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Scenic Freechoice

Whether you want a relaxed pace or you want to fit in as much as possible, Freechoice offers a diverse range of sightseeing, activities and dining for you to choose from. And of course, they’re all included. 

All our guests are unique so we appreciate that different people may want different levels of pace during your trip. Perhaps plan to follow a busy day with one at a more relaxed tempo or know you can truly unwind throughout. We’ve divided our extensive list of Freechoice excursions into Active, Moderate and Relaxed pace so you can choose those which best suit your requirements and interests. 

  • Active – For those keen to explore further afield, for a longer excursion or perhaps a bicycle ride
  • Moderate – A comfortable walking pace at which you can easily discover the beautiful city centres on our walking tours
  • Relaxed – A slower pace to take in museums, castles, thermal baths or maybe a canal cruise
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 Amsterdam

Canal boat cruise Explore Amsterdam on board a glass-top boat, and enjoy its maze of quaint canals lines with stately   buildings and elaborately decorated residences.
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 Amsterdam

Windmills and Tulips - Excursion to Zaanse Schans 

See the historic windmills and traditional green painted houses.

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Antwerp  Antwerp walking tour Join your local guide on a walking tour through this beautiful city, seeing sights such as the impressive cathedral and the city’s Old Town. level indicator
Antwerp  Excursion to Bruges Travel to the charming World Heritage-listed city of Bruges. Be amazed by this fascinating little city, with its pretty canals, often referred to as the ‘Venice of the North’.  level indicator 
Arnhem  The Netherlands Open Air Museum Discover historic houses, farms and windmills. The museum portrays an impression of daily life for the average Dutchman over the past few centuries.  level indicator 
 Arnhem  Arnhem Airborne Museum This informative museum allows you to discover the history of the Battle of Arnhem through the eyes of the British parachutists as they made their way to Arnhem in September 1944. level indicator
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Hoge Veluwe National Park cycling

Journey to the Hoge Veluwe National Park and enjoy cycling on one of their iconic white bicycles. The national park is one of the largest continuous nature reserves in Holland, and the best way to explore it is by bicycle.  level indicator 
 Belgrade  Guided city tour Explore one of the oldest capital cities in Europe on a guided tour. You’ll see all the major sights and get the chance to visit Tito’s memorial.
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 Belgrade Belgrade bicycle tour Join your local guide on a leisurely cycle along the Danube River.  level indicator
 Belgrade  Walking with the locals See Belgrade through the eyes of the locals when you meet a native Belgradian who will take you around the city.
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 Belgrade Shop with a chef Join your chef on a guided visit local food market, where you'll have an opportunity to shop for, and taste, the best ingredients in this region.
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 Belgrade Excursion to Sremski Karlovci Journey to the Serbian city of Sremski Karlovci. This important city has been the spiritual, cultural and educational centre of Serbia for over 200 years. Surround yourself amongst the beautiful Baroque buildings and explore the Patriarchy Palace on your guided tour.  level indicator 
Bernkastel  Luxemborg Travel to the small country of Luxembourg and its capital where you’ll have some free time to explore after enjoying a guided city tour. level indicator
 Bernkastel Trier Journey to Trier, one of Germany’s oldest cities, where you’ll stroll through history at sites dating back to Roman times.
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Bernkastel  Bernkastel Join your local guide and discover Bernkastel, set on the Moselle River and famous for its medieval market square and its fine wine.
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 Breisach  Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum Be immersed in a truly magical experience as you step inside the setting of the Hansel and Gretel fable during your visit to the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum in the heart of the Black Forest.
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 Breisach Active tour of the Black Forest  Be mesmerised by the ever-changing colours of the Black Forest as you take a cable car journey followed by a guided hike through this stunning region of Germany.
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 Breisach Cycle in the Black Forest
For the more adventurous, join your guide and cycle the majestic Black Forest region.
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 Budapest Jewish Heritage  Discover the Jewish heritage on a guided tour with an expert local guide.
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 Budapest Szentendre excursion
Journey to the riverside town in Pest County, Szentendre. Szentendre is known for its museums, galleries, and artists, and you’ll have the opportunity to discover this charming town on a guided city tour.
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 Budapest Guided city tour Discover the highlights of both Buda and Pest on a guided tour.
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Cologne  Cologne walking tour  Famous for its grand cathedral, Cologne is full of impressive sights and you’ll have the chance to enjoy them while exploring the city on foot. level indicator
 Cologne Drachenburg Castle Enjoy a scenic ride on the oldest cog railway in Germany and discover splendid Drachenburg Castle.
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Entre-Os-Rios  Guimarães Guimarães is credited for the emergence of the Portuguese national identity. Explore the city and discover its history on your visit to the imposing Ducal Palace.
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Entre-Os-Rios Quinta Aveleda Quinta Aveleda is an architectural jewel set in beautifully manicured gardens. Taste the exquisite sparkling wines grown and made on the property during your visit.
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 Hoorn Walking tour of Hoorn Enjoy a guided walking tour of Hoorn and its charming inner harbour area. You’ll also have an opportunity to sample some of Hoorn’s delicious specialities such as local fish and cheese. level indicator 
 Hoorn Bicycle tour of Hoorn Discover this striking city on two wheels with your local guide, see the historical city centre and the lively harbour once the departure point for the famed Dutch East India Company. level indicator
 Hoorn Volendam and Edam tour Discover the fishing village of Volendam, and explore Edam famous for its round cheese.
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Koblenz  Guided city tour  Take a guided tour of this historic city, lapped by the waters of two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers.
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 Koblenz Discover Cochem Discover Cochem – a true medieval gem on the banks of the Moselle River. Cochem will make you feel as if you’re stepping straight into a fairytale. Explore this charming city on a guided tour including a visit to Reichsburg Castle. level indicator 
 Koblenz Visit a local winery Visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its finest wines. level indicator 
 Mannheim Guided tour of Heidelberg Tour Heidelberg, home to Europe’s oldest University, including a visit to the Baroque style Old Town. level indicator 
Mannheim  Historical tour of Heidelberg Join an expert local guide on a historic tour of Heidelberg, where you’ll visit Heidelberg’s Renaissance castle. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps.
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Melk – Dürnstein  Melk Benedictine Abbey Tour Melk’s impressive Benedictine Abbey, which overlooks the town and was built between 1702 and 1736.
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Melk – Dürnstein   Guided bicycle tour to Dürnstein Join your guide on a bicycle tour along the Danube to the quaint village of Dürnstein. level indicator
Melk – Dürnstein  Visit a local winery Venture to a nearby local winery and enjoy a wine tasting.
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 Mohacs Excursion to Villány One of Hungary’s top wine regions, Villány is a charming village with rows of fine cellars and a picturesque village centre. Enjoy a wine tasting of the local drop and learn more about the wines grown in this region.
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 Mohacs Pecs City Tour Discover Pecs, a city of art and history level indicator
 Moscow Tretyakov Gallery Visit the State Tretyakov gallery, a world famous museum housing a unique collection of Russian art.
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 Nuremburg  Nuremberg WWII historic sites Journey through the town’s historic sites, which held great significance during the Nazi era. Take a self-guided tour of the WWII Documentation Centre.
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 Nuremburg Baking class Learn how to make traditional German gingerbread in a baking class with a local. Taste this regional delight whilst learning about the region. level indicator
Osijek Walking tour of Osijek Discover Osijek on a walking tour as you learn about the history of this charming town.
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Osijek Cycling tour of Osijek Join your local guide on a leisurely cycle around the town of Osijek and its surrounding countryside.
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Passau  Salzburg  Visit Salzburg, the setting of ‘The Sound of Music’ and birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Enjoy lunch at Salzburg’s oldest restaurant, which dates back to 803AD.
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Passau  Cesky Krumlov Enjoy a full-day excursion to Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. This World Heritage-listed Site on the Vltava River was once an important trade route.
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 Pinhão Quinta Roeda  Visit the estate Quinta Roeda for a tasting of their famous export.
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 Pinhão Vineyard walk and wine tasting  Immerse yourself in the spectacular countryside of this port wine growing region. Walk through the lush vineyards of Quinta Roeda before delighting your senses with a delicious wine tasting.
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 Pocinho Côa Valley Museum  Set overlooking the dramatic landscapes of the Côa Valley, this interactive museum is the perfect location to learn about the impressive archaeological gems discovered in this region.
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Pocinho  Canoeing on the Sabor River  Join your guide on a canoeing adventure on the Sabor River, a tributary of the mighty Douro River. Enjoy the sights and sounds of this picturesque terrain as you glide along the river. level indicator
Pocinho Tastes of the Côa Valley  Take in the sights and tastes of this spectacular region of Portugal. Visit charming Casa Painova and learn to make delicious sugar-coated almonds and taste other regional produce.
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 Porto Canning factory Visit the oldest remaining canning factory for Porto’s historic fishing industry. Having been owned and operated by the same family for over 100 years, discover the history and techniques of this important local industry.
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 Porto Tasting in Vila Nova de Gaia Visit Vila Nova de Gaia, the historic district set on the banks of the Douro River, for a tasting of the regions famed drop in one of the most famous cellars in Porto.
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Porto  Corking factory  Learn the techniques of growing, harvesting and producing cork products and be amazed by the variety of items that can be made from the humble cork tree. Among Portugal’s list of greatest eco-friendly industries.
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 Regensburg Guided walking tour
Take a guided walking tour of the city of Regensburg, located at the confluence of three rivers. See the Gothic cathedral, the medieval Stone Bridge and the Porta Praetoria, the remains of the city’s ancient Roman walls.
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Regensburg Weltenburg Abbey Board a local ferry and sail through the mighty Danube Gorge to the impressive Weltenburg Abbey, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour.
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 Regua Excursion to Lamego Steeped in history, Lamego is a city of delights and surprises, as you’ll discover on a guided tour of its promenades. Among the highlights is the striking Shrine of Our Lady of Remedies.
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 Regua Mateus Palace Built in the first half of the 18th century the grounds of the palace feature a cellar, chapel and impressive gardens. Tour this amazing property, depicted on the label of the internationally renowned rosé wine by the same name, with our expert local guide. level indicator
 Rotterdam Guided tour of Rotterdam  Explore this fascinating city of modern architectural wonder with your expert local guide and discover the city’s lively culture and maritime history.
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 Rotterdam Excursion to Delft With its pretty town centre and canals, the beautiful city of Delft has played a significant part in Dutch history for its association with the Dutch Royal Family. Enjoy a guided tour of the charming city before a visit to the pottery factory and museum.
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 Silistra  Guided hike to Silistra Fort Join your local guide for an active walk to the Silistra Fort, located on the borders of the modern town.
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 Silistra  Local village experience Journey to a nearby village, visit a local primary school and learn about everyday life in Bulgaria.
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 Silistra Excursion to Varna  Located on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast the city of Varna is an interesting city known for its Roman baths and maritime history. Explore this city with your expert local guide. level indicator
St. Petersburg Peterhof: Catherine’s Block and Lower Park  Visit the beautiful palace constructed for Empress Elisabeth I and explore the Lower Park, known as the ‘Russian Versailles’.
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St. Petersburg   Peterhof: Grand Palace and Lower Park On a guided tour, discover the Grand Palace, the largest palace at Peterhof, and among the most beautiful.
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St. Petersburg Peterhof Gardens including the Upper and Lower Parks and Fountains Join your local guide on an exploration of the Lower Park, which features one of the world’s largest fountain systems, as well as the Upper Garden, which was inspired and designed in a formal French style. level indicator
St. Petersburg  St. Isaac’s Cathedral  Visit magnificent St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the largest Russia Orthodox Cathedral in St. Petersburg.
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St. Petersburg Yusupov Palace  Enjoy a guided tour of the 19th century Yusupov Palace, where Prince Yusupov murdered Rasputin, a controversial figure in Russian history.
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Svishtov   Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo Enjoy a full day excursion to Veliko Tarnovo, a town with a rich historical past. Then travel to the nearby leafy village of Arbanassi.
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Svishtov Guided tour of Rousse Enjoy a guided walking tour of Rousse.
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Uglich  Museum of the Great Patriotic War Enjoy a tour through the Museum of the Great Patriotic War and gain a greater understanding of WWII.
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Uglich  Visit the Church of St. Dmitry  Enjoy a guided visit to the Church of St. Dmitry, and the Blood and Transfiguration Cathedral.
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Uglich Visit the Penny Whistle Museum
Take a guided visit to the Penny Whistle Museum. The museum represents a collection of Master Valery Kurtmulayev, which consists of 300 penny whistles from 12 countries, and from more than 100 masters.
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Veere Veere guided tour  With a history stretching back to the 15th century, Veere is as fascinating as it is charming. Discover many of the hundreds of heritage buildings on a guided tour.
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Veere Cycling tour of Veere In typical Dutch fashion explore the streets of Veere on bike with a local guide showing you the sights.
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Vidin  Hiking Tour to Belogradchik Castle Ruins  Enjoy a hiking tour to the Belogradchik Fortress and discover the ruins of the ancient stronghold, which was constructed during the time when the region was part of the Roman Empire.
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Vidin   Visit a local winery Venture to a nearby local winery and enjoy a wine tasting.
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 Vienna Spanish riding school  Located in the Hofburg Palace, either see the famous Lipizzaner stallions take their morning exercise to refine their skills or enjoy a guided tour behind the scenes.
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 Vienna  Belvedere Museum Visit one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks and explore the greatest collection of Austrian art dating from the Middle Ages, to the present day, complemented by the work of international artists such as Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, and Max Beckmann.
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 Vienna  Bratislava Visit Slovakia’s capital, Bratislava and enjoy a guided tour that includes its enchanting Old Town.
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 Vienna Guided bike tour of Vienna Explore this majestic city on an insightful guided cycling tour.
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 Würzburg  Guided tour of Würzburg & Bishop’s Residence Take a guided tour of this World Heritage-listed Site, acclaimed for its Baroque architecture and manicured gardens. level indicator
 Würzburg Romantic Road to Rothenburg  See picturesque towns and fairytale castles as you travel down the Romantic Road to Rothenburg – an amazingly preserved medieval city.
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 Zanten Zollverein Coal Mine  Tour the World Heritage-listed Zollverein industrial site, formally the largest and most productive coal mine in Europe.
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