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Summary

The perfect taste of Europe! Tick off your bucket list of European hotspots as you set off on this iconic holiday of Europe. Travel through six European countries, including the UK, France, Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium. Visit all the Parisian sights you've always dreamed of. Travel to the top of Europe in Switzerland. Traverse the Rhine Valley in Germany. Explore the Dutch countryside and experience the best of Amsterdam! Round it up with a taste of Belgium in a beautiful medieval Belgian city! Want to explore Europe? This is it! 

If you'd like to include a three-night stay in London in your tour, take a look at the Western Europe Delights itinerary - click here.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a free day to explore Paris, with optional cabaret show
  • Optional visit to Jungfraujoch during your free day in the Swiss Alps
  • Experience a Rhine River cruise in Germany
  • Visit Amsterdam and see the Dutch capital on an iconic canal cruise

Start Point

Outside Novotel London Greenwich hotel | 06:30 AM
Hotel lobby at Holiday Inn Express London - Greenwich | 07:00 AM
Hotel in Paris | 05:00 PM (approx.)

End Point

Outside Novotel London Greenwich hotel | 08:00 PM
DAY 1: London - Paris

Welcome to Expat Explore’s Europe Taster tour! Leaving London behind, travel to Paris, crossing the English Channel on the way. Upon arriving in the ‘City of Lights’, enjoy 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 and the Arc de Triomphe! After the driving tour, enjoy a welcome dinner at a restaurant in Paris. Afterwards, travel back to the hotel and get some rest before exploring the city further on the free day tomorrow!

Meals: Dinner

DAY 1: London - Paris

Welcome to Expat Explore’s Europe Taster tour! Leaving London behind, travel to Paris, crossing the English Channel on the way. Upon arriving in the ‘City of Lights’, enjoy 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 and the Arc de Triomphe! After the driving tour, enjoy a welcome dinner at a restaurant in Paris. Afterwards, travel back to the hotel and get some rest before exploring the city further on the free day tomorrow!

Experiences

Driving tour of Paris: Enjoy a driving tour and discover the beauty of the “City of Lights”! Spot the Tuileries Gardens, the River Seine, l'Ile de la Cité, the Louvre Museum, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Lovers Bridge, Sacre Coeur, Montmartre, Pigalle (the Red Light District) and the Moulin Rouge!

Paris dinner: Enjoy a delicious Parisian meal. Take some time to chat to your tour leader about which optional excursions to join on the free day tomorrow.

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DAY 2: Paris: Free Day

Enjoy a free day to explore Paris however you wish! Join the Paris+ optional excursion to enjoy some classic Parisian experiences. On the excursion, join your tour leader and visit a famous French Perfumery, indulge in a tasting at an authentic macaron shop, enjoy a lunch cruise on the River Seine and much more! Alternatively, explore on your own and see Paris’ world-famous Louvre Museum, take a trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower, stroll along the Champs-Élysées or grab a spot at a local cafe and watch the world go by. There are endless great things to see and do in Paris! Tonight, why not enjoy the “Evening in Montmartre” optional excursion or experience an unforgettable cabaret show?

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On Tour Excursions

DAY 3: Burgundy - Swiss Alps

Leave Paris behind and travel to Burgundy. Here, enjoy free time for lunch and get a taste of the French wine country! In the town of Beaune, there is time to wander around and even try some delicious wine. After lunch, sit back and enjoy the drive to the border as the tour makes its way to Switzerland and enjoy a scenic drive through the Swiss Alps. Welcome to your home for the next two days in the Swiss Alps! The Jungfrau Region is a World Heritage Site that is home to Europe's largest glacier. Enjoy an included dinner with the group tonight.

Experiences

Burgundy lunch stop: Enjoy a stop in Burgundy, a UNESCO World Heritage site and famous wine-producing region. You will have some free time to explore this beautiful medieval town centre and the opportunity to try local food and wine.

Scenic mountain drive of Switzerland: Spectacular views as during a drive through this amazing country alongside lakes, breath-taking mountain vistas and scenic views of quaint Swiss towns.

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DAY 4: Swiss Alps: Free Day

The splendour of the Alps is yours to explore today – don’t miss the chance to join the optional excursion up to Jungfraujoch, the highest train station in Europe! The trip to the top is a real highlight! Look out for quaint villages nestled in the valleys beneath snow-capped peaks and tumbling mountain waterfalls. Arrive at the top and enjoy the year-round snow and breathtaking views of the surrounding glaciers and craggy mountaintops. Be sure to capture as many photos as possible before it’s time to head back down to lower altitudes for the rest of the afternoon. Tonight, choose to enjoy a quintessential Swiss experience with a fondue dinner optional.

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DAY 5: Swiss Alps - Rhine Valley

This morning, the tour travels to Germany’s famous Rhine Valley! Depart Switzerland and cross the border into Germany - look forward to more scenic views along the way. Arrive and board a Rhine riverboat to travel from St Goar to Boppard. See a different side to the beautiful Rhine Valley during a cruise with views of the most concentrated stretch of castles in all of Europe! The scenery also features vineyards, charming medieval towns and lofty cliffs. Disembark and 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.

Experiences

Rhine River cruise: Cruise down the Rhine River and see the beautiful scenery and the largest concentration of gothic castles (Sterrenberg, Liebestein, Katz and Fortress Rheinfels) in Europe. 

Rhine Valley wine tasting: Visit a local wine merchant in one of Germany’s most famous wine-growing regions, and sample several types of delicious German wine. 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.

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DAY 6: Rhine Valley - Amsterdam

Wave farewell to the Rhine Valley and Germany as the tour continues to the Netherlands today. Cross the border into a brand new country and enjoy free time for a lunch stop along the way. Once in the Netherlands, look forward to a variety of classic Dutch experiences! Snap photos at the historic Riekermolen Windmill before learning about how traditional Dutch cheese and clogs are made. Next up, Amsterdam is calling! Arrive in the Dutch capital city and enjoy free time before embarking on a cruise through Amsterdam’s iconic canals - be sure to have your cameras ready! Afterwards, sit down for a farewell group dinner at a local restaurant in the city before heading to the hotel for tonight.

Experiences

Visit the Riekermolen Windmill: Travel through the Dutch countryside and enjoy a photo stop at an iconic Dutch windmill.

Cheese and clogs demonstration: Enjoy a visit to a local farm and see how these famous shoes are traditionally crafted by hand. You will also see how Dutch cheese is made and get to taste some fantastic cheeses! This is a great place to shop for some unique souvenirs!

Amsterdam Canal Cruise: Sail along Amsterdam's stunning canals at twilight. Cruising along the atmospheric canals and taking in the sights along the water offers the perfect introduction to this vibrant city.

Farewell dinner in Amsterdam: Enjoy a final group dinner with your group at a local restaurant in the city.

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DAY 7: Amsterdam - Bruges - London

After breakfast, bid farewell to Amsterdam and get ready to travel back to London via Belgium. Famous for its beer, waffles, chocolate and moules et frites, any Belgian town is a good place to be if you’ve brought your appetite! Today, the tour will make a stop in Bruges - a gorgeous Belgian city home to beautifully-preserved medieval architecture. With no shortage of cobblestone streets, historic old churches and lofty towers, this is a great city to explore and a good spot to pick up any last-minute souvenirs during free time. After free time to explore, it’s back to the coach for the final leg of the journey back to London.

Experiences

Visit Bruges: Make a stop in this beautiful medieval town with some free time so you could try the signature national dish of moules et frites, see or even climb the Belfry Tower, have a Belgian beer or buy some amazing Belgian chocolate.

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What's Included

Accommodation

  • 6 nights in 2, 3 & 4* hotel accommodation in twin rooms with private bathrooms
  • Single travellers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room

Meals

  • 6 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners 
    *Vegetarian options available for all meals on request

Transport

  • Modern air conditioned coach with reclining seats, TV for showing DVDs and toilet
  • Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)

Tour Leader

  • Fully guided tour with experienced tour leader
  • Tour leader will accompany group throughout and manage all logistical details

11 Experiences!

  • Head out on a driving tour of Paris 
  • Enjoy dinner in Paris
  • Explore Burgundy, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Scenic mountain drive in Switzerland
  • Cruise along the Rhine River
  • Indulge in a wine tasting in the Rhine Valley
  • Visit the Riekermolen Windmill
  • Learn about how traditional Dutch cheese and clogs are made
  • Cruise along Amsterdam’s canals
  • Enjoy a farewell dinner in Amsterdam
  • Visit Bruges, a medieval city in Belgium

Accommodation

Hotels are chosen closer to departure date. We do use a variety of hotels in each destination, so you may stay in a hotel different to that listed here.

Paris

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Paris+

Join your tour leader on an unforgettable day out in Paris! Look forward to enjoying classic French experiences. These include tasting macarons at the world-famous Ladurée, strolling through the beautiful Place Vendôme and a guided tour of the Fragonard Musée du Parfum. You’ll also visit Montparnasse Tower for panoramic views of Paris, take in the impressive views of the Eiffel Tower from Champ de Mars, enjoy a sightseeing River Seine cruise with food and drinks on board, and visit the vibrant Latin Quarter where the tour ends. Here, you’ll have free time to explore and glimpse the reconstruction of the Notre Dame Cathedral!

Optional Excursions

Unless marked as “Pre-Book”, all optional excursions can be booked on tour and paid for in cash (in the stated currency) to your tour leader.
Prices and availability are subject to change

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May Verified Buyer 2023-10-30
Very hectic, not much time to rest
Tour time and schedule was very organized.
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Xy Verified Buyer 2023-10-29
Europe First-time travllers, this trip is for you!
This is our first time in Europe so we booked for a 7-day Europe Taster. Started in London which is very convenient for us. Coach was very comfortable, we were able to doze off fine during the travel. The driver, Sylven (sorry not sure how to spell his name right) was the best. He drives smoothly and patiently especially in the "jungle" streets of Paris! Tour leader Mike was smart and very informative but was hoping he could've been more fun and more approachable with the rest of team. He was very organized. He gives us treats/sweets - which was really nice. Morever, we were able to meet a mix of various travellers (solo, couples & friends) from US, Australia, Philippines & S.Korea. It was fun! The whole trip was amazing considering it was a "taster", could've been much better if it was more than a week. My favourite part of the trip was the Top of Europe experience in Jungfraujoch! 'Twas hearstopping to say the least. And the rest of the Swiss Alps stops are truly lovely and has unre
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Lenny Verified Buyer 2023-10-26
Fast paced and jam packed with fun
Our tour guide mike was funny, knowledgeable and made our first expat trip enjoyable will definitely try another tour in the future. The experience was very memorable.
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Dimi Verified Buyer 2023-10-26
Great tour
I and my wife had a great time on the tour of Western Europe. Thanks to the amazing guide Dorota/Dee/ and the cool driver Kris, there was no waiting or waste of time for events, and Kris was driving in traffic and weather in the best and safe way. Dee gave us a lot of history and geographic info for the places visited, and there was no question she was not able to answer. Excellent vacation.
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Etat Verified Buyer 2023-10-17
Once in lifetime experience
The tour was an amazing experience. I can't wait to book my next tour with Expat. Our guide and driver were amazing and we enjoyed the group that we were in.

Why this tour?

Europe is home to a number of iconic destinations and this Europe Taster tour is the perfect introduction to its best-known sights. This 1 week Europe trip has been expertly tailor-made to include exciting highlights, experiences and optional activities across Europe in 7 days. 

The guided tour is a fast-paced affair that doesn’t miss a beat - begin and end in London and travel through western Europe. In Paris, get ready to see iconic buildings and admire art, history and romance. Make a stop in Beaune, the capital of Burgundy wines - a real treat for wine enthusiasts! Looking for mountains, quaint villages and superb alpine views? Switzerland will have your heart! Travelling on to Germany brings with it a scenic cruise and wine tasting in the stunning Rhine Valley. Experience quintessential Dutch culture in Amsterdam - we’re talking cheese, clogs, windmills and canals! Finally, a stop in historic Bruges will be a highlight for chocolate and beer lovers!        

On top of the included experiences, this 7 day Europe tour features full free days in Paris and the Swiss Alps to spend as you please. This is a great chance to explore more of these destinations in-depth and embark on some great optional activities. The Jungfraujoch trip to the top of Europe is a highlight! It has consistently been voted Expat Explore’s top optional excursion by passengers over the years. 

Our “taster” tour packages are a fantastic option for first-time travellers to Europe; including families, couples and solo travellers. You’ll be guaranteed insight, authentic experiences and a whole load of fun with our travel crew, as you travel around the six countries on our comfortable and safe coaches.