9D8N Glamours of Italy & Swiss

  • 9 Days
  • 2 Country
  • 6 Cities

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About This Trip

Home to many of the world's greatest works of art, architecture and gastronomy, Italy elates, inspires and moves like no other.

Switzerland's ravishing landscapes demand immediate action - grab boots, leap on board, toot bike bell and let spirits rip.

Trip code: W98GILUX

8 Nights

accommodation

8 Meals

8 Breakfast

On-Trip Transport

n-trip Transport via seat in coach (bus/private/train)

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Rome

Welcome to Rome! A glorious city rich in classical antiquities, medieval buildings, Renaissance Palaces and Baroque Churches. Upon arrival at Rome Airport you will be met and transferred to your Hotel. Check into Hotel by 1400hrs. Rest of the day you are free at your leisure to explore or relax. Perhaps spend some time in the boutiques of the Via del Corso or the elegant designer stores in the neighborhood of the Via Condotti. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Transfer - Airport Shuttle

Day 2: Rome

Breakfast at Hotel. Take a Guided City Panoramic Tour of Rome. This tour introduces you to the grandeur part of the City. Being one of the richest communities in the world, the independent Vatican State holds superb Vatican Museums which you will be able to visit. This includes the Treasure House of the Catholic faith with vast collections of ancient and Renaissance Art, gathered by Popes over the ages. Marvel at Raphael's brilliant work as you continue into the Sistine Chapel and glorious masterpieces of Michelangelo's frescoes. Now enter St Peter's Basilica, observing Michelangelo's early ‘Pieta’ and Bernini's ‘Popes' Altar sited above the spot where St Peter is reputed to have been crucified. Cross the Tiber to hear tales of the glory of Ancient Rome as you view the Colosseum and overlook the Forum. Later we proceed to Florence. Arrive and check into Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Transfer by Private Vehicle
  • Rome
  • Breakfast

Day 3: Florence

Breakfast at Hotel. Take a Guided Walking Tour of Florence. This itinerary allows you to discover the origins of Florence and the reasons that made her the birthplace of the Renaissance. The tour which lasts about 2 hours, is dedicated to all those who wish to learn more about the facts and secrets of over 2,000 years of Florentine History. These include the City of Dante, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and other important figures. We depart from Piazza della Repubblica where we discuss the City's Roman origins and then walk towards nearby Palazzo Davanzati where we will embark on an interior tour. Afterward we amble through some of the less crowded streets towards Ponte Vecchio and finally enter Piazza Signoria through the Uffizi Courtyard. From this main Piazza and Civic Center, our tour takes us past the Oratory of the Bonomini next to the House of Dante until we reach the City's religious center. The tour finishes with the Cathedral and The Baptistery of St. John. Later we proceed to Pisa where you will see the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Later continue to Venice. Later we will leave and move onto Venice and check into the Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Transfer by Private Vehicle
  • Walking Tour of Florence & Pisa
  • Breakfast

Day 4: Venice

Breakfast at Hotel. Proceed to Venice Island by boat where you will take a Panoramic Walking Guided Tour of Venice. This interesting tour is centered around the history of St. Mark's Square and its main monuments. We will be visiting the St. Mark's Basilica with its marble and mosaics, and the Ducal Palace where the old Republic of Venice exercised their political and commercial powers in the Doge Palace. The rest of the afternoon you are free to explore this romantic Island. You are free at your leisure to explore Venice. At around 5pm you will take your boat back to the mainland where you will meet your driver and proceed for .. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Transfer by Private Vehicle
  • Walking Tour of Venice
  • Breakfast

Day 5: Verona

Breakfast at Hotel. Today proceed to Milan via Verona. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Check into Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Transfer by Private vehicles
  • Breakfast

Day 6: Milan

Breakfast at Hotel. Milan Guided City Panoramic Tour will include a panoramic view of the city with your tour guide. Later there will be a one hour walking tour of Milan which will include a visit to The Duomo. In the afternoon proceed to Interlaken. Arrive and check in Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Transfer by Private Vehicle
  • Walking tour of Milan
  • Breakfast

Day 7: Jungfrau

Breakfast at Hotel, today we proceed to Grindelwald Grund where we take the train to Jungfrau. (Admission Included) via Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch, Europe's highest railway station. Board an unforgettable Alpine tour to the majestic world of the Jungfraujoch – Towering at 11,333 feet (3,454 meters) you're officially at the top of Europe. Visit the Ice Palace and Sphinx Observation Terrace. Later return back to Grindelwald Grund Station where you meet your driver and proceed to Interlaken. Arrive and check in hotel. Free time to explore this beautiful city on your own. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Transfer - Excursion to Jungfrau
  • Breakfast

Day 8: Mt Titlis

Breakfast at Hotel. This morning proceed to Engleberg where you will take the Mt Titlis Tour. An adventure excursion to the highest vantage point in Central Switzerland. A pleasant ride with our deluxe motor coach takes you to the mountain resort of Engelberg in Central Switzerland, where you will board the aerial cable way for a 45 minute journey from the green valley bottom to the high alpine glacier region at 3020 m/10000 ft which guarantees snow the whole year round. Enjoy a magnificent ride in the world's first ever revolving 'ROTAIR' gondola, which offers a 360° panoramic view into the Alps. After the descent to Engelberg we board your vehicle for drive to Lucerne. You will get an Orientation Tour of Lucerne where you will see the Lion Monument and then Chapel Bridge. Later proceed to Zurich and .. Check in Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Transfer by Private Vehicle & Excursion to Mt Titlis
  • Lucerne
  • Breakfast

Day 9: Zurich

Breakfast at Hotel. Departure transfer to Zurich Airport or train station to connect your flight or train to your onward destination.

  • Transfer - Airport/Train shuttle
  • Breakfast

Travel Highlights

  • At present the Colosseum is, along with the Vatican City, Rome's greatest tourist attraction. Each year 6 million tourists visit it. On 7 July 2007 the Colosseum became one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
  • Florence's Duomo is the city's most iconic landmark. Capped by Filippo Brunelleschi's red-tiled cupola, it's a staggering construction whose breathtaking pink, white and green marble facade and graceful campanile (bell tower) dominate the Renaissance cityscape. Sienese architect Arnolfo di Cambio began work on it in 1296, but construction took almost 150 years and it wasn't consecrated until 1436.
  • Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest train station at 3454m. The train that chugs up from Kleine Scheidegg ramps up the drama as it delves into Eiger's icy heart to emerge at the Sphinx meteorological station. At the summit, sensational views of the Aletsch Glacier and a never-ending ripple of Alpine peaks unfold. Besides the staggering panorama, there's an Ice Palace and Snow Fun Park to explore.
  • TITLIS is the jewel in Central Switzerland's crown and the only publicly accessible glacier in the area. You will feel on top of the world as you take in the spectacular panoramic views of snow-covered mountains and unspoilt Alpine landscapes.The TITLIS ski area is home to more than 80 kilometres of pistes, with slopes to suit every ability. The season lasts from October until May. And in the summer, the mountain is a mecca for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts.
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