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Joyful Treasures

Location

France, Switzerland, Italy

Duration

11 days

Shared

This trip is shared with other travelers from SC (or its partners); included tour guides and transportation are for the entire group.
Departure time is fixed and prices are calculated based on max capacity, so they are fixed and per person.
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Brief

Spend 11 days touring France, Switzerland and Italy on this magical experience! Those lovely countries have a reputation for spectacular beauty and fine dining, so we have brought you the trip of your dreams, taking you to the most important places in each of them! Enjoy cable car rides in Zurich, and even climbing the Eiffel Tower in Paris. You'll enjoy picturesque views of small towns, and end your trip with a view of the famous River Seine, which divides the north of Paris from the south, one of the most remarkable places in France! And not to mention, take a Vaporetto to the lakes of Venice, travelling around the historic center of this gorgeous city!

Day 1

Paris
Welcome to beautiful France! Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. Your guide will be ready at the hotel and will give an overview of the tour. At the end of the evening, head to the Montmartre district; this neighbourhood is known for its painters, artists, and cabarets. Sit down to dinner and enjoy a magical night, and choose between Indian, Chinese, French and American cuisines. You will ascend by funicular to the hill and admire the spectacular view of Paris from the top. At the end of the day, return to your hotel.
Overnight in Paris.

Day 2

Paris

A scenic guided tour to discover the history, main boulevards and the breathtaking monuments of Paris, takes place today, ending 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, you'll be transferred to the “Quartier Latin”, a very picturesque area of the historic centre where 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 time of the day (or Monday).

Overnight in Paris (Breakfast).

Day 3

Paris

Today, you go to the center of Paris, to the area of the spectacular Louvre Museum, after which you have some free time for discovery. If you wish, we can accompany you to Benlux, one of the most complete and best-known perfumeries in Paris on an optional tour. The rest of the day will be spent at leisure. You can also go on an optional trip to the famous Eurodisney and get your dose of fun for the day.

Overnight in Paris (Breakfast).

Day 4

Paris - Lyon

Travel to the center of France to the Bourgogne region, famous for its wines, and make a stop in Noyers, a small mediaeval town classified amongst the prettiest places in France. After this, visit Beaune in the center of the Bourgogne region where streets are full of flowers, and the wine museum can be a reminder of your trip. Then, it will be time for lunch, before heading to Lyon. Arrive in the afternoon to the capital of Roman Gallia on the banks of the Rhône, whose historic centre has been declared a World Heritage Site.

Overnight in Lyon (Breakfast).

Day 5

Lyon - Zurich

On this day, travel to Switzerland. With your guide, go to the United Nations headquarters, and then to the beautiful “Jardin Anglais” with its flower clock, and admire the “Jet d’Eau”, the tallest fountain in Europe. After lunch, continue through Switzerland passing the beautiful Leman and Neuchatel Lakes.

Note: Depending on the number of travellers from Geneva to Zurich, this trip might be done by train

Overnight in Zurich (Breakfast).

Day 6

Zurich

Today, with our guide, stroll in the most populated city of Switzerland, the financial and cultural capital of the country. The city of banks has twice been declared the city with the best quality of life in the world. After this, board a boat for a trip lasting almost two hours on Zurich Lake. The boat makes brief stops, allowing you to admire the villages on the way. We get off in Rapperswil, a small and highly picturesque village overlooked by its medieval castle. Return to Zurich by train, and see the efficiency and punctuality of the Swiss Railways. Enjoy an evening in the historic center, next to the lake, where you can dine at your favourite restaurant (Indian, Oriental, Italian, International, Swiss, etc.).

Overnight in Zurich (Breakfast).

Day 7

Zurich

Today’s journey has beautiful landscapes with high mountains and lakes everywhere, and stunning scenery in the region. Head to Grindelwald, where you will have time for a coffee before taking the cable car up to Grindelwald first. Walk along the path (30 minutes) in which you will be able to take the “footbridge over the empty” among the fantastic scenery enjoying glaciers around you. Have a mouthwatering lunch (vegetarian options available). After that, continue to Lucerne, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. At the end of the day, stroll, enjoy the city and dine before returning to the hotel in Zurich.

Overnight in Zurich (Breakfast, Lunch).

Day 8

Zurich - Milan

Travel to Burglen, the tiny village where William Tell was born, and see the chapel with paintings illustrating his life. Continue to Lugano, the cosmopolitan capital of the Italian Switzerland with its beautiful lake. Time to stroll and have lunch. Afterwards, following the shores of the lake, you reach the enchanting little town of Morcote, with its houses made of stone, and covered with flowers. Next, you arrive in Milan, where your guide will take you to the impressive Duomo Square. There will be time to dine at the Porta Venecia (Port of Venice) where an outstanding variety of restaurants can be found to delight your palate. From restaurants serving Swiss and Italian food, to French, Chinese and international food.

Overnight in Milan (Breakfast).

Day 9

Milan - Rome

On this day, have some time in Milan to see its great cathedral and the galleries in the center. Then, continue towards Pisa! On a little tourist train, travel to the Piazza Dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), where there will be time to admire one of the most alluring and beautiful art complexes in Italy, including the well known Leaning Tower of Pisa. Then, continue to Rome, arriving at the end of the afternoon.

Overnight in Rome (Breakfast).

Day 10

Rome

In the morning, we have a scenic tour of the city planned for you, which will be a great introduction to “The Eternal city”. Visit the tiny state of the Vatican, the principal center 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 you in time so that we can learn about ancient society in the Roman Empire. In the evening, you'll be transferred to the Via Cavour area, where you will find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food. At the end of the day, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Overnight in Rome (Breakfast).

Day 11

Rome

After one last breakfast in Rome, and finishing up the check-out formalities, it'll be the end of the trip. Head to the airport to catch your outbound flight. We'd love to see you again soon!

(Breakfast).

package code: FR476690
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