Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1: Departure from the USA. Overnight flight to Europe.

DAY 2: HOLLANDAmsterdam Airport - Lelystad
Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Meet your tour manager and transfer to your hotel in Lelystad. Welcome dinner at the hotel. (Dinner)

DAY 3: HOLLANDLelystad
Your day is at leisure to explore Holland. The optional ‘Grand Holland’ excursion includes a drive through Holland’s countryside, a stop at a picturesque Dutch village, free time in Amsterdam, and a boat ride through the canals. Dine at your hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 4: BELGIUM - HOLLANDAntwerp - Heerlen
Visit the historic city of Antwerp, known for its convivial outdoor cafes, chocolates, lace and waffles, and an American WWII Cemetery. Piano music accompanies your dinner at the hotel in Heerlen, near the border of Belgium, Holland and Germany. (Breakfast, Dinner)

9-day Heart of Europe ® Tour with 2 nights in Oberammergau.

DAY 5: GERMANYRhine River Cruise - Heidelberg - Mannheim
Cross the border into Germany’s North Rhine area. At Boppard, begin your cruise of the castle-lined Rhine River. Then tour the old town and castle of Heidelberg. Overnight and dinner in Mannheim. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 6: GERMANYRothenburg - Romantic Road - Oberammergau
Sleepy little villages, majestic fortresses and timeless castles enhance the scenery before and after the morning stop. Then it’s on to Rothenburg, Europe’s best-preserved medieval city. After lunch and an afternoon stop, travel to Oberammergau, Germany. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 7: GERMANYOberammergau
In the morning, visit the Oberammergau Museum and explore the village. After lunch, transfer to the Passion Play Theatre. The rest of the day is devoted to the Passion Play. You will have dinner and a little more time to explore the village during the 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. intermission. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8: GERMANY - AUSTRIAMunich - Innsbruck - Neustift
Spend the morning in the Bavarian capital of Munich and the afternoon in Austria’s Imperial City of Innsbruck. Overnight in the Alpine village of Neustift. (Breakfast)

DAY 9: ITALYLake Garda - Bussolengo near Verona
Continue across the spectacular Brenner Pass and through the Alps. Stop along Lake Garda before reaching Bussolengo, Italy. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 10: ITALYBussolengo near Verona
Spend the day in Bussolengo, Verona, or the Lake Garda Region. On the optional ‘Verona & Venice’ excursion, visit legendary Verona and the romantic city of Venice. Return to Bussolengo in the evening. (Breakfast)

DAY 11: SWITZERLANDLugano - Lake Lucerne Region
Enter Switzerland and take a leisurely break in Lugano, ‘Rio of the Old Continent’. Continue through William Tell country and overnight in the Lake Lucerne Region. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 12: SWITZERLANDStans - Lake Lucerne Region
Stop in Stans this morning where you may join the optional ‘Swiss Mountain’ excursion. After a leisurely afternoon of sightseeing in Lucerne, return to your hotel in the Lake Lucerne Region. Consider participating in the optional ‘Swiss Lake Boat Ride & Dinner’ excursion. (Breakfast)

DAY 13: FRANCEBeaune - Auxerre
Cross the French border into the wine country of the Burgandy region. Stop for lunch in picturesque, medieval village of Beaune. Proceed to Auxerre for a farewell dinner at your hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 14: FRANCEIsle-of-France Region - Paris
Make a short rest stop before entering Paris for an afternoon and evening in the ‘City of Lights’. Your tour manager will offer an optional ‘Seine River Cruise’ excursion in the afternoon and an optional ‘Paris Evening’ excursion. (Breakfast)

DAY 15: Daytime flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport back to the U.S.A. (Breakfast)

For the Passion Play travel insurance information in 2010, please visit http://www.tripmate.com/wp432T.

 

Available DATES and PRICES for this tour