Tour code: 5910
Description: Italy, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, France, England
From Rome to London, travel to Western Europe’s most famous cities on this European tour. Along the way, see some of Europe’s most iconic sights and witness beautiful scenery.
In Rome, Florence, and Paris, see the must-see sights on your guided sightseeing. In Rome, take a walk around St. Peter’s Square, the famous square designed by Brunelleschi and the centrepiece of Vatican City with its Basilica. In Florence, your walking tour features the city’s renaissance center, including Piazza Signoria, home to many ornate and famous sculptures. In Paris, your city tour includes views of the iconic Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysées, and Eiffel Tower. You’ll reach the romantic city of Venice by private motorboat with views of the famous sights, such as St. Mark’s Square, one of Europe’s most renowned squares. Other iconic sights you’ll see on this Europe tour are Innsbruck’s Golden Roof, the balcony built for Emperor Maximilian in the early 15th century; Pisa’s Leaning Tower; and Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge, Europe’s oldest covered bridge dating back to 1333.
Throughout this European tour, take in some beautiful landscapes. Enjoy the rolling hills, olive groves, and rural villages in Tuscany. Admire the alpine scenery in Switzerland, including green pastures, rustic chalets and deep blue lakes; Cortina, a well-known Italian ski resort nestled amid the majestic Dolomites, the mountains that turn pink at sunset. In France, drive past some of Burgundy’s most famous vineyards located on gently rolling hills.
From Paris, you’ll ride the Eurostar train to London, with the opportunity to get to know the British capital, a cosmopolitan city that never ceases to surprise.
From Rome to London, this is the perfect way for value-minded travelers to see some of Europe’s most iconic sights!
Day 1 ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY
Check into your hotel. Maybe use your CosmosGO app to explore this lively ancient capital. In the afternoon, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
Day 2 ROME
The “Eternal City” is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with St. Peter’s Square and Basilica. Other highlights are the iconic Colosseum and Circus Maximus. An optional visit is available to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment.
Day 3 ROME–PISA–FLORENCE
Vistas of rolling hills, austere rows of cypress trees, terraced vineyards, olive groves, and rural villages form the backdrop of your journey through Tuscany. Take a break in Pisa enjoy a ride on a mini train to see the SQUARE OF MIRACLES and the amazing Leaning Tower. Then, on to Florence.
Day 4 FLORENCE–VENICE AREA
Birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence was for centuries a leading power. On the included walking tour with an expert Local Guide, discover the landmarks of this amazing city, like Piazza Signoria with the Loggia dei Lanzi, Palazzo Vecchio, and the breathtaking cathedral on Piazza del Duomo. Watch how leather is embossed with gold, and enjoy free time to shop. In the afternoon, drive north across the Po River and spend two nights in the Venice area.
Day 5 VENICE AREA
Venice is known worldwide for its carnival, its film festival, and its incredible location on the water. Today, reach Venice by private MOTORBOAT to view the Bridge of Sighs, Doges’ Palace, and St. Mark’s Square before visiting a GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOP. Don’t miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you.
Day 6 VENICE AREA–CORTINA–INNSBRUCK AREA, AUSTRIA
Leave the plains of the Veneto region behind and drive northward to spot the spectacular peaks of the DOLOMITES. Stop awhile in Cortina to enjoy the grand scenery. Later, cross over the Europa Bridge and Brenner Pass into Austria to reach Innsbruck in time to see the famous golden roof, emblem of the city.
Day 7 INNSBRUCK AREA–LIECHTENSTEIN–LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND
Drive through the valleys and villages of the mountainous Tyrol to the Arlberg Tunnel, descending into Switzerland. Stop briefly in Vaduz, Liechtenstein’s capital. Absorb the majestic alpine scenery and glimpses of Lake Walen on the way to Lucerne.
Day 8 LUCERNE
One of Switzerland’s finest cities, Lucerne is nestled amid its snowcapped Alps, surrounded by its lake, and embellished by the clear mountain waters of the Reuss River. Your orientation includes the LION MONUMENT, erected in memory of the 800 Swiss Guards who defended Louis XVI and his wife. Also see the famous wooden CHAPEL BRIDGE. A grand selection of optional activities completes the day: a cable-car ride to the 10,000-foot summit of Mount Titlis; a cruise on the fjord-like lake; or time to shop for an authentic Swiss watch.
Day 9 LUCERNE–PARIS, FRANCE
Enjoy vistas of green pastures and rustic chalets, then cross into France and drive past some of its most famous Burgundy vineyards to Paris. Get a taste of Parisian joie de vivre at an optional cabaret show.
Day 10 PARIS
Paris is a world-class city with more familiar landmarks than almost any other city in the world. This morning, see them during the included city tour with a Local Guide. Later, feel like a French aristocrat on an optional walking tour through the opulent Palace of Versailles. Tonight, consider joining an optional farewell dinner in a typical French restaurant.
Day 11 PARIS–LONDON, ENGLAND
Relax on your EUROSTAR journey to London.
Day 12 LONDON
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
See the Leaning Tower
Guided walking tour
Canal boat ride, glassblowing workshop
by Eurostar train
Headsets throughout the tour.
Host Service in London
December 21 Departure – Christmas Eve in Venice and New Year’s in London
Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners
Park Hotel Dei Massimi
Hotel offers a warm ambience and modern comforts; overlooking the city, situated a short distance from the Vatican.
NILHOTEL is the ideal place for travelers who want quiet and comfort yet remaining in the city.
Situated on the Riviera del Brenta and founded in 1965,the hotel is still family run. hotel Poppi offers 100 rooms and a renowned restaurant.
Hotel Ramada Innsbruck Tivoli
Newly built in 2011, this hotel is one of the tallest buildings in Innsbruck with 12 floors and 159 modern rooms.
The Hotel Royal (B&B) has 46 rooms, enjoys an elevated, quiet position, directly overlooking the famous bay of Lucerne and takes in the magnificent view of mount Pilatus, Bürgenstock and Rigi, extending across to the snow-clad peaks. The amenities which the modern tourist centre of Lucerne can offer are accessible within a matter of minutes. this family hotel is run by the 2nd generation in the best tradition of swiss hotelery.
Best Western Hotel Rothaus is centrally situated at a quiet side street at the rim of the old part of Lucerne. We are located for every nice sightseeing from old town with only 5 min. walk. Mount Pilatus only 15 min. Laketrips 5 min. Bus and trainstation also 5 min. walk. We have a nice non smoking dinning room, smoking restaurant and in summer a nice outside restaurant, Lobby, Internet PC. Our Hotel is a older but traditionel Hotel.
Kyriad Paris Bercy Village
In the east of Paris, the hotel Kyriad Bercy boasts an ideal location for exploring The City of Lights.
Holiday Inn London- Kensington High Street
This elegant hotel boasts an ideal location near the renowned shops on High Street Kensington. The hotel includes 550 rooms equipped with ensuite shower or bath, satellite TV, coffee maker, and state-of-the-art in-room entertainment system. It also provides 24-hour in room dining and one-day laundry and dry cleaning service. The hotels Blue Smoke restaurant is an American-style steakhouse, and the Lions Sports Bar shows all the action and excitement of live sporting events from around the world.
Novotel London West
Concrete and brick commercial hotel in modern nine-story complex located at Hammersmith, 1/4 mile from train station.
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