PRAGUE, VIENNA & BUDAPEST

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On this splendid Central Europe tour, travel through the former Habsburg Empire. Your tour starts and ends in Munich. Along the way, you’ll overnight in some of Central Europe's most exciting cities: Prague, Vienna, Budapest, and Salzburg.

 

In Prague, Vienna, and Budapest, join your Local Guides—experts who will share with you the history and secrets in their cities—for sightseeing of the must-see sights. Among the sights you will see in Prague are Charles Bridge, dating to 1357 and one of the oldest stone bridges in Europe, and the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410 with a sinister medieval figure of death who emerges to pull the bell cord. In Budapest, see the Parliament building, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered one of the world’s most beautiful parliament buildings, and Fishermen’s Bastion, which overlooks the city. In Vienna, view the Hofburg, the palatial complex at the heart of Vienna and the political focal point for the Hapsburgs. Time on your own in Vienna lets you sit in a café with a piece of scrumptious Sachertorte while listening to a legendary waltz, or explore the inside of St. Stephen’s Cathedral with its Romanesque and gothic architecture.

 

In Nuremberg, wander through the charming, pedestrian Old Town with its impressive medieval ramparts. In Salzburg, you may want to wander through the quaint streets of the town center and maybe visit Mozart’s house, or sit in a café having a slice of mouthwatering cake and a cup of coffee.

 

Vibrant cities and historic sights—along with some beautiful scenery of the Alps and the Danube River—make this a comprehensive tour through Central Europe for value-minded travelers.

9 Day Tour from Munich to Munich

Starting at $949

LISBON, SEVILLE & MADRID

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This exciting adventure introduces you to the fascinating major cities of the Iberian Peninsula. You'll stay three nights in Madrid, two nights in both Seville and Lisbon, and one night in Coimbra.

 

On this Spain and Portugal tour, enjoy sightseeing with a Local Guide—an expert in the city’s history and sights—in Lisbon, Seville, and Madrid. The included city tour focuses on the must-see sights, including Seville's 15th-century Cathedral of St. Mary, built on a former mosque and housing 80 chapels and the longest nave in Spain, and Lisbon's Belem Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built around 1514 to commemorate the expedition of Vasco de Gama and to defend the port of Lisbon. Today, it is a reminder of Portugal's Golden Age. In Madrid, you will see the Puerta del Sol – the “gate of the sun” – and admire the impressive architecture of the wide alleys crossing the city centre.

 

Other tour highlights of this Spain and Portugal tour include the Marian Sanctuary at Fátima, a famous pilgrimage site where the Virgin Mary appeared to three local children in 1917. Enjoy Obidos, a fortified city still flanked by towers and bastions overlooking the countryside dotted with windmills. Also stop in Moorish Cordoba, and Salamanca, where you can wander around Salamanca's Plaza Mayor, considered the most beautiful square in Spain.

 

From the larger cities to the differing countryside and landscapes, this affordable tour through Spain and Portugal is sure to delight.

9 Day Tour from Madrid to Madrid

Starting at $949

THE SPLENDORS OF ITALY

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You’ve heard about Italy—its magnificent architecture, majestic cathedrals, ancient ruins, world-class art, sumptuous cuisine and wine, and relaxing cafés—and now it is your turn to experience it. On this Italy tour, explore its most famous cities and discover its unique sights as you overnight in Rome, Siena, Montecatini, and the Venice area.

 

This Italy tour offers you the opportunity to step back in time. Imagine what life was like 2,000 years ago when you visit Rome’s Colosseum, the amphitheater used for deadly gladiatorial contests, and Roman Forum, the political, social, and commercial center during the Roman Empire. Imagine life during the Middle Ages as you explore San Gimignano’s medieval squares, town walls, streets, alleyways, and 14 towers still standing from the Middle Ages. Visit Florence, the Renaissance gem, where your walking tour features most of the city’s highlights, including the beautiful Piazza Signoria, the center of Florence’s social and political life since the 14th century.

 

On this Italy tour, you’ll discover some of its magnificent cathedrals. In Orvieto, the Cathedral is a masterpiece and a great example of gothic architecture in Italy. In Assisi, where St. Francis was born, visit the world-famous Romanesque and gothic Basilica, where the saint is buried. See Pisa’s Square of Miracles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site whose three precious structures—the Leaning Tower, Cathedral, and Baptistry—have been considered central to religious life.

 

You’ll also enjoy a wine tasting in Greve, the capital of Chianti, and an orientation in Venice including a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square, Venice’s most popular square. Witness Venetian glassblowers create works of art just as they did centuries ago and spend some free time admiring the crisscrossing canals, the pretty gondolas passing under the arched bridges, the palaces and the quaint piazzas.

 

All of this and more—including scenic drives—are included on this fabulous Italy vacation designed for the value-minded traveler!

9 Day Tour from Rome to Rome

Starting at $1349

EUROPEAN KALEIDOSCOPE

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A kaleidoscope is a mixture of many different views and colors, and that is what this European tour is…a mixture of different countries, vibrant cities, distinct cultures, historic towns, beautiful scenery, and more. You’ll start in Amsterdam with a canal cruise; travel through the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland; and end in Paris with sightseeing and time on your own. You’ll have a chance to see some of Europe’s must-see attractions, such as the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, dating back to the 14th century; Marienplatz, the beautiful main square in Munich; Piazza Signoria in Florence, the center of the city's political life since the 14th century; and Utrecht’s town center, founded by the Romans in 48 AD.

 

A highlight of this Europe tour is time spent in Germany’s Rhineland. Enjoy a scenic drive along the shores of the Rhine River (or you can opt for a Rhine cruise). Drive along the Romantic Road, with its old-world charm, scenic countryside, and quaint villages and towns such as picturesque Rothenburg, with medieval towered gates and half-timbered houses.. Spend time in Lugano on the shores of Switzerland’s Lake Lugano and in Innsbruck, home of the famous Golden Roof, the balcony built for Emperor Maximilian in the early 15th century.

 

From the rolling hills in the Tuscan countryside to the majestic peaks and rustic chalets in Switzerland’s alpine region, you’ll witness stunning—and varied—scenery on this European tour. In most of the cities, you’ll have time on your own to explore and to try the local specialties. Don’t forget to sample a beer in Germany! There’s no better way to celebrate this wonderful, value-minded European vacation!

12 Day Tour from Amsterdam to Paris

Starting at $1649

THE SPLENDORS OF ITALY WITH SORRENTO

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You’ve heard about Italy—its magnificent architecture, majestic cathedrals, ancient history, world-class art, sumptuous cuisine and wine, and relaxing cafés—and now it is your turn to experience it. On this Italy tour, explore its most famous cities and discover its unique sights.

 

This Italy tour offers you the opportunity to step back in time. Imagine what life was like 2,000 years ago when you visit Rome’s Colosseum, the amphitheater used for deadly gladiatorial contests, and Roman Forum, the political, social, and commercial center during the Roman Empire. Imagine life during the Middle Ages as you explore San Gimignano’s medieval squares, town walls, streets, alleyways, and 14 towers still standing from the Middle Ages. Visit Florence, the Renaissance gem, where your walking tour features most of the city’s highlights, including the beautiful Piazza Signoria, the center of Florence’s social and political life since the 14th century.

 

On this Italy tour, you’ll discover some of its magnificent cathedrals. In Orvieto, the Cathedral is a masterpiece and a great example of gothic architecture in Italy. In Assisi, where St. Francis was born, visit the world-famous Romanesque and gothic Basilica, where the saint is buried. See Pisa’s Square of Miracles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site whose three precious structures—the Leaning Tower, Cathedral, and Baptistery—have been considered central to religious life.

 

You’ll also enjoy a wine tasting in Greve, the capital of Chianti, and an orientation in Venice including a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square, Venice’s most popular square. Witness Venetian glassblowers create works of art just as they did centuries ago and spend some free time admiring the crisscrossing canals, the pretty gondolas passing under the arched bridges, the palaces and the quaint piazzas.

 

At the conclusion of your tour, relax in beautiful Sorrento for three nights with time to explore the cobblestone streets, delight in the amazing views, enjoy the excellent food and watch the sunset dip into the sea.

 

For the value-minded traveler, this Italy vacation is the best way to discover the main highlights of this beautiful country!

13 Day Tour from Rome to Rome

Starting at $1849

FROM ROME TO LONDON

12 Day Tour from Rome to London

Starting at $1,949

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From Rome to London, travel to Western Europe’s most famous cities on this European tour. Along the way, see some of Europe’s most iconic sights and witness beautiful scenery.

 

In Rome, Florence, and Paris, see the must-see sights on your guided sightseeing. In Rome, see St. Peter’s Square, the famous square designed by Brunelleschi and the centerpiece of Vatican City. Also enjoy visits to the iconic Colosseum, where deadly gladiator fights took place during the Roman Empire, and the Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC. In Florence, your walking tour features the city’s renaissance center, including Piazza Signoria, home to many ornate and famous sculptures. In Paris, your city tour includes views of the iconic Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysées, and Eiffel Tower. You’ll reach the romantic city of Venice by private motorboat with views of the famous sights, such as St. Mark’s Square, one of Europe’s most renowned squares. Other historic sights you’ll see on this Europe tour are Innsbruck’s Golden Roof, the balcony built for Emperor Maximilian in the early 15th century; Pisa’s Leaning Tower; and Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge, Europe’s oldest covered bridge dating back to 1333.

 

Throughout this European tour, take in some beautiful landscapes. Enjoy the rolling hills, olive groves, and rural villages in Tuscany. Admire the alpine scenery in Switzerland, including green pastures rustic chalets and deep blue lakes; Cortina, a well-known Italian ski resort nestled amid the majestic Dolomites, the mountains that turn pink at sunset. In France, drive past some of Burgundy’s most famous vineyards located on gently rolling hills.

 

From Rome to London, this is the perfect way for value-minded travelers to see some of Europe’s most iconic sights!

ITALIAN SHOWCASE

15 Day Tour from Rome to Rome

Starting at $1,949

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This is a comprehensive tour through Italy, showcasing some of Italy’s most famous cities (including Rome, Florence, Venice, and Naples), historic sights, small towns, and scenic areas. You’ll start and end in Rome with overnights along the way in the Tuscan Hills, Venice area, San Marino (one of the world’s smallest countries), the Assisi area, and Naples.

 

Enjoy four nights in the heart of Tuscany, famous for its medieval villages, hillside towns, and Chianti wine-growing region. From here, take excursions to Greve, where you’ll visit a renowned Chianti wine estate and indulge in a typical Tuscan lunch; Pisa, with its world-famous Leaning Tower; and Florence, where your walking tour features most of the city’s must-see sights, including Piazza Signoria, the center of Florence’s political life since the 14th century. Spend three nights in Naples and take excursions to Capri, with is crystal-blue water, legendary piazzetta, and fashionable boutiques; Sorrento, a laid-back town with amazing views of the azure seas and cobblestone streets lined with shops and restaurants; and Pompeii, which was completely buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. This preserved town gives you an amazingly detailed look into ordinary life at the peak of the Roman Empire.

 

This Italy tour also visits Orvieto—situated high atop a volcanic rock—to visit the gothic cathedral; Ravenna, with its Byzantine mosaics dating from the 5th century AD; Urbino, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has preserved its Renaissance appearance; Gubbio, dating to the 14th century; Assisi, where you’ll visit the Basilica of St. Francis that houses the tomb of St. Francis; and Montecassino, where you’ll visit the Benedictine Abbey dating to the 6th century.

 

From the small, historic towns to the vibrant cities, this Italy tour for value-minded travelers has it all!

MEDITERRANEAN FLAVORS

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From Spain to France to Italy, this tour along the Mediterranean Coast, features vibrant cities, historic sights, and stunning scenery. You’ll overnight in Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Marseille, the Venice area, and Rome. You'll also overnight in the French Riviera and the Cinque Terre area.

 

The highlights of this Mediterranean tour include an excursion to the Cinque Terre area, a name given to five medieval fishing villages on the sea. The area is noted for its natural beauty with terraces built into the mountainside on cliffs that drop down into the sea and for its breathtaking views. You'll also spend time in the French Riviera, where you'll have the chance to visit a perfume workshop in Èze and time to explore on your own. Plus, enjoy stunning scenery as you drive along the French Provence and visit cameo villages such as Cuenca, Collioure, Cassis and iconic cities like Verona or Barcelona!

 

Your Local Guides will reveal the must-see sights on your sightseeing tours of Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, and Rome. In Rome, you’ll visit the iconic Colosseum, where the deadly gladiator fights took place during the Roman Empire, and the Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC and where the Roman Empire had its political, social, and commercial center. Your orientation in Venice includes a boat ride to St. Mark's Square, one of the world’s most famous squares. In Marseille, France's oldest city, visit the Basilica Notre Dame de la Garde, which sits at the highest point in Marseille and offers stunning views of the city. In Assisi, visit the St. Francis Basilica, burial place of the saint and home to beautiful frescos by Giotto.

 

Designed by a team of experienced Tour Directors, this Mediterranean tour to Spain, France, and Italy has been perfectly planned for value-minded travelers wanting a wonderful Mediterranean vacation.

14 Day Tour from Madrid to Rome

Starting at $2019

FROM ST. PAUL'S TO ST. PETER'S

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From London to Rome, travel to Western Europe’s most famous cities on this European tour. Along the way, visit celebrated cities as well as picturesque towns and witness beautiful scenery.

 

In Paris, Florence, and Rome, enjoy sightseeing with a Local Guide, a knowledgeable expert who intimately knows the cities. See the must-see sights, including the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Champs Elysées in Paris; the historic center in Florence; and Rome’s Colosseum—where the deadly gladiatorial fights were held during the Roman Empire—and the Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC. Also visit St. Peter’s Square, an architectural and religious landmark. . Your orientation in Venice includes a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square, one of the most famous squares in the world. In Lucerne, see the Lion Monument, a stone sculpture erected to honor the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution, and Chapel Bridge, Europe’s oldest covered bridge dating back to 1333.

 

You’ll experience an engineering marvel, the Cross-Channel Tunnel, as you take the Eurostar train from London to Paris. Another marvel is Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower, which you’ll see on this Europe tour. But that’s not all…you’ll also witness amazing scenery throughout this Europe tour. Enjoy views of Burgundy, the French most famous wine-growing area, prosperous farms, and half-timbered villages as you travel between Paris and picture-perfect Lucerne. Nestled amid the Alps and surrounded by its stunning lake, Lucerne is one of Switzerland’s finest towns. Also enjoy a stroll along the promenade of picturesque Lake Lugano as well as views of the rolling hills in Tuscany.

 

If you desire to see some of Europe’s most picturesque scenery and famous cities, this value-minded Europe tour is the perfect vacation!

12 Day Tour from London to Rome

Starting at $2099

GEMS OF ITALY, FRANCE & SPAIN

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This Mediterranean vacation takes you from Rome to Paris to Madrid skirting some of the Mediterranean coast, with many fascinating stops and scenic drives along the way. In Italy, overnight in Rome, Montecatini, the Venice area, and Milan. In Rome, guided sightseeing features the must-see sites, including the Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC, and Colosseum, where the deadly gladiator fights were held; Florence’s Piazza Signoria, the center of Florence’s political life since the 14th century; famous St. Mark’s Square in Venice; and Juliet’s balcony in medieval Verona.

 

In France, drive along the French Riviera and overnight in Valbonne, then in Lyon, Paris, and Bordeaux. Visit Monte Carlo in the Principality of Monaco, the second-smallest country in the world, and Grasse, a picturesque medieval village known as the world’s perfume capital. Here, visit a perfume workshop and smell the beautiful fragrances. In Avignon, visit the Palace of the Popes, Europe’s biggest gothic palace. Built to house the popes in the 1300s today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Amboise, visit the impressive castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the 11th century. Enjoy sightseeing in Lyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône Rivers, and Paris, including the Arc de Triomphe and the incomparable Eiffel Tower.

 

Stop in Biarritz, an ancient fishing village turned trendy French seaside resort. In Spain, overnight in Bilbao, Barcelona, Valencia, and Madrid. See Pamplona, famous for the running of the bulls; Cuenca with its hanging houses; and Aranjuez, site of the Royal Palace. Sightseeing is included in both Madrid and Barcelona.

 

This tour through Italy, France and Spain includes all of this and more—a perfect vacation for value-minded travelers!

19 Day Tour from Rome to Madrid

Starting at $2519

ITALY & GREECE WITH AEGEAN CRUISE

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Italy and Greece are countries steeped in history with a treasure trove of ancient sites and scenic beauty, and on this Italy & Greece tour, you’ll see the highlights of what these countries have to offer, starting in Rome and ending in Athens. In Italy, overnight in Rome, the Florence area, and the Venice area; in Greece, overnight in Olympia, Nauplia, and Athens. You’ll also overnight on a ferry crossing the Adriatic Sea from Ancona, Italy to Patras, Greece and aboard a 3-night Aegean Sea cruise.

 

Enjoy sightseeing of the must-see sights, including Piazza Signoria, the center of Florence’s political life since the 14th century; Juliet’s balcony in the medieval town of Verona; the byzantine mosaics in medieval Ravenna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower; In Venice, take a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square and watch glassblowers create works of art as they have done for centuries or discover the center at your own pace. From Ancona, you’ll cross the Adriatic Sea by overnight ferry to reach Greece.

 

Imagine what life was like during the Roman Empire when you visit Rome’s iconic Colosseum, the amphitheater used for deadly gladiatorial contests, and the Roman Forum, the political, social, and commercial center during the Roman Empire. Step back in time at your visit to Athens’ Acropolis and the Parthenon, dating back to the 5th century BC. Also visit Mycenae, dating back to 1350 to 1200 BC, where you’ll marvel at the arches, fountains, ramparts, and amazing masonry still standing.

 

To wrap up your Greece vacation with a few relaxing days, enjoy a 3-night cruise to some of the world’s most beautiful islands, including Mykonos, with its seafront village, sandy beaches, and whitewash houses; Heraklion, Crete, nestled picturesquely between two mountain ranges; Santorini (weather permitting), with one of the world's most breathtaking panoramas; Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote the Book of Revelation; and Kusadasi, Turkey, where you’ll enjoy an included visit of the Ephesus archaeological site.

 

All of these elements come together perfectly to create a value-minded Italy and Greece tour like no other!

16 Day Tour from Rome to Athens

Starting at $2770

THE BEST OF SPAIN & PORTUGAL

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Spain and Portugal—these are two countries with rich histories and distinct cultures, and on this Best of Spain & Portugal tour, you'll see their highlights. In Spain, you’ll overnight in Madrid, Granada, Cordoba, Seville, and Salamanca. In Portugal, you’ll overnight in Lisbon and Oporto.

 

One of the tour highlights is a visit to Toledo, a town that attracts more visitors from around the world than any other Spanish town. In this old walled town, built on a hill, you’ll visit the 12th-century Church of St. Tome, which has one of El Greco's most famous paintings. But you will be delighted by the included visit of the Alhambra complex, built in the 13th century by Moorish kings and today has one of the oldest decorative gardens in the Western World. In Avila—a UNESCO World Heritage city founded in the 11th century to protect the Spanish territories from the Moors—see the towers and walls and visit St. Theresa's Convent, a Carmelite convent opened in 1636 on the birthplace of St. Teresa. In Portugal, visit the world-famous shrine in Fátima, dedicated to the Virgin Mary who appeared to three children here in 1917.

 

Enjoy sightseeing with a Local Guide in Toledo, Granada, Seville, Lisbon, Oporto, and Madrid. These experts in the cities' histories and cultures will highlight the must-see sights, such as Seville's Cathedral, the world’s third largest church; Lisbon's Belem Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built around 1514 to commemorate the expedition of Vasco de Gama and to defend the port of Lisbon; and Oporto's cathedral, built between the 12th and 13th centuries in Romanesque style overlooking the port wine cellars on the banks of the Douro river.

 

All of this and more—including a visit with wine tasting to a local wine cellar in Montilla—await you on this fabulous Spain and Portugal tour designed for value-minded travelers.

13 Day Tour from Madrid to Madrid

Starting at $1549

GRAND TOUR OF SPAIN

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From its world-class cities and historic sights to it sunny climate and distinct culture, Spain is a fascinating country. This in-depth Spain tour shows you the country's highlights. Spend three nights in Madrid; two nights in Barcelona, Valencia, and Seville; and an overnight in Pamplona, Burgos, Salamanca, Granada, and Cordoba.

 

Tour highlights include visits to Aranjuez's Royal Palace, originally built in the 14th century and once a favorite residence of Spanish royalty; Peniscola Castle, built by the Knights Templar in the 14th century; Saragossa's Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Pillar, a popular pilgrimage site; Granada's fairy-tale Alhambra complex, built as a lavish residence for Moorish kings in 889 AD; and Cordoba's iconic Mezquita, a well-preserved mosque turned into a Catholic cathedral in the 13th century and today considered one of the most remarkable examples of Islamic architecture outside of the Arab world.

 

Enjoy sightseeing with Local Guides in Valencia, Barcelona, Granada, and Madrid, and see the cities' highlights. Also enjoy visits to Segovia, where you'll see its cathedral, the Alcazar, and the Roman aqueduct; Salamanca, where you'll have time to wander around the beautiful Plaza Mayor, one of Spain's most beautiful squares; Caceres, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its blend of Roman, Islamic, northern gothic, and Italian Renaissance styles; Seville, where you'll have a full day to explore on your own; Montilla, where you'll enjoy a visit to a local wine cellar for a tasting; and Cuenca, famous for its "hanging houses" that are suspended over the ravine.

 

Throughout this tour, you'll be accompanied by a professional Tour Director who will bring Spain to life with in-depth, first-hand knowledge. Between the sights, scenery, experts, and included visits, this Spain tour is the best way for savvy, value-minded travelers to experience this wonderful country.

15 Day Tour from Madrid to Madrid

Starting at $1759

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