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Essential Europe

13 days from $3,622 (was $4,261)

$91 Deposit
Discover the magic of Rome with your group

Europe in a flash!

Group tour of 6 countries
Twin-share accommodation
See Amsterdam, Rome & Paris!
Group size: Max 28

Trip Highlights

  • Discover six stunning European countries in 13 days!
  • Visit 6 stunning European countries
  • Twin-share hotel accommodation throughout
  • Travel on a modern, private coach with air-conditioning and on-board Wi-Fi!

Trip Summary

Spend 13 days touring around Europe on this action-packed group adventure! Starting and ending in London, you’ll discover The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and France, and get involved in awesome included activities in each destination. You’ll be travelling with a dedicated guide and driver, and swinging through Europe on board a comfortable coach with free Wi-Fi. It’s the perfect way to see Europe in a flash!

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Day 1: London, England

Join your group at our starting hostel in central London and get to know your group over an included welcome dinner.

Day 2: London to Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

Kick off this morning in London at 6am and board the coach for the beginning of the road trip! We’ll get to know each other some more on the journey and then cruise into the cool, canal-lined streets of Amsterdam. Explore the top sights at your leisure, including the Dam Square, the Royal Palace and the National Monument.

Day 3: Amsterdam

Today is a free day to explore this super-cool city. Check out the historical and cultural sites, such as Anne Frank’s House or the Van Gogh Museum, or sip coffee and watch the world go by. Tonight, paint the town red!

Day 4: Amsterdam to Heidelberg, Germany

Another day, another country! Cross into Germany and discover the enchanting beauty of Heidelberg. With cobblestone streets and a fairytale bridge of the river, this town will not disappoint. You can eat German-style tonight before sampling a few steins for the local beer house.

Day 5: Heidelberg to Munich

Our next stop is Munich, the home of Oktoberfest, so that can only mean one thing. Beer, and plenty of it! After a walking tour of the city, why not spend the rest of the day sampling the local brews and raising your glasses to your incredible European adventure!

Day 6: Munich to Venice, Italy

Time for our third country of the trip! Hop across into Italy and discover the canals and bridges of Venice. It’s every bit as magical as you’d imagine. Explore the city on an included walking tour and gondola ride!

Day 7: Venice to Rome

Journey south towards the capital and uncover the ancient history of Rome. Enjoy a walking tour that takes in the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and the Colosseum.

Day 8: Rome

Enjoy a full free day to explore Rome, a city with ancient history around every corner – quite literally! Join an optional trip to Vatican City, a country within a country, or spend your day shopping on Via Condotti or chilling out with an Italian coffee in Piazza Navona.

Day 9: Rome to Florence

Next up: beautiful Florence! Discover the birthplace of gelato on an included walking tour and then tuck into a bowl of the good stuff itself. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and exploring.

Day 10: Florence to Lucerne, Switzerland

We’ll leave Italy behind today and venture north to Switzerland. Our destination is the fairy tale city of Lucerne, with its medieval buildings, lakeside views and snow-capped mountain backdrop. Enjoy a walking tour to get your bearings and then spend the rest of the day soaking up the jaw-dropping beauty of this incredible place.

Day 11: Lucerne to Paris, France

The city of love is next on our agenda. We’ll see Paris on wheels with an included driving tour. The night is free for music and partying.

Day 12: Paris

A full free day dedicated to Paris now. Check out the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay, wander along the Champs Elysées and take an optional cruise along the Seine. Tonight there is an included farewell dinner.

Day 13: Paris to London, England

Hop back across the Channel and finish up in London at approx. 9pm.

Please note itineraries and activties are subject to change. 


  • 12 nights’ accommodation
  • Walking tours of Munich, Venice, Rome, Lucerne and Florence
  • Orientation tour in Heidelberg
  • Gondola ride in Venice
  • Driving tour of Paris
  • English Channel crossing
  • Modern coach with air-con and Wi-Fi
  • Trip guide and driver
  • 24 hour emergency support

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals
  • Optional activities
  • Travel/accommodation in London

12 nights of three or four-star hotel accommodation are included on this trip. You will be staying in twin or triple-share en-suite rooms. Solo travellers will share rooms with members of the same sex. If you are travelling with a friend or partner you will be roomed together.

12 breakfasts and 4 dinners are included on this trip. You will need to purchase the rest of your meals yourself. This is a great way to immerse yourself in European country by sampling some of its famous cuisine!


The tour begins in London at 6pm on day 1. The tour ends in London at approximately 9pm on the programme end date.


The minimum age for this tour is 18 years, the maximum age is 39 years. This trip requires you to show evidence that you have been fulled vaccinated against covid-19 (final dose administered a minimum of 14 days prior to the start of the trip).

UK citizens can travel to countries in the European Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa. Visits to Schengen countries within the previous 180 days before you travel count towards your 90 days. Schengen countries are: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months after your trip.

All visa, passport and entry requirements are subject to change so we recommend travellers check the most up to date information with the relevant embassies before travel.

How Many People Will Be In My Group?

The maximum group size is 28 travellers.

Am I Expected To Tip My Guide/driver?

The crew does not expect a tip from you. Spend that money on some travel fun!

We Are Travelling As A Couple. Can We Share A Room?

Yes! If you are travelling as a couple and wish to share a room, please inform your travel advisor at time of booking.


Due to Covid-19, many of our partners and suppliers across the globe are putting in place new procedures and policies regarding health and safety in response to the outbreak. These new measures will adapt and change as the state of travel evolves, and the policies and procedures will vary depending on each trip. Some changes that you may experience on our trips are:

Updated safety & hygiene procedures
Health and safety measures will be adapted by our partners and suppliers, dependent on local laws and restrictions.

Different transport & accommodation
You may find yourself on transport or in accommodation that would not typically be used, such as hostels that are more secluded, or on more private transport. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.

Arrival meetings
Most trips include a meeting on arrival with the guide or local team to discuss the trip, and this is an opportunity for you to ask any questions. You should arrive in time to attend these briefings.

Emergency support 24/7
We have a UK based 24/7 emergency phone line if you have a genuine urgent matter that you need attending.

Knowledgeable & Trained Staff
We can help answer any questions or concerns you may have before you depart. Whilst travelling the guide or local team on our trips are there to help, and to ensure the smooth running of our trips.

Medical care
Should you require medical assistance whilst travelling, the local team or guide will be able to help you get to a point of care. Medical facilities and standards can vary across the glove, so you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place.

Varying group sizes
To begin with, many trips will run with amended group sizes, so you may find smaller groups than would be typical. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.

Whilst there may be changes on our trips, it is vital that you make travelling safer for yourself, your travel companions, the local staff and guides, and the people of the country you are visiting. You should follow all local laws and restrictions, and follow the guidance of the local team. In addition, you can help make travel safer by bringing and using your own face coverings/masks and hand sanitiser, social distance where appropriate, wash your hands frequently, and cover your face when coughing or sneezing.

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