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Europe By Coach Tours
Italian Riviera 9 Days
Price 9 Days
From   USD 1244 Per Person

 

Paris 1Nts, Avignon 1Nts, Nice 1Nts, Arezzo 2Nts, Padova 1Nts, Zurich 1Nts, Luxembourg 1Nts
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  • The Italian Riviera, or Ligurian Riviera is the narrow coastal strip which lies between the Ligurian Sea and the mountain chain formed by the Maritime Alps and the Apennines.

     

    Day 01
    UK – Dover - Ferry – Calais - Paris (300km from Calais)
    Arrive at your dedicated pick up point where you receive a warm welcome from your tour director. Here we board the coach and head to Dover and its famous white cliffs before boarding the ferry to Calais. From Calais, we continue our journey towards Paris. 

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    Meet up with the rest of the passengers joining into Europe directly at Brussels. Pick up and transfer from Paris airport for approximately 15:00hrs. Upon joining both group, enjoy a scenic boat cruise along the River Seine. You will be enchanted as you pass by many of the Parisian monuments including the Alexander II Bridge, the Orsay Museum, the National Assembly and Paris' own Statue of Liberty. Tonight, enjoy an exciting optional Paris by night.   
    [X] Breakfast [X] Lunch [Y] Indian Dinner
    Day 02
    Paris - Lyon - Avignon area (690km)
    Today we proceed to Lyon, on arrival we go for an orientation city tour viewing the Basilique Notre Dame, Place Bellecour, Cathedral and much more. Later, we head towards the gorgeous, historical town of Avignon. Enjoy a walking tour of the UNESCO-listed historic centre served as the home of the Avignon Papacy for nearly 70 years, and many of the medieval stone structures related to this time remain, including the enormous Palais des Papes (Pope's Palace) from outside. The fortified palace was home to seven popes before the papacy returned to Rome, and today serves as one of the city's major attractions, where visitors can see the chapels and former papal residences. Other notable monuments in central Avignon include the 12th-century cathedral and the Hotel d'Europe (one of France's oldest hotels), and a stroll along the Rhone River will take you to the remnants of the Medieval Pont d'Avignon bridge. Evening we check into our hotel for an overnight stop.
    [Y] Breakfast [X] Indian Lunch [Y] Indian Dinner
    Day 03
    Avignon – Grasse - Cannes - Nice – Monte Carlo (320km)
    Today, after breakfast we drive to Grasse to visit a French Perfumery to see a demonstration of how French perfumes are made. Later we drive along Cannes to proceed to Nice, where on our panoramic tour we see the main sights, including the Promenade des Anglais, a sea-front avenue, where you can take a leisurely stroll or have a swim in the sea. This afternoon, proceed for your Monte Carlo Tour. Later we drive to our hotel and check-in for an overnight stay.
    [Y] Breakfast [X] Indian Lunch [Y] Indian Dinner


    Day 04
    Nice - Pisa – Arezzo area (530km)
    Today we depart for Pisa, where we visit the Field of Miracles. Here you can marvel at the marble Cathedral in the Pisan Romanesque style, the Baptistery, and one of the wonders of the world, the legendary Leaning Tower. Later we continue our journey and check into our hotel for a two-night stay.
    [Y] Breakfast [X] Indian Lunch [Y] Indian Dinner
    Day 05
    Arezzo area - Rome - Arezzo area (460km)
    Passing sunlit valleys of the Chianti wine country and ancient fortresses perched high on the hills, we reach the ‘Eternal City’. On arrival, we see the splendours of the Vatican city. Later, we will visit St. Peter’s Basilica, a renaissance masterpiece. In the afternoon, we take in other ancient sights - Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum, which was the political centre of the Roman Empire, Colosseum, Circus Maximus, and the spectacular Trevi Fountain, where you may make a wish. Late evening return to our hotel. 
    [Y] Breakfast [Y] Indian Lunch [Y] Indian Dinner
    Day 06
    Arezzo area - Venice (390km)
    Today we depart for Venice. Our tour starts with a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square – the most elegant square in the world, to see the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges Palace and Basilica di San Marco. Here we also have a chance to watch the Venetian glass blowers at work and maybe buy a souvenir for the family, where we check into our hotel for an overnight stay.
    [Y] Breakfast [X] Indian Lunch [Y] Indian Dinner
    Day 07
    Milan - Lugano - Lucerne - Zurich (540km)
    Early morning, we depart for Milan, the cultural and economic hub of Italy. Here you have time to explore – see the famous Duomo (Cathedral), one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Italy, La Scala Opera House and the Castello Sforzesco. After lunch, we continue on the autostradas, before crossing the Swiss border, passing spectacular scenery around the lake regions of Como and Lugano. We make a brief photo stop near Lake Lugano, before driving north through the Gotthard tunnel. We continue our journey to Lucerne. Here view the Lion Monument and the Chapel bridge. Overnight in Zurich.
    [Y] Breakfast [X] Indian Lunch [Y] Indian Dinner
    Day 08
    Rhine Falls - Black Forest - Luxembourg (500km)
    This morning first stop is at Schaffhausen in Switzerland, to see the picturesque Rhine Falls, Europe's largest plain waterfalls. Leaving Rhine Falls continue to Swiss-German border. As you drive through the dense forest, we visit the famous Black Forest region of Southern Germany. Here stop at the Drubba Centre, in the heart of the forest, where you have a demonstration about the manufacturing and origins of the world famous cuckoo clocks. You also have an opportunity to purchase these clocks and other souvenirs at specially reduced factory prices. Further continue north towards Luxembourg area for overnight stay. This evening we depart for the worlds only remaining sovereign Grand Duchy, Luxembourg. Here you have some free time to explore the centre of the capital city, Luxembourg.
    [Y] Breakfast [Y] Lunch [Y] Indian Dinner
    Day 09
    Luxembourg - Brussels - Calais - Ferry - Dover – UK (410km to Calais)
    This morning we head towards Brussels. Here your orientation tour includes the Atomium structure (photo stop), a visit to the Grand Place as well as a stop to see the Mannekin Pis. In the early afternoon, you depart for Calais for the ferry crossing to Dover. Upon arrival, you proceed towards your final destination. Your tour ends here and bid farewell to all friends you have made on the tour.
    [Y] Breakfast [X] Indian Lunch [X] Indian Dinner
    Italian Riviera 9 Days
    CityNights
      Suggested Hotels Or Similar   Rating
    Paris
    1 N
    Novotel Suites Paris Nord 18ème Hotel or Similar 4 Star
    Avignon
    1 N
    Novotel Avignon Nord Hotel or Similar 4 Star
    Nice
    1 N
    NH Nice or Similar 4 Star
    Arezzo
    2 N
    Hotel Planet or Similar 4 Star
    Padova
    1 N
    Crowne Plaza Padova or Similar 4 Star
    Zurich
    1 N
    Movenpick Hotel Zurich Airport or Similar 4 Star
    Luxembourg
    1 N
    Novotel Luxembourg Kirchberg or Similar 4 Star
    Pick Up / Drop Off Points:

    Pick Up / Drop Off Location Pick Up Time Drop Off Time
    Pick Up / Drop off / Return
    PickUp Charges : USD 28
    DropOff Charges : USD 28
    Return Charges : USD 48
    Birmingham (UK) Europe Coach Tours
    Add: Outside Birmingham Digbeth Coach station, Rea Street, Birmingham, B5
    03:00hrs GMT (UK Time) 01:45 +1 GMT (UK Time) Approx
    Pick Up / Drop off / Return
    PickUp Charges : USD 0
    DropOff Charges : USD 0
    Return Charges : USD 0
    London – North (UK) Europe Coach Tour
    Add: Outside Arnos Grove Station, Bowes Road, Arnos Grove, New Southgate, N11 1BA
    07:30hrs GMT (UK Time) 21:30hrs GMT (UK Time) Approx
    Pick Up / Drop off / Return
    PickUp Charges : USD 0
    DropOff Charges : USD 0
    Return Charges : USD 0
    London – East (UK) Europe Coach Tour
    Add: Barking Tesco, Abbey Retail Park High Bridge Road (A406), Barking, IG11 7BS
    08:00hrs GMT (UK Time) 20:30hrs GMT (UK Time) Approx
    Pick Up / Drop off / Return
    PickUp Charges : USD 0
    DropOff Charges : USD 0
    Return Charges : USD 0
    Maidstone (UK)
    Add: Maidstone Services, Junctions 8 on M20. Kent, ME17 1SS
    08:45hrs GMT (UK Time) 20:00hrs GMT (UK Time) Approx
    Pick Up / Drop off / Return
    PickUp Charges : USD 0
    DropOff Charges : USD 0
    Return Charges : USD 0
    Dover (UK)
    Add: Eastern Docks Coach Park, Outside Passengers Terminal, Dover. CT16 1JA
    09:30hrs GMT (UK Time) 19:00hrs GMT (UK Time) Approx
    Pick Up
    PickUp Charges : USD 0
    Paris -Central (France)
    Add: Outside Bauteux Mouches, Pont De L’alma, Rive Droite. 75008 Paris
    17:00hrs GMT+1 (Europe Time) TBC N/A
    Drop off
    DropOff Charges : USD 0
    Brussels Central (Belgium)
    Add: St. Michaels Cathedral on Boulevard De Berlaimont, Near National Bank Van Belgie (Banque Nationale De Belgique)
    N/A 15:00hrs GMT+1 (Europe Time) TBC
    Drop off
    DropOff Charges : USD 0
    Calais (France)
    Add: Pidou Superstores, 190 Rue Marcel Dassault, 62100 Calais, France
    14:00hrs GMT+1 (Europe Time) TBC 17:00hrs GMT+1 (Europe Time) TBC (Approx)
    Pick Up / Drop off / Return
    PickUp Charges : USD 21
    DropOff Charges : USD 21
    Return Charges : USD 28
    Coventry (UK) Europe Coach Tour
    Add: Outside NEXT,Ricoh Arena Retail Park, Classic drive,Foleshill,Coventry CV6 6AS
    03:30hrs GMT (UK Time) 01:00 +1 GMT (UK Time) Approx
    Pick Up / Drop off / Return
    PickUp Charges : USD 21
    DropOff Charges : USD 21
    Return Charges : USD 28
    Leicester (UK) (Europe Coach Tour)
    Add: Outside Asda Petrol Station, Fosse park Avenue, Narborough RD S, Braunstone Town, Fosse Park, LE3 2LL
    04:00hrs GMT (UK Time) 01:00 +1 GMT (UK Time) Approx
    Pick Up / Drop off / Return
    PickUp Charges : USD 14
    DropOff Charges : USD 14
    Return Charges : USD 21
    Northampton (UK) Europe Coach Tour
    Add: Northampton Services, Road Chef, M1 at Junction 15A, NN4 9QY
    04:30hrs GMT (UK Time) 00:00hrs +1 GMT (UK Time) Approx
    Pick Up / Drop off / Return
    PickUp Charges : USD 14
    DropOff Charges : USD 14
    Return Charges : USD 21
    Milton Keynes (UK) Europe Coach Tour
    Add: Newport Pagnell Services, Welcome Break. On M1 between J14 & J15, MK16 8DS
    05:00hrs GMT (UK Time) 23:30hrs GMT (UK Time) Approx
    Pick Up / Drop off
    PickUp Charges : USD 14
    DropOff Charges : USD 14
    Luton (UK) Europe Coach Tour
    Add: Outside Travelodge, 641 Dunstable RD on A505, LU4 8QR on M1 J11
    05:45hrs GMT (UK Time) 23:00hrs GMT (UK Time) Approx
    Pick Up / Drop off / Return
    PickUp Charges : USD 0
    DropOff Charges : USD 0
    Return Charges : USD 0
    London – North West (UK) Europe Coach Tour
    Add: Sona Tours office - 718 Kenton Road, Kingsbury Circle, Harrow, Middlesex, HA3 9QX
    07:00hrs GMT (UK Time) 22:00hrs GMT (UK Time) Approx
    Italian Riviera 9 Days
    From Via To By
    UK Dover Calais Coach / Ferry
    Calais Paris Avignon Coach
    Avignon Nice Arezzo Coach
    Arezzo Rome Venice Coach
    Venice Milan Luxembourg Coach
    Luxembourg Brussels Calais Coach
    Calais Dover UK Coach / Ferry
    Departures

     

    2019 Tour Departures

    Ex. London

    Departure Date
    24 Aug 2019
    Arrival Date
    01 Sep 2019
    Available
    Per Person Cost on Twin Sharing basis
    USD 1244
    Adult USD 41 Child USD 41

    Passengers
    Rates
    USD
    Sharing
    Per Adult
    1244
    Twin Room
    Per Adult
    1244
    Double Room
    Per Adult
    1244
    Triple Room
    Child 2-11YRS
    919
    1st Child(with Bed) when 2 adults paying
    Child 2-11YRS
    852
    2nd Child(without Bed) when 2 adults paying
    Infant 0-23 Months
    298
    Infant
    Per Adult
    1548
    Single Room
    Departure Date
    19 Oct 2019
    Arrival Date
    27 Oct 2019
    Available
    Per Person Cost on Twin Sharing basis
    USD 1244
    Adult USD 41 Child USD 41

    Passengers
    Rates
    USD
    Sharing
    Per Adult
    1244
    Twin Room
    Per Adult
    1244
    Double Room
    Per Adult
    1244
    Triple Room
    Child 2-11YRS
    919
    1st Child(with Bed) when 2 adults paying
    Child 2-11YRS
    852
    2nd Child(without Bed) when 2 adults paying
    Infant 0-23 Months
    298
    Infant
    Per Adult
    1548
    Single Room
    Optional Excursions costs

    Paris by night: (payable to tour manager)
    This tour is conducted on coach after sunset. Main highlight of the tour is the illumination of Eiffel Tower, Arc De Triomphe,Champse Elysee, Opera House, Place De Concorde, Louvre Museum and many more sights. This tour will include a minimum of 3 photo stops. Duration:approx. 90 minutes 
    Adult (12+ years)  20
    Child (2-11 years)  FREE 


    Boat Ride at Rhine Falls- (Schaffhausen / Switzerland) (payable to tour manager)
    After the visit to the Falls take a boat ride to experience the falls even closer. Duration: 30 minutes.  
    Adult (12+ years)  €10
    Child (2-11 years)  €5

    Notes to Optional Excursions:
    ·Optional excursion is only offered if time permitting and minimum numbers of travellers opt for it along with the feasibility. This additional excursion is not compulsory.
    ·Optional excursions cost covers the extra hours for the Tour Manager and the Coach driver plus any additional cost to cover coach costs (fuel, road tolls, parking etc.) and any entrances charges if included.
    ·Some of the Optional Excursions can only be booked on the tour with the Tour Manager(subject to availability) on CASH payment & some tours pre-paid at the time of booking with Sona Tours office. (Kindly Check with our Sales consultant at the time of booking)
    ·The Duration of the tour is subject to change depending on the traffic and distance of travel from the city hotel.
    ·Night City tours are based on Minimum 15 Adults (subject to change) and booked on the discretion of the tour manager on the day of the tour.
    ·Terms & conditions apply.


    Q: What essentials do I need to carry with me on the journey?


    A: Passports with relevant visas, travel insurance policy, appropriate currencies. Long journeys are unavoidable and we recommend you wear comfortable clothing and carry essentials such as a jacket or jumper, snacks, water, tissues etc., as access to the luggage hold may not be possible until a comfort stop or arrival at your destination.


    Q: Do I need to carry a passport and apply for Visa?

    A: All passengers require a passport for travel outside your country of residence. Please ensure you have a passport that is valid for 6 months from the date of completing the tour.

    We request you to see the following websites for the latest updates on travel to your destinations
    .

    For UK Residents: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
    For USA Residents: 
    https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country.html

    You are responsible for ensuring that you have correct visa prior to travel. Sona Tours is not responsible or liable in any way should you be denied travel due to incorrect documentation.

    For further information on visas please contact Sona Tours or check our visa tab on home page.



    Q: What happens to me if stopped at customs & Immigrations?

    A:
     Sona Tours cannot be held responsible if passengers are stopped or held by any government departments, e.g. Police, Customs, Immigration or any other authorities. We are sorry to say that the tour will continue and no financial or any other kind of responsibility will be accepted by Sona Tours.


    Q: What clothes shall I wear or pack?

    A: During the lovely summer months, it is advisable to wear light garments during the day, but keep a light jacket or sweater in your hand luggage as evenings can get chilly. Also highly recommended are a family sized umbrella, rain wear, pair of sunglasses, pair of trainers or comfortable walking shoes Smart clothes will be required if you wish to go to a Casino or Nightclub. You may also be required to be ‘covered’ up when visiting certain countries or religious places.


    Q: What are the luggage requirements on the coach?

    A: Maximum weight allowed for luggage of each passenger occupying a seat is 20 kg. Please make sure that you are able to carry your luggage from the coach to your rooms as porter service is not provided on the holidays.

    We also recommend that children or family members not sharing a room have separate luggage as rooms cannot be guaranteed adjoining or nearby. It is advisable to put your name and address on each piece of luggage as many passengers have similar bags to avoid delays and confusion. Should there be any reasons your baggage or personal valuable is lost or stolen, you must report it to the tour guide, or in the absence of a tour guide to the local police or hotel. Sona Tours cannot accept any responsibility for your personal belongings.



    Q: Will I travel with people from other countries?

    A: The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.


    Q: How many people will be on my trip?

    A: It varies from different tours. An average of 40 to 48 guests on trips throughout Europe.


    Q: Will I have free time?

    A:  Each itinerary offers the perfect balance of downtime and discoveries. We also give you the opportunity to tailor your trip with optional experiences. You might choose to enjoy some of the best seats in the house at the world-famous Moulin Rouge in Paris. Or maybe take a magical early-morning balloon ride over the Napa Valley.


    Q: What type of coach will I be travelling in?

    A: We pride ourselves on having the finest fleet of fuel-efficient, most will have armrests, TV, VCR/DVD & cassette player fully air-conditioned or air cooled coaches – all with reclining seats and on-board restrooms (W.C. facilities on coaches have limited capacities, therefore we advise passengers to use them only on an ‘emergency’ basis. We try and make sufficient stops to ensure comfort for passengers). The high vantage point from your coach’s window means you can take in all the glorious scenery, whether it’s a vast rural landscape or an urban city centre.

    On rare occasions your coach may not have a W.C. facility on board.. We have a strict “no smoking and no alcohol” policy on all our coaches. During transfers we may use an alternative vehicle (and smaller coaches) which may not have the above facilities.
     

    On a touring holiday there are some long journeys which are unavoidable especially when travelling from city to city and usually it’s the case that first and last days are the longest.


    Q: Can I change my pick up point?

    A: Pick up points cannot be changed 7 days or less prior to departure date. However, in case of an emergency if you need to change the pick-up point within a week of travel please advise our office immediately and we will try to help and may have to charge an administration fee.


    Q: Can I join Europe tours from other pick up point or destination?

    A: Yes, please see Europe pick up points at https://www.sonatours.com/contents/pick_up_points.aspx.

    Kindly note that there will be no reduction to the cost of your coach holiday in this case.


    Q: Can I select my seats?

    A: Yes, you have the option to select the seat number when making a booking. However the management reserves the right to change the seat numbers.


    Q: What time do I need to be at my point?