NEW: 2021 Grand European Adventure

$3,600 plus airfare / 14 days, 12 nights

Give us 12 days!  In return, get an an incredible European Adventure through major European must-see sights and cities and countries.  We will explore and experience Europe’s most popular, most exciting, most unique and unforgettable, landscapes, cities, and must-see sights!  Top off each day of this adventure with experiences of unsurpassed local hospitality, authentic cultural events, and incredible culinary treats and feasts to create memories and to make friends that will last you a lifetime!

Date & Price

Tour A: June 9-29, 2021 (3 OPEN SPOTS LEFT)

Tour B: October 1-12, 2021 (5 OPEN SPOTS LEFT)

COST: $3,100.00 + Airfare

  • Our tours don’t include airfare
  • We are glad to assist with making your flight arrangements and airport transfers, if desired
  • Fly in style: ask me how you can treat yourself to an extra legroom! Premium, business, and first class seats might be available. 

NOTE: This trip can be done in segments; go only as far as you want!

What's Included

  • A very small, friendly group of 4-6 people 
  • Full-time services of a friendly guide and local experts who will make fascinating history, art and culture of Europe come alive for you.
  • All tours and admissions – at no extra cost – including access to at least 22 sightseeing events in each of these cities: London, Amsterdam, Dublin, Paris, Madrid, Venice, Rome, Athens, Munich, Lisbon, Zurich, Lisbon, and much, much more.
  • Pay as you go for optional daily activities (see itinerary below for more details)
  • 13 days/11 nights accommodations in memorable, centrally located, hotels.
  • Guaranteed tour price, locked-in the moment you submit your application and deposit.
  • All trip related tips, taxes, and gratuities.
  • All breakfasts
  • ALUMNI DISCOUNT of $50 for each trip you have taken prior to 2021
  • Fine print: Your are responsible for cost of your drinks, and free-time sightseeing and travel, and airport transfers.

Itinerary

Day 1

Today is a long travel day; be as rested as possible before you head for the airport.  Know your itinerary – if any of your flights are delayed or canceled, contact the airline authorities ASAP.

Day 2

After arriving in Dublin, we will explore major historical and cultural spots of the city that make it famous, including iconic Temple Bar District area (accommodation for 2 nights).

Culinary recommendation: traditional Irish beef and Guinness stew

Instagram moments today:

Temple Bar

 

Day 3

Today we will explore Irish countryside by train and on foot, including stops at the medieval Malahide Castle and the fishing village of Howth with arguably best fish and chips anywhere in Ireland!

Culinary experience: local fish and chips.

Instagram moments today:

Malahide Castle
Fish and Chips

Day 4

We will take morning flight to London and visit major royal sites of the British monarchy, including the Buckingham Palace.  We will end our organized tour at the Tower of London.  Late afternoon and evening are free for exploring this great city on your own.  (accommodation for 2 nights)

Food to try today:  Steak and Ale shepherd’s pie.

Instagram moments today:

Buckingham Palace
London Bridge

 

Day 5

This morning we will explore traditional English countryside in Oxford, including must stop for lunch at pub made famous by Tolkin and C.S. Lewis.  After return to London we will visit the Southbank neighborhood of London, including stops at the Tate and the Globe.

A must meal when in London: Sunday Roast with Yorkshire Pudding.

Instagram moments today:

Oxford

Day 6

We will take an early train to Amsterdam and spend majority of our day here. After exploring canals and off the beaten path sites of this incredible city, we will take another train that will bring us to Paris in time to enjoy picnic at the Eiffel Tower.  (1-night accommodation)

Dutch lunch: pancakes, thick fries, and apple pie.  Raw herring is the local delicacy for the brave at heart.  Parisian dinner: three course meal at the oldest restaurant in town!

Instagram moments today:

Amsterdam

Day 7

We will explore all major sites of Paris, including stops at the Rodin Museum, the Notre Dame, the Latin Quarters, and the Montmartre artistic district.  Finally, we will take late flight to Zurich. (1-night accommodation).

Must-try foods when in Paris: baguette, pain au chocolate, pastries, macarons, and cured ham waffles.

Instagram moments today:

Eiffel Tower
Notre Dame

Day 8

This morning, we will visit the chocolate factory and then drive to Luzern and through the Swiss Alps.  In the afternoon with will stop in the Principality of Liechtenstein before entering pristine and enchanting landscapes of Austria and Germany.  We will arrive in Munich for dinner. (1-night accommodation)

Food to experience: winner schnitzel with spätzli.

Instagram moments today:

Swiss Alps

Day 9

Today, after morning in Munich, we will take train to magical and always enchanting Venice.  (2 nights’ accommodation.)

Food to try: cicchetti dishes, baccala Mantecato, spritzer, and gelato.

Instagram moments today:

Gelato on Rialto Bridge

Day 10

This morning and afternoon will explore the Venetian Lagoon, including stops in Murano and Burano.  Rest of the day is for personal exploration of the city after dark.

Food to try: bigoli spaghetti dishes, more spritzer and gelato.

Instagram moments today:

Venice Canals

Day 11

After early breakfast, fly to Athens and explore the most ancient parts of the city, Agora and the Mars Hill and the world-famous Acropolis and Parthenon.  After free time for lunch, we will be introduced to modern Athens, the Parliament Square, and city’s famous food market.  Rest of the day is free for personal explorations of the city.  (2 nights’ accommodation).

Food discoveries: Greek salad, spinach pie, and moussaka.

Instagram moments today:

Pantheon

Day 12

Full day cruise of the Greek islands.

Greek Dish of the Day: fish soup

Instagram moments today:

Greek Islands

Day 13

Today is a long travel day; be as rested as possible before you head for the airport.  Know your itinerary – if any of your flights are delayed or canceled, contact the airline authorities ASAP to reschedule.  ALTERNATIVELY, stand your trip by 2 extra days and visit Madrid, Spain.

Itinerary specifics subject to change

Apply for: NEW: 2021 Grand European Adventure

$3,600 plus airfare / 14 days, 12 nights

Printable copy of this form: Travel Application (PDF file).

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