9-Nights Britain and Ireland Delight Summer 2018-CostSaver

Britain And Ireland Delight Summer 2018
Explore the cultural diversity and breathtaking countryside of Britain and Ireland with their imposing city spires, wild Highland landscapes and such highlights as the idyllic Lake District, Edinburgh Castle, Dublin's Trinity College and Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's birthplace, all en route.

Sightseeing Highlights
Bath Visit the Georgian spa town Belfast See Belfast City Hall and Queen's University Cardiff See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle Dublin Sightseeing with your Local Specialist to see St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, the glorious Georgian Squares and Trinity College Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament Building as well as the Castle Glasgow View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour Kilkenny View Kilkenny Castle and gardens Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare's birth Waterford Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom Windsor View the Royal castle York View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. See the city walls
 

 

Dining Highlights

7 Full breakfasts
2 Three course dinners

 
First class travel Highlights

Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
Daily breakfast
Luxury air-conditioned coach
The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Costsaver's recommended London hotel
Ferry across the Irish Sea from Scotland to Northern Ireland and Ireland to South Wales
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
Variety of Optional Experiences
An expert Travel Director and separate driver
All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
London airport transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply. See link below for airport transfer page
Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the CostSaver recommended London hotel booked through CostSaver or from the London Reception Centre

 

11-Nights Road to Rome Start Paris Summer 2018

Road To Rome Start Paris (Summer 2018)
One of our best-selling itineraries, this is an iconic journey of Europe's bucket-list favourites: Paris, Swiss mountains and lakes, Venice and Rome. You'll return home with little doubt of Europe's almighty magnificence. As any good traveller knows, meeting the locals along the way is what makes for great stories, which is why we've packed the itinerary with plenty of interpersonal experiences. Venture beyond the tourist trails, as you embark on a gourmet walking tour of Paris alongside a local food expert. Ascend Mount Stanserhorn in Switzerland where a Swiss Ranger shares in-depth knowledge on the wonders of Europe's highest climbs. Join Chef Lorenzo in Italy, for an interactive cooking class in the majestic hilltop town of Orvieto where you'll learn how to make fresh pasta from scratch.

Additional Included Highlights
Paris: See Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, facades of the Louvre, the River Seine and its romantic bridges, the obelisk in the centre of the Place de la Concorde and enjoy a drive along the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe.Lucerne: View the emotive Lion Monument and walk the covered Chapel Bridge to see the Jesuit Church.Innsbruck: Walk the narrow streets of the Old Town, lined with medieval houses and arcades, to see the Golden Roof and Imperial Palace.Liechtenstein: Visit Vaduz, the tiny capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein.Venice: Cruise to St Mark's Square and see the Doge's Palace, Bridge of Sighs and St Mark's Basilica.Florence: Visit the political heart of the city, Signoria Square. See the area around Santa Croce Basilica, famous for the quality of its luxury goods.Orvieto: Visit the pleasant Umbrian hilltop town.Rome: See the mighty Colosseum and Roman Forum as well as other medieval buildings, Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches, scattered through the city.Scenic Drives: Burgundy, Arlberg, Inn Valley, Tauern Mountains, Tuscany, Umbria.
 
Authentic Dining
Paris: Start your adventure by dining at La Bouteille d’Or in the heart of Paris, perfectly positioned facing Notre Dame Cathedral. First opened as a tavern in 1631, it has since evolved into an elegant restaurant, boasting four centuries' of culinary excellence.Orvieto: At a restaurant in the medieval heart of Orvieto, explore the secrets of Italian cooking with Chef Lorenzo and master the art of making fresh pasta by hand. Follow this with lunch and a glass of Orvieto Classico wine.Rome: Savour a four-course Celebration Dinner with wine to the rich tremolo of some of Italy’s best-loved opera.Paris: Meet a local foodie for a behind-the-scenes look into Parisian life. Try some local delicacies in a ptisserie, boulangerie, fromagerie and chocolatier on a gourmet walking exploration off the beaten track.Lucerne: Choose from a selection of fine restaurants on your Dine-Around Evening.Veneto: Delight in a delicious local prosecco tasting, the result of diligent work by the vignerons at a local winery. You will even learn how to make the ideal Bellini.Dining Summary: 11 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 1 Lunch with Wine (LW), 1 Afternoon Tea (AT) and 4 Dinners with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee.
 
Insight Experiences
Vatican City: Be among the select few to gain VIP access to the Vatican Museums. See Michelangelo's masterfully painted ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and enjoy a special visit to the Bramante Staircase, which is normally off-limits.Stanserhorn: Enjoy a spectacular journey to the summit of Mount Stanserhorn where you will learn about local wildlife from a local Swiss Ranger.Venice: Witness the ancient skill of glassblowing and watch artisans create delicate works of art.Venice: Meet a gondolier and learn about the age-old tradition of gondola navigation.
 
Stay At The Best Addresses
Paris: The Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel is located on the Left Bank of the Seine River near the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain-des-Pres. Recently renovated, this modern property offers luxurious bedding in all rooms.
 
Top Rated Highlights
Paris: See the many attractions Paris has to offer such as Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, facades of the Louvre, the River Seine and its romantic bridges, the obelisk in the centre of the Place de la Concorde and enjoy a drive along the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe.Lucerne: View the emotive Lion Monument and walk the covered Chapel Bridge to see the Jesuit Church.Innsbruck: Walk the narrow streets of the Old Town, lined with medieval houses and arcades, to see the Golden Roof and Imperial Palace.Vaduz: Admire the Royal family’s residence, Vaduz Castle, which overlooks the capital and is surrounded by year-round snow peaked mountains.Pisa: With a Local Expert, see the famous Leaning Tower in the Square of Miracles, and the 11th century cathedral and baptistery.Florence: Join a Local Expert to view the multi-coloured marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, adorned by Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise.Christmas Markets: Embrace the magic of Christmas time in Europe. Select departures will give you the opportunity to explore local markets and shop for yuletide delicacies.
 

 

Additional five Star Services

Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
Hotel and restaurant tips are included – you'll never have to worry about how much to gi…

8-Nights London and Paris

Oscar and Felix. Laverne and Shirley. Batman and Robin. Few things go together like London and Paris. And no one pairs them quite like Monograms. On this all-in-one travel package, we?ve arranged your hotel reservations, sightseeing, transportation, daily breakfasts and connection between cities. Plus a one-of-a-kind feature is our Monograms Local Host?, there for you in both cities throughout your stays, ensuring everything runs smoothly and you get the most of your trip. Your vacation starts the moment you arrive, as we can seamlessly get you from baggage claim to your selected hotel. There, you?ll meet your Local Host, who will provide a welcome greeting and a set of materials to help you get settled and personalize your vacation. The next morning, after your included breakfast, we?ll pick you up at your hotel for your exclusive Monograms sightseeing, a half-day excursion with an expert local guide. You?ll hear the inside story of must-see sights like Big Ben, and Buckingham Palace in London, as well as arranging perfect timing to see the changing of the guard and an inside visit to St. Paul?s Cathedral. In Paris, we include inside visits to Notre Dame and the Louvre (Louvre replaced with Seine cruise on Tuesdays). And never fear?we?ve scouted the city?s best vantage point to view the Eiffel Tower. Each of your inside visits include our exclusive VIP access, so you skip the lines. After all, why not spend your time inside the attraction rather than outside with the tourists? And on the third day in each city, choose to explore on your own (with our Local Host support, of course), or take advantage of one of over 60 special activities & excursions to suit your interests. Prime seats to a West End show, perhaps?And did we mention that we?ve included tickets on the high-speed Eurostar train? It?s the best way to get from London to Paris. With all the time you?ve saved and you?re one happy traveler!Included Features:Guided sightseeing; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

7-Nights London Explorer Summer 2018

London Explorer Summer 2018
The Union Jack waves its greeting as you amble through London's avenues and lush green spaces, tracing centuries of heritage and historical landmarks from Big Ben to Buckingham Palace on this At Leisure holiday. Marvel at castles, cathedrals and palaces, see the picturesque Cotswolds and indulge in a traditional English cream tea.

Sightseeing Highlights
City tour in London Scenic cruise on the Thames from the London Eye down to Greenwich Orientation of Borough Market and Greenwich 3-day London Oyster card pass View Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace Visit Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Westminster Abbey and Kensington Palace. You will also have a choice of fantastic free museums to visit including the Imperial War Museum and the British Museum
 

 

Dining Highlights

7 full breakfasts
1 cream tea
3 dinners

 
First class travel Highlights

Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Use of Trafalgar's London Reception Centre offering a range of services including tickets for day trips and local attractions
The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your Trafalgar London hotel
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
Hand-picked Insider Experiences
Optional Experiences and free time
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfers page link below for details
VIP entry to many sights

 

 

11-Nights From Rome To London

From Rome to London, travel to Western Europe?s most famous cities on this European tour. Along the way, see some of Europe?s most iconic sights and witness beautiful scenery. In Rome, Florence, and Paris, see the must-see sights on your guided sightseeing. In Rome, see St. Peter?s Square, the famous square designed by Brunelleschi and the centerpiece of Vatican City. Also enjoy visits to the iconic Colosseum, where deadly gladiator fights took place during the Roman Empire, and the Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC. In Florence, your walking tour features the city?s renaissance center, including Piazza Signoria, home to many ornate and famous sculptures. In Paris, your city tour includes views of the iconic Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elys?es, and Eiffel Tower. You?ll reach the romantic city of Venice by private motorboat with views of the famous sights, such as St. Mark?s Square, one of Europe?s most renowned squares. Other historic sights you?ll see on this Europe tour are Innsbruck?s Golden Roof, the balcony built for Emperor Maximilian in the early 15th century; Pisa?s Leaning Tower; and Lucerne?s Chapel Bridge, Europe?s oldest covered bridge dating back to 1333. Throughout this European tour, take in some beautiful landscapes. Enjoy the rolling hills, olive groves, and rural villages in Tuscany. Admire the alpine scenery in Switzerland, including green pastures rustic chalets and deep blue lakes; Cortina, a well-known Italian ski resort nestled amid the majestic Dolomites, the mountains that turn pink at sunset. In France, drive past some of Burgundy?s most famous vineyards located on gently rolling hills.From Rome to London, this is the perfect way for value-minded travelers to see some of Europe?s most iconic sights!Included Features:Visits to Pisa, Venice, Cortina d?Ampezzo, Innsbruck, Vaduz, Lucerne.Tuscany, Dolomites, Inn Valley, Swiss Alps, Burgundy Wine Country

12-Nights England Scotland and Wales

Experience some of Britain?s fascinating towns as you travel through England, Scotland, and Wales, stopping for overnights in London, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Strathpeffer, Glasgow, Liverpool, Cardiff, and Plymouth. Part of the charm of traveling through Britain is seeing the spectacular scenery, and on this budget travel tour of Britain, you?ll get the opportunity to witness some of its most scenic areas. Travel through Northumberland National Park, with its wide-open spaces and landscapes of endless beauty; Brecon Beacons National Park, with its dramatic landscapes; Dartmoor National Park; and incomparable Snowdonia National Park in Wales, with picturesque villages, mountains, and lakes. Drive through the serene Lake District, England?s largest and finest natural park and recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. On your way to the beautiful Isle of Skye, keep an eye out for the Loch Ness monster and admire some of Scotland?s most stunning scenery, including vast areas of unspoiled wilderness and gorgeous lochs (lakes).On this affordable Britain tour, you?ll also travel to some of Britain?s charming towns. In Stratford-upon-Avon, explore the town that Shakespeare called home and get a glimpse into life in 16th-century England. Walk through York?s quaint streets with your Tour Director and marvel at England’s most complete medieval city. In Chester, enjoy a walking tour of this city famed for its Roman remains and black and white half-timbered buildings. In Bath, explore the elegant city famed for its excavations of the 2,000-year-old Roman baths. In Plymouth, see the Mayflower Steps, where the Pilgrim Fathers embarked in 1620. Enjoy an orientation drive in Cardiff, the capital of Wales, and sightseeing in Edinburgh, Scotland?s capital. These are just some of the many highlights of this value-minded Britain tour through England, Scotland, and Wales. Be sure to grab your camera so all you have to do is sit back and relax as you experience these wonderful destinations.Included Features:Visits to Shakespeare?s Stratford-upon-Avon, Hadrian?s Wall, Jedburgh, Edinburgh Castle, tickets for Edinburgh Military Tattoo (departures July 30 through August 20), St. Andrews, Pitlochry, Culloden Moor, Fort William, Gretna Green, Liverpool, Betws-y-Coed, Caernarvon, Ludlow, Bath, Glastonbury, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Plymouth, Stonehenge; orientation drive in Cardiff; walking tours in Oxford, York and ChesterNorthumberland National Park, Scottish Highlands and Lowlands, Isle of Skye, Glen Coe, Loch Lomond, Lake District National Park, Snowdonia National Park, Brecon Beacons National Park and “The Valleys,” Dartmoor National Park, Salisbury Plain

12-Nights Britain and Ireland Explorer Summer 2018

Britain And Ireland Explorer (Summer 2018)
The leisurely pace and beauty of the Irish countryside blends with historic English towns, Welsh hospitality and the austere Scottish Highlands, for a truly memorable exploration of the British Isles.

Additional Included Highlights
Stratford: Appreciate the architecture of this pretty town. York: See York Minster and the medieval Shambles, within the city walls. Durham: See the castle and Romanesque cathedral. Hadrian's Wall: Stop to see part of the ancient wall. St Andrews: See the very first golf course. Pitlochry: Stop in the quaint town famous for its salmon leap. Grasmere: Visit William Wordsworth’s grave in the Lake District. Loch Ness: Drive along the shores in search of the monster. Chester: See the cathedral, city walls and famous black and white Rows. Conwy: See the castle upon the river. Holyhead: Set sail for Dublin. Dublin: See the Custom House, Dublin Castle and the Georgian townhouses. Cashel: See the Rock of Cashel where St Patrick preached. Waterford: See Reginald’s Tower and the ruined city walls. Rosslare: Board your ferry to cross the Irish Sea. Cardiff: See the castle and Principality Stadium. Scenic drives: Scottish Highlands, Grampian Mountains, Spey Valley, Glencoe, Loch Lomond, Loch Ness, English Lake District, Tipperary, Ring of Kerry, Dungarvan, Pembrokeshire, Severn Bridge, Salibury Plain.
 
Authentic Dining
Waterford: Celebrate the culmination of your escorted journey with wine, good cheer and palate-pleasing cuisine.Dublin: Join a Guinness expert for a private tour of the Guinness Storehouse, before it is opened to the public. Learn the history and traditions behind Ireland's national drink, served around the world and enjoy a tasting.Killarney: Choose from a fine selection of local restaurants on your Dine-Around Evening.Dining Summary:: 12 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 3 Dinners (D) and 3 Dinners with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee.
 
Insight Experiences
Waterford: Meet a master craftsman on your guided visit of the world-famous House of Waterford Crystal.Edinburgh: Walk with a Local Expert inside the walls of the Castle to view the Scottish Crown Jewels, Stone of Destiny and Mons Meg.Dublin: Walk with your Local Expert, through the elegant squares of this fine city to see O'Connell Street, Custom House and Dublin Castle.Kildare: Join an equine professional for a behind-the-scenes look at the Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens.
 
Top Rated Highlights
Stratford: Venture inside the timber-framed building where Shakespeare was born and grew up.Killarney: Venture into a world of towering cliffs, lush lakelands and remote villages, as you travel the Ring of Kerry.Blarney: Visit the castle and climb the battlements for a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone and gain the gift of eloquence.Bath: The Roman Baths have existed for over 2,000 years and are now one of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world. Learn the importance of this historic site, still used as a center for bathing and socialising.Stonehenge: Visit the mysterious circle of upright stones, which stands as strong today as it did 5,000 years ago.Loch Ness: Soak up the scenery and hear tales of the famous Nessie during a private cruise.Edinburgh: A hush descends and eyes turn to the castle. The skirl of the pipes rises and drums crack the night air as a tide of tunics and tartan flood from the drawbridge. For a limited time in August, witness the incredible spectacle of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
 

 

Additional five Star Services

Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
Hotel and restaurant tips are included – you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
You may purchase transfers from/to London Heathrow and Gatwick airports on arrival and departure days, or when additional night accommodation has been booked through Insight Vacations. Alternatively, please make your own way from/to the airport.

 

19-Nights Traditional Europe First Look 2019

Traditional Europe First Look 2019
A kaleidoscope of changing scenery, from the foothills of the imposing Dolomite Mountains to the elegance of the French Riviera – all yours to enjoy. Explore the romantic rolling landscapes of Tuscany, the tragic ruins of Pompeii, the vineyards of Frascati and the beautiful Rhone Valley – charming villages and celebrated cities like Amsterdam, Rome, Nice and Paris all en route.

Sightseeing Highlights

City tour in London, Rome, Pompeii, Capri, Florence and Paris
Cruise along the River Rhine and to the Isle of Capri
Orientation of Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Colmar, Lucerne, Innsbruck, Venice, Sorrento, Assisi, Pisa, Monaco, Nice, Avignon and Lyon
See the Lorelei Rock in Rhine Valley, Benedictine Abbey in Monte Cassino and the Vineyards of Burgundy
View Cologne Cathedral, the ancient sites in Rome and Lion Monument in Lucerne and the White Cliffs of Dover
Visit Vaduz the capital of Liechtenstein, St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, St. Paul de Vence, Beaune and the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Dining Highlights

19 hot buffet breakfasts
2 dinners
5 dinners with local wine
1 lunch (Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel
Ferry across the Channel from Calais to Dover
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
Hand-picked Insider Experiences
Optional Experiences and free time
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
In addition, Eurostar high-speed train from London to Brussels
London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page link below for details
VIP entry to many sights

21-Nights European Vista Start London end London

European Vista (Start London, End London)
Looking for mix of adventure & relaxation? This trip fits the bill. Destinations like Vienna, Prague, Paris, Rome & Amsterdam mean all your bases are covered. Free time options include a Tuscan feast & wine tasting or maybe mountain biking, paragliding & white water rafting. Your toughest decision is whether to go leisurely or adventurous…or both!

London To Paris
See the White Cliffs of Dover Exclusive 'Paris by Night' sightseeing tour See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral View of Paris from the Montparnasse Tower (from April 2018) Check out Paris from the Eiffel Tower (Until March 2018)
 
Paris To Lucerne
See Chablis & Burgundy vineyards
 
Lucerne
See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne View the Lion Monument
 
Lucerne To The Riviera
Scenic drive along the Côte d'Azur Visit a French perfumery
 
The Riviera
See the Royal Palace in Monaco Rub shoulders with the rich & famous with a visit to a Monte Carlo casino
 
The Riviera To Florence
See the Leaning Tower of Pisa
 
Florence To Rome
Discover the Secrets of Michelangelo's Florence – see where his David was gifted to the Florentines, Ponte Vecchio, the Medici Palace & much more on our locally guided walking tour of Florence See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Learn about Florence's leather craft with a demonstration Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona See St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City Gelato in Rome – our treat
 
Venice
Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square See Venice's iconic canals & gondolas
 
Venice To Austrian Tyrol
Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles
 
Austrian Tyrol To Munich
Visit the Dachau concentration camp memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall
 
Munich To Vienna
Feature Hotel: The Pyramide Hotel
 
Vienna To Prague
Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House
 
Prague To Rhine Valley
Visit the riverside town St. Goar Learn how beer steins are crafted Scenic River Cruise See the Lorelei Rock
 
Rhine Valley To Amsterdam
See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night
 
Amsterdam
See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam (Summer only) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house
 

 

Accommodation

21 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation
Modern, air-conditioned coach with electrical outlets for charging
Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges
Ferry crossings

 
Food

20 continental breakfasts
10 three-course dinners

 
Staff

An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team
Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations