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Romantic European start Amsterdam (Summer 2018)

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Starting: Dec 22, 2018
Through: Jan 09, 2019
Book By: Dec 18 2018 7:00PM
# of Nights: 18
Supplier:  Insight Vacations
Terms:  Terms & Disclaimers
ID:  5135449
from $5,309.50  (USD)
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Must book by Feb 28 2018 to receive $430.50 early booking discount included in displayed price. Airfare not included
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1 Your Journey Begins     
2 Welcome To Amsterdam.     
3 Legends Along The Rhine.     
4 Rothenburg And Golden Prague.     
5 Prague, City Of A Hundred Spires.     
6 Through Bohemia To Budapest.     
7 The Flavours Of Budapest.     
8 Vienna And The Habsburgs.     
9 Lake Wörthersee To Venice.     
10 The Magic Of La Serenissima.     
11 To The Eternal City Of Rome.     
12 Papal And Imperial Rome.     
13 Orvieto And On To Florence.     
14 Renaissaince Florence.     
15 Across The Alps To Lucerne.     
16 Lucerne And The Stanserhorn.     
17 Sights And Delights Of Paris.     
18 The Food And Flavours Of Paris.     
19 Au Revoir Paris.     
Number of Nights: 18
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Romantic European Start Amsterdam (Summer 2018)
One of our Tour Director's favourite itineraries, this tour is full of charm and splendour. With two nights spent in most cities, take the time to get to know each destination and uncover its secrets, whether it is mouth-watering Sachertorte over coffee in Vienna or delicious homemade pasta in Orvieto. Along the way you'll be welcomed by passionate locals who love showing you the best Europe has to offer. You're invited for a culinary feast at the home of a local in beautiful Budapest, one of Europe's best kept secrets. Hosted in the underground cellar of Machiavelli's home, you'll have the chance to taste delicious Tuscan wines known for their robust flavours and rich heritage. Delight in a gourmet walking tour of Paris, during which you'll taste local delicacies from a ptisserie, boulangerie, fromagerie and chocolatier

Authentic Dining
  • Amsterdam: Toast to the travels ahead during your Welcome Dinner of modern European cuisine at Humphrey's Restaurant Spuistraat, a trendy eatery located in the heart of the city and surrounded by 17th century homes.
  • Tuscany: Enjoy a tasting of locally-made wines and sample delicious Tuscan snacks in the underground cellar of Machiavelli's home. While here you will visit the Italian gardens and be privy to a private opening of the of?ce where he wrote 'The Prince.'
  • Lucerne: Choose from a selection of restaurants on your Dine-Around Evening and hand-pick your preferred ambience, cuisine and drinks for an intimate culinary experience.
  • Paris: Meet a local foodie for a behind-the-scenes look into Paris and try some local delicacies in a ptisserie, boulangerie, fromagerie and chocolatier on an off-the-beaten-track, gourmet walking tour.
  • Paris: Rendezvous at Le Petit Prince de Paris, an atmospheric French bistro, with the motto 'There is no love more sincere than that of good food'. Your Celebration Dinner offers home-style cooking with traditional French ingredients, and of course accompanied by delicious French wines.
  • Budapest: Experience authentic dining alongside passionate locals.
  • Orvieto: At a restaurant in the medieval heart of Orvieto, explore the art of Italian cooking with Chef Lorenzo and observe how he makes fresh pasta by hand. Afterwards, enjoy a Highlight Lunch paired with a glass of Orvieto Classico wine.
  • Vienna: Traditional coffeehouses are still a meeting place for philosophers and storytellers. Feast on delicious Viennese specialities alongside a local who will share tales from a by-gone era.
  • Venice: Savour dinner at a local restaurant and then enjoy a short stroll to St Mark's Square at twilight. Sip Bellini cocktails alongside the canals, while being serenaded by an ensemble of talented musicians and soak up the calming atmosphere long after the day-trippers have returned to their mainland hotels.
  • Dinning Summary: 17 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 1 Morning Tea (MT), 1 Lunch with Wine (LW), 1 Afternoon Tea (AT) and 6 Dinners with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee.
Insight Experiences
  • Vatican City: Be among the select few to enjoy VIP access to the Vatican Museums and see the Bramante Staircase and Michelangelo's ceiling in the Sistine Chapel.
  • Stanserhorn: Journey to the summit of Mount Stanserhorn where you will learn about local wildlife from a Swiss Ranger.
  • Rhine Valley: The beautiful scenery of the Rhine River is supplemented by the many castles dotted along its banks. Delight in a private estate viewing at one of these Rhineland castles and learn more about these living cultural monuments situated along the Middle Rhine.
  • Rothenburg: Rothenburg-ob-der Tauber, the most well-preserved town on the Romantic Road. With an artisan baker, enjoy a demonstration and learn the history of the traditional pastry Schneeballen (snowball), followed by a tasting.
  • Prague: Bewitched by the gargoyles of St. Vitus Cathedral and ghosts of Bohemian Kings, this majestic city is where you'll join a Local Expert on a private guided tour through the courtyards of Prague Castle.
  • Budapest: Visiting the Central Market Hall is a foodie's dream. Accompanied by your Local Expert, wander three levels of stalls, brimming with mouthwatering salamis, spicy paprika, Hungarian wines and a whole lot of Pálinka.
  • Venice: Witness the ancient skill of glassblowing and watch artisans create delicate works of art.
  • Venice: Meet a gondolier and learn about the age-old tradition of gondola navigation.
Signature and Highlight Hotels
  • Prague: The brand new, boutique-style Hotel Royal Prague is a short drive from Old Town Square, set across from the Vltava River. It offers quiet and comfortable rooms, perfect for your two-night stay.
Top Rated Highlights
  • Florence: Join a Local Expert to view the multi-coloured marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, adorned with Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise.
  • Amsterdam: Cruise in a glass-topped boat through the city's historic waterways, where wealthy merchants built mansions during the Golden Age of the 17th century.
  • Vienna: Walk through the first district, Inner Stadt, as your Local Expert reveals why this is the historic core of the city.

Additional five Star Services
  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
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Apr 28, 2018 - May 16, 2018 $5,397.38   Must book by Feb 28 ...   View Details
May 19, 2018 - Jun 09, 2018 $5,835.00   Airfare not included...   View Details
Jun 23, 2018 - Jul 11, 2018 $5,189.25   Must book by Feb 28 ...   View Details
Jul 07, 2018 - Jul 25, 2018 $5,535.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Jul 21, 2018 - Aug 11, 2018 $5,050.50   Must book by Feb 28 ...   View Details
Sep 08, 2018 - Sep 26, 2018 $5,835.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Sep 22, 2018 - Oct 06, 2018 $5,397.38   Must book by Feb 28 ...   View Details
Dec 22, 2018 - Jan 09, 2019 $5,309.50   Must book by Feb 28 ...   View Details
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.