9D8N France and Italy Adventure

by Giamso International Tours Pte Ltd

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  • Travelling to Paris, Lucerne, Milan, Verona, Venice, Mestre, Rome, Vatican City, Florence, Pisa, Genoa, Monaco, Nice, Cannes and Avignon
    Minimum of 2 persons
    Activities include Arts & Museums, City Tour, Cultural, Nature & Scenery and Shopping
    Includes Hotel Transfer and Meals
    Travelling period Every day from August 23rd, 2014
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  • Hotels in Package

    • Includes:
      • Return airport transfers
      • Guided tour with coach
      • Daily continental breakfast at hotels (for all other meals, we offer assistance with reservations and directions to local restaurants/cafes)
      • 8 nights’ accommodation at hotels Excludes:
      • Personal travel insurance
      • All meals except breakfast
      • Admission fees
      • Tips
      • City taxes and fees
      • Airport taxes
    • Indicates optional tours (other optional tours are available as well)
    • Please take note that the itinerary is for reference only and is subject to changes without prior notice. Accurate itinerary will be given to passengers prior to departures. Our local representatives reserve the right in adjusting the sequences of itinerary due to safety reason & unforeseen circumstances.
    • Language:
      • English: Twin $1,318, Triple $1,318, Single $1,948, Child $1,318, Twin Child (bed) $1,318, Child (no bed) $1,118
      • Chinese: Twin $1,188, Triple $1,188, Single $1,828, Child $1,188, Twin Child (bed) $1,188, Child (no bed) $988
    • To discover more parts of Europe, consider continuing your trip on the 8D7N England & Scotland package.

Itinerary

Day 1: Friday: Arrival in Paris

Upon arrival in Paris, transfer to hotel. Enjoy a leisure day in Paris. Overnight in Paris or a nearby city.

Day 2: Saturday: Paris – Lucerne (B)


  • Paris – Lucerne (650 km)

  • In the morning, we will enjoy a scenic journey across classic French countryside en route to mountainous Switzerland. We will pass through Basel, which is located at the point where the Swiss, French and German borders meet, before arriving at the picturesque lakeside city of Lucerne. Here you will get to see Lucerne’s famous landmarks, including Chapel Bridge, the Water Tower, followed by some free time to shop or take pictures. Overnight in Lucerne or a nearby city.

Day 3: Sunday: Lucerne – Milan – Verona – Venice (B)


  • Lucerne – Milan – Verona – Venice (400 km)

  • Today, we head south from Lucerne into northern Italy, where our first stop will be Milan, the fashion capital of the world. The tour in Milan will introduce you to the city’s iconic sights including Sforza Castle, Duomo (Gothic Cathedral) and La Scala opera house. We will also see one of the world’s oldest shopping malls, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

  • Afterwards, we continue our journey to Verona, home to some of Italy’s finest architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a tour on foot and walk past the Roman amphitheatre, Verona Arena. Visit the residence of Verona’s most famous characters, Romeo and Juliet.

  • After some free time, we will proceed to Venice. Overnight in Mestre or a nearby city.

Day 4: Monday: Venice – Rome (B)


  • Venice – Rome (550 km)

  • Today, we will first begin with a waterbus ride to San Marco Island and along the way seeing distinctive waterside buildings. Once on the island, we will embark on a tour to famous locations, beginning in the Piazzo with the Basilica di San Marco, a stunning piece of Byzantine architecture. We will also see the legendary Bridge of Sighs which connects the old prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge’s Palace. Afterwards, we will witness some traditional Venetian craftwork at close quarters with a demonstration by Murano glassblowers. You can also choose to take a gondola ride* to the Grand Canal.

  • In the afternoon, we proceed to Rome. Overnight in Rome or a nearby city.

Day 5: Tuesday: Rome – Vatican – Florence (B)


  • Rome – Vatican – Florence (280 km)

  • The day starts with a visit to the smallest state in the world, Vatican City, which lies at the heart of the Italian capital. Here you will marvel at St. Peter’s Basilica which was completed in 1615. Alternatively, you can choose to add on an optional Sistine Chapel* tour to view Michelangelo’s famous painted ceiling.

  • Next, we head to the Trevi Fountain, the lavish Baroque showpiece where people flock to throw coins into the water – an action which is said to ensure you will return to the city again one day. After lunch, it is highly recommended for you to take an optional guided tour of the The Colosseum, which was built in the year AD72. Afterwards, we proceed to the nearby Arch of Constantine, which was originally built as a temple to all gods, but has been a Christian church since the 7th century.

  • Then, we spend some free time enjoying Rome, before heading to Florence in the late evening. Overnight in Florence or a nearby city.

Day 6: Wednesday: Florence – Pisa – Genoa (B)


  • Florence – Pisa – Genoa (250 km)

  • We begin the day by taking in a wonderful panoramic overview of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo, which boasts glorious vistas over the red roofs, Arno River and ancient city walls out towards the surrounding countryside. Next, we see a demonstration of the traditional craft of leather working in a local workshop. From here, we will enjoy a guided walk around Florence’s many highlights, including Ponte Vecchio, Piazza del Duomo and Campanile Tower. We will also pass Uffizi Gallery, one of the finest art galleries in the world.

  • After the tour, we will free time to roam the streets, shop and relax at street side cafes. Afterwards, we head to Pisa, where many beautiful landmarks are located, including Leaning Tower of Pisa, Duomo (Cathedral) and the Baptistery. Overnight in Genoa or a nearby city.

Day 7: Thursday: Genoa – Monaco – Nice – Cannes – Avignon (B)


  • Genoa – Monaco – Nice – Cannes – Avignon (450 km)

  • This morning, we take a breathtaking drive along one of Europe’s most famous stretches of Mediterranean coastline as we head towards Monaco. Look out for the famous Monte -Carlo Casino as we cruise into town. A walking sightseeing tour here takes you to the grand Prince’s Palace, where we will have some free time, before continuing to view 1920s Courthouse, Cliffside Oceanographic Museum, and the cathedral, where Grace Kelly is buried.

  • We then travel further to visit the famous Fragonard Perfume Factory. Here, we will be taken on a fascinating guided tour around this working factory. Afterwards, we proceed to Nice, where we will stop for lunch to sample some excellent local cuisine and warm-hearted hospitality. Our journey continues to Cannes, where we will stop for photos of the Palais des Festival, home to the city’s annual international film festival, before transferring to Avignon Nord. Overnight in Avignon or a nearby city.

Day 8: Friday: Avignon – Paris (B)


  • Avignon – Paris (700 km)

  • In the morning, as we head north to Paris, take a rest today as we enjoy great views of the changing rural charms of the French countryside. Overnight in Paris or a nearby city.

Day 9: Saturday: Paris – Departure (B)

Depart from Paris and board the flight back home.

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Giamso International Tours Pte Ltd

101 Upper Cross Street #01-36 Peoples' Park Centre Singapore 058357

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