Short on time, but want a jam-packed adventure filled with European Highlights? Cruise down the Rhine River, savour a banquet in a castle and catch your breath as you see the Eiffel Tower in Paris. You'll return home with more than Swiss chocolate in your luggage.
Dive into Culture Watch as skilled craftsman capture the distinctive sound of the cuckoo demonstrating the centuries' old craft of clock making in the Black Forest. (Day 3)
See the Lorelei Rock and the vineyards of Burgundy
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
Discover Amsterdam and Lucerne
Scenic Cruise along the canals of Amsterdam and the Rhine River
Connect with Locals In a medieval castle high above the Rhine River Valley, you'll enjoy an exclusive Be My Guest dinner and be transported back to a time of kings and knights. (Day 2)
Explore Paris with a Local Specialist
Visit the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen and a cuckoo clock factory in the Black Forrest
Welcome to the colourful city of Amsterdam. Explore this city of bicycles and boats before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening, on a scenic canal cruise including a light dinner and welcome drinks.
Day 2: Enjoy a Scenic Cruise in the Rhineland
Location: Boppard, Heidelberg
Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest
Journey through Germany's Rhine Valley, boarding a cruise past terraced vineyards, historic towns and medieval castles to St. Goar. The old university town of Heidelberg is our next stop, with its impressive Renaissance structures, Baroque Old Town and view of the ruined red sandstone castle that towers above the city. Connect With Locals this evening over dinner an exclusive Be My Guest experience. We venture to our hotel in Heidelberg.
Day 3: Journey through the Black Forest to Lucerne
Location: Lucerne, Breitnau
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.
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.
Day 5: Off through the Burgundy Wine Region to Paris
Accommodation: Renaissance Paris La Defense
See the changing landscape as you travel into France through Alsace and across 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.
Day 6: Explore Magical Paris
Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Join a Local Specialist today to 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.
Day 7: Catch the Eurostar to London
Accommodation: Park Plaza Riverbank (SF)
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. On arrival in London, you are met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 8: Journey Home
Enjoy an English breakfast at the end of your holiday.
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Optional Experiences and free time
3 dinners (including Be My Guest)
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All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
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