Tour for all ages:
The Continental from $2695

Germany - Austria - Italy - France - Spain

12 days

May 10, 2019 (US departure date) - May 21, 2019 (Barcelona return date)

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What's Included:

  • 10 overnights at superior tourist class with private bath/shower, 2-share rooms
  • Four specialty dinners including one beverage
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Tours guided by local historians in: Munich, Salzburg & Florence
  • Barcelona 2-day travel card
  • High-speed train ticket from Marseille to Barcelona
  • Private tour director for the entire duration of the land tour
  • All scheduled sightseeing
  • Intra-European transportation by air-conditioned motor coach as per itinerary
  • All service charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers with purchase of AESU group airfare
  • Luggage tag and travel guides

Featured Sights & Events:

  • Welcome Orientation
  • Traditional Bavarian Dinner
  • Typical German beer hall
  • Munich Glockenspiel
  • Salzburg Mozart Sights
  • Sound of Music Tour
  • Venice Grand Canal
  • Private boat to Venice Island
  • Venetian Pizza Party
  • Florence “Golden City” of Renaissance
  • French Riviera Beaches
  • French Brasserie Dinner
  • Barcelona Farewell Fiesta Dinner
  • Spanish Flamenco Show ... AND MUCH MORE!

Click on links below to view fun videos.

GERMANY: Munich

Oktoberfest city. Glockenspiel chimes. Beer steins. Hofbraeuhaus...


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  • AUSTRIA: Salzburg

    Mozart's birthplace. Sound of Music. Wrought iron signs...


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  • ITALY & VATICAN CITY: Venice, Florence

    Venetian glass-blowing workshop. Bridges and canals. Michelangelo. Tuscan Feast...


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  • FRANCE: Paris, French Riviera

    French bistro dinner. Paris by night. Seine river cruise. Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame. Arc de Triomphe. Moulin Rouge. Cote d’Azur. French Riviera. Monte Carlo option....


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  • SPAIN: Barcelona

    Gaudi's art nouveau cathedra. Picasso Museum. Flower markets of Las Ramblas. Tapas. Sangria...

    Free Airport Transfers & Discount Airfare

    When you book your airfare through AESU, you get these great benefits:

    • Free airport transfers overseas on tour start and return dates
    • Hassle free—we take care of all the details
    • Free quotes & competitive rates
    • Fly with fellow travelers
    • Flexible payment schedule
    • AESU can help with special flight requests too
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    Optional Activities & Excursions Offered on Your Trip.

    Have it your way and personalize your trip by adding fun, optional activities. These activities are not included in your land package price to allow free time for those who want to explore on their own. Rates have been specially negotiated with the suppliers and will include transportation to and from the event, where applicable. All options are based on a minimum number of travelers participating. Rates listed are approximate rates in US$ and are subject to change. Contact your tour director upon arrival overseas to book and pay for your options. Payment to tour director in cash in local currency.

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    Dachau Concentration Camp
    $20

    The Dachau concentration camp was the first regular concentration camp established by the National Socialist (Nazi) government in 1933. Heinrich Himmler, in his capacity as police president of Munich, officially described the camp as “the first concentration camp for political prisoners.” It was located on the grounds of an abandoned munitions factory near the northeastern part of the town of Dachau, a town about 10 miles northwest of Munich in southern Germany.
    The above cost includes a tour with audio guides and round-trip transfer by motor-coach.

    Mozart Dinner
    $125

    An evening of musical and culinary arts in the stylish setting of a sumptuous Baroque Hall. Be transported back to Mozart's era and enjoy an evening's entertainment as it might have been enjoyed in 1790. Candlelight, a menu based on period recipes, costume an instruments and - Mozart's exquisite music.

    The cost includes round-trip ransfer by taxi, dinner and concert. Approx. duration of excursion is 3.5 hours.

    Tuscan Feast
    $75

    Get ready for a dinner of pure Italian delights at Il Latini, located in the heart of Renaissance Florence. Once the stables of L.B. Alberti’s masterpiece palace, the Latini family’s restaurant and winery offers the original flavors of Tuscany. Frommer’s writes: Under hundreds of hanging prosciutto ham hocks, the waiters try their hardest to keep a menu away from you and serve instead a filling, traditional set meal with bottomless wine. This usually kicks off with ribollita and pappa al pomodoro or penne strascicate (in a ragù mixed with cream). If everyone agrees on the arrosto misto, you can get a table-filling platter heaped high with assorted roast meats. Finish off with a round of cantucci con vin santo for everyone.
    Cost includes round-trip transfers if hotel is not in walking distance. Tuscan Feast includes wine and water.

    Chianti Excursion
    $60

    The Chianti excursion starts with a picturesque drive through the vineyards of one of the best known wine growing areas. A local expert will show us the cellars and introduce us to a variety of wines accompanied by local specialties of ham, Tuscan salami, olive oils, and bread. After free time to explore the town of Greve, we will return to Florence.
    Cost includes round-trip transfer by motor coach, tour of the facilities, wine tasting, and samples of local foods. Free time in Greve. Times and prices are subject to change.

    Cannes & Monte Carlo Excursion
    $159

    Nothing sums up the glamour of Monte Carlo more than the harbor, filled with expensive yachts and celebrities. Sun seekers bask in the sun at Plages du Larvotto with plenty in the way of fun water sports. See the legendary Monte Carlo casino, designed by French architect Jules Touzet. Cannes displays luxury yachts along its waterfront and has streets lined with equally luxurious like Ferraris and Lamborghinis. During some free time, the town known for the International Film Festival (May) has you visiting the historical Le Suquet neighborhood. Shop for designer clothes at fashionable Rue d'Antibes or people watch at the seaside promenade "La Croisette."
    The above cost includes round-trip motor coach to both Cannes and Monte Carlo including a lunch en route.


    If your group hotel is located in Cannes, we will first visit Nice with its belle époque and Art Deco architecture, its atmospheric old quarter and an amazing restaurant scene. Place Garibaldi, the central square, has been pedestrianized and with Promenade du Paillon, Nice has an alluring public park in its center. After lunch, we continue to Monte Carlo with time to see the old town and explore the famous casino. Steeped in 700 years of Grimaldi royal history, Monte Carlo’s seaside location is stunning, tucked between French medieval villages and the Alps. A playground for the rich and famous both celebrity and royalty, the harbor hosts the most magnificent yachts in the world. Designer boutiques, elegant restaurants and luxury cars abound in this sun-kissed resort city.
    This excursion also includes round-trip motor-coach to Nice and Monte Carlo and lunch en-route.

    Sailing Trip Barcelona
    $175

    Sail on the beautiful Mediterranean Sea from aboard a catamaran. Travel along the coast and take in views of La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona Cathedral, Montjuic, Tibidabo and the Port Olympic. Head out to sea, go for a swim, then enjoy a drink and snacks.

    The cost includes round-trip transfer, 3-hour sailing, lunch including spanish tapas, salad, tomato bread, wine and water. Min. number of guests required to operate this option is 16. We will be sailing in a fleet of two or more boats, capacity per catamaran is 8 guests.

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    What to do during your free time? For more details or current local events talk to your tour director or your local city guide. They are always the best source for free-time activities and offer great tips on restaurants or local hang-outs.

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    Meals

    Traveling on this trip will introduce you to some native cuisine, including local specialties.

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    Hotels

    We stay in superior tourist class hotels, all with private bath/shower in 2-share rooms. Our hotels have been specially selected for their European atmosphere, friendly hospitality, and cleanliness. Our hotels are centrally located or within a short walk of public transportation to take you to the landmark of your choice in the city you are visiting. (Why stay in remote cabins, hostels, or share your room with up to 6 people, when you can stay in a centrally located hotel?)

    You'll be given a complete hotel address list with your final documents. Properties are subject to change and any substitutions would be the equivalent of those listed. *Single supplement only applies if single accommodations are requested. Independent hotel reservations, special tours and FIT tours always apply a single supplement. Please check your itinerary.

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    HOTEL IBIS MUENCHEN CITY, Munich

    A 4-minute walk from München Hauptbahnhof train station, this centrally located hotel in the Maxvorstadt district is also close to Marienplatz square. The modern rooms all have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus custom-designed beds and work desks. There is a 24/7 lounge/bar offering snacks.

    HOLIDAY INN SALZBURG CITY, Salzburg

    Located in the city centre, this air-conditioned hotel offers free WiFi in the lobby and laundry service. The hotel features a restaurant, bar and fitness center.

    HOTEL RESIDENCE ELITE, Mestre, Venice

    The Residence is just a few minutes away by bus from Venice. This comfortable hotel in Mestre is set out over six floors and has three lifts, one of which is panoramic. All 85 units in the Hotel Residence Elite have been recently renovated to offer guests a vast range of options. The public rooms are extremely pleasant and welcoming: guests can have breakfast in a large, bright room, relax in the reading room or in the small garden and enjoy a cocktail at the hotel bar.

    HOTEL VILLA GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO, Florence

    Surrounded by a relaxing garden from the late 1800s, Villa Gabriele d'Annunzio is a quick bus ride to the historic centre of Florence. All rooms have free WiFi, air-conditioning, mini-fridge, hairdryer and coffee/tea maker. The hotel features a bar, breakfast buffet and an outdoor swimming pool.

    HOTEL BRICE GARDEN, Nice

    The Best Western Hotel Brice Garden is located in central Nice, 5 minutes walk to the Promenade des Anglais and the beach. Rooms are equipped with satellite TV, a mini fridge, a desk and a private bathroom..The hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the tram line and Nice’s central train station.

    HOTEL SOHO, Barcelona

    Hotel Soho is located on Gran Via, in central Barcelona and features a rooftop seasonal pool and sun terrace with panoramic views. It is a 10-minute walk from Plaza Catalunya and Passeig de Gracia Boulevard. Modern air-conditioned rooms are soundproof and offer flat-screen satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. Bathrooms are equipped with hairdryers.The hotelis a 5-minute walk from bus stop in Plaza Universitat, and Urgell Metro Station is just 450 feet away.

    Continental 12 days$2695.00
    Click on a date below to get a quote or book online
    Start In MunichEnd In BarcelonaLand Only
    2019
    May 11  May 21$2695

    Or call 800-638-7640 to speak with a travel expert

    If you purchase your own airfare, book your overnight flight from the USA one day earlier than the tour start date listed above.

    * Price per person based on a twin share room. If you're traveling alone, AESU will attempt to arrange for you to share a twin at NO EXTRA COST. If you prefer a single room, a single supplement of $725 will apply.

    AIRFARE

    Gateway Cities

    Fly into Munich, return from Barcelona

    Airfare is not included in land price. If you choose to book air with AESU, after receipt of your land booking, AESU will email you a quote with your tour confirmation invoice. You will have 72 hours to accept or decline airfare. (Or call AESU at 800-638-7640 for a quote prior to booking).

    Book Airfare with AESU - FREE Airport Transfer

    Purchase your airfare from AESU and receive free arrival/departure transfers from the airport to your hotel. We also try to book you on the same flights as others traveling on your tour. Land only participants BOOKING OWN FLIGHT OVERSEAS, DO NOT receive airport arrival/departure transfers. If you book land only with us, book your flights from the USA one day earlier than the tour start date. If you are not booking flights through AESU, we recommend not booking airfare until your tour is guaranteed (This will be noted on website with “guaranteed” next to tour start date).

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    How to Book

    Click on a date above to get a quote or make a reservation. You can make your $500 deposit ONLINE to confirm your space on the land tour. Full payment isn't due until 90 days before departure, and you or friends and family can make partial payments after you've booked (See NOTE below if within 90 days). Or you can scan/email or fax a booking form.

    If you just want a quote and don’t want to secure a spot on the land program, select date above and click "Get a Quote" button on next page.

    NOTE: Reservations to be paid in full 90 days prior to departure. Reservations received after this date are subject to availability and any airfare quote can only be held for 72 hours. Payment in full will be due upon receipt of invoice from AESU. A late booking fee of $100 per person will apply.

    All prices reflect a cash discount (For full payment by credit card, there is a 4% processing fee.)

    To download a copy of the Terms and Conditions Click here.

    PAYMENT PLAN: pay a little at a time and make your trip more affordable.

    After paying a deposit of $500 online to reserve your spot, you can pay your balance in as many installments as you like, with a minimum of $100 for each transaction with no fee. Please indicate booking number on your check payment. If you prefer to pay installments by credit card, please call us at 800-638-7640 for details. (All prices reflect a cash discount. There is a 4% processing fee for any payments made by credit card after initial deposit.) The total tour cost (land, and air if applicable) must be paid in full at least 90 days before departure.

    INSURANCE: We highly recommend travel insurance. The Ohio State Alumni Association offers travel insurance. Click here for information.

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