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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! Begin in England and visit Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and France with overnights in Brussels, the Frankfurt area, the Innsbruck area, the Venice area, the Lucerne area, Dijon, and Paris.A tour highlight is a drive 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. Stop in Rothenburg, a walled town that has retained its medieval character. Another highlight is a scenic cruise along the Rhine River, famous for its castle-crested hills, terraced vineyards, and pretty wine towns. Take a boat ride in Venice along the Giudecca Canal to St. Mark’s Square, allowing you to admire the palazzos and maze of streets. While in Venice, enjoy watching glassblowers create their works as they have done for centuries. Another highlight of this Europe tour is your stay in the Lucerne area, one of Switzerland’s finest cities, situated on the shores of breathtaking Lake Lucerne and nestled within the snowcapped Swiss Alps. Here, visit the Old Town, one of the prettiest in Switzerland with its painted half-timbered houses. Also enjoy a stop in Verona, the Italian city made famous by Romeo and Juliet; enjoy an orientation drive in Brussels; and see the most famous sights in Paris—including the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower—during a guided 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!
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LONDON-BRUSSELS by Eurostar trainBRUSSELS Orientation drive RHINE CRUISE ROMANTIC ROAD Scenic drive ROTHENBURG Visit VENICE Canal boat ride, walking orientation, Glassblowing Demonstration VERONA See Juliet’s balcony LUCERNE Visit Old Town PARIS Guided sightseeingGuides:
Local Guide for city sightseeing in ParisNotes:
Departure December 31 New Year’s in London
Private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; Eurostar London–Brussels and Paris–London; Rhine cruise; canal transfer boat in Venice
Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.
LONDON–BRUSSELS, BELGIUM. Transfer to the railway station and board the EUROSTAR TRAIN to Brussels. Here, switch to your comfortable motorcoach for an orientation drive of the Belgian capital. Today’s Distance: 232 mi/ 373 km
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. Today’s Distance: 277 mi/ 445 km
FRANKFURT AREA–ROTHENBURG–INNSBRUCK AREA, AUSTRIA. Today’s highlight is a stop in the Medieval town of Rothenburg on the Romantic Road, with its towered gates and battlements, squares, half-timbered houses, and richly decorated fountains. Continue to the Innsbruck area for an overnight. Today’s Distance: 367 mi/ 590 km
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. Today’s Distance: 245 mi/ 395 km
VENICE AREA–VERONA–LUCERNE AREA, SWITZERLAND. Stop in fascinating Verona for a stroll in the old city. Cross the Swiss border and enjoy the idyllic views of Canton Ticino, then on to the breathtaking beauty of Lake Lucerne.Today’s Distance: 354 mi/ 570 km
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.Today’s Distance: 249 mi/ 400 km
DIJON–PARIS. Leave Dijon and travel on the autoroute to Paris to discover many of the best-known Parisian sites on the included guided sightseeing tour. Today’s Distance: 221 mi/ 355 km
PARIS–LONDON, ENGLAND. Relax on your Eurostar journey back to London, where your holiday ends.
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BRUSSELS Ibis Centre Gare du Midi Hotel (ST) or Ramada La Woluwe (ST)
DIJON Ibis Dijon Gare (ST) or Ibis Styles Central Dijon (ST)
FRANKFURT Mercure at Friedrichsdorf (ST) or Hotel Frankfurt Messe (F)
INNSBRUCK Alpinpark (F) or Bon Alpina (ST) or Alphotel (MF)
LUCERNE Ibis Kriens (TC) or Drei Koenige (ST)
PARIS Novotel Paris 17 (F) or Timohotel Berthier (ST) or Ibis Styles Meteor Avenue D 'Italie (ST)
VENICE AREA Poppi (ST)