Fri Jun 1 Depart: Bon voyage! We depart from Cape Town on Flight QR 1370 to DOHA at 13:20
Saturday Jun 2 - Sorrento: There is only a small distance between Rome and Sorrento and, on our way we will stop in Pompeii. We will visit the world heritage site in Pompeii before going to our campsite in Sorrento.
Sunday Jun 3 - Sorrento - Capri:The ferry to Capri is optional, but once you get to Capri you will realize why it is completely worth it. You can explore the Island on foot, with a scooter or a taxi, or you can rent a boat and go for a ride around the island. You will have the opportunity to swim in the warm water of the Mediterranean Sea. The Blue Grotto in Capri is world famous and a visit to the Grotto is always an experience.
Monday Jun 4- Wednesday 6 Jun - Sorrento – Rome: We travel from Sorrento to the antique city of Rome. Rome is a huge city with many historical sights. We will do a city tour on foot after which you will be free to explore the city on your own.
Rome is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world. The history of the city stretches back thousands of years. Despite the fact that Rome within itself is an important destination, our campsite is also one of the most popular campsites on the tour.
The campsite is host to a swimming pool and a club.
Wednesday Jun 6 and Friday Jun 8 – Rome to Venice: Our campsite in Venice is for the young at heart. On foot we do a sightseeing tour of Venice. O sole mio – A romantic ride in a Gondola is optional. In the afternoon you are free to discover the streets and canals of Venice.
Friday Jun 8 – Monday Jun 11 - Venice - Nice: : We drive through Italy along the Mediterranean coast until we reach the city of Nice next to the French Riviera. On our way we will drive through about 200 tunnels and across just as many bridges. This is probably one of the most exquisite routes you will travel during your lifetime.
For the next three nights we will stay in an Ibis Budget Hotel very close to the beach. You will be free to plan your days any way you prefer. During your stay in Nice you will have very few limitations. Our only fixed outing is a visit to Monaco. Here you will see the world-famous formula 1 race track and for one night, experience something of the life of the world’s richest people. The beaches of Nice are the playground of the world’s rich and famous. You can relax on the beach or explore the tourist attractions of this very old city on your own. We will also give you a booklet with lots of information about what you can do.
Nice offers the ideal opportunity to rest after all the walking in the bigger cities. Meals are not included!
Monday 11 June- Nice to Lucerne: : Au Revoir, Nice! Today we travel by coach from Nice to Lucerne in Switzerland. We stay in Camping Lido.
Tuesday June 12 - Lucerne: The goal of our visit to Lucerne is to experience the Alps and the lakes within the Alps. A visit to Switzerland is not about history or shopping, it is about experiencing the wonder of the creation. If the weather is right, the sky is royal blue and the lakes and snow complete the storybook picture.
Today we will visit Pilatus (optional). For this excursion we first take a boat across Lake Lucerne. When we reach the foot of Mount Pilatus we will take a cog rail to the peak of the mountain. From there you will first take a big cable car down the first part of the mountain and a small cable car will take you the last leg of the journey. This afternoon you are free to find out if Swiss chocolate is really as good as everyone says it is.
Wednesday Jun 13 - Lucerne: Today we will visit the St. Gothard Pass. You will have the opportunity to experience the cold mountain air and to visit one of the most beautiful mountain passes in the world. It is a short journey with the coach and the breathtaking scenery makes this outing worth your while. We will return to Lucerne in the early afternoon so that you can visit attractions like the Lion Monument.
Thursday 14 Jun Lucerne – Paris: Vive le France! Today will say goodbye to Lucerne and travel by bus to Paris. We stay at Camping village Paris Est 18 km outside of Paris. Tonight we will do a tour of the city of lights. We will see Notre Dame Cathedral, The Eiffel Tower and the river Seine. You will see for yourself why Paris is called the city that never sleeps.
Friday 15 Jun - Paris: Et aujourd’hui, Bonjour paris! Today we will do a walking tour of Paris. You will have enough free time, but you have to be prepared for a busy day. Entry to Notre Dame and the Louvre are included in the tour. Tonight, we will eat under the Eiffel Tower. This is usually one highlights of the tour. There are huge lawns and it is a nice and relaxed evening. Unfortunately, we have no control over the weather and the long queues at the tower might demotivate you. Most of the time there is enough time to see the inside of the tower and the beautiful city of Paris from the top of the tower.
Saturday Jun 16 – Paris- Amsterdam: We travel from Paris to Amsterdam by coach and stay at Vliegenbos, tonight we visit the famous red light district.
Sunday Jun 17 Amsterdam: Today we will visit the small fisherman’s town, Vollendam as well as the Cheese and Clog factory, the Windmill Town, Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. Prepare yourself for a busy day.
Monday 18 Jun Amsterdam –Hoek Van Holland -London: We take the ferry from Hoek van Holland to Howick and travel by train to London. We will stay in a basic hotel or youth hostel.
Tuesday 19 Jun London: We arrive in London at 07:00 and we commence on a city tour immediately after our arrival. The goal of the tour is to see the most important sights from outside as well as to orientate ourselves in the city. We visit The Tower of London, Tower Bridge and the Royal Albert Memorial, Buckingham palace and Big Ben and many more. This will assist you in finding your way in the city.
Wednesday Jun 20– London: Today you will receive an underground pass that will assist you with travelling through the city. We will obviously be available if you need any assistance. You are free to explore London on your own. We will suggest optional activities that you can do in London. We make pre-bookings and this will still be communicated through the course of the year.
Thursday Jun 21: We travel back to South Africa with Qatar Airline.