Route: London Amsterdam Wiesbaden Lucerne Verona Venice Rome Sorrento Florence French Riviera Grenoble Paris
Duration: 18 days
Group Size: up to 50 people
Age Range: There is no age limit for this trip although the average is between 40 and 70 and popular with couples or solo travellers.
Transport: You’ll travel via Eurostar train and private luxury coach with air conditioning and free wifi.
Accommodation: 17 nights in specially selected, top-rated hotels.
Activities: There’s plenty of included activities along the way, and lots more of optional activities to choose from should you opt for even more!
Meals: 17 breakfasts and 3 dinners.
Flexibility: Enquire to add extra nights of accommodation at the start and end of your trip.
Sustainability: This trip only creates 23kg of carbon emissions! To fly the same route would cost 542kg
Reviews: All independent reviews
Discover the very best of Europe on this 18-day group tour, as you take a long and scenic route from London to Paris, via some of the continents best landscapes, architectures and cuisines.
Popular with more experienced travellers of 35 and above, this group tour is perfect for anyone wanting to travel with like-minded people, whilst maintaining luxurious elements and a true ‘holiday’ feel.
You’ll be guided by a true local in one of our tour directors; someone who has visited all of these places and likely to have lived in a few of them too. They’ll be with you every step of the way to guide you to your accommodation, transport and be on hand to provide you with the best tips to make the most out of each place you visit.
We take all the stress out of travelling so that you’re free to relax and enjoy your trip!
A European adventure is about completely different cultures just hours away from each other, it’s about the most popular cities, the best hidden gems, the most imposing mountain ranges and the narrow cobbled streets. You’ll find all of that in 18-days as you discover the true best of Europe.
You’ll start from London, taking the Eurostar over to Brussels before hopping onto your luxury coach, which will take you to so many of your soon-to-be favourite destinations.
Your guide will show the mazy canals of Amsterdam before heading onto the vast, picturesque scenery of the Rhineland, with its charming villages and historic castles, before meeting Switzerland and it’s unique landscape on offer.
Italy will offer beautiful surroundings and it’s here where you’ll be able to savour some of the world’s most renowned cuisine and sample some of the finest wines. You’ll wind through the mountainous region en route to Verona, float through Venice the ‘City of Canals’, expeirience the historical wonders of Rome before ending the Italian segment of your adventure soaking in the beauty and architecture of Florence.
From fasinating Florence, it’s onwards to the French Riviera, to admire the crystal seas and sandy beaches as your trip takes on a different dynamic here. Enjoy your time relaxing and travelling through Burundy vineyards before you end back with the big city life and tick Paris off your bucket list and bring your once in a lifetime trip to an end.
You’ll make your way to the Novotel London West to check-in and drop your bags off before you get to exploring the English capital. You’ll meet your host and get to select from a range of optional activities to keep you busy during your stay here – if you don’t already have your own plans.
On day three, start your day off with a hearty breakfast before your Tour Director helps you board the Eurostar to Brussels, before swapping over to your luxury motorcoach to continue your journey to the Amsterdam area.
Train to Brussels & Coach to Amsterdam area
Your morning in Amsterdam is a busy one as we take to the water for the best way to explore the city with a canal cruise, you’ll then have the chance to stop at a diamond center to watch how precious stones are cut and polished. Wiesbaden awaits you that afternoon!
Luxury coach to Wiesbaden
Fill up on a continental-style breakfast and then sit back onboard your coach and admire the picturesque scenery as you drive through the Rhineland and follow the Rhine river down into Germany’s oldest university town, Heidelberg, before continuing down to Switzerland – keep those cameras at the ready!
Luxury coach to Lucerne
Nestled within the Alps, you’ll notice straightaway that Lucerne will have a special ambience. Clear mountain waters of the Reuss River, surrounding lakes and no shortage of amazing activities to experience here all make up part of the reason why this will be one of your favourite stops on the tour. They’ll be the chance to browse authentic Swiss watches for the shoppers among you, and for the adventurous travellers – a cable-car to the summit of Mount Stanserhorn perhaps will be a better fit!
Luxury coach to Verona
The drive to Verona will undoubtedly be one of the best of your journey, so now’s not the time for napping! Verona will be a change of pace as you explore the medieval setting of Romeo and Juliet.
Rest up at the Poppi hotel in Venice that evening, before getting lost in the mazy canals of the city the next morning. Your Tour Director will give you a quick orientation, starting at St. Mark’s Square – from there, the time is yours to spend how you wish. Do however head away from the popular square and look for the quieter and more authentic sides to Venice – they’ll not only be a lot more pleasant, but you’ll be supporting local businesses and real Venetians.
Luxury coach to Rome
En route to Rome is a quick pitstop in medieval Assisi – where St. Francis was born, and visit the world famous St. Francis Basilicas. From there it’s onwards to the ‘Eternal City’. You’ll start with an introduction to Rome in St. Peter’s Square and visit some of the city’s most famous landmarks – including an optional visit to the Vatican City and the museums there.
On your final day and after breakfast, Pompeii is your next destination to see the remains of the city after the Vesuvius eruption in 79AD.
Luxury coach to Sorrento
Your hotel in Sorrento is the perfect place to relax for the evening a get a good nights rest: surrounded by the Sorrento Peninsula, a range of citrus groves and overlooking the bay of Naples with stunning views of the islands of Capri and Ischia. If you’ve spent the evening longingly looking out to Capri, then you’re in luck – as that’s exactly where you’ll spend the next day here. Mazy streets, charming boutiques and cozy retaurants await.
Luxury coach to Florence
Steeped in a rich, lavish history, Florence will keep you engrossed with it’s magnificent buildings and art culture. The more you look into something, the more detailed you’ll find it is – and you’ll get a sample of what the city has to offer on arrival, with a walking tour from an expert local guide.
Make the most of your time here – and the exquisite gelato – before heading off to Pisa to see the famous leaning tower and then onwards to the Côte d’Azur.
Luxury coach to the Côte d’Azur
Admire the lovely scenary on your drive up to France and through Genoa before a quick stop off to visit a typical perfume workshop and later reach the shores of the French Riviera. You’ll be staying in the Ibis Styles Nice Vieux Port and the rest of the day is yours to spend how you please.
Luxury coach to Grenoble
The place to be for wintersports enthusiasts and certainly a change of scenary from your last destination. Enjoy the postcard-like surroundings and a group dinner that evening before we visit some of the world’s finest vineyards the following morning in Beaune.
Luxury coach to Paris
Last but not least – Paris. For some this will be the main attraction of the tour and it’s easy to see why so many people dream of visiting the French capital one day. Something for absolutely everyone and of course some of the world’s most famous landmarks – you’ll visit some of these on your included walking tour. Leave a bit of time at the end of your day to join the optional farewell dinner as you reminisce about the wonderful memories you’ve made on the trip.
If you need help getting anywhere after you check out from Paris the following morning then talk to us and we can extend your route, if you fancy travelling solo for a bit!
Euroventure are experts in European travel and can organise your travel from anywhere in Europe to the start city of your premium group tour and back again from the last city. Whether you want to get there and back as quickly and directly as possible or you prefer to have a rail holiday either-side of your tour, with Euroventure we can create a custom route for you.