Amsterdam – The Hague – Bruges – Brussels – Cologne – Munich –Neuschwanstein Castle – Salzburg – Hallstatt – Swarovski Crystal Worlds – Venice – Verona – Lake Como – Bellagio Cruise – Milan – Paris
Tour 1: Aug 01, 2019 – Aug 16, 2019 Price: $5,595 + Tax
Tour 2: Oct 01, 2019 – Oct 16, 2019 Price: $5,595 + Tax
Inclusive of all airfares as described in the itinerary. The tour extends 16 days
Ponte Rialto and gondola at sunset in Venice, Italy
Check-in at Los Angeles Airport. Depart for Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Check in at your hotel. Enjoy a delicious local dinner tonight. Take a stroll in the old town and Red Light District. (D)
The Hague, former capital of the Netherlands, passing such famous sites as the Houses of Parliament, Peace Palace and the Binnenhof. Continue to Kinderdijk. a UNESCO Heritage site.
Return to Amsterdam to visit to the Reijksmuseum (renowned for its Dutch Masters, particularly Rembrandt’s “Night Watch”). After your tour, embark on a canal cruise. These boats are ready to take you on a tour of this beautiful and unique city. Amsterdam’s canals have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status and we will show you why. (B/D)
Venture to Bruges, a UNESCO Heritage, known as the “Venice of the North” with its picturesque canals.
Arrive in Brussels in the late afternoon. After dinner, take a stroll in the old town and take pictures in front of The Royal Palace of Brussels, deemed by Napoleon as the most beautiful palace in the world. (B/D)
Take a guided tour of the highlights of Brussels, including the Grand Place (surrounded by the Hotel de Ville, Maison du Roi and Maisons des corporations), Manneken Pis, Atomium, Eglise Notre Dame, and entrance to the Musée Instrumental du Conservatoire de Musique.
Venture to Cologne, Germany. Visit the Cologne Cathedral, Cologne Old Town. Spend this afternoon at your leisure. (B/D)
Transfer to Munich, the capital of the state of Bavaria, Germany and is the capital of the world-famous Oktoberfest. A booze with dark beer and Schweinshaxe, or tender and juicy pork knuckle, is a must-try while visiting Munich. (B/D)
Today we’ll visit the Neuschwanstein castle that King Ludwig II built in order to hide away from the public. The castle was built on a rugged hill above the Hohenschwangau village, and influenced by the Romanesque Revival style. It was nominated as one of the New Seven Wonders of the world. This castle is so famous that it served as the inspiration for the Sleeping Beauty Castle’s design at Disneyland. (B/D)
Transfer to Salzburg for a guided tour including the Mozart Birthplace. Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace, is a delight from the first sight of the outline of the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the symbol of the power of the prince-archbishops. The city’s picturesque streets with their wrought-iron signs, its spacious squares with sculptured fountains and the noble architecture of its buildings inspired by bishops with a passion for construction, leave memories which linger for years.
Continue to Hallstatt, a town in the North of Austria which is listed as one of the top 10 beautiful old towns in the world. The town has a 7000-year history. (B/D)
Visit the Swarovski Crystal World located in the city of Watten.
Transfer to Venice. Tonight you will enjoy an Italian dinner at the hotel. (B/D)
Wake up this morning in Venice. Venice is eternally preoccupied with the contemplation of its own beauty. Founded on marshes, it rose to dominate the Adriatic and hold the gorgeous East in fee. A visit to Venice will fill your soul. Transfer to the main island of San Marco via a private boat. A morning walking tour includes St. Mark’s Square, with entrance to the incredibly rich Basilica of St. Mark. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure in Venice for some shopping. Dinner in a typical Italian restaurant before returning with private boat to your hotel. (B/D)
Transfer to Verona. Visit the most poetic, yet romantic place in Europe where you can take a walk on the ancient cobbled streets. Make a stop at Juliet’s House, which features the balcony where Romeo promised his beloved Juliet eternal love in Shakespeare’s famous tragedy.
In the late afternoon, we’ll arrive at Lake Como, the most famous of the Italian Lakes. We will spend 3 nights at a hotel by the lake, and dinner will be served at where you can have a nice panoramic view. After dinner, if time allows, you can walk and take photos at leisure. (B/D)
Transfer to the city of Milan. Milan (called Milano in Italian) is one of the most economically developed cities in Europe. It is also known as a mecca of lifestyle, art, and design of the world and also houses the Alfa Romeo Museum. All these values are contained in this modern, yet bustling city.
Visit the Gothic Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano), the symbol of Milan. It is decidedly the most impressive structure in Milan as it is the largest church in Italy and took nearly six centuries to complete.
Our next stop is La Scala opera house. (B/D)
Embark on a Bellagio Water Limousine to behold the spectacular beauty of the surroundings. Lake Como is listed in the top 10 beautiful lakes in the world. It has absolutely stunning views of the majestic mountains with their deep valleys running through them. The clear lake water is mesmerizing and varies in color from light green to dark green/blue. On the rare occasion when the lake is still, it mirrors the magnificent scenery that surrounds it. The towns and villages along the lakes shores are very picturesque and each one of them feels like it could be home to any number of celebrities. (B/D)
Transfer to Milan Airport for your flight to Paris. Upon your arrival in Paris, meet a local guide and enjoy a panoramic tour. If time allows, we will enjoy a Bateaux Mouche cruise before transferring to your hotel for dinner.
If you still have some energy, hop on a coach for an illumination tour of Paris. Overnight at your hotel. (B/D)
All day in Paris to fully embrace the richness in culture, art, and history of the city. Explore Paris from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Visit Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris (Sacré-Coeur Basilica).
Enjoy a French dinner as the last night of our Dreams of Europe trip. (B/D)
Depart from Paris for Los Angeles. (B)