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15 Day Kaleidoscope of Western Europe with London

Escorted Package Includes

Special Features

  • Panoramic Tour of London
  • Eurostar Chunnel Train Ride
  • Paris City Tour
  • TGV Lyria from Paris to Basel
  • Chapel Bridge & Lion Monument, Lucerne
  • Doge's Palace, Venice
  • Wine tasting with local specialties at Tuscan countryside farm
  • Michelangelo's David, Florence
  • Basilica of St. Francis, Assisi
  • Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel, Rome
  • Forum & Colosseum, Rome
  • Dinner with Opera Singers, Rome
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Britain. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for the journey

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in London
Arrive and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a welcome drink and orientation
Overnight: London

DAY 3, Friday - London City Tour
Today, discover the history, pageantry and sights of the city with a half day tour of London’s West End. Begin with a drive to Westminster, past the Abbey, Houses of Parliament and the famous Big Ben. Continue to Buckingham Palace to witness the pomp and pageantry of the Changing of the Guard (when held). Next, pass through Piccadilly and Trafalgar Square before reaching fashionable Kensington with its elegant squares and parks. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy a traditional pub lunch, shop at Harrods and maybe join our in-depth optional tour of St. Paul's cathedral and the Tower of London
Optional: Tower of London & St. Paul's Cathedral (PM)
Overnight: London
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Travel to Paris via the Chunnel
A short transfer to St. Pancras to take the fast Eurostar train under the English Channel to glamorous Paris. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. Evening at leisure
Overnight: Paris
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Sunday - Paris City Tour
This morning enjoy a guided city tour of Paris, the City of Light, including a drive along the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe. View the Eiffel Tower, Cathedral of Notre Dame, Napoleon's Tomb, the Latin Quarter, and the lively Opera district. Afternoon at leisure to explore the countless museums, such as the Louvre and Orsay, relax in the Luxembourg gardens or shop in the capital of fashion
Optional: Versailles Apartments
Optional: Cabaret with Dinner
Overnight: Paris
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Monday - Travel to Switzerland, Lucerne City Tour
After breakfast, transfer to the Paris train station for your journey to Switzerland. Enjoy vistas of Burgundy vineyards, and peaceful French countryside, arriving in Swiss Basel. Then take a short ride to Lucerne to explore the sights on an orientation tour to see the Lion Monument, 14th Century Chapel Bridge, city walls and the Lakeshore with its Transport museum and Congress house
Overnight: Lucerne
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Tuesday - Full day in Lucerne
Enjoy a full day in the heart of Central Switzerland in the old Medieval town, perhaps visiting the Jesuit church or one of the galleries, such as the Rosengart collection. Shop for chocolate, watches and cuckoo clocks, or venture out on one of the lake’s paddle steamers
Optional: Mount Pilatus Tour
Overnight: Lucerne
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Wednesday - Travel South via Lugano to Venice
Head south via the 11 mile long St. Gotthard tunnel into the Italian speaking part of Switzerland, to pause beside Lakeside Lugano. Continuing south past Lake Como and Milan, we head through the olive groves, and fruit trees to the fertile Venetian Plain, where dinner awaits
Overnight: Venice Mestre
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Thursday - Venice City Tour
Today begins with a boat ride to the Island of Murano, known throughout the world for its fine glasswork industry. Then, visit St. Mark's Square to begin a guided walking tour of romantic Venice. View the Golden Basilica of San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs and visit the Doge's Palace, whose facade features a massive late-Gothic gate, known as the Porta della Carta. Take the remainder of the day to explore Venice on your own
Optional: Gondola Ride with Music (PM)
Overnight: Venice Mestre
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Friday - Pisa Sightseeing En Route to Florence
Travel through the stunning panorama of Tuscany to Pisa. On arrival, view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, the Baptistery, the Duomo, and the Monumental Cemetery. The four monuments of this extraordinary piazza make for a unique architectural blend of Romanesque and Gothic styles. En route to Florence, visit a local Tuscan farm in the countryside for a wine tasting with local specialties. Evening at leisure
Overnight: Florence
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Saturday - Florence City Tour
Today's morning tour begins with a visit to the Accademia of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo's David is housed. Walk to the Duomo, celebrated for its magnificent dome designed by Brunelleschi, and view the Baptistery's renowned "Gates of Paradise" by Ghiberti. Continue to explore the open air art museum of Signoria Square ending at Ponte Vecchio, known as the "Old Bridge." Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Florence. This evening, dine in an authentic Tuscan restaurant in the countryside
(Optional Uffizi Gallery Tour PM, $65): **available for purchase Only in Italy from your tour escort. **
Florence and the fine arts are synonymous. This guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery provides insight to the history of the structure and its collections. Originally the private collection of the Medici family, the palazzo was opened to the public in 1765. Your tour highlights exceptional examples of Florentine painting with an aim to help you better understand the works of masters including Giotto, Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci. Following the tour, enjoy a refreshment break and complimentary beverage at the museum's cafe, which features a breathtaking view of the city. Tour participation guarantees immediate entry to the Gallery, with no lengthy waits in oftentimes two-three hour queues. ** Important: Please note that the Museum has a limited maximum capacity and therefore reserves the right to restrict admission. In this case we may not be able to offer the tour. Price is based on minimum number of passengers.
Overnight: Florence
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Sunday - Sun Route Via Assisi to Rome
Today travel along the famous "Sun Route" motorway to the medieval city of Assisi, renowned for its 13th-century Basilica of St. Francis and Giotto's frescoes. Continue to your hotel in Rome
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Monday - Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel
Today begins with the visit to the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo's breathtaking Sistine Chapel. Stroll through St. Peter's Square, passing Bernini's famous colonnade, to visit St. Peter's Basilica, where you will view Michelangelo's Pieta. This highly-finished marble sculpture depicts the body of Jesus in the arms of Mary after the Crucifixion and is considered to be among the most compelling of all works of art in the Western world. Afternoon and evening at leisure
Optional: Piazzas of Rome (PM)
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14, Tuesday - Tour Ancient Rome
This morning, a historic tour of "ancient Rome" takes you to the Roman Forum, the political center during the Roman Republic, the triumphal Arch of Constantine, the Arch of Titus and the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater built in the Roman Empire. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight, dine in a typical Roman restaurant with wine and music, then enjoy an illuminated tour of the city
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 15, Wednesday - Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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      Additional Information:
      Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

      London Gatwick Airport transfer available at an additional cost.

      Apr 25 departure will be accommodated at the Sheraton Hotel in Florence.

      Sep 12 departure will be accommodated at the DoubleTree by Hilton London Westminster in London.

      Oct 3 departure will be accommodated at the Hotel Continental Park in Lucerne.

      Train transportation is based on standard rail.

      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.

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