Heart of Europe® Circle Tour
Heart of Europe® Circle Tour (15 days)
This tour offers seven countries, historic cities, spectacular scenery and wonderful local flavor. This is the ideal choice for travelers who desire an introduction to the Old World.
13 Nights Superior Tourist Class or First Class Accommodations
21 Meals: 13 Breakfast and 8 Dinners
Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
Dutch Windmills and Lowlands
Rhine River Cruise
Sightseeing and visits as outlined in the itinerary
Multi-Lingual Tour Manager starting and ending at Frankfurt Airport
Touring by Deluxe Motorcoach
Luggage Handling for 1 piece of luggage per person
Day 1: Overnight Flight
Day 2: Germany
Arrive at Frankfurt Airport and meet your tour manager. Afternoon visit to the old town of Heidelberg followed by a Welcome Dinner.
Day 3: Germany
The medieval, walled town of Rothenburg enchants you with cobblestone streets, half-timbered houses, and a fairytale Christmas Shop. Follow the scenic Romantic Road to your hotel and dinner.
Day 4: Germany - Austria
Visit the Bavarian capital of Munich. Continue across the German-Austrian border to the Tyrolean Village of Kitzbuehel, where you will spend the next two nights.
Day 5: Austria
A full day, amidst the boundless splendor of the Alps, to relax, hike, explore or take a chair lift up the mountain. Or, take a full day optional ‘Salzburg & Dinner’ excursion.
Day 6: Italy
Visit the Imperial City of Innsbruck. Then, cross the spectacular Brenner Pass through the Dolomites. Stop along the shores of subtropical Lake Garda and visit Verona of Romeo & Juliet fame.
Day 7: Italy
Spend a relaxing day in Verona or on stunningly beautiful Lake Garda. Or, join the full day ‘Venice’ excursion.
Day 8: Switzerland
Make a lunch stop in lovely Lugano, Switzerland, the “Rio de Janeiro of the Old Continent”. Continue through William Tell country to your hotel in the Swiss Alps.
Day 9: Switzerland
Stop in Stans this morning with an optional ‘Swiss Mountain’ cogwheel and cable car ride. The afternoon is devoted to sightseeing in picturesque Lucerne with an optional ‘Swiss Lake Boat Ride’.
Day 10: France
Cross the border to travel through the southern Alsace and Burgundy wine regions of France. Afternoon sightseeing in the historic village of Besançon.
Day 11: France
Travel to Paris this morning to spend the afternoon and evening in the “City of Light”. Optional ‘Seine River Cruise’ and ‘Paris Evening’ excursions available.
Day 12: Belgium – Holland
Travel north into Belgium for a visit to colorful Antwerp, offering waffles and chocolates and historic guild houses. As you cross into the Lowlands of Holland, watch for canals, bridges and windmills.
Day 13: Holland
Day of leisure to explore Holland. The optional ‘Grand Holland & Dinner’ excursion offers a visit to a picturesque Dutch village and a boat ride in Amsterdam.
Day 14: Germany
Return to Germany for a cruise on the Rhine River. Arrive in Rüdesheim with time to explore this charming wine village before the Farewell Dinner.
Day 15: Return Flight to U.S.A.
|Day 1||Overnight flight to Germany|
|Day 2||Hotel Scheid or similar||Schriesheim, Germany|
|Day 3||Parkhotel Schmid or Hotel Schempp or similar||Bobingen, Germany|
|Day 4 & 5||Q! Hotel Maria Theresia or similar||Kitzbuehel, Austria|
|Day 6 & 7||Hotel Leon D'Oro or similar||Verona, Italy|
|Day 8 & 9||Hotel Schweizerhof or similar||Engelberg, Switzerland|
|Day 10||Mercure Centre Hotel or similar||Troyes, France|
|Day 11||Holiday Inn Express Canal de la Villette or similar||Paris, France|
|Day 12 & 13||NH Hotel or similar||Capelle aan de IJssel, Holland|
|Day 14||Parkhotel or similar||Rüdesheim, Germany|
2021 & 2022 Rates:
Per person rate in USD
Deposit: $250.00 per person due at time of booking. Final payment due 90 days prior to departure
Reservation - 91 days: $250 penalty;
90 days to 1 day: 50%;
1 day and less: no refund.