It is easy to imagine the most charming cities in the world, situated along a serene river with historic buildings overlooking cobblestone streets. Medieval towers stand watch over the prairie, or priceless works of art hang in a modern gallery, which was once a regal bedroom. Indulge in creamy gelato and savor decadent truffle dishes. Listen to traditional yodelers echo against the Swiss Alps. Walk in the footsteps of Michelangelo. On this custom-tailored highlights of Europe vacation tour package,...
Day 1 - 3
London is a city that combines modern high-rises overlooking historic towers. Cobblestone streets date back hundreds of years, lined with antiquarian bookshops and famous pubs where Charles Dickens once ate. Barges float down the Thames and underneath the recognizable sight of the London Tower Bridge. When you arrive at the airport, your private transfer is waiting for you. You soon step out into the London streets, filled with the scent of steaming fresh baked pastries, a traditional English pie filled with meat and vegetables. Parliament shimmers alongside the glistening waters of the Thames.
The emblematic Elizabeth Tower fills the panorama. Big Ben, the name given to the 13-ton bell inside the tower, chimes at the quarter of an hour as locals and visitors walk beneath the Gothic architecture. The city has a contagious electric energy coursing through the streets. The London Eye offers a stellar vista of the cityscape, showing both the classic and modern cityscape. In the evening, you can visit Ye Olde Mitre on Ley Court, the first pub in the city established in the mid 16th century. Tudor beams line the ceiling and coal fires make for a cozy night, filled with old world charm and surrounded by new-world luxury.
Tunnel to Lights
Day 5 - 6
Opening to the Light
Day 7 - 8
Brave New Heights
Day 9 - 10
Day 11 - 12
Across the Canal
Day 14 - 15
Layers of Rome
Road Away from Rome
- Witness the exceptional collection of world heritage practically overflowing out of the Louvre in Paris
- Experience the treasured architecture of Parisian streets, including the Arc de Triomphe and the Eifel Tower
- Wander around the enchanting Old Town neighborhood of Lucerne, Switzerland, emblematic of a traditional alpine village
- Delight in an open panorama of the Swiss Alps on a gondola ride
- Visit the exceptional halls of the Vatican Museum guiding you towards the incredible gallery of the Sistine Chapel
- View the dramatic ruins of Rome, wandering around and through the Coliseum
- Stroll through the mesmeric Renaissance city of Florence, home to Michelangelo and Dante Alighieri
- Enjoy the serene countryside charm of the hillside town of Bergamo, Italy
- Stroll along the famous canals of Venice, one of the most romantic cities in the world
Europe maintains its connection to its history, emblematic in both charm and decadence. Alpine villages continue to charm visitors. Medieval Italian towns tell countless stories by virtue of surviving the centuries. Cathedrals contain innumerable priceless artworks and certain small alleyways contain as many of the city’s artifacts as the nearby museum. This 9-day highlights of Europe vacation tour package takes you to England, France, Switzerland, and Italy: each country offering a unique view of culture, cuisine, and antiquity.
Customized for 2020, your Europe vacation begins with your arrival in London. The city is a whirlwind of energy crossing the River Thames. On the third day you are taken to the Railway station for your sensational ride on the Chunnel train, taking you underneath the Channel to Paris. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy the tremendous City of Light. Follow your guide through the city to see the famous landmarks of the city, including the Champs-Elysees and the Opera house.
You can also venture inside the Louvre to witness the grand collection of the world heritage. You step aboard your transfer on day five and make your way through the French countryside, north towards the Swiss Alps. Lucerne welcomes you with quiet beauty sitting beneath the rugged summits of the surrounding mountains. Visit the tranquil Lion Monument and enjoy a serene picturesque stroll through Old Town. Make your way up to Mount Pilatus by cable car or indulge in a morning search for chocolate.
Pass through the Italian Lake District to the picture perfect town of Bergamo. Relax around the medieval streets of the hillside city connected by a funicular. The following day you venture deeper into Italy, arriving in the magnificent city of Venice. Take a private water-taxi around the Grand Canal and witness the city’s iconic images. Leave the city behind for Florence, a truly enchanting Renaissance city surrounded by the rolling hills of Tuscany.
Continue to Rome, where all the roads eventually lead. A full day in the Eternal City takes you around the treasured ruins, including the Colosseum. Follow your guide through the Vatican Museum to witness the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square, and the Basilica. The following day you will have a private transfer to the airport to make your flight home, but you will carry the variety of wonders from your European exploration home with you.
$5,195 per person (excluding international flights)
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