14-day Paris, Tuscany & Rome Tour

$3,790 p.p. dbl. occ. (2023)
14 Days
3 Countries
19 Meals

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14-day tour featuring Paris, Beaune, Lucerne, Swiss Alps, Verona, Venice, Pisa, Florence, Tuscany and Rome. Your journey between cosmopolitan Paris and classical Rome reveals the splendid wine region of Burgundy, stunning lakes of Switzerland, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Renaissance architecture of Florence, rolling hills of Tuscany, and floating city of Venice! 

2023 Departure Dates Price*
Apr-20-2023 $200PP DISCOUNT $3,790 pp
Jun-22-2023 $200PP DISCOUNT $3,790 pp
Sep-28-2023 $200PP DISCOUNT $3,790 pp

Tour Year 2023

DAY 1 - Overnight Flight to Europe.

The Trip Documents will provide guidance for airport check-in. Relax during your transatlantic flight with the assurance that Image Tours has taken care of all the details.

DAY 2 - FRANCE . . Arrival at Paris Airport.

Refer to the “Arrival Instructions” in the Trip Documents for directions on where and when to meet your tour manager. A deluxe motor coach will take you to your hotel. The afternoon is yours to relax or to jump-start your visual and culinary exploration in the “City of Light.” We suggest a visit to Montmartre, with its impressive Sacré-Coeur Basilica. An independent dinner allows you the choice of a light crêpe or a leisurely Parisian meal.

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DAY 3 - FRANCE . . Paris.

The entire day focuses on Paris. Your tour manager will point out the main sights, such as the Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre Museum (open daily except Tuesdays), Opera (Palais Garnier) and Galeries Lafayette department store. A great way to begin your sightseeing is by joining the optional Seine River Cruise excursion (see Optional Excursions) for views of Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and other incredible landmarks along the river. Tonight, join your fellow tour members for a “Welcome to Europe” dinner at a festive Paris bistro. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 4 - FRANCE . . Beaune.

Travel through the Burgundy wine region this morning, on the way to the historic walled city of Beaune. After check-in at your hotel, spend some time exploring the landmarks of this intriguing town, one of France’s major wine centers going back to pre-Roman times. An independent dinner presents the opportunity to visit a wine cellar and to sample the regional cuisine. (Breakfast)

DAY 5 - FRANCE . . Besançon - Alsace Wine Region & SWITZERLAND . . Swiss Alps.

After a midmorning stop in the charming town of Besançon, enter Switzerland at the Rhine port of Basel. Spend the next two nights in one of the scenic villages surrounded by the unsurpassed splendor of the Swiss Alps. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 6 - SWITZERLAND . . Lucerne - Swiss Alps.

Feast your eyes on the impressive views of Lake Lucerne, framed by the mountain peaks of Rigi and Pilatus. Stop in the village of Stans for the optional Swiss Mountain excursion (see Optional Excursions) by funicular and cable car. This afternoon, explore Lucerne with its Old Town Wall and Lion Monument. Before returning to your hotel for dinner, consider joining the optional Swiss Lake Boat Ride excursion (see Optional Excursions). (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 7 - SWITZERLAND . . Lugano & ITALY . . Verona.

Travel through the Swiss mountains via the 11-mile-long Gotthard Tunnel on the way to subtropical Lake Lugano, often referred to as the “Rio de Janeiro of the Old Continent.” After lunch, cross the border into Italy and proceed to legendary Verona, of “Romeo & Juliet” fame. Experience an authentic Italian meal during an independent dinner before transferring to your hotel. (Breakfast)

DAY 8 - ITALY . . Venice.

Today features a full day visit to romantic Venice. A guided walking tour will orient you with the canals, gondolas and magnificent St. Mark’s Cathedral. If you have your heart set on gliding through the canals, the cost is about €45.00 per person based on up to six people sharing a gondola. The tour manager will offer an optional Venice Dinner excursion (see Optional Excursions) before returning to your Verona area hotel. (Breakfast)

DAY 9 - ITALY . . Lucca - Pisa - Montecatini-Terme.

Your first stop in Tuscany will be the medieval center of Lucca, followed by the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Work on this unique structure began in 1174, and it had already started to tilt while building the second floor. Spend two nights in the nearby spa resort town of Montecatini-Terme, with its pastel-tinted buildings on palm-lined streets. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 10 - ITALY . . Florence - Montecatini-Terme.

This day is devoted to the art and architecture of Florence. Some of the masterpieces you will see during the guided walking tour are the Duomo, the bronze baptistry doors by Ghiberti, and Giotto’s Bell Tower. The rest of the day is yours to experience Florence at your own pace. Before returning to Montecatini-Terme, dine on local specialties during an included dinner at a vineyard restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 11 - ITALY . . Siena - Rome.

Your final impressions of Tuscany take you past rolling hills and olive groves to the beautiful town of Siena. Explore on your own, or take the optional Siena Duomo excursion (see Optional Excursions). After an independent lunch, head for the "Eternal City" of Rome. Dinner will be provided upon arrival at your Rome area hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 12 - ITALY . . Rome.

A guided morning tour features popular Roman sights such as the Arch of Constantine, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and the Piazza Navona. The rest of the day is for exploring personal interests, or join the optional Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel excursion (see Optional Excursions). Tonight, enjoy a “Farewell Dinner” with fellow tour members at your hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 13 - ITALY . . Rome.

Transfer to an area of Rome near the Colosseum for another full day of discovery. This afternoon, your tour manager will offer the optional Colosseum excursion (see Optional Excursions) for a guided interior tour of this colossal structure and the Roman Forum. This evening, savor your final meal of the tour during an independent dinner or join the optional Rome Dinner excursion (see Optional Excursions). (Breakfast)

DAY 14 - Daytime flight back to U.S.A.

Transfer to Rome Fiumicino Airport for your return flight home. (Breakfast)

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DAY 1 - Overnight Flight to Europe.

Overnight flight from the U.S.A. to Paris.

DAY 2 - FRANCE . . Arrival at Paris Airport.

Upon arrival in Paris, meet your tour manager and transfer (1 hr) to your hotel for a two-night stay. The remainder of the day is yours to rest or jump start your sightseeing with a walk through Montmartre, Paris' Old Town.

DAY 3 - FRANCE . . Paris.

Full day in Paris. Your tour manager will familiarize you with some of the major sights (1 hr transfer into center). Then, explore individually or join the optional Seine River Cruise excursion. After your included "Welcome to Europe" dinner at a festive Paris Bistro, return (¾ hr) to your Paris hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 4 - FRANCE . . Paris - Beaune.

Depart (2 hrs) Paris and, after your morning stop, travel (2 hrs) through the Burgundy vineyards to Beaune. Once you have checked into your Beaune Hotel, explore this walled city, one of the key wine centers of France. (Breakfast)

DAY 5 - FRANCE . . Besançon - Alsace Wine Region & SWITZERLAND . . Swiss Alps.

A morning drive (1½ hrs) will bring you to Besançon, where you will have time for an independent lunch. Travel (2½ hrs) through the Alsace Wine Region into Switzerland. After a comfort stop, continue (2 hrs) to your Swiss Alps Hotel for a two-night stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 6 - SWITZERLAND . . Lucerne - Swiss Alps.

In the morning, transfer (½ hr) to the old mountain village of Stans, with an optional Swiss Mountain excursion. Next, motor along the lake (½ hr) to the city of Lucerne. Consider the optional Swiss Lake Boat Ride excursion before transferring (½ hr) back to your Swiss Alps Hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 7 - SWITZERLAND . . Lugano & ITALY . . Verona.

This morning, travel south (1½ hrs). After a short rest stop, continue (1 hr) to Lugano with its stunning lakeside setting. After independent lunch, cross the border (1½ hrs), and travel through Italy (1½ hrs) to Verona of Romeo & Juliet fame. After independent dinner, transfer (½ hr) from Verona to your hotel. (Breakfast)

DAY 8 - ITALY . . Venice.

Travel (2 hrs) to Venice, for an entire day of sightseeing in this spectacular city. Enjoy a guided walking tour followed by free time. This evening consider the optional Venice Dinner excursion before returning (2 hrs) to your Verona Area hotel. (Breakfast)

DAY 9 - ITALY . . Lucca - Pisa - Montecatini-Terme.

Drive (1½ hrs) south into Tuscany to your morning stop. Continue (1½ hrs) to the medieval center of Lucca. From Lucca transfer (½ hr) to Pisa. This evening travel (1 hr) to your Montecatini-Terme hotel for a two-night stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 10 - ITALY . . Florence - Montecatini-Terme.

This morning, travel (1½ hrs) to Florence. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the city and explore independently for the rest of the day. Drive (1½ hrs) to a local vineyard restaurant for dinner before returning (½ hr) to your Montecatini-Terme hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 11 - ITALY . . Siena - Rome.

Depart your Montecatini-Terme hotel (2 hrs) for a late morning stop in Siena. Join the optional Siena Duomo excursion for more in-depth exploration. In the afternoon, travel (2½ hrs) to your dinner stop, consisting of homemade specialties and continue (1 hr) to your Rome Area hotel for a three-night stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 12 - ITALY . . Rome.

The morning city tour features popular Roman sights (3 hrs including stops). In the afternoon, explore Rome independently or join the optional Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel excursion (½ hr transfer). This evening return (½ hr) to your Rome hotel for a "Farewell Dinner." (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 13 - ITALY . . Rome.

Continue your independent discovery of Rome (½ hr transfer) or join the optional Colosseum excursion. This evening, savor your final meal of the tour during an independent dinner or the optional Rome Dinner excursion. Return (½ hr) to your Rome hotel. (Breakfast)

DAY 14 - Daytime flight back to U.S.A.

Transfer (½ hr) to the Rome Fiumicino Airport for your return flight home. (Breakfast)

  •   Feel the soul of Paris at Montmartre with its Sacré-Cœur Basilica
  •   Get to know fellow travelers during dinner at a festive Paris bistro
  •   Traverse the Burgundy wine region to the walled city of Beaune
  •   Take the world’s only open-top cable car up into the Swiss Alps
  •   Immerse in the history, art, and architecture of Da Vinci’s Florence
  •   Taste a bit of Italy during a vineyard dinner in enchanting Tuscany
  •   Pose at the Leaning Tower of Pisa and marvel at Siena’s Duomo
  •   Catch your breath at the first glimpse of the Colosseum in Rome
  •   Accommodations in Superior Tourist Class or First Class hotels
  •   12 Breakfasts and 7 Dinners in addition to any in-flight meals
  •   Tour Manager for the full European duration of the tour
  •   Land Transportation in Europe by deluxe, air-conditioned motor coach
  •   Image Tours Touroclopedia® trip preparation tips
  •   Trip Documents with luggage tags, final details and travel guidance

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Ibis Beaune Centre

Beaune, France
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Engelberg, Switzerland
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Bussolengo, Italy
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Hotel Boston

Montecatini Terme, Italy
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Montecatini-Terme, Italy
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OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS DETAILS

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Our tours are carefully planned to offer a comfortable balance of sightseeing, entertainment and leisure time. Optional Excursions provide the flexibility to choose between leisure time or additional guided sightseeing activities. Unless otherwise noted, optional excursions must be booked with and paid to your tour manager during the tour. Prices are in U.S. Dollars. MASTERCARD®, VISA®, or DISCOVER® (no other credit cards are accepted) are recommended to avoid carrying excessive cash and exchange rate fluctuations. You must be able to present the actual card to your tour manager. If you bring a DISCOVER® card, also bring a VISA® or MASTERCARD®, as DISCOVER® is not widely accepted in Europe. Cash payments during the tour must be in Euros. Personal checks and traveler’s checks are not accepted. The operation of all excursions is subject to sufficient participation, and some excursions are subject to favorable weather conditions. Your tour manager reserves the right to make changes or cancel excursions at their sole discretion.

SEINE RIVER CRUISE

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. $30.00

Glide along the Seine River by boat while viewing the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Notre Dame Cathedral and several other impressive sights in Paris. This excursion provides excellent photo opportunities.

SWISS MOUNTAIN

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. $70.00

Reach the summit of Mount Stanserhorn (elevation 6,232 feet) by both cog-wheel train and the world’s only open-top cable car. At the highest stop, enjoy the panoramic views from the terrace, take a walk along the paths, and snap pictures of the magnificent alpine vistas. This excursion is subject to favorable weather and cable car operation, and may be rescheduled or cancelled. In some cases, another mountain may be substituted.

SWISS LAKE BOAT RIDE

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. $50.00

Board a steamer for a relaxing and scenic ride on Lake Lucerne. The lake borders four cantons (states) of Switzerland and, for this reason, is also known as Vierwaldstättersee (“Lake of the Four Forest Cantons”). Your cruise will provide splendid views of the surroundings, comprised of mountain cliffs rising up to 5,000 feet, picturesque villages, and gorgeous lakeside resort homes.

VENICE DINNER

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. $55.00

At the end of your day in Venice, join your tour manager for a walk through the intriguing alleys to Al Giardinetto Restaurant, with its beautiful vine-clad courtyard and relaxing atmosphere. Dinner includes a glass of wine, local specialties and dessert.

SIENA DUOMO

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. $35.00

While in Siena, join a local guide for a tour of the breathtaking 13th-century Duomo. This Gothic cathedral houses artistic treasures by Donatello, Bernini and Michelangelo. Sections of the mosaic floor are also on display.

VATICAN MUSEUMS & SISTINE CHAPEL

1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. $85.00

Enter the Vatican City, a 110-acre sovereign city-state established within the city of Rome. A local guide will provide commentary as you tour the Vatican Museums, which house some of the most renowned masterpieces of Renaissance art. One of the highlights is the Sistine Chapel featuring Michelangelo’s frescoed ceiling and “The Last Judgment.” Your visit also includes St. Peter's Basilica, where you will find Michelangelo's “Pieta.”

COLOSSEUM

2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. $85.00

Marvel at one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering during a guided tour of the Colosseum. Completed in 80 A.D., the Colosseum was the center of Roman entertainment for more than 500 years. A local guide will provide insight into the intriguing events and structural mysteries of this famous landmark.

ROME DINNER

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. $65.00

A unique evening awaits you at a spirited restaurant in the heart of Rome. You will be served a multi-course dinner of Italian specialties, accompanied by wine. Following dinner, singers will bring some of Italy’s most beloved arias to life during engaging and entertaining performances.

PARIS PRE-TOUR EXTENSION

Paris Tour Hotel available before the Paris, Tuscany & Rome Tour. If you would like to have more time in Paris, Image Tours can arrange additional nights at your first tour hotel before the tour starts. 

LONDON AND PARIS PRE-TOUR 3-NIGHT EXTENSION

Tour Hotel available before the Paris, Tuscany & Rome Tour. If you would like to add London, consider a 3-night pre-tour extension including 2 nights London hotel, 1 additional night at the Paris tour hotel, a London Hop-on-Hop-off day pass (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and rail from London to Paris.

ROME POST-TOUR EXTENSION

Holiday Inn at Fiumicino Airport available after the Paris, Tuscany & Rome Tour. Extend your stay in Rome at the end of the tour for more in-depth, independent exploration. The tour hotel, conveniently located between the city center and Fiumicino airport, provides low cost shuttle services to the nearby metro station for easy access to the city.