Optional Excursions

Our tours are carefully planned to offer you 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 on the following pages 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 in this brochure 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, be sure to also bring a VISA® or MASTERCARD® because 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.

• 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.


9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
from Rotterdam Area, US $110

Travel across the bridges, dikes and islands of Zeeland. This southwest province of Holland is protected from the sea by an engineering feat known as the Delta Works which were constructed after the North Sea Flood of 1953. Stop for photos of the Zeeland Storm Surge Barrier and for in-depth explanations at the Delta Works Visitors Center. Return to Rotterdam for a bus tour through the harbor city of Rotterdam. Make a stop at the Pilgrimage Church of Delftshaven followed by a little free time. End the day with dinner at a Rotterdam restaurant.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
from Alpine Village, US $120

Begin with a stop in the German village of Berchtesgaden where you will take a bus and elevator up to the Eagle’s Nest, Hitler’s mountain hide-a-way. In the case of a halted bus operation, we will substitute a visit to the Obersalzburg Documentation Center. This excursion includes a traditional Austrian dinner at an alpine village restaurant.

5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
in Vienna, US $115 

Experience one of Vienna's historical treasures without the crowds, during a private after-hours tour of the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace. Afterwards, enjoy dinner at a nearby restaurant.



7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
in Prague, US $70

The small castle of the Folklore Gardens has fashioned its dining hall into a lively medieval village atmosphere. Staff in traditional costumes serve Czech specialties while you are entertained with Czech history, song, dance, and folklore. You are invited to join the singing and dancing.