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31 Day European Tour with Greek Islands & Med Cruises and Flights

Amsterdam - Boppard - Prague - Budapest - Vienna - Ljubljana - Venice - Florence - Bari - Genoa - Naples - Messina - Wilderswil - Paris - Marseille - Kotor - Mykonos - Santorini - Cefalonia - Valletta - Barcelona

Roundtrip international flights 

7-night Greek Islands Cruise aboard MSC Opera cruise ship 

7-night Mediterranean Cruise on MSC Grandiosa

Modern hotel accommodation with breakfast

From $7,999 Typically $9,999 Include flight pp twin share

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Description


Trust us: if you want to completely immerse yourself in rich & historic culture and experience the most iconic sights of Europe, this is it.

Kick-off in Western Europe to experience the Dutch lifestyle in Amsterdam. Cruise the mighty Rhine River in Germany's fertile heartland. Cross through the age-old cities of Nuremberg, Prague and the Slovakian capital of Bratislava. You can meander through rural Tuscany for a taste of traditional Italy before you encounter the natural beauty of the Swiss Alps. Add in the final stop in Paris and you have a soul-stirring travel experience. 

But, here's the best part.

Hold onto your hat and hop aboard!  After the coach tour has finished, you will fly to Venice to enjoy your back to back cruises MED & Greek Islands on MSC Cruises. The ports of call you will visit include Venice, Kotor, Mykonos, Santorini,  Naples, Marseille, Barcelona & so much more! 

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Day 16 Day 17 Day 18 Day 19 Day 20 Day 21 Day 22 Day 23 Day 24 Day 25 Day 26 Day 27 Day 28 Day 29 Day 30 Day 31

Day 1

Australia Amsterdam

Your adventure starts today with your flight to Amsterdam.

Meals included: inflight only

Day 2

Amsterdam

Welcome to Amsterdam. Transfer to your hotel, before joining a complimentary Amsterdam canal cruise! Get on board and have those cameras at the ready – this is the best way to be introduced to Amsterdam, a city of beautiful 17th Century architecture, and a charm all its own. Watch the city drift past as you sail by, and listen out for tips and interesting insights into the city from your tour leader.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express or similar, Amsterdam

Meals included: inflight and dinner

Day 3

Rhine Valley

This morning we’ll take a look at a cheese-making demonstration, revealing how cheese has been made in the traditional way in these parts for many years. Following that, we’ll learn about that most quirky of Dutch footwear choices – the clog – and see how these traditional shoes are carved. Stopping off at the Riekermolen windmill for a photo stop, you’ll be able to appreciate the scenery that the Netherlands is famous for. If the season is right, look out for flowers in the fields! Continuing on to the Rhine Valley, we’ll board a Rhine Valley riverboat and sail from St Goar to Boppard. Admire the passing scenery - with the highest concentration of medieval castles in all of Europe, this is a memorable trip, especially with all the vineyards, cliff faces and medieval German towns! Later we will visit a local wine merchant for an included wine tasting - if the harvest has been good, you may even get to try Eiswein (ice wine), a very sweet dessert wine that is produced in very small quantities as it can only be harvested when the temperature drops below freezing.

Accommodation: Ibis Hotel or similar, Bon

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 4

Nuremberg and Prague

Today we’re off to Prague via Nuremberg, stopping in the Bavarian city for a comfort stop. Having served as a residence for German kings over many centuries, Nuremberg was an architectural marvel, and famous for its artists too. Heavily bombed during WW2, the city was painstakingly rebuilt, and today has been returned to some of its former glory – many buildings being rebuilt in the original stone. Arriving later in Prague, you'll discover a beautiful city, boasting elaborate baroque, gothic, art nouveau and cubist architecture, and one that rewards those who explore it with quirky bars, cobbled lanes and courtyards. This evening we'll experience authentic Czech cuisine at a local restaurant.

Accommodation: Hotel Duo or similar, Prague

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 5

Prague

This morning a local guide will take you on a walking tour of the city, introducing you to the most popular and well-known sights, including the Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square, St. Vitus Cathedral and Charles Bridge. You then have the rest of the day free to explore the city. Described by some as the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of Central Europe, you’ll find that Prague is just as beautiful as Rome, London and Amsterdam. Start off with the Charles Bridge, which joins the old and the new town, and marvel at how Prague’s dramatic history is reflected in the beauty of its churches, opera houses, concert halls and of course Prague castle.

Accommodation: Hotel Duo or similar, Prague

Meals included: breakfast

Day 6

Bratislava and Budapest

Moving on to the Slovakian capital, Bratislava! Located in a country dominated by mountains, vineyards, ski runs and wilderness, Bratislava is a charming city. Here you’ll find a medieval castle overlooking the old town, along with more recent Socialist-era architecture. We'll then make for beautiful Budapest. With a huge number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, we start things off with a driving tour to help you get acquainted with the city. With a huge variety of architectural styles adorning the city, Budapest promises all manner of untold treasures. Featuring hundreds of thermal and mineral springs, bathing in Budapest has been in vogue since Roman times. Hungarian food, too, is experiencing something of a revival after being somewhat repressed in the Soviet era. Explore and be amazed at the bounty of Budapest!

Accommodation: Ibis Hotel Budapest Centrum or similar, Budapest

Meals included: breakfast

Day 7

Budapest and Vienna

Heading next to Vienna, we’ll have lunch in one of the city’s traditional beer halls before taking a walking tour of the city led by one of our expert local guides. As a centre for art and culture in Europe for centuries, Vienna was host to some of the world’s leading musical minds at one time or another – including luminaries like Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. But along with its classical heritage, magnificent concert halls, palaces and museums, Vienna is also a modern city, with a vibrant café, restaurant and nightclub culture. Explore the city this afternoon and take it all in!

Accommodation: Roomz Hotel or similar, Vienna

Meals included: breakfast and lunch

Day 8

Graz and Ljubljana

After leaving Vienna, we’ll take a comfort stop in Graz – Austria’s second-largest city, but also one of its liveliest. Admire the verdant parkland and Renaissance architecture, and get a glimpse of the small, fast-flowing river which gushes through the centre. Our final stop of the day is the Slovenian capital Ljubljana, often thought of as a hidden gem of Europe. With its castles, stunning architecture and natural beauty, Ljubljana packs a punch more powerful than its small size would suggest. We’ll take a walking tour of the city with a local guide to soak it all in.

Accommodation: Hotel Park or similar, Ljubljana

Meals included: breakfast

Day 9

Ljubljana and Venice

Venice is our next stop, a city immortalised in literature, film and art for centuries. Its timeless waterways and artistic masterpieces (more per square kilometre than anywhere else on earth) make it truly unique – this is a city that will capture your heart and imagination. Being Italian, there’s no shortage of incredible food and culture either! Your tour leader will introduce you to the city with an orientation walk, during which you'll see sights like the world-famous St Marks Square, Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore this unforgettable city on your own - don't miss the opportunity to take a gondola and water taxi to explore Venice from the water.

Accommodation: Elite Residence Hotel or similar, Venice

Meals included: breakfast

Day 10

Tuscany

Travel through the magical hills as you head for Florence, the capital of the Tuscan region. Start exploring with a short orientation tour of the most iconic and historical landmarks of the city. These include the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and the replica of the statue of David. After the tour, visit a local leather factory shop to find out more about Italy’s famous leather industry. Explore the city at your leisure, and then make your way to the Tuscan countryside, where you’ll spend the night. A delicious Tuscan dinner is included tonight.

Accommodation: Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio or similar, Tuscany

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 11

Pisa and the Swiss Alps

Departing Tuscany, we make for one of the world’s most famous buildings. This is also definitely a place where you’ll want to have your camera charged – Pisa! Learn the story behind the leaning tower, and be sure to take some photos! It’s time to cross over to the Alps. Is there a better way to enjoy the magic of Switzerland than staying in a typical Swiss Alpine town? Take in the beauty of the snow-capped mountains and the greenery around you.

Accommodation: Alpenrose Hotel & Gardens or similar, Swiss Alps

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 12

Swiss Alps

The splendour of the Alps is yours today – don’t miss the chance to join one of our optional excursions up into the heart of the Swiss Alps! Travelling by train or gondola, the trip to the top is a real highlight; you might find yourself pressed up against the windows as the picture-perfect Swiss countryside rolls beneath you. Look out for quaint villages nestled in the valleys beneath snow-capped peaks and tumbling mountain waterfalls. Once we’ve reached the top, enjoy the year-round snow and breathtaking views of the surrounding glaciers and mountaintops. Once you’ve had a chance to explore and capture as many photos as possible, it’s back down to lower altitudes for the rest of the afternoon. Take the chance to head into a nearby village to see the lakes of the region, shop for chocolates and cuckoo clocks, or have a delicious fondue!

Accommodation: Alpenrose Hotel & Gardens or similar, Swiss Alps

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 13

Swiss Alps and Paris

It’s an early start today as we make our way out of the mountains and make for the city of lights and love: Paris! Arriving in the afternoon, we'll take you on a driving tour of the French capital; get your cameras ready – you’ll be seeing some of the city’s most treasured landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Arc de Triomphe! After the driving tour, we'll enjoy dinner at a restaurant in the Latin Quarter, an eclectic, bohemian and historic neighbourhood. We'll then travel back to the hotel on Paris' world-famous metro system, ready to explore the city further on our free day tomorrow!

Accommodation: Ibis Hotel la Defense or similar, Paris

Meals included: breakfast

Day 14

Paris

Today is all yours to explore as you wish. Take an optional cruise up the River Seine, head up the tower of Montparnasse for exquisite views, visit L’Opéra Garnier, the Tuileries Gardens, Place de la Concorde, Hotel de Ville, the River Seine, l’Ile de la Cite or the Louvre Museum. Get a glimpse of that most famous avenue, the Champs Elysees, overlooked by the famous Arc de Triomphe. Alternatively, why not head to the boutiques of La Marais? Or visit the graves of Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison at Père Lachaise Cemetery? Those with a taste for the macabre can even descend to the infamous catacombs! Alternatively, stay above ground and explore the museums, people-watch from a roadside café, or simply stroll the city, following in the footsteps of great painters, musicians and writers.

Accommodation: Ibis Hotel la Defense or similar, Paris

Meals included: breakfast

Day 15

Paris and Venice

It’s our last day of the coach tour already! Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for a flight to Venice. Transfer to Venice Cruise dock and check-in for your Greek Islands Cruise on MSC Opera cruise ship. The ship will depart at approximately 4.30pm.

Accommodation: MSC Opera cruise ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 16

Greek Islands Cruise (Kotor)

Arrive into port at about 2 pm and depart at approximately 8 pm.

Accommodation: MSC Opera cruise ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 17

 Greek Islands Cruise (At Sea)

Enjoy the ship’s facilities as your cruise to Greece.

Accommodation: MSC Opera cruise ship in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 18

 Greek Islands Cruise (Mykonos)

Arrive into port at about 9 am, where the ship will be docked for the night.

Accommodation: MSC Opera cruise ship in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 19

 Greek Islands Cruise (Mykonos)

The ship will depart at approximately 2 pm.

Accommodation: MSC Opera cruise ship in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 20

 Greek Islands Cruise (Santorini)

Arrive into port at about 8 am and depart at approximately 3 pm.

Accommodation: MSC Opera cruise ship in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 21

 Greek Islands Cruise (Cefalonia/Argostoli)

Arrive into port at about 8 am and depart at approximately 3 pm.

Accommodation: MSC Opera cruise ship in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 22

 Greek Islands Cruise (Bari)

Arrive into port at about 7 am and depart at approximately 1 pm.

Accommodation: MSC Opera cruise ship in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 23

Venice and Genoa

After arrival back in Venice at about 9.30am, you will be transferred by MSC cruises from Venice to Genoa to check-in for the Mediterranean Cruise on MSC Grandiosa. The ship will depart at approximately 5 pm.

Accommodation: MSC Grandiosa cruise ship in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 24

 Mediterranean Cruise (Naples)

Arrive into port at about 7 am and depart at approximately 1 pm.

Accommodation: MSC Grandiosa cruise ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 25

 Mediterranean Cruise (Messina)

Arrive into port at about 8 am and depart at approximately 6 pm.

Accommodation: MSC Grandiosa cruise ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 26

 Mediterranean Cruise (Valletta)

Arrive into port at about 8 am and depart at approximately 6 pm.

Accommodation: MSC Grandiosa cruise ship in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 27

 Mediterranean Cruise (At Sea)

Enjoy the ship’s facilities as you cruise towards Spain.

Accommodation: MSC Grandiosa cruise ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 28

 Mediterranean Cruise (Barcelona)

Arrive into port at about 9 am and depart at approximately 6 pm.

Accommodation: MSC Grandiosa cruise ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 29

 Mediterranean Cruise (Marseille)

Arrive into port at about 9 am and depart at approximately 6 pm.

Accommodation: MSC Grandiosa cruise ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 30

Genoa Australia

Arrive into port at about 8 am. Transfer to the airport for your flight home to Australia.

Meals included: breakfast and inflight

Day 31

Australia

Arrive home today

Meals included: inflight only

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfare from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart* and Canberra* (*surcharges apply)
  • International flights with Qantas Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airlines, Qatar Airways, Thai Airways or Lufthansa (subject to availability)
  • Flight from Paris to Venice
  • Roundtrip airport and cruise port transfers
  • 13 nights hotel accommodation on a twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities
  • 7 nights Greek Islands Cruise aboard MSC Opera cruise ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities (^upgrade to Oceanview or Balcony at additional cost, subject to availability)
  • 7 nights Mediterranean Cruise aboard MSC Grandiosa cruise ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities (^upgrade to Oceanview or Balcony at additional cost, subject to availability)
  • Meals as indicated: 28 breakfasts, 15 lunches and 21 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout tour

 

Accommodation

Amsterdam - Holiday Inn Express or similar
Bon - Ibis Hotel or similar
Prague - Hotel Duo or similar
Budapest - Ibis Hotel Budapest Centrum or similar
Vienna - Roomz Hotel or similar
Ljubljana - Hotel Park or similar
Venice - Elite Residence Hotel or similar
Tuscany - Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio or similar
Swiss Alps - Alpenrose Hotel & Gardens or similar
Paris - Ibis Hotel la Defense or similar
Greek Islands Cruise - MSC Opera cruise ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities (^upgrade to Oceanview or Balcony at additional cost, subject to availability)
Mediterranean Cruise - MSC Grandiosa cruise ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities (^upgrade to Oceanview or Balcony at additional cost, subject to availability

 

Exclusions

  •  Any visas as required
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks
  • Any additional requests.
  • Tips

 

Child Policy

Children that are 2 to 11 years of age are eligible for a 10% discount. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

 

Single Supplement

The additional supplement for a single traveller is $5500

Looking to save on the single supplement? Join our Facebook group - Solo Traveldreamers to connect with other solo travellers or call us on 1300 350 263.

 

Group Size

The group size for this tour is a maximum of 44 travellers. However, depending on your departure date the group size could be between 25-35 travellers. 

Departure Dates


MAY 2020
16 th
Saturday 16 May 2020  ‐  Monday 15 Jun 2020
MAY 2020
23 rd
Saturday 23 May 2020  ‐  Monday 22 Jun 2020
MAY 2020
30 th
Saturday 30 May 2020  ‐  Monday 29 Jun 2020
JUN 2020
06 th
Saturday 06 Jun 2020  ‐  Monday 06 Jul 2020
Surcharge
+ $500 p.p
JUN 2020
13 th
Saturday 13 Jun 2020  ‐  Monday 13 Jul 2020
Surcharge
+ $500 p.p

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