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Meals included: 13 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Journey through the blissful, rural panoramas of Germany and Italy to the snow-capped Swiss Alps and picturesque France.
Fly to Amsterdam where you will be transferred to your hotel and you will meet your fellow travelers in the evening for dinner.
This morning, enjoy the colourful city of Amsterdam. After your included visit to a famous diamond cutting workshop, discover the city with a local guide to view the city's highlights before boarding a canal cruise, the best way to see Amsterdam.
Follow the scenic banks of the River Rhine or take an optional Rhine cruise to see the Lorelei Rock and hear it's story. Carry on to the Manheim area where you will spend the night.
Leaving the mighty Rhine behind, travel through idyllic alpine scenery to Neuschwanstein, the fairy-tale castle built by Ludwig II of Bavaria. Enjoy a visit of the castle and in the afternoon continue to Innsbruck, capital of the Tyrol, for one night.
Depart early for Venice, a unique city on the water ribboned with canals. This afternoon, enjoy an included canal boat-ride, followed by a visit to a typical Venetian glass blowing factory. Later, why not join the optional gondola ride to glide along the picturesque canals accompanied by a Troubadour serenade. Overnight in the Venice area.
Drive across the Po Delta and cross the Apennines en route to Assisi, the birthplace of the mystical St Francis, where you can marvel at the magnificent Basilica before continuing to Rome for two nights.
Rome, the 'Eternal City', is a city steeped in history, vibrantly alive and absolutely unique. Today's included sightseeing trip with a local guide starts in St Peter's Square, followed by a visit to the Roman Forum and the mighty Colosseum.
Enjoy an afternoon in the beautiful city of Florence, where every quaint, cobbled street seems to house a rare church, a Renaissance palace, or a powerful sculpture. Take an included city sightseeing walk with a local guide and visit one of Florence's leather shops before heading to the spa town of Montecatini for one night.
Journey to Pisa and stop to admire the legendary Leaning Tower and the Square of Miracles before travelling to the cosmopolitan city of Milan to see the great 'Duomo' before reaching the beautiful resort area of Lake Como for one night.
Today, head towards Switzerland for a visit to the Italian speaking town of Lugano, with its picturesque lake and promenade. Continue to the city of Lucerne where you will be offered an optional excursion to the summit of one of the most beautiful peaks of the area.
Nestled amid snow-capped Alps and dominated by its clear blue lake, Lucerne is one of Switzerland's finest cities. See the city's highlights such as the covered wooden bridge and Lion Monument before travelling towards Interlaken. On to Lausanne for one night.
Cross the border into France and marvel at the beauty of the Burgundy region as you pass vineyards and meadows en route to Beaune. Stop awhile in this medieval town, renowned for its wine production, before heading to Paris for two nights.
Take a full day to fully appreciate the magnificence of Paris - a city known throughout the world for its fashion, art and museums, delicious food and general 'joie de vivre'. The included sightseeing trip with a local guide takes in many of the best-known Parisian sights: La Sorbonne, Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elysées to name just a few. In the evening, why not join an optional French farewell dinner?
Say farewell to Paris and head to the station to join the Eurostar service to the UK.
New Year's in Paris including Reveillon: 20th December 2017
Easter in Rome: 26th March 2018
New Years in Paris including Reveillon: 20th December 2018
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