Begin this comprehensive vacation in London, where you will have two days at leisure to discover this cosmopolitan yet traditional city. Then, cross the English Channel by ferry and arrives in Brussels by motorcoach. Continue to Germany for a leisurely Rhine River cruise. Drive through Bavaria, and stop to visit Nuremberg on the way to the Czech capital of Prague. Then, travel into enchanting Bohemia and Moravia before reaching “waltzing” Vienna with its State Opera, Hofburg Palace, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Cross Austria and the majestic Styrian Alps to Venice, where a canal boat ride takes you to St. Mark’s Square. Here, you’ll encounter the Bridge of Sighs, Doges’ Palace, and the Basilica. Travel south to the “Eternal City” of Rome to have a taste of the “dolce vita” and to Renaissance Florence, where a Local Guide will take you for a walk in the city center to learn more about the main highlights. Stop in subtropical Lugano and spend two nights the scenic Lucerne area. Your final two nights are in Paris, the “City of Light,” with guided sightseeing and free time to make your own discoveries.
Individual headsetsInside visits and special features: Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.Sightseeing:Rhine cruise; visits to Nuremberg, Velden, Venice, Assisi, Lugano, Lucerne
LONDON Novotel London West (F)BRUSSELS Floris Midi (ST) or Park Inn (ST)WÜRZBURG Novotel (F)PRAGUE Ibis Wenceslas Square (ST) or International (F) or NH Praha (F)VIENNA Star Inn Schönbrunn (ST) or Bellevue (F)VENICE AREA Poppi (ST) at Mira or Holiday Inn (ST) at MargheraROME Pineta Palace (F) or Holiday Inn Express San Giovanni (ST)FLORENCE Italiana Hotel Florence (ST) or Meridiana (ST)LUCERNE AREA Ibis Styles (ST) or Ibis (ST) at KriensPARIS Novotel La Defense (F) or Ibis La Villette (ST)
Buffet breakfasts daily; 5 dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Vienna
NOTES:March 19 Departure – Easter in RomeDecember 15 Departure – Christmas lunch in RomeDecember 31 Departure – New Year’s departure in London
Transportation: Round-trip transportation between London and the Channel ports; on the Continent, private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; cross-Channel ferry; Rhine cruise; canal transfer boat in Venice