Tour code: 4420
Description: England, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France
If you want to see Western Europe’s main highlights but don’t have a lot of time, this European tour is the vacation for you! Visit England, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and France with overnights in London, Brussels, the Frankfurt area, the Innsbruck area, the Venice area, the Lucerne area, Dijon, and Paris.
After spending some time in London, you’ll travel to Brussels on the Eurostar train, the easiest way to connect the two European cities. You will then carry on by tour coach along Germany’s Romantic Road, a trade route during the Middle Ages and now known for its charming villages, cobblestone streets, walled cities, half-timbered houses, and scenic countryside. You’ll visit one of these medieval towns, Rothenburg, a walled town that has retained its fascinating character. Relax and take in the wonderful views of castle-crested hills, terraced vineyards, and pretty wine towns on the included scenic cruise along the Rhine River. Take a boat ride in Venice along the Giudecca Canal to St. Mark’s Square, allowing you to admire some of the palazzos and maze of streets. While in Venice, take the opportunity to watch glassblowers create their works as they have done for centuries.
Some other must-sees on this iconic Europe tour are romantic Verona, the Italian city made famous by Romeo and Juliet; Lucerne, one of Switzerland’s finest cities, situated on the shores of breathtaking Lake Lucerne and nestled within the snow-capped Swiss Alps. And, last but not least, Paris, capital of France and one of the most celebrated cities on the old Continent. Here, your tour guide will show you some of the most famous sights in Paris—including the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower— on the city sightseeing tour.
In a short period of time, this affordable European tour offers it all—historic sights, big cities, quaint towns, and scenic beauty. It’s a marvelous vacation!
Day 1 ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND
Check into your hotel. 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, how about dinner followed by a leisurely cruise on the Thames River?
Day 3 LONDON–BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Transfer to the railway station and board the EUROSTAR TRAIN to Brussels. Here, board your comfortable motorcoach for an orientation drive of the Belgian capital.
Day 4 BRUSSELS–RHINE CRUISE, GERMANY–FRANKFURT AREA
Journey into Germany to the shores of the mighty Rhine to enjoy a scenic CRUISE. Then, on to the Frankfurt area for an overnight.
Day 5 FRANKFURT AREA–ROMANTIC ROAD–INNSBRUCK AREA, AUSTRIA
Today’s highlight is a drive along the Romantic Road, through towns and villages with medieval towered gates and battlements, squares of half-timbered houses, and richly decorated fountains. Spend some time in the center of Rothenburg before heading to the Innsbruck area for an overnight.
Day 6 INNSBRUCK AREA–BRENNER PASS–VENICE AREA, ITALY
Take in the breathtaking scenery of the Alps while crossing the Europa Bridge and Brenner Pass. Arrive in Venice, where a BOAT RIDE along the Giudecca Canal to Piazza San Marco allows you to admire the palazzos and maze of streets. Time at leisure to soak up the magical atmosphere of this unique city. At a GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOP, experience this Venetian art.
Day 7 VENICE AREA–VERONA–LUCERNE AREA, SWITZERLAND
Stop in fascinating Verona and see Juliet’s legendary balcony. Cross the Swiss border and enjoy the idyllic views of Canton Ticino, then on to the breathtaking beauty of Lake Lucerne.
Day 8 LUCERNE AREA–DIJON, FRANCE
Your visit this morning focuses on the Old Town in the heart of Lucerne. Also, there’s time for an optional excursion to Mount Stanserhorn. In the afternoon, journey into France for an overnight in the charming town of Dijon.
Day 9 DIJON–PARIS
Leave Dijon and travel on the autoroute to Paris, where included sightseeing with a local expert shows you many of the best-known Parisian sites.
Day 10 PARIS
Au revoir. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
by Eurostar train
RHINE CRUISE ROMANTIC ROAD
Canal boat ride, walking orientation, Glassblowing Demonstration
See Juliet’s balcony
Visit Old Town
Headsets throughout the tour.
Host service in London
Departure December 31 New Year’s in London
Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners
Novotel London West
Concrete and brick commercial hotel in modern nine-story complex located at Hammersmith, 1/4 mile from train station.
Ibis Centre Gare du Midi Hotel
Ibis Centre Gare Midi, newly renovated, is located just a few steps from the railway station, not far from the famous Grand Place and the Brussels city center. 225 spacious air conditioned rooms feature several amenities such as a restaurant, a bar with snacks available 24hrs, pay parking and a meeting room for conferences.
Ramada La Woluwe
161 Business Rooms and Executive Stylish Rooms, all equipped with today’s modern comfort. Enjoy the hospitality of a reflecting bright and spacious look.
Qgreenhotel by Melia
The QGREENHOTEL by Meliá provides 177 fully equipped rooms; different dining areas (Restaurant / Lobby Bar); free WiFi internet; 24 hour Fitness Room for the exclusive use of guests.
Mercure Bad Homburg
Modern style in small town near Bad Homburg; 4 km to A5 Kassel-Frankfurt motorway; 20 km to Frankfurt and its famous fairground.
Central location; 10-15 minute walk to the central railway station & the historic old town of Innsbruck. We offer restaurant with Austrian and international cuisine, bar, conference-room, sauna, steam-bath, hot-whirl-pool on during winter season, sun terrace and hotel own garage.
The Bon Alpina hotel is located in the middle of the village Igls, only a few walking minutes from the ski lifts of the Olympic ski area Patscherkofel and only 6 kilometers from the city of Innsbruck.
Situated on the Riviera del Brenta and founded in 1965,the hotel is still family run. hotel Poppi offers 100 rooms and a renowned restaurant.
The Garni Hotel Drei Koenige is situated in the heart of Lucerne and offers comfortable and spacious rooms with all the amenities of a three star hotel. The quiet location as well as the uniqueness of the art nouveau building makes your stay to a special experience. Many sightseeing places, the train station and the old town are close by. Besides, for the best start into the day a rich breakfast buffet is expecting you.
Hotel Ibis Kriens is located in Kriens at the foot of the Mount Pilatus. By train you are in 5 minutes in Lucerne city center.
Ibis Styles Central Dijon
Hotel Ibis Styles Dijon Cnetral located in the real city center is the perfect place to be for business or leisure stays?
Ibis Dijon Gare
Just a 5 minute walk away from the historic center of the city of Dijon,next to the Arquebuse botanical Gardens and Museum of Natural History. This property offers 128 rooms with individual climate control, all equipped with a complete bath, color television with 17 channels, radio, automatic wake up call, anf free wifi system. Private and free parking for coach areas. The restaurant, “Le KLUB” with its sophisticated cuisine, regional dishes, famous Burgundy wines served by the glass and friendly atmosphere. Seasonal outdoor dining on the terrace
Novotel Paris 17
The 4-star Novotel Paris 17 hotel is situated on the doorstep of the 17th arrondissement, close to the Champs Elysées and the Porte Maillot convention center. The hotel has free WiFi, 140 rooms, a restaurant, a cozy and modern bar, a fitness room, private car park and 8 modular meeting rooms. The center of Paris, the Opera, the main department stores and Montmartre can all be reached within 15 minutes on the metro. Make the most of this rich and dynamic capital at Novotel.
The Timhotel Berthier Paris 17, with its renovated common areas, enjoys a strategic location and an easy access to Porte de Clichy.
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