This awesome trip begins in Barcelona, one of Europe's hottest cities and home to landmarks such as Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia, Montjuic (home of the 1992 Olympics) and Las Ramblas. Get to know your group over dinner this evening, before a free day to discover what makes Barcelona tick. Tonight, find a tapas restaurant so you can order five dishes and not feel guilty about it, or take in an optional flamenco show performed to beautiful Spanish guitars.
A scenic drive transports you along the Mediterranean to the rugged coastline and azure seas of the French Riviera, one of Europe's most renowned vacation playgrounds. Join the fashionable sunseekers on the beaches of Nice and glam up for an evening in the principality of Monaco where you can do the James Bond thing in the casino!
Make your way north into Switzerland for a two-night stay at a cosy mountain retreat. Sample the rich foods so loved by the Swiss, then walk off the calories the next day hiking through the gorgeous countryside. You can also catch the cable car up Mt. Titlis for some guaranteed snow, or go paragliding high above the Alps.
Drive south into Italy and make a photo stop in Pisa. Who doesn't want a snap of the world's most famous Leaning Tower? On Day 8, explore Florence with an experienced local guide to hear tales of the likes of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Later, head down to Rome for a walking tour of its ancient sites including the Colosseum and Pantheon. The tour sadly concludes on Day 9.