Canals whisper against historic building in the evening, reflecting the lights of the city off of the water. The Eiffel Tower shines like a collection of stars over the Champs de Mars. King Ludwig’s castle stands above a quaint village with inspiring neo-Romanesque design. The Matterhorn summit reflects in the glacial lake of the Swiss alpine waters. Sip sparkling wine in the Italian hills and linger underneath an opulent balcony where an emperor would grace the town. Your Europe tour of romantic...
Amsterdam – Stepping into Elegance
Canals separate the streets of Amsterdam like graceful lines on the road. The stoic water reflects the shimmering lights of the bordering 17th-century buildings. The vibrant history reaches back to the 13th century, emanating from arching stone bridges and the cobbled walkways. Locals glide through the cityscape on bicycles and linger in cozy cafes lined with wood panels. You can visualize small boats drifting down the waterways carrying packages of spices and selling tulips.
Your private transfer awaits your arrival at the airport to escort you to a remarkable hotel in the heart of the city. You notice the pastel colors of the gabled building facades. Hidden gardens provide sporadic floral aroma to alleyways next to a historic shop selling Dutch gin. Settle into the cultural splendor of the city and its vast antique beauty open to cherishing the discoveries to come.
Day 2 - 3
Amsterdam – Colorful Captions
Day 4 - 5
Heidelberg – Romance of the Rhine
Munich – Opening a Storybook
Day 7 - 8
Ettal – Sampling Oberammergau
Innsbruck – Inspiring Artists
Venice – Toasting the Veneto
Day 11 - 12
Venice – Wonders along the Canal
Zermatt – Treasured Alpine Lakes
Montreux – Coming Down the Mountain
Paris – Absorbing the Light
Day 16 - 17
Paris – Regal Center
Paris – Continuing Charisma
- Witness the fairytale charm of romantic and powerful castles across the German landscape, including Neuschwanstein, the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty’s Castle
- Revel in the flavors and surrounding landscape of a Prosecco tasting tour in northern Italy
- Travel to the breathtaking base of the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps
- Hold your partner close as you wind through the canals of Amsterdam on a quaint tour of the historic city
- Traverse the romantic streets of Venice around the Grand Canal
- Indulge in the enchanting atmosphere of Paris with a day at your leisure to experience the city’s famous romance
- Stroll along the storybook streets of the walled city of Rothenburg
- Enjoy a cruise down the Rhine River to absorb the sweeping beauty of the German landscape
The romance of Europe is ineffable, emanating from the architecture and monuments, landscape and legendary history. Your 18-day Europe tour of romantic cities brings you to the splendor around the Alps beginning with your arrival in Amsterdam, Holland. The city emanates charm in its 700-year history. The brightly painted buildings border the canals, and bridges connect neighborhoods like lifelines. On your first full day in the city, one of our luxury Europe tour agents will arrange for your guide to lead you on a fabulous tour of the captivating Royal Palace and mesmeric Rijksmuseum. After your tour, indulge in the charm of a canal cruise.
The following day, wave goodbye to Amsterdam and embark on a journey to Heidelberg, Germany, stopping en route at Koblenz to board a luxurious Rhine River cruise. Once in Heidelberg, you can stroll around the antique cobblestone streets of Old Town situated underneath a castled cliff. Venture to the picture-book town of Rothenburg and the vibrant city of Munich before settling into the Oberammergau area. Wake up to the peaceful sounds of village life at Ettal and visit the historic Ettal Abbey at the base of the Bavarian Alps.
Explore the church and revel in the flavors of a liquor and beer tasting, both made on the property by the monks. The following day you will visit the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle patroned by King Ludwig I. Cross the Alps into the charming town of Innsbruck, Austria before venturing through the Brenner Pass to settle in the Italian Dolomites in the city of Cortina D’Ampezzo. The scenic drive through the Dolomites brings you to the small hillside town of Conegliano where you enjoy the varied flavors of the regional wine, prosecco, on a wine tasting tour.
Once in Venice you have a full day of romance in the city shaped by its canals. Travel into the mountains around Lake Maggiore and enter the Swiss Alps, arriving in Zermatt, a charming village at the base of the Matterhorn. Spend time indulging in the panorama and delight in a ride on Europe’s highest railway. Leave the Matterhorn vista for the lakeside chateaus of Montreux. Once in Lausanne you will board a luxury train to the enchanting city of Paris.
Your guide takes you on a half-day tour of the city’s most notable landmarks allowing you a full day to take in the city at your whim and pleasure, whether visiting Versailles or picnicking in Tuileries Garden. On your last day in Paris, your private transfer meets you at the hotel and escorts you to the airport for your flight home. The vacation may have ended, but you will never forget the luxuries and enchanting scenery you experienced along the way.
$5,575 per person (excluding international flights)
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