The Most Spectacular Cities in Europe!
Experience the crossroads of culture!
Explore Europe's most vibrant and cultural cities to create the setting for an ideal summer!
England (Week 1)
London: London life is always moving at top speed! Its modern sophistication and ancient foundation combine to create a perfect place for an action-packed visit! Staying minutes from the famed West End theater dis- trict and the endurably fashionable neighborhood of Chelsea, you’re in prime territory for upscale shopping, international dining and great history.
Spain (Week 2)
Seville: From the inescapable energy of flamenco to the delicious variety found in the city’s signature tapas dishes, everything about Seville is inviting and unforgettable. Check out the breathtaking view at the top of the world-famous Giralda. Follow the banks of the Guadalquivir River and wind your way through a panorama of centuries-old buildings contrasted by contemporary architecture.
Barcelona: Set on the warm shores of the Mediterranean, Barcelona is a city of contrasts. Its Roman foundations reverberate with rich history. Its arresting art and architecture celebrate the modern masterpieces of Gaudí and Dalí. Barcelona delivers a truly mesmerizing Spanish experience! Quaint streets lead to modern architectural marvels. Legendary monuments stand in the midst of bustling plazas. Marvel at the sharks at L’aquarium Barcelona or get swept into the stars at CosmoCaixa. Sample cuisines from around the world, or savor Catalan staples. Experience the surreal art of Dalí and the architecture of Gaudí. Barcelona never ceases to astonish and amaze!
Madrid: Spain’s sunny capital features the exciting Puerta del Sol, blazing with energy and activity around the clock. Filled with restaurants, shops and entertainment, it might be Europe’s best place to people-watch. El Rastro, a famous flea market, lets you hunt for everything from clothes to CDs to cool Spanish art. Check out more than 7,000 paintings at the Prado Museum, an incredible collection of 15th-century art and weapons at the Royal Palace, and modern-art masterpieces by Picasso, Dalí and Miró at the Reina Sofía.
Italy (Week 3)
Florence: With hundreds of famous museums, galleries, cathedrals and more, Florence remains the spiritual capital of the Renaissance. But don’t think Florence is stuck in the past. Today, its quaint squares buzz with Vespas, shoppers stroll the piazzas in search of the latest styles, and countless trattorias are alive with conversation and amazing cuisine. This has made Florence the living heart of the Tuscan lifestyle.
Rome: As the old saying goes, “All roads lead to Rome.” A legendary capital, and one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, it truly is the “Eternal City.” The streets are alive with shops, restaurants, art and entertainment. Get your shopping fix at the boutiques near the Spanish Steps, home to Fendi, Gucci, Armani, Bulgari and Valentino, and then stand in awe at the Colosseum and even get your picture taken with a local “gladiator.”
Amalfi Coast: Tour some of world’s most scenic towns when you visit the Amalfi Coast — Ancient Rome’s version of the Hamptons — where emperors built villas into the cliffs of Italy’s spectacular coastline. Marvel at the picturesque cliffs of Sorrento and explore the Blue Grotto, Capri’s underwater sea cave. You’ll also visit the celebrity beach playground of Positano and stroll the whitewashed streets of Amalfi. And wait until you check out the famous city of Pompeii — completely covered by an eruption from Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Today it’s a time capsule of life 2,000 years ago.
Greece (Week 4)
Athens: Believed to be one of the oldest cities in Europe, Athens is known as the cradle of Western civilization due to its cultural and political impact on the rest of Europe. The capital city of Greece, Athens showcases the astonishing ancient archi- tectural achievement of the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Stroll through the streets of Plaka to find authentic shops, markets and museums.
Santorini: Beautiful beaches, stunning scenery, ancient cities and remarkable restaurants abound on one of the world’s favorite islands, which also has an active volcano. Marvel over the signature view of the white painted houses of Fira set high on the cliffs, with the Aegean Sea as the backdrop. Explore the archaeological site of Akrotiri and perfect your tan on the fascinating black, white and red beaches.
Mykonos: Enjoy all Mykonos has to offer: natural beauty, rich history and cosmopolitan lifestyle. Laze on the beautiful golden sandy beaches beside clear blue waters, immerse yourself in the plentiful his- tory, and dance the night away! The island is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece.