MEGA EUROPE
MEGA EUROPE
30 Day tour from $7,699
SPAIN • FRANCE • NETHERLANDS • GERMANY • CZECH REPUBLIC
INCLUDING FLIGHTS 08 October 2018 & 29 May 2019

There’s never been a better chance to say goodbye to your everyday, grab that passport and tick off a whole lot of bucket list! In 30 days, see all the big-ticket highlights of 11 stunning European countries – Spain, France, Monaco, England, The Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and Italy.

If you’re looking for a grand European tour, bursting with history and adventure, then this package is it! Set yourself free in Europe on this incredible 30 day bucket list package. Witness icons such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Buckingham Palace in London, Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the Colosseum in Rome, the canals of Amsterdam, St Mark’s Square in Venice and so much more. Experience stunning locations, bustling cities, famous landmarks, UNESCO listed sites and sample regional languages and cuisines.

Includes return international flights, Eurostar Train Journey from Paris to London to Amsterdam, 27 nights hotel accommodation, daily breakfast, English-speaking Tour Leader and more.

Tour Highlights
  • Discover the best of 11 European Countries on one bucketlist Trip-of-a-lifetime
  • Explore Spain, France, Italy, England, The Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and Monaco
  • Visit Barcelona, Budapest, Prague, Amsterdam, Berlin, Cannes and Monaco
  • Enjoy guided tours of Paris, London, Venice and Rome
  • Marvel at the sights of Barcelona free at leisure
  • Stop in beautiful Montpellier in the south of France
  • Explore the UNESCO listed city of Arles
  • Stay in the seaside town of Cannes on the French Rivera
  • Discover Monaco, home to the Formula 1 Grand Prix
  • Take the high-speed TGV train from Paris to Cannes
  • Witness the magnificent Eiffel Tower
  • Travel on the Eurostar from Paris to London & London to Amsterdam
  • Marvel at Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London
  • Visit famous Dam square and the Bengijnhof in Amsterdam
  • See the The red-brick Gothic Market Church in Hannover Germany
  • Discover lively Berlin and see its most iconic monuments
  • Stop in the beautiful Baroque city of Dresden
  • Enjoy a walking tour through Prague’s Castle District Hradčany
  • Discover the lively Slovakian capital of Bratislava on the Danube River
  • Explore Budapest, the Paris of the East
  • Take a walking tour of the highlights of Vienna including its Imperial palaces
  • Experience Graz and Klagenfurt Renaissance and baroque architecture Austrian cities
  • Discover the beautiful floating city of Venice
  • Experience Florence, Tuscany from Piazzale Michelangelo
  • See the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain on a guided city tour of Rome
Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    SPAIN • FRANCE • NETHERLANDS • GERMANY • CZECH REPUBLIC

  • When
    :

    08 OCTOBER 2018 & 29 MAY 2019

  • What
    :

    CULTURE AND HISTORY

Itinerary

Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth to Barcelona! Fly with award winning airlines such as Emirates, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, Finnair or Swiss Airlines to name a few (subject to availability)

Meals included: In-Flight

Welcome to Barcelona! Be met on arrival and transfer to your hotel for the night. Relax for the remainder of the day.

Overnight: Rafael Hotel Badalona, Barcelona

Meals included: None

Today you are free to enjoy this bustling city. Barcelona is the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region. Defined by quirky art and architecture, imaginative food and vibrant street life. It has medieval roots, seen in the maze like Gothic Quarter, but a modernist personality represented by architect Antoni Gaudí’s fantastical Sagrada Familia church (entrance not included). Its restaurant scene, anchored by the central Boqueria market, ranges from fine dining to tiny tapas bars – you won’t be short of things to busy yourself.

Overnight: Rafael Hotel Badalona, Barcelona

Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy today a scenic drive through Costa Brava towards Montpellier – a French stylish metropolis with elegant buildings, grand hotel, stately boulevards and shady backstreets. The city is distinguished by conical towers, dating back to 1364.

The city’s Antigone district is a chic, modern development inspired by neoclassical motifs. Paintings from French and European Old Masters hang at the Musée Fabre.

Overnight: Hotel Ibis Montpellier Sud, Montpellier

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast continue your journey to Cannes, you will make a stop in the UNESCO Heritage Site of Arles, famous for its historical buildings and links to such artists as Van Gough (many of his paintings were inspired by this city). Head the French Riviera, in Cannes famous for the Cannes Film Festival. This resort town is home to a level of wealth and glamour that cannot fail to impress.

Enjoy dinner (not included) at one of the many waterfront restaurants and become a local as you stroll through the cobbled streets of town.

Overnight: Hotel Ibis Mandelieu, Cannes

Meals included: Breakfast

Today travel along the Riviera to Nice, where you’ll stop to sample its vibrant culture, before heading to Monaco home of the rich and famous. Monaco is like another world!

Home to Grace Kelly, the Monaco Grand Prix, one of the most impressive harbours (purely for the size of the yachts!) In the late afternoon return to your hotel in Cannes.

Overnight: Hotel Ibis Mandelieu, Cannes

Meals included: Breakfast

Bid Cannes farewell after breakfast and head north today. Board the TGV (High Speed Train) and relax travelling through Aix-en-Provence – Avignon – Lyon, and onto the French country side, disembarking in Paris (approx. 5-hour journey).

Upon arrival, be met by your English-speaking Tour Leader and transferred to the Hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in the French Capital city.

Overnight: Hotel Mercure Porte de Pantin, Paris

Meals included: Breakfast.

This morning after breakfast, begin a half day guided city tour seeing Ile de la Cite, Notre Dame Cathedral, St. Germain de Pres.

Place Vendome and Place de la Concorde, the Eiffel Tower, the beautiful Champs Elysee and the Arc de Triomphe (entrances not included). Afterwards feel free to enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in this beautiful city.

Overnight: Hotel Mercure Porte de Pantin, Paris

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning transfer to Paris Station to board the Eurostar train to London, United Kingdom (approx. a 2.5-hour journey).

You will arrive at St. Pancras International Station and be transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the afternoon free at leisure.

Overnight: Novotel London Excel, London

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast begin your half day guided tour of London. See Buckingham Palace – residence of the Royal family, Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and see the Tower of London, where the crown jewels have been kept since the 14th century (entrances not included). Enjoy the remainder of the day free at leisure.

Overnight: Novotel London Excel, London

Meals included: Breakfast

Following breakfast, transfer to St. Pancras International Station to take the Eurostar train to Amsterdam (approx. a 4.5-hour journey). Once you have arrived at Amsterdam Station you will be transferred to the hotel.

You are then free to enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure artistic Capital City of Netherlands.

Overnight: Hotel NH Schipol, Amsterdam

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning after breakfast you will take a walking tour of Amsterdam. For centuries the world’s largest commercial port has been known as the “Venice of the North” because of the many canals and over 600 bridges that cross it. See the famous Dam Square, the Benginhof, the flower Market on the Singel and The Tower of Montelbaan.

In the afternoon take the opportunity to take part in a boat ride along the canals (not included), admiring masterpieces of five centuries of architecture and poetic views that have inspired countless artists.

Overnight: Hotel NH Schipol, Amsterdam

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast depart for Hannover, a major city of Northern Germany, see the red-brick Gothic Market Church and the Old Town Hall stand among half-timbered houses in the rebuilt old town.

Overnight: Mercure Hotel Oldenburger Allee, Hannover

Meals included: Breakfast

Today continue your journey to Berlin, the German capital city. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure for relaxing in Berlin with its many cafés, clubs, bars, street art, and numerous museums, palaces, and other sites of historic interest.

Overnight: Park Inn by Radisson Alexanderplatz, Berlin

Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Afterwards enjoy a walking tour to the Berlin Wall Memorial in Bernauer Strasse, the Checkpoint Charlie, and the Mauermuseum (entrance fees not included). Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in this amazing city.

Overnight: Park Inn by Radisson Alexanderplatz, Berlin

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, begin the journey to Prague. Stop in Dresden, known as the Jewel Box of Germany, thanks to its Baroque and Rococo city centre. In the late afternoon arrive at the hotel in beautiful Prague.

Overnight: Duo Hotel, Prague

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast walk through Prague, the “City of the Hundred Spires”. See the most important places and sights, including Wenceslas Square, the National Theatre, the Lesser Town and Hradčany with Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, the former Jewish district and the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square. The afternoon is free to enjoy at leisure.

Overnight: Duo Hotel, Prague

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, continue the journey to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. The 18th-century old town is known for its lively bars and cafes. Perched atop a hill, Bratislava Castle overlooks the old town and the Danube River.

Overnight: Mercure Centrum Hotel, Bratislava

Meals included: Breakfast

Today depart for Budapest, one of Europe’s most delightful cities. Thanks to its scenic setting and architecture, it is widely known as the “Paris of the East”. Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: Ibis Styles Budapest Centre, Budapest

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, explore Hungary’s capital on a walking tour. See the 19th-century Chain Bridge that connects its hilly Buda district with flat Pest.

Trinity Square is home to 13th-century Matthias Church and the turrets of the Fishermen’s Bastion, which offer sweeping views.

Overnight: Ibis Styles Budapest Centre, Budapest

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning depart for ‘the Imperial City’ of Vienna. This afternoon, enjoy a walking city tour. In Austria’s capital, lies in the country’s east on the Danube River. Its artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud.

The city is also known for its Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence. In the Museums Quartier district, historic and contemporary buildings display work by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists.

Overnight: Arcotel Hotel Wimberger, Vienna

Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at your own leisure to explore this fabulous city.

Overnight: Arcotel Hotel Wimberger, Vienna

Meals included: Breakfast

Today after breakfast travel to Klagenfurt. On the way stop in Graz, which blends Renaissance and baroque architecture and hints at nearby Italy with its Renaissance courtyards and baroque palaces. In the afternoon reach the enjoyable, vibrant and sunny city of Klagenfurt.

Overnight: Hotel Sandwirth, Klagenfurt

Meals included: Breakfast

After enjoying your breakfast, you’ll head the vintage Italian city of Venice. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Sport All’Ancora, Mestre (Venice Area)

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast you will explore Venice on a half day guided tour. Prepare to be awe struck this morning with an incredible adventure through Venice. Begin with a waterbus ride to San Marco Island. Once on the island you’ll be led around some of Venice’s best-known locations, beginning in the Piazza with the Basilica di San Marco, a stunning piece of Byzantine architecture.

See the legendary Bridge of Sighs, which appears on many a postcard or picture of Venice and connects the old prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge’s Palace. Afterwards feel free to walk the alleyways and canals of this beautiful floating city.

Overnight: Hotel Sport All’Ancora, Mestre (Venice Area)

Meals included: Breakfast

Relax over a coffee and breakfast before setting out for heading Florence. In the heart of Tuscany, Florence (Firenze to the locals) was the centre of medieval European trade and finance and is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance.

Take a wonderful panoramic overview of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo, which boasts glorious vistas over the red roofs, Arno River and ancient city walls out towards the surrounding countryside. From here enjoy a walk around Florence’s many highlights, including the Ponte Vecchio over the Arno, the Piazza del Duomo and Campanile Tower.

Overnight: Datini Hotel, Prato (Florence Area)

Meals included: Breakfast

Today head south through the Tuscan countryside into Rome. Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city of globally influential art, architecture and culture. In the afternoon enjoy a half day guided tour to see some of the richest history in the world; including the iconic St Peter’s Basilica at Vatican City.

Walk through the area surrounding the ruins of the Colosseum and see The Arc of Constantine and The Pantheon (entrances excluded). Make a wish in the Trevi Fountain before a relaxing tour through the Spanish Square.

Overnight: Hotel Cristoforo Colombo, Rome

Meals included: Breakfast

Today after breakfast enjoy the last full day of this journey free at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Cristoforo Colombo, Rome

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home. One magical journey through Europe and beyond! Please note: if your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Please note, some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later.

Pricing and Inclusions
Pricing and inclusions

    PRICE $7,699

    INCLUSIONS

    FLIGHTS

    • Return international flights (economy class) departing SYD/ MEL/BNE/ADL/PER

    ACCOMMODATION

    • 27 nights hotel accommodation

    DINING

    • Enjoy daily buffet breakfast TOUR ESSENTIALS
    • English-speaking Tour leader
    • English-speaking Tour Guide (Day 8, 10, 25 & 27)
    • Venice Waterbus Tronchetto from/to San Marco Place
    • European city taxes • Airline taxes and surcharges

    TRANSPORT

    • Transportation by A/C private vehicle TRANSFERS
    • Return airport transfers
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