Glimpse of Europe
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Enjoy the mesmerising landscapes, rich heritage and flavours of Europe, travelling from London to Amsterdam, through the lush green Belgian and Dutch countryside to the beautiful Rhine Valley, shores of Lake Lucerne and Paris, the City of Light.

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Destination & Sightseeing

Destination 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

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

MEALS

7 Buffet breakfasts
2 Three-course dinners

ITINERARY

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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