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!
Destinations & Sightseeing
Individual headsetsSightseeing: Brussels orientation drive; Rhine cruise; visits to Rothenburg, Venice canal boat ride, Verona, Lucerne. Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable. Guides:
Local Guide for city sightseeing in Paris; professional Tour Director while touring
Scenic Highlights:Rhineland, Romantic Road, Tyrolean Alps, Brenner Pass
NOTE:December 31 Departure-New Year's in London
Transportation:Private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; cross-Channel ferry; Rhine cruise; canal transfer boat in Venice; Eurostar train Paris-London
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