My family and I enjoyed this tour for the most part. It was nice to have a Chinese-speaking tour guide (Tim) for the sake of my parents. He spoke mostly Mandarin with a little bit of Cantonese only to... More>>
The whole tour was interesting and comprehensive though a bit tiring. We had opportunity to try various local food as food was not included but arranged by the tour guide.
The tour though a bit rush covers a lot of places and was conducted professionally by an experienced guide under Mr. To. It is quoted as budget tour but the quality of the tour, the hotels which were ... More>>
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Currency: All prices are shown in U.S. dollars (USD) except admission and meal fees which are paid upon arrival.
Lodging: Single occupancy (1 person per room with 1 bed), Double Occupancy (2 people per room with 2 twin beds), Tripple occupancy (3 people per room with 2 twin beds).
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: 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 Florence (Day 4), please select "4" 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 will be spent en route from Paris to Lucerne, Switzerland, where we will spend the night.
Standard Hotel: NH Lucerne or similar.
Lucerne - Milan - Verona - Venice (Green) (526 km)
In the morning, 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 drive to Verona, IT to see the Arena di Verona and Casa di Giulietta. We will head to Venice, IT 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
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
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
More»Built more than two millennia ago, this Roman amphitheater has been hosting performers from around the world for two thousand years. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people travel here to see artists ranging from opera singers to pop stars.«Less
More»The "Casa di Giulietta" or "House of Juliet" in Verona, Italy is a house dating back to the 13th century that claims to be the home of the family that inspired the Capulets from Shakespeare's famous play.«Less
Standard Hotel: Hotel Plaza Mestre, Sheraton Padova Hotel, or similar.
Venice - Rome (Green) (536 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 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
Standard Hotel: Domina Hotel or similar
Rome - Vatican City - Florence (Green) (296 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! After a visit to the Spanish Steps, we will journey to Florence, IT for the night.
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 world… 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
More»Built in the year 126 AD, this famous piece of antiquity once served as a temple to all of the major Roman gods. One of the most well-preserved remnants of ancient Rome, it has been is almost constant use.«Less
More»The famous Spanish Steps in Rome that connect the Piazza di Spagna and the Piazza Trinità dei Monti. The 135 steps make up the widest staircase in Europe. The steps were constructed in the early 18th century.«Less
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: Hotel i Ciliegi , Hotel Moderno, or similar
Florence - Pisa - Genoa (Green) (243 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 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
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
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 and then head to Cannes, FR to take some pictures at the Palais des Festivals. We will spend the night in Avignon, FR.
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 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 (Green) (691 km)
Our day will be spent en route from Avignon to Paris. We will arrive in Paris in the early evening.
IMPORTANT! Itinerary and End City Variations:
We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary the end cities and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.
*Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.
The above departure information is tentative and it will be confirmed at the time of reservation.
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 Mandarin and Cantonese speaking tour guide(Level 2: semi-guided tour)
Travel insurance, visa fees
Any charges for additional itinerary are not listed in itinerary
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.
Mandatory entrance fees for Italy tour (if applicable)
(Fee must paid before entering the
city - price per person, no child discount)
Venice City entrance + Boat trip
Florence City entrance
Rome City entrance
Pisa City entrance
Monte Carlo City entrance
Admission fees to attractions: (Please note that prices below are subject to change)
Condola (Based on 25 persons per condola)
Lunch and Dinner charges (if applicable)
Chinese Lunch or Dinner (10 or more ppl)
10.00 - 15.00 Euro (Swiss Franc 20.00 Euro)
Italian Spaghetti Menu
Florence Pizza & Beef Menu
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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Conditions set out herein. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand
these Terms & Conditions prior to booking.
Booking changes A fee may be charged for any revision or alteration made to a
reservation after the booking is confirmed. Name changes or corrections may be
treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour
date or tour itinerary may be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation
fees will apply.
Cancellations and Cancellation Fees
Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and
hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and
pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time
of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our
office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to
Taketours by email or through web mail at
Standard cancellation penalties per person are as follows:
Up to 31 days prior to departure - 10% of total purchase amount.
15-30 days prior to departure - 30% of total purchase amount.
7-14 days prior to departure - 60% of total purchase amount.
Less than 7 days of departure or no show - 100% per person.
Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
Dates are based on the local time in Europe.
There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.
Those customers who asked for Visa Letter, the cancellation penalties after Visa Letter has been issued are as follows:
If without a visa reject letter, cancellation policies are as below:
Prior to departure 45-15 days, charge 35% of the tour fee.
Prior to departure over 45 days, charge $140 for whole booking.
There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.
If with a visa reject letter, we will follow Standard Cancellation Policies.
We constantly strive to improve tour itineraries and
features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond
our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries
and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may
operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those
stated on the itinerary pages.
We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance
with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation
is made any time prior to departure of the tour, Taketours' only liability will
be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking.
We will try to re-book the same or similar tour.. Please note that we are not
liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements
including air tickets purchased separately from customers.
Currency Fluctuations: All tour prices are current at the time of publication and are susceptible
to currency fluctuations. We reserve the right to alter the tour price in
accordance with changes in foreign exchanges rates and changes in prices for
services. The rate that you pay when you reserve your tour will protect you
against future currency fluctuations; on the other hand, no price adjustment
(refund) will be made based upon change in tour prices.
The Company is not liable for any delay or expense.
The Company will accept no responsibility for losses or additional
expense due to accident, delay, weather, strike or cause
beyond its control.
Passengers must have a valid passport. Your passport must remain valid for
at least 6 months from the arrival date. The
Company will not be held responsible for any expenses if passenger is refused
entry into any country.
The Company is not liable if a passenger decides to withdraw during the tour.
The Company reserves the right to alter or curtail the itinerary and to
substitute hotels and/or conveyances as it is deemed
The Company do not accept liability for acts of violence for any single person
sharing a room with others.
Any unused portion of the tour or meals listed are non-refundable after departure no matter what the reason is that you cannot continue with the tour.
The Company also reserves the right to require any individual to withdraw
from the tour if it is deemed his/her act of conduct
is detrimental to or incompatible with the interest, harmony and welfare of
other passengers and the tour as a whole. The
Company shall be under no further liability thereafter to any such person.
The Company is not responsible for
any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.
The Company acts only as an agent and/or intermediary for independent suppliers.
As a result it retains other contractors to
provide transportation, accommodation and other related travel services. The
Company accepts no responsibility for any such
losses or any additional expenses or distress due to delays, sickness,
weather, strikes or any other causes.
Passengers shall be regarded as carrying his/her own risk with respect to
loss or injury to person or property. The Company
is not liable for any loss, injury, accident, damage, delay or expense which
may arise during the tour.
Passenger accepts full responsibility for losses and expenses due to
delay, sickness, weather, strikes, wars, quarantine and
changes in itinerary.
The Company will not be held responsible if passenger carries any unlawful
items or irregularities. Any losses and expenses are
the responsibility of the passenger.
The Company, tour guide and driver do not accept liability for lost or
stolen personal property during the tour.
Purchase of travel insurance is strongly recommended. We will be pleased to
assist in inquiries of any travel insurance.
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).
My family and I enjoyed this tour for the most part. It was nice to have a Chinese-speaking tour guide (Tim) for the sake of my parents. He spoke mostly Mandarin with a little bit of Cantonese only to cover the essentials (meeting times, locations, etc.) It was easy to find the departure point and all in Paris. The tour consisted of a lot of time on the bus going from city to city. We stopped in each city and had just enough time to eat and take pictures usually. The tour bus was packed with about 50 people. The hotels we stayed in were very nice. Although I wish we had more time for independent exploring and better food options (a majority of our meals were at highway truck stops), I understand the time constraints of such a busy itinerary and think it is a great tour for people who are looking to see only the essentials in many cities in a limited amount of time. FYI, although the tour departs from Paris, the tour doesn't cover Paris, only southern France. in my opinion, it may not be the most exciting option for younger travelers (people in their 20-30s), but it was a great introduction to Italy. I would recommend it to people who are looking to do less planning on their own.
The tour though a bit rush covers a lot of places and was conducted professionally by an experienced guide under Mr. To. It is quoted as budget tour but the quality of the tour, the hotels which were mostly 4 stars, was comparable to any internationally organized ones.
This tour was very nice. we visited many amazing places in a short time. we saw many places that we couldn't see them by ourselves .in some cities we had enough time but very short time for some places ( for example pisa tower we had just 30 min.)
we booked for English tour but it canceled and we had to trip with Chinese tour and our tour guide spoke in 2 Chinese language for a long time and short time in English .
the hotels and breakfast were ok ,
we will plan for next one. thanks for all things
The tour is excellent for people like my wife and I. We don´t have much time to travel, so we saw a lot of beautiful places in a short time. It is a lot of driving but is ok. Our tour guide was an excellent person, his name is Victor and without him it would not have been the same. He was very very nice and we really enjoyed his direction, advice, and help. My wife loved this tour and now she is planning the next one. The hotels are ok, clean and comfortable, not luxury but you are not paying for luxury. I think it is an excellent relation price-quality.