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15 Days
Availability :
Tour 1: July 02 - July 16, 2020
Tour 2: July 16 - July 30, 2020
Tour 3: Aug 17 - Aug 31, 2020
Los Angeles Airport. If you prefer to depart from a different airport, please contact us for details and airfares
London

England – France – Switzerland

Monaco – Italy 2020

London – Paris – Beaune – Geneva – Annecy 

Nice – Monte Carlo – Pisa – Florence

Assisi – Rome – Vatican City

Tour 1:  July 02, 2020  –  July 16, 2020    Price: $5,595  + Tax 

Tour 2:  July 16, 2020  –  July 30, 2020    Price: $5,595  + Tax 

Tour 3: Aug 17, 2020  –  Aug 31, 2020      Price: $5,595  + Tax 

Inclusive of international airfares

Highlight: Assisi, the Holy City of Saint Francis

Assisi is a Holy city where is an eternal destination for pilgrims seeing the places where Saint Francis’s birthplace and tomb

Sightseeing

  • Paris: The city that’s known for its high-fashion and romance. Spend a day to climb atop the Eiffel towel, cruise the Seines river, shop until you drop at the famous shops along the Champs-Elysees, relax at a local cafe, stroll along the streets of Montmartre or spend a few quiet moments to ponder upon the sacredness of Sacre Coeur Basilica and Notre Dame Cathedral.  A guided tour of the impressive Louvre Museum, one of the most prestigious monuments of world heritage, is included to be sure that you’ll be marvel at the French architecture and royalty
  • Geneva: Ideally situated for you to explore the surrounding late and mountainside areas. You’ll be taking to the part of the city surrounding the splendid United Nations headquarters, the colorful floral clock, a tribute to the Swiss watch industry, and the iconic Jet d’Eau fountain
  • Nice: The elegant, simple city of Nice is the place where you’ll discover many attractions and understand why it’s a magnet of world travelers. The capital of the Côte d’Azur, also known as the French Riviera, Nice is considered as a paradise for anyone who loves beaches, museums, and shopping. Be sure to stroll through the wide road of Promenade des Anglais, which is lined with cafes and hotels from both modern and Belle Epoque.  Have your camera ready to capture the pictographic of the ruins at the Castle Hill and the stunning Russian Orthodox Cathedral before you head off to the next destination. 
  • Monaco: A perfect opportunity for you to experience the best of the French Riviera and enjoy a panoramic tour of Monte Carlo, known for its casinos and world famous Formula One Grand Prix.  Next, visit the neo-Romanesque cathedral and explore Monaco’s most famous Cousteam Oceanographic Museum. Pisa: Your journey south to Pisa will allow you to view the famous Piazza del Miracoli, the amazing Leaning Tower and the infamous Cathedral Square.
  • Florence: The birth of the Renaissance. Start with the breathtaking view of Florence from Michelangelo Square. the proceed to visit the sculpture-filled Signoria Square, the famous Duomo Cathedral and Ponte Vecchio, the Old Bride lined with craft shops. 
  • Rome: Next, off to Rome to visit the Colosseum where the gladiators once fought for glory and be marvel at the ruins of the Roman Forum. If you want to try your luck, be sure to throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain
  • Vatican: Your tour to the Vatican includes visits to St Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museum abundant with priceless collections of art.
  • London: Explore the very best of London on a fully guided tour to the Westminster Abbey where many kings, queens, statesmen, poets, and writers are buried.  Other famous London sights on the tour include Big Ben and the neo-Gothic Houses of Parliament and Downing Street. After watching the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, perhaps you should try a traditional lunch at an English pub in Trafalgar Square. Before you head back to the States, make sure you’ve checked off your visits to the Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral as well as strolled along the River Thames 

Itinerary

Day 01: Los Angeles

Check in at Los Angeles Airport (LAX) or an airport at your convenience. Depart for London, England.

Day 02: London

Welcome to London, also known as the City of Fog. Check in at your hotel. After dinner, join us on a London by Night trip, visiting the Millennium Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster. (D)

Day 03: The Tower of London - Buckingham Palace Square - London Bridge - Big Ben

The places included in our London trip are: The Tower of London, a UNESCO Heritage since 1988. This is also where Anne Boleyn, Queen of England and second wife of King Henry VIII was executed; and where you can find the 105-carat Kohinoor diamond, once the largest diamond in the world. Visit Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace (outside) and watch the changing of the guard ceremony (depending on weather and seasonal conditions).
Visit Big Ben, the Palace of Westminster and the Tower Bridge, which are fantastic spots to take some light-hearted photos. (B/D)

Day 04: Paris - The Gardens of the Trocadero - The Arch of Triumph

Fly to Paris and arrive in the late afternoon. After hotel check-in and dinner, our guide will take you out to explore Paris night time and understand the title “The City of Light” given to this marvelous city. Embark on a boat trip along the River Seine for absolutely scenic views of the Eiffel Tower. Every night, every hour on the hour, the tower is covered in golden lights and sparkles for five whole minutes while its beacon lights up the city. For photography lovers, the Gardens of the Trocadero would offer a perfect spot to take shots of the Eiffel Tower. The Arch of Triumph will surely not be missed in our trip. (B/D)

Day 05: Eiffel Tower - Basilica of the Sacred Heart

All day in Paris to fully embrace the richness of the culture, art, and history of the city.

This morning, our guide will take you inside of the Eiffel Tower by getting to the 2nd floor (115m). Get ready to soak in breathtakingly unique vistas of Paris from here. Visit Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris (Sacré-Coeur Basilica).

Shopping is another feature of Paris that attracts millions of visitors every year. Indeed, Paris is one of the finest shopping meccas in the world. Ladies, be sure to check out the fabulous boutiques and stores for all budgets, from the Champs Elysees with luxury names like Louis Vuitton to Rue Saint-Honoré with classic designers like Versace and Hermes. (B/D)

Day 06: Louvre Museum - Notre-Dame de Paris - Place Vendôme

Visit the Louvre Museum with the world-famous Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The Louvre Museum is considered the world’s largest museum, housing over 3 million world-class art works and getting over 9 million visitors a year.

Our journey continues with visiting the outside of Notre-Dame de Paris (due to the fire in April 2019, tourists are yet to be allowed inside the cathedral). In spite of this, Notre-Dame de Paris is still loved by many as it has become so epic in the novel by Victor Hugo. Notre-Dame Cathedral is also known as Paris Point Zero. The cathedral has this name because outside, there is a zero point marker, from which the distance from Paris to all other places are judged.

Visit Place Vendôme, a prestigious square located in the first arrondissement, was created as a monument to the glory of the armies of Louis XIV, the Sun King. Visit the Latin Quarter, home to the Sorbonne University and student-filled cafes. Visit the Panthéon which houses a necropolis of well-known French figures: Victor Hugo, Marie Curie, Alexandre Dumas. (B/D)

Day 07: Beaune - Geneva

Journey to the city of Beaurne in southern France. Beaurne is one of the key wine centers in France, and the center of Burgundy wine production and business. A must-try specialty while you’re in Beaurne is Crème de cassis. It is a sweet, dark red liqueur made from black currants. Homemade nougat is the candy specialty of the town. There will be aisles upon aisles of every imaginable kind of nougat ready for you to give a taste.

Arrive in Geneva in the afternoon. After dinner, take a stroll along Lake Geneva (or Lac Léman), the largest lake in Switzerland and one of the largest freshwater lakes in Europe. (B/D)

Day 08: Geneva - Annecy - Geneva

From the 19th to the early 20th century, Geneva admitted a large number of political refugees from Europe and the world. Based on the idea of Henri Dunant, a Genevan, the International Red Cross Committee was founded here in 1864. During World War II, Geneva was chosen as the headquarters of the Allies which later became the United Nations. Today, Geneva also houses the headquarters of many other international organizations: the World Trade Organization (WTO), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Health Organization (WHO), among many others. During our trip, we’ll make a stop at the United Nations headquarters and the giant fountain Jet d’Eau – the defining visual of Geneva. The Jet reaches heights of more than 450 feet. During spring and fall evenings, it’s illuminated with colorful lights. On a clear day, you can see Jet d’Eau from more than 30 miles away in both Switzerland and France.

Another famous symbols of Geneva is a giant working clock made of flowers. The Clock, operating with Swiss precision, is a floral masterpiece made with more than 6,500 flowers. For centuries, Switzerland has been world-renowned for its precise, yet elegant watches. For this reason, the Flower Clock was created in 1955 in honor of Swiss watchmakers.

In the afternoon, wel’ll transfer to Annecy, called “Venice of the Alps” – a well deserved title. Take a stroll and let yourself get lost among the whimsical canals of Annecy. Its winding cobblestone streets lined by pastel houses and bright flower boxes will make you fall in love with this small French town. Shopping and tasting the French-made ham (jambon) are also not to be missed while you’re in Annecy. Overnight in Geneva. (B/D)

Day 09: Nice

Depart Geneva for Nice, France and drop by some scenic landscapes on our way. Nice is among the top 10 beaches in the Mediterranean. Breathe in some fresh sea air as you stroll around the vibrant city at night. (B/D)

Day 10: Monaco

This morning we’ll visit Monaco (officially the Principality of Monaco). Squeezed into just 2.02 km2 (0.78 sq mi), it might follow the Vatican to be the world’s second-smallest country. Monaco is associated with the American actress Grace Kelly who became Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Rainier III. Here we’ll visit the well-known perfume-maker Fragonard Parfumeur.
Monte-Carlo, the major disctrict of Monaco, is home to a neo-classical casino complex and ornate Salle Garnier opera house. It also has many luxe hotels, boutiques, nightclubs and restaurants. The casino building, open to visitors every morning, is Europe’s most lavish example of belle-epoque architecture. Enjoying a cup of coffee while watching passers-by is another option that can be done at the Le Cafe de Paris restaurant right next to the casino. (B)

Day 11: Pisa - Genoa - Florence

Welcome to Pisa (Italy), where the Leaning Tower of Pisa is its iconic landmark. Tower of Pisa is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa, known worldwide for its unintended tilt. The tower is situated in the Cathedral Square (Piazza del Duomo), together with the Pisa Cathedral and the Pisa Baptistry.

The tower’s tilt began during construction in the 12th century, caused by an inadequate foundation on ground, which was too soft on one side to properly support the structure’s weight. The tilt increased in the decades before the structure was completed in the 14th century. It gradually increased until the structure was stabilized (and the tilt partially corrected) by efforts in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

En-route to Florence, stop by Genoa, the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. After dinner at your hotel, if time allows, we’ll take a stroll in the Old Town of Florence. (B/D)

Day 12: Florence

Have a full day in Florence to embrace the richness in history and architecture of the city. Being the cradle of the Renaissance, romantic, enchanting and utterly irresistible, Florence (Firenze) is a place to feast on world-class art and gourmet Tuscan cuisine. Florence was a center of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of that era. It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called “the Athens of the Middle Ages.” You will be amazed by the outstanding artworks of some of the greatest Renaissance artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Dante, Boccaccio, Michelangelo…

Behold the marble statue of David, a Renaissance sculpture masterpiece created by Michelangelo. One of Florence’s most iconic sights is the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo). Unsurprisingly, the entire city center is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. When in Florence, be sure to give the signature Firenze steak a try. (B/D)

Day 13: Assisi - Rome

Transfer to the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi. It is located in Assisi, a town in the Umbria region in central Italy, where Saint Francis was born and died. The Basilica is a Papal minor basilica and one of the most important places of Christian pilgrimage in Italy. The Italian mystic St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226) founded the religious order known as the Franciscans. He became renowned for his love, simplicity, and practice of poverty.

At noon, we’ll transfer to Rome, the capital city of Italy. Our destinations include the Trevi Fountain and Spanish steps. Shopping is also a recommended activity during your stay in Rome. (B/D)

Day 14: Rome - Vatican City - Rome

“All Roads Lead to Rome.” Indeed, Italy’s capital is one of the world’s most romantic and inspiring cities, and a must-go place of your life. Your guide will take you inside the world-famous Colosseum and explore its bloody history. The places that are also included in our trip are: The Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museum where the stunning masterpieces of Michelangelo are preserved. Vatican City and St. Peter’s Basilica are the final places to visit before you join us in a farewell dinner and a classical concert in the center of Rome. (B/D)

Day 15: Rome - Los Angeles

Fly back to the United States.

Notes

Departure & Return

  • Los Angeles Airport (LAX)
  • If you prefer to depart from a different airport, please contact us for details and airfares

Tour Includes

  • Roundtrip economy airfares: LAX – London – Paris  & Rome – London – LAX
  • Airfare from London – Paris
  • Daily breakfasts and dinners as described in the itinerary
  • International travel insurance
  • Double-occupancy rooms at 4-5 star hotels. Additional charge for single rooms is $1,275
  • Visit the London Tower
  • A trip exploring London at night
  • Take photos in front of the Palace of Westminster and Buckingham Palace
  • Watch the changing of the guard ceremony (depending on weather and seasonal conditions) 
  • Lift entrance ticket with access to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower
  • Entrance ticket to the Louvre Museum
  • River cruise on the Seine in the evening
  • Visit the outside of Notre-Dame de Paris (due to the fire in April 2019, tourists are yet to be allowed inside the cathedral)
  • Visit Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris (Sacré-Coeur Basilica)
  • Taking photos in front of the United Nations headquarters in Geneva
  • Visit Annecy (France), a.k.a “Venice of the Alps”
  • Visit Monaco which houses the famous Monte Carlo Casino
  • Mini-train to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, exclusive for AV Travel customers
  • Visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore & enjoy a panoramic view from Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence
  • Visit the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi
  • Entrance ticket to the Colosseum in Rome, Italy
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City
  • Visit the Trevi Fountain & Spanish Steps in Rome
  • A farewell dinner and opera show in Rome 

Terms & Agreements

  • A deposit of $300 per person is required
  • The balance amount must be paid at least 45 days prior to the departure date. Failure to do so will lead to the cancellation of your reservation and your deposit will not be refunded.
  • If a reservation is made within 45 days prior to the departure date, a full payment is required.
  • The tour fare does not include: Gratuity to driver & tour guide, Porterage at hotels & Personal expense
  • Travelers are required to have a passport valid for at least 6 months before the return date.
  • It is the responsibility of the travelers to submit valid and proper travel documentation. Non-U.S. citizens should check for visa requirements.
  • For tour participants aged over 70, a surcharge of $50 is required to cover additional health insurance
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Richard Diep

Couple Traveller

Thank you Anh chi Nga Hung. for the fun and wonderful trip.I will cherish the memory.

August 3, 2019

Hong & Huong

Family Traveller

Da, Hong va Huong gởi đến Đại gia đình AV Những lời chia sẻ thân thương và tốt đẹp nhứt. Tụi em cám ơn anh Hung va chi cung các co chu, anh chi va các em nhiều lam lam, Chuyến đi du lịch trên cả tuyệt vời. Vay khi nao duoc gia dinh minh tinh luon cho 2020!

August 2, 2019

Kevin

Family Traveller

Good morning everyone, Kevin’s family would like to thank chi Nga, anh Hung & everyone in the group for giving us a wonderful, thoughtful and fun-filled trip, a memory that’s hard to forget. Hopefully, we would have another trip together soon.

August 1, 2019

Minh and Chau

Family Traveller

Thank you Anh Hung, Chi Nga again for a wonderful trip, with all the nice ‘bonus trips’ and surprises. It has been a memorable trip with a great group and excellent & caring tour leaders! We hope to meet again in future tours. Please keep in touch everyone.

August 1, 2019

Ân

Couple Traveller

Rất vui khi xóm nhà lá và nhóm nhà lầu đã về đến Mỹ an toàn😄
Cám ơn anh Hùng và chị Nga rất nhiều. Nhớ keep in touch nhe. Nghĩ ngơi và đi cày để đi tiếp…😄✈️🚌
Em Ân

August 1, 2019
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