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31 Day Great European Tour with 7 Nights Mediterranean Cruise & Flights

Paris - Rouen - London - Colchester - Volendam - Amsterdam - Hamelin - Berlin - Dresden - Munich - Prague - Innsbruck - Zurich - Grindelwald - Lucerne - Burglen - Morcote - Como - Milan - Rome - Florence - Venice - Dubrovnik - Kotor - Santorini - Katakolon

Roundtrip international flights included

7 nights onboard Royal Caribbean's Rhapsody of the Seas

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 Modern hotel accommodation

From $7,999 Typically $8,999 Include flight pp twin share

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Hop on this incredible 31-day Great European tour that will take you across some of the most iconic cities in Europe! Prepare yourself to be immersed in the magical expression of culture, food, art and history as you make your way to France, England, Germany and so much more. You'll have the opportunity to visit London,  explore the beautiful Prague Castle, take a boat ride along the Moldava River, see the Roman Coliseum and even take a train ride from Innsbruck to Zurich. To add on, the real cherry-on-top is a 7-night Royal Caribbean cruise aboard the Rhapsody of the Seas which will make a pitstop in Kotor, before heading towards the Greek Islands of Mykonos & Santorini, and then stop in Split on the return journey.

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 Paris

Today* depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Paris!

Meals included: inflight

* Please note: due to flight availability and scheduling, some customers may be required to depart on day 2 and arrive on the same day.

 

 

Day 2

Paris

Welcome to Paris! Upon arrival, a transfer will be provided. Your driver will be waiting for you at the arrival hall to take you to your hotel and provide all the local information about the area you will be staying at and how to get around. (Normal Check-in Time is 3:00 pm). In the evening, a transfer will be provided to the Montmartre district. This neighbourhood is known for its painters, artists, and its cabarets show. Enjoy dinner around the area (Own expense) and get ready for a romantic night riding on a funicular from the bottom of the hill up to the Sacré Cœur in Montmartre for the spectacular view of Paris (Ticket included).

Accommodation: Novotel St Denis or similar

Meals included: None

 

Day 3

Paris

After breakfast, you will be taking a guided orientation tour to discover the history and monuments of Paris. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower (Ticket included) for a breathtaking view of the city and follow by a boat cruise (Boat ticket included) along the River Seine. Note: In some occasions, the climb of Eiffel Tower schedule may adjust to another time of your stay in Paris in order to ease the long waiting time and optimize your visit. Spend the rest of the day free exploring as you wish. In the evening, a transfer will be provided to “Quartier Latin”, a great atmosphere for dinner with a wide variety of international cuisines.

Accommodation: Novotel St Denis or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 4

Paris Rouen

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the heart of Paris near the area of the Louvre Museum. Enjoy a day free to explore at leisure, you may consider visiting the second largest Museum in the world - The Louvre. If you wish we can accompany you to Benlux, one of the most famous Duty-Free Shop with luxury items, fashion accessories, perfumes, cosmetics and skincare in Paris.  At around 6.00pm we leave Paris for Rouen, gorgeous city museum with its houses with half-timbered walls, narrow streets and gothic churches. 

Accommodation: Ibis Rouen Centre Rive Droite or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 5

Rouen Canterbury London

After breakfast, a stroll in the centre of Rouen to enjoy its glorious cathedral and the ancient streets before we set off to the north of France. Next, we leave on a ferry crossing the English Channel to reach Canterbury. A little free time to stroll around the religious capital of England where it was a pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages. The medieval centre with cobbled streets is surrounded by ancient walls that were originally built by the Romans. Continuation to London, spend some time alongside Tower Bridge and enjoy dinner in the area before heading to the hotel.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express London Wimbledon South or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 6

London 

Today we get to know London on a locally guided tour which featuring style, culture and history. We will see the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the River Thames, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace, where the famous "Changing of the Guard" takes place (Depending on the season). After a period of free time in the afternoon at 5 pm, we invite all our travellers to get together and enjoy a traditional English Afternoon Tea. Afterwards, we stroll through Leicester Square, China Town and Soho, a district famous for having one of the most varied and extravagant street markets in London where you can enjoy a choice of different restaurants for dinner.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express London Wimbledon South or similar

Meals included: Breakfast, afternoon tea

 

Day 7

London Colchester Ferry

After breakfast, we will go to the British Museum, one of the main and oldest museums in the world where we can see relics from cultures all around the globe. You will have some free time afterwards. At around 4 pm you will leave for Colchester known as Britain's oldest recorded town. Free time so why not head to Colchester's Roman Wall which is the oldest and longest surviving town wall in Britain. We will then board a modern ferry in Harwich and spend a night onboard voyage in cabins with bathroom.

Important note: The ferry used has a limited number of cabins. Sometimes we may need to change instead of leaving London at 3 pm and taking the railway tunnel under the English Channel and spending the night in Antwerp (Netherlands).

Accommodation: Ferry from Harwick to Hoek Van Holland

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 8

Ferry Volendam Amsterdam

We will reach Holland at around 8:30 am and visit this enchanting world-famous fisherman’s village of Volendam. We continue to travel to Amsterdam, where we include a panoramic visit of the city to see its narrow canals bridges, the cathedral, the Royal Place, the flower market and the Museum Quarter. Here we will also visit a diamond cutting workshop to tell you all about diamond processing (admission included). 

In the evening a transfers to Rembrandtplein near the red light district with its liberal values and its many restaurants from all corners of the world. Enjoy a night full of entertainment before heading back to the hotel.

Accommodation: Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport or similar

Meals included: none

 

Day 9

Amsterdam Hamelin Berlin

We leave Amsterdam in the morning for Germany. En route, we stop and have lunch at Hamelin where many shops and streets have been mentioned in the famous tale “The Pied Piper of Hamelin” written by The Brothers Grimm. Continue towards Berlin and should arrive by the end of the afternoon and enjoy some free time for the rest of the day.

Accommodation: Mercure Berlin City West or similar

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 10

Berlin

After breakfast ease your way into the local culture with a guided tour of Germany's incredible capital city Berlin. Here you will get to visit the historic centre, the "Museum Island" ensemble by five world-renowned museums, the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gates, and the city's magnificent parks. Continue our journey we take you on a journey through time, stopping at the Holocaust Memorial and the Berlin Wall Museum (admission included). We will get to know the history of the Berlin Wall, from the construction in 1961 to tits destruction in 1989 and the impact that it had changed people's lives. Free time to explore the city then enjoy the evening in the lively area of Kantstrasse where is full of small galleries, theatre, cafes, and restaurants.

Accommodation: Mercure Berlin City West or similar

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 11

Berlin Dresden Prague

After breakfast, you will journey through the attractive woodland scenery towards Dresden, a city of architectural and artistic heritage has become one of the main tourist destinations in Germany. Although most of the city was destroyed during the war restoration took place including the famous Katholische Hofkirche, the Zwinger, Semper Oper, and the more prominent Frauenkirche. 

Depart for Prague (Czech Republic) after lunch and arrive at the end of the afternoon. A transfer will be provided to the Old Town Square. This central location is full of energy and tourist activities that you can acquaint yourselves with Prague. Make sure you have your cameras out to capture the elegant tower of the Town Hall with the world-famous astronomical clock.

Accommodation: Panorama Hotel Prague or similar

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 12

Prague

After enjoying a delightful breakfast at the hotel you will be visiting the capital city of Prague, the Baroque jewel of Europe. Here you will meet our local expert who will provide a guided city tour start from the Prague Castle (admission included). As the Castle is on top of the hill you will walk by St Nicholas Church, Charles Bridge, St Vitus Cathedral, and the Astronomical clock to the old town whilst being explained the fine history of these important monuments. The city tour takes about 3 hours and is a great one if you love walking. Later we board on a scenic cruise, relax and enjoy the panoramic views along the Vltava River (boat tour included). The afternoon and evening are yours to explore the historical city centre and enjoy a romantic dinner at your choice (own expense). Transfer back to the hotel around 8.30 pm – 9.30 pm.

Accommodation: Panorama Hotel Prague or similar

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 13

Prague Munich Innsbruck

Enjoy an early Breakfast at the hotel and we will leave early to travel to Bavaria arriving at Munich (Germany) at midday. Upon arrival in Munich, kick off with a unique BMW world of experience. Visit the futuristic BMW Welt (admission included) with its fascinating visionary architecture and multi-use exhibition of BMW. After lunch (own expense) we will travel to Innsbruck (Austria) where we will have time for dinner (own expense) in the world-famous Golden Roof area at the Old Town.

Accommodation: Dollinger or similar

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 14

Innsbruck Swarovski Crystal Museum Zurich

Prepare yourself to begin your day with the sparkling discovery of the Swarovski Crystal Museum (admission included). A “Blingtastic” place for you to explore including the world’s largest hand-cut Swarovski crystals, a magical light exhibition, intriguing modern arts and stunning gardens. You will have some free time for souvenir shopping before we heading off to Zurich (in some cases the journey from Innsbruck to Zurich may be done by train). Upon arrival, free time at leisure in the historic town centre next to the lake where you can relax and enjoy dinner before heading back to the hotel. 

Accommodation: Harrys Home Schweiz or similar

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 15

Zurich Grindelwald Lucerne Zurich

Start the day with a hot breakfast whereby today’s stage has stunning landscapes with high mountains and lakes. On a clear day, you may able to see Jungfrau from the city centre. Stop at Grindelwald, we blend into this spectacular view and enjoy a coffee break before taking an unforgettable cable car ride to the Grindelwald First (ticket included). We then walk half an hour along the “footbridge over the empty” whilst absorbing the fantastic scenery of glaciers around us. Lunch will be provided (included) before continuing to Lucerne, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland and see the Kapellbrucke, a covered wooden footbridge over the river Reuss, the Town Hall, the Clock Tower and its elegant shops. After that, we return to Zurich and enjoy the rest of the evening free at leisure. 

Accommodation: Harrys Home Schweiz or similar

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

 

Day 16

Zurich Burglen Morcote Como Milan

You will visit the tiny village of Burglen, where William Tell the folk hero of Switzerland was born.  Here you will see the chapel of the XVI century with paintings illustrating his life. Afterward, we will reach a picturesque village by the Lake Lugarno, this enchanting little town of Morcote was awarded as the nicest village of Switzerland in 2016. Following the shores of the lake, we will have a stroll and lunch at Como, an Italian town with outstanding Gothic cathedral and life on the shore. Upon arrival in Milan where our guide will take us to the impressive Duomo Square. There will be time to dine at the Porta Venecia (Port of Venice) where an outstanding variety of restaurants can be found that will delight your palate. Transfer to the hotel at around 8 pm.

Accommodation: IH Hotel Milano Lorenteggio or similar

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 17

Milan Pisa Rome

Today we continue our journey towards PISA. On a little tourist train ride, we will travel to the Piazza Dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles) to admire one of the most alluring and beautiful art complexes in Italy, have your camera ready, and strike some creative poses for memorable photos with the well-known Leaning Tower of Pisa. After that, we continue passing through ancient Etruscan regions to arrive in Rome in the evening. 

Accommodation: Cristoforo Colombo or similar

Meals included: breakfast

Day 18

Rome

Experience some of the richest histories in the world today with a scenic tour of the city, which will be a great introduction to the “The Eternal City”.  We will visit the tiny state of the Vatican. Vatican City is a principal centre of Christianity in the world. You will be able to visit the famous St Peter's Basilica, Sistine Chapel, and Vatican Museums (own expense).  And we have also included admission to the incredible ruins of the Roman Coliseum (admission included) the principal symbol of Rome. This impressive construction dates back to 2000 years and will transport us in time so that we can learn about ancient society in the Roman Empire.  In the evening, a transfer service will be provided to Via Cavour area, here you will find restaurants serving different cuisines (own expense). Return to the hotel around 9 pm. Overnight: Rome

Accommodation: Cristoforo Colombo or similar

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 19

Rome Florence 

A beautiful scenic drive in the morning to Florence. Upon arrival, you will visit the most famous lookouts for a stunning view of Florence - the Piazzale Michelangelo. Then followed by a city tour in Florence before Lunch. In the evening, enjoy an orientation tour with a local expert and walk through the historic centre and attractions including the Duomo, Piazza Della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio. Enjoy the rest of the day free to explore on your own, you may visit the city’s historic markets and museums then relax for dinner before heading back to the hotel. 

Accommodation: Nilhotel or similar

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 20

Florence Venice

After breakfast, we enjoy stunning mountain landscapes whilst crossing the Apennine Mountains to Venice. Arriving in Venice prepare to be awestruck this afternoon with an incredible adventure through the beautiful city canals on a local water bus (Vaporetto). A comprehensive tour with a local guide to see the architectural marvels of St. Mark’s Square, enter the marvellous St. Mark’s Basilica (admission included) and enjoy a demonstration of Murano crystal blowing at the Murano glass factory. Free time in the afternoon. Explore the city and enjoy dinner in the Mestre district (own expense).

Accommodation: Lugano Hotel or similar

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 21

Venice

Enjoy breakfast in the morning and a day free at leisure. 

Accommodation: Lugano Hotel or similar

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 22

Venice

Free at leisure and explore on your own.

Accommodation: Lugano Hotel or similar

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 23

Venice Mediterranean Cruise

Free at leisure in the morning. Be ready at the hotel lobby at 12:00 p.m and be transferred to the cruise terminal for check-in. The cruise will depart at 5:00 p.m. Sit back and relax. Welcome aboard Rhapsody of the Seas! Discover the magic and mystery of Venice, a city built entirely on water. Along the iconic Piazza San Marco, elaborate buildings attest to its splendour and elegance. But the city's character lies along crooked calli and across little bridges.

Accommodation: Royal Caribbean – Rhapsody of the Seas

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 24

Kotor, Montenegro

Located where the Balkans meet the Adriatic, Kotor sits on a deep bay surrounded by soaring cliffs. A hilltop fortress stands guard over the walled medieval Old Town, where you’ll find small piazzas, elegant palazzos, lively cafés and shops.

The cruise will arrive in Kotor at 7 AM and depart from port at 5 PM.

Accommodation: Royal Caribbean – Rhapsody of the Seas

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 25

 At Sea

Whether you seek an adrenaline rush or total tranquillity, our ships have it all. Try rock climbing and experience whimsical aerial shows that take place high above. Melt away land-based stress with a spa massage, build a scrapbook of memories, or simply relax by the side of the pool.

Accommodation: Royal Caribbean – Rhapsody of the Seas

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 26

 Mykonos, Greece

Nestled in the heart of Greece’s Cyclades archipelago, Mykonos pulses with irrepressible energy. With its powder-white houses, sparkling blue waters, and red-hot nightlife, The Island of the Winds is as colourful as the people who call the island home. You can walk narrow marble pathways laced with purple bougainvillea blooms, or go cycling on two wheels past off-the-beaten-track Ano Mera village. Explore Greece’s maritime history at Armenistis Lighthouse, and check out the Folklore Museum’s Mykonian ship models. Join in the raucous beach party on Super Paradise’s shimmering sands, or watch the sun burn out beyond an Aegean horizon from an open-air seaside taverna.

The cruise will arrive in Mykonos at 7 AM and depart from port at 6 PM.

Accommodation: Royal Caribbean – Rhapsody of the Seas

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 

Day 27

Santorini, Greece

Santorini is one of the world’s most popular islands, known best for its dramatic scenery, whitewashed villages and fiery volcanic activity. Here adventure bubbles above the Aegean Sea in the most bold and breathtaking ways. A cable car takes you to the capital of Fira, a bustling cliff-top town awash with old cathedrals, enthralling museum collections and cozy tavernas. Venture to the coast for a swim in the deep blue waters that lap red and black pebbled beaches. And peel back layers of lava and history among excavated Akrotiri. Whether it’s by bicycle, ATV or on your own two feet, exploring this Cyclades isle never fails to impress.

The cruise will arrive in Santorini at 7 AM and depart from port at 6 PM.

Accommodation: Royal Caribbean – Rhapsody of the Seas

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 

Day 28

 At Sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities  as you cruise toward Croatia.

Accommodation: Royal Caribbean – Rhapsody of the Seas

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 29

 Split, Croatia

Lying on the Adriatic Seas eastern shore, Split is known for its terracotta roofs, whitewashed buildings, palm-tree-lined promenade and azure waters. Split has a long history, as it is home to Diocletian's Palace and the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, which were built for the Roman emperor in the 4th century. Always buzzing with tourists, Split balances its historic setting with a plethora of modern restaurants, bars and shops. Thanks to its Mediterranean climate, Split receives over 2,600 hours of sunshine every year. Jump onboard a Croatia cruise and take advantage of its sunny weather by exploring its beautiful beaches – most namely Bacvice and Kastelet Beaches – year-round.

The cruise will arrive in Split at 7 AM and depart from port at 5 PM.

Accommodation: Royal Caribbean – Rhapsody of the Seas

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 30

Venice Australia

This morning dock at 6:45 am in Venice after the breathtaking cruise! Airport transfer from the cruise for your homebound flight.

Accommodation: inflight

Meals included: breakfast

Day 31

Australia 

Arrive home today*. 

Meals included: inflight

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

 

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return Economy Class Airfare from Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide
  • International flights with Lufthansa, Air France, British Airways, Swiss Air, Etihad Airways, China Southern Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch, Thai Airways, Austrian Airlines, Qatar Airway or Finnair (subject to availability)
  • 7-night East Meditteranean Cruise onboard Royal Caribbean Cruise – Rhapsody of the Seas in an Interior Cabin on a twin share basis 
  • Meals as indicated: 27 breakfasts, 1 traditional afternoon tea, 7 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Arrival transfer and Departure transfer
  • Hotel to cruise port transfer in Venice
  • 20 nights of hotel accommodation
  • 1 night on the ferry
  • Gratuities on cruise included
  • Air-conditioned coach transportation
  • English Speaking Tour Guides
  • Guided sightseeing city tours –London, Berlin, Prague, Rome, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam & Paris
  • Entrance fee/admission/boat ride mentioned on the itinerary
  • Funicular in Montmartre (Paris)
  • Eiffel Tower Second Floor (Paris)
  • Boat Trip along River Seine (Paris)
  • Diamond Cutting Workshop (Amsterdam)
  • Holocaust Memorial and Berlin Wall Museum (Berlin)
  • Prague Castle (Prague)
  • Boat ride along the Moldava River (Prague)
  • BMW Welt (Munich)
  • Cable Car to Grindelwald First (Interlaken)
  • Swarovski Crystal Museum (Innsbruck)
  • Roman Coliseum (Rome)
  • Saint Marcos Basilica (Venice)
  • Murano Glass Factory (Venice)
  • Vaporetto along the canals (Venice)
  • Train Ride from Innsbruck to Zurich
  • Train Ride Piazza Dei Miracoli (Pisa)
  • Ferry from France to the UK in Canterbury
  • Ferry from the UK to the Netherlands 

 

Accommodation

Paris: Novotel St Denis or similar
Rouen: Ibis Rouen Centre Rive Droite or similar
London: Holiday Inn Express London Wimbledon South or similar
Ferry: Harwick to Hoek Van Holland
Amsterdam: Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport or similar
Berlin: Mercure Berlin City West or similar
Prague: Panorama Hotel Prague or similar
Innsbruck: Dollinger or similar
Zurich: Harrys Home Schweiz or similar
Milan: IH Hotel Milano Lorenteggio or similar
Rome: Cristoforo Colombo or similar
Florence: Nilhotel or similar
Venice: Lugano Hotel or similar

East Meditterean Cruise: Royal Caribbean’s Rhapsody of the Seas* (^upgrades to Oceanview or Balcony cabins available at an additional charge)

Exclusions

  • Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
  • Optional gratuities/tipping
  • Optional activities/tours/entrance fees
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel Insurance (strongly recommended) 
  • Visa(s)/Visa fee

 

Cruise Cabin Upgrade

  • Oceanview Cabin upgrade (twin share): $500 per person
  • Balcony Cabin upgrade (twin share): On request

 

Optional Activities

These are available at an additional cost. Please contact us to add optional activities to your booking.

  • Day 2: Moulin Rouge Show - EUR 130 per person
  • Day 3: Louvre Museum - EUR 50 per person
  • Day 13: Tyrolean Folk show, EUR 40 per person

 

Child Policy

No child discounts apply. A full-priced voucher must be purchased for all children travelling. 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 $3400.

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.

 

Extra Services

Looking to arrive early or stay late post-tour? Call on 1300 350 263 or email us at info@traveldream.com.au to inquire. More details also available under Extra Services during checkout.

Departure Dates


APR 2021
16 th
Friday 16 Apr 2021  ‐  Sunday 16 May 2021
APR 2021
30 th
Friday 30 Apr 2021  ‐  Sunday 30 May 2021
MAY 2021
14 th
Friday 14 May 2021  ‐  Sunday 13 Jun 2021
JUN 2021
11 th
Friday 11 Jun 2021  ‐  Sunday 11 Jul 2021
Surcharge
+ $500 p.p
JUL 2021
09 th
Friday 09 Jul 2021  ‐  Sunday 08 Aug 2021
Surcharge
+ $500 p.p

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