Europe's Highlights 2017

Europe's Highlights 2017


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

From its exciting cities to its spectacular scenery, Europe has it all, and on this European tour, you'll see its highlights. Start in Amsterdam with sightseeing and a canal cruise and end in Paris with a guided tour and time on your own. In between, you'll travel to Germany, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland. In Amsterdam, Rome, Florence, and Paris, local experts will bring the cities and their sights alive, including the Eiffel Tower in Paris; Piazza Signoria in Florence, renowned for its ornate and famous statues; and St. Peter's Square in Rome, the heart of the Vatican. Other fun experiences include a visit to Rome's Colosseum, where gladiator fights took place during the Roman Empire, and Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC; a boat ride to Venice's St. Mark's Square; a visit to Assisi's Basilica, burial site of St. Francis and home to frescoes by Giotto; and a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, King Ludwig II's fairytale castle nestled in the beautiful Bavarian Alps. It is not just the cities you'll see on this European tour; you'll also see some of Europe's beautiful scenery. A scenic drive along the Rhine River features quaint towns, castles from the Middle Ages, and villages lining the countryside. Take an exciting drive through the Gotthard Tunnel, which leads straight through the gorgeous Swiss Alps. Enjoy the beautiful Tuscany countryside, with its rolling hills, and a drive through France's famous vineyards. Overnight in romantic Lake Como, regarded as one of Europe's most beautiful lakes; spend time in Lucerne, nestled between the Alps and the fjord-like lake; and stop in Interlaken, nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and surrounded by three mighty mountains. Europe's highlights—including historic monuments, must-see attractions, and scenery—are all available on this splendid, value-minded Europe tour!

Day 1: Arrive in Amsterdam, Holland.
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to you to explore this exciting city. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. (D)

Day 2: Amsterdam.
Enjoy sightseeing in Amsterdam with a Local Guide pointing out the city highlights, as well as a CANAL CRUISE to see the town from water level. Then, watch the cutting and polishing of precious stones at a DIAMOND CENTER. Time in the afternoon to explore on your own or join an optional excursion. (B)

Day 3: Amsterdam-Mannheim Area, Germany.
Travelling through Germany, choose an included scenic drive along the shores of the Rhine or, even more thrilling, the optional Rhine cruise with vistas of the Lorelei rock, hilltop castles, half-timbered wine villages, and terraced vineyards. Spend the night in the Mannheim area. (B,D)

Day 4: Mannheim Area-Innsbruck Area, Austria.
Drive through Baden-Wüttenberg to the foot of the Alps to visit King Ludwig's magnificent NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE, Germany's fairytale castle. Carry on into the verdant Austrian Tyrol. (B,D)

Day 5: Innsbruck Area-Venice Area, Italy.
Cross the border into Italy to the unique floating city of Venice. This afternoon's orientation includes a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark's Square, followed by a visit to a traditional GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOP. Don't miss out on the romantic optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you. (B,D)

Day 6: Venice Area-Assisi-Rome.
An interesting drive southward, cutting across the Po Delta, then through the gentle Umbrian hills to medieval Assisi, where St. Francis was born in 1182. Visit the world-famous BASILICA with its beautiful frescoes by Giotto, then head for Rome. (B)

Day 7: Rome.
Rome, the "Eternal City," is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts in St. Peter's Square, the heart of the Vatican, followed by a visit to the ROMAN FORUM and the mighty COLOSSEUM to discover more about life in ancient Roman times. (B)

Day 8: Rome-Florence-Montecatini.
An easy drive on the Highway of the Sun to Florence. This Renaissance gem and city of the Medicis will help you enthralled for a whole day. Visitors can wander at leisure and admire the city's timeless beauty, but don't miss out on the included walking tour with a Local Guide that features most of the city highlights. You will see Piazza Santa Croce; beautiful Piazza Signoria; Palazzo Vecchio; Loggia dei Lanzi; and, to top it all, Piazza del Duomo and its cathedral with the Giotto Campanile, and the magnificently carved East Door of the Baptistry, known as the "Gate of Paradise." Overnight in the spa town of Montecatini. (B,D)

Day 9: Montecatini-Pisa-Milan-Lake Como.
Visit the Square of Miracles in Pisa and admire the curious Leaning Tower. Journey northwards through the Tuscan hills and across Apennines to Milan to admire the majestic gothic Duomo. Continue to the shores of romantic Lake Como. (B,D)

Day 10: Lake Como-Lugano, Switzerland-Lucerne Area.
Leave beautiful Lake Como and cross the border into Switzerland for a stop in Lugano in Italian-speaking Ticino. Continue north, and once through Gotthard Tunnel, see more magnificent alpine scenery as you descend to the shores of Lake Lucerne. (B)

Day 11: Lucerne Area-Interlaken-Lausanne Area.
Spend some time in beautiful Lucerne. Later, stop in idyllic Interlaken and follow the shoreline of Lake Thun. A few more miles to Lausanne, overlooking Lake Geneva. (B)

Day 12: Lausanne Area-Beaune, France-Paris.
Enjoy vistas of famous vineyards on the way to Beaune. Visit the medieval Burgundian town, known all over the world for its wine production. Take the autoroute to Paris. Tonight, maybe an exciting optional cabaret show? (B)

Day 13: Paris.
Get to know the city with a local expert and see many of the best-known Parisian sites: La Sorbonne, Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, the Eiffel Tower, the modern glass Pyramid of the Louvre, the Invalides, and Champs Elysées. An optional excursion to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles, King Louis XIV's residence, is available. (B)

Day 14: Paris.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

NOTES:
April 10 Departure-Easter in Rome
December 20 Departure-New Year's Eve in Paris including reveillon dinner
March 13 Departure - Complimentary Eiffel Tower Tour in Paris

LOCAL HOST
Local Guides for city sightseeing in Amsterdam, Rome, Florence, Paris; professional Tour Director while touring

SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
Individual headsets

Sightseeing:
Visits to Neuschwanstein Castle, Venice, Assisi's St. Francis Basilica, see the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Milan Duomo, Lugano, Lucerne Chapel Bridge, Interlaken, Lausanne, Beaune. Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.

MEALS
Buffet breakfasts daily; 6 dinners


TRANSPORTATION
Transportation:
Private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; canal transfer boat in Venice

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Accommodations

AMSTERDAM AREA Holiday Inn Express Arena (ST) or Amrath (F) at Alkmaar
MANNHEIM Achat Premium Walldorf (ST) at Reilingen
INNSBRUCK AREA Rumerhof (ST) or Ramada Tivoli (ST)
VENICE AREA Smart Hotel Holiday (F) at Mestre or Poppi (ST) at Mira
ROME Villa Maria Regina (F) or Holiday Inn Express San Giovanni (ST)
MONTECATINI Settentrionale Esplanade (F)
LAKE COMO Lario (ST) at Mezzegra
LUCERNE AREA Ibis (ST) at Kriens or Rothaus (ST)
LAUSANNE AREA Novotel Bussigny (F) or Alpha Palmiers (F)
PARIS Timhotel Berthier (ST) or Novotel Porte d’Orleans (F)

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$650

No triple room reduction.

Extra nights per person in Amsterdam:
in single room $114-$141, in twin & in triple $61-$75

Extra nights per person in Paris:
in single room $114-$123, in twin $61-$67, no triple reduction

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