See some of Europe’s most precious gems on this magnificent mosaic of European culture. Begin in London with two overnights and free time to discover the UK’s capital. Cross the English Channel by ferry and board your motorcoach for Amsterdam, a city built on water with 165 canals. In Germany, travel along the castle-dotted Rhine River and join the Romantic Road as it passes by medieval towns with fairytale-looking, half-timbered houses. Overnight in Munich and continue south through the majestic Dolomites on your way to Venice. A boat ride along one of the main canals takes you to St. Mark’s Square, with time to admire the famous Venetian landmarks. On to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance,” for a guided walking tour that features Palazzo Vecchio, sculpture-filled Signoria Square, the Duomo, and more. Heading north, cross the Lombardy plains into Switzerland’s Canton Ticino for a stop in lovely subtropical Lugano before climbing toward St. Gotthard Tunnel and then descending to Lake Lucerne. Your vacation ends in Paris, the “City of Light,” where a local expert shows you the sites, and you’ll enjoy free time to soak up the romantic beauty. Return to London by Eurostar train for a final overnight in this magnificent city!
Individual headsets Inside visits and special features:Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.Sightseeing: Visits to Rothenburg, Innsbruck, Venice, Montecatini, Lugano, Lucerne
LONDON Novotel London West (F)AMSTERDAM AREA NH Airport (F) at Schiphol or Holiday Inn Express Arena (ST) or Dorint Airport (F) at SchipholRHINELAND Avendi (F) at Bad Honnef or Seminaris (F) at Bad Honnef or Mercure Köln West (ST)MUNICH Tryp (ST) or Ibis Parkstadt (ST)VENICE AREA Holiday Inn (ST) at Marghera or Poppi (ST) at MiraMONTECATINI Settentrionale Esplanade (F) or Grand Hotel du Park et Regina (ST)LUCERNE AREA Drei Könige (ST) or Ibis (ST) at KriensPARIS Ibis La Villette (ST) or Campanile Porte d’Italie (ST)
Buffet breakfasts daily; 4 dinners
NOTES:March 18 Departure – Easter WeekDecember 9 Departure – Includes Munich, Innsbruck, and Lucerne Christmas markets December 18 Departure – Christmas Week
Transportation: Round-trip transportation between London and the Channel ports; on the Continent, private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach; cross-Channel ferry; canal transfer boat in Venice; Eurostar train Paris-London