European Tours, Attractions and Activities
Spend an afternoon in Antwerp, Belgium's second largest city on Europe's largest harbor.
You'll discover the city of Peter Paul Rubens and see how diamonds are cut and polished at a gem workshop
Leaving Brussels, you'll drive through the countryside to Antwerp's city center. Your first stop is Marquet Square with its ancient houses and Our Lady's Cathedral.
Amongst other treasures, the cathedral contains two of Rubens' master works: "The Elevation of the Cross" and "The Descent from the Cross."
Antwerp is also the world's diamond center, and you'll visit a diamond workshop to learn more about the diamond industry.
After taking a drive through Antwerp's famous harbor, you'll return to Brussels in time for dinner.
Departure Point: Select Brussels city hotels, or central meeting point
Discover the magic of Prague on this introductory tour of the Czech capital. Perfect for first-time visitors, this 3.5-hour city tour combines coach travel and easy walking for a well-rounded exploration of Prague's famous sights. As you tour, you'll learn interesting background into the historical monuments you'll see.
You'll travel by coach past the State Opera, National Museum and Wenceslas Square with its statue of St. Wenceslas. Then continue across Charles Square to the banks of the River Vltava to Charles Bridge, the Rudolfinum and across the river to Prague Castle.
You'll have the opportunity to enjoy a walk around the castle courtyards, where amongst other things you will see St. Vitus Cathedral, the Royal Palace and Golden Lane.
Enjoy the best of Copenhagen by coach and boat on this tour of the city and harbor. Some of the city sights are best enjoyed from the sea, so take this opportunity to admire many wonderful towers and famous palaces.
There are great photo opportunities including stops at the Royal Palace and the Little Mermaid.
Your tour starts by coach, first passing the Tivoli Gardens, New Carlsberg Glyptotek (art museum) and the magnificent Gefion Fountain and Kongens Nytorv. At the old Fish Market, a pre-booked canal boat is waiting to take you on a cruise through the bustling harbour of Copenhagen.
See the best Lapland has to offer when you combine a visit to a Husky farm with a Reindeer sleigh ride all reached by car.
Your day begins with a visit to the Husky farm where you can enjoy a speedy husky ride through the snowy woodlands. After the ride you will learn more about huskies and have an opportunity to become more familiar with these lovable dogs.
Ride in a reindeer sleigh just like Santa himself and receive your very own reindeer driving license before learning about the day-to-day lives of the reindeer herders.
Savor a hot cup of coffee with a bun and fried sausages on the open fire of the Kota building before heading back to town.
The Moulin Rouge is the number-one show in Paris, if not the whole of Europe. No wonder it sells out quickly. Don't miss your chance to see the world-renowned showgirls and French Cancan dancers strut their stuff on the Moulin Rouge's historic stage.
Moulin Rouge Paris sells out months in advance. Book ahead of time to avoid disappointment.
If you'd like to see the Moulin Rouge show "Feerie" (105 minutes), pre-book your 9 pm or 11 pm tickets (including champagne) here.
For 110 years, the most legendary French cabaret has welcomed millions of spectators who have come to admire the famous French Cancan.
A night of festivity and romance awaits you onboard the comfortable MS Stolzenfels! Round off your day at Cologne's famous Christmas Market with a romantic cruise on the River Rhine by candlelight. Relax to the sounds of onboard live music while you feast on a traditional hearty three course festive dinner.
Cruise against the beautiful backdrop of Cologne's winter city skyline as you slowly meander along the river. Experience the most beautiful stretches of the Rhine with its fairytale castles and view the magnificent scenery in the tranquility of evening.
During your stay in Kos, you have the chance to visit another country. Turkey is only 45 minutes away, so why not jump on board and experience a little Turkish culture and hospitality at Bodrum. Most of your day is free to explore the small town at your own leisure.
After passport control, you will board the boat for a pleasant 45 minute journey to Bodrum. This is a small town with a lovely marina and much history. Driving from the port to a small hill over the town, your informative guide will explain the history of the town. From the top of the hill you have a panoramic view over the harbor, beach and town.
Continue to a large jewelry shop where you can see how all kinds of jewels are manufactured, and you have the opportunity to try out your haggling skills.
You will be taken back into town where you have the rest of the day free to explore Bodrum. Your guide will be happy to steer you in the right direction if you are unsure of what you would like to do.
Enjoy the time shopping and eating, or maybe with a visit to the castle. For a truly Turkish experience, you might like to visit a Turkish Bath for a little pampering.
Spend an enjoyable evening at a traditional restaurant in the hills of Buda. You'll enjoy a three-course dinner followed by the typical Hungarian music and dance of a folkloric show.
Your three-course meal begins with an aperitif, and is accompanied by
wine. Then sit back and enjoy the varied music and dance of a traditional
Take a small group walking tour of Florence and visit the Accademia Gallery afterwards, to see Michelangelo's famous statue of David.
Numbers are limited to a maximum of 20 people ensuring you'll receive personalized attention and audio headsets guarantee that you'll hear the guide clearly. And by booking ahead, you won't waste any time waiting in line at the Accademia Gallery.
Delve into the historic center of Florence on a three hour walking tour including the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, Uffizi Square, the leather market and Accademia Gallery. Your local guide will identify architecture from the Middle Ages and Renaissance eras as you stroll the timeless streets of Florence.
Visit the former Ancient Forum, now Piazza della Repubblica and a popular meeting place for writers and artists. Glance Ghilberti's Baptistry Doors, known as the 'Gates of Paradise' and be sure to rub the nose of legendary il Porcellino' the boar, so that you may one day return again to Florence.
Potter Black Taxi Tour of London
From Diagon Alley to the Leaky Cauldron take a private black taxi tour of Harry Potter sites by black taxi.
Nobody knows the streets of London like a cab driver, and each taxi can hold up to five wizards and/or Muggles.
This is your chance to put yourself in the shoes of Harry Potter and friends as you tour the sights of London.
Hop aboard and your expert taxi driver/guide will take you to the sites made famous by the Harry Potter series. First stop is Diagon Alley, where Harry and his friends visit at the start of every school year to pick up their supplies of spell books, robes, wands and other items in preparation for their return to Hogwarts.
Walk through the wall to get to platform 9 and 3/4 at King's Cross Station where the Hogwarts Express departs.
Then see the place where Harry and Ron stole Ron's father's flying car. Stand on the bridge where the Knight bus crossed from the third book, Prisoner of Azkaban, and visit the all-new Leaky Cauldron.
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