Grand European Tour
15 Day Select Holiday
- Dinner, B&B
- Carefully selected quality hotels
- Luxury coach and ferry travel throughout
- Full holiday itinerary
- Extra leg room
- Reclining leather seats
- Climate control
- On board library
- Premium welcome pack
- Carefully selected quality hotels.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Relish one magical experience after another on this sensational adventure taking in Italian gems and German jewels along with a tantalising taste of Luxembourg. Be thrilled by Florence, filming location for the movie Room with a Viewand known as the “Cradle of the Renaissance”. Florence features exquisite landmarks such as a magnificent cathedral, wonderful basilica, the Piazza della Signoria with its splendid statues, and the quirky Ponte Vecchio. Pisa is renowned for its iconic Leaning Tower, nestling within the Square of Miracles alongside a remarkable baptistery and the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. We make a stop at the walled town of Siena, regarded as the finest medieval town in Italy with its terracotta architecture crowned by soaring spires. We move on to Lido Di Ostia – Rome’s seaside resort. Here we blend beachfront strolls with discovering the Eternal City where world famous landmarks include the Colosseum, the delightful Trevi Fountain and the mind-blowing Pantheon – an amazingly well preserved temple dating from 27 B.C. A special treat will be our guided tour of the Vatican following historic corridors adorned with works of art leading to the sacred Sistine Chapel then into awesome St Peter’s Basilica. Our final Italian enchantment is vivacious Venice, the romantic city of canals and bridges. We journey to Germany and to the waterfront paradise of Friedrichshafen on the shores of dazzling Lake Constance. Look forward to a cruise on the glassy waters taking in the ancient city of konstanz, picturesque Lindau and the floral island of Mainau. Our holiday rounds off with a stay in Luxembourg’s charming hamlet of Vianden – home to a fairytale castle
Your Holiday Itinerary
Day One. We travel to Hull for our overnight ferry to the continent enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.
Day Two. We proceed to our overnight hotel in the Lyon area.
Day Three. We arrive at our hotel on the stunning Tuscan coast for our three night stay.
Day Four. Our treat today is a guided walking tour of the must-see attractions of Florence including the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza del Duomo and the Uffizi Gallery. Afterwards, continue exploring at your own pace.
Day Five. Today’s delights start with a guided walking tour of Pisa’s landmarks, strolling past the souvenir stalls which flank the fortified walls, reaching the entrance into the Square of Miracles, home to the iconic Leaning Tower. Afterwards, continue sightseeing at your own pace. Perhaps follow the winding streets to the Square of the knights with its Napoleon Bonaparte founded university and statue of Cosimo I – the First Grand Duke of Tuscany.
Day Six. We bid farewell to our hotel then call at ancient Siena. Said to be Italy’s loveliest historic city, its heart lies in the vast Piazza Del Campo, a shell-shaped concave pulsating with atmosphere and the location for a famous bareback horse race. Film fans might recognise Siena from the James Bond movie Quantum of Solace. Later we continue to our hotel in Lido Di Ostia, our gateway to Rome and where we stay for three nights.
Day Seven. Today is sure to be a holiday highlight as we travel into Rome for the first of two visits to this remarkable city. The Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Pantheon are just some of the landmarks to feast your eyes on during today’s guided walking tour.
Day Eight. Returning to the Eternal City, today’s escorted tour takes us to the Vatican City (entrance included) to see landmarks such as the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Square and the Basilica - one of the largest churches in the world where you’ll find lavish ceilings and fine sculptures.
Day Nine. We check out of our hotel and make our way to the Hotel Venezia in Venice Mestre for our two night’s stay.
Day Ten. Another fantastic day as we head to Tronchetto to catch the ferry to Venice. Cameras at the ready as we take in a guided walking tour discovering St Mark’s Square, Ponte Rialto and the Bridge of Sighs. In the afternoon, perhaps treat yourself to a gondola ride or hop aboard a tourist boat to visit the islands of Murano and Burano, famous for delicate glass and diaphanous lace.
Day Eleven. We check out of our hotel and journey to Friedrichshafen where we stay two nights on the shores of Lake Constance. Admire the yachts bobbing on the shimmering lake or hop aboard a pleasure cruiser to glide across to nearby Switzerland. Friedrichshafen is also home to the fascinating Zeppelin Museum offering a thrilling journey through time with its collection of airship history artefacts.
Day Twelve. Our treat today is a relaxing boat trip on Lake Constance to the medieval town of konstanz and the exotic floral isle of Mainau. We also stop at Lindau where attractions include an old lighthouse, historic bastions, a fifteenth century town hall and Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque dwellings.
Day Thirteen. Checking out of our hotel, we journey to Luxembourg’s delightful little hamlet of Vianden, where we check into the Grand Hotel de Vianden for an overnight stay.
Day Fourteen. Enjoy some free time in Vianden before we travel to board our ferry back to Hull with dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.
Day Fifteen. We journey home with a camera full of memories.
Overnight Ferry to the ContinentP&O
Your holiday moves up a gear when you board your P&O ferry at Hull for your sailing to the continent. drop your overnight bag in your cabin then explore the ship or unwind with an aperitif in one of the bars.
On Board Dining
All GLENTON continental holidays include dinner and breakfast onboard. Head to ‘The Kitchen’ buffet restaurant where your waiter will show you to your table and take your order if you wish to purchase any drinks. Then you’re free to help yourself from the wide selection of tasty dishes from around the world. At breakfast, choose from continental or a fully cooked menu. Alternatively if you fancy treating yourself, why not upgrade to The Brasserie Restaurant and enjoy fine dining with full waiter service?
Make your way to the Show Lounge and enjoy live bands throughout the evening – there’s even a dance floor if you fancy a wee boogie! Or slow the pace down at the Piano Bar where you can sip a cocktail as you listen to mellow music. Perhaps you’d like to catch a blockbuster movie at the cinema or try your luck at the casino.
Your GLENTON continental holiday includes an air conditioned inside en suite cabin with bunk beds. However, you can upgrade to a cabin with level beds and/or sea view for a small supplement. Please ask your holiday advisor when booking.
Grab a bargain during your crossing with duty fee offers on treats such as alcohol and perfume.
Door to Door* Service
For departures from Scotland (Glenton)
Where advertised our door to door service is available to customers living within ten miles of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dunfermline and Hamilton. On our AIR & CRUISE holidays we offer an extended service with a radius of 35 miles from the listed points, for departures from Scottish ports and airports. Please call 08000 24 24 24 to check if you are eligable for our Door to Door service.
For departures from England (Glenton Palmer)
Our much-loved free Door to Door service is available on all Glenton Palmer Select coach tours of four days or longer and many of our AIR & CRUISE holidays. Available to customers living in the collection area. Please click here to view maps of the pick up areas. Please call 01924 895 849 to check if you are eligable for our Door to Door service.
A home collection may still be available from outside these areas but a supplement will apply.
Where advertised this free service it may be necessary to share your vehicle with other passengers on your tour. The pick-up will be at the address of the lead name on your booking. Additional pick-ups may be requested at a supplement of £20 per person. You will be driven from your home to a coach pick-up point and, on occasion, you may have to transfer to another vehicle before boarding the coach. Unfortunately, for operational and administrative reasons, Door to Door service may not be available for bookings made within 21 days of departure.Back to top