Code:PEUEurope Highlight 17 Days

This tour lets you truly appreciate the variety Europe has to offer! Spanning Europe from London to Paris, including 11 nations and 25 great cities and sights of most of Western and Central Europe.
 

 

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Day 1 | USA - London, England  

Our 17-day European vacation begins as we depart USA for London, the capital city of England.

Day 2 | Arrive in London   L

Immediately after arrival, our London sightseeing tour starts with a panoramic drive through the Parliament and Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, and also, photo stops in front of Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. Later in the afternoon we visit the Tower of London*.

Day 3 | London - Eurostar Train - Brussels, Belgium - Amsterdam, Netherlands  B

The Eurostar Train takes us from London to Brussels, the capital city of Belgium. Once arrive, we visit the Grand Place, flamboyant City Hall, Guild Houses, and the world famous Mannekin Pis Statue. A relaxing drive takes us to Amsterdam. An included canal cruise* gives us an intimate view of the city.

Day 4 | Amsterdam - Cologne, Germany - Rhine River Cruise - Frankfurt  B,D

We visit a diamond cutting and polishing factory to see the one of a kind special designed diamonds. Proceed to Cologne for a look at the fantastic Cathedral. Following a Cruise on Rhine River*, enjoy the Pork Knuckles dinner. Stay overnight at Frankfurt.

Day 5 | Frankfurt - Heidelberg - Lake Titisee in Black Forest - Rhine Falls, Switzerland - Zurich  B

Our drive to Switzerland stops at the Heidelberg Castle*. Later our sightseeing tour features visits to the Lake Titisee in the Black Forest Region and Rhine Falls in Switzerland. Upon arrival at Zurich, a scenic drive takes us to the famed landmarks of the city.

Day 6 | Zurich - Lucerne - Mt. Pilatus (optional) - Lucerne  B,DH

A morning tour of Lucerne shows us the Lion Monument, Lake Lucerne, and the ancient Chapel Bridge. The rest of the day is free at leisure. You may shop for all things Swiss or take a cruise ride on Lake Lucerne. An optional excursion to the Mt. Pilatus is also offered for your delight. Take a tram ride on the world's steepest cogwheel railway up to the top of Mt. Pilatus for a fantastic bird's eye view of the surrounding peaks.

Optional Tour: Lake Lucerne Cruise , Mt. Pilatus Tour,

Day 7 | Lucerne - Vaduz, Liechtenstein - Innsbruck, Austria - Salzburg  B

Drive to Vaduz, the capital city of Liechtenstein, famous as a heaven for stamp collectors. Continue on to Innsbruck for a view of the ski jump of the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics and the Golden Roof of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian. Some free time to shop for the world famous Austrian crystal. Stay overnight in Salzburg, renowned for the birthplace of Mozart.

Day 8 | Salzburg - Vienna  B,D

Our city tour of Salzburg begins at Mirabell Gardens. The world-famous gardens of Mirabell Palace were featured in The Sound of Music and are adorned with reflecting pools, marble statues and a natural theater. After strolling through the gardens, we cross the Salzach River and enter the Old Town, which we can explore at our leisure. Perhaps visit Mozart's birthplace, or take an optional tour to St. Gilgen and Lake Wolfgang, The Sound of Music country! Later, we travel to Vienna for accommodation.

Optional Tour: Vienna Mozart or Johann Strauss Concert, St. Gilgen Excursion & Lake Wolfgang Tour,

Day 9 | Vienna - Graz  B,D

This morning, after a visit to the brilliant Schonbrunn Palace*, a panoramic drive takes us to some other famous landmarks: the Vienna Opera House, Ringstrasse, Parliament Building, the Hofburg and City Hall. Some free time will be given for lunch and shopping, or you may want to visit St. Stephen's Church. Continue traveling to Graz, the second largest city of Austria.

Day 10 | Graz - Venice, Italy  B,DH

Proceed to Venice. Take a ferry ride* to Venice. Our Venice city tour includes the St. Mark's Basilica, magical Piazza St. Marco, Bridge of Sighs, and the Doge's Palace (outside). And perhaps take an optional gondola ride and see the Grand Canal.

Optional Tour: Venice Gondola Ride & Serenade,

Day 11 | Venice - Florence - Rome  B

Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Our city tour includes the Duomo, Bronze Doors of the Baptistery, the 13C Santa Croce Church, and Signoria Square. We then continue on to Rome, the Eternal City.

Day 12 | Rome - Lucca  B,DH

Rome is over 2700 years old, but still feels young and vital. Our first stop of the day is Vatican City where St. Peter's Basilica and Square are located. The city orientation tour of Rome includes visits to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Constantine's Triumphal Arch. Stay overnight in Lucca.

Optional Tour: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel,

Day 13 | Lucca - Pisa - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Cannes or Nice, France  B,DH

A leisurely drive along the stunning Italian Riviera takes us through Pisa to Monte Carlo, Monaco. Why not try your luck there. Tonight we stay over in Cannes or Nice, France.

Day 14 | Cannes - Avignon - Lyon - Macon  B

Proceed through Rhone Valley via Avignon to Lyon, one of France's major industrial cities. Avignon is an ancient, full of history, lovely town. Since the beginning of the 14th century, Avignon underwent a wonderful development during the residence of seven popes. An orientation tour will show us around the city. Overnight at Macon for accommodation.

Day 15 | Macon - Paris  B

Take an orientation tour of Macon before departing for Paris. Arrive at the enchanting city Paris later in the afternoon. The rest time of the day is free. Perhaps shop at Avenue of Champs Elysees, or sit in an outdoor cafe and simply watch the world go by. Tonight, perhaps join an optional tour of the Seine River Cruise for a fantastic view of the city.

Optional Tour: La Seine River Cruise, French Seafood Dinner,

Day 16 | Paris  B,D

Today's tour includes visits to the Louvre Museum* and Versailles Palace*. A panoramic drive will also show us the landmarks: Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde, Champs Elysees, and Arc de Triomphe.

Day 17 | Paris - USA  B

We transfer to the airport for our homebound flight back to the States.

Meal Code:
AB=American Breakfast, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner at Local Restaurant, DH=Dinner at Hotel, DP=Dinner Party, DS=Dinner & Show

• Advertised land prices are based on per person, double occupancy.

• Airfares included in the advertisedLand + Air package prices are from New York (JFK) including fuel surcharge and taxes/fees.

• Departures from other gateway cities, please add appropriate U.S. domestic add-on airfares. For time zone of your gateway city, please call Peony Tours.

LAX (Mar-Nov) / SFO (Mar-May, Sep-Nov)................................$200

SFO (Jun-Aug)........................................................................$300

Eastern Standard Time Zone....................................................$200

Central Standard Time Zone.....................................................$200

Mountain Standard Time Zone..................................................$300

Pacific Standard Time Zone (except LAX, SFO).........................$300

• Air carrier and routing are at the sole discretion of Peony Tours. For your preferred international air carrier, please call Peony Tours for pricing.

• For child (2-11 yrs) rates, please refer to Reservation.

• For details of our Air Policy, and Terms & Conditions, please refer to Reservation.

• All prices are subject to change at any time without prior notice. For the most up-to-date prices please check our website.

• Airfare listed does not include seat assignment fee. Please contact the airline directly to choose your seats and make the payment if there is any.

 

Features

  • Excellent bilingual (Chinese and English speaking) tour manager throughout the tour in Europe.

  • Luxury hotel accommodations as listed below or similar:

    London - Dorsett Shepherds Bush (4 Star)

    Amsterdam - Radisson Blu Amsterdam Airport, Schiphol (4 Star)

    Frankfurt - Movenpick Hotel Frankfurt City (4 Star)

    Zurich - Movenpick Hotel Zurich Airport (4 Star)

    Lucerne - Hotel Astoria (4 Star)

    Salzburg - Wyndham Grand Salzburg Conference Centre (4 Star)

    Vienna - Courtyard by Marriott Vienna Schoenbrunn (4 Star)

    Graz - Austria Trend Hotel Europa Graz (4 Star)

    Venice - Crowne Plaza Padova (4 Star)

    Rome - Sheraton Roma Hotel & Conference Center (4 Star)

    Lucca - Best Western Grand Hotel Guinigi (4 Star)

    Cannes - Eden Hotel & Spa Cannes (4 Star)

    Macon - Mercure Macon Bord de Saone (4 Star)

    Paris - Renaissance Paris La Defense Hotel (4 Star)

  • Full breakfast or buffet breakfast daily at hotel.

  • Lunches or dinners as specified in itinerary.

  • Sightseeing with specialist local guides in select cities.

  • Admission fees for sightseeing attractions as denoted by an asterisk* intour itinerary: Tower of London, Amsterdam Canal Cruise, Heidelberg Castle, Rhine River Cruise in Cologne, Schonbrunn Palace and Gardens in Vienna, Versailles Palace and Louvre Museum in Paris, Ferry Ride to Venice Island.

  • Deluxe air-conditioned tour coach with professional service of drivers.

  • Group airport transfers in at arrival and transfer out at departure.

  • Group identification badge, luggage tag and documents holder provided for your convenience and easy recognition.

  • Vacation travel insurance at no extra charge.

London
9 Aldgate High Street, City of London, EC3N 1AH United Kingdom
0044 203 805 1000
Amsterdam
Boeing Avenue 2 NL-1119 PB Schiphol-Rijk The Netherlands
31 20 655 3131
Amsterdam
Schiphol Boulevard 701, 1118 BN Schiphol, Netherlands
+31 20 710 4000
Frankfurt
Den Haager Strasse 5 | 60327 Frankfurt am Main | Germany
+49 69 788 075 0
Zurich
Walter Mittelholzerstrasse 8, 8152 Glattbrugg, Switzerland
0041 44 808 88 88
Lucerne
Pilatusstrasse 29, CH-6002 Lucerne, Switzerland
41 41 226 8888
Salzburg
Fanny-von-Lehnert-Straße 7, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
0043 662 4668 0
Salzburg
Sterneckstrasse 20, 5020 SALZBURG, AUSTRIA
(+43)662/8820310
Vienna
Schoenbrunner Schlossstrasse 38-40 Vienna A-1120 Austria
0043 1 810 1717 0
Vienna
Ullmannstraße 71, 1150 Wien, Austria
+43 1 891020
Graz
Bahnhofgürtel 89, 8020 Graz
+43 (316) 70 76-0
Graz
Seering 10, Graz, Steiermark · Österreich
+43 316 80770
Venice
Via PO, 197, 35135 Padova, Italy
39 049 86 56 511
Venice
Viale della Resistenza, 18/20 30020 Quarto d'Altino (VE) - Italy
39 0422 703811
Rome
Viale Del Pattinaggio, 100 · Rome 00144, Italy
+39.06.54531
Lucca
Via Romana, 1247 55100 Lucca Italy
39 0583 4991
Lucca
Via Darsena, 1, 56121 Pisa PI, Italy
+39 050 507111
Cannes
133, rue d’Antibes 06400 CANNES
+33 (0)4 93 68 78 00
Nice
Parvis de l'Europe, 06300 Nice, France
+33 4 92 00 80 00
Nice
223 Prom. des Anglais, 06200 Nice, France
+33 4 97 17 71 77
Nice
28 Avenue Notre Dame, 06000 Nice, France
+33 4 93 13 36 36
Nice
24 Rue Costes et Bellonte F-06200 Nice France
+33 4 93 18 34 00
Macon
26 Rue Pierre de Coubertin, 71000 Mâcon, France
0033 385 219 393
Macon
384 Boulevard Louis Blanc 69400 Villefranche sur saone, France
(+33)4/37550909
Paris
18 - 30 Rue Baudin, 92400 Courbevoie, France
+33 825 80 27 27
Paris
60 Jardin de Valmy Paris La Defense Cedex 92918 France
+33-1-41975050

When the hotel listed above is not available under certain circumstances, a similar category hotel will be substituted.

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Optional Tours / Front Seat on Bus

  • Thank you for choosing Peony Tours. You have made a great choice for your vacation! To guarantee the best vacation experience you now have the opportunity to purchase optional tours in advance; and, reserve a preferred front-row seat for just a little extra cost. Note: The Online Purchase Window opens 24/7, and closes 7 days prior to your departure.
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  • Front Seat on Bus: Like sitting in front? Want forward view? Love the easy access and convenience of up front seats? Might have motion-sickness? Why not spend less than $10 a day to make your trip of extra comfort? We offer 10 front row seats on each bus for a fee of $100 per seat (Exception: $50 for PGA, PEC). The seats are on a first come, first served basis and subject to availability. For 2 passengersin the same booking, their selected seats must be connecting in the same row. All other travelers will be allocated by the tour director/manager on a rotation basis.

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BOOKING POLICY:
  • All optional tours and front seat purchase are subject to availability and change at any time.
  • While our tour managers work their best to adhere to the original itinerary, Peony Tours reserves the right to limit and to cancel any optional tours / activities due to insufficient participants or unexpected local circumstances.
  • All online payment is not refundable, exchangeable, nor transferable. Only if an optional tour is cancelled on-site by the tour manager, the amount of the specific optional tour you have paid online will be refunded to your credit card AFTER THE TOUR.
CityTour NameDescriptionPrice
LucerneLake Lucerne Cruise

Soak up the sight of the magnificent Swiss Alps that form the very heart of Europe on a memorable cruise around Lake Lucerne. Step on to your inviting sightseeing boat in Lucerne, and admire the steep Alpine peaks, lush meadows and quaint towers as you glide across the flittering lake and along the beautiful shores. Capture the sights on camera, drink in the crystal-clear mountain air, and learn about the lake and its surroundings from the fascinating on-board commentary.

 

Includes:  Charter boat, Tips 
Duration: 45 minutes

 


€28
LucerneMt. Pilatus Tour

Experience the bird's-eye panoramas from the summit of Mount Pilatus, the 7,000-foot mountain that towers over Lucerne. In summertime, ride the world's steepest cogwheel railway to the top, before returning by gondola and cable car. At the top, admire the phenomenal views over as many as 70 surrounding Alpine peaks and five lakes from the viewing terraces - the panoramas are thrilling. When the railway is closed, travel to the summit by gondolas and cable car.   

 

Includes: Transportation, Tour guide, Cable car or train ticket, Admission, Tips
Duration: 3 hours

 


€65
ViennaVienna Mozart or Johann Strauss Concert

Known as the City of Music, Vienna was home to Beethoven, Strauss, Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. So why not celebrate its glorious musical tradition at a Mozart concert? Enjoy an evening of the composer's rapturous music at a glittering concert hall as performed by the orchestra and internationally renowned singers and solo artists.

 

Includes:  Roundtrip transfers, Admission  with A Category Seating, Tips

Duration: 3 hours

*Min. 15 people


€85
SalzburgSt. Gilgen Excursion & Lake Wolfgang Tour

Take a scenic early afternoon cruise around Lake Wolfgang, nestled in the heart of Austria's spectacular, lake-dotted Salzkammergut region. Spend a relaxing time cruising over the crystal waters of this beautiful lake, passing chocolate-box villages of wooden chalets, emerald green pastures, tiny beaches and towering mountain peaks. Along the way, stop to take photos of the pretty village of St Gilgen, the birthplace of Mozart's mother, and spend some time at free leisure strolling along the streets spread beneath Zwolferhorn Mountain.

 

Includes: Transportation, Charter boat(45 min), Tips
Duration: 2.5 hours
*Min. : 20 people

 


€25
VeniceVenice Gondola Ride & Serenade

Take a serenaded gondola ride along the stunning Grand Canal to appreciate the grand palazzos lining the water.

 

Includes: Gondola fee, Musicians (2 for every 5 boats), Tips

Duration: 45 minutes  


€38
RomeVatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

Visit Vatican Museum and enjoy Michelangelo's fresco painting in Sistine Chapel. 

 

Includes: Tour guide, VIP Admission, Audio set, Tips
Duration: 2 hours

 


€45
ParisLa Seine River Cruise

Discover the splendors and sights along the beautiful River Seine on a relaxing and scenic cruise through the heart of Paris. Settle aboard a comfortable boat with an open-air observation deck and indoor, all-glass saloon, and glide by the city's UNESCO-listed riverbanks and landmarks, including the mighty Notre-Dame Cathedral, elegant bridges and more. As you cruise, soak up the sophisticated atmosphere of the City of Light and hear the intriguing stories of the monuments from the engaging on-board commentary.

 

Includes: Transportation, Cruise ticket, Tips
Duration: 75 minutes

 


€25
ParisFrench Seafood Dinner

French cuisine is considered the best in the world, and sampling some of the country's classic seafood recipes is a must for any visitor. On this sociable evening excursion, you'll sit down to a delicious 5-course dinner starting with succulent seafood, in the company of other, food-loving travelers. Feast on a sumptuous seafood platter of delicacies freshly plucked from the ocean, followed by goose liver pate, escargot, and a main course of your choice, and an indulgent dessert, all accompanied by drinks.

Includes: 5 course menu (Seafood platter, Goose  liver pate, Escargot, Main course of duck or beef or  fish, Dessert of Floating Island, Glass of wine,  Bottled water), Transportation, Tips
Duration: 1.5 hours


€60