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Enrich your vacation with Vantage's collection of deluxe destination enhancements, designed exclusively for our guests. You’ll discover a world beyond the landmarks and gain immeasurable insight into the culture and people of your destination. So join us … and make the most of your journey!
Although best known as the land of vampire lore, there's more to legendary Transylvania than supernatural myths. Visiting Transylvania is like traveling back in time. Horse-drawn carts travel along dirt roads, shepherds tend their flocks, and all around are lush forests, sprawling pastures, and colorful wildflower meadows. The history of this Central European region spans all the way back to the 1st century BC and you'll enjoy tales of the past while visiting the top highlights in this area during this optional tour.
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This tour is available during your optional trip extension in Transylvania, Romania.
Embark on a lovely cruise along Amsterdam’s 17th-century canal ring, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will then visit the Rijksmuseum, home of Amsterdam’s premier art collection, including works by such Dutch masters as Rembrandt and Vermeer.
Head to Trier, said to be the oldest city in Germany, conquered by Romans in the first century. During a panoramic and walking tour, witness their epic legacy when you view the amphitheater, Porta Nigra stone gate, the Roman Bridge, Barbara Baths, and the Cathedral of St. Peter. Later, you’ll visit the Weingut Georg Fritz von Nell winery for an engaging tour, followed by a wonderful lunch and wine tasting.
Head out for a full-day motorcoach and walking tour of Luxembourg. You’ll visit many of the city’s memorable sites, including the American Cemetery. Lunch will be on your own, with lunch money provided. Your local guide can offer suggestions on some of the best cafés and restaurants to try.
Today you’ll enjoy a full-day Alsatian Wine Route tour, stopping first to stroll through the charming colorful streets of Colmar, renowned as the capital of Alsatian wine. Visit its famous Unterlinden Museum, a 13th-century Dominican convent housing the beloved Isenheim Altarpiece, a lush and moving polyptych. We provide some euros so you can find a place for lunch while in town. Continue to another beautiful French town steeped in charm, Riquewihr, renowned for its Riesling wine.
Head out on a memorable tour of the Brühl Palaces Augustusburg and Falkenlust, two of Germany’s most important examples of Baroque and Rococo architecture. The splendor of these palaces is simply breathtaking and the adjacent Schlosspark (Palace Park), designed in the French style but with perceptible elements of traditional English landscaped gardens, is an internationally recognized monument to the art of gardening. Today, both structures, along with their gardens and parks are jointly listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Located near Eltville am Rhein in the Rheingau Valley of Hesse, Germany, you’ll find Eberbach Monastery. Founded in the 12th century as a Cistercian monastery, today it is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Movie lovers may recognize this historic site as the setting of the 1986 Sean Connery film The Name of the Rose. Today, you’ll enjoy a tour of this beautiful abbey and its vineyards, before sampling a few of the wines produced here.
On this optional guided walking tour, you’ll discover the culinary delights of Grande Île of Strasbourg, classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You’ll taste the most iconic dishes found in Alsatian cuisine, making for a tasty and unforgettable experience.
The Battle of Nijmegen, also known as the Liberation of Nijmegen, occurred in September 1944, as part of Operation Market Garden, an allied military operation fought in the Netherlands during World War II. On this optional excursion, you’ll tour the site where the 82nd Airborne Division was tasked with securing crossings at two major rivers and a canal, take the city of Nijmegen, and secure the Groesbeek Heights. You’ll also visit the Freedom Museum, an educational museum that expands on this story, in the context of the history of the 20th century and current events.
One of the best ways to immerse yourself into the culture of a destination is through meaningful interactions with its locals. You’ll have the opportunity to experience real connection when you pay a visit a local Speyer family in their home to share coffee, cake, and conversation. This optional activity is a true Vantage exclusive.
Please Note: All prices are per person and subject to change. All optional tours are offered by Vantage Deluxe World Travel. Descriptions and scheduling are subject to change. Minimum tour participation is required to operate optional tours. Optional tours cancelled by passengers within 48 hours of the excursion are non-refundable.