Multi-Day Tour

Taste of Europe start Paris (Summer 2018) (8 days)

Insight Vacations, Inc.

Your Journey Begins To Arrivederci Venice.

Taste of Europe start Paris (Summer 2018) (8 days)

Day 1

Your Journey Begins

Day 4

Beautiful Burgundy And On To Lucerne.

Day 5

Mountains And Lakes.

Day 7

Venice & The Magic Of La Serenissima.

Day 8

Arrivederci Venice.

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Your Journey Begins
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Board your overnight flight to Europe (please ask about our great deals).
Day 2
Paris, France
Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel. None
During your time in Paris, you will also see the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, the facades of the Louvre, the banks of the River Seine with its many romantic bridges, Place de la Concorde and drive along the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe. At 17:00, join your Travel Director, before you are escorted to the heart of Paris for your Welcome Dinner in a local restaurant.(Dinner with Wine)
Day 3
Paris, France
Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel. None
In small groups, join a local foodie and venture into neighbourhoods where Parisians go about their daily lives. Explore a patisserie, boulangerie, fromagerie and chocolatier - all tiny and filled with character. Treat your senses as you sample the delicacies along the way. With the afternoon and evening free, why not head up the Eiffel tower or see the can-can performed at a famous French cabaret? Perhaps see the city from the second elevation of the iconic Eiffel Tower, or why not visit one of the world-famous cabaret shows?(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 4
Beautiful Burgundy And On To Lucerne.
The Hotel Astoria Lucerne. None
Journey through the Burgundy wine region, before passing the Jura Mountains and crossing into Switzerland to arrive in glorious lakeside Lucerne. See the town's proud Lion Monument, carved into a limestone cliff and dedicated to the heroic Swiss Guards who died defending King Louis XVI during the French Revolution. Then, take some time to stroll across the covered Chapel Bridge and see the baroque Jesuit Church. The rest of the day is at leisure to shop for fine watches and delectable chocolates. For dinner, choose your own style of cuisine from our selection of local restaurants on your Dine-Around Evening.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 5
Mountains And Lakes.
Hotel Simplon, Baveno, Italian Lakes. None
In the morning, embark on a scenic journey by funicular railway and open-top cable car to the summit of the stunning Mount Stanserhorn, where you will meet a Swiss Ranger and learn about local wildlife. Breathe in the pristine mountain air and, on a clear day, witness views as far as Alsace in France and the Black Forest in Germany. Continue your journey, across the Italian border. On the other side of the Dolomites, enter the beautiful Italian Lake District, a favourite retreat of the rich and famous where alpine scenery combines with lush subtropical vegetation. Arrive at Lake Maggiore's Baveno, noted for its narrow cobbled streets and charming 16th century square.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 6
Venice, Italy
B4 Bellini Venezia, Venice. None
Enjoy a morning at leisure, making the most of your final moments amongst the charming Italian Lake District before your travels continue east through Northern Italy, to the glorious city of Venice.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 7
Venice & The Magic Of La Serenissima.
B4 Bellini Venezia, Venice. None
Prepare to embrace one of Europe's most romantic cities. Visit St. Mark's Square, dominated by its magnificent basilica and overlooked by the great Clock Tower. Also in the square stands the immense Campanile and Doge's Palace which is connected to the prisons by the Bridge of Sighs. While here, visit an arts centre to watch one of the few remaining craftsmen blow Venetian glass. Meet a gondolier to learn about the age-old tradition of gondola navigation and how this skill is handed down from generation to generation. Your final evening starts with a water taxi ride along the Grand Canal to sip Bellini cocktails at sunset in St. Mark's Square, long after the day-trippers have returned to their mainland hotels. Toast the wrap-up of your adventures with good food, wine and company at your Celebration Dinner.(Buffet Breakfast / Celebration Dinner)
Day 8
Arrivederci Venice.
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Bid farewell to this enchanting city. Your departure transfer arrives at Venice Marco Polo Airport at 08:00 or 09:30.(Buffet Breakfast)

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Description

This is the perfect journey for those seeking the allures of Europe through meaningful encounters with locals. Take a gourmet foodie walk through the backstreets of Paris and meet a Swiss Ranger on top of Switzerland's soaring Mount Stanserhorn. Then it's on to Venice to meet a gondolier who will share insights into the age-old tradition of gondola navigation. Taste of Europe reveals the very best of Europe. Experience small-group dining in intimate restaurants around Lucerne on your Dine-Around Evening. Sip Bellini cocktails in St. Mark’s Square in Venice at sunset, long after the day-trippers have gone off to their mainland hotels.

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