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20 Days – Across Europe

One of our Tour Director’s favourite itineraries, this tour is full of charm and splendour. With two nights spent in most cities, take the time to get to know each destination and uncover its secrets, whether it is mouth-watering Sachertorte over coffee in Vienna or delicious homemade pasta in Orvieto. Along the way you’ll be welcomed by passionate locals who love showing you the best Europe has to offer.

You’re invited for a culinary feast at the home of a local in beautiful Budapest, one of Europe’s best kept secrets. Hosted in the underground cellar of Machiavelli’s home, you’ll have the chance to taste delicious Tuscan wines known for their robust flavours and rich heritage.

Delight in a gourmet walking tour of Paris, during which you’ll taste local delicacies from a pâtisserie, boulangerie, fromagerie and chocolatier.




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Tour Highlights

  • Vatican City: Be among the select few to enjoy VIP access to the Vatican Museums and see the Bramante Staircase and Michelangelo’s ceiling in the Sistine Chapel
  • Stanserhorn: Journey to the summit of Mount Stanserhorn where you will learn about local wildlife from a Swiss Ranger
  • Rhine Valley: The beautiful scenery of the Rhine River is supplemented by the many castles dotted along its banks
  • Rothenburg: Rothenburg-ob-der Tauber, the most well-preserved town on the Romantic Road
  • Prague: Bewitched by the gargoyles of St. Vitus Cathedral and ghosts of Bohemian Kings, this majestic city is where you’ll enjoy a private guided tour through the courtyards of Prague Castle
  • Budapest: Visiting the Central Market Hall is a foodie's dream. With your Local Expert, wander three levels of stalls, brimming with salamis, spicy paprika, Hungarian wines and a whole lot of Pálinka
  • Venice: Witness the ancient skill of glassblowing and watch artisans create delicate works of art. Meet a gondolier and learn about the age-old tradition of gondola navigation
  • Florence: Join a Local Expert to view the multi-coloured marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, adorned with Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise
  • Eurostar: Relax on the smooth, high-speed Eurostar train as you journey from London to Europe via the revolutionary Channel Tunnel
  • Amsterdam: Cruise in a glass-topped boat through the city's historic waterways, where wealthy merchants built mansions during the Golden Age of the 17th century
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Your Journey Begins

Board your overnight flight to Europe (please ask about our great deals).

Day 2 - Welcome to London

Welcome to London. After checking into your hotel, the afternoon is free to enjoy a city that is famous for its pomp and pageantry.

Perhaps relax with a walk along the Serpentine in Hyde Park or window shop in the elegant boutiques of Knightsbridge? Alternatively, you may want to stroll along the Thames to the iconic Tower Bridge and Tower of London.

 

Day 3 - Eurostar from London to Amsterdam

At 07:00, meet your Travel Director and transfer to London’s St. Pancras Station to board the high-speed Eurostar for a rail journey via the revolutionary Channel Tunnel. Once in Amsterdam, join your Travel Director in the evening for a Welcome Reception.

Get to know your fellow guests during a cruise, along some of the many quaint, tree-lined canals. Admire the elegant merchant houses from the 16th and 17th centuries, their facades are a reflection of when trade flourished during Amsterdam’s Golden Age. Relax as you pass stunning gables, beautiful churches and the iconic Magere Brug, better known as the Skinny Bridge.

Disembark and venture to a local restaurant for your Welcome Dinner.

Day 4 - Legends along the Rhine

Cross into Germany and head for the romantic Rhine Gorge. Visit a castle set upon the Rhine, for a private estate viewing with the owner. Unlock the secrets of Rhineland’s modern kings and queens as you learn the history of the castle and surrounding area.

Continue to Würzburg where there is time to stroll through the heart of the Old Town and down to the Alte Mainbrücke, the 16th century bridge over the River Main, adorned with sandstone statues.

From here, admire the city at night and appreciate the mighty Marienburg Fortress on the opposite side of the river.

Day 5 - Rothenburg and Golden Prague

In the morning, see the Residenz Palace – the immense baroque palace of the Prince Bishops and one of the most important landmarks in Germany. Venture to Rothenburg-ob-der Tauber, the most well-preserved town on the Romantic Road. With an artisan baker, enjoy a demonstration and learn the history of the traditional pastry Schneeballen (snowball), followed by a tasting.

Continue east to the Czech border. Pass through the town of Pilsen, renowned for its beer before reaching the Golden City of Prague.

With the afternoon free, perhaps take a river cruise through the heart of the city, rummage through the renowned antique shops or shop for the finest Bohemian crystal.

 

Day 6 - Prague, City of a Hundred Spires

Join a Local Expert in the morning for guided sightseeing of one of the most beautiful and intact historical centres in Europe. Start with the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle, to admire the stained glass of St. Vitus Cathedral and enjoy amazing views over the Old Town.

Finish in the Old Town Square where the mechanical antics of the Astronomical Clock’s glockenspiel that delights onlookers each hour. Then, the city is all yours to explore with the rest of the day at leisure.

 

Day 7 - Through Bohemia to Budapest

Start the day with a journey through the beautiful forested countryside of Bohemia. Journey through Slovakia and travel on to Hungary, following the River Danube to Budapest. Stand atop Gellért Hill where the colossal Liberty Statue is positioned in front of the Citadella watching over the city.

Marvel at extensive panoramic views as you look out over the famous river dividing Buda and Pest – the two sides linked by the mighty Chain Bridge and the newer, elegant Elizabeth Bridge.

With the afternoon free, perhaps join a cruise along the Danube to see the city form a different perspective.

In the evening, enjoy an intimate dinner with the locals.

Day 8 - The Flavours of Budapest

Join your Local Expert for a visit to the grand Central Market Hall. Spread over three levels, the market is a foodie’s paradise, brimming with aromatic food stalls offering delicious salamis, spicy paprika, delicious Hungarian wines and an array of flavoured Pálinkas, a traditional Hungarian fruit brandy.

Then, enjoy free time to browse the boutiques of Vaci Street.

Continue your travels, past the eagle overlooking the town of Tatabanya, to the Austrian border and through pleasant farming country to the imperial capital of Vienna.

At the market you will be given the opportunity to taste authentic Hungarian delicacies from the region.

 

Day 9 - Vienna and the Habsburgs

In the morning, there is the option to join a private tour of Maria Theresa’s Schönbrunn Palace and formal gardens.

Later, join your Local Expert for a walk through Innere Stadt, the first district and historic core of Vienna. Get your camera ready for a drive around the famous Ring Road.

This grand boulevard, built along the lines of the old city walls, showcases many of the capital’s architectural masterpieces, including the Opera House, magnificent Hofburg Imperial Residence and Parliament building.

At a typical Viennese Coffeehouse, meet a local who will share tales from a by-gone era as you enjoy coffee and delicious Sachertorte – a Viennese chocolate speciality.

Day 10 - Lake Wörthersee to Venice

This day’s route takes you past quiet villages, through Styria’s forested mountains and into the Carinthian Lake District.

Continue past Europe’s warmest lake, the Wörthersee, to cross into Italy near Tarvisio. Then follow mountain valleys and cascading streams down to the Veneto Plain en route to the unique city of Venice.

Head via private water taxi along the Grand Canal to arrive at your central hotel.

Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before sipping Bellini cocktails at twilight whilst you are serenaded by an ensemble of talented musicians.

Admire the tranquility of St. Mark’s Square long after the day-trippers have gone to their mainland hotels.

 

Day 11 - The Magic of La Serenissima

Wake up to one of Europe’s most romantic cities. Witness the skill of glassblowers on a visit to a traditional arts centre. Only minutes away by private launch is St. Mark’s Square where the city’s former wealth and power is evidenced by the riches of St. Mark’s Basilica.

Also admire the Doge’s Palace and its adjoining Bridge of Sighs. A highlight is meeting a gondolier to learn about the age-old tradition of gondola navigation.

With the rest of the day free, why not cruise along the Venetian lagoon to the island of Burano for a meal of local specialities and wine?

 

Day 12 - Tuscany and Eternal City of Rome

Head into the Apennine Mountains and the peaceful landscapes of Tuscany.

Meet your Local Expert for a guided tour through the house of the Italian Renaissance diplomat and writer, Nicolo Machiavelli, with an included special opening of his private office where he wrote ‘The Prince’. Visit the Italian garden with views of the Florence Cathedral and the historic cellar, which has a secret underground tunnel connecting the cellars to the oldest restaurant in Italy.

Savour a tasting of wines made from the vineyards surrounding the home, accompanied by delicious samples of local Tuscan fare.

Your journey continues as you follow the course of the Tiber to your hotel in the Eternal City of Rome.

 

Day 13 - Papal and Imperial Rome

Receive red-carpet treatment with a VIP visit and fast-track entry to the superb Vatican Museums and enjoy behind-the-scenes access to the Bramante Staircase, a part of the Vatican normally closed to the public. A Local Expert guides your tour, culminating in a viewing of Michelangelo’s famous ceiling in the Sistine Chapel.

Continue inside the cavernous St. Peter’s Basilica, mother church of the Catholic faith, to see another Michelangelo masterpiece, the Pietà, as well as the splendid dome.

Leave Vatican City to cross the Tiber and stand outside the Colosseum, imagining yourself back in the days of the gladiators. The afternoon is at leisure.

 

Day 14 - Orvieto and Florence

Stop in Orvieto, located on a rock pedestal overlooking a vineyard-covered plain. Here you will savour the flavours of the region and learn about the Italian food culture as you join Chef Lorenzo for a fascinating live cooking demonstration.

Sit down to your Highlight Lunch, served with a glass of Orvieto Classico wine – a magical culinary experience!

Continue on to your hotel in Florence.

 

Day 15 - Renaissaince Florence

Begin the morning by joining a Local Expert in Florence to view the multi-coloured marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, adorned by Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise. You also visit the open-air gallery of Renaissance masterpieces in Piazza della Signoria, the political heart of the city. See the area around Santa Croce Basilica, famous for the quality of its luxury goods.

In the afternoon, enjoy free time to explore the Renaissance capital.

Perhaps take the opportunity to visit Pisa and see the famous Leaning Tower?

Day 16 - Across the Alps to Lucerne

Head north towards the Italian Lake District via Lake Lugano.

Continue into the heart of the Swiss Alps, passing through the Saint Gotthard Tunnel, one of the longest road tunnels in the world, before travelling alongside towering mountains and past rushing torrents, down to scenic Lake Lucerne.

Upon return to Lucerne, see the town’s proud Lion Monument, carved into a limestone cliff and dedicated to the heroic Swiss Guards who died defending King Louis XVI during the French Revolution.

Then, take some time to stroll across the covered Chapel Bridge and see the baroque Jesuit Church.

 

Day 17 - Lucerne and the Stanserhorn

In the morning, embark on a scenic journey by funicular railway and open-top cable car to the summit of the stunning Mount Stanserhorn, where you will meet a Swiss Ranger and learn about the local wildlife. Breathe in the pristine mountain air and, on a clear day, witness views as far as Alsace and the Black Forest in Germany.

With the day free, there is plenty of time for shopping for delectable chocolate and glamorous Swiss watches in the traffic-free Old Town. Perhaps venture into the countryside for a delightful horse-drawn carriage ride and meet the local farmers?

At night, you are offered a fine selection of restaurants to choose from for your Dine-Around Evening.

 

Day 18 - Paris

In the morning, travel through France to the City of Light. During your time in Paris, see the impressive Eiffel Tower, the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, the imposing facades of the Louvre, the banks of the River Seine with its many romantic bridges, the obelisk in the centre of the Place de la Concorde and drive along the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe.

With the evening free, enjoy the lively atmosphere of this glittering city. Why not visit one of the world-famous cabaret shows?

 

Day 19 - Food and Flavours of Paris

Split into small groups for a more personal experience and meet your Local Expert, an avid foodie, as you head into areas where Parisians go about their daily lives. Indulge in some local delicacies at a patisserie, boulangerie, fromagerie and chocolatier.

With the afternoon free, perhaps venture to the Bohemian quarter and artist’s retreat of Montmartre?

In the evening, embrace the charms of the City of Light as you toast the end of your journey through Europe at a festive Celebration Dinner, of course accompanied by delicious French wines.

 

Day 20 - Au Revoir Paris

Bid farewell to your travelling companions as your journey comes to an end. Transfers arrive at Charles de Gaulle Airport at 08:00 and 11:00.

 

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Important Information

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and on-board washroom.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert’s fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included – you’ll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency.
  • We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local speciality representing the destination.
  • You may purchase arrival transfers from London Heathrow and Gatwick airports on arrival days, or when additional nights accommodation has been booked through us.
  • If your departure flights are as per the itinerary end dates, departure transfers are available at scheduled times.
  • If your flights are outside these times or you have booked additional nights accommodation with us, you may purchase transfers or make your own way to the airport.
  • Alternatively, please make your own way from/to the airport.

Departure Information

  • Departs Friday and returns Wednesday throughout the year.

Optional Experiences

  • Most trips already include a host of bonus highlights and comprehensive sightseeing.
  • There may also be an exciting array of Optional Experiences which will turn an already amazing experience into the trip of a lifetime!
  • These are entirely optional and can be booked through your Travel Director/Local Representative at the commencement of your trips.
  • Please note, many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers.
  • The Optionals listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

Excursion Szentendre including Lunch

An opportunity to visit Hungary’s most picturesque village along the riverside of the famous Danube bend. Enjoy free time strolling and shopping along its cobbled streets admiring the many craft shops and art galleries. Then enjoy a traditional Hungarian lunch including goulash soup and local wine.

Jewels of Renaissance

With our local guide enjoy priority reserved entry into the most important Renaissance museum of Florence, the ‘Accademia di Belle Arti’, Academy of Fine Arts. Amongst the masterpieces you will see are an outstanding collection of 15th and 16th Century Florentine paintings by the likes of Uccello, Ghirlandaio, and Sandro Botticelli, and Michelangelo’s four unfinished ‘Prisoners’. The highlight of the visit is Michelangelo’s ‘David’. Created between 1501-1504 it was once the symbol of Republican Florence and is considered by many to be the greatest sculpted masterpiece in the world.

Dinner in the Tuscan Hills

A fabulous dinner of Tuscan specialities awaits you. We drive into the hills surrounding Florence for a delicious typical Florentine meal complete with Chianti wine, music and lots of fun! An evening to remember. Viva Italia!

San Gimignano and Pisa Excursion

Join a local expert for a delightful excursion to two of Tuscany’s most famous towns. Visit San Gimignano, considered the medieval Manhattan of Italy due to its towers which dominate the skyline. Soak up the unique atmosphere of this ancient gem which has remained intact since the 14th century and today is a UNESCO World Heritage town. Then continue through the cypress and olive groves to Pisa, where a dazzling architectural ensemble awaits you in the ‘Field of Miracles’. Your first sight of the 11th century Cathedral, Baptistery and famous Leaning Tower is truly memorable.

Pisa and the Arno Valley

Visit the historical city of Pisa where our Local Specialist will give you an insight into its leaning tower, medieval squares and markets. You’ll also have plenty of free time to shop and explore on your own.

Moulin Rouge

Why not enjoy an evening of excitement and glamour and a glass of champagne at a dazzling French cabaret show? Depending on availability it might be dinner with wine and cabaret at the world famous Moulin Rouge – the original Parisian cabaret – immortalised by the award winning film!

Montmartre Village and Artists Square

Discover the bohemian quarter of Montmartre with your local expert. Walk through the historic lower area before ascending by funicular to the Place du Tertre, a favourite haunt of Toulouse Lautrec, Picasso, and Utrillo. Browse for original art or ask a local street artist to capture your likeness in minutes – a great souvenir to take home. Close by you can appreciate the view from the steps of Sacré-Coeur Basilica.

Seine Cruise and Illuminations

The City of Light really lives up to its name when the monuments, buildings and bridges are lit up in all their glory. First, a specially designed sightseeing boat takes us for an unforgettable cruise along the Seine and beneath famous bridges to appreciate the Left and Right Banks and the Île de la Cité and St Louis. Then, with a Local Expert, we’ll enjoy an illuminations tour, when the rubies and diamonds of the Champs Élysées and the Eiffel Tower are at their magnificent best.

Nouvelle Eve Dinner and Cabaret

One of the oldest and most elegant revue theatres in Paris, Nouvelle Eve is a hidden gem where you’ll meet the Director and two of the cast members before enjoying a four-course dinner with wine. You will then experience unparalleled Parisian entertainment – including the world-famous Can-Can.

The Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame

Ascend to the viewing platforms of the famous Eiffel Tower for spectacular panoramas of the city. Then with our local specialist visit Notre Dame, one of the world’s most famous Cathedrals to view its amazing stain glass windows and see why it’s considered the epitome of Gothic architecture. Afterwards, we’ll take a stroll through the delightful Latin Quarter, a medieval maze of winding cobblestone alleyways, where you’ll have free time to enjoy the sidewalk bistros, boutiques and hidden squares. Note: If the Eiffel Tower is not available, then we will visit Montmatre.

Prague by Night

A wonderful introduction to the “Golden City”. Begin with spectacular views over Prague and the Vlatava River from the heights of the historic Strahov Monastery. Then explore the cobbled streets of the lesser town by mini-bus of motorised train. Enjoy a short photo stop in the old Town Square. By night the atmosphere is magical. Finally, enjoy a drink and old Czech music as you cruise along the Vlatava – the perfect vantage point to admire Prague’s buildings and Monuments.

Guided visit to Colosseum and Roman Forum

With our local expert, We’ll explore the glorious history of the Roman Empire. Enjoying priority reserved entrance ahead of the crowds, we’ll hear tales of deadly gladiatorial combat inside the mighty Colosseum. Then, we’ll walk in the footsteps of Roman soldiers and gaze over the incredible ruins of the forum, once the centre of political, religious and social life, while hearing tales of the mighty Roman Empire. Truly an incredible vision as history comes alive! n.b. On the first Sunday of the month, the price of this optional experience will be reduced.

Piazzas and Fountains

With our local expert, let’s take a “passeggiata” (stroll) to enjoy the backstreets and secrets of pedestrian Rome. Be amazed at sights such as the fascinating Pantheon and the beauty of 17th-century fountains and beautiful Piazzas. Come and enjoy the Rome of the Romans.

Dinner in Rome and Illuminations

Begin with a delicious dinner with drinks included at a local ‘ristorante’. Savour a selection of dishes freshly prepared in the Roman way accompanied by live music. Round off the evening with a sparkling illuminations tour of Rome’s floodlit ancient monuments, classical buildings, palaces and churches. Your journey takes you past the Colosseum, Piazza Venezia and Michelangelo’s ‘Cordonata’ and more. A night not to be missed.

Roman Dinner Party and Trevi Fountain

Enjoy an evening of delicious Roman cuisine with drinks and great Italian ambience. Then visit the beautifully-restored Trevi Fountain to toss a coin over your shoulder and assure your return to the eternal city. The fountain is a true wonder, a breathtaking jewel of water and stone that is nestled between the palaces of this historic city. Immortalised in Fellini’s ‘La Dolce Vita’.

Hidden Venice

St Mark’s Square, tick, the Rialto, tick, Grand Canal, tick… To only experience Venice’s big set pieces is to miss out on a hidden world full of surprises! Join a Local Expert for a fascinating walk through some of the lesser known quarters of Venice. The back lanes and ‘campi’, small squares, where tourists seldom tread are full of history and great places to sample local life.

Burano Excursion and Cruise

Leave the hustle of St Mark’s Square behind on a delightful private cruise around the islands of the Venetian lagoon. Alight at the island of Burano, a photographer’s paradise, famous for its candy coloured houses, artisan lace makers and leaning bell tower that would give Pisa a good run for its money. Enjoy a superb meal sampling the local specialities with wine included. An excursion not to be missed!

Experience Venice by Gondola and Seredade

Glide gracefully on a gondola along Venice’s dreamy, narrow waterways; full of character and colour. While your gondolier navigates the canals, you can take in the city’s elegant architecture. And they may even serenade you with an Italian classic.

Gala Viennese Concert

Enjoy a wonderful concert of Viennese Classical music performed by highly acclaimed soloists and dancers. During this special evening, enjoy a glass of champagne along with some of the most famous works by Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Dinner in a Country Mansion

Cross the Danube, passing the famous Prater Park en route to one of Austria’s most famous restaurants. Former patrons include Napoleon, the Emperor Franz Joseph, Liz Taylor and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Once through the door of this historic country mansion you’re transported to a different world! Old memorabilia, autographed photos and other paraphernalia cover the ceilings, walls and even the rest rooms. Choose from traditional Austrian fare, enjoy unlimited drinks and be serenaded by musicians at your table. A fun-filled experience never to be forgotten!

Vienna Woods and Heurigen Dinner

Escape central Vienna and drive out to the thickly forested hills which surround the city’s western flank for a lively evening of food, wine and song. In a typical “Heuriger” village tavern, enjoy a wonderful dinner of authentic fare, complete with live Schrammelmusik and the famous full-bodied wines.

Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens

The Imperial Summer Palace of Schönbrunn offers an amazing journey through the centuries of Hapsburg rule. It is perfectly preserved and richly decorated with treasures from around the globe. Each room has a story to tell, so of course, you’ll have a Local Specialist to bring it to life and VIP entrance to make the most of your time.



FAQ’s

What meals are included?

Breakfast is included on all overnight tours.  Lunches are not included, unless otherwise stated.  Evening meals are included when stated on the tour itinerary.  On tours of seven days or more, generally fifty percent of dinners are included.  Please check the itinerary page for exact details.

Where does the trip depart from?

Each UK trip will have a dedicated pick up point in central London.  Shorter duration trips will normally depart from Victoria Coach Station, with longer duration trips leaving from the London Reception Centre, near to Waterloo train station.  Departure points will be confirmed before booking a tour.

Can I get picked up from my hotel?

Pick up from hotels is not possible.  You will need to make your own way to the departure point.  However some tours do have a designated hotel departure, which you can stay in prior to the trip.  Please ask at time of booking for departure points and we can direct you to local hotels.

Are entrance fees included?

Entrance fees are included where specified on the itinerary.

Can I pay in dollars?

All tours are quoted and charged in pounds sterling, but you can pay using your local card and currency.  We will debit the card in pounds sterling and your bank will use their exchange rate at that time to deduct the amount in your local currency.

What time does the trip leave and return?

Departure times will vary depending on the itinerary.  European tours departing from London will usually leave between 05.00am and 07.00am.  Multi day UK tours will leave between 06.00am and 07:30am.  Day trips will depart between 07.00am and 09.00am.  European and worldwide tours that start in an overseas city will have a welcome reception on day one of the tour which is usually around 18.00pm.

Return times vary depending on the itinerary.  All the full day coach tours should be finished by no later than 19.00pm, traffic permitting.  The train tours return between 20.00pm and 22.00pm.  Longer duration trips will return between 16.00pm and 19.00pm.  All times will be confirmed at time of booking.

Is this a definite/guaranteed departure?

A definite departure is guaranteed to operate for that given departure date.  A trip that is not yet designated a definite departure is not yet guaranteed to operate based on current booking numbers.  If a trip and departure date you are interested in is not yet definite, do not let this discourage you from booking.  The more paid passengers received, the odds of the trip operating increase.  In the slim case that the operator withdraw a trip you are booked on due to a lack of numbers, you are entitled to a full refund of any funds already paid towards the tour, or if flexible with your time, we can move you onto another departure.

Who travels on these tours, who else is booked?

Whilst we can not confirm exactly who else is booked on a tour, we can guarantee you will be travelling with fellow liked minded travelers who share a passion for travel, fun, adventure and discovery.  All tours will be run by English speaking guides and age ranges will vary.  The beauty of taking a guided holiday is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

Are transfers included from the airport?

In general, if you are joining or departing your guided holiday on the first or last day, return transfers between the airport and hotel are included (excludes itineraries starting and/or ending in London).  You’ll find specific information on the itinerary’s page.

What optional excursions can I do and can I book them now?

Optional experiences are available on some tours.  These are activities that are not automatically included, but offered during your trip to enhance your travel experience.  These are all bookable whilst on the tour via your tour guide/travel director.  These are payable by cash or card.



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