Early Bird Deal Insight Vacations | Flavours of Europe (Preview 2020)

Experience the essence of Europe as you travel through bustling Rome and Paris, stopping off in Renaissance Florence, the colourful ocean-side villages of the Cinque Terre and the glittering snow-capped peaks of Switzerland. Explore local life as you enjoy small-group dining in Lucerne and cross paths with locals who are passionate about sharing Europe’s rich heritage, culture and traditions with you.


Tour Operator: Insight Vacations
  • What's Included

    • 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.
    • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
    • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
    • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
    • If your arrival flights are as per the itinerary start date, then arrival transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport. You may purchase transfers to London Heathrow and Gatwick airports on departure day, or when additional night accommodation has been booked through Insight Vacations. Alternatively, please make your own way from/to the airport.
  • Pricing

      • Start Date
      • End Date
      • Price
        (Twin)
      • 25 Apr 20
      • 3 May 20
      • $4,475

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,028 for this departure

      • 9 May 20
      • 17 May 20
      • $4,475

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,028 for this departure

      • 23 May 20
      • 31 May 20
      • $4,475

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,028 for this departure

      • 6 Jun 20
      • 14 Jun 20
      • $4,475

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,028 for this departure

      • 20 Jun 20
      • 28 Jun 20
      • $4,495

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,046 for this departure

      • 4 Jul 20
      • 12 Jul 20
      • $4,275

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,848 for this departure

      • 18 Jul 20
      • 26 Jul 20
      • $4,250

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,825 for this departure

    • Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,825 for this departure

      • 15 Aug 20
      • 23 Aug 20
      • $4,250

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,825 for this departure

      • 29 Aug 20
      • 6 Sep 20
      • $4,325

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,893 for this departure

      • 12 Sep 20
      • 20 Sep 20
      • $4,495

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,046 for this departure

      • 26 Sep 20
      • 4 Oct 20
      • $4,475

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,028 for this departure

      • 10 Oct 20
      • 18 Oct 20
      • $4,475

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,028 for this departure

    Please note: while prices are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and currency surcharges may apply.Please check price at time of booking
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 - Welcome to the Eternal City of Rome.

    Rome is one of the world’s most historic cities, filled with classical antiquities, medieval buildings, Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches. Transfers to your hotel depart Rome’s Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport at 09:30, 12:30 and 15:30. Then this extraordinary city is yours to discover. At 18:00, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and enjoy the opportunity to mingle and get to know your fellow travellers.(Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 2 - Rome with the locals.

    Rome is about art, antiquity, piazzas and pizzazz, and your morning walking tour with a Local Expert includes this in abundance. Toss a coin into the spectacular Trevi Fountain and see the best-preserved monument from the Roman period - the Pantheon, before enjoying free time to do as the Romans do, in Piazza Navona. Perhaps join a tour inside the Colosseum, the scene of many gladiatorial contests, and see the Roman Forum?(Breakfast)

     

    Day 3 - VIP Vatican and Florence.

    Start the day with your Local Expert they introduce you to the grandeur of the city, starting with the Vatican State, the richest community in the world. Visit the Vatican Museums, full of priceless treasures collected by the Popes. Insight provides special VIP entry to avoid the crowds and behind-the-scenes access to the Bramante Staircase - a marvel of Renaissance architecture normally off-limits to the general public. Once inside the Sistine Chapel, admire Michelangelo's famous ceiling. Next door, visit St. Peter's Basilica to admire Michelangelo's emotive 'Pieta' and see Bernini's intricately carved Papal Altar. Your travels continue with a drive to the Chianti Hills, to arrive at the city of Florence. A Local Expert will accompany you to the Duomo, where the Gates of Paradise adorn the baptistery. Continue to Piazza della Signoria, the political heart of the city. Lined with fountains and statues, it acts as an open-air gallery of Renaissance masterpieces. Take time to gaze at Neptune and David as you explore the historic city center.(Breakfast)

     

    Day 4 - The Cinque Terre and Italian Riviera.

    The famous Italian Riviera and the Cinque Terre are a highlight of your journey. Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Italy’s most beautiful landscapes. With a Local Expert, appreciate the views as you approach one of the picturesque fishing villages by boat (weather permitting). Please note that the cruise is weather dependent. Spend time exploring the old medieval quarter or the popular sandy beach. Savour authentic Italian cuisine as you dine for lunch at Ristorante Da Ely in Cinque Terre. Continue by train to Levanto, then on to your resort in Rapallo.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine)

     

    Day 5 - Across the Alps to Lucerne.

    Pass Milan as you head north for the Italian Lake District via Lake Lugano. Continue into the heart of the Swiss Alps, passing through the Saint Gotthard Tunnel, one of the longest road tunnels in the world. Travel alongside towering mountains and past rushing torrents, down to scenic Lake Lucerne, where you are leisure for the rest of the afternoon.(Breakfast)

     

    Day 6 - Lucerne’s Lakes, Mountains and Lion.

    In the morning, embark on a scenic journey by funicular railway and open-top cable car to the summit of the stunning Mount Stanserhorn, where you will meet a Swiss ranger and learn about the local wildlife. Take in the pristine mountain air and, on a clear day, witness views as far as Alsace and the Black Forest in Germany. Upon return to Lucerne, see the town's proud Lion Monument, carved into a limestone cliff and dedicated to the heroic Swiss Guards who died defending King Louis XVI during the French Revolution. Then, take some time to stroll across the covered Chapel Bridge and see the baroque Jesuit church. The rest of the day is at leisure to shop for fine watches and delectable chocolates. Tonight, enjoy a fine selection of restaurants to choose from for your Dine-Around Evening.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 7 - Sights and delights of Paris.

    In the morning, travel through the Burgundy region to the City of Light. During your time in Paris, see the impressive Eiffel Tower, the magnificent Notre-Dame Cathedral and the imposing facades of the Louvre. Discover the banks of the Seine with its many romantic bridges, see the obelisk in the centre of the Place de la Concorde and drive along the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe. With the evening free, there are countless opportunities to enjoy the lively atmosphere of this glittering city. Why not visit one of the world-famous cabaret shows?(Breakfast)

     

    Day 8 - The food and flavours of Paris.

    Meet an avid foodie and explore neighbourhoods where Parisians go about their daily lives. In small groups, indulge in local delicacies in a pâtisserie, boulangerie, fromagerie and chocolatier. In the evening, savour refined French cuisine during your Celebration Dinner at the iconic restaurant La Coupole, frequently visited by the French entertainer Josephine Baker.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 9 - Au revoir Paris.

    Your discovery of Europe comes to an end after breakfast. Transfers arrive at Charles de Gaulle Airport at 08:00 and 11:00.(Breakfast)

     

    Flavours of Europe (Preview 2020)
*Terms and Conditions
Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available tour price, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Tour deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions may apply. Food fund and airfares may be additional. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry.
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