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2-7 Day Southern Europe 5 Countries, France, Monaco, Switzerland, Italy, and Vatican City, Flexible Tour from Paris, France Tour Code: 243-2320

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Visit 5 Countries in Southern Europe: Switzerland, Italy, Vatican City, Monaco, France. Cover cities Rome (Arch of Constantine, Colosseum), Florence (Uffizi Gallery), Milan, Pisa, Venice (Gondola Ride, Grand Canal), Grasse, Vatican City (St. Peter's Basilica), Monaco City.
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Optional romantic ride down the canals on a gondola in Venice
  • Visit Leaning Tower of Pisa built during the Middle Ages
  • Visit Cannes to take some pictures at the Palais des Festivals
Price In USD (Price per person based on double occupancy)
Price (/person)
    Single $144
    Double $91
    3rd Person
    Child
    (Age 2-11)
    $81
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Airport Pick-up/Drop-off AdultChild
Airport 7am-10pm Pickup only - Surcharge $43$43
Airport 7am-10pm Dropoff only - Surcharge $43$43
Airport roundtrip transfer 7am-10pm - Surcharge $85$85
  • 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 adults and 1 child are allowed in one room.
  • Child fare: 2 - 11 years 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). $60 per person per night (twin share basis), there is no charge for child share a room with two adults. $120 per night applies for Single Room.
  • Airport transfers (pick up / drop off): Available in Paris (CDG and ORY of Paris). Airport transfer available between 7am and10pm, $50 each way per person (minimum 2 people). The transfer service needs to be placed at least 15 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".
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* Please note the Tour Map is subject to change.

Day 1: Paris - Lucerne(486 km)

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.
  • 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.
Standard Hotel: Hotel Arcade or similar.

Day 2: Lucerne - Milan - Venice(432 km)

Head south from Lucerne through spectacular Switzerland and into northern Italy, where your first stop will be Milan, fashion capital of the world. Your orientation tour will introduce you to the city's iconic sights, including the vast Gothic cathedral (Duomo). You'll also see the planet's oldest shopping mall, the 19thcentury Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, where you can wander among the boutique shops and have lunch in one of the refined cafes. After enjoying the many delights of Milan, you'll head to another vintage
  • 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.

    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.

    Duomo

    Duomo
    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.

    Admission (Optional): Adult €15; Child (0-6 yrs) Free; Duomo Pass A reduced €8; Duomo Pass A

Standard Hotel: LH Hotel Sirio Venice or Hotel Albatros

Day 3: Venice - Rome(393 km)

After breakfast, we will take a tour of Venice, IT by way of its famous canal system. Begin with a waterbus ride to San Marco Island, we will stop at the Piazza San Marco, home of Saint Mark's Basilica, and then see the Bridge of Sighs. Afterwards you'll have a chance to see some traditional Venetian craftwork at close quarters with a demonstration by Murano glassblowers. Of course, the ultimate Venice activity is to take a gondola ride through the Grand Canal, and for most people this optional excursion is a must. We will spend the night in the Rome, IT area.

  • 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.

    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.

    Grand Canal

    Grand Canal
    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.

    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.

    Admission (Optional): Adult €30

    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."

    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.
Standard Hotel: LH Hotel Excel Roma Montemario or Hotel Cristoforo Colombo

Day 4: Rome - Vatican City - Arezzo(184 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. Alternatively, you can choose to add on the optional Sistine Chapel tour to view Michelangelo's famous painted ceiling. Next you'll see the famous Trevi Fountain. After lunch, we will tour spectacular Rome, IT. An optional guided tour of the Coliseum, is highly recommended. We'll also get up close to the nearby Arch of Constantine and spend some further free time enjoying Rome, sampling the rich and creamy delights of "gelato" Italian ice cream before journey to Arezzo or nearby city for the night.
  • 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.

    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.

    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.

    Colosseum

    Colosseum
    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.

    Admission (Optional): Adult €35; including ticket and skip the queue

    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.

    Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs

    A basilica and titular church built inside the ruined frigidarium of the Roman Baths of Diocletian in the Piazza della Repubblica. It was constructed in the 16th century following an original design by Michelangelo Buonarroti. Other architects and artists added to the church over the following centuries.

    TYO

    A Japanese department store group, founded in 1673, headquartered in Tokyo. It has many branches in Japan, mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Europe and the United States.
Standard Hotel: Etrusco Arezzo Hotel or A Point Arezzo Park Hotel

Day 5: Arezzo-Florence-Pisa-Genoa(268 km)

Today, we will tour Florence, IT. Begin the day by taking in a wonderful panoramic overview of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Next, we can see a demonstration of the traditional craft of leatherworking at close quarters in a local workshop. From here enjoy a guided walk around Florence's many highlights, including the Ponte Vecchio over the Arno, the Piazza del Duomo and Campanile Tower. Pass 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 nearby city for the night.
  • 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.

    Piazza del Duomo

    Piazza del Duomo
    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.

    Ponte Veccio

    Ponte Veccio
    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.

    Uffizi Gallery

    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.
  • 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.

    Admission (Optional): Adult €15

Standard Hotel: Idea Plus Hotel Savona or Novotel Genoa City

Day 6: Genoa - Monaco - Grasse - Nice - Cannes - Avignon(588 km)

Today we will journey to Monaco. A walking tour takes you to the grand Prince's Palace of Monaco before continuing on to view the 1920s Courthouse, the Cliffside Oceanographic Museum, and the Cathedral. Then travel a little further to visit the famous Fragonard Perfume Factory. 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 nearby Avignon.

  • Monaco City, Monaco

    Located on a headland that extends into the Mediterranean Sea, Monaco is nicknamed The Rock. It has a Mediterranean climate, with an average temperature of 10℃ in January, 24℃ in August and 16℃ in the year.

    Prince's Palace of Monaco

    The official residence of the Prince of Monaco, a position currently held by Albert II, this palace was originally built in 1191 as a fortress for the ruling Genoese nobles.
  • Grasse, FRANCE

    Grasse is a town on the French Riviera in France. It is famous for its perfume industry. In addition, it has a former Roman Catholic cathedral named Grasse Cathedral with many paintings.

    Fragonard Perfume Factory

    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.
  • Cannes, FRANCE

    Cannes, FRANCE
    It 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.

    Palais des Festivals et des Congres

    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.
Standard Hotel: Campanile Avignon Sud-Montfavet la Cristole or Brit Hotel Avignon

Day 7: Avignon - Paris(577 km)

Our day will be spent on route from Avignon to Paris. We will arrive in Paris in the early evening.
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Location Address Departure
Paris, FRANCE 211 Boulevard Vincent Auriol, Paris, 75 75013 (McDonalds Restaurant ) 8:45am
  • Please arrive at the station at least 15 minutes before the scheduled departure.
  • DROP OFF POINTS (Please noted that the drop off time is for reference only and may vary slightly due to traffic/ unforeseen circumstances. Please advise drop off information at the "Return" area according to your travel duration and end date)

    Drop Off Day Drop Off Time & Location
    Mon 14:00 Venice Troncetto Pier coach parking area
    21:00 Rome Group Hotel (outside Rome city)
    Tue 16:00 Antico Caffe'San Pietro
    Wed 14:00 Florence Lungarno Italie Della Zecca Vecchia
    16:00 Pisa Tower Parking
    Thu 14:00 Meridien Hotel Nice
    18:00 Cannes coast parking
    Fri 18:30 Paris Place de I'talie
    Sat 19:30 Lowenplatz Lucerne
    Sun 15:00 Milan Cathedral
    20:00 Venice Group Hotel (outside Venice )

Price Includes

  • Hotel: Twin share basis. For child aged 2 - 11 years old will be sharing a room with 2 adults.
    (Hotel information will be confirmed 24 hours prior departure.)
  • Transportation: Air Conditioned luxury coach and other transportation listed in itinerary.
  • Breakfast: Daily Continental breakfast including coffee or tea, juice, bread, jam. All others meals not listed are at your expense.
  • Guide: Professional English speaking tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour

Price Excludes

  • Admission Fees:
    Destination Adult Child Duomo Pass A reduced
    Milan
    Duomo (Optional) €15 Free (0-6 yrs) €8
    Pisa
    Leaning Tower of Pisa (Optional) €15 / /
    Rome
    Colosseum (Optional) €35 / /
    In-depth walking Audio tour to Piazza Navona, Pantheon and Spanish Steps (Optional) €40 / /
    Sistine Chapel with Guide+Vatican Museums+St. Peter's Basilica, min 25 pax (Optional) €50 / /
    Venice
    Gondola Ride (Optional) €30 / /
    • 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.
  • City entrance and Overnight City tax charges (Mandatory)
    Monaco City entrance €5
    Pisa City entrance €5
    Rome City entrance + Overnight City tax €10
    Venice City entrance + Boat trip + Venice Local guide €25
    Florence City entrance €15
  • Lunch and Dinner charges (if applicable)

    Italian Spaghetti Menu

    €25

    Fiorentina Steak Menu (Salad, homemade pasta, 1 Kg Fiorentina steak for 4, dessert and wine)

    €30
  • Travel insurance, visa fees
  • Any charges for additional itinerary are not listed in itinerary
  • A mandatory service fees for tour guide/bus driver (min. €7 /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.

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  • 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.

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for Europe freestyle bus tour map, Rome is marked as departure city. How can I join the tour from Rome?
by L Joy on 2019-09-26
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Dear L Joy, Thank you for your interest at TakeTours. The pick up location for this tour is 211 Boulevard Vincent Auriol Paris, 75 75013 France. You would have to go to this location in order to join the tour. Best Regards, DianaP
by Taketours on 2019-09-26
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is there any seat available on 16 dec 2017
by ratchaphol kiatm on 2017-10-18
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Good morning , Yes, there is still room available for December 16th 2017.
by Taketours on 2017-10-18
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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
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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.
by Taketours on 2016-10-19
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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
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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.
by Taketours on 2016-10-12
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Hi 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
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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.
by Taketours on 2016-09-04
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  • Abiela

    2022-07-05
  • Overall the trip was splendid, the tour guides were super friendly and took care of everyone on board. Met and made many other friendly tourists on board the bus. We went on the 11/6/22 - 17/6/22 which was the summer holiday period, scorching hot, so gotta wear thin and light, bring sunblocks, hats and umbrella to prevent sunburnt. They will bring to the tourist's locations and spent about 2-3 hrs, so you gotta be quick. The walk around rome was tiring because of the distance from the drop-off point to the other pick-up location, and they have to be quick because of the limited time we have to spend before moving to the next location, but it's still fun. Always be on time when boarding back to the bus in order not to delay everyone's time, due to the long distance on the road from one to another location. Many stop points for toilet and snack breaks, always standby snacks on the bus in case u get hungry. Some hotels were amazing, every hotel provides an amazing delicious breakfast, so gotta be early and be there 5-10mins before the actual breakfast buffet timing, or else the food will be gone. If you arent hungry yet, always good to bring a container to pack the breakfast so u can eat on the bus.
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    2022-04-16
  • My friend had I had a great experience! I definitely recommend this tour. I had been take tours customer for several years and I’m happy with its services
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    2018-05-28
  • Excellent tour overall. many places to enjoy, I wish it was longer though. excellent tour guide and driver
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    2017-10-02
  • Properly planned tour,our guide Daniel was very knowledgeable and friendly. This tour consists a lot of walking so please be prepared or else it'll be hard cope up.
  • I recommend this tour! 1 1

  • Karla

    2017-01-05
  • I loved our tour! Everything was set-up right. Our tour guide Lex and our coach bus Driver Mr. Keige (nit sure if it's spelled right) were great. We got to see Italy and other countries/cites in a great way. I am very happy. It was a great first time experience. :)
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