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Meals included: 14 breakfasts, 5 dinners
Immerse yourself in sophisticated cities such as Prague, Vienna, Rome, Venice, Florence and Paris, and marvel at the spectacular natural wonders of the Alps on this journey through the heart of cosmopolitan Europe.
Travel from London Hammersmith to Dover by Coach where you will cross to the continent by ferry to Calais and embark on to Brussels. On arrival, you will be met by your representative and transferred to your hotel.
Today, journey into Germany and to the shores of the mighty Rhine for an afternoon's scenic river cruise past medieval hilltop castles, charming villages, terraced vineyards and the Lorelei Rock. Set on the banks of the Main River and famed for its baroque architecture. continue to Würzburg to conclude your journey today.
Start today with a short visit to the historic city of Nuremberg, restored to its original glory after World War II and home to Gothic churches, ancient medieval ramparts and elegant patrician houses. Later, continue by way of Pilsen, famed for its beer production, to the Czech capital Prague, for one night.
Tour Prague with a local guide on an included city sightseeing trip this morning, taking in highlights such as the Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock. This afternoon journey through the heart of Bohemia to Moravia and continue across the border into Austria for two nights in its splendid capital, Vienna, where you will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Enjoy the charm and elegance of cosmopolitan Vienna today. Start with an included city sightseeing tour with a local guide and view the State Opera, Hofburg, Parliament and Town Hall. This afternoon, why not join the optional trip to Schönbrunn Palace? Later, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Admire breathtaking scenery as you journey across Austria to Velden, set on beautiful Lake Wörth, for a short visit. Later, continue across the border into Italy and to the Venice area for two nights.
Set like a jewel in its own lagoon, Venice has a dreamlike quality. Enjoy the included canal boat ride followed by a short orientation of this fascinating city and a chance to watch Venetian glass blowers fashion their delicate objects just as they did centuries ago.
Start early today and drive across the Po Delta to the Apennines, an area dotted with villages perched high on steep mountain sides. Continue to Assisi, the birthplace of the mystical St Francis, where you can marvel at the magnificent Basilica before heading to Rome for two nights. This evening join the optional Rome by night excursion.
The 'Eternal City', Rome is a city steeped in history, vibrantly alive and absolutely unique. Today's included sightseeing trip with a local guide starts in St Peter's Square, followed by a visit to the Roman Forum and the mighty Colosseum.
This morning enjoy an optional visit to the Vatican Museum before heading through the Tuscan countryside to the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence. Later this afternoon, enjoy an included guided walking tour of the city's highlights. Overnight in the Florence.
Journey into Switzerland and head to picturesque Lake Lugano, an area bordered by misty mountains and old towns. After time to admire the town centre of Lugano, continue amidst glorious alpine scenery to the shores of lovely Lake Lucerne for two nights in the area.
Explore Lucerne this morning. Visit the covered wooden bridge and Lion Monument - a masterful stone sculpture in honour of the heroic Swiss guard of Louis XVI. Don't miss an optional cable car ride to the summit of Mount Titlis for spectacular views of the Alps.
Journey through the Swiss canton of Aargau, an area laden with woodland lakes, rich green pastures and picturesque chalets of rustic timbering and luxuriant flowers, before reaching France. Drive amidst some of France's most famous vineyards to Paris for two nights, arriving in time to enjoy an optional cabaret show.
Spend a full day in this magnificent city - renowned throughout the world for its fashion, art, museums, and delicious food. Today's included sightseeing trip with a local guide takes in many of the best-known Parisian sights: La Sorbonne, Boulevard St Germain and the Eiffel Tower to name just a few.
Say farewell to Paris and head to Paris train station for the Eurostar service back to London.
Christmas in Rome including Christmas lunch: 15th December 2017
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