Gems of Europe 12 Days

Departure Date Tour Fare Air Fare Total Single Suppl  
04/12/2017-04/12/2017 $2500.00 $700.00 $3200.00 $1000.00
04/19/2017-04/19/2017 $2500.00 $800.00 $3300.00 $1000.00
04/26/2017-04/26/2017 $2500.00 $800.00 $3300.00 $1000.00
05/03/2017-05/03/2017 $2500.00 $900.00 $3400.00 $1000.00
05/10/2017-05/10/2017 $2500.00 $900.00 $3400.00 $1000.00
05/17/2017-05/17/2017 $2500.00 $1000.00 $3500.00 $1000.00
05/24/2017-05/24/2017 $2500.00 $1000.00 $3500.00 $1000.00
05/31/2017-05/31/2017 $2500.00 $1000.00 $3500.00 $1000.00
06/07/2017-06/07/2017 $2400.00 $1100.00 $3500.00 $1000.00
06/14/2017-06/14/2017 $2400.00 $1100.00 $3500.00 $1000.00
06/21/2017-06/21/2017 $2400.00 $1100.00 $3500.00 $1000.00
06/28/2017-06/28/2017 $2400.00 $1100.00 $3500.00 $1000.00
07/05/2017-07/05/2017 $2400.00 $1100.00 $3500.00 $1000.00
07/12/2017-07/12/2017 $2400.00 $1100.00 $3500.00 $1000.00
07/19/2017-07/19/2017 $2400.00 $1100.00 $3500.00 $1000.00
07/26/2017-07/26/2017 $2400.00 $1100.00 $3500.00 $1000.00
08/02/2017-08/02/2017 $2400.00 $1100.00 $3500.00 $1000.00
08/09/2017-08/09/2017 $2400.00 $1000.00 $3400.00 $1000.00
08/16/2017-08/16/2017 $2400.00 $1000.00 $3400.00 $1000.00
08/23/2017-08/23/2017 $2400.00 $1000.00 $3400.00 $1000.00
08/30/2017-08/30/2017 $2400.00 $1000.00 $3400.00 $1000.00
09/06/2017-09/06/2017 $2500.00 $900.00 $3400.00 $1000.00
09/13/2017-09/13/2017 $2500.00 $900.00 $3400.00 $1000.00
09/20/2017-09/20/2017 $2500.00 $900.00 $3400.00 $1000.00
09/27/2017-09/27/2017 $2500.00 $900.00 $3400.00 $1000.00
10/04/2017-10/04/2017 $2500.00 $800.00 $3300.00 $1000.00
10/11/2017-10/11/2017 $2500.00 $800.00 $3300.00 $1000.00
10/18/2017-10/18/2017 $2400.00 $800.00 $3200.00 $1000.00
10/25/2017-10/25/2017 $2400.00 $800.00 $3200.00 $1000.00
11/01/2017-11/01/2017 $2300.00 $800.00 $3100.00 $900.00
11/08/2017-11/08/2017 $2300.00 $700.00 $3000.00 $900.00
11/22/2017-11/22/2017 $2300.00 $600.00 $2900.00 $900.00
11/29/2017-11/29/2017 $2300.00 $600.00 $2900.00 $900.00
Departure Date Tour Fare Air Fare Total Single Suppl  
04/12/2017-04/12/2017 $2500.00 $700.00 $3200.00 $1000.00
04/19/2017-04/19/2017 $2500.00 $800.00 $3300.00 $1000.00
04/26/2017-04/26/2017 $2500.00 $800.00 $3300.00 $1000.00
05/03/2017-05/03/2017 $2500.00 $900.00 $3400.00 $1000.00
05/10/2017-05/10/2017 $2500.00 $900.00 $3400.00 $1000.00
05/17/2017-05/17/2017 $2500.00 $1000.00 $3500.00 $1000.00
05/24/2017-05/24/2017 $2500.00 $1000.00 $3500.00 $1000.00
05/31/2017-05/31/2017 $2500.00 $1000.00 $3500.00 $1000.00
06/07/2017-06/07/2017 $2400.00 $1100.00 $3500.00 $1000.00
06/14/2017-06/14/2017 $2400.00 $1100.00 $3500.00 $1000.00
06/21/2017-06/21/2017 $2400.00 $1100.00 $3500.00 $1000.00
06/28/2017-06/28/2017 $2400.00 $1100.00 $3500.00 $1000.00
07/05/2017-07/05/2017 $2400.00 $1100.00 $3500.00 $1000.00
07/12/2017-07/12/2017 $2400.00 $1100.00 $3500.00 $1000.00
07/19/2017-07/19/2017 $2400.00 $1100.00 $3500.00 $1000.00
07/26/2017-07/26/2017 $2400.00 $1100.00 $3500.00 $1000.00
08/02/2017-08/02/2017 $2400.00 $1100.00 $3500.00 $1000.00
08/09/2017-08/09/2017 $2400.00 $1000.00 $3400.00 $1000.00
08/16/2017-08/16/2017 $2400.00 $1000.00 $3400.00 $1000.00
08/23/2017-08/23/2017 $2400.00 $1000.00 $3400.00 $1000.00
08/30/2017-08/30/2017 $2400.00 $1000.00 $3400.00 $1000.00
09/06/2017-09/06/2017 $2500.00 $900.00 $3400.00 $1000.00
09/13/2017-09/13/2017 $2500.00 $900.00 $3400.00 $1000.00
09/20/2017-09/20/2017 $2500.00 $900.00 $3400.00 $1000.00
09/27/2017-09/27/2017 $2500.00 $900.00 $3400.00 $1000.00
10/04/2017-10/04/2017 $2500.00 $800.00 $3300.00 $1000.00
10/11/2017-10/11/2017 $2500.00 $800.00 $3300.00 $1000.00
10/18/2017-10/18/2017 $2400.00 $800.00 $3200.00 $1000.00
10/25/2017-10/25/2017 $2400.00 $800.00 $3200.00 $1000.00
11/01/2017-11/01/2017 $2300.00 $800.00 $3100.00 $900.00
11/08/2017-11/08/2017 $2300.00 $700.00 $3000.00 $900.00
11/22/2017-11/22/2017 $2300.00 $600.00 $2900.00 $900.00
11/29/2017-11/29/2017 $2300.00 $600.00 $2900.00 $900.00

Day 1 | USA - London, England  

Relax on your international flight to London as you start your journey to the Old World.

Day 2 | Arrive in London  L

On arrival in London, meet your Peony Tours representative at the airport and enjoy a comfortable transfer to the city. Along the way, stop by Windsor Castle*, the oldest occupied castle in the world and Queen Elizabeth II's favorite weekend retreat. See inside this magnificent castle in historical Windsor town and learn how it's been a royal residence for more than 900 years before returning to London for your two-night stay.

Day 3 | London  B

Following breakfast, start your sightseeing at Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, the Tower of London*. Learn its storied history and legends as you explore this eerie castle, and hear how Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, two of Henry VIII's six wives, were executed here. View the tower's priceless Crown Jewels, whose crowns, orbs and jewels are invested with the monarch's power. Afterward, absorb the main sights on a panoramic tour, passing Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and Parliament, and pause for photos at Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. Enjoy the rest of the day free to explore as you wish.

Day 4 | London - Eurostar Train - Paris, France  B

Today, depart on the high-speed Eurostar train to Paris. Thrill as you arrive in the “City of Lights,” whose landmarks inspire genuine awe. Upon arrival, explore at your own pace, perhaps relaxing at a café or strolling the handsome boulevards and streets. Later today, relax on an optional scenic River Seine Cruise, feasting your eyes on Notre Dame Cathedral and other landmarks from the water.

Optional Tour: La Seine River Cruise, French Seafood Dinner,

Day 5 | Paris  B,D

This morning, enjoy a guided visit to the Palace of Versailles*, the gilded residence of France's kings from 1682 to 1789. Marvel at the formal gardens and majestic palace and then return to Paris to visit the peerless Louvre Museum*, home to many of the world's greatest artworks. Behold Leonardo da Vinci's playfully smiling Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo as you explore the vast collections. After a panoramic drive around top Paris landmarks such as the Place de la Concorde, Champs-Elysées and Arc de Triomphe, and the city's most recognizable symbol, the Eiffel Tower. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore Paris on your own, perhaps shopping for souvenirs or just relaxing at its sidewalk cafes. Enjoying a delicious French Cuisine Dinner this evening.

Day 6 | Paris - Lucerne, Switzerland  B,DH

Leaving Paris, travel by coach to Lucerne in Switzerland. Tucked between Lake Lucerne and snow-tipped mountains, this lovely city encapsulates Switzerland's reputation as “the playground of Europe.” If time allows, enjoy a short tour to its postcard-pretty Chapel Bridge. Built in 1333 across the Reuss River, this covered footbridge is the oldest in Europe and begs to be captured on camera. Admire the bridge and Lake Lucerne and then see another of Lucerne's highlights — the Lion Monument. A memorial to the Swiss soldiers who died defending the French king, Louis XVI, in Paris in 1792, this stone sculpture by Bertel Thorvaldsen was described by Mark Twain as the “most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world.”

Day 7 | Lucerne - Mt. Pilatus (optional) - Milan, Italy  B,DH

This morning, admire Lucerne's Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument if time didn't allow visits yesterday, and perhaps join our optional excursion to Mt. Pilatus, traveling up the 6,953-foot mountain by the world's steepest rack railway to enjoy the breathtaking views from its summit. Later, leave Lucerne by coach and travel to Milan, Italy's second-biggest city and known as the world's “fashion capital.”

Optional Tour: Lake Lucerne Cruise , Mt. Pilatus Tour,

Day 8 | Milan - Verona - Venice  B,DH

Glamorous Milan combines contemporary swagger with a rich history. Today, dive into this bustling city that embodies Italy's passions for fashion, food and design. See magnificent Milan Cathedral and La Scala Opera House, where greats including Maria Callas and Luciano Pavarotti once performed. View the statue of Leonardo da Vinci fronting the theatre, and then travel to Verona, the fictional setting for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Admire its highlights on an orientation guided tour and see Juliet's House, where a stone balcony celebrates the great love story. Later, leave Verona and stay overnight in the provincial town of Padova.

Day 9 | Venice - Montecatini  B,DH

Board a ferry ride to Murano, the Glass Island, and then to the Venice Island. Our sightseeing tour of Venice Island includes the St. Mark's Basilica, the magical Piazza St. Marco, and the Bridge of Sighs. If you desire, you may want to take an unforgettable gondola ride and see the Grand Canal from the best vantage point. Later in the afternoon, continue traveling to Montecatini, where we spend the night.

Optional Tour: Venice Gondola Ride & Serenade,

Day 10 | Montecatini - Pisa - Florence - Rome  B

Today's destination is Pisa, where you'll marvel at the remarkable Leaning Tower of Pisa. After taking in the tower, continue by coach to Tuscany's graceful capital, Florence. Considered the “Cradle of the Renaissance”, Florence was home to Renaissance luminaries including Dante, Michelangelo and Galileo. Take a walking tour of its signature sights, including the sumptuous red-tile Duomo, Baptistry, Signoria Square and St. Croce Basilica, and if you wish. Later, leave Florence for Rome.

Day 11 | Rome  B,D

This morning, arrive in Rome, a UNESCO World Heritage site and sightseer's paradise. Tour the best of Italy's glorious capital, dubbed the “Eternal City”. See the Vatican City, the papal residence and spiritual center for the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics; stroll around St. Peter's Basilica and Square, followed by an optional visit to the Vatican Museums to witness Michelangelo's sublime Sistine Chapel ceiling fresco. Later photo stop at the ancient Colosseum as you hear of the grisly gladiatorial contests once staged here and witness other sights such as the Roman Forum, Constantine's Triumphal Arch, the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy as you wish and, this evening, sit down to a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers.

Optional Tour: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel,

Day 12 | Rome - USA  B

Savor the memories of your odyssey around Europe as you take your return flight to the USA.

Features

  • Excellent bilingual (English & Chinese speaking) tour manager throughout the tour in Europe.

  • All four or five star hotels for your comfort as listed or similar:

    London 2 Nights - The Tower Hotel (4 Star)

    Paris 2 Nights - Hotel Pullman La Defense (5 Star)

    Lucerne 1 Night - Astoria Hotel (4 Star)

    Milan 1 Night - Crowne Plaza Milan-Linate (4 Star) 

    Venice 1 Night - Crowne Plaza Padova (4 Star)

    Montecatini or Pisa 1 Night - Grand Hotel Croce di Malta Wellness & Golf (4 Star)

    Rome 2 Nights - Holiday Inn Eur Parco dei Medici (4 Star)

  • Full breakfast or buffet breakfast daily at hotel.

  • Lunches or dinners included as specified in itinerary.

  • Sightseeing with specialist local guides in select cities: London, Paris, Milan, Verona, Venice, Florence and Rome.

  • Sightseeing programs as shown in tour itinerary.

  • Admission fees for sightseeing attractions as denoted by an asterisk* in tour itinerary:

    London - Windsor Castle, Tower of London 

    Paris - Versailles Palace, Louvre Museum

    Venice - Ferry Ride

  • Comfortable Eurostar Train from London to Paris.

  • Comfortable air-conditioned tour coach with professional drivers.

  • Group airport transfers on arrival and departure in Europe.

  • Group identification badge, luggage tag and document holder provided for your convenience and easy recognition.

  • Vacation travel insurance at no extra charge to you.

City Day Optional Tour Price
Paris D4 La Seine River Cruise $25.00
Paris D4 French Seafood Dinner $60.00
Lucerne D7 Lake Lucerne Cruise $28.00
Lucerne D7 Mt. Pilatus Tour $65.00
Venice D9 Venice Gondola Ride & Serenade $38.00
Rome D11 Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel $45.00