Taste of Europe11 days from London to London
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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. You’ll visit the main cities—London, Amsterdam, Lucerne, and Paris—and you’ll also behold fascinating scenery and cruise scenic waterways. Experience the wonder of a cruise on the Rhine—with its scenic countryside, historical castles, and charming villages. See the Lorelei rock and hear its legend of a distraught maiden who sat on the rock combing her long golden hair and luring passing navigators to their death. In Amsterdam, hear about its 165 canals with a total length of 100 kms (62 miles). As such an integral part of the city, you’ll enjoy a canal cruise to appreciate Amsterdam from the waterways. The Chanel ferry takes you from London to the Continent and back to London at the end of your trip. Breakfast is included daily, and most days, you’ll have the opportunity to venture out and try local cuisine. Sample a pint of bitter in a local British pub, savor French wines in the Parisian cafés, and taste the local beer in Germany.
Day - 1 Arrive in London, England.
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.
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 Thames River? (B)
Day - 3 London–Amsterdam Area, Holland.
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. (B)
Day - 4 Amsterdam.
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. (B,D)
Day - 5 Amsterdam Area–Rhineland, Germany.
Another morning in Amsterdam to do as you please, or to discover the beautiful Dutch countryside on an optional excursion. Later, travel southwards into the lovely landscape of the Rhine, where you will spend one night. (B,D)
Day - 6 Rhineland–Rhine Cruise–Lucerne Area, Switzerland.
Start the day with an included RHINE CRUISE to see 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 the Lucerne area for two overnights. (B,D)
Day - 7 Lucerne Area.
One of Switzerland’s finest cities, Lucerne is nestled amid its snowcapped Alps, surrounded by its lake, and embellished by the clear mountain waters of the Reuss River. Your visit takes in the impressive city walls, CHAPEL 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. (B)
Day - 8 Lucerne Area–Paris, France.
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. Arrive in time to enjoy the optional cabaret show. (B)
Day - 9 Paris.
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. Optional excursions are also available. Celebrate the success of your tour with an optional French farewell dinner. (B)
Day - 10 Paris–London, England.
Relax and let the countryside whiz by on the road north to the coast, where you board your Channel FERRY. Through Kent, return to London for an evening arrival. (B)
Day - 11 London.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
PARIS - Kyriad Cachan Arcueil (ST)
LUCERNE AREA - Postillon (ST) or Ibis Styles (ST) or Luzernerhof (ST)
RHINELAND - Dorint Köln Junkersdorf (ST) or Ramada (F) at Bruehl or Mercure Köln Airport (ST)
AMSTERDAM AREA - NH Airport (F) at Schiphol or Grand (F) at Amstelveen
LONDON – Double Tree by Hilton London – Chelsea (F) or Novotel London West (F)
• Round-trip transportation between London and the Channel ports; on the Continent, private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach. Cross-Channel ferry; Rhine cruise
• Accommodation and sightseeing as per the itinerary with Buffet breakfasts,3 dinners
• Airport taxes if any
• Entry tickets
• Any transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
• Any other services' not specified in "Inclusions"
• Air ticket and Visa charges
• Optional Excursions
• Above rates in US $ and AED Subject to change according to the conversion rates at the time of booking