Seven Countries, Venice & Paris

If you want to see Western Europe’s main highlights but don’t have much time, this European tour is the vacation for you! Visit England, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and France with overnights in London, Brussels, the Frankfurt area, the Innsbruck area, the Venice area, the Lucerne area, Dijon, and Paris.

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 dinner followed by 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, switch to your comfortable motorcoach for an orientation drive of the Belgian capital.

Hotel: Ramada

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

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

Stop in fascinating Verona for a stroll in the old city. Cross the Swiss border and enjoy the idyllic views of Canton Ticino, then on 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 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 Gare

Day 9: Dijon – Paris

Leave Dijon and travel on the autoroute to Paris to discover many of the best-known Parisian sites on the included guided sightseeing tour.

Hotel: Ibis Styles Paris Meteor Avenue d’ltalie

Day 10: Depart Paris

Au revoir – your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 04$2,449.00$3,126.00
February: 15, 29$2,579.00$3,256.00
March: 14$2,669.00$3,346.00
March: 21$2,579.00$3,256.00
March: 28$2,709.00$3,386.00
April: 04, 11$2,739.00$3,416.00
April: 18$2,829.00$3,506.00
April: 25$2,739.00$3,416.00
May: 02$2,739.00$3,416.00
May: 09$2,799.00$3,476.00
May: 16, 23, 29, 30$2,739.00$3,416.00
June: 05$2,739.00$3,416.00
June: 06$2,779.00$3,456.00
June: 12, 13, 19$2,739.00$3,416.00
June: 20$2,779.00$3,456.00
June: 26, 27$2,739.00$3,416.00
July: 03, 04, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31$2,669.00$3,346.00
August: 01, 07, 08, 14, 15, 21$2,669.00$3,346.00
August: 22, 28, 29$2,739.00$3,416.00
September: 04, 05$2,799.00$3,476.00
September: 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26$2,739.00$3,416.00
October: 03$2,739.00$3,416.00
October: 10$2,839.00$3,516.00
October: 17, 24$2,739.00$3,416.00
October: 31$2,669.00$3,346.00
November: 07, 14, 21$2,569.00$3,246.00
November: 28$2,449.00$3,126.00
December: 31$2,299.00$2,976.00
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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Best of Germany

This Best of Germany tour contrasts the Rhine, Black Forest and Bavarian Alps with the modernity of Munich and Berlin. Circle north, south, east and west to see the Pied Piper’s Hamelin, medieval Rothenburg and Munich’s Glockenspiel. Explore Neuschwanstein, and gain insights into a ‘divided Germany’.

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

Day 1: Arrive Frankfurt

Welcome to Frankfurt and savour an opportunity to see the sights on your own before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon for an orientation of the medieval Römerplatz and dynamic financial district. This evening, we enjoy a Welcome Reception with our fellow travellers, including a light meal and welcome drink to kick off our discovery of the best of Germany.

Hotel: Sheraton Offenbach

Day 2: Frankfurt – Rhine Cruise – Cologne – Düsseldorf

Resist the alluring calls of Lorelei and board your leisurely cruise along the Rhine. Glide past vineyard-clad hills, stopping to ‘Connect With Locals’ for a ‘Be My Guest’ lunch at a 13th-century castle perched high above the river valley. Share stories of knights and feuding lords and ladies over lunch before continuing to Cologne, where we’ll view the Gothic spires of its magnificent cathedral during our orientation of the city, then continue to Düsseldorf.

Hotel: Leonardo Royal Königsallee

Day 3: Düsseldorf – Hamelin – Hamburg

Journey through the lush green landscape of Lower Saxony, stopping in the legendary town of Hamelin, immortalised in the medieval tale of the Pied Piper. We continue to the international trade centre of Hamburg, where we’ll join our Travel Director for an orientation tour of the city’s iconic sights. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city’s seafaring heritage. Wander along the trendy Mönckebergstrasse, visit one of the city’s brewhouses or consider a guided cruise along the city’s waterways and discover why Hamburg is called Germany’s ‘Gateway to the World’. Tonight, we will dine at our hotel.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza City Alster

Day 4: Hamburg – Berlin Sightseeing

Follow the picturesque Elbe Valley from Hamburg, crossing the former ‘Iron Curtain’ to the historic city of Berlin, whose once-turbulent history has shaped its rebirth as a charismatic capital city. Join your ‘Local Specialist’ to explore the iconic landmarks of a unified Berlin. See the neo-Renaissance Reichstag, Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate and Unter den Linden Boulevard. Enjoy some time at leisure this afternoon to explore the city on your terms.

Hotel: Hilton, 2 Nights

Day 5: Berlin Sightseeing and Free Time

Ascend the iconic Berlin TV Tower for 360° views of the city and Spree River. You have some free time to see the remnants of the Berlin Wall, visit the infamous Checkpoint Charlie or join an Optional Experience to the District of Potsdam, the former Prussian royal seat, for sightseeing and an unforgettable meal.

Day 6: Berlin – Dresden

A short drive south brings us to Dresden, the ‘Florence on the Elbe’, where we’ll hear about the city’s restoration following its devastation during World War II as you admire its beautiful Baroque façades. See the Semper Opera, Zwinger Palace and the fully reconstructed Frauenkirche. Consider delving into the treasures of Dresden, joining an Optional Experience to explore this elegant city.

Hotel: Pullman Newa

Day 7: Dresden – Mödlareuth – Nuremberg

Visit the village of Mödlareuth, which inherited the moniker of “Little Berlin” due to its wall separating ‘east’ and ‘west’. Gain insights into a divided Germany at its open-air museum and see a section of the original wall with its security features. This afternoon, arrive in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg, once the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire and today the economic, social and cultural capital of Franconia. During your orientation see the mighty castle ramparts and stand in the Hauptmarkt main square which is dominated by the impressive Frauenkirche, a great example of the Gothic brick-style architecture of the region. Spend the rest of your evening at leisure indulging in grilled Nürnberger and sauerkraut.

Hotel: Maritim

Day 8: Nuremberg – Rothenburg – Munich

Stroll through the narrow lanes of Rothenburg – its beautiful medieval centre seemingly frozen in time and encircled by a fortified town wall that remains intact after centuries. Admire the beautiful market square, lined with half-timbered houses, and the Old Town Hall before following parts of the Romantic Road through villages and countryside to Munich. See the Olympic Stadium, built as the main venue for the 1972 Olympic Games, before checking in to your hotel.

Hotel: Leonardo City Olympiapark, 2 nights

Day 9: Munich Orientation and Free Time

Today is yours to immerse yourself in the diversity and splendour of Munich. Enjoy an orientation tour of the city’s landmarks and see the Wittelsbach Royal Family Residenz and Marienplatz, home to the Town Hall Glockenspiel. Explore the museums, history and perhaps even beer halls of this capital of Bavaria.

Day 10: Munich – Neuschwanstein Castle – Black Forest

Snap your fingers and be transported to a land of fables and folklore. This morning, we tread in the footsteps of shy King Ludwig II visiting his Neuschwanstein Castle, built as a retreat for the king to withdraw from public life. We continue through the magical countryside to the Black Forest, whose mystical landscape inspired fantasy and fiction from the famous Brothers Grimm. This evening, we dine at our hotel.

Hotel: Hofgut Sternen

Day 11: Black Forest – Heidelberg – Frankfurt

Witness the centuries-old craft of cuckoo clock making as you ‘Dive Into Culture’. Then view the ruins of Heidelberg Castle, one of the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, as well as the Baroque-style Old Town with its bustling market squares and colourful façades. Spend the rest of the afternoon finishing up some last-minute shopping before continuing on to Frankfurt. Tonight we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with our newfound friends, reminiscing over the iconic and unexpected highlights of our trip.

Hotel: Sheraton Offenbach

Day 12: Depart Frankfurt

After breakfast, we say a fond farewell to Frankfurt after a memorable holiday.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29$3,895.00$4,695.00
May: 06, 13, 20, 27$3,895.00$4,695.00
June: 03, 10, 17, 24$3,895.00$4,695.00
July: 08, 15, 22, 29$3,895.00$4,695.00
August: 05, 12, 19, 26$3,895.00$4,695.00
September: 02$3,895.00$4,695.00
September: 09, 16, 23, 30$4,095.00$4,895.00
October: 07$3,950.00$4,750.00

Meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 11 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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Highlights of Germany

Spectacular scenery, medieval towns, fairy-tale castles, a fascinating history, and world-class beer…this is the Highlights of Germany! On this Germany tour, you’ll see Germany’s highlights and visit its most famous cities, as well as its medieval towns and scenic areas. Your vacation begins and ends in Frankfurt with overnights also in the Rhineland, Hamburg, Berlin, Leipzig, Nuremberg, Munich, and the Black Forest area.

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

Day 1: Arrive In Frankfurt, Germany

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

Hotel: Hotel Frankfurt Messe or Mercure at Friedrichsdorf

Day 2: Frankfurt – Rhine Cruise – Cologne – Rhineland

Today’s highlight is an included Rhine Cruise to enjoy scenic views of the Rhineland, including the famous Lorelei rock. The next highlight is Cologne with free time to visit its impressive gothic Cathedral, started in 1248 and completed in 1880.

Hotel: Leonardo Köln Airport at Cologne

Day 3: Rhineland – Hamelin – Hamburg

Journey into Niedersachsen to visit Hamelin. Admire its town centre with the colourful historical buildings and magically fancy gables echoing the story of the Pied Piper. Continue to Hamburg.

Hotel: NH Collection City or NH Altona

Day 4: Hamburg – Lübeck – Berlin

Start the day with an orientation drive in Hamburg, one of Germany’s greatest maritime cities. Later, depart for Lubeck, formerly a free Hanseatic city and independent state. Lubeck, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is considered the cultural capital of northern Germany. Thomas Mann, Gunther Grass, and Willy Brandt-all Nobel laureates-were among the famous residents of this city. Later, arrive in Berlin and enjoy your first evening in the capital of Germany.

Hotel: NH Berlin City West, 2 nights

Day 5: Berlin

No longer divided but every bit as fascinating, Berlin was once the city of contrasts with the wall separating two different worlds. Now, the city has developed into a harmonious blend of new and old, preserving its historical buildings and impressive boulevards as well as creating brand new buildings in the most daring architectural styles. See all of this on the included city sightseeing with a Local Guide. Consider an optional excursion this afternoon.

Day 6: Berlin – Dresden – Leipzig

Travel southwest to Dresden, the old capital of Saxony and at one time rightly called the “Florence on the Elbe.” See the Zwinger Carillon Pavilion and much more on your included sightseeing. Then it’s on to Leipzig, where composers Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn lived the last years of their lives. it was Mendelssohn who founded the Leipziger Conservatory in 1843.

Hotel: NH Leipzig Messe

Day 7: Leipzig – Weimar – Coburg – Nuremberg

Leave Leipzig to visit Weimar, home to many intellectuals of the past but mainly known for the name given to the historical period of the “Weimar Republic.” This city is also famed as the home of the Bauhaus architectural movement in the 1920s. Next stop is Coburg. Visit the dominating and mighty Veste Coburg Castle, built in 1225. Continue to Nuremberg for a visit to its town centre, dominated by the imperial castle.

Hotel: Ramada Parkhotel

Day 8: Nuremberg – Rothenburg – Munich

On the way to Munich, stop to visit the quaint Medieveal village of Rothenburg on the Romantic Road. Marvel at its towered gates and battlements, squared of half-timbered houses and decorated fountains.

Hotel: Ibis Parkstadt Schwabing or Achat Premium South, 2 nights

Day 9: Munich

With a Local Guide, take advantage of the included sightseeing tour of the city known as Germany’s “Secret Capital.” Time to admire the beautiful main square, Marienplatz, do some shopping, and sample Munich’s famous beer!

Day 10: Munich – Neuschwanstein – Stuttgart

Leave Munich and drive into the heart of the Bavarian Alps to visit the most famous 19th-century, neo-romantic castle of the world, King Ludwig ii’s fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle. Overnight in a lovely village outside Stuttgart.

Hotel: Seminaris at Bad Boll

Day 11: Stuttgart – Heidelberg – Frankfurt

The day starts with a scenic drive for a taste of the Black Forest landscapes and villages, followed by visit to Heidelberg- location of Germany’s oldest university and inspiration for the German Romantic movement. From here, continue to Frankfurt.

Hotel: Leonardo Royal or Mercure at Friedrichsdorf

Day 12: Depart Frankfurt

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 10$2,449.00$3,155.00
April: 19$2,739.00$3,445.00
April: 24$2,579.00$3,285.00
May: 08$2,809.00$3,515.00
May: 10$2,769.00$3,375.00
May: 22$2,709.00$3,415.00
May: 31$2,639.00$3,345.00
June: 05, 19$2,639.00$3,345.00
June: 21$2,809.00$3,515.00
July: 03, 12, 17, 31$2,599.00$3,305.00
August: 02, 14, 23$2,599.00$3,305.00
August: 28$2,649.00$3,355.00
September: 11$3,029.00$4,043.00
September: 13$2,999.00$3,993.00
September: 18$3,169.00$4,163.00
September: 20$3,089.00$4,083.00
September: 25$2,979.00$3,973.00
October: 02$2,639.00$3,345.00
November: 27$2,449.00$3,155.00
December: 04$2,449.00$3,155.00

Meals: 11 breakfasts, 5 dinners
Transport: First Class air-conditioned motorcoach while touring & Rhine Cruise
Accommodation: 11 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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