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Treasures of Europe
May 27 - June 8, 2021 - 11 Nights

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Itinerary:


Day 1 - Thursday, May 27, 2021 Overnight Flight
You’re on your way to an unforgettable journey to some of the most beloved countries in Europe.

Day 2 - London, England - Tour Begins
Your tour opens in London, England’s sophisticated capital. Discover a bustling city where centuries of history meet an evolving modern culture. Join your fellow travelers and toast to the start of an incredible journey during a welcome dinner. (D)

Day 3 - London
Start your morning on a tour of the quintessential sights of London. Alongside a local guide, see the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. The remainder of the day is yours. Take advantage of free time to explore this iconic city on your own. (B)

Day 4 - London - Eurostar Train - Paris, France
Venture inside the St. Pancras railway station - a masterpiece of Victorian engineering - and board the high-speed Eurostar train. Relax in style as you’re whisked away to Paris, the “City of Light.” Famous for its world-renowned art, food, and fashion, Paris’ captivating energy can be found around every corner. This evening, enjoy views of the Eiffel Tower as you gently float down the Seine River, tasting savory French cuisine on a dinner cruise. (B/D)

Day 5 - Paris
See Paris at its best during a panoramic city tour featuring Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées and more. Enjoy an afternoon on your own to explore Paris independently. Perhaps you will have lunch in Le Marais, or head north to Montmartre and watch artists at work. Or, consider an optional tour
* of the Louvre Museum, where you’ll find more than a million precious works of art, including the Venus de Milo and Mona Lisa. (B)
*The Louvre optional tour must be purchased a minimum of 60 days prior to departure.

Day 6 - Paris - TGV Train - Lucerne, Switzerland - Andermatt
On board the TGV - France’s high-speed train - depart Paris and make your way to Lucerne. Take in the scenery on your journey into Switzerland, passing snowcapped mountains and verdant fields. Among stunning views of the lake and the Alps, discover the beauty of Lucerne during a walking tour. Journey through city streets, covered bridges, lakeside promenades, and bustling plazas. End your day in the quaint village of Andermatt,
* nestled in the Ursern Valley. (B)
*On some dates, you may be accommodated in Lucerne instead of Andermatt.

Day 7 - Andermatt - Mestre, Italy
Travel south through the pastoral landscapes of Switzerland. Crossing into Italy, traverse through the heart of the Alps, taking in vistas of rugged mountains as far as the eye can see. Pass through the picturesque Italian Lake District - a holiday destination since Roman times. Settle in for a 2-night stay in Mestre, situated on the Venetian mainland. (B/D)

Day 8 - Mestre - Venice - Mestre
Cruise to the island of Murano,
* renowned for its age-old glass-blowing tradition. After leaving Murano, embark on a walking tour of Venice, a collection of 117 tiny islands surrounded by a latticework of 150 canals and 400 bridges. In this floating city, see the Clock Tower, St. Mark’s Basilica, and marble palaces along boat-filled canals. The afternoon is yours to explore the hidden secrets of this charming city. Perhaps you will take an optional gondola ride through the narrow waterways. (B)
*On occasion, due to inclement weather, your boat trip to Murano Island may be substituted with a visit to a local glass factory in Venice.

Day 9 - Mestre - Florence
Traverse the Po river valley en route to Tuscany. Stop at a vineyard in the heart of the Chianti region and enjoy a tour, tasting, and traditional bites. Continue to Florence, where you’ll spend 2 nights in the “Cradle of the Renaissance,” home to masterpieces of art and iconic symbols of centuries-old history. (B/ L)

Day 10 - Florence
Tour Florence, the legendary city of the Medici and the iconic Duomo. Enjoy a real-life history lesson as you discover the 4 pillars of city life: art, architecture, food, and fashion. You’ll also visit the Galleria dell’Accademia, home to Michelangelo’s David. This evening, consider an optional excursion to the 14th century Certosa monastery, featuring an after-hours tour and dinner in a popular Tuscan restaurant. (B)

Day 11 - Florence - Rome
Say arrivederci to Florence and journey to Rome, Italy’s capital city. Upon arrival, a locally guided tour of Classical Rome will allow you to discover famous sights such as the Baths of Caracalla, the legendary Aventine and Palatine hills, the ancient Circus Maximus, and the Arch of Constantine. Recount the rich history of the Colosseum during an in-depth visit with a guide. (B)

Day 12 - Rome
Enjoy a day at leisure in the Eternal City. Gaze at the Pantheon and see the oval-shaped Piazza Navona that’s lined with restaurants and shops. Or, consider an optional tour to the Vatican (UNESCO), where you’ll discover masterpieces of art and architecture. Tonight, gather together and toast the end of an epic journey through Europe at a farewell dinner. (B/D)

Day 13 - Rome - Tour Ends
Your European adventure comes to a close today. (B)



Departure From:
Buffalo
Cleveland
Columbus
Louisville
Newark
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh



Price Includes:



Deposit:
A nonrefundable deposit of $2,100.00 per person is due at the time of booking. A Trip Cancellation Waiver of $399.00 per person (nonrefundable) is available and must be purchased at time of deposit.



Hotels (subject to change):
London - Leonardo Royal Hotel London City - 2 nights
Paris - Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile - 2 nights
Lucerne - Radisson Blu Hotel Andermatt - 1 night
Mestre - Hilton Garden Inn Venice Mestre San Guilano - 2 nights
Florence - Starhotel Tuscany-Firenze - 2 nights
Rome - Donna Laura Palace Hotel - 2 nights



Notes:



Final Payment:
February 22, 2021



Cancellation Penalties:
$2,100.00 per person is nonrefundable. Cancel on or after February 22, 2021, and the entire tour is nonrefundable. With Trip Cancellation Waiver purchase (at time of deposit) you may cancel for any reason prior to the day of departure and receive a full refund less cost of waiver ($399.00 per person).


Travel Insurance:
Please ask your Travel Agent about travel insurance to protect your investment.


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Pricing Table

AAA Rate - Per person rate prior to any discounts or promotions is based on double occupancy and is subject to air availability, current taxes, and fuel surcharges:

  Single Double Triple
Buffalo On Request $5,449.00 On Request
Cleveland On Request $5,499.00 On Request
Columbus On Request $5,499.00 On Request
Louisville On Request $5,499.00 On Request
Newark On Request $5,299.00 On Request
Philadelphia On Request $5,349.00 On Request
Pittsburgh On Request $5,399.00 On Request

Airfare, taxes, surcharges, gratuities, transfers and excursions are additional unless otherwise indicated. Fuel surcharges, government taxes, other surcharges and deposit, payment and cancellation terms/conditions are subject to change without notice at any time. Rates quoted are per person, based on adult double occupancy unless otherwise stated. Cruise rates are capacity controlled. Rates, terms, conditions, availability and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Other airline restrictions, including, but not limited to baggage limitations and fees, standby policies and fees, non-refundable tickets and change fees with pre-flight notification deadlines may apply. Fees and policies vary among airlines without notice. Please contact the airline directly for details and answers to specific questions you may have. Certain restrictions may apply. AAA members must make advance reservations through AAA Travel to obtain Member Benefits and savings. Member Benefits may vary based on departure date. Unless otherwise stated, rate is accurate at time of printing and is subject to availability and change. Not responsible for errors or omissions. AAA East Central acts only as an agent for the various cruise and tour providers listed.


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