DAY 1 - ARRIVE - PARIS ( 2 NIGHTS )
Welcome to Paris, capital of France and the City of Light. After check-in to your hotel - the ideal spot for your exploration of this magnificent city, you can relax or take a stroll in the local neighbourhood.
Welcome Reception Hotel: Hilton
DAY 2 - PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE
Drive along the famous Champs Elysées to view the Arc de Triomphe, beneath which lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes an ascent to the second level ofthe Eiffel Tower to the second level for breathtaking views of the city. Spend the afternoon visiting the sights of your choice
DAY 3 - PARIS - LUCERNE ORIENTATION
See the sprawling vineyards of Auxerrois and Burgundy as you journey south, passing the medieval castle of Châteauneuf. Cross the border into Switzerland where the scenery changes dramatically.. View the famous wooden Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument in Lucerne, built to commemorate the Swiss Guards who died defending Louis XVI.
Meal(s) Buffet Breakfast/ Dinner Hotel: Astoria
DAY 4 - LUCERNE - ST. GOTTHARD - VENICE
Travel the scenic St. Gotthard Region through the Alps and cross the border at Chiasso into Italy. Catch a glimpse of the Italian Lake Region, a popular retreat for aristocrats since Roman times. Pass Verona and arrive later in Venice, Queen of the Adriatic.
Meal(s) Buffet Breakfast Hotel: Novotel Venezia
DAY 5 - VENICE ORIENTATION - FLORENCE
Your private motor launch takes you to St. Mark's Square to view the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge's Palace. Witness a Cultural Insight during a glassblowing demonstration at one of the oldest workshops on the island, then spend your free time discovering Venice's hidden gems. Afterwards, cross the Apennine Mountains to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and your home for the night.
Meal(s) Buffet Breakfast Hotel: Grand Hotel
DAY 6 - FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING - ROME (2 NIGHTS)
Your Local Specialist reveals a wealth of fascinating insights during your guided walk around Florence, a city with a rich Renaissance history. View the marble Duomo engineered by Brunelleschi and the magnificent doors of the Baptistery. Admire the Ponte Vecchio which spans the River Arno and marvel at the impressive palazzi when you visit Piazza della Signoria. Shop for the local specialities, 18-carat gold jewellery and the finest Italian leather goods, before heading to Rome, the last stop on your trip.
Buffet Breakfast Hotel: Crowne Plaza
DAY 7 - ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
Your Local Specialist takes you on a tour of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, one of the largest and most significant churches in the Christian world. Here you will view Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. Perhaps consider an Optional Experience to the Sistine Chapel. View the ancient sites of Rome including the Colosseum, former arena of gladiatorial contests and public events. Spend time this afternoon visiting the sights of your choice. This evening join your travelling companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.
Meal(s) Buffet Breakfast & Farewell Dinner
DAY 8 - DEPART ROME
After breakfast say ‘Arrivederci’ to Rome and your travelling companions as you return home with wonderful memories of Italy. Transfers are available to Rome Airports. Conditions apply.
# WHAT'S ALWAYS INCLUDED
- City tour in Paris, Florence and Rome
- Orientation of Lucerne and Venice
- Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome
- View the White Cliffs of Dover, the Champs Elysees and Arc de Triomphe in Paris, Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice and the ancient sites of Rome
- See the Somme battlefields and the Burgundy vineyards
- Ferry from Dover to Calais
- Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi
- Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
- Optional Experiences and free time
- An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
- All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
- Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
- Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day
- FREE Airport transfers. Conditions apply.
Experience a host of sights and unique cultures in Europe’s historic cities Paris, Venice, Florence and Rome. Visit the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysées, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Duomo, and the Colosseum. Each thrilling City will enthrall you, leaving plenty of free time to shop and explore.
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