Highlights of Europe
September 1-15, 2023 (15 days)
$7,799 per person from Baton Rouge
Led by Doug Beauchamp
*All dates and pricing are approximate and subject to change per supplier and airline
Price is per person based on double occupancy, includes transportation from Baton Rouge, deluxe motor coach, first class hotels, breakfast daily, four dinners, full sightseeing and entrance fees, baggage handling at hotels, taxes and tips for driver, escort and guides (tips for personal services not included). Single supplement –$1,355*
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Day 1 – Friday, September 1 - Fly from Baton Rouge (or other home airports) on overnight flight to Europe.
Day 2 – Saturday, September 2- London - Morning arrival in London and begin our sightseeing with a visit to Windsor Castle, England’s largest castle and also the largest inhabited stronghold in the world – a favorite royal residence for a thousand years.
Day 3 - Sunday, September 3 - London – Guided sightseeing includes all the famous landmarks - House of Parliament, Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, Big Ben, and inside visits to Tower of London and Westminster Abbey.
Day 4 - Monday, September 4 - Paris – Morning board the high-speed Eurostar Train for Paris, going under the English Channel. Afternoon visit to the Palace of Versailles.
Day 5 - Tuesday, September 5 - Paris – Guided tour - see Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera House, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, Paris’ renowned art district. Ride the Petit Train de Montmartre, a train-style trolly.
Day 6 – Wednesday, September 6 - Paris– Motor coach to the Normandy coast. Visit Omaha Beach, site of D-Day Landing on June 6, 1944, and the American Cemetery. See the Rangers Memorial at Point du Hoc. A day you will always remember.
Day 7– Thursday, September 7 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands – A day’s journey through beautiful northern France & Belgium countryside to Holland for 2 nights.
Day 8 - Friday, September 8 - Amsterdam – Full day guided sightseeing of Amsterdam and area. Visit the fabulous Ryka Museum with Priceless painting by Rembrandt and other Dutch masters. Visit the Anne Frank House and the Dutch countryside to see windmills and wooden shoes.
Day 9 – Saturday, September 9 - Trier, Germany – Today, journey to Bastogne of World War II and “Battle of the Bulge” fame. Visit museum. In Luxembourg visit the American Cemetery and General Patton’s grave. Beautiful scenic area. Overnight in historic
Trier, Germany with a 2,000-year-old gate entrance.
Day 10 – Sunday, September 10 - Frankfurt, Germany – Journey along the Moselle River. Afternoon cruise along the most scenic section of the Rhine River with castle-crested hills, terraced vineyards and legendary Lorelei Cliffs. Overnight in the Frankfurt area.
Day 11 – Monday, September 11 - Ehrwald, Austria – A day through scenic Germany. Morning motor coach to Rothenburg, Europe’s best medieval walled city with its ramparts and towers, cobbled lanes and 16th century houses. Afternoon visit to Dachau, infamous death camp. Afterward we have 4 days in the world’s most beautiful scenery – the Bavarian, Austrian and Swiss Alps.
Day 12 – Tuesday, September 12 - Ehrwald, Austria - Morning view of Neuschwanstein, the “fairytale castle” built by Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, one of Europe’s premier tourist attractions. Castle was the model for Disney’s castle. Visit the quaint wood carving village of Oberammergau, famous for its “every ten years” Passion Play. Shopping time.
Day 13 – Wednesday, September 13 - Lucerne, Switzerland – This morning we bus through the center of the Austrian Alps, cross the Arlberg Pass and make a stop in the tiny country of Liechtenstein. On to Lucerne, perhaps the loveliest place in the world, located on a lake with the massive Alps in the background. Enjoy the marvelous lake promenades and ancient picturesque covered bridges. Afternoon walking sightseeing tour of Lucerne.
Day 14 – Thursday, September 14 - Lucerne – Time to savor this beautiful place and to have a shopping spree at the Bucherer, the most famous watch store in the world. An optional lake cruise is highly recommended.
Day 15 - Friday, September 15 - Home – This morning we coach to Zurich and board our flight home, arriving the same day.