Pros: Travelling by a comfortable coach --many places covered within the given timeframe.
Cons: optional tours to museums overpriced and illtimed.Some local-Guides unfriendly and vague--esp Rome.
Overall an excellent experience--adequate clean hotels--
travelling by coach one was able to enjoy the spectacular scenery.However the 'comfort stops' every 2 hours were a waste of time and cut into the time spent in places of tourist attraction which was the real reason for the trip not 45mins to one hour for visiting the loo at gas station restaurent cum malls!!
The vegetarian food available was dissapointing--except in Insbruck and Switzerland but in other places an insult to one's sensibilities.It's as if in Europe you are a freak to be a vegetarian!!