Grand Europe

Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, France, Italy & Vatican

18 Days – 9 Countries (Tour Code : GNEP)



Day 1: London – Calais – Brussels – Holland

Board the coach and cross the English Channel by ferry or Eurotunnel. From Calais, start your journey to the capital city of Belgium, Brussels. On arrival, start with a photo stop at the most iconic structure, The Atomium, followed by the famous Manneken Pis Statue and the Grand Place.

Note: On occasions there can be severe delays crossing the English Channel and therefore a city tour of Brussels will be replaced by city tour of Zurich on day four.

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Day 2: Keukenhof Tulip Gardens or Madurodam – Amsterdam

Begin the morning by visiting the world renowned Keukenhof Tulip Gardens; celebrating its 70th edition of the spring park, with Flower Power the theme for the year. Admire over 6 million bulbs at the world-famous attraction, between March and May. (After 19th May departures Keukenhof will be replaced by Madurodam model village). Later we visit Amsterdam, to view the amazing architecture from the glass-topped canal boats, deluging in its early history to its rich new developments. Have free time later to explore the bustling hub of the city centre, where cultures are welcomed, and its tolerant society can be observed.

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Day 3: Holland – Cologne – River Rhine Cruise

Travel to the city of Cologne, Germany. Visit the breathtaking Cologne Cathedral, known as the Dome Church that stands 157 metres in height. The Cathedral is truly a masterpiece; taking over six hundred years to construct. Depart for a scenic boat cruise on the River Rhine; enjoy picturesque views of vineyards and castles as you cruise along the longest river in Germany. Whilst aboard the cruise, enjoy a hot cup of tea to accompany the wonderful scenery.

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Day 4: Heidelberg – Black Forest – Rhine Falls

Travel to Heidelberg; here, have an opportunity to photograph the famous Heidelberg Castle     on the hills above. Drive to the Black Forest region in South Germany where we stop at the largest natural lake in the Back Forest, Lake Titisee. Here enjoy free time, and have an opportunity to purchase cuckoo clocks and other souvenirs. Later, travel to Switzerland and  walk around the largest plain waterfalls in Europe, the Rhine Falls.

Your Tour Rep, Vehicle and seat numbers may change on day 4

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Day 5: Mt. Jungfrau – Interlaken

Today depart for Mt. Jungfrau. On arrival board a cogwheel train to  the top of Mt. Jungfrau  at 3454 meters above sea level. At the top, have free time to explore the Ice Palace to view life- sized ice sculptures, visit the Sphinx observation terrace for spectacular views of the Aletsch glacier and surrounding peaks. After, continue to Interlaken; where you can enjoy a walk on the main street and admire breathtaking scenery.

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Day 6: Mt. Titlis – Lucerne

Ascend 10,000 ft to the summit of Mt. Titlis. Take the world’s first revolving cable car, the Titlis Rotair. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Swiss landscapes. At Mt. Titlis have free time to play in the snow or even take a professional photo in traditional Swiss outfits. Depart for Lucerne to view the Lion Monument and one of the oldest wooden bridges in the world, The Chapel Bridge, enjoy free time to explore the town.

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Day 7: Switzerland – Vaduz – Innsbruck

Depart for Liechtenstein, one of the smallest countries in Europe. Stop, for a photo stop, in the capital city, Vaduz. Later proceed to Austria to see the famous Swarovski Crystal Museum, before driving to Innsbruck. On arrival, take an orientation tour, covering the symbol of the city, the Golden roof and the Hofburg, before checking into your hotel.

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Day 8: Innsbruck – Verona – Venice

Today depart for Verona. This remnant of the renaissance is known for its art and amazing architecture. Here follow the mythical Romeo and Juliet trail, which marks a series of fictional events and sites. Verona’s houses, churches and piazzas combine to tell the fascinating story of this small, but hugely significant, northern Italian city. Later, depart for your overnight stay near Venice.

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Day 9: Venice – Rome

Depart for Venice; the most romantic city in Italy with its distinctive architecture and famous gondola rides. Begin with a boat ride to St Mark’s Square, one of the most elegant squares in the world. See the famous Bridge of Sighs and the Basilica di San Marco. Visit the Murano Glass Showroom. Finally enjoy a gondola ride while enjoying the ambience of Venice. In the afternoon depart for your hotel near Rome.

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Day 10: Rome – Vatican City

Today be greeted by a local professional guide. The tour starts with a photo stop at the Colosseum which is surrounded by other sights such as the Arch of Constantine. View the Roman Forums, where ancient civilisations developed. View Trevi Fountains, arguably the most beautiful fountains in all of Rome. Later, visit the Vatican City, home to the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church to see St. Peters Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, the best known chapel in the World, with its renowned architecture from the likes of Michelangelo.

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Day 11: Rome – Capri – Rome

Depart to Capri, one of the most  beautiful islands in Italy. On arrival  in  Naples  board a jetfoil  for a short journey to Capri. Then board onto a mini bus for a scenic journey to Anacapri; here enjoy free time before taking a cable car to Mt Solaro for opportunity to take mesmerising photos. Later return back to Rome.

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Day 12: Rome – Florence – Pisa

Depart for Florence. On arrival, be greeted by your local professional guide. The tour of this renaissance city starts by viewing the impressive architecture of some of the finest historic buildings in Italy, such as the Duomo of Florence, along with photo stops at Basilica of Santa Croce, the final burial place of Michelangelo, statue of David replica, famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge on the Arno River and The Piazelle Michelangelo, for the most outstanding views of Florence. Later depart for Pisa, on arrival, marvel at The Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square) which is dominated by four great religious structures: the Duomo, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Baptistery and the Camposanto. Here have some free time.

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Day 13: Pisa – Maranello – Milan

Depart for Maranello, the home of the super-car Ferrari. Here visit the world famous Ferrari Museum, and immerse yourself in the company’s rich history. Later depart to Milan; renowned as one of the design and fashion capitals of the world. Here enjoy some free time to explore the main square, home to Milan Cathedral also known as Duomo Di Milano. View the Victor Emmanuel Gallery as well as the famous Scala Opera house.

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Day 14: Lake Como – Swissminiatur – Geneva

In the morning, depart for Lake Como, the deepest lake in Italy; here witness some of the most stunning scenery in Europe and notably the location of James Bond’s “Casino Royale”. Travel to Swissminiatur, an exciting miniature village where visitors can admire more than 120 models of the most important buildings, monuments and transportation means in Switzerland. Later Depart for Geneva, on arrival be taken for a short city tour covering photo stops at the United Nations Building, The Flower Clock and the symbol of Geneva, the Jet d’Eau (operation permitting), which is one of the tallest fountain in the world.

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Day 15: Geneva – Paris

Depart for Paris (approximate drive time will be six hours). On arrival, take a scenic boat cruise along the River Seine. Entirely glass fitted with a terrace, these boats are flawlessly designed to discover and admire Paris’s rich architecture such as the Eiffel Tower, Musée d’Orsay as well as other landmarks, palaces and ornate bridges.

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Day 16: City Tour with Versailles Gardens

The tour will start with a visit to the renowned Versailles Gardens, a fine example of 17th century French landscaping covering an area of more than 800 hectares. Then visit the famous ‘Louvre Museum’ and have the opportunity to view the renowned painting of ‘Mona Lisa’ (entrance not included). Later, visit Fragonard perfume museum to purchase some unique French fragrances, soaps, candles and more. During your orientation tour, cover many of the most famous monuments in Paris. Enjoy the famous illuminations of Paris during your night tour. This panoramic tour will cover the spectacular ‘Eiffel Tower’, the most impressive structure at night, the ‘Champs Élysées’, the beautiful ‘Arc de Triomphe’, ‘Place de la Concorde’ and many other historic buildings.

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Day 17: Disneyland® Resort Paris

Today depart for the world famous Disneyland® Resort Paris. Here enjoy a  fun  and adventurous day out; choose between Disneyland® Park; which explores five themed  lands filled with Disney classic stories and fairy-tales or Walt Disney Studios® Park; the behind-the scenes destination sensation allowing you to experience movie and cinema sets coming to life. Breakfast Y Lunch N Dinner Y 

Day 18: Paris – Calais – London

This morning depart for Paris to embark on a journey to the Eiffel Tower for a breathtaking bird’s eye view of Paris. Later drive through Avenue Des Champs Élysées, the most prestigious avenue in Paris; with its cinemas, café and luxury speciality shops before driving back to Calais for the channel crossing OR you may end your tour at Paris CDG airport for your return flight (drop at CDG airport will be at 2pm approximately. Ensure your return flight is after 5pm). Bid farewell to the group before arriving at your drop off point.

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Note: On occasions, due to large events, traffic, logistics and availability of reservations, it may be necessary to change the above itinerary. However, all aspects of the itinerary will be covered. In the event of Eiffel Tower restricting access the price difference for the restricted floor will be reimbursed. Eiffel Tower during national holidays or events may be substituted by Montparnasse tower or will be refunded. 

As coaches are prohibited in certain parts of Pisa, Rome, Milan, Verona Florence and Venice majority of the tour will be conducted by walking. 

Price Includes

  • Return transportation by deluxe AC coach from your selected pick up point
  • Return channel crossing via Eurotunnel or Ferry
  • 17 Nights accommodation in a 3/4* hotel with breakfast
  • 14 Indian dinners, 3 Continental dinners, 12 Vegetarian lunches, 1 Continental lunch
  • Entrances and sightseeing as mentioned in Tour Highlights
  • All tips and service charges
  • Premium service of a Star Tours’ Representative

Tour Highlights: 

BELGIUM

  • Atomium Structure photo stop
  • Walking Tour of Brussels view the Grand Place & Mannekin Pis Statue

NETHERLANDS

  • Keukenhof Tulip Gardens or Madurodam
  • Amsterdam Canal Cruise with entrance
  • Cheese & Clog Demonstration with entrance

GERMANY

  • Cologne visit Cologne Cathedral
  • River Rhine Cruise with entrance and complimentary tea
  • Heidelberg Castle photo stop
  • Black Forest drive through the scenic region
  • Lake Titisee Free Time

SWITZERLAND

  • Mt Jungfrau with entrance
  • Mt Titlis with entrance
  • Rhine Falls The largest plain waterfalls in Europe
  • Geneva City Tour view Flower Clock, UN Building, Jet d’Eau and more
  • Lucerne City Tour view the Lion Monument & Chapel Bridge
  • Interlaken Free time to explore
  • Swissminiatur with entrance

LIECHTENSTEIN

  • Vaduz photo stop

AUSTRIA

  • Innsbruck City Tour
  • Swarovski Crystal Museum with entrance

ITALY

  • Venice Boat ride to Marks Square, Gondola Ride with entrance & Murano Glass Showroom
  • Rome City Tour with local guide, Colosseum photo stop, view Trevi Fountains, Roman Forum
  • Florence City Tour with local guide, Statue of David (replica) at Piazza Michelangelo, Ponte Vecchio, View the Piazza Della Signoria, Basilica of Santa Croce and The Duomo (from outside)
  • Pisa view the Leaning Tower (from outside) & The Duomo
  • Verona City Free time to explore the city
  • Maranello Ferrari Museum with entrance
  • Milan City Tour Duomo di Milano, Scala Opera House, Victor Emmanuel Gallery
  • Lake Como Free time to explore the town
  • Capri includes excursion to Mt Solaro via cable car

VATICAN

  • Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel with entrance
  • View St Peters Basilica & Square

FRANCE

  • Eiffel Tower (Top floor*) with entrance
  • River Seine Boat Cruise with entrance
  • Versailles Gardens with entrance
  • French Perfumery included
  • Paris Orientation Tour
  • Louvre Museum entrance not included
  • Illumination Tour of Paris included
  • Disneyland® Paris with entrance

Departure Dates & Prices

TOUR CODE: GNEP DEPARTURE DATES

ADULT

CHILD

(2-11 Years)

Apr – 06

£2,295

£1,775

May – 04, 18

£2,295

£1,775

Jun – 08, 29

£2,295

£1,775

Jul – 20

£2,295

£1,775

Aug – 10

£2,295

£1,775

Price per person based on 2/3 adults sharing a room Child 2 – 11 years must share a room with 2/3 adults

Infants 0 – 23 months price is £450 for a seat in coach only Max occupancy per room is 3 person (excluding infants)

£250 reduction will apply for 2nd child without a bed Single supplement will be an additional £645

EARLY BIRD OFFER

  • Book 10 weeks in advance and get £80 OFF per adult and child
  • OR Two nights pre/post stay in London (3* Hotel) with airport transfers and tour transfers included
  • Book 8 weeks in advance and get £50 OFF per adult and child

Additional Excursions

Zurich City Tour

Adult

€5

Child

Free

Ice Flyer

Adult

€12

Child

€6 (6-15 yrs)

Trümmelbach Waterfalls

(Available from 15 Apr to 29 Sep)

Adult

€15

Child

€10 (6-15 yrs)

Rome Night Tour

Adult

€15

Child

Free

Lido Cabaret Show

Adult

€120

Child

€30 (4-12 yrs)

Pre & Post Tour Accommodation

  • For pre tour London hotel view page 21
  • Post tour Paris accommodation with breakfast (excludes transfers): £80 double room, £75 single room, £105 triple room

Pick Up Points Available

  • All pick-up points available from the UK, and selected from Europe, but note that Dover is not guaranteed. Please view page 16-17 for more information. You may end your tour at CDG Airport in

Suggestion :

Why not extend this tour to cover London Package or Scotland tour. View page 21 & 22 of our Brochure

  The Star Difference

  • Excursion to Titlis & Mt Jungfrau included in your price
  • Enjoy Indian lunch at Mt Jungfrau
  • Entrance to Sistine Chapel included
  • Enjoy complimentary tea at River Rhine Cruise and an Italian ice cream in Italy
  • Illumination Tour of Paris included
  • Gondola ride in Venice included
  • Visit to Capri Island included
  • Tips and service charge included

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