09 Days starting at £ 895.00 per Adult
Tour Code: 09D – TRS

Tour Itinerary

Brussels, Black Forest, Rhine Falls, Lucerne, Mount Titlis, Venice, Rome, Vatican City, Florence, Pisa, Geneva, Paris

DAY 1: London – Dover – Ferry – Calais – Brussels – Frankfurt / Mannheim area

This morning, at the check-in point, you will meet your Tour Manager and join the coach for a leisurely drive from London to Dover port, to board the ferry for the short channel crossing to Calais. Upon arrival, we proceed through Belgium. We first visit the city of Brussels, for a photo stop at the most iconic structure of Brussels, the Atomium. Continuing our drive, we reach our overnight stop and check-in at our hotel. (Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 2: Frankfurt/Mannheim area – Black Forest – Switzerland: Rhine Falls – Lucerne

Today, we depart after breakfast. Joining the autobahn we enter into the enchanting Black Forest region, where you will marvel at the timeless serenity and unparalleled scenery around you. Our first stop is at a Cuckoo Clock outlet where you have time to shop for cuckoo clocks and other souvenirs. Continuing our drive, we pass through small idyllic villages before crossing the Swiss border. We stop at Schaffhausen to visit the majestic Rhine Falls. We then proceed to Lucerne, to see the Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument. Later we check-in at our hotel for an over-night stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 3: Switzerland: Mount Titlis – Italy: Venice / Padova area

Driving through the Swiss alpine region and the winding mountain roads to the valley of Engelberg, we start our ascent to board the world’s first revolving cable car, reaching the peak of 10,000 feet and the highest viewpoint in central Switzerland – Mount Titlis (weather permitting). Visit the Glacier Grotto or enjoy a breathtaking panorama from the sun terrace. Early afternoon, we begin our descent, passing the glaciers and thawing ice, which create majestic waterfalls, and depart for Italy. Driving south through the Gotthard tunnel, we pass spectacular scenery around the lake regions of Lugano and Como. Crossing the Italian border, we continue on the autostradas to our hotel and check-in for an over-night stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 4: Venice – Rome

Early morning we depart for Venice, the city of unparalleled beauty and romantic gondolas. Our visit begins with a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square – the most elegant square in the world, to see the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges Palace and the Basilica di San Marco. Here we also have a chance to watch the Venetian glass blowers at work and maybe buy a souvenir for the family. Later enjoy a romantic Gondola ride – gliding through serene waters, against the stunning backdrop of Baroque buildings is an experience you won’t soon forget. Arrive at our hotel late evening and check-in. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5: Rome – Vatican City

This morning, we meet our local guide and proceed to the Vatican City, where we will visit St. Peter’s Basilica and Square, a renaissance masterpiece. We then take in other ancient sights in Rome – Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum, which was the political centre of the Roman Empire, Colosseum (photo stop), Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus, and one of the best-preserved of all ancient Roman buildings, the Pantheon. Later we visit the Time Elevator, a unique experience, with the projection on three wide panoramic screens, a 3D film journey through the history of the Eternal City. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Note: Since coaches are restricted from entering many parts of Rome, a large part of the tour is done on foot.

DAY 6: Rome – Florence – Florence area

Today we depart for Florence. On arrival in the city of the Medicis, we meet our local guide for a walking tour: visit Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Signoria to see the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (from outside), Palazzo Vecchio (from outside) and Loggia dei Lanzi – the open-air sculpture gallery of antique and Renaissance art; see the Uffizi Gallery (from outside) and Ponte Vecchio. Later visit Piazzale Michelangelo to enjoy one of the best views of this renaissance city across the River Arno. Later we continue our journey and check-in at our hotel for an over-night stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7: Florence area – Pisa – Geneva – Geneva area

Today we depart for Pisa, where we visit the Field of Miracles. Here you can marvel at the marble Cathedral in the Pisan Romanesque style, the Baptistery, the Camposanto, and one of the wonders of the world, the legendary Leaning Tower. Continuing our journey, we drive to Geneva, Switzerland’s truly international city and home to many international organizations. On our panoramic tour, we will see the main sights: UN buildings, English gardens, the Flower Clock and the Jet d’eau (weather permitting). Later, we check-in at our hotel for an over-night stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Note: The panoramic tour of Geneva may be conducted on Day 8.

DAY 8: Geneva area – Paris

Early morning we leave Switzerland behind us. Once into France, we join the super fast highways, driving past vineyards and mustard fields. Continue onto Paris, one of the most exciting and popular cities of Europe, renowned for its fashion, perfumes, and of course the most talked about French champagne and wines. On arrival in Paris, enjoy an amazing cruise (*) on the River Seine – admire the spectacular facades from your covered boat. Later proceed on a short panoramic tour of Paris to see the main sights of this beautiful city: Opera, Place de la Concorde, Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe and Hotel des Invalides. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 9: Paris – Calais – Ferry – Dover – London

Today we visit the third floor (**) of the Eiffel Tower to witness a spectacular panoramic view of the city. Early afternoon we depart and journey north for Calais to board the ferry for the return channel crossing. On arrival at Dover port, we proceed to London, where the tour ends, and it is time to say farewell to all the friends you have made on tour. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Note (*): Please note that the River Seine Cruise may be operated on either Day 8 or Day 9 as per convenience.

Note (**): The reservation for the visit to the Eiffel Tower is subject to availability, and could be up to the 2nd Floor or 3rd Floor.