Day 1

Arrive London (2 nights)

After checking into your Trafalgar hotel, the remainder of your day is at leisure. Why not explore this exciting city? Hotel: Kensington Hilton (2 nights)

Day 2

London sightseeing & at leisure

Many major sights are included on our morning sightseeing tour. Then enjoy time on your own. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 3

London – Bruges – Brussels

We admire the White Cliffs of Dover before our Channel crossing to Calais. Then into Belgium and the criss-crossing canals of Bruges. Later we continue to Brussels, where an orientation tour shows us the Atomium and the Royal Palaces. Then our Tour Director shows us the Mennekin Pis and the Grand Place plus a Hidden Treasure is revealed! Tonight , we enjoy a Welcome Drink with our Tour Director and fellow travellers. (Continental Breakfast)
Hotel: Hilton International

Day 4

Brussels – Amsterdam

This morning after breakfast we drive to friendly Amsterdam, where an orientation includes a canal cruise in a glass-topped boat. We also enjoy a visit to a diamond-polishing factory. This evening, why not explore some of the characteristic restaurants along the quaint canals in the city? (Buffet Breakfast)
Hotel: Mercure aan de Amstel

Day 5

Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg – Rhineland (Mannheim)

We cross into Germany after Arnhem, and stop to see Cologne's Cathedral. Then past Bonn, we head into the Rhine Valley for a Rhine cruise. We disembark at St. Goar and head to Heidelberg where we view the castle. Next on to our hotel in Mannheim. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Hotel: Holiday Inn City Centre

Day 6

Rhineland (Mannheim) – Black Forest – Rhine Falls – Engelberg (2 nights)

Today's drive takes us through the fairytale Black Forest and on to the Swiss border. After viewing the Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, we make our way to the ski resort of Engelberg, for the next two nights. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Hotel: Europe (2 nights)

Day 7

Lucerne Excursion

It's a short drive to Lucerne. Here an orientation of this medieval town includes a visit to the Lion Monument. The rest of the day is free to explore. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

Day 8

Engelberg – Liechtenstein – Innsbruck

We drive past the Walen­see to Liechtenstein, stopping in its capital Vaduz. Then we cross the border into Austria and follow the Arlberg route into the Tyrol and Innsbruck. Our orientation tour reveals highlights of the Hapsburg legacy. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Hotel: Innsbruck

Day 9

Innsbruck – Salzburg – Vienna (2 nights)

Today we drive back via Germany to Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace. Our guided walking tour explores the city that featured in "The Sound of Music.” Then on towards Vienna. (Buffet Breakfast)
Hotel: Hilton Danube (2 nights)

Day 10

Vienna sightseeing and at leisure

Today's sightseeing tour shows us the State Opera House, the Hofburg, City Hall, Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards. Tonight, perhaps enjoy a concert of Viennese waltz music? (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 11

Vienna – Venice (Mestre.) (2 nights)

Enjoy a scenic drive to the Austrian Lake District and Italian border. Then the Carnian Alps give way to Northern Italy and Venice. Tonight, a gondola serenade along ancient canals will be hard to resist! (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Hotel: Antony (2 nights)

Day 12

Venice sightseeing & at leisure

The delights of this city are included on a canal cruise by private motor launch to St. Mark's Square, viewing the Bridge of Sighs and more. After a visit to a glass-blow­ing factory, why not take a lagoon cruise to the island of Burano? (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

Day 13

Venice (Mestre.) – Assisi

We cross the Apennine Mountains to Assisi where we visit the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and enjoy an orientation tour including St. Francis' Basilica. Then our Tour Director shares another Hidden Treasure with us before we dine in our hotel tonight. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Hotel: Giotto

Day 14

Assisi – Isle of Capri – Sorrento

We pass Monte Cassino en route to the Bay of Naples. Today's highlight is a visit to the enchanting Isle of Capri. With a local guide we will enjoy a walking tour of the island enhanced by our excellent audio system. Then free time before we sail back to the mainland and Sorrento. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Hotel: Parco del Sole

Day 15

Sorrento – Pompeii = – Rome (2 nights)

This morning we drive to Pompeii for a walking tour enhanced by our audio system with our local guide who brings to life the Roman town which was 'petrified' by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. From here we continue our journey northwards to the 'Eternal City', Rome, for the next two nights. (Buffet Breakfast)
Hotel: Villa Pamphili (2 nights)

Day 16

Rome sightseeing and at leisure

Michelangelo's amazing works are included on our guided sightseeing tour using our effective audio system. First we visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel where we admire Michelangelo's depiction of the Creation. Next in St. Peter's Basilica we see Michelangelo's beautiful 'cupola' and his sculpture of the 'Pieta'. Then we cross the Tiber for views of the Forum, the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus. Afterwards free time to explore or relax. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 17

Rome – Florence

Today's drive takes us through Tuscany to Renaissance Florence, where our guided walking tour with audio system, highlights the marble Cathedral, Signoria Square, the Baptistry and visits the Santa Croce Basilica. Then enjoy a dinner of Florentine cuisine in a local restaurant. (Buffet Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)
Hotel: Holiday Inn

Day 18

Florence – Pisa – Nice (2 nights) – Monte Carlo Excursion

After breakfast, we drive to Pisa where we see its famous Leaning Tower. Then passing the quarries of Carrara, we drive via Genoa, Columbus' birthplace, continuing along the magnificent Riviera coastline to jet-set Nice. Later, we visit the Principality of Monaco seeing the Monte Carlo Casino before we enjoy a dinner in a specially selected restaurant this evening. (Buffet Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)
Hotel: Holiday Inn (2 nights)

Day 19

Nice – Côte d'Azur Excursion

We drive to the medieval hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence. Later, we visit a perfumery before we return to Nice, with the rest of the day free. (Buffet Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)

Day 20

Nice – Avignon – Beaune

We drive through the countryside to Avignon, where orientation inclu­des the Papal Palace and St. Benezet Bridge. Then past Lyon and into the hills of Burgundy to the wine-town of Beaune. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Hotel: Mercure Centre

Day 21

Beaune – Paris (2 nights)

Morning orientation shows us the ancient walls and old town square. Then we head for the capital city of Paris. (Buffet Breakfast)
Hotel: Evergreen Laurel (2 nights)

Day 22

Paris sightseeing & at leisure

Today's sightseeing tour with a local guide features a drive along the Champs Elysées and then to the Eiffel Tower where we ascend to the second level. Then we view Notre Dame Cathedral on the Ile de la Cité. This evening we join our Tour Director and new found friends for a celebration Farewell Dinner with wine in a local restaurant. (Buffet Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)

Day 23


'Au revoir' as we transfer to the airport for our flight home. (Buffet Breakfast)