20 Day Backroads Of Switzerland, Italy & France

Rome - Cortona - Assisi - Perugia - Florence - Lake Como - St Moritz - Zermatt - Montreux - Lons Le Saunier - Cuiseaux - Bresse Region - Chateau Chalon - Beaune - Cote de Beaune - Lyon

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01 SEP 2019
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-$1,500.00 p.p If selected, flights and airport transfers are excluded from the tour
Interstate surcharge may be applied for some departure cities.
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1 x Single Room
+$2,499.00
Single Supplement is $2,499.00 per single room.

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Dubai stopover package (select number of passengers first)
3 nights accommodation at the Pullman Jumeirah Lakes Towers Hotel (or similar), Breakfast daily and return airport transfers. (Resort Fee not included - approximately AED $20 (AUD $7.50) per night payable locally).


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Pay now a $1,000.00 deposit to confirm your booking. Final payment due 120 days prior to travel.


Inclusions & Fine Print

Inclusions

  • Return international airfares with Emirates (Singapore Airlines if unavailable)
  • Return airport transfers
  • 18 nights accommodation in hand picked hotels authentic to each region. Including 4 nights in Tuscany’s medieval town of Cortona, 4 nights in the Swiss resort towns of St Moritz, Zermatt & Montreux, 5 nights in regional France including the coveted wine region of Burgundy and more.
  • 35 meals – 18 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 7 dinners including 3 days with iconic restaurateur and chef Jacques Reymond in his home town region of France. Dine with Jacques at local French restaurants which harness the true flavours of French cooking. Enjoy a chef’s table dinner in Jacques’ home town of Cuiseaux as he cooks for you some of his favourite French dishes which capture local flavours.
  • The services of a professional English speaking escorted tour leader throughout
  • Dedicated transportation
  • Incredible sightseeing including all entry fees as per the the itinerary
  • All activities like cooking classes, cheese tasting and wine tasting as per the itinerary
  • Small group touring 20 people max

Unbelievable sightseeing included

Rome - Guided walking 
Rome - Trevi Fountain
Rome - Colosseum (outside only)
Cortona - Walking tour of this medieval city
Perugia - Guided walking tour of Perugia
Assisi - Visit the Basilica of St. Francis.
Assisi - UNESCO World Heritage Site best known as the birthplace of St. Francis
Montepulciano - Visit a local cheese farm and learn about local life
Arezzo - Guided walking tour of Arezzo
Arrezo - Roman Amphitheatre admission
Florence - Guided walking tour of Florence
Florence - Enter the Accademia to see Michaelangelo’s David
Lake Como - Use your lake pass to explore the stunning islands
St Moritz - Ride the Glacier Express from St Moritz to Zermatt
Zermatt - Take the Gornergrat railway to 3,089m to enjoy stunning views of the Matterhorm
Montreux - Ride the Chocolate Train and enjoy both Gruyere cheese and chocolate tastings
Cuiseaux - Go on a walking tour with Jacques Reymond in his home town
Bresse Region - Be taken into a chicken farm and learn about this prized poultry
Route des Vins - Drive the stunning wine route in the Cuiseaux region and visit a local winery
Chateau Chalon - Explore this stunning town and enjoy an authentic lunch
Beaumes les Messieurs - Go on a short village walk
E’Ltoile - Meet a local wine maker and sample his produce
Beaune - Visit La Moutardie Fallot mustard and enjoy a guided tour
Beaune - Enjoy a guided city tour
Beaune - Go on a half-day walking winery tour from Beaune to Côte de Beaune sampling as you go
Beaune - Visit Hospices de Beaune
Lyon - Enjoy a city tour of stunning Lyon

Unbelieveable culinary experiences

Rome - An unforgettable welcome dinner including beer and wine
Cortona - A cooking class with a local chef preparing Tuscan cuisine
Cortona - Aperitivo and snacks to relax after a day of sightseeing
Montepulciano - Farm visit with local cheese tasting
San Gimignano - Lunch and wine tasting in an Agriturismo
San Gimignano - Gelato tasting at the world renowned Gelateria di Piazza
Lake Como - Join a cooking class with a local expert preparing meals of the lake district
Zermatt - Dine on Fondue or Raclette in Switzerland
Montreux - Travel on the famous Chocolate train and sample Swiss chocolate and Gruyere cheese
Les Rousses - Visit fort des rousses and enjoy a Jura cheese tasting
Lons le Saunier - Dine with Jacques Reymond in local French bistros and brasseries 
Cuiseaux - Join a chefs table dinner with Jacques Reymond cookings some of his favourite dishes for you
Tournes - Enjoy a 6 course degustation lunch with matching wines at a Michelin restaurant
Côte du Jura - Sample local wines in the Jura region
Beaune - Visit La Moutarderie Fallot and enjoy a hands on tour of the mustard making process
Beaune - Go on a walking winery tour of the Cote de Beaune region
Vonnas - Enjoy an unforgettable farewell lunch in the commune of Vonnas

Deposits

Secure your package with a deposit of $1,000 per person. You will then be invoiced for final payment 120 days prior to departure.

How to extend your stay

Some customers like to enhance their holiday by arriving early and/or staying behind. If you wish to do so, please follow the following steps:

  • Follow the ‘book now’ prompts.
  • After selecting your departure date and completing your bedding configuration details, please select if you wish to 'arrive early' and/or 'stay behind' in the 'extra services' field.
  • In the 'special requests', field please specify your extension requirements.
  • Complete the remaining booking requirements and click ‘pay now’.
  • After finalising your purchase a member of our reservations team will be in contact with you to discuss your extension request.

A $150 per person supplement plus any fare difference applies if you wish to confirm your extension. You will be contact after purchase for collection of this payment. All additional accommodation and sightseeing is at your own arrangement. 

Dubai Stopover Package - $599 per person

  • 3 nights superior room at the Pullman Jumeirah Lakes Towers Hotel or similar
  • Breakfast daily
  • Return private transfers

Resort Fee not included - approximately AED $20 (AUD $7.50) per night payable locally.

If you wish to book the Dubai stopover package either before and/or after your tour please request 'Dubai stopover package' in the 'Special Requests' field prior to making your purchase. You will then be contact to collect payment after paying your tour deposit. Please note, the Dubai stopover package must be paid in full at the time of paying your tour deposit.

The $150pp extension supplement does not apply if selecting this option.

Reverse Itinerary

Some dates operate in reverse. Please refer to the departure date list. Please click here for the reverse itinerary. 

Please note: The reverse itinerary includes 9 lunches and 8 dinners.

Fine Print

Booking Process

  • Follow the ‘Book Now’ prompts
  • Select your travel dates, departure city, number of travellers, room preference and any extra services.
  • Click ‘Checkout’ to login or create an account. You’ll need an account to review your details and download documentation.
  • Click ‘Pay Now’ to proceed to payment.
  • Once your order is complete, you will be prompted to complete a booking form so that we can fulfil your booking.
  • Your booking is confirmed once your booking form is submitted and you can begin the countdown to your Inspiring Vacation!

Airfare Information

  • Full service airline used will be Emirates (Singapore Airlines if unavailable)
  • Flights will require a minimum of 1 transit (maximum 2).
  • All tickets will include 23kgs checked baggage
  • Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable. Any changes will be subject to the airline rules and change fees.
  • Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required.
  • Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are beyond our control.

Exclusions

  • Visas
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Tipping
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses

Travel Insurance

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Documentation: final documentation including e-tickets and hotel details will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.

Single Supplement: Single supplement is $2,499 per person in addition to the twin share price.

Land only: A $1,500 per person reduction from the twin share price applies if you wish to arrange your own airfares. Should you wish to purchase land only, please select this option in the booking process, under 'Departure City'.

Triple share: Not available

Premium Economy Upgrade: Not available.

Business Class Upgrade: Available from an additional $6,500 per person in addition to the standard price (subject to availability). Please specify this as a 'Special Request' when completing your booking and you will be quoted for the additional fare. In the event your selection is unavailable or that you are dissatisfied with the quote, you will be provided with a full refund.

Itinerary: The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.

Group Size: 10-20 people

Children: Children must be 2 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are the same price as adults.

Accommodation: The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.

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