The palace of Versailles captures your imagination with lavish gardens sweeping out to the horizon. Alpine lakes ripple with pristine waters reflecting the encompassing mountainsides. The David stands proudly above you etched with magnificent detail. Your custom tailored Wonders of Europe Tour shows you the opulence of the landscape and art, architecture and culture, where your independence is as important as your desire to see the world. Stroll alongside charming canals and powerful castle-clad...
Paris – The Parisian Welcome
Paris is a city of wide boulevards and hidden urban gardens. Cafes line the sidewalks where locals sit with fresh espressos people watching. Lavish boutiques showcase designer dresses with unique aplomb.
Your private transfer meets you at the airport upon your arrival and escorts you to a fabulous hotel. After dinner, you meet your guide and venture to the riverside terraces of the Seine. The water shimmers in the city’s evening light. Board the river cruise to gain an unparalleled first impression of Paris. Pont Neuf is illuminated in the night, each arch imitating its reflection on the water. In the background, the Eiffel Tower stands like a star against the perfect night sky.
Day 2 - 3
Paris – Buttery Morning
Lucerne – Countryside to Mountainside
Lugano – Mountain Waters
Pisa – Capturing Marble
Day 7 - 8
Florence – Searching for David
Rome – Power of the Past
Rome – Dynasties Preserved
Venice – Luxuries of Getting Lost
Innsbruck – Alpine Village Life
Day 13 - 14
Munich – A German Postcard
Rhineland – Waters of Rhineland
Amsterdam – Years of the City
Amsterdam – Europe and You
- Cruise down the Rhine River to see the multitude of castles lining the riverbanks and hillsides
- Discover the endless charm of small historic German and Swiss villages located in the mountains
- Witness the opulence of Emperor Maximilian I’s Tomb in the Court Church of Innsbruck
- Explore the indelible romance of the Venetian canals and grandeur of St. Mark’s Square
- Revel in the pristine alpine beauty of the Swiss alpine town of Lugano
- Marvel at the exquisite attention to detail around Michelangelo’s David in Florence
- The Eternal City of Rome takes you through a millennium of history with every step, from the Sistine Chapel to the wonders of the Colosseum
- Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the quiet beauty around the Piazza dei Miracoli
The Wonders of Europe tour borders on the mystical, filled with preserved medieval towns and sensational ancient ruins. Mountains remind you of nature’s surreal beauty and untenable power. Small boats cruise through narrow canals. Locals sit in cafes and watch people pass by unaware of their surroundings. Your 17-day tour of Europe awakens you to the majesty of historic cities and enchanting streets. Whether an independent traveler visiting Europe for the first time or returning for the love of culture, you will find a wealth of treasures each and every day.
Your tour to Europe begins with your arrival in Paris. The city is famous for its captivating monuments and eternally chic culture. Your private transfer meets you at the airport and takes you to your centrally located hotel. After you have settled, your guide meets you for a welcome dinner. After dinner, venture out onto the Seine for a river cruise, your first real introduction into the remarkable city.
Your second day takes you through the highlights of Paris, from the Arc de Triomphe to the Eiffel Tower. With a free afternoon, you have time to visit the opulent Palace of Versailles before dinner at the Moulin Rouge.
You journey through the countryside en route to Switzerland. You will pass through the Fontainebleau Forest and Burgundy before reaching the Alps. Once in Lucerne, your guide will take you through the quaint, cobbled streets of Old Town to see the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge. A short drive brings you to Lugano, a lakeside town nestled in the Alps. You have the chance to indulge in a cruise on the pristine lake. Cross the border from Switzerland into Italy where you stop in the Tuscan University town of Pisa. Stroll around the fabulous relics of the Piazza dei Mercoli before settling in the Renaissance city of Florence.
Today you visit the L’Accademia dell’Arte, the museum housing Michelangelo’s breathtaking sculpture of David. In Rome, you have a full day tour to experience the depth of antiquity in the art and architecture displayed throughout the city. Travel across the region of Emilia-Romagna and the city of Ferrara where you can visit the impressive Este Castle on your way to Venice. A full day in Venice takes you on a private boat excursion of the city to take in St. Mark’s Square and its encompassing highlights.
Cross into Austria for some time in the enchanting city of Innsbruck before reaching the traditional German city of Munich. Tour the Olympic Stadium before embracing the picturesque town of Rothenburg. In Rhineland, you will float down the Rhine River on a riverboat cruise where you will enjoy the lovely landscape and incredible castles. Once in Amsterdam, you have a full day to explore the Dutch capital city, taking in the 700 years of history on a canal cruise and discovery tour. On the last day, your private transfer meets you at the hotel and escorts you to the airport for your flight home.
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$6,897 per person (excluding international flights)
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