European Supreme plus 3 day Aegean Cruise Premier End London Summer 2018

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On Day 16 you have the opportunity of taking a 3-day Aegean Cruise with Celestyal Cruises around the magical Greek isles.

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • City tour in Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Sofia, Delphi, Athens, Assisi, Pompeii, Rome, Florence and Paris
    • Cruise along the River Rhine
    • Orientation of Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Munich, Kalambaka, Innsbruck, Venice and Lucerne
    • See the Lorelei Rock, the Vineyards of Burgundy, Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi and the Somme Battlefields in France
    • Visit the Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Temple of Apollo in Delphi, Acropolis in Athens, Excavations in Pompeii, the Sistine Chapel, Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and Eiffel Tower in Paris

What's this trip about?

    On Day 16 you have the opportunity of taking a 3-day Aegean Cruise with Celestyal Cruises around the magical Greek isles.

Details

Itinerary focusOff the Beaten Path
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityLondon
End CityLondon

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Education / Learning
  • Local Immersion & Homestays

Destinations

  • Europe
  • England
  • Austria
  • Switzerland
  • Germany
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Bulgaria
  • Hungary
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Serbia
  • Turkey

Attractions

  • Amsterdam
  • Assisi
  • Athens
  • Belgrade
  • Budapest
  • Florence
  • London
  • Paris
  • Rome
  • Sorrento
  • Venice
  • Vienna

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive London (2 Nights)

Welcome to London. After check-in, take a leisurely stroll through the city or relax and look forward to your wonderful adventure.

Day 2: London Sightseeing

See a host of major attractions during your morning sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Spend the afternoon exploring on your own or shopping. Full Breakfast

Day 3: London – Amsterdam (2 Nights)

See the White Cliffs of Dover as you board your ferry to cross the English Channel to France and then continue on to Amsterdam. This evening join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception cruise along the city's scenic canals. Welcome Reception

Day 4: Amsterdam Orientation

Amsterdam boasts art, architecture, canals, museums, bicycles and charming side streets. Enjoy an orientation of the historic city centre. Visit a diamond polishing factory for a Cultural Insight to see the diamond cutters at work. This afternoon travel to Volendam for a Cultural Insight into the making of wooden clogs and Dutch cheese. Buffet Breakfast

Day 5: Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg – Mannheim

Arrive at Boppard for a cruise along the Rhine. Stop in Heidelberg and admire the magnificent sandstone castle overlooking the scenic River Neckar. Dine tonight at your hotel. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Mannheim – Munich – Innsbruck

Crossing the Swabian Alps arrive in Munich, the capital of Bavaria. See the Hofbrauhaus, the splendid Marienplatz and the City Hall. A short drive through spectacular scenery and across the Austrian border brings you to Innsbruck. Dine tonight at your hotel. Consider experiencing traditional Tyrolean entertainment this evening. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Innsbruck – Venice (2 Nights)

Your morning walking orientation tour includes views of the Golden Roof and St. Jakob's Cathedral. Cross the Alps to Italy via the Brenner Pass en route to Venice − Queen of the Adriatic. This evening join your companions for a Regional Meal at a local restaurant. Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal

Day 8: Venice Orientation

Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square and hear the unique history of this beautiful Byzantine city. See the famous Bridge of Sighs and the ornate Doge's Palace. Gain a Cultural Insight into Venetian glassblowing at a traditional workshop. Spend the afternoon discovering more of this unique city. Buffet Breakfast

Day 9: Venice – Vienna (2 Nights)

Journey through Veneto, over the Austrian border, cross the Styrian Alps and past the Austrian Lake District before arriving to the imperial city of Vienna. Perhaps consider a traditional Austrian evening Optional Exprience complete with a dinner as well as entertainment. Buffet Breakfast

Day 10: Vienna Sightseeing

From the Parliament building to the Hofburg, the State Opera House to St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the city's imperial elegance on your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Spend free time sightseeing or experience a typical Viennese coffee house. Tonight you might want to enjoy a concert of classical music. Buffet Breakfast

Day 11: Vienna – Budapest (2 Nights)

Explore the medieval city of Győr in Hungary. Stroll through this quaint city which stands at the confluence of three rivers and features charming Baroque architecture. Traverse the Transdanubia to the capital, Budapest. Tonight you might want to join a scenic River Danube cruise with a selection of Hungarian foods. Buffet Breakfast

Day 12: Budapest Sightseeing

Meet your Local Specialist this morning and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Budapest. See the Great Synagogue, the Chain Bridge and visit Fishermen's Bastion in the UNESCO listed Castle Hill district. From here experience spectacular views of Pest including the magnificent Parliament and the Danube. Tonight enjoy a traditional Hungarian Regional Meal with music. Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal

Day 13: Budapest – Belgrade (2 Nights)

Cross the Southern Great Plain and visit the city of Szeged famous for its open-air plays and the Votive church. Then cross the border to Serbia and later arrive in the capital, Belgrade. Dine tonight at your hotel. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14: Belgrade Sightseeing

See the Belgrade Fortress and the Skadarlija district during your included sightseeing with a Local Specialist. This afternoon you can explore further on your own or why not join an Optional Experience into the Serbian countryside?Buffet Breakfast

Day 15: Belgrade – Sofia Sightseeing

Travel further south this morning and see the Turkish Fortress in Nis before crossing into Bulgaria. Arrive later in Sofia, where your guided tour with a Local Specialist includes views of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 16: Sofia – Kalambaka

This morning travel to Greece. Enjoy fine views of the Plains of Thessaly en route to magnificent Kalambaka with its cliff-top monasteries. The striking, unique geology of the region led to UNESCO declaring it a World Heritage Site. Dine tonight at your hotel. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 17: Kalambaka – Delphi – Athens

Cross the fertile Thessaly region, the 'bread basket of Greece'. See the battle site at Thermopylae, where the heroic Leonidas and his brave Spartans fought against the invading Persians. A picturesque drive will bring you to Delphi where you'll visit the Temple of Ap...

Day 18: Embark Piraeus – Mykonos

Transfer to Piraeus and cruise to stunning Mykonos. Spend a few hours discovering this island paradise with its distinctive white-washed houses and maze of narrow cobbled streets. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19: Kusadasi – Patmos

Arrive early in Kusadasi in Turkey and consider an Optional Experience to fascinating Ephesus, site of the famous Temple of Artemis. Continue your cruise to Patmos where there is time to relax on the beach or take an Optional Experience to the Monastery of St. John. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 20: Heraklion – Santorini

Wake this morning in Heraklion on the island of Crete. Continue to the spectacular volcanic island of Santorini. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 21: Disembarkation – Athens

This morning, disembark from your cruise ship and rejoin the trip. Buffet Breakfast

Day 22: Ancona – Assisi

Arrive in the port of Ancona and enjoy a scenic drive to Assisi. Dine tonight in your hotel. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 23: Assisi Sightseeing – Sorrento

In Assisi start your day with a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist and see the Basilica dedicated to St. Francis. Pass the Benedictine Abbey in Monte Cassino before arriving in Sorrento. Buffet Breakfast

Day 24: Sorrento – Pompeii – Rome (2 Nights)

The ancient city of Pompeii was buried beneath volcanic ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted 79 AD. Enjoy a walking tour of the excavations of this site with your Local Specialist. This afternoon arrive in Rome. Buffet Breakfast

Day 25: Rome Sightseeing

This morning experience a Cultural Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Visit Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and the Colosseum with a Local Specialist. Spend the afternoon as you wish. Tonight enjoy a Regional Meal in the Eternal City. Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal

Day 26: Rome – Florence Sightseeing

Travel through the Umbria and Tuscany regions to the Renaissance city of Florence. View Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistery and visit Piazza della Signoria with your Local Specialist. Shop for high-quality gold and leather. Buffet Breakfast

Day 27: Florence – Engelberg (2 Nights)

Travel north into Switzerland with its dramatic mountain landscape. Pass the beautiful Lake Lugano while travelling the scenic St Gotthard route into central Switzerland. Arrive this evening to the winter sports resort town of Engelberg. Buffet Breakfast

Day 28: Lucerne Orientation

Your orientation tour of historic Lucerne includes the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge. There is time to shop for Swiss souvenirs including watches and chocolates. During your free time why not consider a mountain experience to complete your Swiss adventure. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 29: Engelberg – Paris (2 Nights)

Cross into France and see the vineyards in the wine-producing Burgundy region. Admire the Auxerrois vineyards and the changing terrain on your journey north to the glittering capital, Paris. Tonight, you might like to experience a world-famous Parisian Cabaret. Buffet Breakfast

Day 30: Paris Sightseeing

Your Local Specialist takes you on an informative sightseeing tour. Enjoy views of the Paris skyline from the second level of the Eiffel Tower. Drive along the Champs Élysées and see the Place de la Concorde. Tonight, celebrate with your Travel Director and newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner. Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 31: Paris – London

Leave Paris and travel to Calais. Say 'au revoir' to France as you board a ferry to Dover and then return to London at the end of this incredible holiday of discovery. Buffet Breakfast

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Meals Included
  • 30 breakfasts
  • 16 dinners
  • 3 lunches
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No age restrictions
Additional Information
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights
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