7 Days Green Sapphire Route - Western II Europe (EU7GRN-ST)


7 Days Green Sapphire Route - Western II Europe (EU7GRN-ST)

Tour/Holiday Package Information

LAND TOUR ONLY | ENGLISH-SPEAKING GUIDE (Tour Code: EU7GRN-ST)

Western II Europe Escorted Coach Tours (WIFI)

Sightseeing to France – Switzerland – Italy – Vatican – Monaco

Price Includes:
Daily transportation on modern air-conditioned coaches
Hotel accommodation local 3* (Note: you may be accommodated in a different but equal three-star hotel in/outside the city
centre)
Daily Continental Breakfast
English Speaking Guide


Price Excludes:
Attraction tickets
Gratuities to driver & tour guide (5 Euro per day)

Transfers Airport/Train/Hotel/Meeting Point Pick-up/Drop off $50 per person per way (base onminimun 2 person), single personis $100 per way ** only available between 0700 - 2200 out side the time range surcharge $30 per pperson per way

What you get?

Itinerary

About this Package

Saturday
Paris – Lucerne

After boarding the luxury coach in Paris, sit back and enjoy a scenic journey across classic French countryside en route to mountainous Switzerland. You’ll 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, nestled at the foot of the snowcapped Swiss Alps.

Here you’ll get to 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 Hotel: 3* in Lucerne or city nearby Hotel Arcade / Holiday Inn Express or similar

Sunday
Lucerne – Milan (B)

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

Hotel: 3* outside Venice Island or city nearby Michelangelo Hotel / Hotel Albatros or similar

Monday
Venice – Rome (B)

Spend the morning with the 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. You will also 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. Afterwards you will have a chance to see some traditional Venetian craftwork at close quarters with a demonstration by Murano glassblowers; their exquisite creations make excellent souvenirs. Of course, the ultimate Venice activity is to ride through the warren of waterways on a gondola, and for most people this optional excursion is a must. Step aboard, relax and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Transfer to Rome in the afternoon.

Hotel: 3* in Rome or city nearby Idea Hotel Roma Z3 / Hotel Cristoforo Colombo or similar

Tuesday
Rome – Vatican – Arrezzo (B)

Your day in Rome starts with a visit to the smallest country in the world, The Vatican City, which lies at the heart of the Italian capital. Here you will 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 design crafted by some of humanity’s most famous artists, which you can explore. Alternatively you can choose to add on the optional Sistine Chapel tour to view Michelangelo’s famous painted ceiling.

Next you will 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 will 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. Discover the Coliseum, built in AD 72, a highly recommended mustsee destination in Rome. History comes to life as you imagine yourself witnessing gladiatorial combat inside the spectacular amphitheatre, or alternatively you can 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, you can
choose to visit the magnificent Basilique Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri near Piazza della Repubblica or do a bit of shopping at the Mitsukoshi Department store before transferring to Arrezzo in the late evening.

Hotel: 3* in Arrezzo or city nearby Etrusco Arezzo Hotel / Arezzo Park Hotel or similar

Wednesday
Arrezzo – Pisa - Genoa (B)

Your 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 you can see a demonstration of the traditional craft of leather working at close quarters in a local workshop, and you will also have the opportunity to purchase some of the high-quality leather items for which the city is famous. From here you will enjoy a guided walk around Florence’s many highlights, including the Ponte Vecchio over the Arno, the Piazza del Duomo and Campanile Tower. You will pass the Uffizi Gallery, which contains one of the most notable art collections in Florence. You will have free time to see the city further, to shop or to watch the world go by
from a streetside cafe, before travelling on to your next destination, Pisa. Here you are free to wander, but be sure to have your camera 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 Baptistry.

Hotel: 3* in Genoa or city nearby Idea Plus Hotel Savona / Grand Hotel des Anglais or similar

Thursday
Genoa – Monaco – Nice - Cannes – Avignon (B)

A breathtaking drive along one of Europe’s most famous stretches of Mediterranean coastline awaits as you say arrivederci to Italy and head for Monaco. This small principality, enclaved in France is chic and beautiful, home to the famous Formula 1 Grand Prix. A walking sightseeing tour here takes you to the grand Prince’s Palace, where you will have 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. We then travel a little further to visit the famous Fragonard Perfume Factory. Here you will be taken on a fascinating guided tour around this working factory. Next head to Nice, where you will stop for lunch to sample some excellent local cuisine and warm-hearted hospitality. Your 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.

Hotel: 3* in Avignon or city nearby Hotel Campanile Bollene / Kyriad d’Orange or similar

Friday
Avignon - Paris (B)

Take a well-earned rest today as you sit back and enjoy great views of the changing rural charms of the French countryside on the journey north to Paris, where the Green Line tour finishes.

For some members of the group it will be time to say a fond farewell to new friends upon arrival back in the capital, while others may choose to extend their European adventure with another night in the capital and then continue on with the Red Line tour the following day.


Remarks

IMPORTANT:
~ Rates above is for LAND TOUR ONLY
~ Tour will be conducted in ENGLISH
~ Prices are subject to confirmation at the time of booking
~ Itinerary is subject to change with/without notice
~ Any un-utilized services, unused tours or hotel rooms are NON-REFUNDABLE
~ Terms and conditions apply

NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE:
~ Air Tickets
~ All airport taxes and applicable fuel surcharges
~ Travel Insurance

TOUR FARE:
~ Twin sharing basis
~ Additional $50nett per room per night for single traveller
~ Child (2-11 years old) shares a room with 2 adults
~ No accommodation will be provided on the last day of the tour, or daily tour

OPTIONALS:

All prices shown below are excluded from the tour fare, it is optional during the tour.
Entrance Fee: Colosseum € 12.00
Gondola € 30.00
Leaning Tower of Pisa € 15.00
Casa di Giulietta € 6.00
Taxes: Venice City tax + boat trip € 15.00
Florence City tax + overnight tax € 10.00
Rome City tax + overnight tax € 10.00
Pisa City tax € 5.00
Monte Carlo City tax € 5.00
(Taxes must be paid before entering the city – Price per person, no child discount)


Price

Your hotel options with ground arrangement

To see what is included with these prices read the 'what you get' box above and the itinerary.

Hotel Adult (Twin) Adult (Single) Child (with bed) Child (no bed) Ext Night

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