Family time is as precious as gold, which makes custom family vacations priceless. Your custom tailored family vacation to England, France, and Italy offers you marvels of which the entire family will enjoy, from the storybook villages of the French countryside to the trotting horses along the lush plateau of the Swiss Alps. Castles overlook the historic waterways in London. Bakeries and boutique shops line the wide avenues of Paris. Renaissance...
London - Landing in London
London is a city that dates back to Roman occupation. The history is rich, and the culture is vibrant. Famous novelists and playwrights frequented cozy atmospheres of local pubs still in existence. Antique stores line cobblestone streets with items telling a fragmented history of the city’s old streets. York Street 1636 is the oldest street sign in the city. Goodwin’s Court hides passed small alley off of Martin’s Lane and dates back to the last decade of the 17th-century. When the family lands at Heathrow International Airport, your private transfer greets you at the baggage claim.
The kids are eager to see the likes of the famous city, which continues to draw visitors from around the world. The city surrounds you with captivating stone buildings. The aroma of freshly brewed tea lingers in the doorways of teahouses throughout the city. Through the windows, you can see people dining on cucumber sandwiches and scones spread with butter and jam. London maintains its unique, yet familiar atmosphere even with its energetic, and fast-paced daily life. The family feels swept up in the rush of the city from the moment you landed. Consider reading other Zicasso travelers' luxury Europe vacation reviews to gain insight as to how to best customize your trip for your family.
London - Over the Water and Past the Walls
Paris - City of Towers to the City of Light
Paris - Exploring the Heart of the City
Burgundy - Beginning with the Louvre
Burgundy - Full Immersion into Historic France
Lauterbrunnen - Offering Images of the Alps
Lauterbrunnen - Taking an Alpine Day
Monterosso - Over the Mountains and to the Sea
Monterosso - A Day of Leisure in Five Towns
Florence - Taking the Family to See a Master
Florence - The Family in Florence
Florence - Taking the Treasures with You
- Experience a family vacation that is both educational and entertaining, filled with spectacular scenery and world-renowned museums
- Enjoy a private guided tour through the Tower of London, home to the British Crown Jewels
- Delight in river cruises along the famous waterways of the River Thames and the River Seine
- Discover the treasures streets of Paris on a private guided tour through the various ages of the city
- Explore the breathtaking landscape of the Lauterbrunnen Valley in the Swiss Alps
- Revel in the enchanting atmosphere of the Mediterranean coastline in the small towns of Cinque Terre
- Traverse the majestic corridors of the Accademia and the Uffizi Gallery to view the celebrated artwork of the Middle Ages and Renaissance
- Relish time at Guédelon castle, a special recreation of a 13th-century edifice constructed using only historic methods
Vacations to Europe contain a bit of everything a family can enjoy, from beaches to museums, historical cities to charming villages. Your 13-day family vacation to England, France, and Italy takes you and your family from London to Florence, taking in the beauty of the landscape and the pleasures of the cultures in between. Your journey begins in London with your arrival at Heathrow International Airport. Your private transfer takes you to the heart of the city that was once the center of the British Empire. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to revel in the energetic history of the city.
After breakfast, your guide meets you in the hotel lobby and takes you on a marvelous river cruise along the Thames. Your excursion continues with a visit to the Tower of London and time exploring the epicenter of the city. The following day, you travel by train to Paris, using the comfortable and easy Chunnel. Once you settle into the city, you have an introductory tour of the City of Lights and a remarkable evening cruise along the Seine River. After breakfast, the beautiful city of Paris is yours to discover. Your guide takes the family on a fabulous walking tour of the city to explore the depths of Paris’s history.
The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy the city as you and the family pleases, whether taking in a museum such as the d’Orsay, or strolling through the Bohemian neighborhood of Montmartre. Your guide meets you in the morning and takes you on a fabulous half-day tour of the Louvre Museum to absorb the sensational gems of the past. You continue your journey through Europe after your tour of the museum by venturing to the French countryside of Burgundy. The next day, the family delights in a visit to the architectural site of Guédelon, where you can experience the establishment of a 13th-century castle and town.
When you make your way into the Swiss Alps, you can relax during the gorgeous scenic drive before arriving in Lauterbrunnen Valley. With a full day in the valley, you and the family can discover the tremendous landscape by hiking along the Männlichen ridge and reveling in the view from the village of Kleine Scheidegg. You leave the Alps behind in the morning, and make your way through another scenic drive to the Mediterranean Sea on the Italian coast, settling in the town of Monterosso al Mare. The following day is at your leisure to indulge in the beach or hike along the coastline to visit the charming towns collectively known as Cinque Terre.
From Monterosso, you travel to the wonderful city of Florence. Your guide leads you on a fabulous private tour of the Accademia to visit some of the city’s most celebrated artworks, including Michelangelo’s David. After breakfast the following day, you can wander the marvelous streets of the city before meeting your guide in front of the Uffizi Gallery for a tour of the spectacular art collection housing the likes of da Vinci and Botticelli. On your final morning in Florence, your private transfer meets the family in the lobby of the hotel and escorts you to Florence International Airport for your flight home.
$5,065 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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