European RomanceHolland, Belgium, France, Switzerland & Germany plus the tiny country of Liechtenstein 17 day tour - August 6, 2020
Holland, Belgium, France, Switzerland & Germany plus the tiny country of Liechtenstein
Filled with Romance, Castles, the Alps and History!
The Romance of Paris…The Castles of Europe…The History of Normandy…
The Beauty of the Alps…The Canals of Amsterdam…
See The Highlights of Your Tour!
- Amsterdam Netherlands / Holland: You will visit Amsterdam, take a ride through the canals and visit working windmills.
- Bruges Belgium: This ancient canal town, considered by many to be more impressive than Amsterdam (will be one of your highlights). You will also visit Brussels.
- Normandy Coast of France: You will visit the Normandy landing beaches of World War II and The American Cemetery.
- You will also experience the walled castle island of Mont Saint Michel (another highlight day).
- Romantic Paris France: We will visit Versailles (the Palace of the Kings of France), tour the Louvre, visit the Eiffel Tower, experience Notre Dame and a lot more.
- We will take a high-speed train from Paris into Strasbourg.
- Explore the charming town of Strasbourg.
- Enjoy the fantastic quaint village of Zermatt located at the base of the Matterhorn.
- Experience the beauty of the Swiss Alps and German Alps.
- You will visit Interlaken and stay in the beautiful village of Grindelwald at the base of Eiger.
- You can add another pin in the map when we stop in the tiny country of Liechtenstein before driving to the German Alps.
- Oberammergau & Mad King Ludwig Castles in Germany: Oberammergau is a beautiful mountain village and home to the Passion Play that is performed every 10 years. You will also visit Neuschwanstein Castle built by King Ludwig. Neuschwanstein Castle was the inspiration for the Disneyland castle.
- Add Munich and the concentration camp of Dachau and you have a very special tour you should not miss.
Package Price Includes:
- High speed train from Paris to Strasbourg.
- Hotels on this tour are 4 & 5 star in the cities. The hotels in the Alpine villages: Grindelwald and Oberammergau are 3- 31/2 star. It is worth the experience to stay in these quaint mountain villages even though they do not have 4 & 5 star hotels that can accommodate groups.
- All transfers to and from airports and your high speed train.
- All land taxes and booking fees.
- All tours, buses, guides and entrance fees.
- Cable car to Mannlichen.
- Cog wheel train to Wengen.
- $900 in entrance fees and train tickets.
- Guest educator: Bernell Christensen.
- Fun For Less Tours staff that travels with you throughout – “We don’t send you, we take you!”
- “Whisper Perfect” headset receivers. You will be able to hear every word clearly spoken by your guides, even when you step away from the group to take that important picture!
Package Price: $4589*
*Per person cash discount price, based on double occupancy.
Does not include airfare and tips.
Airfare pricing to be announced around 10 months prior to departure.
If you need a quote from another city please contact our office.
You can also purchase your own airfare.
This is a partial list, and subject to change as needed to accomplish everything we can in each area we visit. We will have local guides who will make sure we see the very best in the time we have.
Day 1: August 6: Fly from the US to Amsterdam
Day 2: August 7: Amsterdam
Early morning arrival into Amsterdam. We will spend the day touring Amsterdam and even explore the canals and visiting Ann Frank’s House. We will also visit a living village museum, with actual houses and working windmills dating back 100 years. We will overnight Amsterdam.
Day 3: August 8: Bruges – Brussels
Today we will take a two-hour drive to Brussels where we will experience the canal city of Bruges. The old city has kept its atmosphere of what it was like hundreds of years ago with its cobblestone streets, ancient canals and old houses. We will also take a tour of Brussels before returning to our hotel.
Day 4: August 9: Brussels – Paris
We will drive through the Belgium countryside into France and down to Paris where we will spend the next 2 nights. Today will be a full day tour of Paris including the Eiffel Tower and Seine River cruise. You will also have a little time to explore on your own. We will then return to our Paris hotel.
Day 5: August 10: Paris
Today will be a full day tour of Paris. On our tour of Paris we will visit the Louvre Museum and it’s Mona Lisa, and have some extra time to explore on your own. We overnight again in Paris.
Day 6: August 11: Paris
This morning we will be visiting Versailles, the opulent palace of the Kings of France. We will tour the inside of the Palace and then head to Normandy. We will be staying three nights in Caen.
Day 7: August 12: Normandy
Today’s tour includes the World War II Normandy Landing Beaches and The American Cemetery. We transfer back to our hotel after we are done touring.
Day 8: August 13: Mont Saint Michel
This will be another highlight day. Today we travel down the coast of France to the majestic island of Mont Saint Michel. This castle which looks like a walled city is located on an island just off of the coast of France. It was built approx. 700 years ago and today it looks and feels the same. We will return this evening to our hotel.
Day 9: August 14: Paris – Strasbourg
We will depart early morning to Paris. We will then travel by high-speed train direct from Paris to Strasbourg. From there we will head to our hotel to overnight.
Day 10: August 15: Strasbourg
We will have a half day walking tour, with a free afternoon to explore this charming french town. Definitely one of the highlights of the entire tour!
Day 11: August 16: Strasbourg – Bern – Grindelwald
We will depart in the morning and head to Bern for a two hour walking tour. After a stop to explore we will head into the Alps to the village of the Glaciers – Grindelwald. We will spend three nights in this quaint village.
Day 12: August 17: Grindelwald – Zermatt – Grindelwald
We will depart our hotel early morning for a short drive to the train station. We will take the train to Zermatt where we travel through Switzerland’s beautiful Alps. On arrival we will have free time to enjoy this picturesque town. There will also be an additional option at an extra cost for those who want to take the cog-wheel mountain train up to the Gornergrat at over 10,000 ft! From there you have the opportunity to see the highest mountains of your trip, including the majestic Matterhorn. After our visit of Zermatt we will take the train back to Grindelwald where we arrive back to our hotel late this evening.
Day 13: August 18: Grindelwald
Today is a highlight LOOKY-LOOKY day !! Our first stop is in Lauterbrunnen, where you will see jaw dropping rock formations and waterfalls. A little bit further, in this same valley, you visit the Trümmelbachfälle, a series of ten waterfalls “inside” the mountain !! It is one of the wonders of the world and even after seeing them, you will still not believe it….! Bring warm clothing and a rain jacket, it is cold and wet. Just after this, comes the next highlight. We take the cog-wheel train to Wengen and we stroll in this charming mountain resort. In January the longest downhill race, the “Lauberhorn” takes place on these slopes. The views will remain in your memory in the drawer of the “unforgettables”. You will enjoy the majestic wide-screen panorama of the Jungfrau Group from your train ride. It’s a fabulous day and you can pace it as you please. Overnight Grindelwald.
Day 14: August 19: Luzern – Liechtenstein – Fussen
Over the Brünig Pass you reach the Central Region of Switzerland. We will make a short stop at Lake Lucerne, which is one of the most scenic in the country. Afterwards we will head to the tiny country of Liechtenstein to make another short visit. The day will continue with a beautiful drive as we head into the German Alps to overnight at the Bavarian town Fussen for one night.
Day 15: August 20: Newschwanstein
A relaxing day! We drive to one of the world’s most famous castles, Neuschwanstein Castle built by King Ludwig II. With local minibuses, we will ascend the mountain and have a short walk to a spot where we have a splendid view of “Cinderella’s castle”, We will then visit this “romantic dream”, built to revive the German Epic Sagas. We will return early and drive direct to Rothenburg ob der Tauber to overnight. We will be spending our last two nights of the tour here.
Day 16: August 21: Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Today we will have a free day to explore this well-preserved romantic medieval town. Later we will then return back to our hotel. Tomorrow we will drive to Frankfurt Airport to fly home.
Day 17: August 22: Fly Home