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If you want to see Western Europe’s main highlights but don’t have much time, this European tour is the vacation for you! Visit England, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and France with overnights in London, Brussels, the Frankfurt area, the Innsbruck area, the Venice area, the Lucerne area, Dijon, and Paris.
After spending some time in London, you’ll travel to Brussels on the Eurostar train, the easiest way to connect the two European cities. You will then carry on by tour coach through Germany to medieval Rothenburg, a walled town that has retained its fascinating character. Relax and take in the wonderful views of castle-crested hills, terraced vineyards, and pretty wine towns on the included scenic cruise along the Rhine River. Take a boat ride in Venice along the Giudecca Canal to St. Mark’s Square, allowing you to admire some of the palazzos and maze of streets. While in Venice, take the opportunity to watch glassblowers create their works as they have done for centuries.
Some other must-sees on this iconic Europe tour are romantic Verona, the Italian city made famous by Romeo and Juliet; Lucerne, one of Switzerland’s finest cities, situated on the shores of breathtaking Lake Lucerne and nestled within the snow-capped Swiss Alps. And, last but not least, Paris, capital of France and one of the most celebrated cities on the old Continent. Here, your tour guide will show you some of the most famous sights in Paris—including the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower— on the city sightseeing tour.
In a short period of time, this affordable European tour offers it all—historic sights, big cities, quaint towns, and scenic beauty. It’s a marvelous vacation!
Please note: 2021 itinerary is based on 2020 and is subject to change, but by booking today you will lock in your price. Full details will be confirmed in September 2020.
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
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A full day to savor our rich program of optional activities: take a panoramic tour of London’s landmarks, visit the Tower of London, or choose an excursion to Windsor Castle. Tonight, we recommend our optional Taste of London excursion with dinner, followed by a guided illumination cruise on the Thames River.
Transfer to the railway station and board the EUROSTAR TRAIN to Brussels. Here, switch to your comfortable motorcoach for an orientation drive of the Belgian capital.
Today’s Distance: 232 mi/ 373 km
Journey into Germany to the shores of the mighty Rhine to enjoy a scenic CRUISE. Then, on to the Frankfurt area for an overnight.
Today’s Distance: 277 mi/ 445 km
Today’s highlight is a stop in the Medieval town of Rothenburg on the Romantic Road, with its towered gates and battlements, squares, half-timbered houses, and richly decorated fountains. Continue to the Innsbruck area for an overnight.
Today’s Distance: 367 mi/ 590 km
Take in the breathtaking scenery of the Alps while crossing the Europa Bridge and Brenner Pass. Arrive in Venice, where a BOAT RIDE along the Giudecca Canal to Piazza San Marco allows you to admire the palazzos and maze of streets. Time at leisure to soak up the magical atmosphere of this unique city. At a GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOP, experience this Venetian art.
Today’s Distance: 245 mi/ 395 km
Stop in fascinating Verona for a stroll in the old city. Cross the Swiss border and enjoy the idyllic views of Canton Ticino, then on to the breathtaking beauty of Lake Lucerne.
Today’s Distance: 354 mi/ 570 km
Your visit this morning focuses on the Old Town of Lucerne. Also, there’s time for an optional excursion to Mount Stanserhorn. In the afternoon, journey into France for an overnight in the charming town of Dijon.
Today’s Distance: 249 mi/ 400 km
Leave Dijon and travel on the autoroute to Paris to discover many of the best-known Parisian sites on the included guided sightseeing tour.
Today’s Distance: 221 mi/ 355 km
Au revoir. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
Concrete and brick commercial hotel in modern nine-story complex located at Hammersmith, 1/4 mile from train station.
161 Business Rooms and Executive Stylish Rooms, all equipped with today's modern comfort. Enjoy the hospitality of a reflecting bright and spacious look.
Modern style in small town near Bad Homburg; 4 km to A5 Kassel-Frankfurt motorway; 20 km to Frankfurt and its famous fairground.
Central location; 10-15 minute walk to the central railway station & the historic old town of Innsbruck. We offer restaurant with Austrian and international cuisine, bar, conference-room, sauna, steam-bath, hot-whirl-pool on during winter season, sun terrace and hotel own garage.
The Bon Alpina hotel is located in the middle of the village Igls, only a few walking minutes from the ski lifts of the Olympic ski area Patscherkofel and only 6 kilometers from the city of Innsbruck.
Situated on the Riviera del Brenta and founded in 1965,the hotel is still family run. hotel Poppi offers 100 rooms and a renowned restaurant.
The Garni Hotel Drei Koenige is situated in the heart of Lucerne and offers comfortable and spacious rooms with all the amenities of a three star hotel. The quiet location as well as the uniqueness of the art nouveau building makes your stay to a special experience. Many sightseeing places, the train station and the old town are close by. Besides, for the best start into the day a rich breakfast buffet is expecting you.
Hotel Ibis Kriens is located in Kriens at the foot of the Mount Pilatus. By train you are in 5 minutes in Lucerne city center.
Just a 5 minute walk away from the historic center of the city of Dijon,next to the Arquebuse botanical Gardens and Museum of Natural History. This property offers 128 rooms with individual climate control, all equipped with a complete bath, color television with 17 channels, radio, automatic wake up call, anf free wifi system. Private and free parking for coach areas. The restaurant, "Le KLUB" with its sophisticated cuisine, regional dishes, famous Burgundy wines served by the glass and friendly atmosphere. Seasonal outdoor dining on the terrace.
This 185-room hotel is situated 25 minutes from Orly Airport and 20 minutes from the Paris city center. All guestrooms have modern comforts including air conditioning, Sweet Bed bedding, and free Wi-Fi access. The property offers on-site dining at the Deli Styles, a culinary collaboration between France and the United States.
Our expert Tour Directors help you get the most out of every place you visit - and have a 96% customer satisfaction rating.
We’re delighted to have achieved the Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended endorsement for customer experience.
We are a member of ABTA and our flight-inclusive holidays are protected by ATOL. If your holiday is cancelled for any reason, you’ll receive a full refund.