Europe

The Best of Europe: A 15-Day Tour

Taste the essence of Europe, as you embark on a 15-day journey that will take you through Paris, London, Germany, Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg. Cruise the Amsterdam canals in a glass-top boat, see the iconic Eiffel Tower, enjoy a panoramic city tour of London and much more with the services of English-speaking local tour guides. Indulge in 14 nights of accommodation in premium locations with daily breakfast, five dinners with wine, all tipping and gratuities, spectacular sight-seeing in an air-conditioned coach, an English-speaking tour guide and much more.

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Experience the very best of Europe on this whirlwind tour that’ll take you from the canals of Amsterdam to the luxurious arrondissements of Paris and the 15th century architecture of Brussels' Grand Place. Stay in centrally-located premium hotels as you explore Europe’s must-see sights and uncover the history behind some of the world’s most famous cities.

What You’ll Love…

The Famous Sights – From the Eiffel Tower to the Big Ben and everything in between

Embark on your European tour with two nights in the charming Dutch city of Amsterdam, where a glass-topped boat will take you on a tour through the scenic canals to view historic homes, 16th century merchant houses and gabled mansions.

Tour the historically-rich landmarks of Germany’s capital. See Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate, the last remaining section of the Berlin Wall and the Holocaust Memorial in fascinating Berlin—a cosmopolitan city brimming with culture, history and art.

You’ll experience a guided visit to the U.S. Military Cemetery from WWII sitting just outside of Luxembourg and witness the infamous grounds of the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium. In Brussels, you’ll visit the striking 17th-century Grand Place by day and stroll the restaurant-lined Rue des Bouchers by night.

Fall in love with one of the most romantic city in the world on a guided tour of picturesque Paris. Drive along the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe, pass Concorde Square and see the famous Eiffel Tower.

In England’s capital, tour the sights that are so famous to this bustling city. A panoramic tour of London will take you past Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament, along the window displays of Harrods and through Picadilly and Trafalgar Square. Witness the beauty of Westminster Abbey and see the Big Ben for yourself.

The Experiences – View 600-year old architecture and wander through picturesque Dutch fishing villages

Discover the beauty and individuality of these many European cities on a whirlwind tour that’ll show you the very best of these countries.

Experience old-world Holland with a visit to Volendam, a quaint fishing village and a trip to a local cheese farm where you will see a working windmill and iconic clog makers.

Follow your exploration of contemporary Berlin with a visit to Koblenz – a small historic city of Germany. You’ll cruise the UNESCO-named Rhine Gorge on a river cruise, enjoy a local wine tasting, head to the top of a rocky outcrop to view the majestic Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and descend by cable car.

Step back in time as you enter Cochem, a fairy tale-like town in Luxembourg and arguably the most romantic part of the Moselle Valley. Under the watch of the dominating Reichsburg Castle, the town’s narrow streets and timber houses are indeed a glimpse of the past.

Get lost wandering the cobblestone streets of Paris’ many arrondissements. Go from relaxing in the impeccably-landscaped Luxembourg Gardens and lingering by outdoor cafes to exploring the multicultural Le Marais and strolling past the high-end boutiques of Ruse Saint Honoré.

Enjoy a day exploring famous London at your own pace. Whether you decide to witness the Changing of the Guard, visit the British Museum or head to any of the famous food markets that dot the city, a day exploring this magical city is sure to have you booking your next trip back.

Your Package Includes:

  • 14 nights of premium accommodation around Europe including two nights at The Hilton Amsterdam, two nights at Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel, two nights at Raddison Blu Royal Hotel in Brussels and more
  • Daily breakfast and five dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing in a modern, air-conditioned motor coach
  • Hotel taxes, fees, service charges and porterage
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

*The ’7 day change of mind guarantee’ does not apply for Tour bookings. *Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Refund Policy applies.

Valid for the following departure dates:

LOW SEASON:

12 July 2019

16 August 2019

HIGH SEASON:

26 April 2019

24 May 2019

27 September 2019

Booking conditions and cancellation fees do apply. Please take out travel insurance at this time.

The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 8 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional single traveller surcharge will apply. Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

*Please note: *Airfares and airport transfers are not included in this package.

*Single Traveller Surcharge: *If travelling alone, you must pay a single traveller surcharge of AU$1,480 per person for 12 July and 16 August departure dates and AU$1,880 per person for 26 April, 24 May and 27 September departure dates. Payable directly to the tour operator.

Please note this tour is not suitable for children under 8 years of age.

The maximum capacity on this tour is 42 people.

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels:

Hilton Amsterdam

Radisson Blu Hotel Bremen

Berlin Hilton

Mercure Hotel Koblenz

DoubleTree by Hilton Luxembourg

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels

Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

Melia White House Hotel, London

Please note hotels may be substituted for a suitable alternative and will be confirmed by the tour operator prior to departure.

*Maximum Room Capacity: *The maximum room capacity is two people. If a child is travelling with two adults, then a twin and single room can be requested, and single surcharge will apply.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

Please note: Disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this before making your booking. Hotels may not have ramps, wide entryways or elevators to accommodate disabled passengers or devices such as wheelchairs, walkers and motorised scooters. Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs, walking frames and motorised scooters may not be taken aboard motor coaches

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DAY 1 - Arrive in Amsterdam

Welcome to Amsterdam, the Netherlands' sophisticated, modern capital; make your own way to your hotel. Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, leave your luggage with the concierge and your tour manager will provide suggestions for you to begin to explore the city on your own. The rest of the day is yours to get acquainted with this picturesque city of canals. Tonight, an orientation meeting with your tour manager on the enchanting journey that lies ahead, followed by a welcome dinner with your fellow travellers

Accommodation: Hilton Amsterdam

Meals: Dinner

DAY 2 - Amsterdam Canal Tour and Volendam

This morning, board a glass-top boat for a delightful cruise of the winding canals for an up-close view of stately historic mansions, 16th-century gabled merchant houses, and charming churches with bell towers. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of traditional Holland that includes a visit to Volendam, a charming fishing village on the old Zuiderzee. Next, visit a cheese farm and see a historic windmill and clog makers. Tonight, you may wish to participate in the optional dinner at a cosy Dutch restaurant followed by a walking tour with your guide to explore the notorious "Red Light" district. The classical architecture of Amsterdam truly comes alive at night

Optional: Amsterdam by Night with dinner (PM)

Accommodation: Hilton Amsterdam

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3 - Lowlands of Holland, Bremen's Old Town

Today will be a long but rewarding day of travel. Drive across the lowlands of Holland with its peaceful expanse of green fields to the edge of the former Zuiderzee before crossing the mighty Afsluitdijk dike that holds back the North Sea. Upon entering Germany, head to the colourful and charming Hanseatic town of Bremen on the Weser River. Enjoy an orientation tour of the Old Town, highlighted by the 600-year-old Town Hall with its splendid Weser Renaissance facade, recently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight, dinner is together at a local restaurant

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Bremen

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4 - Hamburg City Tour, Arrive in Berlin

Depart Bremen early this morning and continue to Hamburg, the largest port city on the Elbe River. A major centre of international trade, Hamburg's dynamic port has brought great wealth to the city and World Heritage recognition by UNESCO. During your tour, view Alster Lake in the heart of the city, dotted with elegant waterside villas and the St. Pauli Piers near the colourful Fischmarkt. On to St. Michael's Church, Germany's finest baroque-style ecclesiastical building bearing the largest clock tower in Germany, and the impressive Town Hall built in the early 1800s. Then depart Hamburg and drive east, crossing the former "Iron Curtain" to Berlin, Germany's fabulous capital city, an international mecca for art, culture, and fashion. Arrive early this evening with time to settle in at your hotel before joining the optional excursion to a "Berlin Style" dinner party with traditional dishes, drinks and live music, followed by a scenic drive through the highlights of Berlin

Optional: Berlin by Night with Dinner (PM)

Accommodation: Berlin Hilton

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5 - Berlin's Famous Landmarks

History comes to life during your tour of Berlin today, viewing landmarks of the former East and West German sections including the triumphant Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of the reunification, the glass-domed Reichstag Building and Checkpoint Charlie, a symbol of the formerly divided city. Drive along lively Unter den Linden Boulevard past the grand State Opera House and the imposing Cathedral. See a remaining section of the wall and the Holocaust Memorial. After the tour you will have time at leisure to perhaps visit the district of Kurfürstendamm, the most elegant boulevard in Berlin for strolling, shopping and relaxing at a street side café, or you may wish to participate in an optional tour to nearby Potsdam, the historic "City of Palaces" where Truman, Stalin, and Churchill met to negotiate terms for the end of WWII. Evening is at leisure to enjoy Berlin's trendy restaurants and non-stop nightlife

Optional: Potsdam Tour (PM)

Accommodation: Berlin Hilton

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6 - Drive to Koblenz

This morning, depart Berlin and travel through the former East Germany passing Leipzig, and into the rolling hills of the Rhineland to the historic city of Koblenz. Situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers, the city is dominated by the mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. This evening, dinner is at your hotel

Accommodation: Mercure Hotel Koblenz

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7 - Rhine River Cruise, Village of Bacharach, Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and Cable Car Ride

Your day begins with a drive into the Rhine Valley where you will embark on a river cruise through the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cruise offers spectacular vistas of hilltop castles, terraced vineyards, and villages of timber-framed houses. Pass the mighty Lorelei rock that rises vertically from the waters named for the siren that bewitched passing sailors. Then enjoy a wine tasting followed by free time in the charming village of Bacharach to wander around, shop and have lunch on your own. Later, drive to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress perched on a rocky outcrop over the town of Koblenz. Take in marvellous views over the Rhine and Moselle Rivers before descending via Cable Car to Deutsches Eck to view the monument to Kaiser Wilhelm. Tonight, join the optional dinner in a typical wine tavern serving traditional fare

Optional: Rhineland Wine Village Dinner (PM)

Accommodation: Mercure Hotel Koblenz

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8 - Moselle Valley, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

This morning, travel to the fairy-tale town of Cochem, in the most romantic part of the Moselle valley, dramatically dominated by medieval Reichsburg Castle. The town with its narrow streets and restored half-timber houses is indeed a step back in time. This afternoon cross into the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. At the entrance to the city, pause for a guided visit to the U.S. Military Cemetery from WWII where over 5,000 American soldiers and General Patton are laid to rest. Then take a short orientation tour of Luxembourg City before arriving at the hotel in time for dinner

Accommodation: DoubleTree by Hilton Luxembourg

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9 - Bastogne War Museum, Tour Brussels

Crossing into Belgium, stop at Bastogne, scene of the infamous Battle of the Bulge waged by U.S. forces against retreating Germans. Visit the Bastogne War Museum which covers World War II from its origins to the Battle of the Bulge. Depart for Brussels where you will enjoy a tour with views of the Atomium and Palace of Justice. Visit the 17th-century Grand Place with its decorated guild houses, and stroll the city centre to view the famous Mannekin Pis fountain. Your evening is free to explore the myriad of restaurants on the Rue des Bouchers

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10 - Full Day in Brussels

A full day to explore Brussels on your own. Sample fine chocolates, shop for handmade lace or visit the Parc du Cinquantenaire, built during Léopold II's reign, best known for its cluster of art and history museums. Or, you may wish to participate in the full day optional tour to Bruges, home to some of Europe's best preserved medieval buildings. The tour takes you first to view the Lake of Love (Minnewater) and the Beguinage convent and continues for a walking tour of the city's medieval districts, where you will visit Our Lady's Church, home of the famous Madonna statue by Michelangelo. See the Market Square and Belfry, and the Town Hall Square with its Chapel of the Holy Blood. You'll have time to explore the abundance of handicraft shops and cafes before returning to Brussels. Tonight, many trendy fine restaurants and cafes await you!

Optional: Full Day Bruges City Tour (AM)

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11- Discover Paris

This morning, drive south over the French border to Paris, City of Light, arriving at lunchtime for a guided tour. Drive along the impressive Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe, Concorde Square, and the iconic Eiffel Tower, symbol of Paris. On to the vivacious Left Bank, where artists, philosophers and writers once flourished in the artistic community at Montparnasse. View the imposing Cathedral of Notre Dame and the Latin Quarter, home to many of France's higher education establishments. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure to enjoy the endless delights of this romantic city. Tonight, don't miss the optional tour of illuminated Paris that includes dinner at a typical French Bistro

Optional: Illuminated Paris and Dinner (PM)

Accommodation: Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12 - Full Day in Paris

A free day in Paris to explore its numerous beautiful sights independently. Visit the Musée d'Orsay, relax in the Luxembourg Gardens, linger at an outdoor café or, shop for treasures in this capital of fashion. Perhaps, join the optional tour to the magnificent Versailles Palace to see the grandeur of French classical architecture. Visit the extravagant State Apartments, Reception Halls, the Queen's Bedroom, and the Hall of Mirrors. Tonight enjoy a festive Farewell Dinner with your fellow travellers

Optional: Versailles Apartments (AM)

Accommodation: Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13 - Travel to London via the Chunnel

On arrival in London, meet your coach and guide and begin your panoramic tour of London. Begin with a drive through fashionable Kensington with its elegant squares and parks. Pass Harrods store and continue to view Piccadilly and Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and the famous Big Ben. Continue to view Buckingham Palace, the London residence of Her Majesty the Queen. The tour ends at your hotel

Accommodation: Melia White House Hotel, London

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14 - Full Day in London

Enjoy the day at leisure to explore London. With countless sightseeing opportunities, cosmopolitan London offers more in one place than almost any other city on Earth. You may return to Buckingham Palace to see the Changing of the Guard or visit the British Museum, take a ride on the London Eye, or visit Madame Tussauds, the National Gallery or take in a West End show

Accommodation: Melia White House Hotel, London

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 15 - Depart England

Make your own way to the airport for your departure flight

Meals: Breakfast

Your tour starts in Amsterdam and ends in London. Getting to Amsterdam is easy, regular flights are available with carriers including Etihad, Qantas and Emirates and an approximate flight time of 24 hours.

*Need Flights? *We have a dedicated team who are able to assist with all your flight requirements. If you need a stopover or are looking at travelling to more destinations, our team can help. Contact our flights concierge team using the phone number on our website.