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European Discovery 22 Days


$5,999.00 $5,499.00

Paris,Rouen,London,Ferry Colchester Volendam,Amsterdam,Berlin,Prague,Innsbruck,Zurich,Milan,Rome,Florence,Venice.

Highlights:

  • Visit Paris, and see the Eiffel Tower, River Seine, Latin Quarter, Louvre Museum, and more!
  • Get to know the capital of the United Kingdom, with a guided tour of London.
  • Picturesque typical village of Volendam. Visit to Amsterdam.
  • City tour of Berlin. City tour of Prague.
  • Travel through Switzerland, visiting stunningly scenic Grindelwald and Lucerne.
  • 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

Start in Paris and end in Venice! With the discovery tour, you will experience the diverse cultures, the varied landscapes, the wine and the food, the arts and architecture throughout Paris, France to 25 other destinations in Europe. European Discovery Tour includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, transport and more.

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2020 Twin Share Per Person Single Supplement
 20 Mar 12 Jun  04 Sep From $5,999
$5,499

Book by 31 Oct.
$2,999
27 Mar  19 Jun* 11 Sep
03 Apr 26 Jun** 18 Sep
10 Apr 03 Jul** 25 Sep
17 Apr 10 Jul** 02 Oct
24 Apr 17 Jul* 09 Oct
 01 May 24 Jul 16 Oct
08 May 31 Jul 23 Oct
15 May 07 Aug 30 Oct
22 May 14 Aug 06 Nov
29 May 21 Aug 13 Nov
05 Jun 28 Aug
* = Shoulder Season Surcharge: $500
** = Peak Season Surcharge: $1,000

Inclusions:

  • Return economy class international airfares and taxes flying Etihad or similar (subject to availability), departing Sydney, Melbourne 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
  • 19 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
  • Insurance: Basic insurance cover is provided for our clients during the land component of this tour. See below for details.
  • Evening Transfer: Montmartre District of Paris, Latin Quartier of Paris, London Bridge in London, Leicester/ Soho area in London, Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam, Kantstrasse area in Berlin, Via Cavour in Rome.
  • City Tours: Paris, London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Rome, Florence, Venice.
  • Ticket/Admission: 2nd Floor Eiffel Tower in Paris, Traditional Afternoon Tea in London, Diamond Cutting Workshop in Amsterdam, Holocaust Memorial and Berlin Wall Museum in Berlin, Prague Castle, BMW Welt in Munich, Swarovski Crystal Museum in Innsbruck, Coliseum of Rome, Saint Mark´s Basilica and Murano Glass Factory in Venice.
  • Boat: Boat Trip along River Seine in Paris, Vltava River in Prague, Vaporetto in Venice.
  • Ferry: Calais (France) to Dover (UK), Harwich (UK) to Hoek Van Holland (NL).
  • Funicular: Montmartre in Paris, Cable Car to Grindelwald First.
  • Train: Innsbruck to Zurich, Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa.

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)

 

Tour Extensions Optional Extension

MSC Sinfonia 7 night cruise with 2 nights in Venice – Venice, Split, Santorini, Mykonos, Dubrovnik, Ancona from $1,499

Post Tour – Extension.

Board the MSC Sinfonia and cruise across the Adriatic Sea to Split, Croatia, before heading south to the Greek Islands of Santorini and Mykonos, enjoying the on-board facilities and a wide range of onshore activities in each destination. The cruise then heads back to the north via stunning Dubrovnik (one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea), and Italy’s Ancona.

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Rhapsody of the Seas 7 night cruise with 2 nights in Venice – Venice, Greece and Croatia from $1,699.

Post Tour – Extension.

Board Rhapsody of the Seas to the Mediterranean, enjoying the on-board facilities and a wide range of onshore activities in each destination. Experience the serene, romantic splendour of Venice, then heads to the north via stunning Dubrovnik (one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea) before heading south to the Greek Islands of Santorini and Mykonos.

For details, tap the image above or click here.

Optional Attractions and Activities Optional Extension

    • Paris
        • Moulin Rouge Show or Lido show: How could you miss making the most of the Parisian night by attending the oldest and most famous cabaret in the world? We’re talking about the Moulin Rouge, with more than one hundred years of history. It evokes the moments of the Belle Epoque, in the Parisian district of Pigalle where the concept of the French ‘varieté’ began. More than 100 artists on stage, including 60 dancers from around the world, a gigantic aquarium, varied international attractions, and the famous French Cancan. All with one of the fastest scene changes in the world. This is a show that will not soon be forgotten!
          • PRICE: EUR130pp. Minimum participants: 10 persons. DURATION: 2 hours. Includes: Round-trip transport service from and to the hotel. Table reservation. Tips included. Show with 1/2 bottle of French champagne per person. NOTE: No children´s discount.

       

        • Louvre Museum: This museum, besides being the best-known gallery in the world, brings together a huge collection of archaeological and sculptural works. Due to the large size of this museum and its huge number of works of art we suggest you take a guided tour that will allow you to see some of the most important works. Our selective tour will take you through the Egyptian Sphinx, Greco-Roman sculptures (including the famous Venus de Milo), and the summer apartments of Anne of Austria and Cardinal Mazarin, until you reach the Victory of Samothrace. We will also visit the Western painting section, seeing the primitivist Italians, Cimabue and Giotto, following by the Grande Galería where at this moment we can see The Virgin of the Rocks by Leonardo da Vinci. Next, we will admire The Wedding of Cana by Veronese and the most famous painting of the La Gioconda museum. We will also see the Gallery of French painting, which includes The Raft of the Medusa by Gericault, Liberty Guiding the People by Delacroix, and The Coronation of Napoleon by David. Next, we will go to the Apollo Gallery where we will find finely-wrought gold objects and some of the ‘Crown Jewels’. We’ll also visit the Gallery of the Guards, where we will find Etruscan and Roman jewels. And finally, view the apartments of Napoleon III with their splendid furniture.
          • PRICE: EUR50pp. Minimum participants: 15 persons. DURATION: 1h 30mins. Includes: Admission to the Louvre museum. Group reservation fee (set time, no queues). Louvre authorised local guide in English. Private audio guide service.

       

 

    • London
        • Windsor Castle: One of the most impressive and best preserved castles in the United Kingdom, the Queen’s favourite residence. Following the Thames Valley, we will leave London behind crossing the countryside until arriving in the historic town of Windsor whose architecture is immersed in the atmosphere of the Tudor, Georgian and Victorian styles. We will visit the famous Eton College, founded in 1440 for poor children and, today, one of the most exclusive and traditional in the country where the princes of England study. We will visit the castle from the outside. It has always been the residence of the English Crown and it is intimately connected with the history of this country. On the days when Her Majesty holds official receptions, some areas are closed to the public.
          • PRICE: EUR25pp. Minimum participants: 15 persons. DURATION: 5 hours. Includes: Transportation to Windsor via the River Thames. Assistance of our guide. Note: This tour is not offered on Sundays.

       

 

    • Berlin
        • Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp: In this visit we will know a piece of our contemporary history. It is a concentration camp and not an extermination camp. When it was created in 1936, it became the “university” for SS members who then had to control other fields. In it we will see an example of what the barracks were where the prisoners lived poorly, isolated cells of punishment, the dispensary of death, the use he had during the entire Nazi period and in successive times. ENTRY OF CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS IS NOT ALLOWED.
          • PRICE: EUR30pp. Minimum participants: 15 persons. DURATION: 4 hours. INCLUDED: Round-trip bus service from Berlin. Visit and explanations with local guide.

       

        • Potsdam: Small capital city of the state of Brandenburg located near Berlin, next to the river Havel, seat of the Conference in which Stalin, Truman and Churchill determine the destinies of humanity, from the end of World War II until the fall of Berlin Wall. It is also famous for its palace of Sanssouci where we will take a walk through the wonderful gardens of the “German Versailles”, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, we will also visit externally the Cecilienhof Palace where the treaties of Potsdam were signed. We will cruise on Lake Wannsee where on January 20, 1942, the Nazi government approved the “final solution” of the Jewish question, crossing the wonderful residential area of Berlin with its old mansions owned by former high officials of the regime, located at along several lakes that lead us to the famous “Bridge of the Spies”. NOTE: Excursion only offered from May to September (both included) for boat availability.
          • PRICE: EUR40pp. Minimum participants: 15 persons. DURATION: 5 hours. Includes: Local guide from Berlin. Visit to the gardens of Sansucci Palace and Cecilienhof Palace. Boat tour with explanations from our local guide. Bus services.

       

 

    • Innsbruck
        • Folkloric Tiroles: This show is one of the most colorful and attractive in Europe with its rhythmic and happy music, its dances and the varied musical instruments of medieval origin (horn and mountain range) that will allow us to get closer to one of the most conservative and traditional cultures in Europe. We propose you to discover this rich folklore in Tiroler Alpenbuhne, a show with dinner included lasting just over 2hours.
          • PRICE: EUR50. Minimum participants: 1 persons. DURATION: 2 hours. INCLUDED: Transfer with our guide. Entrance, dinner and a drink included. Business service included Round trip from the Hotel.

       

 

    • Rome
        • Baroque Rome: This excursion is essential to complete your stay in Rome. You can enjoy the great Rome of Bernini and Borromini, the great baroque Rome with its beautiful fountains, squares and obelisks. That Rome that the Popes created. We will make a complete tour knowing: Lungotevere, Ara Pacis, Porta Pinciana, Via Veneto, Plaza de España with its wonderful fountain of the boat and its staircase Trinidad de los Montes, Fontana de Trevi where you can fulfill the rite of throwing your coin, Piazza Colona , Pantheon, possibly the best preserved archaeological temple of ancient Rome and we will finish in the extraordinary Piazza Navona. An important part of this excursion is done on foot enjoying the center and heart of Rome.
          • PRICE: EUR35pp. Minimum participants: 15 persons. DURATION: 2h 30mins. INCLUDED: Transfers by bus. Local guide. Individual headphones connected directly with your local guide.

       

        • Vatican Museums: You must remember that many Sundays, Vatican Museums remain closed. We have organized a visit for the most interested passengers, accompanied by an expert guide in Fine Arts, we will visit the most important rooms of the Vatican Museums: gallery of tapestries, sculptures, paintings and other rooms in which we will have the opportunity to appreciate some of the most important works of art of classical and Renaissance antiquity. Our highlight will be the Sistine Chapel, dazzling after its brilliant restoration. Finally, we will visit the Basilica, where we can see Michelangelo´s Pieta, the Baldachin of San Pedro and the dome of Michelangelo.
          • PRICE: EUR45pp. Minimum participants: 20 persons. DURATION: 3 hours. Includes: Visit with entrances to the Vatican Galleries, Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Basilica. Local guide max group per guide: 45 people. Right of entry to the Vatican included. Headset connected privately with your local guide.

       

 

    • Florence
        • Tuscan Dinner: In this opportunity, you will have the chance to make a magnificent dinner in a Tuscan atmosphere. A group of musicians will set this beautiful evening. We can taste the typical products of the region. Do you fancy an extraordinary Fiorentina steak? During dinner we can also enjoy live music, a pianist singer from Fiorentino will perform national and international pieces of music. They sing and dance!!!
          • PRICE: EUR60pp. Minimum participants: 1 persons. DURATION: 3 hours. INCLUDED: Transfers with the roundtrip bus. Assistance from guide. Dinner included with drinks.

       

 

    • Venice
      • Gondole Ride: We suggest you discover the romanticism of Venice. It may be the best way to get introduced in the city. We include a Gondola ride through the channels, we have also hired our own musicians who play beautiful Venetian ballads through the most beautiful channels to reach the Grand Canal where the most fantastic Venetian palaces are located.
        • PRICE: EUR35pp. Minimum participants: 10 persons. DURATION: 35 mins. INCLUDED: Tour on private gondolas along the canals. -Musicians 1 tenor and one accordionist for the gondola group.

NOTES:

  • These prices are given in Australian dollars at the rate of exchange on the date of publication. Actual Prices may vary at the time of purchase.
  • The number of people who can visit the LOUVRE MUSEUM, VATICAN MUSEUMS, and the MOULIN ROUGE SHOW is limited. If not all tickets are available, priority will be given to travellers who have made reservations in advance. For this reason, we recommend that you purchase your tickets for these excurions in advance through MY TRIP before your arrival in Europe.
  • Please use the above as a reference only, as prices are subject to change. Some excursions are subject to minimum numbers and local conditions. You can only book optionals/pay taxes whilst on tour with the tour manager, who will also collect payment in cash only (Euros).

 

Insurance Optional Extension

Basic insurance cover is provided for our clients during the land component of this tour only. The policy comes into effect on arrival at the destination and commencement of the tour proper. Consequently, it does not include incidents during flights, cruises, or early arrivals or stay-behinds.

Guarantees:
  • Medical expenses: €3,000*
  • Dentistry expenses: €60
  • Extended hospitalisation due to illness or accident: €80/day. Max. 10 Days
  • Transfer of sick or wounded persons: Unlimited
  • Transfer of mortal remains: Unlimited
  • Return of accompanying insured persons: Unlimited
  • Sending of medicines abroad: Included
  • Travel of one person to accompany the hospitalised insured person: Unlimited
  • Accommodation and allowances for the person accompanying the hospitalised insured person: €80/day. Max. 10 Days
  • Return of the insured person in the event of the death of a realtive: Unlimited
  • Search for and location of luggage: Included
  • Sending of urgent messages (arising from guarantees): Included
  • Loss, damage and theft of luggage: €30/item, Max. €300
  • Delayed luggage attributable to land operator exceeding 12 hours: €100
  • Accident insurance – death caused by an accident during trip: €2,500
  • Accident insurance – disability caused by an accident during trip: €6,000

*Excess amount of €50/claim, payable by the insured person

This insurance has limited cover and does not include impolrtant elements such as electronic equipment, loss, theft, breakage or minor damage (handles/scratches/wheels) to luggage, cash, jewels or valuable goods, eve if they are in hotel rooms/ship cabins. If your luggage is worth more than the insurance cover, we suggest you declare it before starting the tour and take out extra insurance that provides additional cover.

Nexus Holidays declines all responsibility in cases in which the insurance company considers that the policy does not cover the expenses claimed by the passenger, regardless of the reasons.

Nexus Holidays advises all clients to take out additional insurance with additional cover to that stated above.

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 to four 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 5-7 days prior to departure.

Paris Novotel P.D’Italie or similar
Lyon Campanile Centre Lyon Berges Du Rhone or similar
Zurich Sonne Seuzach or similar
Milan Il Milano Lorenteggio or similar
Rome Cristoforo Colombo or similar
Florence Conference Florencia or similar
Venice Mondial Venecia or similar

Tour is operated by

Take an international flight from Australia to Paris.

NOTE: Some flights may depart one day later, and may involve up to two transits.

Arrive in Paris, where you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel.

Please note you will be receiving information for the start of your circuit in the afternoon or this will be on the informative signs in the hotel reception.

In the evening, transfer service to Montmartre district is provided. This neighbourhood is known for its painters, artists, and its cabarets where you can enjoy dinner with diverse choice of cuisines. We will ascend by funicular (funicular ride included) to the hill and admire the spectacular view of Paris from the top. Return to hotel.

Istanbul

A scenic guided tour to discover the history, main boulevards and the breathtaking monuments of Paris. We end the visit at the Eiffel Tower area. You will have the opportunity to climb up to the second floor of this remarkable metal monument (ticket admission included). End your visit with a boat cruise along the River Seine, which divides the north of Paris from the south. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore as you choose.

Note: Sometimes queues to climb the Eiffel Tower are long. For organizational reasons, if deemed appropriate, the climb can be made at a different moment of the day (or Monday).

At sunset transfer to the “Quartier Latin”, a very picturesque area of the historic centre where you can enjoy dinner with a wide variety of international cuisines. Return to hotel.

Paris

Today, we go to the centre of Paris, to the Louvre Museum. Free time. If you wish we can accompany you to Benlux, one of the most complete and best-known perfumeries in Paris.

At around late afternoon, we will leave Paris for ROUEN, a vibrant city with half-timbered houses, narrow streets and gothic churches. Accommodation in the city.

Troy
We will wandering around the centre of Rouen to admire its magnificent cathedral and photograph the ancient streets of the historic centre. After this we travel to the north of France. Next, we leave on a ferry across the English Channel to reach CANTERBURY, the religious capital of England with a very attractive historic centre. Continue our journey to London. Upon arrival to LONDON, we will visit the Tower Bridge to see it lit up, and to enjoy the view of modern buildings in this city and have dinner in one of the restaurants of the area.
Horse

Get to know LONDON on a locally guided tour featuring style, cul­ture and history. We will see the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames, the Tower of Lon­don and Buckingham Palace, where we shall be able to watch the famous “Changing of the Guard” (depending on the season).

In the afternoon, after a period of free time, we invite all our travellers to a traditional Afternoon Tea.

In the evening, visit Leicester Square, China Town and Soho, with its atmosphere, its theatres and its entertainment. Sit down for dinner at your preferred restaurant (Indian, Chinese, Thai, in­ternational, and so on) in the lively district.

Horse

After breakfast we will go to the British Museum, one of the main and oldest museums in the world. At lunch time, we provide transfer to Camden, a district famous for having one of the most varied and extravagant street markets in London where we can see relics from cultures all around the globe. In the afternoon, we will leave for COLCHESTER, known as the most ancient city of England. We will then board a modern ferry in Harwich, and take a night voyage in cabins with bathroom.

Important note: The ferry used has a limited number of cabins. Sometimes we might change the stage, leaving London at 15.00 hrs and taking the railway tunnel under the English Channel, and spending the night in Antwerp.

Cotton

In the morning we reach Holland (Hoek Van Holland) and visit VOLENDAM, known as a fishing village. After this, we travel to AMSTERDAM where we include a panoramic visit of the city to see its narrow canals, its official buildings and parks. We will also see the technique of cutting diamonds. A large part of the visit will be done on foot, the information will be given through headphones.

Dinner time will be in Rembrandtplein with its many restaurants from all corners of the World, near the red light district, with its liberal values.

Antalya
Leaving Amsterdam and travel to Germany this morning. On the way there, we stop at HAMELIN, a picturesque German town. Here, many shops and streets remind us of the town’s legend: The Pied Piper of Hamelin, written by The Brothers Grimm. We continue toward BERLIN, arriving at the end of the afternoon.
Mushroom
Ease your way into the local culture with a guided visit of Germany’s incredible capital, Berlin. We will visit the historic centre, Museum Island, the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gates and the city’s magnificent parks. We continue our visit by stopping at the Holocaust Memorial and the Berlin Wall Museum to understand the difficult situation the city experienced during the Twentieth Century. Time to explore the city. Enjoy an evening in the lively area of Kantstrasse, a district that offers different types of ethnic restaurants to dine in (Indian, Oriental, Italian, German, and so on).
berlin

Today, we travel through forests toward Dresden, a city which, due to its exceptional architectural and artistic heritage, has become one of the main tourist destinations in Germany. Time to explore some of the impressive palaces and to have lunch at one of its many restaurants and coffee shops. Later, we depart for the Czech Republic.

Arrive to PRAGUE. At the end of the afternoon, we provide transport to the Old Town Square. This central location is full of energy and touristic activities. It’s a marvellous place to acquaint ourselves with Prague. Several restaurants offering cuisines from around the world will be waiting to delight your taste buds, including Czech, Chinese, Indian and Italian. Return to hotel.

Market
Today we are visiting this capital city, which is the Baroque jewel of Europe. Our local expert will provide a guided city tour, which will include the most outstanding monuments. During the visit we walk through Prague Castle (admission included). Afterward, we shall take a magnificent boat tour along Vltava River. Free time in the afternoon to explore Prague. In the evening, we will enjoy some time off in the historical city center and there will be an opportunity for you to enjoy cuisines from around the world (including Czech, Chinese, Indian and Italian). Return to hotel.
Istanbul2
We will leave early and travel to Bavaria arriving to MUNICH at midday. Next to the Olympia Park, we will visit the futuristic BMW WELT with its fascinating architecture and multi-use exhibition of BMW, the prestigious German vehicles brand. After that, time for lunch and a stroll in the historic centre. In the afternoon we will travel to Austria. Arrival in the evening to INNSBRUCK where we will have time for dinner in the Golden Roof area at the Old Town.
Athens

Begin your day by discovering the Swarovski Museum, the renowned home of crystals. We shall visit its impressive gardens and learn how the pieces of crystal are produced. Then, time to explore around before taking a train from Innsbruck to Zurich, an enjoyable journey of more than 3 hours through wonderful sceneries. In ZURICH, enjoy an evening in the historic centre next to the lake, where you can dine at your favourite restaurant (Indian, Oriental, Italian, International, Swiss, etc.).

Note: in some cases the journey from Innsbruck to Zurich may be done by bus arriving about 20.00 hrs to the hotel in Zurich.

Enjoy the beautiful landscapes with high mountains and lakes with a breathtaking scenery in the region of Interlaken. The group will have time for a coffee before taking the cable car (ticket included) up to Grindelwald first. Then walking along the path (30 minutes) in which we shall be able to take the ¨footbridge over the empty¨ while enjoying the fantastic scenery around us. Lunch included (vegetarian option available). After that we continue to LUCERNE, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. Time at the end of the day to wander, enjoy the city and dine before returning to the hotel in Zurich.
We travel to BURGLEN, the tiny village where William Tell was born, we shall see the chapel of the XVI century with paintings illustrating his life. Afterwards we reach the enchanting little town of MORCOTE, with its houses made of stone, and covered with flowers. We enter Italy and stop in COMO, on the shores of its lake. The city highlights the Gothic Cathedral. Arrival in MILAN where our guide will take us to the impressive Duomo Square. There will be time to dine in a variety of restaurants that can be found serving Swiss and Italian food but also French, Chinese and international food. Transfer to hotel.
We continue towards PISA. On a little tourist train we will travel to the Piazza Dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), where there will be time to admire one of the most alluring and beautiful art complexes in Italy, including the well-known Leaning Tower of Pisa. Then, we continue to Rome, arriving at the end of the afternoon.
In the morning, we have a scenic tour of the city, which will be a great introduction to “The Eternal city”. We enter the tiny state of the Vatican. The Vatican City is a principal centre of Christianity in the world. You will be able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. And we have also included admission to the Roman Coliseum, the principal symbol 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 international food. Return to hotel.
We will leave Rome, heading north. Upon arrival in FLORENCE, we 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. Free time to explore. In the evening, you can dine at your favourite restaurant. In this district you can find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food.

Today we enjoy stunning mountain landscapes while crossing the Apennine Mountains. Arriving in VENICE, we will board a Vapporetto to travel around on the canals in the historic centre. With a local guide, we will visit the marvellous St Marck´s and enter the marvellous basilica (entry cost included). Afterwards, we shall be able to visit the Murano glass factory. It is marvellous to see the technique how this ancient glass is made. Free time.

At the end of the afternoon, you will have the chance to eat dinner in the Mestre area, where you can choose the type of restaurant that you prefer (Indian, Oriental, Italian, etc.).

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Arrive home this morning.

Optional Post-Tour Extension

MSC Sinfonia 7 night cruise with 2 night Venice Stay – Greece Islands and Croatia

From $1,499 pp. twin share

Venice, Split & Dubrovnik (Croatia), Santorini & Mykonos (Greece), Ancona & Venice (Italy)

Tour Highlights:

  • Cruise through the Aegean, Ionian, and Adriatic Seas, aboard the beautiful MSC Sinfonia
  • Visit six ports in Croatia, Greece, and Italy
  • Select from a wide range of shore excursions and activities

Board the MSC Sinfonia and cruise across the Adriatic Sea to Split, Croatia, before heading south to the Greek Islands of Santorini and Mykonos, enjoying the onboard facilities and a wide range of onshore activities in each destination. The cruise then heads back to the north via stunning Dubrovnik (one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea), and Italy’s Ancona.

Enjoy today free at leisure, exploring Venice.
Enjoy today free at leisure, exploring Venice.
After breakfast, transfer to the cruise terminal and board the MSC Sinfonia.
MSC Sinfonia
Cruise to Split, Croatia. Select from a variety of shore excursions.
Split
Spend the day relaxing at sea, en route to the Greek Islands.
Cruise to the next Port of Call, Santorini. Select from a range of shore excursions. Depart late afternoon and cruise to Mykonos.
Santorini
Start the day in Mykonos, where a variety of shore excursions are available. Then, cruise from Greek waters towards Croatia’s beautiful coast.
Mykonos
A variety of shore excursions are available in Dubrovnik. On departure, cruise from Croatia to Italy.
Dubrovnik
Arrive in the next Port of Call, Ancona, where a variety of shore excursions are available.
Basilica of Loreto
On arrival in Venice, transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Arrive home this morning.

Optional Post-Tour Extension

Rhapsody of the Seas 7 night cruise with 2 night Venice stay – Venice, Greece and Croatia

From $1,699 pp. twin share

Venice , Italy; Dubrovnik , Croatia; Kotor , Montenegro; Santorini , Greece; Katakolon , Greece; Venice , Italy

Tour Highlights:

  • Cruise through the Aegean, Ionian, and Adriatic Seas, aboard the beautiful Rhapsody of the Seas
  • Visit five ports in Croatia, Greece, and Italy
  • Select from a wide range of shore excursions and activities

Board Rhapsody of the Seas to the Mediterranean, enjoying the on-board facilities and a wide range of onshore activities in each destination. Experience the serene, romantic splendour of Venice, then heads to the north via stunning Dubrovnik (one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea) before heading south to the Greek Islands of Santorini and Mykonos.

Enjoy today free at leisure, exploring Venice.
Enjoy today free at leisure, exploring Venice.
After breakfast, transfer to the cruise terminal and board the Rhapsody of the Seas.
Thick 16th – century stone walls encase the entire Old Town of Dubrovnik. But you’ll find boundless adventures among its orange- roofed ramparts. Explore the perfectly preserved Rector’s Palace and enter beloved St. Blaise’s Church. Browse Croatian art and history museums – or kayak crystal blue waters, with the ‘Pearl of Adriatic’ shimmering in the distance.
Dubrovnik
Discover all Kotor has to offer. Explore the monuments and museums inside the city’s picturesque Old Town, where you can also enjoy a fresh seafood lunch – try riblja corba, the local fish soup. Or enjoy a breathtaking panorama of Kotor, either from the fortifications that rise above it or across the bay in Prcanj.
Kotor
Spend the day relaxing at sea.
Santorini is one of the world’s most popular islands, where adventure bubbles above the Aegean Sea in breathtaking ways. Take a cable car to see Fira’s old cathedrals and enthralling museums. Swim in deep blue waters that lap back pebbles beaches. And peel back layers of history in excavated Akrotiri – all while relishing the dramatic scenery of this Cyclades isle.
Santorini
A small fishing village on the lonian Sea, Katakolon offers visitors a look inside authentic Greek lifestyle. Spend a relaxing afternoon exploring local crafts, sampling fresh-caught seafood and soaking up the idyllic views. Or take the short drive to Olympia to discover the origins of the Olympic games and relive history while strolling through ancient ruins.
katakolon
Spend the day relaxing at sea.
On arrival in Venice, transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Arrive home this morning.