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Europe Explorer - 18 Days

Europe Explorer - 18 Days - Expat Explore Travel
Europe Explorer - 18 Days - Expat Explore Travel
Excellent
133 reviews
Starts
London
Destinations
+15
Ends
London
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Highlights

  • Admire Mona Lisa at the Louvre and see the Eiffel Tower
  • Win your fortune in the legendary Casino de Monte-Carlo
  • Explore the ancient Rome and visit La Sagrada Familia
  • Indulge in Italian gelato, Spanish tapas and Dutch cheese
  • Enjoy the Beaujolais and savour ice wine in Rhine Valley
  • Jump on a bike and explore the charming Amsterdam
Age range
10 to 90 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
51
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus
Operator
Expat Explore Travel
Start and end in London! With the discovery tour Europe Explorer - 18 Days, you have a 18 day tour package taking you through London, England and 15 other destinations in Europe. Europe Explorer - 18 Days includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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 - Beaujolais - Avignon
  4. Day 4: Pont du Gard - Barcelona
  5. Day 5: Barcelona - Free day
  6. Day 6: Arles - French Riviera
  7. Day 7: Monaco - French Riviera
  8. Day 8: Pisa - Florence - Tuscany
  9. Day 9: Tuscany - Rome
  10. Day 10: Rome - Free day
  11. Day 11: Siena - Venice
  12. Day 12: Venice
  13. Day 13: Venice - Swiss Alps
  14. Day 14: Swiss Alps - Free day
  15. Day 15: Black Forest - Rhine Valley
  16. Day 16: Rhine Valley - Amsterdam
  17. Day 17: Amsterdam - Free day
  18. Day 18: Bruges - London
    End point Greenwich train station, 173-185 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8JA 18:30 – 21:30

Travel guide

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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. Rhine Valley - Rheinlust

      Address: Rheinallee 27-30, 56154 Boppard, Germany

    7. Amsterdam - Hampton by Hilton Schipol Airport

      Address: Neptunusstraat 1, 2132 JA Hoofddorp, Netherlands

    8. Barcelona - Ibis Meridiana

      Address: Heron City, Passeig d'Andreu Nin, 9, 08016 Barcelona, Spain

    9. Avignon - Ibis Budget Avignon

      Address: 8 Boulevard Saint-Dominique, 84000 Avignon, France

    10. French Riviera - ibis Styles Nice Aéroport Arenas

      Address: 127 Boulevard René Cassin, 06300 Nice, France

    *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

  • Additional Services

133 Reviews

Excellent
67%
Good
24%
Average
5%
Rather Poor
4%
Bad
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  • Written on August 19, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Highly recommended! It is worth every dollar.

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  • Written on August 18, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    We had an awesome trip. Great guide and driver.

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  • Written on July 31, 2019
    2.5 - Average

    The tour went by fast, except being on the bus majority of the time. The bus driver didn't turn on the air, so most of us got sick by the halfway mark and for the rest of the trip. Went to a lot of places, but didn't go inside many of attractions because of... Read more

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  • Written on July 27, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    It was good. Great driver and great tour guide

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  • Written on July 24, 2019
    3.0 - Average

    Three hotels were very poor the one in Switzerland was a disgrace with unsafe jumble sale furniture in our room and the included dinner I will generously describe as Slop. The optional dinner that cost 25 Euros each was also very poor with one tiny glass of... Read more

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  • Written on July 21, 2019
    3.0 - Average

    The itinerary included stops to the convenience to comply with current laws that applied to coach driver, which included stops to small towns of no interest to most individuals on tour, felt like wasted time. Then on the same token, on the main historic... Read more

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  • Written on July 19, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    This tour was so amazing! We had the opportunity to experience so much as we travelled across Europe. Pedro, our tour guide, made a great trip even more amazing. He and our driver Jean made sure that we had the best experiences possible during our 18 day... Read more

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  • Written on June 27, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Emma our guide from Expat travel was fantastic, so was our driver Jeane. Fabulous holiday. We were on the go and we saw so much. Our Bus family were also great and so was the weather. We would certainly travel with you agin

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  • Written on June 26, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Aaron and Alexis are both fabulous! We get to see so much in just 18 days. Aaron even took us for walking tour of the city on free days for people not feeling comfortable to go themselves. He constantly gave us information to make sure we were fully aware... Read more

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  • Written on June 25, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great. very good tours for the price. excellent coordination and logistic. Very good driver

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Questions & Answers

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

    • Does this tour include accommodation between countries?

      During this tour, transportation is included between all countries via an air-conditioned coach.

    • What are the optional excursions?

      The optional excursions for this tour are:

      Venice Gondola Ride. Price: EUR 20
      Verona Evening Excursion. Price: EUR 45
      Murano, Burano & Venetian lagoon. Price: EUR 45
      Venice by night. Price: EUR 30
      Vatican City guided tour. Price: EUR 50
      Colosseum & Roman Forum Guided Tour. Price: EUR 35
      Tuscan Dinner. Price: EUR 22
      Paragliding. Price: EUR 155
      Sky-diving. Price: CHF 395
      White-Water River Rafting. Price: EUR 108
      Train to Jungfraujoch. Price: EUR 175
      Swiss Dinner. Price: EUR 25
      Flamenco show and dinner. Price: EUR 75
      Catalan tapas dinner. Price: EUR 25
      Amsterdam Dungeon. Price: EUR 21
      Heineken Experience. Price: EUR 18
      Madame Tussauds. Price: EUR 22
      Montparnasse Observation Deck. Price: EUR 15
      Cabaret Show. Price: EUR 70-90
      River Seine Cruise. Price: EUR 12
      Paris + Tour. Price: EUR 50
      An Evening in Montmartre. Price: EUR 40

      Please note that this list is a guideline only and all prices are subject to change.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Unfortunately, Expat Explore can not book your pre/post accommodation for this tour but you are more than welcome to book directly with the hotel yourself.

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    Guides who have led this tour

    • Steve Martin
      "Worked in the industry for over 10 years now in various countries around Europe. Worked with Santa in..."
    • Rose Brown
      "Once upon a time, in a sleepy little village near Bristol, there lived a chubby, curly-haired girl called..."
    • Luke Watson
      "I'm a Londoner with a passion for history, travel, people and the good times. I truly believe that open..."
    • Gayle Taylor
      "I love to travel, so this job is perfect. I get to meet passengers of all ages and from all over the..."
    • Filip Liovic
      "I am a language teacher that does not enjoy the stuffiness of a classroom, so I venture out on the road..."
    • Emma Cairns
      "Aussie girl turned nomad gypsy, who fell in love with becoming a tour leader as it encompassed my two..."
    • Holly Terrorhawk Clarke
    • Cameron Benson

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      They offer very competitive prices compared to their competition. Website was great and I had no problem arranging the booking with them.

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    About the countries

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    Currencies

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    England
    Euro
    France , Spain , Monaco , Italy , Netherlands and Belgium
    CHF
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    Switzerland

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    EnglandFrance, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Netherlands and BelgiumMonacoItalySwitzerland

    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.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Spain. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Tick-borne encephalitis
    Recommended for Switzerland. 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.
    Payment(s)
    For any tour departing before 29 October 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 29 October 2019, 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 65 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 4,291 km.
    • London (England)
    • 343 km
    • Paris (France)
    • 276 km
    • Beaune (France)
    • 342 km
    • Avignon (France)
    • 357 km
    • Barcelona (Spain)
    • 325 km
    • Arles (France)
    • 212 km
    • Nice (France)
    • 13 km
    • Monaco (Monaco)
    • 240 km
    • Pisa (Italy)
    • 69 km
    • Florence (Italy)
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