Whether you want to wear clogs and eat cheese in Amsterdam, enjoy a pizza in Florence or drink beer in Munich, the European Blitz is ten days of fun-filled adventure you don’t want to miss.
If you’re looking to get a glimpse of spectacular Europe, this ten-day European Blitz is just the thing to whet your adventurous 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 eating, drinking and playing. Visiting six countries including the Netherlands, Germany and Italy, each cultural experience will delight and charm even the most discerning of travellers.
Day one: Amsterdam - Tours begins
Arrive in Amsterdam and make your way to the accommodation site for the beginning of your European experience. Enjoy the Dutch countryside with a visit to a cheese farm, the windmill village of Zaanse Schans and the fishing village of Voldendam. Then head into Amsterdam and explore the sultry Red Light District, before a free afternoon.
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 Munich
Leave the Rhine Valley behind and depart for Munich, known worldwide for the famous Oktoberfest in the heart of Bavaria. The 'fest has enough beer, pork, merchandise and amusement park attractions to keep you entertained during your stay.
Day four: Munich to Venice
Arriving in Venice, a locally guided walking tour of the city on water awaits. Check out the Rialto Brigde, St Mark’s Square, the Bridge of Sighs and Doge’s Palace, before indulging in some free time.
Day five: Venice to Tuscany
Leaving the romance of Venice behind, head into the beautiful city of Florence. A locally guided tour will allow you 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 in Florence, an authentic Italian meal with the rest of your group can be enjoyed at your accommodation, before dancing up a storm at the local disco.
Day six: Tuscany to Switzerland
Today you journey to Switzerland, en-route to the world famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, where you can try your luck at "holding up" one of the tallest bell towers in Europe.
Day seven: Jungfrau, Swiss Alps
Enjoy a free day to explore and take in the spectacular local scenery. One of the 'must see' highlights of this tour is to travel to the 'Top of Europe' – Jungfraujoch. The views will leave you breathless as this 4000m glacier combines ice, snow, rock and epic views.
Day eight: Switzerland to Paris
Auf Wiedersehen Switzerland, Bonjour Paris! Enjoy an extravagant evening in the cradle of Bohemian Paris, the Montmartre, which includes a viewing of the Sacre Coeur and exploring the nightlife surrounding the Moulin Rouge.
Day nine: Paris
Start the day with a fun filled walking tour of Paris. Commencing at the Opera House, the walking tour includes the Louvre Museum glass pyramids, the Eiffel tower and the gothic Notre Dame cathedral. With the afternoon free to explore on your own, head to the Latin Quarter or cruise down the Seine River among other options.
Day ten: Paris to Amsterdam
After breakfast, it's back to Amsterdam with a stop for lunch in Belgium, where you can enjoy the ancient city of Bruges, famous for its beer and chocolates. This last part of your journey is your last chance to swap numbers and contact details with all of your new found friends and tour buddies, before you return to the Netherlands where your tour will end.
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