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A Taste of Europe tour

A Taste of Europe

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Travel Style: Array Mixed
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
9 days
From: $ 2,491 $ 277 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • You’ll visit the main cities—London, Amsterdam, Lucerne, and Paris—and you will also behold fascinating scenery and cruise scenic waterways.
  • Experience the wonder of the Rhine River with its scenic countryside, historical castles, and charming villages.
  • See the Lorelei rock and hear its mesmerizing legend about a distraught maiden who lured passing navigators to their death.
  • Enjoy a gorgeous canal cruise and learn to appreciate Amsterdam from the waterways.
  • Opportunity to venture out and try local cuisine. Sample a pint in a local British pub, savor French wines in the Parisian cafés, and taste local beers in Germany.

Short Description

On this vacation, get a “Taste of Europe” and sample some of Western Europe’s best-loved areas, including England, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, and France

Style Group tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions Roundtrip air to/from trip start & all internal transport
Start City London
End City Paris

Theme

Cultural

Destinations

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Attractions & Cities Visited

Amsterdam Arc de Triomphe Eiffel Tower London Lucerne Paris

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in London, England

Upon arrival you will be transferred to check into your hotel. In the afternoon, you may want to start exploring the lively British capital. Uniformed hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.

 Day 2: London

Meals: Breakfast

A full day to savor our rich program of optional activities: take a panoramic tour of London’s landmarks, visit the Tower of London, or choose an excursion to Windsor Castle. Tonight, maybe a leisurely cruise on the River Thames?

Day 3: London–Amsterdam Area, Holland

Meals: Breakfast

Leave London in the early morning and head through the lush English countryside to the Channel port, where you board your ferry for the Continent. Here, your Tour Director and coach wait to take you to the Amsterdam area.

Day 4: Amsterdam

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Today, enjoy a canal cruise to see the town from water level, then watch the cutting and polishing of precious stones at a diamond center in Amsterdam. Later, sightseeing with a Local Guide points out the city highlights.

Day 5: Amsterdam Area–Rhineland, Germany

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Another morning in Amsterdam to do as you please. Travel southwards into the lovely landscape of the Rhine, where you will spend one night.

Day 6: Rhineland–Rhine Cruise–Lucerne, Switzerland

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Start the day with an included Rhine steamer cruise with some legendary sights, including the Lorelei rock. Rejoin the coach for a comfortable drive southwards to the Swiss border at Basel. The scenery becomes more and more fascinating as you approach Lucerne for two overnights.

Day 7: Lucerne

Meals: Breakfast

One of Switzerland’s finest cities nestled amid its snowcapped Alps, surrounded by its lake, and embellished by the clear mountain waters of the River Reuss. Your visit takes in the impressive city walls, a covered wooden bridge, ornate patrician houses lining cobblestone streets, and the Lion Monument—a masterful stone sculpture in honor of the heroic Swiss Guard of Louis XVI. A grand selection of optional activities completes the day: a cable-car ride to the 10,000-foot summit of Mount Titlis; a cruise on the fjord-like lake; and, of course, time to shop for that very Swiss watch.

Day 8: Lucerne–Paris, France

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy vistas of green pastures and attractive chalets with rustic timbering and luxuriant flowers. Then, into France on the fast highway, past some of its most famous vineyards, to Paris

Day 9: Paris

Meals: Breakfast

One full day to explore the city that’s known throughout the world for its fashions, art and museums, delicious food, and joie de vivre. Included sightseeing with a local expert shows off many of the best-known Parisian sights: La Sorbonne, Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramid near the Louvre, the Invalides, and Champs Elysées.

Day 10: Paris

Meals: Breakfast

Your vacation ends this morning. After breakfast you will transferred to the airport for departure.

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Price Per Day: $ 277 per day

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We spent $11, 630.20 for a 12 day trip to Europe, from 6/11/2020 to 6/23/2020. THEY cancelled our trip, and refuse to refund our money, even after we purchased the travel insurance, which they lied about what that covered, as well. I think we should all file a class action law suit.
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Flight & Transport Inclusions

Roundtrip air to/from trip start & all internal transport

Group Size

Standard Group - 25 + people

Accommodations

Jurys Inn Chelsea, London, United Kingdom

The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A business center is on site at this 3-star property. High-speed wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. This eco-friendly hotel also offers multilingual staff, dry cleaning/laundry services, and express check-in.

Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Set between two quiet canals in the heart of Amsterdam, Sofitel Legend Amsterdam The Grand boasts a rich history - from 15th-century convent to City Hall. Beautifully renovated, this central Amsterdam hotel blends sleek design with 5 star facilities, including 52 luxury suites and an indulgent spa. With an award-winning Bridges restaurant, Amsterdam's first Raw Bar, a Vinotheque, Library and Flying Dutchman brown cafe, this is the perfect choice for the discerning leisure traveler to enjoy a luxury stay in Amsterdam. City center attractions - the Royal Palace, Hermitage museum and Amsterdam's best shopping streets - are only steps away.

Mercure Holland House, Bristol, United Kingdom

Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel and Spa features an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Event facilities include a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. This eco-friendly hotel also offers multilingual staff, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Limited onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis (surcharge).

Grand Europe in Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland

This 5-star hotel was built in 1872 and has since offered its guests superb accommodations along with excellent service. All 41 guest rooms have marble floors, elegant decorations and complimentary Wi-Fi. There are 4 on-site restaurants and a coffee shop also.

Hotel de Crillon, Paris, France

The Hotel de Crillon is a 5-star luxury hotel with a lavish late baroque style decor adapted to the 21st century. Featuring marble, moldings, crystal chandeliers, and more, the rooms are decorated in the timeless style of Louis XV which makes this luxury hotel a veritable work of art representing Parisian architecture of the 18th century. This impressive and immortal style extends out through the different bars and restaurants of the hotel and also into the 7 exceptional meeting rooms which are designed for more private events.

Cancellation policy

Rates are non-refundable. Substantial restrictions apply for cancellation/change, and depend upon the package type. Trip protection is recommended.

Trip ID#:

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What's excluded

  • International Flights
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Personal Expenses

Meals Included

9 Breakfasts and 3 Dinners

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