ITALY AND SWITZERLAND TOUR

Rome - Florence - Venice - Zurich - Lucerne - Bern - Milan - Pisa

validity

valid until March 2020

duration

8 days / 7 nights

HIGH SEASON

USD1,465

MID SEASON

USD1,425

LOW SEASON

USD1,380

TOUR PHOTOS

from USD1,380 / person

EXPECTED HOTELS


Rome: Cristoforo Colombo
Florence: Conference Florencia
Venice: Albatros
Zurich: Hotel Ibis Zurich Messe Airport
Milan: IH Milano Lorenteggio

DEPARTURE DATES


2019
Oct 06, 13, 20, 27
Nov 03, 10, 17, 24
Dec 01, 08, 15, 22, 29


2020
Jan 05, 12, 19, 26
Feb 02, 09, 16, 23
Mar 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

INCLUSIONS

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Travel by bus with English speaking guide
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Arrival transfer
  • Boat trip: Vaporetto along the canals in VENICE
  • City tour in: ROME, FLORENCE, VENICE
  • Evening transfer: Trastevere in ROME, Via Cavour in ROME
  • Ticket admission: Coliseum in ROME, Saint Mark´s Basilica, Murano Glass Factory in VENICE
  • Train: Piazza dei Miracoli in PISA
  • Meals: Lunch in Lucerne
  • Funicular: Cable Car to Grindelwald First in Lucerne

ITINERARY

DAY 1 - ROME

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Evening transfer to the Trastevere district


Welcome to Rome! Upon airport arrival, we shall be waiting to transport you to your hotel. Our guide will greet you at the hotel and will provide all the necessary informa­tion. At the end of the evening we arrange a transfer to Trastevere area. This neighbourhood will be a great introduction to Rome, a stroll in the narrow cobbled streets of the Trastevere district reveals hidden treasures to us, such as some modest medieval churches, small shops with the most peculiar of objects or scenes of daily life. Many trattorias (informal Italian eating establishments) and osterias (inns) imbued with the Italian spirit will be ready to serve you local dishes. Other restaurants serving Indian, Chinese and international food can be found in this area. Return to hotel.

DAY 2 - ROME

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Rome. Roman Coliseum (admission price included) and visit to the Vatican City.


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 3 - 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 4 - FLORENCE - VENICE

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Vaporetto boat on Venice’s Grand Canal. Visit and admission to the San Marcos Basilica, where we can 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 5 - VENICE - VERONA - ZURICH

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: We visit the city of Romeo and 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 6 - ZURICH - ILUCERNE- ZURICH

TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: Admire the fantastic landscapes. Cable car included to Grindelwald 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 7 - ZURICH - BURGLEN - LUGANO - MORCOTE - MILAN

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: We will know the town of William Tell. Picturesque villages as Morcote. Shores of Como.


In the morning we will travel to BURGLEN, the tiny village where William Tell was born, we will visit the chapel of the XVI century with paintings illustrating his life. Afterwards continue to the enchanting little town of MORCOTE, with its houses made of stone and covered with flowers. Next, we enter Italy and make a stop in Como, on the shores of a lake. The city highlights a Gothic Cathedral. On to MILAN, where our guide will take you to the impressive Duomo Square. Time for dinner at one of the restaurants offering a wide range of international cuisines. After dinner, transfer back to the hotel.

DAY 8 - MILAN - PISA - ROME

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Centre of Milano. Leaning Tower of Pisa.


Today we continue our journey towards PISA. On a little tourist train we will travel to the Piazza Dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), where there will be time to admire one of the most alluring and beautiful art complexes in Italy, including the well known Leaning Tower of Pisa. Then, we continue to Rome,arriving at the end of the afternoon. End of our services. Check the time of your flight in case you need an additional night.

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