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    Summer Fun & Sailing
    27 days | 26 nights
    From $4,814* pp
    Exclusive $535*pp discount^
    Fancy spending a day lounging under the Mediterranean sun on a yacht coursing through the turquoise waters of the Adriatic? How about three days? On this journey, not only will you have the chance to channel your inner shipmate with a jaunt on the high seas, but you’ll also crisscross epic mountain ranges, explore Europe’s great capitals and discover some of the hottest new destinations in the Balkans.
    Your package includes: Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • 13 nights in hostels, 3 nights in hotel upgrades, 6 nights in bungalows at European campsites, 3 nights sailing in Greece, 1 night in a cabin on an overnight ferry
    • Breakfast daily, 7 lunches, 13 dinners
    • English Channel crossing
    • Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi
    • Escorted by a trip leader and driver
    Your package highlights:

    Your package highlights:

    • Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower
    • Visit a traditional French perfumery
    • Walking tour of  Monaco, Florence, Rome, Dubrovnik, Venice, Munich, Prague and the restored city of Dresden
    • Visit Pisa and see the famous Leaning Tower
    • 3 nights sailing in Greece
    • Visit Budva
    • Orientation tour of Zadar
    • Vaporetto ride in Venice
    • Visit former concentration camp Dachau
    • Driving tour of Berlin
    • Orientation tour and canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam
    Valid for travel
    17, 24 Apr; 1, 8, 22, 29 May; 5, 9 Jun 15 Aug 2020 departures. Subject to availability.
    Offer expires
    15 Dec 2019 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    Day 1

    London, England to Paris, France

    All good things start with Paris. Meet the crew and grab some supplies before we hit the road early in the morning and jump across the English Channel. The home of Coco Chanel, the Pompidou Centre and the Mona Lisa, Paris more than deserves its reputation as the European capital for all things culture, fashion and food-related. What better way to start the trip than with a driving tour and a delicious picnic next to the Eiffel Tower?

    Day 2

    Paris, France

    This morning: free time en Français. From the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay to the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées, you’ll be sure to make a solid dent in your bucket list. Later on, it’s up to you: stretch those legs on an optional bike tour of Paris or simply roam the streets on your own. End your day with an optional Seine River cruise or a throwback cabaret show.

    Day 3

    Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland

    Trade in Parisian streets for snowy peaks. Home to the ‘Top of Europe’, 72 waterfalls and one of the largest nature conservations in Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen is where we’ll be spending the night. Upon arrival, we’ll get stuck into an included dinner before heading to the bar for a nightcap.

    Day 4

    Swiss Alps, Switzerland

    Scenic hikes and jaw-dropping views are high on today’s agenda. Go low key with a mountain walk or hop on board the Jungfraubahn railway for an optional visit to the Jungfrau Mountain summit. Expect plenty of fairytale villages en route! Another feast awaits your return, regardless of how you make your way back down.

    Day 5

    Swiss Alps to French Riviera, France

    Trade in your gruezi for bonjour as we follow in Napoleon’s footsteps down to the glamorous French Riviera. Feel free to indulge in a bit of celeb spotting as you explore the world’s most lavish waterfront property.

    Day 6

    French Riviera

    This morning, you do you! Laze on the beach, or go wild in the designer boutiques in Nice’s Old Town. Later: roll with the jet-set on a guided tour and see how the 1% live (hint: it involves Ferraris and bathing in caviar). Feeling lucky? Hit the tables at the Monte Carlo Casino and make it rain (or not). Also today: a visit to a traditional French perfumery.

    Day 7

    French Riviera to Florence, Italy

    Take THAT shot at the Leaning Tower of Pisa before we truck on to the Tuscan hills. Hello, Florence! Ready to eat, sleep, repeat in the foodie capital of the world?

    Day 8

    Florence to Rome, Italy

    Time to give that bucket list a workout – we’re off to Rome! Did someone say walking tour? We’ll pass by the Pantheon, throw our two cents in the Trevi Fountain, sit on the Spanish Steps and check out the mighty Colosseum before the day is done. Tonight, you’re in Disneyland for foodies.

    Day 9

    Rome, Italy

    Create the ultimate Roman Holiday in one day with a whirlwind of Vespas, espresso, two-cheek kisses and pizza the way it’s supposed to taste. Count your blessings on an optional tour of Vatican City, then play ‘I-spy’ with two-and-a-half millennia worth of history. Want more? You could always shop till you drop on Via Condotti, head to Capitoline Hill for awesome views of the Roman Forum and Colosseum or just kick back in Piazza Navona for some dolce far niente (delicious idleness).

    Day 10

    Rome to Sailing in Greece

    Play connect the dots with the stars or let the swell rock you to sleep as we ferry our way from bella Italia to Greece. Restaurants, bars, and cosy cabin rooms will keep you comfortable.

    Day 11

    Sailing in Greece

    After a short drive along the Greek coastline, it’s on to our flotilla of yachts for three days of sun, sand and sailing on the Ionian Sea. By night, flaunt those European tan lines as we drop anchor and hop between authentic Greek tavernas for a hat-trick of feasting, table dancing and ouzo. You know the saying ‘too much of a good thing’? Neither do we.

    Day 12

    Sailing in Greece

    A free day to sail, swim, eat, sleep, repeat. Kick back and spend the day your way.

    Day 13

    Sailing in Greece

    More turquoise water, more swimming, more diving off boats, more epic Instagram shots… You could probably get used to this!

    Day 14

    Sailing in Greece to Tirana, Albania

    What happens when you paint a former communist capital in vivid colours? According to Tirana’s artist-turned-mayor-turned-TED speaker Edi Rama, people start paying taxes and crime rates plummet. True story. We’ll kick things off with a driving tour and a group dinner before we let you loose into the night.

    Day 15

    Tirana to Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Press your nose to the window and soak up all the stunning views that race past the coach window as we make our way to the most famous walled city in Europe (stopping at Budva on the way). Later, we’ll take a wander around Dubrovnik’s tiny cobblestoned streets and explore a few hidden cafés and shops before grabbing dinner and checking out the nightlife.

    Day 16

    Dubrovnik, Croatia

    A free day in Dubrovnik. Spend some time checking out the residential homes further up in the Old Town for some awesome views, then enjoy a cold beer on the wall as the sun sets over the Adriatic. Alternatively, take to the water for a spot of optional sea kayaking around the city walls. There’s also a Game of Thrones tour to get stuck into if that’s your jam.

    Day 17

    Dubrovnik to Zadar, Croatia

    Today we’ll listen to the ocean play an instrument in Zadar. Yep, you read that right! The Sea Organ is a quirky art installation nested within the city’s eclectic mix of Roman ruins and public art. More cool facts await you on an orientation tour with your brainy Trip Leader.

    Day 18

    Zadar to Venice, Italy

    First up: an optional round of stalagmite spotting at the beautiful (not to mention huge) Postojna Cave. This all-natural maze of tunnels and caverns was hollowed out by the Pivka River around two MILLION years ago. True story! Then: time to say ciao to Venice. After checking into our accommodation, we’ll come face to face with an irresistible Italian (meal).

    Day 19

    Venice, Italy

    You know it as The Floating City, but this place is actually sinking (slowly). Today we’ll check out a who’s who of Venice’s usual suspects on a guided walking tour (ticking off the likes of St Mark’s Square and Accademia Bridge) before rounding things off with a vaporetto ride along the Grand Canal. Need suggestions for this afternoon? Insider tip: spend some time seeking out the epic Libreria Acqua Alta bookshop (or just go on a mission to find the perfect gelato).

    Day 20

    Venice to Munich, Germany

    Time to get to know the city where beer is officially considered a food. Hello, Munich! After a walking tour, why not slide on the lederhosen for a royal Happy Hour experience at the 428-year-old Hofbräuhaus? Did you know that the recipes here were passed down from Wilhelm V, the Duke of Bavaria? You do now!

    Day 21

    Munich to Prague, Czech Republic

    First today: a visit to former concentration camp Dachau for a lesson in the resilience of humanity. Then: on to Prague. Get Insta-happy and seek out the John Lennon wall, soak up some history at the National or Communist Museum or get a taste of the quirky local culture at a marionette puppet opera (you gotta see it to believe it).

    Day 22

    Prague, Czech Republic

    Another free day for the win! Snap a selfie at Prague’s own Eiffel Tower, visit a miniatures museum, eat roast pork from one of the street vendors lining Old Town Square and wash it all down with a beer. As in, a really good beer.

    Day 23

    Prague to Berlin, Germany

    Get acquainted with 800-year-old Dresden – a city virtually destroyed in WWII and then rebuilt – and check out the Frauenkirche before we make tracks to Berlin. Prep yourself for currywurst, absinthe and more hipsters per capita than anywhere else. We’ll drive you around to see (what’s left of) the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag building.

    Day 24

    Berlin 24, Germany

    Today, why not step out on an optional Third Reich walking tour for a local insight into what the city was like under Nazi rule? Kreuzberg is a hit for lunch – or you could always have a picnic at the historic Tempelhof airport-turned-public park. Tonight it’s time to explore the city after dark – Berlin’s nightlife is famous for a reason!

    Day 25

    Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Start dreaming of cafes, clogs, and canals as we roll through tulip and windmill-dotted fields to Amsterdam. We’ll get our bearings on a walking tour of Dam Square, the Royal Palace, and the National Monument – so get your cameras at the ready! For the perfect end to the perfect day, give in to temptation and grab a cone of hot chips with mayo.

    Day 26

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Join 881,000 bikes and get your cycle on with an optional bike tour of Amsterdam’s iconic canals, bridges and parks. And for the culture fiends? Delve deeper with a visit to the Anne Frank House (make sure to book in advance!) or the Van Gogh or Rijksmuseum. Whatever you get up to, make sure you’re back in time to toast the final night of our European adventure on a dinner cruise along the canal.

    Day 27

    Amsterdam to London, England

    It’s time to hit the road back to ol’ Blighty. Soak up all the happy group vibes you can possibly handle – this is your last coach ride with the gang.

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    Advertised prices are per person twin share, correct at time of publication and are subject to availability and change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes, and currency. Offer is valid on new bookings only. The discount does not apply to Limited Edition trips, festivals, GAP trips, short breaks, stopovers or pre/post-accommodation. Passengers must be aged 18-39 years at time of travel. Other conditions apply. Please contact your personal travel manager for full terms and conditions.

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