GENUINE EUROPE TOUR

Italy - Switzerland - France - London

validity

valid until December 2018

duration

12 days / 11 nights

HIGH SEASON

USD1,782

MID SEASON

USD1,758

LOW SEASON

USD1,440

TOUR PHOTOS

from USD1,440 / Person

EXPECTED HOTELS


Rome: American Palace, Cristoforo Colombo, Florence: Delta Florence, Venice: Albatros, Zurich: Hotel Ibis Zurich Messe Airport, Paris: Courtyard Marriot Paris St Denis, Campanile Paris Est Porte De Bagnolet, Amiens: Ibis Centre Cathedrale, Campanile Amiens Centre Gare, London: Holiday Inn Express London Wimbledon South, Premier Inn Wimbledon

2018 DEPARTURE DATES


Jan: 7, 14, 21, 28
Feb: 4, 11, 18, 25
Mar: 4, 11, 18, 25
Apr: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May: 6, 13, 20, 27
Jun: 3, 10, 17, 24
Jul: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Aug: 5, 12, 19, 26
Sep: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Oct: 7, 14, 21, 28
Nov: 4, 11, 18, 25
Dec: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

INCLUSIONS

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Travel by bus with English speaking guide
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Basic travel insurance
  • Arrival transfer
  • Boat: Vaporetto along the canals
  • City tour in: Rome, Florence, Venice
  • Evening transfer: Trastevere, Via Cavour
  • Ticket admission: Coliseum, Saint Mark’s Basilica, Murano Glass Factory

ITINERARY

DAY 1 (SUN) - ROME

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Evening transfer to the Trastevere district.


Welcome to Rome! Upon airport arrival, we shall be waiting to transport you to your hotel. Our guide will greet you at the hotel and will provide all the necessary informa­tion. At the end of the evening we arrange a transfer to Trastevere area. This neighbourhood will be a great introduction to Rome, a stroll in the narrow cobbled streets of the Trastevere district reveals hidden treasures to us, such as some modest medieval churches, small shops with the most peculiar of objects or scenes of daily life. Many trattorias (informal Italian eating establishments) and osterias (inns) imbued with the Italian spirit will be ready to serve you local dishes. Other restaurants serving Indian, Chinese and international food can be found in this area. Return to hotel.

DAY 2 (MON) - ROME

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Rome. Roman Coliseum (admission price included) and visit to the Vatican City.


In the morning, we have a scenic tour of the city, which will be a great introduction to “The Eternal city”. We visit the tiny state of the Vatican. The Vatican City is a principal centre of Christianity in the world. You will be able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. And we have also included admission to the Roman Coliseum, the principal symbol of Rome. This impressive con­struction dates back 2,000 years and will transport us in time so that we can learn about ancient society in the Roman Empire. In the evening we provide transport to the Via Cavour area, were you will find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and interna­tional food. Return to hotel.

DAY 3 (TUE) - ROME - FLORENCE

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Tour with a local expert from Florence. View from Piazzale Michelangelo.


We will leave Rome, heading north. This route is graced with beautiful landscapes. Upon arrival in FLORENCE, we head straight to Piazzale Michelangelo, an impressive site in the city. In the evening we provide a tour with a local expert, and walk through the historic centre, taking in places such as the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, and Piazza della Signoria. This city is truly an outdoor museum. Free time to explore. In the evening, you can dine at your favourite restaurant. In this district you can find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food.

DAY 4 (WED) - FLORENCE - VENICE

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Vaporetto boat on Venice’s Grand Canal. Visit and admission to the San Marcos Basilica, where we can admire the technique of crafting Murano Glass.


Today we enjoy stunning mountain landscapes while crossing the Apennine Mountains. Arriving in VENICE, we will board a Vapporetto to travel around on the canals in the historic centre. With a local guide, we will visit the marvellous Plaza de San Marcos and enter the marvellous basilica (entry cost included). Afterwards, we shall be able to visit the Murano glass factory city. It is marvellous to see the technique of crystal blowing. Free time. At the end of the afternoon, you will have the chance to eat dinner in the Mestre area, where you can choose the type of restaurant that you prefer (Indian, Oriental, Italian, etc.).

DAY 5 (THU) - VENICE - VERONA - ZURICH

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: We visit the city of Romeo and Juliet.


Beautiful countryside while crossing the Alps (lakes and snowy mountains). We will depart from Venice, travelling to VERONA. Our guide will instruct us on the places where you will be able to walk in Romeo and Juliet’s city – the city of lovers! Afterwards we continue the journey to Switzerland. Very beautiful lakes and mountains with snow-capped peaks line our route. Arrival in ZURICH. Free time in the historic centre next to the lake, where you will be able to dine in your chosen restaurant serving Italian, Indian, Chinese, international or Swiss food.

DAY 6 (FRI) - ZURICH - INTERLAKEN - GRINDELWALD - LUCERNE - ZURICH

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Admire the fantastic landscapes. Cable car included to Grindelwald first. Lunch included.


Today´s stage has beautiful landscapes with high mountains and lakes. Take a stroll through INTERLAKEN and follow to GRINDELWALD where we will have time for a coffee before taking the cable car (ticket included) up to Grindelwald first. We will walk along the path (30 minutes) in which we shall be able to take the “footbridge over the empty” among the fantastic scenery enjoying glaciers around us. Lunch included (vegetarian option available). After that we continue to LUCERNE, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. Returning to the heart of Zurich, enjoy an evening at the city’s most popular restaurants (Indian, Oriental, Middle Eastern, Swiss, etc.).

DAY 7 (SAT) - ZURICH - BERN - PARIS

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Explore Bern, the capital city of Switzerland.


Embark on a scenic trip to BERN, capital city of the confederation built around a bend in the Aare River, with its medieval architecture preserved in the Old Town. Time to take a stroll and breathe in the fresh air. Next, we journey to France. Enjoy beautiful lake views on our trip to Paris. We arrive in the evening. Tour ends (or journey continues depending on rotating schedule of departures). Recommendation: If you start or end your trip in Paris, we advise you to book an extra day or two in this city. In this way, you will be able to get to see Euro Disney, Versailles and other places of interest.

DAY 8 (SUN) - PARIS

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour in Paris. Boat ride along the Seine. Climb to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Evening transfer.


A scenic guided tour to discover the history, main boulevards and the breath-taking monuments of Paris. We end the visit at the Eiffel Tower area. You will have the opportunity to climb up to the second floor of this remarkable metal monument. End your visit with a boat cruise along the River Seine, which divides the north of Paris from the south. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore as you choose. At sunset enjoy dinner in “Quartier Latin”, a very picturesque area of the historic centre where a wide variety of international cuisines await you. Return to hotel.

DAY 9 (MON) - PARIS - AMIENS

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Amiens Historic Centre.


We go to the centre of Paris, to the area of the Louvre Museum. Free time. If you wish we can accompany you to Benlux, one of the most complete and best-known perfumeries in Paris. At around 5:30 PM we will leave Paris for AMIENS, with the highest Cathedral and beautiful historic centre alongside the river. Accommodation in the city.

DAY 10 (TUE) - AMIENS - EPERLECQUES - CANTERBURY - LONDON

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: World War II bunker. Ferry crossing to United King­dom. Evening transfer to Soho.


We set off to the north of France. In Eperlecques we visit a huge bunker in the middle of the forest (admission in­cluded). From this point, V1 and V2 missiles were fired to the UK. Next, we leave on a ferry across the English Channel to reach CANTERBURY, the religious capital of England with a very attractive historic centre. Continuation to London. Tonight sit down for dinner at your preferred restaurant (Indian, Chinese, Thai, In­ternational, and so on) in the lively Soho district.

DAY 11 (WED) - LONDON

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit London. Changing of the guard. British Museum. English Teatime. Transfer to Camden Town.


Get to know LONDON on a locally guided tour featuring style, cul­ture and history. See the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames, the Tower of Lon­don and Buckingham Palace, where we shall be able to watch the famous “Changing of the Guard” (depending on the season). Afterwards, we go to the British Museum, one of the main and oldest museums in the world, where we can see relics from cultures all around the globe. In the afternoon, at 5pm, after a period of free time, we invite all our travellers to a traditional Afternoon Tea. Afterwards, we provide transfer to Camden, a district famous for having one of the most varied and extravagant street markets in London. Time for dinner in this area with numerous ethnic restaurants (Indian, Thai, Chinese, International, and so on).

DAY 12 (THU) - LONDON

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