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From London to Rome, travel to Western Europe’s most famous cities on this European tour. Along the way, visit celebrated cities as well as picturesque towns and witness beautiful scenery. In Paris, Florence, and Rome, enjoy sightseeing with a Local Guide, a knowledgeable expert who intimately knows the cities. See the must-see sights, including the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Champs Elysées in Paris; the historic center in Florence; and Rome’s Colosseum—where the deadly gladiatorial fights were held during the Roman Empire—and the Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC. Also visit St. Peter’s Square, an architectural and religious landmark. . Your orientation in Venice includes a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square, one of the most famous squares in the world. In Lucerne, see the Lion Monument, a stone sculpture erected to honor the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution, and Chapel Bridge, Europe’s oldest covered bridge dating back to 1333.You’ll experience an engineering marvel, the Cross-Channel Tunnel, as you take the Eurostar train from London to Paris. Another marvel is Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower, which you’ll see on this Europe tour. But that’s not all…you’ll also witness amazing scenery throughout this Europe tour. Enjoy views of Burgundy, the French most famous wine-growing area, prosperous farms, and half-timbered villages as you travel between Paris and picture-perfect Lucerne. Nestled amid the Alps and surrounded by its stunning lake, Lucerne is one of Switzerland’s finest towns. Also enjoy a stroll along the promenade of picturesque Lake Lugano as well as views of the rolling hills in Tuscany.If you desire to see some of Europe’s most picturesque scenery and famous cities, this value-minded Europe tour is the perfect vacation!
Visits to Lucerne, Lugano, Verona, Venice, Montecatini, PisaGuides:
Host service in London; Local Guides for city sightseeing in Paris, Florence, Rome; professional Tour Director while touringScenic Highlights:
Burgundy Wine Country, Swiss Alps
December 15 Departure – Christmas in Rome
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
- Palace and Park of Versailles
- City of Verona
- Historic Centre of Florence
- Venice and its Lagoon
- Piazza del Duomo Pisa
- Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City
Private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; Eurostar train London-Paris; canal transfer boat in Venice
Novotel London West (F) or Holiday Inn London- Kensington High Street (ST) PARIS
Courtyard By Marriott Arcueil (ST) or Forest Hill La Villette (ST) LUCERNE
Ibis Kriens (TC) or Ibis Styles Luzerne City (ST) VENICE
Poppi (ST) MONTECATINI
Settentrionale Esplanade (F) or Grand Hotel du Park et Regina (F) ROME
Park Hotel Dei Massimi (F)
Good accommodations are vital to your enjoyment on tour, so we pre-screen before selecting. Hotels are as shown, although it may be necessary to substitute with an alternate hotel of equivalent standard.