Our tours are carefully planned to offer you a comfortable balance of sightseeing, entertainment, and leisure time.
Experience shows, however, that many travelers like to use their free time to make one or more additional excursions.
The optional excursions we offer are listed alphabetically below along with approximate prices and
times, as well as the cities from which they are operated.
Optionals must be booked with and paid to your tour manager in Europe.
Prices are in American Dollars and are based on payment with VISA, MASTERCARD, or DISCOVER (no other credit cards are accepted). Visa, MasterCard and Discover are the recommended form of payment to avoid carrying excessive cash and exchange rate fluctuations. When paying by credit card, you must be able to present the actual card to your tour manager. Please Note: If you bring a DISCOVER card, be sure to also bring a VISA or MASTERCARD because, while Discover is accepted for optional excursion payments, it is not always accepted for other payments in Europe. In those special circumstances where cash is the only available form of payment, the tour manager will provide a pricing chart based on the local currency. Cash payments during the tour must be in the local currency.
Please note that personal checks and traveler's checks are not accepted.
Prices featured below are subject to change. Current pricing will be provided with Final Documents.
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.
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
from Innsbruck area, US $65
Visit Linderhof Palace, including
a walk through the gardens and
a guided tour of the extravagant
interior. Then, stop in the village
of Oberammergau, to admire the
frescoed buildings. Complete the day
with a drive through scenic Bavaria
and a photo stop to view the famous
Neuschwanstein Castle exterior
(picture stop, not an interior visit).
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
in Holland, US $50
Drive through the lovely countryside
and visit a picturesque Dutch village.
You will spend the afternoon in
Amsterdam, with its colorful, gabled
canal houses and bridges. A panoramic
city tour through the canals by
glass-top boat is followed by free time
to visit one of the fine museums or the
Anne Frank House.
'LONDON DINNER & THEATRE'
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
in London, US $145
Experience the dynamic theatre scene.
First, dine at one of London's fine
restaurants. Then, see a Broadway hit
show in one of the distinctive theatres.
The specific show featured for your
tour will be announced in your Trip
7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
in Paris, US $75
Your French cuisine experience at a
true Paris Bistro is accompanied by roving
musicians. Dinner includes wine or
another beverage and features a tantalizing
choice of French dishes including
Escargots, Quiche Lorraine, Duck
l'Orange, and an assortment of cheeses. Your return trip provides memorable
impressions of this celebrated city.
'SEINE RIVER CRUISE'
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
in Paris, US $20
Glide along the Seine River on a boat
ride, while passing impressive landmarks
such as Notre Dame, the Louvre,
and the Eiffel Tower. This is the perfect
way to see the major sights in Paris.
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
from Lucerne, US $35
Board a steamer for a relaxing and
scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne, also
known as 'Vierwaldstättersee' ('Lake of
the Four Forest Cantons'). Much of the
shoreline rises steeply into mountains
up to 5,000 feet above the lake, creating
an awesome backdrop. During
the boat ride, your captain will point
out some of the impressive estates
visible along the lakeshore.
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
from Lucerne, US $65
A vintage cogwheel railway transports
you to the first platform. Reach the
summit of Mt. Stanserhorn (elevation
6,232 feet) via the world's only
open-top cable car. At the top, enjoy
the panorama on the terrace of the
mountain top restaurant, take a walk
along the paths, and capture the
magnificent vistas with your camera.
This excursion is subject to favorable
weather and cable car operation, and
may be rescheduled or cancelled; or
another cable car location may be
'TYROLEAN SHOW & DINNER'
7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
from Innsbruck area hotel, US $60
Begin the evening with a traditional
Austrian meal of Schnitzel and Apfelstrudel.
Then transfer to Innsbruck
where the Gundolf Family welcomes
you for an entertaining performance
of traditional Tyrolean songs, unique
dances, amusing instruments, and expert
yodeling. Get ready for an unforgettable
evening filled with laughter
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
from Bussolengo, US $95
A private boat will transfer you from
the mainland, through the Venetian
Lagoon, to the center of Venice.
A guided walking tour provides
introduction to the history, culture and
architecture before concluding with
a visit to a glass-blowing work shop.
If you have your heart set on gliding
through the canals of Venice by gondola,
the cost is about $45 per person
based on six people per gondola. Conclude
your visit with included dinner at
a characteristic 'ristorante' in the heart