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European Highlights

7 Day Europe Tour from Amsterdam to Paris

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7 Days
4 Countries

Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France

7 Cities

Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Boppard, Sankt Goar, Rhineland-Palatinate, Lucerne, Paris

9 Meals

3 Dinners, 6 Breakfasts

Active

Faster paced with mix of 1 and 2-night stays in each destination. Requires walking to participate in top sites.

Average group size average 40-45
Tour brand Trafalgar

Trafalgar

If you like hassle free travel with everything handled for you – looking to meet great people, eat great food, enjoy great sightseeing, and have immersive experiences, Trafalgar is for you.  From the iconic not-to-be-missed to one-of-a-kind local experiences, including Be-my-Guest dining and stays with stories, you’ll connect deeper to your destination, and every tour has at least one MAKE TRAVEL MATTER immersive impact experience included advancing one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), offering you the chance to take a deep dive into culture and community. As the world’s leading tour company and trusted by more than 5 million guests, Trafalgar tours are simply the best value for your vacation dollar.

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Multi-Country Tours

A Multi-Country tour is an excellent way to experience several top European destinations in just one trip. Visit famous sites, wander the city streets with locals, indulge in delicious meals in family homes, and fully immerse yourself in the highlights and history of each place. The perfect sampler, Multi-Country tours are an excellent choice for first-time travelers to Europe.

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Short on time, but want a jam-packed adventure filled with European Highlights? Cruise down the Rhine River and catch your breath as you see the lights of Paris. You'll return home with more than Swiss chocolate in your luggage.

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Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Amsterdam

Welcome to the colorful city of Amsterdam. Explore this city of bicycles and boats before joining your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening, on a scenic canal cruise including a light dinner and drinks.

Bike by canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Accommodation Mercure Amsterdam City
Included Meals Dinner
Iconic Experience Houseboats on Canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Cruise the Canals of Amsterdam

Cruise along the old waterways with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. Discover the architectural gems of the old city, including mansions ...

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Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Day 2

Enjoy a Scenic Cruise in the Rhineland

Journey through Germany where we’ll board a river cruise to St. Goar then head to the old university town of Heidelberg, with its impressive Renaissance structures, Baroque Old Town and views of the ruined red sandstone castle. Then we had to our Be My Guest experience where you’ll Connect With Locals over dinner at the family-owned Weingut Wehweck vineyard. Currently headed up by the third generation of the family, Herr Philipp Wehweck

Vineyard in Rhine Valley, Germany
Accommodation Mercure Hotel Mannheim Am Friedensplatz
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Be My Guest
Visit a Family-Owned Vineyard

On this Be My Guest experience you’ll enjoy a tour of the family-owned Weingut Wehweck vineyard, followed by dinner. The vineyard was founded in 19...

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Included in Trip

Be My Guest

Iconic Experience Cruise in the Rhine Valley, Germany
Rhine Valley Cruise

Cruise beneath the semi-ruined castles and terraced vineyards. Sleepy villages slip by as you saunter upstream to the Lorelei Rock where the enchantress lured sailors to their doom.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience Heidelberg Castle Heidelberg, Germany
View Heidelberg Castle

See the magnificent castle built in red sandstone, overlooking the Student Prince’s town. 

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Day 3

Journey Through the Black Forest to Lucerne

Delve into a world of legends and fairy-tales today as you enter the enchanting Black Forest. Here, we’ll Dive Into Culture and witness the fine craft of cuckoo clock making. Cross the Swiss border, admiring the exquisite alpine setting before visiting the dramatic Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, the largest waterfall in Europe. Enjoy a  MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience at Max Chocolatiers boutique, join a member of the team to learn about why sustainable and fair trade chocolate tastes better. Enjoy a gift of swiss chocolate to nibble on. Later, arrive on the shores of Lake Lucerne where we will stay for the next two nights.

Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Accommodation Grand Hotel Europe Lucerne
Included Meals Breakfast
Dive Into Culture Watch as craftsman demonstrate cuckoo clock making in the Black Forest
Visit the Black Forest and discover the centuries' old craft of clock making

Watch as skilled craftsman capture the distinctive sound of the cuckoo demonstrating the centuries' old craft of clock making in the Black Forest.

Included in Trip

Dive Into Culture

Iconic Experience See Rhine Falls in Switzerland
See Rhine Falls

See these spectacular falls.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience Enjoy a drive past stunning Alpine landscape, Switzerland
Scenic Drive Through the Alps

Marvel at the Alpine landscape as you drive past breathtakingly beautiful mountains and valleys. 

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Ethical Chocolate in Lucerne

Visit ‘Max Chocolatiers boutique’, an ethical chocolate experience. Meet a member of the team to understand why sustainable and fair trade chocolat...

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Included in Trip

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

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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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 4

Explore Lucerne

Soak up the relaxed lakeside atmosphere before your morning orientation begins. Cross the solid wooden Chapel Bridge, visit the solemn Lion Monument, commemorating the massacre of the Swiss Guards in 1792 and spend your afternoon shopping in the Old Town for Swiss souvenirs and chocolates. Consider an Optional Experience ascending the surrounding mountains for panoramic alpine views, wander along the tranquil lake shore or stroll around the city admiring the decorative signposts and ornate façades lining the city's streets.

Spreuer Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland
Accommodation Grand Hotel Europe Lucerne
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland
Lucerne Orientation

During an orientation with your Travel Director, see the Lion Monument, Old Town Hall and Chapel Bridge, the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Visit Mount Pilatus and lake cruise in Lucerne, Switzerland
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’l...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

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

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 5

Off through the Burgundy Wine Region to Paris

See the changing landscape as you travel into France through Alsace and cross the Maginot Line. Admire the scenic Burgundy Wine Region, famous for its delicious Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape varieties, before arriving in Paris. Indulge in a free evening to explore the grand boulevards of the French capital. Experience the pageantry of Paris first-hand and opt for an Optional Experience to a Parisian Cabaret.

Vineyard in Burgundy, France
Accommodation Pullman La Défense Paris
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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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 6

Explore Magical Paris

Join a Local Specialist today and delve into the artistic and historic treasures of Paris, including views of the elegant Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. View Notre Dame Cathedral and enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter. This afternoon, amble through the city’s stylish gardens, avenues and lanes, admiring the sophisticated atmosphere or consider joining an Optional Experience to the exquisite Palace of Versailles. This evening we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with our travel companions and Travel Director.

Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
Accommodation Pullman La Défense Paris
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience Arc De Triomphe in Paris, France
Paris City Tour

Join a Local Specialist to discover the hidden squares and secret lanes of Paris.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Visit Napoleons Tomb in Paris, France
Montparnasse and Napoleon's Tomb

Take the fastest elevator in Europe to the Panoramic Observation Deck for unbeatable views of the Eiffel Tower and all of the city’s iconic monumen...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Visit Versailles Palace and gardens in Paris, France
Versailles Palace and Gardens

Built for the Sun King, Louis XIV, the Palace of Versailles was the envy of every European ruler, but loathed by the French commoners, which lead t...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Cruise River Seine in Paris, France
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 N...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 7

Farewell Paris

After breakfast, say a fond au revoir to your fellow travelers and Travel Director.

Street and Houses in Paris, France
Included Meals Breakfast

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Iconic Experience
Cruise the Canals of Amsterdam

Cruise along the old waterways with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. Discover the architectural gems of the old city, including mansions ...

See More
Included in Trip
Be My Guest
Visit a Family-Owned Vineyard

On this Be My Guest experience you’ll enjoy a tour of the family-owned Weingut Wehweck vineyard, followed by dinner. The vineyard was founded in 19...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Rhine Valley Cruise

Cruise beneath the semi-ruined castles and terraced vineyards. Sleepy villages slip by as you saunter upstream to the Lorelei Rock where the enchantress lured sailors to their doom.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
View Heidelberg Castle

See the magnificent castle built in red sandstone, overlooking the Student Prince’s town. 

Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Visit the Black Forest and discover the centuries' old craft of clock making

Watch as skilled craftsman capture the distinctive sound of the cuckoo demonstrating the centuries' old craft of clock making in the Black Forest.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
See Rhine Falls

See these spectacular falls.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Scenic Drive Through the Alps

Marvel at the Alpine landscape as you drive past breathtakingly beautiful mountains and valleys. 

Included in Trip
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Ethical Chocolate in Lucerne

Visit ‘Max Chocolatiers boutique’, an ethical chocolate experience. Meet a member of the team to understand why sustainable and fair trade chocolat...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Lucerne Orientation

During an orientation with your Travel Director, see the Lion Monument, Old Town Hall and Chapel Bridge, the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Paris City Tour

Join a Local Specialist to discover the hidden squares and secret lanes of Paris.

Included in Trip

About this trip

An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Optional Experiences and free time

What to expect

Explore Paris
Discover Amsterdam and Lucerne
Visit the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen and a cuckoo clock factory in the Black Forest
View the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, the Champs-Élysées, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
See the Lorelei Rock and the vineyards of Burgundy in France
Scenic Cruise along the canals of Amsterdam and the Rhine River

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
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
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’l...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
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...

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
Montparnasse and Napoleon's Tomb

Take the fastest elevator in Europe to the Panoramic Observation Deck for unbeatable views of the Eiffel Tower and all of the city’s iconic monumen...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Versailles Palace and Gardens

Built for the Sun King, Louis XIV, the Palace of Versailles was the envy of every European ruler, but loathed by the French commoners, which lead t...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
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 N...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Multi NL/DE/AT/FR

  • Official Language(s) across Netherlands, Germany, Austria, France: Dutch is the official language of the Netherlands, German is the official language of Germany, Austria German is the official language of Austria, and French is the official language of France
  • Currency used in Netherlands, Germany, Austria, France: The Euro (€)
  • Capital City: Amsterdam (Netherlands), Berlin (Germany) and Vienna (Austria), Paris (France)
  • Time Zone(s) in Netherlands, Germany, Austria, France: Central European Time Zone (CET), Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Passport, visa, and entry requirements for Netherlands, Germany, Austria, France 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 Netherlands, Germany, Austria, France
  • 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.

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.

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.

Austria has a diverse climate due to its varied topography, but it is predominantly characterized by a temperate continental climate. Summers are generally warm, with average temperatures ranging from 20 to 25°C (68 to 77°F). Winters can be cold, particularly in the mountainous regions, with temperatures often dropping below freezing and significant snowfall in the alpine areas. The western parts of Austria are influenced by the Alpine climate, with cooler temperatures and heavier precipitation, especially during the winter months. Precipitation is evenly distributed during the year, with slightly higher rainfall in the summer months.

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.

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, June 23, 2024
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It was easy with few problems. The transportation to and from Europe was difficult as flying from Colorado to Dallas, then on to Europe made the trip longer than necessary and resulted in one very long flight A flight from CO to NY, then on to Europe would be much better As it was we had to spend a night in Dallas and the flight from Dallas had 3 gate changes.
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Choice of travel sites was excellent. However the flight schedules and shuttle transfers were completely mismatched resulting in hundreds of Euros in cab fare. The tour guide communicated mostly electronically and if you didn’t have your phone on you missed the day’s agenda. All in all a good trip but getting to and from the bus was difficult
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Review date: Sunday, June 16, 2024
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It's not the person but tge company that gets the bad rating. In 2020 we tried to get our money back and G.E.T. only gave us half the value of what we paid to use as a voucher on a later date. Seriously, wasn't our fault that travel was stopped in 2020. We did go through G.E.T. because we had to. But did G.E.T. really want to risk a bad review because of their actions. I am still waiting to hear an explanation from G.E.T. on why we only got half back four years and counting.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so happy that you were finally able to take this trip and that everyone had a wonderful time. Rest assured, you were fully compensated for your 2020 trip that you were not able to take, but our team will be happy to go over those figures with you again and should be reaching out to you shortly.
Monday, June 17, 2024
Vacation
We were originally suppose to take this trip in 2020. But covid happened and travel was suspended. 2024 was here and our trip was here. When we landed in Amsterdam I thought "we finally made it four years in-the-making). The trip was great. The hotels, food, experiences, and excursions "made travel count". We didn't know if we would ever make it back to these countries so we enjoyed every minute of it. The joy and smile on my families face is the best.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Sunday, October 9, 2022
Service
I will recommend them
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your European Highlights tour. It sounds like you had a fabulous time. We appreciate your recommendation and taking the time to write a review and leave your feedback. Take care!
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Vacation
Great experience. MJ our travel director was awesome.
Brian Harris
Review date: Sunday, September 25, 2022
Service
Everything was outstanding from beginning to end. We dealt with several different agents and each provided exemplary service. This was our third trip with GET and each has been great! We would highly recommend GET and will use them again for future trips
Response from Grand European Travel:
Wow! It sounds like your European Highlights tour was absolutely fantastic! We are so glad we were able to help you plan and book this extraordinary tour. We truly appreciate your repeat business as well as your recommendation. We look forward to helping you plan your next adventure. Thank you for your review and kind words! Take care!
Monday, September 26, 2022
Vacation
This trip was perfect for us. We wanted to experience several cities we had not been in before and European Highlights fit the bill. The tour director, bus driver, and wellness director all made the trip a success. The optional experiences really made the trip even better. We are so happy we took this trip.
Kathy Jackson
Review date: Friday, September 9, 2022
Service
The person we booked with on the phone was very informative, answered our many questions, was no pressure to book but helped us decide the trip was exactly what we wanted. We called back the next day and we’re able to quickly and easily book our trip.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Wow! It sounds like your exploration of Europe was fantastic. What a fabulous way to spend a week! We are so excited to hear you enjoyed your trip. Thank you for letting us help you plan and book such a wonderful adventure. We truly appreciate your business and your feedback. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how lovely your trip was. Take care!
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Vacation
We were able to see and experience so much in a week. Although we only had a couple of days in each country we felt the experiences and the sites were perfectly planned and gave a great experience in each one. In Amsterdam the working windmill and the cruise on the canal where beautiful, relaxing and gave and gave a great window into the country. The Black Forest visit to Cuckoo Clock factory, driving in the Alps, the farm in Switzerland, everything in Lucerne, and Paris topped everything off. What a wonderful time!
Hollis Thornton
Review date: Monday, July 4, 2022
Service
I enjoyed the trip and our tour director MJ was absolutely fabulous. I will definitely do another Trafalgar tour!
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so glad you enjoyed your European Highlights tour. It sounds like you had a splendid time. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback.
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Vacation
Enjoyed the experience and the tour director.
Jacqueline Ford
Review date: Sunday, June 26, 2022
Service
This is the third time we have taken a trip with them and we hope to take more trips. We were well taken care of. The driver, guide, and health specialist on this last trip were very impressive, professional, organized, informative, and caring.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your business. We look forward to helping you plan those future trips!
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Vacation
Great fun. My husband and I are still raving about our trip and encouraging others to follow our actions.
Barbara Gift
Review date: Sunday, September 29, 2019
Service
Sarah was excellent. She give clear time directions and gave us information about the areas we were traveling through. She was very accomodating to everyone who wanted to do things a bit different and was always ready to help anyone who needed directions or other information about what stores had specific items. Very helpful.
Vacation
The trip was excellent but left little time for rest. Perhaps eliminating one of the stops would have helped. The bus was too old for the extensive time we were in it. We visited one place after another but could not plug in our phones to keep power to take pictures.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Sunday, September 29, 2019
Service
It is always easy to book with GET . The agents are helpful and professional. They resolve any problems quickly.
Vacation
The accommodations and experiences were fabulous. I loved everything we did. However, the itinerary was exhausting. We spent far too long on the bus traveling between locations. The first full day, we spent almost all day on the bus. And the trip from Lucerne to Paris took an entire day with no break before dinner, river cruise and tour of the city. It was very rushed and exhausting. We didn't get to our hotel until after 11:00 p.m. This trip could be greatly improved by adding 1 or 2 days to the itinerary. I would suggest doing perhaps a windmill tour in Amsterdam and then head into Germany part of the way to the Rhine River. Make the river cruise and Heidelberg the next day. Also , add a day between Lucerne and Paris so guests can truly enjoy all the experiences.
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