This is the ideal trip for those who prefer an in-depth Western Europe experience. Ride two of Europe’s most famous high-speed trains: the Eurostar train from London to Brussels and the high-speed TGV train from Strasbourg to Paris. Guided sightseeing is included in London, in Sound of Music Salzburg, in Vienna, and in Paris, with included visits to St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, a picture stop at the unusual Hundertwasserhaus in Vienna, the Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg, and a ride to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and more. Also stay in Amsterdam, where an included canal cruise is the best way to see the 17th-century capital of Holland; in Koblenz, Germany, with a romantic Rhine Cruise; in Munich, where dinner at the famous Ratskeller restaurant gives you a chance to try out traditional Bavarian fare; in Innsbruck, Tyrol’s capital, where a horse-drawn carriage ride through the Alps is included; in picture-book Lucerne, with time to climb a mountain or attend a folklore party; and in the Black Forest, where you will learn all about the cuckoo clock, and taste the traditional Black Forest Cake. Scenic drives along the Rhine River, past the Salzkammergut Lake District, and through the Alps make this vacation an unforgettable experience.
LONDON Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral and see the Changing of the Guard, if heldLONDON–BRUSSELS By high-speed Eurostar trainAMSTERDAM Canal cruiseRHINE CRUISEMUNICH Orientation, visit Marienplatz; [LF] dinner with beer at a local restaurantSALZBURG Guided walking tour, visit Mirabell Gardens and St. Peter’s ChurchyardVIENNA Guided sightseeing, take pictures of the HundertwasserhausINNSBRUCK Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof; [LF] Tyrolean horse-drawn carriage ride and a drink at a caféVADUZ Stop in the capital of LiechtensteinLUCERNE Walking tour including the Lion Monument and the Chapel BridgeRHINE FALLSBLACK FOREST [LF] Learn about cuckoo clocks, enjoy a traditional dinner with local specialties and Black Forest CakeSTRASBOURG–PARIS By high-speed TGV train (first-class)PARIS Guided sightseeing, ascend the Eiffel TowerHeadsets throughout the tour
LONDON Hilton London Metropole (SF)AMSTERDAM NH Amsterdam Centre (SF)KOBLENZ Mercure (F)MUNICH Holiday Inn Munich City Centre (F)VIENNA Mercure Grand Hotel Biedermeier (F)INNSBRUCK Maximilian Stadthaus Penz (F)LUCERNE Ameron Flora (F)BLACK FOREST Best Western Hofgut Sternen (F) at BreitnauPARIS Mövenpick (SF) at Neuilly-sur-Seine
Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 4 three-course dinners (D), including a special dinner in Munich
High-speed Eurostar train; motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; canal cruise in Amsterdam; Rhine River cruise; horse-drawn carriage ride in Innsbruck; high-speed first-class TGV train