This comprehensive vacation takes in the best of Western, Central, and Southern Europe. Start with two nights in London, then cross the English Channel by Eurostar train bound for Paris (except where specified). Among the highlights: see the Champs-Elysées in Paris, French Châteaux Country, Plaza Catalunya in Barcelona, the glamorous French Riviera, Pisa’s Leaning Tower, Renaissance Florence’s Duomo, the Colosseum in Rome, and the Pompeii archaeological site. Enjoy an overnight ferry crossing to Greece and a visit to Athens’ Acropolis and Olympia. Return to Italy by ferry, first to the oldest state in the world, San Marino, then to romantic Venice with St. Mark’s Basilica and Square. Enjoy Vienna’s imperial city center, the majestic Swiss Alps, and Germany’s Rhineland. The vacation ends amidst the remarkable canals of Amsterdam.
Individual headsetsInside visits and special features: Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.Sightseeing:Visits to Tours, Bordeaux, Carcassonne, Arles, French Riviera, Pisa, Sorrento, Olympia, San Marino, Venice, Velden, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Liechtenstein, Lucerne; Rhine cruise
LONDON Kensington Close (ST) or Novotel London West (F)PARIS Campanile Porte d’Italie (ST) or Courtyard Arcueil (F) or Timhotel Berthier (ST)BORDEAUX Mercure Bordeaux Centre (ST)BARCELONA Catalonia Atenas (ST)FRENCH RIVIERA Campanile Nice Airport (ST)FLORENCE Grifone (ST) or Meridiana (ST)SORRENTO Ascot (F) or Grand Hotel Vesuvio (F) or Central Park (ST) at MassalubrenseROME NH Villa Carpegna (F) or Residenza Parco Tirreno (ST) or Pineta Palace (ST)OLYMPIA Olympia Palace (F) or Olympion Asty (F)ATHENS Acropolis Select (ST) or Golden Age (F)SAN MARINO Titano (ST) or Grand Hotel (F)VENICE AREA Holiday Inn (ST) at Marghera or Poppi (ST) at MiraVIENNA Star Inn Schönbrunn (ST) or Bellevue (F)INNSBRUCK AREA Bon Alpina (ST) at Igls or Alpin Park (F) or Alphotel (F) or Ramada Tivoli (ST)LUCERNE AREA Ibis Styles (ST) or Ibis (ST) at KriensRHINELAND Leonardo Hotel Köln-Bonn Airport (F) or Avendi (F) at Bad Honnef or Mercure Köln West (ST) AMSTERDAM AREA NH Airport (F) at Schiphol or Holiday Inn Express Arena Towers (ST)
Buffet breakfasts daily; 11 dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Vienna
NOTES:Security cruise regulations require first and last name, date of birth, gender, nationality, and passport number at time of booking.December 13 Departure – Christmas lunch in RomeDecember 28 Departure – New Year’s Eve in Paris including Reveillon dinner
Transportation: Eurostar London-Paris; on the Continent, private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; two-berth cabins with private shower and toilet on overnight ferries Italy-Greece-Italy; canal transfer boat in Venice; Rhine cruise