The last hotel we stayed at was not good at all. It was hotel Compabeni or something like that in France. The tub was too high so we had to use a chair to get in and out. And there was no hair dryer ,... More>>
My wife and I had an amazing time on the green line tour. We didn't know what to expect or how the days would progress. We wanted to see as much as possible yet not be too rushed. All in all we found ... More>>
This was my first experience with TakeTours and found that the green line tour was well organized and budget friendly. I really enjoyed going to all the places in Italy, France, and short stops in Swi... More>>
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Price listed is per day per person.
Currency: All prices are shown in U.S. dollars (USD) except admission and meal fees which are paid upon arrival.
Lodging: Max 2 adult and 1 child are allowed in one room. We will not charge client any single supplement if they are willing to share the room with other tour members. But No complaints or amendments could be made based on this issue. If clients did not choose to share room with others, they will have to pay the single supplement fee, which costs for EUR 30 per person per night.
Child fare: 2 - 11 year old share a room with two adults (no bed). No charge for infants under 2 years old.
Pre-Post Accommodation(Same as Tour): Available only on the day before (one night) or after the tour(one night). USD$55 per person per night (twin share basis), there is no charge for child share a room with two adults. USD$100 per night applies for Single Room.
Airport transfers (pick up / drop off): Available in Paris (CDG and ORY of Paris), Amsterdam (AMS), Frankfurt (FRA), Rome (FCO/CIA). Airport, Train, hotel, meeting place transfer (available between 7am and 10pm), USD$45 each way per person (minimum 2 people). The transfer service needs to be placed at least 2 business days in advance.
What it's like to travel on a Flexi Tour? How does it work?
You decide how many days you want to travel
Each day you can travel to a different place
For example, if you want to stop in Rome (Day 3), please select "3" in "Number of Days". Please note the hotel accommodation is not included on the last day of your tour. List price is per person per day.
Changing your departure city is easy, just click on any "marker" along the route. To see other available loops, check out the complete "Europe Freestyle Bus Tours".
Today we will board a luxury coach in Paris and enjoy a scenic drive through the French countryside en route to the mountains of Switzerland. Passing through Basel, located at the point where the Swiss, French, and German borders meet, we will eventually reach the lakeside city of Lucerne. Here, we will see the city's famous landmarks, including the Chapel Bridge, the Water Tower, and some examples of wonderfully preserved Baroque and Gothic architecture. Afterwards, we will have some free time to shop and take pictures before the tour comes to a close.
More»This Swiss city on gorgeous Lake Lucerne is popular with tourists due to its amazing views of the lake, Mount Pilatus, and Mount Rigi of the Swiss Alps. Some of the buildings in Lucerne date back hundreds of years.«Less
More»This covered bridge that crosses the Reuss River in Lucerne is one of Switzerland's main tourist attractions. The interior of the bridge contains several paintings which were completed in the 17th century.«Less
Standard Hotel: NH Lucerne or similar.
Lucerne - Milan - Venice (522 km)
In the morning, we'll have more time to take photoes in Lucerne. And then, we will head to Milan, IT. First, we will visit Sforza Castle, and then the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Teatro alla Scala. After, we will head to Venice, IT or nearby city for the night.
More»This city in the northernmost part of Italy is a global center for fashion and design. Its artistic history dates back hundreds and hundreds of years; places like Santa Maria delle Grazie are decorated with Leonardo da Vinci's work.«Less
More»The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is one of the world's oldest shopping malls, dating back to 1877. This dramatic building features exclusive, upscale stores as well as some of the oldest shops and restaurants in the city.«Less
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 10:00pm, some shops close between 2pm - 4pm and close 9pm
More»This castle in the northern reaches of Italy was built by Francesco Sforza in the 1400s. As it underwent renovations in the ensuing centuries, it became one of the largest citadels in Europe. Today is is home to several museums.«Less
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 7:00am - 7:00pm, Castle entry Free, Tue - Sun 9:00am - 5:30pm, Closed on Mondays
More»Usually known simply as "La Scala," this Milanese theater is a world-renown opera house that was founded in 1778. Premieres at the theater include Giacomo Puccini's "Madame Butterfly," among a litany of others. It underwent major renovations in the early 2000s.«Less
Standard Hotel: Hotel Plaza Mestre, Sheraton Padova Hotel, or similar.
Venice - Rome (393 km)
After breakfast, we will take a tour of Venice, IT by way of its famous canal system. We will stop at the Piazza San Marco, home of Saint Mark's Basilica, and then see the Bridge of Sighs. We will then have the chance to take a gondola ride through the Grand Canal. We will spend the night in the Rome, IT area.
More»This city off the coast of northeast Italy is famous the world over for its many canals. It is actually a chain of 118 islands linked together by bridges and waterways. Venice is world-renown for its art and beauty.«Less
More»This gorgeous white-limestone bridge in Venice gets its name from an almost ironically bleak place: In the 1800s, the windows looking out from the enclosed bridge's interior were the last views of sublime Venice convicts would see before their imprisonment.«Less
More»Venice's Grand Canal is the major canal in the city's expansive system. It takes an S-shaped path through the length of the city, and is used for public transportation as well as tourism; Gondola rides for visitors are popular.«Less
More»The canals of Venice are what make this city iconic. Gondolas are special boats designed to navigate these channels. No visit to Venice is complete without a romantic ride down the canals on a gondola.«Less
Admission (Optional): Adult €30
More»The Piazza San Marco is the largest and primary public area in Venice. The structures surrounding it date back more than one thousand years, although the vast majority are from Renaissance times. It has been called "the drawing room of Europe."«Less
More»The Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco is the most famous church in Venice and is known for its unique and ornate Italo-Byzantine architecture that includes five hemispherical domes and fine patterns. It was built in the 11th century AD.«Less
Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 9:30am - 5:00pm, Sun 2:00pm - 4:00pm, And Holidays
Standard Hotel: Domina Hotel or similar
Rome - Vatican City - Arezzo (222 km)
In the morning we will visit Vatican City, VA, home of the Roman-Catholic papacy and the smallest sovereign state in the world. There, we will visit St. Peter's Basilica. After lunch, we will tour spectacular Rome, IT. Our tour includes the Pantheon, Arch of Constantine, Trevi Fountain, Colosseum and more! We'll also get up close to the nearby Piazza della Repubblica and optional to tour the Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli or shop at TYO before journey to Arezzo or nearby city for the night.
More»is a walled enclave within the city of Rome. With an area of approximately 44 hectares (110 acres), and a population of 842, it is the smallest internationally recognized independent state in the world by both area and population.«Less
More»Perhaps the most famous church in the world and the center of Roman Catholicism, this ornate basilica in the small sovereign state of Vatican City has been a place of pilgrimage for nearly two thousand years.«Less
More»The history of this amazing city spans more than two and a half thousand years. It is one of the most historic places on the planet Earth, and it artistic and cultural contributions have colored global development.«Less
More»This triumphal arch in Rome has been standing for nearly 2,000 years. It commemorates the victory of Constantine I at the Battle of Milvian Bridge. It was built with brick and marble, and the detailing is incredibly intricate.«Less
More»This nearly 2000-year-old structure is one of the most famous buildings in the entire worldĂ˘â‚¬Â¦ and all of human history. At its height, it could hold up to 80,000 people, and was usually used for gladiatorial contests, executions, and drama productions.«Less
Admission (Optional): Adult €35; including ticket and skip the queue|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun Mar 1 - Nov 30 9:00am - 7:00pm, Mon - Sun Dec 1 - Feb 28 9:00am - 4:00pm
More»Perhaps the most famous fountain in the world, this baroque masterpiece from the 18th century is best known for the myth that tossing coins in brings good luck. People from all over the world come to throw money into the fountain.«Less
Standard Hotel: Etrusco Arezzo Hotel/Arezzo Park Hotel or similar
Florence - Pisa - Genoa (287 km)
Today, we will tour Florence, IT. Our sightseeing tour of the city includes stops at the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza del Duomo, and the Uffizi Gallery. We will have some free time in Florence before we leave for Pisa, IT to see the Leaning Tower. We will head to Genoa or nearby city for the night.
More»Historic Florence, Italy is considered to be one of the most gorgeous cities in the world. Its long tradition of art and culture can be seen on nearly every doorstep. Millions of people travel here each year.«Less
More»The "Cathedral Square" in the heart of Florence is one of the most-visited places on the planet. It is home to an impressive list of breathtaking buildings emblematic of Italian art and culture, including the Florence Cathedral and Baptistery.«Less
More»The Ponte Veccio is a Medieval stone bridge over the Arno River in Florence. The bridge is lined by shops, something that was typical at the time of its construction in 1345; they are mostly artists and souvenir vendors.«Less
More»The Uffizi Gallery is an art museum in Florence, Italy that is among the oldest in the world. It is located in a Medieval palace and houses works by da Vinci, Raphael, Caravaggio, Titian, Botticelli, and many more.«Less
Opening Hours: Tue - Sun 8:00am - 7:00pm, Monday is closed|Duration: Approx. 11 Hours
More»This Tuscan town on the Tyrrhenian Sea in northern Italy is most famous for its Leaning Tower. However, there are many more works of art and architecture to see, and time spent in Pisa will not be easily forgotten!«Less
More»The world-famous tower built during the Middle Ages is a testament to both human ingenuity and fallibility. The tower tilted because the soil on one side was softer than on the other, and it could not support the tower's weight.«Less
Admission (Optional): Adult €15|Opening Hours: Tue - Sun Dec - Jan 10:00am - 5:00pm, Dec 21 - Jan 6 10:00am - 7:00pm, Mar 1 - Mar 23 9:00am - 6:00pm, Mar 30 8:30am - 8:00pm, Apr 1 - Sep 30 9:00am - 8:00pm, Oct 1 - Oct 31 9:00am - 7:00pm
Standard Hotel: Miramare Continental, Loano 2 Village, or similar.
Today we will journey to Monte Carlo, Monaco to see the Monte Carlo Casino. We will visit the Fragonard Perfume Factory in Grasse, FR. Next it's Nice, where you'll stop for lunch to sample some excellent local cuisine and warm-hearted hospitality. Then head to Cannes, FR to take some pictures at the Palais des Festivals. We will spend the night in Avignon, FR or nearby city.
More»Monte Carlo is a section of Monaco that was built up around the site of the Monte Carlo Casino. This administrative division hosts the Circuit de Monaco automobile race.«Less
More»The Monte Carlo Casino is an internationally famous casino in the Mediterranean country of Monaco. It is commonly associated with James Bond and his author, Ian Fleming, though it has appeared in many places in pop culture since its building.«Less
More»The Parfumerie Fragonard in southeastern France is one of the oldest factories of its kind in the area, dating back to the 18th century. Visitors can join a guided tour that explore the perfume-making process and history of Grasse.«Less
More»This city in southeastern France is located on the gorgeous Mediterranean Sea. Nice has been a tourist destination for hundreds of years, enticing first the British and then the rest of the world with is amazing scenery and beaches.«Less
More»is a city located on the French Riviera. It is a commune of France located in the Alpes-Maritimes department, and host city of the annual Cannes Film Festival, Midem, and Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The city is known for its association with the rich and famous, its luxury hotels and restaurants, and for several conferences.«Less
More»This building on the southern coast of France plays host to the world-famous Cannes Film Festival each year, one of the most prestigious film festivals on the planet. The building has more than 10,000 feet of space and 18 auditoriums.«Less
Standard Hotel: Novotel Avignon Sud, Express by Holiday Inn Avignon, or similar.
Avignon - Paris (577 km)
Our day will be spent en route from Avignon to Paris. We will arrive in Paris in the early evening.
The above departure information is tentative and it will be confirmed at the time of reservation.
The tour will end between 6:30pm - 7:00pm on the last day.
Hotel: Twin share basis. For child 2 - 11 year old sharing a room with 2 adults. (Hotel information is confirmed 24 hours prior departure.
Transportation: Air Conditioned luxury coach and other transportation listed in itinerary.
Breakfast: Daily Continental breakfast. All others meals not listed are at your expense.
Guide: Professional English speaking tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
Florence City entrance (Mandatory)
Monte Carlo City entrance (Mandatory)
Leaning Tower of Pisa (Optional)
Pisa City entrance (Mandatory)
Rome City entrance (Mandatory)
Gondola Ride (Optional)
Venice City entrance + Boat trip (Mandatory)
Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
Travel insurance, visa fees
Any charges for additional itinerary are not listed in itinerary
A mandatory service fees for tour guide/bus driver (min. 5 Euro /day per person).
Excess baggage charges from Airlines
Personal expenses such as room service, telephone, laundry service charges
Losses or additional expenses: The Company will accept no responsibilities for losses or additional
expense due to accident.
Lunch and Dinner charges (if applicable).
This tour itinerary is very tight and also requires a lot of walking. The group need to be in the places on time, otherwise they cannot get through the next destination.
Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a receipt
of booking by email. Within 72 hours of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email confirming the booking status. Please do not book any airline tickets until you receive the status of your booking.
You will receive a confirmation voucher in 2-3 business days after you receive the e-ticket. Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination and depature details, is included in your confirmation voucher. When you reserve your attractions and services you will be asked to print the confirmation voucher to present when you arrive at your destination. It is your proof of purchase.
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Within 72 hours of submitting your reservation you will receive a reconfirmation email confirming the booking status. We suggest that do not book any airline tickets until you receive the status of your booking.
PLease contact us anytime after your booking to add the
Pre-Post Accommodation. Available only on the day before (one night) or after the tour(one night). USD$55 per person per night (twin share basis), there is no charge for child share a room with two adults. USD$100 per night applies for Single Room.
Please contact us anytime after your booking. Available in Paris(only pick up from CDG and ORY of Paris), Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Rome, Vienna and Prague. Airport, Train, hotel, meeting place transfer (available between 7:00am and 10pm), USD$45 each way per person (based on two people).
The actual hotel will not be finalized until 1 or 2 days before departure. Most hotels are around 2 to 3 stars.
Customer Q & As
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we plan to get the Green Line and stop at Vatican City. How many days should we get and where will the tour guide drop us off in Vatican and around what time, so we know where to book our hotel. Thanks. by Nena on 2016-10-15
Thank you for your email, If you want to go to Vatican City in Italy you will need to book for 4 days. Unfortunately I would not be able to let you know the exact location where you will be dropped off or time. If you want to leave the tour early the tour guide will drop you off wherever you choose to depart your tour. If you have any further questions feel free to contact our support group available 24/7.
Taketours on 2016-10-19
Our entry point to Europe is France and we plan to take the green loop tour from Paris but intend to end in Rome on the 3rd day. We don't intend to go back to Paris but will fly out of Rome back to the Philippines. Do we need to have our passports marked for entry and exit in all the countries to be visited? If so, who will take care of this? Thanks by Nena on 2016-09-29
Thank you for your email, you don't need to have your passport marked for exit and entry of every country,once it is marked the first time it should allow you passage to all countries. If there is any stamp required it will be handled at the entry points. Just make sure you carry your passport with you through the whole trip.If you have any further questions feel free to contact our support group available 24/7. Best regards.
Taketours on 2016-10-12
I was checking ifI take the tour for 5 days will we be dropped back to Paris or we have to return to paris on our own or will the tour drop us back.
please confirm. I plan by Doris Gracias on 2016-09-03
Thank you for your email, If you take the tour for 5 days you will have to find your own transportation back to Paris. You will be dropped off back to Paris if you do the full 7 days trip. If you have further questions feel free to contact our support group, available 24/7. Best Regards.
Taketours on 2016-09-04
We are three adults, a couple and son. Instead of booking two hotel rooms, is it possible to get rooms that can accommodate three persons. by Prasanna Jawalka on 2016-04-19
Thanks for emailing us.
Yes, 3 adults will be fine to fit 1 room. We have 2 queen size beds for each room.
Please contact with us at any time should you have any further questions. CustomerserviceTeam
Taketours on 2016-04-20
Hi, If I leave the tour at Day 5, do I still get the hotel in Genoa as mentioned in itenary? by Deven on 2015-08-18
If you selected 5-day tour, you will end your tour is Genoa. Please note the hotel accommodation is not included on the last day of your tour
Taketours on 2015-08-18
As we are staying day before and day after tour How far is the Paris Hotel near to Tour pick up point and also Gard de Nor Railway station by al Kane on 2014-10-04
Hotels are not in downtown area, usually in suburb, a little bit far from the pick up point and train station. If you book pre tour hotel along with this tour, you need to arrange your own transportation to the hotel. Tour guide will contact you in the evening about the meeting time in the lobby for the next day, and tour bus will pick you up from the hotel directly instead of from meeting point. As to post tour hotel, bus will take you to the hotel when tour ends, and you need to take care of the transportation afterwards, like transportation to train station the next day.
Taketours on 2014-10-09
I have to be in Frankfurt on Saturday, July 12. If I take the tour from Paris back to Paris, what is the best way to get to Frankfurt on Saturday, July 12? by Joan Pfeifer on 2014-04-30
You can take the rail from Paris to Frankfurt. It's about 3-5 hours depending on train type.
Taketours on 2014-04-30
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Posted on: 2015-10-20
I recommend this tour!
The last hotel we stayed at was not good at all. It was hotel Compabeni or something like that in France. The tub was too high so we had to use a chair to get in and out. And there was no hair dryer ,no elevator.
Other than that, it was an awesome tour. Very good and nice driver and tour coach. I wish the tour had schedule to show Paris also because a lot of people came to see Paris and when tour title says from Paris it seems that Paris is included but it was not. Hotel breakfasts were really good and if you are lucky you will travel with a group who I traveled with- very nice group.
Posted on: 2015-06-16
I recommend this tour!
My wife and I had an amazing time on the green line tour. We didn't know what to expect or how the days would progress. We wanted to see as much as possible yet not be too rushed. All in all we found it to be just what we were looking for. Szebasztian, our guide was funny, well informed and very easy going. Marek the coach driver was extremely professional as he weaved his way through the tiny streets of Italy. Bravo guys. There were a few times when we would have liked an extra day in certain places as well as getting into the sea at Sanremo but all in all it was a fantastic and well planned out trip. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see most of Italy. Comfortable shoes and lots of water are a must if you get the gorgeous weather we had. Our compliments to TakeTours for their amazing itinerary.
Posted on: 2014-10-21
I recommend this tour!
This was my first experience with TakeTours and found that the green line tour was well organized and budget friendly. I really enjoyed going to all the places in Italy, France, and short stops in Switzerland. There is a lot of travel time on the bus since there are many places to cover within the 7 days. I recommend this tour if you would like to see many places and do not have the time to travel by yourself. There were travelers on the tour who did not stay for the full 7 days, and spent additional time in Italy by themselves. This is an option if you would like to stay longer in Italy and explore on your own. There is limited time at each place due to the travel time between cities. The hotels were 3 to 4 stars, and were very comfortable. There was a full breakfast at two to three hotels and continental breakfast at other hotels. Both the tour guide, Szebastien, and bus driver, Rob, were really friendly and made the trip really fun and enjoyable!
Posted on: 2014-07-01
I recommend this tour!
My wife and I took the green-line (Switzerland, Italy) tour last week. We had absolutely the best time visiting all of the countries and destinations.
I was bit skeptical that we might be rushing through all the cities, and we might be getting hearing instructions in English and Chinese side-by-side (based on earlier experience). But our tour was exclusively in English; After completing the tour, we felt we had sufficient time to explore each destination (Lucerne, Milan, Verona, Venice, Vatican, Rome, Florence, Pisa, Aliasso, Monaco, Cannes). Originally before the tour I was planning to use travel on my own through train, but not only my trains got cancelled in France (due to a strike), I realized that I would not have been as efficient on my own in countries where I do not know local language. By taking the bus-tour, I arrived fresh at each destination ready to roam and enjoy.
This is an ideal tour for you if
* You are limited on time
* You are limited on budget
* You want to maximize the number of destinations you want to visit
* You don't want to manage logistics (hotel booking, train tickets, flight tickets)
This tour is NOT for you if...
* You want leisure and flexibility in amount of time you spend on each destination
* You have hard time keeping up with time or waking up in morning¦ the bus generally departs at 8:30 AM from hotel
* You like to travel independently / bag packing
If you are taking this tour, I suggest¦
* Sitting on the LEFT side of the bus as most of the scenic routes are to the left
* Keeping an umbrella
* Keeping a travel pillow
* Make sure you have all your necessities with you on your carry on
About the tour guide + driver:
* Our guide - Lex (KinWai Tang) and coach driver - Rob were very professional
* They both spoke English fluently
* Both Lex and Rob were extremely friendly and helpful
* They dealt with all the passengers with patience and utmost respect
* Both in Venice and Florence they coordinated with local tour guide who takes the group to interior of the city (no extra cost)
* Of the seven-day tour, first and the last day were exclusively for driving. So better be prepared!
* The bus makes rest-stops every 2-3 hours
* They played several new movies while on the move to keep passengers entertained -- the bus only had 2 TV screens.
* HOTELS / LODGING: Tour includes hotel stay for six nights.
Night # 1: Hotel in Zurich was 4-star like
Night # 2: Hotel near Venice was a 3-star like
Night # 3: 3-4 star like hotel; I did not have any complaints but some other passengers said their rooms were not clean
Night # 4: 4-star hotel; really spectacular interiors
Night # 5: Was a beach-front hotel; we were fortunate to get sea-facing room with balcony
Night # 6: It was a motel; I didn't care given accommodation for the earlier five days was amazing
* HOTEL BREAKFAST:
Morning breakfast at all of the hotels is included.
Both my wife and I are vegetarian but we had ample choices in the morning breakfast.
Male, 32, from US, not of Chinese heritage
(p.s. if you like Pringles, buy them from US!! They are sold for 4-5 Euro - 6-8 USD)
Posted on: 2013-06-30
I recommend this tour!
One of our tour group members went missing in Colosseum and Tim managed to find her after nearly an hour of search.
This tour group is helpful and friendly. However, we find the bus journey is too long and the time spent at each spot is sometimes too little.
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