What do you want from your European 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. All of this and much more are included on this European tour that starts and ends in London, and travels through France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Spend time in the French Riviera and France’s beautiful wine region. Experience lively Barcelona and visit some of the world’s oldest sights, including Athens’ Acropolis, dating back to the 5th century BC; the towers, cobblestones, and turrets in Carcassonne, perhaps Europe’s best-preserved medieval fortified town; Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge, built in 1333 as part of the city’s fortifications and now Europe’s oldest-preserved wooden bridge; Niš in Serbia, one of the oldest cities in the Balkans; and much more.But that’s not all…you’ll also witness gorgeous scenery throughout this Europe tour—from the rolling hills in Tuscany to the majestic Swiss Alps, Greece’s Peloponnese coast and the Danube valley. It’s a dream vacation for value-minded travelers!
Individual headsetsSightseeing: Visits to Tours, Bordeaux, Carcassonne, Arles, Nice, Venice canal boat ride, Olympia, Tripoli, Leonidas Monument in Thermopylae, Niš fortress, Szeged, Györ, Bratislava, Salzburg, Munich, Lucerne Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument, Strasbourg. Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
LONDON Novotel London West (F)PARIS Forest Hill La Villette (ST)BORDEAUX Kyriad Prestige Ouest Merignac (F) or Mercure Centre Meriadeck (ST)BARCELONA Porta Fira (F) or Ibis Styles City (ST)FRENCH RIVIERA Ibis Styles Vieux Port (ST) or Quality Mediterranee (ST) at MentonVENICE AREA Holiday Inn (ST) at Marghera or Poppi (ST) at MiraFLORENCE Italiana Hotel Florence (ST) or Villa Gabriele d’Annunzio (ST) ROME Oly Hotel (F) or Holiday Inn Express San Giovanni (ST)OLYMPIA Olympia Palace (F)ATHENS Coral (ST)THESSALONIKA Astoria (ST)SOFIA Ramada (F)BELGRADE Best Western Hotel M (F)BUDAPEST Aquincum (F)VIENNA Leonardo (ST)MUNICH NH Messe (F) or Achat Premium South (ST)LUCERNE AREA Rothaus (ST) or Ibis Styles (ST)TRIER Ibis Styles (ST)AMSTERDAM AREA Dorint Airport (F) or Holiday Inn Express Arena (ST)
Buffet breakfasts daily; 11 dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Budapest
NOTES:Security cruise regulations require first and last name, date of birth, gender, nationality, and passport number at time of booking.December15 Departure-Christmas in Venice and New Year in AthensDecember 22 Departure-Christmas in Paris and New Year in Venice including reveillon dinnerDecember 31Departure-New Year in London
Transportation:Eurostar London-Paris and Brussels-London; private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; two-berth cabins with private shower and toilet on overnight ferry Italy-Greece; canal transfer boat in Venice