From vibrant Amsterdam to ancient Rome and the beauty of Paris, this trip also takes the Rhine Valley and the Olympic city of Innsbruck before exploring the canals of Venice and the piazzas of Florence as well as the breathtaking beauty of Lake Lucerne.
|R26,700 p.p. Land only|
A R3 000 pp deposit is required on booking and the full amount is due no later than 45 days prior to departure from South Africa for land only guided holidays, or 80 days prior for guided holidays including rail and/or cruise (whichever comes first). Subject to availability and occupancy levels at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. E&OE
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