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EUROPE'S HIGHLIGHTS WITH LONDON TOUR
15 Day Tour - Amsterdam to London From $3,259 US
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Salzburg From its exciting cities to its spectacular scenery, Europe has it all, and on this affordable European tour, you'll see the main highlights. Start in Amsterdam with a scenic canal cruise and end in Paris with a guided tour and time on your own. In between, you'll discover Germany, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland. In Amsterdam, Rome, Florence, and Paris, local experts will bring the cities alive, and among other famous sights, you'll see the Eiffel Tower in Paris; Piazza Signoria in Florence, renowned for its ornate and famous statues; and St. Peter's Square in Rome, the heart of the Vatican.

Other interesting experiences include a boat ride to Venice's St. Mark's Square; a visit to Assisi's Basilica, burial site of St. Francis and home to frescoes by Giotto and see Neuschwanstein Castle, King Ludwig II's fairy-tale castle nestled in the beautiful Bavarian Alps. It is not just the cities you'll see on this European tour; you'll also see some of Europe's beautiful scenery. A fascinating drive along the Rhine River features quaint towns, castles from the Middle Ages, and villages lining the countryside. Marvel at the gorgeous Swiss Alps. Enjoy the beautiful Tuscany countryside, with its rolling hills, and journey through France's famous vineyards. Overnight in romantic Lake Como, regarded as one of Europe's most picturesque lakes; spend time in Lucerne, nestled between the Alps and the fjord-like lake; and stop in Interlaken, nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, and surrounded by three mighty mountains. One last treat is left for you as you leave the Old Continent on the Eurostar train to London; get a taste of Britain and of its buzzing capital and enjoy some of the English culture before returning home. Europe-s highlights-including historic monuments, must-see attractions, and scenery-are all available on this splendid, value-minded Europe tour!

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, and private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free WiFi. Cross the English Channel on the Eurostar train. Enhance your free time to explore like a local with your GO mobile app!

Special departures:
Departure December 20 New Year's in Paris, including festive dinner

Europe Highlights

Day 1: Amsterdam
Check into your hotel, and start exploring this exciting city with your Go app. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and travel companions. (D)

Day 2: Amsterdam
Enjoy sightseeing in Amsterdam with a Local Guide pointing out the city highlights, as you discover the city from water level on an included canal cruise. Then, watch the cutting and polishing of precious stones at a diamond center. Time in the afternoon to explore on your own or join an optional excursion.(B)

While we include your choice of many excursions on your trip, you may wish to explore other option on your free time. Below are a selection of excursions that may be available for purchase on your tour.

Option - Discover Volendam
From windmills to wooden shoes, experience the history, culture, and symbols of Holland on this fascinating excursion to unforgettable Volendam. 5h 0m

Option - Keukenhof Gardens Visit
With more than 7 million dazzling bulb flowers creating incredible works of art, this exciting visit to Keukenhof is a true visual feast! 3h 30m

Day 3: Germany
Traveling through Germany, choose an included scenic drive along the shores of the Rhine or, even more thrilling, the optional Rhine cruise with vistas of the Lorelei rock, hilltop castles, half-timbered wine villages, and terraced vineyards. (B) Today's Distance: 336 mi/ 540 km

Option - Rhine Gorge Cruise - Castles, Vineyards & the Lorelei
Discover the magic of the Rhine river with its historic villages, beautiful castles and the legendary Lorelei Rock. 2h 0m

Day 4: Baden-Wuttenberg - Austrian Tyrol
Drive through Baden-Wuttenberg to the foot of the Alps to see King Ludwig's magnificent Neuschwanstein castle, Germany's fairytale castle. Carry on into the verdant Austrian Tyrol, where you will spend one night. (B,D) Today's Distance: 249 mi/ 400 km

Day 5: Venice
Cross the border into Italy to the unique floating city of Venice. This afternoon's orientation includes a boat ride to St. Mark's Square, followed by a visit to a traditional glassblowing workshop. Don't miss out on the romantic optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you. (B,D) Todays Distance: 242 mi/ 390 km

Option - When in Rome, do as the Romans -- and when in Venice, head right for the gondolas! Hop aboard a traditional gondola for a ride through the magical Venetian canals 0h 30m

Day 6: Assisi - Rome
An interesting drive southward, cutting across the Po Delta, then through the gentle Umbrian hills to medieval Assisi, where St. Francis was born in 1182. Visit the world-famous St. Francis Basilicas with its beautiful frescoes by Giotto, then head for Rome.(B) Today's Distance: 345 mi/ 555 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 7: 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 to 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 8: Pisa - Montecatini
Say goodbye to Rome and drive on the Highway of the Sun to Pisa. Hop on a mini train to the Square of Miracles and admire the curious Leaning Tower, a world-renowned photographic subject. Overnight in the spa town of Montecatini, recently added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.(B,D) Today's Distance: 249 mi/ 400 km

Day 9: Florence - Lake Como
Arrive in Florence. This Renaissance gem and city of the Medicis will keep you enthralled for a whole day. Don't miss out on the included walking tour with a Local Guide that features most of the city highlights. You will see Piazza Santa Croce; beautiful Piazza Signoria; Palazzo Vecchio and Loggia dei Lanzi. To top it all, see Piazza del Duomo and its cathedral with the Giotto Campanile, and the magnificently carved East Door of the Baptistry, known as the "Gate of Paradise." Journey northward through the Tuscan hills and across the Apennines to the shores of romantic Lake Como. (B) Today's Distance: 252 mi/ 405 km

Day 10: Lugano - Lake Lucerne
Leave beautiful Lake Como and cross the border into Switzerland for a stop in the Italian-speaking town of Lugano. Continue north and, once through Gotthard Tunnel, see more magnificent alpine scenery as you descend to the shores of Lake Lucerne.(B) Today's Distance: 137 mi/ 220 km

Option - Swiss Folklore
Raise a glass and toast an unforgettable evening of traditional entertainment during this excursion featuring a 3-course feast of local specialties, alphorns, yodeling, and festive Swiss music and dancing. 3h 0m

Option - Ascent up Mount Stanserhorn
Climb towering Mount Stanserhorn aboard the world's first double-decker, open-top aerial cable car! 3h 0m

Day 11: Lucerne - Interlaken - Lausanne
Spend some time in beautiful Lucerne. Stroll through the old town and see the distinctive covered wooden bridge (Kapellbrucke) crossing the river Reuss. Later, stop in idyllic Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland and then follow the shoreline of deep blue Lake Thun, continuing for a few more miles to Lausanne, overlooking Lake Geneva. (B) Today's Distance: 168 mi/ 270 km

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

Day 12: Beaune - Paris
Enjoy vistas of the celebrated Burgundy vineyards on the way to Beaune. Visit the medieval town, known all over the world for its wine production. Take the autoroute to Paris. (B)Today's Distance: 385 mi/ 620 km

Day 13: Paris
Get to know the city of romance with a local expert and see many of the Parisian sites, such as the Eiffel Tower and Champs Elysees. An optional excursion is available to the palace and gardens of Versailles.(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 14: Eurostar - London
Relax on your Eurostar journey to London. (B)

Option - A Taste of London
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

Day 15: London - Home
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)
Historic Centre of Florence
Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City
Paris Banks of the Seine
Piazza del Duomo Pisa
The great Spa Towns of Europe - Montecatini
Vatican City
Venice and its Lagoon


Departures: 
May to December

Price
$3,259 US per person based on double occupancy


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