European Experience Summer 2020

European Experience Summer 2020


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Save $150 per person on Economy class flights booked with select airlines on Costsaver Europe tours. Valid on new bookings only. Must be booked by December 18, 2019 and paid in full at time of final land payment; valid for travel departing October 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020 and September 1, 2020 through October 31, 2020. All travel must be completed by December 15, 2020. Savings not valid on all itineraries and/or departure dates, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Savings are combinable with brochure discounts and all other offers. Conditions apply.

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Young travelers must be under the age of 18 years on the date of departure, and must be accompanied by an adult (limit of one Young Traveler Discount per room). Discounts may vary and may not be available on all vacations. Additional restrictions may apply.

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

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 tour which takes you from London to Amsterdam, Munich, the canals of Venice and St Mark's Square, Rome, the Swiss Alps, and Paris.

Day 1 - Arrive London (2 Nights)
"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life," wrote author and poet Samuel Johnson in 1738. You'll come to discover this yourself as you enjoy a free day to take in all of London's delights. Begin your journey in this multicultural capital, which truly is all things to all people. Expect a bit of pomp and ceremony, from high tea and pageantry to popular young royals and cutting-edge fashion. London provides a rich introduction to Europe and sets the tone for the rest of your memorable trip.
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

Day 2 - London Free Day
Dive right into London's busy streets on your full free day dedicated to discovering the city's many surprises. Head to Trafalgar Square watching people and pigeons mingling under the gaze of Lord Nelson. Take time out for a pint and some fish and chips in one of the city's locals or watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. You could choose to board the London Eye for a 360-degree view of the city and London's lifeblood - the Thames.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - London – Amsterdam (1 Night)
This morning meet your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions to board your coach and set off from London. Catch a glimpse of the famous White Cliffs of Dover when you board your ferry to Calais, then drive through the landscapes of Belgium and the Netherlands keeping a keen eye out for the characteristic Dutch windmills which extend their massive sails in what seems to be a warm embrace. 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.
Accommodation: Corendon Village
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - 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.
Accommodation: Achat Premium Walldorf Reilingen
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 5 - Rhineland – Innsbruck (1 Night)
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.
Accommodation: Bon Alpina
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 6 - 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.
Accommodation: Palladio
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - 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.
Accommodation: Raganelli/Ergife Palace
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 - 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 and Pontius Pilate. The rest of the day is yours to explore Rome your way. Become an antiquities hunter for the day on an Optional Experience to the Ancient Ostia ruins then consider an optional local dinner followed by a scenic tour of the city by night.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 - 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.
Accommodation: Novotel Firenze Nord
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 10 - Florence – Lucerne Region (2 Nights)
There's no better backdrop than the Apennines as you wind your way north to 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?
Accommodation: Ibis Kriens/Stans Süd
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 - 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.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 12 - 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.
Accommodation: Mercure Ivry Quai de Seine
Meals: Breakfast

Day 13 - 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. See the Arc de Triomphe 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 Dali 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.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 14 - Depart Paris
Say farewell to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of an amazing holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Amsterdam See the historic city centre
  • Cologne View the Gothic cathedral
  • Dover See the White Cliffs
  • Florence Enjoy panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo. 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
  • Paris Sightseeing includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower
  • Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine
  • Rome Sightseeing with your Local Specialist. Visit St. Peter's Basilica. View the Colosseum and see the ancient sites
  • Swiss Alps Picture-book scenery
  • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop

Dining Highlights

  • 13 Breakfasts
  • 4 Three-course dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • The services of a Local Host at your London hotel
  • Ferry from Dover to Calais
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • London airport transfers are available to purchase, conditions apply. See airport transfer page.

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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Ratings based off 18 reviews . Currently showing 2 reviews with comments only.
By Emerita N on Apr 26, 2019

This is the European Experience Summer by Cost Saver. It's a fast paced trip, most of our time were in the bus travelling to another city. We did not have a chance to enjoy the cities we went to because of limited time. This is just a glimpse of Europe so you have to go back again to enjoy Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, Florence & Venice. The hotels are okay for this cost saver trip except the hotel in Venice, Villa Giulietta is the worst hotel I'd been to. The room was small for 2 people. The shower room is standing type and you could hardly move. The drainage is clogged and the water went up to the floor. Very basic with no tissue paper. The carpet is so dirty and stinks. Breakfast served was no good. I hope that Trafalgar will not contract with them anymore. Optional excursion was okay but pricey. I'd would like to suggest to include the trip to Versailles as one of the excursions in Paris rather than Moulin Rouge Cabaret. Our tour director, Evana and driver Wim are excellent. She is very knowledgeable and takes care of our needs. She gives us treats and souvenirs. We had fun with them.

By Beth A on Aug 24, 2018

THE TRIP WAS AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE THE TOUR DIRECTOR AND DRIVER WERE WONDERFUL. MET SOME WONDERFUL PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD THAT I CAN SAY WILL BE FRIENDS FOR LIFE. THE TOUR WAS FAST PACED BUT THIS ALLOWED US TO GO TO MANY COUNTRIES AND HAVE GREAT EXPERIENCE OF MANY CULTURAL SIGHTS.THE OPITIONAL EXPERIENCES THAT WERE OFFERED WERE WELL WORTH THE MONEY, EVERYTHING WAS HANDLED WITH NO HASSLE OR WORRIES ON OUR PART.


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