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9-Day Southern Europe Tour to Switzerland, Italy, Vatican City, Monaco, and France from Paris with airport transfer Tour Code: 743-19354

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Fri
Paris, France
English; Mandarin Chinese
9 8
Visit 5 Countries in Southern Europe: Switzerland, Italy, Vatican City, Monaco, and France Cover Cities Rome (Arch of Constantine, Colosseum), Florence, Milan (Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II), Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa), Venice (Bridge of Sighs), Cannes.
  • Visit the picturesque lakeside city of Lucerne and the Chapel Bridge
  • See dramatic building of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the world's oldest shopping malls
  • Free Hotel Breakfasts
  • Tour available in English and Chinese
  • This tour is not available during Jun to Sep 2024 due to Paris Olympic. Resume running in October.
Price In USD (Price per person based on double occupancy)
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Day 1: Paris

Your enjoyable journey starts when you land at Paris (CDG/ORY) airport. Paid Airport pickup service: A driver will pick you up according to your actual flight arrival time and send you back to the hotel to rest.

Standard Hotel: Paris or nearby city.

Day 2: 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: Lucerne or nearby city.

Day 3: 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: Venice or nearby city.

Day 4: 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.

    Tour Fee (Optional): Adult €40; Child €40

    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: Rome or nearby city.

Day 5: 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: Arezzo or nearby city.

Day 6: 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: Genoa nearby city.

Day 7: 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: Avignon nearby city.

Day 8: Avignon - Paris (577 km)

Our day will be spent en route from Avignon to Paris. We will arrive in Paris in the early evening.

Day 9: Paris

After breakfast, the tour will come to an end. Please refer to the "Departure & Return" for more detailed information
  • Airport transfers (pick up / drop off): available between 7am and 10pm. The transfer service needs to be placed at least 15 business days in advance.

Price Includes

  • Airport transfer available between 7am and10pm
  • Hotel: Twin share basis. For child 2 - 11 years 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 including coffee or tea, juice, bread, jam. All others meals not listed are at your expense.
  • Guide: Professional tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour

Price Excludes

Destination Adult Child Duomo Pass A reduced
Milan
Duomo (Optional)
Duomo Pass A
€15 Free (0-6 yrs) €8
Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa (Optional) €15 / /
Rome
Colosseum (Optional)
including ticket and skip the queue
€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) €60 €60 /
Venice
Gondola Ride (Optional) €40 €40 /
  • 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 EUR5
    Pisa City entrance EUR5
    Rome City entrance + Overnight City tax EUR10
    Venice City entrance + Boat trip + Venice Local guide EUR25
    Florence City entrance EUR15
  • Lunch and Dinner charges (if applicable)

    Italian Spaghetti Menu

    EUR30

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

    EUR35
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  • A mandatory service fees for tour guide/bus driver (min. EUR10 /day per person).
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  • 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.
  • Due to different bus models, we may not be able to accommodate participants using wheelchairs. Therefore, we regret that we cannot accept wheelchair users to join our tour. (Note: For "private group tours", please inform us before receiving a quote.)
  • As the space for luggage on the tour bus is limited, each passenger can only carry one piece of luggage with them (luggage not exceeding 30 KG, with the sum of three sides not exceeding 158 cm). If a passenger carries more than one piece of luggage (if there is enough space in the luggage compartment), an additional €5 per piece of luggage per day will be charged as a driver handling fee. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
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  • Please avoid bringing valuable items and precious jewelry as much as possible. Valuables and documents should be carried with you at all times and kept under your own supervision. Our company, driver, and tour leader are not responsible for any loss.
  • Tour members must abide by the laws and regulations of each country, and it is strictly prohibited to carry private goods for profit and illegal items. Smoking is prohibited in all public places and indoor buildings (including hotel rooms) in Europe, with fines of up to thousands of euros, so please abide by the law. In recent years, some famous buildings (attractions) in Europe have banned visitors from sitting on the ground to rest or eat, which is not only considered rude but may also face immediate prosecution.
  • In any case or for personal reasons, if a tour member requests to leave on their own, return individually or leave the tour midway, our company will assist in making arrangements. However, our company will not be responsible for any indirect or direct cost losses incurred due to delays in transportation or other circumstances that result in missing the pre-arranged itinerary or accommodation.
  • Any tour participant who intentionally obstructs the tour leader's work, endangers the safety of others, or affects the normal activities and interests of the group, the tour leader has the right to cancel their tour qualification, order the participant to leave the group depending on the specific situation or with the consent of the majority of the tour participants. The remaining balance of the unfinished part of the journey will not be refunded, and any actions taken by the participant after leaving the group will not be related to the company.
  • If the flight or bus is delayed due to a malfunction or traffic congestion, resulting in itinerary changes or canceled programs, tour participants may not use this as an excuse to oppose or withdraw from the tour. In case of bad weather, strikes, or unexpected accidents that cause delays in the itinerary, tour participants may not demand compensation or refund of tour fees.
  • The itinerary is for reference purposes only. The company will make appropriate arrangements and adjustments based on the actual situation regarding the tour program, accommodation location, and other issues. The possibility of canceling programs due to the closure of attractions or local holidays cannot be ruled out. Tour participants are expected to accept and may not object.
  • The tourist transportation and hotels used by our company, such as airplanes, ships, trains, or buses, have various regulations for the safety of participants and issues such as lost luggage, accidents, and property damage. These situations will be handled based on the regulations established by each institution and will not be related to our company. We recommend that participants purchase travel insurance and luggage insurance on their own. For details on how to purchase insurance, please contact the travel agency you registered with or our company directly.
  • The temperature difference between day and night in Europe is substantial, the annual average temperature exceeds 30 degrees for less than two months, and European countries have strong environmental protection awareness. Therefore, hotels in Europe may not have standard air conditioning.
  • If the number of participants is small, We has the right to combine guests of different languages on the same tour bus.

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