This handcrafted mother and daughter tour is all about the journey, and your time together will include a gondola through Venice, walks through medieval Rothenburg, Beaune and Burgundy, an immersion in the Swiss Alps and a cruise in the Rhine River. Share the memories made together across five countries in 17 days with iconic cities like Florence and Paris complemented by the continent’s quieter charms found in Cinque Terre, Haarlem, Verona and so many more. This will be a journey of two lifetimes...
Amsterdam – Dreamy Introductions Along the Canals
Amsterdam has an incredible history, but also such a misunderstood present as the city is now mostly known for its less salubrious experiences. This is a city of real beauty, where historic townhouses line the canals, and small cafe terraces are found along the cobbles. Amsterdam also an incredibly walkable city as it is small, especially the historical area inside the main canals. So after checking into your hotel, it is easy to go for a stroll, stopping in whatever cafe looks interesting while snapping photos of any flower-lined bridge you enjoy. Your guide will transfer you to your very central hotel, and most of Amsterdam’s charm is on your doorstep. Set out together, and you will create impressions that confound many preconceptions.
Amsterdam – Art, Culture and Old-World Haarlem
Rhineland – Europe From Yesteryear
Rhineland – Cruising the River Rhine
Rothenburg – Germany’s Best Preserved Medieval Town
Venice – An Incomparable City of Canals and Alleys
Venice – Mother and Daughter in Historic Venice
Florence – More Beautiful Vestiges of the Past
Florence – Discovering the Best of Florence
Day 10 - 11
Cinque Terre – Relaxing on the Italian Coast
Day 12 - 13
Lauterbrunnen Valley – Immersed in the Swiss Alps
Beaune – Exploring Small-Town France
Paris – The Train To Sainte-Chapelle and Notre Dame
Paris – Mother and Daughter in the City of Lights
Paris – Departure
- Begin your mother and daughter vacation with two days in Amsterdam, a city that endures through its beauty and cobbled canals
- Lounge on Italy’s Mediterranean coast with a couple of nights in a colorful Cinque Terre village
- Explore the best of Paris with just the two of you and the City of Lights
- Cruise Venetian canals in a gondola and spend a day cruising the River Reine
- Embrace the wild beauty of the Swiss Alps, spending two days in the heart of Europe’s great mountains
- Discover the contrast between medieval towns of Dutch Haarlem, German Rothenburg, Italian Verona, and Beaune in French Burgundy
- Surround yourself with the Renaissance brilliance of Florence, with a couple of nights spent in the heart of Tuscany
Small distances can bring big changes when you travel through Europe, and that is why the journeys are always so memorable. One day you can be in medieval Germany walking the lanes of Rothenburg, and just 24 hours later, find yourself in gondola traveling Venice’s Grand Canal. In the space of four hours, you can travel from the heart of the Swiss Alps to the old-world French town of Beaune. As mother and daughter, explore the continent’s legendary cities as you see the sights and savor the atmosphere of Amsterdam, Florence, Paris and more. You will also journey to the places that best reflect Europe’s contrasts from the Rhine River to Cinque Terre on Italy’s coast.
Handcrafted as an explorer tour for mother and daughter, this is an idyllic first-time trip to Europe that covers five countries in 17 days. There are nine overnight stops, but the pace is just right as you will tour city highlights with local guides and have plenty of time to rest on cafe terraces, whether on Dutch canals, Italian piazzas or French lanes. There will be art, architecture, food, history, culture, and just about everything in between. Perhaps most poignantly, there is the journey itself, not only within each destination but also as mother and daughter. Together you will explore the best of a continent, from historical Haarlem to Renaissance Florence, through the Swiss Alps to Burgundy and Paris.
Your time together will begin in the Netherlands in Amsterdam, a city that is full of surprises with no shortage of charm. From there, take the train to Rhineland for two days spent along the languid river, and then a night in Germany’s best preserved medieval town, Rothenburg. Hop next to nearby Frankfurt, and you will then fly to Venice for two nights in a city that reflects preconceptions. Make a stop in Verona on route to Florence, a city that is all about the atmosphere. You will discover legendary sights with your local guides, get to know the food and history all while soaking all your senses into the atmosphere.
The next several days are very relaxed with a very different pace. Begin with two days in a Cinque Terre village, a colorful coastal experience unlike any other in Europe. Move next to two days in the Swiss Alps for different scenery but the same laid-back vibe and enduring impressions. Departing the mountains, you will have a day in Beaune, capital of old-world Burgundy, the wines quite different to your time in Tuscany. Zoom onwards next to Paris on the train, and end in the City of Lights for perhaps the most timeless of all Europe’s destinations. There are sights to see, but Paris epitomizes the idea of the journey as the two of you create your own path along streets of cobblestone and intrigue.
$6,251 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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