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13 Nights / 14 Days tour package for USD 2919 per person
Destinations Covered: Paris - Lucerne - Lugano - Rome - Florence - Venice - Munich - Rhineland - Amsterdam (HY) / 2013
 

The name already tells you that this trip from Paris to Amsterdam is paced to give you a quick taste of Europe. Start with a special welcome dinner with wine at a fine Parisian restaurant on your first night. Enjoy 2-night stays in Paris, Rome, Venice, and Amsterdam, and enjoy major sites like the second floor of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Michelangelo’s David in Florence, the Colosseum and Sistine Chapel in Rome, and St. Mark’s Square and Doges’ Palace in Venice. In Florence, a special dinner at a local restaurant is included. Sightseeing in all major cities is with a Local Guide. Enjoy an overnight stay in Lugano and Munich, a private boat transfer in Venice, a cruise down the romantic Rhine, and a canal cruise in Amsterdam, as well as stops in Ferrara, Innsbruck, and Germany’s picturesque Rothenburg. This is the best way to see Europe in two weeks.

 

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

Tour Start Date Return Date Price Per Person
05-Jan-2013 18-Jan-2013 USD 3019
 
09-Feb-2013 22-Feb-2013 USD 2919
09-Mar-2013 22-Mar-2013
23-Mar-2013 05-Apr-2013
 
06-Apr-2013 19-Apr-2013 USD 3299
13-Apr-2013 26-Apr-2013
20-Apr-2013 03-May-2013
27-Apr-2013 10-May-2013
04-May-2013 17-May-2013
11-May-2013 24-May-2013
 
18-May-2013 31-May-2013 USD 3299
25-May-2013 07-Jun-2013
01-Jun-2013 14-Jun-2013
08-Jun-2013 21-Jun-2013
15-Jun-2013 28-Jun-2013
 
22-Jun-2013 05-Jul-2013 USD 3299
29-Jun-2013 12-Jul-2013
06-Jul-2013 19-Jul-2013
13-Jul-2013 26-Jul-2013
 
20-Jul-2013 02-Aug-2013 USD 3299
27-Jul-2013 09-Aug-2013
03-Aug-2013 16-Aug-2013
10-Aug-2013 23-Aug-2013
17-Aug-2013 30-Aug-2013
 
24-Aug-2013 06-Sep-2013 USD 3299
31-Aug-2013 13-Sep-2013
07-Sep-2013 20-Sep-2013
14-Sep-2013 27-Sep-2013
 
21-Sep-2013 04-Oct-2013 USD 3299
28-Sep-2013 11-Oct-2013
   
Hotels:

Paris: Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel (F)

Lucerne: Ameron Flora (F)

Lugano: Holiday Inn Lugano Centre (F)

Florence: Hilton Garden Inn (F)

Rome: Crowne Plaza St. Peter’s (SF)

Venice: Plaza (F) at Mestre

Munich: Holiday Inn Munich City Centre (F)

Rhineland: NH Bingen (F) at Bingen am Rhein

Amsterdam: NH Carlton (F)

 
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Paris, France
The day is free to rest or to start exploring the splendid French capital. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a special welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant. (D)

Day 2: Paris
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Champs-Elysées. For a panoramic view, take the elevator to the second floor of the EIFFEL TOWER. Afternoon at leisure. An optional excursion to the Palace of Versailles is available. Tonight, a lively cabaret show might just be the ticket. (B)

Day 3: Paris – Lucerne, Switzerland
A comfortable ride skirting Fontainebleau Forest and through the vineyards of Burgundy to the Swiss border. Enjoy vistas of the Alps as you arrive in picture-book Lucerne. (B,D)

Day 4: Lucerne – Lugano, Switzerland
Admire Thorwaldsen’s Lion Monument and walk through the Old Town, then cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church. Why not join an optional excursion to the top of the mountain? Next, admire the towering majesty of the Swiss Alps and St. Gotthard on the way to Lake Lugano. You may wish to join an optional boatride followed by dinner on spectacular Lake Lugano. (B)

Day 5: Lugano – Pisa, Italy – Florence
Past Italy’s commercial capital of Milan, reach Pisa, where you stop for pictures of its amazing Leaning Tower. Arrive in Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Time to explore the many gold and leather shops, then, enjoy dinner with Tuscan specialties at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 6: Florence – Rome
During your walking tour with a Local Guide, visit Michelangelo’s celebrated David in the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS. Admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gate of Paradise.” Also visit sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Next, a fast and easy ride on the Highway of the Sun to the “Eternal City.” (B)

Day 7: Rome
Sightseeing with your Local Guide starts with a visit to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL, world famous for Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings. Continue to monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA. Cross the Tiber and visit the COLOSSEUM and the ROMAN FORUM, where Roman legions marched in triumph. Then, time for independent activities and exciting optional excursion possibilities. (B)

Day 8: Rome – Ferrara - Venice
Afternoon break in Ferrara. Walk along the impressive Este Castle to the marble cathedral. Browse through the attractive little shops before continuing to Venice on the Adriatic coast. Exciting optional activities are available. (B

Day 9: Venice
Enter Venice in style by PRIVATE BOAT. Highlights of your walking tour with a Local Guide are ST. MARK’S SQUARE and its basilica, lavish Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Also watch skilled GLASSBLOWERS fashion their delicate objects. (B,D)

Day 10: Venice – Innsbruck, Austria – Munich, Germany
Leave Italy on spectacular Brenner Pass, which leads through the barrier of the Tyrolean Alps to Austria. In Innsbruck, enjoy a pleasant stroll through quaint medieval lanes to Emperor Maximilian’s GOLDEN ROOF before continuing through the Bavarian Alps to Munich, Germany’s “Secret Capital.”(B)

Day 11: Munich – Rothenburg – Rhineland
Your orientation drive features Munich’s most famous landmarks: Olympic Stadium, 1,000-foot-high Television Tower, and the 17th-century Nymphenburg Palace. Then, continue through the Swabian Jura to Rothenburg for a walking tour of this walled town. Enjoy free time before continuing to the Rhineland. (B,D)

Day 12: Rhineland – Cologne – Amsterdam, Holland
This morning’s highlight is a romantic RHINE CRUISE past castle-crested hills, terraced vineyards, and the Lorelei rock. Then, continue to Cologne and visit the awesome twin-spired gothic Cathedral before traveling through the Dutch region best known as the locale of A Bridge Too Far on the way to Amsterdam, capital of Holland. (B,D)

Day 13: Amsterdam
A Local Guide shows you the 700-year-old city, including Dam Square with the Royal Palace, and the Rijksmuseum. The highlight is a CANAL CRUISE past patrician mansions, gabled façades, and humpback bridges. Next, visit a major Diamond Center or one of Amsterdam’s famous museums. The afternoon is at leisure, and an optional excursion to Volendam can be arranged. (B)

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

 
Package Includes:
Accommodation for 2 nights in Paris
Accommodation for 2 nights in Amsterdam
Accommodation for 1 nights in Lucerne
Accommodation for 1 night in Rhineland
Accommodation for 1 night in Lugano
Meals as per the itinerary
Accommodation for 5 nights in Italy(Rome, Venice, Florence)
Special welcome dinner with wine in Paris and a special Tuscan dinner with wine in Florence
Accommodation for 1 night in Munich
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 without prior notice
Please note that mandatory prepaid gratuities for Tour Director and Driver are applicable    

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