Starting Price $4,590* (tour only)
22 Days includes 20 breakfast & 12 dinners
may & sEPTEMBER departures
22-day heart of europe grand tour
Take in all the spectacular sights from the HEART OF EUROPE® Circle Tour, including medieval villages and scenic mountain vistas, while adding Rome, Pisa, Florence, Tuscany, an extra night in Paris, and two nights in London. You will see it all on the Grand Tour!
During your first week experience the old world charm and scenic beauty of the Dutch Lowlands, with pristine examples of canals, bridges and windmills; Flemish Antwerp, known for its convivial atmosphere and outdoor cafes; the legendary Rhine River where you’ll glide past endearing villages, medieval fortresses, and hillside vineyards on an upstream pleasure cruise; Heidelberg, idyllically situated on the Neckar River and dominated by the ruins of Heidelberg castle; Rothenburg, a beautifully preserved medieval village surrounded by the original town walls and without a single modern building in sight; Munich, the elegant capital of Bavaria; and Innsbruck, capital of Tyrol and two-time host of the Winter Olympics.
The second week is focused on romantic Italy featuring Venice, famous for its colorful gondoliers and magnificent St. Mark’s Square; Verona, of Romeo & Juliet fame; Rome, an energetic, modern metropolis that is proudly protective of its abundant historical sites including the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and Pantheon; Pisa, home to the intriguing Leaning Tower; Florence, with its countless sculptures and architectural masterpieces; and the Tuscan countryside which is painted with golden rolling hills, olive groves and sleepy villages.
Your final week includes the Swiss Lake District, where snow-capped peaks emerge in the distance while palm trees greet you along the shores of Lake Lugano; two nights in fabulous Paris, rich in history, art and architecture; and a high speed Eurostar train ride under the English Channel for a two night stay in the electric, history-laden London.
Take in the Glockenspiel performance in Munich
Visit Venice, the romantic city of canals and gondolas
Toss a coin into Rome’s Trevi Fountain to make a wish
Stroll Champs-Élysées & see Arc de Triomphe in Paris
Ride the high-speed Eurostar from Paris to London
22 DAY ITINERARY
DAY 1 - Overnight Flight to Europe
DAY 2 - HOLLAND . . Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - Dutch Lowlands - Rotterdam.
DAY 3 - HOLLAND . . Delft - Amsterdam - Rotterdam
DAY 4 - BELGIUM . . Antwerp & HOLLAND . . Margraten American Military Cemetery - Maastricht.
DAY 5 - GERMANY . . Rhine Cruise - Heidelberg - Schriesheim.
DAY 6 - GERMANY . . Rothenburg - Romantic Road - Adelsried.
DAY 7 - GERMANY . . Munich & AUSTRIA . . Innsbruck - Tyrolean Village.
DAY 8 - AUSTRIA . . Tyrolean Village near Innsbruck.
DAY 9 - ITALY . . Dolomite Mountains – Lake Garda – Verona.
DAY 10 - ITALY . . Venice – Verona.
DAY 11 - ITALY . . Rome
DAY 12 - ITALY . . Rome.
Day 13 - ITALY . . Rome - Montecatini-Terme.
DAY 14 - ITALY . . Pisa - Florence - Montecatini-Terme.
Day 15 - SWITZERLAND . . Lake Lugano - Gotthard Pass - Swiss Alps.
DAY 16 - SWITZERLAND . . Stans - Lucerne - Swiss Alps.
DAY 17 - FRANCE . . Burgundy Wine Region - Beaune.
DAY 18 - FRANCE . . Paris.
Day 19 - FRANCE . . Paris.
DAY 20 - ENGLAND . . London.
DAY 21 - ENGLAND . . London.
DAY 22 - Daytime flight back to U.S.A.