Experience Europe’s major highlights on this extraordinary vacation. Begin in London with two overnights and free time to discover the UK’s capital. Cross the English Channel and travel by motorcoach to Amsterdam for a guided sightseeing tour and canal cruise. Journey through the German Rhineland, passing castles and vineyards, then drive through the Tyrolean Alps from Innsbruck on the way to the floating city of Venice. On to Assisi, St. Francis’ town in the Apennine hills. Spend two nights in the “Eternal City” of Rome, visiting archaeological jewels such as the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Next up: Tuscany with a visit to Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance,” and a walking tour that features the Duomo and Signoria Square. On to Pisa with its famous Leaning Tower, then an overnight in fascinating Lake Como, a stop to discover the Swiss subtropical town of Lugano, and Lucerne with its medieval wooden bridge and surrounding mountains. Stop in Interlaken before reaching Lausanne on Lake Geneva, then drink in the beauty of the French vineyards in Burgundian Beaune. Your adventure concludes in Paris with two overnights and included guided sightseeing.
Individual headsetsInside visits and special features:Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.Sightseeing: Visits to Venice, Assisi, Pisa, Milan, Lugano, Lucerne, Interlaken, Lausanne, Beaune
LONDON Novotel London West (F)AMSTERDAM AREA Holiday Inn Express Arena (ST) or Dorint Airport (F) at Schiphol or NH Airport (F) at Schiphol, RHINELAND Ibis (ST) at KoblenzINNSBRUCK AREA Rumerhof (ST) or Ramada Tivoli (ST)VENICE AREA Poppi (ST) at Mira or Smart Hotel Holiday (F) at MestreROME NH Villa Carpegna (F) or Holiday Inn Express San Giovanni (ST)MONTECATINI Settentrionale Esplanade (F) or Grand Hotel du Park et Regina (ST)LAKE COMO Lario (ST) at MezzegraLUCERNE AREA Best Western Rothaus (ST) or Ibis (ST) at Kriens or Ibis Styles (ST)LAUSANNE AREA Novotel (F) at Bussigny or Alpha Palmiers (F)PARIS Timhotel Berthier (ST)
Buffet breakfasts daily; 5 dinners
NOTE:March 20 Departure – Easter in Rome
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