European Highlights

Embark on a mesmerizing European journey starting in the picturesque city of Amsterdam, known for its historic canals, vibrant culture, and charming architecture.

Next, venture to Heidelberg, a charming German town famous for its romantic castle ruins overlooking the Neckar River. Stroll through the quaint old town, and immerse yourself in the town's rich history and culture.

Continue your adventure to Boppard and Sankt Goar nestled along the stunning Rhine River in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Marvel at the enchanting medieval castles, vineyard-covered hills, and charming villages along the Rhine Valley.

Cross the border into Switzerland and visit Lucerne, a picturesque city surrounded by snow-capped mountains and crystal-clear lakes.

Finally, conclude your European odyssey in the romantic cities of Paris and London. In Paris, discover the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, and stroll along the Seine River. Then, hop over to London to visit Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and indulge in traditional English tea.

This European tour promises a blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, offering unforgettable experiences at every stop along the way.

August 2024 Departures

From $3,950CAD per person

About this trip - Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore Paris with a Local Specialist

  • Discover Amsterdam and Lucerne

  • Visit the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen and a cuckoo clock factory in the Black Forrest

  • View the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, the Champs-Élysées, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

  • See the Lorelei Rock and the vineyards of Burgundy

  • Scenic Cruise along the canals of Amsterdam and the Rhine River

Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Amsterdam

Welcome to the colorful city of Amsterdam. Explore this city of bicycles and boats before joining your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening, on a scenic canal cruise including a light dinner and welcome drinks.

Included Meals - Dinner

Included Experiences

Cruise the Canals of Amsterdam
Cruise along the old waterways with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. Discover the architectural gems of the old city, including mansions dating from the Golden Age of the 17th Century.

Day 2 - Enjoy a Scenic Cruise in the Rhineland

Journey through Germany where we’ll board a river cruise to St. Goar then head to the old university town of Heidelberg, with its impressive Renaissance structures, Baroque Old Town and views of the ruined red sandstone castle. Then we had to our Be My Guest experience where you’ll Connect With Locals over dinner at the family-owned Weingut Wehweck vineyard. Currently headed up by the third generation of the family, Herr Philipp Wehweck

Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

Included Experiences

Visit a Family-Owned Vineyard
On this Be My Guest experience you’ll Connect With Locals over dinner at the family-owned Weingut Wehweck vineyard. Currently headed up by the third generation of the family, Herr Philipp Wehweck.

Rhine Valley Cruise
Cruise beneath the semi-ruined castles and terraced vineyards. Sleepy villages slip by as you saunter upstream to the Lorelei Rock where the enchantress

View Heidelberg Castle
See the magnificent castle built in red sandstone, overlooking the Student Prince’s town. 

Day 3 - Journey through the Black Forest to Lucerne

Delve into a world of legends and fairy-tales today as you enter the enchanting Black Forest. Here, we’ll Dive Into Culture and witness the fine craft of cuckoo clock making, before visiting the dramatic Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, the largest waterfall in Europe. We cross the Swiss border, admiring the exquisite alpine setting and arrive on the shores of Lake Lucerne where we will stay for the next two nights.

Included Meals - Breakfast

Included and Optional Experiences

Visit the Black Forest and discover the centuries' old craft of clock making
Watch as skilled craftsman capture the distinctive sound of the cuckoo demonstrating the centuries' old craft of clock making in the Black Forest.

See Rhine Falls
See these spectacular falls.

Scenic Drive Through the Alps
Marvel at the Alpine landscape as you drive past breathtakingly beautiful mountains and valleys. 

Swiss Dinner by the Lake ($)
Tonight, we'll enjoy a delicious Swiss meal that includes the famous Swiss cheese fondue in a typical local restaurant. Its lakeside location and well-placed terrace will ensure a relaxing evening enjoying the hearty Swiss menu. Two drinks are included.

Day 4 - Explore Lucerne

Soak up the relaxed lakeside atmosphere before your morning orientation begins. Cross the solid wooden Chapel Bridge, visit the solemn Lion Monument, commemorating the massacre of the Swiss Guards in 1792 and spend your afternoon shopping in the Old Town for Swiss souvenirs and chocolates. Consider an Optional Experience ascending the surrounding mountains for panoramic alpine views, wander along the tranquil lake shore or stroll around the city admiring the decorative signposts and ornate façades lining the city's streets.

Included Meals - Breakfast

Included and Optional Experiences

Lucerne Orientation
During an orientation with your Travel Director, see the Lion Monument, Old Town Hall and Chapel Bridge, the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe.

Mount Pilatus And Lake Cruise ($)
We’ll ascend by cog-wheel train to Mount Pilatus’ summit, where you’ll have time to explore, admire the views, and breathe the pure air. Then, we’ll descend by cable-car to enjoy a scenic lake cruise. 

Swiss Countryside & Carriages ($)
A chance to get to know the Swiss, you’ll meet local farmers and enjoy a delightful countryside tour in horse-drawn carriages. Soak up the stunning scenery as we trot around a typical rural community, en route to a local homestead where you’ll savour local drinks and snacks. 

Swiss Folklore Evening with Dinner ($)
Tonight we’ll enjoy a tasty Swiss meal, including the famous Swiss cheese fondue, in a typical restaurant. While enjoying dinner, you can also join in a lively folklore show which includes yodelling, flag-throwing and Alpine horn-blowing. Two drinks are also included.

Day 5 - Off through the Burgundy Wine Region to Paris

See the changing landscape as you travel into France through Alsace and cross the Maginot Line. Admire the scenic Burgundy Wine Region, famous for its delicious Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape varieties, before arriving in Paris. Indulge in a free evening to explore the grand boulevards of the French capital. Experience the pageantry of Paris first-hand and opt for an Optional Experience to a Parisian Cabaret.

Included Meals - Breakfast

Included and Optional Experiences

La Nouvelle Eve Cabaret and Dinner ($)
Nestled in the heart of Montmartre, Nouvelle Eve has been spotlighted by ‘Emily in Paris’ and has hosted events for high-fashion icons like Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Louboutin and Vivienne Westwood. An icon of Parisian elegance for 125 years, this chic revue theatre is your ticket to an unforgettable night. An a la carte meal and dazzling cabaret will bring the French Cancan to life before your eyes. Performances run from April 20 to October 26. 

Day 6 - Explore Magical Paris

Join a Local Specialist today and delve into the artistic and historic treasures of Paris, including views of the elegant Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. View Notre Dame Cathedral and enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter. This afternoon, amble through the city’s stylish gardens, avenues and lanes, admiring the sophisticated atmosphere or consider joining an Optional Experience to the exquisite Palace of Versailles. This evening we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with our travel companions and Travel Director.

Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

Included and Optional Experiences

Paris City Tour
Join a Local Specialist to discover the hidden squares and secret lanes of Paris.

Montparnasse and Napoleon's Tomb ($)
Take the fastest elevator in Europe to the Panoramic Observation Deck for unbeatable views of the Eiffel Tower and all of the city’s iconic monuments. We’ll also visit the Dôme des Invalides with our Local Specialist to see Napoleon’s final resting place.

Versailles Palace and Gardens ($)
Built for the Sun King, Louis XIV, the Palace of Versailles was the envy of every European ruler, but loathed by the French commoners, which lead to the French Revolution. Step inside the opulent world of Versailles and our Local Specialist will take you through the palace’s Hall of Mirrors and State apartments. Then, enjoy free time to wander the symmetrical, tree-lined gardens.**

Seine Cruise and Paris Illuminations ($)
To truly see Paris in all its glory, you need to see it from the Seine. Enjoy a cruise along this famous river and take in unmatched views of the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Afterwards, we’ll drive through the City of Lights to see some of the fascinating sights this beautiful city has to offer.

Day 7 - Catch the Eurostar™ to London

Transfers are provided to Paris Gare du Nord station, where you'll board the Eurostar™ train to London. The journey time to London St. Pancras International is 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 8 - Journey Home

Enjoy an English breakfast at the end of your holiday.

Included Meals  - Breakfast

 

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