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Highlights:

Visit Rome, Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne, Florence, Frankfurt, Milan, Paris, Pisa, Venice, Bonn, Cannes, Grasse, Koblenz, Luxembourg City, Reims, Trier, Vatican City, Versailles.

Special Remarks:

  • Free breakfasts and Wifi
  • You decide how many days you want to travel
  • English speaking tour guide

Tour Itinerary

    Note: What it's like to travel on a Flexi Tour? How does it work?
    • You decide how many days you want to travel
    • Each day you can travel to a different place
    For example, if you want to stop in Florence (Day 5), please select "5" in "Number of Days". Please note the hotel accommodation is not included on the last day of your tour. List price is per person per day.
    Changing your departure city is easy, just click on any "marker" along the route. To see other available loops, check out the complete "Europe Freestyle Bus Tours".
  • Day 1
    Paris - Lucerne (486 km)
  • Day 2
    Lucerne - Milan - Venice (432 km)
  • Day 3
    Venice - Rome (393 km)
  • Day 4
    Rome - Vatican City - Arezzo (184 km)
  • Day 5
    Florence - Pisa - Genoa (268 km)
  • Day 6
    Genoa - Monaco - Grasse - Nice - Cannes - Avignon (588 km)
  • Day 7
    Avignon - Paris (577 km)
  • Day 8
    Paris - Reims - Luxembourg (365 km)
  • Day 9
    Luxembourg - Trier - Koblenz - Frankfurt (251 km)
  • Day 10
    Frankfurt - Bonn - Cologne - Amsterdam (370 km)
  • Day 11
    Amsterdam - Zaandam - Amsterdam (298 km)
  • Day 12
    Amsterdam - Brussels - Paris (437 km)
  • Day 13
    Paris - Versailles - Paris (34 km)
  • Day 14
    Paris
  • Note: IMPORTANT! Itinerary and End City Variations:
    We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary the end cities to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.
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Day 1 Paris - Lucerne (486 km)

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.

Day 2 Lucerne - Milan - Venice (432 km)

In the morning, we'll have more time to take photos in Lucerne. And then, we will head to Milan, IT. First, we will visit Sforza Castle, and then the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Teatro alla Scala. After, we will head to Venice, IT or nearby city for the night.

Day 3 Venice - Rome (393 km)

After breakfast, we will take a tour of Venice, IT by way of its famous canal system. Begin with a waterbus ride to San Marco Island, we will stop at the Piazza San Marco, home of Saint Mark's Basilica, and then see the Bridge of Sighs. Afterwards you'll have a chance to see some traditional Venetian craftwork at close quarters with a demonstration by Murano glassblowers. Of course, the ultimate Venice activity is to take a gondola ride through the Grand Canal, and for most people this optional excursion is a must. We will spend the night in the Rome, IT area.

Day 4 Rome - Vatican City - Arezzo (184 km)

In the morning we will visit Vatican City, VA, home of the Roman-Catholic papacy and the smallest sovereign state in the world. There, we will visit St. Peter's Basilica. 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. After lunch, we will tour spectacular Rome, IT. An optional guided tour of the Coliseum, is highly recommended. We'll also get up close to the nearby Arch of Constantine and optional to tour the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs or shop at TYO before journey to Arezzo or nearby city for the night.

Day 5 Florence - Pisa - Genoa (268 km)

Today, we will tour Florence, IT. Begin the day by taking in a wonderful panoramic overview of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Next, we can see a demonstration of the traditional craft of leatherworking at close quarters in a local workshop. From here enjoy a guided walk around Florence's many highlights, including the Ponte Vecchio over the Arno, the Piazza del Duomo and Campanile Tower. Pass the Uffizi Gallery. We will have some free time in Florence before we leave for Pisa, IT to see the Leaning Tower. We will head to Genoa nearby city for the night.

Day 6 Genoa - Monaco - Grasse - Nice - Cannes - Avignon (588 km)

Today we will journey to Monaco. A walking tour takes you to the grand Prince's Palace of Monaco before continuing on to view the 1920s Courthouse, the Cliffside Oceanographic Museum, and the Cathedral. Then travel a little further to visit the famous Fragonard Perfume Factory. Next it's Nice, where you'll stop for lunch to sample some excellent local cuisine and warm-hearted hospitality. Then head to Cannes, FR to take some pictures at the Palais des Festivals. We will spend the night in nearby Avignon.

Day 7 Avignon - Paris (577 km)

Our day will be spent on route from Avignon to Paris. We will arrive in Paris in the early evening.

Day 8 Paris - Reims - Luxembourg (365 km)

Today we will travel to Reims, FR. Here, we will see the Reims Cathedral. After, we will drive to Luxembourg to visit the Place de la Constitution and Adolphe Bridge. This is also where we will spend the night.

Day 9 Luxembourg - Trier - Koblenz - Frankfurt (251 km)

In the morning we will leave Luxembourg for Trier, Germany, where we will see the Porta Negra and spend time at the Karl Marx Haus. From there we will drive to Koblenz, DE, where we will have the chance to take a boat ride on the Rhine River. After lunch we will head to Frankfurt, DE, where we will tour the Romer. We will spend the night in Frankfurt.

Day 10 Frankfurt - Bonn - Cologne - Amsterdam (370 km)

From Frankfurt, we will set out for Bonn, DE, which was the capital of West Germany from 1949-1990. We'll see the Old Town Hall on the edge of the city marketplace square, and then visit Beethoven Haus, the birthplace of composer Ludwig Van Beethoven. After, the bus will take us to Cologne, DE to see the Cologne Cathedral and its world-famous twin-spires that attract more than 20,000 admirers a day. After lunch and some free time to browse a Cologne shopping area, we'll finish our day's travel by heading to Amsterdam or nearby city for the night.

Day 11 Amsterdam - Zaandam - Amsterdam (298 km)

Call in at the hugely popular model town of Zaanse Schans. Next, you'll back to Amsterdam. After visiting a well-known diamond factory, you can take an optional hour-long pre-dinner canal cruise, Then walk to one of the city's grandest areas, Dam Square. You'll have photo opportunities here, free time for shopping or further sightseeing, and then round the day off with dinner.
From mid-March to mid-May the tour will also visit Keukenhof Garden.

Day 12 Amsterdam - Brussels - Paris (437 km)

In the morning, we will drive from Amsterdam to Brussels, BE, stopping along the way at the Atomium to take pictures. Upon our arrival, we will visit the Grand Place and see the Manneken Pis. We will head to Paris, FR for the evening, where guests are invited to take an optional night tour of the city.

Day 13 Paris - Versailles - Paris (34 km)

Today we will tour historic and romantic Paris, FR. Stops on our tour include the Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, and the Eiffel Tower. You can either take time to explore the neighborhood and have some lunch or scale the Eiffel Tower. After, we will dedicate the remainder our day to an exploration of the Palace of Versailles. We will return to Paris for nearby city or the night.

Day 14 Paris

Our morning will be spent exploring the Louvre. You can then take a leisurely cruise along the river Seine, a great sightseeing option that offers splendid views of iconic Parisian landmarks, including Notre-Dame Cathedral and Pont Alexandre III. In the afternoon, our tour guide will take us for a ride on the Paris underground metro for a better understanding of how the city runs. After, we will conclude our tour.
Note: IMPORTANT! Itinerary and End City Variations:
We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary the end cities to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.

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I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Beatriz on 2017-08-27

Our first trip in Europe was unforgettable via take tours, I highly recommend this. Our tour guide Ajax from the green line did a great job in touring us around.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Rogelio on 2017-08-23

The trip was so nice. Finally, we were able to go to Europe. It was a dream come true and everybody is so nice the tour guides and the drivers. I would surely recommend you to our friends.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: jenny on 2017-08-23

It was a nice experience for my entire family and hopefully, we can do it again next year. Thank you so much and I've been talking about it to my friends and gave them your website.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Karunakaran on 2016-07-09

My tour is the combination of 7 plus 5 days started from 25th June 2016. The first tour is Green tour (Italy)covered important cities of the the Italy. The guide Mr. Sebastian for the first and part of the second (total 9 days) is very good and is nothing but a history teacher with kind approach. His English pronunciations is very good and it is suitable for all regions. The second guide Mr. Christober ( total 3 days) is not able to pronounce the language properly and it is not understood due to low pitch and other reasons. The hotels booked are 3 to 5 star range in most of the days. Enjoyed fully. Never forgettable.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: AKM on 2016-04-02

It was really a great experience! We as family took three days tour from Paris and ended in Rome. Standard of the hotels, bus and the overall environment were excellent. We enjoyed the tour throughout. I must mention that the tour would not have been so smooth without excellent control and congenial attitude of our Guide Danny. He was simply outstanding. I wish we could continue with the tour for few more days. This gives an easy opportunity to have a glimpse of Europe with limited budget and experience of maximum cities. I availed TakeTour before too. But this this trip was way better. Thanks to Danny in particular..

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Sonia on 2015-10-10

We went on a 14 day tour on the green and red line. I would call it an 'Introduction to Europe' tour, as it takes you to all possible well-known tourist spots, including ones you might not have heard of. If you go on your own, it is not possible to see so many places in such a short time in this amount of money. Although you pass through 7 countries, this tour mainly specializes in Italy and France. You'll get to see the amazing Swiss Alps on your way, but if you want to enjoy Switzerland specifically then you should go separately, or break your tour in Switzerland for a couple of days. The hotels are good; there were a few awesome ones in Switzerland, Italy and Netherlands; but the ones in Paris are small. Remember, this is mainly a city tour and the highlights are churches and historical monuments, which can be boring after a while. You'll get to visit different specialized demonstrations at glass, diamond, leather, perfume and wooden shoe workshops and have chance for shopping as well. Out tour guide, Ho Chuong, in the green line and Lex, in the red line, were very good. They had a good sense of humor and were lively, friendly people. Note that in this tour you'll have to wake up at 6:00am every morning and return to the hotel around 8:00pm. So make sure you have the physical stamina. Here are a few suggestions: 1. If you don't want to spend much, do not take the lunch at Florence and Koblenze. Although they'll tell you there would be no other restaurants, once you reach there you'll find better and cheaper options. 2. There are options for 4 river cruises. I suggest take the Gondola ride in Italy and the cruise in Koblenze. We didn't do the ones in Amsterdam and Paris, as they are not that good. 3. It's better to see Paris at night, as places like the Eiffel Tower and Louvre would not seem spectacular early in the morning, especially in cloudy weather. Instead of going with the tour, you can purchase an unlimited metro/ bus pass for 7 Euros and explore Paris on your own.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Evelyn on 2015-01-18

We joined the 14-Day Europe Explorer Flexible Red-Green-Loop Tour which started and ended in Paris from 12/20/2014 to 1/2/2015. The tour was conducted in English. Our tour guide was Lex from the Netherlands. Our driver was Jan who was also from the Netherlands. The tour itself was wonderful and well organized. We traveled to nine (9) countries in 14 days. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable. The driver was very helpful and friendly. The hotels and their breakfasts in general were pretty good. A majority of the hotels have free Wi-Fi. All hotels have shampoo but no conditioner or lotion. About half of them have a safety deposit box. The bus was comfortable and clean. Movies were shown during long drives. Our group consisted of people from all over the world: USA, Canada, Caribbean, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippine, China, Kenya, and so on. We all got along pretty well, and some of us even celebrated New Year's Eve together. The tour guide, driver, fellow travelers, and beautiful sceneries along the way have all contributed to a very pleasant and wonderful experience for us. These wonderful memories will remain with us for the rest of our lives. I look forward to the days when I have a chance to do the blue loop.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: ayu on 2014-08-11

We joined the tour from Paris and ended in Rome. The tour itself was nice, well organized, with a humble but fun tour guide, Chong Ho. The hotels in Zurich and Venice were very good, and we were lucky to get the 4 stars hotels. In addition to that, the driver was also very helpful. I will join this tour again in the future to continue the green loop and also the red loop.

 

Posted by: S on 2012-10-27

The tour was really nice and well organized. It was a little too quick to see some of the places like Rome where 1 day is not enough to do everything but again thats a choice you make with the tour. The only problem we faced was the hotels on 2 days were not good. Remaining days it was fine. Internet connection sucks in European hotels but then you have your phones handy. Overall the driver and guide were very hospitable and we never faced any issue with fellow passengers.

 

Posted by: Jay on 2012-07-14

We took the green loop from Paris to Paris. From the pristine beauty of Swiss Alps and Tuscany landscape and the drive along the Mediterranean coast, to the grand old churches of St. Peter's, Milan and Florence, to the modern pleasure centers of Monaco and Cannes, it had it all. The bus was comfortable and the driver Robert was nice and helpful. The guide Chong Ho is a remarkable guy and is an asset for the company--he was very helpful, jovial and without him the trip wouldnt have been as much fun. A couple of discordant notes: on the first day, we stayed in Zurich not in Lucerne as per the itinerary, and paid extra 5 euros--would have been OK if we could see a bit of Zurich, but we didnt. Secondly the gondola ride for 30 mins for 25 euros per head was exorbitant. The hotels were good, by and large. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience.

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