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12-Day England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Vatican Gems of Europe Tour from London Tour Code: 673-3692

From USD$2800  
London, United Kingdom
English; Mandarin Chinese
12 10
Visit London, Paris, Lucerne, Venice, Pisa, Rome, Vatican City, Florence. Inclusions: Comfortable Eurostar Train from London to Paris, 10 nights all 4-star hotel accommodations as listed or similar, Attraction admission tickets
  • Excellent tour manager throughout Europe for a relaxing and in-depth trip
  • All 4-star hotel accommodations as listed or similar
  • Breakfast daily at hotels; lunches or dinners included as specific
  • Sightseeing with specialist local guides in select cities
Price (/person)
    Single $3500
    Double $2800

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Day 1: Home - London

Relax on your international flight to London as you start your journey to the Old World.

Day 2: London (329 km)

As guests arrive at the airport in London, they will meet with a tour guide, who will help them transfer to the hotel, stopping along the way to sightsee at Windsor Castle.

    Windsor is a town in southeast England. It is well known because of the Windsor Castle, which is one of the official residences of the British Royal Family.

    Windsor Castle

    Windsor Castle
    Windsor Castle is known both for its impressive architectural feats as well as for being one of the main residence of the British royal family. Its was built in the 11th century AD after the Norman invasion of Britain.
Deluxe Hotel: Tower Hotel (4-Star)
Lunch: Included

Day 3: London

We will start the day by visiting the Tower of London, followed by a sightseeing tour to the Parliament Building, Big Ben, and Trafalgar Square. Then, we will make photo stops at Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. After lunch, we will enjoy the rest of the day free to explore at our own pace.

    The capital city of both England and the United Kingdom has been a focal point of Western civilization for centuries. This amazing city in the British Isles is famous for places like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Westminster Abbey.

    Tower of London

    Tower of London
    Dating back nearly a millennia, this historic castle on the shores of the Thames in London has served many important functions throughout history. Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a museum that is open to the public.

    Parliament Square

    Parliament Square
    This large open area outside London's Palace of Westminster is one of London's main tourist spots. In addition to a grassy park with trees, it contains many monuments to famous historical figures such as Winston Churchill and Abraham Lincoln.

    Big Ben

    Big Ben
    "Big Ben" is actually the name of the bell inside the clocktower located at the northern end of Westminster Palace. The tower itself is officially known as "Elizabeth Tower." It is one of England's most recognizable landmarks.

    Trafalgar Square

    Trafalgar Square
    This large plaza in central London is a popular tourist attraction. The square is home to several monuments, sculptures, and fountains, but the one that features most prominently is Nelson's Column, a 170-foot-tall war memorial.

    Buckingham Palace

    Buckingham Palace
    One of the most famous palaces of the British monarchy, Buckingham Palace dates back to 1705. In addition to serving as a museum and art gallery, it has been the main residence of the royal family since 1837.
Deluxe Hotel: Tower Hotel (4-Star)
Breakfast: Included

Day 4: London - Paris (342 km)

Today, we will travel from London to Paris aboard the Eurostar train. Upon arrival, we will head to the city center and then have the remainder of the day free to explore at our own pace.
  • Paris, FRANCE

    Paris, FRANCE
    Paris has been a thriving city for more than two thousand years. It is known all over the world as a city of art and romance, from its high-end cafes to the famous visage of the Eiffel Tower.

    River Seine Cruise

    River Seine Cruise
    Paris is synonymous with sublime beauty, and you will see firsthand why that is as you leaisurely sail down the Seine, the river that flows through the heart of the city of lights.

    Tour Fee (Optional): Adult $34; Child $34|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 25 Minutes

    French Seafood Dinner

    French seafood dinner includes five course menu: seafood platter, 6 escargots, foie gras, main course, drinks and desrs, also roundtrip transfers and tips.

    Tour Fee (Optional): Adult $82; Child $82|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Deluxe Hotel: Renaissance Paris La Defense Hotel or Similar (4-Star)
Breakfast: Included

Day 5: Paris (17 km)

In the morning, we will take a drive to the Palace of Versailles. Next, we will visit the Louvre. On a scenic drive, we will visit famous landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, Palais Carnier, Place de la Concord, the Champs Elysees, and the Arc de Triomphe. In the evening, we will enjoy a dinner of fine French cuisine.
  • Versailles, FRANCE

    A city renowned worldwide for the Château de Versailles and the gardens of Versailles, designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Located in the western suburbs of the French capital, 17.1 km from the centre of Paris.

    Palace of Versailles

    Louis IV's opulent mansion is one of the most famous symbols of French political history and power. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was the center of French politics for nearly a century, until the beginning of the French Revolution.
  • Paris, FRANCE

    Paris, FRANCE
    Paris has been a thriving city for more than two thousand years. It is known all over the world as a city of art and romance, from its high-end cafes to the famous visage of the Eiffel Tower.

    The Louvre

    The Louvre
    One of the most well-known art museums in the world with one of the largest collections, the Louvre houses such masterpieces as the Mona Lisa and works by artists ranging from Raphael to Monet and everyone in between.

    Arc de Triomphe

    Arc de Triomphe
    This breathtaking neoclassical arch is one of Paris' most famous monuments. It commemorates those who fought and died in the French Revolution and Napoleonic wars. It also sits atop the Tomb of the Unknown Solider for World War I.

    Champs Elysees

    Champs Elysees is the name of both an upscale street and shopping district in Paris. It is on the cafes, boutiques, movie theaters, and more. One of the most famous streets of the world, is also known for its many monuments.

    Palais Garnier

    The Palais Garnier is famous not only for its exquisite architectural design and opulent interior artwork, but also as the setting for both the novel and musical "The Phantom of the Opera." Within lie a museum, library and restaurant.

    Place de la Concorde

    The largest square in Paris is the Place de la Concorde. On it sit many major Parisian tourist spots, such as Champs-Elysees, the Luxor Obelisk, the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume and the Musee de l'Orangerie.

    Eiffel Tower

    Eiffel Tower
    One of the most famous monuments in the world, the Eiffel Tower has been a symbol of Paris, France, and Europe since 1889. It was erected as the entryway to the 1889 World's Fair, and has been wowing visitors ever since.
Deluxe Hotel: Renaissance Paris La Defense Hotel (4-Star) or Similar
Breakfast: Included|Dinner: Included (Dinner at local restaurant)

Day 6: Paris - Lucerne (667 km)

Today, we will take a leisurely drive to Lucerne through the stunning landscape of the rural French and Swiss countryside. Once we arrive in the afternoon, we will have the rest of the day free to explore at our own leisure.
  • Lucerne, SWITZERLAND

    Lucerne, SWITZERLAND
    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.
Deluxe Hotel: Astoria Hotel (4-Star)
Breakfast: Included|Dinner: Included (Dinner at hotel)

Day 7: Lucerne - Mt. Pilatus - Milan (192 km)

After breakfast, we will visit the Chpell Bridge and the Lion Monument. Then, we will perhaps join our optional excursion to Mt. Stanserhron before we head south to Milan, the center of fashion and design in Italy.
  • Lucerne, SWITZERLAND

    Lucerne, SWITZERLAND
    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.

    Chapel Bridge

    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.

    Lion Monument

    The Lion of Lucerne is an amazing sculpture carved directly into a cliffside in one of Switzerland's most gorgeous cities. It was done to commemorate the deaths of Swiss soldiers who were brutally massacred during the bloody French Revolution.

    Lake Lucerne Sightseeing Cruise

    Sit back and relax on the main deck or upper deck while your expert captain takes you along Switzerland’s most stunning lake, surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, forests and meadows.

    Tour Fee (Optional): Adult $39; Child $39|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

  • Mount Pilatus, SWITZERLAND

    This mountain in Switzerland overlooks the city of Lucerne. It is comprised of several summits, the tallest of which is named Tomlishorn. The tour includes roundtrip transfers, tour guide, cable car or train ticket, admission and tips.

    Admission (Optional): Adult €65; Child €65|Duration: Approx. 3 Hours

Deluxe Hotel: Crowne Plaza Milan Linate (4-Star)
Breakfast: Included|Dinner: Included (Dinner at hotel)

Day 8: Milan - Verona - Venice (278 km)

After taking an orientation tour in Milan, we will proceed to Verona. When we first arrive, we will take a sightseeing tour around the city, including a visit to Juliet's House. Later, we will drive to Venice. We will spend the night in Padua.
  • Milan, ITALY

    Milan, ITALY
    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.


    Milan's cathedral is the largest in all of Italy and the fifth largest in the world. The groundbreaking occurred in 1386; however, construction was not completed until 1965. Visitors can access the rooftops, which provide amazing views of the city.

    Teatro alla Scala

    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.

    Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

    Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
    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.
  • Verona, ITALY

    Verona, ITALY
    It is one of the main tourist destinations in northern Italy, owing to its artistic heritage, several annual fairs, shows, and operas, such as the lyrical season in the Arena, the ancient amphitheatre built by the Romans.

    Arena di Verona

    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.

    Casa di Giulietta

    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.
Deluxe Hotel: Crowne Plaza Padova (4-Star)
Breakfast: Included|Dinner: Included (Dinner at hotel)

Day 9: Venice - Montecatini Terme (200 km)

Today, we will take a boat to Murano, an island famous for its glass-making. Then, we will take a ferry to Venice, where we will enjoy a walking tour, during which we will admire the beauty of Saint Mark's Basilica. Later, we will travel to Montecatini Terme, where we will enjoy dinner and spend the night.
  • Venice, ITALY

    Venice, ITALY
    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.


    This small series of islands within the Venetian Lagoon is connected by canals and footbridges. It is famous for its vibrantly colorful houses and the signature glass manufactured on the islands.

    Doge's Palace

    This palace was once the residence of the supreme authority of the Republic of Venice. Built in a Venetian Gothic style, the construction plans began in 1340, and the building was completed in 1424.

    Duration: Approx. 10 Hours 30 Minutes

    Bridge of Sighs

    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.

    Saint Mark's Basilica

    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.

    Piazza San Marco

    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."

    Gondola Ride

    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.

    Tour Fee (Optional): Adult $50; Child $50|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

Deluxe Hotel: Grand Hotel Francia & Quirinale (4-Star)
Breakfast: Included|Dinner: Included (Dinner at hotel)

Day 10: Montecatini Terme - Pisa - Florence - Rome (347 km)

Today, we will drive to Florence, travelling through Pisa on our way to see the famous Leaning Tower. When we arrive in Florence, we will go on a walking tour that culminates in a visit to the Duomo. Later in the afternoon, we will travel to Rome.
  • Pisa, ITALY

    Pisa, ITALY
    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!

    Leaning Tower of Pisa

    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.

    Duration: 7-11 Hours

    Pisa Cathedral

    The centerpiece of Pisa's Piazza dei Miracoli, it is adjacent to the city's famous Leaning Tower, the Pisa Cathedral was erected in the Romanesque style. The interior possesses one of the finest collections of religious art in the world.

    Pisa Baptistry

    The largest building of its kind in Italy, the Pisa Baptistry was begun in the Romanesque style and completed in the Gothic. Despite lacking excessive and ornate decoration, the interior of the baptistry is breathtaking, perhaps due to its simplicity.
  • Florence, ITALY

    Florence, ITALY
    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.

    Piazzale Michelangelo

    The Piazzale Michelangelo is located at the top of a hill, making it perhaps the best vantage point to take in a full panoramic view of this marvelous city. A restaurant at the top provides visitors with a good meal.

    Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

    Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
    The main church in Florence, this cathedral features an impressive dome that was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio in 1296. It is built in a mixture of Gothic and renaissance styles.

    Gates of Paradise

    The eastern gateway of the Florence Baptistery is known as the "Gates of Paradise." They were designed by Lorenzo Ghiberti. The gate was given this nickname by the famous Renaissance artist Michelangelo.

    Florence Baptistery

    This Florentine baptistery also carries the distinction of being a minor basilica. It was built between 1059 and 1128 in a Romanesque style. It is where the famous poet Dante was baptized in his youth.
Deluxe Hotel: Holiday Inn Eur Parco dei Medici (4-Star)
Breakfast: Included

Day 11: Vatican City - Rome (3 km)

Today, we will go on a tour of Vatican City, beginning with St. Peter's Basilica. Next, we will stop by the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Arch of Constantine. Then, we will continue to the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. After that, we will have some free time to walk around. In the evening, we will have a festive farewell dinner.
  • Vatican City, ITALY

    This small country, surrounded by the larger city of Rome, is the center of the Catholic Church and home of the Pope. Famous sights are St. Peter's Square and the Basilica, as well as the Vatican Museum.

    St. Peter's Square

    This major piazza in the Vatican sits directly in front of St. Peter's Basilica, the enter of the Catholic church. An Egyptian obelisk made of red granite sits in its center, surrounded by a columned colonnade.

    St. Peter's Basilica

    St. Peter's Basilica
    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.

    Vatican Museums

    Vatican  Museums
    In terms of combined annual visitors, this museum complex, owned and operated by the Catholic Church in Vatican City, is the 5th most visited museum in the world. It houses the Sistine Chapel, the iconic piece by Michelangelo.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $59; Child $59|Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

    Sistine Chapel

    Sistine Chapel
    In 1508, Michelangelo, the famous Renaissance artist, came to Rome to pain the ceiling of this chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the residency of the Pope. The resulting mural has come to be regarded as a sublime masterpiece.
  • Rome, ITALY

    Rome, ITALY
    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's artistic and cultural contributions have colored global development.


    This nearly 2000-year-old structure is one of the most famous buildings in 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.

    Arch of Constantine

    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.

    Trevi Fountain

    Trevi Fountain
    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.

    Piazza di Spagna

    The Piazza di Spagna sits at the bottom of the famous Spanish Steps in Rome. In the center of the plaza sits the sits the Fontana della Barcaccia, which was built nearly 400 years ago.
Deluxe Hotel: Holiday Inn Eur Parco dei Medici (4-Star)
Breakfast: Included|Dinner: Included (Dinner at local restaurant)

Day 12: Rome - Home

Today, guests will transfer to the airport for their departure flights. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding when to schedule flights.
Breakfast: Included
  • The trip schedule will be provided about 45 days prior to departure, so in order to get the free airport transfer, we suggest passenger to book the air tickets after getting the tour confirmation.
    The required minimum number of passengers to operate this tour is 15.
  • We has no hotel arrangement on day 1, please book it on your own.

Price Includes

  • Admission fees:
    • London - Tower of London, Windsor Cstle
    • Paris - Palace, Louvre Museum
    • Venice - Ferry Ride
  • Comfortable Eurostar Train from London to Paris
  • 10 nights all 4-star hotel accommodations as listed or similar
  • Bi-lingual guide (Mandarin / English) for the entire tour.(Level 2: semi-guided tour
  • Breakfast daily at hotels
  • Lunches or dinners included, as specified in itinerary
  • Sightseeing with local guides in selected cities
  • Deluxe air-conditioned tour coach
  • Group airport transfers at arrival and departure in Europe
  • Attraction admission tickets

Price Excludes

Destination Adult Child
Lake Lucerne Sightseeing Cruise (Optional) $39 $39
Mt. Stanserhorn Tour (Optional) $87 $87
Mount Pilatus
Mount Pilatus (Optional) €65 €65
French Seafood Dinner (Optional) $82 $82
River Seine Cruise (Optional) $34 $34
Vatican City
Vatican Museums (Optional) $59 $59
Gondola Ride (Optional) $50 $50
  • 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.
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  • Personal room fees such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/ mini bar items, unless otherwise specified
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  • Departure Guarantee: Departures are guaranteed with a minimum of 15 persons. When the total number of tour members should fall below 15 persons, we reserve the right to cancel the tour, to change the hotels, or to change to locally hosted facilities.
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  • Cancellation and Refund policy (please read before booking)
    US$100/person: 120 or more days prior to departure date
    US$200/person: 75-119 days prior to departure date
    US$300/person: 30-74 days prior to departure date
    US$500/person: 15-29 days prior to departure date
    US$1000/person: 3-14 days prior to departure date
    100% of tour fare: within 48 hours prior to departure including no show on the departure date
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  • Prices may vary and are subject to availability by season, weekend, and/or holiday.
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i want to book this but can my parents join after london as they have seen london. and also what are the dates as i plan to book for 12/13 november?
by Rubendra Ravi on 2021-09-21
Dear Customer, Unfortunately this is a coming soon tour. Since we are a third party company we have to wait until the tour operator sends us their available dates.
by Taketours on 2021-09-28
How do I know which places we will be actually visiting
by Shelia rose on 2018-01-26
Please open full itinerary and you will see list of places that are planned for each day.
by Taketours on 2018-01-30
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