11-Day Italy, Switzerland and France Tour Package


Day 1 Paris

Summary of The Day: A driver will be available from 7:00am to 10:00pm at the Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly International Airports to take you to your hotel. Please meet your driver at the arrival hall.

Due to the large number of passengers requiring pick-up service, the driver may ask you to wait 10-15 minutes for other passengers arriving just before or after your flight. Please be patient!

Hotel: Residhome Paris Guyancourt / Balladins Hotel Villejuif or similar

Day 2 Paris - Versailles - Paris

Summary of The Day: We'll begin our Paris adventure with a drive along the famous Champs Elysees to the Place de la Concorde, which played a key role in one of darkest chapters of the French Revolution. You'll also get to see the iconic Arc de Triomphe. Next we'll head to L'Hotel National des Invalides, which houses Napoleon's tomb and a number of other monuments relating the military history of France.

Next we'll travel by coach through the Parisian suburbs to the splendid Palace of Versailles, residence of the royal family until the start of the revolution in 1789. We'll return to Paris in the evening. After dinner you may want to avail yourself of the optional cruise along the river Seine.

Hotel: Residhome Paris Guyancourt / Balladins Hotel Villejuif or similar

Day 3 Paris

Summary of The Day: The second day of our Paris experience begins with a visit to the Louvre, the grande dame of art museums. Here you will set your eyes upon some of the highest-valued masterpieces of the Western world, including the Venus de Milo, Winged Victory of Samothrace, and the Mona Lisa.

After lunch we'll head to Boulevard Haussmann, a shopper's paradise in the heart of Paris, where you will be free to shop till you drop. Accommodations for the evening will either be in Paris or a neighboring city. Before you leave this captivating city don't miss the world-famous cabaret shows at Lido and Moulin Rouge (optional).

Hotel: Residhome Paris Guyancourt / Balladins Hotel Villejuif or similar

Day 4 Paris - Lucerne

Summary of The Day: We will depart for Switzerland in the morning, first passing through Basel - situated at the intersection of France, Germany and Switzerland - before arriving in Lucerne, where we will stay the night.

Hotel: NH Lucerne / Hotel Arcade or similar

Day 5 Lucerne - Milan - Venice

Summary of The Day: After breakfast, we'll head south to the design and couture-conscious city of Milan. On our tour of the city you will see Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the oldest shopping arcade in the world; the legendary opera house La Scala; the storied Sforza Castle; and the ostentatious Gothic of Milan Cathedral.
Accommodations for the evening will be in Venice or a neighboring city.

Hotel: Hotel Plaza Mestre / Sheraton Padova Hotel or similar

Day 6 Venice - Rome

Summary of The Day: After breakfast, we'll take you through this fascinating city of ornate palaces, lyrical waterways, captivating churches and impressive architecture. In San Marco Square you'll see the Basilica di San Marco, one of the best examples of Byzantine architecture, and the Bridge of Sighs connecting the old prison to the interrogation rooms in Doge's Palace.
Afterwards, you'll get a chance to see some traditional Venetian craftwork at a demonstration by Murano glassblowers.
An optional gondola ride on the Grand Canal will put the finishing touch on a glorious day in Venice.
Accommodations in the evening will either be in Rome or a neighboring city.

Hotel: Idea Hotel Roma Z3 / Domina hotel conference capannelle-roma or similar

Day 7 Rome - Vatican City - Arezzo

Summary of The Day: After breakfast we'll head directly to St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, originally built by Constantine the Great in 324 AD, then reconstructed between 1506 and 1615 under the direction of several famous architects including Bramante, Raphael and Michelangelo. You may also join the optional Sistine Chapel tour to view Michelangelo's famous frescoes.
Next you'll see the famous Trevi Fountain, the lavish Baroque showpiece where people flock to throw coins into the water - an action which is said to ensure that you’ll return to the city again one day. After lunch, take a step even further back in time as you visit Italy’s unrivaled Roman relics. An optional guided tour of the Colosseum, built in AD 72, comes highly recommended. History comes to life as you imagine yourself witnessing gladiatorial combat inside the spectacular amphitheatre. You may also choose to walk at your leisure around the outside to admire the facade of this ancient wonder.
After the Colosseum, get up close to the nearby Arch of Constantine, which dates back to the fourth century AD, then spend some further free time enjoying Rome, sampling the rich and creamy delights of gelato. After some free time you can either visit Basilique Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri (Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs) near Piazza della Repubblica, or head directly to the nearby Mitsukoshi Department store for some serious shopping.

Hotel: Etrusco Arezzo Hotel / Arezzo Park Hotel or similar

Day 8 Florence - Pisa - Genoa

Summary of The Day: On this day you will be introduced to the sights and sounds of Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. We'll head up to the Piazzale Michelangelo for a panoramic view of Florence, then to a local workshop to see how Florence's fine leather goods are made.
Afterwards, we'll set out on foot to the Ponte Vecchio over the Arno River, the Duomo, Giotto's Bell Tower and the Uffizi, which houses one of the finest art collections in the world. At Pisa, our last stop of the day, you will be free to wander; be sure to have your camera ready when you enter the Square of Miracles and the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa Cathedral and Baptistery come into full view.

Hotel: Loano 2 Village / Miramare Continental or similar

Day 9 Genoa - Monaco - Nice - Grasse - Cannes - Avignon

Summary of The Day: A breathtaking drive along one of the most sublime stretches of Mediterranean coastline awaits as we say goodbye to Italy and hello to Monaco.

Our walking tour will take us first to the Prince's Palace of Monaco, then on to the Courthouse, the Oceanographic Museum and Saint Nicholas Cathedral, the resting place of Grace Kelly. We'll then travel to the Fragonard Perfume Factory to learn about the perfume-making process. At the end of the guided tour you will be able to purchase one of the fragrances for yourself. Next we'll visit Nice for a sampling of the scrumptious local cuisine.

We'll stop over in Cannes to see the Palais des Festivals et des Congres, host of the city's annual international film festival, and then make our way to Avignon Nord to check in to our hotel.

Hotel: Novotel Avignon Sud / Express by Holiday Inn Avignon or similar

Day 10 Avignon - Paris

Summary of The Day: Take a well-earned rest today as you sit back and enjoy the rustic charm of the French countryside on our journey north to Paris, the Green Line terminus.

Hotel: Residhome Paris Guyancourt / Balladins Hotel Villejuif or similar

Day 11 Paris

Summary of The Day: Airport drop-off service is available from 7:00am to 10:00pm. We recommend that you book a flight departing after 11:00am.


Hotels Used

Standard Price/Person By Occupancy

Double KES. 184,000

Single KES. 223,830

Included in price

  • Return Airfare from Nairobi
  • Complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off
  • 10-night hotel accommodations
  • Breakfast (coffee or tea, juice and bread)
  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Professional tour guide

Excluded from price

  • Mandatory Service Fee (min. EUR 5.00/day per person, payable to the guide on Day 1)
  • City Taxes
  • All personal expenses and additional hotel services
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Optional tours (prices and availability subject to change):
  • - Paris Night Tour: EUR 35.00/Person
    - French Dinner : EUR 65.00/Person
    - River Seine Cruise: EUR 13.50/Person
    - Louvre Museum: EUR 15.00/Person
    - Lido Show : EUR 140.00/Person
    - Moulin Rouge Show: EUR 140.00/Person (Age restriction: 18 and up)
    - Venice Gondola Ride: EUR 25.00/Person
    - Sistine Chapel Tour: EUR 45.00/Person
    - Colosseum Guided Tour: EUR 35.00/Person(Skip-the-Line)
  • Tour guides and drivers rely upon the service fees charged on the tour to supplement their income. The wages of tour guides and drivers are determined factoring in that they will receive service fees to augment their earnings. Please pay at least the recommended service fee because the tour guides and drivers work hard to accommodate many people on the tour.

Packaged with by TrippyGO Tours on Apr 26, 2017.
Holiday Vacation Europe Italy Switzerland France Venice