Scenic Norway

Gorgeous fjords, breathtaking mountains, serene lakes, gleaming glaciers, and thundering waterfalls are yours to discover on this Scenic Norway escorted tour. You’ll experience Norway’s exciting cities and spectacular scenery you’ve only imagined until now.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive In Oslo, Norway

Welcome to Oslo! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Hotel: Radisson Blu Scandinavia, 2 nights

Day 2: Oslo

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theater, considered the home for Ibsen’s plays; the unique Storting building, seat of Parliament; and the Royal Palace, residence of Norwegian monarchs since 1849. Stroll through magnificent Frogner Park with Gustav Vigeland’s extraordinary sculptures; and visit the City Hall, where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held each year. Afterwards, an optional excursion is available to see relics of Norway’s glorious seafaring past—including 1,000-year-old Viking ships!

Day 3: Oslo–Heddal – Vemork – Telemark

Start your tour of the land of fjords, lakes, mountains, thundering waterfalls, and gleaming glaciers with a visit of Heddal Stave Church, the largest of the country’s remaining medieval wooden churches. Follow the narrow Rjukan Valley via Lake Tinnsjø, where saboteurs sank a ferry loaded with heavy water, dashing Nazi hopes of winning the race for the atomic bomb. Next is Vemork, scene of the daring sabotage action celebrated in The Heroes of Telemark and recently registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn all about the dramatic events of 1943 from your Local Guide, and gain an insight into the technology of hydroelectric power generation, one of the pillars of Norway’s economy. Arrive in rustic, unspoiled Telemark.

Hotel: Rauland Hogfjellshotell at Rauland

Day 4: Telemark–Låtefoss–Bergen

Enjoy scenic delights: the wild Hardangervidda mountain plateau, where Fridtjof Nansen prepared for his polar expeditions, and the thundering Låtefoss twin-waterfall. Then, drive through the orchards along Sørfjord, whose tranquil splendor inspired Grieg’s Morning Mood, and cross Hardangerfjord by Ferry. Meet the family that has owned the Steinstø Fruit Farm for eight generations and hear all about their history, while you taste home-made apple juice and cider. Continue to Bergen, known for its associations with the Hanseatic League.

Hotel: Scandic Ørnen

Day 5: Bergen – Voss – Stalheim

Time this morning to explore the narrow lanes of ancient Bryggen on your own and discover the colorful Bergen fish market. Later, travel via the popular lakeside resort of Voss to Stalheim. Why not join an exciting optional Flåm train ride?

Hotel: Stalheim

Day 6: Stalheim – Sognefjord – Fjaerland – Loen

This morning, enjoy a Cruise on spectacular Sognefjord and Nærøyfjord. Next, visit Fjaerland’s excellent Norwegian Glacier Museum and watch a thrilling 5-screen film. Then see Bøyabreen, one of the branches that radiate from Jostedal Glacier into the surrounding valleys, and enjoy the rugged mountain scenery as you approach the tunnel underneath Europe’s mainland largest glacier. After pristine Lake Jølster and the Våtedalen Valley, follow the shoreline of the innermost branch of Nordfjord and arrive in peaceful Loen.

Hotel: Alexandra, 2 nights

Day 7: Loen

Prepare for Norway’s latest spectacular tourism project: the Loen Skylift, a cable car that brings you from the fjord to the top of Mount Hoven (over 3,300 feet high) in just minutes. Time to enjoy the breathtaking views of Lake Lovatnet, Mount Skåla, Jostedal Glacier, and the Nordfjord, or follow one of the hiking trails on your own. Balance of the day at leisure.

Day 8: Loen – Geirangerfjord – Dalsnibba – Lom – Lillehammer

Head north via Lake Hornindal to Hellesylt to embark for a leisurely Cruise on Geirangerfjord past the famous Seven Sisters cascade. Then, climb above the tree line to 5,000 feet for panoramic views from the Geiranger Skywalk, Mount Dalsnibba’s new platform above the fjord. Continue to Lom and take pictures of its lonely stave church. Drive through the wide Gudbrandsdal Valley, the lush dairy and timber land of Ibsen’s drama, Peer Gynt. Arrive in Lillehammer, proud host of the 1994 Winter Olympics.

Hotel: Scandic Lillehammer

Day 9: Lillehammer – Eidsvoll – Oslo

Start your day with a picture stop at the Olympic ski jump, followed by a guided walking tour of the unique Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, an encounter with Norway’s culture and history and a fascinating collection of houses and farmyards. Enjoy a comfortable drive along lovely Lake Mjøsa to Eidsvoll, where the country’s democratic constitution was signed in 1814, before returning to Oslo. Tonight, celebrate the success of your journey with a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Scandic Victoria

Day 10: Oslo

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 03, 10, 17, 24, 31$4,119.00$4,970.00
June: 07, 14$4,119.00$4,119.00
June: 21, 28$4,259.00$5,110.00
July: 05, 12 $4,139.00$4,119.00
July: 19, 26$4,199.00$5,050.00
August: 02, 09$4,139.00$4,119.00
August: 16, 23$4,209.00$5,060.00
August: 30$4,089.00$4,940.00
September: 06$4,089.00$4,940.00
September: 03, 20$4,049.00$4,900.00
September: 27$3,979.00$4,830.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach, cruises
Ferry:Ferry Ticket: Hardangerfjord
Accommodation: 9 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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The Magic of Poland

The Magic of Poland tour is an introductory tour of the historically rich state of Poland. In 7 days we cover the main and major attractions of Poland lying between Warsaw and Krakow. Our visits include various sites in an and around the capital city of Warsaw, the hill resort of Zakopane and Wawel. At Krakow we also visit Auschwitz, Krakow city tour and the Wieliczka Salt Mines.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Warsaw

Upon arrival in Warsaw please make your own way to your hotel. In the evening, meet your fellow tour members for a drive along the Royal Route, a short walk through the Old Town and dinner at a local restaurant including typical Polish dishes and famous Polish vodka ‘Zubrowka’.

Hotel: Novotel Centrum, 2 nights

Day 2: Warsaw

A half-day sightseeing tour includes highlights such as the Old Town, beautifully rebuilt after WWII, the impressive Royal Castle, seat of Polish kings, and the former Warsaw Ghetto. In the late afternoon, enjoy a Chopin concert, performed by a pianist in a two-part recital.

Day 3: Warsaw – Czestochowa – Zakopane

Your journey continues south to Zakopane. En-route, you will visit Yasna Gora Monastery in Czestochowa, home to the famous Black Madonna. On arrival, check-in at your hotel and start your discovery of Zakopane, nestled at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, a popular winter and summer resort.

Hotel: Mercure Kasprowy

Day 4: Zakopane – Krakow

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of this picturesque town, renowned for its many beautiful wooden churches and chapels, and take a cable car up Gubalowka Mountain for spectacular views of the High Tatra Mountains. Enroute to Krakow, enjoy a leisurely boat trip along the scenic Dunajec River.

Hotel: Novotel Krakow City West

Day 5 Krakow – Auschwitz – Krakow

Krakow, the ancient capital of Poland, is a royal city located on the Vistula River. Visit the Royal Castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill and the Old Town with its Market Square. In the afternoon, drive to Auschwitz to visit the Martyrdom Museum of the former Nazi concentration camp, the infamous factory of death.

Day 6 Krakow –  Wieliczka – Krakow

The morning is at leisure. This afternoon drive to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, an unforgettable tourist attraction with underground chambers, grottoes, and chapels carved from salt. Dinner with a folklore show will be served at a local restaurant in Wieliczka before returning to Krakow.

Day 7: Depart Krakow 

Your Magic of Poland tour concludes after breakfast.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 11$1,670.00$2,080.00
June: 01, 15$1,670.00$2,080.00
July: 06, 20$1,670.00$2,080.00
August: 10, 24$1,670.00$2,080.00
September: 07, 21$1,670.00$2,080.00
October: 05$1,670.00$2,080.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport: Transport by air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 6 nights accommodation
Guide: Services of an English speaking Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Tuscan Villages

Welcome to Tuscan Villages, a journey boasting Tuscany’s most amazing towns, villages, iconic landscapes and traditions that have profoundly influenced world culture, art, gastronomy and history through a lifestyle that blends passion with simplicity. Across 11 sensational days, explore the length and breadth of Tuscany and marvel at its beautiful winding roads and fortified hilltop towns; meander the cobbled streets of secluded villages; visit castles; and discover unforgettable tastings in Italy’s most renowned wine region.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Florence

Welcome to Florence, the heart of Tuscany and the perfect starting point for your Tuscan experience. Transfer to your hotel and relax in readiness for tomorrow’s departure. If not partaking in our pre-tour Florence city break, we suggest a visit to Florence Cathedral, Accademia or Uffizi Galleries or simply stroll the streets and take advantage of Florence’s famous leather markets.

Hotel: Baglioni Grand Hotel or similar

Day 2: Florence – Pisa – Barga – Lucca

Depart for enchanting Pisa to view the Leaning Tower and the Piazza del Duomo, before enjoying lunch at an olive oil producing estate, paired with a tasting and workshop visit. In the afternoon, venture into Tuscany’s Garfagnana region, characterised by is mountainous and densely wooded terrain adjacent to the Northern Apennines. Visit the picturesque town of Barga, awarded an ‘orange flag’ as one the Best Villages of Italy. Afterward, check into your wonderful hotel within the protected walls of Lucca.

Hotel: Hotel Alla Corte degli Angeli or similar, 2 nights

Day 3: Lucca

Enjoy a morning guided tour of Lucca, famous for its historic centre, medieval towers and best preserved ramparts in Italy. In the afternoon, embrace the opportunity to get lost in the town’s maze of streets, people watch in its famous Piazzas such as Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, Verdi, Napoleone and San Michele or wander along its ancient walls that now serve as a popular pedestrian promenade.

Day: 4 Lucca – Volterra – Monteriggioni – Chianti retreat

Visit the ancient Tuscan village of Volterra and enjoy a guided tour.An important Etruscan city, Volterra features beautiful winding cobbled streets and artisan craftsmanship, particularly alabaster carvings. The walled mountaintop town’s history dates to before the 7th century BC and contains structures from the Etruscan, Roman and Medieval periods. Afterward, have time to stroll around and enjoy an independent lunch before continuing to the unique medieval walled town of Monteriggioni. Afterward, venture into Chianti to your amazing rural retreat.

Hotel: Castel Monastero Resort & Spa or similar, 3 nights

Day 5: Chianti retreat – Greve in Chianti – Castello di Brolio – Chianti retreat

B, LCommence your Chianti experience with a visit to Greve in Chianti that was settled well before the Etruscans. The town is one of the main towns in Chianti and is known for its triangular shaped main piazza and Franciscan monastery. Continue for a scrumptious lunch and tasting on a picturesque Chianti winery before returning to your hotel via a short visit to the gardens of Castello di Brolio.

Day 6: Chianti retreat – Radda in Chianti – Gaiole in Chianti – Castellina in Chianti – Chianti retreat

Enjoy the pleasure of a late morning start before visiting the delightful medieval town of Radda in Chianti. Located up on a hill and blessed with panoramic views, enjoy time to wander around and have an independent lunch before continuing to nearby Castello di Meleto for a castle tour and wine tasting on grounds surrounded by vines. Afterward, enjoy dinner in a local restaurant in the endearing Castellina in Chianti.

Day 7: Siena – San Gimignano – Monteriggioni – Siena

Bthe Museo Civico and Palazzo del Popolo. Enjoy time to explore the town at your leisure including perhaps, climbing the stairs of one of the towers for a fantastic view. In the early afternoon, depart for Siena, with its maze of narrow streets and alleys converging onto one of Europe’s most famous squares, the Piazza del Campo.

Hotel: Grand Hotel Continental or similar, 2 nights

Day 8: Siena

BThis morning, enjoy a privately guided walking tour of Siena’s historic centre, declared a World Heritage Site for its preserved gothic appearance dating from the 12th to 15th century. The tour includes an explanation of Siena’s Contrade or family districts that have existed since the Middle Ages, as well as visits to Siena Cathedral and Piazza del Campo, that hosts the twice yearly Palio horse race. The afternoon is at leisure to wander the cobbled streets of this amazing town.

Day 9: Siena – Pienza – Montalcino

Travel into the inspiring and amazing Val d’Orcia, a region of Tuscany characterised by gentle cultivated hills, gullies and picturesque villages that have inspired painters through the ages and which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural landscape. Visit Pienza, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterward, continue to the world’s most enchanting wine region for lunch and wine tasting at a renowned vineyard. Finish with a brief visit to the town of Montalcino and nearby Abbey of Sant’Antimo before checking into your wonderful retreat.

Hotel: Castel Porrona Relais or similar, 2 nights

Day 10: Montalcino – Pitigliano – Sorano – Montalcino

BVisit two of Italy’s most picturesque villages Pitigliano and Sorano, in the south of Tuscany close to the border with Lazio. Both towns are built into ‘tuff’ bedrock that formed into steep hills from volcanic ash. Enjoy time to stroll both towns before returning to your hotel.

Day 11: Tuscan retreat – Florence

If not continuing with us in Florence, Cinque Terre or to the Amalfi Coast, return to Florence airport, train station for your ongoing journey.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 25$6,990.00$9,990.00
June: 17$6,990.00$9,990.00
July: 05$6,990.00$9,990.00
August: 02$6,590.00$9,590.00
August: 30$6,990.00$9,990.00
October: 07$6,590.00$9,590.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
Transport: Airport Transfers & Deluxe VIP transport
Accommodation: 10 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Tour Leader
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
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Sardinia & Corsica

The two gems of the Mediterranean, both Sardinia & Corsica offer astounding geographical diversity and a rich history. With some of the most seductive beaches, surrounded by an emerald sea, this region is an outdoor lover’s playground. Become immersed in two striking cultures over 14 days on our Regional Discovery.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Cagliari

Welcome to Cagliari, Sardinia’s capital. Cagliari, located on the Bay of Angels, is an ancient fortified city that has seen the rule of civilisations for over 5000 years. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy a late afternoon walking tour of the historic medieval Castello with its ancient fortifications, 14th century towers and town hall. Visit Piazza Palazzo, The Cathedral of Santa Maria, The Bastion of St Remy, Royal Palace and the bustling marina quarter with its tangled streets, bars and restaurants.

Hotel: Palazzo Dessy Guesthouse or Hotel Villa Fanny or similar, 2 nights

Day 2: Cagliari – Nora – Pula – Chia – Cagliari

Visit Nora, the oldest village in Sardinia, for Carthaginian and Roman archaeological ruins dating to the 8th century BC. Afterward, enjoy leisure time in Pula and at Chia’s pristine series of bays with its pale apricot sand lapped by turquoise waters.

Day 3: Cagliari – Su Naraxi di Barumini – Tharros – Orgosolo

Enjoy a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Su Naraxi di Barumini. The defensive structures date to 2000BC and consist of circular towers of truncated cones built of stone. Continue to the Sinis Peninsula and the ancient settlement of Tharros before arriving at your mountainous retreat near the artistic village of Orgosolo. The town is located adjacent to the neighbouring blue zone of ‘Ogliastra’ where life longevity is famed.

Hotel: – Hotel Su Gologone or similar, 2 nights

Day: 4 Orgosolo – Mamoiada – Bosa – Orgosolo

Visit Orgosolo, famous for its murals depicting political struggles and international issues. Browse the murals and visit craft stores including carnival masks from the neighbouring village of Mamoiada, before enjoying a lunch and tasting at a fabulous winery. In the afternoon, visit the ancient hamlet of Bosa with its colourful hillside houses and one of Italy’s most beautiful bridges, the Ponte Vecchio of Bosa.

Day 5: Orgosolo – Alghero – Castelsardo – Costa Smeralda

Enjoy a guided tour of the medieval fortified town of Alghero. Known as ‘Little Barcelona’ for its Catalan influence, the town boasts a striking Gothic-style historic centre with the Church of St Francis and Santa Maria Cathedral. Stroll the narrow lanes, walk the old town walls and take a boat to Neptune’s Grotto. Continue to the Necropolis of Anghelu Ruju dating to 3000BC and Castelsardo, considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.

Hotel: Cervo Hotel Costa Smeralda or L’Ea Bianca Hotel  Hotel Abi d’Oru or Petra Segreta Resort & Spa or similar, 2 nights

Day 6: Costa Smeralda – Maddalena Archipelago – Costa Smeralda

Enjoy a full day excursion by boat from Palau to the Maddalena Archipelago consisting of 7 major islands featuring beautiful clear waters, wind-blown granite coastlines and significant wildlife.

Day 7: Costa Smeralda – Arzachena – Bonifacio – Porto-Vecchio

Visit the archaeological sites of Arzachena, dating to 2000BC including the Nuraghe La Prisgiona, a megalithic fortress, and the Giant Tombs of Coddo Vecchiu. Afterward, transfer to the pier for your ferry ride to Corsica, a French Island basking in the Italian sun! Enjoy the afternoon to explore the fortress town of Bonifacio, one of the most spectacular towns of the Mediterranean. The citadel walls and ancient houses rise out of sheer cliffs. Afterward, transfer to your beachside retreat in Porto-Vecchio.

Hotel: La Plage Casadelmar or Hotel Casadelmar or Grand Hotel de Cala Rossa or Domain de Murtoli (Sartène), or Hotel Le Pinarello or Hotel Genovese or similar, 2 nights

Day 8: Porto-Vecchio

Enjoy the day to relax in your amazing property and visit the old town with its maze of streets, piazza’s and 16th century fortifications overlooking the bustling marina.

Day 9: Porto-Vecchio – Sartène – Filitosa – Ajaccio

Visit Sartène, a medieval hilltop town with narrow alleyways surmounted by arches and vaults. The surrounding region boasts some of the best wines in Corsica. Enjoy lunch and wine tasting at a local winery before a quick stop to observe the ruins of Filitosa. Accessible through an ancient olive grove, the site features stone carvings from 3300BC. Continue to Ajaccio, the capital of Corsica and the birthplace of Napoléon Bonaparte.

Hotel: Hotel Le Week End or Hotel Les Mouettes or Hotel Dolce Vita or similar, 2 nights

Day 10: Ajaccio

Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour including the old town, Place de Gaulle, Cours Napoléon, Maison Bonaparte and the Citadel. In the afternoon, take a relaxing boat cruise around the stunning islands that make up the panoramic Route des Sanguinaires.

Day 11: Ajaccio – Porto – Calvi

Continue north to the charming town of Porto and the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Gulf of Porto with its dramatic sculptured red rock and sweeping bays. The pinnacles and ravines of the red granite Calanches soar out of the beautiful blue seas. Explore by foot or by boat before continuing to Calvi.Hotel: Hotel La Villa or similar, 2 nights

Day 12: Calvi – Lumio – Sant’Antonino – Pigna – L’Île-Rousse – Calvi

Enjoy the day visiting the beautiful villages of La Balagne. Follow the Artisan’s route (Strada di l’Artigiani) along cobbled streets to uncover artists and craftsmen, producing everything from honey and jams to jewellery, basket weaving, essential oils and more. Visit Lumio, Sant’Antonino, Pigna and L’Île-Rousse.

Day 13: Calvi – Saint-Florent – Saleccia – Oletta

Continue to the wild Désert des Agriates, an area of arid landscape and savage beauty. Tucked away between mountains and the sea, Saint-Florent is an elegant town of cobbled streets, pink plastered houses, cafes, boutiques and a marina’s edge lined with bars and restaurants. Here, travel by boat to discover the inaccessible beaches of Saleccia and Loto. Bearing picture-postcard scenery. Afterward, delve into the attractive countryside of Conca d’Oro to your magnificent rural retreat in Oletta.

Hotel: U Palazzu Serenu or similar

Day 14: Oletta – Bastia

Spend the morning exploring panoramic Oletta with its workshops and cellars of local artisans. Continue to Bastia for your onward journey or extend your discovery into Cap Corse, a maquis covered peninsula of exceptional beauty and unspoilt coastline.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Cagliari:From $10,500.00On Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches
Transport: Airport Transfers & Deluxe VIP transport
Accommodation: 13 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Tour Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
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Piedmont: Food, Wine & Truffles

Satisfy your culinary cravings with delicious truffle infused cuisine, paired with the finest Barolo and Barbaresco wines in an idyllic setting, amidst rolling plains, mountainous green hills and the Alps. This is Piedmont, which boasts one of Italy’s finest winegrowing regions, contains the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Langhe area, produces the world-famous Alba white truffle and is at the centre of the Slow Food movement. Throughout this culinary discovery, partake in a local wine appreciation lesson from a master sommelier; experience the thrill of a truffle hunt; visit an aged cheese producer; shop at a local market and partake in a cooking class; visit the picturesque towns of Alba and Barolo; relax in two magnificent rural retreats; and indulge in food, wine and truffles at wineries and a Michelin star restaurant.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Milan

Welcome to Milan for the upcoming regional discovery of nearby Piedmont. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy the day at leisure in readiness for tomorrow’s departure.

Hotel: Townhouse Galleria  or similar

Day 2: Milan – Costiglione d’Asti – Benevello retreat

After breakfast, depart for Piedmont, Italy’s picturesque region of mountains and valleys, overrun with vineyards, castles and incredible cuisine. Our regional discovery begins with a thrilling truffle hunt with hunting dog on a family property that has been passed down through generations. Unlock the mystery and allure of the truffle and enjoy the find with a light lunch, paired with local sparkling Asti wine. Afterward, continue through Langhe, a UNESCO World Heritage listed area to check into an amazing rural retreat. Freshen up and relax before embarking on a late afternoon wine appreciation masterclass and tasting with a sommelier. Once the seat of the Savoy Empire, Piedmont is known for Barolo and Barbaresco, the wine of kings and queens made from the Nebbiolo grape, that are among the most coveted wines in the world. The evening is yours to relax at this rural paradise.

Hotel: Relais Villa d’Amelia or similar, 2 nights

Day 3: Benevello retreat – Bra – Barolo – Benevello retreat

Visit a family cheese business established in Bra in the 1920’s and learn the secret of aging to reflect the tradition of the territory. Enjoy a cheese sampling before venturing into Barolo for a tasting and lunch on a winery overlooking the vines. In the afternoon, enjoy time to explore the town of Barolo, the namesake city for the ‘king of wines and the wine of kings’, before returning to the hotel to relax and freshen up before a magnificent 3-course dinner and pairing in Chef Damiano Nigro’s one star Michelin restaurant.

Day 4: Benevello retreat – Alba – Barbaresco – Gavi retreat

Enjoy a guided tour of Alba, considered the capital of Langhe and formerly known as the city with a hundred towers. The town features the Romanesque Alba Cathedral, dating to the 12th century, and is home to the world-renowned Ferrero confectionery company. Afterward, enjoy time for self-discovery and independent lunch which may include the famed 3 star Michelin restaurant, Piazza Duomo. In the afternoon, venture to a Barbaresco winery for a tasting and an incredible view of the Barbaresco Cru hills, before continuing to Gavi to check into another amazing retreat. In the evening, visit the properties impressive cellar before enjoying a degustation dinner in its fantastic restaurant.

Hotel: Villa Sparina or similar, 2 nights

Day 5: Gavi retreat

Visit the market to source your fresh ingredients for a special cooking class and learn the culinary secrets of select local dishes. Afterward, enjoy the fruits of your labour with a celebratory closing tour lunch. The afternoon is yours to relax at the hotel or perhaps walk or cycle to nearby wineries.

Day 6: Gavi retreat – Milan

After breakfast, return to Milan where your tour ends.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 25$3,990.00$5,990.00
May: 20$4,390.00$6,390.00
June: 04, 30$4,390.00$6,390.00
July: 28$3,990.00$5,990.00
August: 25$4,390.00$6,390.00
September: 15$4,390.00$6,390.00
October: 02$4,390.00$6,390.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Deluxe VIP transport
Accommodation: 5 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Tour Leader
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
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Seven Countries, Venice & Paris

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.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive In London, England

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

Hotel: Novotel London West, 2 nights

Day 2: London  

A full day to savour 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, how about a leisurely cruise on the Thames River?

Day 3: London – Brussels, Belgium

Transfer to the railway station and board the Eurostar Train to Brussels. Here, your Tour Director and comfortable coach wait to take you for an orientation drive.

Hotel: Ramada La Woluwe or Ibis St. Catherine

Day 4: Brussels – Rhine Cruise, Germany –  Frankfurt Area

Journey into Germany to the shores of the mighty Rhine to enjoy a scenic Cruise. Then, on to the Frankfurt area for an overnight.

Hotel:  Mercure at Friedrichsdorf or Qgreenhotel by Melia

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

Today’s highlight is a drive along the Romantic Road, through towns and villages with medieval towered gates and battlements, squares of half-timbered houses, and richly decorated fountains. Spend some time in the centre of Rothenburg before heading to the Innsbruck area for an overnight.

Hotel: Npm Alpina at Igis or Alpinpark or Alphotel

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

Take in the breathtaking scenery of the Alps while crossing the Europa Bridge and Brenner Pass. Arrive in Venice, where a Boat Ride along the Giudecca Canal to Piazza San Marco allows you to admire the palazzos and maze of streets. Time at leisure to soak up the magical atmosphere of this unique city. At a Glassblowing Workshop, experience this Venetian art.

Hotel: Poppi at Mira or Antony Palace at Mira

Day 7: Venice Area – Verona – Lucerne Area, Switzerland

Stop in fascinating Verona and see Juliet’s legendary balcony. Cross the Swiss border and enjoy the idyllic views of Canton Ticino, then descend to the breathtaking beauty of Lake Lucerne.

Hotel: Ibis at Kriens or Drei Konige

Day 8: Lucerne Area – Dijon, France

Your visit this morning focuses on the Old Town in the heart of Lucerne. Also, there’s time for an optional excursion to Mount Stanserhorn. In the afternoon, journey into France for an overnight in the charming town of Dijon.

Hotel: Ibis Styles Central

Day 9: Dijon – Paris

Leave Dijon and travel on the autoroute to Paris, where included sightseeing with a local expert shows you many of the best-known Parisian sites.

Hotel: Timhotel Berthier or Courtyard Arcueil

Day 10: Depart Paris

Au revoir – your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 14$2,109.00$2,732.00
February: 16$2,169.00$2,792.00
March: 02, 16, 23$2,269.00$2,892.00
March: 30$2,459.00$3,082.00
April: 06, 13, 20, 27$2,459.00$3,082.00
May: 04, 11, 18, 25, 31$2,509.00$3,132.00
June: 01, 08, 14, 15, 22$2,509.00$3,132.00
June: 28, 29$2,419.00$3,042.00
July: 06, 12, 13, 20, 26, 27$2,419.00$3,042.00
August: 03$2,419.00$3,042.00
August: 10, 17, 24, 31$2,399.00$3,022.00
September: 07, 14, 21$2,539.00$3,162.00
September: 28$2,399.00$3,022.00
October: 05, 12, 19, 26$2,399.00$3,022.00
November: 02, 09, 16$2,399.00$3,022.00
November: 23, 30$2,189.00$2,812.00
December: 31$2,109.00$2,723.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Transport:Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring
Rail:EuroStar Rail Ticket: London / Paris
Accommodation: 9 nights accommodation
Guide:An expert Tour Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Imperial Heritage

Join us for on a Imperial Heritage royal adventure through the historic sites of Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany! This affordable tour of Europe takes you to some of the continent’s most legendary sites, including a Danube River cruise through Austria’s stunning Wachau Valley. Begin in Budapest—called the “Pearl of the Danube.” Explore the Hungarian capital with its treasure trove of architectural wonders with a guided city tour. You’ll travel through Slovakia, stopping in Old Town Bratislava, on your way to Austria. You’ll spend two glorious days in Vienna, the “City of Music”—with guided sightseeing of its enchanting city center with its iconic sites. You’ll board your boat in Krems for a river cruise along the Danube’s Wachau Valley to Salzburg. Enjoy an orientation in Salzburg, the exquisite city of Mozart’s birth.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive In Budapest, Hungary

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Hotel: Mercure Buda, 2 nights

Day 2: Budapest

Budapest is a treasure trove of architectural wonders, from Gothic to Baroque, Neoclassical and Art Nouveau, but also full of history, a food capital and surprisingly rich in thermal waters. Discover all of this and more during the guided city tour afternoon, maybe join one of our enriching optional excursions—just ask your Tour Director for assistance.

Day 3: Budapest – Bratislava, Slovakia – Vienna, Austria

Journey northwest and cross the border into neighboring Slovakia. Stop in Bratislava, its intriguing capital on the banks of the Danube, to explore the medieval Old Town. Continue west and enter Austria, arriving in magical Vienna.

Hotel: NH Belvedere or Fourside Centre, 3 nights

Days 4 & 5: Vienna

Enjoy two whole days in one of Europe’s best known and most beloved capitals. Join the included city sightseeing tour for a great introduction to the major sights: the State Opera, Parliament, the ornate Rathaus (Town Hall), and views of the Hofburg Imperial Palace from Heroes’ Square. You’ll have plenty time to discover Vienna on your own or choose from our wonderful selection of optional excursions.

Day 6: Vienna – Danube River Cruise – Salzburg

From Krems, situated along the banks of the Danube and surrounded by hills and vineyards, marvel at the stunning scenery as you embark your ship for a delightful Danube River Cruise through the legendary Wachau Valley to Spitz. You might enjoy an optional excursion to visit the magnificent Benedictine Melk Abbey. Upon arrival in Salzburg, see some of the highlights of the historical center, including the Domplatz, the Festival Hall with the former Horse Trough, and, of course, the charming Getreidegasse, where Mozart was born!

Hotel: Austria Trend Salzburg West, 2 nights

Day 7: Salzburg

Today is free to do as you please! Whether you’re interested in food, music, or history, your Tour Director can help you arrange independent activities or join one of our exciting optional excursions.

Day 8: Salzburg – Neuschwanstein, Germany – Munich

Depart Salzburg and travel into the heart of the Bavarian Alps for a guided visit of the world’s most famous fairytale castle: King Ludwig II’s incomparable Neuschwanstein, inspiration behind Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle. Wander through the lavish apartments and staterooms, and hear the legends about what drove King Ludwig “mad.” Afterward, continue to Munich, Germany’s “Secret Capital,” where you’ll spend two nights.

Hotel: Ibis City Arnulfpark, 2 nights

Day 9: Munich

Join the city orientation that includes Marienplatz, the beautiful main square. You might like to do some souvenir shopping, watch the mesmerizing Glockenspiel performance atop the new Town Hall, or relax at one of the many Beergardens to sample Germany’s famous beer!

Day 10: Depart Munich

Your Imperial Heritage tour ends with breakfast this morning.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 26$1,959.00$2,683.00
May: 03$2,049.00$2,773.00
May: 10, 24, 31$2,189.00$2,913.00
June: 07$2,189.00$2,913.00
June: 21$2,279.00$3,190.00
July: 12$2,049.00$2,773.00
July: 26$2,149.00$2,873.00
August: 09, 23, 30$2,049.00$2,773.00
September: 06$2,189.00$2,913.00
September: 13, 20, 27$2,399.00$3,310.00
October: 04$2,049.00$2,773.00
November: 29$2,049.00$2,773.00
December: 06$2,049.00$2,773.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Transport:First-class, air-conditioned motorcoach
Accommodation: 9 nights accommodation
Guide:Professional Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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From St. Paul’s to St. Peter’s

Begin your vacation in London with two overnights and leisure time to make your own discoveries in this lively city. Then, cross the English Channel by Eurostar train to Paris. Your 2-night stay here includes guided sightseeing that highlights the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and the Eiffel Tower. Then, enjoy time to explore the French capital at your own pace. Head southeast through Burgundy to picture-perfect Lucerne in Switzerland. Visit Lugano in the Italian-speaking Swiss canton of Ticino before crossing into Italy. Stop in Verona to see Juliet’s balcony, and in beautiful Venice, enjoy a canal boat ride to St. Mark’s Square and free time to maybe try an optional romantic gondola ride. In Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance,” enjoy a guided walking tour that introduces you to Santa Croce, Signoria Square, Palazzo Vecchio, and more. Admire the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa before spending two nights in the “Eternal City” of Rome, with guided sightseeing that highlights St. Peter’s Square, the Roman Forum, and the mighty Colosseum.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive 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.

Hotel: Holiday Inn London – Kensington High Street or Novotel London West, 2 nights

Day 2: London

A full day to savour 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, how about a leisurely cruise on the Thames River?

Day 3: London – Paris, France

Board the Eurostar Train to Paris. Here, you’ll be met by your Tour Director and luxury coach. Spend two nights in Paris.

Hotel: Courtyard Arcueil or Forest Hill La Villette, 2 nights

Day 4: Paris

Paris is a world-class city with more familiar landmarks than almost any other city in the world. This morning, see these sites during the included city tour with a Local Guide. This evening, why not join an optional Parisian dinner?

Day 5: Paris – Lucerne Area, Switzerland

Fascinating, ever-changing scenery greets you today. Enjoy views of Fontainebleau Forest, the wine-growing area of Burgundy, prosperous farms, and tidy, half-timbered villages as you head through the alpine heart of Switzerland to the picture-book Lucerne area.

Hotel: Ibis Styles or Ibis at Kriens, 2 nights

Day 6: Lucerne Area

One of Switzerland’s finest cities, Lucerne is nestled amid its snowcapped Alps, surrounded by its lake, and graced by the clear mountain waters of the Reuss River. The orientation includes the Lion Monument, erected in memory of the 800 Swiss Guards who defended Louis XVI and his wife. Also admire the famous wooden Chapel Bridge with its splendid frescoes. A selection of optional activities completes the day: a cable-car ride to the 3048-metre (10,000-foot) summit of Mount Titlis; a cruise on the fjord-like lake; and, of course, time to shop for an authentic Swiss watch.

Day 7: Lucerne Area – Verona, Italy – Venice Area

More wonderful alpine scenery awaits as you drive into the mountain ranges that surround the massive St. Gotthard Pass. Once through its great tunnel, start your scenic descent into the warmer and sunnier ambiance of Canton Ticino, then cross into Italy and drive through the Lombardy plains to Romeo and Juliet’s Verona, known as “Little Rome” for its splendid amphitheater still standing in its former glory. Overnight in the Venice area.

Hotel: Poppi at Mira, 2 nights

Day 8: Venice Area

Venice is more like a marvellous film set than a real-life city, with criss-crossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and busy little piazzas. The orientation starts with a Boat Ride to St. Mark’s Square and is followed by a chance to watch Venetian Glassblowers fashion their delicate objects as they did centuries ago. Don’t miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you.

Day 9: Venice Area – Florence – Montecatini

Travel south across the Apennines into the gentle and hilly countryside of Tuscany. Enjoy a guided walk through Florence to discover its Renaissance treasures, then continue to Montecatini for an overnight.

Hotel: Settentrionale Esplanade or Grand Hotel du Park et Regina

Day 10: Montecatini – Pisa – Rome

This morning, stop in Pisa to see the famed Square Of Miracles and to view the Leaning Tower. Then, journey south to Rome. Tonight, consider an optional evening drive through the city-a floodlit spectacular of shimmering fountains, magnificent churches, and piazzas – followed by dinner.

Hotel: Park Hotel Del Massimi, 2 nights

Day 11: Rome

Rome, the “Eternal City,” is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with St. Peter’s Square and Basilica. Other highlights are the iconic Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre ever built; the Roman Forum; Piazza Venezia, and Campidoglio. An optional visit is available to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo’s impressive fresco of The Last Judgment.

Day 12: Depart Rome

Arrivederci, Roma – your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
March: 29$2,859.00$3,726.00
April: 12$2,949.00$3,726.00
April: 26$3,029.00$3,806.00
May: 10, 24, 31$3,139.00$3,916.00
June: 07, 14, 21, 22$3,139.00$3,916.00
June: 28$3,049.00$3,826.00
July: 05, 12, 19, 26$3,049.00$3,826.00
August: 02, 09, 16, 23$3,049.00$3,826.00
August: 30$3,139.00$3,916.00
September: 06, 13, 20$3,139.00$3,916.00
September: 27$2,989.00$3,766.00
October: 04, 11$2,989.00$3,766.00
December: 15$2,679.00$3,456.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 11 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Transport:First-class air-conditioned motorcoach while touring
Rail:EuroStar Rail Ticket: London / Paris
Accommodation: 11 nights accommodation
Guide:Professional Tour Director and Host service in London
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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From Rome to London

Your journey begins with two overnights in the Italian capital of Rome and guided sightseeing that highlights the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square. Head north to see Pisa’s Leaning Tower and to Renaissance Florence, featuring sculpture-filled Signoria Square, Palazzo Vecchio, the Giotto Campanile, and the Brunelleschi Cupola in Piazza del Duomo. On to Venice for an included canal boat ride to St. Mark’s Square and free time to explore. Ascend the mighty Dolomites, stopping in Cortina, then continue into the Austrian Tyrol to Innsbruck. Stop in the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein and later, arrive in Switzerland’s medieval lakeside Lucerne for two overnights. On to Paris for guided sightseeing, free time to make your own discoveries, and two overnights. Then, travel by Eurostar train to jolly old England and spend one night in London with the opportunity to visit all its highlights or do some last-minute shopping!

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive In Rome, Italy

Check into your hotel. Maybe use your CosmosGO app to explore this lively ancient capital. In the afternoon, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Hotel: Park Hotel Del Massimi, 2 nights

Day 2: Rome

Rome, the “Eternal City,” is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with St. Peter’s Square and Basilica. Other highlights are the iconic Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre ever built; the Roman Forum; Piazza Venezia, and Campidoglio. An optional visit is available to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo’s impressive fresco of The Last Judgment.

Day 3: Rome – Pisa – Florence

Vistas of rolling hills, austere rows of cypress trees, terraced vineyards, olive groves, and rural villages form the backdrop of your journey through Tuscany. Take a break in Pisa to see the Square Of Miracles and the amazing Leaning Tower, then on to Florence.

Hotel: Italiana Hotel Florence or Villa Gabriele d’Annunzio

Day 4: Florence – Venice Area

Birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence was for centuries a leading power. On the included walking tour with an expert Local Guide, discover the landmarks of this amazing city, like Piazza Signoria with the Loggia dei Lanzi, Palazzo Vecchio, and the breathtaking cathedral on Piazza del Duomo. Later, watch how leather is embossed with gold, and enjoy free time to shop. In the afternoon, drive north across the Po River for two nights in the Venice area.

Hotel: Poppi at Mira – Anthony Palace at Marcon, 2 nights

Day 5: Venice Area

Venice is known worldwide for its carnival, its film festival, and its incredible location on the water. Today, reach Venice by private Motorboat to view the Bridge of Sighs, Doges’ Palace, and St. Mark’s Square before the visit to a Glassblowing Workshop. Don’t miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you.

Day 6: Venice Area – Cortina – Innsbruck Area, Austria

Leave the plains of the Veneto region behind and drive northwards to spot the spectacular peaks of the Dolomites. Stop awhile in Cortina to enjoy the grand scenery. Later, cross over the Europa Bridge and Brenner Pass into Austria to reach Innsbruck in time to see the famous Golden Roof, emblem of the city.

Hotel: Ramada Tivoli

Day 7: Innsbruck Area – Liechtenstein – Lucerne, Switzerland

Drive through the valleys and villages of the mountainous Tyrol to the Arlberg Tunnel, descending into Switzerland. Stop briefly in Vaduz, Liechtenstein’s capital. Absorb the majestic alpine scenery and glimpses of Lake Walen on the way to Lucerne.

Hotel: Royal or Rothaus, 2 nights

Day 8: Lucerne

One of Switzerland’s finest cities, Lucerne is nestled amid its snowcapped Alps, surrounded by its lake, and embellished by the clear mountain waters of the Reuss River. The orientation includes the Lion Monument, erected in memory of the 800 Swiss Guards who defended Louis XVI and his wife. Also see the famous wooden Chapel Bridge. A grand selection of optional activities completes the day: a cable-car ride to the 3048-metre (10,000-foot) summit of Mount Titlis; a cruise on the fjord-like lake; and, of course, time to shop for an authentic Swiss watch.

Day 9: Lucerne – Paris, France

Enjoy vistas of green pastures and rustic chalets, then cross into France and drive past some of its most famous Burgundy vineyards to Paris. Get a taste of Parisian joie de vivre at an optional cabaret show.

Hotel: Kyriad Bercy, 2 nights

Day 10: Paris

Paris is a world-class city that probably has more familiar landmarks than almost any other city in the world. This morning, see them during the included city tour. View the famous Arc de Triomphe, Opera, Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, and much more with a Local Guide. Later, feel like a French aristocrat on the optional walking tour through the opulent Palace of Versailles. Tonight, consider joining the optional farewell dinner in a typical French restaurant.

Day 11: Paris – London, England

Relax on your Eurostar journey to London.

Hotel: Holiday Inn London – Kensington High Street or Novotel London West

Day 12: Depart London

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 05, 19$3,019.00$3,689.00
May: 03, 17, 31$3,089.00$3,759.00
June: 14, 28$3,089.00$3,759.00
July: 12, 26$2,969.00$3,639.00
August: 09, 23, 30$2,969.00$3,639.00
September: 06, 13, 20, 27$3,089.00$3,759.00
October: 04, 11$3,049.00$3,719.00
October: 18$2,899.00$3,569.00
December: 21$2,819.00$3,489.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 11 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Transport:First-class air-conditioned motorcoach while touring
Rail:EuroStar Rail Ticket: Paris / London
Accommodation: 11 nights accommodation
Guide:Professional Tour Director and Host service in London
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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European Capitals

As the name implies, this European tour features some of Europe’s capital cities. You’ll spend two nights in Paris, capital of France; Brussels, capital of Belgium; the Amsterdam area, capital of the Netherlands; Berlin, capital of Germany; Prague, capital of the Czech Republic; and Vienna, capital of Austria. You’ll also spend one night in Bremerhaven, Germany, an important Hanseatic port city.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive In Paris, France

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the French capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Hotel: Timhotel Berthier, 2 nights

Day 2: Paris

Paris is a world-class city that probably has more familiar landmarks than almost any other city in the world. This morning, see these sites during the included city tour. In the company of an expert Local Guide, view the famous Arc de Triomphe, Opera, Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, and much more. In the afternoon, feel like a French aristocrat on the optional walking tour through the opulent Palace of Versailles. Tonight, consider joining the optional dinner at a typical restaurant.

Day 3: Paris – Brussels, Belgium

Enjoy a leisurely morning in Paris before heading to Brussels, capital of Belgium and major centre for international politics since WWII. Tonight, dinner is included at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Ibis St. Catherine or Ramada La Woluwe, 2 nights

Day 4: Brussels

Join your Local Guide this morning and explore this vibrant city that is headquarters of the European Union. Along the way, hear about the ornate Grand’Place and see the tiny yet world-famous Manneken Pis statue. The afternoon is free to make your own discoveries.

Day 5: Brussels – Antwerp – Rotterdam, Holland – Amsterdam Area

Start the day by getting to know the international port city of Antwerp. See the centuries-old Diamond Quarter, the largest diamond district in the world; the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, founded in 1663; the 14th-century Cathedral of Our Lady with its triptychs by Rubens; and much more. Cross the border into South Holland and arrive in Amsterdam, vibrant capital of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Hotel: Tulip Inn Airport or Best Western Plus Amedia Airport, 2 nights

Day 6: Amsterdam Area

Today, enjoy a Canal Cruise to see the city from water level, then watch skilled craftsmen cut and polish precious stones at a Diamond Centre. Continue the discovery with a Local Guide showing you the city highlights. Maybe get to know the beautiful Dutch countryside on an optional excursion.

Day 7: Amsterdam Area – Groningen – Bremerhaven, Germany

Depart Amsterdam and stop in Groningen, an important trade centre in the 13th century that today is hailed as the “World Cycling City.” In the centre of town, admire the Martini Tower with its 62-bell carillon, the Spanish Moorish synagogue, and much more. Reach Bremerhaven for a guided visit of the interactive German Emigration Centre, Europe’s largest museum about emigration, particularly German emigration to the United States.

Hotel: Comfort Hotel

Day 8: Bremerhaven – Bremen – Berlin

Travel to the Hanseatic city of Bremen, which majestically straddles the Weser River. Attractions here include the opulent Town Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the massive, 15th-century statue of Roland, the city’s protector; the oldest wine cellar in Germany, the Ratskeller, whose wine list boasts more than 650 German wines; and the bronze sculpture of the Bremen Town Musicians from the Grimm Brothers’ famous fairytale. You’ll see the highlights on your included guided walking tour, then it’s on to the city of Berlin!

Hotel: Abba or Vienna House Easy, 2 nights

Day 9: Berlin

On the included guided tour, learn how Berlin is no longer divided but every bit as fascinating. Once a city of stark contrasts, since the fall of the wall, Berlin has developed into a harmonious blend of old and new. It has preserved the old buildings, such as the State Opera House and Brandenburg Gate; its neoclassic-style boulevards, such as the Kurfustendamm and Unter den Linden; and it has created brand new buildings in the most daring, up-todate architectural styles. It is once again Germany’s capital and one of Europe’s most lively cities. This afternoon, maybe join an optional excursion.

Day 10: Berlin – Dresden – Prague, Czech Republic

Travel southwest toward the Czech border to Dresden, hailed as the “Jewel Box” city for its splendid baroque and rococo centre. With four nature reserves and 63% of the city consisting of green areas and forests, Dresden is one of the greenest cities in all of Europe. On your included guided sightseeing tour, see the Zwinger Palace Glockenspiel with its bells made by the famous Meissen porcelain factory, as well as many other city highlights. Cross into the Czech Republic and head towards Prague. Your Tour Director can suggest optional excursions, including a fun evening of traditional Czech music and entertainment.

Hotel: Clarion Congress, 2 nights

Day 11: Prague

The wealth of gothic and baroque architecture in the “Golden City” of Prague inspired local composers Dvorak and Smetana. Prague will inspire you, too, during your included guided sightseeing tour. See the Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, the Old Town Square with its fantastic Astronomical Clock, and more. Your Tour Director can suggest optional excursions, including a fun evening of traditional Czech music and entertainment.

Day 12: Prague – Tabor – Vienna, Austria

Visit Tabor this morning, founded in 1420 as an egalitarian peasant commune. Walk through the pretty Old Town with its narrow cobblestone streets to its main square. In the afternoon, cross the Austrian border to arrive in Vienna, Austria’s capital. This evening, how about an optional classical concert?

Hotel: Star Inn Schonbrunn or Novum Kavalier, 2 nights

Day 13: Vienna

Once the seat of the mighty Habsburg Empire and home to Strauss, Brahms, Beethoven, Hadyn, and Mozart, Vienna blends ornate baroque architecture with an irresistible musical heritage-you can almost hear the classical music as you stroll its streets. There’s much to enthrall you today on the included guided sightseeing tour. Admire the fabulous State Opera House, Hofburg Palace, and Parliament. Later, maybe try some of Vienna’s heavenly Sachertorte at a traditional coffee house, or you could join the optional excursion to Schonbrunn Palace. This evening the included Viennese farewell dinner might be just the ticket.

Day 14: Depart Vienna

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 03, 10$2,749.00$3,566.00
June: 07, 14$2,719.00$3,536.00
July: 05, 12$2,679.00$3,496.00
August: 16$2,679.00$3,496.00
August: 23$2,719.00$3,536.00
August: 30$2,819.00$3,837.00
September: 06, 20$2,819.00$3,636.00
September: 27$2,719.00$3,536.00
October: 04$2,719.00$3,536.00
October: 11$2,679.00$3,496.00
December: 27$2,779.00$3,596.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 13 breakfasts, 4 dinners
Transport: First-class air-conditioned motorcoach while touring
Accommodation:13 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Travel Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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