Genuine Europe

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    1.826,00$

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    Daily Tour

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    Duration

    12 days 11 nights

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    Max 13 people

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    Location

    France,

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Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto. The Galleria dell’Accademia displays Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture. The Uffizi Gallery exhibits Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation”.

Area: 105.4 km²
Population: 379,122 Thousand (2010)
Currency: Euro

Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.

Area: 1,285 km²
Population: 2.868 million (2010)
Currency: Euro

Bern, the capital city of Switzerland, is built around a crook in the Aare River. It traces its origins back to the 12th century, with medieval architecture preserved in the Altstadt (Old Town). The Swiss Parliament and diplomats meet in the Neo-Renaissance Bundeshaus (Federal Palace). The Französische Kirche (French Church) and the nearby medieval tower known as the Zytglogge both date to the 13th century.

Area: 51.6  km²
Population: 130,015 Thousand (2010)
Currency: Swiss Francs

Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.

Area: 414.6 km²
Population: 264,557 Thousand (2014)
Currency: Euro / Italian Lira

London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its centre stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city.

Area: 1,572 km²
Population: 8.788 million (2010)
Currency: Pound sterling

Paris, France’s capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

Area: 105.4 km²
Population: 2.244 million (2010)
Currency: Euro

Rouen, capital of the northern French region of Normandy, is a port city on the river Seine. Important in the Roman era and Middle Ages, it has Gothic churches, such as Saint-Maclou and Saint-Ouen, and a cobblestoned pedestrian center with medieval half-timbered houses. The skyline is dominated by the spires of Cathédrale Notre-Dame, much-painted by Impressionist Claude Monet.

Area: 21.38 km²
Population: 110,933 thousand (2010)
Currency: Euro

Zurich, a global center for banking and finance, lies at the north end of Lake Zurich in northern Switzerland. The picturesque lanes of the central Altstadt (Old Town), on either side of the Limmat River, reflect its pre-medieval history. Waterfront promenades like the Limmatquai follow the river toward the 17th-century Rathaus (town hall).

Area: 87.88 km²
Population: 391,359 Thousand (2015)
Currency: Swiss Franc

Lucerne, a compact city in Switzerland known for its preserved medieval architecture, sits amid snowcapped mountains on Lake Lucerne. Its colorful Altstadt (Old Town) is bordered on the north by 870m Museggmauer (Musegg Wall), a 14-century rampart. The covered Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge), built in 1333, links the Aldstadt to the Reuss River’s right bank.

Area: 29.06 km²
Population: 81,057 Thousand (2010)
Currency: Swiss franc

THE PRICE INCLUDES
  • Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
  • Includes arrival transfer.
  • Boat: Vaporetto along the canals, Boat Trip along River Seine.
  • City tour in: Rome, Florence, Venice, Paris, London.
  • Evening Transfer: Trastevere, Via Cavour, Quartier Latin, Soho District, Camden Area.
  • Ticket admission: Coliseum, Saint Mark´s Basilica, Murano Glass Factory, Cable Car to Grindelwald First, 2nd Floor Eiffel Tower, Bunker Eperlecques, Traditional Afternoon Tea.
  • Ferry: Ferry France to UK.
  • Meals: Lunch in Grindelwald.
THE PRICE NOT INCLUDES
  • VISA.
  • Flight Tickets.
  • Personal Expenses.

ITINERARY

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Evening transfer to the
Trastevere district. 
Welcome to Rome! Upon airport arrival, we shall be
waiting to transport you to your hotel. Our guide will
greet you at the hotel and will provide all the necessary
information. At the end of the evening we arrange a
transfer to Trastevere area. This neighbourhood will be
a great introduction to Rome, a stroll in the narrow
cobbled streets of the Trastevere district reveals
hidden treasures to us, such as some modest medieval
churches, small shops with the most peculiar of objects
or scenes of daily life.  Many trattorias (informal Italian
eating establishments) and osterias (inns) imbued
with the Italian spirit will be ready to serve you local
dishes. Other restaurants serving Indian, Chinese and
international food can be found in this area. Return to
hotel.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Rome. Roman
Coliseum (admission price included) and visit to the
Vatican City.
In the morning, we have a scenic tour of the city, which will be a great introduction to “The Eternal city”.
We visit the tiny state of the Vatican. The Vatican City
is a principal centre of Christianity in the world. You
will be able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. And we have
also included admission to the Roman Coliseum, the
principal symbol of Rome. This impressive construction
dates back 2,000 years and will transport us in time so
that we can learn about ancient society in the Roman
Empire. In the evening we provide transport to the
Via Cavour area, were you will find restaurants serving
Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food. Return
to hotel.
03 TUE. Rome - Florence.
TODAY’S HIGLIGHTS: Tour with a local expert from
Florence. View from Piazzale Michelangelo.    
We will leave Rome, heading north. This route is graced
with beautiful landscapes. Upon arrival in FLORENCE, we head straight to Piazzale Michelangelo, an impressive
site in the city. In the evening we provide a tour with
a local expert, and walk through the historic centre,
taking in places such as the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo,
and Piaza della Signoria. This city is truly an outdoor
museum. Free time to explore. In the evening, you can
dine at your favourite restaurant. In this district you
can find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and
international food.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Vaporetto boat on Venice’s
Grand Canal. Visit and admission to the San Marcos
Basilica. Admire the technique of crafting Murano Glass.  
Today we enjoy stunning mountain landscapes while
crossing the Apennine Mountains. Arriving in VENICE, we will board a Vapporetto to travel around on the
canals in the historic centre. With a local guide, we will visit the marvellous Plaza de San Marcos and
enter the marvellous basilica (entry cost included). Afterwards, we shall be able to visit the Murano glass
factory city. It is marvellous to see the technique of
crystal blowing. Free time.   
At the end of the afternoon, you will have the chance
to eat dinner in the Mestre area, where you can choose
the type of restaurant that you prefer (Indian, Oriental,
Italian, etc.).
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: We visit the city of Romeo y
Juliet. Beautiful countryside while crossing the Alps
(lakes and snowy mountains).    
We will depart from Venice, travelling to VERONA.
We will provide a shuttle from parking to the historic
centre. Our guide will instruct us on the places where
you will be able to walk in Romeo and Juliet’s city - the
city of lovers! Afterwards we continue the journey to
Switzerland. Very beautiful lakes and mountains with
snow-capped peaks line our route. Arrival in ZURICH. Free time in the historic centre next to the lake, where
you will be able to dine in your chosen restaurant serv- ing Italian, Indian, Chinese, international or Swiss food.
TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: Admire the fantastic
landscapes. Cable car included to Grindelwald first.
Lunch included.
Today’s stage has beautiful landscapes with high
mountains and lakes. Breathtaking scenery in the re- gion of Interlaken. Grindelwald where we will have
time for a coffee before taking the cable car (ticket included) up to Grindelwald first. We will walk along the path (30 minutes) in which we shall be able to take
the “footbridge over the empty” among the fantastic
scenery enjoying glaciers around us. Lunch included
(vegetarian option available). After that we continue to
LUCERNE, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzer- land. Time at the end of the day to stroll, enjoy the city
and dine before returning to the hotel in Zurich.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Explore Bern, the capital city of
Switzerland.  
Embark on a scenic trip to BERN, capital city of the
confederation built around a bend in the Aare River,
with its medieval architecture preserved in the Old
Town. Time to take a stroll and breathe in the fresh air.
Next, we journey to France. Enjoy beautiful lake views
on our trip to Paris. We arrive in the evening.
08 SUN. Paris.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour in Paris. Boat ride
along the Seine. Climb to the second floor of the Eiffel
Tower. Evening transfer.   
A scenic guided tour to discover the history, main
boulevards and the breathtaking monuments of Paris.
We end the visit at the Eiffel Tower area. You will
have the opportunity to climb up to the second floor
of this remarkable metal monument (ticket admission included). End your visit with a boat cruise along the
River Seine, which divides the north of Paris from the
south. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore as you choose.
At sunset transfer to the “Quartier Latin”, a very
picturesque area of the historic centre were you
can enjoy dinner with a wide variety of international
cuisines. Return to hotel.
Note: Sometimes queues to climb the Eiffel Tower
are long. For organizational reasons, if deemed
appropriate, the climb can be made at a different
moment of the day (or Monday).
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Rouen historic centre.
. We go to the centre of Paris, to the area
of the Louvre Museum. Free time. If you wish we can
accompany you to Benlux, one of the most complete
and best-known perfumeries in Paris. At around 5:30
PM we will leave Paris for ROUEN, city museum with
its houses with half-timbered walls, narrow streets and
gothic churches. Accommodation in the city.  
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: World War II bunker. Ferry
crossing to United Kingdom. Evening transfer to Camden
district.  
We set off to the north of France. In Eperlecques we visit a huge bunker in the middle of the forest (admis- sion included). From this point, V1 and V2 missiles
were fired to the UK. Next, we leave on a ferry across
the English Channel to reach CANTERBURY, the reli- gious capital of England with a very attractive historic
centre. Continuation to LONDON We provide trans- fer to Camden, a district famous for having one of the
most varied and extravagant street markets in London.
Time for dinner in this area with numerous ethnic res- taurants (Indian, Thai, Chinese, international, and so
on).
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit London. Changing of the
guard. British Museum. English Teatime. Transfer to
Soho.    
Get to know LONDON on a locally guided tour featur- ing style, culture and history. See the Houses of Par- liament, the River Thames, the Tower of London and
Buckingham Palace, where we shall be able to watch
the famous “Changing of the Guard” (depending on the
season). If you wish, later on, you can go on an optional
excursion to the “London Eye” ferris wheel. In the af- ternoon, at 5pm, after a period of free time, we invite all our travellers to a traditional Afternoon Tea.
In the evening, a stroll through Leicester Square,
China Town and Soho, with its atmosphere, its the- aters and its entertainment. Sit down for dinner at
your preferred restaurant (Indian, Chinese, Thai, in- ternational, and so on) in the lively district.
After breakfast, end of our services.

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