Open Skies Taste of Europe Motorcoach Tour including Pre/Post Paris Stay from $949*
Land Only Rate - All Departures - $700*

Departures Every Thursday: Jan 5 thru Dec 28, 2017
10 Days/8 Nights

Countries & Cities Visited:
France: Paris, Monaco, Nice, Cannes & Avignon
Italy: Milan, Venice, Rome, Vatican City, Florence, Pisa, Genoa/San Remo
Switzerland: Lucerne


Overnight Accommodations: 3-star hotels
Meals: Daily breakfasts

The Taste of Europe Tour will take you to the heart of three uniquely beautiful European countries: Switzerland, Italy including Vatican City and France. This tour is a perfect introduction to Europe, ideal for first timers and those who want to explore and experience as much as possible in 7 days. You'll start your journey enjoying the breathtaking mountain scenery of Switzerland before heading south into Italy, where you will have the opportunity to experience hundreds of years of tradition and culture. Discover the glamorous French Riviera and return to Paris to conclude your tour and be part of a truly memorable journey.

This unforgettable 7-Day Taste of Central Europe tour concludes with a relaxing and scenic journey through the French countryside north to Paris.

Itinerary:

Day 1:
Depart for your overnight flight to Paris.

Day 2:
Arrive Paris and proceed on your own to your hotel. Free day and evening to explore the city.

Day 3:
Paris-Lucerne (B)
Departure Point: Paris Place d’Italie
Departure Time: 9am

Your tour starts with a breathtaking scenic journey through the Swiss Alps from Paris. You will then arrive at the picturesque city of Lucerne and see its famous landmarks, Chapel Bridge and the Water Tower. Enjoy your free time to shop or wander around this unique city. Overnight in Lucerne.

Day 4: Lucerne-Milan-Verona-Venice (B)
Travel to Milan, the fashion capital of Europe and explore its famous landmarks such as the Cathedral Square, Gothic Cathedral and the beautifully designed Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Enjoy free time to shop or wander around this beautiful city. Overnight in Venice.

Day 5: Venice-Rome (B)
Today you will start off by taking a boat ride to the beautiful San Marco, Venice. Alongside with your local guide, explore the Basilica di San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs, Doge's Palace, the Grand Canal and witness a demonstration by Murano glassblowers. Of course, the ultimate Venice activity is to ride through the warren of waterways on a gondola, and for most people this optional excursion is a must. Overnight in Rome.

Day 6: Rome-Vatican City-Florence (B)
Vatican City and ancient Rome are the next destinations you will get to explore on this tour. Visit St. Peter's Basilica and make your way through the streets of Rome to visit relics such as Trevi Fountain and the Coliseum (entrance ticket at your own expense). You have the option to either visit the magnificent Basilique Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri near Piazza della Repubblica or do a bit of shopping at the Mitsukoshi Department store before heading to Florence. In Florence, see a demonstration of traditional leather working, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza del Duomo. Overnight in Florence.

Day 7: Florence-Pisa-Genoa/San Remo (B)
Pisa and its iconic Leaning Tower are next on the list. Later we visit Genoa/San Remo, where you will overnight.

Day 8: Genoa/San Remo-Monaco-Nice-Cannes-Avignon (B)
Today our drive takes us to Monaco, where you will enjoy a walking to tour see the Prince’s Palace, the Courthouse and Cathedral. Your next highlight is a tour of the Fragonard perfume factory, with free time to further explore the French Riviera's chic and glamorous cities of Nice and Cannes before ending in Avignon for the night.

Day 9: Avignon-Paris (B)
Depart Avignon for your return to Paris, enjoying the beautiful scenary along the way. Arrive Paris late evening for overnight.
Return Details: Returns to original departure point Paris Place de l’tal, between 6:30pm - 7:00pm approximately.

Day 10:
Proceed on your own to Paris airports for your return flight.


Inclusions:
-9 nights accommodation including 1 nt pre-tour and 1 nt post-tour in Paris
-Continental breakfast except in Paris where breakfast is not included
-Tour manager and driver
-Sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
-Transport by air-conditioned coach
-Accommodation: minimum 3* in or outside the city center

Exclusions:
-Gratuities for tour guide and driver
-Food and drinks, unless specified. The tour manger will offer assistance with reservations and directions to local restaurants/cafés
-Airport transfers
-Any additional excursions, activities or shows not included in the itinerary or those included but as mentioned, will be at your own expense
-Personal expenses
-Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Additional Information:
-Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
-Passport, name and number, gender, date of birth and nationality are required for all passengers; please advise at the time of booking
-Not wheelchair accessible
-It is the responsibility of each passenger to ensure that they comply with all the necessary passport (must be valid for at least 6 months), visa, health, insurance and other travel regulations required for all the countries they will be visiting prior to the start of the tour

OPEN SKIES 10 DAY TASTE OF EUROPE TOUR INCLUDES: Round-trip space available interline air transportation to Paris via Air Canada (Must have recipricol agreement to be eligible. Call for rates on Iberia Airines if not eligible for AC), nine nights hotel accommodations, driver and guide, motor coach transportation throughout, sightseeing per itinerary, continental breakfast daily on tour (does not include breakfast in Paris), all taxes and service charges except where specified. Gratuities for driver and guide not included. Domestic partner eligible. Companion eligible. Restrictions apply. Call Open Skies®.

**NOTE: Prices quoted are per person, double occupancy, based on the ZED zonal/mileage system. Trips are priced based on the shortest non-stop route. Call Open Skies for exact rates based on your departure city. Persons traveling single require a single supplement. Extra night rates available. Prices do NOT include departure taxes. Where domestic partner and companions eligible are listed, there may be a supplement. Contact Open Skies® for details concerning supplements and itinerary changes if applicable.

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