European Escorted Touring Holidays

 

Let us inspire you with these European escorted tour itineraries that explore some gorgeous historic cities in Spain, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Finland and so many more. We’ve teamed up with a number of our favourite travel partners to bring you our favourite trips and inspiration. SAVE up to £504pp.

8-Day Taste Of Eastern Europe

This fast-paced tour of some of the most beautiful countries in Eastern Europe is tailor-made for avid adventurers.

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From £633pp

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  • Explore incredible Neuschwanstein Castle; the inspiration for the fairytale castle in Disneyland
  • Visit Salzburg; the birthplace of Mozart
  • Enjoy dinner in a traditional German beer hall in Munich
  • See the best-loved sights in Budapest on a driving tour
  • Enjoy Czech cuisine at a local spot in Prague
  • Enjoy a dinner cruise down the Danube River
  • Visit Budapest, Vienna, Innsbruck, Bratislava, Vaduz and Nuremberg

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  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • Expert tour guide
  • Air-conditioned private coach
  • ABTA protected​

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5-Day Italy Express: Exploring the Amalfi Coast

Embark on a 5 day adventure exploring the Amalfi coast from Naples to Pompeii and Sorrento.

From £549pp

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  • Enjoy a Naples walking tour with local guide
  • See the archaeological site of Pompeii. Explore the Forum, the House of the Faun, the Villa of the Mysteries, the Teatro Grande, the Teatro Piccolo, and the Garden of the Fugitives
  • Follow the renowned Path of the Gods, a trail immersed in Mediterranean foliage that exudes timeless charm
  • Take a swim in waters off of Positano

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  • 4 nights accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • ABTA & ATOL protected​

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9-Day Morocco Highlights

Discover the sights and highlights of North Africa’s most beautiful country in this amazing 9-day trip to Morocco.

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From £799pp

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  • Visit the Hassan II Mosque while exploring Casablanca
  • Take in the sights of Rabat with a guided tour of the city
  • Check out the palaces of Fes
  • Witness a Sahara Desert sunset and enjoy a Berber camp stay
  • Tour the famous Kasbah and village or Ait Benhaddou
  • Traverse the High Atlas before enjoying the wonders of Marrakech
  • The option to add further optional activities to your itinerary (additional fees apply)

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  • 3* to 4* accommodation including 1 night in an authentic Berber camp
  • 8 breakfasts, 6 dinners including a Berber camp dinner
  • Guided tours of Volubilis, Fes, Ait Benhaddou and Rabat, Sahara camel trek
  • Expert tour guides
  • Transport in 4×4 Land Cruiser or minivan
  • Driver and transfers
  • ABTA & ATOL protected

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8-Day Treasures Of Andalucia

Enjoy the Spanish way of life in Andalucia, an enthralling destination boasting a mild Mediterranean climate. Admire the whitewashed houses clinging to the hilltop towns of Mijas and Ronda, discover Picasso’s birthplace, Malaga, and relax on Nerja’s sandy beaches.

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  • Visit the clifftop town of Ronda
  • Enjoy a tour of Malaga and see the modern waterfront promenade, La Manquita Cathedral and the ancient Alcazaba Fortress
  • Tour the traditional villages of Frigiliana and Nerja
  • Dine on a fusion of Spanish, Basque and Italian cuisine in a rustic Andalucian setting

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  • 7 nights Half-Board in 4* hotel accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 7 dinners, welcome drink and farewell get-together
  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own
  • Tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • Just You Holiday Director as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • Transfers
  • Return flights
  • ABTA & ATOL protected

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8-Day Walking in Northern Cyprus

With the imposing setting of the Besparmak Mountains running alongside the beautiful cobalt of the Mediterranean Sea as a backdrop, this week long walking tour of Northern Cyprus offers a perfect getaway with pleasant winter time temperatures.

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From £695pp

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  • Explore the famous twelfth century Crusader abbey of Bellapais
  • Hike to Kantara Castle
  • Spend an afternoon on Kaplica Beach
  • Hike the Akdeniz King Tombs Trail through one of the most fertile agricultural regions in Cyprus
  • Enjoy the fresh flavours of mezes at local restaurants
  • Witness spectacular views from the less visited castle of Buffavento

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  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches
  • Tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • Explore tour leader, driver and transfers
  • ATOL protected

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7-Day Classical Spain

Experience Andalucía’s magical fusion of Spanish and Moorish cultures as you discover Seville’s vibrant streets and conquistador heritage, Granada’s wondrous Alhambra and the dazzling Mezquita mosque in Córdoba – and much more.

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From £899pp
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  • Experience beautiful Seville’s vibrant streets and tranquil parks
  • Visit medieval Ronda – one of Spain’s most spectacularly situated cities
  • Delight in delicious and authentic tapas in Seville
  • Explore Alhambra – one of the most romantic places ever built
  • Visit Córdoba with a guided tour of the Mezquita

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  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts
  • Tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • Expert tour manager
  • Transfers
  • Return flights
  • ABTA & ATOL protected

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8-Day Madeira Island Discovery

Explore Madeira's best known sights and learn why it's known as 'the pearl of the Atlantic' with its dramatic mountainous scenery criss-crossed by levadas and colourful flora.

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From £999pp

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  • See the rugged landscapes on an easy walk along a small part of Madeira's vast levada network
  • Visit the viewpoints at Pico dos Barcelos and Eira do Serrado
  • Spend time in the wonderfully remote town of Porto Moniz
  • Discover the history of Madeira's sugar and rum industry and sip a potent glass of the local tipple, poncha
  • Head to Prazeres to visit Quinta Pedagogica and the Tea House
  • Take in the ocean views, as Churchill once did, at Madeira's colonial Reid's Palace Hotel

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  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • Tours as detailed in the itinerary
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  • Driver and transfers
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8-Day Little Trains of the Pyrenees

Take unforgettable journeys by train through the Pyrenees dividing Spain and France, starting on the Trenet de Cadaques road train and travelling through Roses to the dramatic landscapes of Cap de Creus National Park and beyond.

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From £1,299pp
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  • Journey on the Trenet de Cadaques 
  • Enjoy wine-tasting in Thuir
  • Travel on the Red Train ride from Rivesaltes to Axat
  • Take the Yellow Train ride from Villefranche-de-Conflent to Mont Louis 
  • Visit Figueres and Salvador Dali Museum
  • Ride the Rack railway to Núria
  • Visit Perelada Castle

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  • 7 nights in 3* hotel accommodation on a half-board basis
  • All breakfasts, 7 dinners & welcome drink
  • Several iconic scenic rail journeys
  • Tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • The services of a Travelsphere Holiday Director
  • Transfers
  • Return flights
  • ABTA & ATOL protected

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8-Day Magnificent Maggiore & Lake Como

The lakes of northern Italy are surrounded by breathtaking scenery and idyllic towns. Breathe in lungfuls of fresh, Alpine air and discover the magical beauty of Lake Maggiore and Lake Como on this gentle-paced holiday that’s good for the soul.

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  • Visit Lake Como, Como town and cruise to Bellagio
  • Spend time in the pretty resort of Baveno on the western shore of Lake Maggiore
  • Explore the Alpine resort of Macugnaga
  • Cruise to Isola dei Pescatori and enjoy dinner on the island

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  • 7 nights in 3* hotel accommodation on a half-board basis
  • All breakfasts, 7 dinners & welcome drink
  • Tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • The services of a Travelsphere Holiday Director
  • Transfers
  • Return flights
  • ABTA & ATOL protected

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8-Day Picturesque Portugal

Discover charming old towns, golden sands and tempting local delicacies on this wonderful holiday, which includes visits to bustling Porto, historical Lisbon and Aveiro – the ‘Venice of Portugal’.

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From £1,849pp

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  • Enjoy a Porto tour including River Douro cruise
  • Whilst exploring the Douro Valley, visit Guimaraes, Mateus & Pinhao
  • Tour the city of Lisbon and spend time in cosmopolitan Cascais
  • Sample traditional pastéis de Belém (custard tarts) and rich port wine
  • Visit Gaia’s famous port wine cellars for a tasting
  • Discover UNESCO-listed Sintra
  • Visit the medieval towns of Coimbra & Óbidos

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  • 7 nights in 3* & 4* hotel accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 2 dinners, welcome drink and farewell get-together
  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own
  • Tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • Just You Holiday Director as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • Transfers
  • Return flights
  • ABTA & ATOL protected

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12-Day Treasures Of Turkey

Turkey dazzles your senses, from Istanbul's bustling Grand Bazaar with scents of spices to the incredible cave dwellings of Cappadocia and the shimmering tiles of the Blue Mosque – not to mention the delicious cuisine.

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From £1,624pp
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  • Enjoy a tour of Istanbul including The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar
  • Tour Troy and visit to the ancient city of Pergamon
  • Savour a picnic lunch in Aphrodisias
  • Experience Cappadocia and the Goreme Valley with a glass of wine at sunset
  • Visit one of the ancient wonders of the world, the Temple of Artemis, in Ephesus
  • Spend a relaxing time in Pamukkale hot springs with the opportunity for swimming
  • Visit Konya – capital of the Seldjuk Empire
  • Explore Ankara including a visit to the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations

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  • 11 nights in 4* hotel accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches, 10 dinners & welcome drink
  • Tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • The services of a Travelsphere Holiday Director
  • Transfers
  • Return flights
  • ABTA & ATOL protected

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10-Day Helsinki To Warsaw

This expertly curated tour ticks off some of the best-loved attractions across Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.

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From £870pp

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  • Explore Helsinki – a vibrant seaside city known for its beautiful islands and great green parks
  • Enjoy lunch in Tallinn’s Old Town Square
  • Visit Latvia’s coastal town of Saulkrasti on the Gulf of Riga
  • See the majestic Trakai Island Castle in Lithuania
  • Be mesmerised by the Masurian Lake District in Poland
  • Spend time in the gorgeous, historic Polish cities of Gdansk, Poznan, Torun and Warsaw

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  • 9 nights hotel accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
  • Tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • Expert tour guide
  • Air-conditioned private coach
  • ABTA protected​

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8-Day Discover Romania & Enchanting Transylvania

History and intrigue accompany you on this fascinating tour of Romania's biggest and best attractions. Fairytale castles, medieval villages, enchanting forest landscapes and ancient monasteries all have their tales to tell as you journey through Transylvania.

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From £1,549pp
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  • Visit the 17th century Mogosoaia Palace
  • Explore the medieval citadel of Sibiu
  • Discover Bran Castle with an atmospheric dinner in the grounds
  • Stroll the gardens of the grand Brukenthal Summer Palace
  • Enjoy dinner with a local family with folklore show and free-flowing wine and brandy
  • Dinner in Brasov at a Slow Food restaurant
  • Visit a BioFarm and sample the produce
  • Take a panoramic Bucharest sightseeing tour

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  • 7 nights in 3* & 4* hotel accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 5 dinners & welcome drink
  • Tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • The services of a Travelsphere Holiday Director
  • Transfers
  • Return flights
  • ABTA & ATOL protected

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8-Day Lake Garda, Venice & Verona

An astonishing blend of spectacular alpine scenery reflected in tranquil lakes, Verona’s Roman remains and the medieval world’s richest city - remarkably unique Venice.

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  • Join full day tours to both Venice and Verona, including a choice of a ‘Classic’ or ‘Undiscovered’ tour, accompanied by a local guide
  • Enjoy a full day exploring beautiful Lake Garda
  • Marvel at the breath-taking alpine scenery of Dolomites on a full-day tour
  • Visit a local vineyard, with a guided tour of the cellars and a tasting of the superb wines
  • Enjoy a free day to explore further at your leisure or relax and take in the incredible scenery

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  • 7 nights 3*+ to 4* accommodation
  • All breakfasts & dinners
  • Tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • The services of a Riviera Travel tour manager
  • Transfers
  • Return flights
  • ABTA & ATOL protected

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6-Day Slovenia & Lake Bled

This exceptionally green and pleasant land proudly showcases a contrast of influences, including a trio of different climates, from Alpine in the north, to Mediterranean on the tiny sliver of Adriatic coastline and Italian border, and Continental elsewhere.

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  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of Ljubljana
  • Explore the enchanting Roman town of Ptuj, said to be the oldest in Slovenia
  • Tour the Lipica Classical Riding School grounds and learn about the famous Lipizzaner horses
  • Experience the beauty of Lake Bled, Slovenia’s number one destination attraction, and visit fairy-tale Bled Island in a traditional Pletna boat
  • Visit the coastal city of Piran with its Italian influences

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  • 5 nights 4* hotel accommodation
  • 5 breakfasts
  • Tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • Expert tour manager
  • Transfers
  • Return flights
  • ABTA & ATOL protected

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8-Day Puglia, Lecce and Vieste - Undiscovered Italy

Here in the deep southeast of Italy, nature and history are powerful influences, the locals still wink cheekily at authority and the relaxed and communal way of life is in harmony with the sunny climate.

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  • Take a guided tour of Lecce, one of Italy's finest baroque towns, often compared to Florence
  • Visit Alberobello with the unique trulli houses, set amidst stunning Tuscan-like countryside
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Matera, the amazing medieval cave village and UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Follow a guided tour of Bari’s old town, once home to ancient Greeks, Saracens and Normans, with a remarkable Romanesque cathedral
  • Learn the fascinating craft of pasta-making and enjoy a light lunch at a family-run osteria

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  • 7 nights in 4* accommodation
  • All breakfasts & 7 meals
  • Tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • The services of a Riviera Travel tour manager
  • Transfers
  • Return flights
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8-Day Discover Malta

Get to know sunny Malta on this relaxing tour, which encompasses food, culture, heritage and the island's dazzling coastline.

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From £1,349pp
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  • Enjoy a Valletta city tour including the Saluting Battery
  • Explore ancient Mdina
  • Enjoy an evening of traditional food, folk music and dance
  • Savour a traditional Maltese meal
  • Visit the well-preserved catacombes of Rabat
  • Take a walking tour of the three cities of Senglea, Cospicua and Vittoriosa
  • Marvel at Mostas domed Church of Santa Maria

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  • 7 nights in 4* hotel accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 3 dinners & welcome drink
  • Tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • The services of a Travelsphere Holiday Director
  • Transfers
  • Return flights
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16-Day Balkan Explorer

Travel the Balkans and discover the unmatched beauty of this region within ten unique countries.

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From £1,526pp

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  • Explore every country in the Balkan Peninsula
  • See the top attractions of Athens and Delphi
  • Visit the lakeside jewel of Ohrid – A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See the picturesque, medieval walled city Kotor
  • Catch the cable car to the top of Mount Srd for sensational views of Dubrovnik
  • Spend time at one of Budapest’s famous bath-houses
  • Marvel at the cascading falls at Plitvice Lakes National Park

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  • 15 nights hotel accommodation
  • 15 breakfasts, 8 dinners
  • Tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • Expert tour guide
  • Air-conditioned private coach
  • ABTA protected​

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8-Day Montenegro: Budva, Cetinje and the Bay of Kotor

There aren't many countries in Europe that could still be classed as a hidden gem, however, the tiny Balkan beauty of Montenegro is beginning to attract visitors, so now is the perfect time to catch it.

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  • Explore the winding streets of Budva's medieval old town, with a local guide
  • See the incredible Ostrog Monastery, set into the cliff-face almost 900 metres above the Zeta Valley, then enjoy an afternoon boat trip on beautiful Lake Skadar
  • Tour the atmospheric walled town of Kotor with a local guide, plus visit Venetian Perast and its island church of Our lady of the Rocks
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Albanian town of Shkodër, one of the most ancient cities in the Balkans, and a religious and cultural hub
  • Learn about Montenegro’s best kept secret with a tour and tasting at one of the most unusual wine cellars in the world, hidden 30 metres underground in a former aircraft hanger
  • Explore elegant Cetinje, Montenegro's royal capital, and visit King Nikola's palace with a guide, before sampling delicious local specialities produced in the mountains

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  • 7 nights in 4* accommodation
  • All breakfasts & 4 dinners
  • Tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • The services of a Riviera Travel tour manager
  • Transfers
  • Return flights
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11-Day Highlights Of Albania

Albania’s wealth of historic sites, charming rural villages and the colourful capital, Tirana, are all waiting to be discovered.

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From £1,195pp

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  • Discover Butrint – one of the greatest archaeological sites in the Balkans
  • Explore one of the most unspoilt places in the Adriatic, Llogara National Park
  • Stroll along the cobbled streets of the UNESCO-Listed town Gjirokastra and visit its hilltop castle
  • Jump on the Dajti Express cable car to view the surrounding highlands
  • Stop at the thermal baths in Benja
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Berat and Durresi

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  • 10 nights hotel accommodation
  • 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch
  • Tours as detailed in the itinerary
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  • Driver and transfers
  • ATOL protected​

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