01/12/2018

GREEN LINE 9 – DAY TOUR [ SWITZERLAND • ITALY • THE VATICAN CITY •FRENCH RIVIERA ]

TOUR TYPE:     Escorted Group Tour (English-speaking)

TOUR NAME:    Green Line (can be combined with other Line Tour)

PRICE:             AUD $ 1160 pp.Single Supplement: AUD $790. Room matching surcharge: $300

(plus mandatory tip of €7 per person per day), land-only price

GREEN LINE –TOUR ITINERARY

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Day 1 (Friday) :Paris

Upon arrival at Paris airport, we will take you to the hotel and then you are free to go. * Paris Airport Transfer (CDG / ORY): 07: 00-22: 00

Day 2 (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 snowcapped Swiss Alps. Here you’ll get to see Lucerne’s famous landmarks, including Chapel Bridge, theWater Tower, and some wonderfully preserved Baroque and Gothic architecture, followed by some free time to shop or take pictures. (B)

Overnight Hotel: 3* in Lucerne or city nearby

Day 3 (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 19th-century 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. (B)

Hotel: 3* outside Venice Island or city nearby

Day 4 (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 waterbus 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.  (B)

Hotel: 3* in Rome or city nearby

Note:Attraction Fee involved:

Gondola Ride (6 person per gondola)     €30

Grand Canal Ride (12 person per boat)  €30

Italian Spaghetti Lunch                           €20

Day 5 (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 magnificentBasilique Santa Maria degliAngeli e deiMartiri near Piazza dellaRepubblica  before transferring to Arezzo in the late evening.  (B)

Hotel: 3*in Arezzo or city nearby

Note:Attraction Fee involved:

Vatican Museume and Sistine Chapple tourwith guide and skip the line                €45

Coliseum Tour with guide and skip the line                                                                  €35

Day 6 (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. (B)

Hotel: 3* in Genoa or city nearby

Note:Attraction Fee involved:

Florentino Steak Menu   €30

Day 7 (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 you’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. (B)

Hotel: 3* in Avignon or city nearby

Day 8 (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. (B)

Hotel: 3* in Paris or city nearby

Day 9  (Saturday): Paris

You are free in the morning and be taken to the airport.

(The above journey is for reference only, there will be a change in the actual situation and the guest will not be disputed or compensated, our company will arrange the most suitable trip.)

NOTE

(1).Meal Basis: (B) = Continental Breakfast

(2). Whilst every effort is made to operate this tour as advertised, on occasion it may be necessary to make changes to the accommodation, the routing or order of an itinerary.  Compensation will not be payable for alterations to the itinerary or nightly accommodation.

GREEN LINE – ATTRACTIONS AND OPTIONALS PRICE LIST

Gondola ride in Venice (based on 6 people per Gondola)                                                €30

Grand Canal ride in Venice (12 person per boat)                                                              €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

NOTE:Please use as reference only, as prices are subject to change.  Please inform your customers that some excursions are subject to minimum numbers and local conditions.Your clients can only book optionals/pay taxes whilst on tour with the tour manager, who will also collect payment in cash only (Euros).

GREEN LINE JOINING POINTS

Your customers can choose to start their tour at any of the joining points along the tour route listed below.

CITY MEETING POINT PHOTO TIME PLACE & ADDRESS
Paris(France)

 

 

Interchange point for Red&Green Line

Saturday

08:45

 

Paris Place d’Italie

Meeting Point: McDonald’s Restaurant

Address: 211 Boulevard Vincent Auriol, 75013 Paris

Metro: Line 5, 6 &7

Station: Place d’Italie,Exit 3, Vincent Auriol

(Once on board the coach, we drive directly to Lucerne)

Lucerne

(Switzerland)

 

 

Sunday

08:45

 

 

Lucerne Central Station

(Hauptbahnhof SBB Luzern)

Meeting Point: Main Entrance

Address: Bahnhofplatz, Luzern 6003

(Once on board the coach, we drive directly to  Milan)

Milan

(Italy)

 

Sunday

15:00

Milan Cathedral

(Duomo di Milano)

Meeting Point: Main Entrance

Address: Piazza del Duomo, 20121 Milan

(Once on board the coach, we drive directly to  Venice)

Rome

(Italy)

 

Tuesday
16:00
Piazza Della Repubblica

Meeting Point: BoscoloExedra Roma Hotel

Address: Piazza dellaRepubblica,

00185 Rome, Italie

(Once on board the coach, we drive directly to Arezzo)

NOTE: The coach will depart on time at the joining points.Please ask your customers to report to the designated meeting point 15 minutes prior to the departure time. goEUgo cannot be held liable for those who miss the pick-up at the designated time.

GREEN LINE – DROP OFF POINTS

  • If your clients chose an alternative drop off point, please make a note in the ‘Other Services’ section of the goEUgo booking form – at the time of booking and our operation team will pass on this information to the Tour Manager.
  • Please advise your clients that the drop off time is for reference only and may vary slightly due to traffic/ unforeseen circumstances.

 

Day Route Time HOTEL DETAILS
Saturday Paris / Lucerne 19:30 Lowenplatz Lucerne
Sunday Lucerne / Milan

Milan / Venice

15:00

20:00

Milan Cathedral

Venice Group Hotel  (please remind clients hotel might be outside Venice )

Monday Venice

Venice / Rome

14:00

21:00

Troncetto Pier coach parking area

Rome Group Hotel (please remind clients hotel might be outside Rome city)

Tuesday Rome 16:00 Piazza Della Repubblica Rome
Wednesday Arezzo / Florence

Florence /  Pisa

14:00

16:00

Florence Lungarno Italie Della Zecca Vecchia

Pisa Parking

Thursday Genoa / Nice

Nice / Cannes

14:00

17:30

Meridien Hotel Nice

Cannes  coast  parking

Friday Avignon / Paris 19:00 Paris Place de I’talie

GREEN LINE HOTELS

The hotels we use are selected toprovide your customerswith a comfortable stay in a relaxing environment.All are three-star, with continentalbreakfast included. Hotel details are provided 24 hours before check-in date (including pre/post and tour hotels).A selection of our preferred partners in our main destinations is listed below.

CITY HOTEL DETAILS HOTEL DETAILS
Lucerne

(Switzerland)

Hotel Arcade

Luzernerstrasse 31, 5643 Sins

www.hotel-arcade.ch

Holiday Inn Express Affoltern am Albis

Obstgartenstrasse 7, 8910

Affoltern am Albis

www.hiex.com

Venice

(Italy)

Michelangelo Hotel

Via Forte Marghera 69, 30173

Mestre Venezia

www.hotelmichelangelo.net

Hotel Albatros

Viale Don Luigi Sturzo 32, 30174

MestreVenezia

www.hotelalbatros.it

Rome

(Italy)

Idea Hotel Roma Z3

Via Amos Zanibelli 13, 00155

Roma

www.ideahotel.it

Hotel Cristoforo Colombo

Via Bruno Buozzi, 99 00197

Roma

www.hotelcolomboroma.it

Arezzo

(Italy)

Etrusco Arezzo Hotel

V. Alessandro Fleming 39, 52100

Arezzo

www.etruscohotel.it

Arezzo Park Hotel

A1 Uscita via localita’ Battifolle 36/T, 52100

Arezzo

www.apointhotelsresorts.com

Savona / Genoa

(Italy)

Idea Plus Hotel Savona

Via Stalingrado 94, 17100

Savona

www.ideahotel.it/web/en/idea-hotel-avona

Grand Hotel des Anglais

Salita Grande Albergo 8, 18038

San Remo

http://www.hoteldesanglais.com

Avignon Campanile Nimes Centre Mas Carbonnel

ZAC Du Mas Carbonnen, 45 Rue de San Lucar 30900 Nimes

www.campanile.fr

Ibis Cavaillon Luberon

601 Avenue Boscodomini

84300 Cavaillon

www.ibis.com

NOTE:Please advise your customers that the list of hotels above covers some of the accommodation we use, and they may be accommodated in a different but equal three-star hotel in the city or a city nearby.

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