France & Italy

Europe

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Itinerary

  • Day 1

    UK – Paris

    Fly from the UK to Paris and enjoy free day at leisure.

  • Day 2

    Paris

    Your Parisian adventures get off to a spectacular start with a drive along the famous ChampsÉlysées to the Place de la Concorde. You’ll also get to see the iconic Arc de Triomphe here too, followed by a photo stop at the most legendary of all Paris’s icons: the Eiffel Tower.

  • Day 3

    Paris

    Your day begins with a visit to the Louvre, one of the world’s greatest art museums. 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.

    In the afternoon,we visit and ascent to the top floor of the Eiffel Tower, for unbeatable views over the city, a truly magical and unforgettable experience.

    Afterwards, we will shop at the legendary department stores Galeries Lafayette.

  • Day 4

    Paris – Lucerne

    After boarding the luxury coach in Paris, sit back and enjoy a scenic journey across classic French countryside en route tomountainous Switzerland.

    You’ll  pass through Basel, before arriving at the picturesque lakeside city of Lucerne. Here you’ll get to see Lucerne’s famous landmarks, including Chapel Bridge and the Water Tower followed by some free time to shop or take pictures.

  • Day 5

    Lucerne – Milan – Venice

    Head south from Lucerne through spectacular Switzerland and into northern Italy, where your first stop will be Milan, fashion capital of the world.

    Your orientation tour will introduce you to the city’s iconic sights, including the vast Gothic cathedral (Duomo).

    You’ll also see the planet’s oldest shopping mall, the 19th-century Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, where you can wander among the boutique shops and take lunch in one of the refined cafes.

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

  • Day 6

    Venice – Rome

    Spend the morning exploring Venice then take a waterbus ride to San Marco Island.

    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 Byzantinearchitecture.

    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.

  • Day 7

    Rome – Vatican – Florence

    After breakfast, explore the magnificent attractions Rome has to offer including: The Colosseum, The Arch of Constantine and Memorial Trevi Fountain. We then take a trip to Vatican City’s where we visit the Cathedral of St. Peter’s Cathedral.

    In the evening we leave for Florence.

  • Day 8

    Florence – Pisa – Genoa

    Begin the day by taking in a wonderful panoramic overview of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo.

    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.

    From here 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.

    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 a streetside cafe, before travelling on to your next destination, Pisa.

    Here you are free to wander, but 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’.

  • Day 9

    Genoa – Monaco – Nice – UK

    A breath-taking drive along one of Europe’s most famous stretches of Mediterranean coastline awaits as you say arrivederci to Italy and head for Monaco – home to the famous Formula 1 Grand Prix.

    A walking sightseeing tour here takes you to the grand Prince’s Palace, where you’ll have some free time to soak up the refined atmosphere, before continuing the tour.

    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.

    We end the tour in Nice, where you’ll stop for lunch to sample some excellent local cuisine and warm-hearted hospitality followed by the return flight to UK.

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