Rex (rapp81) wrote,

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Being Spontaneous While I Can!

Since I'm still in the quasi-search of a career job, I've decided to do a 14-day European tour next month, since I still somewhat have a ton of free time.  While Rachel was working for the travel agency on campus, she told me that Contiki is pretty good at doing tours for those 18-35, so I chose to book with them.  Hey, maybe I'll be in a group of hot ass American boys on this tour :P

Anyhoo... the tour starts in London and some of the highlights are Amsterdam, Munich, Austrian Tyrol, Venice, Rome, Vatican City, Florence, and Paris

Depart USA

Arrive London:
After checking into the Imperial Hotel the day is yours to experience London at your leisure.

London to Amsterdam: A warm welcome from your Contiki crew as we head for the White Cliffs of Dover and our ferry crossing to France. We continue through Belgium to Holland and its capital, Amsterdam for the evening. (D)

Amsterdam to the Rhine Valley: An orientation tour and a visit to a diamond cutting exhibition. Then to St Goar on the banks of the Rhine.(B, D)

Rhine Valley to Munich: We follow the Rhine on our way to Bavaria and its capital, Munich. Our orientation tour includes the Marienplatz, with the famous Glockenspiel. Tonight, experience a typical Bavarian beer hall.(B)

Munich to Austrian Tyrol: A scenic drive through the Bavarian Alps takes us into the heart of the Austrian Tyrol. En route, perhaps a chance to try White Water Rafting. Later relax in this picture postcard paradise. (B,D)

Austrian Tyrol to Venice: Spectacular scenery as we head south to Venice. Enjoy a complimentary motor boat trip to see St Mark’s Square, the Doges’ Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and treat yourself to a gondola ride.(B)

Venice to Rome: Southwards as we climb through the Appennine Mountains passing medieval hillside villages and travel to the Eternal City, Rome. Tonight a walking tour of this ancient city will include the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and the Pantheon.(B)

Rome Sightseeing: Today why not discover the ancient ruins of Rome with a local guide and in your free time leisurely discover the secrets of the Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel.(B,D)

Rome to Florence: We drive to Florence where our local expert guide takes us on a walking tour of the Duomo, Giotto’s Belltower, Piazza della Signoria and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Enjoy a demonstration of Florentine leathercraft. Tonight join the locals at a restaurant or club. (B)

Florence to Lucerne: A spectacular Alpine drive as we pass Lake Como and head for Switzerland. Lucerne awaits with its cobbled streets, and our orientation tour takes in the beautiful wooden Chapel Bridge. This afternoon, there’s also a chance to visit Mt. Stanserhorn. (B,D)

Lucerne to Paris: Through the French countryside to the romance of Paris. Enjoy a first view of the sights of this spectacular city of light.(B,D)

Paris Sightseeing: On our city tour, see the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Nôtre Dame Cathedral and the Louvre, shop on the Champs Elysées and stroll by the Seine. Tonight, why not experience a Parisian cabaret? (B)

Paris: This morning your scheduled tour ends at your accommodation.  After breakfast but before 10am, there will be a transfer for you to Paris (Charles de Gaulle) airport for those on our fly & tour package.

I'm planning on leaving August 12th.  I just pulled my passport from the safe, to make sure it's still around.  My God, I was hella fat in 2000... my face totally showed it.  And no, I'm not going to scan my passport to show you the pic.  It's fucking hidious!  LOL
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