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France, Switzerland and Italy

9 Nights / 10 Days tour package for USD 1629 per person
Destinations Covered: Paris - Lucerne - Venice - Florence - Rome 5901
 

Begin your vacation in London then cross the English Channel by Eurostar train to Paris. Your 2-night stay here includes guided sightseeing that highlights the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysées, and the Eiffel Tower, then time to explore the French capital at your own pace. Head southeast through Burgundy to picture-perfect Lucerne in Switzerland. Then visit Lugano in the Italian-speaking Swiss canton of Ticino before crossing into Italy. Stop in Verona to see Juliet’s balcony, and in beautiful Venice for two overnights, a canal boat ride to St. Mark's Square, and free time to maybe try an optional gondola ride. In Florence, "Cradle of the Renaissance," enjoy a guided walking tour that introduces you to Santa Croce, Signoria Square, Palazzo Vecchio, and more. Admire the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa before spending two nights in the "Eternal City" of Rome, with guided sightseeing that highlights St. Peter’s Square, the Roman Forum, and the mighty Colosseum.

 

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

Tour Start Date Return Date Price Per Person
17-Dec-2012 26-Dec-2012 USD 1629
 
22-Mar-2013 31-Mar-2013 USD 1779
29-Mar-2013 07-Apr-2013
05-Apr-2013 14-Apr-2013
12-Apr-2013 21-Apr-2013
 
19-Apr-2013 28-Apr-2013 USD 1819
 
26-Apr-2013 05-May-2013 USD 1859
03-May-2013 12-May-2013
10-May-2013 19-May-2013
17-May-2013 26-May-2013
 
24-May-2013 02-Jun-2013 USD 1889
31-May-2013 09-Jun-2013
07-Jun-2013 16-Jun-2013
14-Jun-2013 23-Jun-2013
21-Jun-2013 30-Jun-2013
28-Jun-2013 07-Jul-2013
05-Jul-2013 14-Jul-2013
12-Jul-2013 21-Jul-2013
19-Jul-2013 28-Jul-2013
 
26-Jul-2013 04-Aug-2013 USD 1889
02-Aug-2013 11-Aug-2013
09-Aug-2013 18-Aug-2013
16-Aug-2013 25-Aug-2013
23-Aug-2013 01-Sep-2013
30-Aug-2013 08-Sep-2013
06-Sep-2013 15-Sep-2013
13-Sep-2013 22-Sep-2013
 
20-Sep-2013 29-Sep-2013 USD 1859
27-Sep-2013 06-Oct-2013
04-Oct-2013 13-Oct-2013
   
Hotels:

Paris: Timhotel Berthier (ST)

Lake Lucerne: Hirschen (ST) at Flüelen

Venice Area: Poppi (F) at Mira

Florence Area: Demidoff (F) at Pratolino

Rome: Park Dei Massimi (F)

 
Itinerary

Day 1: London–Paris, France
Board the Eurostar train to Paris. Here you'll be met by the Tour Director and luxury coach. Overnight in Paris.

Day 2: Paris
Paris is a world-class city that probably has more familiar landmarks than almost any other city in the world. This morning, see them during the including city tour. View the famous Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysées, and much more with a Local Guide. In the afternoon, feel like a French aristocrat as you join the optional walking tour through the immense Palace of Versailles. This evening, why not join an optional welcome dinner? (B)

Day 3: Paris – Lake Lucerne, Switzerland
Fascinating, ever-changing scenery today. Views of Fontainebleau Forest, the wine-growing area of Burgundy, then prosperous farms and tidy half-timbered villages as you head through the Alpine heart of Switzerland to picture-book Lake Lucerne. (B,D)

Day 4: Lake Lucerne
One of Switzerland’s finest cities nestled amid its snowcapped Alps, surrounded by its lake, and embellished by the clear mountain waters of the River Reuss. The orientation includes the Lion Monument, erected in memory of the 800 Swiss Guards who defended Louis XVI and his wife at the wooden Chapel Bridge. A grand selection of optional activities completes the day: a cable-car ride to the 10,000-foot summit of Mount Titlis; a cruise on the fjord-like lake; and, of course, time to shop for that very Swiss watch. (B)

Day 5: Lake Lucerne – Lugano – Verona, Italy – Venice Area
More wonderful Alpine scenery as you drive into the mountain ranges that surround the massive St. Gotthard. Once through its great tunnel, you’ll start your scenic descent into the warmer and sunnier ambiance of the Canton Ticino. Stop in beautiful Lugano and take a stroll along the lakeside promenade. Later, cross into Italy and drive through the Lombardy plains to Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet, also known as "Little Rome" for its splendid amphitheater still standing in its former glory. Overnight in the Venice area. (B)

Day 6: Venice Area
Venice is more like a marvelous film set than a real live city, with criss-crossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and busy little piazzas. The orientation starts with a boat ride and is 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 7: Venice Area – Florence
Start the day by journeying south across the Apennines into the gentle and hilly countryside of Tuscany. Then, to Florence for an included walking tour with a Local Guide. (B,D)

Day 8: Florence – Pisa – Rome
Leave this Renaissance gem and city of the Medicis this morning. Later, stop in Pisa to see the famed Square of Miracles and view the Leaning Tower. Then, journey south to Rome. Tonight an optional evening drive through the city, a floodlit spectacular of shimmering fountains, magnificent churches, and piazzas, followed by dinner. (B)

Day 9: Rome
Today's sightseeing with a Local Guide features St. Peter’s Square, and includes an inside visit of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. (B)

Day 10: Rome
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

 
Package Includes:
Accommodation for 2 nights in Paris
Meals as per the itinerary
Accommodation for 2 nights in Lucerne
Sightseeing and activities as per the itinerary
Accommodation for 5 nights in Italy(Venice, Florence, Rome)    
 
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 without prior notice.
Please note that mandatory prepaid gratuities for Tour Director and Driver are applicable    

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