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14-Day Spectacular Europe Tour from London with airport pickup, Rome out Tour Code: 738-19257

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Wed
London, United Kingdom
English
14 13
Visit Beaune, Bruges, Geneva, Grindelwald, London, Lugano, Lyon, Milan, Morcote, Lucerne, Neuchatel, Paris.
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    Single $3143
    Double $2095
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Day 1: London

Upon arriving at the airport we will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. You can enjoy free time until your tour starts. Please, check the informative posters placed at the hotel reception area which have all the information about your upcoming services such as meeting place, time and the guide’s name.
  • London, UNITED KINGDOM

    London, UNITED KINGDOM
    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.
Standard Hotel: IBIS London Earls Court or similar

Day 2: London

Get to know London on a guided tour featuring style, culture and history. See the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace, where we shall be able to watch the famous “Changing of the Guard” (depending on the season). Free afternoon. In the evening, we will meet at a a meeting point in Piccadilly to walk to Leicester Square, China Town and Soho with its amazing atmosphere, its theatres and bustle . Time for dinner in this area with numerous ethnic restaurants (Indian, Thai, Chinese, international, and so on) . Return to the hotel from Picadilly.

  • London, UNITED KINGDOM

    London, UNITED KINGDOM
    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.

    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.

    River Thames

    River Thames
    The longest river in England and second-longest in the UK, the River Thames is a staple of London. Many of the cities most famous landmarks either sit on it, such as the Tower of London, or cross over it.

    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.
Standard Hotel: IBIS London Earls Court or similar
Dinner: Included (Menu includes: Cheese and Tomato Salad Second Chicken Schnitzel with puree and sauce Dessert Tiramisu Drinks Water and bread)

Day 3: London Free day

Free day. You can enjoy the charm of this city. Free time to explore and discover memorable places.
  • London, UNITED KINGDOM

    London, UNITED KINGDOM
    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.
Standard Hotel: IBIS London Earls Court or similar

Day 4: London - Bruges - Paris (513 km)

We will leave London first thing in the morning towards the continent. From Dover we take the ferry boat to France and continue to Belgium. We will get to know Bruges, a charming Flemish city with its canals. Afterwards, we will continue to Paris. Arrival at the end of the day.
  • Bruges, BELGIUM

    The capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium, in the northwest of the country.
Standard Hotel: Novotel Saint Denis/Mercure Paris or similar

Day 5: Paris-Versailles-Paris (34 km)

We come into contact with the history of France in the immense Palace of Versailles (admission not included) with its beautiful gardens. After that, on our way back to Paris, we head to Montmartre, and take a cable car (included) to go up to this bohemian neighborhood known for its painters, artists and cabarets. To contemplate the beauty of the impressive avenues and monuments of Paris, you will have the city tour with a local guide. Return to the hotel. Optionally you can attend the variety show.​
  • 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.

    Admission (Optional): Adult €80; Child €80; Ticket resource is tight, it is strongly recommended that you book in advance! Dosen't include The Garden.

  • 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.

    Montmartre

    This neighborhood in Paris is built on a hill, at the top of which stands the Basilica of the Sacre Couer, famous for its white dome. The area has been home to many artists like Picasso and van Gogh.

    Moulin Rouge Show

    The famous Moulin Rouge - where the hit musical movie got its name - was founded in 1889, and is credited with popularizing cabaret performances and the can-can dance. It is marked by the red windmill on the roof.

    Tour Fee (Optional): Adult €145; Child (Entry of children under 6 years old is not allowed) €145; 23:00, Round-trip transport service from and to the hotel. - Table reservation. Tips included. - Show with consumption 1/2 bottle of French champaign per person.

Standard Hotel: Mercure Paris or similar 4 stars hotel

Day 6: Paris

We will have a scenic guided tour of Paris. We will have the opportunity to climb up to the second floor of Eiffel Tower and take a boat cruise along the River Seine. We will enjoy a free afternoon.

Note: Sometimes queues to climb the Eiffel Tower are long. For organizational reasons, if deemed appropriate, the climb can be made at a different moment of the day.      

  • 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.

    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.

    River Seine

    The River Seine is perhaps the most important waterway in Paris. More than 37 bridges cross its waters within the city alone, and cruises along the River pass by almost every important location and sight in the city.
Standard Hotel: Mercure Paris or similar 4 stars hotel

Day 7: Paris - Semur - Beaune - Lyon (415 km)

Today we travel to the center of France, to the Bourgogne region, famous for its wines. Making a stop in Semur-en-Auxois, a small medieval town listed surrounded by impressive walls. After this we will visit Beaune, located in the center of the Bourgogne region, with its streets full of flowers, hospice and wine museum all points of interest. Continuing on, we will arrive to Lyon in the mid-afternoon, the capital of Roman Gallia on the banks of the Rhone (its historic center has been declared a World Heritage site). We include a funicular climb to Notre Dame de Fourviere where we have a great view of the city. Enjoy some leisure time to walk around.

  • 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.
  • Semur-en-Auxois, FRANCE

    The beautiful, red-roofed medieval town of Semur-en-Auxois stands on a pink granite plateau in the department of Cote-d'Or, between Montbard and Saulieu, within a bend in the Armancon. With a rich heritage and history, the town has a conservation area that's a particularly nice place for an outing.
  • Beaune, FRANCE

    The wine capital of the Burgundy region, this walled town lies between Paris and Geneva. It was the hometown of the Chevrolet brothers, who founded the automobile company of the same name.
  • Lyon, FRANCE

    Lyon, FRANCE
    This city in eastern France, which traces its history back to the year 43 BC, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its important historic and architectural landmarks. It is trisected by the rivers Rhone and Saone.

    Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere

    A minor basilica in Lyon. It was built with private funds between 1872 and 1884 in a dominant position overlooking the city. The site it occupies was once the Roman forum of Trajan.
Standard Hotel: Saphir Lyon or similar

Day 8: Lyon - Geneva - Neuchatel - Zurich (385 km)

A beautiful stage awaits us as we set off for Switzerland. Arrival in Geneva. The guide will take us to the Palais des Nations (the European headquarters of the United Nations), the beautiful “Jardin Anglais” (with its quaint flower clock), and the “Jet d´Eau”, the tallest fountain in Europe.

After lunch, we will continue travelling through Switzerland by the beautiful Leman and Neuchatel lakes. We will drive the scenic road alongside the three large lakes, with their magnificent vineyards overlooking the mountains. We will stop in Neuchatel, where you can enjoy a walk by the lake, the historic town center or visit its beautiful, 10th century castle. We will then head to Zurich. Arrival in the late afternoon.

Note: depending on the number of passengers travelling from Geneva to Zurich, this part of the trip might be done by train - in which case, there will be no stop in Neuchatel.

  • Lyon, FRANCE

    Lyon, FRANCE
    This city in eastern France, which traces its history back to the year 43 BC, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its important historic and architectural landmarks. It is trisected by the rivers Rhone and Saone.
  • Geneva, SWITZERLAND

    Geneva is the second largest city in Switzerland and a global center that houses the United Nations and many international organizations. Visitors enjoy museums, theatres, and cultural sites including Muse d'Art et d'Histoire, as well as archeological sites, historic buildings, dining, shopping, and much more.

    Palace of Nations

    From 1929 to 1938, this building in Geneva served as the headquarters of the League of Nations, the predecessor to the United Nations. The UN repurposed the building beginning in the wake of World War II.

    Admission (Optional): Adult €8; Child €4; Student €6

    Flower Clock

    Flower Clock
    Made in 1955 as a testament to the history of Geneva's renowned watchmakers, this flower clock has a diameter of five meters. The decorative flowers are changed to match the season of the year.

    The Geneva Water Fountain

    Jet d'Eau, literally meaning 'water jet', is a huge Fountain on the Geneva Lake. It became a remarkable symbol for the city, therefore, it was amplified and relocated to the center of the Lake. The Fountain presents and gives the power to the place! Every time you look on its majesty you are reminded that you are in the powerful and well-organized country. Soon after being finished, the fountain became the symbol of strength, ambition and vitality of Geneva and Switzerland. Its strong engines pump 500 liters of water per second to the height of 140 meters.
  • Neuchatel, SWITZERLAND

    Neuchatel, called Neuenburg in German, has a rich cultural and architectural past. The Castle and the Collegiate Church are the city's landmarks.
  • Zurich, SWITZERLAND

    Zurich, SWITZERLAND
    Sitting on the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich, this city is the largest in Switzerland. The Bahnhofstrasse ("Station Street") is an important landmark as one of the world's most expensive shopping areas.
Standard Hotel: Dorint Airport Zurich Hotel or similar

Day 9: Zurich - Grindelwald - Lucerne - Zurich (183 km)

Today we will see beautiful landscapes with high mountains and lakes in the region of Interlaken. We will stop in Grinderwald where we will have time for a coffee before taking the cable car up to mountain. We will walk along the winding path which will lead us to the "footbridge over the empty". Dare to walk along the bridge amongst the fantastic scenery enjoying glaciers all around us. We will have a lunch up the mountain before heading back down. We will then continue to Lucerne. In the evening we will have time to stroll around, enjoying the city and taking dinner before we return to the hotel in Zurich
  • Grindelwald, SWITZERLAND

    Grindelwald is a village and municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Berne in Switzerland. In addition to the village of Grindelwald, the municipality also includes the settlements of Alpiglen, Burglauenen, Grund, Itramen, Mühlebach, Schwendi, Tschingelberg and Wargistal.
  • 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.
Standard Hotel: Novotel Zurich Airport/Hotel Movenpick Airport/ Kameha Grand Zurich or similar

Day 10: Zurich - Grindelwald - Lucerne - Zurich (183 km)

Today we will see beautiful landscapes with high mountains and lakes in the region of Interlaken. We will stop in Grinderwald where we will have time for a coffee before taking the cable car up to mountain. We will walk along the winding path which will lead us to the "footbridge over the empty". Dare to walk along the bridge amongst the fantastic scenery enjoying glaciers all around us. We will have a lunch up the mountain before heading back down. We will then continue to Lucerne. In the evening we will have time to stroll around, enjoying the city and taking dinner before we return to the hotel in Zurich
  • Grindelwald, SWITZERLAND

    Grindelwald is a village and municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Berne in Switzerland. In addition to the village of Grindelwald, the municipality also includes the settlements of Alpiglen, Burglauenen, Grund, Itramen, Mühlebach, Schwendi, Tschingelberg and Wargistal.
  • 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.
Standard Hotel: Novotel Zurich Airport/Hotel Movenpick Airport/ Kameha Grand Zurich or similar
Lunch: Included (Menu includes: First Course: Salad Main Course: Alpine macaroni with onion sauce Dessert Applesauce Drinks Not Included)

Day 11: Zurich - Lugano - Morcote - Milan (10530 km)

We will leave Zurich early in the morning and cut across the Alps in order to reach the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. Alongside the route we will get to see beautiful lakes and snow-capped mountains. Lugano. Arrival in the cosmopolitan capital of the Italian Switzerland built next to its beautiful lake. Time to have a stroll and grab lunch. Next, we will reach the enchanting little town of Morcote famous for its flowery stone houses. We will then travel to Italy. Arrival in Milan where the guide will take us to the impressive Duomo Square. Here you will find a variety of local and international restaurants to have dinner at. Transfer to the hotel.

  • Lugano, SWITZERLAND

    Lugano, located in southern Switzerland, is an Italian-speaking city located on a lake and surrounded by mountains by the same name. There are 17 heritage sites of national significance in Lugano including villages like Barbengo, Bre, and Gandria, as well as libraries, churches, museums, and more.
  • Morcote, SWITZERLAND

    The former fishing village of Morcote is situated on the shore of Lake Lugano and is undoubtedly one of the most frequently photographed places in Ticino.
  • 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.

    Piazza del Duomo

    Piazza del Duomo
    Piazza del Duomo is the main city square of Milan, named after the Milan Cathedral by the same name. Originally built in the 14th century, the piazza serves as an artistic and cultural center. Visitors enjoy breathtaking architecture and monuments in the square, and local cafes and shops.
Standard Hotel: Hotels at Milan

Day 12: Milan - Pisa - Rome (546 km)

Today we continue our journey towards Pisa. On a little tourist train, we will travel to the Piazza Dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), where there will be time to admire one of the most alluring and beautiful art complexes in Italy, including the well-known Leaning Tower of Pisa. Then, we continue to Rome, arriving at the end of the day.

  • 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!

    Piazza dei Miracoli

    Piazza dei Miracoli
    Also called the Piazza del Duomo, this huge, walled-off area contains some of the most famous architectural feats in the world: the Pisa Cathedral, the Pisa Baptistry, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the Camposanto Monumentale.

    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.

    Admission (Optional): Adult €34.74; Children under 8 years old cannot climb up the Leaning Tower of Pisa|Duration: 7-11 Hours

Standard Hotel: Ergife/Shangrila/Green Park Hotel or similar

Day 13: Rome (7 km)

In the morning, we will have a scenic tour of Rome. We will enter the tiny state of the Vatican, visit St. Peter's Basilica, Roman Colosseum. In the evening we will transfer to the Trastevere area for a stroll in the narrow cobbled streets of the district with hidden treasures, such as some modest medieval churches, small shops with the most peculiar of objects or scenes of daily life. Many trattorias (informal Italian eating establishments) and osterias (inns) imbued with the Italian spirit will be ready to serve you local dishes. Other restaurants serving Indian, Chinese and international food can be found in this area. Return to hotel.
  • 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.

    Colosseum

    Colosseum
    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.

    Trastevere

    This area is the 13th rione of Rome. It features narrow, cobblestone streets lined with many Medieval-era buildings. It lies on the West Bank of the Tiber River, south of Vatican City.
  • 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 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

    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.

    Duration: Approx. 3 Hours

Standard Hotel: Ergife/Shangrila/Green Park Hotel or similar 4 stars hotel

Day 14: Rome

After the breakfast, the tour will come to an end. Please refer to the "Departure & Return" for more detailed information.

Price Includes

  • Airport pickup
  • 13 nights hotel accomodation
  • Travel by bus with English speaking guide
  • Basic travel insurance
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Excursion: Versalles in Paris.
  • Boat: River Seine in Paris, Zurich lake.
  • City tour in : London, Paris, Rome.
  • Evening Transfer: Soho in London, Trastevere in Rome.
  • Transfer: Montmartre in Paris.
  • Ticket admission: 2nd Floor Eiffel Tower in Paris, Coliseum of Rome.
  • Train: Rapperswil / Zurich, Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa.
  • Funicular: To Montmartre district in Paris, Lyon, Cable Car to Grindelwald First.
  • 1 Lunch or Dinner Included in: Lucerne.

Price Excludes

Destination Adult Child Student
Geneva
Palace of Nations (Optional) €8 €4 €6
Paris
Moulin Rouge Show (Optional)
23:00, Round-trip transport service from and to the hotel. - Table reservation. Tips included. - Show with consumption 1/2 bottle of French champaign per person.
€145 €145 (Entry of children under 6 years old is not allowed) /
Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa (Optional)
Children under 8 years old cannot climb up the Leaning Tower of Pisa
€34.74 / /
Versailles
Palace of Versailles (Optional)
Ticket resource is tight, it is strongly recommended that you book in advance! Dosen't include The Garden.
€80 €80 /
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
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  • Optional items
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