European Treasures

August 26, 2023 to September 7, 2023

Join Fox World Travel to discover Europe’s grandeur and the legacy of the powerful Habsburg dynasty on this soul-stirring journey of Europe’s imperial cities. Start in London, where you will see famous sights such as Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. Travel from England to Brussels via the famous Eurostar highspeed train to stay in Amsterdam for the night.

Discover fairy-tale Germany while walking through the cobbled streets of Rothenburg with an Insight Vacation’s Local Expert. Proceed to the jewel of the Czech Republic, Prague, for two nights. Marvel at the Prague Castle with its commanding view of the city. Enjoy a local pils in picturesque Old Town as you wait for the Astronomical Clock to perform for you! Venture to Budapest where you’ll enjoy a scenic dinner cruise gliding along the Danube River. 

Step back in time in stately and beautiful Vienna. Your Insight Vacation’s Local Expert guides you through the city’s elaborate Habsburgs heritage. Lastly step into Venice and enjoy a gondola ride and a trip to picturesque Burano for lunch with their local specialties. This all-encompassing European tour is certainly one to be treasured.

Your journey begins with an overnight flight from Chicago O’Hare to London, England.

Welcome to London. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. After checking in, the afternoon is free to enjoy a city that is famous for its pomp and pageantry. Perhaps relax with a walk along the Serpentine in Hyde Park or window shop in the elegant boutiques of Knightsbridge. Tonight join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Amba Marble Arch (or similar)
Meal: Welcome Dinner with Wine

Embark on a half-day sightseeing tour with your Travel Director, which features Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. See the stately Changing of the Guard before your sightseeing tour finishes in central London. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Hotel: Amba Marble Arch (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast

This morning transfer to London’s St. Pancras Station to board the high-speed Eurostar for a rail journey via the revolutionary Channel Tunnel. Disembark in Brussels and continue by motorcoach to Amsterdam. Explore the many quaint, tree-lined canals and get to know the city on a relaxing sightseeing cruise. Admire the elegant merchant houses from the 16th and 17th centuries, their facades are a reflection of when trade flourished during Amsterdam's Golden Age. Relax as you pass stunning gables, beautiful churches and the iconic Magere Brug, better known as the Skinny Bridge. Continue to a local restaurant for dinner.

Hotel: Hilton Amsterdam Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Relax with a scenic drive along the Rhine Valley to Würzburg. See the mighty Marienburg Fortress, the immense baroque palace of the Prince Bishops and one of the most important landmarks in Germany. Upon arrival visit the imposing Würzburg Residenz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a Local Expert. Marvel at intricate decorations and lavish staterooms boasting with French, Austrian and Venetian influences.

Hotel: Martim Hotel Würzburg (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

In the morning venture to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the most well-preserved town on the Romantic Road. Continue east to the Czech Republic border passing the town of Pilsen, renowned for its beer, before reaching the Golden City of Prague. Enjoy a free evening.

Hotel: Hotel Royal (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast

Join a Local Expert in the morning for guided sightseeing of one of the most beautiful and intact historic centers in Europe. Choose to explore Castle District or take a walk through the Jewish Quarter and taste delicious Trdelník. Then the city is yours to explore with the rest of the day at leisure. Perhaps you may choose to explore the renowned antique shops or search for the finest Bohemian crystal?

Hotel: Hotel Royal (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast

Start the day with a journey through the forested countryside of Bohemia. Journey to Hungary following the River Danube to Budapest. In the evening, join a local expert to enjoy a scenic dinner cruise gliding past World Heritage Sites. The city’s spectacular nighttime beauty earns it the nickname 'Pearl of the Danube.

Hotel: Corinthia Hotel Budapest (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Stroll through the alleys of the Old Town of Buda and admire sweeping views from the Fisherman’s Bastion with a Local Expert. Drive along the beautiful Andrassy Avenue to Heroes' Square. Stand atop Gellért Hill where the colossal Liberty Statue stands in front of the Citadella watching over the city. Marvel at extensive panoramic views as you look out over the famous river dividing Buda and Pest, the two sides linked by the mighty Chain Bridge and the newer, elegant Elizabeth Bridge. Continue your travels past the Turul Monument, a large eagle statue overlooking the town of Tatabanya. We cross the Austrian border and travel through pleasant farming country to the imperial capital of Vienna.

Hotel: Intercontinental Hotel Vienna (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast

In the morning, there is the option to join a private tour of Maria Theresa's Schönbrunn Palace and formal gardens. Later get your camera ready for a drive around the famous Ring Road. This grand boulevard, built alongside the lines of the old city walls, showcases many of the capitol’s architectural masterpieces, including the Opera House, magnificent Hofburg Imperial Residence and Parliament. Later join your Local Expert for a walk through Innere Stadt, the first district and historic core of Vienna.

Later choose between a visit to a traditional Viennese Café to enjoy local specialties of coffee and sachertorte or listen to a musical masterpiece of Mozart, as you take to the floor in a Viennese Waltz dance lesson.

Tonight, cross the Danube passing the famous Prater Park en route to one of Austria's most famous restaurants. Former patrons include Napoleon, the Emperor Franz Joseph, Liz Taylor and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Enjoy traditional Austrian fare with unlimited drinks while serenaded by musicians at your table.

Hotel: Intercontinental Hotel (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast, Morning Tea (optional), Dinner with Wine

This day's route takes you past quiet villages, through Styria's forested mountains and into the Carinthian Lake District. Continue past Europe's warmest lake, the Wörthersee, to cross into Italy near Tarvisio. Follow mountain valleys and cascading streams down to the Veneto Plain en route to the unique city of Venice. A private boat awaits to take you to your hotel.

This evening stroll past the entrance doors of the famous Opera House to La Fenice restaurant for a magical dinner (subject to availability). Indulge in traditional Venetian dishes that are enriched with inspiration from seasonal produce. Savor a cocktail at Café Florian at twilight whilst you are serenaded by an ensemble of talented musicians. Admire the tranquility of St. Mark's Square long after the day-trippers have gone to their mainland hotels. Return to your hotel along the Grand Canal.

Hotel: Starhotels Splendid Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

In the morning prepare to embrace this most romantic city. Visit St. Mark's Square, dominated by its magnificent basilica, overlooked by the great Clock Tower. In the square also stands the immense Campanile and Doge's Palace, connected to the ancient prisons by the Bridge of Sighs. Board a traditional gondola for a serenade along the narrow canals. Afterward witness the skill of glassblowers on a visit to a traditional arts center.

Continue to the island of Burano, a photographer's paradise, famous for its candy-colored houses, artisan lace makers and leaning bell tower. Enjoy a superb lunch sampling the local specialties with wine included.

Hotel: Starhotels Splendid Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with Wine

After breakfast you’ll transfer from the hotel to the Venice airport for your flight home.

Meal: Breakfast

Terms: A minimum of 20 travelers is required for this tour to operate. Hotels and itinerary are subject to change.


Air-Inclusive Package

  • Round-trip air from Chicago O’Hare to London, and return from Venice, Italy including current air taxes and fees
  • Round-trip airport/hotel motorcoach transfers including baggage handling for one bag per person when purchasing the air-included package

Hotel Accommodations

11 Nights throughout the tour

  • Two nights London
  • One night Amsterdam
  • One night Wurzburg
  • Two nights Prague
  • One night Budapest
  • Two nights Vienna
  • Two nights Venice

Includes hotel service charges, taxes and luggage handling

Included Meals

  • Daily breakfast
  • One lunch
  • Five dinners with wine including a final celebration dinner in Venice

Fox Flourish!

  • Extra night’s stay in London
  • Dinner in a Country Mansion in Vienna
  • Gondola Ride and Serenade in Venice
  • Burano excursion including a tour and lunch
  • Professional tour manager from Fox World Travel
  • Premium Fox World Travel Gift given with your travel documents

Premium Tour Experiences

  • Join a tour of London including views of Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, Household Cavalry Museum, Buckingham Palace
  • Visit a Rhine castle for a private estate tour
  • In Rothenburg visit Residenz Palace for a demonstration of traditional Schneeballen pastry with a tasting
  • Visit the spectacular Prague Castle, Old Town Square and Astronomical Clock
  • Join a City Tour of Budapest to see Gellert Hill and Liberty statue and the Budapest Central Market Hall
  • In Vienna take a walking tour of Innere Statdt, the first district and historic core of Vienna, Ring Road, Viennese Coffeehouse visit
  • Cruise to St. Mark’s Square by private launch in Venice. See St. Mark’s Basilica, bell tower, clock tower, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs

Tour Services

  • Luxury air-conditioned 40-seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom for transportation and sightseeing
  • Headset for guided sightseeing visits and walking tours
  • Professional driver and guide for transfers and included excursions
  • Customized, informative travel documents containing trip details and helpful packing and planning information

Note: Daily Itinerary is subject to change. Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary.

A minimum of 20 travelers is required for this tour to operate.

Tour Only

Tour Only
Arrange your own airfare
Based on double occupancy

Air Inclusive

Tour and air included
Airfare from Chicago
Based on double occupancy

Single Supplement: $1,390.00
Initial Deposit: $200.00 per person at time of booking
Final Payment Date: May 22, 2023

Single occupancies are limited and based upon availability.

All current air taxes and fees of $399.75 per person and are subject to change. Air package pricing is subject to change due to the volatility of airfare costs until air is contracted.

Available Discounts

Early Booking Discount: Book and deposit by December 31, 2021 and receive a $300.00 discount per person

Insight Vacations Past Passenger Discount: $100.00 per person*

*Must have traveled with Insight Vacations, Uniworld, Brendan Vacations, Trafalgar or Contiki within the last five years to qualify.

Discounts are subject to change at any time

Roundtrip flights from Chicago O’Hare are currently pending

Flight schedules are subject to change and FWT has no control over flight changes, seat assignments, delays or cancellations.  Tickets will be non-refundable once issued. Changes will be subject to a fee plus any fare difference. Additional restrictions may apply.  Checked baggage fees may apply.

Pricing and flight options from other cities available upon request.

Optional Motorcoach:

$50.00 per person, each direction. Group motorcoach transfer to and from Chicago O’Hare from select pick-up points (Air & Tour Packages only unless air schedules fit the group air package).

Optional Insurance:

Cancellation and travel protection is strongly recommended. Fox World Travel offers several plans. Details and rates can be obtained from your travel advisor.

Cancellation Penalties:

  • From date of deposit to May 22, 2023: Initial deposit of $200.00 per person
  • May 23 – June 21, 2023: 50% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • June 22 – July 20,  2023: 75% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • July 21, 2023 – day of travel: No refunds

Airline tickets are non-refundable once ticketed.

Note: Daily Itinerary is subject to change. Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

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