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France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy Tour

12 Nights / 13 Days tour package for USD 1899 per person
Destinations Covered: Amsterdam Area - Rhineland - Innsbruck - Venice Area - Rome - Montecatini - Lake Como - Lucerne - Leusanne - Paris 5101
 

Experience Europe's major highlights on this extraordinary vacation. Begin in London then cross the English Channel and travel by motorcoach to Amsterdam for a guided sightseeing tour and canal cruise. Journey through the German Rhineland, passing castles and vineyards, then drive through the Tyrolean Alps from Innsbruck on the way to the floating city of Venice. On to Assisi, St. Francis' town in the Apennine hills. Spend two nights in the Eternal City of Rome, visiting archaeological jewels such as the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Next up: Tuscany with a visit to Florence, the "Cradle of the Renaissance" and a walking tour that features the Duomo and Signoria Square. On to Pisa with its famous Leaning Tower, then an overnight in fascinating Lake Como, a stop to discover the Swiss subtropical town of Lugano, and Lucerne with its medieval wooden bridge and surrounding mountains. Stop in Interlaken before reaching Lausanne on Lake Geneva, then drink in the beauty of the French vineyards in Burgundian Beaune. Your adventure concludes in fabulous Paris with two overnights and included guided sightseeing. Then return to London by ferry.

 

Rates and Dates (Rates per person on US Dollars):

Tour Start Date Return Date Price Per Person
14-Dec-2012 26-Dec-2012 USD 1999
 
19-Mar-2013 31-Mar-2013 USD 1899
 
26-Mar-2013 07-Apr-2013 USD 1949
 
02-Apr-2013 14-Apr-2013 USD 2029
 
09-Apr-2013 21-Apr-2013 USD 2079
16-Apr-2013 28-Apr-2013
 
23-Apr-2013 05-May-2013 USD 2099
30-Apr-2013 12-May-2013
 
07-May-2013 19-May-2013 USD 2149
14-May-2013 26-May-2013
21-May-2013 02-Jun-2013
28-May-2013 09-Jun-2013
 
04-Jun-2013 16-Jun-2013 USD 2169
11-Jun-2013 23-Jun-2013
18-Jun-2013 30-Jun-2013
25-Jun-2013 07-Jul-2013
02-Jul-2013 14-Jul-2013
09-Jul-2013 21-Jul-2013
16-Jul-2013 28-Jul-2013
 
23-Jul-2013 04-Aug-2013 USD 2169
30-Jul-2013 11-Aug-2013
06-Aug-2013 18-Aug-2013
13-Aug-2013 25-Aug-2013
 
20-Aug-2013 01-Sep-2013 USD 2169
03-Sep-2013 15-Sep-2013
10-Sep-2013 22-Sep-2013
 
17-Sep-2013 29-Sep-2013 USD 2139
24-Sep-2013 06-Oct-2013
 
01-Oct-2013 13-Oct-2013 USD 2099
   
Hotels:

Amsterdam Area: NH Airport (F) at Schiphol or Grand (F) at Amstelveen

Rhineland: Ramada (F) at Bruehl or Zum Anker (ST) at Andernach

Innsbruck: Dollinger (ST)

Venice Area: Smart Holiday (F) at Mestre

Rome: Princess (F)

Montecatini: Plaza (F) or Biondi (F)

Lake Como: Lario (ST) at Mezzegra

Lucerne: Luzernerhof (F)

Leusanne: Novotel Bussigny (F)

Paris: Mercure Defense Park (F)

 
Itinerary

Day 1: London – Amsterdam Area, Holland
Leave London in the early morning and head through the lush English countryside to the Channel port, where you embark on your ferry for the Continent. Meet your Tour Director and board your luxury coach for the drive to the Amsterdam area.

Day 2: Amsterdam Area – Rhineland, Germany
Today, enjoy a canal cruise to see the town from water level, then watch the cutting and polishing of precious stones at a diamond center in Amsterdam. Later, sightseeing with a Local Guide points out the city highlights. In the afternoon, travel southward to the Rhineland area for an overnight. (B,D)

Day 3: Rhineland – Innsbruck, Austria
A choice today of the included scenic drive along the shores of the Rhine or, even more thrilling, the optional Rhine cruise with vistas of the Lorelei rock, hilltop castles, half-timbered wine villages, and terraced vineyards. In the afternoon, ride along the Autobahn to Austria. Overnight in Innsbruck. (B,D)

Day 4: Innsbruck – Venice Area, Italy
Early morning departure via the Tyrolean Alps to the unique floating city of Venice. This afternoon’s orientation includes a boat ride followed by a chance to watch Venetian glassblowers fashion their delicate objects as they did centuries ago. Don’t miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you. (B,D)

Day 5: Venice Area – Assisi – Rome
An interesting drive southward, cutting across the Po plain, then through the gentle Umbrian hills to Assisi, where St. Francis was born in 1182. Visit the world-famous basilica with its beautiful frescoes by Giotto, then head for Rome. (B)

Day 6: Rome
The "Eternal City"—a city steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts in St. Peter’s Square, followed by a visit to the Roman Forum and the mighty Colosseum. (B)

Day 7: Rome – Montecatini
An easy drive on the Highway of the Sun to Florence. This Renaissance gem and city of the Medicis will keep you enthralled for a whole day. Traffic is banned in part of the historic center, so visitors can wander at leisure and admire the city’s timeless beauty in relative peace and quiet. Don’t miss out on the included walking tour with a Local Guide that features most of the city highlights. You will see the Piazza Santa Croce; the beautiful Piazza Signoria; the Palazzo Vecchio; the Loggia dei Lanzi; and, to top it all, the Piazza del Duomo and its cathedral with the Giotto Campanile, and the magnificent East Door of the Baptistry, known as the “Gate of Paradise.” Overnight in the spa town of Montecatini. (B,D)

Day 8: Montecatini – Pisa – Milan – Lake Como
Start the morning by driving to Pisa to visit the Square of Miracles and admire the Leaning Tower. Next, journey northwards through the Tuscan hills and across the Po plain to Milan to admire the majestic gothic Duomo. Then, continue to the shores of romantic Lake Como. (B,D)

Day 9: Lake Como – Lugano, Switzerland – Lucerne
Leave beautiful Lake Como to cross the border into Switzerland. Stop in Lugano, in the Italian-speaking Ticino, then continue to Lucerne, one of Switzerland's finest cities, nested amid its Alps, surrounded by its lake, and embellished by the clean waters of the River Reuss. (B)

Day 10: Lucerne – Interlaken – Lausanne
This morning, spend some time in this beautiful town, then drive to nearby Stans, with a chance to join the optional excursion by funicular and cable car to the summit of Mount Stanserhorn. Later, stop in Interlaken and follow the shoreline of Lake Thun. A few more miles to Lausanne, overlooking Lake Leman. (B)

Day 11: Lausanne – Beaune, France – Paris
Vistas of famous vineyards on the way to Beaune. Visit the medieval Burgundian town, known the world over for its wine production. Later, take the autoroute to Paris. Tonight, maybe an optional cabaret show. (B)

Day 12: Paris
Explore the city that’s known throughout the world for its fashions, art and museums, delicious food, and joie de vivre. Included sightseeing with a local expert shows off many of the best-known Parisian sights: La Sorbonne, Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramid near the Louvre, the Invalides, and Champs Elysées. An optional excursion to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles is available. (B)

Day 13: Paris – London, England
Relax and let the countryside whiz by on the road north to the coast, where you board your Channel ferry. Through Kent, return to London for an evening arrival. (B)

 
Package Includes:
Accommodation for 1 night in Amsterdam
Accommodation for 1 night in Lake Como
Accommodation for 1 night in Rhineland
Accommodation for 1 night in Lucerne
Accommodation for 1 night in Innsbruck
Accommodation for 1 night in Lausanne
Accommodation for 3 nights in Italy(Ropme, Venice)
Accommodation for 2 nights in Paris
Accommodation for 1 night in Montecatini
Meals as per the itinerary
Sightseeing and activities as per the itinerary    
 
Package Excludes:
Return Airfare and taxes
Cost of meals other than not mentioned in the inclusions
Visa charges
Cost of any other services not specifically mentioned in inclusions
Expenses of personal nature, laundry, telephone bills, tips, gratuities etc    
 
Notes:
The package Prices based on double room occupancy
The package  itineraries and prices are subject to change
Please note that mandatory prepaid gratuities for Tour Director and Driver are applicable    

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