If you want to see Western Europe’s main highlights but don’t have much 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 will travel to Brussels on the Eurostar train, the easiest way to connect the two European cities. Visit medieval 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; your stay in the Lucerne area, one of Switzerland’s finest cities, situated on the shores of breathtaking Lake Lucerne and nestled within the snow-capped Swiss Alps. Last, but not least, visit 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. Travel back to London on the high-speed Eurostar train and spend one additional night in London. This will allow you to maybe go out and catch up on anything you missed out at the beginning of your vacation.In a short 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 Visit LONDON-BRUSSELS by Eurostar train BRUSSELS 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:
Host service in LondonNotes:
Departure December 31 New Year’s in London
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; Eurostar train 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.
ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND. Check into your hotel. Uniformed hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.
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, we recommend our optional Taste of London excursion with dinner, followed by a guided illumination cruise on the Thames River.
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 an included 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, on a boat ride along the Giudecca Canal to Piazza San Marco you’ll admire the palazzos (palaces) 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. The focus of today’s visit is the Old Town of Lucerne. After that, time for an optional excursion to Mount Stanserhorn and then, 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.Today’s Distance: 305 mi/ 492 km
LONDON. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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Escorting tours for more than 10 years
"I've lived in several countries, so it's my pleasure to introduce you to "My Europe." You'll become familiar with the diversity of breathtaking scenery, as well as the fascinating culture, history, architecture, and cuisine. It's my aim to provide you an enjoyable, informative, hassle-free, memorable, and satisfying travel experience."
Escorting tours for more than 5 years
"It would delight me to show you France - the most visited country in the world. This is a place of enormous variety in its history, natural beauty, and the magic of Paris! Add to this the fantastic food, wonderful wines, and musical language and you'll truly fall in love with the country and its people!"