European Tapestry with London
The perfect vacation for those who wish to see all major highlights of Europe. Start in Amsterdam, and enjoy a canal cruise, the only way to see the 17th-century city. In Germany, a romantic Rhine cruise to see the medieval castles, a picture stop at Heidelberg Castle, and a stop in the Black Forest, to learn all about woodcarving, have been included. Admire the Rhine Falls, the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, and the Golden Roof in Innsbruck. In Italy, a private boat ride to St. Mark’s Square in Venice, and a highlight dinner at a local restaurant; guided visits to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum in Rome; a lunch with local specialties and wine in Florence; see also the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Stay two nights on the French Riviera and enjoy a highlight visit to the artist town of St. Paul de Vence with the opportunity to try the traditional pastis. Ride the high-speed TGV train to Paris, where during your sightseeing tour a visit to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, followed by dinner with local specialties awaits. You’ll see it all! Transfer to London by Eurostar train and enjoy two nights, Host service, and guided sightseeing with a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Changing of the Guard, if held.
AMSTERDAM Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing and a canal cruise; visit a major diamond centerRHINE CRUISEHEIDELBERG Take pictures of the castleBLACK FOREST Hear about the art of woodcarvingRHINE FALLSLUCERNE Walking tour including the Lion Monument and the Chapel BridgeVADUZ Visit the capital of LiechtensteinINNSBRUCK Walk through the Old Town to the Golden RoofVENICE Private boat ride; visit St. Mark’s Square; glassblower demonstration; [LF] special dinner with wine at a local restaurantROME Guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum and Roman ForumFLORENCE Guided walking tour, visit Signoria Square; [LF] light lunch with various local winesPISAMarvel at the legendary Leaning TowerÈZEVisit a perfume factoryNICEExcursion to [LF] St. Paul de Vence and enjoy a glass of PastisNICE–PARIS By high-speed TGV train (first-class)PARISGuided sightseeing, ascend the Eiffel Tower; dinner with wine at a local restaurantPARIS-LONDONHigh-speed Eurotrain; guided sightseeingLONDON Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral and see the Changing of the Guard, if heldHeadsets throughout the tour
AMSTERDAM Novotel Amsterdam City (F)RHINELAND Renaissance (F) at KarlsruheLUCERNE Royal (F)INNSBRUCK Maximilian Stadthaus Penz (F)VENICE Plaza (F) at MestreROME Villa Pamphili (SF)TUSCANY Grand Hotel Tettuccio (F) at Montecatini or Ambasciatori (F) at FlorenceNICE Ellington (F)PARIS Pullman Paris Bercy (SF)LONDON Hilton London Metropole (SF) or The Grosvenor Victoria (SF)
Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 1 special lunch (L) with wine tasting in Florence; 6 three-course dinners (D), including special dinners in Venice and Paris
NOTE:In the rare event that the TGV train or the Eurostar train is unavailable, alternative services will be provided
Motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; canal cruise in Amsterdam; Rhine River cruise; private boat ride in Venice; high-speed TGV train (first-class); high-speed Eurostar train