European Experience

12 Day Tour from Amsterdam to London with Costsaver

Read 26 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Costsaver's 12 Day European Experience. Get out of that armchair and experience the beauty of Europe with her centuries-old history, vibrant cities and splendid landscapes. You'll tick so many bucket-list boxes on this 12-day...read more

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Tour Starts In
Starts In
Amsterdam
Tour Ends In
Ends In
London
Accommodation
Accommodation
3 - 4 Star
51
Max Group Size
51
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Holland, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France
Trip Operated By:
Costsaver
Costsaver
232 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.6 out of 5
26 Reviews
Trip Code:
EEXP

Itinerary

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1 Arrive Amsterdam (1 Night)
Your experience of a lifetime begins in the free-thinking capital of the Netherlands. Immerse yourself in Amsterdam's gezelligheid as you soak up the buzz of the city's canals, gabled houses and festive squares. There's no better way to see the capital than from its waterways, so choose an Optional Experience in a glass-topped boat winding through Amsterdam's historic canal ring. Stay: Corendon Village
2 Amsterdam – Cologne – Rhineland (1 Night)
Your first stop today is the main cultural centre of the Rhineland and home to the impressive Cologne Cathedral which looms high above the city's skyline. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the largest Gothic church in Northern Europe and one of the country's most-visited landmarks. Suitably inspired by its spires, you'll board a lazy river cruise down the Rhine past terraced vineyards and fairy-tale castles. (B/D) Stay: Achat Premium Walldorf Reilingen
3 Rhineland – Munich – Innsbruck (1 Night)
Your first stop today is Munich where you can admire the Glockenspiel in the Marienplatz and the Hofbräuhaus. Continue along the Inn Valley to the Austrian Tyrol and its capital, Innsbruck, where you can 'ooh and aah' at the impressive ski jump and view the famed Golden Roof, constructed from 2,657 copper tiles. Admire the fascinating crystal installations and browse for precious gifts and souvenirs at the Swarovski Crystal Worlds Store. This evening, an Optional Experience could see you enjoy a lively evening of entertainment during a traditional Tyrolean evening. (B/D) Stay: Bon Alpina
4 Innsbruck – Venice (1 Night)
Journey through alpine landscapes crossing the Brenner Pass into Italy. Venice bewitches in all her Byzantine glory, softening even the hardest of hearts with her opulence. Highlights include a cruise on a private launch to St. Mark's Square and views of the magnificent St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace. The talents of master craftsmen are the star of the show later as you visit their glassblowing workshop to see them craft the most exquisite works of art. There's even time for an optional Gondola and Grand Canal cruise - grand palazzi, churches and ornate bridges line your journey. (B) Stay: Palladio
5 Venice – Rome (2 Nights)
Cross the Veneto plain into Tuscany, travelling through Umbria to Lazio and eventually the 'Eternal City'. If Rome was a person, she would be confident, alluring and complex. You'll get to know her, and her quirks, over the next two days as you continue to explore Italy. You'll find reminders of an ancient world, a holy empire and the Renaissance around every turn. You could choose to join a Local Specialist for an optional guided stroll through Rome's piazze. Linger in your favourite square, or perhaps enjoy a scoop or three of the local gelato and soak up the effervescent energy of a city that knows how to enjoy life. (B) Stay: Raganelli
6 Rome Sightseeing and Free Time
You could spend a lifetime exploring Rome and just scratch the surface, but with your Local Specialist on hand you'll dive right into the city's heart and soul. Head to Vatican City to watch the pigeons and people tread on holy ground, then visit St. Peter's Basilica and see Michelangelo's priceless 'Pietà'. Skip the long queues and choose an Optional Experience to the Vatican Museums. Continue your tour across the Tiber to the Colosseum and other ancient sites, following in the footsteps of Julius Caesar. The rest of the day is yours to explore Rome your way. Consider an optional local dinner followed by a scenic tour of the city by night. (B)
7 Rome – Florence (1 Night)
Life mimics art in the idyllic Umbrian and Tuscan landscapes you've seen in countless films, photographs and works of art. Experience it yourself as your journey heads north to the Renaissance city of Florence. Soak up every detail as you admire the city skyline from Piazzale Michelangelo. There's time to explore Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and Giotto's Bell Tower or shop for the bespoke Italian leather goods and fine gold jewellery for which Florence is justifiably famous. You could choose instead to join an Optional Experience revealing the Renaissance heritage of a city which attracted artists, physicists, astronomers and philosophers like Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Galileo. (B/D) Stay: Miro
8 Florence – Lucerne Region (2 Nights)
There's no better backdrop than the Apennines as you wind your way north past Milan and the Swiss border. Press your nose to the window, drinking in the beauty of the St. Gotthard Pass in the Swiss Alps, then continue to Lake Lucerne. You'll want to put the 'heart' of Switzerland in your pocket and take its history, culture and epic landscapes with you, but for now be contented with an Optional Experience that will see you dive into Swiss folklore and food - fondue anyone? (B) Stay: Krone Sarnen/Ibis Kriens
9 Lucerne Orientation and Free Time
Turn the page to a land of fairy-tale landscapes and medieval history. You have a full day to see the sights and explore Lucerne, starting with a morning orientation including the Chapel Bridge and the Jesuit Church. No visit to Lucerne is complete without a visit to the Lion Monument, built to commemorate the brave Swiss Guards who died defending Louis XVI during the French Revolution. You may be tempted to do some souvenir shopping, but an Optional Experience into the mountains will be hard to resist. Ascend Mount Pilatus by a cog-wheel railway then embark on a scenic lake cruise. (B/D)
10 Lucerne Region – Paris (2 Nights)
It doesn't get more idyllic than the French countryside and you'll soak it all up as you continue through the vineyards of celebrated wine regions before arriving in Paris. The 'City of Lights' shines brightly this evening and it will sparkle even more should you choose to join an Optional Experience to cruise down the Seine, seeing the glittering skyline from the water. (B) Stay: Hampton by Hilton Clichy
11 Paris Sightseeing and Free Time
Audrey Hepburn described it best when she said: 'Paris is always a good idea.' We're sure you'll agree. Hit its grand boulevards on a city sightseeing tour with your Travel Director when you'll see the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and Champs Élysées then spend the rest of the day discovering the city on your terms. Don't resist the urge to tread in the footsteps of Picasso and Dalí and visit Montmartre this afternoon, exploring its maze of streets and Artist's Square. There's time to shop for artwork and savour some local specialties before considering a real highlight this evening - an optional dinner and cabaret performance. (B)
12 Depart Paris or London
Say farewell to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of an amazing holiday. (B)

Costsaver Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Amsterdam - See the historic city centre
  • Cologne - View the Gothic cathedral
  • Florence - Enjoy panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo and see Piazza Santa Croce
  • Innsbruck - View the famous Golden Roof and see the ski jump
  • Lucerne - Visit the Lion Monument and see the medieval Old Town
  • Munich - See the Glockenspiel in the Marienplatz and the Hofbräuhaus
  • Paris - Sightseeing includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower
  • Rhine Valley - Cruise the romantic Rhine
  • Rome - Visit St. Peter's Basilica, view the Colosseum and see the ancient sites during the sightseeing with your Local Specialist
  • Swiss Alps - Picture-book scenery
  • Venice - Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop
Trip Inclusions
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences (Additional Cost)
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
Included Meals
  • 11 Breakfasts
  • 4 Three-course dinners
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

Reviews (26)

12 Day European Experience reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

“Great European Experience”
- United States Jul 2019 4 Helpful Votes

Our experience was great, Kassie Jones was great, the way she softly woke us up was something not expected, the patience she had was admirable, we had a great time, thank you.

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“European Experience ”
- Australia Jul 2019 2 Helpful Votes

The tour was well organised and they bring you to interesting places early to avoid long queues so you get to truly enjoy and appreciate those places. Highly recommended.

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“Great value, hard to beat!”
- Australia May 2019 9 Helpful Votes

Our tour was great value and our tour guide MJ and driver Ludwig were the best. It was our first coach tour but would be hard to beat. Optional Experiences were perfect and good value.
Was early starts around 6.30 am for breakfast and 7.30 am on the coach but there was a reason for this. Reason being we arrived first or close to first at the coach stops and various places we stopped at to tour. Some long days but it's a European Experience. Otherwise you would need...read more

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“European Experience”
- WA, Australia Oct 2018 5 Helpful Votes

We did and saw SO much on our Costsaver 12 day tour. We loved the variety of optional extras available, the coach was comfortable and had charging points (yay!), our guide Esther was awesome and the destinations were just gorgeous! It was very fast paced so if you are looking for more of a relaxing holiday, I don't think this one will suit you.

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“Wonderful tour through Europe”
- WA, Australia Sep 2018 3 Helpful Votes

Very happy with both the tour and the booking experience with Global Journeys. Highly recommended and definitely will use them again.

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