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Glimpse of Europe

One Week Europe Tour from Amsterdam to Paris

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Glimpse Europe Guided Tour
7 Days
4 Countries

Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France

6 Cities

Amsterdam, Cologne, Boppard, Rhineland, Lucerne, Paris

8 Meals

6 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

Active

Faster paces with mix of 1–2-night stays in each location. Typically features 4+ miles of walking on some days and may involve steep hills and uneven surfaces, such as cobblestones.

Average group size average 45
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Enjoy the mesmerizing landscapes, rich heritage and flavors of Europe. Travel through green Dutch countryside to the beautiful Rhine Valley, and from the shores of Lake Lucerne to Paris, the 'City of Light'. This brief encounter with the highlights of Europe will give you a taste of the diversity that makes this continent a favorite holiday destination.

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Day 1

Arrive Amsterdam

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 colorful 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.

Bike by canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Accommodation Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - North Riverside
Optional Experiences See wooden shoes being handcrafted in the traditional Dutch fashion in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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...

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Enjoy a private cruise in a glass-roofed boat that travels the historic canal ring in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam Discovery Canal Cruise

Your travel dreams are about to become a reality as you enjoy a private cruise down the iconic canals of Amsterdam with a Local Specialist, marvell...

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Day 2

Amsterdam – Cologne – Rhine Cruise – Rhineland

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 where you’ll join your travel companions for dinner.

Vineyard in Rhine Valley, Germany
Accommodation NH Weinheim
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Rhineland – Black Forest – Rhine Falls – Lucerne Region

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.

Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Accommodation City Hotel Brunnen
Included Meals Breakfast
Optional Experiences Folklore evening and dinner in Lucernce, Switzerland
Swiss Folklore Evening with 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...

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Optional Experiences Enjoy a Swiss dinner by the lake, Switzerland
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 w...

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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.

Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland
Accommodation City Hotel Brunnen
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Optional Experiences Visit Mount Pilatus and lake cruise in Lucerne, Switzerland
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 ...

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Enjoy a horse and carriage ride, Switzerland
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 ca...

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Day 5

Lucerne Region – Paris

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?

Arc De Triomphe in Paris, France
Accommodation Novotel Paris Pont de Sèvres
Included Meals Breakfast
Optional Experiences Cruise River Seine in Paris, France
Seine Cruise and Paris Illuminations

Experience the world-famous 'City of Lights' as Paris transforms in the evening. Enjoy a leisurely cruise along the River Seine, taking in views of...

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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.

Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
Accommodation Novotel Paris Pont de Sèvres
Included Meals Breakfast
Optional Experiences Enjoy a cabaret and dinner in Paris, France
La Nouvelle Eve Cabaret and Dinner

Nestled in the heart of Montmartre, Nouvelle Eve has been spotlighted by ‘Emily in Paris’ and has hosted events for high-fashion icons like Dolce &...

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Optional Experiences Montmartre Village and Artists Square in Paris, France
Montmartre Village and Artists' Square

Dominated by the soaring Sacre Coeur Basilica, Montmartre is a must-visit destination in Paris. Join a Local Specialist to explore the winding stre...

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Optional Experiences Visit Montparnasse and Latin Quarter in Paris, France
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. Later, you’ll visit the Latin ...

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Day 7

Depart Paris

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

Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
Included Meals Breakfast

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About this trip

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
Extensive variety of Choice Experiences
On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
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...

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Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Amsterdam Discovery Canal Cruise

Your travel dreams are about to become a reality as you enjoy a private cruise down the iconic canals of Amsterdam with a Local Specialist, marvell...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Swiss Folklore Evening with 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...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
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 w...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
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 ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
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 ca...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Seine Cruise and Paris Illuminations

Experience the world-famous 'City of Lights' as Paris transforms in the evening. Enjoy a leisurely cruise along the River Seine, taking in views of...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
La Nouvelle Eve Cabaret and Dinner

Nestled in the heart of Montmartre, Nouvelle Eve has been spotlighted by ‘Emily in Paris’ and has hosted events for high-fashion icons like Dolce &...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Montmartre Village and Artists' Square

Dominated by the soaring Sacre Coeur Basilica, Montmartre is a must-visit destination in Paris. Join a Local Specialist to explore the winding stre...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
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. Later, you’ll visit the Latin ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Flexible booking 30-day deposit refund guarantee + no change fees See flexible booking terms >

Best Value Why touring is the easiest way to travel Learn more >

Current Entry Requirements Check your destination View Entry Guide >

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Official Language(s) across France, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands: French is the official language of France. German is the official language of Germany. German, French, Italian, and Romansh are the official languages of Switzerland. Dutch is the official language of the Netherlands.
  • Currency used in France, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands: The Euro (€) is used in France, Germany, Switzerland and Netherlands.
  • Capital City: Paris (France), Berlin (Germany), Bern (Switzerland) and Amsterdam (Netherlands).
  • Time Zone(s) in Great Britain, France, Switzerland, Italy: France, Germany, Switzerland and Netherlands use Central European Time Zone (CET), Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Passport, visa, and entry requirements for France, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands for US citizens.

  • Passport: Your passport should have at least two blank pages for entry stamps. Your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip
  • Visa Requirement: A visa is not required to enter France, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands.
  • Entry Requirements: You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to getours.com/travel-requirements-restrictions.

France has a varied climate due to its size and geographical diversity. The northern regions, including Paris, have a temperate climate with mild summers and cool winters. Coastal areas along the Mediterranean, such as Nice and Marseille, have a Mediterranean climate characterized by hot summers and mild winters. The mountainous regions, like the French Alps, experience alpine climate conditions with cold winters and heavy snowfall, making them popular for winter sports. Western France, including cities like Bordeaux and Nantes, has an oceanic climate with mild, damp winters and mild summers. Overall, France experiences regional variations in temperature, precipitation, and sunshine hours throughout the year.

Germany experiences a temperate seasonal climate with four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Summers are generally mild to warm, with average temperatures ranging from 20° to 30°C (68° to 86°F). Winters can be cold, especially in the northern and eastern regions, with temperatures often dropping below freezing and occasional snowfall. Rainfall is distributed throughout the year, although the summer months tend to be wetter. The coastal areas, such as Hamburg and Bremen, have a maritime climate with milder winters and cooler summers compared to the inland regions.

Switzerland experiences a diverse range of weather and climate due to its varied topography. In general, it has a temperate climate with distinct seasons. Summers are mild to warm, with average temperatures ranging from 20 to 25°C (68 to 77°F), while winters are cold, especially at higher altitudes, with temperatures often dropping below freezing. The mountainous regions receive significant snowfall, making them popular destinations for winter sports. Spring and autumn are transitional seasons characterized by mild temperatures and occasional rainfall.

The weather in the Netherlands is influenced by its maritime location and prevailing westerly winds. It experiences mild, wet winters with temperatures averaging around 2-6°C (36-43°F) and cool summers with temperatures averaging around 17-20°C (63-68°F). Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year, with slightly drier months in spring and early autumn. The coastal areas are often slightly milder than inland regions due to the moderating effect of the North Sea. The country occasionally experiences strong winds and storms during the winter months, with the possibility of snowfall, particularly in the eastern regions.

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:

Passport and Travel Documents: Ensure you have your passport, travel insurance, and any necessary travel documents.

Clothing:

  • Comfortable walking shoes: Cobblestone streets and uneven terrain require comfortable footwear.
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack clothes suitable for the season. Bring a mix of short-sleeved tops, lightweight pants or skirts, and a few long-sleeved options for cooler evenings for the summer months, and long-sleeved and heavier layers for early Spring, Fall, and Winter.
  • Layers: It's advisable to bring a light jacket or sweater and a scarf for layering, especially in Spring or Fall.
  • Nice evening wear: You may wish to wear a dressier outfit if you plan on dining in an elegant restaurant, for example. Smart-casual clothes are usually acceptable for all included daytime and evening activities throughout your tour.
  • Rain Gear: Depending on the season and the countries you're visiting, it's a good idea to pack a compact rain jacket or umbrella.

Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Travel adapter and/or voltage converter
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • Small travel hair dryer (make sure you have the correct converter and adapter).

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • Scarf or shawl for visiting religious sites or to cover up in conservative areas.
  • Light sleepwear.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).

Remember to pack light and versatile items that can be mixed and matched for different outfits. Laundry facilities are often available, or you can have your clothes laundered at hotels during your trip. It's also a good idea to pack a small bag or backpack to bring on the coach for day trips and excursions, leaving your larger luggage at the hotel.

Electricity

American appliances run on 110-120 volts at 60 Hz, while European appliances run on 220-230 volts at 50 Hz.

As a result, American appliances designed for use in the United States (typically 120 volts at 60 Hz) may not be directly compatible with the higher voltage used in European countries. Plugging a 120-volt appliance into a 220-240-volt outlet without the appropriate voltage converter or transformer can cause damage to the appliance or pose safety risks.

If you plan to bring American appliances to Europe, you will need a voltage converter or transformer to change the voltage to 220-240 volts from 110 volts. Additionally, you will likely need a plug adapter to fit the American-style plug into the European power outlets. All of Europe operates on the same two round-pronged outlets (Type C).

It's important to note that not all appliances are compatible with voltage converters, so it's essential to check the labels or user manuals of your devices before using them with a voltage converter. Some electronic devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and camera chargers, are dual voltage and can support 120V and 220-240V, so they may not require a voltage converter, but a plug adapter will still be necessary.

To avoid any issues with electrical compatibility during your travels, consider purchasing appliances specifically designed for the voltage used in the region you'll be visiting or use appropriate voltage converters and plug adapters to ensure the safe operation of your American appliances in Europe.

We recommend purchasing an adapter with a voltage converter so you can pack less. And to pick up any necessary adapters or converters for your electronic devices before departing on your guided tour and bringing them with you.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Hair dryers are common accessories in hotels. Should you want to bring your own, though, you will need to bring an adapter and voltage converter or make sure it is dual voltage by checking the label for INPUT AC 120V - 240V or a switch that can be set to 125V or 250V. Many devices have this feature, so it's worth checking before you travel. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but can't find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is commonly available in European hotels, restaurants, and public spaces, especially in major cities and tourist areas, but it is worth noting that the settings will differ from what you are used to in the USA.

However, it's important to note that not all accommodations or historic buildings may have air conditioning, particularly in more traditional or rural settings. Most hotels in Europe can provide a portable fan for additional room cooling if requested. Your Travel Director will be on hand to assist you throughout your trip.

Traveling by coach

Our modern air-conditioned coaches have been selected with your comfort in mind. Your Travel Director will familiarize you with all the onboard features, including a washroom fitted for your convenience and comfort. Regular stops are made to stretch your legs, take refreshments, fill up your water bottles, and use the facilities.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers to and from the airport on the first and last days of your tour are complimentary only if you are traveling on a tour operated by Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, or Luxury Gold and your flight times coincide with the shuttle-coach transfer timings. Learn more about Airport Transfers here.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.

Usually, most Optional Experiences will be priced in the local currency, but please read through the details of individual optional experiences for specific information. Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.

It is recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses while abroad.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack a plentiful supply of any medication you may need while on vacation. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these.

It's essential to ensure that your routine vaccinations are up-to-date before traveling to any destination. Routine vaccinations may include vaccinations for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and influenza.

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Local Specialists

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity equivalent to $1.00-$2.00 USD per person per half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director

The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/per day is listed in your travel documents.

For your convenience and ease, there is an option to pre-pay gratuities for the Travel Director and Driver at the time of booking.

Hotel services

It is customary to tip hotel staff for room service delivery if the charge has not already been added to the bill. Where ice machines are not available, and you receive ice from the bar, a small tip to the bartender is always appreciated.

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Review date: Sunday, April 28, 2024
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Rob in booking department was extremely helpful.
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Excellent vacation. Tour director and driver were outstanding. Would have liked a bit nicer accommodations.
Felicia Blizzard
Review date: Sunday, October 8, 2023
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Planned my trip and the cost of my trip
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That is what we do best! Making it easy for you to just pack and go on a wonderful holiday. Thank you for sharing your feedback and hope to see you on another trip very soon.
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
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The travel director MJ was very professional and very helpful
Angela Lewis
Review date: Sunday, September 3, 2023
Service
Absolutely loved Rachel, our tour director. She was friendly, so knowledgeable, and just fun to be arround. Didn't love the heat wave, but not the trip's fault, but didn't know Europe doesn't have A/C, and the food wasn't that great. I picked GET because AARP told me it was their travel agency, and made for people who couldn't get around as fast. She lied, and that I really don't appreciate. I would never have gone to Europe again knowing that.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are sorry to hear about your disappointment and the miscommunication about the fitness level surrounding our trips. While some of the tours we offer have a slower pace, they all require a great deal of walking and being on your feet. We will use this feedback to make sure that AARP correctly understands the nature of our tours. Thank you for bringing this tour attention.
Thursday, September 7, 2023
Vacation
Same as before, didn't appreciate AARP lying to me!
George Stewart Ahedo
Review date: Monday, July 24, 2023
Service
La Experiencia fue super positiva, todo lo prometido, y más, fue cumplido, tanto el personal de reservas, así como la guía turística Rachel T. fue fenomenal. Rachel es súper puntual, profesional y, sobre todo, un ser humano el cual quisiera contar siempre como una amiga. El conocimiento de historia, así como datos ofrecidos durante nuestra aventura, fueron de gran enseñanza y aprendizaje, ojalá podamos coincidir con ella nuevamente.
Vacation
Claridad y facilidad al tomar la decision de viajar, RECOMENDADO SIN RESERVA ALGUNA!!
Trusted Customer
Review date: Sunday, June 18, 2023
Service
Overall, a great tour with a knowledgeable tour guide. I would recommend they stay in hotels that are near town or areas where we can walk around, especially after long bus rides. We loved the tour guide, Martin, and he knew how to engage the entire bus. Not sure the skip three rows is very fair, especially if you start in the second row or back. We never had the pleasure to sit in the front and look out.
Vacation
Did not enjoy two of the hotels where nothing was opened around the hotel or it was a bit shady
Trusted Customer
Review date: Thursday, June 1, 2023
Service
We were originally scheduled for the Glimpses of Europe tour back in Spring 2020; however, due to COVID, our tour was cancelled and we were given travel credit with nearly a full refund. The flexibility of the travel credit (2 years) allowed us to rebook the trip with ease. Customer Service was satisfactory.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for rebooking your trip after Covid and we're happy that you were finally able to travel safely. It looks like everything went smoothly and you came home with some happy memories.
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Vacation
We did enjoy our time. Some of the Optional Excursions initially did not seem all that appealing to us (Cabaret dinner), we ended up signing up for all the excursions and had no regrets. Our experiences with the Local Specialists and the river cruises were also very enjoyable. Going on the tour allowed us to see things we know we would not have had the opportunity to see for ourselves. We would definitely rebook with Grand EuropeanTravel again.
Leticia Salvatierra
Review date: 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
Review date: 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
Review date: Monday, September 19, 2022
Service
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
Review date: Sunday, July 31, 2022
Service
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!
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