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ALPINE COUNTRIES
15 DAYS

Alpine Countries by Globus Tours




ALPINE COUNTRIES
Duration: 15 Days
 
Includes: Land Tour w/deluxe motorcoach

Visits to: 
GERMANY , AUSTRIA,  ITALY and SWITZERLAND

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ALPINE COUNTRIES

Click here for Globus Promos!Be prepared for breathtaking views. This journey starts in Frankfurt and travels via medieval Rothenburg and Munich, where you visit the Marienplatz, to Austria, where you have sightseeing tours with Local Guides in Salzburg and Vienna. Then, drive over Semmering Pass to the popular mountain resorts of Carinthia and enjoy an overnight stay in pretty Villach. Highlight is a visit to the world-famous Lipizzaner Stallion Stud Farm. The Dolomites, Cortina d’Ampezzo in Italy, and the Brenner Pass to Innsbruck in the Austrian Tyrol are scenic highlights. St. Moritz, Lake Como, and Lake Lugano are next. Enjoy a boat cruise across sparkling Lake Lugano and dinner with wine in a traditional “grotto” restaurant. Proceed to Lake Maggiore, Stresa, and over the Simplon Pass back into Switzerland, where you board a mountain train to Zermatt, at the foot of the world-famous Matterhorn for your two-night stay. Via the Rhône Valley, Lake Geneva, Berne, Interlaken, and Brunig Pass to Lucerne, for a relaxing two-night stay in this picturesque town. Your vacation is topped off by visits to the Rhine Falls, and the Black Forest for a woodcarving demonstration. Back in Frankfurt, a farewell dinner at a local restaurant awaits you to celebrate the success of your vacation.


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INCLUDED FEATURES

FRANKFURT
Welcome dinner and a LOCAL FAVORITES! special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant

ROTHENBURG
Walking tour of the medieval city

MUNICH
Guided sightseeing; visit Marienplatz

SALZBURG
Guided walking tour, visit Mirabell Gardens and St. Peter’s Churchyard

VIENNA
Guided sightseeing, visit Schönbrunn Palace

PIBER
LOCAL FAVORITES!  Visit the original Lipizzaner stallion stud farm

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO
Visit the Olympic skiing resort

INNSBRUCK
Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof

LUGANO
LOCAL FAVORITES!  Boat cruise and dinner with wine in a grotto

LAKE MAGGIORE
Stop in the town of Stresa

TÄSCH-ZERMATT-TÄSCH
Mountain train

BERNE
Orientation, stop at the Bear Park

INTERLAKEN
Visit the Bernese Oberland resort

LUCERNE
Walking tour including the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge

SCHAFFHAUSEN
Visit the Rhine Falls

BLACK FOREST
Woodcarving demonstration

INSIDE VISITS
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges when applicable.

LOCAL FAVORITES!  LOCAL FAVORITE
Globus helps you get out there and really experience your destination! We take you behind the scenes to spotlight what makes this exciting destination unique - and to introduce you to its local flavors.

Headsets throughout the tour


MEALS
    Full buffet breakfast daily; 9 three-course dinners, including a welcome dinner in Frankfurt and special dinners with wine in Lugano and Frankfurt

QUALITY HOTELS
SUPERIOR HOTELS - (D) Deluxe (SF) Superior First-Class (F) First-Class

    • Frankfurt Sheraton Congress (F)
    • Munich Holiday Inn City Centre (F)
    • Vienna Mercure Grand Hotel Biedermeier (F)
    • Villach Holiday Inn Villach (F)
    • Innsbruck Maximilian Stadthaus Penz (F)
    • St. Moritz Laudinella (F)
    • Lugano Novotel Lugano Paradiso (F)
    • Zermatt Pollux (F)
    • Lucerne Grand Hotel Europe (F)

    THIS TOUR INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TRANSPORTATION MODES:

    Globus Motorcoach tour busesRide in comfort
    Each Globus motorcoach has upholstered, reclining seats with headrests and individual air-conditioning vents. A high-fidelity sound system broadcasts professional Tour Director's commentary to every seat. Our custom of daily seat rotation gives everyone a variety of vantage points to see the passing countryside and city scenes.

    Globus TrainsTrains
    Experience the ultra-modern Eurostar train from Rome to Florence and the exciting high-speed AVE train from Madrid to Seville. In the Canadian Rockies, you might take one of the sleek, ultra-modern BC Ferries or, if traveling by railcar in Canada or Alaska, enjoy travel operated by VIA Rail ®.

    AIRPORT TRANSFERS
    Airport transfers may be included when you make your flight arrangements.

Tour Itinerary

Day
1 Arrive in Frankfurt, Germany


Welcome to Frankfurt! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (Dinner)
Day 2 Frankfurt–Rothenburg–Munich
Drive along the Romantic Road to medieval Rothenburg—a picturesque, medieval walled town that is famous for Christmas ornaments. Continue to Munich, Bavaria’s proud capital. (Breakfast)
Day 3 Munich
Globus Tours - MunichSightseeing with a Local Guide of Germany’s “Secret Capital” features the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympics; the 1,000-foot-high Television Tower; Königsplatz; and the HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL. Also visit lively MARIENPLATZ with the Old and the New Town Halls and the gothic Frauenkirche. An optional excursion to romantic Linderhof Castle, built by King Ludwig II, and the famous Passion Play village of Oberammergau is available. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 4 Munich–Salzburg, Austria–Vienna
Arrive in The Sound of Music Salzburg. Your walking tour with a Local Guide features the historic center of Mozart’s hometown, exquisite MIRABELL GARDENS, the Great Festival Hall, ST. PETER’S CHURCHYARD, and the monumental Domplatz. Then, continue through the scenic Salzkammergut Lakeland and along the Danube River to Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Tonight, you may wish to try out local specialties and Viennese entertainment. (Breakfast)
Day 5 Vienna
Globus Tours - ViennaGuided sightseeing features vistas of Prater Park with its giant Ferris wheel, then drive along the Ringstrasse, pass the State Opera House, the Jewish quarter, and stop at the Hofburg Palace, winter residence of the Austrian imperial family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards, famous Heldenplatz, and awesome St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Afternoon at leisure and you can choose from our exciting optional excursions. (Breakfast)
Day 6 Vienna–Piber–Villach
Start this morning with a visit to magnificent SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE. Leave Vienna and enter Styria. Enjoy a special visit to LOCAL FAVORITES! the world-famous LIPIZZANER STALLION STUD FARM in Piber, the place where these magnificent horses are bred and raised before they go to the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. Stay overnight in Villach. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 7 Villach–Italian Dolomites–Innsbruck, Austria
Cross the Italian border and arrive in Cortina d’Ampezzo, the Olympic skiing resort in the Dolomites, the Italian “Rocky Mountains.” Then, via Tre Croci Pass and Lake Misurina to Brunico and across Brenner Pass to Innsbruck in the Tyrolean Alps. Stroll through its medieval lanes to Emperor Maximilian’s GOLDEN ROOF. Why not join an optional Tyrolean song-and-dance show? (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 8 Innsbruck–St. Moritz, Switzerland
Today’s focus is the Swiss Engadine. See deep-blue lakes, airy larch forests, mountain peaks exceeding 12,000 feet, and quaint villages with massive white stone houses in the characteristic Grisons style. Afternoon is free in ritzy St. Moritz. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 9 St. Moritz–Lugano
Globus Tours - SwitzerlandDescend towards the Italian Lake Como and continue on to the southern tip of Switzerland to the resort town of Lugano, with time for an espresso on Piazza Riforma and a refreshing walk in the shade of Parco Ciani’s magnificent old trees. Tonight, a special treat: enjoy a LOCAL FAVORITES! BOAT CRUISE across the sparkling lake and dinner with wine in a traditional “grotto” restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 10 Lugano–Lake Maggiore, Italy–Zermatt, Switzerland
From Lake Lugano to Lake Maggiore for a break in elegant Stresa. An optional boat ride to enchanting Isola Bella can be arranged. Across lofty Simplon Pass into the Swiss Valais, an area renowned for its great mountain resorts. In Täsch, board a MOUNTAIN TRAIN to climb the last few miles up to Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the Matterhorn. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 11 At Leisure in Zermatt
Today is your chance to enjoy an exciting optional ride on Europe’s highest rack railway to 10,272-foot Gornergrat Mountain for a spectacular view of the Matterhorn and the surrounding Alps. (Breakfast)
Day 12 Zermatt–Berne–Interlaken–Lucerne
Through the vineyards and apricot groves of the lower Rhône Valley to Lake Geneva and via the dairy country of Gruyère to the Swiss capital, Berne. See the monumental Federal Palace during your orientation and stop at the BEAR PARK before continuing via Interlaken, a Bernese Oberland resort beneath the towering Jungfrau, and across Brünig Pass to Lucerne. Tonight, an optional Swiss dinner party with yodeling and alphorn blowing is available. (Breakfast)
Day 13 Lucerne
Globus Tours - SwitzerlandOn your walking tour, admire Thorwaldsen’s impressive LION MONUMENT and ornate patrician houses of the walled Old Town, then cross the famous CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit church. Afterwards, shop for Swiss watches and choose from our optional activities: climb a mountain by cable car or take a cruise on the fjord-like lake. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 14 Lucerne–Frankfurt, Germany
On the way back to Germany, visit the thundering RHINE FALLS at Schaffhausen. Enter the pine-clad hills of the Black Forest, renowned for its cuckoo clocks, and enjoy a WOODCARVING DEMONSTRATION on your way to Frankfurt. Tonight, a LOCAL FAVORITES! special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant awaits you to celebrate the success of your Alpine vacation. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 15 Frankfurt
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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ALPINE COUNTRIES
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About Globus

History Video of Globus ToursMore than 75 years ago, Antonio Mantegazza bought a rowboat to transport commercial goods across Lake Lugano in Switzerland. Who could know that rowboat would launch the world's leading escorted travel company? Today Globus is a global, family-owned company reaching every corner of the world. Globus is now the first choice among individuals looking for vacations with both domestic and international travel in a variety of styles to six continents and hundreds of itineraries to choose from.

Antonio's frequent trips across the scenic lake led him to consider opportunities in a different market - tourism. His entrepreneurial instinct pushed him to gradually acquire some motorcoaches to transport tourists around the Lake Lugano area. In 1928, Antonio opened a company specializing in motorcoach touring called Globus Viaggi. The company began with a fleet of 12 coaches which operated local excursions for European tourists in Switzerland.

By 1950, Globus Viaggi had grown to a fleet of 33 coaches and featured overnight excursions to Rome, Venice, the Dolomites and the French Riviera. Gradually, these became regularly scheduled tours and grew longer to cover more ground. Later that decade, under the leadership of Werner Albek, Antonio's business partner, Globus pioneered the concept of Grand European Touring by offering first-class European tours to North Americans. By 1961, the company launched its Cosmos arm, which featured affordable, value-priced European touring for the cost-conscious British traveler.

The coach tours were so successful that Cosmos soon introduced another form of travel for the British market: air holiday packages to the sunny destinations of southern Europe. By 1968, Cosmos air holidays became so popular the company formed its own airline, Monarch Airlines. Monarch Airlines started out modestly with two used Britannia aircraft and eventually blossomed into one of the most successful European charter companies with a large fleet of modern jets and its own engineering division.

Under the flagship of Sergio Mantegazza, current president and son of Antonio, Globus began expanding its markets beyond Great Britain and North America. Since 1974, travel packages have been sold in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and most recently in Southeast Asia. Starting in the 70s, the company also aggressively expanded its offerings, introducing travelers to more countries than any other tour operator with packages to Africa, South and North America, Europe, the South Pacific and Asia.

Today, the Globus family of brands is marketed and operated by a network of more than 32 independent tourism and aviation businesses, serviced by a group of more than 5,000 professionals worldwide. Combined, Globus, Cosmos, and Monograms carry over 500,000 passengers a year, making the organization the leading operator of guided vacations worldwide. Globus attributes its success to the ideals of founder Antonio Mantegazza. For three generations, his vision, hard work, love for travel, and commitment have guided the company. These values are the cornerstone on which Globus was built and will continue to grow.

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When you travel with Globus you'll simply get MORE! You'll get MORE selection, MORE included features, MORE quality hotels, MORE experience and MORE value. You'll get inside attractions which you'll merely see from the outside with other travel companies. Globus has almost 80 years of experience for you to take advantage of. Vacation Standards 

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One of the biggest benefits of escorted travel is the ability to experience a destination without worrying about the details such as transfers, hotels and much more. You will have plenty of free time to explore on your own but you will also benefit from the expert knowledge of our Tour Directors.

And Globus enables you to choose the escorted experience that will suit you best. Do you want a vacation with more planned time or a do you want to enjoy a more independent experience with less "guided" time? There are hundreds of itineraries for you to choose from.

There is also value you receive with an escorted vacation that is difficult or nearly impossible to get with your own planning. Because of Globus' buying power and thanks to nearly 80 years of experience, you will get unmatched values when it comes to your hotels, excursions and even your air price. You will often also have the option of adding even more inclusives to your trip or even adding days to your vacation.

Escorted travel with Globus will allow you to travel with confidence. Globus has offices located all around the globe so you can rest assured during your vacation that you will never be stranded without access to our legendary customer service. The Tour Directors all speak English, besides their native tongue, and often other languages. They are also some of the most experienced in the business, averaging almost 150 vacations each, which also helps avoid confusion or problems for you on a Globus vacation.

You will also have the peace of mind of Globus' $10 million consumer protection plan while you travel domestically or abroad. You can even (for a small fee) be sure that if an emergency came up before your trip you could cancel or reschedule it easily.

The best way to experience the benefits of escorted travel is to choose the Globus vacation that is best for you and then trust Globus to provide you with a superb travel experience.

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For generations, Globus has worked hard to provide the best on-trip experiences, world-class customer service, and the best consumer protection plans available in the travel industry.

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$11 Million of Travel Protection

Globus has provided a $10 million letter of credit* issued by a leading bank to protect payments made by its customers for all 2005 vacation departures sold in the United States. "In these uncertain times, we feel it is important to assure our customers and our travel partners that we are financially secure and that we back our products 100 percent," said Phillip Gordon, chief executive officer and president. This is in addition to the $1 million traveler's assistance program maintained by the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) in favor of Globus travelers.

*The $10 million letter of credit has been issued by Credit Suisse S.A. in favor of PRO-CLAIM, INC. of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, acting as trustee of a trust for the benefit of Globus and Cosmos customers who advance deposits or payments for any Globus or Cosmos tour departure sold in the United States. PRO-CLAIM INC., as trustee of the trust, is responsible for refunding deposits or payments (excluding deposits or payments made by credit cards, since chargebacks are available), for Globus and Cosmos tours sold in the United States in the event Group Voyagers Inc., d/b/a Globus and Cosmos, becomes insolvent, bankrupt or ceases business.
 

Worldwide Scope

Globus is truly a worldwide operation with 32 offices around the world to assist travelers. Booking Globus vacations is always simple due to a network of over 13,000 knowledgeable travel agencies offering Globus vacations. Globus is also offered by some of the most well known travel consortia, such as Vacation.com.

Travel Protection

You're planning your annual vacation, or the vacation of a lifetime. Either way you don't want to think about canceling or interrupting your trip. Or getting sick. Or losing your luggage. We know these things can happen and we provide travelers peace of mind with a Travel Protection Plan. The plan costs from $79-$249 per person (depending on the vacation destination and price) and offers a wide range of benefits. Ask your travel agent for the details, get the details in your travel documents or follow the link below.

Please note that the Czech Republic now requires a minimum of $35,000 medical and repatriation insurance coverage. Our basic Travel Protection policy has a $25,000 limit, however will be increased to $35,000 while in the Czech Republic in order to meet Czech Republic requirements. There is no additional cost for this extra coverage. If you choose to purchase insurance independently, please know that the you may be required by immigration to produce proof of coverage while traveling in the Czech Republic.

Travel Protection Plus (Cancellation Protection)


If you purchase the Globus family of brands Travel Protection Plan, you may also purchase the optional Globus family of brands Travel Protection Plus Plan at an additional cost of only $30.00 per person. This additional Benefit* (if purchased) allows you to cancel your vacation up to 24 hours (or the prior business day, whichever is farther out) before your scheduled departure for any reason not covered by the basic Travel Protection Plan provisions. Under this Travel Protection Plus Plan Benefit, Globus family of brands will reimburse the cancellation penalty amount, as retained by the Globus family of brands, in travel certificates, minus the insurance premium. Plus, now Travel Protection Plus extends your basic Travel Protection Plan benefits to include coverage of air penalties or change fees on air purchased outside of the Globus family of brands, when canceling for a reason covered by your basic Travel Protection Plan.

*The Travel Protection Plus Plan is provided by Globus family of brands and is not an insurance benefit and must be purchased with the initial payment for your Trip.
ASK YOUR AGENT ABOUT DETAILS.

Globus recognizes the importance of preserving the North American attractions that our travelers go to great lengths to experience, which is why Globus is donating generously to the Tourism Cares for Tomorrow for restoration and preservation of five "American Icons." The donations are going toward specific projects, rather than operational costs.

Awards

For six years in a row, Globus has been selected by Recommend Magazine as the best Tour Operator to Europe, and a top finalist for North America, Asia, Latin America and Africa. The brand was also named in Travel Weekly's 2004 Reader's Choice Awards as Best Tour Operator - Europe and 2005 Reader's Choice Awards as Best Tour Operator - Europe, Best Tour Operator - International and Best Tour Operator - Asia and South Pacific.

SAVE UP TO 45% OFF when purchasing a Globus Tour Program when compared to booking your trip independently. Since 1928, Globus has been a world leader when purchasing bulk rates from every hotel, transportation and attraction featured within these quality touring programs. We also provide a private viewership rate for an even greater savings. Inquire below or call us!

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Europe in Depth
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The Best of Europe
18 Days
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Enchanting Europe
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Essential Europe
11 Days by Globus Tours
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with Sorrento 12 Days by Globus Tours
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THE BRITISH ISLES: ENGLAND | SCOTLAND | IRELAND
Britiain and Ireland in Depth
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20 Days
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Highlights of Britain and Ireland
15 Days
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Scotland and Ireland
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Emerald Isle
10 Days
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Essential Britain and Ireland
10 Days
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Shades of Ireland
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London, Amsterdam, and Paris 10 Days by
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A Week in London
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FRANCE | GERMANY
La France!
15 Days by Globus Tours
Alpine Countries
15 Days by Globus Tours
Grand Tour of France
14 Days
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Two Weeks in London and Paris 14 Days by 
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Poland, East Germany and World War II
12 Days by Globus Tours
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France Magnifique!
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London, Amsterdam, and Paris 10 Days by
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Normandy, Brittany and Chateau Country 8 Days by Globus Tours A Week in Paris 7 Days by
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SWITZERLAND | AUSTRIA
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Best of Austria and Switzerland
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The Legendary Danube
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Discover Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria
10 Days by
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Signature Danube ~
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ITALY | GREECE | TURKEY
Southern Italy and Sicily
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The Best of Italy
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Italy's Treasures
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Italian Lakes and Greek Isles 11 Days by
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Best of Italy and France
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Best of Italy
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Reflections of Italy
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Gems of Umbria and Tuscany 9 Days by Globus Tours Iconic Aegean
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Italy's Great Cities
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Iconic Aegean Cruise/Tour 7 Days by Globus Tours Classical Greece
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SPAIN | PORTUGAL | MOROCCO
Spain, Portugal and Morocco 17 Days by Globus Tours Spanish Fiesta
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Romantic Rhine (NB)
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Romantic Rhine (SB)
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Blue Danube to the Black Sea (EB) 14 Days from Vienna to Bucharest Blue Danube to the Black Sea (WB) 14 Days from Bucharest to Vienna Grand France
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Magnificent Europe (EB) 15 Days from Amsterdam to Budapest
Magnificent Europe (WB) 15 Days from Budapest to Amsterdam Jewels of Central Europe (EB) 17 Days from Paris to Budapest Jewels of Central Europe (WB) 19 Days from Budapest to Paris
 
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