9-Day Italy, Switzerland, and France Tour Package from Paris

OVERVIEW

  • Paris • Versailles • Lucerne • Milan • Venice • Rome • Vatican City • Florence • Pisa • San Remo • Monaco • Nice • Cannes • Avignon

Departure City – Paris

End City – Paris

Duration – 9 days

Standard Prices in Euro

Double         Single            Child
852         1085            852

* 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.

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.

Available Dates:

Oct 18 – 11th, 18th & 25th

Nov 18 – 1st, 8th, 15th 22nd & 29th

Dec 18 – 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th

Jan 19 – 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st.

Feb 19 – 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th

Mar 19 – 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th

Apr 19 – 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

May 19 – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

Jun 19 – 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

July 19 – 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th


ITINERARY

DAY 1 – Paris – Versailles – Paris

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

We’ll begin our Paris adventure with a drive along the famous Champs Elysees to the Place de la Concorde, which played a key role in one of darkest chapters of the French Revolution. You’ll also get to see the iconic Arc de Triomphe. Next we’ll head to L’Hotel National des Invalides, which houses Napoleon’s tomb and a number of other monuments relating the military history of France.

Next we’ll travel on coach through the Parisian suburbs to the splendid Palace of Versailles, residence of the royal family until the start of the revolution in 1789. We’ll return to Paris in the evening. After dinner you may want to avail yourself of the optional cruise along the river Seine.

Admission Fees

Activity Price
Seine River Cruise EUR 14.00/Person
Eiffel Tower 2nd Floor EUR 11.00/Person
Eiffel Tower Top Floor EUR 17.00/Person
French Dinner EUR 65.00/Person
Paris Night Tour EUR 35.00/Person
Palace of Versailles EUR 18.00/Person
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separately.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.

Paris

Versailles

Arc de Triomphe

Champs-Elysees

Place de la Concorde

River Seine

Palace of Versailles

DAY 2 – Paris

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

The second day of our Paris experience begins with a visit to the Louvre, the grande dame of art museums. Here you will set your eyes upon some of the highest-valued masterpieces of the Western world, including the Venus de Milo, Winged Victory of Samothrace, and the Mona Lisa. After lunch we’ll head to Boulevard Haussmann, a shopper’s paradise in the heart of Paris, where you will be free to shop till you drop. Accommodations for the evening will either be in Paris or a neighboring city. Before you leave this captivating city don’t miss the world-famous cabaret shows at Lido and Moulin Rouge (optional).

Admission Fees

Activity Price
Louvre Museum EUR 15.00/Person
Nouvelle Eve Show with Wine & Transfers EUR 110.00/Person
Nouvelle Eve Show with 4 Course Dinner & Transfer EUR 150.00/Person
Moulin Rouge Show with Transfer EUR 150.00/Person
Lido Show with Transfer EUR 150.00/Person
Tour Montparnasse EUR 14.50/Person

 

  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separately.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.

Paris

Paris

Louvre Museum

Galeries Lafayette Department Store

The Lido

Moulin Rouge

Montparnasse Tower

DAY 3 – Paris – Lucerne

 Hotel: Ibis Styles Lucerne / Hotel Arcade or similar

We will depart for Switzerland in the morning, first passing through Basel – situated at the intersection of France, Germany and Switzerland – before arriving in Lucerne, where you see the Swiss city’s famous landmarks including Chapel Bridge, Water Tower and some immaculately preserved Baroque and Gothic buildings.

Lucerne

Chapel Bridge

Lucerne Water Tower

DAY 4 – Lucerne – Milan – Venice

 Hotel: Michelangelo Hotel / Hotel Lugano Toretta or similar

After breakfast, we’ll head south to the design and couture-conscious city of Milan. On our tour of the city you will see 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.

Venice

Milan

DAY 5 – Venice – Rome

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

After breakfast, we’ll take you through 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 craftwork 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. Accommodations in the evening will either be in Rome or a neighboring city.

Rome

Venice

Grand Canal

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Gondola EUR 30.00/Person Six per gondola

DAY 6 – Rome – Vatican City – Arezzo

 Hotel: Etrusco Arezzo Hotel / Arezzo Park Hotel or similar

After breakfast we’ll head directly to St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, 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.

Next you’ll see 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, take a step even further back in time as you visit Italy’s unrivalled Roman relics. An optional guided tour of the Colosseum, 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
Sistine Chapel Tour EUR 45.00/Person Skip the queue with local guide; also includes the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica
Colosseum EUR 12.00/Person

 

  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separately.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.

Arezzo

Vatican City

Rome

Colosseum

Spanish Steps

DAY 7 – Florence – Pisa – Genoa

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

On this day you will be introduced to 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, which houses one of the finest art collections in the world. At Pisa, our last stop of the day, you will 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.

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 separately.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.

Genoa

Pisa

Florence

Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

DAY 8 – Genoa – Monaco – Nice – Grasse – Cannes – Avignon

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

A breathtaking drive along one of the most sublime stretches of Mediterranean coastline awaits as we say goodbye to Italy and hello to Monaco.

Our walking tour will take us first to the Prince’s Palace of Monaco, then on to 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 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.

Avignon

Cannes

Nice

Monaco

DAY 9

Avignon – Paris

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, the Green Line terminus.

Paris

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, the Green Line terminus.


 WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 8-night hotel accommodations
  • Breakfast (coffee or tea, juice and bread)
  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional tour guide

Package Excludes

  • Mandatory Service Fee – min. EUR 7.00/day per person, payable to the guide on Day 1
  • From 5/1/2018 onwards, a city entrance tax and overnight city tax of EUR 15 per person, per day will need to be paid for Paris. This amount will need to be paid in cash to the tour leader prior to entering the city.
  • 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 5.00/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.

  • 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.

                                                                                                                                               

Note:

TOURS OPTIONS

Language Option – English Guide
Meeting Point – La Brioche Doree Restaurant10:00am 144 Avenue des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris

Near Arc de Triomphe


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