14 Days - Highlights of Europe (E933B)

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Varied landscapes, magnificent scenery, history galore, and a treasure-trove of art and architecture... a glorious reflection of Europe at her best.



14 Days - Highlights of Europe (E933B)

14 Days - Highlights of Europe (E933B)
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Itinerary :

Day 1 Depart from London by Eurostar for Brussels

Meet your Tour Director and transfer to London's St. Pancras Station to board the high-speed Eurostar. Your two hour rail journey takes you via the historic Channel Tunnel to Brussels. Alternatively, join at the Brussels Hotel. (For reduction, see date chart). This afternoon, stroll through the beautiful Grand Place, with its gilded buildings and see the cheeky Mannekin Pis. Later, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and an opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over a warm evening of dinner and wine.

Hotel: Marriott, Brussels

Welcome Dinner, Full Breakfast

 

Day 2 Glide past the Castles of the Rhine Valley to Heidelberg

Travel into Germany to view the spires of Cologne Cathedral before continuing along the Rhine, via Bonn, to Boppard. Join a cruise, passing medieval hilltop castles and steep leafy vineyards to the village of St. Goar, near the legendary Loreley Rock. Continue on to Heidelberg to see the clifftop castle. Dining among friends and good hospitality is part of the local culture so why not hit the old town tonight for a hearty German feast?

Hotel: Crowne Plaza, Heidelberg

Buffet Breakfast

 

Day 3 To Rothenburg and along the Romantic Road to Munich

Stop in medieval Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber, still surrounded by its old walls and watch towers, frozen in time since the 16th Century. Continue along the Romantic Road to the Bavarian capital of Munich. See the Olympic Stadium, Ludwigstrasse, Marienplatz and soaring Town Hall. Stroll through Munich's open-air food market, the Viktualienmarkt, with its beer garden. Meet a local market stallholder and sample some of his delicious produce. Tonight, maybe sample a stein of beer in a local beer hall?

Hotel: Westin Grand Arabellapark, Munich

Buffet Breakfast

 

Day 4 Head to Salzburg, City of Mozart

A short drive leads over the Austrian border to Salzburg, the city of Mozart and the ‘Sound of Music' and 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic musical. Sightseeing with a local expert shows you the formal gardens of Mirabell Palace which includes the fountains and statues where the "Do, Re, Mi" scene in the film were created and later you'll cross Residence Square with its fountain where Maria sings "I have confidence" was filmed. You'll also witness the imposing fortress, cathedral and Mozart's birthplace on the lively Getreidegasse.

Hotel: Castellani Park, Salzburg

Buffet Breakfast

 

Day 5 Across the Tauern Mountains to Venice

Enjoy a leisurely morning in Salzburg to shop for local marzipan specialties or seek out locations from the Sound of Music. Then stunning scenery surrounds you on the drive down through the Tauern Mountains to the Carinthian Lake District. Cross the Italian border and descend to the romantic city of Venice. Your prestigious hotel occupies an old convent building in the greenest part of the city centre.

Hotel: Best Western Premier Hotel Sant'Elena, Venice

Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

 

Day 6 Venice & the Magic of 'La Serenissima'

Waking up to the sights and sounds of Venice is a thrill for even the most experienced traveller! A morning boat transfer brings you to Giudecca Island to witness the age-old skills of glassblowers and gondola builders. Then cruise by Palladio's San Giorgio Maggiore to St. Mark's Square. Alight to see Lord Byron's Bridge of Sighs which connects the Doges' Palace to the prisons. In the square, the bell tower comes into view, plus the beautiful mosaics of St. Mark's Basilica and the Clock Tower Moors, who have been striking the hour for over 500 years. No visit to Venice would be complete without a gondola serenade. Glide along the atmospheric canals exploring the intimate and hidden parts of this unique city while musicians set the mood with traditional songs. The rest of the day is free to shop in the small arcades.

Hotel: Best Western Premier Hotel Sant'Elena, Venice

Buffet Breakfast

 

Day 7 On to the Eternal City of Rome

Head south over the Apennine Mountains and follow the ‘Highway of the Sun' to the 'eternal city' of Rome.

Hotel: Dei Borgia Hotel, Rome

Buffet Breakfast

 

Day 8 Papal & Imperial Rome

During your two night stay, join a local expert for a private tour of the priceless art of the Vatican Museums and the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel. Your VIP visit includes fast-track entry and behind-the-scenes access to the Bramante Staircase, a part of the Vatican usually closed to the public. Then explore St. Peter's Basilica, one of the largest churches in the world. Now cross the River Tiber to see the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire, the Colosseum and look out over the Roman Forum. The afternoon is free to explore.

Hotel: Dei Borgia Hotel, Rome

Buffet Breakfast

 

Day 9 Over the Chianti hills to Florence

Drive to the Chianti Hills and the city of Florence. A local expert accompanies you to the Duomo, where the Gates of Paradise adorn the Baptistery. Continue to Signoria Square, the political heart of the city, lined with fountains and statues it acts as a virtual open-air gallery of Renaissance Masterpieces. Take the time to gaze at Neptune and David. In the area around Santa Croce Basilica, view a demonstration of traditional leather-work. Afterwards, there is time to shop!

Hotel: Athanaeum Personal Hotel/Una Hotel Vittoria, Florence

Buffet Breakfast

 

Day 10 Journey through the Alps and on to Lucerne

Journey north past the Italian Lake District to the Swiss border and enjoy Alpine scenery all the way to Lucerne. On arrival, see what Mark Twain described as “the saddest and most moving piece of rock in the world”, the emotive Lion Monument.

Hotel: Astoria, Lucerne

Buffet Breakfast

 

Day 11 Lucerne’s Lions & Dragons

This morning, embark upon a thrilling cable car ride with incredible views, to the summit of Mount Pilatus. Back in Lucerne, there is free time to stroll across the Chapel Bridge to the ornate Jesuit Church and spend time shopping in the traffic-free Old Town. Perhaps hire a bicycle and enjoy a pleasant ride besides the many lakes. This evening, get together with your friends and choose from a selection of authentic local restaurants for your dining pleasure.

Hotel: Astoria, Lucerne

Buffet Breakfast,Dine Around

 

Day 12 On to Paris for a ‘Diner de Célébration’

Drive to Basel before crossing the Rhine to enter France. Travel through the lush wine-growing Burgundy region to Paris, the vibrant ‘Ville-Lumière' (City of Light). Tonight, head for the famous Champs Elysées for a ‘Diner de Célébration', served with wine in an amazing Parisian bistro celebrated for its cuisine.

Hotel: Marriott Rive Gauche, Paris

Buffet Breakfast,Celebration Dinner

 

Day 13 Paris, the ‘City of Light’

This morning, sightseeing with a local expert takes you by Notre Dame Cathedral, the imposing façades of the Louvre and along the banks of the Seine with its many romantic bridges. See the obelisk in the centre of the Place de la Concorde and drive along the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe. Next, venture into the 'Metro de Paris' to admire its art nouveau inspired architecture and enjoy a short journey through the Paris metropolitan area aboard its rapid transit system. Now survey the city from the heights of the Eiffel Tower, built for the World's Exhibition of 1889. The afternoon is at leisure for shopping or your own pursuits.

Hotel: Marriott Rive Gauche, Paris

Buffet Breakfast

 

Day 14 Au revoir Paris

Transfers arrive Charles de Gaulle Airport at 08:00 & 10:00 hours.

Buffet Breakfast


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