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16 Day Classic Europe Tour

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YOUR FLIGHT CENTRE EXCLUSIVES HOLIDAY INCLUDES:

  • Return full-service economy airfare including 20kg checked luggage**

We’ll get you to and from your holiday with no troubles – all you need to do is pack your bag and make your way to the airport. Enjoy return flights & taxes with a full-service carrier included in the price.

  • 13 Nights accommodation in Amsterdam, Paris, Swiss Alps, Tuscany, Rome, Venice, Bavaria & Berlin

Enjoy a total of 13 nights twin share accommodation during your tour. Rest easy knowing your hotels are sorted as you make your way through Europe.

  • Enjoy breakfast daily and 6 evening meals

Wake up to something tasty every day when you pull up a seat for breakfast during your tour. Plus, enjoy 6 evening meals when you visit Europe this holiday – for more information check out the itinerary.

  • Air-conditioned coach transport with reclining seats & onboard toilet for your daily tours & travel between cities 

Get around in total comfort. Enjoy air-conditioned coach transportation when touring Europe this holiday as you see the sites without breaking a sweat.

  • All sightseeing and entrance fees

There’s no need to go digging through your pockets for entrance fees this holiday, we’ve got you covered. We’ve included all your sightseeing & entry fees so you can focus on your tour and savour the beauty of Europe.

  • English-speaking tour leader

Don’t miss out on a thing this holiday. Your tour includes English-speaking tour leader(s) throughout Europe.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Cruise the vibrant canals of Amsterdam with dinner onboard a canal boat
  • See the rolling hills & vineyards of Burgundy
  • Experience a scenic mountain drive in Switzerland
  • Enjoy 2 nights staying in the glorious Swiss Alps
  • Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy
  • Enjoy guided orientation tours in Florence, Venice & Munich
  • Have dinner in a traditional Munich beer hall
  • Take picturesque driving tours of Paris & Berlin
  • Visit a windmill, clog factory & cheese farm in The Netherlands

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Visas (Australian passport holders do not require tourist visas to visit the countries on this tour. Other passport holders should check with the relevant Embassies.)
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Optional entry fees and taxes not mentioned in this itinerary

PRICE:

You pay from: $4,399pp* ex all departure points
Single supplement: $960

PURCHASE BY & BOOK BY:

31 October 2019

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16 Day Classic Europe Tour  

Day 1: Australia – Amsterdam, Netherlands (In-flight Meals)

Depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth today, flying Emirates, Qatar, Singapore, Cathay Pacific Airlines or other, subject to availability. Note: Due to flight times and scheduling, some customers may be required to depart the day before (Day 0).

Day 2: Amsterdam, Netherlands (D)

Upon arrival into Amsterdam, make your way to the hotel to meet your Tour Leader and fellow passengers.  This evening, travel with your group into Amsterdam centre for a canal cruise. Dine on pizza and ice cream and explore the city from the water. Gain an alternative perspective of this eclectic and bohemian city, while drifting past famous landmarks and learning some of Amsterdam’s fascinating history.

Day 3: Amsterdam – Brussels – Paris (Approx 515kms) (B, D)

Depart Amsterdam after breakfast this morning, en route to Paris, France.  Your coach will stop at the capital of Belgium; Brussels, with time to see famous landmarks such as the Mannekin Pis statue and the Atomium. In the afternoon travel on to Paris: ‘The City of Lights and Love’. Enjoy a driving tour of the French capital, passing many of the city’s most treasured landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Arc de Triomphe. After the city tour, enjoy dinner at a restaurant in the famously electric and historic Latin Quarter. Then travel back to the hotel, experiencing Paris’ world-famous metro system.

Day 4: Paris (B)

Enjoy a full day in Paris today, free to explore however you choose. Paris has so much to experience, regardless of the time of day or season. Follow the Seine River from neighbourhood to neighbourhood as it flows through the heart of the city. Or, choose a river cruise to float past the grandeur of the Lourve and Grand Palais, see the fire damaged Notre Dame cathedral and epic Eiffel Tower. Famous architecture and legendary landmarks are scattered through the compact city, along with elegant shops and sophisticated cafes. Your Tour Leader will have plenty of ideas and local knowledge, including recommendations of special places to eat and drink.

Day 5: Paris – Burgundy – Swiss Alps (Approx 700kms) (B, D)

After breakfast this morning, depart Paris and travel south to Beaune, in the beautiful Burgundy region. After time to explore the town and enjoy a local lunch and wine (not included), take the stunningly scenic drive east across France into the Swiss Alps. On arrival into the alpine region, enjoy a relaxed dinner at your hotel.

Day 6: Swiss Alps(B)

Enjoy a full day of free time in Switzerland’s wonderful Alps. Relax and enjoy the amazing views from your hotel or explore nearby Engelberg; feast on Swiss chocolate fondue, sight-see and do some souvenir shopping, or just wander through the town, taking in the views and fresh, Alpine air. Optionally, your tour leader can arrange a full day excursion to the top of Mount Titlis, with its year-round snow-covered peak. The cable car journey up the mountain is a highlight, providing panoramic views of mountains, lakes and glaciers.

Day 7: Swiss Alps – Pisa – Montecatini Terme (Approx 590kms) (B)

Leave the mountains after early breakfast this morning, as the coach travels south out of Switzerland and into Italy. Stop for the essential photo opportunity at the Leaning Tower of Pisa! The world-famous 840 year old Bell Tower is immaculately presented and one of the most popular cultural European landmarks. Onward this afternoon through the remarkable Tuscan region – famous for exquisite wine, food, art and architecture. End the day in Montecatini Terme, a lovely spa town north-west of Florence. Soak up the Tuscan sunset with some delicious local food and wine.

Day 8: Montecini Terme – Florence – Rome (Approx 340kms) (B)

After the short drive into Florence this morning, explore the stunning Renaissance city with your Tour Leader on an orientation tour. Then, continue on through the Italian countryside to incredible Rome, the 2,300 year-old capital of Italy. Explore the heart of the city on your own, or join an optional tour, such as a guided walking tour or a guided visit to Vatican City, including the Sistine Chapel.

Day 9: Rome (B)

Have a slow start today, with the full day free for your own adventures, some relaxation or one of the optional tours your tour guide can recommend on the day, including a visit to the Colosseum or landmarks walking tour. The meandering streets of the old city are lined with breathtaking architecture, home to many wonderful galleries, museums, shops and gelaterias!

Day 10: Rome – Venice (Approx 525km) (B)

Rome city makes way for scenery as the coach travels to Venice.  See vineyards, orchards and majestic mountains pass by from your vantage point. On arrival into Venice, your tour leader will introduce the city with an orientation walk – then use free time in the early evening to explore. See the world-famous St Mark’s Square, Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge. The evening is free, with hundreds of local restaurants and bars to discover in winding alleys and hidden piazzas. Consider exploring Venice the traditional way – from the canals. Your tour leader can arrange for gondola and water taxi rides for a canal-based perspective of the beautiful palaces, villas and bridges that comprise this very special city.

Day 11: Venice – Munich – Bavaria (Approx 626km) (B, D)

After breakfast this morning, set off from Venice for another remarkable journey through some of Europe’s finest scenery. Travel through the towering Dolomites and into the lush verdant valleys of Austria and Germany. An orientation tour in Munich will introduce you to the famous Karlsplatz and Marienplatz as well as provide an insight into some of the region’s rich history. A short drive onward, brings us to the lovely small city of Bavaria. Dinner tonight will be enjoyed together at a traditional German beer hall.

Day 12: Bavaria – Nuremberg – Berlin (Approx 550kms) (B, D)

Leaving Bavaria behind after breakfast today, the coach stops in Nuremberg. Having served as a residence for German kings over centuries, Nuremberg is architecturally stunning, with beautifully restored medieval and gothic buildings. Then drive on to Berlin, Germany’s capital. On arrival, a driving tour through the city will reveal some of the city’s famous landmarks. Berlin is a fascinating city that reflects decades of regeneration: Reminders of the past are everywhere, but Berlin has a vibrant culture with sightseeing and activities to appeal to all visitors.

Day 13: Berlin (B)

Take a full day of free time in fascinating Berlin. Explore more of the city on foot and via the excellent public transport; visit some of the museums and galleries that Berlin is so respected for; or ask your Tour Leader about special activities and optional tours. Berlin has a thriving dining scene, with excellent cafés, bars and world famous nightlife.

Day 14: Berlin – Amsterdam (Approx 655km) (B)

It’s the final leg of your Classic European trip today, as you depart Berlin and head through Germany back into the Netherlands. A relaxing stop will include a chance to try delicious local cheese, visit one of the Netherland’s ubiquitous windmills and learn about the traditional wooden clog. After checking in at your hotel, the evening is free to make the most of your last night in Amsterdam, a city with almost endless dining and entertainment options!

Day 15 Amsterdam – Australia (B, In-flight Meals)

After breakfast this morning, check out and make your own way to the airport for your flight home.

Day 16: Arrive Home (In-flight Meals)

PRE/POST ACCOMMODATION – AMSTERDAM

  • $220 per night twin-share including breakfast (excludes transfers)
  • $195 solo use per night including breakfast (excludes transfers)

TRAVEL DATES:

2020

  • 18 May
  • 1, 15, 29* June
  • 13*, 27 July
  • 10, 24 August
  • 7, 21* September

* Peak season surcharge: $400pp*

Depart from Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne or Perth

TRAVEL DATES:

  • Selected Dates from: 18 May – 21 September 2020

ACCOMMODATION

  • Amsterdam: Hampton by Hilton Schiphol, Holiday Inn Express Schiphol, Best Western Plus Almere, or similar
  • Paris: IBIS La Defense Raseda, Kyriad St Ouen, Hotel Apogia, or similar
  • Swiss Alps: Hotel Baren Ringgenberg, Alpenrose Hotel & Gardens, Hotel Alpina Kandersteg, or similar
  • Tuscany: Hotel Cappelli, Hotel Piccadilly, Hotel Massimo d’Azeglio, Hotel Montebello, or similar
  • Rome: BV Oly Hotel, Club House Roma, Hotel Nova Domus, or similar
  • Venice: Hotel Venezia, Hotel Ambasciatori & Delfino, Hotel Russott , or similar
  • Bavaria: IBIS Nurnberg City am Plarrer, or similar
  • Berlin: Good Morning + Berlin City East, IBIS Ostbanhof, or similar

EARLY ARRIVAL/STAY BEHIND BREAK FEE

$250 per person plus airfare difference

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

DEPOSIT:

  • Full non-refundable deposit $2,430*pp due upon booking
  • Final non-refundable balance due 90 days before departure

PRICE GUIDE

  • Our packages are carefully crafted with a range of options designed to offer you flexibility to customise your holiday around the core tour, according to your personal preference and budget. Please read the fine print for more information.

FLIGHTS

  • Flights are based on promotional economy class fares with checked luggage allowance per person. Flights will be with Qatar, Southern China, Emirates, Etihad, Virgin Australia, Qantas or Singapore Airlines or codeshare partners, subject to availability. Flights include 20kg of checked luggage per person. Prices are correct at time of publication and are subject to change. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Subject to promotional fare availability. Air surcharges apply during Australian school holidays and peak travel periods.
  • The default full-service carrier included in your package will be provided when you receive your final documentation. Example default carriers include: Qatar (Doha stopover permitted subject to availability), China Southern, Qantas, Singapore Airlines (Singapore stopover permitted subject to availability), or similar.
  • We will associate frequent flyer membership numbers to your booking but note that accrual of benefits is determined by the airline based on the prevailing fare issued.
  • Please contact your travel consultant at the time of booking for premium economy and business class upgrade quotes, subject to availability from $4800, plus package cost).
  • All flights or airfare related fees and costs are due immediately upon confirmation by cash payment. Frequent flyer points redemption is not permitted.
  • Pre-set airline meals can be requested at the time of booking (or no later than one week before departure) and is subject to availability.
  • All flights may involve up to two transits.

PRICES

  • All prices are subject to change and AUD per person twin-share unless otherwise specified.

PASSPORTS

  • Copies of passports valid for 6 months beyond trip completion is strictly required at the time of booking. You are liable for all fees due to incorrect or incomplete full names, or passports lacking the required validity.

VISA

  • A tourist visa not required for Australian and some other passport holders travelling to Europe. It is your responsibility to check all requirements with your local consulate, embassy or visa centre.

BAGGAGE POLICY

  • Each person is entitled to a strict maximum of one checked bag not exceeding 20kg, plus one carry-on bag not exceeding 7kg. However, you are strongly encouraged to pack lightly below these limits, as you will be required to carry your own bag between the coach and hotel rooms, and to and from any other transport, while travelling to multiple cities and hotels.

FINAL DOCUMENTATION

  • Electronic documentation including e-tickets are generally emailed within two weeks of departure of your core tour, irrespective of early departures, pre-tour extensions or stopovers.

ITINERARY

  • The indicative itinerary and its order are subject to change based on local conditions and as we see fit to ensure the smooth and safe operation of the tour.
  • The indicated length of trip includes time in flight and is subject to change depending on the prevailing flight schedule to be provided when you receive your final documentation.

TIPPING

  • Tipping for guides and drivers is recommended but not mandatory. It is customary to tip the Tour Leader and Driver at the end of the tour (or leg of the tour), at €4-6 Euro per person per day.

HOTELS

  • Reference hotels are listed and may be substituted with properties of a similar standard. Final hotels will be provided when you receive your final documentation. All hotel ratings are self-rated locally. All rooms are lead-in type. Triple-share if available is in the form of extra bedding.

CHILD POLICY

  • This tour is not suitable for persons under 10 years old.
  • Child discounts do not apply

REFUND POLICY

  • All costs and fees are fully non-refundable at all times.

GROUP SIZE

  • Minimum N/A passengers required to operate, maximum 48 passengers per vehicle.

OPTIONAL PROGRAMS

  • Optional programs are subject to availability, time and weather permitting, and prepayable in AUD at the point of purchase. Some tours require minimum numbers to operate. Non-participants must wait at the venue for the group to conclude the activity.

BREAKAWAY POLICY

  • It is a condition of booking that you must always remain with the tour group and guide for the entirety of the tour. Any departure or deviation from the set tour itinerary is strictly prohibited. Penalties including cancellation of remaining accommodation and other arrangements will be enforced.

BREAK FEE

  • A ‘break fee’ for early arrivals, stay behind or stopovers is collected for any deviations from the set dates and group tickets. Transfers are not included for arrivals and departures outside of the set group arrangements.

TRANSFERS

  • Group transfers are at designated times. Transfers outside designated group arrangements incur additional costs. No refunds are provided for unused transfers.

SHOPPING

  • Cultural shopping stops and learning experiences may be included. Your participation is expected and there is no compulsion to purchase goods. Please exercise discretion and retain receipts of all purchases. We cannot be held responsible for any purchases.

CURRENCY

  • Exchanging some local currency before leaving home is advisable. The local currency can be used for optional programs, tipping, shopping and expenses of a personal nature.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

  • Travel insurance is strongly recommended. Please contact your travel consultant for a quote on discounted insurance.

REFUND POLICY

  • All trip costs and fees are fully non-refundable at all times.

COMPLAINTS POLICY

  • All efforts must be made to resolve issues on tour with the tour leader. Formal complaints must be submitted within 14 days of tour completion.

DIETARY

  • Vegetarian meals are generally available on tour. Please notify your Travel Agent of any special dietary requirements at time of booking. Certain meals can be requested for the flights at the time of booking, subject to availability.

FITNESS

  • A basic level of fitness is required for full days of brisk walking with intermittent breaks. This tour is not suitable for people requiring assistance or walking aid.

*FROM PRICE. All prices below are in Australian Dollars and are based on per person twin share occupancy unless stated otherwise.

BUY BY & BOOK BY 31 OCTOBER 2019

Prices are correct at the time of publication, are twin share per person, may change without notice & are subject to availability. Restrictions & conditions apply. See website for full terms, conditions & travel dates. Prices quoted are on sale until 25 SEPTEMBER 2019 unless otherwise stated or sold out prior. Seasonal surcharges & blackout dates may apply depending on date of travel.

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