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Summary

This 17-day trip covers Europe's most iconic countries, including Italy, Germany, Switzerland, France and Spain. Start in the heart of Italy, and gradually work your way west and north. Marvel at the views in the stunning Swiss Alps region, wander around the world's smallest countries - Monaco and Vatican City. Say cheers with the locals in Munich and stroll the streets of the French Riviera. With plenty of free time in cities like Barcelona, Paris and Rome, this trip is created for adventure and making memories!

Please note this tour forms the second leg of our Ultimate Europe tour.

Highlights

  • Walking tours of Florence, Rome, Avignon and Munich
  • Three-night stays to explore Rome and Barcelona in-depth
  • Take a photo with the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Enjoy a scenic Swiss Mountain Experience
  • Visit the tiny countries of Monaco, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and the Vatican City

Start Point

Hotel in Rome | 02:30 PM

End Point

Hotel in Amsterdam | 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
DAY 1: Start of tour in Rome

Welcome to Rome; the start of this Western Adventure! Arrive in Rome, check into the hotel, and meet up with the rest of the tour group. Later, a local Roman guide will introduce you to the locations which make this city so beloved and famous, on an evening walking tour of the city. The Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Roman Forum and the Colosseum...just for starters! Whilst at the Trevi Fountain, toss a coin over your shoulder - legend has it that if you do, you will return to Rome again one day! Make note of all the spots you want to explore further on your free days ahead! Tonight, get to know the tour group at a welcome dinner.

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DAY 1: Start of tour in Rome

Welcome to Rome; the start of this Western Adventure! Arrive in Rome, check into the hotel, and meet up with the rest of the tour group. Later, a local Roman guide will introduce you to the locations which make this city so beloved and famous, on an evening walking tour of the city. The Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Roman Forum and the Colosseum...just for starters! Whilst at the Trevi Fountain, toss a coin over your shoulder - legend has it that if you do, you will return to Rome again one day! Make note of all the spots you want to explore further on your free days ahead! Tonight, get to know the tour group at a welcome dinner.

Experiences

Guided walking tour of Rome: This city has so much to see and do that we can’t list everything here! Enjoy a walking tour of Rome with a professional local guide, a great introduction for further exploration of the city during the free day tomorrow. Visit the Roman Forum, Arch of Septimus Severus, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and the Spanish Steps.

Welcome dinner: Celebrate the first night of the Western Adventure tour with a welcome dinner. Join your tour leader and the rest of the group to enjoy a meal at a local Italian restaurant.

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DAY 2: Rome: Free Day

Today is a free day for you to experience Rome's ancient history, exquisite culture, and delicious food. Make the most of this full day in the “Eternal City”! You could visit the Vatican City; the smallest country in the world and home of the Pope! Wander through the gilded halls, and visit the Sistine Chapel where you can admire the famous ceiling painted by Michelangelo, as well as numerous other famous art pieces dotted around the buildings. Alternatively, stay in the city and see top sights, do some shopping or taste delectable local food such as gelato and carbonara!

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DAY 3: Rome: Free Day

Enjoy another free day to explore Italy’s capital city. Today, you have the opportunity to join your tour leader on an optional excursion to Pompeii. Step back in time and explore the ancient city of Pompeii which is one of Europe’s most famous archeological sites! Nearby Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, destroying the town, and burying it in metres of ash. However, thanks to this ash and pumice, Pompeii has been preserved for nearly 2,000 years! Alternatively, stay in the city and see any top sights you may have missed, and revisit your favourite spots! The Italians believe in taking it easy, so why not relax at a trattoria with a tasty meal, a coffee and some good conversation this evening?

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DAY 4: Florence - Tuscany

This morning, travel through the Tuscan countryside, and marvel at the magical landscapes along the way. Florence is the next stop. Arrive in the Tuscan capital, and set off on a fascinating city tour with a local guide. See some of the city’s most iconic attractions, including the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Ponte Vecchio. After the tour, find out more about Italian leather at a local leather shop. Explore more of the city during free time. You can also join an optional Taste of Tuscany experience. After getting your fix of Florence, it’s time to travel into the Tuscan countryside where the hotel is located.

Experiences

Guided tour of Florence: Discover the capital city of the Tuscan region! Florence is considered to be the birthplace of the Renaissance. Join a local guide and explore Florence. See Florence's Baptistery, Bell Tower, Gates of Paradise, Brunelleschi's Dome, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio.

Leather demo in a local shop: Step inside the world of Italian leather crafting as you watch a leather demo in a local leather shop and factory; Leonardo Leather and Gold. Italy has been famous for leather production for centuries, and Tuscany is one of the leading areas in Italy in terms of leather production.

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DAY 5: Pisa - French Riviera

Before saying bonjour to France, make a stop at one of the most iconic landmarks of Italy - the Leaning Tower of Pisa; A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along with the neighbouring cathedral, cemetery and baptistry, this 56m, 840-year-old bell tower draws millions of visitors from all over the globe, namely for one thing; to have their picture taken with the tower! After a scenic drive through the last of the Italian countryside, cross the border into France. Welcome to the French Riviera! Having made it to the south of France, enjoy a trip along one of the most picturesque strips of coast in the world, where the ocean laps the shore, and it’s holiday season all year round!

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Photo stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa: Enjoy a visit to one of Italy’s most famous monuments! Along with the neighbouring cathedral, cemetery and baptistry, this 56m, 840-year-old bell tower with its iconic  “lean” draws millions of visitors from all over the globe. Make sure to snap some fun photos - a popular pose is to take a picture of you ‘holding up’ the tower.

Visit Nice: Join your tour leader for an orientation tour of Nice! This gorgeous seaside city is located on the French Riviera and boasts beautiful beaches as well as sunshine almost all year round. Some of Nice’s most famous attractions include the Promenade des Anglais, several museums and the city’s Old Town.

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DAY 6: Monaco - French Riviera

Enjoy free time in the French Riviera this morning. This is the playground for the rich and famous - keep your eyes open for celebrities and stars whilst enjoying the sights! This afternoon, it's time to experience the glitz and glamour of the world-famous Principality of Monaco. On the way, stop at a perfumery, and learn more about the history and science behind French fragrances. Arrive in Monaco, and enjoy a tour of top sights! Including the stunning walk to the Princes Palace; the official residence of the Sovereign Prince of Monaco. Also see the legendary Casino de Monte-Carlo, where you'll have some free time to try and win your fortune on the tables and slots (entrance fee not included).

Experiences

French perfumery visit: Enjoy a visit to an authentic French perfumery, where you will learn more about the science and history of these intoxicating French scents and fragrances!

Guided day tour of Monaco: Enjoy a guided day tour to Monaco and explore the tiny principality’s top sights. This microstate on the southern coast of France is a hotspot for royalty, high society, and the rich and famous. During the trip, see highlights such as the Prince's Palace, the Cathedral of Monaco, the Oceanography Museum and the Casino de Monte-Carlo.

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DAY 7: Arles - Barcelona

Enjoy the last few views of the French Riviera before hitting the road to Barcelona! En route, stop in Arles; famous for its historical buildings and links to such artists as Van Gogh. Next, it’s time to travel on to the capital of Catalonia. Arrive in Barcelona, and enjoy a driving tour of this cosmopolitan Spanish city. See highlights including the magnificent Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. Keep note of the places to visit on the free day tomorrow! The hotel for the next few nights is located just outside of Barcelona, in the historic town of Sant Cugat. Arrive, check in, and enjoy an included dinner with the group tonight.

Experiences

Visit Arles: Enjoy a stop in the UNESCO Heritage Site city in the South of France; Arles is famous for its streets filled with historical buildings as well as its links to artists such as Van Gogh who had many paintings inspired by this city! Don’t forget to check out the colourful houses and Roman Amphitheatre while visiting!

Orientation tour of Barcelona: Barcelona is renowned for its art and architecture, such as the fantastical Sagrada Família cathedral and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí. This driving tour is a great introduction to a few of the city's top visitor attractions!

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DAY 8: Barcelona: Free Day

Experience Barcelona at your own pace today! Make the most of your time in this vibrant city. Continue to explore the historical and cultural centres, indulge in some high-end shopping and retail therapy, and much more! Football fans can use the extra day to visit Barcelona FC’s stadium. Why not take advantage of the beaches or cruise up the coast for a truly unique perspective of the city? Spend some time in the peaceful green areas of the city - Park Güell boasts unbeatable views across Barcelona. This magnificent city is full of things to do. For something off the beaten track, join your tour leader for an optional excursion to Montserrat; a monastery in the mountains north of Barcelona!

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DAY 9: Barcelona: Free Day

Hola! Enjoy another free day in Barcelona. There are countless things to do from sightseeing and shopping to simply relaxing. Stay in the city and seek out more of Gaudí’s fantastical architectural creations. Stroll down Las Ramblas and enjoy the market stalls, cafés, restaurants and street entertainers. A great way to see it all is on the Highlights of Barcelona optional excursion - visit Palau Güell, La Boqueria market, the Gothic Quarter and the magnificent Sagrada Família! Tonight is the perfect time for a real taste of Spanish culture - join the optional Flamenco show and dinner this evening. The dance of passion is performed with style, flair and energy and is an authentic experience not to be missed.

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DAY 10: Pont du Gard - Avignon

Adios, Barcelona! Travel back across the border into France, and continue through the French countryside. Enjoy stops at Sète on the coast and the 2,000 year old Pont du Gard, built by the ancient Romans in the first century AD! The final stop of the day will be in Avignon; also known affectionately as ‘The City of Popes’. It is an amazingly preserved, fortified city commune with a long history, stunning architecture and religious significance. Enjoy an orientation walking tour of Avignon, which will show you the Papal Palace as well as other significant structures, and, after an included group dinner, your evening is free to explore as you wish.

Experiences

Visit Sète: Enjoy an orientation tour of this scenic coastal city in the South of France. Sète is famous for its canals and seafood!

Visit the Pont du Gard: The Pont du Gard is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been an attraction for centuries. Crafted by Ancient Rome nearly 2,000 years ago, this impressive aqueduct was created to transport water to the Roman colony of Nemausus. Take a walk along it and notice the lack of no nails, cement or mortar holding the arches together!

Orientation tour of Avignon: Enjoy a walking tour of this French city filled with incredible architecture and history. It is named the “City of Popes” due to popes taking up residence in the city in the 1300s. See highlights including the Palais des Papes, Notre-Dame des Doms, Pont d’Avignon and the old Avignon town walls.

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DAY 11: Geneva - Swiss Alps

Travel towards the magnificent Swiss Alps today! First stop of the day is Geneva; home of the United Nations and Red Cross headquarters. After some free time for lunch, travel onwards to the spectacular Swiss Alpine region, and fill your lungs with the fresh mountain air. Marvel at the beautiful views on a stunning mountain drive while meandering past rugged mountain faces, forests and Alpine lakes. Arrive in the Swiss mountain village, check into the hotel, and relax with a sunset view of the mountain peaks. After a hearty, included dinner, feel free to stroll the streets or get some rest, and be ready for a day filled with Swiss adventures tomorrow!

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Visit Geneva: Spend some time in Geneva and enjoy a lunch stop in the bustling city that is surrounded by beautiful lake and mountain views. Marvel at the views of Lake Geneva, wander the city centre, visit the Old Town and do some shopping!

Scenic Swiss mountain drive: Prepare to be wowed by the spectacular views as the coach drives through mountain passes and alongside lakes. On the mountain drive, enjoy breathtaking mountain vistas and scenic views of quaint Swiss towns.

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DAY 12: Swiss Alps: Free Day

Today is all about Swiss bliss! Travel to the top of Europe on the Jungfraujoch: Journey to the Top of Europe optional experience. Travel by train or cable car to Jungfraujoch and enjoy the incredible scenery and year-round snow! Enjoy plenty of time to enjoy the views and make sure to snap lots of photographs. Alternatively, for those choosing to spend their free day at lower altitudes, exploring a local village offers great insight into the Swiss way of life. Why not head to Lucerne which is a short train ride away to see the sights, pick up some Swiss souvenirs, or simply enjoy strolling through the streets? Choose to complete the day with a hearty fondue dinner.

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DAY 13: Vaduz - Munich - Bavaria

So long, Switzerland! Savour the last of the Alpine views as the tour heads to Germany. Enjoy a stop for lunch in Vaduz; the capital of Liechtenstein. Eat, shop and see Vaduz Castle, the official residence of the Prince of Liechtenstein which overlooks the city. Afterwards, it’s time to travel on to Munich; the capital of Bavaria, and home of Oktoberfest! Arrive, and head off on an orientation tour of the city. Tuck into an included group dinner tonight, and enjoy a local beer… Prost! At the end of an adventure-filled day, continue on to the hotel in Bavaria for the night.

Experiences

Visit Vaduz: Enjoy a visit to a whole new country! Make a stop in Liechtenstein’s capital city and enjoy free time to see a bit of the city and grab a bite to eat.

Munich orientation tour: Explore Munich’s top sights on an orientation tour with your tour leader. Become acquainted with this wonderful German city. The city is home to centuries-old buildings, a historic Altstadt (Old Town), intricate Neo-Gothic architecture, modern designs and Bavarian beer halls - it is a great combination of old and new! 

German beer hall: Enjoy dinner tonight at a traditional German beer hall. Tuck into traditional German cuisines and sample German beer. Prost!

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DAY 14: Bavaria - Rhine Valley

Travel to Germany’s famous Rhine Valley this morning. Arrive, hop aboard a riverboat, and cruise along the Rhine River. Views abound as this area is home to the most concentrated stretch of castles in all of Europe! The banks are also dotted with vineyards, medieval towns, and lofty cliffs. Once the cruise is over, 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. Enjoy an included dinner with the group tonight.

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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. Learn the story of the castles, many of which are now in ruins since the river barons left long ago.

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. Popular varieties include Riesling, Spätburgunder and Pinot Noir. The region is also well known for eiswein (ice wine). It is a very sweet dessert wine made from grapes harvested in the freezing winter months.

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DAY 15: Luxembourg - Paris

It’s auf wiedersehen to Germany, and bonjour once more to France today! Heading back towards Paris, enjoy a stop in one of Europe’s smallest countries; Luxembourg. Arrive in Paris, and 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, head to a restaurant in the city to enjoy a dinner with the group. After a delicious French dinner, travel back to the hotel, get some rest, and be ready to explore the city further on the free day tomorrow!

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Visit Luxembourg: Enjoy a visit to Luxembourg’s capital city. This tiny European nation is well-known as a global financial and banking centre. Enjoy free time to check out the spectacular Renaissance architecture of the Grand Ducal Palace, or have an early lunch in Luxembourg’s central square.

Driving tour of Paris: Embark on a driving tour and see the highlights of the “City of Lights”. See the Tuileries Gardens, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Lovers Bridge, the River Seine, l'Île de la Cité, the Louvre Museum, Sacré Cœur, Montmartre, Pigalle (the Red Light District) and the Moulin Rouge!

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DAY 16: Paris: Free Day

Savour this free day in this city famous for its culture, cuisine, fashion and art! Discover more on a Paris+ tour, enjoy a visit to a renowned parfumerie, taste delicious macaroons, embark on a lunchtime Seine river cruise, admire the views from the Montparnasse observation deck and much more! Alternatively, explore on your own, and take a trip up the Eiffel Tower or visit the Louvre to see famous artworks. Tonight, opt to explore Montmartre with a local guide. Finish this exciting day off with a lively Cabaret show. Paris never disappoints!

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DAY 17: Paris - Ghent - Amsterdam

It’s the last day of this European tour but there is still more adventure in store! After breakfast, it’s time for one last adventure during a visit to the Belgian city of Ghent on the way back to Amsterdam. With a bustling university and a city centre known for its medieval architecture, this port city is home to the perfect mix of history and modernity. On the way back to Amsterdam, remember to swap information with your fellow travellers! Expat Explore hopes you had the time of your life on this Western Adventure!

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Visit Ghent: Look forward to marvelling at the medieval architecture with ease in the pedestrianised city centre of Ghent - and soak up the energy of the university town while you explore!

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What's Included

Accommodation

  • 16 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

  • 16 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) 

Tour Leader

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

22 Experiences!

  • Explore Rome on a guided walking tour
  • Discover Florence with a local guide
  • Watch a leather-making demonstration
  • Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa; an iconic Italian landmark
  • Visit Nice; a gorgeous French coastal city
  • Visit a French perfumery
  • Experience the glitz and glamour of Monaco
  • Visit Arles; a city that inspired many of Van Gogh’s paintings
  • Explore Barcelona’s top sights on a driving tour
  • Visit Sète in the South of France
  • See the Pont du Gard; an Ancient Roman aqueduct
  • Explore Avignon; known as ‘The City of Popes’
  • Visit Geneva and see spectacular Lake Geneva
  • Enjoy a scenic Swiss mountain drive
  • Visit Vaduz; capital of Liechtenstein
  • Discover Munich; the capital of Bavaria
  • Enjoy dinner at a traditional German beer hall
  • Cruise along the Rhine River
  • Indulge in a wine tasting in the Rhine Valley
  • Visit Luxembourg; a tiny European country
  • See the highlights of Paris on a driving tour
  • Visit Ghent; a unique port 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.

Rome

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Pompeii Day Trip

Step back in time with a day trip to the ruins of Pompeii! A local guide will accompany you around this UNESCO World Heritage Site, explaining the history of the town and the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD, as well as introducing you to the artefacts and ruins on display. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious three-course dinner at Caupona, a restaurant inspired by the taverns of ancient Rome! Dine with terracotta plates, drink ancient wine from chalices and goblets and taste typical ancient Roman food! Return transport from Rome and tour leader services included.

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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Traveling Couple Verified Buyer 2023-07-28
Western European adventure
Fast paced tour that covered a lot of territory. Not for those who want a leisurely pace. You do get to sample a lot of countries in a time efficient and economical way. Our tour leader Noddy and driver Paulo were great. Noddy had so much knowledge about everywhere we went and Paulo drove safely in the craziest traffic conditions. His fun personality really added to the trip as well.
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Lovely Verified Buyer 2023-07-22
Amazing experience
The tour was very nice it even covered places that one could not think about when arranging your own travel, Noddy and Paolo were amazing, the hotels were great as well as the breakfasts and applicable dinners. We had the time of our lives and I will highly recommend this tour. We've met new friends and exchanged numbers and we will be visiting each other shortly, how amasing. This was the best tour ever and it was our 2nd time travelling with Expat explore and will certainly do it again.
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Gail and Mike, First Timers Verified Buyer 2023-05-03
We had a Really, Really Really Good Time:)
We can't say enough about how wonderful it was! Not only did we get to experience 10 different countries and the sites and culinary experiences they offered, but we met some really fun travel mates along the way. Some hotels were better than others, but they were all super clean, provided a good breakfast, a bar for a nightcap, and most importantly, a comfortable bed. Our driver Chris was amazing, and our tour leader Steve was the absolute best - knowledgeable, organized, entertaining, and ultra-personable. The bus rides went quickly with frequent comfort stops, times for naps and time for reading/puzzles, and a couple trivia contests. We are already looking into our next Expat tour!!
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Danny Verified Buyer 2023-04-27
Lots of memorable experience. Love the whole journey.
Exhausting yes but worth it. Steve and Chris did a magnificent job, made the whole journey easier.
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Adri Verified Buyer 2022-10-24
It was okay.
We did a Europe tour back in 2016, therefore we have a comparison point. The hotels and food declined HORRENDOUSLY. The tour guide, bus driver, the tours were all great. I give SO many props to our tour guide Gustavo, because everything that could go left, did. He handled everything with such patience and grace. But we can't deny that hotels and food make up a BIG impact on the overall experience.

Why this tour?

Get ready for a Western Europe adventure tour like no other! Expat Explore’s Western Europe trip showcases the top attractions, stunning scenery and historical gems of some of Europe’s most iconic destinations. You’ll visit eight wonderful countries over 17 days. 

Your Western Adventure begins in Rome and gradually travels west and north before wrapping up in lively Amsterdam. This Western Europe tour includes a number of exciting highlights:

  • Start your Rome trip with a guided tour which offers incredible insight into the ancient history of this city as well as a few modern highlights! 
  • Visit Florence, Avignon and Munich and enjoy walking tours guided by your tour leader. You’ll become familiar with the history and top sights as you stroll the streets!
  • Visit iconic landmarks like the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa and the impressive Pont du Gard. You’ll also get to see monuments like La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, which is a highlight on any Spain tour, as well as the Eiffel Tower, the Arc du Triomphe and Notre Dame in Paris while on driving tours of these cities. Enjoy the chance to explore even more on your free days! 
  • Make the most of authentic experiences unique to each country, including a visit to a French Perfumery, a visit to a traditional German beer hall in Munich and a wine tasting in the Rhine Valley, which is a must on any Germany tour!
  • Admire the beautiful landscapes on scenic drives through the Swiss Alps and the French Riviera (an ever-popular France tour destination), plus a cruise along the gorgeous Rhine River. These places truly need to be seen in real life to be experienced fully!
  • Tick some of Europe’s smallest countries off of your bucket list; including Monaco, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. 
  • Embrace your chance to join incredible optional excursions like a guided tour of the Vatican City, a Pompeii day trip, a trip to Jungfraujoch (the “top of Europe”), a Montserrat day trip, and an unforgettable evening in Montmartre.

Is this the right tour for me?

If you are looking for a tour that offers a great mix of travel must-sees, cultural highlights and fascinating history all combined with ample free days to explore at your leisure, this is the tour for you!

What will the accommodation be like?
Quality hotels have been hand-selected by our expert team. Travellers will use twin-share rooms and, if travelling solo, will be paired with someone of the same gender. Single supplements are available if you would like more privacy. 

What should I pack for my Western Europe vacation? 
Take note of the time of year you are visiting and pack accordingly. These areas of Europe generally experience hot summers, mild spring and autumn seasons and chilly winters the further north you travel. Bring cool, breathable clothing for summer, layers for spring and autumn and a thick jacket for winter. Comfortable walking shoes are a must as you will spend a lot of time discovering new destinations on foot! 

Is 17 days enough time for a Western Europe adventure tour? 
Absolutely! This Western Europe tour itinerary offers  a great balance of included experiences and free time. It showcases bucket list-worthy attractions in each destination. Travellers will enjoy three free days in both Rome and Barcelona, as well as free days in the Swiss Alps and Paris, allowing for more in-depth exploration!. 

Join the Expat Explore Western Adventure for an unforgettable holiday. You’ll discover Europe in a convenient, affordable and fun-filled way!