Heart of Europe® Circle Tour

Trips & Tours // Europe // 15 Days

Culture/History


Featuring Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Belgium and Holland

The itinerary offers seven countries, historic cities, spectacular scenery and wonderful local flavor. This is the ideal choice for first-time travelers to Europe or anyone desiring a taste of the Old World at a great value.

TAP Rating: TAP Superior


Highlights include:

  • Rothenburg
  • Munich
  • Innsbruck
  • Austrian Alps
  • Lake Garda
  • Verona
  • Lucerne
  • Paris
  • Antwerp
  • Dutch Windmills and Lowlands
  • Rhine River Cruise
  • Rüdesheim


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. Hotel Scheid, Schriesheim, Germany or similar (D)

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. Parkhotel Schmid, Adelsried or Hotel Schempp, Bobingen, Germany or similar (B,D)

DAY 4 – Germany - Austria
Visit the Bavarian capital of Munich. Continue across the German-Austrian border to the Imperial City of Innsbruck. End the day in a nearby Alpine resort village. Parkhotel or Hotel Stolz, Matrei, Austria or similar (B,D)

DAY 5 – Austria
Relax amongst the pristine Alps, explore Innsbruck, or take an optional 'Bavarian Palace' excursion to Linderhof Palace. Optional 'Tyrolean Show & Dinner.' Parkhotel or Hotel Stolz, Matrei, Austria or similar (B)

DAY 6 – Italy
Cross the spectacular Brenner Pass through the Dolomites. Stop along the shores of subtropical Lake Garda and visit Verona of Romeo & Juliet fame. Montresor Hotel Tower, Bussolengo, Italy or similar (B)

DAY 7 – Italy
Spend a relaxing day in Verona or on stunningly beautiful Lake Garda. Or, join the full day 'Venice' excursion. Montresor Hotel Tower, Bussolengo, Italy or similar (B)

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 Lake Lucerne Region. Hotel Bellevue, Seelisberg, Switzerland or similar (B,D)

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'. Hotel Bellevue, Seelisberg, Switzerland or similar (B,D)

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. Mercure Centre Hotel, Troyes, France or similar (B,D)

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. Holiday Inn Express Canal de la Villette, Paris, France or similar (B)

DAY 12 – Belgium - Holland
Head north into Belgium for a visit to colorful Antwerp, offering waffles and chocolates and historic guild houses. Motor into Holland and onto your hotel which is situated in the reclaimed land known as a Polder. Apollo Hotel, Lelystad, Holland or similar (B,D)

DAY 13 – Holland
Day of leisure to explore Holland. The optional ‘Grand Holland’ excursion offers a visit to a picturesque Dutch village and a boat ride in Amsterdam. Apollo Hotel, Lelystad, Holland or similar (B,D)

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. Parkhotel, Rüdesheim, Germany or similar (B,D)

DAY 15 - Return Flight to U.S.A. (B)

Departure Date: Tour Status: Price Per Person (U.S. Dollars):
D
S
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March 27, 2017 Available Guaranteed$2,590$3,454$2,590
April 24, 2017 Available Guaranteed$2,590$3,454$2,590
May 8, 2017 Sold Out Guaranteed$2,590$3,454$2,590
May 17, 2017 Sold Out Guaranteed$2,590$3,454$2,590
May 31, 2017 Available Guaranteed$2,590$3,454$2,590
June 14, 2017 Available Scheduled$2,590$3,454$2,590
August 2, 2017 Available Scheduled$2,590$3,454$2,590
September 6, 2017 Sold Out Scheduled$2,590$3,454$2,590
September 11, 2017 Available Scheduled$2,590$3,454$2,590
September 19, 2017 Available Guaranteed$2,590$3,454$2,590
September 26, 2017 Available Scheduled$2,590$3,454$2,590
October 2, 2017 Available Scheduled$2,590$3,454$2,590
October 9, 2017 Available Scheduled$2,590$3,454$2,590
October 18, 2017 Available Scheduled$2,590$3,454$2,590

Arrival Instructions

Arrive to Germany by 9:00am via Frankfurt Airport (FRA)


Departure Instructions

Depart from Germany after 11:00am via Frankfurt Airport (FRA)


Payment Policy

Deposit: $ 250.00 per person due at time of booking - final payment due 90 days prior to departure


Cancellation Policy

Reservation - 91 days: $250 penalty; 90 days to 1 day: 50%; 1 day and less: no refund.

13 Nights Superior Tourist Class or First Class Accommodations
22 Meals: 13 Breakfast and 9 Dinners
Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
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

Itinerary

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. Hotel Scheid, Schriesheim, Germany or similar (D)

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. Parkhotel Schmid, Adelsried or Hotel Schempp, Bobingen, Germany or similar (B,D)

DAY 4 – Germany - Austria
Visit the Bavarian capital of Munich. Continue across the German-Austrian border to the Imperial City of Innsbruck. End the day in a nearby Alpine resort village. Parkhotel or Hotel Stolz, Matrei, Austria or similar (B,D)

DAY 5 – Austria
Relax amongst the pristine Alps, explore Innsbruck, or take an optional 'Bavarian Palace' excursion to Linderhof Palace. Optional 'Tyrolean Show & Dinner.' Parkhotel or Hotel Stolz, Matrei, Austria or similar (B)

DAY 6 – Italy
Cross the spectacular Brenner Pass through the Dolomites. Stop along the shores of subtropical Lake Garda and visit Verona of Romeo & Juliet fame. Montresor Hotel Tower, Bussolengo, Italy or similar (B)

DAY 7 – Italy
Spend a relaxing day in Verona or on stunningly beautiful Lake Garda. Or, join the full day 'Venice' excursion. Montresor Hotel Tower, Bussolengo, Italy or similar (B)

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 Lake Lucerne Region. Hotel Bellevue, Seelisberg, Switzerland or similar (B,D)

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'. Hotel Bellevue, Seelisberg, Switzerland or similar (B,D)

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. Mercure Centre Hotel, Troyes, France or similar (B,D)

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. Holiday Inn Express Canal de la Villette, Paris, France or similar (B)

DAY 12 – Belgium - Holland
Head north into Belgium for a visit to colorful Antwerp, offering waffles and chocolates and historic guild houses. Motor into Holland and onto your hotel which is situated in the reclaimed land known as a Polder. Apollo Hotel, Lelystad, Holland or similar (B,D)

DAY 13 – Holland
Day of leisure to explore Holland. The optional ‘Grand Holland’ excursion offers a visit to a picturesque Dutch village and a boat ride in Amsterdam. Apollo Hotel, Lelystad, Holland or similar (B,D)

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. Parkhotel, Rüdesheim, Germany or similar (B,D)

DAY 15 - Return Flight to U.S.A. (B)

Pricing & Availability

Inclusions

13 Nights Superior Tourist Class or First Class Accommodations
22 Meals: 13 Breakfast and 9 Dinners
Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
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



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