Imperial Heritage

Join us for a royal adventure through the historic sites of Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany! This affordable Imperial Heritage 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 from Krems to Spitz. The tour of Imperial Europe begins in Budapest—called the “Pearl of the Danube.” Explore the Hungarian capital with its treasure trove of architectural wonders with a guided city tour.

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 travellers.

Hotel: Mercure Castle, 2 nights

Day 2: Budapest

Budapest is a treasure trove of architectural wonders, from Gothic to Baroque; Neoclassical to 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 this afternoon, then maybe join our evening optional excursion.

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

Journey northwest and cross the border into neighbouring 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 Star Inn Schoenbrunn, 3 nights

Days 4: Vienna

Enjoy two full days in one of Europe’s 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.

Days 5: Vienna

Enjoy day at leisure.

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 centre, 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 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 mesmerising 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.

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May: 08$2,549.00Price on Application
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September: 04$2,869.00Price on Application
September: 11$2,699.00Price on Application
September: 18$3,269.00Price on Application
September: 25$2,739.00Price on Application
October: 02$2,409.00Price on Application
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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

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Enchanting Europe

The name of this European tour — Enchanting Europe — says it all! Travel from Amsterdam, Holland’s lively capital, to picturesque Lucerne in the Swiss Alps with overnights in Koblenz and Wiesbaden in the Rhine Valley, in Bavaria’s capital Munich, and in romantic Salzburg. Enjoy a canal cruise in Amsterdam; admire Cologne’s impressive gothic cathedral; walk through the medieval walled town of Rothenburg; visit the famous Hofbräuhaus in Munich; enjoy a guided walking tour through romantic Salzburg and see the sites from The Sound of Music movie; walk through the historic center of Innsbruck and take pictures of the Golden Roof; stop in Vaduz, capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein: and in Lucerne, cross the Chapel Bridge, dating back to the 14th century and admire the emotional Lion Monument.

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

Day 1: Arrive In Amsterdam, Holland

Welcome to Amsterdam! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Hotel: Westcord Art, 2 nights

Day 2: Amsterdam

Meet your Local Guide and hear about the fascinating history of the 700-year-old capital during a leisurely Canal Cruise. Admire the patrician mansions and the gabled facades; the “Golden Bend,” the most prestigious part of the Herengracht and a monument to the Golden Age; the Stopera, Amsterdam’s proud concert hall; the Hermitage, a branch museum of the Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg; and much more. Also visit a major Diamond centre. For those who wish to experience Dutch life in the countryside, an optional excursion is available to picturebook Volendam, a fishing village at the former Zuiderzee, including visits to a working windmill, a clogmaker, a cheese farm, plus dinner.

Day 3: Amsterdam – Cologne, Germany – Koblenz

A smooth drive past the Dutch region best known as the setting of A Bridge Too Far brings you to the Rhine Valley. Stop in Cologne and see the awesome twin-spired gothic cathedral. Overnight in Koblenz, where the Mosel River flows into the Rhine River. Why not join an optional excursion to famous Marksburg castle, from where you have spectacular views of the river below?

Hotel:  Mercure Koblenz

Day 4: Koblenz – Rudesheim – Wiesbaden

Today is dedicated to a romantic Rhine Cruise, including lunch, along the most scenic part of the Rhine River. Sit back and relax while you pass castle-crested cliffs, terraced vineyards, and trim, half-timbered towns. Arrive in Rudesheim, capital of the Riesling wine, for a traditional Wine Tasting, before proceeding to your hotel in Wiesbaden.

 Hotel: Mercure Wiesbaden

Day 5: Wiesbaden – Rothenburg – Munich

Join your Tour Director for a walk through medieval, walled Rothenburg. Time to shop for Christmas ornaments, for which this town is famous. Continue to Munich, capital of Bavaria. Visit Marienplatz with its New and Old Town Halls, followed by the famous Hofbrauhaus, dating back to 1589. Free time for dinner.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Munich Leuchtenbergring

Day 6: Munich – Salzburg, Austria

Drive eastwards, following the Bavarian Alps to Austria. Arrive in Salzburg, where your Local Guide takes you for a walking tour through the historic centre. Admire exquisite Mirabell Gardens, the Great Festival Hall, St. Peter’s Monastery, and magnificent Residenz Square, where some scenes of The Sound of Music movie were filmed. Also see Mozart’s birthplace in the charming Getreidegasse. Time to browse through the downtown market. You may wish to join an optional excursion to spectacular Berchtesgaden and Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest.

Hotel: NH Salzburg-City

Day 7: Salzburg – Innsbruck – Vaduz, Liechtenstein – Lucerne, Switzerland

A scenic drive brings you to Innsbruck, tucked amid the Alps, and capital of Tyrol. Join your Tour Director for a pleasant walk through quaint medieval lanes to Emperor Maximilian’s Golden Roof. Next is Vaduz, capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein. Time to buy your stamps or other souvenirs before continuing to Lucerne in the heart of Switzerland.

Hotel: Grand Hotel Europe, 2 nights

Day 8: Lucerne

During your walking tour, admire Thorwaldsen’s impressive Lion Monument, dedicated to the fallen Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution, and the ornate patrician houses lining the cobblestone streets of the walled Old Town. Then, cross the famous covered Chapel Bridge to the Jesuit Church. Afterwards, shop for Swiss watches and chocolate. Tonight, a farewell dinner has been prepared at a local restaurant, the best way to say auf Wiedersehen, Lucerne.

Day 9: Lucerne – Zurich Airport

Morning transfer to Zurich Airport in time for home-bound flights leaving no earlier than 10 am.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 15$3,559.00Price on Application
April: 29$3,659.00Price on Application
May: 13$3,699.00Price on Application
May: 27$3,599.00Price on Application
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September: 16$3,649.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
Transport:Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring & departure transfer on day 9
Accommodation: 9 nights accommodation
Guide:An expert Tour Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

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* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Continental Introduction

Europe—a continent rich with different cultures, gastronomic specialties, architecture, art, scenery, and history—and this is the ideal Continental Introduction: experience and see what Europe has to offer. Spend two nights in Paris, Rome, Venice, and Amsterdam plus overnights in Lucerne, Lugano, Florence, Munich, and the Rhineland. On the included sightseeing tours, see examples of the local art and architecture, such as Michelangelo’s David statue and the magnificent cathedral in Florence, Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings in Rome’s Sistine Chapel, the Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysées in Paris, and the patrician mansions in Amsterdam. Learn about the fascinating histories of the attractions you visit such as Rome’s Colosseum, completed in the 1st century AD; Lucerne’s Lion Monument, commemorating the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution; the medieval center of Innsbruck; and Rothenburg, a walled town that has preserved its medieval character, and is famous for Christmas ornaments.

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

Day 1: Arrive In Paris, France

Welcome to Paris! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant, followed by an orientation drive for a first impression of this magnificent city.

Hotel: Marriott Paris Rive Gauche, 2 nights

Day 2: Paris

In the morning, an optional excursion is available to the lavish Palace and Gardens of Versailles. Later, guided sightseeing features Paris’ main highlights, such as the Arc de Triomphe, Opera, Champs- Elysees, and a relaxing Seine Cruise with spectacular views of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. Tonight, why not join an optional dinner and show at the famous Moulin Rouge?

Day 3: Paris – Lucerne, Switzerland

Enjoy a scenic drive past Fontainebleau Forest and into Burgundy, on your way to the Swiss Alps. In picturesque Lucerne, follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk and admire Thorwaldsen’s impressive Lion Monument, dedicated to the Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution. Walk along ornate patrician houses of the walled Old Town, then cross the famous covered Chapel Bridge to the Jesuit Church.

Hotel: Ameron Flora or Astoria

Day 4: Lucerne – Lugano

Morning at leisure. Take advantage of an optional excursion to Mount Pilatus. Later, admire the towering majesty of the Swiss Alps and St. Gotthard on the way to Lugano in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. To truly appreciate splendid Lake Lugano, sign up for an optional boat cruise, followed by dinner.

Hotel: Novotel Lugano Paradiso

Day 5: Lugano – Pisa, Italy – Florence

Pass the commercial capital of Milan and turn towards the Mediterranean Sea. Arrive in Pisa, and marvel at its legendary Leaning Tower. In nearby Florence, there is time to explore the many gold and leather shops on Piazza Santa Croce before joining dinner with Tuscan specialties and wine at Finisterrae restaurant.

Hotel: Starhotels Tuscany

Day 6: Florence – Rome

Meet your Local Guide, and visit the Academy Of Fine Arts with Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Continue your walking tour through the historic centre and admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and sculpturestudded Signoria Square. Continue to Rome, the “Eternal City”.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza St. Peters, 2 nights

Day 7: Rome

Guided sightseeing starts with a visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, followed by monumental St. Peter’s Square and Basilica to admire Michelangelo’s Pieta. Then, visit the amazing Colosseum, where gladiators once fought. For those who wish to see it all, an optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore Rome’s famous landmarks.

Day 8: Rome – Ferrara – Venice

In Ferrara, walk through impressive Este Castle to the marble cathedral and browse among the attractive little shops. Tonight, in Venice, why not try out local specialties at one of the city’s fine restaurants?

Hotel: NH Laguna Palace at Mestre, 2 nights

Day 9: Venice

Enjoy a Private Boat Ride and a walking tour with a Local Guide to visit St. Mark’s Square, lavish Doges’ Palace and the famous Bridge Of Sighs, followed by a traditional Glassblower Demonstration. Afternoon at leisure. An optional gondola serenade is available and later, an aperitif at the famous Caffe Florian awaits.

Day 10: Venice – Innsbruck, Austria – Munich, Germany

Cross the spectacular Brenner Pass into the Tyrolean Alps. In Innsbruck, a pleasant stroll through quaint medieval lanes takes you to Emperor Maximilian’s Golden Roof. Continue to Munich, and visit Marienplatz with its Old and New Town Halls, and the famous Hofbrauhaus, dating back to 1589. Free time for dinner before going to your hotel.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Munich Leuchtenbergring

Day 11: Munich – Rothenburg – Rhineland

Enter the Swabian Jura with its lush hills and arrive in picturesque Rothenburg for a walk through this walled town. Time to join the locals at one of the many restaurants and to shop for Christmas ornaments, for which the town is famous.

Hotel: NH Bingen at Bingen am Rhein

Day 12: Rhineland – Amsterdam, Holland

Admire castle-crested hills and terraced vineyards during a scenic and relaxing Rhine Cruise, followed by a drive to Amsterdam.

Hotel: Westcord Fashion or Westcord Art, 2 nights

Day 13: Amsterdam

Meet your Local Guide and hear about the fascinating history of the 700-year-old capital during a leisurely Canal Cruise past patrician mansions and gabled facades. Also visit a major Diamond centre. For those who wish to experience Dutch life in the countryside, an optional excursion is available to picture-book Volendam, a fishing village at the former Zuiderzee, including visits to a working windmill, a clogmaker, a cheese farm, plus dinner.

Day 14: Depart Amsterdam

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

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May: 09$5,579.00Price on Application
May: 16, 23$5,549.00Price on Application
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June: 27$5,329.00Price on Application
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July: 18$5,189.00Price on Application
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August: 15$5,229.00Price on Application
August: 29$5,389.00Price on Application
September: 05$5,529.00Price on Application
September: 12, 19, 26$5,579.00Price on Application
October: 03$5,329.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 13 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Transport:Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 13 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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Great European

This exploration of Europe takes in the best of France, Spain, Italy, Germany and Switzerland. From the spiritual hubs of the Vatican and Lourdes to the glitz and glamour of Monaco, Cannes and the Isle of Capri, explore Europe’s man-made triumphs and feats of nature. Tune into the Mozart melodies of Austria, admire Gaudi’s Art Nouveau fantasies in Barcelona and sun yourself in Sorrento, with visits to Munich, Vienna and Paris along the way.

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

Day 1: London – Paris

Leaving the bright city lights of London behind us, we cross the English Channel by ferry from Dover to Calais, travelling across the World War I battlefields w here so many brave souls lost their lives. We catch a glimpse of the Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge before arriving in Paris. Later, we join our Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception including dinner and drinks and an evening drive to embrace the energy of this vibrant city.

Hotel: Renaissance La Defense, 2 nights

Day 2: Paris

Join a ‘Local Specialist’ for a drive along the Champs Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe and view the Eiffel Tower. View Notre Dame Cathedral and enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter. Perhaps pay a visit to the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, stroll along the Seine admiring the exquisite work of street artists or consider attending one of the city’s famous colourful cabaret shows.

Day 3: Paris – Amboise – Bordeaux

Journey through France’s Loire Valley stopping to see the royal château at Amboise, where King François I hosted Leonard da Vinci. Continue south through one of France’s most renowned wine regions, arriving in Bordeaux, celebrated for its centuries-old trading heritage and extraordinary architecture. Spend the evening exploring its historical centre or amble along the Garonne and watch how the 18th-century Place de la Bourse glitters across the river at night.

Hotel: Novotel Centre

Day 4: Bordeaux – Biarritz – Pamplona

This morning, we delve into the heady days of la Belle Époque in the glitzy seaside resort of Biarritz, an elegant retreat for aristocrats for centuries. Later head to Pamplona, perhaps most famous for its annual Running of the Bulls Festival.

Hotel: Tres Reyes

Day 5: Pamplona – Madrid

Head to the heart of Spain this morning and its lofty capital, Madrid. Upon arrival, enjoy an included visit to the Prado Museum and admire the incredible works of Rubens, Goya and El Greco. Spend the afternoon joining a ‘Local Specialist’ for a sightseeing tour of the city’s iconic and unexpected landmarks. View the Royal Palace and the Cibeles Fountain.

Hotel: Meliá Castilla, 2 nights

Day 6: Madrid

This morning, perhaps take to the waters of Retiro Park, visit the Mercado de San Miguel to indulge in the delicious flavours of Spain, or join an Optional Experience to the imperial city of Toledo. Enjoy free time this afternoon in the city that King Charles III sought to ‘beautify’ so that it could justifiably claim its place as one of Europe’s most gracious capitals.

Day 7: Madrid – Barcelona

Driving towards Catalonia and the shores of the Mediterranean, we pass Guadalajara and the Gorges of Jalón and Aragón en route to vibrant Barcelona, where we will spend the next two nights delving into the intoxicating charm of this cultural and artistic powerhouse.

Hotel: Tryp Apolo, 2 nights

Day 8: Barcelona

Join a ‘Local Specialist’ today and delight in the whimsical world of Gaudí, whose characteristic Art Nouveau architecture is dotted throughout the city. See his unfinished masterpiece La Sagrada Familia, before spending the rest of the day embracing the energy of Barcelona. Pay tribute to Columbus and his brave exploration of the New World, wander down to La Barceloneta for some tasty tapas treats, or ramble up Las Ramblas watching street performers entertain crowds. This evening, you could choose to witness Spanish passion, power and drama unfold at an unforgettable foot-stomping flamenco evening including a delicious Spanish buffet.

Day 9: Barcelona – Perfumery Excursion – Cannes

From the rugged Costa Brava to the stylish shores of the French Riviera, we travel through the South of France, stopping to ‘Dive Into Culture’ during a guided visit to Fragonard Perfumery where we’ll learn how fragrances are crafted. Later, we arrive in the glamorous town of Cannes, home to the famous film festival.

Hotel: Montaigne & Spa, 2 nights

Day 10: Cannes

Tread in the footsteps of showbiz royalty, savouring a full day at leisure in Cannes. Wander along La Croisette against the backdrop of the Mediterranean and Estérel Hills, shop on Rue Meynadier or consider joining an Optional Experience to the medieval hilltop town of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, renowned for its museums and galleries.

Day 11: Cannes – Monaco – Pisa – Florence

Travel along the sophisticated Cote d’Azur to the Principality of Monaco, where you’ll see the Royal Palace and the cathedral where Princess Grace is buried. Cross into Italy and pass Genoa, the birthplace of Columbus, before arriving in Pisa to admire its Leaning Tower and Baptistery, the largest in Italy. This evening we arrive in the Renaissance city of Florence where we will spend the night.

Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo

Day 12: Florence – Assisi

Join a ‘Local Specialist’ for a guided walking tour of one of the cultural capitals of the world. Enjoy views of the marble Duomo, the Baptistery with its famous bronze doors, and the Ponte Vecchio bridge. Visit Piazza della Signoria, once the political hub of the city, and enjoy an included visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo’s statue of David. We depart Florence for the mystical city of Assisi later, and tread in the footsteps of St. Francis who was born and laid to rest in this hilltop town. Join a ‘Local Specialist’ for a tour and visit the Basilica of St. Francis.

Hotel: Casa Leonori

Day 13: Assisi – Pompeii – Sorrento

Travelling south towards the deep blue waters of the Bay of Naples, we stop in Pompeii and join a ‘Local Specialist’ to explore the tragic history of this ancient Roman settlement that was lost for centuries under ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The stylish seaside resort of Sorrento is our stop for the next two nights. Embrace la dolce vita as we ‘Connect With Locals’ over a family ‘Be My Guest’ dinner featuring traditional flavours.

Hotel: La Residenza, 2 nights

Day 14: Excursion to the Isle Of Capri

Cross the waters of the bay to the enchanting Isle of Capri and explore its Piazzetta in the company of a ‘Local Specialist’ who will take you on a guided tour.

Day 15: Sorrento – Rome

The grand boulevards and ancient history of Rome await as we travel north from Sorrento to the ‘Eternal City’, crossing the gold and green countryside of Lazio.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza St. Peter’s, 2 nights

Day 16: Rome

Join a ‘Local Specialist’ to delve into the centre of Christianity – the Vatican City. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, then cross the Tiber for views of the mighty Colosseum and Circus Maximus, once home to exhilarating chariot races. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city’s history and culture that span almost two millennia. Sit on the Spanish Steps, shop up a storm on the Via del Corso or toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your speedy return to Rome.

Day 17: Rome – Venice

We journey over the scenic Apennine Mountains, past Bologna and Padua to Venice, the ‘Queen of the Adriatic’ where we’ll spend the next two nights at a superb hotel on Lido Island.

Hotel: Viktoria Palace, 2 nights

Day 18: Venice

‘Dive Into Culture’ and witness the centuries-old tradition of Venetian glassmaking. Glide through the city’s bustling canals by private launch, arriving at St. Mark’s Square, the gateway to Venice. See St. Mark’s Basilica, the ornate Doges Palace and Bridge of Sighs. The rest of today is yours to enjoy the sights and sounds of this Byzantine treasure. Cross the Rialto bridge, enjoy a sunset over the Grand Canal with a Campari Spritz or ascend the Campanile for panoramic views.

Day 19: Venice – Vienna

A scenic drive from Italy to Austria takes us through the Carnic Alps to the imperial capital of Vienna where we’ll spend the next two nights exploring a city famous for its musical heritage and elegance.

Hotel: Austria Trend Parkhotel Schonbrunn, 2 nights

Day 20: Vienna

Join your ‘Local Specialist’ this morning to explore the sights, including views of the famous Opera House, Stadtpark, Parliament, Imperial Boulevards and Hofburg Palace, once home to the powerful Habsburg Dynasty. Spend the rest of the day delving into Vienna’s cosy coffee culture, perhaps visit the exquisite Schönbrunn Palace or discover the harmonies of the world’s music capital, enjoying one of the city’s many musical performances.

Day 21: Vienna – Salzburg – Munich

Today we explore the tales of the Von Trapp family on a sightseeing tour of Salzburg with a ‘Local Specialist’ before continuing to the Bavarian capital of Munich, where we will spend the night.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Westpark

Day 22: Munich – Liechtenstein – Lucerne

Munich’s Marienplatz and Glockenspiel take centre stage this morning during an orientation tour of the city. We leave Germany for Switzerland, stopping in the Liechtenstein capital of Vaduz. Our home for the next two nights is one of Trafalgar’s ‘Stays With Stories’ – the Grand Hotel Europe, featuring a scenic lakeside and alpine backdrop.

Hotel: Grand Europe, 2 nights

Day 23: Lucerne

Pay tribute to the brave Swiss Guards who lost their lives defending King Louis XVI in the French Revolution and see the famous mournful Lion Monument. Walk along the wooden Chapel Bridge and admire its decorative ceilings. Then spend the rest of the day admiring the colourful façades of the Old Town or join an Optional Experience to one of the surrounding peaks.

Day 24: Lucerne – Heidelberg – Rhine Cruise – Rhineland

View the ruins of Heidelberg Castle perched above the Neckar River and board a relaxing cruise down the mighty Rhine from St. Goar to Boppard – fantasy castles and hillside vineyards line your scenic journey. This evening, we stay at one of Trafalgar’s ‘Stays With Stories’ – Bellevue hotel, located close to the Rhine River.

Hotel: Bellevue Rheinhotel

Day 25: Rhineland – Cologne – Amsterdam

Admire the tall twin Gothic spires of the Cologne Cathedral this morning, before crossing into the Netherlands and on to Amsterdam where we spend the next two nights. Sit under the leafy canopy at Leidseplein indulging in Dutch beer and kroketten, hire a bike and hit the city’s tree-lined streets or bask in the warm glow and gezelligheid of one of the city’s renowned bruin cafés.

Hotel: Corendon City, 2 nights

Day 26: Amsterdam

Enjoy an orientation of Amsterdam and spend the rest of the day exploring the city on foot, by bike or tram. Consider delving into the tragic story of Anne Frank, admire the works of Van Gogh or people-watch in Vondelpark. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your travel companions on board a glass-top boat. Cruise through the city’s canals looking up at the centuries-old gabled façades for which Amsterdam is so famous.

Day 27: Amsterdam – London

Drive through the peaceful landscapes of Belgium and France to Calais and cross to England by ferry. See the famous White Cliffs of Dover en route to London, where your memorable journey through Europe comes to an end.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 04$9,095.00$11,865.00
April: 25$9,150.00$11,970.00
May: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30$9,150.00$11,970.00
June: 06, 13$9,275.00$12,045.00
June: 20$9,095.00$11,865.00
June: 27$8,995.00$11,765.00
July: 04$8,995.00$11,765.00
July: 11, 18, 25 $9,095.00$11,865.00
August: 01$9,095.00$11,865.00
August: 08, 15, 22, 29$9,295.00$12,065.00
September: 05, 12, 19$9,295.00$12,065.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 26 breakfasts, 7 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Ferry: Ferry Crossing from Dover - Bruges - Dover
Accommodation:26 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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All About Europe

What do you want from your All About Europe tour—historic treasures, amazing architecture, scenic beauty, and exciting cities? Whatever it is, this European vacation offers it to you! You’ve heard about gladiator contests in ancient Rome—now’s your chance to visit the Colosseum where the contests took place. You’ve seen photos of the Leaning Tower in Pisa—now’s your chance to take a photo of yourself pushing back at it. You’ve heard of the French Riviera—now’s your chance to drive along both the French and Italian Rivieras. You’ve watched the Olympics—now’s your chance to visit the birthplace of the Olympic Games in Greece. You’ve heard how gorgeous the Swiss Alps are—now’s your time to see them in person. You’ve heard how the former communist countries in Eastern Europe have transformed into wonderful vacation destinations—now’s your time to visit Budapest, Bratislava, Sofia, and Belgrade to see for yourself.

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 and the CosmosGO app are available to help you make the most of your stay.

Hotel: Novotel London West, 2 nights

Day 2: London

Enjoy free time for independent activities. Take a panoramic tour of London’s famous landmarks, visit the Tower of London, or choose an excursion to Windsor Castle. Tonight, we recommend our optional “Taste of London” excursion with dinner, followed by a guided illumination cruise on the Thames River.

Day 3: London – Paris, France

Transfer to the railway station and board the Eurostar Train to Paris with your Tour Director. Transfer to your hotel.

Hotel: Kyriad Bercy Village, 2 nights

Day 4: Paris

Enjoy a day of sightseeing in Paris starting with an included guided tour to see the sites and monuments.

Day 5: Paris – Chateaux Country – Tours – Bordeaux

Travel south to Blois and along the Loire Valley, stopping in Tours to see the well-preserved historic centre. Continue to Poitiers, beautifully situated on a rocky plateau. South again to the Grande Champagne wine-growing area. Spend the night in Bordeaux on the banks of the Garonne.

Hotel: Kyriad Prestige

Day 6: Bordeaux – Carcassonne – Barcelona, Spain

From the vineyards of the Gironde and the Garonne, travel eastward to Carcassonne in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Spend some time to admire what is perhaps the best-preserved medieval fortified town in Europe. Later, cross the Spanish border and travel through Catalonia to Barcelona.

Hotel: Porta Fira, 2 nights

Day 7: Barcelona

Your guided city tour includes a drive around Montjuic to see the Olympic Stadium and a panoramic view of the port and city. Continue to the city centre to Plaza Catalunya and Paseo de Gracia to admire the greatness and eccentricity of Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces (entrance fees not included).

Day 8: Barcelona – Arles, France – French Riviera

Back in France, head into the vineyard-covered region of the Herault for a stop in Arles. This is where Vincent van Gogh lived from 1888-1889, and produced more than 300 paintings and drawings. Continue skirting the stunning shoreline of the Mediterranean to arrive in the heart of the world-famous French Riviera.

Hotel: Ibis Styles Vieux Port at Nice, 2 nights

Day 9: French Riviera

A full day at leisure allows you to take advantage of everything the splendid Cote d’Azur has to offer. You might like to explore the Old Town, climb up Castle Hill for panoramic views of Nice, or spend some time in the Marc Chagall National Museum. Tonight, consider joining our optional Monte Carlo by Night excursion to the nearby Principality of Monaco.

Day 10: French Riviera – Venice Area, Italy

Enjoy a scenic drive along the French and italian Flower Rivieras. Then, cross the fertile Po River plains to the shores of the Adriatic to reach the Venice area.

Hotel: Poppi at Mira, 2 nights

Day 11: Venice Area

Your day begins with a Boat Ride to monumental St. Mark’s Square. Time at leisure here enables you to explore and absorb the unique atmosphere of this unforgettable city built on water. Watch a skilled Glassblower at work. How about a romantic optional gondola trip?

Day 12: Venice Area – Florence

Today, cross the verdant Apennine hills into italy’s most popular region-Tuscany! Arrive in Florence, the renowned “Cradle of the Renaissance.” An included walking tour with a Local Guide features all the most important sites, including Piazza della Signoria and the copy of the “David” by Michelangelo.

Hotel: Italiana Resort

Day 13: Florence – Pisa – Rome

Today, hop on a mini train in Pisa to see the famous Leaning Tower in the Square of Miracles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hotel: Oly Hotel, 2 nights

Day 14: 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, and Circus Maximus.

Day 15: Rome – Ancona (Embarkation) – Overnight Ferry Crossing To Patras, Greece

A day of scenic beauty awaits as you travel through the rugged Apennines past quaint, old-world villages on your way to Ancona on the Adriatic Sea. This afternoon, embark an overnight ferry for your Mediterranean Sea crossing.

Hotel: Overnight Ferry

Day 16: Patras (Disembarkation) – Olympia

Awaken surrounded by fresh sea air this morning as you cross the Mediterranean. This afternoon, disembark in Patras and make your way south for a visit to Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games, first held in 776 BC.

Hotel: Olympia Palace

Day 17: Olympia – Tripoli – Athens

This morning, discover the Olympia archaeological site with a Local Guide. Learn about the sacred precinct of Zeus, whose temple once housed a statue that was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Later, travel through the mountains of Arcadia into the heart of the Peloponnese peninsula. Cross the mighty Corinth Canal, then to Athens, capital of Greece and one of the world’s oldest cities. This evening, bask in the lively atmosphere of the old Plaka district with its welcoming tavernas and festive bouzouki music, or you could choose to join an optional Greek dinner.

Hotel: Ilissos or Acropolis Select, 2 nights

Day 18: Athens

The cradle of Western civilisation and birthplace of democracy, Athens offers so much to see and experience. included city sightseeing this morning features the highlights and a visit to the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Later, explore the shops and museums or spend the afternoon swimming off the coast.

Day 19: Athens – Delphi – Thermopylae – Thessalonika

On the way to Delphi, your Tour Director will tell you all about the area’s fascinating history rooted in Greek mythology. Enjoy a guided tour of Delphi’s ancient sanctuary, dedicated to the god Apollo. Hear about the mystical Oracle and tour the Excavation Site, then visit the Archaeological Museum. Next is Thermopylae, site of the famous battle between the Spartans and Xerxes’ overwhelming Persian forces in 480 BC. See the Leonidas Monument, commemorating the Spartan king. Travel along the coast to Thessalonika for an overnight.

Hotel: Grand Hotel Palace

Day 20: Thessalonika – Sofia, Bulgaria

Cross the Bulgarian border and head north through the Struma River Valley, Spartacus’ mountainous homeland. in Sofia, capital of Bulgaria, join your Local Guide for a city tour that includes the Parliament building, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the National Theatre, and St. Sophia Church.

Hotel: Rosslyn Central Park

Day 21: Sofia – Nis, Serbia – Belgrade

On to Serbia. in NIS, visit the wellpreserved 18th-century Ottoman FORTRESS. Continue to Belgrade, capital of Serbia.

Hotel: Best Western Hotel M

Day 22: Belgrade – Szeged, Hungary – Budapest

Cross into Hungary. Stop at the border town of Szeged, with fabled ties to Attila the Hun and the ancient home of paprika. Later, arrive in Budapest, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Ibis Castle Hill, 2 nights

Day 23: Budapest

Included sightseeing with a Local Guide today features Buda Castle, which dominates the twin cities of Buda and Pest, separated by the broad ribbon of the Danube River. See Heroes’ Square with its iconic monument and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Also see the Royal Castle, the aweinspiring Hungarian Parliament, Margaret island, Fishermen’s Bastion, and Matthias Coronation Church.

Day 24: Budapest – Gyor – Bratislava, Slovakia – Vienna, Austria

Head toward the Austrian border today and, along the way, stop in colourful Gyor with its narrow lanes, characteristic corner balconies, and baroque town centre. Continue to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, where medieval towers, fortifications, St. Michael’s Gate, and gothic St. Martin’s Church await your discovery. Cross into Austria and arrive in its dazzling capital-Vienna.

Hotel: Star inn Schonbrunn, 2 nights

Day 25: 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. On the included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide, admire the fabulous State Opera House and Parliament, and stroll through Heroes’ Square for views of splendid Hofburg Palace. in your free time, be sure to pop into one of the traditional coffee houses for a slice of heavenly Sachertorte, or you can join one of our exciting optional excursions!

Day 26: Vienna – Salzburg – Munich, Germany

Travel along the Danube to Mozart’s splendid hometown, Salzburg. There’s time here to discover the charming Getreidegasse, the town’s elegant main shopping street. On to Germany through green Bavarian landscapes to arrive in Munich.

Hotel: NH Neue Messe or Achat Premium South

Day 27: Munich – Bregenz, Austria – Lucerne, Switzerland

Your day begins with an orientation drive. See Munich’s beautiful main square, Marienplatz, and marvel at the world-famous Glockenspiel. Later, stop in Bregenz before skirting Lake Constance, then cross into Switzerland to head for Lucerne.

Hotel: Royal Hotel or Ibis Styles, 2 nights

Day 28: Lucerne

This morning’s visit introduces you to one of Switzerland’s finest cities. See the impressive city walls; Chapel Bridge, Europe’s oldest covered bridge; and the Lion Monument, a masterful stone sculpture honouring Louis XVi’s heroic Swiss Guard. A selection of optional activities is available to perfectly complete your day.

Day 29: Lucerne – Strasbourg, France – Trier, Germany

Cross into France today and spend some time at leisure in magical Strasbourg, seat of the European Parliament. See the monumental gothic cathedral; taste the unique Franco-German cuisine; or explore the city’s historic heart in the magical La Petite France district. Return to Germany and head to ancient Trier for an overnight.

Hotel: Vienna House Easy

Day 30: Trier – Amsterdam Area, Holland

Through the industrial Ruhr region and then into the canal-crossed countryside of Holland to Amsterdam, vibrant capital of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. On an included Canal Cruise, experience Amsterdam from water level, then stop to watch skilled craftsmen cut and polish precious stones at a Diamond Centre. Discover the main sites with a Local Guide and spend some time at leisure.

Hotel: Hampton by Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol or Best Western Plus Amedia Airport

Day 31: Amsterdam Area

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

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May: 25$7,559.00Price on Application
June: 08$7,199.00Price on Application
June: 22$6,959.00Price on Application
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August: 31$7,189.00Price on Application
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October: 12$6,839.00Price on Application
November: 02$6,309.00Price on Application
December: 22$5,479.00Price on Application
December: 31$6,199.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 30 breakfasts, 10 dinners
Transport: First-class air-conditioned coach while touring
Rail:Eurostar Train Ticket: London - Paris
Accommodation:29 nights accommodation & 1 night cruise
Guide: Professional Travel Director and host service in London
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

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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

Inclusions 
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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Bavarian Highlights

Lederhosen, Oktoberfest, pretzels, a beautiful Alpine backdrop, excellent beer, storybook castles, and medieval towns…this is Bavaria and on this Germany tour, you’ll experience Bavaria’s highlights. You’ll overnight in Munich, Regensburg, Nuremberg, the Black Forest, and Oberammergau area, and you’ll visit many medieval towns along the way.

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

Day 1: Arrive In Munich, Germany

Time to relax or to start exploring the lively Bavarian capital. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Hotel: Sheraton Arabeelapark

Day 2: Munich – Regensburg

Germany’s “Secret Capital” comes alive during your guided sightseeing featuring the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympics; the 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower; Nymphenburg Palace; and the Konigsplatz, used for Nazi rallies during World War II. Drive along the Ludwigstrasse, and see the Bavarian Arch of Triumph and Field Marshall Hall, a monumental loggia on the Odeonsplatz. Visit lively Marienplatz with the Old and the New Town Halls and the gothic Frauenkirche. Arrive in Regensburg, and meet your Local Guide for a walking tour, featuring the Stone Bridge, the oldest preserved bridge of its kind in Germany; the Porta Pretoria, built in the 2nd century by Emperor Marcus Aurelius; and St. Peter’s Cathedral. Next, board the Swarovski crystal boat for a relaxing CRUISE on the Danube River. You won’t want to leave Regensburg without tasting a “medieval hot dog” at the Historic Sausage Kitchen.

Hotel: Best Western Premier Hotel Novina Regensburg

Day 3: Regensburg – Nuremberg

Visit the Thurn Und Taxis Palace, a former Benedictine monastery that was converted into the residence of the Princes of Thurn und Taxis in 1812. This family started the first large-scale postal service in Europe in the 15th century. Continue to Nuremberg, known for its children’s toys and gingerbread. Admire the medieval ramparts as you walk through the pedestrian area of the charming Old Town. See St. Sebald Church, painstakingly reconstructed as a monument to peace from the rubble of near-total wartime destruction. Also admire the Schoner Brunnen, a 14th-century fountain dedicated to the Holy Roman Empire. It is said that it brings good luck to spin the two brass rings.

Hotel: NH Collection Nuremberg City, 2 nights

Day 4: Nuremberg – Excursion to Bayreuth & Bamberg

This morning, stop in Bayreuth for an orientation of this city of festival fame. When Richard Wagner came to Bayreuth in 1871, he was not satisfied with the existing 18th-century Markgrafliches Opernhaus theatre, so he had a new one built. Today, the Festival Hall is used exclusively for the Bayreuth Festival, and only works by Wagner are performed there. Continue to picturesque Bamberg, the city with the largest historical centre in Germany and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Taste “smoked beer,” with a distinctive smokey flavour imparted by using malted barley dried over an open flame. Later enjoy a guided walk along the cobblestone streets, and admire the architecture of the houses. Return to Nuremberg.

Day 5: Nuremberg – Rothenburg – Black Forest

A short drive delivers you to medieval Rothenburg with its ramparts and towers, cobblestone lanes, and 16th-century houses. Hear how the town survived the Thirty Years’ War, and shop for Christmas ornaments. Enter the Black Forest, associated with the Brother Grimm’s fairy tales and taste the delicious Kaffee und Schwarzwaldkuchen (coffee and Black Forest cake) which the area is famous for.

Hotel: Best Western Hofgut Sternen at Breinau

Day 6: Black Forest – Lake Constance – Fussen Area

Take a scenic drive this morning to sparkling Lake Constance, Europe’s largest freshwater reservoir. Enter the beautiful Bavarian Alps region.

Hotel: Hotel Müller at Schwangau or Best Western Plus Hotel Füssen, 2 nights

Day 7: Fussen Area – Excursion to Neuschwanstein

Today, prepare for a journey into the past with a drive to nearby Schwangau. See two castles facing each other: Hohenschwangau, where King Ludwig spent much of his youth, and the one he built: magnificent Neuschwanstein, the most famous in Germany and inspiration for Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle at his theme park. Follow your Local Guide through this fairytale castle on its craggy outcrop high above a sparkling lake. Also visit the Museum Of The Bavarian Kings and travel in style on a Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride.

Day 8: Fussen Area
Oberammergau – Munich

A short drive leads to Oberammergau, the quaint village known for the once-a-decade Passion Play. Time to browse for souvenirs, and you may wish to join an optional excursion to nearby King Ludwig’s Linderhof Castle. The smallest of the castles he built, it is the only one finished and where he stayed the most. Back in Munich this afternoon, you can return to Marienplatz and explore its many enticing shops. Tonight, a farewell dinner awaits at one of Munich’s lively restaurants to say auf Wiedersehen!

Hotel: Sheraton Arabeelapark

Day 9: Depart Munich

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

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May: 17$3,319.00Price on Application
May: 24$3,489.00Price on Application
May: 31$3,389.00Price on Application
June: 07, 14$3,489.00Price on Application
June: 21$3,679.00Price on Application
June: 28$3,489.00Price on Application
July: 05$3,569.00Price on Application
July: 12$3,689.00Price on Application
July: 19$3,459.00Price on Application
July: 26$3,389.00Price on Application
August: 02$3,689.00Price on Application
August: 09$3,389.00Price on Application
August: 16$3,459.00Price on Application
August: 23$3,389.00Price on Application
August: 30$3,489.00Price on Application
September: 06$3,489.00Price on Application
September: 13$3,849.00Price on Application
September: 20$3,729.00Price on Application
September: 27$4,039.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners
Transport:Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring
Accommodation: 8 nights accommodation
Guide:An expert Tour Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

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* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice

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German Vista

When you think of a holiday to Germany, what comes to mind? Perhaps it’s visiting fairytale castles and medieval towns. Perhaps it’s seeing the Bavarian Alps and beautiful countryside. Perhaps it’s savoring German food and beer. If so, all of this and more are included on this marvelous Germany tour from Berlin to Munich.

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

Day 1: Arrive In Berlin, Germany

Time to rest or to start exploring the German capital. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Hotel:  Crowne Plaza Potsdamer Platz, 2 nights

Day 2: Berlin

Sightseeing with a Local Guide in the once-divided metropolis includes the boulevard Unter den Linden. See its historical buildings like the Berlin Cathedral, State Opera House, and the Museum Island. Make a picture stop at monumental Brandenburg Gate, and see the restored Reichstag, the 210-foot Victory Column in the vast Tiergarten Park, Charlottenburg Palace, and the elegant Ku-Damm. Visit the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church with its bomb-damaged bell tower, take pictures of the Holocaust Memorial, and pass the former Allied Checkpoint Charlie. Afternoon and evening are at leisure, or choose from a selection of optional excursions.

Day 3: Berlin – Dresden

Dresden, the former capital of Saxony, badly damaged by Allied bombing in February 1945, has since been restored to its baroque splendour. During your guided walking tour, visit the Zwinger Palace Courtyard to admire its impressive architecture; the magnificent baroque Semper Opera, originally built in 1841, once destroyed by fire, then destroyed by bombing, and finally restored in 1985; and the newly rebuilt Frauenkirche.

Hotel:  NH Collection Dresden Altmarkt

Day 4: Dresden – Weimar – Rothenburg

In Weimar, follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk to the Market Square with its renaissance houses and the Town Hall. Highlight is an overnight stay in medieval Rothenburg. Hear how the town survived the Thirty Years’ War and step back in time while you wander through cobblestone lanes. Take pictures of the ramparts and towers, admire the 16th-century houses, and shop for Christmas ornaments, for which the town is famous.

Hotel:  Goldener Hirsch

Day 5: Rothenburg – Neuschwanstein

Drive along the scenic Romantic Road past small villages and towards the Bavarian Alps, where two of Bavaria’s most famous castles can be found: Hohenschwangau Castle, where King Ludwig spent much of his youth, and Neuschwanstein Castle, which you will visit with a Local Guide. This castle became the most famous of all and was inspiration for Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Hotel Fussen

Day 6: Neuschwanstein – Oberammergau – Munich

Stop in the quaint village of Oberammergau and see the theatre where the Passion Play is held every ten years, and the Bavarian houses with fairy tale scenes painted on their walls, before continuing to Munich. Discover Germany’s “Secret Capital” with your Local Guide who will show you the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympics, the 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower, Nymphenburg Palace, the Ludwigstrasse, the Bavarian Arch of Triumph, and Field Marshall Hall, a monumental loggia on the Odeonsplatz. Also see the Konigsplatz, used for Nazi rallies during World War II, and the gothic Frauenkirche. Visit Marienplatz with its Old and New Town Halls and the famous Glockenspiel.

Hotel: Hilton Munich City, 2 nights

Day 7: Munich

A full day at leisure offers the opportunity to join an optional excursion to Dachau, the former concentration camp near Munich. In the evening, a farewell dinner at a lively Biergarten is the best way to celebrate your German stay.

Day 8: Depart Munich

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

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May: 17$2,809.00Price in Application
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July: 14$2,699.00Price in Application
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July: 26$2,769.00Price in Application
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September: 13$3,289.00Price in Application
September: 15$3,419.00Price in Application
September: 20$3,779.00Price in Application
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September: 27$3,289.00Price in Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Transport:Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring
Accommodation: 7 nights accommodation
Guide:An expert Tour Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

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Munich, Salzburg & Vienna

With castles, palaces, beautiful scenery, historical sights, and cultural treats, this Munich, Salzburg & Vienna tour is sure to delight all of your senses! You’ll overnight in Munich, Salzburg, and Vienna, and you’ll also spend time in Innsbruck and Mondsee.

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

Day 1: Arrive In Munich, Germany

Welcome to Munich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Hotel: Sheraton Westpark, 2 nights

Day 2: Munich

Guided sightseeing of Germany’s “Secret Capital” features the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympics; the 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower; Nymphenburg Palace; and the historical Konigsplatz, used for Nazi rallies during World War II. Drive along the Ludwigstrasse, and see the Bavarian Arch of Triumph and Field Marshall Hall, a monumental loggia on the Odeonsplatz. Continue on foot and visit lively Marienplatz with the Old and the New Town Halls and the gothic Frauenkirche. An optional excursion is available to Linderhof Castle, one of King Ludwig’s prettiest castles, and a visit to the picturesque Passion Play town of Oberammergau.

Day 3: Munich – Neuschwanstein – Innsbruck, Austria – Salzburg

Drive into the garden-like landscapes of the Bavarian Alps and visit King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle, which inspired Walt Disney, and enjoy magnificent views of the Alps from high up. Cross the border into the Tyrolean mountains to Innsbruck, capital of Tyrol and host of two Winter Olympic Games. Follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk through the quaint medieval lanes to Emperor Maximilian’s Golden Roof. Time to shop for Innsbruck’s famous crystal, before continuing to Mozart’s hometown, Salzburg.

Hotel: Imlauer Hotel Pitter, 2 nights

Day 4: Salzburg

This morning, an optional excursion to spectacular Berchtesgaden and Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest is available. Back in Salzburg, join your Local Guide for a walking tour through the historic centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire Mirabell Gardens, the Great Festival Hall, St. Peter’s Monastery, and magnificent Residenz Square, where some scenes from The Sound of Music movie were filmed. Also visit Mozart’s Birthplace in the charming Getreidegasse.

Day 5: Salzburg – Mondsee – Vienna

Visit the Parish Church in Mondsee, which was used for the wedding scenes in The Sound of Music. Follow the Valley of the Danube River and board your ship for a leisurely River Cruise. Sit back and relax with Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake) as you sail along the most scenic section of the river. Arrive in Vienna, once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Tonight, you may wish to join an optional Heurigen evening.

Hotel: Zeitgeist Vienna Hauptbahnhof, 3 nights

Day 6: Vienna

Guided sightseeing features a visit to the baroque Belvedere Palace with its famous Klimt collection; a drive along the Ringstrasse with its magnificent buildings like the the Vienna State Opera; and a stop at the Hofburg Palace, winter residence of the Austrian Imperial family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards, famous Heldenplatz, and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Time to savour Sachertorte and watch the lively crowd in one of Vienna’s famous coffee houses. Choose from our selection optional possibilities.

Day 7: Vienna

Today, an optional excursion to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, is available. End your holiday with a special treat: a private visit of Schonbrunn Palace, followed by a farewell dinner and a classical music concert, the best way to say auf Wiedersehen, Wien.

Day 8: Depart Vienna

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 25$3,029.00Price on Application
May: 02, 09$3,159.00Price on Application
May: 30$3,209.00Price on Application
June: 13, 27$3,209.00Price on Application
July: 11$3,209.00Price on Application
July: 25$3,369.00Price on Application
August: 08, 22$3,589.00Price on Application
September: 05$3,489.00Price on Application
September: 19$3,689.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Transport:Deluxe Class air-conditioned motorcoach while touring
Accommodation: 8 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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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

Inclusions 
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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