2-14 Day Paris, Lucerne, Rome, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Europe Explorer Flexible Tour from Paris
Highlights: Visit Rome, Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne, Florence, Frankfurt, Milan, Paris, Pisa, Venice, Bonn, Cannes, Grasse, Koblenz, Luxembourg City, Reims, Trier, Vatican City, Versailles.
This is a look at Day 1, Today we will board a luxury coach in Paris and enjoy a scenic drive through the French countryside en route to the mountains of Switzerland. Passing through Basel, located at the point where the Swiss, French, and German borders meet, we will eventually reach the lakeside city of Lucerne. Here, we will see the city’s famous landmarks, including the Chapel Bridge, the Water Tower, and some examples of wonderfully preserved Baroque and Gothic architecture. Afterwards, we will have some free time to shop and take pictures before the tour comes to a close.
Italy, which ranks fifth in the world in terms of wine consumption, has enjoyed a relationship with wine that has spanned millennia. Wine is an integral part of Italy’s culture, gastronomically, economically, socially and otherwise. The country’s wide variety of microclimates, soil conditions and regional traditions have all contributed to its rich and dynamic enological heritage that boasts over 2,000 autochtonus varietals along with some of the world’s most beloved wines. Let’s explore five of Italy’s greatest wine regions and identify the best wines produced in each unique terroir.