Start Point
Amsterdam / Paris
End Point
Amsterdam
Ages
10 - 75+
Transport
Private coach
Accommodation
2, 3 & 4* hotels

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Summary

Explore Europe’s best destinations on this exciting 18-day tour! In just over two weeks, travel through France, Spain, Switzerland and more. Embark on classic European excursions and see the glittering lights of Paris, stroll through the streets of Rome and treat your taste buds in Tuscany. Soak up the sun along the French Riviera and see Gaudi’s magnificent Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Marvel at the views in the Swiss Alps and Germany’s fairytale-like Black Forest. Cruise along the Rhine River, Amsterdam’s canals and Venice’s waterways. Exploring Europe has never been more fun-filled or unforgettable!

This tour is also available in shorter, half-length itineraries; the Amsterdam to Rome tour and the Rome to Amsterdam tour. 

 

Europe Explorer Tour
Accommodation
  • 17 nights' accommodation in twin rooms with private en-suite facilities
  • Single travelers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room
Meals
  • 17 breakfasts, 7 dinners
    *Vegetarian options available for all meals on request
Transport
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and toilet onboard
  • Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)
Modern air conditioned coach transport
Extras
  • Services of your Expat Explore tour leader, who will be on hand with advice and tips to ensure that you get the most from your trip
  • All taxes and fees included
  • Free Expat Explore tour souvenir – a memorable gift of your once in a lifetime trip
19 Experiences!

Accommodation

We use a variety of hotels in each destination, so you may stay in a hotel different to that listed here. Hotels are selected closer to departure date; you will receive a confirmed list one week prior to your departure date.

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Hotel ibis Paris La Défense Centre Hotel ibis Paris La Défense Centre
Hotel ibis Paris La Défense Centre Hotel ibis Paris La Défense Centre
Ibis Paris Bercy Village 12eme Ibis Paris Bercy Village 12eme
Ibis Paris Bercy Village 12eme Ibis Paris Bercy Village 12eme
Hôtel Kyriad Paris Nord Porte de Saint Ouen Hôtel Kyriad Paris Nord Porte de Saint Ouen
Hôtel Kyriad Paris Nord Porte de Saint Ouen Hôtel Kyriad Paris Nord Porte de Saint Ouen
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B&B Toulouse Center B&B Toulouse Center
B&B Toulouse Center B&B Toulouse Center
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Sant Cugat Hotel Sant Cugat Hotel
Sant Cugat Hotel Sant Cugat Hotel
Hotel Derby Barcelona Hotel Derby Barcelona
Hotel Derby Barcelona Hotel Derby Barcelona
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Adagio Access Avignon Adagio Access Avignon
Adagio Access Avignon Adagio Access Avignon
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Hôtel Kyriad Nice Port Hôtel Kyriad Nice Port
Hôtel Kyriad Nice Port Hôtel Kyriad Nice Port
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Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio
Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio
Settentrionale Esplanade Settentrionale Esplanade
Settentrionale Esplanade Settentrionale Esplanade
Hotel Terme Pellegrini Hotel Terme Pellegrini
Hotel Terme Pellegrini Hotel Terme Pellegrini
Hotel Antica Tabaccaia Hotel Antica Tabaccaia
Hotel Antica Tabaccaia Hotel Antica Tabaccaia
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BV Oly Hotel BV Oly Hotel
BV Oly Hotel BV Oly Hotel
Hotel Cristoforo Colombo Hotel Cristoforo Colombo
Hotel Cristoforo Colombo Hotel Cristoforo Colombo
B&B Hotel Roma San Lorenzo Termini B&B Hotel Roma San Lorenzo Termini
B&B Hotel Roma San Lorenzo Termini B&B Hotel Roma San Lorenzo Termini
iH Hotels Roma Z3 iH Hotels Roma Z3
iH Hotels Roma Z3 iH Hotels Roma Z3
B&B Pietralata B&B Pietralata
B&B Pietralata B&B Pietralata
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Hotel VeneziaHotel Venezia
Hotel Ambasciatori & Delfino Hotel Ambasciatori & Delfino
Hotel Ambasciatori & Delfino Hotel Ambasciatori & Delfino
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Alpenrose Hotel & Gardens Alpenrose Hotel & Gardens
Alpenrose Hotel & Gardens Alpenrose Hotel & Gardens
Hotel Alpina Kandersteg Hotel Alpina Kandersteg
Hotel Alpina Kandersteg Hotel Alpina Kandersteg
Holiday Inn Express Luzern - Kriens Holiday Inn Express Luzern - Kriens
Holiday Inn Express Luzern - Kriens Holiday Inn Express Luzern - Kriens
The Bear Inn Wilderswil The Bear Inn Wilderswil
The Bear Inn Wilderswil The Bear Inn Wilderswil
Ibis Geneve Centre Lac Ibis Geneve Centre Lac
Ibis Geneve Centre Lac Ibis Geneve Centre Lac
Alpenrose, Wilderswil Alpenrose, Wilderswil
Alpenrose, Wilderswil Alpenrose, Wilderswil
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Dormero City Bretten Dormero City Bretten
Dormero City Bretten Dormero City Bretten
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Hampton by Hilton Schiphol Airport Hampton by Hilton Schiphol Airport
Hampton by Hilton Schiphol Airport Hampton by Hilton Schiphol Airport
Park Inn Amsterdam City west Park Inn Amsterdam City west
Park Inn Amsterdam City west Park Inn Amsterdam City west
Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - Schiphol Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - Schiphol
Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - Schiphol Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - Schiphol
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Start Point
Hotel in AmsterdamPlease contact us for more information
07:30 hrs
Hotel in ParisHotel to be confirmed
17:00 hrs
End Point
Hotel in AmsterdamPlease contact us for more information
10:00 hrs
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Optionals

On Tour Excursions
All optional excursions are booked on tour and paid in cash to your tour leader, unless stated otherwise. Please note, certain optional excursions are subject to availability and could change as a result.
Transfers

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Accommodation

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Why this tour

Visiting Europe is on the bucket-list of almost every traveller, thanks to the history, culture, traditions and incredible must-see sites. Join this Europe Explorer tour to see some of the continent’s top highlights! This 18 days in Europe itinerary allows you to discover the reasons why Europe is such a popular destination.

Wondering why to choose this tour? France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium are all fantastic European countries to visit and this is your chance to see them in a fun, affordable and convenient way! Here are some of the highlights and bucket-list worthy experiences of this Europe Explorer trip:

  • See iconic sites on driving tours of Paris and Barcelona.
  • Make the most of free days to explore as you wish in Paris, Barcelona, Rome, the Swiss Alps and Amsterdam. Each free day comes with a range of optional activities to enjoy! 
  • Admire the views of the scenic Swiss Alps and take in the storybook-like landscape of the Black Forest in Germany. Not forgetting the breathtaking views you’ll enjoy on a drive along the sun-kissed French Riviera complete with a guided tour of Monaco - arguably the best European city for day trips!
  • Grab your chance to visit the snow-capped “Top of Europe” on the Train to Jungfraujoch optional excursion.
  • Join a local guide to follow in the footsteps of Gladiators in Rome.
  • Pay a visit to the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Walk through the heart of Venice, Florence and Avignon with your tour leader to see the cities’ top attractions.
  • Visit one of Europe’s smallest countries: Andorra.
  • Sail along the canals in Amsterdam and enjoy a relaxing cruise trip along the Rhine River. 
  • Enjoy a taste of local culture! Sip wine in the south of France and Germany’s Rhine Valley.
  • Visit the beautiful towns of Ghent, Siena and Avignon.

Is this the right tour for me?

What is the accommodation like? 
On this 18 day European tour, travellers will use twin share rooms and you’ll be paired with a traveller of the same gender if you are travelling alone. Single supplements are available for those looking for some extra privacy.

How many days is enough for Europe? 
It depends on what you’d like to see! 18 Days in Europe showcases highlights of the 7 countries visited on tour with free time to spend as you wish. There’s always the option to spend more time in certain places before and after the tour too!

Can you do Europe in 2 weeks? 
Yes! Our tour itineraries are designed to show off destinations, no matter the time constraint. 

Can I tour Europe in 10 days? 
Absolutely - take a look at these great 10 day itineraries on the Europe Highlights, Best of Western Europe, and Europe at Leisure tours.

When to go on a tour to Europe? 
One of the great things about Europe is that you can visit anytime. The best time to visit Europe is generally spring when the weather is pleasant and crowds are smaller. Summer is hot while winter is a great option for festive getaways!

Where should I start in Europe?

Rome is a great place to start as it is a travel hub filled with great culture, cuisine and history that attracts visitors from around the world! 

Make your bucket-list dreams come true and explore Europe with us!

 

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