Wonders of Europe (5120) - 2017 / 2016

14 Day Tour from London to Paris

Wonders of Europe
The Austrian countryside
The Austrian countryside
Lucerne, Switzerland
Visit the ancient Roman Forum
The Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland
Enjoy some time exploring the beautiful Innsbruck
Saint Peters Square in Rome
Assisi is a town in the province of Perugia, Italy
Lucerne, Switzerland at night
The Roman Forum, where Roman legions marched in triumph


Day 1Arrive in London, England

Check into your hotel. In the afternoon, you may want to start exploring the lively British capital. 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? (Breakfast)

Day 3London–Brussels, Belgium

Leave London 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 luxury coach meet you, and you’re off across Belgium to Brussels. (Breakfast)

Day 4Brussels–Luxembourg–Lucerne Area, Switzerland

Extraordinary vistas on the drive south today! Take a break in Luxembourg, capital of the world's only sovereign Grand Duchy, then drive through the wine-growing farmland of Alsace. Finally cross the border into Switzerland and approach the Swiss Alps before arriving in the Lucerne area. (Breakfast)

Day 5Lucerne Area–Liechtenstein–Innsbruck Area, Austria

This morning, take advantage of the Lucerne visit and maybe join the optional excursion to the top of one of the famous mountains. Later, head for Vaduz in the tiny but very wealthy Principality of Liechtenstein. To the east are the picture-perfect villages of Austria’s Vorarlberg and, once you’re through the Arlberg Tunnel, the scenic splendor of the Inn Valley. Overnight in the Innsbruck area, with time for a walk in the city center and to see the GOLDEN ROOF. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 6Innsbruck Area–Venice Area, Italy

Enjoy vistas of the Tyrolean Alps and the foothills of the Dolomites while crossing Brenner Pass into Italy. Reach Venice by private MOTORBOAT to view the Bridge of Sighs, Doges' Palace plus ST. MARK'S SQUARE before the visit to a GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOP. Don't miss out on the optional gondola serenade, gliding through century-old canals. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 7Venice Area–Assisi–Rome

An interesting drive southward, cutting across the Po Plains, then through the gentle Umbrian hills to Assisi, where St. Francis was born in 1182. Visit the world-famous BASILICA with its beautiful frescoes by Giotto, then head for Rome. (Breakfast)

Day 8Rome

Today's sightseeing of the “Eternal City” with a Local Guide features St. Peter's Square, and includes an inside visit of the COLOSSEUM and the ROMAN FORUM. (Breakfast)

Day 9Rome–Florence–Montecatini

Say "Arrivederci, Roma" this morning as you drive northwards through lovely Tuscan countryside to reach Florence in the afternoon. On the included walking tour with a Local Guide, discover the landmarks of this Renaissance city, like Piazza Signoria with the Loggia dei Lanzi, Palazzo Vecchio, and the breathtaking cathedral on Piazza del Duomo. Overnight in the spa town of Montecatini. (Breakfast)

Day 10Montecatini–Pisa–Èze, France–French Riviera

Stop in Pisa to see the Leaning Tower and the SQUARE OF MIRACLES. Bypassing the great port of Genoa, head northwest, getting glimpses of the Italian and French Rivieras. Visit one of the famous PERFUME FACTORIES in Èze before reaching your overnight destination on the lovely French Riviera. (Breakfast)

Day 11French Riviera–Aix-En-Provence–Lyon Area

Leave the French Riviera this morning and head inland, crossing sun-drenched Provence. Stop in Aix-en-Provence, then travel into the vineyards of the Rhône Valley. Overnight in the Lyon area. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 12Lyon Area–Beaune–Paris

Enjoy vistas of famous vineyards on the way to Beaune, famous for wines such as Chambertin and Nuits-Saint-Georges. Its Hôtel-Dieu is one of the oldest hospitals in Europe. Head for the final excitement of Paris, the most sparkling city in the world. Time to enjoy an optional cabaret show. (Breakfast)

Day 13Paris

One full day to explore the city that’s known throughout the world for its fashion, art and museums, delicious food, and joie de vivre. Included sightseeing with a local expert shows off many of the best-known Parisian sights: La Sorbonne, Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramid near the Louvre, the Invalides, and Champs Elysées. Optional excursions are also available to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles and, to celebrate the success of your tour, a French farewell dinner might be just the ticket. (Breakfast)

Day 14Paris

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)


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