European coach tours Itinerary:

Day 1 Kathmandu to Munich

You are met at Munich Airport by myself and taken for your overnight stay before joining your tour

Stay in standard 3-4 star hotel

Day 2 Munich 

Today our eyes will be treated to a famous Gothic clock, a charming old town & traditional Bavarian culture. You’ll have the option to explore the side streets by foot and afterwards why not choose to explore one of the city’s many beer halls, where you can try a stein of beer or even a pork knuckle!

Stay in standard 3-4 star hotel

Day 3 Munich to Innsbruck 

Goodbye Munich, hello mountains. We’re hitting the road in search of lands so sweet they made The Sound of Music.
After crossing through the Bavarian Alps, its time to head to this famous Olympic town and your jaw will drop at the sight of the famous ski jump, and you’ll have a chance to soak up the medieval old town atmosphere for the afternoon, don’t forget to try a piece of delicious Austrian strudel and some local schnaps!

Stay in the Hotel Dollinger or similar

Day 4 Innsbruck to Venice

Wake up with the gorgeous snow capped Alps as your backdrop roamers, we have a bountiful breakfast and a floating city in Italy to tend to. Life’s tough!
You’ll think you’ve seen enough beauty for one day after taking in the Central Austrian Alps & Brenner Pass en route to Italy. And then we’ll arrive in Venice & your jaw will hit the floor over hidden lanes, story book bridges & a private canal boat ride.

Stay 3-4 star standard hotel

Day 5 Venice to Rome 

Farewell floating city, but Italy, we’re not done with you yet, our next destination the Eternal City of Rome is just around the corner.
The afternoon will really take it up a notch as we uncover Italian icons in the country’s capital of Rome as you get a glimpse of it’s glory by night. Gelato, pizza and ancient monuments – perfecto!

Stay in 3-4 Star Standard Hotel

Day 6 Rome 

Rome wasn’t built in a day – so get up and get going early to make the most of this ancient city.
Vatican City
When in Rome…take an optional guided tour of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Religious or not, the Vatican’s Italian Renaissance church will send shivers down your spine. This is also the day to learn a thing or two about the Colosseum & do a bit of your own exploring.
Rome
Then hit the streets for your own discoveries. Snap pink azaleas by the Colosseum, throw coins in fountains and sip espresso in a pretty street watching Italian life float by.

Stay in 3-4 Star Standard Hotel

Day 7 Rome to Florence 

We may be hitting the road again, but we’re not done with Italy just yet. We have one more city to lust over…
Florence The dome of Duomo Cathedral sits above the city making certain we know we have arrived. Take a moment to take in the unique beauty of this beautiful city where culture and la dolce vita is evident in every direction you look at. We’ll become history buffs on a guided walking tour before we learn the art of leather. Tonight you can choose to begin your Tuscan love affair at an optional dinner – think olives, cured meats, crostini & wine.

Stay in 3-4 Star Standard Hotel

Day 8 Florence to Lucerne 

 

                                                                                                                                                                  Say a fond farewell to Italy, and hello to the land of creamy chocolate, cheese and not to mention watches. Hello Switzerland!
Lucerne. Swans float under wooden bridges, snowcapped mountains stand regally behind us & chocolate tastes like heaven on earth. You’re in the Swiss Alps & you cannot wipe the smile off your face. Eeek!!!

Stay in Ibis Budget Hotel Luzern City (or similar)

Day 9 Lucerne to Paris 

Out with the altitude, in with the inner-city Parisian bliss. Once we’ve crossed the border out of Switzerland we will be coasting through the pretty wine producing region of Burgundy before our arrival in Paris.
Paris
Lamp-lit bridges, a sparkling Eiffel Tower, & evening coffee haunts, tonight we fall in love with everything Paris. Our Trip Manager fills us in on the city’s secrets, then to celebrate our first night in the city, we’ll head up to the viewing platform on Montparnasse tower
Stay in Ibis Paris 17 Clichy Batignolles (or similar)

Day 10 Paris 


Today you can drool over haute couture, admire the Notre Dame Cathedral whilst juggling coffee and crêpes, & get artsy at the many museums of the Louvre. Just don’t wear yourself out, you will probably want to get involved with dinner and the Moulin Rouge cabaret show. With your last night looming, make it one to remember in the city of lights.

Stay in Ibis Paris 17 Clichy Batignolles (or similar)

Day 11 Paris to Munich 

Soak up your last dose of Paris this morning over a coffee and croissant and marvel at how much you’ve seen.
You will take the short flight back to Munich where again you will bemet by myself for your transfer to Austria.

Stay in Hotel Neuwirt, Kirchdorf

Day 12-15 Kirchdorf 

Time to relax and unwind in this beautiful ski resort

Day 15 Kirchdorf to Munich 

Its time for your return flight to Kathmandu, we hope to see you again

WHATS INCLUDED

11 Hotels

For 11 nights, you’ll be treated to the luxury of hotels in the best bits of each destination we visit. Sleep twin or triple share, or upgrade to single share for a little bit extra

16 Meals

We’ll be gourmandising all over Europe on this trip, sampling moreish local cuisine like fresh seafood and saucy pasta. 11 continental breakfasts will be included and 5 three-course dinners.

Transport

Included in your trip is transport across Europe on our fleet of comfy, state of the art coaches. They’re kitted out with all the necessities: USB charge points, WiFi, Air Con and a rocking sound system. You bring the other essentials, like tunes, friendships and stories from the night before.

Experiences

TOP EXPERIENCES ON THIS TRIP:

  • Discover the charming heart of Munich in a guided walking tour past cheese markets & beer halls
  • Soak up the monuments of ancient Rome in a Special Access city sightseeing tour
  • Discover the secrets of Michelangelo’s Florence in a locally guided walking tour
- See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck, Switzerland
  • Cruise through the canals & islands of Venice in a private boat
  • Fall in love with all things Paris in a night ata Parisian cabaret with dinner & champagne
  • This experience is a Free Time Add-on and not included in trip costs
Team

A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.

Clothing

Don your knitwear and whet your appetite for Winter in Europe on the European Discovery. From a traditional German beer hall to a breathtaking Austrian mountain range and a gelateria in Rome, you will get a taste for all the best bits, ticking off 9 countries in 12-days. By the time you get back to London you’ll be completely smitten by all things Europe.

Flights

International flights to/from the destination your trip starts and ends in are included in the cost of the trip, and but any changes are not covered and booked through your local agent in Kathmandu.

Any flights you take during your tour are included in the cost of your trip. These will be booked and confirmed as soon as you join the tour.

Required documents

Dependent on where you’re travelling and your nationality, you’ll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter into certain countries – please check this well in advance of your trip departure date. The majority of our Europe trips travel in countries that are covered by the Schengen Agreement which relates to visas. Citizens of many countries – e.g. Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada – can travel in the Schengen area without a visa. If you require a visa to enter the Schengen area you only need to obtain one visa which will allow you to travel in all Schengen countries. For non-Schengen countries, you may be able to obtain a visa upon arrival, depending on your nationality. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

IMPORTANT
1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally charged.
2. Failure to obtain a visa will prevent you from travelling and no refunds given.

Luggage

On our European trips, you can bring one bag or suitcase of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”), with a max weight of 20kg (44lbs) to be stored in the hold & one small day bag to take on board. Your day bag should be a backpack, duffel bag or satchel only (no small luggage cases or suitcases with wheels on board the coach).

WHATS NOT INCLUDED

Aside from essentials like flights, how much spending money you’ll need will depend on the duration of the trip and how much you anticipate spending on personal expenses like alcohol or shopping. Before you travel, it’s also a good idea to read up on and get an idea of the Free Time Add-Ons you think you’ll want to do on trip, as these will form part of your overall budget. We’d advise doing some research on your chosen European destinations beforehand, looking at things like:
 
- Cost of a local lunch
 
- Cost of a local dinner
 
- Cost of a local taxi
 
- Cost of entry to a sightseeing spot
In all areas of the service industry in Europe, from restaurants, bars, hotels & taxis, it is common practice to tip if you feel that the service received has been excellent.
The same goes for your Team. If you feel that your Trip Manager & Driver’s service has been exceptional, then feel free to tip them if you feel they’ve done a great job. If you choose to tip, we recommend around 2 Euros per day, however whether or not you choose to tip (& how much) is completely up to you.

Addons Trips:
MUNICH
FREE TIME ADD-ONS

Winter Walking Tour

EUR 9.00

INNSBRUCK
INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

Nordkette Mountain (Hafelekar)

EUR 30.00

VENICE

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

Scenic drive past vineyards orchards and castles

Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice

See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square

Get a locally guided tour across the stunning canal city of Venice

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

Glide down the canals of Venice on a traditional Gondola

EUR 23.00

Feast on an authentic Venetian 3-course meal with specialities like antipasti & local seafood

EUR 34.50

ROME

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

Special access Rome sightseeing tour

Gelato on us

Peel back the layers of Rome’s history on a city walking tour including the Trevi Fountain

See a gob-smacking renaissance masterpiece: St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

Walk in the footsteps of gladiators and emperors at the Colosseum and Roman Forum

EUR 36.00

Vatican Tour

EUR 35.00

FLORENCE
INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

Discover Renaissance Florence on foot including the statue of David, Ponte Vecchio & the Medici Palace

See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria

Learn about Florence’s leather craft with a demonstration

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

Learn the art of pasta-making and enjoy your creations served in a 3-course dinner with wine in Certosa

EUR 41.00

LUCERNE
INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

View the Lion Monument

PARIS
INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral

Take a dreamy nighttime tour of the ‘city of lights’, Paris

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

Watch a succession of performers whirl by as you sip champagne at a Parisian Cabaret Show

EUR 84.00

KIRCHDORF
INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

Take a mountain chair lift to view the magnificence of the Austrian Alps

Visit the Slat Mines of Hallein and an afternoon in Salzburg

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

Why not try Alpine Skiing

EUR 50

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