From its exciting cities to its spectacular scenery, Europe has it all, and on this European tour, you'll see its highlights. Start in Amsterdam with sightseeing and a canal cruise and end in Paris with a guided tour and time on your own. In between, you’ll travel to Germany, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland. In Amsterdam, Rome, Florence, and Paris, local experts will bring the cities and their sights alive, including the Eiffel Tower in Paris; Piazza Signoria in Florence, renowned for its ornate and famous statues; and St. Peter’s Square in Rome, the heart of the Vatican. Other fun experiences include a visit to Rome’s Colosseum, where gladiator fights took place during the Roman Empire, and Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC; a boat ride to Venice’s St. Mark’s Square; a visit to Assisi’s Basilica, burial site of St. Francis and home to frescoes by Giotto; and a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, King Ludwig II’s fairytale castle nestled in the beautiful Bavarian Alps. It is not just the cities you’ll see on this European tour; you’ll also see some of Europe's beautiful scenery. A scenic drive along the Rhine River features quaint towns, castles from the Middle Ages, and villages lining the countryside. Take an exciting drive through the Gotthard Tunnel, which leads straight through the gorgeous Swiss Alps. Enjoy the beautiful Tuscany countryside, with its rolling hills, and a drive through France’s famous vineyards. Overnight in romantic Lake Como, regarded as one of Europe's most beautiful lakes; spend time in Lucerne, nestled between the Alps and the fjord-like lake; and stop in Interlaken, nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and surrounded by three mighty mountains. Europe’s highlights—including historic monuments, must-see attractions, and scenery—are all available on this splendid, value-minded Europe tour!
Visits to Neuschwanstein Castle, Venice, Assisi’s St. Francis Basilica, see the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Milan Duomo, Lugano, Lucerne Chapel Bridge, Interlaken, Lausanne, Beaune.Guides:
Local Guides for city sightseeing in Amsterdam, Rome, Florence, Paris; professional Tour Director while touringScenic Highlights:
Rhineland, Tyrolean Alps, Brenner Pass, Lake Como, Swiss Alps, Lake Thun, Bernese Oberland, Burgundy Wine Country
March 26 Departure-Easter in RomeDecember 20 Departure-New Year’s Eve in Paris including reveillon dinner
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
- Assisi, the Basilica of St. Francis
- Historic Centre of Florence
- 17th Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam
- Piazza del Duomo Pisa
- Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City
Private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; canal transfer boat in Venice
Good accommodations are vital to your enjoyment on tour, so we pre-screen before selecting. Hotels are as shown, although it may be necessary to substitute with an alternate hotel of equivalent standard.
AMSTERDAM NH Schiphol (F) or Best Western Plus Amedia Amsterdam Airport (F) MANNHEIM Achat Premium Neustadt Weinstrasse (F) INNSBRUCK Hotel Ramada Innsbruck Tivoli (ST) or Rumerhof (ST) VENICE Antony Palace (F) or Holiday Inn Venezia (ST) ROME Villa Maria Regina (MF) MONTECATINI Settentrionale Esplanade (F) LAKE COMO Lario Azzano Di Mezzegra (ST) LUCERNE Ibis Styles Luzerne City (ST) or Ibis Kriens (TC) LAUSANNE Novotel Bussigny Lausanne (ST) PARIS Forest Hill La Villette (ST)
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for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Cosmos).