Europe is a patchwork of more than 40 compulsively individualistic countries and is a dazzling and spectacular place to explore. Europe’s almost unmanageable wealth of attractions is its biggest single draw. Among its astonishing cultural heritage you’ll find everything from the birthplace of democracy in Athens, the Renaissance art of Florence, the graceful canals of Venice and the Napoleonic splendour of Paris to less obvious attractions such as the Moorish palaces of Andalucía.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Rome
Arrive into Rome. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Rome is more than a fascinating European capital city; it is a spectacular encyclopedia of living history. The whole experience of Rome is so powerful as to be almost overwhelming at times.
Day 2: Rome Open Bus Tour
Today, explore Rome at your own pace on an extensive hop-on hop-off itinerary through the heart of Rome. The buses are open top which allows you to enjoy a full 360 degree panoramic views as you travel along your route, with commentary in 6 languages, and departures every 15 minutes. Your ticket allows you 17 stops in the most beautiful, cultural and evocative areas of the Eternal city. See major sights such as the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Vatican City, Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Palatine Hill, Piazza Venezia and lots more.
Day 3: Rome - Florence
This morning, transfer from your hotel to train station in Rome train. Travel by train to Florence, the birthplace of Renaissance. Also known as the city of Lily, the fame of Florence rests on its age-old image as the Italian hub of Renaissance art and architecture in Europe. With statues and sculptures dotting the piazzas, domes and towers surpassing the height of the sky, palatial palazzo dominating the cityscape, Florence is a beautiful gallery full of gleam and glory, in itself.
Travel from Rome to Florence
Fly to Florence
Train Trenitalia Eurostar
Fly to Bologna, train
Day 4: Open Bus Tour Of Florence
There is no better way to see Florence than on this hop-on and hop-off double-decker bus. Stops along the tour route include the Cathedral, Santa Croce, San Marco, Piazzale Michelangelo and much, much more! Hop-on and off as many times as you like for a full day of sightseeing! With a multi-lingual commentary and a 48 hour ticket you are free to explore this city at your own pace.
Day 5: Florence – Venice
This morning, transfer from to train station in Florence. Travel to the magical city of Venice by train. Venice is just as romantic and beautiful as it looks in travelogues and movies. The piazzas and singing gondoliers, the idiosyncratic buildings and water taxis are all there to be seen, admired and photographed for posterity.
Travel from Florence to Venice
Bus Euroturist Express
Day 6: Excursion To Murano, Burano & Torcello
This morning, enjoy an excursion to Murano, Burano & Torcello. Boarding a comfortable motor boat, you'll speed along the Venetian lagoon to Murano, famous for its glassware. During the visit you'll explore shops, factories and watch the skilled glass-blowers as they create works of art. You'll also have time to visit a museum showcasing the world-famous Murano glass. Re-board your motor boat you'll journey to the island of Burano to admire picturesque fishermen's houses painted in bright pastel colors, and, of course, the famous lace. You can visit a museum dedicated to the craft of lace, and purchase the beautiful lace at local shops. The last island stop is Torcello, the earliest center of civilization in the Venetian lagoon. You'll see the cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, founded in the 7th century, and the excavated remains of the circular baptistery in the church of Santa Fosca.
Day 7: Venice - Zurich
Today, transfer to the train station for your train to the scenic city of Zurich. Travel by train from Venice to Zurich. On arrival into Lucerne, proceed to your hotel .
Travel from Venice to Zurich
Fly to Zurich
Fly to Basel, train
Night bus, bus and ferry
Bus, night train
Day 8: Zurich - Interlaken
In the morning after breakfast, use your Swiss Pass to board the train from Zurich to Interlaken. On arrival into Interlaken make your way to the Hotel & relax for the rest of the day. Enjoy the salubrious environs & walk along the long promenades.
Travel from Zurich to Interlaken
Day 9: Interlaken To Jungfrau – Top Of Europe
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to the starting point of this tour at the train station of Interlaken. Here will be a Full Day Tour Jungfrau (Train Basis). An unforgettable Alpine tour to the majestic world of the Jungfraujoch, Top of Europe at 3'454 m /11'333 ft. A scenic cogwheel train for the most interesting mountain train trip via Kleine Scheidegg at the foot of the famous Eiger North Face to Jungfraujoch, Europe's highest railway station. Enjoy the incredible world of eternal snow and ice. Visit the Ice Palace, experience the breathtaking panorama view from the Sphinx Observation Terrace overlooking the Aletsch Glacier (Europe's longest glacier) and the snow-capped peaks of the neighbouring countries. The down hill mountain trip takes us to Interlaken. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Interlaken To Lucerne
Breakfast at hotel. You are free in the morning to enjoy this beautiful paradise on earth. Later, check out of the hotel and transfer to Interlaken train station to take train to Lucerne (Standard Class Train Ticket Included). Arrive and transfer to your hotel and check into hotel by 14:00 hrs. Rest of the day free to explore Lucerne or shop. You can optionally take the Mount Titlis Tour or Mount Pilatus Tour from Lucerne and spend the day there. Overnight at hotel.
Travel from Interlaken to Lucerne
Day 11: Lucerne - Basel - Paris
Transfer on your own to train station in Interlaken for your train to Paris. Use your swiss pass to take the train from Interlaken to Basel. From Basel take the High-Speed TGV train to Paris. On arrival, transfer on your own from train station in Paris to the hotel.
Travel from Lucerne to Paris
Train to Zurich, fly to Paris CDG
Day 12: Paris Sightseeing
Breakfast at Hotel. Discover Paris at your leisure on this Hop-on Hop-off Tour. Pass by the most famous of Paris’s landmarks, from the mighty Arc de Triomphe, which overlooks the renowned Champs Elysees, to the grand Louvre Museum, which holds some of the world’s most famous pieces of art, including Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’. You will also be taken by the Seine River, which winds through the centre of Paris, as well as the Orsay Museum, which is host to some of the world’s most impressive impressionist artists’ work, including Van Gogh and Monet. Overnight stay in Hotel.
Day 13: Paris To Amsterdam
Breakfast at hotel. Prepare for your departure transfer to Paris Train station to connect to your train to Amsterdam. (Standard Class Train Ticket Included to Amsterdam). Meet upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. Check into hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Travel from Paris to Amsterdam
Fly Paris CDG to Amsterdam
Fly Paris CDG to Brussels, train
Train to Brussels, fly to Amsterdam
Day 14: Amsterdam Tour - Hop On Hop Off
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed on your own to Central Station where your tour will start. Discover the City with Hop On Hop Off Amsterdam Tour with 9 stops, located about the City. The tour ticket includes a free Canal Cruise with the Blue Boat Company or Amsterdam Canal Cruises and a free coffee at the Diamond Museum. Marvel at the original works of the famous Dutch artists in the renowned Van Gogh Museum. Contemplate the heart-rending history of the Jewish community with a visit to the home of the diarist Anne Frank. There are plenty of museums to explore including Amsterdam's Historisch Museum, Rembrandt House Museum, Madame Tussauds, the Diamond Museum and the Jewish Historical Museum. Other must-see attractions include the Amsterdam Dungeon, the Royal Palace, and the Madame Tussauds Tour. This starts from Central Station every 30 minutes. You could take a loop of the whole tour in 60 minutes or stop at any stops and continue later. Ticket is valid for 24 hours. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Departure Back Home
Breakfast at hotel. Day free at leisure until departure transfer to Amsterdam Airport to catch your flight back home.