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Multi-Day Tour

European Flair start Amsterdam (Summer 2018) (12 days)

Insight Vacations, Inc.

Your Journey Begins To Arrivederci Rome.

Valid for Departures: 08 Jun 2018 - 05 Oct 2018

European Flair start Amsterdam (Summer 2018) (12 days)

Day 1

Your Journey Begins

Day 2

Welcome To Amsterdam.

Day 3

Legends Along The Rhine And Into Würzburg.

Day 4

Rothenburg And Golden Prague.

Day 7

The Tauern Mountains To Venice.

Day 8

Venice And The Magic Of La Serenissima.

Day 9

On To The Eternal City Of Rome.

Day 10

Rome With The Locals.

Day 11

Vip Vatican.

Day 12

Arrivederci Rome.

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Your Journey Begins
None None
Board your overnight flight to Europe (please ask about our great deals).
Day 2
Welcome To Amsterdam.
Hilton Amsterdam. None
Meet your Travel Director at 17:00 for a Welcome Reception. Mingle and get to know your fellow travellers as you cruise along some of the many quaint, tree-lined canals, to explore the heart of the Old City, before enjoying a pleasant evening of dinner and wine at a local restaurant.(Dinner with Wine)
Day 3
Legends Along The Rhine And Into Würzburg.
Maritim Hotel Würzburg. None
Cross in to Germany and head for the romantic Rhine Gorge. Visit a castle set upon the Rhine for a private estate viewing with the owner. Unlock the secrets of Rhineland's modern kings and queens as you learn the history of the castle and surrounding area. Continue to Würzburg, where there is time to stroll through the heart of the Old Town and down to the Alte Mainbrücke, the 16th century bridge over the River Main, adorned with sandstone statues. From here, admire the city at night and appreciate the mighty Marienburg Fortress on the opposite side of the river.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 4
Rothenburg And Golden Prague.
Pentahotel Prague. None
In the morning, see the Residenz Palace – the immense baroque palace of the Prince Bishops and one of the most important landmarks in Germany. Venture to Rothenburg-ob-der Tauber, the most well-preserved town on the Romantic Road. With an artisan baker, enjoy a demonstration and learn the history of the traditional pastry Schneeballen (snowball), followed by a tasting. Continue east to the Czech border. Pass through the town of Pilsen, renowned for its beer before reaching the Golden City of Prague. In the evening, perhaps take a river cruise through the heart of the city?(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 5
Prague, Czech Republic
Pentahotel Prague. None
Join a Local Expert in the morning for guided sightseeing of one of the most beautiful and intact historical centres in Europe. Start with the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle, to admire the stained glass of St. Vitus Cathedral and enjoy amazing views over the Old Town. Finish in the Old Town Square where the mechanical antics of the Astronomical Clock’s glockenspiel that delights onlookers each hour. Then, the city is all yours to explore with the rest of the day at leisure. Perhaps you may choose to rummage through the renowned antique shops or shop for the finest Bohemian crystal?(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 6
Salzburg, Austria
Arcotel Castellani, Salzburg. None
Journey through the Czech Republic to picturesque Ceský Krumlov. Your Travel Director introduces you to the town before free time to explore this fairytale vision from the Middle Ages, nestled amid a loop in the Vltava River. Wander through the cobblestone, traffic-free streets and pass colourful houses that lead up to the finest castle in the land. Continue south, over the Austrian border and onto Salzburg, the city of Mozart and the ‘Sound of Music.’ A Local Expert shows you the formal gardens of Mirabell Palace which includes the fountains and statues where the 'Do, Re, Mi' scene was filmed. Later see Residence Square and its fountain, where Maria sings 'I Have Confidence'. Witness the imposing fortress, immense cathedral and Mozart’s birthplace on the lively Getreidegasse. In the evening, relish the authentic experience of Farm-to-Table dining.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 7
The Tauern Mountains To Venice.
Eurostars Residenza Cannaregio, Venice. None
Enjoy a leisurely morning in Salzburg to shop for local marzipan specialties. Perhaps take the opportunity to marvel at impressive views atop Kehlsteinhaus - the Eagle’s Nest - a unique example of historic architecture in a stunning alpine setting? Later, stunning scenery surrounds you as you travel down the Tauern Mountains to cross the Italian border. Amongst the hills of Conegliano Veneto, stop at a local winery where meticulous viticulture and manual harvesting, produce excellent prosecco. Savour a tasting of these luxurious sparkling wines and discover how to make the perfect Bellini. Continue to the romantic city of Venice, Queen of the Adriatic, where your hotel is perfectly located in a quiet area full of quaint charm.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 8
Venice And The Magic Of La Serenissima.
Eurostars Residenza Cannaregio, Venice. None
Wake up ready to embrace this romantic city. Witness the skill of glassblowers on a visit to a traditional arts centre. Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square where the city's former wealth and power is evidenced by the riches of St. Mark's Basilica. Admire the Doge's Palace and its adjoining Bridge of Sighs. A highlight is meeting a gondolier to learn about the age-old tradition of gondola navigation. With the rest of the day free, why not cruise the Venetian lagoon to the island of Burano for a meal of local specialties and wine?(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 9
On To The Eternal City Of Rome.
Hotel Mediterraneo, Rome. None
Head into the Apennine Mountains and the peaceful landscapes of Tuscany and Umbria. Your journey continues as you follow the course of the Tiber to your hotel in the Eternal City of Rome.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 10
Rome With The Locals.
Hotel Mediterraneo, Rome. None
Rome is about art, antiquity, piazzas and pizzazz, and your walking tour in the morning includes this in abundance. Toss a coin into the spectacular Trevi Fountain and see the best-preserved monument from the Roman period - the Pantheon, before enjoying free time to do as the Romans do, in Piazza Navona. Perhaps join a tour inside the Colosseum, the scene of many gladiatorial contests, and see the Roman Forum?(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 11
Vip Vatican.
Hotel Mediterraneo, Rome. None
Start the day with your Local Expert they introduce you to the grandeur of the city, starting with the Vatican State, the richest community in the world. Visit the Vatican Museums, full of priceless treasures collected by the Popes. Insight provides special VIP entry to avoid the crowds and gives you behind-the-scenes access to the Bramante Staircase - a marvel of Renaissance architecture normally off-limits to the general public. Once inside the Sistine Chapel, admire Michelangelo's famous ceiling. Next door, visit St. Peter's Basilica to admire Michelangelo's emotive 'Pieta' and see Bernini's intricately carved Papal Altar. The rest of the day is at your leisure; perhaps shop in the trendy boutiques or relax at a sidewalk cafe?(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 12
Arrivederci Rome.
None None
You journey comes to an end after breakfast. Departure transfers arrive at Rome’s Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport at approximately 07:00 and 09:30.(Buffet Breakfast)

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Send your spirits soaring on this fairy-tale journey from Amsterdam’s canals through to Salzburg’s ‘Sound of Music’ hills and Italy’s most revered cities. Meet a castle owner on the romantic Rhine, a gondolier in whimsical Venice, and an Italian chef in hilltop Orvieto. This trip is a symphony of the ages, where history comes alive as you hear from passionate locals about life in some of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Meet a castle owner on the romantic Rhine and discover how the American penchant for sweet Rhine valley wines has kept the region thriving. Dine in a private residence in Salzburg with the family that lives there. Savour a Prosecco tasting and learn how to make the ideal Be...

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