Independent travel is for parties of 1 to 9 persons.

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Please take a moment to view below a glimpse of our many proposed itineraries. Get in touch to learn more and allow us to craft an itinerary that perfectly reflects your preferences and needs.

FRANCE

Day 1 – HOME/PARIS: Travel from your hometown to Paris.

Day 2 – PARIS: Transfer from the airport to the hotel, adjust to the new time and settle in. Take advantage of the rest of the day to catch a first glimpse of the city and savor local delicacies.

Day 3 – PARIS: Join a morning sightseeing tour including the Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral and a panoramic visit of the most recognizable symbol of the city of Paris, the Eiffel Tower and L’Arch de Triomphe, built in honor of those who fought for France.  Finally, reach the famous boulevard of Champ-Elysees and take advantage of the rest of the day at leisure for shopping and independent exploration of the City of Love.

Day 4 – PARIS/VERSAILLES/PARIS: The event of the day is a visit to the Louvre Museum, one of the finest in the world home to hundreds of thousands of classic and modern masterpieces, including Leonardo Da Vinci’s mysterious Mona Lisa.  In the afternoon, possibly take part in an excursion to Versailles and visit its luxurious palace and lush gardens.

Day 5 – PARIS/CAEN: Board the fast train to Caen. Afternoon at leisure to discover on your own Caen, one of the oldest university towns in France and find a charming bistro for dinner.

Day 6 – CAEN/NORMANDY COAST/CAEN: Today, travel along the picturesque Norman coast for a full day tour of the Beaches of Normandy, the must-see World War II sites where the Allies landed in 1944.  Explore the area in a little free time and reflect on all the important historical events that took place here, before returning to the hotel in Caen.

Day 7 – CAEN/MONT ST. MICHEL/CAEN: Join a full day excursion to the Monastery of Le Mont St. Michel, one of the first landmarks to be classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  The famous mediaeval walled city is crowned by its gothic abbey and built on a small outcrop surrounded by a magnificent bay that is one of the greatest tidal ranges in Europe, resulting in a breathtaking view.

Day 8 – CAEN/TOURS: Ride the train through the amazing Loire Valley, home to France’s finest chateaus. Afternoon free for independent exploration of Tours.

Day 9 – TOURS/PARIS: Today, enjoy a tour of the Loire Valley and explore fairytale castles and aristocratic mansions. After the tour, board the fast train to Paris.

Day 10:  PARIS/HOME: Transfer to the airport and travel from Paris to your hometown.

GERMANY

Day 1 – HOME/BERLIN: Travel from your hometown to Berlin.

Day 2 – BERLIN:  Transfer from the airport to the hotel, adjust to the new time and settle in. Take advantage of the rest of the day to catch a first glimpse of the city and savor local delicacies.

Day 3 – BERLIN: Join a tour of historic and contemporary Berlin including the Kurfürstendamm, the Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial, the former Check Point Charlie, remains of the Berlin Wall and Potsdamer Platz.

Day 4 – BERLIN: Enjoy the day at leisure.

Day 5 – BERLIN/HAMBURG: Take the fast train to Hamburg.  Afternoon at leisure.

Day 6 – HAMBURG: Take part in a tour of Hamburg, Germany’s second largest city. Visit this historical warehouse region, the district of St. Pauli, the Baroque church of St. Michaelis, the city center, the old Botanical Garden and Deichstrasse with its wooden houses and lively fish market.

Day 7 – HAMBURG/COLOGNE: Take the fast train to Cologne. Free afternoon.

Day 8 – COLOGNE: Enjoy a walking tour of Cologne’s city center, featuring the Gothic cathedral (a UNESCO World Heritage site).

Day 9 – COLOGNE/MUNICH: Take the fast train to Munich. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 10 – MUNICH: Discover the more than 8 centuries of history of the Bavarian capital during a walking tour. Starting at the Karlstor, passing by the church St. Michael, where are the remains of “Mad King”, the Marienplatz square with the City Hall and its famous carillon, the Frauenkirche and many other attractions of the historic center.

Day 11 – MUNICH: Day trip to visit Neuschwanstein, Germany’s most famous castle, built by Ludwig II, the notorious “mad king“, known for his striking personality and eccentricities.

Day 12 – MUNICH/HOME:  Transfer to the airport and travel from Munich to your hometown.

GREECE

Day 1 – HOME/ATHENS: Travel from your hometown to Athens.

Day 2 – ATHENS: Transfer from the airport to the hotel, adjust to the new time and settle in. Take advantage of the rest of the day to catch a first glimpse of the city and savor local delicacies.

Day 3 – ATHENS/MYKONOS: Board the ferry to Mykonos.

Day 4 & 5 – MYKONOS: Relax, sunbathe and enjoy this beautiful island, worldly-famous for its summer party atmosphere, crystal waters and iconic windmills.

Day 6 – MYKONOS/SANTORINI: Board the ferry to Santorini.

Day 7 & 8 – SANTORINI: Days at your disposal to take advantage of what Greece’s most famous island has to offer, including hiking its active volcano and admiring its unforgettable sunsets.

Day 9 – SANTORINI/ATHENS: Return to Athens by ferry. In the afternoon, take part in a guided tour of the Greek capitol, featuring the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Acropolis with the ruins of the Parthenon, Erectheum and Propylae, universal symbols of the classical spirit and civilization.

Day 10:  ATHENS/HOME: Transfer to the airport and travel from Athens to your hometown.

ITALY

Day 1 – HOME/ROME: Travel from your hometown to Rome.

Day 2 – ROME: Transfer from the airport to the hotel, adjust to the new time and settle in. Take advantage of the rest of the day to catch a first glimpse of the Eternal City and savor local delicacies.

Day 3 – ROME: Enjoy a tour of the Vatican Museums and the Basilica of St. Peter’s, then visit landmarks such as the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and the Spanish Steps.

Day 4 – ROME:  Take part in a tour of Ancient Rome, including the renowned Colosseum and Roman Forum. Spend the afternoon at your leisure.

Day 5 – ROME/SORRENTO: Travel from Rome to Sorrento. Spend an afternoon at your pleasure.

Day 6 – SORRENTO: The day is yours to enjoy the town and its charming atmosphere.

Day 7 – SORRENTO/CAPRI/SORRENTO: Join a full-day excursion to the island of Capri and visit Villa San Michele and the Blue Grotto, well-known for its crystalline-blue waters.

Day 8 – SORRENTO/AMALFI & POSITANO/SORRENTO: Participate in a full-day excursion along the Amalfi Coast, featuring the romantic and exclusive villages of Amalfi and Positano.

Day 9 – SORRENTO/POMPEII/FLORENCE: Reach Pompeii and visit the famous archaeological site destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 b.C. Continue to Florence.

Day 10 – FLORENCE: Join a tour of the city, featuring the Duomo and the Academy of Fine Arts with its famous statue “David” by Michelangelo. Spend the rest of the day discovering more of this Renaissance city’s treasures independently.

Day 11 – FLORENCE/VENICE: Travel from Florence to Venice and enjoy an afternoon at leisure to discover the island.

Day 12 – VENICE: Take part in a tour of Venice, including San Marco’s Square and the prestigious Doge’s Palace. In the afternoon, explore on your own.

Day 13 – VENICE/VERONA/VENICE: Participate in an excursion to Verona. Take a look at the Romeo and Juliet’s balcony and stroll in the area of Piazza delle Erbe, the most ancient square of Verona.

Day 14 – VENICE: Transfer to the airport and travel from Venice to your hometown.

PORTUGAL AND SPAIN

(Overnights: 2 in Lisbon, 3 in Barcelona, 2 in Madrid and 2 in Santiago de Compostela)

Day 1:  HOME/LISBON

Depart for Lisbon, Portugal, on regular scheduled airline service.  Dinner and breakfast will be served on board. (M)

Day 2:  LISBON

Arrive at the Portela Airport in Lisbon.  Go through passport control and meet the tour leader, then board the private motor coach that will take you to the hotel.  Settle in and adjust to the new time.  This afternoon, a Mass of Thanksgiving for a safe arrival will be celebrated in the town of Santarem, at the Church of St. Stephen containing the oldest recorded Eucharistic miracle.  After some free time to explore the town, one of the oldest in the world, return to Lisbon.  Dinner will be served at or near the hotel (B, D)

Day 3:  LISBON/FATIMA/LISBON

This morning, depart for Fatima, the holy place where the Blessed Mary appeared in 1917 to three shepherd children six times.  Upon arrival, visit the Sanctuary of Fatima, whose construction began in 1928; the complex the Little Chapel of the Apparitions and the Basilica where Francisco and Jacinta are buried. Continue to the Hamlet of Aljustrel, where the children lived, and Valinhos, the site of Our Lady’s appearance after the children’s return from prison. Follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Sacra (The Sacred Way) culminating in the Chapel of Calvary, which overlooks all of Fatima.  Celebrate Mass and return to the hotel in time to enjoy dinner. (B, D)

Day 4: LISBON/BARCELONA 

After breakfast, reach Lisbon airport and board your flight to Barcelona.  Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.  Take advantage of free time to settle in before celebrating Mass.  This evening, a welcoming dinner will be served at or nearby the hotel. (B, D)

Day 5: BARCELONA 

The day begins with a sightseeing tour of Barcelona, featuring the Port,  built 2,000 years ago to protect the city and provide access for ships and goods; Plaza de España, known for its old bull-fighting ring and presently one of the busiest squares in Spain; and Plaza de Catalunya, famous for its majestic fountains and statues.  The tour continues with a guided walk through the Gothic Quarter and a visit to Antoni Gaudi’s unfinished yet stunning Roman Catholic Basilica, La Sagrada Familia.  Lunch and the afternoon are at your leisure, before joining the group for dinner which will be served at or near the hotel. (B, D)

Day 6: BARCELONA/MONTSERRAT/BARCELONA

Today, board the coach to Monserrat, the town of the miraculous Black Madonna carved by St. Luke around 50 A.D., hidden from the Moors and later rediscovered by sheperds.  You will have the opportunity to admire the statue when visiting the Benedictine Abbey of Santa Maria de Montserrat, located on a rugged mountainside.  Afterwards, return to Barcelona in time for dinner at or near the hotel. (B, D)

Day 7: BARCELONA/ZARAGOZA/MADRID

In the morning depart for Zaragoza.  Upon arrival, visit the stunning Basilica del Pilar, built on the site where Our Lady appeared to St. James and housing the pillar that was carried by angels on top of which Our Lady appeared.  Move on to the Cathedral of Zaragoza, containining architectural elements of Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance and Baroque styles.  Afterwards, join a walking tour of the city and explore its folklore and local gastronomy.  This evening, continue to Madrid and reach the hotel in time for dinner. (B, D)

Day 8: MADRID/TOLEDO/MADRID

Begin the day with a tour of Madrid that includes the Royal Palace where state ceremonies and events are held, and the Plaza Mayor, the geographic and social center of the city.  After free time for lunch reach Toledo, known as the City of Three Cultures because the Christians, Jews, and Moors have lived peacefully in this city for centuries.  Upon arrival, visit the Gothic Cathedral, built upon the Great Mosque of Toledo, the Church of Santo Tomé, best known for housing El Greco’s most famous painting, and the Sinagoga del Tránsito, famous for its rich stucco decoration.  The tour continues with a visit to the Sinagoga de Santa Maria la Blanca, a former sinagogue now owned and preserved by the Catholic Church, and the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes.  After some free time in Toledo, return to Madrid and savor dinner at or near the hotel. (B, D)

Day 9: MADRID/SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA 

After breakfast, ride the coach through the Spanish countryside and stop at Villafranca del Bierzo to visit the Romanesque Church of Santiago, where the pilgrims who were unable to finish El Camino as a result of an illness would receive the jubilee blessing.  Continue to the Gothic Collegiate Church of Santa María and the church of St. Nicolas, dedicated to the patron Saint of Villafranca del Bierzo.  Afterwards, enter the region of Galicia and reach O Cebreiro, a village nestled in the mountains known for its iconic palloza styles houses and for being the site where a Eucharistic Miracle occurred in 1300.  Finally, reach Santiago de Compostela and enjoy dinner at or near the hotel. (B, D)

Day 10: SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

In the morning, attend the International Pilgrim Mass at the Cathedral of St. James, worldy renowned for being one of the finest architectural examples in Europe as it embraces Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque styles.  A visit to the Cathedral and its crypt where the Patron Saint of Pilgrims’ relics are kept will follow.  After free time for lunch, a sightseeing tour of the city includes the Obradoiro Square; Fonseca Palace, the first seat of the University of Santiago; Gemirez Palace, built after the riots that ruined the old Archbishop Palace; and Franco Street, one of the main streets for dining and entertainment in the Old City.   The remainder of the day is open for independent sightseeing and shopping, before joining the group for a special Farewell Dinner at or nearby the hotel.  (B, D)

Day 11:  SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA/HOME

This morning, you will be accompanied by your tour leader by motor coach to the airport and assisted with check in formalities to board your flight home.  You will be asking yourself “where did the time go?” (M)

Meal Legend: M:  Meals served on board – B:  Breakfast – L:  Lunch – D:  Dinner