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From London to Paris via Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy, discover the many wonders on this memorable European tour. History buffs will delight in seeing many of Europe’s historic sights. In Rome, visit the Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC, and the iconic Colosseum, completed in the 1st century AD. In Lucerne, see the Chapel Bridge, built in 1333 as part of the city’s fortifications and now the oldest-preserved wooden bridge in Europe. In Trier, Germany’s oldest city, a walking tour highlights the Roman remains, pleasant market squares, and Germany’s oldest Christian church. Situated on the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg is a city that has retained its historic charm and is Europe at its most quintessential. On your walking tour here, see the gothic cathedral with its spires, stained-glass windows, and fascinating astronomical clock, and wander around the magical La Petite France district, home to half-timbered houses, quaint shops, and a waterfront promenade.If you’re more interested in art and architecture, you’ll enjoy the treasures offered on this Europe tour. Visit Florence, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. A highlight of Florence is Piazza Signoria, adorned with ornate and famous statues. Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower and the delicate floating city of Venice are other architectural wonders. Of course, no traveler to Europe should miss the distinct Parisian style, and you’ll have time to explore Paris’ famous sites. Enjoy time in the French Riviera, visit a famous perfume factory in Èze, and the Provence region, known for its Mediterranean climate, vineyards, and gorgeous scenery. Stop in Aix-en-Provence, the birthplace of painter Cézanne and known for its fountains, elegant homes, and famous cafés.From the historic sights and architectural treasures to the beautiful scenery, this enriching, value-minded European tour offers something for everyone.
Individual headsetsSightseeing:Visits to Lucerne, Lugano, Venice, Assisi, Pisa, a perfume workshop in Èze, Aix-en-Provence, Beaune. Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.Guides:
Host service in London; Local Guides for city sightseeing in Trier, Strasbourg, Rome, Florence, Paris; professional Tour Director while touring
Scenic Highlights: Black Forest, Swiss Alps, Italian and French Rivieras, Burgundy Wine Country
NOTES:December 19 Departure - New Year in Paris including reveillon dinnerJanuary 2 and March 14 Departure – Complimentary Eiffel Tower Tour in Paris
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
- Palace and Park of Versailles
- Assisi, the Basilica of St. Francis
- Historic Centre of Florence
- Historic Centre of Rome
- Venice and its Lagoon
- City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications
- Piazza del Duomo Pisa
- Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City
Transportation: Private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; cross-Channel ferry; canal transfer boat in Venice