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- Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance and breakfast buffet.
- Includes arrival transfer
- City tour in: ROME, FLORENCE, VENICE
- Boat: Vaporetto in Venice in VENICE
- Evening transfer: Trastevere in Rome in ROME, Via Cavour in Rome in ROME
- 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
- Train: Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa in PISA
- Funicular: Cable Car to Grindelwald First in Lucerne
- 1 Lunch Included in: Lucerne
Italy and Switzerland have traditionally been close and are currently governed by a complex set of treaties (including those with the European Union (EU), of which Italy is a member).
The two countries share a long border and three common languages (Italian is one of Switzerland’s four official languages, German and French are recognised minority languages in Italy). There are 48,000 Swiss in Italy and Italian citizens are the largest foreign group in Switzerland: 500,000 including those with dual citizenship. Switzerland was a popular destination for Italian emigrants in the 19th century and between 1950 and 1970 half of all foreigners in Switzerland were Italian. There are also more Swiss schools in Italy than any other country in the world.
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TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Evening transfer to the Trastevere district. Welcome to Rome! Upon arriving at the airport, we will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Check the information boards in the hotel reception area for details of the welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travellers. In the evening we will transfer you to Trastevere area (this neighbourhood will be a great introduction to Rome). Take a stroll in the narrow cobbled streets of the Trastevere district and find its hidden treasures, such as some modest medieval churches and small shops with interesting souvenirs. Many trattorias (informal Italian eating establishments) and osterias (inns) filled with the Italian spirit, will be ready to serve you local dishes. Other restaurants serving international cuisines can be found in this area. After dinner we return to the hotel.
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.
ROME - FLORENCE
TODAY’S HIGLIGHTS: 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.
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.
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.
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.
ZURICH - BURGLEN - LUGANO - MORCOTE - MILAN
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: We will know the town of William Tell. Pictoresque 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.
MILAN - PISA - ROME
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Coast of Liguria, 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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VIALE ALGERIA 141
VIA CRISTOFORO COLOMBO 710
|GREEN PARK HOTEL PAMPHILI****
Largo Lorenzo Mossa 4
|IBIS FIRENZE NORD AEROPORTO***
Via Volturno 5, Loc. Osmannoro
VIA GIOVANNI AGNELLI 33
Via G. Garibaldi, 8, 40069 Zola Predosa
Via Risorgimento, 186, CP 40069 Zola Predosa BO
Via Rizzardi 11
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VIA ALFREDO CECCHERINI 21
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ROTONDA ROMEA 1/2, MARGHERA
VIA RIZZARDI 21
VIA ORLANDA, 4 SAN GIULIANO
|HOTEL CITY OF ART VENICE LLOYD***
Via Rizzardi, 32
VIALE DON LUIGI STURZO 32
|HOTEL DUCA D´AOSTA****
PIAZZA DUCA D´AOSTA 31 MOGLIANO VENETO, TREVISO
VIA TERRAGLIO 23 MOGLIANO VENETO
|PARK HOTEL VILLA VICINI****
Via Terraglio 447, 31022 Preganziol
|NOVOTEL ZURICH AIRPORT****
Linderbegh-Platz, 1 8152 Glattpork
|HOTEL MOVENPICK AIRPORT****
Walter Mittelholzerstrasse 8
|HOLIDAY INN ZURICH MESSE****
|KAMEHA GRAND ZURICH*****
Dufaux-Strasse 1 Opfikon
|HOTEL IBIS ZURICH MESSE AIRPORT***
Heidi Abel-Weg 5, Zurich-oerlikon
|DORINT AIRPORT ZURICH****
Riethofstrasse, 40 8152 Glattbrugg
|HARRYS HOME SCHWEIZ****
Seidenplatz 3, Wallisellen
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Vulkanstrabe 108b,CP 8048 ZUrich,
|IH MILANO LORENTEGGIO****
VIA LORENTEGGIO, 278
|HOLIDAY INN MILANO ASSAGO****
TANGENZIALE OVEST KM 19
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