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EUROPE'S HIGHLIGHTS WITH LONDON TOUR
15 Day Tour - Amsterdam to London From $2,251 US
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Europe HIghlightsFrom 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 London with time on your own. In between, you’ll travel to Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and France.

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.

You will also experience travelling through the Channel Tunnel from France to the UK, a masterpiece of engineering work.

Europe’s highlights—including historic monuments, must-see attractions, and scenery—are all available on this splendid, value-minded Europe tour!

Map Europe HIghlights

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–London, England
Relax on your EUROSTAR journey to London. (B)

Day 15 London
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

VACATION HIGHLIGHTS
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.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
Assisi, the Basilica of St. Francis
Historic Centre of Florence
Seventeenth-Century canal ring of Amsterdam
Piazza del Duomo Pisa
Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City

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

Scenic Highlights:
Rhineland, Tyrolean Alps, Brenner Pass, Lake Como, Swiss Alps, Lake Thun, Bernese Oberland, Burgundy Wine Country

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

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

HOTELS: (ST) Superior Tourist (F) First class
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)
LONDON - Novotel London West (F)

Meals
Buffet breakfasts daily; 6 dinners



Departures: 
March – December
December

Price
$2,251 US per person based on double occupancy


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