Trip Type : Private Guided
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Paris, Tuscany and Rome

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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
14 days
From: $ 3,240 $ 231 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit the intriguing Hospices Museum
  • Explore Swiss Transport Museum, or relax on one of the lovely lakeshore promenades
  • Explore romantic city of Venice
  • Visit a glass-blowing workshop where highly skilled artisans craft anything from delicate figurines to grand chandeliers

Short Description

Your journey between cosmopolitan Paris and classical Rome reveals the splendor of the Burgundy Wine Region, stunning Swiss Lakes, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Renaissance architecture in Florence, the rolling hills in Tuscany, and the floating city of Venice!

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Paris
End City Rome

Trip Includes

  • Accommodation: Superior Tourist Class (3-star) and First Class (4-star) hotels
  • Meals: The included dinners follow a fixed menu;
  • Breakfast Daily: Breakfasts are commonly served buffet style at your hotel
  • Tips for all aspects of the tour that are pre-arranged by Image Tours, such as hotels, restaurants and other services.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Overnight Flight to Europe.

Refer to “Preparing for your Departure” in your Trip Documents for easy check-in procedures. Take time to relax on your transatlantic flight with the assurance that Image Tours has taken care of all the details.

Day 2: France..Arrival at Paris Airport.

Upon arrival, disembark, clear passport control and collect your luggage. Refer to your “Arrival Instructions” page in your Trip Documents for directions on where and when to meet your tour manager. Board the deluxe motor coach for the transfer from the airport to your Paris hotel and enjoy your first impressions of the “City of Light.” After check-in, freshen-up and relax. The balance of the Day is yours to rest up from the flight, or to jump start your exploration of Paris. Consider taking an afternoon walk through the colorful old town section of Montmartre, where you can view Paris from its highest point at Sacré-Cœur Basilica. An independent dinner on this first evening in Europe allows you the choice of light fluffy crêpe or a leisurely Parisian meal.

Day 3: France . . Paris.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

A full Day to explore one of the world’s trendiest cities. Before beginning your free time, we suggest joining the optional Seine River Cruise excursion for unsurpassed views of some of the city’s major sights. In order to help you choose one or two attractions for your free time, your tour manager will familiarize you with the principal sights, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, Eiffel Tower, Opera (Palais Garnier), Louvre Museum (open daily except TuesDays), Galeries Lafayette department store, and Champs Élysées. Tonight, join your fellow tour members for a “Welcome to Europe/Get- acquainted” dinner at a festive Paris bistro.

Day 4: France . . Paris- Burgundy Wine Region- Beaune.

Meals: Breakfast

Bid a fond farewell to Paris and motor through the vineyards of the Burgundy Wine Region to the ancient and historic walled city of Beaune, one of the major wine centers of France. Beaune has a rich historical and architectural heritage incorporating remnants of the pre-Roman and Roman eras. After checking in at your hotel, you will have a few hours to explore Beaune. Consider a visit to the intriguing Hospices Museum with its striking façade. Built in the 15th century as a hospital for the destitute, the museum houses items used in hospitals in the Middle Ages, as well as an impressive collection of furniture, pottery, paintings and tapestries. An independent dinner provides the opportunity to visit a wine cellar and to sample the regional cuisine.

Day 5: France . .Besançon- Alsace Wine Region & Switzerland . . Swiss Alps.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

A leisurely morning drive brings you to Besançon, with its charming historic center and imposing hilltop citadel. After an independent lunch, the vineyards of the Alsace Wine Region give way to the unsurpassed splendor of the Swiss Alps. Cross the border at the Rhine port city of Basel, strategically located at the point where France, Germany and Switzerland meet. Your hotel resides in one of the scenic villages in the Swiss Alps.

Day 6: Switzerland . . Stans- Lucerne- Swiss Alps.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

As you descend upon Lake Lucerne, the soaring peaks of Rigi, Stanserhorn and Pilatus, stand guard over this vast water basin, creating one of the most imposing sights in Europe. ToDay’s first stop is in the old mountain village of Stans with an optional Swiss Mountain excursion. Next, motor along the lake to the city of Lucerne, where you will see the Old Town Wall and famous Lion Monument. The rest of the Day is yours to explore the Old Town, visit the Swiss Transport Museum, or relax on one of the lovely lakeshore promenades. Lucerne is a shopper’s paradise; enjoy browsing through displays of wood-carved music boxes, delicate Swiss lace, delicious chocolates and Switzerland’s world famous watches. Before returning to your hotel, the tour manager will offer an optional Swiss Lake Boat Ride excursion.

Day 7: Switzerland . . Lugano & Italy . . Verona.

Meals: Breakfast

Church bells break the silence of the night and welcome another glorious Day. Travel through William Tell Country and the spectacular 11-mile-long Gotthard Tunnel to Lugano, where distant snow-capped mountains contrast beautifully with the palm tree-lined streets along Lake Lugano. Often referred to as the “Rio de Janeiro of the Old Continent,” Lugano is the perfect spot for a lunch break. Cross the border into Italy and travel past Milan to the legendary city of Verona, made famous by Shakespeare’s tragic love story of “Romeo and Juliet.” Experience an authentic Italian meal during an independent dinner in Verona, before transferring to your hotel.

Day 8: Italy . . Venice.

Meals: Breakfast

ToDay features a full Day visit to the romantic city of Venice, famous for its canals, bridges, colorful gondoliers, and the magnificent St. Mark’s Square. All transportation is done exclusively over water. Like the Venetians, you will take a boat ride to the center of Venice. A guided walking tour follows, ending with a visit to a glass-blowing workshop where highly skilled artisans craft anything from delicate figurines to grand chandeliers. If you have your heart set on gliding through the canals, the cost is about $45 per person based on six people per gondola. The Day provides ample time to marvel at the architecture of the Saint Mark's Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the Clock Tower. Have dinner at a pizzeria or join your tour manager at a typical Venetian restaurant for the optional Venice Dinner excursion. After a memorable Day of sightseeing, return to your Verona hotel.

Day 9: Italy . . Lucca- Pisa- Montecatini-Terme.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

This morning, drive south through the Apennine Mountains, into Tuscany. Stop in the medieval center of Lucca before continuing to Pisa and its Leaning Tower. Work on the structure began in 1174, and the tower already started to tilt while constructing the second floor. The cathedral complex consists of the Baptistery, Duomo, and the bell tower. The three white marble buildings set against the Field of Miracles (an expansive green lawn) are an impressive sight. This evening, pastel-tinted buildings on palm-lined streets welcome you to the spa resort town of Montecatini-Terme. Dinner will be provided at the hotel.

Day 10: Italy . . Florence- Montceatini-Terme.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

This Day focuses on the art and architecture of Florence. The first masterpieces you will notice during the guided walking tour are the Duomo (cathedral), the Baptistery (with its renowned bronze doors by Ghiberti), and Giotto’s campanile (bell tower). The rest of the Day is yours to explore Florence at your own pace. Admire the piazzas, each with its own distinct character, shop the open-air markets, visit an art gallery, or enjoy gathering with Florentines and visitors alike on the Ponte Vecchio. Subject to availability at the time of your visit, your tour manager may be able to arrange for an optional Accademia Gallery excursion to admire Michelangelo’s David. Dine on local specialties at a vineyard restaurant before returning to Montecatini-Terme.

Day 11: Italy . . Siena- Rome.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Your final morning in Tuscany takes you past olive groves to Siena, a beautiful city built on three hills. Piazza del Campo is the main square and focal point of Siena, with several smaller but equally interesting squares found throughout this medieval village. The optional Siena Duomo excursion provides a more in-depth look at the art and architecture of this magnificent cathedral. In the afternoon, leave Tuscany to rejoin the Autostrada in the direction of Rome. Along the way, stop for an included dinner of homemade specialties at a hilltop farm. Overnight at your Rome area hotel.

Day 12: Italy . . Rome.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

The entire Day is devoted to the wonders of Rome. This energetic and modern metropolis is proudly protective of its abundant historical sites, crowned by the Colosseum (Roman Arena) which dates back to 80 A.D. A local guide will accompany you for a morning of city sightseeing including some of Rome’s most famous landmarks such as the Arch of Constantine, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and Pantheon. After an independent lunch, continue your exploration of Rome on foot, or join your tour manager for the optional Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel excursion, including St. Peter’s Basilica. Return to your hotel this evening for a “Farewell Dinner.”

Day 13: Italy . . Rome.

Meals: Breakfast

Continue your independent discovery of the wonders of Rome, or join your tour manager for the optional Colosseum excursion. Spend the afternoon at your leisure: wander the Capitoline Museums and admire artwork and artifacts from the ancient Roman world; shop along the Via del Corso; or sip a cappuccino at the Spanish Steps. Italy is the cradle of European civilization, art, architecture and music, so however you choose to spend your Day, the sights are sure to create lasting impressions. Choose from over 2,000 restaurants for an independent dinner or join the optional Rome Dinner excursion for a festive conclusion to your Roman experience.

Day 14: Daytime Flight Back To U.S.A.

Meals: Breakfast

Transfer to the Rome Fiumicino Airport for the return flight home.

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Optional Activities

Extended Tours:

3-Night London and Paris Extension

If you would like to add London, consider a 3-night pre-tour extension including 2 nights London hotel, 1 additional night at the Paris tour hotel, a London Hop-on-Hop-off bus day pass (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and rail from London to Paris.

Paris Extension

If you would like to have more time in Paris, Image Tours can arrange additional nights at your first tour hotel before the tour starts.

Rome Extension

Explore more of Rome on your own, after your tour ends. Image Tours can arrange an extended stay at your last tour hotel.

 

Optional Excursion

Accademia Gallery, In Florence, US $50

A local guide will point out some of the highlights of the Accademia Gallery in Florence, with a focus on one of Michelangelo’s most famous sculptures, "David."

Colosseum, Rome, US $85

A guided tour of the Colosseum interior provides insight into the intriguing events and structural mysteries of this famous landmark. Dating from 80 AD, this is one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering.

Rome Dinner, in Rome, US $65

A unique evening awaits you at a spirited restaurant in the heart of Rome. You will be served a multi-course meal of Italian specialties, accompanied by wine. Following dinner, singers will bring some of Italy’s most beloved arias to life during engaging and entertaining performances.

Seine River Cruise, in Paris, US $25

Glide along the Seine River by boat, while viewing the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Notre Dame Cathedral and several other famous sights in Paris.

Siena Duomo, in Siena, US $35

While in Siena, join a local guide for a tour of the breathtaking 13th-century Duomo. This Gothic cathedral houses artistic treasures by Donatello, Bernini and Michelangelo. Sections of the mosaic floor are also on display.

Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Accomodations

  • Mercure Paris Montmarte, Paris, France
  • Ibis Beaune Centre, Beaune, France
  • Hotel Crystal, Engelberg, Switzerland
  • Hotel Schweizerhof, Engelberg, Switzerland
  • Hotel Leon D'Oro, Verona, Italy
  • Hotel Da Vinci, Montecatini Terme, Italy
  • Hotel Boston, Montecatini Terme, Italy
  • Holiday Inn Rome-Eur Parco dei Medici, Rome, Italy

Additional Information:

Walking Expectations: Due to limited access to city centers by bus, large city distances, high traffic, and hilly landscape, expect to walk more than four miles per day, often encountering uneven surfaces, steps and inclines.

Highest Elevation: 3855 feet in the St. Gotthard Tunnel. Some tours take the pass in nice weather and this is 6916 feet, but if you inform the tour manager of elevation concerns at the beginning of the tour, they will take the tunnel. Hotels in Switzerland are located as high as 2900 feet.

Trip ID#:

ParTusIma

Trip Excludes

  • Tips for the tour manager and motor coach driver are not included.

Meals Included:

12 Breakfasts and 7 Dinners

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