Europe

Europe

 Day 01: Greetings and welcome to Amsterdam, the gateway to the Europe Jewel tour! Begin your journey today by meeting your tour leader for an enriching experience at a cheese farm, where you’ll witness the age-old craft of cheese and clog-making. Following this, relish some leisure time for lunch in the picturesque town of Volendam. Then, venture to Zaanse Schans, renowned for its iconic windmills and charming wooden residences. Upon returning to Amsterdam, unwind with a complimentary canal cruise, an ideal introduction to this vibrant city. Conclude your day with a delectable group dinner, creating memorable moments together.

Day 02: Embarking on the charming Rhine Valley in Germany, where you’ll explore a local vineyard for a delightful wine-tasting experience. If the harvest season weather has been favorable, you might savor the rare treat of eiswein (ice wine), a luscious dessert wine harvested only during freezing temperatures. Afterward, enjoy a scenic river cruise from Boppard to St. Goar, passing by Europe’s most concentrated array of medieval castles along the riverbanks, making it an unforgettable journey.

Day 03: Today’s journey takes us to Prague! Before exploring this vibrant city, we’ll first stop by Nuremberg, a resilient Bavarian town that rose from the ashes of WW2. Then, in Prague, let a local guide lead you through its picturesque streets, renowned for art and architecture that will leave you snapping photos at every turn. Don’t miss out on the charming bars and cobblestone alleys that add to the city’s European allure. Indulge in authentic Czech cuisine during tonight’s group dinner, accompanied by the famous local beer. Na zdraví to an unforgettable experience!

Day 04: Discover the charm of Prague, a gem in Central Europe, on your free day. Dive into its rich history and breathtaking sights through an optional tour. From stunning churches to Prague Castle, immerse yourself in the city’s captivating story. End the day with an optional evening adventure, indulging in Czech culture with delicious food, music, and dance.

Day 05: Embark on a journey to Vienna, with a delightful stopover in Bratislava, Slovakia’s capital. Nestled amidst mountains, vineyards, and untamed wilderness, Bratislava exudes charm. Witness its medieval castle and intriguing Socialist-era structures. Then, onto Vienna, where a guided walking tour awaits, exploring UNESCO-recognized landmarks like the Hofburg Palace and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Conclude the day with a sumptuous dinner and an optional orchestra performance, immersing yourself in the city’s musical essence.

Day 06: Bid adieu to Vienna as the journey progresses towards the enchanting Hungarian capital, Budapest. Perched gracefully on the banks of the Danube River, this picturesque city boasts a unique blend of architectural styles, including Baroque, Neoclassical, and Art Nouveau. Upon arrival, embark on a panoramic driving tour of Budapest led by a knowledgeable local guide, starting from the Buda side of the river and showcasing landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament and St. Stephen’s Basilica. Spend the afternoon at leisure, exploring the city’s myriad attractions at your own pace. Opt to culminate the day with a memorable dinner cruise along the Danube for an unforgettable Budapest experience!

Day 07: Depart from Budapest and venture to the enchanting Lake Balaton, a renowned holiday haven in Hungary boasting almost 200km of picturesque shoreline, perfect for a summer getaway. Following this, proceed to Maribor, Slovenia, where you’ll have leisure time for lunch. Conclude your day with a visit to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, teeming with captivating landmarks including a fairy-tale castle and stunning architectural wonders. Accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide, embark on a walking tour to uncover all the must-see sights. Later, you can opt to explore the city independently or participate in an optional Slovenia Evening excursion before retiring to your hotel for the night.

Day 08: Venice awaits, a city steeped in literary, cinematic, and artistic lore for centuries. With its iconic canals and abundance of masterpieces, it’s a truly unparalleled destination that will captivate your senses. Indulge in Italian cuisine and immerse yourself in its rich culture. Take in the iconic sights on a guided tour, including Piazza San Marco, Basilica di San Marco, and Palazzo Ducale. The afternoon is yours to wander and don’t forget to experience Venice’s charm from the water with a gondola or water taxi ride!

Day 09: Saying farewell to Venice is always bittersweet, but the allure of Tuscany’s rolling hills beckons! Delight in the scenic journey to Florence aboard the coach. Upon arrival, soak in the breathtaking vista of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo – truly stunning! Then, embark on an insightful walking tour led by a knowledgeable local guide. Discover the rich history of this Renaissance gem and behold its iconic landmarks, some tracing back to ancient Roman times! Witness a captivating demonstration of traditional leather crafting before enjoying leisure time in the afternoon. Indulge in an authentic Italian dinner at a charming local eatery in Florence. Following your exploration, retreat to the tranquil Tuscan countryside for a night’s rest.

Day 10: Leaving behind the charm of Tuscany, venture towards one of Europe’s iconic landmarks. Ensure your camera is ready as we journey to Pisa! Delve into the history of the renowned Leaning Tower of Pisa and capture unforgettable moments. Next, embrace a change of scenery as we traverse to the majestic Alps. Anticipate the rejuvenating mountain breeze! Revel in a picturesque mountain drive, admiring the snow-capped peaks and lush surroundings. Reach our lodging for the next two nights nestled in a quaint Swiss village. What better way to experience the allure of Switzerland? Indulge in a group dinner tonight, included in the itinerary.

Day 11: Today, embrace the Swiss Alps’ wonders! Wander through quaint villages or beside pristine lakes for a serene natural experience. Consider the Jungfraujoch: Journey to the Top of Europe for an unforgettable adventure. Delight in exploring the highest train station, indulging in snowy activities, discovering the Sphinx Observatory, and marveling at glacier panoramas. Round off your day with a traditional Swiss fondue dinner for a truly authentic experience.

Day 12: Today kicks off bright and early as we bid farewell to the mountains and hello to the enchanting city of Paris! Upon arrival in the afternoon, brace yourself for an exhilarating driving tour around the French capital, capturing iconic sights like the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. Keep track of must-visit spots for tomorrow’s leisure day. Cap off the day with a delightful group dinner at a local restaurant before heading back to the hotel for a well-deserved rest.

Day 13: Experience the enchantment of Paris during your leisure time! Opt for an unforgettable Paris excursion featuring renowned macaron boutiques, a captivating perfume museum tour, scenic stops at Champs-Élysées and Opéra Garnier, a delightful cruise along the River Seine, and a trip to Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck. Afterward, take a leisurely walk through the charming streets of Montmartre and savor a traditional Parisian dinner. Cap off the evening with an optional cabaret performance. This is the ultimate Parisian adventure in just one day!

Day 14: Today marks the final leg of our journey! Bid adieu to Paris and embrace the leisurely ride towards Ghent, Belgium. Delight in the charm of the medieval city center during your free time, savoring a delightful meal. Following this, we’ll journey back to Amsterdam, concluding our tour. Don’t forget to connect with your fellow adventurers before departing for home!

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