European Vistas Tour - XEV

Number of Days: 8
Destination: Europe
Available Dates
  • Join us for an incredible whistle-stop tour of Europe with European Vistas! From the canals of Amsterdam, the castle-lined River Rhine and the canals of Venice to alpine escapes in Innsbruck and Lucerne and gorgeous French countryside in Burgundy! Starting and ending in Amsterdam, this tour is ideal for anyone wanting to get the most out of Europe.

    Tour Highlights:

    • Amsterdam
    • Venice
    • Rhine Valley
    • Verona
    • Paris
    • Brussels


  • DAY 1: Amsterdam

    Welcome to the start of your tour! Arriving in Amsterdam, you'll meet your tour at the hotel. Once you've settled in, we'll head in to the center of Amsterdam to experience the wonders of this fascinating city with an Amsterdam canal dinner cruise! Get on board and have those cameras at the ready – this is the best way to be introduced to Amsterdam, a city of beautiful 17th Century architecture, and a charm all its own. Keep an eye out for spots to revisit later on during your free time. Watch the city drift past as you sail by, and listen out for tips and interesting insights into the city from your tour leader. Later on, join your tour leader for a walking tour of the infamous Red Light District! The evening is yours – explore the canals some more, or head to Dam Square, one of the most important parts of the city.

    • Dinner

    DAY 2: Visit Rhine Valley

    This morning we’ll take a look at a cheese-making demonstration, revealing how cheese has been made in the traditional way in these parts for many years. Following that, we’ll learn about that most quirky of Dutch footwear choices – the clog – and see how these traditional shoes are carved. Stopping off at a windmill for a photo stop, you’ll be able to appreciate the scenery that the Netherlands is famous for. If the season is right, look out for flowers in the fields! Continuing on to the Rhine Valley, we’ll board a Rhine Valley river boat and cruise the Rhine river. Enjoy a drink on board as you sail, and admire the passing scenery. With the highest concentration of medieval castles in all of Europe, this is a memorable trip, especially with all the vineyards, cliff faces and medieval German towns! Learn more about ice wine (eiswein), an intensely sweet wine made from the juice of naturally-frozen grapes. The frozen grapes concentrate the sugars of the juice, intensifying the flavour profile. Enjoy a traditional German meal this evening, and then why not walk it all off with a stroll along the river?

    • Breakfast & Dinner

    DAY 3: Innsbruck

    Today we're off to Innsbruck, Austria. This is one of the few places in the world that really can lay claim to having something for everyone. It's not everywhere that offers extreme sports (thanks to the close proximity of the soaring Nordkette Alps), fascinating historical heritage courtesy of the legacy of the Habsburgs, and vibrant modern attractions too. This is where the modern urban environment meets the outdoors, with a space-age funicular taking up into the mountains in literally a matter of minutes. Once we arrive in the afternoon, we'll have dinner, after which your time is yours to explore this fascinating Austrian city

    • Breakfast & Dinner

    DAY 4: Venice

    Leaving Innsbruck behind us, we journey onward to the enchanting city of Venice. Its timeless waterways and artistic masterpieces (more per square kilometre than anywhere else on earth) make it truly unique – this is a city that will capture your heart and imagination. Being Italian, there’s no shortage of incredible food and culture either! You’ll start your stay in Venice with an orientation tour to get your bearings, after which you’ll visit a Murano glass-blowing workshop and see a live demonstration of this traditional – and hugely impressive – art-form. The afternoon is yours to explore this unforgettable city on your own

    • Breakfast

    DAY 5: Verona & Lucerne

    We're on our way back into alpine territory once again today, but first we stop off in Verona for a comfort stop. The setting for the most famous love story of all time, Romeo & Juliet, one can seek out the balcony where Romeo reportedly wooed his lover. After a short stop, we continue on to Lucerne. Renowned as one of Switzerland's most beautiful cities, this is one place you'll definitely want to have your camera at the ready! All the ingredients for the quintessentially picturesque Swiss experience are here - a cobalt lake and well-preserved old-town complete with waterfront promenades, covered bridges and perfect plazas is surrounded by the natural skyscrapers of the Swiss Alps. It's really no wonder that Goethe, Queen Victoria and Wagner savoured the stunning views that Lucerne has to offer. There's charm and grace around every corner, but it's not all about history - there's certainly enough of a pulse here to keep things current, with carnivals, concerts and exhibitions aplenty.

    • Breakfast

    DAY 6: Burgundy

    Spending the morning in Lucerne, we'll travel onward to Burgundy in the afternoon. If Paris is the place for romance, then Burgundy is the place for two other things the French - and France - are well-known for: great food and wine. Some of the most famous names in wine-making call Burgundy home, and trust us, it goes very well indeed with the region's typically rich, meaty cuisine. Beyond the food and wine, this is also the place to soak up history, with excellent museums and fabulous Renaissance architecture helping to make this one of the most memorable parts of the entire tour!

    • Breakfast & Dinner

    DAY 7: Paris

    The city of lights is our next stop, the home of some of the world's most famous cultural landmarks, museums that are home to some of the world's most important artworks, cafes, galleries, boutiques and more. Trying to see it all is futile, but wherever you explore will leave an impression you're likely to forget anytime soon. Whether you're strolling the boulevards, visiting stylish boutiques, admiring the artwork, exploring the famous neighborhoods that have been home to so many of the world's great thinkers and artists or simply sitting at a street-side cafe and watching the world go by, Paris is unforgettable. WANT TO SPEND MORE TIME IN PARIS? One night may not be enough to satisfy those who really want to get to grips with the city. Instead of returning to Amsterdam with the group, passengers may choose to stay on! Contact our customer services team to arrange this.

    • Breakfast & Lunch

    DAY 8: Brussels, return to Amsterdam

    It's the last leg of our journey already! On our way back to the Dutch capital we stop in Brussels for a comfort stop and the chance to explore the Belgian capital. Sample typical Belgian fare (moules et frites, countless varieties of beer and of course that famous chocolate), or wander around. Perhaps grab some last-minute souvenirs for the folks back home? After our comfort stop, we continue on to Amsterdam, where our tour officially ends. We hope you've enjoyed this whirlwind tour of Europe!

    • Breakfast


    2 Included Experiences


    • Amsterdam red light walking tour where your tour leader will show you Central Station, the infamous Red light district, Dam Square, Damrak, Royal Palace, National Monument, Old and New Church and of course the canals that weave through the city.
    • Amsterdam Canal Cruise - Sail along Amsterdam's stunning canals at twilight and enjoy a delicious pizza as you cruise. A perfect introduction to Amsterdam you will cruise along Amsterdam's atmospheric canals. Choose from different types of pizza, Ben and Jerry's ice cream, and you can also upgrade to include unlimited soft drinks, beer and wine.

    Rhine Valley

    3 Included Experience


    • Rhine River Cruise

    Cruise down the Rhine and see the beautiful scenery and the largest concentration of gothic castles (Sterrenberg, Liebestein, Katz and Fortess Rheinfels).

    • Visit a cuckoo clock and beer stein-making shop.

    Wine tasting in Boppard, sample the local varieties of wine including the famous ice wine of the region.


    1 Included Experience


    • Walking tour of Venice

    Take in the incredible architecture of this legendary city; and get to know see of those famous landmarks in person! From the Rialto Bridge to St Mark's square, it's all here - in the city with more artistic masterpieces per square kilometer than anywhere else on earth! Also, you'll witness a glass-blowing and lace-making demonstration - two of the industries Venice has been known for for centuries past.


    1 Included Experience


    • Comfort stop in Verona

    Admittedly, we don't stop here for long, but make the most of your time by strolling around this famous town, where the epic love tragedy Romeo and Juliet was set, and where you can still see the balcony where Romeo supposedly wooed his darling Juliet.


    1 Included Experience


    • Driving tour of Paris

    Paris is probably the most sought-after destination in all of Europe, and it's easy to see why. Our driving tour will give you a brief introduction to the history of the city, and some of the famous landmarks. From ancient times to modern, Paris has a wealth of stories to tell. Take notes! There may be many places you'd like to see in more detail later.

    NOTE: Those who would like to spend more time in Paris can choose to end their tour here while the tour continues to Brussels and Amsterdam the following day.


    1 Included Experience


    • Comfort stop in Brussels

    Enjoy the European capital on a comfort stop, you will have the opportunity to see the famous town square and sample the local cuisine.

  • European Vistas Tour - XEV

    Amsterdam to Amsterdam

  • This is a Guided holiday and includes:

    • 7 nights' accommodation in twin rooms.
    • 7 breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 4 dinners
    • 9 Experiences
    • Free Wi-fi in all hotels
    • Modern air conditioned coach with reclining seats and toilet.
    • Services of your tour leader, who will be on hand with advice and tips.
    • All taxes and fees
    • Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)

    This is where you'll find all the extra information about your tour, from departure times and meeting points, to tips on what to pack and details of what time you'll arrive back in London. Click the links below for more information.


    Many other companies that operate tours of Europe cancel tours if minimum numbers are not achieved or will only guarantee some departure dates.

  • Available Dates

    • From $1682. Single supplement +$573

    Ref: XEV

    09-Sep-2017 16-Sep-2017

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