Across the Alps and Along the Rhine

Romantic
Romantic
19 - 23
days

From Rome to Amsterdam, make your way north through Central Europe on an amazing trip of history, culture, nightlife, nature, and romance.

In this trip

  • CultureCulture
  • Night LifeNight Life
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
  • Great FoodGreat Food
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Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Rome, Italy

  • 2

    Florence, Italy

  • 3

    Venice, Italy

  • 4

    Innsbruck, Austria

  • 5

    Zurich, Switzerland

  • 6

    Fribourg, Switzerland

  • 7

    Cologne, Germany

  • 8

    Brussels, Belgium

  • 9

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Things to do in and around Rome

  • Rome
  • Rome - Trevi Fountain
  • Colosseum in Rome
  • Santa Maria in Trastevere
  • Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • panoramica giardino all'italiana a Villa Lante
  • Gardens of Ninfa (Giardini di Ninfa)
  • Vatican Museum
  • Everybody's gone @ the Spanish steps, Rome, Italy
  • Villa Borghese
  • Tonight at the Pantheon in Rome
  • Grape Orchards
  • Tivoli
  • 07_ 111 Palatine Hill
  • Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna) in Spring
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  • Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Sept. 2011
  • Monte Argentario (GR)
  • Lago Trasimeno 3
  • Mimo in Piazza Navona-ROMA
  • Church of the Gesu, Rome
  • St Peter's Basilica
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  • Orvieto view
  • 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 Florence

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  • Florence
  • Uffizi Gallery (Florence)
  • San Miniato al Monte
  • Michelangelos David
  • I cipressi di San Quirico d'Orcia
  • Piazza del Campo, Siena
  • Cathedral, Florence
  • Giotto's bell tower from the top of the Florence Cathedral
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
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  • Lago Trasimeno 3
  • San Gimignano
  • Piazza San Marco
  • Torre Guinigi, Lucca, Italia.
  • panoramica giardino all'italiana a Villa Lante
   
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Florence

Italy, Tuscany region

CultureHistoricNight lifeFood2 nights

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 Venice

  • Venice
  • Doges Palace
  • Grand Canal, Venice
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  • Venice Gondolas
  • A view of Verona
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  • Venice
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  • Lido di Venezia
  • Bridge of Sighs, Venice
  • Basilique Palladienne et centre historique, Monte Berico, Vicence, province de Vicence, Vénétie, Italie.
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  • Trieste Miramare Castle
  • Ferrara
   
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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 Innsbruck

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  • Folklore Museum, Amman 2
  • Innsbruck
  • Innsbruck am 5.11.2011
  • Schwarze Mannerl in der Hofkirche Innsbruck
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  • How Small We Really Are
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  • Innsbruck am 5.11.2011
  • Schloss Ambras, Innsbruck
  • Rissbach Herbst
  • St. Georgenberg
   
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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 Zurich

  • Zürich | Zurich General view
  • Kunsthaus in Zurich
  • Zurich Street
  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (Albi, 1864 - castillo de Malromé, Gironde, 1901) Las dos amigas (c. 1894-1895)
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  • Basel view from Munster
  • Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Swiss National Museum in Zurich
  • Zurich
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  • Zurich sunrise
  • Bern
  • weissenstein (50)
  • zoo zurich
  • Grossmunster Church, Zurich
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  • Interlaken, Switzerland, Europe
   
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Zurich

Switzerland, Zurich region

CultureFoodNight lifeHistoric2 nights

The heart of Swiss commerce, finances, and academia, Zurich boasts museums, galleries, a buzzing nightlife, and a superb atmosphere.

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland. It is located at the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich. Zurich is home to many churches and houses of the old town, the most expensive shops along the famous Bahnhofstrasse, as well as world-class museums, operas, and theater. The Lindenhof in the old town is the historical site of the Roman castle, and the later Carolingian Imperial Palace. Zurich offers a great deal of variety when it comes to night-time leisure. It is the host city of the world-famous Street Parade, which takes place in August every year. Zurich is known for its nightlife, offering a huge variety of restaurants, bars, and night clubs.
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Things to do in and around Fribourg

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  • Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Fribourg's Cathedral
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  • Bern
  • Interlaken, Switzerland, Europe
  • Mont Pélerin - Palézieu (17.06.13) 56
  • Switzerland-02552 - Geneva on the opposite shore
  • weissenstein (50)
  • Basel view from Munster
   
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Fribourg

Switzerland, Fribourg region

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Full of medieval architecture and a wealth of historic curios, this ancient city is culturally diverse and boasts many intriguing museums.

Fribourg is a day trip destination for tourists who want to visit the sights of the city, including its medieval center, which is now one of the largest in Europe. The fortifications of Fribourg form the most important medieval military architecture of Switzerland. Fribourg is also home to several museums, including the Natural History Museum, The Museum of Arts and History, the Swiss Museum of Marionettes, the Swiss Sewing Machine Museum, the Gutenberg Museum, the Bible and Orient Museum, and a Beer Museum. Cultural experiences include the festival of religious music, the international folklore convention, the jazz parade, an international film festival and Cineplus.
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Things to do in and around Cologne

  • Rail to Heaven
  • Kölner Dom
  • Cologne
  • LUDWIG MUSEUM AND DOM KOLN GERMANY JUNE 2013
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  • Rhin
  • Reichsburg - Mosel_9867
  • Fish float.
  • Römisch-Germanisches Museum Köln
  • Romano/ Germanic Museum Köln
  • the German Corner
  • Monschau
   
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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 Brussels

  • Mont des Arts Area Of Brussels
  • Belgium-6478 - Grand Place
  • Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
  • Walking the streets of Brussels
  • Sunset at the Mont des Arts
  • City of Antwerp
  • stadhuis
  • Serres de Laeken Bruxelles
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  • Vestíbulo del Museo de Artes
  • Town Hall
  • Cityscape of Home I
  • Leuven, Belgium @ Dusk and Night
  • Brussels
  • Brussels, Belgium 102 - Parc du Cinquantenaire -  Triumphal arch
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  • Musical Instrument Museum (Brussels)
  • La collégiale Sainte-Barthélemy (Liège)
  • Grote Markt in Mechelen 686
   
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Brussels

Belgium, Brussels-Capital region

CultureFoodNight lifeHistoric2 nights

Belgium's capital is the seat of the EU and boasts a metropolitan cultural diversity, many historic curiosities, and great museums.

Brussels is the capital and largest city of Belgium and the capital of the European Union. Brussels has grown from a 10C fortress town to a sizeable city. The architecture in Brussels is diverse, spanning from the medieval constructions on the Grand Place to the postmodern buildings of the EU institutions. Main attractions include the Grand Place, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the Gothic town hall in the old centre, the St. Michael and Gudula Cathedral and the Royal Palace of Laeken. Another famous landmark is the Royal Palace. The city has had a renowned artist scene for many years. Brussels is known for its local waffle, its chocolate, its French fries and its numerous types of beers.
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Things to do in and around Amsterdam

  • Amsterdam
  • Stedelijk museum Amsterdam
  • Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam
  • Beguine Gardens, Amsterdam
  • Rotterdam
  • Koningspark
  • Nine Streets area, Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam: Oude Zijde
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
  • Hermitage Amsterdam
  • Utrecht sunset
  • Volendam
  • Rembrandt House
  • Keizersgracht, Amsterdam
  • Nieuwekerk
  • Amsterdam Canals: Herengracht & Brouwersgracht
  • Pastoral Windmills
  • Delft
  • Houses and houseboats on Herengracht
  • Sail 2010 - Javaeiland
  • Jordaan
  • shell soup
  • Zandvoort
   
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Amsterdam

Netherlands, North Holland region

CultureNight lifeFoodHistoric3 nights

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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