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BEST OF EUROPE WITH LONDON TOUR
19 Day Tour - London to London From $3,599 US
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Europe HIghlights A European tour should include the most popular and exciting cities, the must-see sights, picturesque scenery, and a mix of culture, history, and just plain fun. This, and more, is what you get on the Best of Europe tour. Visit London, where you could join one of our optional excursions or just discover the city at leisure. From there, cross the Channel on the Eurostar train to Brussels and then continue by coach to discover many diverse continental destinations. Local Guides will tell you all about Amsterdam's canals; Rome's St Peter Square; Florence's Renaissance old city center with a replica of the "David" by Michelangelo; Pompeii, where you'll see what life was like during the Roman Empire; Paris's most famous landmarks, and much more.

As you journey through Europe, you'll also enjoy spectacular scenery, such as the picturesque Rhineland with its scenic countryside, historic castles, and charming villages, and breathtaking views of the Italian and French Rivieras. Sit back and relax as you drive past the Burgundy vineyards in France and through gorgeous alpine landscapes from Switzerland to Italy. Marvel at the beauty of Tuscany with its rural villages, rolling hills, vineyards, rows of cypress trees, and olive groves, and stand in awe as you witness the blue sea and amazing views on the Sorrento coast and the legendary island of Capri. Last but not least, you'll love the green hills and valleys as you travel through Umbria to visit medieval Assisi. Travel back to London on the high-speed Eurostar train from Paris and spend one additional night in London. This will allow you to maybe go out and catch up on anything you missed out at the beginning of your vacation. All of this and more await you on this dream European vacation designed for value-minded keen travelers!

All This Included.
Adventure is knocking with everything you need for perfectly affordable touring. We include hand-selected accommodations, guided sightseeing, and seamless transportation between destinations-with value-minded travel lovers in mind. Explore with expert Tour Directors and Local Guides, complimentary headsets on the Continent, and private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free WiFi. Cross the English Channel by Eurostar train. Enhance your free time to explore like a local with your GO mobile app!

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Day 1: London
Check into your hotel. In the afternoon, you may want to start exploring the lively British capital. Uniformed hosts and the GO app are available to help you make the most of your stay.

Day 2: London
A full day to savor a variety of optional activities: take a panoramic tour of London's 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 River Thames. (B)

While we include select excursions on your trip, you may wish to explore other options for your free time. Below is a selection of excursions that may be available for purchase on your tour.
A traditional dining experience followed by a nighttime cruise along the Thames River, viewing some of the capital's most beautiful illuminated sights.5h 30m

Option - Tower of London and Crown Jewels
Option - Morning City Sightseeing
Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the River Thames, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall's mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister's Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. The highlight is a visit to ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL, Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708. 4h 0m

Day 3: Eurostar - Brussels - Amsterdam
Transfer to the railway station and board the Eurostar train to Brussels with your Tour Director. Take a seat on your luxury motorcoach for the drive to the Amsterdam area. (B) Today's Distance by coach: 127 mi/ 203 km

Day 4: Amsterdam
Today, enjoy an included canal cruise to see the city from water level with a Local Guide, then stop at a diamond center to watch the cutting and polishing of precious stones. This afternoon, continue your journey to Wiesbaden. (B) Today's Distance: 258 mi/ 415 km

Day 5: Rhineland - Heidelberg - Switzerland
Drive through the picturesque Rhineland and enjoy splendid scenery as you skirt the Rhine river. Visit Heidelberg, Germany's oldest university town, located near the confluence of the Neckar and Rhine Rivers, then continue to Switzerland. (B) Today's Distance: 270 mi/ 435 km

Day 6: Lucerne
Lucerne is nestled amid snowcapped Alps, surrounded by a lake, and graced by the clear mountain waters of the Reuss River. Your orientation includes the wooden Chapel bridge and the Lion monument, erected in memory of the 800 Swiss Guards who defended Louis XVI and his wife. A grand selection of optional activities completes the day: a ride on the "cabrio" cable-car to the summit of Mount Stanserhorn; a cruise on the fjord-like lake; and, of course, time to shop for an authentic Swiss watch.(B)

Option - Lake Lucerne Cruise
Experience the hypnotic beauty of sparkling Lake Lucerne on this enjoyable 1-hour sightseeing cruise. 1h 30m

Day 7: St. Gotthard Pass - Verona
More wonderful alpine scenery as you drive into the mountain ranges that surround the massive St. Gotthard Pass. Continue to the warmer and sunnier ambiance of Canton Ticino, then cross into Italy and drive across the Po Valley to Verona, medieval setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Stroll around the picturesque market square (Piazza delle Erbe) and the cobblestone streets. (B) Today's Distance: 317 mi/ 510 km

Option - Venetian Dinner
The magic of Venice comes to life as you enjoy an unforgettable evening at one of the city's most celebrated local restaurants.5h 30m

Day 8: Venice
Venice is more like a marvelous film set than a real-life city, with its crisscrossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and busy little piazzas (squares). Your included orientation starts with a boat ride to St. Mark's Square and is followed by free time to soak up the city's unique atmosphere and a chance to visit a glassblowing workshop. Don't miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you. (B,D)

Option - Venetian Lagoon Cruise with Burano Visit
Experience the floating city from the water as you cruise along the lagoon to charming Burano Island for free time to explore on your own. 3h 0m

Day 9: Assisi - Rome
An interesting drive southward, crossing the rolling Apennines. Stop in medieval Assisi, where St. Francis was born in 1182, and visit the world-famous St. Francis Basilicas with the beautiful frescoes by Giotto. Then, head for Rome. (B) Today's Distance: 317 mi/ 510 km

Option - Treasures of Rome and Dinner
Enjoy a tour of Rome and relax over a 3-course dinner with dessert, local wine, and authentic Roman atmosphere! 4h 0m

Day 10: Rome
The "Eternal City" is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Start the included introduction to Rome's landmarks from St. Peter's Square with a Local Guide. Enjoy a drive along the iconic landmarks of the city: the Tiber River, the Caius Cestius Pyramid, the Aurelian Walls, and the Caracalla Baths. Complete the experience with a walk back in time from the Circus Maximus to the Arch of Constantine and the fascinating Colosseum, symbol of the Roman Empire. (B)

Option - Roman Fine Treasures
A walking tour with a local guide to see some of the many treasures of Rome. 3h 0m

Day 11: Pompeii - Sorrento Area
Travel south all the way, with the Vesuvius volcano in the distance. Visit Pompeii, where time stopped in 79 AD when the Vesuvius eruption buried the city. On your guided visit to the archaeological site, see the remains of luxurious villas, temples, theater, and forum. From here, it's just a few more miles to reach the lively Sorrento area. (B) Today's Distance: 168 mi/ 270 km

Option - Dinner in Sorrento
Spend a remarkable evening, enjoying fine food from the Campania region as you bask in the delightful atmosphere at one of Sorrento's most beloved historical restaurants. 3h 0m

Day 12: Isle of Capri
Cross the blue sea for a full-day excursion to the legendary island of Capri. Surrounded by rose-tinted rocks, Capri has incredibly beautiful coves of translucent blues and greens. The town, with its pretty piazzetta, maze of streets, fashionable boutiques, and cozy restaurants, is a mecca for the jet set. An optional tour takes you around the island with its steep roads and panoramic views.(B,D)

Option - Island of Capri
Day 13: Florence
An early journey north to Florence. Vistas of rolling hills, austere rows of cypress trees, terraced vineyards, olive groves, and rural villages form the backdrop of your journey through beautiful Tuscany. Arrive in Florence in the afternoon in time to enjoy its magnificent architectural and artistic treasures; the included walking tour with a Local Guide shows the highlights. (B) Today's Distance: 320 mi/ 515 km

Day 14: Pisa - Cote d'Azur - Monte Carlo
Stop in Pisa, where you hop on a mini train to reach the Square of Miracles to see the famous Leaning Tower. Bypassing the great port of Genoa, drive northwest for glimpses of the Italian and French Rivieras. Visit a typical perfume workshop in Eze and later reach the shores of the charming Cote d'Azur. (B) Today's Distance: 273 mi/ 440 km

Option - Monte Carlo by Night with Dinner
Day 15: French Riviera - Orange - Grenoble
Leave the French Riviera and travel through the Provence, stopping in Orange, a hidden treasure featuring an outstanding Roman heritage, and on the more frivolous side, some first-class wines. Overnight in Grenoble-an alpine sports mecca and site of the 1968 Winter Olympic Games. Today's Distance: 296 mi/ 476 km

Day 16: Burgundy - Paris
Enjoy the very heart of the Burgundy wine-growing region, making a stop in lovely Beaune, surrounded by some of the world's finest vineyards. Continue northward to the exciting city of Paris, capital of France. (B) Today's Distance: 358 mi/ 577 km

Option - Seine River Cruise and Montmartre Discovery
Get a whole new perspective of the City of Light on this exciting half-day excursion featuring a Seine River cruise and time to explore the stunning hilltop artist district of Montmartre. 4h 30m

Day 17: London
Paris is a world-class romantic city with many familiar landmarks. This morning, see the main sights during the included city tour with a Local Guide. In the afternoon, a chance to feel like a French aristocrat as you join the optional tour through the immense Palace of Versailles. This evening, why not join an optional dinner? (B)

Option - Versailles, Palace of the Sun King
Spend part of your day like a French aristocrat, strolling through the halls and gardens of Louis XIV's opulent Palace of Versailles. 3h 30m

Option - City of Light Orientation and Dinner
Enjoy a memorable 4-course dinner with wine and a nighttime orientation drive around the glimmering City of Light-the perfect way to experience Paris!4h 30m

Day 18: Eurostar - London
Relax on your Eurostar train journey back to London. (B) Today's Distance by train: 212 mi/ 342 km

Day 19: London
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

MEALS:
Brekfasts and Dinners as indicated (B,D)

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
17th Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam
Assisi (the Basilica of San Francesco)
City of Verona
Historic Centre of Florence
Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City
Paris Banks of the Seine
Piazza del Duomo Pisa
Upper Middle Rhine Valley
Vatican City
Venice and its Lagoon


Departures: 
March - October
December

Price
$3,599 US per person based on double occupancy


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