GREECE, ITALY, SWITZERLAND AND PARIS TOUR

Athens - Olympia - Rome - Florence - Venice - Zurich - Paris

validity

valid until March 2019

duration

13 days

HIGH SEASON

USD2,291

MID SEASON

USD2,291

LOW SEASON

USD2,183

TOUR PHOTOS

from USD2,183 / person

EXPECTED HOTELS


Athens: Novotel Athens, Stanley;
Olympia: Olympic Village Hotel Resort Spa, Arty Grand Hotel, Rome: Cristoforo Colombo; Florence: Conference Florencia; Venice: Albatros; Zurich: Hotel Ibis Zurich Messe Airport; Paris: Courtyard Marriot Paris St Denis, Novotel Saint Denis

DEPARTURE DATES


Jul : 04, 11, 18, 25
Aug : 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
Sep : 05, 12, 19, 26
Oct : 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
Nov : 07
Dec : 26
Jan.19 : 09, 23
Feb.19 : 06, 20
Mar.19 : 06, 20

INCLUSIONS

  • Includes arrival transfer
  • City tour in: ATHENS, OLYMPIA, ROME, FLORENCE, VENICE, PARIS
  • Boat: Vaporetto in Venice in VENICE, Boat Trip along River Seine in Paris in PARIS
  • Evening transfer: Plaka neighbourhood in Athens in ATHENS, Via Cavour in Rome in ROME, Latin Quartier of Paris in PARIS
  • Transfer: Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence in FLORENCE
  • Ticket admission: Coliseum of Rome in ROME, Saint Mark´s Basilica and Murano Glass Factory in Venice in VENICE, 2nd Floor Eiffel Tower in Paris in PARIS
  • Ferry: Night Igoumenitsa – Brindisi in Patras-Brindisi Ferry
  • Funicular: cable car up to Grindenwald first in ZURICH
  • 1 Lunch Included in: Louver
  • 1 Dinner Included in: OLYMPIA

ITINERARY

DAY 01 WED. Athens - Arrival.

Arrival to Athens. At night we provide an evening transfer to PLAKA area. This neighbourhood is full of small Greek taverns where you can enjoy the rich folklore of this country.

DAY 02 THU. Athens

We will enjoy a scenic visit of this modern city, which includes the Panathinaikos Stadium and the Royal Palace.

Note: Occasionally, the tour of Athens may take place on Wednesday right after arrival depending on how this stage develops and the sunlight.

Free time during the day to walk around and discover unforgettable places.

DAY 03 FRI. Athens - Corinth - Epidaurus - Nafplio - Olympia

We will depart for the Peloponnese region in the morning. We will stop at the CORINTH CANAL. Afterwards, we will arrive in EPIDAURUS enjoying the view of gorgeous landscapes. We will visit the magnificent Ancient Theatre which is surrounded by a unique landscape. We
will later journey to NAFPLIO, a town by the Aegean Sea. We will visit its historic centre, its lovely marina and its medieval castle. Lunch break and free time to stroll around. We will resume our journey to OLYMPIA at mid-afternoon. Supper included.

DAY 04 SAT. Olympia - Patras - Amfilochia - Arta- Igoumenitsa (board ship)

We will visit OLYMPIA archeological site with a local guide. You will have a chance to visit its museum and archeological site (guided tour, ticket to the park not included) which the cradle of the Olympic games in ancient times. We will get back on route to PATRAS, Greece’s third largest city. We will visit its active, lively centre. Afterwards, we will travel to Northern Greece, AMFILOCHIA. Short stop in this quiet coastal town; ARTA, a city in the Epirus region that has a Roman bridge. Arrival in IGOUMENITSA. Suppertime and boarding to cross the Ionian Sea. Night on board, overnight accommodation in double cabins with private bathroom (we recommend bringing a handbag along to spend the night on board. Breakfast on the boat Sunday morning is not included).

DAY 05 SUN. Brindisi - Trani - Naples - Rome

Arrival in BRINDISI early in the morning. We will follow the Adriatic coastline in Southern Italy. We will visit TRANI, a picturesque little town by the sea, and its fishing port, its old cathedral and its lively streets. Lunchtime. We will resume our trip to NAPLES, where we will arrive in the afternoon. Short sightseeing tour in its historic centre before resuming our journey to ROME.

DAY 06 MON. Rome

In the morning, we have a scenic tour of the city, which will be a great introduction to “The Eternal city”. We visit the tiny state of the Vatican. The Vatican City is a principal centre of Christianity in the world. You will be able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. And we have also included admission to the Roman Coliseum, the principal symbol of Rome. This impressive construction dates back 2,000 years and will transport us in time so that we can learn about ancient society in the Roman Empire. In the evening we provide transport to the Via Cavour area, were you will find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food. Return to hotel.

DAY 07 TUE. Rome - Florence

We will leave Rome, heading north. This route is graced with beautiful landscapes. Upon arrival in FLORENCE, we head straight to Piazzale Michelangelo, an impressive site in the city. In the evening we provide a tour with a local expert, and walk through the historic centre, taking in places such as the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, and Piazza della Signoria. This city is truly an outdoor museum. Free time to explore. In the evening, you can dine at your favourite restaurant. In this district you can find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food.

DAY 08 WED. Florence - Venice

Today we enjoy stunning mountain landscapes while crossing the Apennine Mountains. Arriving in VENICE, we will board a Vapporetto to travel around on the canals in the historic centre. With a local guide, we will visit the marvellous Plaza de San Marcos and enter the marvellous basilica (entry cost included). Afterwards, we shall be able to visit the Murano glass factory city. It is marvellous to see the technique of crystal blowing. Free time. At the end of the afternoon, you will have the chance to eat dinner in the Mestre area, where you can choose the type of restaurant that you prefer (Indian, Oriental, Italian, etc.).

DAY 09 THU. Venice - Verona - Zurich

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: We visit the city of Romeo y Juliet. Beautiful countryside while crossing the Alps (lakes and snowy mountains).


We will depart from Venice, travelling to VERONA. We will provide a shuttle from parking to the historic centre. Our guide will instruct us on the places where you will be able to walk in Romeo and Juliet’s city – the city of lovers! Afterwards we continue the journey to Switzerland. Very beautiful lakes and mountains with snow-capped peaks line our route. Arrival in ZURICH. Free time in the historic centre next to the lake, where you will be able to dine in your chosen restaurant serving Italian, Indian, Chinese, international or Swiss food.

DAY 10 FRI. Zurich - Grindelwald - Lucerne - Zurich

TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: Admire the fantastic landscapes. Cable car included to Grindelwald first. Lunch included.


Today’s stage has beautiful landscapes with high mountains and lakes. Breathtaking scenery in the region of Interlaken. Grindelwald where we will have time for a coffee before taking the cable car (ticket included) up to Grindelwald first. We will walk along the path (30 minutes) in which we shall be able to take the “footbridge over the empty” among the fantastic scenery enjoying glaciers around us. Lunch included (vegetarian option available). After that we continue to LUCERNE, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. Time at the end of the day to stroll, enjoy the city and dine before returning to the hotel in Zurich.

DAY 11 SAT. Zurich - Bern - Paris

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Explore Bern, the capital city of Switzerland.


Embark on a scenic trip to BERN, capital city of the confederation built around a bend in the Aare River,
with its medieval architecture preserved in the Old Town. Time to take a stroll and breathe in the fresh air.
Next, we journey to France. Enjoy beautiful lake views on our trip to Paris. We arrive in the evening.

DAY 12 SUN. Paris

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour in Paris. Boat ride along the Seine. Climb to the second floor of the Eiffel
Tower. Evening transfer.


A scenic guided tour to discover the history, main boulevards and the breathtaking monuments of Paris. We end the visit at the Eiffel Tower area. You will have the opportunity to climb up to the second floor of this remarkable metal monument (ticket admission included). End your visit with a boat cruise along the River Seine, which divides the north of Paris from the south. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore as you choose. At sunset transfer to the “Quartier Latin”, a very picturesque area of the historic centre were you can enjoy dinner with a wide variety of international cuisines. Return to hotel. 

 

Note: Sometimes queues to climb the Eiffel Tower are long. For organizational reasons, if deemed appropriate, the climb can be made at a different moment of the day (or Monday).

DAY 13 MON. Paris

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour in Paris. Boat ride along the Seine. Climb to the second floor of the Eiffel
Tower. Evening transfer.


After breakfast, end of our services.

Note: We advise you to book an extra day or two in this city. In this way, you will be able to get to see Eurodisney, Versailles Palace and other places of interest.

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