WESTERN EUROPE TOUR 2021(Hop-On / Hop-Off)

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23/12/2021

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Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France

Price

Premium: 1.440,00
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DESCRIPTION

Europa Occidental (Hop-On / Hop-Off) 

(21 days)

 France, Italy, Vatican, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Czech Republic & Belgium

 

now from 1.440€ 

 

The winter and Christmas holidays are about to start! Can you imagine any better way to enjoy them, than traveling around Europe? It’s time to rest and discover the world. You will explore the most important capitals of Europe together with other young people from all around the world. You will see amazing landscapes, snowy mountains, incredible villages, cities full of life and much more during these winter holidays. We will celebrate the New Year’s Eve in Prague. But that’s not all! Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Rome, Munich, Innsbruck and many other cities are waiting for you this winter as part of our EuroTrip.

  

  

▸You may start or end the trip whenever you want to. Don't hesitate to come to our office to get more information or send an email to info@erasmusclubsevilla.com

▸ You can reserve your spot for an initial payment of 250€.

 

Upcoming Departures:

  • Rome: 23nd December – 10th January: 1,440€

 

What’s included?

  • Transport in our comfortable Unibus to the cities mentioned in programme
  • 19 days and 18 nights of travel
  • Accommodation in hotels/hostels/campings in Europe:
  • 2 Nights in Rome
  • 1 Night in Florence
  • 2 Night in Venice
  • 2 Nights in Munich
  • 3 Nights in Prague
  • 1 Night in Frankfurt
  • 2 Nights in Amsterdam
  • 2 Nights in Brussels
  • 2 Nights in Paris
  • 1 Night in Unibus (Paris-Madrid)
  • 17 breakfasts
  • Multiple beded rooms with shared or private bathrooms depending on the establishment (single or double/twin room if you request)
  • All costs related to parking, transport and tolls
  • Group leader during the whole trip
  • Assistance throughout the whole trip
  • Guided walks in mentioned cities given by tour leaders
  • And other surprises…

 

What’s not included?

  • Everything that is not mentioned in “What’s included?”
  • Plane tickets
  • Transport to the starting point
  • Travel insurance and cancellation insurance
  • Optional activities offered on the tour
  • Entrance fees for monuments and attractions
  • Visa fees or other administrative costs
  • Transport within the cities (metro, taxi etc.)

 

Extras, optionals:

  • Rome Pack: Guided walk around Rome + Sistine Chapell and Vatican Museums + Colosseum and Roman Forum (+55€)
  • Christmas Dinner (Price to be confirmed)
  • Venice Pack (Price to be confirmed)
  • Activities in the snow (Price to be confirmed)
  • Day trip to the Mad King’s Castle
  • Trip to the Concerntration Camp of Dachau (+18€)
  • NYE Pack: Dinner and Party (Pirce to be confirmed)
  • Excursion to Kutna Hora (+18€)
  • Boat trip on the canals of Amsterdam (+10€)
  • Trip to the Heineken Factory (+18€)
  • Visit to Anne Frank´s House (+18€)
  • Excursion to the traditional dutch windmill village of Zaanse Schans (+15€)
  • Excursion to Ghent and Bruges (+35€)
  • Paris by Night (+12€)
  • Trip to Montmartre and Pigalle (+10€, to be confirmed)
  • Extra Night in Paris (+35€)
  • 4 day escape to London (+390€)
  • More activities – you will by informed by tour leader along the tour

Itinerary

 

ITINERARY: (The schedule is subject to alterations due to logistic reasons)

 

MEETING POINT: Rome

 

Day 1 – Rome

Shall we set aside our studies for a while and go to get to know Europe together?

With Unitrips you’ll get to know Europe a lot better, on this Trip through Western Europe.

Our great route through Europe starts in the capital of Italy – Rome.

 

Day 2 - Rome

Today on this Western Europe tour you will discover Rome.

Rome is known as the “Eternal City” and everything has its explanation. In this city time seems to have stopped centuries ago due to the multitude of monuments and remains of imposing buildings. This makes walking through its streets a journey in time, back towards the time of the capital’s former glory.

The capital of Italy and ancient “Caput Mundi” awaits us with its thousands of years of history. There are plenty of reasons to visit Rome, the food and its lively atmosphere are two of them, so immerse yourself in the city and soak up the beautiful surroundings. Before you go to bed, stroll through its streets and savor Italian cuisine in a typical Roman “osteria” or eat an ice cream…

Today is Christmas Eve, are you joining us for dinner with your new Unitrips family?

*Optional activities:

  • Pack Rome: Guided walk around Rome + Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums + Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Christmas dinner
 
Day 3 – Rome - Vatican - Florence - 250km
 

Today is Christmas day!

And is there no better way to spend it than saying goodbye to the eternal city and heading directly to the Vatican, especially today when we will be able to receive the blessing of Ubri et Orbi from the hands of the Pope himself at the biggest church in the world, San Pedro.

After being blessed, we will continue our tour of Western Europe, this time putting the GPS on in the direction of Florence; an incredible city that we will explore tomorrow!

 
Day 4 – Florence - Venice

“Buongiorno Principessa,” said Benigni, an actor from Florence, in the film “Life is Beautiful”.

Today on this super trip for young people, we will visit the cradle of the Renaissance, the city that was the cultural and artistic center of all Europe from the fifteenth century. In this city the stars aligned, and thanks to art-sensitive families and generations of incredible artists, it began to create works that continue to amaze today.

Well, this is where their walks began, and then they spread their arts throughout the rest of Italy, especially in Rome to the court of the Popes.

After admiring this small town with more artwork per square meter in the world, we will continue with our route through Europe for young people and set sail for another jewel of Italian architecture: Venice.

Venice was one of the most powerful, rich, and populated cities for many centuries, dominating the Mediterranean and the trade routes of the East, and its art reflects the Byzantine and Asian influence that Marco Polo told us.

So rest well today, and expect an intense day tomorrow!

 
 
 Day 5 – Venice

Winter is the best time to visit Venice, the first European city that has been turned into an open-air museum, attracting so many tourists that they almost don’t all fit in. Don’t miss the chance to visit it! Soon, limits will be set to control the traffic of tourists….Or the water might sink it! Get your camera out and search for the best angle to take the best pictures of its bridges, “Vaporettos” and “Góndolas”.

We will enjoy the Byzantine-influenced art that characterizes the Basilica of San Marco, and we will also get the chance to see and learn how glass is made in Murano as well as admire the colorful houses in Burano!

In the afternoon on this Western Europe tour, we will give you an option to either continue exploring Venice on your own or join the excursion to the islands of Murano and Burano. You decide!

*Optional Activity:

  • Venice Pack 

 

 

 Day 6 – Venice - Alps - Munich - 540km

Today on our Western Europe tour we will have some time to enjoy the breathtaking mountains covered in snow (hopefully!). This area is stunning in the winter! We will pass the Adige River, the beautiful Italian mountain range otherwise known as the Dolomites, and then we will cross the border to another country… Austria. Once we have arrived you will be amazed at the incredible waters, snowy mountains, and the green Heidi hills.

After a long day of taking photos in the mountains that separate Austria and Italy, we will travel through Austria until we reach Bavaria, the most southern area in Germany, famous for its car brands (BMW, Mercedes), its beer, and the great capital: Munich.

Munich is not only a rich, modern and very lively city… but it also has a lot of history. Therefore, weather permitting, we will stop to visit its cathedral and the Marien Platz with its famous Gothic clock-rail, which has 43 bells and 32 animated figures that dance every morning at 12 p.m..

*Optional Activity

  • Sled Descent – Snow Activities
  

 

Day 7 – Múnich - Neuschwanstein* - Munich - 250km

¡Guten Morgen!

Today on our Western Europe tour, you will have the option of either staying in the hotel and resting (a.k.a. getting rid of your hangover from the night before) or you can come on an adventure with us to discover a hidden European gem: The Castle of Walt Disney. The real name of this castle is the castle of Neuschwanstein, also known as the castle of the Mad King. We will also have the chance to visit a skiing area, where you will have the chance to enjoy the snow!

Would you prefer to stay in the hostel and explore the city by yourself? Or would you like to surf on an artificial river in the center of the city? Ask us and we will tell you all of the hidden secrets in this incredible city, Munich!

*Optional Activity

  • Visit the outside of the Mad King’s Castle (Neuschwanstein) + Surprise

Hopefully, we will have the chance to see this castle in the snow and take some unforgettable photos like this…

 

Day 8 – Munich - Dachau* - Prague - 380km

This morning you will have the chance to visit the Dachau concentration camp, one of the very few camps that remains in-tact to provide evidence of the atrocities conducted by the Nazis during the Second World War. However, if you would prefer to have some free time, you can explore Munich.

After the optional visit to the Dachau concentration camp, we will hop back on our bus and this time, on our Western Europe tour, we will head to PRAGUE!

Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and the most important city in the Bohemian region. It is known for being one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, its privileged location in the center of Europe, and its good communication with the neighboring countries, make it one of the most visited destinations on the European continent. During its history, this city has received many names, such as “The Golden City”, “The City of the Hundred Spires” and “The Heart of Europe”.

This city was born from the union of five ancient cities and through it pass the waters of the Vltava River. It has traditionally been the political, economic, and cultural center of the Czech Republic.

*Optional Activity

  • Trip to Dachau concentration camp (Munich)

 

Day 9 – Prague (New Year's Eve)

Put your coat on and have a hot drink because the golden city awaits us!

Before the crazy New Year's Eve, celebrations begin we will visit the Old Town, the New Town, which is also of medieval origins, and the old Jewish Quarter. You can go from Republic Square, with its Powder Tower and the beautiful Municipal House, to Wenceslas Square, universally known for being the scene of “Prague Spring”.

We will also visit the State Theatre, where various of Mozart’s opera plays were premiered. Later on, we will walk around the Clementinum, the former association of Jesuits, until we arrive at Charles Bridge, with its 30 baroque statues. If we have time… we can cross the old market square “Old Town Square” with its attractive astronomical clock.

 
 
 
Day 10 – Prague - Kutna Hora* - Prague - 168km
 

Happy New Year Unitrippers!

After a crazy party last night, you will have 2 options of how you can spend your first day of 2022! You can either stay in Prague and rest or you can come with us to to get to know one of the hidden gems of the Czech Republic: Kutna Hora. This city is a World Heritage Site, due to its old town and the strange church, made of bones, that is located here.

 

Would you prefer to sleep all day? DON´T DO IT! There is too much to do and see in Prague. Visit the famous castle, visit the Golden road where Kafka used to live and make sure you take some time to admire all of the incredible buildings such as the dancing house.

 

*Optional Activity:

  • Excursion to the chapel of Bones in Kutna Hora

 

Day 11 - Prague - Frankfurt - 510km

We continue our super Western Europe tour and return to Germany. If time allows us to, we will stop in Nuremberg, a city that was the site of the process carried out on the Nazi generals after World War II, known as the Nuremberg Trials. Many books have been written about this process, collecting the statements of those who survived the concentration camps.

After crossing Bavaria, we will arrive in Frankfurt late in the evening, the financial capital of Germany, where the Headquarters of the European Bank is located and where we will spend the night.

  

Day 12 - Frankfurt - Cologne - Amsterdam - 440km

Good Morning! Are you feeling refreshed? We hope so because today is a new day and that means we have new things to discover!

We continue by visiting the last German city on the tour: Cologne. Here, we will have time to visit the most important monuments and really get a feel of the 2,000 years of history behind this incredible city. Most importantly, we will get the chance to admire one of the most impressive gothic masterpieces in Europe: The Cologne Cathedral. It took more than 600 years to finish it and when you see it in the flesh, you will understand why.

This city is also known for its museums, which house all kinds of art: from the process of making chocolate, to works by Picasso and Dalí. In the afternoon we will get back on the road to head to the free city of Amsterdam.

When we arrive we will drop off our bags and head straight out into the afternoon-evening to get to know the famous Red Light District of the city. The night is young and life is short, so enjoy friends!

 

 

Day 13 - Amsterdam

Culture and liberal politics have made Amsterdam a world reference for liberal people, especially those who push for the legalization of soft drugs (marijuana and hashish) and the legalization of prostitution.

But Amsterdam is not just coffee shops and the red light district, there are other beautiful things to do and see! Not sure what to do? Why don’t you take a walk through the Van Gogh MuseumRembrandt museum, the Moco or Rijksmuseum, or visit the Anne Frank House, and if you fancy a beer, Heineken is your star choice!

*Optional Activities

  • Entrance to Anne Frank museum (skip the line)
  • Visit the Heineken Museum
  • Boat ride through canals of Amsterdam

 

Did you know…

  • The facade of numerous houses that populate Amsterdam lean forwards. The explanation for this is that its architects built them with the view that, given their narrowness, the best way to get furniture into the house is through the top-story windows. Therefore, every house has a hook on its rooftop and furniture can be hoisted to prevent it from crashing into the facade
  • Amsterdam is the most liberal city in the world, in our opinion. It was the first city in the world to legalize same-sex marriage, marijuana, and prostitution
  • Most men and women are tall in Amsterdam. The average height of men is 184 cm, whilst for women, it is 170 cm

 

Day 14 - Amsterdam - Zaanse Schans* - Brussels - 200km

This morning you have the chance to go on the optional activity to Zaanse Schans, the traditional Dutch windmill village. Here you can admire the open-air museum, taking a trip back in time to pre-industrial Holland! Trust us – this is an activity that you don´t want to miss!

Later on today we will continue our Western Europe tour… this time we are going to Belgium, more specifically it's capital Brussels, the heart of the EU.

In spite of being a modern yet not very large city, it is the capital of Belgium and the rest of Europe. This decision was made due to its central location and the fact it was one of the European capitals involved in the creation of the EU.

This modern and diplomatic city will enchant you with its bars which house thousands of different types of beer, its chocolate shops and the Grand Palace… all of which will leave you speechless. We will explore the city and make sure we see the main monuments and tourist sites. What’s more, the headquarters of many international organizations such as the EEC and the European Parliament are located here. This is why you are more likely to bump into a diplomat in the street than spot an aeroplane in the sky.

*Optional Activity

  • Trip to the traditional Dutch windmill village, Zaanse Schans

 

Did you know…

  • The famous Manneken Pis statue in Brussels, also known as meón child, is not the original. There have been various replacements of the statue due to it being damaged and stolen by vandals repeatedly.
  • The three typical delights of Brussels are: fries, waffles and beer
  • There are many types of beer in Brussels, and the Delirium bar is one of the best to find lots of them
  • There is a fountain with hot water, cold water and sparkling water in the middle of the city, located at the Gare Central
  • Some of its universities follow the Flemish method of education, while others remain French

 

Day 15 - Brussels - Ghent And Bruges* - Brussels - 205km

Good Morning Unitrippers!

Today you will have 2 options, both very appealing!

The first is to stay in Brussels and enjoy the capital while recovering from your hangover. Strolling through the streets, enjoying the many parks, shops and restaurants at your disposal.

The second option is to hang out with us and visit two of the best conserved flemish cities: Bruges and Ghent!

Hop on the Unitrips bus and we’ll take you there. We’ll start the day visiting the beautiful university city of Ghent, and end it a little bit more in the north in the city of Bruges, where we will walk from bridge to bridge, among the fog of canals. On the way back we will also stop off at the Atomium to take some photos.

Here you will be delighted to see how well these two medieval cities have been preserved where the medieval architectural style, popular in Northern Europe, has remained intact.

*Optional Activity

  • Excursion to Bruges & Ghent

 

 
 
 
Day 16 - Brussels - Paris - 300km

After getting to know Brussels on our guided tour we will continue our Christmas Wonderland trip.

We get back on our Unitrips bus and set off on one of the most anticipated destinations, Paris, “The City of Love”.

There’s always a reason to visit Paris, whether it’s the first time or the fifteenth time you’re going.

It is a city that throughout history has accumulated so many artistic and architectural works that there’s always something new to discover. This is why it receives the most tourists out of all the capitals worldwide.

We will start by visiting the monumental area, starting with the most famous Gothic cathedral in the world, Notre dame. Unfortunately, you will not see it in its best form, having recently caught fire during its structural reform.

We will follow the River Seine to get to know the wonders of this city, visiting the Area of the Louvre, the largest and most well-known museum in the world, and after passing through “le jardín des tulleries” we will be guided by the summit of the Eiffel tour and reach the bottom of it.

 

 

Did you know…

  • The Eiffel Tower is 18 cm taller in summer due to the dilation of iron.
  • Do you know why Paris is the so-called City of Light? Because there were many so thefts in the city, its mayor had candles put in the windows until the gas lamps were put into place, so it was the first city to be illuminated in this way.
  • There is a so-called “Paris Syndrome” that affects the Japanese who arrive in the city and are disappointed by not reaching their expectations. There is even a 24-hour telephone line for those affected.
 
Day 17 - Paris
 
An intense day in the “Ville Lumière” awaits us, so wear comfortable shoes!

Today you can admire other areas of Paris, such as the Opera or the galleries of Lafayette, or the famous area of Pigalle with its moulin rouge, to finish in the Sacre Coeur… see if you can climb all the steps leading to the basilica whilst running, and when you reach the top you will have a breathtaking view of Paris.

In the evening you´ll have the opportunity to travel around the centre of Paris by bus to enjoy all the most emblematic corners, where you can stop to take some photographs while discovering something else about the magical city.

*Optional Activities

  • Paris by Night tour
  • Farewell dinner
 
 
Day 18 - Paris - Bus - 1280km

Today on our great Western Europe tour will be your day off in Paris. We will give you the time you need to see some of the places you have left to visit. Of course, we will give you some tips so that you know what to do.

Now is the time to go to the Louvre and enjoy its exhibitions that span over many kilometers and learn how not to wink at the Mona Lisa. If you prefer, you can enjoy the modern architecture and its futuristic skyscrapers in the neighborhood of La Defénse.

If you want to see a piece of Italy in Paris, don’t miss the Luxembourg gardens, commissioned by Maria dei Medici, and on the way make sure to admire the Pantheon, or the Sorbonne (the best university in France) and wander around the Latin Quarter and its thousands of bars.

Enjoy yourself because in the afternoon/evening we will get back on the bus towards Madrid.

 
 
 
 
Day 19 - "Bye, bye" - Madrid
 

Everything has its end, even good things. With tears in our eyes we say goodbye to you, but hope to meet again in the future, since Unitrips not only takes you on these incredible trips in Europe, but also becomes your family.

See you soon Unitrippers.

 
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