OPTIONAL EXTRA TOURS TAKEN
LONDON -

  • Trafalgar Square
  • Knightbridge & Piccadilly Circus
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Houses of Parliament
  • Big Ben and Downing Street
  • Changing of the Guard Buckingham Palace

AMSTERDAM -
Scenic Canal Cruise & visit to the 'Old Sailors "Quarter  
  • Cruise along the canal's of the 'Venice of the North' in a glass topped boat, Stroll past the notorious 'red lights' district.

LUCERNE -
Relaxing Lake Cruise   
  • The true beauty of Lake Lucerne is revealed as we cruise the tranquil waters and enjoy the stunning scenery of snowcapped mountains, green  
    pastures and dense forests
  • Mt Pilatus by Cog Rail and Cable Car.(7000ft) Mountain excursion to Pilatus by cogwheel train (inclination up to 48 degrees) to reach the summit of
    Pilatus at 7,000ft offering panoramic views of the city of Lucerne

INNSBRUCK -  
The Tyrolean Horse & carriage ride through the scenic Alpen countryside
  • A typical mountain village and a horse drawn carriage ride which takes us through the mountains and valley of the Tyrol. We stop in a quaint tavern
    for a drink of Schnapps before returning to Innsbruck

SALZBURG -   
Guided tour of Obersalzburg & "KOLSTEIN" Hitler's Eagles Nest.
  • Drive deep into there National Park past farmhouses & picturesque village to the ruins of Obersalzburg. From here transfer to special motor coaches
    adapted to the scenic mountain climb to Hitler's notorious 'Eagles Nest'. There are splendid views through the arches up to the Hohen Goll and across
    the snowcapped peaks.

VIENNA -  
Elegant Countryside Mansion Restaurant dinner followed by Imperial Waltz Concert
  • Dinner in a Heurigen restaurant owned by the wine growers themselves. Also sample of local vintages to the sound of the musicians who entertain us.
    Then to a Viennese Palace for a concert of waltzes and champagne in the interval.
Guided Tour of Schonbrunn Palace & Treasury of he Habsburgs
  • A visit to Schonbrunn Palace and its beautiful gardens and then on to see the fabulous Imperial Treasury of he Austrian and the Holy Roman Empire

VENICE -  
Serenaded Gondola Ride,
  • A visit to Venice would be incomplete without a gondola serenade. We glide along the atmospheric canals exploring the intimate and hidden parts of
    this unique city only accessible by gondola.  
  • Watch Venetian glass-blowing             

St Marks,
The 'Doges Palace' and Bridge of Sighs
  • Tour showing the glistening interior of the Basilica of San Marco with its extraordinary gold mosaics. Then to the Doge's Palace Symbol of Venetian
    power with its State rooms and spectacular paints. Then through to the Bridge of Sighs for a visit to the prison from which Casanova escaped.

ROME -  
Evening Walking Tour. Spanish Steps, Pantheon Piazza Navona
  • Start the evening with a 'passeggiata' (evening stroll) along the Via Conditto to the Spanish Steps. This walking tour includes Piazza Navona with its
    pavement cafes, 17th century fountains and architecture.  
  • Guided tour inside the 'Coliseum',
  • See the Colosseum and Forum In the Vatican City
  • visit St. Peter's Basilica
  • Then visit the Catacombs where the Ancient Christians were buried in underground cemeteries.  Catacombs' of the ancient Christians and Moses
  • Italian Dinner, Wine Music Entertainment and the Trevi Fountain (3 coins)
  • Tour to the fabulous Trevi fountain (to drop the traditional coin or three). Followed by dinner at one of Rome's restaurants, Drinks and music
    included
  • Michelangelo's Agony & Ecstasy. Guided tour of 'Sistine Chapel" and Vatican Museums
  • Fascinating tour of the history from ancient Rome to the early Christians and the glory of the Papal Residence. Guided tour of the Vatican Museums
    and Sistine Chapel, immortalized by Michelangelo's painted ceiling.

ATHENS
  • Traditional Greek Dinner, Folklore, Bouzouki Music and Dance
  • Tour the Acropolis and see the Parthenon, Temple of Zeus

Greek Isle Cruise
  • Mykonos -  Rhodes -  Patmos, - Kusadasi

Greece (return)
  • Stop at Corinth Canal
  • Visit to 'Delphi' the ancient sight with lunch

NAPLES
  • Pompeii' 79AD.
  • Naples City Tour,
  • Amalfi Coast Drive,
  • Positano, Swim time
  • Rustic Restaurant Lunch"

NICE -
  • St Paul de Vence, Cannes,
  • Perfumery,
  • 3 Corniches
  • unforgettable dinner and Drinks

BARCELONA -
  • see the 'Sagrada Familia' cathedral, the Columbus Monument and
  • Olympic complex, visit the Gothic quarter
  • Guided tour to amazing mountains and Monasteries of Montserrat & the Black Madonna
  •  Unbelievable Spanish Flamenco Show and Catalan dinner -
  •  Barcelona Fountain

MADRID -
  • Evening tour: Atocha Station, Gardens, Sangria n Plaza Mayor
  • Illuminations Tour
  • See Madrid's Royal Palace

Toledo   
  • Guided tour to the ancient walled museum city. Spain's former capital

LOURDES -
  • Guided visit of the Betherram Caves
  • Join the Torchlight Procession, Lourdes
  •  View Chateau of Blois
  •  Loire Valley drive

PARIS -
  • Latin Quarter, 'Notre Dame" Vies from Eiffel Tower & Amazing Illuminations Tour

  • Guided tour of Louis XIV's Palace and Gardens of Versailles

  • Guided tour of the 'Louvre" museum and it's most famous works and 'Montmartre"

  • Spectacular Parisian Cabaret and Farewell Dinner
  •        London: Holida Inn Kings Cross/ Bloomsbury
  •        Amsterdam: Dorint Sofitel Schipol
  •        Rhineland: NH Weinheim
  •        Lake Lucerne: City (Brunnen)
  •        Innsbruck: Alpenhotel Speckbacherhof
  •        Vienna: Bellevue
  •        Venice: Park Hotel Relais Villa Fiorita
  •        Rome: Grand Hotel Fleming
  •        Athens: Acropol
  •        Naples: Holiday Inn
  •        Tuscany: Ambasciatori
  •        French Riveria: Grand Mercure
           Sophia Country Club
  •        Barcelona: NH La Maquinista
  •        Madrid: Silken Puerta
  •        Lourdes: Christina
  •        Bordeaux: Mercure Bordeaux Meriadeck
    Centre
  •        Paris: Mecure La Defense
HOTELS
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS AND SITE SEEING TOURS

32 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch,(L), 15 three course evening meals (D)

  •     Guided tours of London, Vienna, Rome, Athens, Barcelona, Madrid and Paris
  •     Orientation tours of Amsterdam, Cologne, Lucerne, Vaduz, Innsbruck,  Salzburg,
  •     Venice, Nice, Monaco, Cannes, Lourdes and Bordeaux
  •     London sights
  •     Visit Amsterdam's Dam Square and see the Mint Tower
  •     Watch diamond cutting
  •     View Cologne Cathedral
  •     Relax on a Rhine Cruise
  •     View Heidelberg Castle
  •     Black Forest drive and see Lake Titisee
  •     See the Rhine Falls
  •     View the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge in Lucerne
  •     See 700 year old Vaduz Castle
  •     View the Golden Roof and Wilten Basilica, Innsbruck
  •     In Salzburg see Mozart's birthplace
  •     Drive through the Salzkammergut
  •     See the Winter Palace and St. Charles Church, Vienna
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    TOURS TAKEN