Flights Included

from pp Twin Share

$6,999
Typically $10,948
-36%
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with only a $99 deposit pp
Return Flights Included

Single Traveller
$10,100 pp
Tour Only
$5,499 pp

from pp Twin Share

$6,999
Typically $10,948
-36%
Book Now Select
with only a $99 deposit pp
Return Flights Included

Single Traveller
$10,100 pp
Tour Only
$5,499 pp

22 Day The Great European Tour

22 Day The Great European Tour

This tour includes return international airfares. See the Fine Print section for further details.

Airfares
Included

This tour is fully escorted by a dedicated tour leader who will accompany you throughout the tour. If your trip includes multiple countries, you will be met by a new tour leader in each country and any internal flights included will be unescorted.

Escorted Type
Fully Escorted

This is considered a fast-paced tour. In order to explore as much as possible, this tour may require early starts and long travel days. One to two nights at one destination is standard. While some free time may be scheduled, most sightseeing is included throughout this tour. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage. To ensure this trip is right for you, any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aid, then this tour is not suitable.

Pace
Lively Pace

This tour is one of our top selling tours.

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585 people have travelled to this destination
✓ Includes return international airfares
Incredible sightseeing including guided tours through Paris, London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Rome, Florence, Venice
Entrance tickets to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, diamond cutting workshop in Amsterdam, Holocaust Memorial and Berlin Wall Museum in Berlin, Prague Castle, Swarovski Crystal Museum in Innsbruck, the Imperial Roman Forum, Saint Mark's Basilica and Murano Glass Factory in Venice.
Seine River Cruise and funicular ride to Montmartre district in Paris
Vltava River cruise in Prague and cruise the islands of Venice by ferry
Cable car ride to the picturesque Grindelwald First summit in Switzerland
18 nights in select 3 and 4 star accommodation 
✓ Overnight ferry in a standard cabin with private facilities from UK to The Netherlands
Daily breakfast and 1 lunch 
Dedicated tour leader throughout your journey 
Airport transfers included on the first day
Coach transportation throughout
In-depth sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary and under inclusions
What we love about this tour

Travel with the experts for a carefully curated, value-packed discovery of the world's most iconic destinations. Our tours are bursting with must-see sights, rich experiences and quality inclusions, all at an unbeatable price. Bucket list dreams are ticked off on these all-encompassing journeys.

Itinerary

Prepare to be inspired. Depart today for your journey to Paris to commence your Great European tour.

Arrival airport transfers are included as part of your package. You will be met upon arrival at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

If Inspiring Vacations has not provided your international airfares, please ensure you provide your flight details via your Traveller Hub portal no later than 90 days prior to travel so that your transfers can be confirmed.

Please note: if you are arriving early and have made your own arrangements prior to your tour commencing, airport transfers will not be included. However, if you are purchasing pre-nights accommodation as part of your Inspiring Vacations package, airport transfers will still be provided to the starting hotel.

Hotel
Mercure Paris Saint Ouen or Similar

Welcome to Paris! On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel where you have free time to explore the city before meeting your guide and fellow travellers this afternoon for a tour briefing.

Hotel
Mercure Paris Saint Ouen or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today promises a day full of exciting activities. Our first highlight is a transfer to the magnificent Versailles Palace, a symbol of French royalty with ample time to discover the incredible grounds on your own (entrance to the Palace not included). Following our visit, we'll return to Paris then transfer to the charming Montmartre district. An included funicular ride will transport us to the hilltop, where we can marvel at the stunning panoramic view of Paris. Montmartre is famous for its vibrant art scene and lively cabarets, creating a magical atmosphere to enjoy during our lunch break. Afterward, a captivating guided city tour awaits, offering insights into the rich history, prominent boulevards, and iconic monuments of Paris. Once the tour concludes, we'll head back to the hotel. 

Hotel
Ibis Rouen Center Champs De Mars or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Our day begins in the heart of Paris, specifically the area surrounding the iconic Eiffel Tower. Here, you'll have the incredible opportunity to ascend to the second floor of this impressive metal structure (ticket included). Afterward, we'll embark on a delightful boat cruise along the River Seine, offering picturesque views as we navigate between the northern and southern parts of Paris. Following the cruise, you'll have a free afternoon to explore the city at your own pace.

Late this afternoon,  we'll bid farewell to Paris and make our way to Rouen, a captivating city known as a living museum. With its charming half-timbered houses, narrow streets, and gothic churches, Rouen exudes a historical ambiance that is truly enchanting. We'll settle into our accommodations in the city, ready to immerse ourselves in its rich heritage.

Hotel
Ibis London Earls Court or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Our day begins with a leisurely stroll through the centre of Rouen, where we'll marvel at its magnificent cathedral and wander through the charming streets of the historic centre. Once we've taken in the beauty of Rouen, we'll embark on a journey to the north of France.

Our mode of transportation will be a ferry as we cross the English Channel to reach Canterbury, known as the religious capital of England and boasting a captivating historic centre. Here, you'll have the opportunity to explore the city's attractions and soak in its allure.

Next, we'll continue our journey to the bustling metropolis of London, where we'll arrive with ample time to discover its many treasures. Marvel at the illuminated Tower Bridge and take in the sight of modern architectural marvels that adorn the city's skyline. Afterward, we'll make our way back to the hotel, ensuring a comfortable end to the day's adventures.

Hotel
Ibis London Earls Court or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Embark on a captivating exploration of London with a knowledgeable local guide, who will unveil the city's unique blend of style, culture, and history. Prepare to be amazed as we visit iconic landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, the majestic River Thames, the historic Tower of London, and the grandeur of Buckingham Palace, where we may have the chance to witness the renowned "Changing of the Guard" ceremony, depending on the season.

Following the guided tour, you'll have the afternoon to yourself, allowing for personal leisure and further exploration of the city. 

As evening descends, join us for a delightful stroll through vibrant Leicester Square, lively China Town, and trendy Soho, where the atmosphere is electric with theatres and entertainment venues. Take your pick from the array of restaurants available, offering diverse cuisines to satisfy your dining preferences. Finally, we'll return to the hotel, ensuring a comfortable conclusion to the day's adventures.

Hotel
Overnight Ferry or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Following breakfast, our first stop will be the esteemed British Museum, a treasure trove of history and artefacts, renowned as one of the oldest museums globally. As lunchtime approaches, we'll make our way to Camden, a district celebrated for its vibrant and eclectic street market, offering a fascinating array of cultural relics from around the world. Take advantage of some leisure time to explore and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere.

This afternoon we'll continue our journey to Colchester, recognized as the oldest city in England, where a delightful stroll awaits us. Subsequently, we'll embark on a ferry in Harwich, embarking on a captivating overnight voyage to the Netherlands.

Please note: Due to limited cabin availability on the ferry, there is a possibility of modifications to this stage of the journey. It may involve travelling from London to Amsterdam via a day ferry, with an overnight stay in Antwerp, or potentially by train or plane to Amsterdam. Confirmation of your detailed itinerary will be made available prior to departure.

Hotel
Ibis Amsterdam City West or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

By approximately 8:00 in the morning, our journey will bring us to the Netherlands, specifically Hoek Van Holland. Here, we will make a delightful stop in Volendam, a charming and picturesque fishing village renowned for its scenic beauty. Afterward, we will continue our travels to Amsterdam, where we will embark on a panoramic tour of the city. Prepare to be enchanted by its network of narrow canals, admire its distinguished official buildings, and revel in the tranquillity of its parks. Additionally, we will have the opportunity to witness the intricate art of diamond cutting.

As evening approaches, we will make our way to Rembrandtplein, a bustling area teeming with a multitude of restaurants offering delectable cuisine from around the globe. Situated in proximity to the renowned red-light district, known for its progressive ideals, this location provides a vibrant atmosphere for a memorable evening.

Hotel
Mercure Berlin Tempelhof or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Our departure from Amsterdam will mark the beginning of our journey into Germany. Our first destination is Hamelin, a charming German town that will transport us into the captivating legend of The Pied Piper. As we stroll through its streets and explore its delightful shops, we will feel the enchantment of this beloved children's story, famously written by The Grimm Brothers.

Continuing our German adventure, we will pass through Marienborn, a significant location situated on the former border that once divided east and west Germany until the year 1990. 

Lastly, we will make our way to the vibrant city of Berlin, where we will arrive in the evening. Prepare to immerse yourself in the rich history, culture, and energy of this captivating metropolis.

Hotel
Mercure Berlin Tempelhof or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture as we embark on a guided tour of Berlin, Germany's captivating capital. Our journey will take us through the historic centre, Museum Island, the iconic Reichstag, and the majestic Brandenburg Gate, as well as the city's enchanting parks.

To gain a deeper understanding of Berlin's tumultuous history during the 20th century, we will make stops at the Holocaust Memorial and the Berlin Wall Museum. These poignant visits will provide valuable insights into the city's challenging past.

After our guided tour, you will have free time to explore the city at your own pace. 

In the evening, we recommend that you experience the lively ambiance of Kantstrasse, a district renowned for its diverse range of ethnic restaurants. Whether you prefer Indian, Oriental, Italian, German, or any other cuisine, you will find a delightful dining option to satisfy your palate.

Hotel
Clarion Congress Hotel Prague or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today we leave Berlin and embark on a scenic journey through picturesque forests as we make our way to Dresden. This city has gained renown as one of Germany's top tourist destinations, thanks to its remarkable architectural and artistic heritage. Take your time to explore the city's impressive palaces and indulge in a delightful lunch at one of its many charming restaurants and coffee shops.

Later, we continue our adventure as we head towards the Czech Republic. Our destination is Prague, where we arrive and make our way to the captivating Old Town Square. This vibrant and bustling area serves as a perfect introduction to Prague, brimming with energy and a wide array of tourist activities.

This evening, take the included transfer to the Old Town Square for an evening of leisure. For dinner, you have the freedom to choose from a variety of international cuisines available at the local restaurants then we return to our hotel, ready to rest and rejuvenate for the next day's exploration.

Hotel
Clarion Congress Hotel Prague or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

On this day, we will explore the captivating capital city of Prague, often referred to as the Baroque jewel of Europe. Accompanied by a knowledgeable local expert, we will embark on a comprehensive city tour that will showcase the city's exceptional monuments and highlights.

Our tour will take us through the majestic Prague Castle, where we will have the opportunity to admire its grandeur and immerse ourselves in its rich history (admission included). Afterward, we will embark on a delightful boat tour along the picturesque Vltava River, allowing us to appreciate Prague's stunning vistas from a different perspective.

In the afternoon, you will have some free time to wander and explore the city at your own pace, soaking in its unique ambiance and discovering its hidden gems. In the evening, we will have more time to savour the charm of the historic city centre. 

After a fulfilling day of exploration and cultural immersion, we will return to our hotel, where you can relax and unwind, cherishing the memories created during our time in this remarkable city.

Hotel
Tivoli Hotel Innsbruck or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Departing Prague early, we will embark on a journey to Bavaria, ultimately reaching the vibrant city of Munich. Upon arrival, you will have ample free time to explore the monumental city centre, taking in its architectural wonders and immersing yourself in its rich history. Don't miss the opportunity to indulge in a traditional Bavarian meal at one of the renowned beerhouses, experiencing the authentic flavours of the region.

In the afternoon, our adventure continues as we make our way to Austria. As evening falls, we will arrive in the charming city of Innsbruck, where you will have the opportunity to explore the historic Old Town on your own. 

Hotel
H+ Hotel Zurich or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Start your day with a captivating visit to the prestigious Swarovski Museum, a world-renowned destination showcasing the brilliance of crystals. Explore the museum's captivating gardens and gain insight into the intricate process of crystal production. Afterward, take a leisurely stroll to soak in the surroundings before embarking on a delightful journey to Zurich, Switzerland, through the breathtaking landscapes of Tyrol.

Upon reaching Zurich, prepare for an enchanting evening in the heart of the city's historic centre, nestled alongside the picturesque lake. Indulge in a culinary experience of your choice at one of the many restaurants offering a diverse range of cuisines, including Indian, Oriental, Italian, International, and authentic Swiss fare. Relish the atmosphere in this charming setting, surrounded by the allure of Zurich's rich cultural heritage.

Hotel
H+ Hotel Zurich or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Embark on a captivating journey today, as we traverse through breathtaking landscapes adorned with towering mountains and pristine lakes. The region of Interlaken presents a stunning panorama that will leave you in awe. Our first stop is in the charming village of Grindelwald, where we will take a delightful break to enjoy a cup of coffee, invigorating ourselves for the adventures ahead.

Prepare for an exhilarating experience as we ascend the mountain via cable car. A winding path awaits us, leading to the awe-inspiring "footbridge over the empty." With glaciers surrounding us, we'll walk across this remarkable bridge, immersed in the splendour of the scenery. Take in the majestic views that stretch as far as the eye can see.

For lunch, we'll savour a delightful meal amidst the mountain's beauty (included in the tour). Afterward, our journey continues to Lucerne, renowned as one of Switzerland's most exquisite cities. In the evening, take your time to explore and wander through the captivating streets, soaking in the charm of this enchanting city. Before returning to our hotel in Zurich, indulge in a delectable dinner, savouring the culinary delights that Lucerne has to offer.

Hotel
iH Hotels Milano Lorenteggio or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Our journey begins as we depart from Zurich in the early morning, embarking on a scenic route that cuts through the majestic Alps, revealing awe-inspiring vistas of sparkling lakes and snow-capped mountains. Our destination is Lugano, located in the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland. This cosmopolitan capital, nestled beside a stunning lake, awaits our arrival. Take your time to leisurely explore the city and enjoy a delightful stroll with time for lunch.

Next, our adventure takes us to the enchanting town of Morcote, renowned for its charming stone houses adorned with vibrant flowers. Immerse yourself in the beauty of this picturesque town before we continue our journey into Italy. Our arrival in Milan marks the next chapter of our exploration. Our knowledgeable guide will lead us to the impressive Duomo Square, where the grandeur of the magnificent Duomo Cathedral captivates the senses. In this vibrant square, you'll find a plethora of dining options for you to choose for dinner.

Afterward, we will transfer to our hotel, where you can relax and unwind, reflecting on the delightful experiences of the day.

Hotel
NH Roma Villa Carpegna or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Our journey continues as we make our way to the captivating city of Pisa. Aboard a charming tourist train, we will be transported to the renowned Piazza Dei Miracoli, also known as the Square of Miracles. Here, you will have ample time to marvel at one of Italy's most enchanting and remarkable art complexes, which includes the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa. Take in the awe-inspiring architecture and soak up the historical significance of this mesmerising site.

After our exploration of Pisa, we will proceed on our voyage to the eternal city of Rome, arriving towards the end of the day. As we approach our destination, anticipation builds for the wealth of cultural treasures and historical wonders that await us in this magnificent city.

Hotel
NH Roma Villa Carpegna or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

In the morning, we will embark on a delightful scenic tour that will serve as a captivating introduction to the renowned "Eternal City" of Rome. Our first stop will be the magnificent Vatican City, the spiritual and cultural hub of Christianity. Here, you will have the opportunity to visit the awe-inspiring St. Peter's Basilica, a grand testament to architectural brilliance and religious significance.  Next we will visit the Imperial Forum.

This afternoon is at leisure to explore the “Eternal City” on your own. 

As the evening approaches, we have arranged a transfer to the charming Trastevere area, where you can leisurely wander through its narrow, picturesque cobblestone streets. This enchanting district holds hidden treasures, including modest medieval churches and quaint shops displaying intriguing objects that offer glimpses into daily life. After enjoying a delightful evening, we will return to our hotel, filled with memories of the wonders Rome has to offer.

Hotel
Raffaello Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today, we bid farewell to Rome and embark on a journey towards the enchanting city of Florence in northern Italy. As we traverse this route, we will be treated to breathtaking landscapes that will leave us in awe.

Upon arrival in Florence, our first stop will be the remarkable Piazzale Michelangelo, offering panoramic views that will leave an indelible mark on our memories. Here, we can soak in the beauty of the cityscape and appreciate its stunning architecture.

In the evening, we will be accompanied by a knowledgeable local expert who will guide us through the historic centre of Florence. As we meander through its charming streets, we will have the opportunity to marvel at iconic landmarks such as the Ponte Vecchio, the magnificent Duomo, and the captivating Plaza della Signoria. Florence itself is like an open-air museum, with its rich history and artistic treasures that are sure to captivate us.

This evening, feel free to explore the city further on your own, immersing yourself in its vibrant atmosphere and discovering its hidden gems.

Hotel
Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today, we embark on a scenic journey through the breathtaking Apennine Mountains, where stunning mountain landscapes will accompany us along the way. Our destination is the enchanting city of Venice, renowned for its unique charm and beauty.

Upon our arrival, we will board a boat and gracefully cross the Giudecca to reach the captivating Island of Venice. Accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide, we will embark on a marvellous exploration of St. Mark's Square, a true gem of the city. We will have the privilege of entering the splendid St. Mark's Basilica, where we can admire its exquisite architecture and rich historical significance (entrance fee included).

Our journey continues with a visit to the renowned Murano Glass Factory, where we will have the opportunity to witness the captivating process of creating this ancient and delicate glass art. The technique and craftsmanship involved in the production of Murano glass are truly fascinating to behold.

Following these enriching experiences, you will have some leisure time to immerse yourself in the captivating atmosphere of Venice. 

As the day draws to a close, we will find accommodation in the Mestre district, providing a comfortable and convenient base for our stay. 

Meals
Breakfast

After enjoying a delightful breakfast, your tour comes to an end at your hotel.

Airport transfers are not included. Our transfer portal offers the option to book your airport transfers for an easier arrival experience (additional charges apply). Access to this portal will be available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed.

Arrive home today. We hope you have enjoyed your inspiring journey and have memories to last a lifetime.

Airport transfers are not included. Our transfer portal offers the option to book your airport transfers for an easier arrival experience (additional charges apply). Access to this portal will be available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed.

Inclusions

  • Return economy international airfares
  • Dedicated tour leader throughout your journey 
  • 18 nights’ accommodation in selected 3 and 4-star hotels 
  • 1 night aboard Stena Line Ferry from UK to Holland in a standard cabin with private facilities 
  • 19 breakfasts and 1 lunch
  • Airport transfers included on the first day
  • Excursion to Versailles in Paris (entrance not included)
  • Boat Trip along River Seine in Paris and the Vltava River in Prague
  • Ferry trip to Venice and Murano Islands 
  • Guided city tours in Paris, London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Rome, Florence, Venice with expert local guides
  • Return evening transfers to Tower Bridge and Leicester/Soho area in London, Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam, Old Town Square in Prague, Trastevere in Rome.
  • Transfer to the Camden district in London and Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence
  • Entrance tickets included for: 
    • 2nd Floor Eiffel Tower in Paris
    • Diamond Cutting Workshop in Amsterdam
    • Holocaust Memorial and Berlin Wall Museum in Berlin
    • Prague Castle
    • Swarovski Crystal Museum in Innsbruck
    • St Mark´s Basilica and Murano Glass Factory in Venice
    • Imperial Roman Forum
  • Train ticket Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa
  • Funicular ride to Montmartre district in Paris and cable car to Grindelwald First in Switzerland.

  • Paris – Scenic guided tour to discover the history, main boulevards and the city’s breathtaking monuments. Visit the Montmartre district and take a funicular to admire the spectacular view of Paris. Included entrance to 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower and Seine River cruise. Return transfers to Versailles.
  • London – Guided city tour to visit London’s main sites including the British Museum and Tower Bridge as well as passing by the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. Guided evening walk through Leicester Square, China Town and Soho.
  • Amsterdam - Panoramic city tour to see its narrow canals, official buildings and parks. Visit a diamond cutting workshop and visit Rembrandtplein and the famous “red-light” district.  
  • Berlin - Guided visit of the historic centre, Museum Island, the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gates and the city’s magnificent parks. Stop at the Holocaust Memorial and the Berlin Wall Museum. Evening transfer to the lively area of Kantstrasse. 
  • Dresden - Time to explore some of the impressive palaces for which the city has become famous 
  • Munich - Enjoy free time to stroll through the monumental centre and famous traditional beerhouses
  • Prague - Guided city tour of the main sites and monuments including a walk through Prague Castle and a boat tour on the Vltava River. Evening transfers to the “Old City” for free time to explore. 
  • Florence -  Walking tour through the historic centre, taking in the city highlights such as the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, and Plaza della Signoria. Visit the impressive Piazzale Michelangelo with views across the city.

Fine Print

Secure your trip with a $99.00 deposit per person.

Once we receive your deposit, we will send you an invoice with your remaining balance and payment options.

Instalment Schedule:

  1. At the time of booking pay a $99.00 deposit per person.
  2. Pay a 1st installment of $3,900.00 per person within 7 days.
  3. You will then be invoiced for final payment 120 days prior to departure.

This package includes international airfares or has the option of adding international airfares to your booking when selecting your departure city.

If international airfares are included this will be stated in the ‘Inclusions’ section

Alternatively, if international airfares can be added to your booking you will be able to select your departure city after clicking ‘Book Now’ and a cost will be stated next to your selected departure city. This cost will then be added to your booking and flights will be added to your booking.

Conditions of flights for this package bookable by Inspiring Vacations:

  • Flight Offer valid from select departure cities within the purchase path only
  • Flights will be booked with the best available airline/s with luggage included. Low-cost carriers may be booked in conjunction with a full-service airline. Depending on the carrier, entertainment and meals may not be included but payable at an extra cost on-board. We cannot specify or guarantee the airline booked. If you would like a specific airline, please request this at the time of purchase. To make a flight request, please click ‘Book Now’ and select Would you like us to contact you around our flight service?  By selecting this option you will be sent a request form after completing your purchases to make your request. 
  • Flights may not be direct and may include multiple connections
  • Due to disrupted airline schedules globally with the pandemic, stopovers/transit times may be longer than usual (up to 12 hours in duration in some circumstances).
  • Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable; any changes will be subject to the airline rules, Airline change fees and an Inspiring Vacations change fee of $250 per person.
  • Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required at the time of submitting your traveller booking form. Any error in the names submitted will be subject to an Inspiring Vacations name change fee of $150 plus any applicable fees charged by the airline, or the ticket may be non-refundable with the purchase of a new ticket required. 
  • If the required booking class is unavailable at time of booking, surcharges may apply. Total cost is final only at time of ticketing. Once issued, air tickets are subject to amendment and cancellation fees or may be non-refundable
  • Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are outside of our control. It is important that you, as the customer, stay up-to-date with the latest airline schedule information prior to your departure. If a schedule change results in extended transits or an earlier/later departure from your destination, any additional accommodation or alternative arrangements will be at the traveler's expense.
  • After booking, the price payable may be subject to change as a result of factors beyond the control of Inspiring Vacations. Inspiring Vacations reserves the right to increase the price payable and this will be reflected on the customer's invoice. Increases may be in relation to, but not limited to, currency fluctuations, airline taxes, airfare increases and fuel surcharges.
  • Internal airfares (where applicable and included in the itinerary) will be using a local carrier and may include low-cost carriers without meals or entertainment. Checked baggage will still be included for each passenger. Any additional baggage required is payable at time of check-in. 
  • If you are travelling with another party on a separate booking, we cannot guarantee that the same flights will be booked for all parties, as this strictly depends on availability. 
  • You will be responsible for handling your luggage at all times as the services of porters are not included. If travelling over the recommended amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable directly.
  • In the event of that you no-show on your scheduled flight, please be aware the airline will require you to pay a no show fee, Airline reissue fee plus any additional airfare and taxes. Inspiring Vacations will also charge a $250 admin fee to assist re accommodating you on the next available flight. Please note that depending on the airline's policy, purchasing a new ticket may be required.

Baggage

Included baggage differs based on your country of origin. Included baggage will be as per the following:

Country of Origin

Carry-on Baggage

Checked Baggage

Australia

7kgs

20kgs

New Zealand

7kgs

20kgs

United States of America

15lbs

45lbs

Canada

15lbs

45lbs

India

7kgs

20kgs

United Kingdom

7kgs

20kgs


Baggage allowances provided by the airline might differ to the values stated above. However limitations are required due to transport storage restrictions on your selected tour or package.

Flight requests, amendments or preferences

We understand customers may wish to request changes to their included airfares. If you wish to fly with a certain airline, land at a certain time or change your flight in other ways we will gladly provide you with a personalised quote tailored to your specific requirements.

To make a flight request, please click ‘Book Now’ and select Would you like us to contact you around our flight service?  By selecting this option you will be sent a request form after completing your purchase to make your request.

We would be more than happy to provide you with a quote for the following requests:

  • Airline Preferences - You may wish to fly with a particular airline
  • Cabin Preferences - These include upgrading to premium economy or business class
  • Extensions (start and end cities must remain the same) - You may request to extend your stay pre or post tour.
  • Meal Requests - You may request a specific meal for dietary requirements.
  • Seat Requests - If you would like to request particular seating. However please note, not all airlines allow the selection of pre-purchased seat arrangements.

We are currently unable to provide a quote for the following requests:

  • Stopovers - Is where you might want to stop in transit for a certain amount of days prior to your tour or after your tour.
  • One way flights
  • Different start or end city to the tour - you may not amend the arrival or departure city of your itinerary. 
  • Around the world tickets  - Is when a ticket includes multiple stops in different continents.
  • Return home to a different city from the one you departed.
  • Frequent Flyer point redemption - Is when an airline allows you to redeem points to pay for your flights or upgrade your ticket.  

If we can’t fulfill your request and you still wish to proceed with the booking, please select Land Only (excluding UK customers). This will allow you to travel on the land portion of the package without the included airfares. You will then be able to arrange your own flights separately.

FAQs
For more frequently asked questions please view our FAQs  section. 

Online check-in 
Some airlines may not permit online check-in where flights have been booked by a travel company. Where unavailable to do so online, you will be required to check-in at the airport. Inspiring Vacations cannot check-in online on behalf of our customers.

Some of our packages will include airport transfers in either one or both directions when arriving or departing from your destination. To know if transfers are included please view the ‘inclusions’ section of your selected package. If airport transfers are stated, transfers will be included as advised.

If transfers are not included, we also offer the option to book your airport transfers using our online portal. Access to this portal is available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed. Transfers are readily available and do not need to be booked until your final hotel list has been confirmed. Once you have made a transfer booking, please refer to your confirmation email for all transfer details including a local contact number for the transfer company.

If you book pre and/or post-tour accommodation on your own arrangement, and the tour includes transfers, note that these will be forfeited. The transfers are only provided in line with the tour dates and pre and/or post-tour accommodation purchased through Inspiring Vacations when available.

Fitness Requirements
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.

As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.

This particular tour is categorised as a”4”

Active Tour: A very good level of fitness and mobility is required for you to enjoy all aspects of the itinerary, as this is considered a fast-paced tour. While there is some free time scheduled either in the morning or afternoon, there are many full days of sightseeing with minimal rest and some early starts. You will be required to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and participate in all scheduled sightseeing that may be conducted on uneven ground and terrain. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. Tipping is not compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. If you feel that your guide and driver have done an impeccable job, you can choose to give a gratuity, but this is entirely your decision.

Accommodation
This package includes comfortable 3-4 star accommodation. However, the accommodation may not be centrally located. We recommend factoring in any additional transportation costs when considering this itinerary, as well as researching your final hotel list (received approximately 30 days before departure) so you can understand the facilities and amenities available throughout your stays.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is $3,101.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price.

Triple Share
Not available.

Local Tourist Tax 
A local city/tourist tax may be applicable each night during your stay. This cost can vary between €0.50 to €4.30 per person, per night (the higher standard of accommodation, the higher the tax will be). Please note that this tax is dictated by the government entities, can only be paid locally and can change without any warning to Inspiring Vacations. 

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is recommended to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

We have partnered with nib to offer our customers competitive rates for their travel insurance. You can book Comprehensive or Essentials cover for your domestic, international or multi-trip journeys simply by clicking HERE.

 Note that Inspiring Vacations cannot provide advice with regards to any insurance product.

Visa & Passport information
It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return.

Visas may be required.

Please note that these details are subject to change without notice. We recommend visiting https://smartraveller.gov.au for up to date information in terms of entry requirements.

Group Size
49 passengers.

Children
Children must be 5 years old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Length
The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.

Travel Times 
This itinerary features extensive exploration, with some days involving longer journeys and potentially later arrivals at your accommodations. Prepare for coach journeys, soaking up the European landscapes as you travel between destinations. Pack essentials for travel days to keep yourself comfortable during journeys.

Venice has implemented an access fee charged to day trip visitors who are not staying overnight in the municipality of Venice, during specific high season dates. The calendar of dates is available here.

If you are staying in an accommodation in the municipality of Venice, then you are exempt from this fee. However, to avoid paying the fee you must register for an exemption by filling out an exemption request here. The exemption form will provide you with a QR code you can show on your phone. 

If required for your travel dates, you may pre-book once you have received your final documents confirming your hotel. The exemption must be completed before entering the city, but can be done while traveling. 

You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour. On this tour you can choose from the following options:

Pre Tour Accommodation

  • $434.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $401.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Post Tour Accommodation

  • $390.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $369.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Please select the number of extra nights required in the 'Additional Nights Accommodation' field when making your purchase. The additional cost for these arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice and are subject to availability.

  • Departure airport transfer
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Tipping
  • Optional activities
  • Local Tourist Tax at some hotels
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

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