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Essential Europe 2019 (12 Days, London to London)

This European escape is like a pretty little package, all wrapped up in a bow. Think: a collection of fascinating cultures, plus some of the finest landscapes and most fabulous cities on the continent. From the vibrancy of Amsterdam to the ancient wonders of Rome, the traditional beer halls of Munich and everything else in between. Our Essential Europe truly is the best of the best.

Inclusions

Walking tour of Munich
Walking tour of Amsterdam
Gondola ride in Venice
Walking tour of Venice
Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam
Walking tour of Lucerne
Walking tour of Rome
Walking tour of Florence with local guide
Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower
11 Breakfasts
11 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
12
Price From
AUD $2,819
Start Location
London, England
End Location
London, England
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
18-39
Physical Rating
Mild
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
02 Apr 201913 Apr 201920AUD $2,819
30 Apr 201911 May 201936AUD $2,819
14 May 201925 May 201938AUD $2,999
28 May 201908 Jun 201918AUD $2,999
04 Jun 201915 Jun 201946AUD $2,999
11 Jun 201922 Jun 201922AUD $2,999
18 Jun 201929 Jun 201946AUD $3,199
25 Jun 201906 Jul 201941AUD $3,199
02 Jul 201913 Jul 201926AUD $3,199
09 Jul 201920 Jul 201941AUD $3,199
16 Jul 201927 Jul 201944AUD $3,199
23 Jul 201903 Aug 201942AUD $3,199
30 Jul 201910 Aug 201946AUD $3,199
06 Aug 201917 Aug 201942AUD $3,199
13 Aug 201924 Aug 201945AUD $2,999
20 Aug 201931 Aug 201929AUD $2,999
03 Sep 201914 Sep 201944AUD $2,999
10 Sep 201921 Sep 201940AUD $2,999
24 Sep 201905 Oct 201938AUD $3,199
ItineraryExpand
Day 1: London, England to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Meet with the crew and hit the road to Amsterdam. DAM it's going to be a good day! Get your bearings on a walking tour of the vibrant capital. We’re talking the 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. Included today: -Walking tour of Amsterdam
Day 2: Amsterdam
Join 881,000 bikes and get your cycle on with an optional bike tour of Amsterdam's iconic canals, bridges and parks. Culture fiends, delve deeper with a visit to the Anne Frank House or the Van Gogh or Rijksmuseum. Still thirsty for more? Check out the Heineken Experience and indulge in a spot of beer tasting. Included today: -Canal dinner cruise Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional Activity: -Bike tour of Amsterdam
Day 3: Amsterdam to Heidelberg, Germany
Picture the definition of pretty and you've got Heidelberg. Have a one day romantic affair with the city that will capture your heart with its charm. We're talking hilltop castle ruins, cobblestone quarters and a fairytale 18th century bridge crossing the River Neckar. Feast German style before taste-testing steins from the local beer houses. Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 4: Heidelberg to Munich
It's time to get to know the city where beer is officially considered a food. Your Trip Leader will clue you up on the Bavarian capital on a walking tour. Then: slide on your lederhosen and have a royal Happy Hour experience (none of that craft beer nonsense here) 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! Included today: -Walking tour of Munich Meals: -Breakfast
Day 5: Munich to Venice, Italy
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), then jump on a gondola ride to get the full experience. Throw away your map in the afternoon and try to find the world's most epic little bookshop, Libreria Acqua Alta, or just go on a mission to find the perfect gelato. Included today: -Gondola ride -Walking tour of Venice Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Get a personalised trip T-shirt or hoodie
Day 6: Venice to Rome
Time to give that bucket list a workout! Make like Caesar (the emperor, not the salad) and work up a ‘colossus’ hunger as you pass by the Pantheon, throw your two cents in the Trevi Fountain, sit on the Spanish Steps and visit ancient history's version of the Hunger Games set at the Colosseum. Tonight, you're in Disneyland for foodies. Have fun. Included today: -Walking tour of Rome Meals: -Breakfast
Day 7: Rome including Vatican City visit
Create the ultimate Roman Holiday in one day with a whirlwind of Vespas, espresso, two-cheek kisses and pizza the way it's supposed to taste. Count your blessings on an optional tour of the Vatican City, then play ‘I-spy’ with two-and-a-half millennia worth of history. Want more? Then you could always shop till you drop on Via Condotti, head to Capitoline Hill for awesome views of the Roman Forum and Colosseum or just kick back in Piazza Navona for some dolce far niente (delicious idleness). Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Guided tour of the Vatican City
Day 8: Rome to Florence
Make your food baby sing as we roll into the land of hearty Tuscan cuisine and the birthplace of gelato: Florence. Set off on a walking tour with a local guide and make the most of your time here before tucking into amore on a plate. Shop, eat, shop, eat, explore then eat again. Included today: -Walking tour of Florence with a local guide Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 9: Florence to Lucerne, Switzerland
Prepare for more #epicviews as we head to the lakeside town Lucerne. Check out the famous Lion Monument, Chapel Bridge, Glacier Gardens and Hofkirche on a guided tour. The way you spend the night is totally up to you. Included today: -Walking tour of Lucerne Meals: -Breakfast
Day 10: Lucerne to Paris, France
Pinch yourself and Instagram your first selfie in Paris. That’s right, you’ve made it! Home to Coco Chanel, the Eiffel Tower and the Mona Lisa, Paris has more than earned its reputation as the European capital for all things culture, fashion and food. Get ready. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 11: Paris
This morning: free time. 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, you can 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 cabaret show. Don’t forget we’ve got a gourmet picnic by THAT famous tower tonight too. Included today: -Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional activities: -Traditional cabaret show -Seine river cruise -Bike tour of Paris
Day 12: Paris to London, England
Pack some macarons, or just, you know, keep travelling forever. Meals: -Breakfast