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ITALY - FRANCE - ENGLAND TOUR PACKAGE

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Venice, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Paris, London, Stonehenge , Bath

Day 01: Chicago - Venice
This afternoon depart on our selected scheduled airline to Venice with a change of plane in a European city.

Day 02: Venice
Arrive at Venice. Welcome and assistance upon arrival at the airport. Later transfer to hotel Hilton. Enjoy at sunset and late evening gondola ride through small but enchanting Venetian canals.

Day 03: Venice
After breakfast, depart for sightseeing tour of Venice. Saint Mark’s Square is Venice’s undisputed symbol and the most beautiful square in the world. Discover the origins and the history of Saint Mark’s Square and Basilica, the Doge’s Palace with its thousand years of art, history and power as the Hall of the Great Council, the Hall of the Senate and the Hall of the “Collegio” with its famous wall-paintings by Tintoretto, Tiziano and Veronese, bear witness to. There is also a visit of the Prisons and the Bridge of Sighs. Also visit Murano glass factory to see the artistic glasswork display

Day 04: Venice Florence
After breakfast, depart for Florence by private air-conditioned motor coach. Visit en-route Padua. The city of Padua is considered one of northern Italy's prettiest towns with its arcaded streets and grand piazzas. It is also home to some of the best-preserved Giotto frescoes, Basilica di Saint Antonio. Arrive in Florence and transfer to hotel Westin

Day 05: Florence
Depart for city tour of Florence. Visit the Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral with its magnificent dome called the Cupola del Brunelleschi, Giotto’s bell tower and the Saint John Baptistery with its famous Ports del Paradiso. Visit the medieval quarters, the Palazzo del Bargello, an art museum. See the Palazzo Vecchio overlooking the Piazza della Signoria, a great open-air sculpture museum. The Uffizi Gallery, the most famous art museums of the world. Continue to Mercato della Paglia or straw market, the famous fountain Il Porcellino, Ponte Vecchio or “Old Bridge.” and the Pitti Palace.

Day 06: Florence Pisa Florence
A full day tour of Pisa will take you on an amazing journey through the beautiful Tuscan countryside famous for its architectural beauty and home of the Leaning Tower. After the panoramic drive by bus along the banks of the river Arno, explore on a walking tour Piazza dei Miracoli, with the famous Leaning Tower, Baptistery and other important monuments. Visit Chianti, famous for its vineyards, olive groves, churches, farmhouses and castles.

Day 07: Florence Rome
After breakfast, drive to Rome. Arrive and check in at hotel Boscolo. A panoramic night drive around in Rome will introduce you to this world famous city. Drive past Piazza San Bernardo with its Moses’s Fountain, Piazza della Republica, Via Veneto, Palazzo Margherita, Porta Pinciana, Villa Borghese, Trevi Fountain, where we will make a photo stop. Continue drive along Via Quattro Fontane with its Fountains of the Four Seasons; Piazza Venezia, the Memorial to King Vittorio Emanuele II and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Capitoline Hill, the Imperial Forum, the Coliseums, the Palatine Hill, the Aventine Hill, the Circus Maximus and the Tiberina Island, the Gianicolum Hill, for one of the most beautiful and amazing views of the whole city of Rome and the Vatican.

Day 08: Rome
After breakfast, enjoy your tour of Rome visiting Colle Oppio ("Opium Hill") with a panoramic view of the Coliseum. Visit the Coliseum from inside to hear about the bloody past of the amphitheatre as you listen to tales of gladiators, mock sea-battles and executions. Visit Palatine Hill to view the Roman Forum and Nero’s Circus Maximus famous for its ancient chariot races. Walk along the “Via Sacra” or “Sacred Way” which was famous for Roman festivities and triumphal processions. End your walk at the temple where Julius Caesar was cremated.

Day 09: Rome
Explore Vatican, the smallest country in the world and one of the world’s most sacred places of for Roman Catholic Christians with imposing beauty of Saint Peter’s Square. Visit the Vatican Museums. Admire Michelangelo’s famous Creation of Adam inside the Sistine Chapel.

Day 10:Rome Paris
Early morning transfer to airport for flight to Paris. Arrive in Paris and transfer to hotel Intercontinental. Later enjoy the visit to Louvre Museum Tour where you can admire the enigmatic smile of the Mona Lisa and marvel at thousands more precious artworks, including the Venus de Milo.

Day 11: Paris
Enjoy your tour of Paris driving past the Concorde Square, Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe, 16th district, Enjoy the Seine River cruise. See the main monuments of Paris along the Seine: Orsay Museum, Notre Dame de Paris, and Eiffel Tower. Visit the Eiffel Tower the lift will take you to the 2nd floor where you will admire the magnificent view on Paris: Montmartre with the Sacré Coeur, Invalides, or the Arc of Triumph on the Champs Elysées Avenue

Day 12: Paris
Enjoy the visit to Louvre Museum Tour. Enjoy free admission to the Louvre Museum, where you can admire the enigmatic smile of the Mona Lisa and marvel at thousands more precious artworks, including the Venus de Milo. In the evening enjoy the Moulin Rouge Show with its "Feerie" show with the famous French Can-Can.

Day 13: Paris London
After breakfast transfer to train station for high speed Euro Star train to London. Arrive in London and transfer to hotel Andaz. In the afternoon enjoy touring London’s famous sights such as Windsor Castle overlooking the river Thames, Tower of London, Big Ben, London Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey to name a few.

Day 14: London
Visit the monumental Stonehenge on the Salisbury Plain an ancient mystery of this rock formation Also visit the City of Bath situated on the banks of the River Avon- a UNESCO World Heritage site, famous for the Roman Baths, which gave the city its name. The Roman era bath complex is well-preserved is also still fully-functioning with water flowing from Britain’s only hot spring

Day 15: London Chicago
Transfer to airport for flight to Chicago with change of plane in a European city.

TOUR ENDS

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

Book your Tour 120 Days in advance and recieve US $ 200 per person Early Bird Discount

AIR & LAND COST: 
(PER PERSON RATES BASED ON SHARING A TWIN/DOUBLE ROOM)

US $ per person

Single Room supplement US $ per person

Please read all the terms and conditions carefully before filling in the Tour Booking form and mailing your deposits.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • International airfare from Chicago to Italy roundtrip in coach class as per the program on our selected International scheduled airline
  • All Intra Europe flights as per program in economy class.
  • All transfers, sightseeing and excursion tours by private air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of local English speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to the places of visit
  • Deluxe/Superior First class hotel accommodation sharing a standard twin/double room as per the hotels mentioned in the program or similar category.
  • Buffet breakfast daily at the hotel.
  • Three course fixed/buffet menu dinner in hotel or local restaurant as per the program.
  • Comprehensive city tour in each place of visit as per the program
  • Tips, gratuities and porterage at the hotel (no porterage at the airport )

Please read all the terms and conditions carefully before filling in the Tour Booking form and mailing your deposits

NOT INCLUDED: Visa fee, any meals not mentioned above, Travel Insurance, any baggage handling fee/gratuity, mineral water, any beverages alcoholic or non-alcoholic, items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, room service, any increase in airfare or government imposed taxes, any other items not mentioned in the tour inclusion list.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:   We strongly recommend that you obtain a comprehensive Travel Insurance coverage, including but not limited to trip cancellation, delay, loss of deposit, medical expenses, personal accidents and death, loss of baggage, personal belongings. “Cancel for Any Reason” travel insurance policy is one option that you must discuss with your Travel Insurance Company, as it offers a wider range of coverage if you cancel for any reason. Most Travel Insurance companies want you to buy insurance at the time of making your initial tour deposit to obtain the best coverage. Please contact and discuss all options available to you from the Travel Insurance companies of your choice before signing up on the tour.

CANCELLATION AND REFUNDOnce booked, the Tour involves a cancellation penalty if it is cancelled by you for any reason or for any circumstances beyond the control of Pollina Tours & Travel, Inc, its agents, and its service providers. We highly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance policy from the travel insurance company of your choice, covering all eventualities including, but not limited to, trip delay, trip cancellation, medical evacuation, illness, disease, death, accident etc that can protect yourself from cancellation penalties, in case the tour is cancelled by you or due to circumstances beyond the control of Pollina Tours, its agents, or service providers.

An administrative fee of US $ 500.00 per person will be charged for any cancellation once the tour is booked. A 25% cancellation fee on total tour cost will be charged if the bookings are cancelled between 89-60 days prior to departure. A 50% cancellation fee on total tour cost will be charged if the bookings are cancelled between 59-30 days prior to departure. A 75% cancellation fee on total tour cost will be charged if the bookings are cancelled between 29-03 days prior to departure. For a later cancellation, or for any unutilized services, no refund will be permissible. It is mandatory for passenger to make all cancellations in writing, stating the reason for cancellation and same must be received in our office on a prompt basis. Most refunds generally take 6-8 weeks to process.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS :: It is the sole responsibility of each passenger/tourist to obtain and verify that all of their travel documents, such as passport, visa, and airline tickets, vaccination requirements,etc are in order and meets the guidelines to embark on the trip.

HEALTH: You must consult with your physician every important aspect of your health related issues, including vaccinations such as Yellow Fever, Hepatitis, malaria prophylaxis etc. to ensure that you are in good health to engage in overseas travel. Please note: all our overseas tours require considerable walking and driving, sometimes on uneven, dusty and bumpy road conditions. You may also need to take stairs and inclines during the tour. No individual assistance to passengers requiring wheelchair can be provided, as many places may not be wheelchair accessible and may be challenging for the physically handicapped. For Information on vaccinations and other health precautions, such as safe food and water precautions and insect bite protection, may be obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s hotline for international travelers at 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) or via the CDC’s Internet site, at http://www.cdc.gov/travel For information about outbreaks of infectious diseases abroad, please consult the World Health Organization’s (WHO) web site. All passengers are personally responsible to ensure that they are medically fit to travel.

AIRLINE GROUP BOOKING AND SEAT ASSIGNMENTS POLLINA TOURS makes the booking with the Group Department of the airline, which means all the group members must travel together to and from a common gateway, as one Group. The Group tickets are lower fare tickets and carry restrictions. The tickets are nonrefundable, non-transferrable, non–re-routable, and non-endorsable. Policies governing seat assignments for groups vary greatly by airline. Most airlines currently offer preferred seating, a system which allows them to charge additional fees for preferable seats. As a result, many seats displayed on airline seat maps are set aside for clients willing to pay additional fees for them. Some seats may only be accessible at airport check-in. Specific Seat assignments preferences are not guaranteed by Pollina Tours. Loss of assignments may occur, at any time, due to airline schedule changes, or even as a result of individual passengers making changes directly with airlines on their group seat assignments. In many cases, airlines will not assign seats for groups until the group booking is closed for ticketing usually 30 days prior to departure. At this time, Pollina Tours will do all possible to seat passengers together and in the best available seats. However, it may not be possible for Pollina Tours to assign seats of each passenger's personal choice. Once assigned, typically seats may only be changed at airport check-in. Domestic US flights, as well as flights within Europe, do not permit group seat assignments. Airline reservation agents are often prohibited from assisting with seat requests for Group Reservations from individual passengers.

GROUP HOTEL BOOKING POLLINA TOURS makes the booking of the hotel in the specified hotel in “Standard” twin-bedded (two single beds) rooms or “Standard” double bedded (one double bed) room with private facilities, unless you have specifically requested and paid for an upgraded room category. Special requests, such as bed types, smoking preference and connecting rooms are subject to availability. Room selection in all cases, unless otherwise reserved, is strictly at the discretion of the hotel's management on a run-of-house basis.

GROUP DINNER BOOKING: POLLINA TOURS make the reservation for the Group Dinner arrangements at the hotel or local restaurants based on the hotel or restaurant’s Buffet or Set dinner menu basis policy. All efforts are made to offer Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian menu choice to the Group members. However, Pollina Tours cannot make multiple dinner menu request based on each group members’ individual request, likings and disliking.

RESPONSIBILITYPollina Tours & Travel, Inc. and/or their agents give notice that all tickets, vouchers and the coupons issued by them and all arrangements for transportation or for conveyance/hotel accommodation, sightseeing, excursions, etc, made by them, as AGENTS of the passenger upon the express condition that they shall not be held liable for any injury, damage, loss , accident, death, delay or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason or defect of any vehicle, or through the act or default of any person or company engaged in conveying or housing the passengers or in connection therewith, or of any hotel proprietor or employee. Pollina Tour and/ or their agents can accept no responsibility for cancellation penalties or losses or incidental expenses due to delay or change in schedules of airline, rail, motor coach, cruise or any transportation companies etc, hotel overbooking or default, sickness, injury, death, weather, strike, political or social unrest, disease, epidemic, pandemic, terrorism, natural calamities, quarantine or any other causes beyond the control of Pollina Tours & Travel, its agents and suppliers of services. All such losses or incidental expenses will have to be borne by the passengers. Baggage is at owner’s risk throughout the tour. Obtaining a suitable travel insurance policy to cover the medical and non-medical eventualities from any Travel Insurance company of your choice is solely the responsibility of each passenger/tourist booked on our tour. Pollina Tours & Travel reserves the right to accept or reject any person as tour participants, to expel any tour participants from the tour, to make changes in the itinerary whenever the company deems it is necessary for the comfort, safety and convenience of the participants or their agents/service providers. Although, all safety measures are taken by our suppliers to ensure you have an enjoyable and safe tour. However, our Service provider will require you to sign their responsibility form to not hold them responsible for any injury, accident, death, etc, caused to you during any adventure tourism activities, jungle safari, etc. which is beyond their control. All prices are quoted in US Dollars. The transportation, airlines, rail ,cruise, ferry companies, etc, concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or events during the time passengers are not on board their carriers and conveyance. The passenger’s contract in use by the airline carrier, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the transportation company and the purchaser of the Tour(s) and/or passengers. Typically, check- in time at the hotels is 3:00 PM and check out time is 12 noon. Sequence of the itinerary is subject to change, due to circumstances beyond our control.