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From the pomp and pageantry of London to the glamour of Paris; from ancient Roman ruins to the majesty of the Greek isles, Europe’s most famous cities and fabulous beaches provide the setting for a journey that celebrates and educates. Let this be your year for adventure!

Flight

Day 1: Travel to London

Embark on your overnight flight to London.

Meals: In-Flight

London

Day 2: London

Enjoy a free afternoon to relax and unwind. In the evening we’ll have our welcome orientation followed by a fun London pub crawl.

Meals:In-flight

London

Day 3: London

Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Piccadilly Circus: These familiar names become familiar places on our morning tour. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure visiting royal parks and palaces. Explore the British Museum, the National Gallery or the London Dungeons. After dusk, you may want to take in some Shakespeare at the Globe theater by the Thames River or attend a West End theater production.

Meals: Breakfast

Eurostar

Day 4: London, Eurostar Train to Paris

Travel through the “Chunnel” below the English Channel, to Paris. Our local art historian shows us the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and Place de la Concorde, where the guillotine once stood. Tonight, dine on French specialties at our bistro dinner. Afterward, we take a romantic cruise down the river Seine.

Meals: Breakfast, French bistro dinner

Paris

Day 5 & 6: Paris

Enjoy two free days in Paris: included Paris 2-day Museum Pass allows access to over 70 museums and monuments in and around Paris including the world famous Louvre, housing the Mona Lisa, Musée d’Orsay, Musée National Picasso, and the Château de Versailles. Consider an optional can-can cabaret show on one evening.

Meals: Breakfast

Optional Excursion: French cabaret show

Paris

Day 7: Paris * High-speed Train to Nice

This morning, the TGV high-speed train takes us from Paris to Nice, Queen Resort of the Cote d’Azur. Enjoy your free afternoon on picturesque beaches along the rugged Mediterranean coastline, stroll promenades lined with chic boutiques, or unwind at a sidewalk café.  The thriving local art scene and buzzing nightlife is yours to discover after tonight’s brasserie dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Brasserie dinner

Rome

Day 8: French Riviera

Enjoy a free day on the dazzling French Riviera. Relax on the beach, paddle in the azure sea, or sip on a smooth cocktail beneath swaying palms.  Consider exploring Nice to visit the magnificent Palais Lascaris, the Cathédrale de Sainte Réparate and harbors filled with opulent yachts. Or, you may opt to join our excursion to Monaco, where Prince Rainier married Hollywood actress Grace Kelly, and glitzy Cannes, known for its famous International Film Festival.

Meals: Breakfast

Optional Excursion: Monte Carlo and Cannes

Rome

Day 9: French Riviera * Train to Rome

Our journey takes us along the scenic Côte d'Azur’s sun-splashed beaches. We cross the border into Italy at Ventimiglia and continue along the coast to Genoa, where we switch to the high speed ‘Le Frecce’ train whisking us to Rome this afternoon. Check in to our hotel and enjoy the remainder of afternoon at leisure exploring Rome. Tonight, walk to Piazza Navona, one of the city’s most beautiful baroque squares and try the local gelati.

Meals: Breakfast

Vatican

Day 10: Rome

This morning  we explore Capitol Hill with the most spectacular view of Caesar's Roman Forum, center of political and social activity, with ancient ruins dating from the 8th century BC. Also see Nero's Circus Maximus where chariot races were held. A trip across the Tiber River takes us to Vatican City - the world’s smallest state. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica housing Michelangelo’s magnificent “Pieta.” Free afternoon, make sure to visit the Vatican Museum to see the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.  An evening on your own might include a visit to the Trevi Fountain—toss in three coins to ensure your return to Rome.

Meals: Breakfast

Rome

Day 11: Rome

The entire day is free for exploring the Eternal City. Shop on Via Condotti, or you may want to use your Roma Pass to visit the Colosseum, where gladiators fought to the death.  Our dinner tonight is a mouth-watering Roman banquet complete with Italian specialties and music.

Meals: Breakfast, Roman banquet

Sorrento

Day 12: Travel Home or continue to the Sorrento Peninsula

For some of us the celebratory tour of Europe ends in Rome this morning. Bid farewell to friends and “arrivederci” to Italy before jetting back home with memories to last a lifetime.

For the rest of us: motor on through sunny olive groves lining the way south to the Sorrento peninsula. Perched on the cliffs above the blue gulf of Naples, this is where Ulysses resisted the call of the Sirens in Homer’s “Odyssey.” Experience the beauty of Sorrento on this free evening.

Meals: Breakfast

Ship

Day 13: Pompeii, Overnight Ship to Greece

Travel to Pompeii, the city buried in 79 A.D. by 20 feet of ash and lava after Mt. Vesuvius’ volcanic eruption. Afterwards, we continue across the Italian “boot” and board our overnight ship to Greece.

Meals: Breakfast

Poros

Day 14, 15, 16: Greek Island Center

After cruising through aquamarine waters, our ship docks at Patras. Motor along the Corinthian Sea coastline, across the Peloponnese peninsula to Galatas and the island of Poros. Relax with three days of living like a Greek god - swim, sunbathe, or take part in optional activities such as waterskiing, wakeboarding, parasailing, banana-boating or tubing. We invite you to our Toga Party on the last night.

Meals: Breakfast daily, Welcome barbeque dinner, Greek dinner, Toga party & dinner

Optional Excursion: Aquatic adventure

Athens

Day 17: Athens

In the morning we board our ferry to Athens. See the 2,400-year-old Parthenon, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Constitution Square.  A free afternoon may find us wondering the paths of Plato, Socrates and Sophocles or trying our bargaining skills at the markets of Monastiraki. This evening follow the sounds of traditional bouzouki music and join our farewell taverna dinner in the Plaka District – Athens’ oldest neighborhood at the foot of the Acropolis.

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Taverna dinner

Flight

Day 18: Travel Home

Reluctantly we say farewell to Europe and new-found friends. Jet back home with thoughts of planning your next European adventure!

Meals: Breakfast, In-flight

What's Included

Classic Europe base land package includes:

12-day base package:

  • Ten nights in superior tourist class hotels with private bath/shower, double occupancy
  • EUROSTAR train from London to Paris
  • High-speed TGV train from Paris to Nice
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Three three-course specialty dinners
  • Guided tours in London, Paris, and Rome led by a local historian
  • Two-day Museum Pass in Paris
  • Seine River Cruise
  • Admission to Colosseum & Forum  as part of ROMA pass
  • ROMA-Pass (full access to public transport system, reduced admission to museums, music events, theatre, etc.)

6-day Southern Italy & Greece extension

  • Six nights in select tourist class hotels with private bath/shower, double occupancy
    • including overnight on ship from Italy to Greece (4-share cabins)
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Four three-course specialty dinners
  • Guided tours in Pompeii led by a local historian
  • Admission to Pompeii & Acropolis

Plus:

  • Private tour director for the entire duration of the tour
  • All scheduled sightseeing
  • All intra-European transportation by air-conditioned motor coach as per itinerary
  • All service charges and local taxes
  • Luggage tag and travel guides
  • Included bonus highlights