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Heart of Europe Circle Tour

Date(s) - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - Wednesday, July 11, 2012
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Heart of Europe Circle Tour®

Visit EuropeThis year marks the 52nd anniversary of the Image Tours, Inc. signature Heart of Europe® tour. The itinerary offers seven countries, enchanting cities, and wonderful local flavor. This is the ideal choice for first-time travelers to Europe or anyone desiring a taste of the Old World at a great value.

DAY 1 – Overnight Flight

DAY 2 – Germany
Arrive at Frankfurt Airport and meet your tour manager. Afternoon visit to Heidelberg.
Hotel Scheid, Schriesheim, Germany (D)

DAY 3 – Rothenburg
The medieval, walled town of Rothenburg enchants you with cobblestone streets, half-timbered houses, and a fairytale Christmas Shop. Follow the scenic ‘Romantic Road’ to your hotel and welcome dinner.
Parkhotel Schmid, Adelsried, Germany (B,D)

DAY 4 – Munich/Innsbruck
Visit the Bavarian capital of Munich. Continue across the German-Austrian border to the Imperial City of Innsbruck. End the day in a nearby Alpine resort village.
Alpenhotel Tirolerhof, Fulpines, Austria (B,D)

DAY 5 – Innsbruck
Relax amongst the pristine Alps, explore Innsbruck, or take an optional excursion to Linderhof Palace.
Alpenhotel Tirolerfof, Fulpines, Austria (B)

DAY 6 – Brenner Pass, Verona
Cross the spectacular Brenner Pass through the ‘Dolomites’. Stop along the shores of subtropical Lake Garda and visit Verona of Romeo & Juliet fame.
Montresor Tower, Bussolengo or Best Western, Antico Termine, Italy (B)

DAY 7 – Verona
Spend a relaxing day in Verona or on stunningly beautiful Lake Garda. Or, join the full day optional excursion to Venice.
MontresorTower, Bussolengo or Best Western, Antico Termine, Italy (B)

DAY 8 – Lugano, Lucerne
Make a lunch stop in lovely Lugano, Switzerland, the ‘Rio of the Old Continent’. Continue through William Tell country to your hotel in the Lake Lucerne Region
Hotel Krone, or Landhaus, Giswil, Switzerland (B,D)

DAY 9 – Lucerne
Stop in Stans this morning with the option to take a mountain cogwheel and cable car ride. The afternoon is devoted to sightseeing in picturesque Lucerne.
Hotel Krone or Landhaus, Giswil, Switzerland (B)

DAY 10 – Burgundy Wine Region
Cross the border into the southern Alsace region of France. Afternoon sightseeing in the medieval village of Beaune, center of the BurgundyWine Region.
Mercure Hotel Nord, Auxerre, France (B,D)

DAY 11 – Paris
Travel to Paris this morning to spend your last afternoon and evening in the ‘City of Light’.
Forest Hill Hotel LaVillette, Paris, France (B)

DAY 12 – Antwerp
Head north into Belgium for a visit to colorful Antwerp, offering waffles and chocolates and historic guild houses. Motor into Holland and the reclaimed land of the Polder.
Apollo Hotel, Lelystad, Holland (B,D)

DAY 13 – Holland
Day of leisure to explore Holland. The optional ‘Grand Holland’ excursion offers a visit to a picturesque Dutch village and a glass-top boat ride in Amsterdam.
Apollo Hotel, Lelystad, Holland (B,D)

DAY 14 – Rhine Cruise
Return to Germany for a cruise on the Rhine River. Arrive in Ruedesheim with time to explore this charming wine village before the farewell dinner.
Parkhotel, Ruedesheim, Germany (B,D)

DAY 15 – Return Flight to U.S.A. (B)
Arrive: Frankfurt before 10:00 a.m.
Depart: Frankfurt after 10:00 a.m.

15 Days From $2,490 dbl
Departs: May 2, 14; June 27; September 2, 19; October 15, 2012
Tour Rating: TAP Exceptional

Tour Highlights:

Rothenburg & Romantic Road
Innsbruck & Austrian Alps
Lake Garda
Wine Village Beaune
Rhine River Cruise

Tour Inclusions:

Tour begins and ends in Frankfurt, Germany.
13 Nights Superior Tourist Class or First Class Accommodations
21 Meals: 13 Breakfasts, 8 Dinners
Welcome Dinner & Farewell Dinner
Sightseeing and visits as outlined in the itinerary
Multi-Lingual Tour Manager starting and ending at Frankfurt Airport
Touring by Deluxe Motorcoach
Luggage Handling for 1 piece of luggage

Price Per Person ($US):

15 Days and 14 Nights
$2,490 Double
$3,330 Single
Deposit: $200 per person due with reservation. Final payment due 60 days before departure.
Cancellation policy: From reservation to 61 days, $200 penalty; 60 days and less, no refund.

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