From London to Paris via Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, and Italy, discover many of Europe’s highlights on this memorable vacation. History buffs will delight in seeing many of Europe’s historical sites. In Rome, visit the Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC, and the Colosseum, completed in the 1st century AD. In Lucerne, see the Chapel Bridge, built in 1333 as part of the city’s fortifications and now the oldest preserved wooden bridge in Europe. Or how about the medieval houses and Golden Roof in Innsbruck, built around 1500 for Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I? If you are more interested in art and architecture, you’ll enjoy the experiences and treasures offered on this tour. Visit Florence, one of the most beautiful cities in the world and often referred to as the art capital of Italy. A highlight of Florence is the magnificent east door of the Baptistry of St. John, with the gilded bronze doors depicting scenes from the Old Testament. The doors got their nickname—Gates of Paradise—from the great artist, Michelangelo, who said the 12 bronze reliefs were “so fine that they would grace the entrance of paradise.” Of course, no traveler to Europe should miss the distinct architecture of Paris, and you’ll have plenty of time to explore Paris’ famous architectural sites. A Eurostar train returns you to London for one last overnight. From London and Paris to Venice and the French Riviera, this enriching tour offers something for everyone.
Individual headsetsInside visits and special features: Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.Sightseeing:Visits to Luxembourg, Lucerne, Vaduz, Innsbruck’s Golden Roof, Venice, Assisi, Pisa, a perfume factory in Èze, Aix-en-Provence, Beaune
LONDON Novotel London West (F)BRUSSELS Park Inn (ST) Floris Midi (ST)LUCERNE AREA Drei Könige (ST) or Ibis Kriens (ST)INNSBRUCK AREA Ramada Tivoli (ST)VENICE AREA Poppi (ST) at Mira or Mercure Marghera (F)ROME Park Hotel Dei Massimi (F) or Holiday Inn Express San Giovanni (ST)MONTECATINI Settentrionale Esplanade (F) or Grand Hotel Du Park et Regina (ST)FRENCH RIVIERA Park Inn (ST) at Nice or Campanile Airport (ST) at Nice or Ibis Styles Nice Vieux Port (ST) or Ibis at Mouans Sartoux (ST)LYON AREA Lyon Ouest (ST) or Parkest (ST)PARIS Ibis La Villette (ST) or Novotel Paris 17 (F) or Novotel Porte d’Orleans (F)
Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners
NOTE:December 19 Departure – New Year in Paris including Reveillon dinner
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