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Glimpse of Europe

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7 Days from $1,328 per person
APR - OCT 2023
France Paris Eiffel Tower Glimpse Of Europe

Countries Visited

Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France ...more Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France

Locations Visited

Amsterdam, Cologne, Boppard, Rhineland, Lucerne, Paris ...more Amsterdam, Cologne, Boppard, Rhineland, Lucerne, Paris
  1. Day 1 Arrive Amsterdam (1 Night)

    Start your unforgettable European adventure in Amsterdam. If you can tear your eyes from its scenic canals, you'll be staring at the city's teetering gabled homes that proclaim their birthyear with pride on their colourful façades. There's no better way to immerse yourself fully in Amsterdam's gezelligheid than taking an optional canal cruise in a glass-topped boat this evening.

    hotel Holiday Inn Express - North Riverside
  2. Day 2 Amsterdam – Cologne – Rhine Cruise – Rhineland (1 Night)

    From Amsterdam’s leafy canals to the towering spires of Cologne, your morning will be jam-packed with sights you’ll want to capture on camera as you head east into the lush landscapes of Germany. View the imposing Gothic Cologne Cathedral then head to Boppard where you’ll board your river cruise down the Rhine. Pass storybook villages, terraced vineyards and medieval castles where feuding lords must have surveyed their lands once upon a time. Watch the soul-stirring scenery of the Rhine Valley unfold as you kick back and watch the world go by. Arrive later at your hotel in the Rhineland where you’ll join your travel companions for dinner.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Taste Hockenheim
  3. Day 3 Rhineland – Black Forest – Rhine Falls – Lucerne Region (2 Nights)

    Straight out of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Germany’s Black Forest is the perfect backdrop for this morning’s scenic drive. You’ll see why its enchanting landscapes have inspired myths and fables throughout the centuries before crossing into Switzerland. A quick stop in Schaffhausen means there’s time to capture the cascading waters of the Rhine Falls, Europe’s biggest waterfall, before you arrive in the scenic region of Lake Lucerne. This evening, consider an Optional Experience to a Swiss folklore show which will highlight many Swiss traditions including yodelling and alpine horn playing.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel SwissEver Zug
  4. Day 4 Lucerne orientation and free time

    Join your Travel Director for an orientation through the Old Town and to the ancient Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument. See the mournful, mortally wounded lion hewn from rock to commemorate the sacrifice made by the Swiss Guards who died defending Louis XVI during the French Revolution, then enjoy some time on your own. You’ll then have the full day to discover why Lucerne earned its place on the 'Grand Tour' of Europe. You could choose to ascend to the alpine heavens, joining an optional scenic cruise across Lake Lucerne, then travel by railway and cable car into the mountains for exhilarating views.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel SwissEver Zug
  5. Day 5 Lucerne Region – Paris (2 Nights)

    Enjoy a brief second encounter with the Rhine River when you head north, passing Basel en route to France. Admire the scenic views of the Burgundy wine region that follow your journey north to the French capital. Get a head start on your sightseeing and delve into Paris’s grand past, dynamic present and exciting future on your own this evening. Why not join an Optional Experience, including a scenic river cruise and an illuminations drive, stopping at all the best photo spots?

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Novotel Pont de Sèvres
  6. Day 6 Paris sightseeing and free time

    Embrace elegance today with a full day to get under the skin of the City of Lights. Your Travel Director will deliver an excellent introduction during your sightseeing tour which includes views of the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and Champs-Élysées. There’s time to see the sights on your own this afternoon. You could choose to hit the shops or tread in the footsteps of Picasso and Dalí in Montmartre, exploring its maze of streets and Artists' Square. Tonight, the frills and flounces of the Can-Can girls at a cabaret promise an entertaining evening should you wish to join this Optional Experience.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Novotel Pont de Sèvres
  7. Day 7 Depart Paris

    After breakfast, say farewell to your fellow travellers at the end of your holiday. Find out more about your available transfers at costsavertour.com/transfers.

    meals Breakfast
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Price Includes

Whats Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Many meals and daily breakfasts included
  • City orientation tours
  • Audio headsets are provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Variety of Optional Experiences

Dining Summary

  • 6 Breakfast (B)
  • 2 Dinner (D)

Essentials

  • : Orientation includes the historic city centre
  • : View the Gothic Cathedral
  • : Cruise the romantic Rhine
  • : See this picturesque region
  • : View the mighty Rhine Falls
  • : Orientation including views of the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge
  • : View the Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower on your sightseeing tour

Whats Included

  • : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • : Many meals and daily breakfasts included
  • : City orientation tours
  • : Audio headsets are provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • : Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • : Variety of Optional Experiences

Dates & Prices

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

Swiss Dinner by the Lake

Tonight, we'll enjoy a delicious Swiss meal that includes the famous Swiss cheese fondue in a typical local restaurant. Its lakeside location and well-placed terrace will ensure a relaxing evening enjoying the hearty Swiss menu. Two drinks are included.
Adult Price: 95 CHF

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.
Adult Price: 99 CHF

Available on Day 4

Swiss Countryside & Carriages

Travel through the rolling green hills of Switzerland in style, as you meet local farmers and enjoy a delightful countryside tour in horse-drawn carriages. Soak up the stunning scenery as we trot around a rural community, en route to a working farm where you’ll savor local refreshments and uncover the charms of country life.
Adult Price: 67 CHF

Mount Pilatus And Lake Cruise

Embrace the great outdoors as we travel to Mount Pilatus, ascending to the towering summit by a thrilling cog-wheel train. Soak in the spectacular views and breathe in pure air, marveling at the magic of the Swiss scenery. Then, we’ll descend by cable car before taking a scenic lake cruise. It doesn’t get much better than this!
Adult Price: 113 CHF

Paris

Available on Day 5

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

Available on Day 6

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 Light' 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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Leticia Salvatierra
Monday, October 17, 2022
Service
Our tour guide Annerieke was exceptional. She really made us feel important and explained everything what to expect and what’s coming. She and the driver Vin ( not took sure of his name) really took good care of us. We all enjoyed it
Response from Grand European Travel:
It sounds like your Glimpse of Europe tour was amazing! We hope you came home with lifelong memories. Thank you for choosing us to help you plan and book this fabulous vacation. We appreciate your business and your feedback!
Monday, October 17, 2022
Vacation
Great group of countries to visit. Enjoyed Switzerland the most and we particularly enjoyed Moulin Rouge show in Paris
Karyn Smith
Sunday, October 9, 2022
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the staff is always helpful with al questions
Vacation
The group was just to big and not always friendly
Denice Bellinger
Monday, September 19, 2022
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Our layover in Paris was for one hr. It took us almost 3 hrs to navigate thru the airport, get athru customs, and get to our gate which was all the way on the other side of the airport. The lines were extremely long and the airport is huge. We gad to ask 5 different airport staff to direct us to our gate and they all gave us wrong info. Ultimately we missed our flt and arrived at hotel close to 10 pm instead of 1 pm. GET travel specialists should know not to schdl connecting flts with such a short layover. Almost every1 missed that flt and had to rebook, much to their dismay. While running thru the airport full of frustration, I remembered missing a connecting flt at that same airport a few yrs ago. In the future, when booking layovers in Paris or any international airports, booking agents should allow us at least a 2-3 hr layover in order to prevent this from happening again.
Vacation
The tours were very nice and I would definitely travel with GET again. Only problem is next time I’ll be aware of the overnight stays at hotel. One night is too short of a stay btwn trips bc packing and moving luggage became too much after a few days. I’ll set my hotel stays for 2-3 nites instead of one. We spent more time on the bus than enjoying our sites. Too much rushing and too short stays. But each place was beautiful. And our tour guide very knowledgeable.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, July 31, 2022
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Very efficient, accommodating and personable. Effortless for the consumer. Would definitely recommend. They are always easy to reach on the phone and don't mind lots of questions.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your Glimpse of Europe tour. It was our pleasure to help you plan it (and we're always happy to answer questions)! Thank you so much for your positive review and recommendation. We truly appreciate your kind words. Happy Travels!
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Vacation
A fast paced tour but covered a lot in a short period of time. Tour director, Silvija Horsta, was one of the best. Kept us entertained on long bus rides with stories and facts about the sites we were visiting. Loved it!
Trusted Customer
Friday, July 29, 2022
Service
The team was helpful, just wish they were more responsive.
Vacation
Everything was great, will definitely book again. Our tour guide for Glimpse of Europe was amazing!!! Kudos to Lynda!!!
Myra Ramos
Thursday, October 17, 2019
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Alicia Quezada is so helpful and very accommodating.She listens to us and always there to answer our questions .She helped us to get the best deals.That's why in our next trip we will look again for her.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We will be sure to share them with Alicia. WE appreciate your business and look forward to hearing from you again soon for that next trip.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Vacation
we enjoyed so much on this trip
Trusted Customer
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Service
Prompt replies to all questions and explored many flight options for us.
Vacation
Wrong bedding at first hotel. Otherwise very good and our travel director was the best.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Service
So easy and thorough! Always helpful! Answered all inquiries very promptly!
Vacation
Loved our trip to Europe! Great itinerary, amazing sights, wonderful hotels and meals! Comfortable travel! Best part was our travel director- great knowledge and very entertaining and always helpful!!
Lola Spataro
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Service
Daniel Pelltier was most helpful and made the booking process very easy. He made me less anxious about going on the Glimpse of Europe trip.
Vacation
The Travel Director, Alaine Pirot, is excellent. The 7-day trip was a whirlwind and Alaine made sure that we got our money's worth.
Trusted Customer
Saturday, September 28, 2019
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provided the info we needed to make a decision
Vacation
tour guide made the trip unique
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