Itinerary

DAY 1 USA—Paris, France

Begin your vacation by boarding your international flight in the US bound for Paris, France’s capital.

DAY 2 Paris

Upon arrival at Paris international airport, meet your guide and enjoy a comfortable transfer to your city hotel. After checking in, enjoy the rest of the day to relax and get acquainted with what’s sometimes dubbed the “City of Light.” Bisected by the River Seine and laced with tree-lined boulevards, elegant bridges, and world-famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral, the city is also known for its sidewalk cafes, top-notch restaurants, and sophisticated atmosphere. Tonight, meet and sit down to dinner with your fellow travelers at a local restaurant.

Included: Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★ Renaissance Paris La Defense Hotel or Similar

DAY 3 Paris—Fontainebleau—Montmartre—Paris

This morning, drive south through countryside to Fontainebleau, home to the opulent Chateau of Fontainebleau*. Once a hunting residence of French kings, this royal chateau displays a variety of architectural styles, sumptuous décor, and priceless period furnishings. Learn how it was the setting for the signing of the 1814 Treaty of Fontainebleau: the agreement that sent Napoleon into exile. After admiring the palace, continue to Montmartre, the bohemian district of Paris’s 18th arrondissement. Take in its major sights, including the Moulin Rouge cabaret and Basilica of the Sacred Heart, better known as the Sacre Coeur—before concluding today with a French dinner at a local restaurant.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★ Renaissance Paris La Defense Hotel or Similar

DAY 4 Paris—Champagne—Metz

After breakfast, depart for Champagne—the legendary region known for the sparkling white wine that bears its name. Along the way, admire France’s vine-coated landscapes, rolling farmland, and sleepy villages, and on arrival, enjoy a tour of Champagne before visiting one of its cellars for a Champagne Tasting*. Discover the processes involved in harvesting and producing this iconic wine, and enjoy some tastings. After lunch travel to Metz, a lovely French city at the confluence of the Moselle and Seille rivers, and near the tri-meeting point of France, Germany, and Luxembourg. Check into your hotel for one night and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant tonight.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★ Hotel La Citadelle Metz-MGallery or Similar

DAY 5 Metz—Luxembourg—Namur, Belgium—Brussels

3,000-year-old Metz boasts a charming mix of architectural styles and cultural influences. Take a city tour of Metz to admire its 13th-century Cathedral and other sights such as the Gare de Metz Ville railway station. Next, continue to Luxembourg, the capital of the tiny nation of Luxembourg bordered by Belgium, France and Germany. After touring the Old Town, head for the delightful Belgian city of Namur, home to an imposing citadel. Have lunch (own expense) here, and travel onward to Brussels, the capital of Belgium and the de-facto capital of the European Union. After dinner at a local restaurant, check in to your hotel.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★ Pentahotel Brussels City Center or Similar

DAY 6 Brussels—Bruges—Amsterdam, Netherlands—Embark on Rhine River Cruise

Following breakfast, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Brussels, seeing the Grand Place, City Hall, guild houses, and the legendary “Manneken Pis” statue. Later, journey to UNESCO-protected, 13th-century Bruges, nicknamed the “Venice of the North,” and one of Europe’s most enchanting cities, to stroll around its cobbled lanes and romantic canals. From here, travel to Amsterdam—the canal-woven capital of the Netherlands—and board your Rhine River cruise ship in the early evening. After settling into your cabin, meet your captain and crew for a Welcome Cocktail Reception before dinner, and afterward, join our Canal Boat Tour of Amsterdam*, absorbing lovely views of the canals and historical city center.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★ CroisiEurope Cruises or Similar

DAY 7 Rhine River Cruise (Amsterdam – Cologne, Germany)

After breakfast, take a morning tour of Amsterdam and a Diamond Producer*. Visit the Riecker Windmill and see how Amsterdam’s diamonds are cut and valued in its “Diamond District.” Delve into the floating Bloemenmarkt flower market before lunch back at the ship and an excursion to the Keukenhof Gardens*, the world-famous flower garden. If your cruise falls outside the Keukenhof’s season (Mar 20-May 09, 2021), enjoy an excursion to Volendam and Zaanse Schans*. At the Keukenhof, stroll freely around the gorgeous displays of blooming Dutch tulips—which will be at their colorful best for travelers on our first tour departure—and admire the other spectacular flower beds, themed gardens, flower shows and wonderful views over the tulip fields from the rear of the park. Alternatively, our excursion to the fishing village of Volendam includes a visit to a cheese factory to see how local Gouda cheese is made, and time at Zaanse Schans, an open-air museum of windmills, barns, houses, and clogs. Tonight, cruise through the night to Cologne.

Included: Breakfast on cruise, Lunch, Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★ CroisiEurope Cruises or Similar

DAY 8 Rhine River Cruise (Cologne – Rudesheim)

Relax as your ship cruises this morning, perhaps absorbing the views from the deck and enjoying the on-board amenities. This afternoon is free for you to spend as you wish. After your ship docks in Cologne after lunch, you may wish to take a stroll around Cologne’s historical Old Town on your own to see its churches and perhaps enjoy coffee or a round of souvenir-shopping. Later, your ship will set off for Rudesheim. 

Included: Breakfast on cruise, Lunch, Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★ CroisiEurope Cruises or Similar

DAY 9 Rhine River Cruise (Rudesheim)

Cruise toward Rudesheim on the romantic Rhine. On arrival, set off on our Rüdesheim Wine Tasting and Visit to the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments* tour. Ride a mini-train around Rüdesheim’s leafy vineyards, learning about the history of local viticulture and admiring wonderful views of the Rhine along the way. Disembark at the 16th-century Bassenheimer Hof cellar for a wine-tasting, and then head to the captivating Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments to view its quirky collections of self-playing musical instruments dating from the 18th to the 20th century. Later, enjoy time at leisure in charming streets of Drosselgasse in Rudesheim before making your own way back to the ship.

Included: Breakfast on cruise, Lunch, Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★ CroisiEurope Cruises or Similar

DAY 10 Rhine River Cruise (Rudesheim – Strasbourg, France)

Spend all day cruising on the Rhine. Later in the afternoon, arrive in the gorgeous French city of Strasbourg, the home of the European Parliament, and set out on a tour of Strasbourg by Night*. Take a glass-covered boat on the canals to view the UNESCO-World-Heritage site of Strasbourg’s Grand Ile: admiring landmarks including the famous Petite France. After taking in these picture-postcard sights, we return to the ship. Tonight, mark the end of your cruise with an enjoyable Gala Dinner and Evening on board.

Included: Breakfast on cruise, Lunch, Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★ CroisiEurope Cruises or Similar

DAY 11 Strasbourg – Disembarkation – Frankfurt, Germany

Your 5-night cruise concludes this morning. After breakfast, disembark and relax during a coach journey to Frankfurt where you’ll sit down to a convivial farewell dinner with a drink this evening.

Included: Breakfast on cruise, Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★ Movenpick Hotel Frankfurt City or Similar

DAY 12 Frankfurt – USA

Today, your journey finishes with a transfer to Frankfurt airport to board your homebound flight.

Included: Breakfast at hotel

DATE & PRICES

All prices are listed per person (based on double occupancy).

START - END LAND ONLY LAND & AIR SINGLE SUPPL
Jun 14, 2022 - Jun 25, 2022 $3700
$3500
$4700
$4500
$1400
Jul 13, 2022 - Jul 24, 2022 $3700
$3500
$4600
$4400
$1400

*  Advertised Land and Cruise Package prices including port fees and taxes on the cruise, not including any air tickets.

*  Advertised single room supplement prices include hotel room and main deck cabin on a cruise.

*  Triple room is not available for this tour.

*  Child fares are not available for this tour. Children will be charged adult prices.

*  Airfares included in the advertised Land+Air Package prices are from New York (JFK), including fuel surcharges and taxes / fees, not including any baggage fees or seat assignment fees.   

*  Airfares included in the advertised Land + Air Package prices are from New York (JFK) including fuel surcharge and taxes/fees.

*  For departures from other gateway cities in the US, please add appropriate US domestic add-on fares by the time zones as follows. For the specific details, please call Peony Tours.  

    - LAX (May - Jul) / SFO (May)…………………………… $200

    - SFO (Jun - Jul)…………………………….....……………………..$300

    - Eastern Standard Time Zone ………………………………………$200

    - Central / Mountain / Pacific Standard Time Zone …………………$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.

*  Reservation and cancellation policy for PRI:

*  Full payment is due 100 days prior to departure.

*  Cancellation fees: the following fees will be charged per person if you cancel your booking. Other restrictions apply, see “Terms and Conditions”.

  - 181 days or more prior to departure------$100

  - 101 - 180 days prior to departure---------$300

  - 30 - 100 days prior to departure-----------50% of tour fare

  - 29 days and less prior to departure -------100% of tour fare

*  Third-party Suppliers' Penalties and Charges: In addition to the stated above cancellation charges, if tickets or vouchers for airlines, hotels, cruises, or any relevant third-party suppliers have already been issued or confirmation of service has been received at the time of cancellation (regardless of the number of days prior to departure), the traveler will be wholly liable for any additional airline, hotel, cruise line, or other relevant third-party suppliers' cancellation penalties and service charges pursuant to suppliers' rules and regulations.

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

*  All prices, itinerary, and hotels are subject to change at any time without prior notice. For the most up-to-date prices please check our website.