As the name implies, this vacation is a sample of some of the major highlights of Europe. Start with two nights in London where sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral and time to watch the Changing of the Guard (if held). Next, board the Eurostar train to Brussels, followed by a comfortable drive to Amsterdam where sightseeing by way of a leisurely canal cruise awaits you. In Germany, cruise the romantic Rhine River, take pictures of Heidelberg Castle, and enjoy dinner with beer at a local restaurant. Stop in the Black Forest, and enjoy a woodcarving demonstration by a local woodcarver, followed by lunch with Bratwurst and Sauerkraut. In Switzerland, visit the Rhine Falls and spend two nights in charming lakeside Lucerne. Admire the Lion Monument, receive a Swiss chocolate surprise, and enjoy the Alpine scenery before driving through the Burgundy wine area to Paris. Here sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the Parisian highlights and a ride up to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower.
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 CRUISEHEIDELBERG Walking tour of the Old Town, take pictures of the castle; [LF] dinner with beer at a local restaurantBLACK FOREST [LF] Woodcarving demonstration; lunch with regional specialtiesRHINE FALLSLUCERNE Walking tour including the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge; [LF] Swiss chocolate surprisePARIS Guided sightseeing, ascend the Eiffel TowerHeadsets throughout the tour
LONDON Hilton London Metropole (SF) or Park Plaza Westminster Bridge (SF)AMSTERDAM Crowne Plaza City Centre (SF)HEIDELBERG NH Heidelberg (F)LUCERNE Astoria (F)PARIS Concorde Montparnasse (F)
Full buffet breakfast (B); 1 traditional lunch (L) in the Black Forest; 2 three-course dinners (D), including a special dinner in Heidelberg
High-speed Eurostar train; motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; canal cruise in Amsterdam; Rhine River cruise