Skies Taste of Europe Motorcoach Tour from
Land Only Rate - All Departures - $850*
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 &
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
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 Princes 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 dItalie
Departure Time: 0845 hrs
Enjoy a scenic journey to the Swiss Alps from Paris. At the picturesque
city of Lucerne youll get to visit the Chapel Bridge and the Water
Tower, with free time to shop or take pictures. Overnight in or outside
Day 4: Sunday - Lucerne-Milan-Venice
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
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, Doges Palace, the Grand Canal
and witness a demonstration by Murano glassblowers. Overnight in Rome
or nearby city
Day 6: Tuesday - Rome-Vatican
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. Peters
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
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
Enjoy breathtaking views with a sightseeing tour of the Princes
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
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 ltalie,
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
-Any additional excursions, activities or shows not included in the
itinerary or those included but as mentioned, will be at your own expense
-Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
-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
-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.
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
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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