31 Days by Coach (Trafalgar Tours)
Starting from Seattle, USA
5 September - 6 October

London, Paris, Chartres, Tours, Bordeaux, Lourdes, Pau, Biarritz, Burgos, Madrid, Toledo, Barcelona, Montserrat,  Cannes, Monaco, Nice,  Pisa, Montecatini,  Florence, Assisi,  Pompeii,  Genoa, Isle of Capri, Sorrento, Venice (including Lido & Burano islands) Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Oberammergau, Liechtenstein,  Lucerne, Freiburg, Heidelberg, St. Goar, Boppard, Cologne Amsterdam, Calais, Dover, London

This is just a small fraction of the 3500 photo's  taken

For the full story- see the trip journal below.  

 The Trip Journal (PDF)  12 pages         (Click on a photo for a larger version)

    At the Copthorne Tara hotel, and the Cafe Rouge, Lancer Square, Kensington, London

  Views from our Paris hotel (the Renaissance La Dafense) and snacking at a Pastisserie

  Eating dinner on the Champs Elysees

Paris at night:  Notre-Dame  and  Le Tour Eiffel

Palace at Versailles: Grounds and the Hall of Mirrors

Chartres cathedral... and nearby grocery store

 Squat Toilet  in a rest area on Autoroute A-10, near Potiers

 Scenes from Biarritz (France) on the Atlantic coast

The Cathedral and Grotto at Lourdes

City gate and Cathedral in Burgos, Spain

Toilet and bidet in our hotel room at the Puerta de Burgos - Beautiful and absolutely spotless!

Downtown Madrid,  palace,  Statue of Columbus

     Our Madrid guide talking with  Luigi, our tour director 

       Toledo- Spain

The incredible Cathedral in Toledo

      Sagrada Familia (Antonio Gaudi's Cathedral) Barcelona

Gaudi's El Parc Guell, Barcelona

      On Montserrat

        Fancy WC in Cannes- France

        Nice (France)

 The beautiful little hilltop town of  Saint Paul de Vence in the hills above Nice

        Carol - road sign in Saint Paul de Vence

      The Principality of Monaco and its crowded harbor

    Carol, Laveta and the Leaning Tower      Polizia Municipale, Pisa

    Breakfast in the hotel:  Montecatini Terme,  Italy

            Firenze (Florence)

At our hotel, the  Windsor Savoia, on the hilltop of Assisi and the Basilica De San Francisco

           NaplesLeaving for the Isle of Capri and harbor fire.

    Mount Vesuvius

 Various views from The Isle of Capri 

  Capri- Young and Old

      Pompeii- Human death mold and painting on a Bordello wall

 Rome- Sign at the entrance to the Catacombs

        Inside St. Paul's Basilica- Rome

      Rome at night.  Our tour bus (Laveta in center) waiting to load up.

    View from our hotel:  the  Mercure Roma Delta Colosseo

 St Peters Basilica

    Jim at the Vatican   

Carol and Laveta in the Map Room - also a painting- Vatican Library

     The Colosseum

    After a great dinner at the Mangrovia Resturant

         Carol and Laveta at the Trevi Fountain

                 Sign near Saint Mark's Square- Venice

Having fun in Venice

   Sunset on the Grand Canal

      Arriving on Lido Island (Venice).   Hotel MaBaPa

A day on Burano Island (Venice)

In the hills above Vienna, Austria
Carol and Laveta waiting for the U-Bahn (U-4) to our hotel 

Dinner in a countryside Wine Village In Grinzing, near Vienna
(Weingut Heuriger-Reinprech

                     A great dinner, a short walk from our Vienna hotel

Salzburg, Austria

 Berchtesgaden and the Kehlsteinhaus  (Hitler's Eagle's Nest)
Tunnel to elevator and the building.  Everything is original as built in 1938

     Hitler's meeting room and entrance.

               The Rococo interior of  Basilika zu Lieben, Salzberg

   Shopping in Salzberg

Lunch stop on the road

Innsbruck, Austria

Operation on a stuffed animal-  Innsbruck hospital /fire department

At the Wittlesbach Hotel,  Oberammergau, Germany

Driving through Austria- Alps and in 14 kilometer long tunnel

              In the Principality of  Liechtenstein

Roadside Switzerland

Our hotel room in the Raddison LucerneLucerne, Switzerland


The  Dying Lyon of Lucerne  and views in the city

Jim, Carol and Laveta On Lake Lucerne

The cable car to Mount Pilatus

A mountain church  and summit of Mount Pilatus

                  Alpine horn and the cog-train back down the mountain

Freiburg, Germany with Bratwurst and Brochen-  and inside the Freiburg Cathedral

   Heidelberg, Germany

                  The great gothic cathedral in Cologne

A Rhine cruse between Saint Goar and Boppard, Germany

                At a lunch stop near Arnhem, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands

     Entering the Red Light District, Amsterdam

Amsterdam- Last dinner with our tour group (Carol close-up)

      Laveta in Calais, at the Ferry dock and Cliffs of Dover
London- Buckingham Palace

London- Walking and in Double-Decker London bus returning to our hotel

The Duke of York pub- a half block from our hotel.


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