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Escorted Europe Tour

9 Nights / 10 Days tour package for USD 1429 per person
Destinations Covered: Amsterdam Area - Rhineland - Munich - Venice - Florence - Lake Lucerne - Paris 4601
 

See some of Europe’s most precious gems on this magnificent mosaic of European culture. Begin in London then cross the English Channel by ferry and board your motorcoach to Amsterdam, where guided sightseeing and a canal cruise await. In Germany, travel along the castle-dotted Rhine River and join the Romantic Road as it passes by medieval towns with fairytale-looking, half-timbered houses. Overnight in Munich and continue south through the majestic Dolomites on your way to Venice. A boat ride along one of the main canals takes you to St. Mark’s Square, with time to admire the famous Venetian landmarks. On to Florence, "Cradle of the Renaissance," for a guided walking tour that features Palazzo Vecchio, sculpture-filled Signoria Square, the Duomo, and more. Heading north, cross the Lombardy plain into Switzerland’s Canton Ticino for a stop in lovely subtropical Lugano before climbing toward St. Gotthard Tunnel and then descending to Lake Lucerne. Your vacation ends in Paris, the "City of Light," where a local expert shows you the sites, and you’ll enjoy free time to soak up the romantic beauty. Then return to London by ferry

 

Rates and Dates (Rates per person on US Dollars):

Tour Start Date Return Date Price Per Person
02-Nov-2012 11-Nov-2012 USD 1489
16-Nov-2012 25-Nov-2012
30-Nov-2012 09-Dec-2012
 
20-Dec-2012 29-Dec-2012 USD 1429
 
04-Jan-2013 13-Jan-2013 USD 1439
 
01-Mar-2013 10-Mar-2013 USD 1479
 
08-Mar-2013 17-Mar-2013 USD 1559
15-Mar-2013 24-Mar-2013
22-Mar-2013 31-Mar-2013
 
29-Mar-2013 07-Apr-2013 USD 1625
05-Apr-2013 14-Apr-2013
12-Apr-2013 21-Apr-2013
 
19-Apr-2013 28-Apr-2013 USD 1675
26-Apr-2013 05-May-2013
03-May-2013 12-May-2013
10-May-2013 19-May-2013
11-May-2013 20-May-2013
17-May-2013 26-May-2013
18-May-2013 27-May-2013
 
24-May-2013 02-Jun-2013 USD 1675
25-May-2013 03-Jun-2013
31-May-2013 09-Jun-2013
01-Jun-2013 10-Jun-2013
07-Jun-2013 16-Jun-2013
08-Jun-2013 17-Jun-2013
14-Jun-2013 23-Jun-2013
15-Jun-2013 24-Jun-2013
21-Jun-2013 30-Jun-2013
22-Jun-2013 01-Jul-2013
   
Hotels:

Amsterdam Area: NH Airport (F) at Schiphol

Rhineland: Zum Anker (ST) at Andernach or Ramada (F) at Bruehl

Munich: Tryp (F)

Venice Area: Poppi (F) at Mira

Florence Area: Europa (ST) at Signa

Lake Lucerne: Hirschen (ST) at Fluelen or Pilatusblick (ST) at Kriens

Paris: Kyriad Prestige (ST) at Porte de St. Cloud

 
Itinerary

Day 1: 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 you meet your Tour Director and join your luxury coach for the drive to the Amsterdam area.

Day 2: Amsterdam Area – Rhineland, Germany
Today, enjoy sightseeing in Amsterdam with a Local Guide pointing out the city highlights. Later, a canal cruise to see the town from water level, then watch the cutting and polishing of precious stones at a diamond center. In the afternoon, travel southwards to reach the Rhineland for an overnight. (B,D)

Day 3: Rhineland – Romantic Road – Rothenburg – Munich
Start the day with a scenic drive along the shores of the Rhine or opt for a Rhine cruise. Admire the pretty villages, the castles perched high above the river, and the numerous terraced vineyards. Next, a drive along the Romantic Road, through towns and villages protected by medieval towergates and battlements, with squares of half-timbered houses and richly decorated fountains. A fine example of this architecture is the center of Rothenburg, where you stop awhile. Overnight in Munich. (B)

Day 4: Munich – Innsbruck, Austria – Venice Area, Italy
Travel from Munich to Austria for a stop in the capital of the Tyrol, Innsbruck. In the afternoon, drive over Brenner Pass into the Dolomites to admire this unique natural world wonder before the descent into the Piave Valley to the Venice area. (B,D)

Day 5: Venice – Florence Area
The included orientation tour starts with a boat ride and is followed by a chance to watch Venetian glassblowers fashion their delicate objects as they did centuries ago. Then, southwards into the hilly Tuscan countryside to reach the Florence area for two overnights. (B)

Day 6: Florence Area
This Renaissance gem and city of the Medicis will keep you enthralled all day. Traffic is banned in part of the historic center, so visitors can wander at leisure and admire the city’s timeless beauty in relative peace and quiet. Don’t miss out on the included walking tour with a Local Guide that features most of the city highlights. You will see the Piazza Santa Croce; the beautiful Piazza Signoria; the Palazzo Vecchio; the Loggia dei Lanzi and, to top it all, the Piazza del Duomo and its cathedral with the Giotto Campanile, and the magnificent East Door of the Baptistry, known as the "Gate of Paradise." Later, join the optional excursion to see the leaning tower of Pisa. (B,D)

Day 7: Florence Area – Lugano, Switzerland – Lake Lucerne
Across the Lombardy plains this morning to Canton Ticino's subtropical resort of Lugano. Here you take a break to stroll along the lakeside promenade before your motorcoach climbs towards the St. Gotthard Tunnel. Emerge on the German-speaking side of Switzerland, then descend into the gentle landscape around Lake Lucerne. (B,D)

Day 8: Lake Lucerne – Paris, France
This morning, visit the Lion Monument and the wooden bridge before joining an optional boat trip. Then, vistas of green pastures and attractive chalets with rustic timbering and luxuriant flowers. Enter France via the comfortable highway, past some of its most famous vineyards, to Paris. Arrive in time to enjoy an optional cabaret show. (B)

Day 9: Paris
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 to visit some of the highlights and, to celebrate the success of your tour, a French farewell dinner might be just the ticket. (B)

Day 10: Paris–London, England
Relax and let the countryside whiz by on the road north to the coast, where you board your Channel ferry. Through Kent, return to London for an evening arrival, where your holiday ends. (B)

 
Package Includes:
Accommodation for 1 night in Amsterdam
Accommodation for 1 night in Lake Lucerne
Accommodation for 1 night in Rhineland
Accommodation for 2 nights in Paris
Accommodation for 1 night in Munich
Meals as per the itinerary
Accommodation for 1 night in Venice Area
December 20 Departure - Christmas lunch in Florence
Accommodation for 2 nights in Florence Area
Sightseeing and activities as per the itinerary
 
Package Excludes:
Return Airfare and taxes
Cost of meals other than not mentioned in the inclusions
Visa charges
Cost of any other services not specifically mentioned in inclusions
Expenses of personal nature, laundry, telephone bills, tips, gratuities etc    
 
Notes:
The package Prices based on double room occupancy
The package  itineraries and prices are subject to change
Please note that mandatory prepaid gratuities for Tour Director and Driver are applicable    

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