Explore Europe Green Line
Duration : 7 Day | Departure : Frankfurt | Destination : Frankfurt
Tour Highlights
**Professionally structured, exciting, tried and tested itineraries to the heart of Europe’s best destinations, iconic and well-know attractions.
**Fixed day price of €78 per person per day (plus mandatory tip for the tour manager and driver of €7 per person per day), so you can choose the length of your tour (1-35 days). One of the most competitive, transparent and flexible prices in the market.
**Multiple and convenient joining points along the tour routes, you can tailor the booking and perfectly match your trip requirements.
**Designed as circular routes, so tours can be combined and booked back to back or independently
**Guaranteed weekly departures: operating year-round for Red, Green and Blue line; April to October for Purple and Yellow lines.
**Offering a wide range of optional excursions, designed to enhance the customers’s tour experience.
**Accommodation is carefully picked to ensure a quality selection of minimum three-star hotels (in the city or city nearby), all of which provide continental breakfast.
**Fully escorted, with the service of an experienced and knowledgeable tour manager and the expertise of a local tour guide in some cities.
**Modern and spacious air-conditioned coach, experienced coach driver.
Itinerary
Day 1: Saturday: Paris – Lucerne (650 km)
After boarding the luxury coach in Paris, sit back and enjoy a scenic journey across classic French countryside en route to mountainous Switzerland.You’ll 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, nestled at the foot of the snow capped Swiss Alps. Here you’ll get to see Lucerne’s famous landmarks, including Chapel Bridge, the Water Tower, and some wonderfully preserved Baroque and Gothic architecture, followed by some free time to shop or take pictures.
Lucerne
Hotel Hotel Arcade or Holiday Inn Express Affoltern am Albis or similar
Day 2: Sunday: Lucerne– Milan –Venice (400 km)
Head south from Lucerne through spectacular Switzerland and into northern Italy, where your first stop will be Milan, fashion capital of the world. Your orientation tour will introduce you to the city’s iconic sights, including the vast Gothic cathedral (Duomo). You’ll also see the planet’s oldest shopping mall, the 19thcentury Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, where you can wander among the boutique shops and take lunch in one of the refined cafes. After enjoying the many delights of Milan, you’ll head to another vintage Italian city: Venice.
Milan
Hotel Michelangelo Hotel or Hotel Albatros or similar
Day 3: Monday: Venice – Rome (550 km)
Spend the morning in the company of a knowledgeable local guide as you explore Venice, the most magical of cities. Begin with a water bus ride to San Marco Island, a memorable crossing of the lagoon that gives you a real taste of the city’s charm as you approach the dreamy spires and distinctive waterside buildings. Once on the island you’ll be led around some of Venice’s best-known locations, beginning in the Piazzo with the Basilica di San Marco, a stunning piece of Byzantine architecture. You’ll also see the legendary Bridge of Sighs, which appears on many a postcard or picture of Venice and connects the old prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge’s Palace.
Afterwards you’ll have a chance to see some traditional Venetian craftwork at close quarters with a demonstration by Murano glassblowers; their exquisite creations make excellent souvenirs. Of course, the ultimate Venice activity is to ride through the warren of waterways on a gondola, and for most people this optional excursion is a must. Step aboard, relax and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Transfer to Rome in the afternoon.
Basilica di San Marco
Venice
Hotel Idea Hotel Roma Z3 or Hotel Cristoforo Colombo or similar
Day 4: Tuesday: Rome – Vatican –Arezzo (280 km)
Your day in Rome starts with a visit to the smallest country in the world, The Vatican City, which lies at the heart of the Italian capital. Here you’ll marvel at St Peter’s Basilica, home to Pope Francis and arguably the most significant site in Christianity.The exquisitely beautiful Basilica has been present here for almost 1,700 years and contains a bewildering collection of paintings, frescoes and design crafted by some of humanity’s most famous artists, which you can explore. Alternatively, you can choose to add on the optional Sistine Chapel tour to view Michelangelo’s famous painted ceiling.
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 unrivalled Roman relics. An optional guided tour of the Coliseum, built in AD 72, is highly recommended. History comes to life as you imagine yourself witnessing gladiatorial combat inside the spectacular amphitheatre, or alternatively you can walk at your leisure around the outside to admire the facade of this ancient wonder.
After the Coliseum, 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” Italian ice cream. Next, you can visit the magnificent Basilique Santa Maria degliAngeli e deiMartiri near Piazza dellaRepubblica before transferring to Arezzo in the late evening.
Rome
Hotel Etrusco Arezzo Hotel or Arezzo Park Hotel or similar
Day 5: Wednesday: Arezzo– Florence – Pisa –Genoa (250 km)
Your voyage of cultural discovery continues as you get to know Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and home to some fabulous architecture and fine art. 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 you can see a demonstration of the traditional craft of leather working at close quarters in a local workshop, and you’ll also have the opportunity to purchase some of the high-quality leather items for which the city is famous. From here you’ll enjoy a guided walk around Florence’s many highlights, including the Ponte Vecchio over the Arno, the Piazza del Duomo and Campanile Tower.
You’ll pass the Uffizi Gallery, which contains one of the most notable art collections in Florence. You’ll have free time to see the city further, to shop or to watch the world go by from a streetside cafe, before travelling on to your next destination, Pisa. Here you are free to wander, but be sure to have your camera ready to get a shot of the iconic Leaning Tower, the famous bell tower in the ‘Square of Miracles’, which also contains the centuries-old Cathedral and Baptistery.
Pisa
Hotel Idea Plus Hotel Savona or Grand Hotel des Anglais or similar
Day 6: Thursday: Genoa – Monaco – Nice – Cannes – Avignon (450 km)
A breath-taking drive along one of Europe’s most famous stretches of Mediterranean coastline awaits as you say arrivederci to Italy and head for Monaco. This small principality, enclaved in Franceis chicand beautiful,home to the famous Formula 1 Grand Prix.
A walking sightseeing tour here takes you to the grand Prince’s Palace, where you’ll have some free time to soak up the refined atmosphere, before continuing on to view the 1920s Courthouse, the cliffsideOceanographic Museum, and the Cathedral, where Grace Kelly is buried. We then travel a little further to visit the famous Fragonard Perfume Factory. Here yo’ll be taken on a fascinating guided tour around this working factory. Next it’s Nice, where you’ll stop for lunch to sample some excellent local cuisine and warm-hearted hospitality.
Your journey continues to Cannes, where many a movie star has enjoyed the sweet smell of success. Be sure to take the opportunity to snap some photos of the Palais des Festival, home to the city’s annual international film festival, before transferring to the hotel.
Monaco
Hotel Hotel Campanile Bollene or Kyriad d’Orange or similar
Day 7: Friday: Avignon – Paris (700 km)
Take a well-earned rest today as you sit back and enjoy great views of the changing rural charms of the French countryside on the journey north to Paris, where the Green Line tour finishes.For some guests it will be time to say a fond farewell to new friends upon arrival back in the capital, while others may choose to extend their European adventure with another night in the capital and then continue on with the Red Line tour the following day.
Hotel Post tour accommodation available with extra $80 per person for one night.
Pricing
Price(EUR) €546.00
INCLUSIONS
1) 3* and up hotel Accommodation. (Hotel details are provided 24 hours before check-in date.)
2) Daily breakfast as per itinerary
3) Sightseeing and orientation tours included in the itinerary
4) Daily transportation on modern air-conditioned coaches
5) English speaking guide
EXCLUSIONS
1) International air fare and taxes
2) Visas
3) Travel Insurance
4) Gratuity for the tour guide and driver (mandatory at EUR 7 per person per day)
5) Meals and drinks not listed in the itinerary
6) Personal expenses
7) City entrance fee taxes (Pairs, Venice, Florence, Rome, Pisa, Monte Carlo, Vienna & Prague)
8) Attractions Admission Fees
ATTRACTIONS ADMISSION FEE AND OPTIONALS
Green Line:
Gondola ride in Venice (based on 6 people per Gondola) €30
Black Sauce Spaghetti Menu – includes salad, black sauce spaghetti,fried squid and shrimp, dessert and water (Venice)€20
Sistine Chapel Tour with Local Guide (skip the queue) – also includes the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica (Rome) €45
Coliseum Guided Tour (including ticket and skip the queue) (Rome)€35
Firentino Steak Menu – includes salad, homemade pasta 250g Fiorentina steak, dessert and wine (Florence) €30
ITALY AND MONACO CITY TAXES AND FEES (TOTAL PRICE €60)
Must be paid prior to entering the cities – no concessions available Venice City entrance Boat trip Overnight City tax Venice Local guide €25
Florence City entrance Overnight City tax €15
Rome City entrance Overnight City tax €10
Pisa City entrance €5
Monaco City entrance €5
Red Line:
Traditional pork knuckle menu with beer (Koblenz) €20
River Rhine Cruise (Koblenz, operational from 3 April to 31 Oct only) €15
Volendam Traditional Dutch Village €10
Keukenhof Garden (March-May) €16
Palace of Versilles €18
Louvre Museum €15
River Seine Cruise €13.50
Paris Lido Show or Moulin Rouge Show with Transfer €150
Nouvelle Eve Show with Dinner and Transfer €150
Nouvelle Eve Show with Drink and Transfer €110
Paris by Night €35
Paris City Entrance Tax + Overnight City Tax (Per Person Per Day) €15(client pay on spot)Must be paid prior to entering the cities – no concessions available.
Blue Line:
Schönbrunn Palace€11.50
Budapest Danube River Cruise€18-21
Schönbrunn Palace€11.50
Mozart’s House€10
Fisherman’s Bastion€2.50
Golden Lane (entrance to Palace, Cathedral and Golden Lane))€13
Mount Titlis Cable Car€70
Capital of Liechtenstein – Vaduz€10
Matthias Church€3.50
Hungary Folklore Show Dinner€50
Viennese Waltz Concert€39-59
LUNCH AND DINNER PACKAGES
Pork Knuckle Menu with Beer€20
Wiener Ribs Menu€20
CITY ENTRANCE FEES TAXES
Czech Republic City entrance tax€5
Vienna City entrance tax€5
Terms and Conditions
Triple and Quad occupancy are to be shared with two beds.
One luggage per person. Extra luggage surcharge $35 each luggage.
No change of pick-up and drop-off locations 3 days prior departure.
Please be at pre-arranged location 15 minutes prior to departure time.
No shows at pre-arranged location and time, the whole trip will be cancelled with no refund.
Passengers are responsible for all travel documents validity. (If applicable)
Travel insurance is recommended, please check with our consultants at the time of booking.