From its exciting cities to its spectacular scenery, Europe has it all, and on this European tour, you’ll see its highlights. Start in Amsterdam with sightseeing and a canal cruise and end in Paris with a guided tour and time on your own. In between, you’ll travel to Germany, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland. In Amsterdam, Rome, Florence, and Paris, local experts will bring the cities and their sights alive, including the Eiffel Tower in Paris; Piazza Signoria in Florence, renowned for its ornate and famous statues; and St. Peter’s Square in Rome, the heart of the Vatican. Other fun experiences include a visit to Rome’s Colosseum, where gladiator fights took place during the Roman Empire, and Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC; a boat ride to Venice’s St. Mark’s Square; a visit to Assisi’s Basilica, burial site of St. Francis and home to frescoes by Giotto; and a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, King Ludwig II’s fairytale castle nestled in the beautiful Bavarian Alps. It is not just the cities you’ll see on this European tour; you’ll also see some of Europe’s beautiful scenery. A scenic drive along the Rhine River features quaint towns, castles from the Middle Ages, and villages lining the countryside. Take an exciting drive through the Gotthard Tunnel, which leads straight through the gorgeous Swiss Alps. Enjoy the beautiful Tuscany countryside, with its rolling hills, and a drive through France’s famous vineyards. Overnight in romantic Lake Como, regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful lakes; spend time in Lucerne, nestled between the Alps and the fjord-like lake; and stop in Interlaken, nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and surrounded by three mighty mountains. Europe’s highlights—including historic monuments, must-see attractions, and scenery—are all available on this splendid, value-minded Europe tour!
Individual headsetsSightseeing: Visits to Neuschwanstein Castle, Venice, Assisi’s St. Francis Basilica, see the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Milan Duomo, Lugano, Lucerne Chapel Bridge, Interlaken, Lausanne, Beaune. Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
AMSTERDAM AREA Holiday Inn Express Arena (ST) or Amrath (F) at AlkmaarMANNHEIM Achat Premium Walldorf (ST) at ReilingenINNSBRUCK AREA Rumerhof (ST) or Ramada Tivoli (ST)VENICE AREA Smart Hotel Holiday (F) at Mestre or Poppi (ST) at MiraROME Villa Maria Regina (F) or Holiday Inn Express San Giovanni (ST)MONTECATINI Settentrionale Esplanade (F) LAKE COMO Lario (ST) at MezzegraLUCERNE AREA Ibis (ST) at Kriens or Rothaus (ST)LAUSANNE AREA Novotel Bussigny (F) or Alpha Palmiers (F)PARIS Timhotel Berthier (ST) or Novotel Porte d’Orleans (F)
Buffet breakfasts daily; 6 dinners
NOTES:April 10 Departure-Easter in RomeDecember 20 Departure-New Year’s Eve in Paris including reveillon dinnerMarch 13 Departure – Complimentary Eiffel Tower Tour in Paris
Transportation: Private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; canal transfer boat in Venice