A Taste of Europe 2012

A Taste of Europe 2012


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

England , France , Germany , Netherlands , Switzerland

Cities Visited

Amsterdam, London, Lucerne, Paris, Rhineland

Tour Itinerary

On this vacation, get a “Taste of Europe” and sample some of Western Europe’s best-loved areas, including England, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, and France. You’ll visit the main cities—London, Amsterdam, Lucerne, and Paris—and you’ll also behold fascinating scenery and cruise scenic waterways. Experience the wonder of a cruise on the Rhine—with its scenic countryside, historical castles, and charming villages. See Lorelei rock and hear the legend of Lorelei, a distraught maiden who sat on the rock combing her long golden hair and luring passing navigators to their death. In Amsterdam, hear about its 165 canals with a total length of 100 kms (62 miles). As such an integral part of the city, you’ll enjoy a canal cruise to appreciate Amsterdam from the waterways. Breakfast is included daily, and most days, you’ll have the opportunity to venture out and try local cuisine. Sample a pint of bitter in a local British pub, savor French wines in the Parisian cafés, and taste the local beer in Germany. Notes:April 4 Departure - Easter WeekDecember 16 Departure - Christmas lunch in ParisDecember 23 Departure - New Year in Paris

Day 1: Arrive in London, England.
Check into your hotel. In the afternoon you may want to start exploring the lively British capital. Uniformed hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.

Day 2: London.
A full day to savor our rich program of optional activities: take a panoramic tour of London’s landmarks, visit the Tower of London, or choose an excursion to Windsor Castle. Tonight, maybe a leisurely cruise on the River Thames? (B)

Day 3: London–Amsterdam Area, Holland.
Leave London in the early morning and head through the lush English countryside to the Channel port, where you board your ferry for the Continent. Here your Tour Director and coach wait to take you to the Amsterdam area. (B)

Day 4: Amsterdam.
Today, enjoy a canal cruise to see the town from water level, then watch the cutting and polishing of precious stones at a diamond center in Amsterdam. Later, sightseeing with a Local Guide points out the city highlights. (B,D)

Day 5: Amsterdam Area–Rhineland, Germany.
Another morning in Amsterdam to do as you please, or to discover the beautiful Dutch countryside on an optional excursion. Later, travel southwards into the lovely landscape of the Rhine, where you will spend one night. (B,D)

Day 6: Rhineland–Rhine Cruise–Lake Lucerne, Switzerland.
Start the day with an included Rhine steamer cruise with some legendary sights, including the Lorelei rock. Rejoin the coach for a comfortable drive southwards to the Swiss border at Basel. The scenery becomes more and more fascinating as you approach Lake Lucerne for two overnights. (B,D)

Day 7: Lake Lucerne.
One of Switzerland’s finest cities nestled amid its snowcapped Alps, surrounded by its lake, and embellished by the clear mountain waters of the River Reuss. Your visit takes in the impressive city walls, a covered wooden bridge, ornate patrician houses lining cobblestone streets, and the Lion Monument—a masterful stone sculpture in honor of the heroic Swiss Guard of Louis XVI. A grand selection of optional activities completes the day: a cable-car ride to the 10,000-foot summit of Mount Titlis, a cruise on the fjord-like lake, and, of course, there is time to shop for that very Swiss watch. (B)

Day 8: Lake Lucerne–Paris, France.
Enjoy vistas of green pastures and attractive chalets with rustic timbering and luxuriant flowers. Then, into France on the fast highway, past some of its most famous vineyards, to Paris. Arrive in time to enjoy the optional cabaret show. (B)

Day 9: Paris.
One full day to explore the city that’s known throughout the world for its fashions, art and museums, delicious food, and joie de vivre. Included sightseeing with a local expert shows off many of the best-known Parisian sights: La Sorbonne, Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramid near the Louvre, the Invalides, and Champs Elysées. Optional excursions are also available. Celebrate the success of your tour with an optional French farewell dinner. (B)

Day 10: Paris.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

Headsets throughout the tour

Visit Lucerne, Rhine cruise

MEALS
Buffet breakfasts (B); 3 dinners (D)

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Accommodations

LONDON Novotel London West (F), AMSTERDAM AREA NH Airport (F) at Schiphol or Grand (F) at Amstelveen, RHINELAND Mercure (ST) at Junkersdorf or Holiday Inn Stadtwald (ST) at Cologne or Zum Anker (ST) at Andernach, LAKE LUCERNE Pilatusblick (ST) at Kriens or Hirschen (ST) at Flüelen, PARIS Kyriad (ST) at Bercy or Quality Porte d'Orleans (F)

Dates and prices do not include international air travel. When planning your trip, allow one extra day before tour date for travel between the USA and Europe.

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$590

No triple room reduction.

2013 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification. Details will be available in Oct. 2012.

Notes:

  • Guarantee share accommodations are not available on departures July 11-August 8.
  • April 4 Departure - Easter Week
  • December 16 Departure - Christmas lunch in Paris
  • December 23 Departure - New Year in Paris

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Ratings based off 29 reviews. Currently showing 3 reviews with comments only.
By Phyllis L on Apr 18, 2013

I know that the hotel rooms with Cosmos vs. Globus are further out from city centers and maybe not quite as nice. But, in this day and age someone should push for free Wi-Fi in hotel rooms - it is often not available.

By Yolanda T on Dec 24, 2012

Other than our London segment, which we arrived Dec 24th evening and 25th Christmas Day, everything was closed and no tour arrangement, we did enjoy the trip altogether. We had a very good New Year's Eve party. Everybody just bonded with each other the whole trip and just like a big family...I will definitely recommend this tour to my family and friends! Thank you!

By Barbara R on Oct 14, 2010

This tour was a "Tast of Europe" and although it was agressive with regard to travel, it did exactly what it was supposed to do...........make us want to stay longer next time!!


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