12 days tour
Europe Escape - 12 Days
Services of your Expat tour leader, who will be on hand with advice and tips to ensure that you get the most from your trip
11 breakfasts 6 dinners *Vegetarian options available for all meals on request *Option to exclude pork and/or beef *Jain and Kosher are not available for this tour.
17 Experiences! Conquer Rome with your tour leader Travel into the heart of Venice on an orientation tour Marvel at the scenery along Brenner Pass Visit Innsbruck; a beautiful Austrian city Explore Munich; capital of Bavaria Enjoy dinner and drinks in a traditional German beer hall Cruise along the Rhine River Indulge in a wine tasting in the Rhine Valley Visit the iconic windmills Enjoy a local cheese and clogs demonstration in the Netherlands Cruise along Amsterdam’s canals Visit Ghent; a beautiful medieval city in Belgium Discover the beauty of Paris on a driving tour Enjoy a lunch stop in Burgundy; France’s famous wine region Marvel at the views on a scenic Swiss mountain drive Lunch stop at idyllic Lake Como Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa Discover Florence with a local guide All taxes and fees Free Expat Explore tour souvenir – a memorable gift of your once in a lifetime trip
Modern air conditioned coach with reclining seats, TV for showing DVDs, and toilet Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days) Please note the coach buses are not wheelchair accessible.
11 nights' accommodation in twin rooms with private en-suite facilities Single travellers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room We use a variety of hotels in each of the destinations on this tour, hotels are selected closer to departure. Once booked, a confirmed list of hotels will be sent to you along with your Tour Leader announcement, 3-5 days prior to departure .
Arrival and departure airport transfers are not included in the tour cost. Please contact us for a link to Welcome Pickups Pre and post-tour accommodation is not included in the tour cost. Please contact us for a link to booking.com. Single supplement (Optional). Tipping.
You will be responsible for booking your own international and/or domestic flights. We additionally recommend you do not book your airfare until your place on the tour is confirmed. Please make sure to check the times that your tour will start and end before booking your flights.
On Tour Excursions Optional excursions are not included in the tour cost. All optional excursions are booked on tour and paid in cash to your tour leader, unless stated otherwise. Please note, certain optional excursions are subject to availability and could change as a result. Some optional excursions need to be pre-booked, please contact us to find out more
When you sign up for an Expat Explore tour, you are required to secure adequate travel insurance cover for the duration of your trip. If you cannot provide Expat Explore with proof of adequate travel insurance prior to the start of your tour, you will not be permitted to embark on day one. The requirements include the following coverage: Trip Interruption Trip Delay Medical Expenses Quarantine Expenses and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation The insurance must also cover medical costs and a medically imposed quarantine if the insured or someone the insured has come into contact with, tests positive for COVID-19. Before you book your tour, you're welcome to obtain a quote with Tour Radar's insurance partner, Cover Genius.
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Itinerary of your trip Europe Escape - 12 Days
- Day 1 Day 1: Start Of Tour In Rome - Venice
Day 1: Start Of Tour In Rome - Venice
Welcome to Rome! After meeting up with your tour leader and group it’s time to hit the road. Sit back and enjoy the scenery on the journey from Rome to Venice! Arrive in the “Floating City” and join your tour leader for an orientation walk. Enjoy a scoop of local gelato and see the iconic St. Mark's Square, Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge. The evening is yours to enjoy authentic Italian delights, with hundreds of fantastic local restaurants and bars to choose from. Why not explore Venice the traditional way - from the canals? Choose to join a gondola or water taxi optional excursion to see Venice from a completely different perspective!
- Day 2 Day 2: Innsbruck - Munich - Bavaria
Day 2: Innsbruck - Munich - Bavaria
Arrivederci for now, Italy! Look forward to some stunning scenery as the tour heads north towards Germany. Enjoy the views while crossing the dramatic Brenner Pass into Innsbruck, Austria. Arrive and enjoy an orientation tour of this city and marvel at the incredible mountain backdrop with time to visit the famous Swarovski store. Next, travel onwards to Munich. Get to know the capital of Bavaria on an orientation tour. Munich was largely rebuilt after WW2 and boasts a fascinating ancient and modern history. The city also hosts the famous Oktoberfest! For a taste of authentic beer culture, enjoy dinner in a traditional beer hall and say prost with a local pint!
- Day 3 Day 3: Bavaria - Rhine Valley
Day 3: Bavaria - Rhine Valley
Look forward to more German adventures today and travel towards the majestic Rhine River. Once in the Rhine Valley, set sail on a Rhine riverboat and cruise towards the accommodation for the night. Admire the views while the boat sails past the beautiful scenery. This picturesque region boasts the most concentrated stretch of castles in all of Europe! It's also home to quaint villages, rolling hills and vineyards.Once the cruise is over, visit a local wine merchant for an included wine tasting. Learn more about the local varietals and, if the harvest has been good, try eiswein (ice wine). This dessert wine is produced in very small quantities as it can only be harvested in below freezing temperatures!
Tour leaving from Rome
Rome, capital city of Italy, is known as the “eternal city”, also as “Caput Mundi”, which means capital of the world in Latin. It has more than 280 fountains and more than 900 churches. The coins that are thrown in the Fontana di Trevi are donated to a catholic charity.
There will be challenging activities such as hiking, biking, canyoning and trekking, but you’re also going to have other means of transportation and relaxed moments to just chill.
This accommodation includes essential services like a hot shower, electricity, and a nice and comfy bed.
You’ll be accompanied by a small group of travelers just like you.
Almost everyone is fit for these activities. Every hike or physical exercise last less than 30 minutes, such as paragliding and horseback riding. Please ask about specific conditions.
Min: 10 / Max: 80
Minors from 10 to 17 years must be accompained by an adult during the experience.
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