Glide down Europe's waterways, with a cruise on Amsterdam's canals before tasting Dutch delicacies; a voyage along the Rhine, past vineyards and castles; and a private sailing on Venice's canals.
The different angle of Europe's most celebrated cities comes from the locals sharing their own perspectives on their home countries, locals you meet between your travels by train, boat and luxury coach. Glide down Europe's waterways, with a cruise on Amsterdam's canals before tasting Dutch delicacies; a voyage along the Rhine, past vineyards and castles; and a private sailing on Venice's canals.
Highlights and Inclusions
- Transportation from London to Amsterdam via Eurostar train
- 16 nights 4-5 star hotel accommodation
- 21 meals, including daily breakfast and 5 dinners
- Orientation of Amsterdam, Munich, Innsbruck, Venice and Lucerne
- City tour in London, Salzburg, Vienna, Rome, Florence and Paris
- Cruise along the River Rhine
- Services of an Expert Travel Director
Day 1 - Depart Home
Overnight flight to London. (Flight not included in tour price)
Day 2 - Arrive London
Welcome to London! Relax after your journey or start to explore this fascinating city.
Day 3 - London Sightseeing & Free Time
London's historic landmarks are brought to life on your morning sightseeing tour, including Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey with a Local Specialist. Spend free time this afternoon exploring the sights of your choice or shop in the West End, Knightsbridge and Bond Street. (B)
Day 4 - London, Eurostar & Amsterdam
This morning, meet your Travel Director before traveling to London's St. Pancras International to board the Eurostar™ for a high-speed train journey to Brussels. Continue by luxury coach to Amsterdam. Enjoy an orientation of the historic city center, then get to know your fellow travelers and Travel Director on a glass-topped boat as you enjoy a sightseeing cruise Welcome Reception along the city's canals which includes a light supper and welcome drink. (B)
Day 5 - Cologne, Rhine Cruise & Mannheim
This morning travel to Germany where you visit the magnificent Cologne Cathedral. Embark on a relaxing Rhine cruise at Boppard. Pass medieval castles and vineyards on the way to St. Goar, site of the Lorelei Rock. Dine at your Rhineland hotel this evening. (B, D)
Day 6 - Mannheim, Munich & Innsbruck
Drive through the Swabian Uplands to Munich and view the Olympic Stadium and Marienplatz during your orientation. Marvel at the Golden Roof and St. Jakob's Cathedral across the border in the Tyrolean capital, Innsbruck. This evening enjoy a Regional Meal with local specialities. (B, D)
Day 7 - Innsbruck, Salzburg & Vienna (2 Nights)
Admire the splendours of Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart. View the city's major landmarks during a walking tour with your Local Specialist, including many locations used in the film ‘The Sound of Music'. A scenic journey takes you towards the Danube River and the Baroque elegance of Vienna. (B)
Day 8 - Vienna Sightseeing & Free Time
Wonderful views of Vienna's sights include the Opera House, the Hofburg, Stadtpark, Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards on your morning sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Visit the sights of your choice during free time this afternoon. Shop on the fashionable Kärntnerstrasse or simply relax in a typical Viennese café. Perhaps consider taking an optional experience to Schönbrunn Palace. (B)
Day 9 - Vienna & Venice (2 Nights)
Journey into the heart of the Austrian Alps, past the Austrian Lake District, over the Italian border to the fertile plains of the Veneto. Cross into the magical city of Venice, Queen of the Adriatic, your home for the next two nights. Dine tonight at your hotel. (B, D)
Day 10 - Venice Orientation & Free Time
Discover the rich heritage of this Byzantine city during your private canal cruise to St. Mark's Square. Admire the Bridge of Sighs and the beautiful Doge's Palace. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making on Giudecca Island. Spend free time afterwards exploring or shopping. Consider an optional experience to the island of Burano, famous for its colourful houses. (B)
Day 11 - Venice & Rome (2 Nights)
Cross the Po valley and journey over the dramatic Apennine Mountains to Rome, the Eternal City. This evening, you might like to discover Rome's vibrant nightlife. (B)
Day 12 - Rome Sightseeing & Free Time
Visit St. Peter's Basilica, home of Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece the Pietà with a Local Specialist. In ancient Rome, view the Forum and the mighty Colosseum. See the Circus Maximus set in a valley below the Aventine and Palatine Hills. Consider an optional experience to the magnificent Sistine Chapel. (B)
Day 13 - Florence Sightseeing
Admire the Tuscan landscape en route to Florence. Learn about the city's Renaissance history from your Local Specialist, who shows you the Duomo, the Baptistery and a visit to Piazza della Signoria during your guided walking tour. View the majestic Ponte Vecchio bridge. Shop for high quality leather and gold. (B)
Day 14 - Florence & Lucerne (2 Nights)
Drive north and see beautiful Lake Lugano. Through the Ticino region, take the scenic St. Gotthard route through the Alps to the picturesque town of Lucerne. This evening, consider a night out at a traditional Swiss folklore evening with cheese fondue. (B)
Day 15 - Lucerne Orientation & Free Time
Admire the sights of this medieval town on your morning orientation. Visit the poignant Lion Monument and the wooden Chapel Bridge spanning the River Reuss. Don't miss the opportunity to take an exciting mountain optional experience with breathtaking view. Later, there is time to shop for Swiss souvenirs including watches and chocolates. (B)
Day 16 - Lucerne & Paris (2 Nights)
From Lucerne, over the French border and past Belfort, see the vineyards in the wine-producing Burgundy region. Arrive later in Paris, where you might like to visit a world-famous Parisian Cabaret tonight. (B)
Day 17 - Paris Sightseeing
The Champs Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde - see all these sights and more on your morning sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Admire stunning views across the city from the second level of the Eiffel Tower. Celebrate the end of a wonderful trip this evening with your companions at a Farewell Dinner. (B, D)
Day 18 - Depart Paris
Today bid farewell to your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the end of your memorable holiday. An airport transfer is available. Conditions apply. (B)
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|25th July 2019||$4,975||Please call for availability.|
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