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12-Day European Jewels from London

Tour Code: 526-1103
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12 Days 11 Nights

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Highlights: Including hotel accommodation and transportation. Visits to Rothenburg, Neuschwanstein Castle, St. Moritz, Lugano, Lucerne, Interlaken, Gruyère Village, Geneva, Beaune, Rhineland, Romantic Road, Fern Pass, Lake Como, Bernina Mountain Range

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    • Child Rate: Young travelers aged 8-17 receive a 10% discount on the land price. We regret that we are unable to accept children less than 8 years old on these types of vacations.
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    Day 1


    Today we will gather in London. After checking in, guests are free to spend the rest of the day as they please.
    Standard Hotel: Kensington Close or similar
    Day 2


    Today is a free day in magnificent London, England. A tour guide is on hand to assist guests in setting up activities.

    More» The capital city of both England and the United Kingdom has been a focal point of Western civilization for centuries. This amazing city in the British Isles is famous for places like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Westminster Abbey. «Less

    Standard Hotel: Kensington Close or similar
    Day 3

    London - Amsterdam (523 km)

    In the early morning, we will leave London for our ferry across the English Channel. On the other side, we will meet the tour director and begin our drive to Holland. We will spend the night in the Amsterdam area.
    Standard Hotel: NH Airport at Schiphol or similar
    Day 4

    Amsterdam - Rhineland (301 km)

    In the morning, we will take a guided sightseeing tour of Amsterdam, NL. We will take a Canal Cruise through the city and visit a Diamond Center to see how precious gems are refined. At the end of the day, we will travel to the Rhineland region of Germany for the night.

    More» The capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam, is also the largest city in the country. This historic city is home to the Anne Frank House, the world's oldest stock exchange, the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, and much more! «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» Amsterdam is made up of a network of canals arranged in a series of concentric circles. The result is more than 90 kilometers of waterways that create almost 90 islands, as well as a beautiful landscape beloved the world over. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Zum Anker at Andernach or similar
    Day 5

    Rhineland - Rothenburg - Munich (516 km)

    In the morning, guests can opt to drive along the shores of the Rhine River or take a Cruise. After, we will drive along the Romantic Road. This road winds past some of Germany's most scenic and historic areas, and is a favorite among tourists. Along the way, we will stop in the medieval town of Rothenburg, DE. We will spend the night in Munich.

    • Always Visit
      More» The Rhine is a famous European River that flows from Switzerland through Germany and empties into the North Sea of the Netherlands. It is the longest river in Germany and is even part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. «Less

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      More» The Romantic Road is a tourist route that runs along what was once a primary Medieval trade route. It is popular because it passes by many historic locations, such as Schwangau, Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. It runs from Wurzburg to Fossen. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Tryp or similar
    Day 6

    Munich - Innsbruck - Venice (312 km)

    Today we will travel from Munich to Venice, Italy, making a stop along the way in Innsbruck, Austria. In the afternoon, we will drive over Brenner Pass into the Dolomites to admire this unique natural wonder before the descent into the Piave Valley to the Venice area.
    Standard Hotel: Poppi or similar
    Day 7

    Venice - Montecatini (200 km)

    Today we will explore Venice, IT.Our tour today starts with a boat ride and is followed by a chance to watch Venetian glassblowers fashion their delicate objects as they did centuries ago. After, we will make our way to Montecatini, IT for the night.

    More» This city off the coast of northeast Italy is famous the world over for its many canals. It is actually a chain of 118 islands linked together by bridges and waterways. Venice is world-renown for its art and beauty. «Less

    Standard Hotel: Settentrionale Esplanade / Grand Hotel du Park et Regina or similar
    Day 8

    Montecatini - Pisa - Montecatini (175 km)

    Today we will tour the romantic city of Florence, IT. We will take a guided walking tour that will visit the city's highlights, including the Basilica of Santa Croce, Pizza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza del Duomo, Campanile di Giotto, Gates of Paradise. After we conclude our sightseeing, guests are invited to take an optional trip to Pisa, IT to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

    More» Historic Florence, Italy is considered to be one of the most gorgeous cities in the world. Its long tradition of art and culture can be seen on nearly every doorstep. Millions of people travel here each year. «Less

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      More» The Basilica of Santa Croce, known as "the Temple of the Italian Glories," is the burial site of some most famous names in Italian history: Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli, among others. Inside are frescoes by Gaddi and sculptures by Donatello. «Less
      Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 9:30am - 5:30pm, Sun 1:00pm - 5:30pm
    • Always Visit
      More» The Piazza della Signoria features many can't-miss Florentine buildings. The Palazzo Vecchio, Florence's massive fortress of a town hall, towers above. The Loggia dei Lanzi is a beautiful piece of Renaissance architecture, bedecked with bronze and marble sculptures. «Less
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      More» Overlooking the Piazza della Signoria is the town hall of Florence, an austere late-medieval palace that was built to reflect the growing importance of the city itself. There are 3 separate courtyards, all serving different functions. «Less
      Opening Hours: Fri - Wed 9:00am - 11:00pm, Thu 9:00am - 2:00am|Duration: 5-14 Hours
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      More» The "Cathedral Square" in the heart of Florence is one of the most-visited places on the planet. It is home to an impressive list of breathtaking buildings emblematic of Italian art and culture, including the Florence Cathedral and Baptistery. «Less
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      More» This freestanding belltower in Florence rises 280 ft above the surrounding city. There are several hexagonal panels that can be seen around the base of the structure. «Less
      Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 8:30am - 7:00pm|Duration: Approx. 10 Hours 30 Minutes
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      More» The eastern gateway of the Florence Baptistery is known as the "Gates of Paradise." They were designed by Lorenzo Ghiberti. The gate was given this nickname by the famous Renaissance artist Michelangelo. «Less

    More» This Tuscan town on the Tyrrhenian Sea in northern Italy is most famous for its Leaning Tower. However, there are many more works of art and architecture to see, and time spent in Pisa will not be easily forgotten! «Less

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      More» The world-famous tower built during the Middle Ages is a testament to both human ingenuity and fallibility. The tower tilted because the soil on one side was softer than on the other, and it could not support the tower's weight. «Less
      Opening Hours: Tue - Sun Dec - Jan 10:00am - 5:00pm, Dec 21 - Jan 6 10:00am - 7:00pm, Mar 1 - Mar 23 9:00am - 6:00pm, Mar 30 8:30am - 8:00pm, Apr 1 - Sep 30 9:00am - 8:00pm, Oct 1 - Oct 31 9:00am - 7:00pm|Duration: 7-11 Hours
    Standard Hotel: Europa at Signa or similar
    Day 9

    Montecatini - Lugano - Lucerne (566 km)

    Today we will drive back north, heading from Montecatini to the city of Lucerne, Switzerland. Along the way, we will make a stop in the town of Lugano, Switzerland to stroll along the lakeside promenade before climbing towards the St. Gotthard Tunnel.
    Standard Hotel: Pilatusblick at Kriens or similar
    Day 10

    Lucerne - Paris (667 km)

    In the morning, we will visit the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge. Guests will then be invited to take an optional Boat Tour of Lake Lucerne. After, we will drive to Paris, France, where guests will have the option to see a cabaret show after we arrive at night.

    More» This Swiss city on gorgeous Lake Lucerne is popular with tourists due to its amazing views of the lake, Mount Pilatus, and Mount Rigi of the Swiss Alps. Some of the buildings in Lucerne date back hundreds of years. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» This large, spindly lake in Switzerland is one of the top vacation spots for locals and tourists alike, and the shores are lined with many resorts and hotels. People come from far and wide for its uniqueness and beauty. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» This covered bridge that crosses the Reuss River in Lucerne is one of Switzerland's main tourist attractions. The interior of the bridge contains several paintings which were completed in the 17th century. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» The Lion of Lucerne is an amazing sculpture carved directly into a cliffside in one of Switzerland's most gorgeous cities. It was done to commemorate the deaths of Swiss soldiers who were brutally massacred during the bloody French Revolution. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Timhotel Paris Berthier or similar
    Day 11


    Today we will sightsee in Paris, FR. Stops on our tour include the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Paris-Sorbonne University, Champ Elysees. We will also see the outside of the Louvre. At the end of the day, guests are invited to join the director at a farewell dinner in the city.

    More» Paris has been a thriving city for more than two thousand years. It is known all over the world as a city of art and romance, from its high-end cafes to the famous visage of the Eiffel Tower. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» One of the most famous monuments in the world, the Eiffel Tower has been a symbol of Paris, France, and Europe since 1889. It was erected as the entryway to the 1889 World's Fair, and has been wowing visitors ever since. «Less
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      More» This breathtaking neoclassical arch is one of Paris' most famous monuments. It commemorates those who fought and died in the French Revolution and Napoleonic wars. It also sits atop the Tomb of the Unknown Solider for World War I. «Less
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      More» One of the top-ranked universities in the world, the University of Paris IV -Paris-Sorbonne was formed after student protests and riots forced the division of the University of Paris into thirteen independent schools in the 1970s. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» Champs Elysees is the name of both an upscale street and shopping district in Paris. It is on the cafes, boutiques, movie theaters, and more. One of the most famous streets of the world, is also known for its many monuments. «Less
    • Outside Visit
      (Outside Visit) More» One of the most well-known art museums in the world with one of the largest collections, the Louvre houses such masterpieces as the Mona Lisa and works by artists ranging from Raphael to Monet and everyone in between. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Timhotel Paris Berthier or similar
    Day 12


    After breakfast in the morning, we will conclude our tour.
    • Price Includes

    • Local Guides for city sightseein. Services of a professional Tour Director while touring
    • Buffet breakfasts (B); 4 dinners (D)
    • 11 nights hotel accommodations
    • Inside visits and special features are shown in the description, including admission charges when applicable
    • Local Guides for city sightseeing. Services of a professional Tour Director while touring(Level 2: semi-guided tour)
    • Price Excludes

    • Air fares
    • Airport transfer (Roundtrip: $50.00/person)
    • Optional tours, tips to guides, driver, and tour manager.
    • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, wines, water, beverages, food other than the table d'hote menu, passport and visa fees, insurance, airport taxes and fees, and foreign port taxes unless specifically indicated in the package inclusions
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    • Please note: the optional excursions and prices are subject to change without prior notice.

      CITY: Florence

      Tuscan Flavours
      A lovely typical meal in the Tuscan countryside. La Certosa Restaurant is situated in front of the Charterhouse of Florence, which was built in the 13th century and formed from the old chemist of the Monks. The historical residence enjoys an enchanting and privileged panoramic position.
      Approximate value: EUR ?50 per person

      Uffizi Gallery
      Admire the world's greatest collection of Italian and Florentine art. The gallery exhibits works by Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli and Michelangelo.
      Approximate value: EUR ?35 per person

      Excursion To Pisa
      Travel through picturesque Tuscan countryside to the city of Pisa. See its famous University and of course the magnificent "Square of Miracles", with the celebrated Leaning Tower, Cathedral and Baptistery.
      Approximate value: EUR ?30 per person

      CITY: London

      Morning City Sightseeing Daily
      A comprehensive tour in the company of a local guide including St. Paul's Cathedral and the Changing of the Guard (if held). Note: Groups cannot visit St. Paul's on Sundays. Reduced traffic permits more sightseeing and a lower price (GBP £24) applies.
      Approximate value: GBP £29 per person

      Tower of London and Crown Jewels Afternoons daily
      Let your guide bring the 900-year-old Tower Of London to life before you inspect the fabulous Crown Jewels. Afternoons daily.
      Approximate value: GBP £37 per person

      Afternoon Excursion to Windsor Castle Daily
      Enjoy your guided visit to the Queen's favorite residence, the largest inhabited castle in the world. The highlight is the newly refurbished state rooms.
      Approximate value: GBP £37 per person

      Buckingham Palace & the Royal Mews Afternoons daily July 23 to October 3
      First a guided visit to the Royal Mews to see the magnificent gold coach, then admire over 20 grand rooms in the palace used by the Queen for state occasions.
      Approximate value: GBP £46 per person

      A Taste of London Daily April to October
      Ideal for your arrival day, this guided evening excursion combines a traditional London pub experience with a relaxed, night-time river cruise, viewing some of the capital's most beautiful illuminated sights. Enjoy a three-course dinner at an historic London pub in the City of London.
      Approximate value: GBP £56 per person

      CITY: Lorelei

      Lorelei And Its Castles
      Discover the mystical magic of the Rhine river with its historic villages, beautiful castles and of course the legendary Lorelei Rock.
      Approximate value: EUR ?25 per person

      CITY: Lucerne

      Swiss Folklore Evening
      Contrary to belief, not all Swiss can yodel or blow the alp horn, but those you will meet at your after-dinner folklore party are real experts. They entertain you with merry melodies on the accordion and traditional dances, while you sample cheese fondue and a drink of your choice.
      Approximate value: EUR ?50 per person

      Scenic Lake Cruise
      An hour's guided cruise on the most beautiful lake in Switzerland gives you an introduction to this lovely city from a completely different aspect. With its many bays, it offers superb panoramas of the surrounding landscape. The area is rich in historical associations, particularly the William Tell legend.
      Approximate value: EUR ?25 per person

      CITY: Paris

      Cabaret Show
      A trip to Paris is not complete without a visit to a typical cabaret show. A glass of champagne is served during the show.
      Approximate value: EUR ?65 per person

      Versailles Sun King's Palace (Sat-Sun)
      Week-ends visit: Historic Versailles is the beautifully restored palace of Louis XIV, the Sun King. After the guided tour of the palace, you can stroll in the magnificent terraced gardens with their fountains and statues. The Palace of Versailles is open every day except Mondays and bank holidays. On these days, you will be offered alternative sights.
      Approximate value: EUR ?70 per person

      Farewell Dinner & Montmartre
      The evening consists of a visit to Montmartre, the heart of Bohemian Paris, with time to see the Sacre-Coeur Church enjoying a panoramic view of the city. Included is a memorable four-course dinner with an aperitif and wine.
      Approximate value: EUR ?57 per person

      CITY: Venice

      By Night And Caffe Florian
      Enjoy a motorboat ride along the impressive Giudecca Canal with a commentary of the most important sights. A leisurely walk to St. Mark's Square, past famous buildings, small bridges and inner canals will take you to the historical Caffe Florian with its orchestra playing Italian and international old favorites. You will be served two items of your choice - long drink, glass of wine, ice cream or Venetian cookies.
      Approximate value: EUR ?45 per person

      Gondola Serenade
      This is one of the highlights of any European holiday - a gondola ride through centuries-old canals, under famous arched bridges, and past lavish palaces and quaint piazzas.
      Approximate value: EUR ?40 per person

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