As the name implies, this European tour features some of Europe’s capital cities. You’ll spend two nights in Paris, capital of France; Brussels, capital of Belgium; the Amsterdam area, capital of the Netherlands; Berlin, capital of Germany; Prague, capital of the Czech Republic; and Vienna, capital of Austria. You’ll also spend one night in Bremerhaven, Germany, an important Hanseatic port city.In each of the capitals, you’ll see the sights with a Local Guide, a knowledgeable local who will share with you history, culture, and ins and outs of the city. Sightseeing highlights include seeing the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysées, and Eiffel Tower in Paris; the Grand’Place—the central square surrounded by baroque guild houses and the gothic Town Hall—in Brussels; Prague’s Astronomical Clock, built in 1410, and Charles Bridge, dating to 1357 and one of the oldest stone bridges in Europe; and Vienna’s State Opera House and Hofburg, the palatial complex at the heart of Vienna. In Amsterdam, you’ll also see the city on a canal cruise—the best way to see Amsterdam! In addition to the capitals, this European tour also features stops in some of Europe’s smaller—but fascinating—cities. In Antwerp, see the world’s largest diamond district and the 14th-century Cathedral of Our Lady, which dominates the city center with its 400-foot-tall spire and artwork by Rubens. In Dresden, the German city that suffered tremendous damage during the air bombings in February 1945, your guided sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Zwinger Palace Glockenspiel, where 40 bells sound every quarter of an hour. In the Czech Republic, enjoy walking through the medieval old town in Tábor, founded in 1420 as a city where everyone is equal. For value-minded travelers, this is the perfect vacation to see some of Europe’s fascinating capitals!
Individual headsetsSightseeing: Visits to Rotterdam, Groningen, Bremerhaven, guided visit of the interactive German Emigration Center Museum, Tábor. Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
PARIS Campanile Pantin (ST)BRUSSELS Bedford (ST) or Ramada La Woluwe (ST)AMSTERDAM AREA Crowne Plaza Schiphol (F) or Holiday Inn Express Arena (ST) or Apollo Almere (F), BREMERHAVEN Comfort (F)BERLIN Abba (F) or Holiday Inn Express City Centre (ST)PRAGUE Clarion Congress (F) or Ibis Wenceslas Square (ST)VIENNA Star Inn Schönbrunn (ST) or Kavalier (ST)
Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners, including a dinner at local restaurant in Brussels
NOTE:December 27 Departure-New Year in Amsterdam including reveillon dinner
Transportation: Private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach