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Europe Escape - 12 Days - Expat Explore Travel
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Europe Escape - 12 Days

Start and end in Rome
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Expat Explore Travel
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US $1,770
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  • See the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe
  • Enjoy a great bird’s-eye view from the top of Swiss Alps
  • Visit Vatican City - the smallest country in the world
  • Taste the local Bavarian beer and famous Burgundy wine
  • Sample the tasty Belgian chocolate and Dutch cheese

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Start and end in Rome! With the Discovery tour Europe Escape - 12 Days, you have a 12 days tour package taking you through Rome, Italy and 15 other destinations in Europe. Europe Escape - 12 Days includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start of tour in Rome - Venice
  2. Day 2: Innsbruck - Munich - Bavaria
  3. Day 3: Bavaria - Rhine Valley
  4. Day 4: Rhine Valley - Amsterdam
  5. Day 5: Amsterdam - Ghent - Paris
  6. Day 6: Paris: Optional Free Day
  7. Day 7: Paris - Burgundy - Swiss Alps
  8. Day 8: Swiss Alps: Optional Free Day
  9. Day 9: Lake Como - Pisa - Tuscany
  10. Day 10: Tuscany - Florence - Rome
  11. Day 11: Rome: Optional Free Day
  12. Day 12: End of tour in Rome
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  • Accommodation
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  • Europe Escape - 12 Days reviewer 1
    · September 19th, 2020
    Luke is king of the good times, but he is also super informative and engaging when helping travelers immerse themselves in a new culture and forgotten history. Highly recommend. Best tour guide ever.
    Trip date: May 2019
  • CK
    · April 18th, 2020
    It was a wonderful experience. Saw a lot during those 12 days without having to worry about accommodation. Learnt a lot from our very knowledgeable and professional tour guide Steve. Special thanks to our driver Jean. The way he got us though the crazy... Show more
    Trip date: December 2019
  • EA
    · March 7th, 2020
    5 stars does not do justice for our 12 day Europe Escape Tour. Everything was perfect, even though we had some days where the weather was not too good. Our Tour guide Gustavo was 10+, he was so professional, caring, supportive and has a good sense of... Show more
    Trip date: February 2020
  • Europe Escape - 12 Days reviewer 4
    · January 13th, 2020
    I loved the tour leader! He was amazing, knowledgeable, very caring about each person and fun! The cities we visited were great, but sometimes arriving at one of the major cities was just before dark was upsetting. Example: we arrived at 4:00pm at... Show more
    Trip date: December 2019
  • Europe Escape - 12 Days reviewer 5
    · January 8th, 2020
    Parts of the tour was hurried. Otherwise well organised. Due to taking a sharp turn my camera fell from the rack of the bus and was damaged !
    Trip date: May 2019
  • KS
    · January 7th, 2020
    Great Europe tour. Very friendly Tour guide and driver.
    Trip date: December 2019
  • Europe Escape - 12 Days reviewer 7
    · January 6th, 2020
    Great trip. Pedro and Alex were a great team. They were one's that made it great. Please thank them from us. JT & Susan Thomson.
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    Trip date: December 2019
  • JS
    · January 5th, 2020
    Europe Escape Tour-April 2019; Jeff & I enjoyed this tour very much, Steve & our driver Daniel were great! steve has a breadth of historical knowledge & loved the morning history lessons during our drives which set the stage for the cities & countries... Show more
    Trip date: April 2019
  • M
    · January 4th, 2020
    Wakey Wakey! Steve is very professional and very knowledgeable about all the places we visited. His passion for travel and history is evidenced by the way he runs his tours and all the information he provides. He is able to tell you in detail what to... Show more
    Trip date: December 2019
  • Europe Escape - 12 Days reviewer 10
    · January 4th, 2020
    Steve and Jean were awesome! We enjoyed it very much. It is fast paced but you get to see a lot. Will travel with Expat again.
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    Trip date: December 2019

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12 days
Europe Escape - 12 Days
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • Can I start this tour in Paris instead?

      Absolutely! You can join and end this tour whenever you wish, however, because this is not a hop on/hop off tour, we cannot amend the cost of your booking on this basis. TourRadar is not a tour operator, rather a marketplace for scheduled group tours. Therefore, the itineraries, accommodation and price cannot be altered as this is determined by the tour operator.

    • How do we cross the English Channel?

      Expat Explore alternates between the ferry and Eurotunnel to cross the Channel. The ferry route is either from Dover to Calais or Dover to Dunkirk, and the Eurotunnel route is from Folkestone to Calais. You are not able to choose your travel method as this is determined by the itinerary.

    • I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

      A single supplement is not mandatory for this tour, as travellers can be roomed with a fellow traveller of the same gender for no additional cost. This is a great way to get to know your group and enrich your travel experience! If you would prefer a little more privacy, a single supplement can be paid, which will guarantee you your own room for the duration of the tour. Please contact our Travel Experts to arrange this.

    • Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

      The accepted currency for the countries visited on this tour are as follows:

      - Austria - Euro (EUR)
      - France - Euro (EUR)
      - Germany - Euro (EUR)
      - Italy - Euro (EUR)
      - Netherlands - Euro (EUR)
      - Switzerland - Swiss franc (CHF)
      - United Kingdom - Pound sterling (£)

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Expat Explore can provide airport transfers for passengers, however, they are not included in the tour cost. Please contact our Customer Support team to arrange this.

    • What is the minimum tip for tour guides and bus drivers?

      Tipping is entirely voluntary and up to you, however, Expat Explore recommends approximately EUR2-EUR4 per day per person travelling for your crew, but this is only a recommendation.

    • Is this tour wheelchair friendly?

      The nature of group tours is that they are fast-paced, with full itineraries. Unfortunately, a lot of European cities and sights that group tours visit are not very wheelchair friendly. If you are aware of all the possible obstacles and the nature of group tours in Europe, let the customer support team know and we can ask the tour operator if they would be able to accommodate you.

    • What does the accommodation in twin rooms refer to?

      The twin room accommodations mean that you will be sharing a room with another traveller on your tour of the same gender. The size of the bed would depend on the accommodation each night.

    • What is the transportation for this tour?

      You will travel in an air-conditioned coach.

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      Unfortunately, Expat Explore does not release the exact list of hotels that will be used on tour until 5 days prior to the departure.

      This is a list of hotels that they typically stay at, but please be advised that they are subject to change:

      Paris - Ibis la Defense
      Swiss Alps - Alpenrose Hotel & Gardens
      Tuscany - Hotel Massimo d'Azeglio
      Rome - Hotel Cristoforo Colombo
      Venice - Elite Residence Hotel
      Munich - ACHAT Premium München-Süd
      Rhine Valley - Rheinlust
      Amsterdam - Hampton by Hilton Schipol Airport

      Hopefully, this list will give you a better idea of what kind of accommodation you can expect while on tour.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Netherlands
      Swiss Franc
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, L, J.

      Type C
      Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Netherlands
      Type E
      Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Netherlands
      Type F
      Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Netherlands
      Type L
      Type J
    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Tick-borne encephalitis - Recommended for Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Ideally 6 months before travel.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before June 3rd, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 3rd, 2021, a minimum payment of 10% is required to confirm your booking with Expat Explore Travel. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 50 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Expat Explore Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Expat Explore Travel" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.


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