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Western Spirit 2020 (travel in Apr - Oct 2020)

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Price: R 20,500.00

9 days, London to Rome.

Visiting 5 countries: France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City.

They say that all roads lead to Rome; if that's the case then it's also true that some routes are far more interesting than others! Make your way from London to the 'Eternal City' and discover the true essence of Europe along the way. From the fashionable streets of Paris and stunning scenery of Switzerland to the opulent extravagance of Monte Carlo, this short tour lays Western Europe bare in all her glory!

Bucket List Inclusions

  • Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower
  • Visit a traditional French perfumery
  • Walking tour of Monaco
  • Visit Pisa and see the famous Leaning Tower
  • Walking tour of Florence with a local guide
  • Walking tour of Rome

Booking Details for this Topdeck Experience

Specific departures between: Prices per person sharing from:
  • 07 April - 08 May 2020
  • 06 - 13 October 2020
R 20,500.00 pps

Your Itinerary

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 delicious picnic next to the Eiffel Tower?

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Paris

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.

Meals: Breakfast

Optional Extras: Traditional cabaret show: from €65 | Seine river cruise: from €10 | Bike tour of Paris: from €30

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. Cheers!

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4: Swiss Alps

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.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Optional Extras: Scenic excursion to Jungfrau ('The Top of Europe'): from CHF 161.80 - 189.60 | Skydiving in the Swiss Alps: from CHF 390 (plus €50 deposit) |Scenic helicopter ride in the Swiss Alps: from CHF 100 (plus €20 deposit) | Tickets for the Schilthorn cable car: from €73.50

Day 5: Swiss Alps to French Riviera, France

Trade in your gruezi for bonjour as we head 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!

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch

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.

Included today: Walking tour of Monaco | Visit a traditional French perfumery

Meals: Breakfast

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?

Included today: Visit Pisa and see the famous Leaning Tower

Meals: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 8: Florence to Rome

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. Have fun!

Included today: Walking tour of Florence with a local guide | Walking tour of Rome

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Rome including Vatican City visit

After breakfast, we’re outta here. But before you go, don’t miss a chance to check out the pope’s stomping ground – the Vatican. After that, you’re on your own. Enjoy!

Meals: Breakfast

Optional Extras: Guided tour of Vatican City: from €45

 

Validity Specific departures between April - October 2020.
Currency NB. Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Operator Topdeck
Tour Identifier/s EESSLR-0
Inclusions • 8 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
• 5 nights in hostels, 3 nights in bungalows at European campsites
• Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi, including powerpoints for charging electronics
• Trip Leader
Exclusions • Flights and taxes
• Visas (if required)
• Any meals or refreshments not listed above
• Anything of a personal nature
T's & C's • Prices per person and subject to change due to availability and exchange rates.
• Deposits: A non-refundable deposit of R1 000 per person per tour is required at the time of confirmation, in order to secure the reservation (if travel date is more than 42 days out)
• Final Payment: TBC.
• For general Topdeck booking terms and conditions see www.topdeck.travel/terms-and-conditions
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