Wonders of Europe
From London to Paris via Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy, discover the many wonders on this memorable European tour. History buffs will delight in seeing many of Europe's historic sights. In Rome, see the iconic Colosseum, completed in the 1st century AD. In Lucerne, walk on the Chapel Bridge, built in 1333 as part of the city's fortifications and now the oldest-preserved wooden bridge in Europe. In Trier, Germany's oldest city, a walking tour highlights the Roman heritage, pleasant market squares, and Germany's oldest Christian church. Situated on the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg is a city that has retained its historic charm and is Europe at its most quintessential. On your walking tour here, see the gothic cathedral with its spires, stained-glass windows, and fascinating astronomical clock, and wander around the magical La Petite France district, home to half-timbered houses, quaint shops, and a waterfront promenade.
- LONDON Visit
- LONDON-BRUSSEL by Eurostar train
- TRIER & STRASBOURG Guided sightseeing
- LUCERNE Visit
- VENICE Canal boat ride, visit
- ASSISI Visit St. Francis Basilica
- ROME & FLORENCE Guided sightseeing
- PISA See the Leaning Tower
- EZE Visit a Perfume workshop
- AIX EN PROVENCE & BEAUNE Visit
- PARIS Guided sightseeing
- Headsets throughout the tour.
- Guides: Host service in London
- December 19 Departure - New Year's in Paris including festive dinner
- Sight Seeing Tours
- Tour Manager
The whole day is free to take advantage of our rich program of optional activities. How about a fascinating tour of London's landmarks, a visit to the Tower of London with the lavish Crown Jewels, or an excursion to Windsor Castle? Tonight, dinner followed by a leisurely cruise on the Thames River would be fun!
Transfer to the railway station and board the EUROSTAR TRAIN to Brussels. Here, board your comfortable motorcoach to your overnight hotel.
Cross the German border and stop for an included guided walking tour of ancient Trier, founded by the Celts in the late 4th century BC. Later, travel through the fabled Black Forest, known for its cuckoo clocks, wood carving, delectable Black Forest Cake, and traditional farmhouses with sweeping, half-hipped roofs. Cross into France to arrive in Strasbourg for an overnight.
Breakfast and Dinner
On your included guided walking tour in Strasbourg, seat of the European Parliament, see the monumental gothic cathedral with its ancient murals, stained-glass windows, and fascinating astronomical clock; experience the unique Franco-German culture; and explore the city's historic heart, the magical La Petite France district. Later, enter Switzerland and head towards the majestic Alps to Lucerne. Visit the LION MONUMENT, a masterful stone sculpture honoring Louis XVI's heroic Swiss Guard; and CHAPEL BRIDGE, Europe's oldest covered bridge, dating back to 1333.
More wonderful alpine scenery awaits as you drive to the mountains surrounding massive St. Gotthard. Pass through its great tunnel, then begin your scenic descent into the warmth and sunshine of Canton Ticino, then on to vibrant Milan, Italy's fashion capital.
Breakfast and Dinner
Leave Milan and cross the Po River plain to the Venice area. Here, you'll board your private MOTORBOAT to St. Mark's Square. Take time to enjoy the Bridge of Sighs, Doges' Palace, and monumental ST. MARK'S SQUARE. Visit a GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOP to watch a skilled craftsman at work. Don't miss out on an optional gondola serenade that glides through centuryold canals.
Breakfast and Dinner
An interesting drive southward, through the gentle Umbrian hills to medieval Assisi, where St. Francis was born in 1182. Visit the world-famous BASILICA with its beautiful frescoes by Giotto, then head for Rome.
The "Eternal City" is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with St. Peter's Square and Basilica. Other highlights are the iconic Colosseum, the largest amphitheater ever built, and Circus Maximus. An optional visit is available to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo's impressive fresco of The Last Judgment.
Say "Arrivederci, Roma" as you drive northward to reach Florence. On the included walking tour with a Local Guide, discover the landmarks of this Renaissance city, like Piazza Signoria with the Loggia dei Lanzi, Palazzo Vecchio, and the breathtaking cathedral on Piazza del Duomo. Overnight in the spa town of Montecatini.
Stop in Pisa where a mini train ride takes you to see the Leaning Tower and the SQUARE OF MIRACLES. Bypassing the great port of Genoa, head northwest for glimpses of the Italian and French Rivieras. Visit one of the famous PERFUME FACTORIES in lovely Eze before reaching your destination on the glamorous French Riviera.
Leave the French Riviera this morning and head inland, crossing sun-drenched Provence. Take in the Mediterranean atmosphere of Aix-en-Provence, then travel through the famous wine producing area of the Rhone Valley. Overnight in the Lyon area.
Breakfast and Dinner
Enjoy vistas of famous Burgundy vineyards on the way to Beaune, famous for wines such as Chambertin and Nuits-Saint-Georges. Its Hotel-Dieu with its colorful roof was one of the oldest hospitals in Europe. Head for the exciting city of Paris with time to enjoy an optional cabaret show.
One full day to explore the city that's known throughout the world for its fashion, art and museums, delicious food, and joie de vivre. Included sightseeing with a local expert shows off many of the best-known Parisian sites. Tonight, consider joining the optional farewell dinner in a typical French restaurant.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
- Starting from AED 8654* per adult on Twin / Triple Sharing
- Child above 8 years are allowed on this tour
Apr 19: 2, 16 & 30
May 19: 7, 21 & 28
Jun 19: 2, 16 & 30
July 19: 27
Aug 19: 13 & 27
Sep 19: 3, 10, 17 & 24
Oct 19: 01, 08 & 19
HOTEL ACCOMMODATION DETAILS
- London: Novotel London West / Holiday Inn London- Kensington High Street or similar
- Brussels: Ramada La Woluwe or similar
- Strasbourg: Ibis Strasbourg Centre Historique or similar
- Lucerne: Ibis Kriens / Ibis Styles Luzerne City or similar
- Milan: Starhotels Business Palace / Holiday Inn Garibaldi Station or similar
- Venice: Ambasciatori at Mestre or similar
- Rome: Park Hotel Dei Massimi or similar
- Montecatini: Grand Hotel Ambasciatori or similar
- Nice: Ibis Styles Nice Airport / Ibis Aeroport Promenade or similar or similar
- Lyon: Hotel Lyon Ouest / Parkest or similar
- Paris: Ibis Paris Cambronne Tour Eiffel or similar