Your Travel Package Includes
Individual headsets “Inside visits and special features: Shown in UPPERCASEin the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
Visits to Luxembourg, Lucerne, Vaduz, Innsbruck’s Golden Roof, Venice, Assisi, Pisa, a perfume factory in Eze, Aix-en-Provence, Beaune
Swiss Alps, Inn Valley, Europa Bridge, Italian and French Rivieras, Burgundy Wine Country
Guides: Local Guides for city sightseeing in Rome, Florence, Paris; professional Tour Director while touring
Round-trip transportation between London and the Channel ports; on the Continent, private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach; cross-Channel ferry; canal transfer boat in Venice; Eurostar train Paris-London
Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips and service charges:
BRUSSElS Park Inn (5T) Floris Midi (5T), LUCERNE AREA Drei Ktinige (5T) or Ibis Kriens (5T), INNSBRUCK AREA Ramada Tivoli (5T), VENICE AREA Poppi (5T) at Mira or Mercure Marghera (F), ROME Park Hotel dei Massimi (F) or Holiday Inn Express 5an Giovanni (5T), MONTECATINI 5enentrionale Esplanade (F) or Grand Hotel du Park et Regina (5T), FRENCH RIVIERA Park Inn (5T) at Nice or Campanile Airport (5T) at Nice or Ibis 5tyles Nice Vieux Port (5T) or Ibis at Mouans 5artoux (5T), LYON AREA Lyon Ouest (5T) or Parkest (5T), PARIS Ibis La Villette (5T) or Novotel Paris 17 (F) or Novotel Porte d’Orleans (F)
Buffet breakfasts (B) daily; 3 dinners (D)
Day 1 lONDON, ENGLAND-BRUSSELS, BELGIUM.
Leave London in the early morning and head through the lush English countryside to the Channel port, where you board your FERRY for the Continent. Here, your Tour Director and luxury coach meet you, and you’re off across Belgium to Brussels.
Day 2 BRUSSELS-lUXEMBOURG-LUCERNE AREA, SWITZERLAND.
Extraordinary vistas on the drive south today! Take a break in Luxembourg, capital of the world’s only sovereign Grand Duchy, then drive through the winegrowing farmland of Alsace. Finally, cross the border into Switzerland and approach the Swiss Alps before arriving in the Lucerne area. (B)
Day 3 LUCERNE AREA-UECHTENSTEININNSBRUCK AREA, AUSTRIA.
This morning, take advantage of the Lucerne visit and maybe join the optional excursion to the top of one of the famous mountains. Later, head for Vaduz in the tiny but very wealthy Principality of Liechtenstein. To the east are the picture-perfect villages of Austria’s Vorarlberg and, once you’re through the Arlberg Tunnel, the scenic splendor of the Inn Valley. Overnight in the Innsbruck area, with time for a walk in the city center and to see the GOLDEN ROOF.(B,D)
Day 4 INNS BRUCK AREA-VENICE AREA, ITALY.
Enjoy vistas of the Tyrolean Alps and the foothills of the Dolomites while crossing Brenner Pass into Italy. Reach Venice by private MOTORBOAT to view the Bridge of Sighs, Doges’ Palace plus ST. MARK’S SQUARE before the visit to a GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOP. Don’t miss out on the optional gondola serenade, gliding through century-old canals. (B,D)
Day 5 VENICE AREA-ASSISI-ROME.
An Interesting drive southward, cutting across the Po Plain, then through the gentle Umbrian hills to
Assisi, where St. Francis was born in 1182. Visit the world-famous BASILICA with its beautiful frescoes by Giotto, then head for Rome. (B)
Day 6 ROME.
Today’s sightseeing of the “Eternal City” with a Local Guide features St. Peter’s Square, and includes an inside visit of the COLOSSEUM and the ROMAN FORUM. (B)
Day 7 ROME-FLORENCE-MONTECATINI.
Say “Arrivederci, Roma” this morning as you drive northwards through lovely Tuscan countryside o reach Florence in the afternoon. On the included walking tour with a Local Guide, discover the landmarks of this Renaissance city, like Piazza Signoria with the Loggia deiLanzi, Palazzo Vecchio, and the breathtaking cathedral on Piazza del Duomo. Overnight in the spa town of Montecatini. (B)
Day 8 MONTECATINI-PISA-EZE, FRANCEFRENCH RIVIERA.
Stop in Pisato see the Leaning Tower and the SQUAREOF MIRACLES. Bypassing e great port of Genoa, head northwest, getting glimpses of the Italian and French Rivieras. Visit one of the famous PERFUME FACTORIES in Eze before reaching your overnight destination on the lovely French Riviera. (B)
Day 9 FRENCH RIVIERA-AIX-EN-PROVENCELYONAREA.
Leave the French Riviera this morning and head inland, crossing sun-drenched province. Stop in Aix-en-Provence, then travel o the vineyards of the Rhone Valley. Overnight in the Lyon area. (B,D)
Day 10 LYON AREA-BEAUNE-PARIS.
Enjoy vistas of famous vineyards on the way to beaune, famous for wines such as Chambertin and Nuits-Saint-Georges. Its Hotel-Dieu is one of the oldest hospitals in Europe. Head for the final excitement of Paris, the most sparkling cty in the world. Time to enjoy an optional cabaret show. (B)
Day 11 PARIS.
One full day to explore the city that’s known throughout the world for 15 fashion, art and museums, delicious food, a d joie de vivre. Included sightseeing with a al expert shows off many of the best-known Parisian sights: La Sorbonne, Arc de Triomphe, Opera, Madeleine, the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramid near the Louvre, the Invalides, and Champs Elysees, Optional excursions are also available to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles and, to celebrate the success of your tour, a French farewell dinner might be just the ticket. (B)
Day 12 PARIS-LONDON, ENGLAND.
Relax on your EUROSTAR journey back to London, where your holiday ends. (B)