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European Vistas - 8 days

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32 reviews
Starts
Amsterdam
Destinations
+7
Ends
Amsterdam
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Highlights

  • Dine aboard a boat and view the wonders of Amsterdam
  • Sample Tuscan wine and indulge in tasty Burgundy wine
  • See Ulm, a historic city and birthplace of Albert Einstein
  • Explore Lucerne, a pretty, picturesque city in Switzerland
  • Marvel the beauty of Paris, a 'City of Lights and Love'
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 Amsterdam! With the discovery tour European Vistas - 8 days, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Amsterdam, Netherlands and 7 other destinations in Europe. European Vistas - 8 days includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

32 Reviews

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  • AD
    Written on September 27, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was fast-paced, but we got to see so much. Loved it!
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  • ES
    Written on September 26, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Whirlwind tour! It really is a 'taste' of the countries. It gives you a good idea of where you want to return but in a way it is also a bit frustrating be there and then think i only can only be here briefly and now i need to book to come back! But it's fun to go from one country one day then the next day to be which country are we off to today! The coach is very comfortable. The wifi was a bit on and off but i think it's because we were on the open road so it's understandable. The drive was very relaxing. Seeing the beautiful scenery from the coach window was great and we were even able to capture some great photos as we drove along! One day was a long drive but with a movie it helped pass some of the time. Also we had trivia which was fun! I think a word of advice would be just be prepared to be on the move. It is fast paced. If you see something you like eg a souvenir then get it there and then as there may not be time later. Delve into the culture straight away and try all the delicacies if the opportunity presents itself. Lunch stops are brief. Make sure you keep hydrated. It's a good idea to have euro coins to use the toilets and to carry tissues and a hand sanitiser. The hotels were amazing! Very spacious especially for European standards. The breakfasts were great. Buffet style. Unfortunately it is a bit of a rush due to the time restraints so try to get in quick. But if there wasn't a tight schedule then it wouldn't be possible to see so much! Not all optional activities are a must but some are. I would consider carefully the dinner optionals as they were a little bit rushed however the day time optionals particularly the Switzerland one really is a must!! If you love the idea of seeing soo much in a short time (and really it is an exciting whirlwind!) then this is the tour for you!
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  • LB
    Written on September 16, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    We saw everything described in the tour & more. Our tour leader, Andreea, gave us the history of each area we visited. She also showed us some of her favorite restaurants & sights in some of the cities. It added to the experience to have an insiders view of things. Included dinners were good to excellent; breakfasts ranged from average to wonderful. Our driver, Coen, was amazing! We got to our destinations on time. PS. Mt. Pilates is a must see!
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  • SA
    Written on September 3, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    Overall I am satisfied with the tour.
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  • European Vistas - 8 days reviewer 5
    Written on August 29, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    Itinerary is too tight and too swift...not a breathing moment. The accommodations at three locations did not have AC working....there was no internet or poor internet in two locations. The meals in two locations were poorly organised......
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  • European Vistas - 8 days reviewer 6
    Written on August 29, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had the best time ever. I loved the opportunity to get to know people from so many different places and everyone was so nice. Our tour leader Kim was amazing, I enjoyed every story about every place we were going to. Our driver Pascal was really nice too, always with a smile on his face. I would always recommend this experience.
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  • SH
    Written on August 20, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Very fast paced but beautiful scenery, some good meals and the best tour leader ever
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  • NR
    Written on August 20, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    the tour was good.Your organisation should have a policy of concessions for senior cetizens.Modern technology should be used instead of hand written notes circulated by tour guide.Guides should be more professional in their appraoach.I was often reminded of the famous Orwellian quotation that"all pigs are equal but some pigs are more equal than others". thank you
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  • CR
    Written on August 20, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Our Tour Leader Sarah and our Coach Captain Steffan were both Excellent it was an amazing experience for me plenty of wooow and gasping moments indeed and met plenty of like minded souls on the Tour making it one memorable experience to cherish
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  • AL
    Written on August 9, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Amazing trip!!! Loved everything about it and Have been recommending this trip to everyone.
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Amsterdam
  2. Day 2: Amsterdam - Rhine Valley
  3. Day 3: Ulm - Innsbruck
  4. Day 4: Innsbruck - Verona - Venice
  5. Day 5: Venice - Lucerne - Lake Lucerne
  6. Day 6: Lake Lucerne - Burgundy
  7. Day 7: Burgundy - Paris
  8. Day 8: Brussels - Amsterdam

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  • Accommodation

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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Questions & Answers

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    • When and where does the tour end?

      This tour ends in Amsterdam at the same hotel as the pick-up location at 5 pm (traffic dependent). The joining and ending hotel will not be confirmed until your final documents are released, however, it is expected to be one of the following:

      Hampton by Hilton Schipol Airport
      Holiday Inn Express Schipol Airport
      Park Inn Plaza Amsterdam Airport
      Crowne Plaza Amsterdam Schiphol
      Lake land Hotel

      After the drop-off at the hotel, there is a drop-off at Amsterdam Central Station at 6 pm (traffic dependent).

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers are not included in this tour but can be added to your booking at an additional cost. Please contact our Customer Support team to arrange this once your booking is confirmed.

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

      A single supplement is available for an additional cost if you would prefer a private room, however, this is optional. The tour price advertised is based on a twin share basis, which means that if you are a single traveller you will be roomed with a passenger of the same gender and around the same age at no additional cost.

      To book a single room please contact our customer support team.

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      Amazing, prompt service--even when we are all in different time zones! Could not ask for more! Communication couldn't be better.

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    About the countries

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    Currencies

    Euro
    Netherlands , Austria , Italy , France and Belgium
    CHF
    Franc
    Switzerland

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    Vaccinations

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    Tick-borne encephalitis
    Recommended for Austria and Switzerland. Ideally 6 months before travel.

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    Location
    Start and end in Amsterdam.
    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 26 December 2018 the full payment of $1,060 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 $1060 for European Vistas - 8 days, but the deposit of 10% is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 2,275 km.
    • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    • 734 km
    • Innsbruck (Austria)
    • 215 km
    • Venice (Italy)
    • 103 km
    • Verona (Italy)
    • 273 km
    • Lucerne (Switzerland)
    • 249 km
    • Dijon (France)
    • 263 km
    • Paris (France)
    • 264 km
    • Brussels (Belgium)
    • 173 km
    • Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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