Begin your vacation in London with two overnights and leisure time to make your own discoveries in this lively city. Then, cross the English Channel by Eurostar train to Paris. Your 2-night stay here includes guided sightseeing that highlights the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and the Eiffel Tower. Then, enjoy time to explore the French capital at your own pace. Head southeast through Burgundy to picture-perfect Lucerne in Switzerland. Visit Lugano in the Italian-speaking Swiss canton of Ticino before crossing into Italy. Stop in Verona to see Juliet’s balcony, and in beautiful Venice, enjoy a canal boat ride to St. Mark’s Square and free time to maybe try an optional romantic gondola ride. In Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance,” enjoy a guided walking tour that introduces you to Santa Croce, Signoria Square, Palazzo Vecchio, and more. Admire the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa before spending two nights in the “Eternal City” of Rome, with guided sightseeing that highlights St. Peter’s Square, the Roman Forum, and the mighty Colosseum.
Individual headsetsInside visits and special features: Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.Sightseeing:Visits to Lucerne, Lugano, Verona, Venice, Montecatini, Pisa
LONDON Kensington Close (ST) or Novotel London West (F)PARIS Courtyard Arcueil (F) or Ibis La Villette (ST)LUCERNE AREA Krone (ST) at Sarnen or Ibis (ST) at KriensVENICE AREA Poppi (ST) at Mira or Holiday Inn (ST) at Marghera or Mercure (F) at MargheraMONTECATINI Settentrionale Esplanade (F) or Grand Hotel du Park et Regina (ST)ROME Holiday Inn Express San Giovanni (ST) or Buenos Aires (ST)
Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners
NOTE:December 15 Departure – Christmas in Rome
Transportation: On the Continent, private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach; Eurostar train London-Paris; canal transfer boat in Venice