Tour overview

Departure date(s) – 21 August 2024

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Included

  • Accommodation - Based on specified hotel in itinerary or similar class
  • International economy flights with Emirates Airlines (in the case of unforeseen circumstances we will notify passengers if we need to change to an equivalent airline for international flights)
  • Gratuities - Included
  • Meals - Daily breakfast including meals as mentioned. 1 bottle of drinking water provided daily
  • Transfers - Private and pubic transfers as specified in itinerary
  • Admission Fees - As mentioned in itinerary
  • Guides / Tour leader - English speaking guides throughout tour and 1 tour leader escort for the group

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance - Not included. We strongly recommend taking out insurance cover which includes adequate cover for medical COVID-19
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Day 1 - HOME/DUBAI

This evening, we board our overnight Emirates flight bound for Dubai.

Included Meals - As per fight

Day 2 - DUBAI/LONDON

After a few hours transit in Dubai, we reboard our flight with Emirates bound for London. Upon arrival your trusty tour manager will be on hand to meet and greet. We will check into our hotel for some rest before regrouping for our first dinner together.

Accommodation - Copthorne Tara London Kensington or similar

Included meals - As per flight / Dinner

Day 3 - LONDON CITY TOUR

After a much needed overnight rest, we begin our city tour of London! Today's itinerary will include photostops to Trafalgar Square, St Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. Also have a chance to view icons likethe Big Ben, London Eye, Tower Bridge and Tower of London. We then have a photostop at Buckingham Palace where you may catch the Changing of the Guard. Enjoy a free afternoon at leisure before we regroup for dinner.

Accommodation - Copthorne Tara London Kensington or similar

Included meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 4 - LONDON/WINDSOR CASTLE/OVERNIGHT FERRY TO HOLLAND

This morning, experience a captivating tour to Windsor Castle - the world's oldest and largest occupied castle. Marvel at the magnficent masterpieces by renowned artists such as Van Dyck and others. Whilst there, pay a visit to St Gorge's Chapel. After dinner, we take our overnight ferry (oceanview cabin) from Harwich to Hook of Holland.

Accommodation - Overnight ferry

Included meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Own Dinner

Day 5 - HOOK OF HOLLAND/ZAANSESHANS/AMSTERDAM

Our overnight ferry arrives into Hook of Holland this morning and after a short drive, we arrive to Zaanseshans - a neighborhood in the Dutch town of Zaandam, near Amsterdam. Historic windmills and distinctive green wooden houses were relocated here to recreate the look of an 18th/19th-century village. Afterwards, we head into of the city of Amsterdam and tour their most interesting sites, including the Royal Palace, National Monument, the Skinny Bridge and Albert Cuyp Market. There will be time to hop on the glass top boat to cruise on the Prince’s and King’s canals so as to appreciate the 17C patrician homes, that is quintessentially Dutch. We will also make a visit to a diamond factory to witness the artistry behind these gems.

Accommodation - Fletcher Loosdrecht Amsterdam or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 6 - AMSTERDAM/ROTTERDAM/BRUSSELS

After a nice overnight rest and breakfast, off we go to visit Rotterdam, the Netherland's second largest city. Take a moment to marvel at the extraordinary yellow cube houses before proceeding to Markthal - the country's largest market hall. We then travel further southbound and enter the capital of Belgium. Here in Brussels, we stop at the Atomium and the Chinese Pavilion-both were built for the 1958 World Fair. Our tour manager will take us through to the Grand Place surrounded by gold gilded gables and also Manneken Pis - a landmark 55.5 cm bronze fountain sculpture in central Brussels. Time permitting, we will walk through the historic streets as well.

Accommodation - Courtyard by Marriott Brussels or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 7 - BRUSSELS/CHANTILLY/PARIS

This morning we leave Brussels enroute for Paris. Prior to arriving we will have a photo stop at Chateau de Chantilly. We then continue our drive towards Paris to check into our hotel. Tonight, we have an optional cabaret show for those interested or feel free to explore the local area.

Optional show - La Nouvelle Paris dinner and show: Approx $300-$330AUD (includes return private transfers)

Accommodation - Forest Hill Velizy or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Own dinner

Day 8 - PARIS

A busy day of sightseeing for Paris! Today's highlights include Napoleon's Triomphe Arch, Champs Elysees boulevard, Place de la Concorde and Notre Dame Cathedral. We then have a stop at Champs De Mars park for a nice picture of the Eiffel Tower. In the afternoon, enjoy some time to stroll Galeries Lafayette and then hop on the Seine river cruise to finish off our day.

Accommodation - Forest Hill Velizy or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 9 - FREE DAY IN PARIS

Today, we give you an option to enjoy a free day at your own leisure to enjoy this romantic city! For those group members who are keen, we also give you the option of a return transfer to La Vallee outlet for some retail therapy. In the afternoon, we will regroup together and have dinner.

Accommodation - Forest Hill Velizy or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Own Lunch / Dinner

Day 10 - PARIS/BEAUNE/DIJON

This morning we bid farewell to Paris and drop into Beaune enroute to Dijon. This small town located in the heart of the prestigious « Côte de Beaune » vineyard and it architecture is like something out of a Fairy Tale. Indeed, the old town gathers many little treasures and has a rich historical heritage. After lunch, we continue our journey to Dijon - the capital city of the historical Burgundy region in eastern France, one of the country’s principal wine-making areas. It’s known for its traditional mustard, vineyard tours, autumn gastronomic fair and building styles ranging from Gothic to art deco. Here we will have photostops at Ducal Palace, Cathedral Saint-Benigne, LIberation Square and walk through Rue Des Forges.

Accommodation - Kyriad Prestige Dijon hotel or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 11 - DIJON/ZURICH/LUCERNE

This morning, we make the drive to Zurich in Switzerland - a global center for banking and finance and is situated at the north end of Lake Zurich in northern Switzerland. Upon arrival, enjoy the sights of this beautiful yet compact city, the marvellous architecture, and the glittering turquoise lake. Take a stroll down the Old Town and drop by Bahnhofstrasse, an exclusive shopping boulevard where you’ll find your favourite luxury brands. In the afternoon we continue our journey to Lucerne.

Accommodation - Grand hotel or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 12 - LUCERNE

A full day to enjoy Lucerne at a relaxing pace! This morning, we stop by Old Chapel Bridge – the oldest wooden bridge in Switzerland and then the Lion Monument. Enjoy a stroll through the Old Town as you admire its unspoiled buildings covered with colourful murals. Here, you will also find Bucherer, the largest duty-free store in Switzerland. In the afternoon and if time permits, enjoy some free time to soak in the delightful atmosphere with a drink or coffee.

Accommodation - Grand hotel or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 13 - LUCERNE/ENGELBERG/MILAN

An exciting day planned as we drive into Engelberg, an alpine town in central Switzerland. Here, we will ascend by cable car to Mt Titlis. Famous for the world's first revolving cable car, Mt Titlis in the Urner Alps of Switzerland, is found between the cantons of Engelberg (Obwalden) and Berne. Enjoy a cliff walk and then visit the Glacier cave. Afterwards, we drive to Milan. Many of you will have heard of Milan, a metropolis in Italy's northern Lombardy region, is a global capital of fashion and design. Enjoy a city tour of Milan covering Sforza Castle, former residence of the Duke of Milan, Duomo Cathedral, Victor Emmanuelle II Galleria, Da Vinci Square and La Scala Opera house.

Accommodation - Starhotel Grand Milan or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 14 - MILAN/BELLAGIO/COMO/MILAN

This morning we drive to Lake Como and upon arrival, take a ferry to Bellagio to enjoy the incredible scenery including lovely hillside villas in the backdrop of the extraordinary Alps. Our guide will allow you some free time once here in Bellagio and then back to Como for a brief walking tour of the city.

Accommodation - Starhotel Grand Milan or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 15 - MILAN/VENICE

We bid farewell to Milan and pop into Venice today. We will transfer to Venice pier in which we will take a boat to St Mark's Square and pass by the Bridge of Sighs. Also on today's agenda we will visit Doge's Palace, a Venetian glass blowing factory. If weather permits, hop onto a gondola to view Rialto bridge and an unforgettable ride along the famous canals.

Accommodation - Novotel Venice Mestre or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 16 - VENICE/PISA

After breakfast, we drive to Pisa this morning - a city in Italy's Tuscany region best known for its iconic Leaning Tower. Once we arrive to Pisa, we will visit Square of Miracles, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, The Duomo and Baptistery.

Accommodation - Pisa Tower Plaza or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 17 - PISA/FLORENCE/ROME

We drive to Florence today - it is famous for the museums, palaces, and it's churches house some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. Today's highlights include Gates of Paradise at the Baptistery of St Giovanni, Piazza Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Maria del Fiore and Franciscan Church of Santa Croce. Tonight, we settle into Rome for our overnight stay.

Accommodation - Marriott Park or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 18 - ROME

The historic city of Rome is yours to enjoy for today! First we will have a Vatican City followed by Rome city tour with a local guide. Photostops include St Peters Basilica (subject to queue and opening hours), Spanish Steps, a view of the Colosseum and then stop by Trevi Fountain. As all good things come to an end, our group will get together one last time for our farewell dinner.

Accommodation - Marriott Park or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 19 - ROME/DUBAI

After a relaxing morning, our group will make their way to Rome airport for their Emireates flight back home (transiting in Dubai)

Included Meals - Breakfast / As per flight

Day 20 - DUBAI/HOME

We hope you enjoyed your holiday as you arrive back home today.

Included Meals - As per flight

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