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Gems of Europe with UK

Places Covered:Italy – Switzerland – France - UK
Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Tour Cost: On Request

DAY 01

Arrival in Rome and check in at the hotel on your own.

Later in the afternoon enjoy Vatican city tour.

Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour including Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms and St Peter's Basilica

Take a small group walking tour of the Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica, and jump the queue by booking ahead. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 20 people on this small group walking tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide. And by booking ahead, you won't waste any time waiting in line!

Due to a new Vatican partnership, this tour provides VIP access through a reserved door, allowing you to skip all the lines - even the priority lines.

Skip-the-line Vatican tours are so popular, even the priority lines are long! But this tour includes exclusive access through a reserved entranceway, ensuring that you will not wait in any long lines. Your knowledgeable guide will escort you into the Vatican Museums to explore the world's most extensive collection of art. Brilliantly decorated and lined with masterpieces, the museums are brimming with treasures and history. Your guide will lead you through the 2000 rooms that stretch over almost nine miles, and share the stories and secrets contained within the Vatican's walls.

Highlights of the museums are Michelangelo's famous Creation of Adam fresco in the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms. After taking in the Vatican Museums, you will encounter another of Michelangelo's masterpieces, La Pieta, in St Peter's Basilica. For a fascinating finish to your small group guided walking tour, stop to admire magnificent St Peter's Square, as your guide points out Bernini's ingenious use of optical illusion.


Overnight in Rome.


DAY 02

Colosseum and Ancient Rome with Best of Rome Afternoon Walking Tour

See the highlights of Rome on this unforgettable day of sightseeing, combining two best-selling guided tours at a discounted price! This small-group, full-day Rome Super Saver starts with a skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome, including the incredible Roman Forum. After your first tour, explore independently before spending your afternoon on a leisurely walking tour past top Rome attractions, such as Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and more!

Numbers are limited to 25 people on this Super Saver tour, ensuring you'll see the best of Rome in a small-group atmosphere. Even better, enjoy a 13% discount when you buy these combined tours.

Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour:

Perfect for first-time visitors, this 3-hour, small-group morning tour starts with a gentle stroll up the Oppian Hill to enjoy unforgettable views of the Colosseum -- Ancient Rome's most iconic landmark. After heading back down, skip the long entrance lines of the Colosseum and enjoy priority access to explore this famous attraction with your expert guide. As you walk around the fascinating ground and first floors, hear stories from your guide about the amphitheater's intriguingly brutal past filled with bloodthirsty gladiators.

After leaving the Colosseum, head into Ancient Rome to see the Arch of Constantine before walking through the Roman Forum and up Palatine Hill. Your tour ends on Via Sacra, the main street that links the Colosseum to Capitoline Hill. Enjoy roughly two hours at your leisure. Explore the impressive ruins or have lunch at any of the several nearby restaurants (own expense) before your afternoon tour.

Best of Rome Walking Tour:

After rejoining your small group and guide at Piazza del Popolo (or Piazza di Spagna from March 4, 2013 onwards), set off at a leisurely pace with your guide on a 3-hour walking tour. Heading to Rome's center, pass the beautiful Santa Maria del Popolo Church and hear interesting tales and legends such as how the hated Emperor Nero was buried near this church. Continue to the Spanish Steps that lead elegantly down from the church of Trinita dei Monti before taking a break by the majestic Trevi Fountain.

Continue with a stroll through Piazza Colonna, a stylish square considered by the ancient Romans as the center of the city. Then, enjoy a fantastic photo opportunity at the world-famous Pantheon, a unique historic temple with sleek marble columns. Follow your guide through bustling Piazza Navona, typified by its ornate fountains, Baroque architecture and lively sidewalk cafs. Lastly, visit Campo de Fiori, a more traditional square, where your tour ends.


Rest of the day will be at leisure.


Overnight stay in Rome.

DAY 03

This day board your train from Rome in the morning. Check In at the hotel on your own.

Later in the afternoon explore Famous three Venice Islands.

Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Explore the famous islands of the Venice lagoon - Murano, Burano and Torcello - on a half-day excursion. You'll see a glass-blowing display on Murano, shop for lace on Burano and visit Venice's first church on the tranquil island of Torcello. This morning or afternoon tour is a great introduction to the magical islands of the Venetian lagoon.

Boarding a comfortable motor boat, you'll speed along the Venetian lagoon to Murano, famous for its glassware. During the visit you'll explore shops, factories and watch the skilled glass-blowers as they create works of art. You'll also have time to visit a museum showcasing the world-famous Murano glass.

Re-board your motor boat you'll journey to the island of Burano to admire picturesque fishermen's houses painted in bright pastel colors, and, of course, the famous lace. You can visit a museum dedicated to the craft of lace, and purchase the beautiful lace at local shops.

The last island stop is Torcello, the earliest center of civilization in the Venetian lagoon. You'll see the cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, founded in the 7th century, and the excavated remains of the circular baptistery in the church of Santa Fosca.

Rest of the evening will be at your leisure to enjoy the Gondola Ride.

Overnight in Venice.


DAY 04

Skip the Line: Venice in One Day

First time in Venice? You'll see all the highlights of this magical city on this combined walking and boat tour. Plus, you'll skip the long linecs at St. Mark's Basilica - don't waste time waiting in lines when you're on vacation! Your comprehensive introduction to Venice begins with a two-hour walking tour highlighting all the important monuments, from San Marco Square to the Rialto Bridge. You'll learn the history behind the famous landmarks, including the basilica's Byzantine heritage and the adjoining prisons of the Doge's Palace. Plus, you'll visit the famed basilica of St. Mark's without having to stand in locng queues! Leaving the crowds behind, you'll enter a labyrinth of narrow passageways, alleys, canals and delicate bridges. Highlights include Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Marco Polo's House, an old merchant's warehouse and the most beautiful well-head in Venice, before finishing the tour near the Rialto Bridge.

Enjoy free time between your Venice Walking Tour and Grand Canal Boat Tour. Exact times will vary depending on the season, however most walking tours will conclude at approximately 1:10pm (except Sunday at 4:00pm), with the boat tours starting between 4:30pm and 5:30pm. Details of the exact meeting location and time for the Grand Canal Boat Tour will be given by your guide after the walking tour. Next, enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Grand Canal of Venice. Along the way you will learn the history of the stunning palaces and churches that line the famous canal, as well as anecdotes about the famous people who have resided on Venice's most important 'street'. You'll also enjoy a fascinating tour of the minor canals of Venice. St. Mark's Basilica is free of charge to enter and we guarantee that you'll skip any long lines as part of this tour. Venice is subject to flash floods and occasionally the Basilica is closed to the public (without notice) because of high water or festivities.

Rest of the evening will be at leisure to explore on your own in Venice. A Gondola ride with live music could be a nice option

Overnight in Venice.

DAY 05

Morning train transfer to Lucerne and rest of the will be at your leisure in Lucerne.

Overnight in Lucerne.

DAY 06

Excursion to Mount Titlis – at 3020 m / 10’000 ft

From Lucerne the train takes you to the mountain monastery village Engelberg where you board a gondola which takes you up to the Trübsee. You continue your trip by another gondola to Stand and finally the first revolving Titlis Rotair cable car takes you up to Mount Titlis.

For a spectacular, close-up insight into a glacier, visit the glacier cave and ride the Ice Flyer chairlift.

Overnight in Lucerne.

DAY 07

Rail trip by Brünig Express from Interlaken to Lucerne. Rest of the day will be at your leisure in Interlaken.

Overnight in Interlaken.

DAY 08

Excursion from Interlaken up to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe

The Jungfrau Railways takes you via Kleine Scheidegg, on foot of the famous Eiger Nordwall, to the Jungfraujoch – 3454m/11’333 ft the highest railway station in Europe. Breath-taking views of the Aletsch Glacier, the longest glacier in the Alps.

Don’t miss the Snow Fun Park and the Ice Palace

Overnight in Interlaken.


DAY 09

Travel to Paris by train TGV Train via Basel.

Arrival in Paris in the afternoon, rest awhile.

Later in the evening enjoy Paris city tour.

Eiffel Tower, Seine River Cruise and Paris Illuminations Night Tour

Paris is enchanting by night, so take this comprehensive four-hour tour to experience the magic first-hand and discover why Paris is known as the "City of Light". You'll visit the illuminated Eiffel Tower, take a one-hour evening cruise on the Seine River and tour Paris' floodlit monuments at night.

You'll have unbeatable views of Paris at night from the Eiffel Tower, and again from the Seine River as you pass under the famous bridges of Paris. Then as you tour Paris' tree-lined boulevards in the comfort of your air-conditioned motor coach, you'll see the famous sights of Paris lit up for the night, including Concorde and Vendome Squares, Opera and the Champs-Elysees.

Overnight in Paris.

DAY 10

Disneyland Resort Paris with Transport

Explore Disneyland Park and travel freely through the Kingdom of Entertainment and its 5 famous lands in Disneyland Paris:

MAIN STREET, USA: a reminder of bygone America at the turn-of-the-century
ADVENTURELAND: the country of adventure where all is possible and exoticism is guaranteed
FANTASYLAND: the wonderful land of fairy tales and child dreams
FRONTIERLAND: the world of the Far West, the legends and the folklore
DISCOVERYLAND: to try amongst others in this futuristic land the newest attraction: "Honey, I Shrunk the Audience!"

Right next door to Disneyland Park, discover the magical world of cinema and television at Walt Disney Studios Park - 4 cinemagical 'lots', featuring thrilling attractions and spectacular shows with your dreams center-stage.

You can choose either a 1 park ticket or a 2 park ticket - the choice is yours.

DAY 11

Overnight in London.

DAY 12

London in One Day Sightseeing Tour

On the London in One Day Sightseeing Tour, you will explore the very best of London on a fully-guided tour. You'll take a scenic drive through the West End and City past famous sights such as Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square, see the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of St Paul's Cathedral, visit the Tower of London and cruise on the River Thames. For those not ready for the day to finish, upgrade your tour to include a flight on the London Eye!

Your full-day tour begins with a panoramic drive around Parliament Square to Westminster Abbey, where many of England's kings, queens, statesmen, poets and writers are buried. Other famous London sights you'll see on your guided tour include Big Ben and the neo-Gothic Houses of Parliament, Whitehall, Downing Street and Trafalgar Square, watched over by Nelson's Column.

After watching the famous Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace in all its colorful pageantry, it's time to eat a hearty lunch (additional cost) at a traditional English pub in Trafalgar Square. After lunch, take a tour of St. Paul's Cathedral and see Mansion House (home to the Lord Mayor of London) and the nearby Bank of England, known as the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street, in the heart of the old City.

Next stop is the Tower of London, the ancient fortress steeped in centuries of murder and treason, guarded by jet-black ravens. The splendidly dressed Beefeaters will tell you about the Tower's history, including tragic tales of royals and nobles who met their end within its walls. The Tower of London is also and home to the priceless "Crown Jewels", including the enormous Cullinan diamonds and the extraordinary Koh-i-Noor. Finally join a Thames River cruise for great views of the Houses of Parliament, London Eye and London's famous bridges.

Do you want to pre-book ticket to the London Eye?

Upgrade your London in One Day Sightseeing Tour to include a London Eye flight, and continue your days sightseeing independently. From the London Eye, you'll have panoramic views over the whole city from a unique and memorable vantage point!

DAY 13

Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath Day Trip from London

Don't leave London without taking this best-selling tour to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath, England's most beautiful Georgian city. Your day trip includes entrance to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath's Roman Baths and Pump Rooms.

Windsor Castle Your tour starts at the home of the Royal Family for 900 years, and the world's largest and oldest occupied castle. Windsor Castle's fortified walls dominate the delightful town that has grown up around it over the years. You will see the lavishly decorated State Apartments and St. George's Chapel. You will also witness the Changing of the Guard in all its colorful pageantry and splendor. (On 30 April, 18 - 19 May, 16 - 17 - 18 June the State Apartment and St. George's Chapel will be closed, on these date you will visit Hampton Court Palace instead).

Stonehenge Going even further back in time, you'll travel through the rolling green Wiltshire landscape to Stonehenge, a collection of stones dragged to this lonely plain near Salisbury 5,000 years ago. Who built it? Why? These questions have haunted the minds of centuries of scholars. Set in a landscape dotted with prehistoric mounds and carvings, Stonehenge continues to enthrall the imagination and captivate the heart of every visitor.

Bath Next, it's on to Bath, famous for its elegant Georgian architecture. During your panoramic tour of Bath you will be enchanted by the town's beautifully proportioned streetscapes. You'll see Bath Abbey and the much-photographed Pulteney Bridge, modeled on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence. During the tour you will also visit the Roman Baths, the best preserved Roman spa from the ancient world.

Overnight in London.

DAY 14

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and board your flight back to your home or continue with onwards journey.

  • 2 nights on B/B in Rome
  • 2 nights on B/B in Venice
  • 2 nights on B/B in Interlaken
  • 2 nights on B/B in Lucerne
  • 2 nights on B/B in Paris
  • 3 nights on B/B in London
  • Excursion to Mt. Titlis with
  • Excursion to Jungfraujoch –Top of Europe
  • TGV Train transfer to Paris
  • Euro Star train transfer to Nice
  • Train transfer from Rome to Venice - Interlaken
  • Paris City Tour, Seine River Cruise and Eiffel Tower
  • Disneyland Resort Paris with Transport
  • London in One Day Sightseeing Tour
  • Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath Day Trip from London
  • Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour including Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms and St Peter's Basilica
  • Colosseum and Ancient Rome with Best of Rome Afternoon Walking Tour
  • Venice in One Day Tour
  • Murano, Burano & Torcello Tour
  • International Air ticket.
  • Airport taxes.
  • City Tax.
  • Visa Charges.
  • Overseas Medical Insurance.
  • Drinks during meals, Porterages , tips.
  • Any item of personal nature such as Laundry, shopping, telephone bills etc.
  • Cost of foreign exchange for personal use.
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