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Glimpse of Europe

Operated by: CostSaver

8 Days from $1,625 per person
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Countries Visited

UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France ...more UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France

Locations Visited

London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Cologne, Boppard, Neustadt, Schaffhausen, Giswil, Lake Lucerne, Lucerne, Paris ...more London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Cologne, Boppard, Neustadt, Schaffhausen, Giswil, Lake Lucerne, Lucerne, Paris
  1. Day 1 Arrive London

    After checking in to your Costsaver hotel, the rest of your day is at leisure. See the sights, visit a museum or go shopping - the list is endless and the choice is yours.

    hotel Ibis Earls Court
  2. Day 2 London – Amsterdam

    This morning meet your Travel Director and fellow traveling companions to board your Costsaver coach and set off from London. See the White Cliffs of Dover as you cross the channel to continental Europe. Travel through Belgium and into The Netherlands where you will pass by windmills en route to the lively city of Amsterdam. Perhaps take the opportunity to explore the city further on a canal cruise in a glass-covered boat to enjoy views of the historic gabled houses.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Ibis Schiphol
  3. Day 3 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 at Boppard which glides past medieval castles and steeply terraced vineyards which produce the well-known high-quality Rhine wines. Learn about the legends associated with this stretch of the river including that of the famous Lorelei Rock near St. Goar. Continue to your hotel where you dine tonight.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Achat Premium Neustadt Weinstrasse
  4. Day 4 Rhineland – Black Forest – Rhine Falls – Lucerne Region (2 Nights)

    Continue south through the Black Forest region which is bordered by the Rhine Valley to the west and south. This beautiful area is renowned for wood carving, the creation of the original cuckoo clock, and speciality cuisine which includes delicacies such as smoked ham and Black Forest cake. Cross the border into Switzerland before stopping to admire the impressive Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen. Travel to central Switzerland and enter the scenic region of Lake Lucerne, your home for the next two nights. This evening, consider an Optional Experience to a Swiss folklore show which will highlight many Swiss traditions including yodelling and alpine horn playing.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Krone Giswil
  5. Day 5 Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

    This morning, your orientation tour around this medieval city highlights the poignant Lion Monument, built in memory of Louis XVI's courageous Swiss Guards who tried to defend the Palace of the Tuileries in Paris during the French Revolution. Cross the wooden Chapel Bridge over the River Reuss and view the onion-domed Jesuit Church. Later there is a chance to enjoy an exhilarating excursion to the top of one of the surrounding mountains or explore the squares and towers of the quaint old city. Alternatively, there is plenty of opportunity for shopping, whether it be Swiss watches, jewellery or the wide range of deliciously flavoured chocolate.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
  6. Day 6 Lucerne Region – Paris (2 Nights)

    Today head north and cross the Rhine River for the final time in the city of Basel as you leave Switzerland and enter France. Then cross through part of the renowned wine producing Burgundy region with views of the extensive vineyards. Continue past the rolling farmland of the Auxerre region before arriving in Paris. Tonight, perhaps take the opportunity to get to know the city on a stunning tour of Paris by Night Optional Experience.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Novotel Pont de Sevres
  7. Day 7 Paris Orientation and Free Time

    This morning your orientation introduces you to this exquisitely planned city with views of the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. This evening why not sample Parisian nightlife at a cabaret show?

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  8. Day 8 Depart Paris

    After breakfast say farewell to your fellow travellers at the end of your holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 7 Buffet breakfasts
  • 2 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 link below for airport transfer page

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Dover See the White Cliffs
  • Amsterdam Orientation includes the historic city centre
  • Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine
  • Cologne View the Gothic Cathedral
  • Black Forest See this picturesque region
  • Schaffhausen View the mighty Rhine Falls
  • Lucerne Orientation including of the the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge
  • Paris View the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower on your sightseeing tour

Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
  • Definite Departure
Price Discount Availability Price
Optional Experiences

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 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


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 Pilatus And Lake Cruise

We’ll ascend by cog-wheel train to Mount Pilatus’ summit, where you’ll have time to explore, admire the views, and breathe the pure air. Then, we’ll descent by cable-car to enjoy a scenic lake cruise. On certain departures, this Optional may be operated in reverse.
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


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

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

Independent Reviews
Trusted Customer
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Great experience.Well organized trip and the tour director was knowledgeable and experienced. The weather was hot and the hotels did not had have air condition.
Good for the value. It was a very short trip. Felt that I have spent more time in the bus
Judith Keplinger
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Yes and Yes! The process for booking was very easy and the agent was knowledgeable, courteous, and thorough from start to finish.
Our tour director was extremely knowledgeable about everything Europe! She shared her knowledge with us along the way with stories about every country we visited. She explained why she was having us up and on the road very early on several occasions, and we never regretted it, was always worth it.
Richard Keplinger
Sunday, September 1, 2019
I found out about a tour similar to the one we were on. Our daughter-in-law is very familiar with travel so she said she would look into it. She came up with our GET tour indicating that it will be less expensive; however, we would have a very similar experience. Our tour way fantastic and our tour director, MJ was more than we could ask for or expected. We would go with GET again if we travel and we would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.
Because we had a great time. We were excited every day. Our tour director, MJ was extremely knowledgable and shared with us stories along the way. We had fun the entire tripp.
Jordan Hopson
Sunday, September 1, 2019
It was an amazing experience! MJ was exceptional from her knowledge to how she treated us. I loved every minute of the trip. I would definitely recommend to everyone I know.
Different experience from than just me and my family planning it and I loved it.
Daisy Monsalve
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Barb Gardner is my Travel Specialist but she is more than that to me. I have 100% confidence when I decide to take a trip and I consult her before make any decision, I was really nervous about this latest trip because I travel alone and I am not happy with airplanes. She provided me with enough confidence that I did not feel my flights at all. I believe in whatever she informs me regarding my travel arrangements. I always ask her several times and she always is very gentle in responding me as fast as is possible. I have recommended her to other of my friends and they have had the same feedback. I do not personally knows her but be sure that one day I will go where she works and give her my gratitude for trips that have been happened because of her being a responsible Travel Specialist. Congratulations for having her!
This has been the most wonderful trip I have had. Starting by the Director, Daisy A. who besides of being one of the most educated person regarding the history of the places visited, made this historic information, fun to listen and enjoy. The driver, Marc, is a pure French gentleman. Always with a big smile, took care of all of us and provide us with information regarding where to go for a best deal, Wonderful both of them. Congratulations for having them Regarding the places visited and the extra tours. they were extraordinary including the time that we could use to have our owntime to see and do whatever we wanted, Thank you for your coordination!
Leslie Reiter
Sunday, August 4, 2019
The representative spent time with me to explain what the itinerary consisted of and got me the best price and the most convenient time.
It was all that I expected and then some. Our Travel director Maezy was entertaining and very good at working around unforeseen issues. She was very informative and had a great sense of humor.
Victoria Natland
Sunday, July 14, 2019
This trip was a great way to see a lot of Western Europe in a quick time. It's on a budget so don't expect world class hotels or food but do expect clean hotels, a well-organized trip, and a knowledgeable guide. After this trip you have a great idea of which places you want to spend more time in for your next vacation :-)
Response from Grand European Travel:
We could not have said it better! This is exactly what this trip is designed for. We are so happy to see that you enjoyed it and hope we can help you plan another trip very soon!
Monday, July 15, 2019
The two night stays in Switzerland and Paris definitely give you an opportunity to explore the area (Lake Lucerne was gorgeous!). The one night stays give you a chance to see multiple countries in a short time but you really don't have much time to explore, especially in London.
Sanford Sherman
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Lauren was very professional and made our booking easy.
Trip was wonderful. Enjoyed every minute. Our Tour Director Raymond was outstanding. He was a great ambassador for CostSavers!
Trusted Customer
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Booking with Dave was a very easy process. Told him what tour I was interested in, was given a quote on the price of the tour, who were going and after confirming with family members, got the ball rolling. He was very accommodating and would return calls if we had any questions. Would definitely book with GET again! The only reason I didn’t give a 5 star review is because our flight out of San Antonio was delayed which would have gotten us late to Washington Dulles and not making the connecting flight to London. Got booked on a flight to Chicago O’Hare but the flight to London was also delayed. Had to spend the night in Chicago. (This was already addressed with UA.)The morning before we left Chicago, I called GET and talked to a lady ( it was about 8:15 am Chicago time) and told her about the delay and that our arrival in London will be at 11:00 pm.Thought that when we arrived in London, our transportation from the airport to the hotel was gonna be there since it was included in the package. However, there was no one to meet us. I called the company listed in the voucher provided and the person who answered said that they had me and my daughter arriving at 6:45 am(which was the original time we would have landed had we not had any delays). Anyway, they did come to pick us up and took us to our hotel. I wish that our delayed arrival would have been conveyed by GET to the London people so that we wouldn’t have waited another 30 minutes for our transport to come.
The tour was amazing! It was hectic at times but expected knowing that we were seeing 5 countries in 8 days. The extra time in Lucerne and Paris was very much appreciated! Martine was an excellent travel director- very knowledgeable about the different places we went to! The optional experiences were wonderful and affordable. We (6 family members) had a blast!!!
Trusted Customer
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Dave was so easy to talk with and explained options well.
Martine Carr was awesome, fun and knowledgeable. We had a blast!
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