Accommodation is mostly twin-share and never more than four persons sharing a room. There are three types of Concept accommodations.
Cabins in specially designed Villages are located in Europe's best campsites with the usual shared facilities - W.C.s (bathrooms), showers, bars, shops, sports facilities, a swimming pool, a nightclub, and sometimes nearby beaches to soak up the sun.
Hotel / Pension
On certain tours, you can look forward to staying in a hotel or pension chosen for location, facilities and the warmth of its welcome.
Exclusive properties, which are not expensive or flashy - the emphasis is always on value and fun. Unique accommodations ranging from a restored Chateau in France, to Gasthofs in Austria, to alpine chalets in Switzerland - with all the creature comforts you need!
Overlooking the seductive vineyards of the Beaujolias region in Central France, Chateua de Cruix dates back to 1873. Wander around the beautiful Thieze town, taste wines that have been grown here for centuries, picnic in the vineyards and cool off in the Chateau's pool
Set against a breathtaking alpine panorama, Gasthof Schoneck is a traditional Austrian Gasthof in beautiful Hopfgarten. Enjoying a stain of local beer on the balcony will be just what you want to come home to after a day spent mountain biking in the hills.
A galcial valley at the foot of the mighty Jungfrau Mountain set against meadows and waterfalls. This is the vibrant village of Lauterbrunnen and it's in this glorious alpine setting that you'll find our Swiss Chalet. Appreciate the sheer scale of the Swiss Alps by taking the mountain railway through the Eiger and up the snowy slops of the 4158m Jungfrau. After a breathless afternnon, you can look forward to the ultimate in decdent cuisine - the Fondue.
Fuelling your fire is part of what we do best - cereal, muesli, yoghurt, fresh fruit, bread rolls and a hot dish make up the kind of breakfasts you'll be waking up to every morning. It is valuable sustenence for the day. Our food is freshly and prepared by our chef and if you're lucky we'll even let you help us with the serving and washing. Your tour manager will draw up a roster so everyone gets to pitch in - don't worry these little duties are a quick and easy part of your tour experience and help to keep the price down.
Sampling local flavours is an essential part of any European experience and ours is no different. Whether it's a Wiener Schnitzel or Swiss fondue, dinner will generally be local, delicious and much needed after a day of adventure! When dinner is not included, join up for an optional evening out on the town or go-it-alone and get in touch with the locals.
Lunch is your call . . . you'll be out and about and exploring whatever local delights are on offer whether its croque monsieur on a Paris Rue, steak frites in a Brussels cafe or tapas in a Barcelona bar - we'll leave it up to you.
As shown on the itinerary pages breakfast (B) and dinner (D) are cover by your food fund which is a compulsory fee, payable with your tour balance of your tour.
Europe's incredible history and diversity is best enjoyed on the road. Whether you're on the autobahn or the autoroute, our comfy air conditioned coaches with panormaic windows and reclining seats are the best way to enjoy it, allowing you to kick back and let it all glide past you.
No one wants to be pigeonholed and that included us. Everyone's idea of a package holiday heel is getting told what to do. Not with us. We know everyone has their own idea of a good time, so we throw in a couple of excellent adventures or as we call them 'optional extras', for you to decide on later.
Each one will give your trip something special that makes a good holiday great. Parasailing in Corfu, white water rafting in Austria, Alpine mountain biking - we know the real postcards are the ones that are lodged in your memory. The full list of options and their prices for each itinerary will come with your final documents.
You will make you choice and book optionals with the tour manager whilst on tour. They are not pre-paid but will be paid for in cash or travellers cheques (in local currencies). Credit cards are not accepted for optional activites.
Doing it once? Then do it right ....