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Adult From $1,329.00
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France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy & Spain

There are quicker ways to travel from Paris to Barcelona bit this trip takes you via Dutch coffee shops, the Berlin Wall, Czech castles, Austrian Alps and Venetian canals and the French Riviera. Try having that much fun on a plane.

Explore the sights and sounds of Paris. Head to Bruges for something a little quieter – then Amsterdam for something a little louder! Cross into Germany to vibrant, modern Berlin while in the Czech Republic you can explore beautiful Prague and Cesky Krumlov. Austria is known for music and mountains then Italy to see Venice's famous canals or Michelangelo's famous bit of ceiling painting in Rome. Enjoy more Italian flavour in Florence and Cinque Terre before going crazy in Barcelona's fabulous nightlife.

  • Every 2nd day service from May to October
  • Stay as long as you like in each destination
  • Expert Guides on all departures
  • Change your travel days as often as you like
  • Book accommodation through MyTrip with no booking fees

Trip Duration Guide:

Pacing it - 6 weeks to 6 months

Racing it – 32 days to 6 weeks

Destinations

  • Amsterdam

    Amsterdam

    One of Europe’s most beautiful and historic cities right up there with Venice and Paris. But add funky and mellow bars, pervasive irreverence, whiffs of pot, sleaze and sex and you have a literally intoxicating mix.

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  • Ancona

    Ancona

    A port town through and through, the town does have a fascinating history, a handful of sights to warrant an extra day or two, and the downtown area is very pedestrian friendly.

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  • Avignon

    This graceful city is the belle of Provence’s ball. Famed for its annual performing-arts festival and its fabled bridge, Avignon is an ideal spot from which to step out into the surrounding region.

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  • Barcelona

    Barcelona

    A forward-thinking place, on the cutting edge of art, design and cuisine but with an equally rich past stretching back to Roman days. You’ll be hard-pressed not to fall in love with this vibrant city.

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  • Berlin

    Berlin

    Renowned for its diversity and tolerance, its alternative culture and night-owl stamina, the best thing about the German capital is the way it reinvents itself and isn’t shackled by its mind-numbing history.

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  • Bruges

    Bruges

    This medieval town is Belgium’s most popular destination and, despite the crowds, it’s not to be missed. Bruges dreamily evokes a world long since gone.

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  • Cesky Krumlov

    Cesky Krumlov

    Crowned by a stunning castle, and centred on an old-town square, Český Krumlov’s Renaissance and baroque buildings enclose the meandering arc of the Vltava River.

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  • Dresden

    Dresden

    In life, Dresden was famous throughout Europe as ‘Florence on the Elbe’. In death, Dresden became even more famous. Shortly before the end of WWII, Allied bombers blasted and incinerated much of the historic centre.

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  • Florence

    Florence

    One of the most written about cities in Italy, the list of its famous sons reads like a Renaissance Who’s Who and its celebrated cityscape lingers in the memory long after you’ve left town.

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  • La Spezia for Cinque Terre

    La Spezia for Cinque Terre

    Liguria’s eastern Riviera boasts some of Italy’s most dramatic coastline, the highlight of which is the Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre (Cinque Terre National Park), just north of La Spezia.

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  • Munich

    Munich

    The capital of all things Bavarian. It’s a heady mix of worldclass museums, historic sites, cosmopolitan shopping, exhausting nightlife, trendy restaurants, roaring beer halls, vast parks and, of course, Oktoberfest.

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  • Nice

    Nice

    Nice is the Côte d’Azur’s most cosmopolitan city. It’s a heady mix of old and new, ethnic and domestic, sunshine and smog but somehow Nice still manages to be irresistible.

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  • Paris

    Paris

    What can be said about the sexy, sophisticated City of Lights that hasn’t already been said a thousand times before? Quite simply, this is one of the world’s great metropolises, a trend-setter, market-leader and cultural capital for over a thousand years and still going strong.

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  • Prague

    Prague

    Fill your days with Prague’s artistic and architectural heritage, but after dark move your focus to the here and now in the lively restaurants, bars and clubs. Everyday you’ll uncover more reasons to support Prague’s enduring reputation as one of Europe’s most exciting cities.

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  • Rome

    Rome

    An epic, monumental metropolis, the reality is every bit as enticing as the reputation. With its architectural and artistic treasures, its romantic corners and noisy markets, Rome is a city that knows how to impress.

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  • Siena

    Siena

    Siena is one of Italy’s most enchanting medieval towns. Its walled centre, a beautifully preserved warren of dark lanes is a lovely place to get lost.

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  • Stuttgart

    Stuttgart

    Hemmed in by vine-covered hills and full of greenery, Stuttgart is a haven for its residents, who enjoy a high quality of life. It’s not a major stop for budget travellers.

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  • Venice

    Venice

    Arriving in Venice (Venezia) is like stepping into a surreal never-never land. Where most cities have car-choked roads and impenetrable one-way systems, Venice has gondolas vaporetti (water buses) and a labyrinthine network of canals. 

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  • Vienna

    Vienna

    Vienna is a city that straddles both the past and present with ease. Here you can spend your days marvelling at one historical building after the next and evenings clubbing to electronic beats. And that’s to mention nothing of the musical history that abounds from this city.

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