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Escorted Europe Since 1939
 
Optional Excursions
 

Our tours are carefully planned to offer a comfortable balance of sightseeing, entertainment, and leisure time. Optional Excursions provide the flexibility to choose between leisure time or additional sightseeing activities. The optional excursions we offer are listed alphabetically below along with approximate prices and times. Detailed descriptions and current pricing of the specific excursions for your tour will be included with your Trip Documents Packet.

• Unless otherwise noted, optional excursions must be booked with and paid to your tour manager in Europe.

• Prices are in U.S. Dollars. VISA®, MASTERCARD®, or DISCOVER® (no other credit cards are accepted) are recommended to avoid carrying excessive cash and exchange rate fluctuations. You must be able to present the actual card to your tour manager. If you bring a DISCOVER® card, also bring a VISA® or MASTERCARD® as DISCOVER® is not widely accepted in Europe.

• Cash payments during the tour must be in Euros.

• Personal checks and traveler’s checks are not accepted.

• The operation of all excursions is subject to sufficient participation, and some excursions are subject to favorable weather conditions. Your tour manager reserves the right to make changes to or cancel these excursions at his/her sole discretion.

'ACCADEMIA GALLERY'
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
In Florence, US $50

A local guide will point out some of the highlights of the Accademia Gallery in Florence, with a focus on one of Michelangelo’s most famous sculptures, "David."

'COLOSSEUM'
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
in Rome, US $85

A guided tour of the Colosseum interior provides insight into the intriguing events and structural mysteries of this famous landmark. Dating from 80 AD, this is one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering.

'ROME DINNER'
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
in Rome, US $65

A unique evening awaits you at a spirited restaurant in the heart of Rome. You will be served a multi-course meal of Italian specialties, accompanied by wine. Following dinner, singers will bring some of Italy’s most beloved arias to life during engaging and entertaining performances.

'SEINE RIVER CRUISE'
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
in Paris, US $25

Glide along the Seine River by boat, while viewing the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Notre Dame Cathedral and several other famous sights in Paris.

 

'SIENA DUOMO'
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
in Siena, US $35

While in Siena, join a local guide for a tour of the breathtaking 13th-century Duomo. This Gothic cathedral houses artistic treasures by Donatello, Bernini and Michelangelo. Sections of the mosaic floor are also on display.

'SWISS LAKE BOAT RIDE'
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
from Lucerne, US $45

Board a steamer for a scenic ride on Lake Lucerne. The lake borders four cantons (states) of Switzerland and, for this reason, is also known as Vierwaldstättersee (Lake of the Four Forest Cantons). Your cruise will provide splendid views of the surroundings, comprised of mountain cliffs rising up to 5,000 feet and gorgeous lakeside resort homes.

 

'SWISS MOUNTAIN'
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
from Lucerne, US $70

Reach the summit of Mt. Stanserhorn (elevation 6,232 feet) by both cogwheel train and the world’s only open-top cable car. At the top of the mountain, enjoy the panoramic views from the terrace restaurant, take a walk along the paths, and snap pictures of the magnificent alpine vistas. This excursion is subject to favorable weather and cable car operation, and may be rescheduled or cancelled. In some cases, another mountain may be substituted.

 

'VATICAN MUSEUMS & SISTINE CHAPEL'
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
in Rome, US $85

Enter the Vatican City, a 110 acre sovereign city-state within the city of Rome. A local guide will provide commentary as you tour the Vatican Museums, which house some of the most renowned masterpieces of Renaissance art. One of the highlights is the Sistine Chapel featuring Michelangelo’s frescoed ceiling and "The Last Judgment." Your visit also includes St. Peter’s Basilica, where you will find Michelangelo’s "Pieta."

 

'VENICE DINNER'
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
in Venice, US $50

At the end of your day in Venice, join your tour manager for dinner at Al Giardinetto Restaurant with its beautiful vine-clad courtyard and relaxing atmosphere. The dinner includes a glass of wine, local specialties, and dessert.