SHORTLIST

European Accent End Paris

You won't be able to keep your eyes off the epic landscapes of the Rhine, Tuscany and the French Riviera as you journey from Amsterdam to all the main highlights of Europe. Explore Venice and Paris, encounter centuries of papal history in Rome and Avignon, and cruise down Europe's mightiest river. Don't miss a thing on this 14 day jaunt across Europe with new friends.
Tour details
Tour Provider Costsaver
Price From
$3,940
Number of Days
15
Start Location
London, United Kingdom
End Location
Paris, France
Age Range
Avg. 35+
Group Size
20 to 45
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
No specific theme
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Itinerary Open all
Arrive Amsterdam
Amsterdam wears its warmth with pride, and it is this gezelligheid you’ll come to remember long after you visit this leafy Dutch city. But first, journey south from London with your Travel Director and fellow travel companions, through the Kent countryside to Dover. Here you’ll board your ferry to Calais, then wind your way through the flat expanses of Belgium and the Netherlands, reaching Amsterdam this afternoon.
Amsterdam Orientation
It won’t take long to fall in love with the Dutch capital. Your orientation tour will take you through the city’s historic centre, then perhaps join an Optional Experience to Volendam where the Dutch traditions of cheese and clog making take centre stage or on an optional cruise through the city's canals.
Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Rhineland
You won't want to blink as you head east into the lush landscapes of Germany and you'd be forgiven for wanting to jump ship and stay forever as you cruise down the Rhine River. With medieval villages, steep vineyards and storybook castles, the Rhine Valley has enchanted painters and writers for centuries. See it in all its glory as you board a leisurely river cruise on one of the best sightseeing tours in Europe, winding your way through romantic Rhineland landscapes.
Rhineland – Lucerne Region
Slice through the heart of Switzerland bound for Lucerne on your very own 'Grand Tour' of Europe. Take a step back in time when you join your Travel Director for an orientation tour, exploring the Old Town, the ancient wooden Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument. The mournful, mortally wounded lion hewn from rock commemorates the sacrifice made by the Swiss Guards who died defending Louis XVI during the French Revolution. This afternoon, you’ll have some time to explore the city your way, perhaps with some retail therapy. You could choose to ascend to the alpine heavens instead, joining an optional scenic cruise across Lake Lucerne to Stans, then travelling by railway and cable car up into the mountains for exhilarating mountain views.
Lucerne Region – Venice (Oriago)
You'll touch the sky when you follow the St. Gotthard highway, winding past epic mountain scenery south to Chiasso, on the border of Italy. Cross the border and continue past Italy's enchanting Lake District and the Veneto Plains to the 'Queen of the Adriatic', Venice. You'll have some time to explore on your own or perhaps admire the beauty of Venice from its maze of canals. Join an Optional Experience to cruise by private water taxi along Venice's Grand Canal and board a gondola, watching life unfold along the city's narrow calle and magical waterways.
Venice orientation and free time
Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. All the main attractions are within walking distance of the Piazza so you'll have easy access to view the famous Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark. Spend your time wandering the calle of Venice before we visit a glassblowing workshop, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Watch talented master craftsmen at work, engaged in the same craft as their ancestors from centuries ago. Witness them crafting the beautiful glass creations that are characteristic of Venice. This afternoon, consider taking an optional cruise across the lagoon to colourful Burano Island.
Venice – Rome
This Europe value tour just keeps getting better and today the 'Eternal City' beckons as you cross the Apennines through Tuscany to Rome. There's time to hit the streets on your own or go for a leisurely stroll to one of the city's thronging piazzas for a spot of people watching. Or consider joining an optional guided sightseeing tour of Rome. Whatever you choose, it’s all about embracing life lived the Italian way – to the fullest.
Rome sightseeing and free time
Meet your Local Specialist for a guided sightseeing tour that begins in the Vatican City. The dome of St. Peter's Basilica looms over the expansive St. Peter's Square - the impressive backdrop for time spent learning about the world's smallest country. Consider an Optional Experience that will reveal the artistry and heritage of the famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. See Michelangelo's mournful Pietà up close then continue to Ancient Rome, to view the mighty Colosseum, followed by some time to explore on your own. Perhaps join an optional light-hearted meal in the evening, revealing all the flavours that would make any Italian mamma proud.
Rome – Florence
Set your sights firmly on Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and a city that has inspired pts, authors and artists for centuries. There are few cities in the world with an artistic legacy equal to that of Florence and now's your chance to experience it in all its glory. Head to Piazzale Michelangelo and see Florence’s signature skyline, then spend your time exploring the city, from the Baptistery and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore to Giotto’s Bell Tower and Ponte Vecchio. Delve into Florence’s Renaissance heritage by seeing Piazza Santa Croce and its famous church. Later, you can spend a lovely evening in the Tuscan hills by joining an Optional Experience dinner.
Florence – Pisa – Monaco – French Riviera
If you’ve always dreamed of visiting that famous leaning tower, we’ll take you to snap a few strategic photos featuring you and the extraordinary Leaning Tower of Pisa. Admire Pisa's Romanesque Square of Miracles in all its striped marble glory. Its structures are said to symbolise the three main stages of human life – the Baptistery (birth), the Cathedral (life) and the Camposanto (death). Next, head west to the stylish shores of Monaco. Keep your eyes peeled as you drive along its glitzy boulevards and take in all the sophistication that seems to ooze from every corner. Next stop, the glamorous French Riviera.
French Riviera free time
What a treat! You have a full free day to do as you wish on the French Riviera. There's no shame in spending the day sprawled out on a sun lounger with a cocktail, but if you can tear yourself away from the beach, you may choose to join your fellow travellers for an optional exploration of Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Life is rather idyllic in this enchanting walled hill-town and, like some of its famous residents, you'll want to linger here a little longer. You never know who you might spot seated in those sleek Ferraris and private yachts dotted around the French Riviera.
French Riviera – Avignon – Lyon
Today you'll travel to the heart of Provence and the city of Avignon. A brief brush with the Papacy in the 14th century has gifted Avignon with one of the world's most incredible religious architectural legacies. While it may no longer hold the importance that the Vatican ds today, views of its Palace of the Popes and St. Bénezet Bridge are just as inspiring. Later today, you’ll arrive in Lyon.
Lyon – Versailles – Paris
We've then got another treat in store for you today - our Optional Experience Palace of Versailles tour, where you’ll join a Local Specialist to explore the grand Palace of Versailles. Its splendour and beauty was created to reflect the self-proclaimed majesty of King Louis XIV, the 'Sun King'. See the exquisite sprawling gardens and the Hall of Mirrors with its impressive chandeliers and glinting mirrors. Carry on to Paris later to enjoy the city by night.
Paris sightseeing and free time
The Parisians know a thing or two about beauty, elegance and a life well lived - and you’ll see it all up close with your full day in Paris. Take to the streets on a sightseeing tour with your Travel Director, to see the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Élysées and Eiffel Tower. Then spend the rest of the day discovering the city on your terms. Don't resist the urge to tread in the footsteps of Picasso and Dalí during an optional visit to Montmartre this afternoon, exploring its maze of streets and Artist's Square. There's time to shop for artwork and savour some local specialties before a real highlight this evening – an optional dinner and cabaret performance.
Depart Paris
This morning, after breakfast, say farewell to your fellow travellers.
Inclusions
  • 14 Breakfast (B)
  • 4 Dinner (D)
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Many meals and daily breakfasts included
  • City orientation tours
  • Audio headsets are provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Extensive variety of Choice Optional Experiences
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised.
Departure dates
Start End Availability Price NZD
09 Apr 2024 23 Apr 2024 Available $4,925
21 May 2024 04 Jun 2024 Available $3,980
28 May 2024 11 Jun 2024 Available $3,980
11 Jun 2024 25 Jun 2024 Available $3,980
18 Jun 2024 02 Jul 2024 onRequest $4,975
16 Jul 2024 30 Jul 2024 Available $3,960
10 Sep 2024 24 Sep 2024 onRequest $3,940
17 Sep 2024 01 Oct 2024 Available $3,940
24 Sep 2024 08 Oct 2024 Available $4,925
01 Oct 2024 15 Oct 2024 Available $4,120
20 Dec 2024 03 Jan 2025 Available $4,464
15 Apr 2025 29 Apr 2025 Available $5,265
22 Apr 2025 06 May 2025 Available $5,265
29 Apr 2025 13 May 2025 Available $5,319
06 May 2025 20 May 2025 Available $5,319
13 May 2025 27 May 2025 Available $5,319
20 May 2025 03 Jun 2025 Available $5,319
27 May 2025 10 Jun 2025 Available $5,319
03 Jun 2025 17 Jun 2025 Available $5,319
10 Jun 2025 24 Jun 2025 Available $5,319
17 Jun 2025 01 Jul 2025 Available $5,319
24 Jun 2025 08 Jul 2025 Available $5,319
01 Jul 2025 15 Jul 2025 Available $5,265
08 Jul 2025 22 Jul 2025 Available $5,265
15 Jul 2025 29 Jul 2025 Available $5,265
22 Jul 2025 05 Aug 2025 Available $5,265
29 Jul 2025 12 Aug 2025 Available $5,265
05 Aug 2025 19 Aug 2025 Available $5,265
12 Aug 2025 26 Aug 2025 Available $5,265
19 Aug 2025 02 Sep 2025 Available $5,265
26 Aug 2025 09 Sep 2025 Available $5,265
02 Sep 2025 16 Sep 2025 Available $5,265
09 Sep 2025 23 Sep 2025 Available $5,265
16 Sep 2025 30 Sep 2025 Available $5,265
23 Sep 2025 07 Oct 2025 Available $5,265
30 Sep 2025 14 Oct 2025 Available $5,535
20 Dec 2025 03 Jan 2026 Available $5,535