European Tulips May Tour 2016
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From only R30.450 pp
6 May to 21 May 2016
Visit 7 countries in 16 days, including the amazing Tulips in the Netherlands. Tour price includes return flights and most taxes.

Highlights

  • Netherlands (Amsterdam, Tulips, Volendam)
  • Germany (Rhine Valley)
  • Austria (Innsbruck)
  • Italy (Venice, Rome, Florence, Pisa, Lake Como)
  • Switzerland (Jungfrau)
  • France (Paris)
  • Vatican City
6 MAY 2016 - JOHANNESBURG TO AMSTERDAM
Check in with your tour guide at Oliver Tambo airport in Johannesburg around 16:00 PM. We depart South Africa on a flight to Amsterdam on Air France via Paris. (Dinner on board flight)
7 MAY 2016 - AMSTERDAM
After our arrival in Amsterdam, we will pass through customs and collect our luggage. We depart to our hotel for a quick refresher. The Dutch country side awaits as we visit Zaanse Schans windmill village and the beautiful harbor village of Volendam. We then see how the traditional Clog’s (Wooden Shoe’s or Klompe) are made, and we taste some of the famous Edam cheese. We return to our hotel for a quick dinner, and then it’s time to enter Amsterdam for a guided tour of the infamous Red Light District. The rest of the night is yours to explore Amsterdam, the coffee shops, and to paint the town “Red”. (Breakfast, Dinner)
8 MAY 2016 - AMSTERDAM
A highlight day of the tour. After breakfast we visit the amazing Keukenhof Tulip Gardens in the Netherlands. Spend your time walking through the 32 hectares of Tulips and view the approximately 7 million bulbs! A free afternoon in Amsterdam awaits. C the World recommends the Heineken brewery, Anne Frank’s house and the Leidse Pleins unlimited ribs!! (Breakfast)
9 MAY - AMSTERDAM TO BOPPARD
We depart the Netherlands and enter Germany and the Rhine Valley. Early afternoon we board our Rhine valley cruise and enjoy a cruise through one of the most concentrated stretches of castles in the entire Europe. After the cruise we enjoy a free wine tasting in Boppard tasting some of the local wines. We enjoy dinner, and sample some of the finest German beers on offer. (Breakfast, Dinner)
10 MAY - BOPPARD TO INNSBRUCK
We depart the Rhine valley and continue South. We pass through the beautiful Fern Pass on our way to Austria and the city of Innsbruck. Innsbruck is in the heart of the Austrian Alps, surrounded by mountains to all sides. Ladies, it's your time to shop for crystals at Swarovski. Gentleman can enjoy some of the local Schnapps and the amazing golden roof. (Breakfast, Dinner)
11 MAY 2016 - INNSBRUCK TO DOLOMITES TO VENICE
We enter Austria and pass close by Innsbruck, before driving through the spectacular Italian dolomites. Late afternoon we arrive in Venice and check into our hotel. The canals of Venice wait as we show you the best of Venice. Highlights include the Rialto bridge and St Mark Square. A free evening after the guided tour, perhaps a Gondola ride? (Breakfast)
12 MAY 2016 - VENICE
A free day in Venice. C the world recommends the glass blowing island of Murano, or head to Lido’s beach. (Breakfast)
13 MAY 2016 - VENICE TO ROME
We leave the beauty of Venice, and make our way to the ancient city of Rome and we “do as the Roman’s do”. A late afternoon guided tour of Rome shows you the collosseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish steps and much more. (Breakfast, Dinner)
14 MAY 2016 - ROME
A free day in Rome. C the world recommends the Vatican City. (Breakfast)
15 MAY 2016 - ROME TO FLORENCE TO PISA
Today we enter the rolling hills of Tuscany, and we make our way towards Florence for a city tour. See the famous cathedral of Duomo, Bridge of Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria (Copy of Michelangelo’s St David’s statue). We end the day at one of Europe’s most iconic landmarks, the leaning tower of Pisa. We spend the evening on the outskirts of Lucca. (Breakfast, Dinner)
16 MAY 2016 - PISA TO LAKE COMO TO SWITZERLAND
We head North past Milan, with a quick stop at Lake Como and into Switzerland with a spectacular drive to Jungfrau. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery of the Swiss Alps. (Breakfast, Dinner).
17 MAY 2016 - SWITZERLAND
A free day to explore the Jungfrau region. C the World recommends the world heritage site of Jungfraujoch. (Breakfast)
18 MAY 2016 - SWITZERLAND TO PARIS
Today we travel through the burgundy wine region of France, before we arrive at the capital city of Paris. A evening guided tour of the Sacre Couer, Monte marte, and Moulin Rouge. (Breakfast)
19 MAY 2016 - PARIS
A morning guided tour of Paris shows you the Opera house, Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomph, Notre Damne and Eiffel Tower. After lunch, an optional boat cruise takes you to the foot of the Eiffel tower where you will be able to make your way to the top floor with amazing 360 degree views of Paris. (Breakfast)
20 MAY 2016 - PARIS TO JOHANNESBURG
A free day to enjoy the sites of Paris. Why not visit Euro Disney or make your way across to the impressive Palace of Versailles? Late afternoon we depart to the airport for our direct flight back to South Africa. (Breakfast, Dinner on board flight)
21MAY 2016 - JOHANNESBURG
We arrive back in Johannesburg with a scheduled arrival time of 10:00 AM. Say goodbye to new friends made, and start thinking about the reunion party. (Breakfast on board flight)
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Debbie De Kock

How do I say thank you?! Benno & Jalita you both are superb and the tour absolutely the best! The cheese fondue is the only thing I would skip next time. Love and blessings 4 C the World. C u again. Love


Debbie De Kock,
South Africa
Marc Stone

Thanks very much for all your effort in making sure we had the best experience on tour! We had a such a fantastic time it’s something very difficult to explain to others. It’s something that one must simply just do to understand the incredible range and depth of experiences one can take in over a short period of time. We’ve already recommended the tour to friends and family that have seen our photos. Hope to see you on anther trip in the not too distant future.


Marc Stone,
South Africa
Louine Olivier

Die dae wat jy jou eie ding doen is baie goed, want as groep verskil ons belangstellinge en dit is goed as elkeen doen wat vir hom/haar belangerik is.


Louine Olivier,
South Africa

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  • Gondola in Venice
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  • Rhine Valley Cruise
  • Paris
  • Tulips
  • Tulip fields
  • Zaanse Schans
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  • Cuckoo clock
  • Jungfrau Group photo
  • Amsterdam
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  • Keukenhof
  • Pisa
  • Rome
  • Eifell
  • Klompe
  • Venice, Grand Canal
  • Oktoberfest crew - Benno and Don
  • Florence Group photo
  • C the World Guide at Louvre Museum
  • Rhine Valley
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