10-Day Coach Tour: France, Switzerland, Italy, The Vatican City from New York Area

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  • A luxury vehicle trip to at least 14 cities in 4 countries
  • See spectacular landscapes of Europe from Swiss Alps to quaint countryside
  • Visit Europe's best architectural sites, landmarks, and cathedrals
  • Retrace footsteps of ancient Rome
  • See the romance of Venice's waterways
  • Visit traditional craftsmen of Europe and their workshops
  • Explore the religious city of the Vatican
  • See the galleries that define Europe's rich culture and history
  • Choice of sightseeing add-ons for enhanced experiences

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Oct 06  (Sold Out) $1049 $1797*
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Not Included:
Prices do not include Optional Programs, Local Gratuities, Travel Medical and Interruption Insurances, Airlines Seat Assignments Fees, Personal Expenses …

Italy and Monaco charge city tax (total price €60) which must be paid prior to entering the city. There are no concessions available.
Venice city entrance + boat trip + overnight city tax €25
Florence city entrance + overnight city tax €15
Rome city entrance + overnight city tax €10
Pisa city entrance €5
Monaco city entrance €5

The optional price list function as a reference for the calculation of your expenses during your trip. All prices shown are for reference only and is subject to the current price on spot. Prices may be subject to change as some excursions require a minimum amount of participants and are dependent of local availability.

You can decide to purchase excursion tickets or meals according to your personal preferences. Participating in any proposed excursion program is not mandatory. However, each person must pay the tour manager and driver a gratuity of €7 per day. Tourist tax, accommodation tax, must also be collected. Please pay these expenses in cash to the tour guide. Otherwise, passengers are not allowed to take the bus to the city for sightseeing. Optionals can be booked on coach. Your Tour Manager will arrange on your behalf and accept cash payment (Euros) on spot.

Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers. Full-Package Prices include airfare, fuel surcharges, airport taxes and fees. All prices are per person based on double occupancy. Full-Package (Air and land) tour prices apply from the gateway airport or city specified in the Package Highlights. Prices will vary from alternative gateway airports or cities and may be higher. The total price will be clearly displayed prior to any deposit being required. Additional baggage charges may apply.All the European tours, only allow double occupancy as the room size in Europe are of a different standard. Travel groups with a 3rd passenger would need to pay the single supplement fee as they would be occupying the room on their own.A request to share the same room with another traveler of the same gender could be made to avoid the single supplement fee, however the request cannot be guaranteed. 

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.

Is This Trip Right for You?

This is an active trip. Our tour group covers a lot of ground each day, and we spend two to three hours on our feet during tours. The pace is fast. We have many early mornings and long bus rides necessary to cover the territory. Some of our tours require walking over uneven surfaces or up and down steep slopes or steps. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking. This is a Bilingual Group Tour program. For more information, please consult with our travel advisors.

Flight Details

Accommodation Details
  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Day 1 Fly to France
Board your international flight bound for Europe from your select international gateway.

Day 2 Paris, France Arrival
Upon arrival at Paris international airport, our tour representative will arrange to pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel to check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.

Overnight: Villejuif, France

Day 3 Paris - Lucerne, 404 miles
After boarding the luxury coach in Paris, sit back and enjoy a scenic journey across classic French countryside en route to mountainous Switzerland. Pass through Basel, which is located at the point where the Swiss, French and German borders meet, before arriving at the picturesque lakeside city of Lucerne that nestles at the foot of the snowcapped Swiss Alps. See Lucerne's famous landmarks, including Chapel Bridge, the Water Tower, and some wonderfully preserved Baroque and Gothic architecture, followed by some free time to shop or take pictures.

Overnight: Affoltern Albis, Switzerland
Meals: Continental Breakfast

Day 4 Lucerne - Milan - Venice, 249 miles
Head south from Lucerne through spectacular Switzerland and into northern Italy, where the first stop will be Milan, the fashion capital of the world. The orientation tour will introduce you to the city's iconic sights, including the vast Gothic cathedral (Duomo). See the planet's oldest shopping mall, the 19th-century Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and wander among its boutique shops and take lunch in one of the refined cafes. After enjoying the many delights of Milan, head to another vintage Italian city: Venice.

Overnight: Venice, Italy
Meals: Continental Breakfast

Day 5 Venice - Rome, 342 miles
Spend the morning in the company of a knowledgeable local guide as you explore Venice, the most magical of cities. Begin with a waterbus ride to San Marco Island, a memorable crossing of the lagoon that gives you a real taste of the city's charm as you approach the dreamy spires and distinctive waterside buildings. Once on the island, you will be led around some of Venice's best-known locations, beginning in the Piazzo with the Basilica di San Marco, a stunning piece of Byzantine architecture.
See the legendary Bridge of Sighs, which appears on many a postcard or picture of Venice and connects the old prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace.
Next, get ready to be awed by some traditional Venetian craftwork at close quarters with a demonstration by Murano glassblowers with their exquisite creations make excellent souvenirs. Experience the ultimate must-do once-in-a-lifetime Venice activity by riding through the warren of waterways on a gondola. After these, transfer to Rome in the afternoon.

Overnight: Rome, Italy
Meals: Continental Breakfast

Day 6 Rome - Vatican - Arezzo, 174 miles
Start the day in Rome with a visit to the smallest country in the world, The Vatican City, which lies at the heart of the Italian capital. Marvel at St Peter's Basilica, home to Pope Francis and arguably the most significant site in Christianity. The exquisitely beautiful Basilica has been present here for almost 1,700 years and contains a bewildering collection of paintings, frescoes, and designs crafted by some of humanity's most famous artists, which you can explore. Alternatively, choose to add on the optional Sistine Chapel tour to view Michelangelo's famous painted ceiling.
Next, visit 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 one will return to the city again one day. After lunch, take a step even further back in time with a visit to Italy's unrivaled Roman relics – an optional guided tour of the Coliseum, built-in AD 72 that is highly recommended. History almost comes to life the vision of witnessing gladiatorial combat inside the spectacular amphitheater, or alternatively, walk at your leisure around the outside to admire the facade of this ancient wonder.
After the Coliseum, 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" Italian ice cream. Next, choose to visit the magnificent Basilique Santa Maria degliAngeli e deiMartiri near Piazza Della Repubblica or do a bit of shopping at the Mitsukoshi Department store before transferring to Arezzo in the late evening.

Overnight: Arezzo, Italy
Meals: Continental Breakfast

Day 7 Arezzo - Florence - Pisa - Genoa, 155 miles
This voyage of cultural discovery continues as you get to know Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and home to some fabulous architecture and fine art. Begin the day by taking in a wonderful panoramic overview of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo, which boasts glorious vistas over the red roofs, Arno River, and ancient city walls out towards the surrounding countryside.
Next, see a demonstration of the traditional craft of leather working at close quarters in a local workshop, and seize the opportunity to purchase some of the high-quality leather items for which the city is famous. Then enjoy a guided walk around Florence's many highlights, including the Ponte Vecchio over the Arno, the Piazza del Duomo, and Campanile Tower.
Pass the Uffizi Gallery, which contains one of the most notable art collections in Florence. Take the free time to explore the city further, to shop or to watch the world go by from a streetside cafe, before traveling on to your next destination, Pisa. From here, be sure to have cameras ready to get a shot of the iconic Leaning Tower, the famous bell tower in the "Square of Miracles", which also contains the centuries-old Cathedral and Baptistery.

Overnight: Genoa, Italy
Meals: Continental Breakfast

Day 8 Genoa - Monaco - Nice - Cannes - Avignon, 280 miles
Say arrivederci to Italy and head for Monaco with a breathtaking drive along one of Europe's most famous stretches of Mediterranean coastline. Monaco is a small principality enclaved in France with a chic and beautiful character. It is also the home to the famous Formula 1 Grand Prix.
Take a walking sightseeing tour to the grand Prince's Palace, and enjoy some free time to soak up the refined atmosphere, before continuing on to view the 1920s Courthouse, the cliffside Oceanographic Museum, and the Cathedral, where Grace Kelly is buried. Then travel a little further to visit the famous Fragonard Perfume Factory and take the fascinating guided tour around this working factory. Onward journey goes to Nice, where you will stop for lunch to sample some excellent local cuisine and warm-hearted hospitality.
The journey continues to Cannes, where many a movie star has enjoyed the sweet smell of success. Be sure to take the opportunity to snap some photos of the Palais des Festival, home to the city's annual international film festival, before transferring to Avignon Nord.

Overnight: Avignon, France
Meals: Continental Breakfast

Day 9 Avignon - Paris, 435 miles
Sit back and relax onboard the luxury coach with the spectacular views of the changing rural charms of the French countryside as it drives northbound to Paris.

Overnight: Paris, France
Meals: Continental Breakfast

Day 10 Paris Departure
Check out of the hotel at the end of this tour and be transferred to the airport for your next departure.

Meals: Continental Breakfast

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