The 7-day taste of Europe Tour will take you to the heart of three beautiful European countries: Switzerland, Italy (including Vatican City) and France. This tour is a perfect introduction to Europe, ideal for first timers and those who want to explore and experience as much as possible in 7 days. You'll start your journey enjoying the breathtaking mountain scenery of Switzerland before heading south into Italy, where you will have the opportunity to experience hundreds of years of tradition and culture. Discover the glamorous French Riviera and return to Paris to conclude your tour and be part of a truly memorable journey.
Your 7-day tour starts with a breathtaking scenic journey through the Swiss Alps from Paris. You will then arrive at the picturesque city of Lucerne and see its famous landmarks, Chapel Bridge and the Water Tower. Enjoy your free time to shop or wander around this unique city. Travel to Milan, the fashion capital of Europe and explore its famous landmarks such as the Cathedral Square, Gothic Cathedral and the beautifully designed Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Next, travel to Verona, the city known for being the home of Romeo and Juliet, see the Roman Arena and visit the famous Juliet's balcony. The next day, you will start the day off by taking a boat ride to the beautiful San Marco, Venice. Alongside with your local guide, explore the Basilica di San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs, Doge's Palace, the Grand Canal and witness a demonstration by Murano glassblowers. 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. Vatican City and ancient Rome are the next destinations you will get to explore on this tour. Visit St. Peter's Basilica and make your way through the streets of Rome to visit relics such as Trevi Fountain and the Coliseum (entrance ticket at your own expense), before heading off to Florence to see a demonstration of traditional leather working, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza del Duomo. Pisa and its iconic Leaning Tower are next on the list. In Monaco you will enjoy a walking to tour see the Prince’s Palace, the Courthouse and Cathedral. Your next highlight is a tour of the Fragonard perfume factory, with free time to further explore the French Riviera's chic and glamorous cities of Nice and Cannes. This unforgettable 7-Day Taste of Europe tour concludes with a relaxing and scenic journey through the French countryside north to Paris. Daily Tour Itinerary Day 1 (Saturday): Paris – Lucerne (650 km) Day 2 (Sunday): Lucerne– Milan – Venice (400 km) Day 3 (Monday): Venice – Rome (550 km) Day 4 (Tuesday): Rome – Vatican – Arezzo (280 km) Day 5 (Wednesday): Arezzo – Florence – Pisa – Genoa (250 km) Day 6 (Thursday): Genoa – Monaco – Nice – Cannes – Avignon (450 km) Day 7 (Friday): Avignon – Paris (700 km) (No hotel-accommodation provided for this evening)Overnight: 7-Day tour with 6-overnight 3-star hotels (in the city or city nearby) Meals: 7-Day tour with daily continental breakfasts