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Escorted / Italy, 18 Day Western Europe Tour with airfare 18 days / 16 nights 3nts Rome, 1nt Florence, 2nts Nice, 3nts Barcelona, 1nt Avignon, 2nts Jungfrau, 1nt Munich, 1nt Rhine Valley, 2nts Paris
from $ 2499



Western Europe may operate under a veil of cosmopolitan sophistication, but if you open your mind and let down your guard, you'll uncover a fascinating mix of charisma, diversity and open-mindedness. For a widescreen view of Western Europe, this tour takes you on a journey through 6 countries. From strolling through the many Piazzas and the historical center of the eternal city of Rome, to Florence known as one of Italy's art cities, to drinking wine in the French Riviera, to eating traditional tapas in Barcelona, bike riding or skiing in the Swiss Alps, these are just a few of the activities you have available to you while on this tour. Whether you are into art or adventure or just plain relaxing, this tour offers something for everyone.
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Package Includes

  • Round trip airfare from JFK or LAX*
  • 16 nights’ accommodation in twin rooms based on itinerary
  • Breakfast and dinners included as per itinerary
  • Transportation during sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Modern air-conditioned motor-coach with reclining seats
  • Local taxes, baggage handling fees, hotel tips, service charges
  • Experienced tour leader
  • Free tour souvenir
  • Free tour guide book
  • Euro tunnel or ferry crossing of the English Channel
  • Sightseeing as described


Daily Itinerary

Day 1 - Depart USA Board your over night flight for Rome.
Day 2 - Arrive in Rome Make your own way to our resort in Rome for the start of the tour at 15:30 hrs. Join us this afternoon for a local guided walking tour combining ancient wonders with Renaissance master pieces. See the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Roman Forum and the Colosseum. Dinner
Day 3 - Rome and the Vatican City Your free day to explore the ancient city of Rome or join the optional tour of the Vatican City, the smallest country in the world. The Vatican City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the only site to encompass a whole country and it issues its own passports. Breakfast
Day 4 - Rome (Optional tour to Pompeii) You may want to take a day trip to Pompeii, famous for the destruction caused by Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD in the old Roman city. Or head into Rome to spend the day at leisure. Breakfast
Day 5 - Florence and Tuscany Leaving Rome we head to Florence. On arrival you have a local guided city tour before having the opportunity to shop in, or just visit, the world famous leather markets. Spend the night in the heart of Florence. A great night to 'show your moves' at the 70's-styled local disco. Breakfast
Day 6 - Pisa - Nice Today we visit one of the most famous sites in the world for a photo-stop, the leaning tower of Pisa! We make a stop at the famous Fragonard perfumery before heading to our hotel on the French Riviera. Breakfast
Day 7 - Nice and the French Riviera As the saying goes: “It's always nice in Nice”. Your fee day: a great day to lie on the beach and follow it with a night on the town in glamorous Monaco or luxurious Monte Carlo. Breakfast
Day 8 - Arles - Barcelona Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site in Arles, often called the soul of Provence, this town on the Rhône attracts art lovers, archaeologists. Next we head to Spain and the energetic city of Barcelona, classified as one of the most interesting cities in Europe. Breakfast Dinner
Day 9 - Barcelona Your free day to enjoy the delights of Barcelona. You can visit the many famous sites, or simply wonder down the vibrant Las Ramblas - Barcelona's busiest avenue attracting 150 000 visitors a day is crammed with street artists, food stalls, markets and many restaurants! Tonight you can experience the Spanish nightlife for yourself in one of the many night clubs. Breakfast
Day 10 - Barcelona Another free day to continue your sightseeing in Barcelona. Or simply relax on the beach and work on your tan. Breakfast
Day 11 - Barcelona - Avignon Depart Barcelona and continue to Pont du Gard to see the famous 2000 year old Roman aqueduct. Visit to the fortified town of Avignon and see the Papal Palace. Breakfast Dinner
Day 12 - Geneva - Switzerland A great day to experience the beauty of Switzerland! Enjoy a relaxing, scenic drive past Lake Geneva with free time for lunch in Geneva. We continue to the Swiss Alps where we stay in a typical mountain village in the heart of the Jungfrau region. One of the most-visited places in the Alps, it is also a World Heritage site. Breakfast Dinner
Day 13 - Jungfrau, Swiss Alps A free day to explore and take in the spectacular scenery. This is also a great day to visit Jungfraujoch where you can have a snow fight, even in the middle of summer, on top of the 4000m high glacier. Breakfast
Day 14 - Switzerland - Liechtenstein - Munich Depart Jungfrau for Germany with a lunch stop in Liechtenstein the small country sandwiched between Switzerland and Austria. After this we arrive in Munich and finish off the day with dinner at a traditional beer hall. Breakfast Dinner
Day 15 - Rhine Valley This morning we continue into Germany, where your Rhine Valley experience awaits. Enjoy a drink as the Rhine River boat takes you to your hotel in the heart of Rhine Valley. Sights along the way include the most concentrated stretch of castles in Europe, vineyards, cliffs and medieval German towns. After a tasty German dinner, why not take a relaxing stroll along the river, enjoy the hospitality of the locals, or quench your thirst with the taste of a local German beer and take time out to recharge. Breakfast Dinner
Day 16 - Luxembourg - Paris One of Europe's smallest countries - it's Luxembourg this morning! We continue to Paris, 'The City of Lights and Love'. On your first evening, explore the city from the comfort of the Expat Explore coach on a guided coach tour, where you will be shown the sights of the city, by your tour leader. Take note of all of the places of interest you want to explore on your free day at your leisure; and afterwards indulge in the Parisian nightlife surrounding the Moulin Rouge and local bars. Breakfast
Day 17 - Paris free day The whole day is yours! Why not cruise up the Seine River to the Eiffel Tower, see world famous artworks at the Louvre, head to Montmatre to see the Sacre Coeur, or go to Disneyland for the day. Ask our tour leader for more ideas and suggestions. The diversity of Paris means that you can admire famous artworks, visit historical landmarks, indulge in the finest French cuisine, check out the latest fashions, cover yourself in perfume or simply just relax in a café, all in one day if you wish! Breakfast
Day 18 - Paris to London After breakfast it’s back to London via the English Channel and time to say good-bye to all your new friends. Breakfast

Package Excludes

  • Visas
  • Personal items

Departure Airport
Tour Start
Tour End
Prices*
Single Supp.
JFK
4-May
21-May
$3,599
$875
JFK
18-May
4-Jun
$3,699
$986
JFK
1-Jun
18-Jun
$3,699
$986
JFK
15-Jun
2-Jul
$3,699
$986
JFK**
29-Jun
16-Jul
$2,499
$986
JFK
13-Jul
30-Jul
$3,699
$986
JFK
27-Jul
13-Aug
$3,599
$875
JFK
10-Aug
27-Aug
$3,599
$875
JFK
24-Aug
10-Sep
$3,599
$875
JFK
7-Sep
24-Sep
$3,599
$875
JFK
21-Sep
8-Oct
$3,599
$875
JFK
5-Oct
22-Oct
$3,599
$875
JFK
19-Oct
5-Nov
$3,599
$875
JFK
2-Nov
19-Nov
$3,599
$875
JFK
16-Nov
3-Dec
$3,599
$875
JFK
30-Nov
17-Dec
$3,599
$875
For LAX departure add $199 per person to the prices listed above. **June 29th departure not available from LAX

Note: Prices based on double occupancy and valid only for the option purchased. Single travelers will pay a supplement ranging from $875, $986 based on option chosen. Travel must be booked by May 15th, 2013 for travel May 4 – Dec 17th, 2013 based on each option selected or promo value expires. To redeem your voucher a reservation is required 21 days prior to departure, along with a Groupon Voucher ID and credit card and is subject to availability. Reservations and upgrades can be made by calling 800-505-5497. Travel Trip Protection (including Pre-departure Trip Cancellation Waiver) will be offered during the booking process and if purchased you will be allowed to cancel your trip once for any reason up to 72 hours prior to departure and receive a refund of your payments made, less Travel Trip Protection costs and fees. Additional coverage for trip delay; medical and baggage protection; travel accident protection; and 24 hr worldwide assistance services are also included. If you have not purchased Travel Trip Protection, all bookings are non-refundable.



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