Europe Express – 2020 trips at 2019 prices

FROM R 19 900

Pricing Terms

Set departure dates between 10 APR 2020 - 08 MAY 2020 & 19 OCT 2020. ** Book by 31 AUG 2019 & pay a non-refundable R1000 deposit upon confirmation. Full payment due by 15 NOV 2019 **

This is a group tour (max 16 people) for ages 18 - 39 years.

Pricing valid until

31 August 2019

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Region EuropeCountries Switzerland, Netherlands, Italy, Germany, FranceTypes Guided Tour, Multi-destination, Cultural, Coach

11 Days land only

Valid from

10 April 2020

Valid to

8 May 2020

Take in all the major highlights this fabulous continent has to offer (as well as some tucked-away gems), and discover why countries like France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands are featured on everyone's Pinterest boards. The perfect trip for those who are big on ambition but short on time, the Europe Express will have you ticking off bucket list items faster than you can say 'group selfie'. Let's go!

  • 8 nights hostel accommodation
  • 2 nights bungalow accommodation at European campsites
  • Breakfast daily, 3 lunches & 6 dinners
  • Touring by air-conditioned coach
  • English Channel crossings
  • Assistance of a Trip leader, driver & on-site chefs
  • Touring & sightseeing of all sites as per itinerary
  • Walking tour of Munich
  • Walking tour of Venice
  • Visit former concentration camp Dachau
  • Vaporetto ride in Venice
  • Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower
  • Walking tour of Amsterdam
  • Stay in the scenic Rhine Valley castle region

    * High season supplement starting from an additional R1500 per person applies for travel for selected departure dates between 22 MAY 2020 - 05 JUN 2020 & 02 OCT 2020

          * High season supplement starting from an additional R3000 per person applies for travel for selected
            departures between 19 JUN 2020 - 28 SEP 

Itinerary

  • Day 1 London, England to Paris, France

    All good things start with Paris. Meet the crew and grab some supplies before we hit the road early in the morning and jump across the English Channel. The home of Coco Chanel, the Pompidou Centre and the Mona Lisa, Paris more than deserves its reputation as the European capital for all things culture, fashion and food-related. What better way to start the trip than with a driving tour and delicious picnic next to the Eiffel Tower?

    TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS:
    - Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower

    MEALS
    - Dinner

  • Day 2 Paris

    This morning: free time en Français. From the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay to the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées, you'll be sure to make a solid dent in your bucket list. Later on, it’s up to you: stretch those legs on an optional bike tour of Paris or simply roam the streets on your own. End your day with an optional Seine River cruise or a #throwback cabaret show.

    MEALS
    - Breakfast

    Optional extras:
    - Traditional cabaret show
    - Seine river cruise
    - Bike tour of Paris

  • Day 3 Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland

    Trade in Parisian streets for snowy peaks. Home to the ‘Top of Europe’, 72 waterfalls and one of the largest nature conservations in Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen is where we'll be spending the night. Upon arrival, we’ll get stuck into an included dinner before heading to the bar for a nightcap. Cheers!

    MEALS
    - Breakfast
    - Lunch
    - Dinner

  • Day 4 Swiss Alps

    Scenic hikes and jaw-dropping views are high on today's agenda. Go low key with a mountain walk or hop on board the Jungfraubahn railway for an optional visit to the Jungfrau Mountain summit. Expect plenty of fairytale villages en route! Another feast awaits your return, regardless of how you make your way back down.

    MEALS:
    - Breakfast
    - Lunch
    - Dinner

    Optional extras:
    - Scenic excursion to Jungfrau ('The Top of Europe')
    - Skydiving
    - Scenic helicopter ride
    - Visit a Swiss watch shop

  • Day 5 Swiss Alps to Venice, Italy

    Hand back the skis and yodel your way down the mountains into the land of the long boot. Then: say ciao to Venice! After checking into our accommodation, we’ll come face to face with an irresistible Italian (meal).

    MEALS
    - Breakfast
    - Dinner
     

  • Day 6 Venice

    You know it as The Floating City, but this place is actually sinking (slowly). Today we’ll check out a who's who of Venice's usual suspects on a guided walking tour (ticking off the likes of St Mark's Square and Accademia Bridge) before rounding things off with a vaporetto ride along the Grand Canal. Need suggestions for this afternoon? Insider tip: spend some time seeking out the epic Libreria Acqua Alta bookshop (or just go on a mission to find the perfect gelato).
    TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS:
    - Walking tour of Venice
    - Vaporetto ride
     
    MEALS
    - Breakfast
    - Dinner

    Optional extras:
    Gondola ride

  • Day 7 Venice to Munich, Germany

    Time to get to know the city where beer is officially considered a food. Hello, Munich! After a walking tour, why not slide on the lederhosen for a royal Happy Hour experience at the 428-year-old Hofbräuhaus? Did you know that the recipes here were passed down from Wilhelm V, the Duke of Bavaria? You do now!

    TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS:
    Walking tour of Munich
     
    MEALS:
    - Breakfast
    - Lunch

  • Day 8 Munich to Heidelberg

    Picture the definition of pretty and you've got Heidelberg. We're talking hilltop castle ruins, cobblestoned old quarters and a fairytale 18th-century bridge over the River Neckar. We’ll feast German-style before taste-testing a few steins from the local beer houses.

    TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS:
    - Visit former concentration camp Dachau
     
    MEALS:
    - Breakfast
    - Dinner

  • Day 9 Heidelberg to Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Start dreaming of cafes, clogs and canals as we roll through tulip and windmill-dotted fields to Amsterdam. We’ll get our bearings on a walking tour of Dam Square, the Royal Palace and the National Monument – so get your cameras at the ready! For the perfect end to the perfect day, give in to temptation and grab a cone of hot chips with mayo. Mmm.

    TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS:
    - Orientation tour of Amsterdam
     
    MEALS:
    - Breakfast

  • Day 10 Amsterdam

    Join 881,000 bikes and get your cycle on with an optional bike tour of Amsterdam's iconic canals, bridges and parks. And for the culture fiends? Delve deeper with a visit to the Anne Frank House (make sure to book in advance!) or the Van Gogh or Rijksmuseum. Whatever you get up to, make sure you’re back in time to toast the final night of our European adventure on a dinner cruise along the canal.

    MEALS:
    - Breakfast
    - Dinner
     
    OPTIONAL EXTRAS
    - Bike tour of Amsterdam

  • Day 11 Amsterdam to London, England

    After all the Amster-damage has been done, it’s time to hit the road back to ol’ Blighty. Soak up all the happy group vibes you can possibly handle – this is your last coach ride with the gang. #sadface

    MEALS
    - Breakfast