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12 Days Picturesque Western Europe Tour 

Paris, Swiss, Vatican, Italy, Monaco 

From  $2199 /pp  W/Air

                 Code: NHFPE10          



Our Picturesque Western Europe Tour takes you to the heart of four wonderfully varied European countries: France, Switzerland, Italy and The Vatican City. We travel from Paris through breath-takingSwiss mountain scenery before heading south into Italy, where you can soak up hundreds of years of tradition and culture. Explore Venice’s waterways, the cobbled streets of Verona and Florence, and the nation’s capital, Rome, home to the Coliseum and Vatican City. The tour then winds its way around the glamorous French Riviera and back up through the countryside to Paris – a truly memorable journey.

 

Classic Northern Europe tour (Luxembourg, Germany, France, Netherlands, Belglum) or Enticing Eastern Europe tour (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland) are combinable.




DAY 1 Tuesday USA-Paris

Fly from USA to Paris


DAY 2 WEDNESDAY PARIS

Arrive at Paris, meet by our friendly tour guide, then transfer to Hotel, enjoy the rest of evening.


DAY 3 Thursday  Paris – Versailles – Paris  (Breakfast)

Paris is your oyster over the next two days as you enjoy guided tours around one of the world’s most celebrated cities. Your Parisian adventures get off to a spectacular start with a drive along the famous Champs Élysées to the Place de la Concorde which played such a key part in the French Revolution. You’ll also get to see the iconic Arc de Triumph too, the imposing monument that sits near the western end of the avenue and commemorates the fallen of the revolution and Napoleonic wars.
You’ll take in another significant historical building next as you head to L’Hôtel National des Invalides, where Napoleon’s tomb is located, followed by a stop at the most legendary of all Paris’s icons: the Eiffel Tower.  You can either take time to explore the neighbourhood and have some lunch or scale the Eiffel Tower. Choice is yours.
Finally, you’ll travel on the coach out through the Parisian suburbs to the splendid Palace of Versailles, the vast regal château that was the residence of the royal family until the start of the revolution in 1789. Today the palace is another popular Parisian attraction. 
In the evening, you can enjoy one of our optional Paris evening shows. (Optional)
Hotel: 3 ★★★ in Paris or city nearby. 

Example:  Hotel Campanile Paris Est-Bobigny, Ibis Paris Orly Rungis For reference only- subject to availability

Special Notice: Paris City Entrance Tax + Overnight City Tax (Per Person Per Day) €15 Must be paid prior to entering the cities- no concessions available

  


DAY 4 Friday Paris (Breakfast)

The second day of your Parisian experience begins with a visit to the Louvre, one of the world’s greatest art museums. Here you’ll set your eyes upon some of history’s most famous masterpieces, including the Venus de Milo, Winged Victory of Samothrace (also called Nike of Samothrace), and Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Opt for a guided gallery tour, which will enhance your experience and allow you to browse through hundreds of works in just a few hours. You can then take a leisurely cruise along the river Seine, a great sightseeing option that offers splendid views of iconic Parisian landmarks, including Notre-Dame Cathedral and Pont Alexandre III.

After an exhilarating morning of walking the gallery corridors, replenish your energy levels with lunch in the museum before heading to the area surrounding the Palais Garnier, Paris’s Opera House. Afterwards, you have an option of having a French 4 course Dinner and Show experience or spend time shopping at the legendary department stores Galleries Lafayette.

  


DAY 5 Saturday  Paris – Lucerne (Breakfast)

After boarding the luxury coach in Paris, sit back and enjoy a scenic journey across classic French countryside en-route to mountainous Switzerland. We will pass through Basel, which is located at the point where the Swiss, French and German borders meet, before arriving at the picturesque lakeside city of Lucerne, nestled at the foot of the snow-capped Swiss Alps. Once in Lucerne we will visit famous landmarks, including Chapel Bridge, the Water Tower, and some wonderfully preserved Baroque and Gothic architecture, followed by some free time to shop or take pictures.

Hotel: 3 ★★★ in Lucerne or city nearby 

Example: Hotel Arcade, Holiday Inn Express Affoltern am Albi For reference only- subject to availability

  


DAY 6 Sunday Lucerne – Milan – Venice (Breakfast)

Head south from Lucerne through spectacular Switzerland and into northern Italy, where your first stop will be Milan, fashion capital of the world. Your city tour will introduce you to the iconic sights, including Gothic cathedral, Duomo. You’ll also see one of the earliest shopping malls, the 19th-century Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, where you can wander among the boutique shops and take lunch in one of the sophisticated cafes.  


After enjoying the many delights of Milan, you’ll head to another vintage Italian city: Venice.

Hotel: 3 ★★★ Venice Mestre or nearby

Example: Michelangelo Hotel, Hotel Albatros For reference only- subject to availability

  


DAY 7 Monday Venice – Rome (Breakfast)

Spend the morning in the company of a knowledgeable local guide as you explore Venice, the most magical of cities. Begin with a waterbus ride to San Marco Island, a memorable crossing of the lagoon that gives you a real taste of the city’s charm as you approach the dreamy spires and distinctive waterside buildings. Once on the island you’ll be led around some of Venice’s best-known locations, beginning in the Piazzo with the Basilica di San Marco, a stunning piece of Byzantine architecture.

You’ll also see the legendary Bridge of Sighs, which appears on many a postcard or picture of Venice and connects the old prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge’s Palace.

Afterwards you’ll have a chance to see some traditional Venetian craftwork at close quarters with a demonstration by Murano glassblowers; their exquisite creations make excellent souvenirs.  Of course, the ultimate Venice activity is to ride through the warren of waterways on a gondola, and for most people this optional excursion is a must. Step aboard, relax and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Transfer to Rome in the afternoon.

Hotel: 3 ★★★ in Rome or city nearby 

Example: Idea Hotel Roma Z3, Hotel Cristoforo Colombo For reference only- subject to availability

  


DAY 8 Tuesday Rome – Vatican – Arrezzo (Breakfast)

Your day in Rome starts with a visit to the smallest country in the world, The Vatican City, which lies at the heart of the Italian capital. Here you’ll marvel at St Peter’s Basilica, home to Pope Francis and arguably the most significant site in Christianity. The exquisitely beautiful Basilica has been present here for almost 1,700 years and contains a bewildering collection of paintings, frescoes and design crafted by some of humanity’s most famous artists, which you can explore. Alternatively, you can choose to add on the optional Sistine Chapel tour to view Michelangelo’s famous painted ceiling.

Next you’ll see the famous Trevi Fountain, the lavish Baroque showpiece where people flock to throw coins into the water – an action which is said to ensure that you’ll return to the city again one day. After lunch, take a step even further back in time as you visit Italy’s unrivalled Roman relics. An optional guided tour of the Coliseum, built in AD 72, is highly recommended. History comes to life as you imagine yourself witnessing gladiatorial combat inside the spectacular amphitheatre, or alternatively you can walk at your leisure around the outside to admire the facade of this ancient wonder.

After the Coliseum, get up close to the nearby Arch of Constantine, which dates back to the fourth century AD, then spend some further free time enjoying Rome, sampling the rich and creamy delights of “gelato” (Italian ice cream).  Next, you can visit the magnificent Basilique Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri near Piazza della Repubblica  before transferring to Arezzo in the late evening. 

Hotel: 3 ★★★ in Arrezzo or city nearby 

Example: Etrusco Arezzo Hotel, Arezzo Park Hotel For reference only- subject to availability 

  


DAY 9 Wednesday Arrezzo – Florence - Pisa – Genoa (Breakfast)

Your voyage of cultural discovery continues as you get to know Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and home to some fabulous architecture and fine art. To begin the day by you’ll enjoy a guided walk around Florence’s many highlights, including the Ponte Vecchio over the Arno, the Piazza del Duomo and Campanile Tower.

Next you can see a demonstration of the traditional craft of leather working at close quarters in a local workshop, and you’ll also have the opportunity to purchase some of the high-quality leather items for which the city is famous. 

You’ll pass the Uffizi Gallery, which contains one of the most notable art collections in Florence. You’ll have free time to see the city further, to shop or to watch the world go by from an alfresco cafe, before travelling on to your next destination, Pisa. 

Here, be sure to have your camera ready to get a shot of the iconic Leaning Tower, the famous bell tower in the ‘Square of Miracles’, which also contains the centuries-old Cathedral and Baptistery.

Hotel: 3 ★★★ in Genoa or city nearby

Example: Idea Plus Hotel Savona, Grand Hotel des Anglais For reference only- subject to availability

  


DAY 10 Thursday Genoa – Monaco – Nice – Cannes – Avignon (Breakfast)

A breath-taking drive along one of Europe’s most famous stretches of Mediterranean coastline awaits while we say 'Arrivederci!' to Italy and 'Salut!' to Monaco. This small principality, enclaved in France is chic and beautiful, home to the famous Formula 1 Grand Prix.

A walking tour takes you to the grand Prince’s Palace, where you’ll have some free time to soak up the refined atmosphere, before continuing on to view the 1920s Courthouse, the Cliffside Oceanographic Museum, and the Cathedral, where Grace Kelly is buried. 

We then travel a little further to visit the famous Fragonard Perfume Factory. Here you’ll be taken on a fascinating guided tour around this working factory. 

Next it’s Nice, where you’ll stop for lunch to sample some excellent local cuisine and warm-hearted hospitality.

Your journey continues to Cannes, where many a movie star has enjoyed the sweet smell of success. Be sure to take the opportunity to snap some photos of the Palais des Festival, home to the city’s annual international film festival, before transferring to the hotel.

Hotel: 3 ★★★ in Avignon or city nearby

Example: Hotel Campanile Bollene, Kyriad d’Orange For reference only- subject to availability

  


DAY 11 Friday Avignon – Paris (Breakfast)

Take a well-earned rest today as you travel though great views of the rural charms of the French countryside on the journey back to Paris.


DAY 12 Saturday (Breakfast)

Transfer to Paris Airport, heading to next destination.


Price Guide

 For legal reasons, children aged 2 – 11 must share a room with one/two adults (no extra bed provided)·           Children aged 2 – 11 sharing a room with one adult, will have to pay the adult price.

We will no longer offer triple rooms due to the limited availability at most European hotels.

Please click on your selected date/ price to book. All Price in USD

Prices are based on twin share accommodation.


Departure Dates   Price (double occupancy)USD P,P
Return Date Land Only Package Price
2018/08/14 2018/08/25 USD$1599.00 USD$2799.00
2018/09/04 2018/09/15 USD$1599.00 USD$2299.00
2018/09/11 2018/09/22 USD$1599.00 USD$2299.00
2018/09/18 2018/09/29 USD$1599.00 USD$2199.00
2018/09/25 2018/10/05 USD$1599.00 USD$2299.00
2018/10/02 2018/10/13 USD$1599.00 USD$2299.00
2018/10/09 2018/10/20 USD$1599.00 USD$2099.00
2018/10/16 2018/10/27 USD$1599.00 USD$2299.00
2018/10/23 2018/11/03 USD$1599.00 USD$2299.00
2018/10/30 2018/11/10 USD$1599.00 USD$2299.00
2018/11/06 2018/11/17 USD$1599.00 USD$2299.00
2018/11/13 2018/11/24 USD$1599.00 USD$2299.00
2019/01/15 2019/01/26 USD$1599.00 USD$2299.00
2019/01/22 2019/02/02 USD$1599.00 USD$2299.00
2019/03/05 2019/03/16 USD$1599.00 USD$2199.00
2019/03/12 2019/03/23 USD$1599.00 USD$2199.00
2019/04/09 2019/04/20 USD$1599.00 USD$2199.00
2019/04/16 2019/04/27 USD$1599.00 USD$2199.00
2019/05/07 2019/05/18 USD$1599.00 USD$2299.00
2019/05/14 2019/05/25 USD$1599.00 USD$2299.00
2019/06/04 2019/06/15 USD$1599.00 USD$2699.00
2019/06/11 2019/06/22 USD$1599.00 USD$2699.00
2019/06/18 2019/06/29 USD$1599.00 USD$2799.00
2019/06/25 2019/07/06 USD$1599.00 USD$2799.00
2019/07/09 2019/07/20 USD$1599.00 USD$2799.00
2019/07/16 2019/07/27 USD$1599.00 USD$2799.00
2019/07/23 2019/08/03 USD$1599.00 USD$2799.00
2019/07/30 2019/08/10 USD$1599.00 USD$2799.00
2019/08/06 2019/08/17 USD$1599.00 USD$2799.00
2019/08/13 2019/08/24 USD$1599.00 USD$2799.00
2019/08/20 2019/08/31 USD$1599.00 USD$2799.00
2019/08/27 2019/09/07 USD$1599.00 USD$2699.00
2019/09/03 2019/09/14 USD$1599.00 USD$2299.00
2019/09/10 2019/09/21 USD$1599.00 USD$2299.00
2019/09/17 2019/09/28 USD$1599.00 USD$2299.00
Single Supplements +USD$799



Price Include
  • Round trip international airfare with taxes from indicated airports ;
  • All ground transportation;
  • All deluxe hotel accommodation (based on double occupancy);
  • Meals and featuring regional delicacies mentioned in the itinerary;
  • All visits and admission fees including entertainment shows mentioned in the itinerary;
  • English speaking guide.

Price Not Include

  • Visa Application fee if applicable
  • Prepaid Tipping: USD$120/person for the entire trip
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal expenditures.

Remark:

For legal reasons, children aged 2 – 11 must share a room with one/two adults (no extra bed provided)·           
We will no longer offer triple rooms due to the limited availability at most European hotels.
Children aged 2 – 11 sharing a room with one adult, will have to pay the adult price.


Palace of Versailles                                                                                                              €18

Eiffel Tower 2nd floor                                                                                                          €16

Eiffel Tower top floor                                                                                                           €25

Lido/Moulin Rouge Show with transfer                                                                                   €150



Le Louvre Museum                                                                                                              €17

River Seine Cruise                                                                                                               €14

Nouvelle Eve Show with 4 course Dinner & Transfer                                                               €150

Nouvelle Eve Show with Wine & Transfers                                                                             €110



Gondola ride in Venice (based on 6 people per Gondola)                                                         €30

Black Sauce Spaghetti Menu – includes salad, black sauce spaghetti,

fried squid and shrimp, dessert and water (Venice)                                                                 €20

Sistine Chapel Tour with Local Guide (skip the queue) –

also includes the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica (Rome)                                           €45


Coliseum Guided Tour (including ticket and skip the queue) (Rome)                                          €35

Firentino Steak Menu – includes salad, homemade pasta

250g Fiorentina steak, dessert and wine (Florence)                                                                 €30


ITALY AND MONACO CITY TAXES AND FEES (TOTAL PRICE €60)

Must be paid prior to entering the cities – no concessions available

Venice City entrance + Boat trip + Overnight City tax + Venice Local guide                             €25

Florence City entrance + Overnight City tax                                                                         €15

Rome City entrance + Overnight City tax                                                                            €10

Pisa City entrance                                                                                                            €5

Monaco City entrance                                                                                                      €5


NOTE:Please use as reference only, as prices are subject to minimum numbers and local conditions. Clients can only book optionals/pay taxes whilst on tour with the tour manager, who will also collect payment in cash only (Euros).


Classic Northern Europe tour (Luxembourg, Germany, France, Netherlands, Belglum) or Enticing Eastern Europe tour (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland) are combinable.

Meeting Point: 

Paris

(France)

Thursday

10:00

Avenue des Champs Elysees

Meeting Point: La Brioche Dorée Restaurant
Address: 144 Avenue des Champs Elysees,

75008 Paris(nearby Arc de Triomphe)

Metro: Line 1

Station: George V

(After joining the tour in Paris, we have an orientation tour of the city and then we drive directly to Versailles)

Paris

(France)


Friday

10:30

Louvre Museum

Meeting Point: Main Entrance Pyramids

by the statue of Louis XIV

Address: 36 Rue du Louvre, 75001 Paris

Metro: Line 1&7

Station: Palais-Royal-Musée du Louvre

(After joining the tour, the group will visit the Louvre Museum followed by free time at leisure)

Paris

(France)

Interchange point for Red&Green Line

Saturday

08:45

Paris Place d’Italie

Meeting Point: McDonald’s Restaurant

Address: 211 Boulevard Vincent Auriol,75013 Paris

Metro: Line 5, 6 &7

Station: Place d’Italie,Exit 3, Vincent Auriol

(Once on board the coach, we drive directly to Reims)




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