Duration: 10 Days
If you want to see Western Europe’s main highlights but don’t have much time, this European panorama tour is the holiday for you! Visit England, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and France with overnights in London, Brussels, the Frankfurt area, the Innsbruck area, the Venice area, the Lucerne area, Dijon, and Paris.
After spending some time in London, you’ll travel to Brussels on the Eurostar train, the easiest way to connect the two European cities. You will then carry on by tour coach through Germany to medieval Rothenburg, a walled town that has retained its fascinating character. Relax and take in the wonderful views of castle-crested hills, terraced vineyards, and pretty wine towns on the included scenic cruise along the Rhine River. Take a boat ride in Venice along the Giudecca Canal to St. Mark’s Square, allowing you to admire some of the palazzos and maze of streets. While in Venice, take the opportunity to watch glassblowers create their works as they have done for centuries. Some other must-sees on this iconic Europe tour are romantic Verona, the Italian city made famous by Romeo and Juliet; Lucerne, one of Switzerland’s finest cities, situated on the shores of breathtaking Lake Lucerne and nestled within the snow-capped Swiss Alps.
Last, but not least, visit Paris, capital of France and one of the most celebrated cities on the old Continent. Here, your tour guide will show you some of the most famous sights in Paris—including the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower—on the city sightseeing tour. In a short time, this affordable multi-country European tour offers it all—historic sights, big cities, quaint towns, and scenic beauty. It’s a marvellous holiday!
Please note: Itinerary is based on 2021, and is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in September 2021.
Check into your hotel. Uniformed hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.
A full day to savour our rich program of optional activities: take a panoramic tour of London's landmarks, visit the Tower of London, or choose an excursion to Windsor Castle. Tonight, we recommend our optional Taste of London excursion with dinner, followed by a guided illumination cruise on the Thames River. (B)
Transfer to the railway station and board the Eurostar train to Brussels. Here, switch to your comfortable motorcoach for an orientation drive of the Belgian capital. (B) Today's Distance: 232 mi/ 373 km
Journey into Germany to the shores of the mighty Rhine to enjoy an included scenic cruise. Then, on to the Frankfurt area for an overnight. (B,D) Today's Distance: 277 mi/ 445 km
Today's highlight is a stop in the Medieval town of Rothenburg on the Romantic Road, with its towered gates and battlements, squares, half-timbered houses, and richly decorated fountains. Continue to the Innsbruck area for an overnight. (B,D) Today's Distance: 367 mi/ 590 km
Take in the breathtaking scenery of the Alps while crossing the Europa Bridge and Brenner Pass. Arrive in Venice, where, on a boat ride along the Giudecca Canal to Piazza San Marco you'll admire the palazzos (palaces) and maze of streets. Time at leisure to soak up the magical atmosphere of this unique city. At a glassblowing workshop, experience this Venetian art. (B,D) Today's Distance: 245 mi/ 395 km
Stop in fascinating Verona for a stroll in the old city. Cross the Swiss border and enjoy the idyllic views of Canton Ticino, then on to the breathtaking beauty of Lake Lucerne. (B) Today's Distance: 354 mi/ 570 km
The focus of today's visit is the Old Town of Lucerne. After that, time for an optional excursion to Mount Stanserhorn and then, journey into France for an overnight in the charming town of Dijon. (B) Today's Distance: 249 mi/ 400 km
Leave Dijon and travel on the autoroute to Paris to discover many of the best-known Parisian sites on the included guided sightseeing tour. (B) Today's Distance: 221 mi/ 355 km
Au revoir. Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)