Places Covered: Rome - Florence - Venice - Milan - Lucerne - Zurich
Duration: 8 Nights / 9 Days
ARRIVE ROME, ITALY
Arrive Rome, and you will be transferred to your city center hotel. Check-in and rest of the day at your own leisure.
Overnight stay in Rome
ROME: FULL DAY COLOSSEUM (SKIP-THE-LINE) AND ANCIENT ROME TOUR
After breakfast, full-day Rome Super Saver starts with a skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome, including the incredible Roman Forum. After your first tour, explore independently before leisurely walking tour past top Rome attractions, such as Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and more! After leaving the Colosseum, head into Ancient Rome to see the Arch of Constantine before walking through the Roman Forum and up Palatine Hill. Your tour ends on Via Sacra, the main street that links the Colosseum to Capitoline Hill.
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ROME TO FLORENCE TRANSFER: HALF DAY PISA AND LEANING TOWER OF PISA TOUR
After breakfast, transfer from Rome to Florence and Check-in to your hotel in Florence. Afternoon visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of Italy's most popular attractions. Explore the famous Renaissance city of Pisa. After a panoramic drive through the Tuscan countryside, you'll drive along the embankment lining the River Arno into Pisa. Your visit begins with a guided visit of Piazza deiMiracoli, home to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. This masterpiece of Romanesque art is surrounded by the equally beautiful baptistery and cathedral.
Overnight stay in Florence
FLORENCE TO VENICE TRANSFER: VENICE CITY SIGHTSEEING GONDOLA RIDE
After breakfast, check-out from Florence hotel and transfer to Venice. Arrive Venice and evening enjoy serene Venetian gondola ride along the canals and explore the carnival, the masks, the Doge's Palace, St Marks square, the list goes on, but it's surely the gondola (and gondolier) that has becoming the defining image of Venice.Overnight stay in Venice
VENICE: VISIT MURANO, BURANO AND TORCELLO SIGHTSEEING TOURS
After breakfast, explore Murano, Burano and Torcello, the most famous islands in the Venetian Lagoon by motorboat. Admire master glass blowers at work at a factory on Murano. Continue to watch Byzantine churches on Torcello the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Church of Santa Fosca. Later see the painted houses of Burano.
Overnight stay in Venice
VENICE TO MILAN TRANSFER: MILAN CITY HOP-ON HOP-OFF BUS TOUR
After breakfast, transfer from Venice to Milan. Explore Milan city by Hop-on Hop-off bus tour. Visit Leonardo The Vinci's The Last Supper, one of the most famous paintings in the world, painted between 1494 and 1498 under the government of Ludovicoil Moro and
represents the last "dinner" between Jesus and his disciples. Also visit Santa Maria delle Grazie a UNESCO World Heritage site, CastelloSforzesco, towards La Scala Museum, Opera house and Milan Cathedral.
Overnight stay in Milan
MILAN TO ZURICH TRANSFER: VISIT RHINE FALLS - EUROPE'S LARGEST WATERFALL.
After breakfast, transfer from Milan to Zurich. Check-in to your hotel and continue to explore Rhine Falls. Take a train from Zurich main station via Winterthur to Schaffhausen to see the famous Rhine Falls - Europe's largest waterfall. You can enjoy a photo stop outside the medieval Laufen Castle, watching Rhine Falls. Evening return back to Zurich, and explore Zurich city, Bahnhofplatz and shopping district. This evening you can also enjoy Zurich boat cruise, covered with Swiss travel pass, included in your package.
Overnight stay in Zurich.
ZURICH TO INTERLAKEN (VIA LUCERNE): FULL DAY EXCURSION TO SCHILTHORN - JAMES BOND MOUNTAIN. EVENING LAKE LUCERNE BOAT CRUISE
After breakfast, travel from Zurich to Interlaken and explore Mt. Schilthorn mountain excursion. First the train takes you from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen where you board the bus to Stechelberg. From there several cable cars take you up to Schilthorn Piz Gloria - at 2970 m/9'744 ft. A spectacular 360o panorama view awaits you - some 200 snow-capped peaks, ranging from the Bernese Alps to Mont Blanc in France and Germany's Black Forest. An additional highlight is the world's first revolving mountain restaurant at an altitude of nearly 3000 metres. Afternoon come back to Lucerne, and enjoy Lake Lucerne Boat Cruise.
Evening return back to your hotel in Zurich
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ZURICH HOTEL - ZURICH AIRPORT TRANSFER
After Breakfast, check-out from your hotel in Zurich and return to Swiss border or Zurich airport or continue your stay in Switzerland at your own request. TOUR END!!
EUR 55.- upgrading to 1st class rail.
3star: City Hotel Oberland, Carlton-Europe, Weisses Kreuz, Beau Site, Bernerhof Goldey
4star: Du Lac, Interlaken, Royal St. Georges, Metropole, Krebs, Du Nord
4star:: Lindner Hotel Beau Rivage
3star: Waldstätterhof, Drei Könige, Magic Hotel (breakfast at htl Krone about 80 m away), Des Alpes, IBIS Styles, Le Stelle.
4star: Art Deco Hotel Montana, Radission Blu, Ameron Flora, Cascada