Six Countries, Venice & Paris with Extended Stay in London (4425) - 2016 / 2015

11 Day Tour from London to London

Six Countries, Venice & Paris with Extended Stay in London
The London Eye, also known as the Millennium Wheel
The London Eye, also known as the Millennium Wheel
Watch Tower along the Romantic Road
Ride the iconic double decker bus in London
View the magnificent Gothic and Baroque architecture on the Grand Place in Brussels
Pomp-and-ceremony in London
The Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland
London’s Tower Bridge over the River Thames
Lake Lucerne
Marvel at the architecture of the infamous Big Ben in London

Vacation Overview

If you want to see Western Europe’s main highlights but don’t have a lot of time, this is the vacation for you! Visit England, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and France. Sample France’s celebrated cuisine—from fresh baguettes and pastries to fine wines. See London’s famous museums, shop at its famous stores on Bond Street and Knightsbridge, or kick back and stroll through lovely Hyde Park. Highlight of your trip include Brussel, home of the European Union, a scenic cruise on the Rhine River, Germany’s Romantic Road, a trade route during the Middle Ages. Once you cross into Austria, head south into Italy to visit the unique floating city of Venice as well as Romeo & Juliet’s Verona. Another feature of your holiday is your stay in Lucerne, one of Switzerland’s finest cities, situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Lucerne and nestled within the snowcapped Swiss Alps. Your vacation continues with an overnight in Paris and Eurostar train ride back to London for an additional overnight stay. In a shorter period of time, this affordable European vacation offers it all—historical sites, gastronomic delights, quaint towns, and scenic beauty.

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Brussels orientation drive; Rhine cruise; visits to Rothenburg, Venice, Verona, Lucerne

Scenic Highlights:
Rhineland, Romantic Road, Tyrolean Alps, Brenner Pass


Host service in London; Local Guide for city sightseeing in Paris; professional Tour Director while touring

December 31 Departure-New Years in London

Day 1Arrive in London, England

Check into your hotel. Uniformed hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.

Day 2London

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, maybe a leisurely cruise on the Thames River? (B)

Day 3London–Brussels, Belgium

Leave in the early morning and head through the lush English countryside to the Channel port, where you board your FERRY for the Continent. Here, your Tour Director and comfortable coach wait to take you to Brussels for an orientation drive and an overnight. (B)

Day 4Brussels–Rhine Cruise, Germany–Frankfurt Area

Today, journey into Germany to the shores of the mighty Rhine to enjoy the afternoon CRUISE. Then, on to the Frankfurt area for an overnight. (B,D)

Day 5Frankfurt Area–Romantic Road–Innsbruck Area, Austria

Today's highlight is undoubtedly a drive along the Romantic Road, through towns and villages protected by medieval towered gates and battlements, with squares of half-timbered houses and richly decorated fountains. Enjoy a fine example of this architecture in the center of Rothenburg before heading to the Innsbruck area for an overnight. (B,D)

Day 6Innsbruck Area–Brenner Pass–Venice Area, Italy

Journey south into Italy by way of the majestic Europa Bridge and Brenner Pass. Arrive in Venice, where the included orientation starts with a BOAT RIDE along the Giudecca Canal to Piazza San Marco. Time at leisure to soak up the magical atmosphere of this unique city. Also visit a typical Venetian GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOP. (B,D)

Day 7Venice Area–Verona–Lucerne Area, Switzerland

Stop in Verona to see Juliet's legendary balcony. Over the Swiss border, begin the climb to the St. Gotthard Tunnel and descend to the breathtaking beauty of Lake Lucerne. (B)

Day 8Lucerne Area–Dijon, France

Your visit this morning focuses on the main highlights of Lucerne. Also, there's time for an optional excursion to the Stanserhorn. In the afternoon, journey into France for an overnight in the charming town of Dijon. This evening, dine at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 9Dijon–Paris

This morning, leave Dijon and travel via the autoroute to Paris. An afternoon’s included SIGHTSEEING with a local expert shows you many of the best-known Parisian sights. (B)

Day 10Paris–London, England

Relax on your EUROSTAR journey back to London. (B)

Day 11London

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Round-trip transportation between London and the Channel ports; on the Continent, private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach; cross-Channel ferry; Rhine cruise; canal transfer boat in Venice; Eurostar train Paris-London

LONDON Novotel London West (F)
BRUSSELS Park Inn (ST) or Ramada La Woluwe (ST)
FRANKFURT AREA Mercure (ST) at Friedrichsdorf or Leonardo Royal Hotel Frankfurt (F)
INNSBRUCK AREA Bon Alpina (ST) at Igls or Alpinpark (F) or Alphotel (F)
VENICE AREA Holiday Inn (ST) at Marghera or Poppi (ST) at Mira or Antony Palace (F) at Marcon
LUCERNE AREA Drei Könige (ST) or Ibis (ST) at Kriens
DIJON Ibis Styles Dijon Central (ST)
PARIS Timhotel Berthier (ST) or Ibis La Villette (ST)
LONDON Kensington Close (ST) or Novotel London West (F)

Buffet breakfasts daily; 4 dinners, including a special dinner at a local restaurant in Dijon

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Years of Experience: 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.

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