- Montparnasse Visit
- See Chablis & Burgundy vineyards
- See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne
- View the Lion Monument
- Visit a watch shop and chocolate shop
- Walking tour of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter
- Visit a French perfumery
- Discover the Secrets of Michelangelo's Florence – see Ponte Vecchio, the Medici Palace & much more on our locally guided walking tour of Florence
- See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria
- Learn about Florence's leather craft with a demonstration
- Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice
- See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square
- See Venice's iconic canals & gondolas
- See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House
- Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road
- See the site of Checkpoint Charlie
Christmas markets, hot mulled wine, open fires & overcoats - unlike many places, Europe comes alive & fills with magic during the months of Winter. Sip coffee in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral, warm up over Ravioli in Rome, & visit a traditional beer hall in Germany. With 24-days to explore, you'll be feeling à la maison in no time.
You'll be safe in the hands of your professional Trip Manager, who knows the streets of Europe better than you know the hairs on your toes. When it comes to transport, an experienced and legendary driver team will be taking the reins; trust us, they're always a hoot.
Warm your bellies with the best of what Europe has to offer, from steaming plates of paella in Spain to hearty bowls of pasta in Italy. As well as breakfast every day, we'll keep you fed and watered with 11 dinners.
You and your new besties will be snuggling up into twin or triple-share hotel rooms - some quirky, some grandiose and some homely. For a little bit extra, you can also opt to upgrade your own accommodation to your own room.
Room types: single, triple, triple share, twin, twin share
A few hours in and your jaws are already on the floor. These chalk cliffs that edge the English coastline are known as the White Cliffs of Dover, the first of many natural beauties we'll see on tour.
On arrival in France we'll be in Calais, where we will take in the history of World War I battlefields in the Valley of the Somme and Vimy Ridge. This sobering reminder of the war, and a historical talk will help us remind ourselves of the days gone by.
Kicking off night one, we arrive in none other than the lust-worthy Paris! We know you've been dreaming of the sights of the city since way back when, so it's straight down to business as we start out right with a night tour to kick things off, marvelling at the city lit up by night and sparkling with romance, from none other than the top of the Eiffel Tower (our treat, of course). City of love, city of light, city of bridges, Paris is known in many ways, and loved the world over. Cheese, wine, blockbuster sights at every corner, museums, shopping, the list is endless and the good times are only just beginning.
Just when you think France is the most scenic place on Earth, we make a border cross into Switzerland; comparing the two would be completely inequitable. Let us paint a picture, Lucerne can only be described as gorgeous. Cobbled streets, mountain backdrops, swans floating past on a glassy lake, and the lure of fondue on the horizon, this is one spot you won't be forgetting fast. Rest well tonight knowing the winter wonderland of Lucerne is ours all day tomorrow.
After rolling past Alpine vistas, Lake Geneva & that charming French countryside we grew very fond of, we'll pull up at Lyon where a charming Old Town is calling our names. Lyon is the gastronomic capital of France, so we'll head off in search of a quaint 'bouchon' to sample the local delicacies. Topped off with some beaujolais wine, but of course.
Year-round and Monday to Sunday, Barcelona is a hive of festive activities. The Catalonian capital's energy will capture your heart in an instant. Sunshine year round, great food and even better locals, here's just a start of the never-ending list of greatness. Channel Gaudi at Sagrada Familia, and Parc Guell,being sure to devour enough sangria and tapas to see your heart content. We'll start with panoramic views from the Mont Juic, and the 1992 Olympic Stadium before its back to the city to let the good times roll.
You're not a real celebrity until you've frolicked on the French Riviera. And who are we to keep you off the A-List? Sapphire waters & endless glamour and colourful buildings of the town will be on show as we roll past this glitzy coastline. Tonight, we get local on the cobbled lanes of Old Town Nice, the Vielle Ville where we'll indulge on a much anticipated dinner of nicoise salad, coq au vin and boeuf bourguignon to name but a few. If you're not too full, we'll head to a local bar to see Nice by night, and celebrate just how life good is.
Please tell us you didn't throw away all of your pennies on perfume today? Because you're going to want a few spare coins tonight so you can play fancy. We're visiting the Monte Carlo Casino & the Royal Palace in Monaco where glitz, glamour and fast cars are seen on every corner. Ladies and gents dressed to the nines, and as they say, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em! Opt for dinner and refuel before the high rolling, there's a three-course meal guaranteed to set the mouth watering, complete with some wine to set the scene. The night is young!
After a night on the blackjack table it's back to the coast and to bed, the next part of the adventure starts tomorrow.
As if we were going to head straight to Florence without a sneaky side trip to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Depriving you of the chance to perfect the holding-up-the-tower shot would be down right criminal.
We are now nesting in Tuscany within the breathtaking city of Florence, and tomorrow will see you uncover it all. Tonight you can choose to begin your Tuscan love affair at an optional dinner nestled in the hillsides flanked by cyprus trees and terracotta villas - think olives, cured meats, crostini & wine with live music to complete the scene. Conserve some energy back in town for some disco dancing on offer in one of the city's coolest clubs.
After a journey of ohhs and ahhs past cypress trees and olive groves, we'll be kickin' it in Rome. Wasting no time uncovering the city, we'll see some of the biggest Italian icons including the Colosseum & the Vatican City. Make gelato high priority in your free time - even in winter this box be must get ticked!
We will take to the streets once again tonight with your Trip Manager leading the charge, there's nothing quite like Roma after the sun goes down, and you'll feel the magic of the city.
After zigzagging our way through the Apennine mountains and past the terracotta city of Bologna, we are embraced by Venice. Known as the "floating city," you will be enchanted by this fairytale setting from the moment we arrive.
Wooden chalets and green mountains occupy our Sound of Music drive through the Dolomites. On arrival in Vienna we will be greeted by a cultural hub bursting with historical cuteness and the chance to see a Mozart and Strauss concert over a traditional Viennese dinner in one of the city's palaces...yes, a palace (just the way they roll here in Vienna).
Before we arrive in mighty Munich, we make a sobering stop at Mauthausen Concentration Camp memorial to remember Germany's turbulent past.
Even when Oktoberfest isn't in full swing, Munich is a treasure trove of Bavarian cultural experiences. After exploring the Old Town and seeing the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz, throw your feet up in a traditional beer hall, downing roasted pork knuckle & a stein of one of Germany’s 5000 brews.
The capital of the Czech Republic is fast becoming one of the hottest spots on the European map, and today you find out why. Cathedrals and pretty bridges should mark the start of your roamings in this spirited city, starting with a walking tour. Gothic vibes, the famous Charles Bridge, astronomical clock and St Vitus in the cobbled castle district will leave your jaw dropping at just how amazing and old this continent really is. Rest assured you've seen a lot, and we have all day tomorrow to carry the journey along.
A drive from Prague to Berlin would not be complete without stopping in Dresden. Destroyed by World War II, the rebuilt town is now a symbol of resilience, soaked in the rebirthed beauty of an Opera house, the domed Frauenkirche, & the Royal Residence.
Bursting with energy and good vibes round-the-clock, playing nocturnal for the two nights we have in Berlin is a way to explore this city known for exploring both day and night.
Weaving through Dutch countryside we find ourselves in the famously eclectic capital of Amsterdam. Waste no time sussing out its quirks, starting with the canals and gable houses before heading on to the Red Light District if you're feeling adventurous.
You know the cheese, and now you're going to know the place that pioneered it. This morning we'll head into the beautiful countryside for a taste of tradition, as we visit a local clog and cheese maker's house.
Back in the city, stroll Dam Square, visit the Van Gogh Museum & eat Dutch pastries galore; the opportunities in Amsterdam are infinite & the day is yours. Grabbing a bike is essential to do it like the locals, as well as taking in a few stroopwaffles and pomme frites to keep hunger at bay. Tonight you can choose to tuck into a Volendam dinner at a nearby fishing village & bask in your last night on a canal cruise under the city lights with the squad.
Cross off another country off your list as you cruise through Belgium on your way to Amsterdam.