European Wonders 14 Days

$3,999.00

Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France, United Kingdom

Rome, Florence, Venice, Verona, Zurich, Grindelwald, Lucerne, Bern, Paris, Rouen, Eperleques, Canterbury, London

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the 'Eternal City' – Rome, and experience Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and the Roman Colosseum
  • While in incomparable Florence, take in the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, and Piazza della Signoria
  • Among the canals of Venice, visit Saint Mark´s Basilica, and the legendary glass-makers of Murano
  • Walk through the setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet – Verona – the city of lovers
  • Travel through Switzerland's Interlaken region, visiting stunningly scenic Grindelwald and Lucerne
  • Visit Paris, and see the Eiffel Tower, River Seine, Latin Quarter, Louvre Museum, and more!
  • From the northern French coast, take a ferry across the English Channel
  • Get to know the capital of the United Kingdom, with a guided tour of London

NOTE: The map at right indicates the tour itinerary with a black dotted line, and the cruise extension in blue.

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Departure Dates

2019 Price Per Person Single Supplement
04 May 01 Jun 29 Jun** From
$3,999
$1,500
18 May 15 Jun*
* = Shoulder Season Surcharge: $700
** = Peak Season Surcharge: $1000

Inclusions:

  • Return economy class international airfares and taxes flying China Southern Airlines or similar (subject to availability), departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth.
    Please Note: Flight itineraries are not available until approximately 2 weeks before departure. Some flights may depart one day later and may involve up to 2 transits per leg
  • 11 nights accommodation in comfortable hotels in twin rooms with private facilities.
    Please Note: Hotels will vary depending on group size and hence hotel information can only be ascertained within 5-7 days prior to departure. Double rooms and Triple share are not guaranteed and are subject to availability
  • English speaking tour guide(s)
  • Meals as detailed in the itinerary (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = Dinner)
  • City entrance fees + taxes
  • Return airport-hotel transfers
  • Dedicated coach transportation
  • Evening Transfer: Trastevere in Rome, Via Cavour in Rome, Latin Quartier of Paris, Candem District of London, Leicester/Soho area in London
  • City Tours: Rome, Florence, Venice, Paris, London
  • Ticket/Admission: Colosseum of Rome, Saint Mark´s Basilica and Murano Glass Factory in Venice, 2nd Floor Eiffel Tower in Paris, Bunker Eperlecques, Traditional Afternoon Tea in London
  • Boat: Vaporetto along the canals, Boat trip along River Seine
  • Ferry: Calais (France) to Dover (UK)
  • Funicular: Cable car up to Grindenwald First

Exclusions:

  • All optional activities, tours and attraction tickets not included in the itinerary.
  • Tipping is not mandatory on this tour. Please tip guides, drivers etc. at your discretion.
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Visas (if applicable)
  • Personal expenses

Tour Extensions Optional Extension

14 Day Scandinavia, Baltic & Russia Cruise on Celebrity Silhouette + 3 nights in London from $3,999

London & Southampton (UK), Copenhagen (Denmark), Talinn (Estonia), St. Petersburg (Russia), Helsinki (Finland), Stockholm (Sweden), Berlin (Germany)

Cruise through Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea, visiting cities in six countries, including stunning St. Petersburg in Russia.

Celebrity Silhouette brings together all of the best elements of Solstice Class – and more. Exploring Europe and the Caribbean has never been so luxurious.

For details, please click here.

Hotel AccommodationOptional Extension

The hotels we use are carefully selected to provide you with a comfortable stay in a relaxing environment. All the hotel we use are three-star, with continental breakfast included. A selection of our preferred hotels in our main destinations is listed below. As the hotels are generally not in the downtown area, we cannot guarantee that there is transportation to the city except for taxis. Please note that hotels will vary depending on group sizes and hence hotel information can only be ascertained within 24 hours prior to check-in.

Rome Cristoforo Colombo or similar local rating
Florence Conference Florencia or similar local rating
Venice Albatros or similar local rating
Zurich Hotel Ibis Zurich Messe Airport local rating
Paris Mariott Paris St. Denis or similar local rating
Rouen Ibis Rouen Centre Rive Droite or similar local rating
London Holiday Inn Express London Wimbledon South or similar local rating
Take an international flight from Australia to Rome.
Upon arrival in Rome, your guide will be waiting to transport you to your hotel. At the end of the evening we arrange a transfer to Trastevere area, a great introduction to Rome! A stroll in the narrow cobbled streets of the Trastevere district reveals hidden treasures, such as modest medieval churches, small shops with the most peculiar of objects, or scenes of daily life. Many trattorias (informal Italian eating establishments) and osterias (inns) imbued with the Italian spirit will be ready to serve you local dishes. Other restaurants serving Indian, Chinese, and other international food can be found in this area. Return to the hotel.
Rome
In the morning, we have a scenic tour of Rome – a great introduction to ‘The Eternal city’. We enter the tiny state of the Vatican. Vatican City is the world centre of Catholicism. You will be able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. And we have also included admission to the Roman Colosseum, where gladiators battled wild animals and each other, for the entertainment of the people of Rome. This impressive construction dates back 2,000 years and will transport us in time so that we can learn about ancient society in the Roman Empire. In the evening we provide transport to the Via Cavour area, where you will find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and other international food.
Leave Rome, heading north to Florence on a route graced with beautiful landscapes. Upon arrival, head straight to Piazzale Michelangelo, an impressive site in the city. In the evening we provide a tour with a local expert, and walk through the historic centre, taking in places such as the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, and Piazza della Signoria. This city is truly an outdoor museum. Enjoy free time at leisure to explore and select a restaurant for dinner.
Today we enjoy stunning mountain landscapes while crossing the Apennine Mountains. Arriving in Venice, board a Vaporetto to travel around the canals of the historic city centre. With a local guide, we will visit the marvellous Saint Mark’s Basilica (entry fee included). Afterwards, visit the Murano Glass Factory, to see the technique with which this ancient commodity is made. Enjoy the rest of the day with free time at leisure, and eat dinner in the Mestre district at a restaurant of your choice.
Venice
Depart from Venice, travelling to Verona, Romeo and Juliet’s city – the city of lovers!. We will provide a shuttle from parking to the historic city centre. Then, continue your journey through the mountains to Zurich. Free time in the historic centre next to Lake Zurich, where you will be able to dine in your chosen restaurant serving Italian, Indian, Chinese, international or Swiss food.
Zurich
Today´s stage reveals beautiful landscapes, with high mountains and scenic lakes. Enjoy breathtaking scenery in the region of Interlaken. In Grindelwald, we will have time for a coffee before taking the cable car up to Grindelwald First (ticket included). Walk along the path (around 30 minutes) and take the ‘footbridge over the empty’ among fantastic scenery, with glaciers all around. Lunch is included (vegetarian option available). Then, continue to Lucerne, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. Enjoy free time at the end of the day to stroll, enjoy the city, and dine before returning to the hotel in Zurich.
Lucerne
Embark on a scenic trip to Bern, capital city of the Swiss confederation. Built around a bend in the Aare River, with its medieval architecture preserved in the Old Town, Bern is a beautiful town to take a stroll in and breathe the fresh air. Next, we journey to France, enjoying beautiful lake views on our trip to Paris. Arrive in the evening.
Bern
Today, enjoy a guided tour of Paris to discover the history, the main boulevards, and the breathtaking monuments of the City of Light, finishing at the Eiffel Tower. You will have the opportunity to climb up to the second floor of this remarkable metal monument. Note: Sometimes queues to climb the Eiffel Tower are long. If deemed appropriate, the climb may be made at a different time of day. End the tour with a boat cruise along the River Seine, which divides the north of Paris from the south. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore the city at your leisure. At sunset, transfer to the ‘Quartier Latin’, were you can select from a wide variety of international cuisines, before returning to the hotel.
Paris Eiffel Tower
Today, visit the centre of Paris, in the vicinity of the Louvre Museum, for free time at your leisure. If you wish we can accompany you to Benlux, one of the best-known perfumeries in Paris. At around 5:30 PM we will leave Paris for Rouen, a ‘museum city’ with its houses with half-timbered walls, narrow streets and gothic churches. Check into your hotel to rest.
Louvre
Depart for the north of France. In Eperlecques we visit a huge bunker in the middle of the forest. From here, Nazi V1 and V2 missiles were fired at the UK. Next, we take a ferry across the English Channel to Canterbury, which has a very attractive historic centre and cathedral. Continue to London, and transfer to Camden, a district famous for having one of the most varied and extravagant street markets in London. Enjoy dinner at one of the numerous and diverse restaurants.
Canterbury Cathedral
Get to know London on a guided tour that takes in the city’s style, culture and history. See the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace, where we should, depending on the season, be able to watch the famous changing of the guard. If you wish, you can go on an optional excursion to the London Eye ferris wheel. Late afternoon, after a period of free time, we invite all our travellers to a traditional English afternoon tea. In the evening, stroll through Leicester Square, Chinatown, and Soho, and enjoy the atmosphere of this theatre and entertainment district. Sit down for dinner at a restaurant of your choice.
Royal Guard
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight/s.
Arrive home today in Australia.

Optional Post-Tour Extension

14 Night Scandinavia, Baltic & Russia Cruise on Celebrity Silhouette plus 3 nights in London

From $3,999 pp. twin share

London & Southampton (UK), Copenhagen (Denmark), Talinn (Estonia), St. Petersburg (Russia), Helsinki (Finland), Stockholm (Sweden), Berlin (Germany)

Cruise through Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea, visiting cities in six countries, including stunning St. Petersburg in Russia.

Celebrity Silhouette brings together all of the best elements of Solstice Class – and more. Exploring Europe and the Caribbean has never been so luxurious.

Tour Highlights:

  • Enjoy the exceptional on-board facilities of the Celebrity Silhouette
  • Explore diverse cities of Northern Europe with free time ashore

For details, please click here.

Enjoy today free at leisure in London.
Enjoy today free at leisure in London.
Enjoy today free at leisure in London.
Transfer from London to Southampton to board your cruise. Celebrity Silhouette brings together all of the best elements of Solstice Class – and more. Exploring Europe and the Caribbean has never been so luxurious. When you’re not busy discovering new destinations, recharge with a massage at the Canyon Ranch spa or work out in the cool, spacious gym.
Southampton
At sea. On your cruise, make sure you take in a show in the Celebrity Silhouette’s Main Theatre. Cutting-edge productions from fairy tales to comedies, stadium-style concerts to musical theatre. There’s something for everyone.
Port of call, Copenhagen, Denmark. Whether strolling through blooming flowers in Tivoli Gardens, witnessing the changing of the guard at Amalienborg Palace or touring Kronborg Castle – the setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet – it’s easy to see why this once-humble fishing village grew to become the capital of Denmark.
Copenhagen
In summer, Copenhageners come outdoors, enjoying outdoor cafés and street performers. Glide around the city on a bicycle, pay your respects to the Little Mermaid statue, and explore the Tivoli Gardens.
At sea. Check out the dining options on board. For big, bold flavours, try Tuscan Grille – a speciality ristorante and enoteca. Regional Italian wines, succulent dry aged steaks, and outgoing service give Tuscan Grille its rustic charm.
One of Northern Europe’s best-kept secrets, Talinn is a compact medieval jewel and great fun to explore on foot. Enter the ancient walls into a maze of intimate cobblestone streets.
Talinn
Although reportedly built to resemble such Western cities as London, Paris, and Vienna, one look at the regal palaces and vast public squares of St. Petersburg is enough to tell you that it is truly in a class of its own. If you’re fortunate enough to be in St. Petersburg in June, experience the city’s famous ‘white nights’, when the night sky is never completely dark.
St. Petersburg
Enjoy another day in this stunning city, until your departure this evening. Consider a visit to the The State Hermitage Museum. Founded in 1764 by Empress Catherine the Great, the Hermitage houses an incomparable collection ancient and modern art collected from throughout Europe, and beyond.
Occupying a peninsula and several islands, Helsinki has stunning architecture, and surrounds some of the most spectacular coastlines you could ever hope to find. Stroll down broad, tree-lined streets, or take in the amazing neo-classically designed architecture in Senate Square.
A city of 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on the Baltic Sea, Stockholm is the cultural, media, political, and economic centre of Sweden. The almost total absence of heavy industry makes Stockholm one of the world’s cleanest cities, and it is home to around 100 museums, as well as many galleries, charming architecture, and around 1,000 green spaces – 30% of the city!
At sea. A day spent cruising is your chance to experience the Vegas-style Fortunes Casino. Try a selection of classic table games, or why not try your luck at the slots?
For so many years a city divided, Berlin is now united, bringing together cultures and languages from throughout the world. We’ll access this excitingly eclectic city from Warnemünde, a charming old fishing town located at the mouth of the Warnow River. A fun way to sight-see here is by mini-train, pausing at the port’s iconic windmill for wine-tasting. Or use it as a gateway to Berlin and historic must-sees like the Brandenburg Gate.
At sea. The perfect time to explore the Celebrity Silhouette’s one-of-a-kind Lawn Club. Relax in the sun, enjoy a drink, or even a picnic, all with real grass between your toes.
At sea. On board Celebrity Cruises, dining in one of their speciality restaurants is a must. Why not try Murano? Sumptuous surroundings, impeccable service, and outstanding French cuisine.
On arrival at Southampton, disembark from the cruse. Transfer back to London to catch your flight home.
Arrive back in Australia.