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Summary

On this tour, we combine seven of Europe's best holiday destinations to create an epic discovery of Europe! The smart and creative hotspot of Amsterdam is the perfect base from which to start exploring. From cruising canals, clogs and Dutch cheese, make your way to Austria, and see the birthplace of Albert Einstein. Choose to enjoy a Gondola ride in the floating city of Venice. Experience the natural paradise of Lucerne in Switzerland. Slow down among the vineyard-clad hills of the French countryside. Welcome to Europe; a destination bursting with incredible things to see and do!

Highlights

  • Cruise along the canals in Amsterdam and the Rhine River in Germany
  • Explore Paris, Innsbruck, Venice, Lucerne, Burgundy and Brussels
  • Enjoy lunch and cruise along the River Seine
  • Sip on German wine in the Rhine Valley 
  • Visit Ulm and Verona

Start Point

Hotel in Amsterdam | 10:00 AM

End Point

Hotel in Amsterdam | 06:30 PM (traffic dependent)
DAY 1: Start of tour in Amsterdam

Welcome to Amsterdam! Meet your tour leader and tour group at the hotel this morning. Then, it’s time for today’s first stop - a local farm where you’ll find out how Dutch cheese and clogs are crafted! Afterwards, choose to continue the Dutch countryside adventures on today’s optional excursion or enjoy a free afternoon. This evening, explore the heart of Amsterdam onboard a canal cruise. This is the best way to be introduced to Amsterdam; a city filled with beautiful 17th century architecture and a unique charm! After the cruise, enjoy a welcome dinner with the group at a local restaurant. The rest of the night is free, this is your chance to explore more of the city! Head to Dam Square or even visit Amsterdam's iconic Red Light District!

Meals: Dinner

DAY 1: Start of tour in Amsterdam

Welcome to Amsterdam! Meet your tour leader and tour group at the hotel this morning. Then, it’s time for today’s first stop - a local farm where you’ll find out how Dutch cheese and clogs are crafted! Afterwards, choose to continue the Dutch countryside adventures on today’s optional excursion or enjoy a free afternoon. This evening, explore the heart of Amsterdam onboard a canal cruise. This is the best way to be introduced to Amsterdam; a city filled with beautiful 17th century architecture and a unique charm! After the cruise, enjoy a welcome dinner with the group at a local restaurant. The rest of the night is free, this is your chance to explore more of the city! Head to Dam Square or even visit Amsterdam's iconic Red Light District!

Experiences

Cheese and clogs demonstration: See how these famous shoes are traditionally made by hand, and taste a variety of fantastic Dutch cheese. Purchase some unique and authentic Dutch souvenirs during the visit!

Amsterdam canal cruise: Sail along Amsterdam's stunning canals at twilight and admire the top attractions along the waterside as you go. This is the perfect introduction to Amsterdam, as you take in the city's well-known and iconic sights from the water.

Welcome dinner: Celebrate the first night of the tour with a welcome dinner at a restaurant in the centre of town. This is the perfect opportunity to get to know more about your fellow travellers.

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DAY 2: Amsterdam - Rhine Valley

Wave farewell to the Netherlands and travel to the Rhine Valley, one of the most picturesque regions of Germany. Arrive in Boppard where the group will enjoy a Rhine Valley wine tasting. Next, board a Rhine Valley riverboat, and cruise the Rhine River. This stretch of river is home to the highest concentration of medieval castles in all of Europe, making for a memorable trip complete with vineyards, lofty cliffs and medieval German towns! Afterwards, visit a local artisan to see how German beer steins and cuckoo clocks are made. After an adventure-filled day, head to the hotel in the Rhine Valley, and enjoy dinner with the group tonight.

Experiences

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. Riesling, Pinot Noir and Spätburgunder are popular varieties. If it is the right time of year and the harvest has been good, you may even be able to try eiswein (ice wine); a sweet dessert wine made of grapes which need to be harvested in the freezing winter months!

Cruise down the Rhine River: Admire the beautiful scenery as you cruise along the Rhine River. This area is home to the largest concentration of Gothic castles in all of Europe; Sterrenberg, Liebestein, Katz and Fortress Rheinfels.

Beer stein and cuckoo clock-making demonstration: Visit a local artisan’s shop in St. Goar to learn how German beer steins and cuckoo clocks are crafted!

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DAY 3: Ulm - Innsbruck

It’s time to head off to Innsbruck in Austria, with a stop in Ulm. This historic German city is famous not only as the birthplace of Albert Einstein, but also for having the tallest church steeple in the world! Afterwards, travel onwards to Innsbruck. This Austrian city is one of the few places in the world that has something for everyone! From extreme sports (thanks to the close proximity of the soaring Nordkette Alps) and fascinating historical heritage (courtesy of the legacy of the Habsburgs), to vibrant modern attractions. Embark on an orientation tour of the city followed by free time to explore the city further, at your own pace. This evening, choose to join the optional Tyrol folk evening and dinner; a great taste of Austrian culture!

Experiences

Visit Ulm: See this medieval city which is home to the impressive Ulm Minster; a huge, Gothic church. Ulm is also famous for being the home of Albert Einstein.

Orientation tour of Innsbruck: Join your tour leader for an orientation tour of this popular Austrian city. Innsbruck is home to imperial architecture, modern sights, and is a thriving winter sports destination. Keep an eye out for the famous Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof) in the town square!

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DAY 4: Innsbruck - Verona - Venice

Leaving Innsbruck behind, journey onward to the enchanting city of Venice! Visit Verona along the way; the setting for the most famous love story of all time, Romeo and Juliet! Next up, arrive in Venice. This floating city is home to timeless waterways and artistic masterpieces – this is a city that will capture your heart and imagination. Start the stay in Venice with an orientation tour traversing the beautiful, narrow alleyways, where you will see sights like St. Mark's Square, and the famous Rialto Bridge. The evening is yours to explore this unforgettable city. If you wish to take part in a true Venetian experience, enjoy a traditional gondola ride along the canals, as well as a water taxi trip across the lagoon.

Experiences

Visit Verona: Embark on an orientation tour and take a walk around the city which provided the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Absorb the ambience of the city, and even seek out Juliet’s balcony where Romeo reportedly wooed his lover!

Orientation tour of Venice: Enter the heart of this unique floating city with your tour leader for an orientation tour. See top sights including St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, St. Mark’s Museum, Campanile, Doge’s Palace, Rialto Market and Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

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DAY 5: Venice - Lucerne

Head back into Alpine territory today and travel on to Lucerne. Renowned as one of Switzerland's most beautiful cities, this is one place you'll definitely want to have your camera at the ready! All the ingredients for the quintessentially picturesque Swiss experience are here; a cobalt lake and well-preserved old town complete with waterfront promenades, covered bridges and perfect plazas are surrounded by the natural skyscrapers of the Swiss Alps. Take to the water to enjoy the views on the optional Lake Lucerne cruise. After a short orientation tour with your tour leader, enjoy free time to explore at your leisure, before jumping back on the coach, and continuing to the hotel. Look forward to an included dinner tonight.

Experiences

Orientation tour of Lucerne: Walk through the centre of Lucerne, and see some of the highlights you can explore further on your free day tomorrow, such as the Lion Monument, Church of St Leodegar and the famous Chapel Bridge. This city is absolutely beautiful - it's really no wonder that figures such as Goethe, Queen Victoria and Wagner savoured the stunning views that Lucerne has to offer!

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DAY 6: Lucerne - Burgundy

Take some free time to explore Lucerne this morning. Enjoy a unique Alpine experience by joining the Mount Pilatus excursion; take either the panoramic cable car or the world’s steepest cogwheel railway to the top, and admire the Alpine views along the way. Next up, France is calling! Travel into Burgundy; famous for its great food and wine. Arrive in Dijon, the capital of Burgundy, and enjoy an orientation tour of the city. Dijon is a great place to soak up history, with excellent museums and fabulous Renaissance architecture helping to make this one of the most memorable parts of the entire tour! Not forgetting that it is a centre for delicious food and French wine! Enjoy a group dinner after the orientation tour.

Experiences

Orientation tour of Dijon: Dijon is probably most well known for the mustard that shares the city’s name! Take an orientation tour of the capital of one of the most famous wine regions of France. Join your tour leader to see highlights including Notre Dame, and its owl talisman and Jacquemart clock, Maison Milliere, La Moutarderie Edmond Fallot and Place de la Liberation. In addition to the food, wine and history, Dijon is a place of tremendous wealth and power, and one of the great European centres of art, learning and science.

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DAY 7: Burgundy - Paris

The City of Lights is the next stop! Paris is home of some of the world's most famous cultural landmarks, museums, galleries, and boutiques. Arrive, take an included cruise along the River Seine, sailing past sights including the Louvre, and pick up a traditional French baguette for lunch onboard. Next, embark on 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 visit to the Fragonard perfume museum. The rest of today is free to explore the French capital further, with optional excursions available including An Evening in Montmartre and a traditional Parisian cabaret show!

Experiences

Cruise along the River Seine: Hop aboard, and enjoy a sightseeing cruise down the River Seine accompanied by a baguette lunch; this is as Parisian as it gets! 

Driving tour of Paris: Enjoy a driving tour upon arrival. Spot the Tuileries Gardens, The River Seine, l'Île de la Cité, the Louvre Museum, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Lovers Bridge, Sacré Cœur, Montmartre, Pigalle (the Red Light District) and the Moulin Rouge!

Visit the Fragonard perfume museum: Discover the history, scents and secrets behind famous French perfume at the Fragonard perfume museum in Paris!

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DAY 8: Brussels - End of tour in Amsterdam

It's the last leg of our journey already! En route back to the Dutch capital, enjoy a stop in Brussels for a chance to explore the Belgian capital. Wander around the streets, and sample typical Belgian fare; moules et frites, countless varieties of beer, and of course, the famous chocolate and waffles. Perhaps grab some last-minute souvenirs for the folks back home? A photo stop at Brussels’ incredible Atomium is also on the agenda for today. Afterwards, it’s time to continue on to Amsterdam, where the tour officially ends. We hope you've enjoyed this whirlwind tour of Europe! Don’t forget to share your memories with us online using the hashtags #BetterTogether and #TravelMadePossible!

Experiences

Visit Brussels: Enjoy a stop in the capital of Belgium. This multicultural, historic city is home to the European Union Headquarters as well as great art, museums, cartoons, culture, and cuisine. Admire the intricate architecture of the buildings around Grand Place, and find a quaint café to enjoy a snack (maybe even grab a pint of Belgian beer!).

Photo stop at the Atomium: Originally built for the 1958 World's Fair, this unique structure makes for a truly incredible selfie opportunity! The Atomium is an impressive structure created to resemble an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times! Inside, it houses a museum, and is filled with surreal walkways, exhibitions and a panoramic view of the city.

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What's Included

Accommodation

  • 7 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 (subject to availability)

Meals

  • 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 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) 

Tour Leader

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

17 Experiences!

  • Visit a local Dutch cheese farm and clog factory
  • Enjoy a cruise along Amsterdam’s iconic canals
  • Welcome dinner in Amsterdam
  • Enjoy a wine tasting in Germany’s Rhine Valley
  • Cruise down the Rhine River
  • Learn how beer steins and cuckoo clocks are made
  • Visit Ulm; birthplace of Einstein
  • Explore Innsbruck on an orientation tour
  • Visit Verona; setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
  • Explore the heart of Venice on an orientation tour
  • Experience Lucerne and marvel at the views
  • Discover Dijon on an orientation tour
  • Cruise along the River Seine and enjoy lunch onboard 
  • See the highlights of Paris on a driving tour
  • Visit a famous perfume museum in Paris
  • Explore Brussels; Belgium’s charismatic capital 
  • Enjoy a photo stop at the impressive Atomium

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.

Amsterdam

Photos of the tour

Volendam & Zaanse Schans

Explore more of the Dutch countryside and get a glimpse of local life! Start with a visit to the quaint fishing village of Volendam. Wander the main street filled with charming cafes and local souvenirs and admire the sprawling views. Your next stop is the historical windmill village of Zaanse Schans. Here, learn about how these iconic symbols of the Netherlands were vital to the industrial development of the country. This is the perfect opportunity to capture some classic Dutch photos! The coach will then take you back into the city centre.

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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Jada 26 Verified Buyer 2023-09-28
A Fast Paced Amazing Tour de Force
We recently completed the European Vistas 8 day tour to 7 European Countries. It was truly amazing. From the quaint canals of Amsterdam and Venice to the majestic mountains of Innsbruck and Lake Luzerne to the cruises along the Rhine and Seine this tour had it all and then some. Although faced paced, (hey it's 7 countries in 8 days!) it was well worth the effort. Not only were the sights amazing, but the extra experiences available in most locations were well worth the additional cost and shouldn't be missed. It's difficult to get a flavor of local culture on a short trip to any location, but Expat has a way of providing that experience making travel all the more exceptional. If you're looking for a fast-paced adventure offering the ability to experience many different locales and cultures, this is a trip that should not be missed.
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Vee Verified Buyer 2023-09-28
A dream trip
The tour was well executed. The countries we visited were all interesting tourist destinations, some of which were in my bucket list. I really liked all the countries especially Italy, France, Switzerland. Austria was the biggest surprise for me because I would never have considered visiting but I am so happy this tour afforded us that opportunity, what a beautiful country, thank you so much. Activities: all activities that were either part of the package or were optional were all interesting and fun. I especially loved the cruises as they were the best way to explore the area/ city. Hotels: all the hotels we slept at were clean, well kept, the beds were comfortable and the food was alright. Tour Leader: Mayra was amazing, patient, caring, respectful and ran a tight ship in terms of managing time. She gave out information/facts/history about the countries we visited. She played games with us to keep us entertained. She simply was amazing. Tour Driver: Sam is simply a gentleman, helpfu
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AP Verified Buyer 2023-08-11
Splendid
Amazing experience ? will surely book through expat Explore again. Very accommodating.
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Sam Y. Verified Buyer 2023-07-27
Great Experience
We had a fantastic time on a fast-paced tour. We saw and enjoyed many places we dreamed to visit for a long time. Shout out to Sam, our Bus Driver for his exceptional driving experience being nice to all group and Pauline, our Tour Leader for her great Knowledge that made it work great and managed to overcome some issues we faced.
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Rachel N Verified Buyer 2023-07-25
No-hassle way to travel!
So many things to love about this tour: no-hassle, great tour guide (with an Australian accent), comfortable coach bus, scrumptious meals, exciting excursions, and lots of FUN!

Why this tour?

An Amsterdam to Paris tour is guaranteed to be filled with amazing European sights, history, cuisine and experiences! Join the European Vistas tour for an 8-day multi-country tour that will take you to classic, must-see sights as well as smaller, hidden gems that you will fall in love with! This tour is fantastic for travellers who want to see top Europe destinations along with other places they might not have discovered on their own! 

While these European destinations are great to visit year-round, why not try a European Vista winter time tour? Seeing spots like France, Switzerland and Germany transformed in the chilly festive season is a real treat and special holiday experience. 

Our Amsterdam, Paris and Switzerland packages include city tours and free time to explore. You’ll see dreamy Parisian sights, the magnificent Lake Lucerne and experience Amsterdam’s lively local culture. This European Vistas tour has even more added bonuses which make this trip special! In Germany, travel to the stunning Rhine Valley and Ulm - where Albert Einstein was born. Make stops in Innsbruck in Austria, Brussels in Belgium and Burgundy - France’s famous wine region. Plus, enjoy a night in Venice, Italy and experience la dolce vita!

Along with a variety of exciting activities including a Rhine Valley wine tasting and a cruise along Amsterdam’s canals, there are a number of great optional activities. Why not take a trip to the top of Mount Pilatus in Switzerland or enjoy a classic gondola ride in Venice? You can add on whatever you choose, to make this trip perfect for you.  

All of our multi-country European Vacation packages offer fun, affordable and convenient ways to see the best of Europe. Hop aboard one of our comfortable, modern coaches and be ready to dive in for an exciting adventure led by one of our expert Tour Leaders!