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Majestic Europe
15 Days
9 Countries

Italy, Vatican City, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Netherlands

15 Cities

Rome, Vatican, Venice, Vienna, Bratislava, Prague, Regensburg, Munich, Vaduz, Lucerne, Heidelberg, Sankt Goar, Rhineland, Cologne, Amsterdam

19 Meals

4 Dinners, 14 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch

Active

Faster paces with mix of 1–2-night stays in each location. Typically features 4+ miles of walking on some days and may involve steep hills and uneven surfaces, such as cobblestones.

Average group size average 40-45
Tour brand Trafalgar
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If you like hassle free travel with everything handled for you – looking to meet great people, eat great food, enjoy great sightseeing, and have immersive experiences, Trafalgar is for you.  From the iconic not-to-be-missed to one-of-a-kind local experiences, including Be-my-Guest dining and stays with stories, you’ll connect deeper to your destination, and every tour has at least one MAKE TRAVEL MATTER immersive impact experience included advancing one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), offering you the chance to take a deep dive into culture and community. As the world’s leading tour company and trusted by more than 5 million guests, Trafalgar tours are simply the best value for your vacation dollar.

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Multi-Country Tours

A Multi-Country tour is an excellent way to experience several top European destinations in just one trip. Visit famous sites, wander the city streets with locals, indulge in delicious meals in family homes, and fully immerse yourself in the highlights and history of each place. The perfect sampler, Multi-Country tours are an excellent choice for first-time travelers to Europe.

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Travel to the heart of Europe, learning all about the Hapsburgs in Vienna with a side visit to fairy-tale Prague and Vaduz, the little Liechtenstein capital. Your reward for all that epic sightseeing? Soaking up la dolce vita in the picturesque olive groves of Tuscany.

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Day 1

Welcome to Rome

Explore this imperial city of emperors and senators, gods and goddesses, before joining your companions and Travel Director later for a welcome Dinner and glimpse into what lies in store during our tour.

The Pantheon in Rome, Italy
Accommodation Barceló Aran Mantegna Rome
Included Meals Dinner

Day 2

Ancient Rome and the Vatican City

Join a Local Specialist to delve into the center of Christianity - the Vatican City. Visit St. Peter's Basilica, then cross the Tiber for views of the Roman Forum and Circus Maximus, once home to exhilarating chariot races. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city's history and culture that span almost two millennia. Admire the Spanish Steps, shop up a storm on the Via del Corso or toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your speedy return to Rome. Enjoy an afternoon of sightseeing on your terms.

The Colosseum in Rome, Italy
Accommodation Barceló Aran Mantegna Rome
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy
Visit St. Peter's Basilica

Visit Vatican City and tour St. Peter's Basilica with a Local Specialist. Witness the early genius of Michelangelo as you take in the Pietà.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience The Roman Forum in Rome, Italy
Rome City Tour

Experience Rome through the eyes of a local, as a passionate Roman guides you past the city's most iconic sites.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences The Roman Forum in Rome, Italy
Inside The Vatican & Roman Forum

We skip the lines at the Vatican Museums for a tour with our Local Specialist that shows not just remarkable works of art collected and commissione...

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Piazza's and fountains walking tour in Rome, Italy
Piazzas and Fountains

Discover the most charming areas in the city with a Local Specialist. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares of Rome'...

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Dinner in Rome, Italy
Roman Delights with Dinner

Tonight, relax and enjoy typical Italian cuisine, soaking up Rome's unique atmosphere in a characteristic trattoria with drinks and music.

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Optional Experiences Evening with dinner in Rome, Italy
Roman Evening with Dinner

Spend a light-hearted evening with us in Rome. Relax and enjoy typical Italian cuisine with drinks and music. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a drive and p...

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Optional Experiences

Day 3

Onwards to Venice

We journey across the Tuscan countryside bound for Venice, the 'Queen of the Adriatic'. The city’s canals and bridges beckon, but not before we Connect With Locals at lunch amidst the olive groves and vineyards of Tuscany for a Be My Guest experience that will linger long after you’ve left.

Vineyards in Tuscany, Italy
Accommodation Viktoria Palace Hotel Lido
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Be My Guest Enjoy a traditional meal with the Landi family in Florence, Italy
Enjoy Lunch with the Landi Family at their home near Florence, with Eight Generations of Stories to tell

Eight generations of history with plenty of stories to tell. Enjoy a traditional Be My Guest lunch with the Landi family at their home near Florenc...

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Be My Guest

Iconic Experience View of fields in Tuscany, Italy
Scenic Drive through Tuscany

View the stunning landscape of Tuscany on your drive today. 

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Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Cruise the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy
Gondolas & the Grand Canal

On arrival in Venice, a private boat will be waiting to take you to St Mark's Square, where you’ll enjoy a gondola ride while being serenaded by lo...

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Day 4

Cruise the Canals of Venice

Witness the centuries-old tradition of Venetian glassmaking during your MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience at one of the city’s last remaining studios. You’ll watch spellbound as the master craftsmen shape the molten glass the same way their forefathers once did to create the delicate works of art that adorn homes all over the world. Inspired by the talent and skill of these glassblowers, you’ll want to buy a souvenir to remind you of this very special experience. Next, take to the water and cruise by private launch to the gateway of Venice, St. Mark's Square. Join your Travel Director to see the iconic and unexpected highlights of the city - the ornate Doge's Palace and Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Basilica and the Campanile with its five bells. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy the sights and sounds of this Byzantine treasure. Cross the Rialto bridge, enjoy a sunset over the Grand Canal or ascend the Campanile for panoramic views.

Gondola on the canal of Venice, Italy
Accommodation Viktoria Palace Hotel Lido
Included Meals Breakfast
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® See the ancient skill of Venetian glassblowing in Venice
Learn about the History and Ancient Skills on Venetian Glassblowing

Learn about the history and ancient skill of Venetian glassblowing, playing your role in ensuring the survival of this traditional craft through your visit.

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MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

Iconic Experience Canal and footbridge in Venice, Italy
Venice Orientation

An introductory orientation of Venice reveals the famed canals and labrinthine streets of this eminent city.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Cruise and meal in Burano, Italy
Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks

This afternoon, discover the Venetian Lagoon by private boat. You'll enjoy a delicious meal, with a selection of drinks, on the fisherman's island ...

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Day 5

On the Road to Vienna

A scenic drive from Italy to Austria takes us through the Carnic Alps to the imperial capital of Vienna, where we'll spend the next two nights exploring a city famous for its musical heritage and elegance.

St. Stephens Cathedral in Vienna, Austria
Accommodation Renaissance Wien Hotel Vienna
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Travel through the Carnic Alps in Austria and Italy
Scenic Drive through the Carnic Alps

Remarkable geography sets the stage today as your travels continue through the Carnic Alps. 

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Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Enjoy dinner in an atmospheric Viennese restaurant with drinks and traditional musical entertainment Vienna Austria.
Viennese Dinner with Musical Entertainment

Enjoy dinner in an atmospheric Viennese restaurant, with drinks and traditional musical entertainment included. A unique experience in one of Europe’s most elegant cities.

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Day 6

Explore Vibrant Vienna

Join your Local Specialist this morning to explore the sights, including views of the famous Opera House, Stadtpark, Parliament, Imperial Boulevards and Hofburg Palace, once home to the powerful Habsburg Dynasty. Spend the rest of the day delving into Vienna's cozy coffee culture, perhaps visit the exquisite Schönbrunn Palace or discover the harmonies of the world's music capital, enjoying one of the city's many musical performances.

The Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria
Accommodation Renaissance Wien Hotel Vienna
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience The Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria
Vienna City Tour

Walk through the first district, Inner Stadt, as your Local Specialist reveals the historic core of the city. Tour the Ring Road to see the Hofburg...

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Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Visit Schonbrunn Palace and gardens in Vienna, Austria
Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens

The Imperial Summer Palace of Schönbrunn offers an amazing journey through the centuries of Habsburg rule. It is perfectly preserved and richly dec...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Dinner with music in Vienna, Austria
Dinner And Viennese Concert

A wonderful evening of all things Viennese! We'll enjoy a superb dinner with drinks, followed by a concert of Viennese classical music. With your '...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Dinner with music in Vienna, Austria
Viennese Concert

You’ll enjoy a wonderful concert of Viennese classical music including some of the most famous works of Strauss and Mozart, performed by some of th...

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Optional Experiences

Day 7

Journey to Prague

Leave the song of Vienna behind, bound for Prague, the 'Golden City of a Hundred Spires'. Traversing the lush landscapes of Slovakia, we arrive in the capital, Bratislava, with its eclectic Gothic, Baroque and Art Deco architecture. There’s time for an orientation with your Travel Director and lunch, perhaps an opportunity to sample the local bryndzové halyšky potato dumplings. Arriving in Prague this afternoon, you’ll want to get right into the heart of this fairy-tale city.

Old Town in Bratislava, Slovakia
Accommodation Vienna House by Wyndham Andel's Prague
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Visit Bratislava, Slovakia
Bratislava Orientation

Explore Bratislava's city center. Take a walk through the charming squares and see the iconic Michael Tower.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic
Prague Evening Panorama

Join our Local Specialist for an evening introduction to this fairy-tale city on private transport and with a little strolling. Gaze at the panoram...

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Optional Experiences

Day 8

Discover Prague’s Sights

Join your Local Specialist this morning to explore the jewels of Prague's Castle District and Old Town. You'll stroll around the Old Town Square and see the 15th-century Astronomical Clock with its mesmerizing Walk of the Apostles. Spend your afternoon exploring Prague your way, tracking down the city's quirky side, from its famous wall of peace to one of the world's narrowest streets at just 50cm wide. Don't forget to stop and sample a steaming street food favorite, trdelník.

Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic
Accommodation Vienna House by Wyndham Andel's Prague
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Old Town Square, Prague, Czech_Republic
Prague City Tour

Led by your Local Specialist, explore the delightful Old Town Square and see the detailed Astronomical Clock that attracts onlookers each hour.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Cruise on River Vltava in Prague, Czech Republic
Scenic Vltava Cruise with Lunch

Take a relaxing cruise on the beautiful River Vltava and we’ll tell you about the legends, myths, culture and hidden secrets of this enchanting cit...

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Optional Experiences

Day 9

Off to Munich

You may be tempted to stay in this enchanting city, but Munich promises its own adventures. First stop today however is the UNESCO-listed town of Regensburg with its beautifully preserved medieval center. Spend some time getting lost in centuries of history, perhaps sampling some of the local Regensburger Wurst. Then it's time to continue to the Bavarian capital of Munich, where we'll see the Glockenspiel and Marienplatz on an orientation with our Travel Director. The afternoon is free to explore before we have dinner at our hotel.

Platzl Square in Munich, Germany
Accommodation Leonardo Hotel Munich City Olympiapark
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience Bridge and Clock Tower in Regensburg, Germany
Explore Regensburg

Visit Regensburg and explore this enchanting UNESCO-listed town at your leisure. 

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience Siegestor in Munich, Germany
Munich Orientation

During your orientation of the city with your Travel Director, see Feldherrnhalle in the Odeonsplatz, the Palace of the Dukes of Wittelsbach, the E...

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Iconic Experience

Day 10

Uncover Liechtenstein and Lucerne

We leave Germany for Switzerland, stopping in the Liechtenstein capital of Vaduz. We continue to Lucerne, our home for the next two nights.

Village of Triesenberg in Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Accommodation Grand Hotel Europe Lucerne
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Castle Vaduz in Liechtenstein
See Vaduz Castle

Explore Vaduz and admire the Royal family's residence, Vaduz Castle, which overlooks the capital.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Folklore evening and dinner in Lucernce, Switzerland
Swiss Folklore Evening with Dinner

Tonight we’ll enjoy a tasty Swiss meal, including the famous Swiss cheese fondue, in a typical restaurant. While enjoying dinner, you can also join...

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Enjoy a Swiss dinner by the lake, Switzerland
Swiss Dinner by the Lake

Tonight, we'll enjoy a delicious Swiss meal that includes the famous Swiss cheese fondue in a typical local restaurant. Its lakeside location and w...

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Day 11

Delve into Lucerne’s Treasures

Pay tribute to the brave Swiss Guards who lost their lives defending King Louis XVI in the French Revolution and see the famous mournful Lion Monument. Walk along the wooden Chapel Bridge and admire its decorative ceiling. Then spend the rest of the day admiring the colorful façades of the Old Town or join an Optional Experience to one of the surrounding peaks.

Lion Monument in Lucerne, Switzerland
Accommodation Grand Hotel Europe Lucerne
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland
Lucerne Orientation

During an orientation with your Travel Director, see the Lion Monument, Old Town Hall and Chapel Bridge, the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Visit Mount Stanserhorn, Switzerland
'Swisstainable' Mount Stanserhorn And Lake Cruise

Take a scenic cruise with us across Lake Lucerne to Stans, and one of Switzerland's oldest mountain railways. Traveling by funicular and the world'...

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Enjoy a horse and carriage ride, Switzerland
Swiss Countryside & Carriages

A chance to get to know the Swiss, you’ll meet local farmers and enjoy a delightful countryside tour in horse-drawn carriages. Soak up the stunning...

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Optional Experiences

Day 12

Enjoy a Scenic Cruise in the Rhineland

View the ruins of Heidelberg Castle perched above the Neckar River and board a relaxing cruise down the mighty Rhine from St. Goar to Boppard – fantasy castles and hillside vineyards line your scenic journey.

Vineyard in Rhine Valley, Germany
Accommodation Diehls Hotel Koblenz
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience Heidelberg Castle Heidelberg, Germany
View Heidelberg Castle

See the magnificent castle built in red sandstone, overlooking the Student Prince’s town. 

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience Cruise in the Rhine Valley, Germany
Rhine Valley Cruise

Cruise beneath the semi-ruined castles and terraced vineyards. Sleepy villages slip by as you saunter upstream to the Lorelei Rock where the enchantress lured sailors to their doom.

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Iconic Experience

Day 13

Onwards to Cologne and Amsterdam

Admire the tall twin Gothic spires of the Cologne Cathedral this morning, before crossing into the Netherlands and on to Amsterdam where we spend the next two nights. Sit under the leafy canopy at Leidseplein indulging in Dutch beer and kroketten, hire a bike and hit the city's tree-lined streets or bask in the warm glow and gezelligheid of one of the city's renowned bruin cafés.

River, Bridge and Church in Cologne, Germany
Accommodation Leonardo Royal Hotel Amsterdam
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience View of Cologne, Germany
See the Cathedral of Cologne

The towering Cathedral of Cologne is an impressive introduction to this riverside city. 

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Dinner in a historic Dutch house, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dinner in a Historic Dutch House

Join us for a delicious meal of Dutch specialties, including drinks, in the elegant surroundings of this historic house.

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Optional Experiences Walking tour and dinner in Monnickendam, Netherlands
Monnickendam Dinner & Dutch Countryside

A beautiful countryside drive brings us to historic Monnickendam, the small fishing village that was formerly a major Dutch port. A walk along the ...

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Day 14

Explore Amsterdam

Enjoy an orientation of Amsterdam and spend the rest of the day exploring the city on foot, by bike or tram. Consider delving into the tragic story of Anne Frank, admire the works of Van Gogh or people-watch in Vondelpark. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your travel companions on board a glass-top boat. Cruise through the city's canals looking up at the centuries-old gabled façades for which Amsterdam is so famous.

Houseboats on Canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Accommodation Leonardo Royal Hotel Amsterdam
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience Houseboats on Canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Cruise the Canals of Amsterdam

Cruise along the old waterways with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. Discover the architectural gems of the old city, including mansions ...

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Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience Bike by canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam Orientation

Led by your Travel Director, wander the city to see the floating flower market, Dam Square and the Royal Palace.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Visit Dutch villages and farms in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dutch Villages And Farms

Come with us on a trip to the reclaimed polderlands around the former Zuider Zee. You’ll experience a visit to a cheese farm and wooden shoe maker,...

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Day 15

Farewell Amsterdam

After breakfast, it’s time to say a fond farewell to your fellow travelers and Travel Director as you return home with wonderful memories.

Bikes and cheese shop in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Included Meals Breakfast

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Visit St. Peter's Basilica

Visit Vatican City and tour St. Peter's Basilica with a Local Specialist. Witness the early genius of Michelangelo as you take in the Pietà.

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Iconic Experience
Rome City Tour

Experience Rome through the eyes of a local, as a passionate Roman guides you past the city's most iconic sites.

Included in Trip
Be My Guest
Enjoy Lunch with the Landi Family at their home near Florence, with Eight Generations of Stories to tell

Eight generations of history with plenty of stories to tell. Enjoy a traditional Be My Guest lunch with the Landi family at their home near Florenc...

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Scenic Drive through Tuscany

View the stunning landscape of Tuscany on your drive today. 

Included in Trip
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Learn about the History and Ancient Skills on Venetian Glassblowing

Learn about the history and ancient skill of Venetian glassblowing, playing your role in ensuring the survival of this traditional craft through your visit.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Venice Orientation

An introductory orientation of Venice reveals the famed canals and labrinthine streets of this eminent city.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Scenic Drive through the Carnic Alps

Remarkable geography sets the stage today as your travels continue through the Carnic Alps. 

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Vienna City Tour

Walk through the first district, Inner Stadt, as your Local Specialist reveals the historic core of the city. Tour the Ring Road to see the Hofburg...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Bratislava Orientation

Explore Bratislava's city center. Take a walk through the charming squares and see the iconic Michael Tower.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Prague City Tour

Led by your Local Specialist, explore the delightful Old Town Square and see the detailed Astronomical Clock that attracts onlookers each hour.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Explore Regensburg

Visit Regensburg and explore this enchanting UNESCO-listed town at your leisure. 

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Munich Orientation

During your orientation of the city with your Travel Director, see Feldherrnhalle in the Odeonsplatz, the Palace of the Dukes of Wittelsbach, the E...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
See Vaduz Castle

Explore Vaduz and admire the Royal family's residence, Vaduz Castle, which overlooks the capital.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Lucerne Orientation

During an orientation with your Travel Director, see the Lion Monument, Old Town Hall and Chapel Bridge, the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
View Heidelberg Castle

See the magnificent castle built in red sandstone, overlooking the Student Prince’s town. 

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Rhine Valley Cruise

Cruise beneath the semi-ruined castles and terraced vineyards. Sleepy villages slip by as you saunter upstream to the Lorelei Rock where the enchantress lured sailors to their doom.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
See the Cathedral of Cologne

The towering Cathedral of Cologne is an impressive introduction to this riverside city. 

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Cruise the Canals of Amsterdam

Cruise along the old waterways with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. Discover the architectural gems of the old city, including mansions ...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Amsterdam Orientation

Led by your Travel Director, wander the city to see the floating flower market, Dam Square and the Royal Palace.

Included in Trip

About this trip

An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Optional Experiences and free time
On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

What to expect

Explore Rome, Vienna and Prague with a Local Specialist
Discover Venice, Bratislava, Regensburg, Munich, Vaduz - the capital of Liechtenstein, Lucerne, Heidelberg, Cologne and Amsterdam
Visit St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and a glassblowing factory in Venice
View the ancient sites of Rome, the Opera House and Hofburg Palace in Vienna, the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge in Lucerne and the ruins of Heidelberg Castle
See the Lorelei Rock in the Rhine Valley and Cologne Cathedral
Scenic Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice, along the Rhine River and through Amsterdam's canals

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
Inside The Vatican & Roman Forum

We skip the lines at the Vatican Museums for a tour with our Local Specialist that shows not just remarkable works of art collected and commissione...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Piazzas and Fountains

Discover the most charming areas in the city with a Local Specialist. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares of Rome'...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Roman Delights with Dinner

Tonight, relax and enjoy typical Italian cuisine, soaking up Rome's unique atmosphere in a characteristic trattoria with drinks and music.

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Roman Evening with Dinner

Spend a light-hearted evening with us in Rome. Relax and enjoy typical Italian cuisine with drinks and music. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a drive and p...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Gondolas & the Grand Canal

On arrival in Venice, a private boat will be waiting to take you to St Mark's Square, where you’ll enjoy a gondola ride while being serenaded by lo...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks

This afternoon, discover the Venetian Lagoon by private boat. You'll enjoy a delicious meal, with a selection of drinks, on the fisherman's island ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Viennese Dinner with Musical Entertainment

Enjoy dinner in an atmospheric Viennese restaurant, with drinks and traditional musical entertainment included. A unique experience in one of Europe’s most elegant cities.

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Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens

The Imperial Summer Palace of Schönbrunn offers an amazing journey through the centuries of Habsburg rule. It is perfectly preserved and richly dec...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Dinner And Viennese Concert

A wonderful evening of all things Viennese! We'll enjoy a superb dinner with drinks, followed by a concert of Viennese classical music. With your '...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Viennese Concert

You’ll enjoy a wonderful concert of Viennese classical music including some of the most famous works of Strauss and Mozart, performed by some of th...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Prague Evening Panorama

Join our Local Specialist for an evening introduction to this fairy-tale city on private transport and with a little strolling. Gaze at the panoram...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Scenic Vltava Cruise with Lunch

Take a relaxing cruise on the beautiful River Vltava and we’ll tell you about the legends, myths, culture and hidden secrets of this enchanting cit...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Swiss Folklore Evening with Dinner

Tonight we’ll enjoy a tasty Swiss meal, including the famous Swiss cheese fondue, in a typical restaurant. While enjoying dinner, you can also join...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Swiss Dinner by the Lake

Tonight, we'll enjoy a delicious Swiss meal that includes the famous Swiss cheese fondue in a typical local restaurant. Its lakeside location and w...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
'Swisstainable' Mount Stanserhorn And Lake Cruise

Take a scenic cruise with us across Lake Lucerne to Stans, and one of Switzerland's oldest mountain railways. Traveling by funicular and the world'...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Swiss Countryside & Carriages

A chance to get to know the Swiss, you’ll meet local farmers and enjoy a delightful countryside tour in horse-drawn carriages. Soak up the stunning...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Dinner in a Historic Dutch House

Join us for a delicious meal of Dutch specialties, including drinks, in the elegant surroundings of this historic house.

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Monnickendam Dinner & Dutch Countryside

A beautiful countryside drive brings us to historic Monnickendam, the small fishing village that was formerly a major Dutch port. A walk along the ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Dutch Villages And Farms

Come with us on a trip to the reclaimed polderlands around the former Zuider Zee. You’ll experience a visit to a cheese farm and wooden shoe maker,...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Official Language(s) across Austria, Italy, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Netherlands: Dutch is the official language of the Netherlands, German is the official language of Germany and Lichtenstein; Czech is the official language of the Czech Republic; Austria German is the official language of Austria; Italian is the official language of Italy; German, French, Italian, and Romansh are the official languages of Switzerland.
  • Currency used in Austria, Italy, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Netherlands: The Euro (€) is the currency used in Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Italy, Slovakia and Switzerland, the Czech Koruna is the currency used in the Czech Republic, and the Swiss Franc is the currency used in Lichtenstein.
  • Capital Cities: Amsterdam (Netherlands), Berlin (Germany), Prague (Czech Republic), Vienna (Austria), Rome (Italy), Berlin (Germany), Bern (Switzerland), and Vaduz (Liechtenstein).
  • Time Zone(s) in Austria, Italy, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Netherlands: Central European Time Zone (CET), Central European Summer Time (CEST)

 

Passport, visa, and entry requirements for Austria, Italy, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Netherlands for US citizens.

  • Passport: Your passport should have at least two blank pages for entry stamps. Your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip
  • Visa Requirement: A visa is not required to enter Austria, Italy, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Netherlands
  • Entry Requirements: You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to getours.com/travel-requirements-restrictions.

The weather in the Netherlands is influenced by its maritime location and prevailing westerly winds. It experiences mild, wet winters with temperatures averaging around 2-6°C (36-43°F) and cool summers with temperatures averaging around 17-20°C (63-68°F). Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year, with slightly drier months in spring and early autumn. The coastal areas are often slightly milder than inland regions due to the moderating effect of the North Sea. The country occasionally experiences strong winds and storms during the winter months, with the possibility of snowfall, particularly in the eastern regions.

Germany experiences a temperate seasonal climate with four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Summers are generally mild to warm, with average temperatures ranging from 20° to 30°C (68° to 86°F). Winters can be cold, especially in the northern and eastern regions, with temperatures often dropping below freezing and occasional snowfall. Rainfall is distributed throughout the year, although the summer months tend to be wetter. The coastal areas, such as Hamburg and Bremen, have a maritime climate with milder winters and cooler summers compared to the inland regions.

The Czech Republic has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are generally warm, with average temperatures around 20-25°C (68-77°F), but can sometimes reach higher. Winters are cold, with temperatures averaging around 0 to -5°C (32 to 23°F), and snowfall is common. Spring and autumn offer mild temperatures, with blooming flowers in spring and colorful foliage in autumn. Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year, with slightly wetter months during the summer. The climate can vary across the country due to its diverse topography, with the western regions being generally milder and wetter, while the eastern areas experience more continental influences.

Austria has a diverse climate due to its varied topography, but it is predominantly characterized by a temperate continental climate. Summers are generally warm, with average temperatures ranging from 20 to 25°C (68 to 77°F). Winters can be cold, particularly in the mountainous regions, with temperatures often dropping below freezing and significant snowfall in the alpine areas. The western parts of Austria are influenced by the Alpine climate, with cooler temperatures and heavier precipitation, especially during the winter months. Precipitation is evenly distributed during the year, with slightly higher rainfall in the summer months.

Italy experiences a diverse range of climates due to its geographical location. Generally, the country has a Mediterranean climate characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Coastal regions enjoy mild temperatures throughout the year, while inland areas can experience more significant temperature variations. Northern Italy tends to be cooler than the south, and the mountainous regions, such as the Alps and the Dolomites, have colder winters and offer opportunities for winter sports. It's always a good idea to check the weather conditions for the region you plan to visit, as they can vary.

Switzerland experiences a diverse range of weather and climate due to its varied topography. In general, it has a temperate climate with distinct seasons. Summers are mild to warm, with average temperatures ranging from 20 to 25°C (68 to 77°F), while winters are cold, especially at higher altitudes, with temperatures often dropping below freezing. The mountainous regions receive significant snowfall, making them popular destinations for winter sports. Spring and autumn are transitional seasons characterized by mild temperatures and occasional rainfall.

Liechtenstein has a temperate Alpine climate characterized by four distinct seasons. Winters are cold and snowy, with temperatures often dropping below freezing, providing opportunities for winter sports. Spring brings milder temperatures, blossoming flowers, and the gradual melting of snow. Summers are warm and pleasant, with occasional rainfall and comfortable outdoor conditions. Autumn sees cooler temperatures and vibrant foliage, creating picturesque landscapes. Liechtenstein's climate is influenced by its mountainous terrain, with variations in weather and temperature based on elevation.

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:

Passport and Travel Documents: Ensure you have your passport, travel insurance, and any necessary travel documents.

Clothing:

  • Comfortable walking shoes: Cobblestone streets and uneven terrain require comfortable footwear.
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack clothes suitable for the season. Bring a mix of short-sleeved tops, lightweight pants or skirts, and a few long-sleeved options for cooler evenings for the summer months, and long-sleeved and heavier layers for early Spring, Fall, and Winter.
  • Layers: It's advisable to bring a light jacket or sweater and a scarf for layering, especially in Spring or Fall.
  • Nice evening wear: You may wish to wear a dressier outfit if you plan on dining in an elegant restaurant, for example. Smart-casual clothes are usually acceptable for all included daytime and evening activities throughout your tour.
  • Rain Gear: Depending on the season and the countries you're visiting, it's a good idea to pack a compact rain jacket or umbrella.

Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Travel adapter and/or voltage converter
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • Small travel hair dryer (make sure you have the correct converter and adapter).

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • Scarf or shawl for visiting religious sites or to cover up in conservative areas.
  • Light sleepwear.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).

Remember to pack light and versatile items that can be mixed and matched for different outfits. Laundry facilities are often available, or you can have your clothes laundered at hotels during your trip. It's also a good idea to pack a small bag or backpack to bring on the coach for day trips and excursions, leaving your larger luggage at the hotel.

Electricity

American appliances run on 110-120 volts at 60 Hz, while European appliances run on 220-230 volts at 50 Hz.

As a result, American appliances designed for use in the United States (typically 120 volts at 60 Hz) may not be directly compatible with the higher voltage used in European countries. Plugging a 120-volt appliance into a 220-240-volt outlet without the appropriate voltage converter or transformer can cause damage to the appliance or pose safety risks.

If you plan to bring American appliances to Europe, you will need a voltage converter or transformer to change the voltage to 220-240 volts from 110 volts. Additionally, you will likely need a plug adapter to fit the American-style plug into the European power outlets. All of Europe operates on the same two round-pronged outlets (Type C).

It's important to note that not all appliances are compatible with voltage converters, so it's essential to check the labels or user manuals of your devices before using them with a voltage converter. Some electronic devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and camera chargers, are dual voltage and can support 120V and 220-240V, so they may not require a voltage converter, but a plug adapter will still be necessary.

To avoid any issues with electrical compatibility during your travels, consider purchasing appliances specifically designed for the voltage used in the region you'll be visiting or use appropriate voltage converters and plug adapters to ensure the safe operation of your American appliances in Europe.

We recommend purchasing an adapter with a voltage converter so you can pack less. And to pick up any necessary adapters or converters for your electronic devices before departing on your guided tour and bringing them with you.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Hair dryers are common accessories in hotels. Should you want to bring your own, though, you will need to bring an adapter and voltage converter or make sure it is dual voltage by checking the label for INPUT AC 120V - 240V or a switch that can be set to 125V or 250V. Many devices have this feature, so it's worth checking before you travel. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but can't find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is commonly available in European hotels, restaurants, and public spaces, especially in major cities and tourist areas, but it is worth noting that the settings will differ from what you are used to in the USA.

However, it's important to note that not all accommodations or historic buildings may have air conditioning, particularly in more traditional or rural settings. Most hotels in Europe can provide a portable fan for additional room cooling if requested. Your Travel Director will be on hand to assist you throughout your trip.

Traveling by coach

Our modern air-conditioned coaches have been selected with your comfort in mind. Your Travel Director will familiarize you with all the onboard features, including a washroom fitted for your convenience and comfort. Regular stops are made to stretch your legs, take refreshments, fill up your water bottles, and use the facilities.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers to and from the airport on the first and last days of your tour are complimentary only if you are traveling on a tour operated by Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, or Luxury Gold, and your flight times coincide with the shuttle-coach transfer timings. Learn more about Airport Transfers here.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.

Usually, most Optional Experiences will be priced in the local currency, but please read through the details of individual optional experiences for specific information. Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.

It is recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses while abroad.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack a plentiful supply of any medication you may need while on vacation. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these.

It's essential to ensure that your routine vaccinations are up-to-date before traveling to any destination. Routine vaccinations may include vaccinations for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and influenza.

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Local Specialists

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity equivalent to $1.00-$2.00 USD per person per half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director

The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/per day is listed in your travel documents.

For your convenience and ease, there is an option to pre-pay gratuities for the Travel Director and Driver at the time of booking.

Hotel services

It is customary to tip hotel staff for room service delivery if the charge has not already been added to the bill. Where ice machines are not available, and you receive ice from the bar, a small tip to the bartender is always appreciated.

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