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Europe: Pay R8800 for a 15-day Europe Expedition trip across eight countries with Expat Explore, valued at R14 700

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Whether you want to explore the Red Light District in Amsterdam, enjoy a gelato in Venice or see Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower, the Europe Expedition is 15 days of fun-filled adventure you don’t want to miss.





If you’re looking to get a glimpse of spectacular Europe, this 15-day Europe Expedition is just the thing to sate your adventure appetite. A full itinerary that includes a highly qualified tour guide, a modern air-conditioned private coach with reclining seats and comfortable multi-share accommodation, it won’t be long until you forget the stress of your life back home and embrace the European culture of siestas and fiestas. Visiting Amsterdam, Venice, Nice, the Swiss Alps, Rome and Paris among other interesting cultural hubs, you can indulge in all the tourist attractions each place has to offer from Anne Frank’s home to the Eiffel Tower to the Papal Palace.





Day one: Amsterdam - Tours begins 
 
Arrive in Amsterdam. Enjoy the Dutch countryside with a visit to a cheese farm, before heading to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans, followed by a little fishing village called Voldendam. Head into Amsterdam and explore the sultry Red Light District. The afternoon is free for you to do as you wish.

Day two: Amsterdam to the Rhine Valley 
 
Enjoy a refreshing German beer as you cruise down the Rhine River down the Rhine Valley. Sights along the way include the most concentrated stretch of castles in Europe; vineyards; cliffs and medieval German towns. After a tasty German dinner, you will have time to explore the many quaint pubs in and around the village.

Day three: Rhine Valley to Switzerland 

Depart for Switzerland and its glorious mountain peaks in the Jungfrau region. Enjoy the truly spectacular drive into the breathe taking Swiss Alps.

Day four: Jungfrau, Swiss Alps 
 
Enjoy a free day to explore and take in the lavish local scenery. One of the 'must see' highlights is to travel to the 'Top of Europe' – Jungfraujoch. A 4000m glacier with a combination of ice, snow, rock and epic views, it will leave you breathless and allow you to have a snowball fight in the middle of summer.

Day five: Switzerland to Venice 

Say goodbye to the majestic Swiss Alps and hello to gelato, romance and pizza. In Venice you will begin your evening with a locally guided walking tour. The Rialto Bridge, St Mark's Square, the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge's Palace are all sights worthy of a snapshot. Afterwards, indulge in an espresso in one of many plazas, relax in a gondola or explore and get lost in this city on water with a free afternoon.

Day six: Venice 
 
A free day to explore Venice on your own.  

Day seven: Venice to Rome 

Prepare to be amazed at the history and culture which will unfold in front of your eyes as you head into Rome from Venice. After lunch, a local guided walking tour combines ancient wonders with Renaissance master pieces; including trips to the Spanish steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Roman Forum and the Colosseum.

Day eight: Rome 

This is your free day to explore the ancient city of Rome and the Vatican City.

Day nine: Rome to Tuscany 
 
Leaving the Italian capital behind and heading towards the birth place of the Renaissance, Florence will delight you with its beautiful architecture and culture. Upon arrival to this famous town you will be treated to a local guided tour where you will be able to catch a glimpse of the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria (the original location of Michelangelo's 'David' statue), Ponte Vecchio and Santa Croce Basilica. After some free time spent in Florence, you can head over to your overnight campsite where you will conclude the day with an authentic Italian meal, which you can work off at the local disco. 

Day 10: Tuscany to French Riviera 

Leaving Tuscany behind, making a stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa; the picturesque coast of the French Riviera is your next destination. Enjoy a short stop at the Fragonard perfumery before hitting the town in Nice.

Day 11: French Riviera 
 
Enjoy a free day in Nice, where you can rub shoulders with the rich and famous, get spotted in a café or soak up some rays on the beach.

Day 12: French Riviera to Avignon 

Along the way to Avignon, a stop at the world famous UNESCO World Heritage site in Arles will take your breath away before continuing into Avignon to see the Pont du Gard; the famous 2000 year old Roman aqua duc.

Day 13: Avignon to Paris
 
Leave the delightful Avignon behind and enter Paris for a fun-filled evening in the cradle of Bohemian Paris. Enjoy the spectacle of the Sacre Coeur in the Montmatre, before exploring the nightlife surrounding the Moulin Rouge.

Day 14: Paris 
 
Start the day with a fun filled walking tour of Paris. Commencing at the Opera House, the walking tour includes sights of the famous Louvre Museum glass pyramids, a taste of the Eiffel tower, and the gothic Notre Dame cathedral.  With the afternoon free to explore on your own, head to the Latin Quarter for a spot of lunch if you wish, or continue with sightseeing.

Day 15: Paris to Amsterdam 

After breakfast, it's back to Amsterdam with a stop for lunch in Belgium. Making your way through the ancient city of Bruges, famous for beer and chocolates, this is the last part of your journey to swap numbers and contact details with all of your new found friends and tour buddies. Return to the Netherlands where you’re bound say teary goodbyes to everyone involved and either head back home or continue with your adventure. 

 
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Highlights

  • Save 40% on a 15-day, eight country Europe Expedition trip
  • Explore France, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Switzerland, Netherlands, Germany and Belgium 
  • Shared accommodation in resort style bungalows, hostels and chalets
  • Includes 13 breakfasts and four dinners which is taken from the compulsory food fund
  • Modern air-conditioned motor-coach with reclining seats
  • Experienced tour leader
  • Free Expat Explore tour souvenir
  • Free Expat Explore Information Guide Book
  • Price includes local taxes, baggage handling fees, hotel tips, service charges and ferry crossings 

The Fine Print


  • Valid for 6 months

  • Only available for people aged 18 - 38 years 

  • Booking essential and subject to availability: 011 516 0465 or e-mail info@expatexplore.co.za

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  • One Groupon per person, additional as gifts

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  • Price excludes international airfare to Amsterdam 

  • Price excludes compulsory food fund of R1050

  • A Schengen visa is required for this tour

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