TOUR #10 – Best of Europe

March 18 – 29, 2020




If you have never been to Europe or would like to see more of it, then this is the Tour for you. You will be traveling with other Jehovah’s Witnesses through four very different countries that speak various languages while visiting the most exciting cities in all of Europe. The Tour includes a Tour Escort who travels with you for the entire trip. This is the most comprehensive Tour available for the price. It’s also the best time of the year to travel due to it being less crowded. Breakfast is included daily, plus four dinners.

Wed. Mar. 18 Everyone will fly overnight from any US or Canadian city to LONDON, ENGLAND. Dinner will be served followed by a movie as you cross the Atlantic Ocean to begin one of our most popular Tours. (Due to this Tour selling out quickly each year, reserve now to avoid being placed on the waiting list!)

Thu. Mar. 19 Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for three exciting nights in London. Balance of the day is free to explore one of the most visited cities in the world. (See Awake, 10/06, p.15) Tonight there will be a Welcome Dinner to meet all the Friends from various cities who will be traveling with you on this Tour.

Fri. Mar. 20 After breakfast, there will be a sightseeing Tour to see Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, and more. (See Awake 10/10, p.17) Afternoon is free. You can either visit the London Bethel Branch or go to the British Museum where Biblical Tours are given by our Brothers from London.

Sat. Mar. 21 Since there is so much to see and do, the entire day is free. Take a ride on a double-decker bus to the Tower of London or visit Harrods famous department store. Be sure to visit an English pub for some fish and chips and perhaps attend a live London play. Your Tour Escort will have suggestions on some of the other famous attractions and museums.

Sun. Mar. 22 Board our motorcoach for a scenic drive to the English Channel. Here you will admire the White Cliffs of Dover as you cross the channel by ferry to FRANCE and then on to PARIS, “The City of Lights,” where you will stay for two nights in Europe’s most romantic city. Tonight, you will enjoy another dinner followed by an orientation drive to admire the elegant French architecture and the glittering skyline that is unique to Paris.

Mon. Mar. 23 Today you will see the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral, the River Seine, and many other amazing landmarks. You will then take the elevator to the second level of the Eiffel Tower for a spectacular view. Afternoon is free to shop, visit the Louvre Museum to see the Mona Lisa, or you can take a boat ride on the River Seine. There are more perfume shops in Paris than any other place in the world.

Tue. Mar. 24 Depart Paris and travel through the French wine producing vineyards passing the Castle of Chateauneuf. You will then enter SWITZERLAND, known as one of the most beautiful countries in the world with its lakes, Swiss Chalets, and the snowcapped Alps. Arrive LUCERNE for a Tour in one of the prettiest cities in Europe. Shop for Swiss watches and chocolates or take a cable car ride to the top of a mountain peak. Tonight, a typical Swiss dinner is included.

Wed. Mar. 25 Today, you will see the Swiss Alps as you travel to ITALY. The soaring mountain peaks and charming towns are simply breathtaking. See chianti vineyards and olive groves as you begin to enter the romantic city of VENICE that is built on 114 islands in the sea. This city of canals and gondolas is the only city in the world without cars with over 150 canals used as streets. Gondolas and motorboats are used as taxis, making everyone simply fall in love with Venice. You can also take an optional gondola ride and be serenaded as you pass the palaces on the Grand Canal. (See Awake 5/07, p. 23 and 5/22/04, p.16)

Thu. Mar. 26 Since no cars are allowed in Venice, you will enjoy a boat cruise on the canal followed by a walking Tour to St. Mark’s Square and to view the Bridge of Sighs and Doge’s Palace. Later, you will see Chianti vineyards and olive groves as you drive across the Apennine Mountains to your hotel in the beautiful Renaissance city of FLORENCE.

Fri. Mar. 27 Enjoy a walking Tour of Florence with its impressive sculptures. See Giotto’s Bell Tower, Piazza della Signoria and the Ponte Vecchio shopping bridge that spans the river. Shop for buys on gold jewelry and Italian leather goods such as gloves, shoes, handbags, and scarves. You will then travel through the countryside to ROME, the “Eternal City,” that dates back to the 1st Century A.D., where you will stay the last two nights in Europe.

Sat. Mar. 28 See the highlights of Rome known as the world’s greatest outdoor museum including St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the largest church in all of Christendom where you will see the “Divine Name” and Michelangelo’s masterpiece, The Pieta. (See Awake, 7/8/01, p.14) Next, cross the River Tiber to see the Roman Forum and the famous Colosseum, built in 72 A.D. that was the site of ancient gladiatorial fights and Circus Maximus, where “Ben Hur” chariot-style races were once held. (Awake, 4/8/91, p. 24 and 7/8/01, p.14) Afternoon free for shopping and a cappuccino or pizza by the famous Spanish Steps or at the Trevi Fountain. Be sure to try Italy’s famous gelato ice cream. (Awake 8/07, p. 15) Tonight, there will be a special “Farewell Dinner” included.

Sun. Mar. 29 “Arrivederci Roma” as you are transferred to the Rome Airport for the return flight to your hometown city. Touring with Friends from various other parts of the country is something you will certainly enjoy as you have now seen the BEST OF EUROPE!



  • Round-trip airfare to Europe
  • All taxes and bellmen gratuities
  • All sightseeing per itinerary
  • Breakfast daily, plus four dinners
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Experienced Tour Escort

Besides the above cities, you can depart from any other US or Canadian city by indicating your preferred departure city on the reservation form. We will then inform you of the total cost from your hometown. All prices are per person based on two people in a room. If you do not have a roommate, we will attempt to assign one for you or you can pay a supplement of only $579 for a single room. (PASSPORT IS REQUIRED)



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