11 or 13 days
Lucerne Region, Cinque Terre, Provence, Barcelona, with extension to Madrid
This journey traverses four countries, beginning with Switzerland’s alpine charm before spending time along the Italian Riviera’s rugged coastline. Stop to smell the flowers in Nice and learn about the rich history of Provence—home to great artists such as van Gogh, Picasso, Monet and Renoir. Finish with a flourish by enjoying the Catalan flavour of Barcelona.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Switzerland

  • Day 2: Zurich • Lucerne

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: Lucerne

    Take a tour of Lucerne

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    •  Löwendenkmal (Lion Monument)
    • Kapellbrücke
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    Swiss Alps Experience

    Swiss Alps Experience

    Venture to the roof of the Swiss Alps, atop one of the majestic peaks that tower over charming Lucerne. Take a boat across Lake Lucerne (in season) and ride a cog railway to the top of either Mount Pilatus (best known for its steep railway and its iconic craggy summit) or Mount Rigi (beloved for its original mountain railway and its history as a favorite spot of Mark Twain). Enjoy the splendid views of the quaint villages and fields of Switzerland as you trek along the mountain with your group. (Note: Warm clothes and appropriate shoes recommended). 

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    Swiss Folklore Evening

    Swiss Folklore Evening

    Join us for a bit of Swiss tradition. You’ll enjoy a delicious meal, including the chance to try fondue—the Swiss national dish! Afterwards, watch a show, complete with yodeling, traditional dancing, and Alpine horns. Note: Groups traveling from October to mid-April will enjoy Swiss music during their meal instead of the show.

  • Day 4: Lucerne • Lake Como • Cinque Terre

  • Day 5: Cinque Terre

    Explore the Cinque Terre by train

  • Day 6: Cinque Terre • French Riviera

    Take a tour of Monaco

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Prince’s Palace
    • Monaco Cathedral
    • Monte Carlo Casino

    Take a walking tour of Nice

    With your tour director you will see:

    • Vieille Ville
    • Promenade des Anglais
  • Day 7: French Riviera • Provence

    Visit the Papal Palace

    Take a tour of Avignon

  • Day 8: Provence

    Visit the Pont du Gard

    Take a tour of Nîmes

    Visit the Nîmes Ampitheatre

  • Day 9: Provence • Barcelona

  • Day 10: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • La Sagrada Família
    • Gothic Quarter
    • Park Güell
    • Montjuïc

    Visit Park Güell

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    Barcelona by bike

    Barcelona by bike

    Feel the warm Mediterranean air breeze by as you explore Barcelona on a guided bicycle tour. This bicycle-friendly city has more than 75 miles of lanes for cyclists, providing a safe, fun, and fast way to gain a deeper understanding of Barcelona’s richly diverse streets and neighborhoods. Stop along the way to learn historical details about the city’s famous sites before pedaling on to your next destination.

    Take a walking tour of Las Ramblas

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    Barcelona Flamenco Evening

    Barcelona Flamenco Evening

    Feel the pulse of Spain when you attend an unforgettable flamenco performance! Born of Indian, Moorish, Arabian and gypsy influences, flamenco dance is a passionate display of dramatic poses and colourful costumes, accompanied by song and guitar. Marvel at the intricate rhythms created by a dancer’s steps, castanets and clapping. A beverage is included during the two-hour performance.
  • Day 11: Depart for home

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  • Day 11: Barcelona • Madrid

    Travel by AVE train to Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Market of San Miguel

    Visit the Prado
  • Day 12: Madrid

    Tour Madrid with an expert local guide

    Visit the Royal Palace
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    Toledo

    Toledo

    This guided half-day optional excursion takes you to Toledo, the “city of the three cultures.” Explore its diverse artistic and cultural legacy on a panoramic drive around the city, stopping at the iconic cathedral and the famed Church of Santo Tomé. Note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • Day 13: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Switzerland

  • Day 2: Zurich • Lucerne

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: Lucerne

    Take a tour of Lucerne

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    •  Löwendenkmal (Lion Monument)
    • Kapellbrücke
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss Alps Experience

    Swiss Alps Experience

    Venture to the roof of the Swiss Alps, atop one of the majestic peaks that tower over charming Lucerne. Take a boat across Lake Lucerne (in season) and ride a cog railway to the top of either Mount Pilatus (best known for its steep railway and its iconic craggy summit) or Mount Rigi (beloved for its original mountain railway and its history as a favorite spot of Mark Twain). Enjoy the splendid views of the quaint villages and fields of Switzerland as you trek along the mountain with your group. (Note: Warm clothes and appropriate shoes recommended). 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss Folklore Evening

    Swiss Folklore Evening

    Join us for a bit of Swiss tradition. You’ll enjoy a delicious meal, including the chance to try fondue—the Swiss national dish! Afterwards, watch a show, complete with yodeling, traditional dancing, and Alpine horns. Note: Groups traveling from October to mid-April will enjoy Swiss music during their meal instead of the show.

  • Day 4: Lucerne • Lake Como • Cinque Terre

  • Day 5: Cinque Terre

    Explore the Cinque Terre by train

  • Day 6: Cinque Terre • French Riviera

    Take a tour of Monaco

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Prince’s Palace
    • Monaco Cathedral
    • Monte Carlo Casino

    Take a walking tour of Nice

    With your tour director you will see:

    • Vieille Ville
    • Promenade des Anglais
  • Day 7: French Riviera • Provence

    Visit the Papal Palace

    Take a tour of Avignon

  • Day 8: Provence

    Visit the Pont du Gard

    Take a tour of Nîmes

    Visit the Nîmes Ampitheatre

  • Day 9: Provence • Barcelona

  • Day 10: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • La Sagrada Família
    • Gothic Quarter
    • Park Güell
    • Montjuïc

    Visit Park Güell

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    Barcelona by bike

    Barcelona by bike

    Feel the warm Mediterranean air breeze by as you explore Barcelona on a guided bicycle tour. This bicycle-friendly city has more than 75 miles of lanes for cyclists, providing a safe, fun, and fast way to gain a deeper understanding of Barcelona’s richly diverse streets and neighborhoods. Stop along the way to learn historical details about the city’s famous sites before pedaling on to your next destination.

    Take a walking tour of Las Ramblas

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Barcelona Flamenco Evening

    Barcelona Flamenco Evening

    Feel the pulse of Spain when you attend an unforgettable flamenco performance! Born of Indian, Moorish, Arabian and gypsy influences, flamenco dance is a passionate display of dramatic poses and colourful costumes, accompanied by song and guitar. Marvel at the intricate rhythms created by a dancer’s steps, castanets and clapping. A beverage is included during the two-hour performance.
  • Day 11: Depart for home

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  • Day 11: Barcelona • Madrid

    Travel by AVE train to Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Market of San Miguel

    Visit the Prado
  • Day 12: Madrid

    Tour Madrid with an expert local guide

    Visit the Royal Palace
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Toledo

    Toledo

    This guided half-day optional excursion takes you to Toledo, the “city of the three cultures.” Explore its diverse artistic and cultural legacy on a panoramic drive around the city, stopping at the iconic cathedral and the famed Church of Santo Tomé. Note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • Day 13: Depart for home

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