Scandinavia & Baltics Highlights

15-Day Heart of Europe with Vienna & Prague Tour


DAY 1 - Overnight flight from the U.S.A. to Europe.

DAY 2 - Arrive at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. Meet your tour manager and transfer (1 hr) through the neatly-groomed Dutch Lowlands to your hotel in South Holland followed by a welcome dinner. (Dinner)

DAY 3 - This morning travel (½ hr.) to Delft for a morning visit. Continue to Amsterdam (1 hr.) for an independent lunch and individual exploration. Stop (1 hr) at a cheese farm and experience a traditional Dutch dinner before returning (½ hr.) to your South Holland area hotel. (BreakfastDinner)

DAY 4 – Transfer (½ hr.) to Rotterdam for a full day of exploration in the dynamic harbor city. If you join the optional Delta Works excursion, travel time is approximately 3 hours round trip. (Breakfast)

DAY 5 - Visit (½ hr.) Kinderdijk in the morning and travel (2 hrs) to Maastricht for an independent lunch stop. Transfer (¾ hr) to Margraten, site of the American WWII Cemetery. Continue (1 hr) to your hotel near the three-country border of Holland, Germany and Belgium. (BreakfastDinner)

DAY 6 - Cross the border into Germany's North Rhine area (2 hrs). Take a break, before continuing (1 hr) through the Rhine River Valley to Boppard. Board a river boat for a 1½ hr upstream cruise on the legendary, castle-lined Rhine River. After disembarkation, proceed (2 hrs) to the old town of Heidelberg. Transfer (2 hrs) to your hotel in Bad Mergentheim. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 7 - Travel (2 hrs) to Nuremberg for a panoramic tour followed by independent sightseeing. Transfer (1½ hr) to the beautifully-preserved, medieval village of Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber, where you will spend the afternoon. Return (1 hr) to Bad Mergentheim for an authentic German dinner. (BreakfastDinner)

DAY 8 - Motor (4 hrs with a morning stop) to the elegant Bavarian Capital of Munich for a panoramic city tour on the way to the pedestrian-only old town, where you will have free time. Cross the border to Austria and travel (2½ hr) through the scenic Alps to your charming Alpine Village, your home for the next three nights. (BreakfastDinner)

DAY 9 - The day is at your leisure to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The tour manager will offer an afternoon optional Eagle's Nest excursion (3 hrs round trip), to Hitler's mountain hide-away. Independent dinner and overnight in your Alpine Village. (Breakfast)

DAY 10 - Another glorious day amongst the Alpine scenery to do as you please in your Alpine Village. Or, join the full day optional Salzburg & Dinner excursion. (3 hrs round trip)  (Breakfast)

DAY 11 -  Begin the day (1¾ hr) with a stop in Mondsee. Continue (2¼ hrs) to Melk to tour the Abbey. Travel (1½ hr) through the scenic Danube Valley to your hotel in Vienna. Independent dinner after hotel check-in. (Breakfast)

DAY 12Morning sightseeing tour of Vienna (2½ hrs) followed by free time for personal exploration. Optional Schönbrunn Palace & Dinner excursion (¾ hr transfer, each way). (Breakfast)  

DAY 13 - Travel into the Czech Republic (2 hrs), to Brno. After a visit, continue (2½ hrs) to the Czech capital of Prague. Optional Traditional Czech Evening excursion at the castle of the Folklore Garden (½ hr transfer, each way). (Breakfast)

DAY 14 - Morning sightseeing tour (½ hour bus transfer, each way) of Prague on foot. Free afternoon for sightseeing. Farewell Dinner at the hotel. (BreakfastDinner)

DAY 15 – Transfer (½ hr) to the Prague Airport for your daytime return flight. (Breakfast)