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Check into your hotel. Maybe use your CosmosGO app to explore this lively ancient capital. In the afternoon, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
The “Eternal City” is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with St. Peter’s Square and Basilica. Other highlights are the iconic Colosseum and Circus Maximus. An optional visit is available to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment.
Vistas of rolling hills, austere rows of cypress trees, terraced vineyards, olive groves, and rural villages form the backdrop of your journey through Tuscany. Take a break in Pisa and enjoy a ride on a mini train to see the SQUARE OF MIRACLES and the amazing Leaning Tower. Then, on to Florence.
Today’s Distance: 273 mi/ 440 km
Birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence was for centuries a leading power. On the included walking tour with an expert Local Guide, discover the landmarks of this amazing city, like Piazza Signoria with the Loggia dei Lanzi, Palazzo Vecchio, and the breathtaking cathedral on Piazza del Duomo. Watch how leather is embossed with gold, and enjoy free time to shop. In the afternoon, drive north across the Po River and spend two nights in the Venice area.
Today’s Distance: 180 mi/ 290 km
Venice is known worldwide for its carnival, its film festival, and its incredible location on the water. Today, reach Venice by private MOTORBOAT to view the Bridge of Sighs, Doge’s Palace, and St. Mark’s Square before visiting a GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOP. Don’t miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you.
Leave the plains of the Veneto region behind and drive northward to spot the spectacular peaks of the DOLOMITES. Stop awhile in Cortina to enjoy the grand scenery. Later, cross over the Europa Bridge and Brenner Pass into Austria to reach Innsbruck in time to see the famous golden roof, emblem of the city.
Today’s Distance: 205 mi/ 330 km
Drive through the valleys and villages of the mountainous Tyrol to the Arlberg Tunnel, descending into Switzerland. Stop briefly in Vaduz, Liechtenstein’s capital. Absorb the majestic alpine landscapes and glimpses of Lake Walen on the way to Lucerne.
Today’s Distance: 196 mi/ 315 km
One of Switzerland’s finest cities, Lucerne is nestled amid its snowcapped Alps, surrounded by its lake, and embellished by the clear mountain waters of the Reuss River. Your orientation includes the LION MONUMENT, erected in memory of the 800 Swiss Guards who defended Louis XVI and his wife. Also see the famous wooden CHAPEL BRIDGE. A grand selection of optional activities completes the day: a cable-car ride to the 10,000-foot summit of Mount Titlis; a cruise on the fjord-like lake; or time to shop for an authentic Swiss watch.
Enjoy vistas of green pastures and rustic chalets, then cross into France and drive past some of its most famous Burgundy vineyards to romantic Paris.
Today’s Distance: 423 mi/ 680 km
Paris is a world-class city with more familiar landmarks than almost any other city in the world. This morning, see them during the included city tour with a Local Guide. Later, feel like a French aristocrat on an optional walking tour through the opulent Palace of Versailles.
Relax on your EUROSTAR journey to London.
Today’s Distance: 305 mi/ 492 km
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
Hotel offers a warm ambience and modern comforts; overlooking the city, situated a short distance from the Vatican.
NILHOTEL is the ideal place for travelers who want quiet and comfort yet remaining in the city.
Situated on the Riviera del Brenta and founded in 1965,the hotel is still family run. hotel Poppi offers 100 rooms and a renowned restaurant.
Newly built in 2011, this hotel is one of the tallest buildings in Innsbruck with 12 floors and 159 modern rooms.
The Hotel Royal (B&B) has 46 rooms, enjoys an elevated, quiet position, directly overlooking the famous bay of Lucerne and takes in the magnificent view of mount Pilatus, Bürgenstock and Rigi, extending across to the snow-clad peaks. The amenities which the modern tourist centre of Lucerne can offer are accessible within a matter of minutes. this family hotel is run by the 2nd generation in the best tradition of swiss hotelery.
Best Western Hotel Rothaus is centrally situated at a quiet side street at the rim of the old part of Lucerne. We are located for every nice sightseeing from old town with only 5 min. walk. Mount Pilatus only 15 min. Laketrips 5 min. Bus and trainstation also 5 min. walk. We have a nice non smoking dinning room, smoking restaurant and in summer a nice outside restaurant, Lobby, Internet PC. Our Hotel is a older but traditionel Hotel.
In the east of Paris, the hotel Kyriad Bercy boasts an ideal location for exploring The City of Lights.
This elegant hotel boasts an ideal location near the renowned shops on High Street Kensington. The hotel includes 550 rooms equipped with ensuite shower or bath, satellite TV, coffee maker, and state-of-the-art in-room entertainment system. It also provides 24-hour in room dining and one-day laundry and dry cleaning service. The hotels Blue Smoke restaurant is an American-style steakhouse, and the Lions Sports Bar shows all the action and excitement of live sporting events from around the world.
Concrete and brick commercial hotel in modern nine-story complex located at Hammersmith, 1/4 mile from train station.
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