GENUINE EUROPE TOUR

Italy - Switzerland - France - London

validity

valid until March 2020

duration

12 days / 11 nights

HIGH SEASON

USD2,150

MID SEASON

USD2,100

LOW SEASON

USD2,035

TOUR PHOTOS

from USD2,035 / person

EXPECTED HOTELS



Rome: Cristoforo Colombo
Florence: Conference Florencia
Venice: Albatros
Zurich: Hotel Ibis Zurich Messe Airport
Paris: Courtyard Marriot Paris St Denis, Novotel Saint Denis
Rouen: Kyriad Rouen Centre, Ibis Rouen Centre Rive Droite
London: Holiday Inn Express London Wimbledon South, Premier Inn Wimbledon

DEPARTURE DATES


2019
Oct 06, 13, 20, 27
Nov 03, 10, 17, 24
Dec 01, 08, 15, 22, 29


2020
Jan 05, 12, 19, 26
Feb 02, 09, 16, 23
Mar 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

INCLUSIONS

      • Hotel Accommodation
      • Travel by bus with English speaking guide
      • Buffet breakfast
      • Arrival
      • Boat: Vaporetto in Venice in VENICE, Boat Trip along River Seine in Paris
      • City tour in: Rome, Florence, Venice, Paris, London
      • Evening transfer: Trastevere, Via Cavour, Latin Quartier of Paris in PARIS, London Bridge in London, Leicester/ Soho area in London
      • Ticket admission:  Coliseum of Rome, Saint Mark’s Basilica and Murano Glass Factory in Venice, 2nd Floor Eiffel Tower in Paris, Traditional Afternoon Tea in London
      • Ferry: Calais (France) to Dover (UK)
      • Furnicular: Cable Car to Grindelwald First in Lucerne
      • 1 lunch included in: Lucerne

ITINERARY

DAY 1 - ROME

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


Welcome to Rome! Upon arriving at the airport, we will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Check the information boards in the hotel reception area for details of the welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travellers. In the evening we will transfer you to Trastevere area (this neighbourhood will be a great introduction to Rome). Take a stroll in the narrow cobbled streets of the Trastevere district and find its hidden treasures,such as some modest medieval churches and small shops with interesting souvenirs. Many trattorias (informal Italian eating establishments) and osterias (inns) filled with the Italian spirit, will be ready to serve you local dishes. Other restaurants serving international cuisines can be found in this area. After dinner we return to the hotel.

DAY 2 - ROME

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Rome. Roman Coliseum and visit to the Vatican City.


In the morning, we will have a tour of the city, which will be a great introduction to “The Eternal city”. We enter 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. We will also enter the Roman Colosseum (admission price included), 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 will transfer you to the Via Cavour area, where you will find many international restaurants to enjoy your dinner at. After dinner return to the hotel.

DAY 3 - ROME - FLORENCE

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


Today we will leave Rome, heading north. This route has beautiful landscapes. Arriving in FLORENCE, we head straight to the impressive Piazzale Michelangelo. In the evening we take a tour with a local expert, walking through the historic centre, taking in places such as the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, and Plaza della Signoria. This city is truly an outdoor museum. Enjoy some leisure time to explore.In the evening you will have time for dinner, as, in this district you can find many restaurants serving international cuisine.

DAY 4 - 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. We will arrive in VENICE and board a Vaporetto to travel around on the canals in the historic centre. With a local guide, we will visit the marvellous St. Mark’s ́Square and enter the Basilica (entrance included). Afterwards, we will visit the Murano Glass Factory. It is fascinating to see the technique of how this ancient glass is made. Enjoy some time at leisure to explore. In the late afternoon, you will have the chance to get dinner in the Mestre area, where you can choose from many restaurants.

DAY 5 - 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. When we arrive in Verona we will take a shuttle to the historic centre. Our guide will instruct you on the places where you will be able to walk in Romeo and Juliet’s city – the city of lovers! Afterwards we continue our journey to LUGANO, the cosmopolitan capital of the Italian Switzerland with its beautiful lake. Time to stroll and have some lunch. Journey on to Zurich, beautiful lakes and mountains with snow-capped peaks line our route. Arriving in ZURICH enjoy some free time in the historic centre next to the lake. Here you will be able to dine in one of the many restaurants serving a variety of international cuisine.

DAY 6 - ZURICH - LUCERNE - ZURICH

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


Today’s ́journey has beautiful landscapes with high mountains and lakes. Breathtaking scenery in the region of Interlaken. We will stop in GRINDELWALD where we will have time for a coffee before taking the cable car up to mountain. We will walk along the winding path which will lead us to the “footbridge over the empty”. Dare to walk along the bridge amongst the fantastic scenery enjoying glaciers all around us. We will take lunch up the mountain (included) before heading back down. We continue to LUCERNE, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. In the evening we have time to stroll around, enjoying the city and taking dinner before we return to the hotel in Zurich.

DAY 7 - ZURICH - BERN - PARIS

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


We will embark on a scenic journey to BERN, capital city of the confederation built around a bend in the Aare River, with its medieval architecture well preserved in the Old Town. Time to take a stroll. Next, we journey back to France.Enjoy beautiful lake views on our trip to PARIS. We will arrive in the evening.

DAY 8 - PARIS

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


Today we take a guided tour to discover the history, main boulevards and the breathtaking monuments of Paris. We end the visit at the Eiffel Tower. You will have the opportunity to climb up to the second floor of this remarkable metal monument (ticket admission included) . End your visit with a boat cruise along the River Seine, which divides the north of Paris from the south. Enjoy an afternoon of leisure to explore and relax! At sunset enjoy dinner in the Latin Quarter, a very picturesque historic area where a wide variety of international cuisines await you. We will then return to hotel. Note: Sometimes queues to climb the Eiffel Tower are long. For organizational reasons, if deemed appropriate, the climb can be made at a different time of the day

DAY 9 - PARIS - ROUEN

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Rouen Historic Centre.


We will start the day by going to the centre of Paris, to the area of the Louvre Museum. Enjoy some leisure time to explore. If you wish, we can accompany you to Benlux, one of the most complete and best-known perfumeries in Paris. At around 18.00 we will leave Paris for ROUEN, with its houses with half-timbered walls, narrow streets and gothic churches. Accommodation in the city.

DAY 10 - ROUEN - EPERLECQUES - CANTERBURY - LONDON

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Ferry crossing to United Kingdom. Stroll alongside London Bridge.


Today we will take a stroll in the centre of Rouen to admire its magnificent cathedral and the ancient streets of the historic centre. After this we travel to the north of France. Travelling by ferry, we will cross the English Channel to reach CANTERBURY, the religious capital of England with a very attractive historic centre. Continuing to LONDON, arriving with time to explore, visit London Bridge to see it lit up and admire the modern buildings. Time for dinner in one of the many restaurants offering a variety of cuisines. After dinner, return to the hotel

DAY 11 - LONDON

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit London. Changing of the guard. English Teatime. Evening transfer to Soho.


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 will be able to watch the famous “Changing of the Guard” (depending on the season). In the afternoon, at approximately 5pm, after some free time, we invite all our passengers to a traditional afternoon tea. In the evening, take a walk through Leicester Square, China Town and Soho, with a lively atmosphere, theatres and entertainment. Sit down for dinner at your preferred restaurant. Return to the hotel.

DAY 12 - LONDON

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: British Museum. Damden district


After breakfast we will go to the British Museum, one of the oldest museums in the world. At lunch time we transfer to Camden, a district famous for having one of the most varied and extravagant street markets in London where we can see relics from cultures all around the world. Enjoy leisure time. End of our services. Check the time of your flight in case you need an additional night.

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