Open Skies Taste of Europe Motorcoach Tour from $1099*
Land Only Rate - All Departures - $850*

Thursday Departures: Dec 13, 2018 & Feb 7 thru Dec 26, 2019
10 Days/8 Nights

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

Overnight Accommodations: 3-star hotels
Meals: Daily breakfasts

The Taste of Europe Tour will take you to the heart of three 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.

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.

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. Next, travel to Verona, the city known for being the home of Romeo and Juliet, see the Roman Arena and visit the famous Juliet's balcony.

The next day, you will start the day 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.

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), before heading off to Florence to see a demonstration of traditional leather working, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza del Duomo. Pisa and its iconic Leaning Tower are next on the list. In Monaco 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.

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


Day 1: Thursday
Depart for your overnight flight to Paris.

Day 2: Friday
Arrive Paris and proceed on your own to your hotel. Free day and evening to explore the city. Overnight at hotel near Place d'Italie.

Day 3: Saturday - Paris-Lucerne (B)
Departure Point: Paris Place d’Italie
Departure Time: 0845 hrs

Enjoy a scenic journey to the Swiss Alps from Paris. At the picturesque city of Lucerne you’ll get to visit the Chapel Bridge and the Water Tower, with free time to shop or take pictures. Overnight in or outside Lucerne

Day 4: Sunday - Lucerne-Milan-Venice (B)
Visit Milan, the fashion capital of Europe and explore it's many different world famous landmarks such as the Cathedral Square, Gothic Cathedral and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Overnight in Venice or nearby city

Day 5: Monday - Venice-Rome (B)
Explore the magical city of Venice with a local guide. Begin your visit by taking a boat to the beautiful San Marco Island, see the Basilica di San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs, Doge’s Palace, the Grand Canal and witness a demonstration by Murano glassblowers. Overnight in Rome or nearby city

Day 6: Tuesday - Rome-Vatican City-Arezzo (B)
Your day in Rome will start with a visit to Vatican City where you will have the unique opportunity to ponder upon the beauty of St. Peter’s Basilica. Next make your way through the streets of Rome and visit the Trevi Fountain and explore the Roman relics such as the Coliseum (entrance ticket at your own expense) and the Arch of Constantine. Overnight in Florence or nearby city

Day 7: Wednesday - Arezzo-Florence-Pisa-Genoa (B)
Discover Arezzo and all it's unique wonders. Next, you'll make your way to Pisa to visit the iconic Leaning Tower, the Cathedral and Baptistery.
Overnight in Genoa

Day 8: Thursday - Genoa-Monaco-Nice-Cannes-Avignon (B)
Enjoy breathtaking views with a sightseeing tour of the Prince’s Palace, Courthouse, Cathedral, Oceanographic Museum and a tour of the Fragonard Perfume Factory. Enjoy some free time in Nice before heading off to Cannes. Overnight in Avignon or nearby city

Day 9: Friday - Avignon-Paris (B)
Sit back and enjoy great views of the changing rural landscapes of the French countryside on your journey back to Paris.
Arrive Paris late evening for overnight at hotel near Place d'Italie.

Return Details: Returns to original departure point Paris Place de l’talie, between 6:30pm - 7:00pm approximately.

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

-8 nights accommodation including 1 night Paris pre-tour, 1 night Paris post-tour and 6 nights on tour
-Continental breakfast except in Paris where breakfast may not be included
-Tour manager and driver
-Sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
-Transport by air-conditioned coach
-Accommodation: minimum 3* in or outside the city

-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:
-Passport name and number, gender, date of birth and nationality are required for all passengers; please advise at the time of booking.
-Children under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.
-Children (2-11) must share a room with two adults and will not be considered for extra bed requests, will occupy a seat on the coach.
-Child prices only apply if there are 2 adults. In the case of 1 adult and 1 child you will need to book for 2 adults.
-Infants (aged under 2) are free of charge, will not occupy a seat on the coach.
-No triple rooms available on tour. Third person must pay a single supplement.
-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), 8 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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