13 Days in Europe: A First-Timer’s Itinerary for an Unforgettable Tour

13 Days in Europe: A First-Timer’s Itinerary for an Unforgettable Tour

If we’re being honest, does anyone really need a reason to visit Europe? Of course not! But just in case you’re curious, one of the many reasons that make the Old Continent so special is how easy it is to country-hop!

Once there, you can see so many of Europe’s diverse and noteworthy countries within a single trip! Truly, it’s possible, and not only possible, but incredibly enjoyable.

Here’s the perfect itinerary for an unforgettable tour of seven European countries in just 13 days:

 

Guten Morgen, Deutschland! Good Morning, Germany!

13 Days in Europe: A First-Timer’s Itinerary for an Unforgettable Tour

Finally, after months of waiting, planning, and anticipating, you’ve made it to Europe for the first time—phew! And your first country to see? Germany!

After an easy navigation through Frankfurt Rhein-Main Airport (most of the employees know English and can point you in the right direction), it’s time to travel through the tranquil German countryside. Journey southwards to Schriesheim, a small town just north of Heidelberg, and where you will be staying the night.

As you settle in, you may appreciate the definition of the German “Gemuetlichkeit,” which expresses the feeling of comfort, coziness, and leisure you will experience in the days ahead.

Once your things are settled, set out for an afternoon of sightseeing in nearby Heidelberg, famous for its university, castle, and Old Town.

The romantic remains of Heidelberg Castle sit atop a hill, overlooking the city below. In the last 800 years or so, the grand structure was beaten, battered, and bruised, both by man and by nature.

Although many different invaders did their part in destroying the castle, the beginning of its ruined fate began in 1537 when the top floor was struck by a lightning bolt. Just a little over two hundred years later: a lightning bolt would strike the castle again, this time sealing its fate.

Despite its unfortunate circumstances, the castle remains one of the most visited archaeological sites north of the Alps and is truly a sight to behold.

 

Roam the romantic streets of Rothenburg, a town straight out of a story book.

Ever wished you could travel to the past? Well, although you can’t actually visit the 1500s, there’s still a way to feel like you have. Medieval Rothenburg brings the past to the present with its timber-framed houses and fanciful shop fronts; the whole village feels like a fairy tale.

Take time to explore the cobblestone streets, winding your way to Town Hall. There, climb the bell tower for a bird’s eye view of the quaint hamlet. Or, for a more circular view of the town, walk along its borders, atop the city walls.

While Rothenburg’s architecture alone is a sight to see, it’s worth mentioning a couple of sights indoors. The Medieval Criminal Museum exhibits excruciating torture instruments, such as thumb screws, dunking cages, iron maidens, and the ultimate executioner’s axe.

If you’re looking for a lighter point of interest, try Käthe Wohlfahrt’s Weihnachtsdorf where it’s Christmas all year long. Classic German Christmas ornaments, figurines, and other assorted decorations can be bought here to enjoy for holidays to come.

End your day by traveling the Romantic Road to Adelsreid and partake in a well-earned libation while listening to the whimsical accordion.

 

You can’t leave Germany without an Oktoberfest experience!

Munich, the capital of the state of Bavaria, embodies the essence of Germany.

Meander through Munich’s Marienplatz, a pedestrian-only zone, where historical and modern architecture are cleverly combined. The spectacular Rathaus, or town hall, towers over the square. The Glockenspiel clock tower enchants visitors with its 43 bells and melodious music. Shops and restaurants adorn the square for a truly leisurely time.

Before departing from Germany, lunch at the Hofbrauhaus, which boasts an Oktoberfest experience year-round. Even for those who have not acquired a taste for beer, the traditional and festive atmosphere is a treat for all!

Although your time in Germany is about to end, you’ll be back for a final day before your trip is over.

 

Bask in the beauty of the Austrian Alps.

13 Days in Europe: A First-Timer’s Itinerary for an Unforgettable Tour

It’s a new day in a new country: Austria. While you may know Austria best from a certain musical, no movie can do the beauty of this country and its breathtaking mountains justice. You must see it for yourself!

The alpine town of Innsbruck, most famous for hosting the Winter Olympics twice, provides a stunning setting for your first full day in Austria.

The capital of Tyrol, Innsbruck sits amongst the awe-inspiring alps and is bisected by the Inn River. No matter where you look, each direction has a worthwhile view.

No time in the Alps would be complete without a little yodeling. And who doesn’t love a good ol’ dinner and a show? Eat a quintessential Austrian meal of weiner schnitzel (pork) served with french fries and apple strudel; however, the real treat that follows your meal is the Tyrolean show. Delight in Tyrolean folk music, traditional dance, and expert yodeling to cap off your evening.

 

Sip Italian vino while viewing Verona.

13 Days in Europe: A First-Timer’s Itinerary for an Unforgettable Tour

As Monty Python once famously said: “And now for something completely different.” Italy begins a new chapter in your European journey.

Move away from the cool Alps to the subtropical climate of Lake Garda. Due to the unusually warm temperatures for such a high altitude, vegetation flourishes around the water, including citrus trees, olive groves, and grapevines.

Wander around the lakeside or mill through the charming local shops. If it’s a particularly hot day (or even if it’s not!), you might enjoy some refreshing gelato as you stroll beside the stunning lake.

Continue your Italian travels to Verona, William Shakespeare’s setting for his star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. It’s time to indulge in a glass of Italian wine while having your dinner al fresco (that’s outdoors).
Glide through the city of Venice by gondola.

 

When you’re this close to Venice, you have to visit!

13 Days in Europe: A First-Timer’s Itinerary for an Unforgettable Tour

The city, completely built on waterways, is a one-of-a-kind experience. Grab a gondola and glide around the narrow water channels, under bridges, or to a coffee shop for café.

While famous for its waterways, Venice is also known for its glass and art of glassblowing. Marvel at the skill by artisans or maybe find a souvenir made of Venetian glass to remember your time visiting.

A typical Venetian dinner concludes your evening with your choice of either a crisp white or smooth red wine.

 

See the “Rio de Janeiro of the Old Continent” in Switzerland.

13 Days in Europe: A First-Timer’s Itinerary for an Unforgettable Tour

Can you imagine both snow-capped mountains and palm trees being within eyeshot? Known as the “Rio de Janeiro of the Old Continent,” at Lake Lugano in Switzerland, you can actually see both. At such a scenic stop, why not have some lunch and soak it all in?

St. Gotthard Tunnel (a whopping 11 miles long!) takes you from the Italian side of Switzerland to the German side. Lake Lucerne and its surrounding towns await on the other side as well.

The monstrous tops of Rigi, Stanserhorn, and Pilatus look down from above, providing a beautiful backdrop for some pictures. Make sure to get a good night’s sleep for tomorrow’s tasty treats!

 

Sample Swiss chocolate and shop for souvenirs in Lucerne.

13 Days in Europe: A First-Timer’s Itinerary for an Unforgettable Tour

The city of Lucerne may sit at the bottom of Pilatus, but it can hold its own against the towering mountain. Impressive bridges cross over the Reuss River, the most famous of which is the Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge).

See the wall of Old Town where eight watchtowers still remain or visit the Lion Monument, a stone carving that commemorates Swiss soldiers, who defended Louis XVI during the French Revolution, but lost their lives.

Sightseeing isn’t all there is to do in Lucerne: Shopping thrives here too! Delicate lace, luxurious watches, and wood-carved music boxes are just a few of the items that can be purchased amongst the various stores. But the real treat to buy while in Lucerne is decadent Swiss chocolate.

What’s the point of a vacation if you can’t indulge just a little?

 

Soak in stunning scenery as you travel from Switzerland into the Wine Region of France.

13 Days in Europe: A First-Timer’s Itinerary for an Unforgettable Tour

Time for the fifth country during your first European travels! Leave behind the Swiss Alps for the French countryside. Here you will travel through rolling hills, enchanting villages, and lush vineyards.

France’s wine region of Burgundy overflows with dry “Pinot Noir” red and “Chardonnay” white grapes. Why not sample a glass of your choice with lunch?

Stunning views grab your attention, whisking you to another time and place where life was more simple and relaxing. Enjoy the rest of your trip to Troyes before a big day in Paris tomorrow.

 

From the art to the architecture to the wine—Paris will leave a lasting impression.

13 Days in Europe: A First-Timer’s Itinerary for an Unforgettable Tour

What isn’t there to do and see when visiting Paris? Love art? See ancient and Renaissance works in the Louvre. Or perhaps you’re more of an Impressionist fan? The Musee d’Orsay features the best of the best (Monet is a particular favorite), along with other modern works.

The city’s architecture doesn’t disappoint. From the Notre Dame Cathedral to the Eiffel Tower to the Arc de Triomphe, there are impressive historical structures wherever you look.

Maybe you’re most excited to wine and dine in the City of Light. That’s understandable. French patisseries lure you in as you walk by with their sweet aromas of decadent desserts and flaky croissants.

Don’t forget to grab a glass of sparkling wine: Champagne pairs well with chocolate-anything.

 

Antwerp offers the best of Belgian foods and culture.

13 Days in Europe: A First-Timer’s Itinerary for an Unforgettable Tour

Time spent in Belgium is short and sweet—make that very sweet: Belgian waffles and chocolates await! Antwerp is the second-largest city in Belgium (behind only Brussels). Here you may hear people speaking Flemish, which is similar to Dutch.

Saunter around the Grand Square, peek in and out of shops, or simply grab a bench and take in the sights and people to fully embrace the Belgian culture. No matter how you choose to spend your time in Belgium, you will certainly appreciate it.

Traverse across the border into The Netherlands, or Holland. The entirety of the western side of Holland lies below sea level, which is why there are so many of the famous dikes, canals, and bridges.

Windmills are also frequently seen throughout the country, traditionally used to grind up tradeable goods. These days, modern windmills provide wind power for The Netherlands. Rest up for Amsterdam!

 

The best way to see Amsterdam is by boat!

13 Days in Europe: A First-Timer’s Itinerary for an Unforgettable Tour

Did you know that Amsterdam has more than 60 miles of canals? That’s a lot of area that can be covered by boat. What a relaxing way to see a city!

Amsterdam is built upon a dam on the river Amstel, hence its name. Although it has been around since the middle ages, Amsterdam has become a must-see travel spot in just the past couple of years. Dutch art, such as pieces by Rembrandt (the most famous of which is The Night Watch), can be found in the Rijksmuseum, which opened in the late 19th Century.

Don’t miss out on the amazing shopping available in Amsterdam! Vintage and high fashion boutiques make up “The Nine Streets.” Or if those really aren’t your styles, perhaps you’d be more interested in the Bijenkorf department store, which is sure to have something for everyone. The Kalverstraat offers both fashion and a variety of Dutch souvenirs.

Should fashion not be your cup of tea, per se, you may enjoy the Bloemenmarkt or Floating Flower Market, the only one in the world. Holland’s famous tulips will be there along with many other floral favorites.

 

Finish your journey along the Rhine River.

13 Days in Europe: A First-Timer’s Itinerary for an Unforgettable Tour

After a wondrous journey through the heart of Europe, it’s time to once again visit Germany for the final day. This time, see Deutchland by boat on the Rhine River. As you look out over the water and onto land, you’ll see endearing villages, medieval fortresses, and hillside vineyards as you pass by.

One of your final sights to see: Loreley Rock. Legend has it that a fair maiden’s bewitching chant caused a boatmen to crash into the side of the rock. While that won’t be your fate on this voyage, it’s always fun to appreciate the local folklore.

Get your last glimpse of Germany in the festive wine village of Rüdesheim, your final hotel destination for this trip.

 

Ready to go?

Are you ready to travel through the Heart of Europe? Get in touch to start planning your first (or maybe fifth?!) European adventure.

First Trip to Europe? 9 Smart-Money Reasons to Choose an Escorted European Tour

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What are your European vacation goals? Maybe you’re setting out to see centuries-old architecture, like the Notre Dame cathedral. Or perhaps you’re a history buff and want to see monumental memorials in person.

Whatever brings you to Europe, there’s one thing everyone can agree on: It’s always a good idea to spend your money wisely!

Planning your first trip to Europe can seem daunting. You want to make sure you get everything packed into your trip (and packed into your luggage!), but you also want to make sure you get the best value for your money.

Perhaps you think an escorted tour breaks the bank, but actually, it’s the perfect option for your first trip overseas! Here are nine smart-money reasons why you should book an escorted tour:

 

1. It’s not every day that you travel to Europe—make sure you get the most bang for your buck!

First Trip to Europe?  9 Smart-Money Reasons to Choose an Escorted European Tour

Look, it’s a serious commitment to get to Europe — not at all like hopping a flight to Disneyland or embarking on a cruise. Shouldn’t you savor every minute of your time there? And that’s why an escorted tour makes sense.

Think about it: You’d never tackle a complex home repair — say a leak in your water heater, for example — without consulting a professional. Or even if you would, chances are good it would take you hours and hours and the end result wouldn’t be nearly as good as if you’d consulted a professional right away.

It’s the same thing with European travel. Sure, you could read about some interesting places to go, and honestly, you should do a little research. But if you’ve never been to Europe, wouldn’t it be better to leave the details to the pros? DIY solutions have their place, but your first trip to Europe isn’t really one of them.

An experienced travel operator makes sure nothing is wasted — not your time and not your money.

 

2. If time is money, don’t spend yours planning an itinerary — let the experts handle it!

First Trip to Europe?  9 Smart-Money Reasons to Choose an Escorted European Tour

Let’s face the facts: Vacations cost money. They also cost you time — time to book, time to plan, time to pack, time to travel. Well, if time truly is money, you could end up spending a whole lot of it just planning your trip.

That’s where escorted tours come in. When you take a trip designed and organized by professionals, you ensure the very best value you can get. Imagine an expert taking you around, giving the best insight into your destinations and making sure you don’t waste time on tourist-y things or inauthentic experiences. You’ll see the most important sights in each place you visit!

 

3. Eat smart – don’t save calories, but do save money!

First Trip to Europe?  9 Smart-Money Reasons to Choose an Escorted European Tour

Who wants to watch what they eat on vacation? C’mon, indulge a little! But don’t let your wallet suffer for it. With an escorted tour, the majority of your meals are included with the total price, meaning you aren’t going to pay a fortune for a meal every time you eat. Best of all, your tour guide knows the quality restaurants in every city you visit—you’ll get a great meal and a great value (and avoid the overpriced tourist traps, too).

Imagine sitting along a Venetian canal mid-morning, sipping caffé on the terrace of a coffee shop, soaking in the golden sunrays. How can you find that paradise? Simply ask your tour manager: Which way to pure, caffeinated bliss?

 

4. Dine and stay at the highest quality establishments, but at the lowest prices.

First Trip to Europe?  9 Smart-Money Reasons to Choose an Escorted European Tour

Wouldn’t it be lovely to stay at a four-star hotel for a three-star price? By booking an escorted tour, awesome deals like that are at your fingertips. Often, escorted tour operators have relationships with quality hotels in the cities they visit and are able to get much better rates on accommodations than you could get on your own.

How can you trust that a company is able to provide such a bargain? Try looking at their mission statement or “About” page on their website.

 

5. All of your transportation needs are taken care of!

First Trip to Europe?  9 Smart-Money Reasons to Choose an Escorted European Tour

What can be the biggest hassle while traveling abroad? The answer is easily transportation. Telling a cabbie where to go in Germany is not so easy if you know no German. And navigating the train and subway systems can be intimidating, even for experienced travelers.

With an escorted tour service, you can forget dealing with taxis and subways to get to dozens of must-see places or taking trains to get to many-miles-away destinations. All transportation is included in your tour cost and is usually well below the rates available to the general public. Plus, you’ll get door-to-door transportation without the hassle of getting to a train station. Don’t stress over how you are going to get to the remote Stonehenge—let your tour operator get you there instead!

 

6. The early bird gets the worm—and can even save money, too!

First Trip to Europe?  9 Smart-Money Reasons to Choose an Escorted European Tour

Tour groups often get discounted prices, and even early entry to museums and other points of interest. They can also get into exhibits or sites that may not be available without an advance reservation. In some cases, escorted tour participants may get in before opening or after closing to allow time to explore with less crowds.

Imagine a guided tour of Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s exquisite ceiling frescoes or a glimpse inside St. Peter’s Basilica and the breathtaking Pieta. This type of access is hard to get without advance planning and an expert guide — but those lifetime experiences make the difference between a “nice” vacation and a truly spectacular one.

 

7. Take advantage of professional assistance should something come up.

First Trip to Europe?  9 Smart-Money Reasons to Choose an Escorted European Tour

Was your flight delayed? Did your luggage not make it over? Let the professionals help you! Dealing with unforeseen circumstances is difficult when you have never traveled to a foreign country before. It can seem impossible if there are language barriers, but your tour operator can help smooth over any difficulties.

Your tour company will also recommend travel insurance providers for additional assistance and to protect you against unforeseen situations. It’s extremely reassuring to know you’re not alone when you’re traveling abroad.

 

8. When you have a tour operator, fear not!

First Trip to Europe?  9 Smart-Money Reasons to Choose an Escorted European Tour

Your tour operator typically has insights into the best airfares and connections and can arrange your airline tickets for you. This also saves you time at the airport looking for transfers to your hotel, because in most cases, if your tour operator handles your airline reservations, they will be there right at the airport to greet you so you get started on your vacation right away.

 

9. Get a tip on — well, tips!

First Trip to Europe?  9 Smart-Money Reasons to Choose an Escorted European Tour

Save on all those little incidentals that can eat up your vacation budget. In an escorted tour, your tips for hotels, restaurants, even luggage handling are included in your package. You only need to worry about tips for your tour manager and driver (see FAQs for tipping guidelines). This makes life a heck of a lot easier for those who are not particularly math-minded!

 

The more you know…

When it is all set and done, you will be happy that you chose an escorted tour of Europe. Not only will you meet new people, feel safe in a group, and learn extensive information about your destinations, you will also know that every penny spent was spent wisely.

Ready to get a jump start on planning your European vacation? Get in touch today! And if you’re not quite sure, but want to know more, just request a brochure and learn everything you ever wanted to know about planning a tour of Europe.

Now Get Savings of $600-$1000 per Couple on Select Europe Tours

SPECIAL SAVINGS are available on the following Europe tours when you book the Tour & Air from Image Tours by 7/12/17:

15-day  HEART OF EUROPE Circle Tour

15-day  Germany, Austria, Switzerland Tour

16-day  Capitals of Central Europe Tour

17-day  World War II Memorial Tour

The special savings applies to all departures and varies depending on the tour, departure date, and departure city.  Our listed prices include the savings and are per person based on double occupancy.

To request a FREE Europe brochure, call your Travel Agent or click HERE.   The brochure will include exact dates and prices for each tour from over 100 U.S. departure cities.

10 Surprising Reasons Why Savvy Europe Travelers Book Their Tour a Year in Advance

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Arranging the European vacation of a lifetime doesn’t just happen two weeks before you depart.

It can take months to get all the details in order and properly prepare for your trip.

In fact, the best time to start planning your trip to Europe is up to a year before you take your trip.

Why? Here are 10 surprising reasons to book ahead:

 

1. Get the best possible discounts by booking your tour up to 17 months in advance.

10 Surprising Reasons Why Savvy Europe Travelers Book Their Tour a Year in Advance

It’s no secret that if you wait until the last minute to purchase a tour to Europe, you’ll probably not get any early booking savings. In order to avoid steep costs for your international flights, buy the tour with air several months in advance.

While research shows that domestic flights are best priced around 54 days in prior to departure, for foreign flights, the earlier you reserve your seats the better.

Generally, international flights are available for booking 11 months in advance, and escorted trips can be booked up to 17 months in advance which means in June, you can schedule your trip through October of the following year.

If you are already planning to travel in 2018 then why not lock in your price, getting the best deal in the process?  And when you want us to take care of your flight just book the tour with air inclusive and we will take care of finding the best flight that will match up with your escorted Europe trip. We always offer the best prices to those clients who book the earliest.

 

2. Plan your Pre- and Post-Tour Extensions when and where you want.

10 Surprising Reasons Why Savvy Europe Travelers Book Their Tour a Year in Advance

By booking escorted Europe tours months prior to your trip, you have a better choice of extensions.

European travel is incredibly popular, especially during the summer months. With a little advance planning, you can create great extensions — maybe even stop over in a city you’ve always wanted to explore for a few days after the tour is complete.

Popular extension cities like London are perfect for a short visit before or after your tour—but it takes time to do the additional planning.

Wouldn’t you love to see more of Big Ben or the Tower of London after your British Isles tour? That’s the beauty of planning your escorted Europe tour booking months in advance – with a little advance planning, you can see even more places on your bucket list.

3. Avoid sitting in the dreaded center seat at all costs.

10 Surprising Reasons Why Savvy Europe Travelers Book Their Tour a Year in Advance

Let’s be honest for a second: no one likes the center seat.

At some point during your transatlantic flight, you are both the “disrupted” and “disruptee.” Doesn’t it always happen that when you’ve just reached the best part of your book, the person at the window needs to stretch their legs? Or perhaps when you need to do the same, the passenger on the aisle has reached REM sleep?

Avoid the center seat dilemma by booking in advance. Then the only problem will be deciding between more leg room on the aisle or getting to see beautiful landscapes from the window!

 

4. Ensure your spot on the tour of your dreams.

10 Surprising Reasons Why Savvy Europe Travelers Book Their Tour a Year in Advance

Not only do seats on a plane fill up quickly, so do spots on a tour. Why wait, risking that the tour you’ve always dreamed of will be sold out? And if you’re planning a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, you won’t want to compromise with your second or third choice.

If you book ahead, you are virtually guaranteed to get a spot on the tour and departure date that works best for you.

Check out our 2018 tour dates to see what’s available.

 

5. Get your ducks in a row before you go.

10 Surprising Reasons Why Savvy Europe Travelers Book Their Tour a Year in Advance

There are lots of details involved in international travel—give yourself plenty of time so there’s no last-minute stress.

For example: Your passport. Do you have one? If not, you’ll need a couple of months between applying for it and receiving it.

If you already have a passport, double-check that it’s valid at least six months from the date of your return flight or you’ll need a new one.

How’s your luggage situation? If it’s been awhile since you took a long trip, you may want to shop around for a new set of luggage with a good quality carry-on bag meeting today’s FAA regulations. Planning ahead means you can wait for a good sale!

Pick up a guide book and do some research about the places you are visiting. Make a list of the things you absolutely want to see while you’re in Europe.

Finally, go over your packing list to make sure you have everything you need for stress-free international travel—don’t forget comfortable walking shoes.

Talk with your cell phone service provider about international plans to save you expensive minutes. Buy outlet adapters so that you can charge digital cameras, cell phones, laptops, and other electronics.

 

6. Learn a few foreign phrases and enhance your experience.

10 Surprising Reasons Why Savvy Europe Travelers Book Their Tour a Year in Advance

Learning simple words and phrases may come in handy while traveling abroad. For instance, you may want to grab a taxi back to your hotel after a night at the Vienna Opera House.

Wouldn’t it be nice to know a few German phrases for tourists?

A little foreign language also makes for a great conversation starter when getting to know your fellow tour mates. Exchange the phrases you acquired before the trip with others, picking up some new conversation starters for your language rolodex. When in Rome, as they say!

 

7. Pick a time of year that best suits your schedule and best suits the weather.

10 Surprising Reasons Why Savvy Europe Travelers Book Their Tour a Year in Advance

Vacations provide an escape from our busy, busy lives—and sometimes, it’s hard to find two or three weeks to spend on yourself unless you plan many months in advance.

And of course, once you find your vacation sweet spot, you want to make sure the weather will be pleasant in your dream destination. A trip to Spain and Portugal, for instance, would be a completely different experience in October than in July.

The smart thing about reserving your tour well in advance is that you can see your favorite cities when they are at their best.

Haven’t you heard? You’ll love Paris in the springtime. And for that matter, London and Rome aren’t half-bad, either.

 

8. Organizing a trip abroad can be time consuming – take time to plan around everyday life!

10 Surprising Reasons Why Savvy Europe Travelers Book Their Tour a Year in Advance

Life never stops, it never slows down. Summer months are full of vacations, weddings, sporting events, and more. As you move into fall, holiday activities pack your schedule, and before you know it, it’s a new year.

Arranging your European tour a year in advance lets you work vacation-planning around all of life’s activities.

Take time between school events, sports activities, business trips – you name it – to research all the sights you want to see and foods you’d love to try.

 

9. The kids are back in school, so you have more time to focus on your dream trip.

10 Surprising Reasons Why Savvy Europe Travelers Book Their Tour a Year in Advance

September is back-to-school season for your children and grand kids. And that means you have a little more to spend on yourself and planning your bucket-list tour of Europe.

And if you’re planning a family adventure together, you’ll have everyone’s school schedule for the following year so you’ll know the best times to book.

 

10. And finally, planning a trip to Europe is just plain exciting! Why wait to get started?

10 Surprising Reasons Why Savvy Europe Travelers Book Their Tour a Year in Advance

The joy of a lifetime adventure to Europe goes beyond just the day you climb on the plane until the day you return to home base—the whole planning process before you go is packed with anticipation and excitement.

Who doesn’t love having something to look forward to? (And the sooner you book, the more time you have to dream about your journey and plan for each bucket-list experience you’ll check off your list.)

See yourself in Europe next year? Contact us today to get the planning process started.

Announcing 3 New Europe Tours for 2018

We are pleased to bring you three new Europe tours for the coming year:

16-DAY  SCANDINAVIA & BALTIC HIGHLIGHTS
• Includes Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
• Departs June 14 and September 6
• Featuring Tour Manager Richard Munning

12-DAY  SCANDINAVIA HIGHLIGHTS
• Includes Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland
• Departs June 14 and September 6
• Featuring Tour Manager Richard Munning

18-DAY  BEST OF OUR WEST EUROPE
• Includes Rotterdam, Delft, Zeeland, Bruges, Rouen, Bayeux, Normandy, Chenonceaux Castle,  Bordeaux, Lourdes, Carcassonne, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Pont du Gard, Avignon, Cannes, Nice and Paris
• Departs September 28
• Featuring Tour Manager Ron Lazet

These tours are now open for sale at Special 2018 Introductory Prices if you book by 7/12/17.  For itineraries and prices, see our website www.ImageTours.com.

We have already announced the Tour Managers for these new tours. Ron Lazet will be leading the Best of Our West tour and Richard Munning will be leading both of our new Scandinavia tours. We are announcing Ron and Richard now so that if you’ve had either of them on a past tour and would like to travel with either again on a different tour, you now have that opportunity.

 

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