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Europe Explorer - 18 Days - Expat Explore Travel

Europe Explorer - 18 Days

18 days
4.4
(143)
Start and end in Amsterdam
Tour Operator:
Expat Explore Travel
Max group size:
51
Age range:
10 to 75
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
43444
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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

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Itinerary

Start and end in Amsterdam! With the Explorer tour Europe Explorer - 18 Days, you have a 18 days tour package taking you through Amsterdam, Netherlands and 20 other destinations in Europe. Europe Explorer - 18 Days includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Amsterdam - Ghent - Paris
  2. Day 2: Paris: Optional Free Day
  3. Day 3: Paris - Toulouse
  4. Day 4: Toulouse - Andorra - Barcelona
  5. Day 5: Barcelona: Optional Free Day
  6. Day 6: Barcelona - Pont du Gard - Avignon
  7. Day 7: Avignon - French Riviera - Nice
  8. Day 8: Pisa - Florence - Tuscany
  9. Day 9: Tuscany - Rome
  10. Day 10: Rome: Optional Free Day
  11. Day 11: Siena - Venice
  12. Day 12: Venice
  13. Day 13: Venice - Swiss Alps
  14. Day 14: Swiss Alps: Optional Free Day
  15. Day 15: Swiss Alps - Black Forest
  16. Day 16: Black Forest - Rhine Valley - Amsterdam
  17. Day 17: Amsterdam: Optional Free Day
  18. Day 18: End of tour in Amsterdam
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Where You'll Stay

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  • RH
    · October 16th, 2022
    Thanks. This was a very well organized tour. Bus driver was outstanding and tour guide was upbeat easy to understand and very knowledgeable about everywhere we traveled. We would us this service again.
    Trip date: September 2022
  • Europe Explorer - 18 Days reviewer 2
    · June 21st, 2022
    So much to be seen and experienced on this trip of a lifetime. If you want great value for money, this is the trip Tour leader and coach driver were excellent showing their knowledge every where we went. Coach was new and accommodations were comfortable... Show more
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    Trip date: May 2022
  • JF
    · October 24th, 2019
    We saw many different places and experienced some unforgettable things. Expat made it easy and they did everything they could to make our holiday memorable. Hotels could be better with the wifi but jean our driver was amazing very friendly and... Show more
    Trip date: October 2019
  • CJ
    · October 20th, 2019
    Location and standard of the accomodation , meals included were not good , the places we were taken to shop had inflated prices , guide was so so , often couldn’t see him in a crowd as he was short and wore the expat black T-shirt , needs a flag and... Show more
    Trip date: October 2019
  • Europe Explorer - 18 Days reviewer 5
    · October 13th, 2019
    We loved the tour! We saw so many amazing things and it made our first experience in Europe easy and enjoyable. Pedro, our guide was amazing and we always felt extremely safe with our driver Alex. Both guys were funny and helpful and they definitely... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
  • CH
    · October 6th, 2019
    We are just finishing an 18 day Europe Explorer. Wow! With so much packed into a short time, we were expertly guided and supported by Pedro. His positivity was infectious and his excellent knowledge of Europe helped us make the most of every moment we... Show more
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    Trip date: September 2019
  • RM
    · September 25th, 2019
    Promised an English speaking guide. We were in a bus with 3 languages: all information provided in 3 languages, English being last and shortest. By the time we heard it- we had tuned out the other 2 long drawn out explanations/ instructions. The guide... Show more
    Trip date: September 2018
  • SD
    · September 17th, 2019
    Well organized and good value for money
    Trip date: August 2019
  • SF
    · September 7th, 2019
    Expat exceeded my expectations I’m will be back
    Trip date: August 2019
  • Europe Explorer - 18 Days reviewer 10
    · September 5th, 2019
    The tour was awesome. Our tour guide Gustavo is very awesome so do with our driver Alex both are excellent . I don't like the seat rotation. Overall is awesome.
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    Trip date: August 2019

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Europe Explorer - 18 Days
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • When and where does the tour start in Amsterdam?

      On Day 1 before the tour starts, you will need to check-in at the pre-selected pickup point in Amsterdam:

      *Meeting Point:
      Outside Hampton by Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
      Neptunusstraat 1, 2132 JA Hoofddorp, Netherlands
      Meet @ 07:30 hrs

      *Please be aware that all accommodations are subject to change until your final documents are released.

      N.B. If you are meeting the tour group here, please ensure you have notified the tour operator by completing your Important Passenger Information form emailed to you after successful tour confirmation

    • Which airport do you recommend I fly into?

      The best airport to fly into is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (airport code: AMS).

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Expat Explore does not offer airport transfers in Amsterdam. Travellers will need to make their own way to the hotel at the start of the tour and to the airport at the end of the tour.

    • Where and when does the tour end?

      The tour ends after breakfast on Day 18 at your hotel in Amsterdam at around 10h00.

      *End Point:
      Hampton by Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
      Neptunusstraat 1, 2132 JA Hoofddorp, Netherlands

      *Please be aware that all accommodations are subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • 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:

      Paris:
      Paris + Tour. Price: EUR 50
      River Seine Cruise. Price: EUR 12
      Cabaret Show. Price: EUR 70-90
      Montparnasse Observation Deck. Price: EUR 15
      An Evening in Montmartre. Price: EUR 40

      Swiss Alps:
      Train to Jungfraujoch. Price: EUR 175
      White-Water River Rafting. Price: EUR 108
      Sky-diving. Price: EUR 345
      Paragliding. Price: EUR 155

      Barcelona:
      Flamenco show & dinner. Price: EUR 75

      Tuscany:
      Tuscan Dinner. Price: EUR 22

      Rome:
      Vatican City guided tour. Price: EUR 50
      Castel Gandolfo. Price: EUR 70
      Roman food tour. Price: EUR 60

      Venice:
      Trip T-shirt or Hoodie. Price: EUR 21-32
      Venice Gondola Ride. Price: EUR 20
      Murano, Burano & Venetian lagoon. Price: EUR 45
      Venice by night. Price: EUR 30

      Amsterdam:
      Farewell dinner. Price: 30
      Dutch Countryside Tour. Price: EUR 40
      MOCO Museum & House of Bols. 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.

    • 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
      - Rhine Valley - Rheinlust
      - Amsterdam - Hampton by Hilton Schipol Airport
      - Barcelona - Ibis Meridiana
      - Avignon - Ibis Budget Avignon
      - French Riviera - ibis Styles Nice Aéroport Arenas

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

      Expat Explore has searched and invested in excellent budget accommodation either located in cities or well placed with good public transport connections. They use mostly 3-star hotels for their different tours. On this tour, you will stay in twin share rooms and if you are a single traveller, you will be roomed with a fellow traveller of the same gender or you have the option to book a single room at an additional price.

    • Is there a price reduction available for minors?

      As Expat Explore already is an 'economical' tour option, they do not offer price reductions for children.

    • Is a triple share option available?

      Unfortunately, it cannot be confirmed in advance, however, should you not be able to get a triple room we will arrange a joining room in that case or the third person will be roomed with another passenger of the same gender.
      The other option is to pay a single supplement which will guarantee that the third traveller has a private room for the duration of the tour.

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    Good to Know

    • Currencies
      Euro
      Andorra, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Monaco, Spain and Netherlands
      Fr.
      Swiss Franc
      Switzerland
    • Plugs & Adapters

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

      Type C
      Andorra, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Monaco, Spain and Netherlands
      Type E
      Andorra, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Monaco, Spain and Netherlands
      Type F
      Andorra, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Monaco, Spain and Netherlands
      Type L
      Italy
      Type D
      Monaco
      Type M
      Monaco
      Type J
      Switzerland
    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Tick-borne encephalitis - Recommended for Germany and Switzerland. Ideally 6 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Spain. Ideally 2 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 January 18th, 2023 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after January 18th, 2023, 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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