelling by railway and cable car up into the mountains for exhilarating mountain views.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel SwissEver Zug
  4. Day 4 Lucerne Region – Venice (Oriago) (2 Nights)

    You'll touch the sky when you follow the St. Gotthard highway, winding past epic mountain scenery south to Chiasso, on the border of Italy. Cross the border and continue past Italy's enchanting Lake District and the Veneto Plains to the 'Queen of the Adriatic', Venice. You'll have some time to explore on your own or perhaps admire the beauty of Venice from its maze of canals. Join an Optional Experience to cruise by private water taxi along Venice's Grand Canal and board a gondola, watching life unfold along the city's narrow calle and magical waterways.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Il Burchiello
  5. Day 5 Venice orientation and free time

    Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. All the main attractions are within walking distance of the Piazza so you'll have easy access to view the famous Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark. Spend your time wandering the calle of Venice before we visit a glassblowing workshop, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Watch talented master craftsmen at work, engaged in the same craft as their ancestors from centuries ago. Witness them crafting the beautiful glass creations that are characteristic of Venice. This afternoon, consider taking an optional cruise across the lagoon to colourful Burano Island.

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  6. Day 6 Venice – Rome (2 Nights)

    This Europe value tour just keeps getting better and today the 'Eternal City' beckons as you cross the Apennines through Tuscany to Rome. There's time to hit the streets on your own or go for a leisurely stroll to one of the city's thronging piazzas for a spot of people watching. Or consider joining an optional guided sightseeing tour of Rome. Whatever you choose, it’s all about embracing life lived the Italian way – to the fullest.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Raganelli
  7. Day 7 Rome sightseeing and free time

    Meet your Local Specialist for a guided sightseeing tour that begins in the Vatican City. The dome of St. Peter's Basilica looms over the expansive St. Peter's Square - the impressive backdrop for time spent learning about the world's smallest country. Consider an Optional Experience that will reveal the artistry and heritage of the famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. See Michelangelo's mournful Pietà up close then continue to Ancient Rome, to view the mighty Colosseum, followed by some time to explore on your own. Perhaps join an optional light-hearted meal in the evening, revealing all the flavours that would make any Italian mamma proud.

    meals Breakfast
  8. Day 8 Rome – Florence (1 Night)

    Set your sights firmly on Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and a city that has inspired poets, authors and artists for centuries. There are few cities in the world with an artistic legacy equal to that of Florence and now's your chance to experience it in all its glory. Head to Piazzale Michelangelo and see Florence’s signature skyline, then spend your time exploring the city, from the Baptistery and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore to Giotto’s Bell Tower and Ponte Vecchio. You could choose to delve into Florence’s Renaissance heritage, visiting Santa Croce church and the political centre of Florence. Spend your evening in the Tuscan hills, joining an Optional Experience dinner.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Wall Art
  9. Day 9 Florence – Pisa – Monaco – French Riviera (2 Nights)

    If you’ve always dreamed of visiting that famous leaning tower, we’ll take you to snap a few strategic photos featuring you and the extraordinary Leaning Tower of Pisa. Admire Pisa's Romanesque Square of Miracles in all its striped marble glory. Its structures are said to symbolise the three main stages of human life – the Baptistery (birth), the Cathedral (life) and the Camposanto (death). Next, head west to the stylish shores of Monaco. Keep your eyes peeled as you drive along its glitzy boulevards and take in all the sophistication that seems to ooze from every corner. Next stop, the glamorous French Riviera.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel B&B Aéroport Arenas
  10. Day 10 French Riviera free time

    What a treat! You have a full free day to do as you wish on the French Riviera. There's no shame in spending the day sprawled out on a sun lounger with a cocktail, but if you can tear yourself away from the beach, you may choose to join your fellow travellers for an optional exploration of Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Life is rather idyllic in this enchanting walled hill-town and, like some of its famous residents, you'll want to linger here a little longer. You never know who you might spot seated in those sleek Ferraris and private yachts dotted around the French Riviera.

    meals Breakfast
  11. Day 11 French Riviera – Avignon – Beaune (1 Night)

    Today you'll travel to the heart of Provence and the city of Avignon. A brief brush with the Papacy in the 14th century has gifted Avignon with one of the world's most incredible religious architectural legacies. While it may no longer hold the importance that the Vatican does today, views of its Palace of the Popes and St. Bénezet Bridge are just as inspiring. Later today, you’ll arrive in medieval Beaune where the official joie de vivre is the local winemaking and drinking it.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Ibis La Ferme Aux Vins
  12. Day 12 Beaune – Versailles – Paris (2 Nights)

    We've then got another treat in store for you today - our Optional Experience Palace of Versailles tour, where you’ll join a Local Specialist to explore the grand Palace of Versailles. Its splendour and beauty was created to reflect the self-proclaimed majesty of King Louis XIV, the 'Sun King'. See the exquisite sprawling gardens and the Hall of Mirrors with its impressive chandeliers and glinting mirrors. Carry on to Paris later to enjoy the city by night.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hampton by Hilton Clichy
  13. Day 13 Paris sightseeing and free time

    The Parisians know a thing or two about beauty, elegance and a life well lived - and you’ll see it all up close with your full day in Paris. Take to the streets on a sightseeing tour with your Travel Director, to see the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Élysées and Eiffel Tower. 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 during an optional visit to 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 a real highlight this evening – an optional dinner and cabaret performance.

    meals Breakfast
  14. Day 14 Depart Paris

    This morning, after breakfast, say farewell to your fellow travellers. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers. Your coach returns from Paris to London, you are welcome to use this complimentary transfer.

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European Accent End Paris
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Dining Highlights

  • 13 Breakfasts
  • 4 Dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Amsterdam See the historic city centre
  • Avignon View the Palace of the Popes and the Pont d'Avignon
  • Beaune Explore the heart of the Burgundy winemaking region
  • Florence See Piazza Santa Croce and enjoy panoramic city views from Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument and view the Chapel Bridge
  • Monaco Visit the Principality
  • Paris View the Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower on your sightseeing tour
  • Pisa Visit the Square of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower
  • Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine
  • Rome Visit St. Peter's Basilica, view the Colosseum and see the ancient sites with your Local Specialist
  • Swiss Alps Scenic St. Gotthard highway
  • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square and visit a traditional glassblowing workshop

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Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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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

Available on Day 1

A Taste of Amsterdam & Holland

Experience the picturesque countryside of Holland and the charming atmosphere of vibrant Amsterdam on an immersive tour led by our Local Specialist. Visit a centuries-old farm to taste traditionally made Gouda cheese and see how local artisans create handcrafted wooden shoes. Returning to the city, enjoy a private cruise by glass-roofed boat through the historic canal to soak in the iconic sights of Amsterdam.
Adult Price: € 38

Lucerne

Available on Day 3

Mount Stanserhorn And Lake Cruise

Enjoy a scenic cruise across Lake Lucerne, making your way to the picturesque town of Stans before exploring the towering Mount Stanserhorn. Traveling by one of Switzerland’s oldest mountain railways and Cabrio cable cars, we'll reach impressive heights at 6300 feet, where you’ll have free time to admire the stunning Alpine scenery.
Adult Price: 113 CHF

Venice

Available on Day 4

Gondolas & the Grand Canal

Join us for a breath-taking cruise by private water taxi along Venice's Grand Canal, catching glimpses of impressive sights such as the Palazzi Barbaro, Rialto Bridge and St Mark’s Square. Later on, you’ll glide gracefully on a gondola along Venice’s dreamy, narrow waterways, discovering the irresistible charm of the world-famous canals.
Adult Price: € 76

Available on Day 5

Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks

Discover the Venetian Lagoon by private boat, traveling to the heritage-listed fisherman’s island of Burano. Known for its picturesque, technicolor houses and restaurants serving up fresh seafood, this tour is a must for food lovers and photography buffs alike. Enjoy a delicious meal before cruising back to Venice, taking in magic views of the famous city as we return.
Adult Price: € 72

Rome

Available on Day 6

Piazzas and Fountains

Discover the most charming areas of the city as you explore quintessential Italian piazzas and fountains with a Local Specialist. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares in Rome’s historic center, stopping to marvel at highlights such as the Trevi Fountain, The Pantheon and hidden corners of the Eternal City.
Adult Price: € 33

Available on Day 7

Inside The Vatican & Colosseum

We skip the lines at the Vatican Museums for an enlightening tour led by our Local Specialist, which shows not just the remarkable works of art collected and commissioned over the history of the Papacy, but also Michelangelo’s renowned ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Later, we'll hear tales of gladiatorial combat and more on our visit to the Colosseum, again with time-saving VIP entrance.
Adult Price: € 87

Roman Dinner in the Eternal City

Embrace the Italian way of living la dolce vita with a light-hearted evening out in the mesmerizing city of Rome. Relax and savor delectable Italian dishes as you enjoy the delights of Roman music.
Adult Price: € 62

Florence

Available on Day 8

Dinner, Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills

Embrace the relaxed lifestyle of Tuscany as we take a scenic drive to a family-run restaurant in the countryside. Enjoy welcome drinks in the historic courtyard before the renowned chef serves up regional dishes, made with fresh ingredients from a nearby market. Sampling spectacular wines from the Saraceni family vineyards and enjoying live music as you dine, this authentic experience is a Tuscan dream come true.
Adult Price: € 65

Florence's Renaissance Treasures

This tour is all about exploring the jewel in Florence’s crown: its Renaissance heritage. Alongside your Local Specialist, you’ll wander the enchanting streets of the city and soak in must-visit sights including Ponte Vecchio, Mercato del Porcellino and Piazza della Signoria. Take in the Duomo, Florence’s spectacularly designed cathedral, before topping off the day with an Italian treat – gelato!
Adult Price: € 42

Tuscan Dinner at Villa Machiavelli

Through the Chianti hills, we'll drive past vineyards to a delightful hamlet. 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 a 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.
Adult Price: € 68

Nice

Available on Day 10

St Paul de Vence and Corniche Coastline Drive

Take the art-lovers tour of Nice as we travel to the medieval hilltop town of St Paul de Vence. Known for modern museums and galleries, the charming French town is a renowned artist’s paradise. Later, we’ll continue along the scenic Riviera, traveling on the Basse, Moyenne and Grande Corniche Roads to experience unbeatable views. Cameras at the ready, this is one for the travel album!
Adult Price: € 29

Paris

Available on Day 12

Seine Cruise and Paris Illuminations

To truly see Paris in all its glory, you need to see it from the Seine. Enjoy a cruise along this famous river and take in unmatched views of the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Afterward, we’ll drive through the City of Lights to see some of the fascinating sights this beautiful city has to offer. 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. Uncover the opulence of the palace as your Local Specialist takes you through the State Apartments and famous Hall of Mirrors, with free time to stroll the symmetrical tree-lined gardens.
Adult Price: € 73

Available on Day 13

Montmartre Village and Artists' Square

Many people go to Paris, but only a few are lucky enough to experience what it’s really all about. Join us for a stroll with our Local Specialist through Montmartre – an artists’ village once home to Picasso and Toulouse Lautrec – tucked away from the modern city. The paint will still be wet on the canvasses, as we watch apprentices work before our eyes in the famous Artist’s Square. Mingle, barter, and stand in awe of Sacré Coeur Basilica in this historic, bohemian neighborhood.
Adult Price: € 37

Montparnasse and Latin Quarter

Led by a Local Specialist, you’ll see the 'City of Lights' from a new perspective on the Panoramic Observation Deck. You’ll have all of Paris at your feet on the terrace, with unbeatable 360-degree views of the most iconic monuments. Later, you’ll visit the Latin Quarter to stroll through the medieval maze of cobblestone alleyways, with sidewalks bistros, boutiques and hidden squares to explore.
Adult Price: € 38

Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner

Ooh, la LA! Get swept away by Can-Can dancers and other dazzling acts at one of Paris’s oldest and most authentic cabaret houses. We’ll dine, pop a few bottles of champagne, and enjoy fun, music and la joie de vivre! Truly a night you’ll never forget.
Adult Price: € 139

Paris Fashion Tour

Experience the ‘Mode’ in Paris through a picturesque walking tour of the city's hippest haunts, introduced to you by a chic Parisian Fashion Expert. Stroll through the Palais Royal and the "glass tunnels" that run through Parisian buildings, bordered by typical Parisian shops and textile workshops. We'll also stop by Galerie Vivienne, a 19th-century covered passage full of shops.
Adult Price: € 68

French Culinary Discovery

Make your Parisian travel dreams a reality, as you explore the famous Montorgueil neighborhood on a foodie walking tour. Led by a knowledgeable guide, you’ll sample some of the city’s finest pastries, bread, charcuterie and cheese – meeting local vendors and artisans along the way! Exploring a beautiful historic neighborhood and sampling authentic French cuisine; this is the life.
Adult Price: € 73

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