Image Tours Inc.
Escorted Europe Since 1939

 

 
                   
Optional Excursions
 

Our tours are carefully planned to offer you a comfortable balance of sightseeing, entertainment, and leisure time. Optional Excursions provide the flexibility to choose between leisure time or additional sightseeing activities. The optional excursions we offer are listed alphabetically below along with approximate prices and times. Detailed descriptions and current pricing of the specific excursions for your tour will be included with your Trip Documents Packet.

• Unless otherwise noted, optional excursions must be booked with and paid to your tour manager in Europe.

• Prices in this brochure are in American Dollars. VISA®, MASTERCARD®, or DISCOVER (no other credit cards are accepted) are the recommended form of payment to avoid carrying excessive cash and exchange rate fluctuations. When paying by credit card, you must be able to present the actual card to your tour manager. If you bring a DISCOVER card, be sure to also bring a VISA® or MASTERCARD® because, while Discover is accepted for optional excursion payments, it is not widely accepted for other payments in Europe.

• In those special circumstances where cash is the only available form of payment, the tour manager will provide a pricing chart based on the local currency. Cash payments during the tour must be in the local currency.

• Please note that personal checks and traveler’s checks are not accepted.

• Operation of all excursions is subject to sufficient participation, and some excursions are subject to favorable weather conditions. Your tour manager reserves the right to make changes to or cancel these excursions at his/her sole discretion.

 

'BAVARIAN PALACE'
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
from Innsbruck area, US $65

Travel via the majestic Seefeld pass to the French rococo palace of Linderhof. The visit will include a guided tour of the ornate palace interior and time to walk through the extravagant gardens. Continue to the village of Oberammergau, known for the elaborate production of the Passion Play performed here every 10 years. After an independent lunch, admire the frescoed buildings. (Maximum elevation 4,000 feet on the Seefeld Pass).

'GRAND HOLLAND'
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
in Holland, US $65

Drive through the lovely countryside and visit a picturesque Dutch village. Proceed to Amsterdam for a panoramic tour through the canals and harbor aboard a glass-top boat, followed by free time to pursue individual interests.

'PARIS EVENING'
7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
in Paris, US $75

Your French cuisine experience at a true Paris bistro is accompanied by roving musicians. Dinner includes wine or another beverage and features a tantalizing choice of French dishes. Your return motor coach ride will provide memorable impressions of one of the world’s most celebrated cities.

 

'SEINE RIVER CRUISE'
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
in Paris, US $25

Glide along the Seine River by boat, while passing impressive landmarks such as Notre Dame, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. This is the perfect way to see the major sights in Paris.

'SWISS LAKE BOAT RIDE'
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
from Lucerne, US $45

Board a steamer for a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne. The lake borders four cantons (states) of Switzerland and, for this reason, is also known as Vierwaldstättersee (Lake of the Four Forest Cantons). Your cruise will provide magnificent views of these splendid surroundings, created by mountain cliffs rising up to 5,000 feet above the lake and gorgeous lakeside resort homes.

'SWISS MOUNTAIN'
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
from Lucerne, US $65

Reach the summit of Mt. Stanserhorn (elevation 6,232 feet) by cogwheel train and the world’s only open-top cable car. At the top, enjoy the panorama on the terrace of the mountain top restaurant, take a walk along the paths, and snap pictures of the magnificent vistas. This excursion is subject to favorable weather and cable car operation, and may be rescheduled or cancelled. In some cases, another mountain may be substituted.

'TYROLEAN SHOW & DINNER'
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
from Innsbruck area hotel, US $65

Begin the evening with a traditional Austrian meal of Wiener Schnitzel (pork) authentically served with French Fries and Apple Strudel along with your choice of beer, wine or soft-drink. Then transfer to Innsbruck where the Gundolf Family welcomes you for an entertaining performance of traditional Tyrolean songs, unique dances, amusing instruments, and expert yodeling.

'VENICE'
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
from Bussolengo, US $95

A private boat transfers you from the mainland, through the Venetian Lagoon, to the center of Venice. A guided walking tour provides an introduction to the history, culture and architecture before concluding with a visit to a glass-blowing work shop. If you have your heart set on gliding through the canals of Venice by gondola, the cost is about $45 per person based on six people per gondola. Conclude your visit with an included dinner at a characteristic restaurant in the heart of Venice.