This tour lets you truly appreciate the variety Europe has to offer! Spanning Europe from London to Paris, including 21 great cities and sights of most of Western and Central Europe.
Your 17-day European vacation begins as you depart USA for London, the capital city of England.
Immediately after arrival, your London sightseeing tour starts with a panoramic drive through the Parliament and Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, and also, photo stops in front of Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. Later in the afternoon, visit the Tower of London.
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The Eurostar Train takes you from London to Brussels, the capital city of Belgium. Upon arrival, visit the Grand Place, Flamboyant City Hall, Guild Houses, and the world famous Mannenkin Pis Statue. A relaxing drive takes you to Amsterdam. An included canal cruise gives you an intimate view of the city.
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A morning visit to a diamond cutting and polishing factory to see one of a kind specially designed diamonds. Proceed to Cologne for a look at the fantastic Cathedral. Following a cruise on Rhine River, enjoy a Pork Knuckles Dinner, a delicacy of Germany. Stay overnight at Frankfurt.
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Your drive to Switzerland passes the Heidelberg Castle. Later your sightseeing tour features visits to Lake Titisee in the Black Forest Region and Rhine Falls in Switzerland. Upon arrival at Zurich, a scenic drive takes you to the famed landmarks of the city.
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A morning tour of Lucerne shows you the Lion Monument, Lake Lucerne, and the ancient Kapelbrucke Bridge. The rest of the day is free at leisure. You may shop for all things Swiss or take a cruise along Lake Lucerne. An optional excursion to Mt. Pilatus is also offered for your delight. Take a tram ride on the world’s steepest cogwheel railway up to the top of Mt. Pilatus for a fantastic bird’s eye view of the surrounding peaks.
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Drive to Vadus, the capital city of Liechtenstein, famous as a heaven for stamp collectors. Continue on to Innsbruck for a view of the ski jump of the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics and the Golden Roof of Holy Roman Emperor Maxmillian. Some free time to shop for the world famous Austrian crystal. Stay overnight in Salzburg, renowned as the birthplace of Mozart.
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A city tour of Salzburg begins at Mirabell Gardens. The world-famous gardens of Mirabell Palace were featured in "The Sound of Music" and are adorned with reflecting pools, marble statues and a natural theater. After strolling through the gardens, cross the Salzach River and enter the Old Town, which you can explore at your leisure. Perhaps visit Mozart’s birthplace, or take an optional tour to St. Gilgen and Lake Wolfgang, The Sound of Music country! Later, travel to Vienna for the evening.
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This morning, after a visit to the brilliant Schonbrun Palace, a panoramic drive takes you to some other famous landmarks: the Vienna Opera House, Ringstrasse, Parliament Building, the Hofburg and City Hall. Some free time will be given for lunch and shopping, or you may want to visit St. Stephen’s Church. Continue traveling to Graz, the second largest city of Austria.
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Proceed to Venice. Take a ferry ride to Venice. Your Venice city tour includes the St. Mark’s Basilica, Magical Piazza St. Marco, Bridge of Sighs, and the Doge’s Palace (outside). And perhaps take an optional gondola ride to see the Grand Canal.
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Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Your city tour includes the Duomo, Bronze Doors of the Baptistery, the 13C Santa Croce Church, and Signoria Square. Continue to Rome, the Eternal City in the afternoon.
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Rome is over 2700 years old, but still feels young and vital. Your first stop of the day is at the Vatican where St. Peter’s Square and St. Peter’s Basilica are located. The city orientation tour of Rome includes visits to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Constantine’s Triumphal Arch. Overnight in Lucca tonight.
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A leisurely drive along the stunning Italian Riviera takes us through Pisa to Monte Carlo Casino Beckons, Monaco. Why not try your luck there. Tonight we stay over in Nice, France.
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Nice is a prosperous city with the most popular summer vacation spots on the French Riviera. Proceed through Rhone Valley via Avignon to Lyon, one of France’s major industrial cities. Avignon is an ancient, full of history, lovely town. Since the beginning of the 14th century, Avignon underwent a wonderful development during the residence of seven popes. An orientation tour will show you around this ancient city.
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Arrive at the enchanting city of Paris in the afternoon. The rest of the day is free. Perhaps shop along the Avenue of Champs Elysees, or sit in an outdoor cafe and simply watch the world go by. Tonight, perhaps join an optional tour of the Seine River Cruise for a fantastic view of the city.
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Today’s tour includes visits to the Louvre Museum and Versailles Palace. A panoramic drive will also show you the major landmarks of the city: the Eiffel Tower, Place De La Concord, Champs Elysees, & the Arc De Triomphe.
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Transfer to the airport for your homebound flight back to the States.
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