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European Cavalcade

Operated by: CostSaver

20 Days from $2,795 per person
Eiffel Tower, Paris

Countries Visited

England, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, France

Locations Visited

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

    Relax after check-in or take a leisurely stroll through this fascinating city.

    hotel Copthorne Tara/Hilton Kensington
  2. Day 2 London Free Time

    The whole day is free to explore London's famous sights. See the sights, visit a museum or go shopping - the list is endless and the choice is yours.

    meals Full Breakfast
  3. Day 3 London – Amsterdam

    This morning meet your Travel Director and travelling companions to board your Costsaver coach and set off from London. See the White Cliffs of Dover as you board the ferry and cross to Calais, France. Continue by road through the Belgian and Dutch countryside to Amsterdam, one of Europe's friendliest cities.

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

    This morning travel through the Dutch countryside before crossing into Germany. Stop to view the spectacular Gothic Cathedral in Cologne before arriving in the picturesque Rhine Valley. Here you embark on a cruise and glide past medieval castles and steeply terraced vineyards which produce the well-known, high-quality Rhine wines. Continue by road to your hotel where you dine tonight.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Achat Premium Neustadt Weinstrasse
  5. Day 5 Rhineland – Colmar – Lucerne Region (2 Nights)

    Journey through the vineyards of Alsace and stop in the fairy-tale town of Colmar. We arrive later in the mountains close to lovely Lake Lucerne, your home for the next two nights.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Ski Lodge Engelberg
  6. Day 6 Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

    Visit the poignant Lion Monument and the Old Town during your orientation tour of Lucerne. Afterwards, in your free time consider a scenic cruise on the lake, shop for Swiss watches and chocolates or take a cog railway up one of the nearby mountains to enjoy the amazing views.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  7. Day 7 Lucerne Region – Liechtenstein – Innsbruck

    Cross the Swiss border to Liechtenstein for a brief stop in the capital, Vaduz. Continue into Austria via the Arlberg region to Innsbruck, capital of the Tyrol. Marvel at Innsbruck's sights including the Golden Roof and the Hofburg Palace.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Bon Alpina
  8. Day 8 Innsbruck – Verona – Venice (2 Nights)

    Travel through the Brenner Pass into Italy and view Juliet's Balcony in Verona, the setting for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Your day ends in the magical Byzantine city of Venice, Queen of the Adriatic.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Il Burchiello
  9. Day 9 Venice Orientation and Free Time

    Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Then spend free time exploring this fascinating city on your own. Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  10. Day 10 Venice – Rome (2 Nights)

    Traverse the flat plains of Veneto and cross the dramatic Apennine hills. Admire splendid scenery as you drive through the rolling Tuscan countryside, arriving later in the capital, Rome.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Ergife Palace
  11. Day 11 Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

    Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour which includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica. Consider an Optional Experience to visit the Vatican Museums. Continue to ancient Rome to view the Colosseum and see the ancient sites. Later enjoy your free time seeing the sights or shopping for souvenirs.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  12. Day 12 Rome – Bay Of Naples

    Travel South to the Bay of Naples. Enjoy free time in the coastal town of Sorrento, why not consider an Optional Experience to the picturesque Amalfi coastline? Dine tonight at your hotel.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel La Panoramica/Pompei Resort
  13. Day 13 Bay Of Naples – Florence (2 Nights)

    This morning, why not join an Optional Experience to the excavations at Pompeii? See the Abbey of Monte Cassino en route to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Starhotels Vespucci
  14. Day 14 Florence Sightseeing and Free Time

    Enjoy a morning walking tour with your Local Specialist to see the magical buildings and statues of Florence. Admire panoramic views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo and enjoy time at leisure to immerse yourself in the sights; Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery and Piazza della Signoria. Learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city's historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  15. Day 15 Florence – Pisa – Monaco – French Riviera (2 Nights)

    View the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Continue past Genoa and in Monaco enjoy views of the harbour and the palace. Travel past picturesque coastal towns to your hotel on the French Riviera.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Amarante Cannes
  16. Day 16 French Riviera Free Time

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

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  17. Day 17 French Riviera – Avignon – Lyon

    Admire the beautiful countryside around Aix-en-Provence where Van Gogh liked to paint. In Avignon view the Palace of the Popes and the famous bridge. Continue through the Rhône Valley to Lyon.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Campanile Berges du Rhone
  18. Day 18 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 Courtyard by Marriott La Defense West - Colombes
  19. Day 19 Paris Orientation and Free Time

    This morning see the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and more on your orientation. During your free time why not visit a world-famous museum? This evening maybe take the chance to see one of the famous Parisian cabaret shows.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  20. Day 20 Depart Paris

    Say goodbye to your Travel Director and travelling companions this morning as your magical trip comes to an end. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
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Dining Highlights

  • 1 Full breakfast
  • 18 Buffet breakfasts
  • 7 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
  • Return 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 airport transfer page link below

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Amsterdam See the historic city centre
  • Avignon View the Palace of the Popes and St. Bénezet Bridge
  • Colmar Visit the magnificent medieval town
  • Cologne View the Gothic Cathedral
  • Dover See the White Cliffs
  • Florence See Piazza Santa Croce on your included morning sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Panoramic view from Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Innsbruck View the Golden Roof and the Hofburg Palace
  • Liechtenstein Visit the capital, Vaduz
  • Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument and view the medieval Old Town
  • Lyon Orientation of this UNESCO World Heritage City
  • Monaco Visit the Principality
  • Paris View the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower on your morning sightseeing
  • Pisa View the Leaning Tower
  • Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine
  • Rome Visit St. Peter's Basilica on your morning sightseeing with a Local Specialist. View the Colosseum and see the ancient sites
  • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island
  • Verona View Juliet's balcony

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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

Swiss Folklore Evening And Dinner

Tonight we’ll enjoy a tasty Swiss meal, including the famous Swiss cheese fondue, in a typical restaurant. While enjoying dinner, you can also join in a lively folklore show which includes yodeling, flag-throwing and Alpine horn-blowing. Two drinks are also included. Occasionally, this optional may be offered as a Lunch for CHF68.
Adult Price: CHF.99

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 6,300 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

Swiss Countryside & Carriages

A chance to get to know the Swiss, you’ll meet local farmers and enjoy a delightful countryside tour in horse-drawn carriages. Soak up the stunning scenery as we trot around a typical rural community, en route to a working farm where you’ll savor local drinks and snacks.
Adult Price: CHF.67

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

Piazzas and Fountains of Rome

Discover the most charming areas in the city with a Local Specialist. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares of Rome's historic center, leading to highlights such as the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, as well as hidden corners of the Eternal City.
Adult Price: €33

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

Sorrento

Amalfi Coast and Positano

Come with us for a drive along the famous Amalfi Coast. You’ll have a chance to visit the exclusive artists’ paradise of Positano, which is magnificently positioned on the Mediterranean coast.
Adult Price: €43

Pompeii

Discover Pompeii

Join our expert on a tour of the excavations of Pompeii, the perfectly preserved Roman town which was engulfed by Mount Vesuvius' eruption in AD 79. You'll witness the devastating destruction it had and have the opportunity to go back in time and get a glimpse of everyday Roman life, frozen for almost 2,000 years.
Adult Price: €46

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

Michelangelo's 'David' & Accademia

Enjoy an insight into the world of Michelangelo and his masterpiece, David. We visit the Academy of Fine Arts and its Michelangelo collection, where you’ll learn all about the life and works of this immortal Renaissance genius through the expert commentary of our Local Specialist. This optional involves reservations and entrance prepayments. If you decide to cancel this optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred.
Adult Price: €41

French Riviera

St. Paul, Coastline Drive and Provençale Dinner

First to the medieval hilltop town of St. Paul to visit this artists’ paradise. We'll continue along the Riviera, traveling on the Basse, Moyenne and Grande corniche roads with their spectacular views, to a local restaurant, for a delicious meal including drinks.
Adult Price: €83

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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