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13-Day Europe Tour Package: Italy - France - England - Scotland
Product Code: 56-218893
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Milan
  • • Venice
  • • Paris
  • • Edinburgh
  • • London
  • • Cambridge
  • • Rome
  • • Vatican City
  • • Florence
  • • Pisa
  • • Monaco
  • • Nice
  • • Cannes
Tour Code
56-218893
Duration
13 days
Departure City
Milan
End City
Paris
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
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Itinerary
Day 01
Venice

Milan - Venice

Hotel: Michelangelo Hotel / Hotel Lugano Toretta or similar

Our epic Europe tour package begins today in Milan, the design and couture-conscious city of Milan.

Here we'll enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city, visiting the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the oldest shopping arcade in the world; the legendary opera house La Scala; the storied Sforza Castle; and the ostentatious Milan Cathedral.

Then it's off to Venice, the city of over 150 canals spanned by over 400 bridges. We'll stay overnight in Venice or a neighboring city.

Day 02
Rome

Venice - Rome

Hotel: Idea Hotel Roma Z3 / Ibis Styles Rome or similar

After breakfast, we'll lead you on a tour of this fascinating city of ornate palaces, lyrical waterways, captivating churches and impressive architecture. In San Marco Square you'll see the Basilica di San Marco, one of the best examples of Byzantine architecture, and the Bridge of Sighs connecting the old prison to the interrogation rooms in Doge's Palace.

Afterwards, you'll get a chance to see some traditional Venetian craftswork at a demonstration by Murano glassblowers. An optional gondola ride on the Grand Canal will put the finishing touch on a glorious day in Venice (admission not included).

Accommodations in the evening will either be in Rome or a neighboring city.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Gondola EUR 30.00/Person Six per gondola
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 03
Arezzo

Rome - Vatican City - Arezzo

Hotel: Etrusco Arezzo Hotel / Arezzo Park Hotel or similar

We'll begin today with a scrumptious breakfast before heading to the Vatican City.

Prepare yourselves and your camera as we visit one of the most architecturally renowned structures in the world. First,l we'll head directly to St. Peter's Basilica, originally built by Constantine the Great in 324 AD, then reconstructed between 1506 and 1615 under the direction of several famous architects including Bramante, Raphael and Michelangelo. You may also join the optional Sistine Chapel tour to view Michelangelo's famous frescoes (own expense).

Next, we'll return to Rome city proper and pay a visit to the famous Trevi Fountain, the lavish Baroque showpiece where people flock to throw coins into the water - an action which is said to ensure that you’ll return to the city again one day.

After lunch, we'll travel further back in time and visit Italy’s unrivaled Roman relics. An optional guided tour of the Colosseum (admission not included), built in AD 72, comes highly recommended. History comes to life as you imagine yourself witnessing gladiatorial combat inside the spectacular amphitheatre. You may also choose to walk at your leisure around the outside to admire the facade of this ancient wonder.

After the Colosseum, get up close to the nearby Arch of Constantine, which dates back to the fourth century AD, then spend some further free time enjoying Rome, sampling the rich and creamy delights of gelato.

After some free time you can either visit Basilique Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri (Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs) near Piazza della Repubblica, or head directly to the nearby Mitsukoshi Department store for some serious shopping.

Tips:
Accommodations for the evening are in Arezzo.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Colosseum EUR 12.00/Person
Sistine Chapel Tour EUR 45.00/Person Skip the queue with local guide; also includes the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 04
Genoa

Florence - Pisa - Genoa

Hotel: Idea Hotel Plus Savona / Idea Hotel Plus Genova San Biagio or similar

Today we'll journey further through Italy and encounter the sights and sounds of Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. We'll head up to the Piazzale Michelangelo for a panoramic view of Florence, then to a local workshop to see how Florence's fine leather goods are made.

Afterwards, we'll set out on foot to the Ponte Vecchio over the Arno River, the Duomo, Giotto's Bell Tower and the Uffizi (exterior only), which houses one of the finest art collections in the world.

Next, we'll travel to Pisa, where you'll be free to wander; be sure to have your camera ready when you enter the Square of Miracles and the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa Cathedral and Baptistery come into full view.

We finish our evening by continuing on to Genoa or a city nearby for an overnight stay.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Firentino Steak Menu EUR 30.00/Person
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 05
Avignon

Genoa - Monaco - Grasse - Nice - Cannes - Avignon

Hotel: Hotel Kyriad Orange Center / Ibis Cavaillon Portes du Luberon or similar

Our journey back to France begins today as we take a breathtaking drive along one of the most sublime stretches of Mediterranean coastline and say farewell to Italy.

But before we arrive in France we'll visit the independent city state of Monaco. Here we'll take a walking tour to see the exterior of the Prince's Palace of Monaco, the Courthouse, the Oceanographic Museum and Saint Nicholas Cathedral, the resting place of Grace Kelly. We'll then travel to the Fragonard Perfume Factory to learn about the perfume-making process. At the end of the guided tour you will be able to purchase one of the fragrances for yourself.

Next we'll cross into France and visit Nice for a sampling of the scrumptious local cuisine.

We'll stop over in Cannes to see the Palais des Festivals et des Congres, host of the city's annual international film festival, and then make our way to Avignon Nord to check in to our hotel.

Day 06
Paris

Avignon - Paris

Hotel: Campanile Paris Est-Bobigny / Ibis Paris Orly Rungis or similar

Take a well-earned rest today as you sit back and enjoy the rustic charm of the French countryside on our journey north to Paris.

Visiting Attractions

Day 07
London

Paris - London

Hotel: Holiday Inn London - Brentford Lock / Ibis London Wembley or similar

In the morning we'll embark on a fantastic journey to the UK.

We'll kick things off with a scenic drive to Calais. Our coach will either cross the English Channel by ferry or via Eurotunnel, ultimately arriving at Port of Dover. Enjoy the drive across the beautiful English countryside en route to London.

Tips:
There is a Euro 10 dollar toll per passenger to cross the English Channel, payable to the tour leader prior to departure. You will not be allowed to board the motorcoach until the toll is paid in full.

In this specific itinerary, the UK is the only exception to the Schengen visa regulations. Please click here to see if you need a UK visa

Visiting Attractions

Day 08
London

London

Hotel: Holiday Inn London - Brentford Lock / Ibis London Wembley or similar

We'll begin our thrilling UK tour with a walking tour of London's major attractions (exterior only): Big Ben, House of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, St James Park, Buckingham Palace and River Thames.

In the afternoon, we'll visit the famous British Museum, and if time allows, St Paul’s Cathedral. You'll enjoy the scene of Tower Bridge and Tower of London while on board the motorcoach.

We'll stay overnight in London or a neighboring city.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
River Thames Cruise GBP 16.50/Person
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 09
York, England

London - Cambridge - York

Hotel: Holiday Inn Harrogate / Blackwell Grange Hotel or similar

After breakfast at the hotel, we'll depart London to visit one of England's most prestigious educational institutions: Cambridge University, comprising King’s College and Queen's College, among many other world-famous faculties.

After exploring this historic city we'll journey to York, a true medieval melting pot of Roman, Saxon and Viking heritage. Mostly intact from the Middle Ages, the city is emblematic of England's more bucolic side. We'll visit York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe. Then we'll step up onto the York city walls, dating back to Roman times.

For those keen to discover the little grass-roots shops, there will be ample time to explore.

Day 10
Glasgow

York - Edinburgh - Glasgow

Hotel: Days Inn Abington / Holiday Inn Express Glasgow City Riverside or similar

Today we'll cross the border into Scotland and visit the country's compact but fascinating capital, Edinburgh, the perfect representation of Scottish heritage. Wooden barrows of gold single malt whiskey, checked kilts and Scottish bagpipes will make you grow fond of this lively nation full of quirky characters.

First up on the agenda is a visit to Edinburgh Castle (admission not included) where we will admire the oldest royal crown and jewelry. From here we'll continue down the Royal Mile to Holyrood Palace, City Hall and the Royal Parks. You may also opt to join us for a visit to JK Rowling's Ivory Cafe, where Harry Potter was penned, to enjoy a cup of coffee (own expense).

Accommodations for the evening are in Glasgow or a neighboring city.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Edinburgh Castle GBP 16.5/person
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 11
Manchester

Glasgow - Gretna Green - Lake District - Manchester

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Manchester East / Novotel Manchester West or similar

In the morning, we'll head back across the border to the Northwest of England. Here we'll drive straight to Lake District, and en route we'll make a stop in Gretna Green, a village in the south of Scotland famous for ‘runaway marriages’ dating back to 1754.

The most famous and visited national park in England, the Lake District National Park is a picturesque landscape of rolling hills, stunning lakes, and beautiful foliage. Each year tens of thousands of visitors travel here to see thousands of years of geological changes reflected in the lakes, valleys, mountains, and waterfalls. You may opt to join a cruise on Lake Windermere (own expense), or hop off at the World of Beatrix Potter.

We'll end the day with a drive to Manchester, the headquarters of Manchester United, as well as England’s most industrial metropolis. Football fans will enjoy a pilgrimage to the Manchester United Old Trafford grounds.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Windermere Lake Cruise & Train GBP 25.00/Person
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 12
Stratford Upon Avon

Manchester - Stratford-Upon-Avon - Bicester Village - London

Hotel: Holiday Inn London - Brentford Lock / Ibis London Wembley or similar

From Manchester we'll take a breath-taking drive to the famous English playwright William Shakespeare’s hometown: Stratford-Upon-Avon. From the cobblestone streets to the drinking dens, theatres and road signs, everything is to do with Shakespeare - a heavenly place for the romantically inclined.

The most anticipated outing of the day is the Bicester Village outlet shopping center, home to more than 130 fashion and lifestyle boutiques, including Gucci, Armani, Prada, Calvin Klein, Dunhill, DKNY, Burberry, Paul Smith, Bally, and Clark's, offering savings of up to 60% year round.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Shakespeare Birthplace GBP 16.50/Person
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 13

London - Paris

On the last day we'll travel from Dover to Calais by ferry. After the one and a half hour ferry crossing, we will arrive in France and drive back to Paris.

Tips:
There is a Euro 10 dollar toll per passenger to cross the English Channel, payable to the tour leader prior to departure. You will not be allowed to board the motorcoach until the toll is paid in full.

Drop-off time and location: 7:00pm, Paris Place de Italie
Meeting Point
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3:00PM Milan Milan Cathedral (Main Entrance) Piazza del Duomo, Milan 20121 Italy
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • 12-night hotel accommodations
  • 12 breakfasts (coffee or tea, juice and bread)
  • Ferry across the English Channel
  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Professional tour guide

Package Excludes

  • Mandatory Service Fee - min. EUR 7.00/day per person, payable to the guide on Day 1
  • Mandatory English Channel Ferry / Eurotunnel toll (EUR 20 per passenger round trip)
  • Mandatory City Tax (payable upon entry):
    - Venice City Entrance + Boat Trip + Overnight City Tax + Venice Local Guide: EUR 25.00/Person
    - Florence City Tax + Overnight City Tax: EUR 15.00/Person
    - Rome: EUR 10.00/Person
    - Pisa: EUR 5.00/Person
    - Monte Carlo: EUR 5.00/Person
  • Airfare
  • Airport pick-up, drop-off
  • All personal expenses and additional hotel services
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Optional tours (prices and availability subject to change):
Special Notes
  • Cancellation policy:
    - Within 9 days of departure date: Non-refundable.
    - 10-16 days prior to departure date: 50% of booking price will be charged.
    - 17-29 days prior to departure date: 25% of booking price will be charged.
    - 30 days or more prior to departure date: 10% of booking price will be charged.
  • If a visa support letter has already been submitted, an additional charge of 85 Euros will be assessed for any cancellation unless the customer can provide a copy of the embassy's rejection letter.
  • In this specific itinerary, the UK is the only exception to the Schengen visa regulations. Please click here to see if you need a UK visa
  • Please Note:
    1. Guests are not allowed to use a CITY PASS and admission ticket purchased by themselves to join the sightseeing attractions included in this tour.
    2. Guests who do use a CITY PASS or admission ticket purchased by themselves, will not be offered the transportation service for that day, and will possible need to pay a penalty fee. Please consult your tour guide for details.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Adult: 12 and older
* Child: 2-11 years of age
* Children younger than 2 years of age travel for free, provided they do not occupy a seat on the bus, or a bed in the room.
* Price for Single Occupancy applies when one person stays in one standard hotel room.
* Price for Double Occupancy applies when two people stay in one standard hotel room.
* Tour prices are based on Euros (EUR) and converted into US dollars (USD). Constant fluctuations in the exchange rate cause prices to change on a regular basis. You will be charged the price based on the applicable exchange rate at the time of payment. All transactions are final. We do not offer discounts or compensation to those citing lower prices at a later date. Bookings will be subject to penalties when modified or cancelled.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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