An exclusive feature of Splendors of Europe
You will personally experience the legendary pleasures of fine European dining. Delicious regional cuisine prepared by culinary geniuses is a part of the pleasurable cultural experience that you won’t want to miss.
Outstanding restaurants have been carefully selected for their specialties prepared by uncompromising award winning chefs. Meals are enjoyed in a delightful ambiance. Service is professional and pleasant. You’ll discover why we are known as the "Gourmet Tour".
Train Blue, Paris
We feature elegant multi-course gourmet dinners. On our tours, you choose what you want from the menu. Soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, and dessert are always included. If you wish, you may dine privately at a table for two, with your escorts or with the group. When dining at the hotel, you may also dine in your room at no additional charge, subject to availability.
We include most of your meals so you’ll experience the high cuisine our destinations offer but we also provide you the opportunity to try some of your own restaurant choices. On the few days we don’t include lunch or dinner, your escorts are always ready to offer advice about the many wonderful restaurant choices in the area. You may chose to exercise your independence and dine on your own however you are always welcome to join your escorts. We use the letters "B," "L," and "D" in the itineraries to show which meals are included each day.
See our "Gallery of Restaurants" atthe end of each tour itinerary for restaurant pictures.
Gourmet Lunches An exclusive feature of Splendors of Europe
Lunches are delightful and memorable too. We include delicious restaurant lunches in beautiful settings, often outside on scenic terraces. Beverages and dessert is included. Some lunches are at award winning restaurants. We select restaurants that exemplify the charm and character of the area.
Les Vieux Murs, Antibes
Breakfast is included each morning, with a discussion about the day’s activities. Breakfast in France tends to be simple but delicious. Buffet or continental breakfasts are typical, however more hotels are now offering full American breakfasts. The type of breakfast varies depending on the hotel. Breakfast in your room is available in most hotels.An exclusive feature of Splendors of Europe
Fine dining, St. Moritz Terrace dining, Lake Como
Photograph by Emanuel Ammon, Kur- und Verkehrsverein St. Moritz
Light Meal Plan Option
The light meal plan is the same as the full meal plan described above except the light meal plan does not include dinner. Under the light meal plan, the dinner venue is chosen by and paid for by you. Of course you are still welcome to join your hosts at dinner if you choose, and if you do, you will receive the same level of service as full meal plan guests.
The light meal plan offers freedom of choice of dining venue. Formal or casual, grand or petit, you are free to decide on your own restaurant choices, and your hosts can help with a recommendation. Most European restaurants post their menus outside. Choosing a restaurant by previewing its menu and sampling its ambiance is an enjoyable evening experience in Europe.