Take a walking tour of Munich With your tour director you will see:
Day 4: Munich
Take a guided tour of Munich With your expert local guide you will see:
Day 5: Venice
Enjoy free time in Innsbruck
Travel via Innsbruck to Venice
Day 6: Venice
Take a guided tour of Venice
St. Mark’s Square
Visit the Doge's Palace
See a glass-blowing demonstration
Day 7: Rome
Travel to Rome
Day 8: Rome
Take a guided tour of Vatican City
Visit the Sistine Chapel
Visit St. Peter’s Basilica
Take a guided tour of Rome
Visit the Colosseum
Visit the Roman Forum
Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome:
Day 9: Florence
Travel to Florence
Take a guided tour of Florence With your expert local guide you will see:
Piazza della Signoria
Chiesa di Santa Croce
Gates of Paradise
Visit the Duomo
See a leather-making demonstration
Day 10: Lucerne region
Travel to the Lucerne region
Day 11: Lucerne region
Take a tour of Lucerne With your tour director you will see:
Optional: Mount Pilatus Venture to the top of Mount Pilatus, the majestic 6,387-foot peak that towers over Lucerne. In the summer, take a boat across Lake Lucerne and then ride the Pilatus cog railway—the steepest in the world—to the top. During other seasons, take a motorcoach to the base and a 45-minute cable car ride to the top, where you’ll enjoy splendid views. (Note: Warm clothes and appropriate shoes recommended.)
Day 12: Colmar • Alsace
Travel to the Alsace Region
Take a tour of Colmar
Day 13: Paris
Travel to Paris
Visit Notre Dame Cathedral
Take a walking tour of Paris With your tour director you will see:
Île de la Cité
Day 14: Paris
Take a guided tour of Paris With your expert local guide you will see:
Place de la Concorde
Arc de Triomphe
Optional: Versailles Join an optional excursion to the grand palace of Versailles, where Louis XIV held court in the most lavish style imaginable. On a tour, stroll through the elegantly landscaped gardens, the historic Hall of Mirrors and the ornately decorated State Apartments. Note: Versailles is closed on Mondays.
Day 15: London
Travel by Eurostar train to London
Take a guided tour of London With your expert local guide you will see:
Big Ben and Houses of Parliament
St. Paul’s Cathedral
Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (if scheduled)
Day 16: London
Take a walking tour of London With your tour director you will see:
Although I could show you pictures of many feet of snow.... and piles as high as I am....and the tracks I left when I had to rescue Friendie during his snowshoe expedition in our back yard....I choose to show you a peaceful version of our winter....the sun shining through the hoarfrost.
Although I could tell you about the frigid temperatures.....my plants freezing inside my window....and our astronomical heating bill...I choose to tell you I have been buying a lot of tulips.....and looking ahead to Spring.
Although I wanted my family to really love this recipe....I seem to be the only one....but I plan on making it a lot this Summer anyway!
Although I could tell you I have been much too busy and much too tired to update my blog....
I choose to show you the sweetest reasons why.
Oh...and this Fall we will be residing at a new address...right now I don't know what I choose to tell you about my sanity during the planning stage.
Time moves on....I hope to get better at documenting it.