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Europe Escape - 12 Days

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Europe Escape - 12 Days - Expat Explore Travel
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Emma "Some hotels were far better than others so we're the meals and breakfast! The rest stops and lunch stops were pretty good. However, I still can't get use to having to pay to potty! Lol! Our guide Aaron was amazing at his job. Very helpful, funny, and informative. Our coach driver Craig was the best ever! I felt safe the entire trip. The coach was always clean and tidy, and windows crystal clear ..."
Excellent
381 reviews
Starts
London
Destinations
+14
Ends
London
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Highlights

  • 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
Age range
10 to 90 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus
Start and end in London! With the discovery tour Europe Escape - 12 Days, you have a 12 day tour package taking you through London, England and 14 other destinations in Europe. Europe Escape - 12 Days includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

381 Reviews

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72%
Good
22%
Average
4%
Rather Poor
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  • ST
    Written on October 17, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    It was so much fun. Met lots of great people and had a fantastic time. Thank you Expat
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  • DI
    Written on October 16, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour was everything I had hoped for, and much more! Our tour leader (Kevin) was like a walking, talking encyclopaedia - he knew everything about the history of all the countries and the places we visited. He ensured that we were always entertained (with games, music and quizzes) on the long road trips, and he never missed anyone's birthday either! Excellent tour leader! You would have undoubtedly read other reviews about how demanding this tour (Europe Escape) is, but let me explain further: You have to get dressed by 6:30am, finish breakfast by 7am and get bags on the coach and ready for departure by 7:15am on most days. The included day tours require extensive walking and on most nights we get to bed by 10:30/11pm. It really is a demanding tour, but worth every penny! For me, the highlights of this tour were - the cathedral of Notre Dame in France, the Colosseum tour in Italy, the Vatican city, Jungfrau in Switzerland, Innsbruck in Austria and Bruges in Belgium.
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  • L
    Written on October 16, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    This tour was an absolute delight! Our guide Aaron Rogers, is an expert in his field! Each day was exciting as he led us through the wonders of this world. Thank you for the opportunity of a lifetime to tour Europe so comfortably.
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  • DR
    Written on October 13, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I was amazed. Our tour leader was very knowledgeable, thoughtful and resourceful. The best!
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  • CS
    Written on October 13, 2018
    2.0 - Rather poor

    Tour bus was old. Only liquids in toilet. Seats were old back ache after long hours of sitting. Carly tour leader was strict. Had to rotate seats. Couldn't sit with friends. Hotels were awful including tiny rooms. Two and three star. Left tour after five days. Get what you pay for. Tourradar should have told me Expat was a low budget outfit.
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  • CW
    Written on October 9, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fantastic trip love it, lots to see during the trip, tired but very enjoyable. our guide Perci and driver Matt are brilliant, they care for everyone, good organise, on time, responsible, patient and knowledgeable. In the future we still Choose Expat because of them.
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  • J
    Written on October 8, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    Tour being OK. Driver Matt is making girls feel uncomfortable though. Is bit creepy
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  • MK
    Written on October 8, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Aaron and Craig did a fantastic job they went over and beyond in giving us the holiday of our dreams. Our comfort and safety were always their priority. It was never boring, everything went smoothly without hitches. Will definitely do it all over again
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  • Europe Escape - 12 Days reviewer 9
    Written on October 6, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Some hotels were far better than others so we're the meals and breakfast! The rest stops and lunch stops were pretty good. However, I still can't get use to having to pay to potty! Lol! Our guide Aaron was amazing at his job. Very helpful, funny, and informative. Our coach driver Craig was the best ever! I felt safe the entire trip. The coach was always clean and tidy, and windows crystal clear with the smoothest ride you can imagine! Reach upon the stars! (Inside joke) I will definitely use Expat Explorer again and will recommend to others! Complete value for your money! Thank you for an unforgettable 12 days!
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  • Europe Escape - 12 Days reviewer 10
    Written on October 6, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Very nice , but in Europe. they don’t have coffee or tea only at breakfast Our driver Craig shared his kettle with Us we appreciate it very much.So if. you like a drink when you wake up bring a small kettle .
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: London - Paris
    Start point Outside Hotel Novotel at Greenwich station, 173-185 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8JA 06:30
  2. Day 2: Paris - Free day
  3. Day 3: Burgundy - Swiss Alps
  4. Day 4: Swiss Alps - Free day
  5. Day 5: Swiss Alps - Florence - Tuscany
  6. Day 6: Tuscany - Pisa - Rome
  7. Day 7: Rome - Free day
  8. Day 8: Rome - Venice
  9. Day 9: Innsbruck - Munich - Bavaria
  10. Day 10: Bavaria - Rhine Valley
  11. Day 11: Rhine Valley - Amsterdam
  12. Day 12: Amsterdam - Bruges - London
    End point Greenwich train station, 173-185 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8JA 18:30 - 21:30

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
    1. Paris - Ibis la Defense

      Address: 4 Boulevard de Neuilly, 92400 Courbevoie, France

    2. Swiss Alps - Alpenrose Hotel & Gardens

      Address: Kirchgasse 72B, 3812 Wilderswil, Switzerland

    3. Tuscany - Hotel Massimo d'Azeglio

      Address: Corso Matteotti 42, 51016 Montecatini Terme PT, Italy

    4. Rome - Hotel Cristoforo Colombo

      Address: Via Cristoforo Colombo, 710, 00144 Roma RM, Italy

    5. Venice - Elite Residence Hotel

      Address: Via Forte Marghera, 119, 30173 Venezia VE, Italy

    6. Munich - ACHAT Premium München-Süd

      Address: Perchtinger Str. 3, 81379 München, Germany

    7. Rhine Valley - Rheinlust

      Address: Rheinallee 27-30, 56154 Boppard, Germany

    8. Amsterdam - Hampton by Hilton Schipol Airport

      Address: Neptunusstraat 1, 2132 JA Hoofddorp, Netherlands

    *Please note exact accommodation and details are re-confirmed at time of booking and subject to change up to 6 weeks prior to departure

  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

Videos

  • Europe Escape - 12 Days
  • Western Europe Travel Guide
Europe Escape - 12 Days

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • 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 sex 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 (£)

    • Should I book pre/post tour accommodation?

      Some passengers prefer to arrive one day earlier and leave one day later, as the tour starts early in the morning and ends in the evening. Expat Explore does not offer pre-trip or post-trip accommodations in London, therefore you would need to arrange accommodation yourself.

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    About the countries

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    Currencies

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    Pound sterling
    England
    Euro
    France , Italy , Vatican City (Holy See) , Austria , Germany , Netherlands and Belgium
    CHF
    Franc
    Switzerland

    Plugs & Adapters

    EnglandFrance, Italy, Vatican City (Holy See), Austria, Germany, Netherlands and BelgiumSwitzerlandItaly

    Visa

    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.

    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Tick-borne encephalitis
    Recommended for Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Ideally 6 months before travel.

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    Location
    Start and end in London.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Expat Explore Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 10% to confirm this Expat Explore Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 24 December 2018 the full payment of $1,680 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1680 for Europe Escape - 12 Days, but the deposit of 10% is non-refundable.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Expat Explore Travel tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 3,381 km.
    • London (England)
    • 343 km
    • Paris (France)
    • 263 km
    • Dijon (France)
    • 239 km
    • Jungfraujoch (Switzerland)
    • 401 km
    • Florence (Italy)
    • 41 km
    • Montecatini (Italy)
    • 37 km
    • Pisa (Italy)
    • 265 km
    • Rome (Italy)
    • 3 km
    • Vatican City (Vatican City (Holy See))
    • 394 km
    • Venice (Italy)
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