Grand European Escapade

Family
Family
30 - 37
days

With architecture, atmosphere, museums, cuisine, and history will make your family trip to classic Europe simply unforgettable.

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  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
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Trip itinerary

  • 1

    London, United Kingdom

  • 2

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • 3

    Cologne, Germany

  • 4

    Strasbourg, France

  • 5

    Lucerne, Switzerland

  • 6

    Innsbruck, Austria

  • 7

    Venice, Italy

  • 8

    Rome, Italy

  • 9

    Naples, Italy

  • 10

    Florence, Italy

  • 11

    Nice, France

  • 12

    Lyon, France

  • 13

    Paris, France

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Things to do in and around London

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  • Kew Gardens
  • London Eye - iPhone
  • Tower of London
  • London Street
  • Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour!
  • Windsor 06-06-2012
  • Gorilla statue
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Hyde Park, London, England
  • Science Museum London
  • White Cliffs of Dover, UK
  • Stonehenge
  • Natural History Museum, London
  • 2236 Up the O2
  • St. James's Park, London
  • I wish I owned that
  • Brighton
  • Stowe Park, Buckinghamshire
  • Musée de Madame Tussaud de Londres
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Curve and Gothic Temple - Painshill
  • Beachy Head Lighthouse
   
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London

United Kingdom, London region

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Steeped in history and royalty, the English capital is considered to be one of the most progressive and exciting cities in the world.

London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames, its history going back to its founding by the Romans. London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret's Church; and the historic settlement of Greenwich. Other famous landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, and Trafalgar Square. London is home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, and other cultural institutions, including the British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern, British Library and 40 West End theatres.
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Things to do in and around Amsterdam

  • Amsterdam
  • Artis Zoo, Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam
  • Tuschinski
  • Amsterdam Canals: Herengracht & Brouwersgracht
  • Efteling 2014
  • Rotterdam
  • Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
  • Tropenmuseum Amsterdam
  • Jordaan
  • Houses and houseboats on Herengracht
  • Via Volta (Walibi World)
  • Five star selection-139
  • Amsterdam: Oude Zijde
  • Sail 2010 - Javaeiland
  • Sprookjes Wonderland
  • Utrecht sunset
   
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Amsterdam

Netherlands, North Holland region

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The Dutch capital retains its medieval charm along with historic buildings, rich culture, its iconic canals, and charming streets.

Amsterdam is the capital city of and most populous within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Amsterdam is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, and is home to more than one hundred kilometers of canals. Amsterdam has a rich architectural history, with buildings dating back to 1306. Amsterdam has many parks, open spaces, and squares throughout the city. Shops in Amsterdam range from large department stores such as De Bijenkorf founded in 18709, to small specialty shops. Home to many fascinating museums, the most important ones are located on the Museumplein.
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Things to do in and around Cologne

  • Rail to Heaven
  • Cologne
  • Kölner Dom
  • Fish float.
  • Römisch-Germanisches Museum Köln
  • Rhin
  • Big Wheel of Dusseldorf (Riesenrad von Düsseldorf)
  • LUDWIG MUSEUM AND DOM KOLN GERMANY JUNE 2013
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  • Romano/ Germanic Museum Köln
  • the German Corner
  • Rheinfall in Clouds
  • Dortmund Westfalenpark
  • Saarschleife
   
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Cologne

Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia region

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Founded in the 1C, Cologne offers seemingly endless historical and cultural activities, all set in a modern-day atmosphere.

Cologne is Germany's fourth-largest city. Cologne is located on both sides of the Rhine River. The city's famous Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) is the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Cologne. The University of Cologne (Universität zu Köln) is one of Europe's oldest and largest universities. Cologne was founded and established in the first century AD. Cologne was one of the most heavily bombed cities in Germany during World War II. The bombing destroyed almost the entire city. With the intention of restoring as many historic buildings as possible, the rebuilding has resulted in a very mixed and unique cityscape.
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Things to do in and around Strasbourg

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  • MAMAC 6
  • Rainy day
  • La Petite France  (Strasbourg)
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  • Other view of the plains 2
  • Riquewihr Vines
  • The towering Notre-Dame Cathedral
  • Petite France
  • Musée Alsacien
  • Musée de l'Oeuvre Notre Dame
  • Eléphant d'Afrique
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Strasbourg

France, Alsace region

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Strasbourg harmoniously combines its governmental importance with the wonder generated by great museums and superb architecture.

Strasbourg is the capital city of the Alsace region in eastern France and is the official seat of the European Parliament. Strasbourg's historic city center, the Grande ֳŽle, was classified a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988, the first time such an honor was placed on an entire city center. The city is chiefly known for its sandstone Gothic Cathedral with its famous astronomical clock, and for its medieval cityscape of Rhineland black and white timber-framed buildings, particularly in the Petite France district or Gerberviertel ("tanners' district") alongside the Ill and in the streets and squares surrounding the cathedral, where the renowned Maison Kammerzell stands out.
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Things to do in and around Lucerne

  • Lucerne, Switzerland
  • View of Lucerne
  • Lucerne
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  • KKL Lucerne
  • Zürich | Zurich General view
  • Views from the top of Fronalpstock high above lake Lucerne, Switzerland
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  • LUCERNA PUENTE SOBRE EL RIO REUSS   -   LUCERNE BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER REUSS
  • Bourbaki Panorama
  • Basel view from Munster
  • Jungfrau & Sphinx Observatory
   
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Lucerne

Switzerland, Lucerne region

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One of Switzerland's major cities, Lucerne offers a myriad of cultural landmarks, a beautiful lake and a lively, fun, atmosphere.

Since the city straddles the Reuss River, it has a number of bridges, the most famous is the Chapel Bridge. Old Town Lucerne is located north of the Reuss River, and has several fine half-timber structures with painted fronts. Remnants of the old town walls exist, complete with 8 tall watch towers. The twin needle towers of the Church of St. Leodegar sit on a hill above the lake. Bertel Thorvaldsen's famous carving of a dying lion is found in a park just off the Lowenplatz, commemorating the hundreds of Swiss Guards who were killed during the French Revolution. The Swiss Museum of Transport is beside the lake in the northern section of the city as well as the Culture and Convention Center.
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Things to do in and around Innsbruck

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  • Innsbruck
  • 01 - Ingresso
  • Innsbruck - Ski jump platform
  • Folklore Museum, Amman 2
  • 070/365 (August 20, 2008) - Mountain Coaster (Wisp Mountain, McHenry, Maryland)
  • Harzer-Hexen-Stieg-8
  • Schwarze Mannerl in der Hofkirche Innsbruck
  • Schloss Ambras, Innsbruck
  • Hofburg
  • Innsbruck am 5.11.2011
  • How Small We Really Are
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  • Innsbruck on Sunday morning
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  • Rissbach Herbst
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Innsbruck

Austria, Tyrol region

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Tyrol's capital city has it all, from castles and a casino to winter sports, parks, historic churches, and plenty of museums.

Innsbruck is the capital city of the federal state of Tyrol in western Austria. Tourism is the most important source of income for the city authority, largely because of Innsbruck's beautiful town centre with its historic buildings, the friendly ambience and the extensive sport facilities both in winter and in summer. Innsbruck is home to several important buildings and monuments, museums, churches, parks and gardens. As a very popular tourist destination, Innsbruck organizes several annual events and festivals. Due to its location between high mountains, Innsbruck serves as an ideal place for skiing in winter, and mountaineering in summer.
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Things to do in and around Venice

  • Venice
  • Doges Palace
  • Grand Canal, Venice
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  • Venice Gondolas
  • Blue Tornado, Gardaland
  • Barcy Water Park 1
  • Lido di Venezia
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  • Venice
  • Bridge of Sighs, Venice
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  • Trieste Miramare Castle
  • Sirmione
  • A view of Verona
   
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Venice

Italy, Veneto region

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Famed worldwide for its romantic canals and gorgeous masks, this thriving city offers its visitors a wealth of cultural attractions.

Venice is a city in northeastern Italy sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site, along with its lagoon. It is also known for its several important artistic movements, especially the Renaissance period. Venice is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world for its celebrated art and architecture. The city has an average of 50,000 tourists a day.
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Things to do in and around Rome

  • Rome
  • Rome - Trevi Fountain
  • Colosseum in Rome
  • Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Vatican Museum
  • Gardens of Ninfa (Giardini di Ninfa)
  • Grape Orchards
  • Mimo in Piazza Navona-ROMA
  • Tonight at the Pantheon in Rome
  • Italy-0061 - Ponte Sant'Angelo & Castel Sant'Angelo
  • 07_ 111 Palatine Hill
  • Rainbow Magicland 108
  • Zoomarine
  • Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna) in Spring
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  • Santa Maria in Trastevere
  • Church of the Gesu, Rome
  • panoramica giardino all'italiana a Villa Lante
  • Privileged view
  • St Peter's Basilica
  • Explora
  • San Clemente
  • Everybody's gone @ the Spanish steps, Rome, Italy
  • Tivoli
  • Pompeii
   
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Rome

Italy, Lazio region

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Italy's eternal capital boasts historic sites, ancient ruins, fine architecture, rich culture, superb food, and vibrant nightlife.

Rome is a city and special commune (named "Roma Capitale") in Italy. Rome is the capital of Italy and also of the homonyms province and of the region of Lazio. Rome is referred to as "The Eternal City", its history spans more than two and a half thousand years. Rome's historic center is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Monuments and museums such as the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum are among the world's most visited tourist destinations with both locations receiving millions of tourists a year. The Vatican City is an independent country geographically located within the city boundaries of Rome.
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Things to do in and around Naples

  • Naples
  • National Museum of Archaeology, Naples
  • Royal Palace of Naples
  • Siena
  • Naples
  • Pompeii
  • Veduta dall'albergo
  • Il Duomo Naples 2
  • Eén van de 2000 bochten op de Amalfi kustweg
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  • Panopticon, carcere borbonico di Santo Stefano
  • Grotta dello Smeraldo, Costiera amalfitana
   
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Naples

Italy, Amalfi Coast region

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Italy's third-largest city is a bustling port rich with history, cultural monuments, various attractions, and great food.

Naples is the capital of Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy, after Rome and Milan. Naples is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Bronze Age Greek settlements were established in the Naples area in the second millennium BC. Naples' historic city center is the largest in Europe, covering 1,700 hectares (4,200 acres) and enclosing 27 centuries of history, and is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. In the immediate vicinity of Naples are numerous culturally and historically significant sites, including the Palace of Caserta and the Roman ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Culinarily, Naples is synonymous with pizza, which originated in the city.
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Things to do in and around Florence

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  • San Miniato al Monte
  • Michelangelos David
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  • Piazza del Campo, Siena
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  • Cathedral, Florence
  • Giotto's bell tower from the top of the Florence Cathedral
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Uffizi Gallery (Florence)
  • Torre Guinigi, Lucca, Italia.
  • San Gimignano
  • Piazza San Marco
  • I cipressi di San Quirico d'Orcia
  • The stone of dragon - The holy wood
   
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Florence

Italy, Tuscany region

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Tuscany's capital is full of history, boasting beautiful architecture, great art venues, superb food, and unforgettable atmosphere.

Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany. Florence is famous for its history, a center of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family, and numerous religious and republican revolutions. The Historic Center of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. The city is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries.
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Things to do in and around Nice

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  • Yves Klein
  • The Promenade
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  • Villa des Arènes
  • Antibes
  • Rando Stand Up Paddle aux iles de Lérins
  • 111 Paris - Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Musee Guimet
  • Make My Living
  • Nice
  • le plateau du vercors
  • Cannes
  • Gorges du Cians 2
  • St Raphael
  • Colorful and Elegant le Vieux Menton - A Hidden Gem Next to the Italian Border
   
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Nice

France, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur region

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Known for its famous "Promenade des Anglais", this port city boasts a rich cultural life and a profusion of modern artworks.

Nice is the fifth most populous city in France, after Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse. Located on the south east coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, Nice is the second-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseille. The city is called Nice la Belle, which means Nice the Beautiful, For decades now, the picturesque Nicean surroundings have attracted not only those in search of relaxation, but also those seeking inspiration.
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Things to do in and around Lyon

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  • Old town of Lyon
  • Musée des beaux-arts de Lyon
  • Bayeux Tapestry Museum
  • Japan
  • Annecy
  • Le Musée des Confluences dévoile ses réserves (Lyon)
  • Bellecour vue de Fourvière
  • Encrier art nouveau (Musée de l'île-de-France)
  • Calle del Gros Horloge, Rouen
  • Gorge de la Bourne
  • hauts plateaux du vercors
   
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Lyon

France, Rhone-Alpes region

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Important history and architecture have given this dynamic and lively city the distinction of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Lyon is a city in east-central France in the Rhone-Alpes region. The city is known for its historical and architectural landmarks and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lyon was historically known as an important area for the production and weaving of silk and in modern times has developed a reputation as the capital of gastronomy in France. It has a significant role in the history of cinema due to Auguste and Louis Lumire, who invented the cinematographe in Lyon.
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Things to do in and around Paris

  • Paris Skyline Eiffel Tower
  • Champs-Élysées from Above
  • Place des Vosges, Paris
  • Le Louvre, Paris
  • Eiffel Tower from Champ de Mars
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  • Le Vol d'Icare - Parc Astérix
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  • Parque Ibirapuera
  • Inside The Of Gallery Comparative Anatomy - Paris.
  • Place des Vosges
  • Versailles 10/10/2013
  • Fontainebleau, Paris
  • Musee d'Orsay wide view
  • Latin Quarter
  • Île St. Louis
  • Follies, Parc de la Villette (Tschumi), Paris / FR, 2013
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  • Le Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris)
  • Bord de Seine, Paris
  • Ile de la Cité
  • Sacre-Coeur
   
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Paris

France, Ile-De-France region

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The City of Lights boasts fascinating architecture, rich culture, and amazing cuisine, making it one of the best destinations in the world.

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. Centuries of cultural and political development have brought Paris a variety of museums, theaters, monuments and architectural styles. Among Paris' important museums and cultural institutions are the most visited art museum in the world, the Louvre, and the Musee National d'Art Modern, the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe. The central area of the city along the Seine River is classified as a UNESCO Heritage Site, and includes many monuments, including Notre Dame Cathedral (12th century to 13th century); the Sainte-Chapelle (13th century); the Eiffel Tower (1889); and more. Paris is also known for its fashion, particularly the twice-yearly Paris Fashion Week, and for its haute cuisine, and three-star restaurants.
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