GREECE, ITALY, SWITZERLAND AND PARIS TOUR

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

validity

valid until March 2020

duration

13 days

HIGH SEASON

USD2,375

MID SEASON

USD2,375

LOW SEASON

USD2,265

TOUR PHOTOS

from USD2,265 / 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


2019
Oct 09, 23
Nov 13, 27
Dec 11, 25


2020
Jan 01, 15, 29
Feb 12, 26
Mar 11, 25

INCLUSIONS

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

ITINERARY

DAY 01 Athens - Arrival.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Evening transfer to Plaka neighborhood.Arrival to Athens and transfer to the hotel


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

DAY 02 Athens

TODAY ́S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour in Athens.


In the morning, we will enjoy a panoramic tour of the city with a local guide which includes the Presidential Palace, the Panathinaikos stadium where the first modern Olympic games were held, the national library, the bustling squares of the center; the new neighborhoods that emerged after the 2004 Olympic games. The tour will end at the Acropolis site (entry not included). Free time during the day to walk around and discover unforgettable places

DAY 03 Athens - Corinth - Mycenae - Tripoli - Olympia

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Peloponnese region. Corinth canal. Mycenae archaeological site. Dinner included.


In the morning, we leave for the Peloponnese region. We make a stop at the CORINTH CANAL. After this, we have time in the immense fortress of ACCRA CORINTH. At the top of the settlement are the foundations of what was a temple to Aphrodite. We go on to MYCENAE, a colossal citadel from the eighteenth century BC, the birthplace of the first European civilisation. We stop in TRIPOLI, the provincial capital of a region that produces excellent wines. In the middle of the afternoon, we go on our way to OLYMPIA. Dinner included

DAY 04 Olympia - Patras - Brindisi Ferry

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: guided visit to Olympia. Overnight voyage from Greece to Italy


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 onboard. Breakfast on the boat Sunday morning is not included). Note:The ferry used, which is the only one available, leaves at one in the morning, but boarding is not usually possible until after midnight. Sometimes due to late arrival, the ferry might be delayed. It is a simple ferry (double cabins with private bathroom). Occasionally, due to weather conditions, vessel inspection or schedule changes, strikes, fully booked ferryboats or other reasons, we are forced to adapt the schedules of the following day itinerary according to the berthing time of the ship or fly from Athens to Rome, in which case the visits to Amfilochia and Arta are cancelled and a Sunday visit to Naples and Pompeii is included

DAY 05 Patras - Brindisi - Trani - Naples - Rome

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Highly picturesque seaport town of Trani. City of Naples


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 Rome

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Rome. Roman Coliseum and Vatican City. Evening transfer


In the morning, we will have a tour of the city, which will be a great introduction to “The Eternal city”. We enter 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. We will also enter the Roman Colosseum (admission price included), 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 will transfer you to the Via Cavour area, where you will find many international restaurants to enjoy your dinner at. After dinner return to the hotel

DAY 07 Rome - Florence

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Tour with a local expert from Florence.View from Piazzale Michelangelo.


Today we will leave Rome, heading north. This route has beautiful landscapes. Arriving in FLORENCE, we head straight to the impressive Piazzale Michelangelo. In the evening we take a tour with a local expert, walking through the historic centre, taking in places such as the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, and Plaza della Signoria. This city is truly an outdoor museum. Enjoy some leisure time to explore. In the evening you will have time for dinner, as, in this district you can find many restaurants serving international cuisine

DAY 08 Florence - Venice

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Vaporetto boat on Venice’s Grand Canal. Visit and admission to the Sat. Mark’s Basilica. Admire the technique of crafting Murano Glass.


Today we enjoy stunning mountain landscapes while crossing the Apennine Mountains. We will arrive in VENICE and board a Vaporetto to travel around on the canals in the historic centre. With a local guide, we will visit the marvellous St. Mark’s Square and enter the Basilica (entrance included). Afterwards, we will visit the Murano Glass Factory. It is fascinating to see the technique of how this ancient glass is made. Enjoy some time at leisure to explore. In the late afternoon, you will have the chance to get dinner in the Mestre area, where you can choose from many restaurants.

DAY 09 Venice - Verona - Zurich

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


We will depart from Venice, travelling to VERONA.When we arrive in Verona we will take a shuttle to the historic centre. Our guide will instruct you on the places where you will be able to walk in Romeo and Juliet’s city – the city of lovers!Afterwards we continue our journey to LUGANO, the cosmopolitan capital of the Italian Switzerland with its beautiful lake. Time to stroll and have some lunch. Journey on to Zurich, beautiful lakes and mountains with snow-capped peaks line our route. Arriving in ZURICH enjoy some free time in the historic centre next to the lake. Here you will be able to dine in one of the many restaurants serving a variety of international cuisine.

DAY 10 Zurich - Lucerne - Zurich

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Admire the fantastic landscapes.Cable car included to Grindenwald first. Lunch included.


Today’s journey has beautiful landscapes with high mountains and lakes. Breathtaking scenery in the region of Interlaken. We will stop in GRINDELWALD where we will have time for a coffee before taking the cable car up to mountain. We will walk along the winding path which will lead us to the “footbridge over the empty”. Dare to walk along the bridge amongst the fantastic scenery enjoying glaciers all around us. We will take lunch up the mountain (included) before heading back down. We continue to LUCERNE, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. In the evening we have time to stroll around, enjoying the city and taking dinner before we return to the hotel in Zurich.

DAY 11 Zurich - Berne - Paris

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


We will embark on a scenic journey to BERN, capital city of the confederation built around a bend in the Aare River, with its medieval architecture well preserved in the Old Town. Time to take a stroll. Next, we journey back to France. Enjoy beautiful lake views on our trip to PARIS. We will arrive in the evening. Note: If you start or end your trip in Paris, we advise you to book an extra day or two in this city. This way you will be able to visit Disneyland Paris, Versailles and other places of interest

DAY 12 Paris

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


Today we take a guided tour to discover the history, main boulevards and the breathtaking monuments of Paris. We end the visit at the Eiffel Tower. 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 an afternoon of leisure to explore and relax! At sunset enjoy dinner in the Latin Quarter, a very picturesque historic area where a wide variety of international cuisines await you. We will then 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 time of the day

DAY 13 Paris

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Time at leisure.


We will start the day by going to the centre of Paris, to the area of the Louvre Museum. Enjoy some leisure time to explore. If you wish, we can accompany you to Benlux, one of the most complete and best-known perfumeries in Paris. Note: For those who are interested, an optional excursion to Disneyland Paris is available. End of our services. Check the time of your flight in case you need ana dditional night.

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