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Glimpse of Europe

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7 Days from $1,166 per person
APR - OCT 2022
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Countries Visited

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

Locations Visited

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

    Start your unforgettable Europe 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 Achat Neustadt an der Weinstraße
  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.

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    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
  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
  7. Day 7 Depart Paris

    After breakfast, say farewell to your fellow travellers at the end of your holiday. 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.

    meals Breakfast
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Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 2 Dinners
  • 6 Breakfasts

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

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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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
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we enjoyed so much on this trip
Trusted Customer
Sunday, October 6, 2019
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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
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So easy and thorough! Always helpful! Answered all inquiries very promptly!
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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
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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
Mary Sizemore
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
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The travel specialist did a great job arranging our travel. The flights from Phoenix to London and back were excellent for the price - he saved us a lot of money and frustration!
Response from Grand European Travel:
Just one of the benefits of booking with GET is that we can take care of all those details for you. Thank you for trusting in us! We're so happy that you had a wonderful time.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Vacation
The excursions were great and our tour guide and driver were wonderful. The hotels were great. Great trip and great value for the money.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, September 8, 2019
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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.
Vacation
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
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Yes and Yes! The process for booking was very easy and the agent was knowledgeable, courteous, and thorough from start to finish.
Vacation
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
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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.
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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
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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.
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Different experience from than just me and my family planning it and I loved it.
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