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Itinerary

Day 1: Athens - Arrival.
TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: Evening transfer to Plaka neighborhood.

IMPORTANT - IF YOU REQUESTED ADDITIONAL NIGHTS on arrival at the hotel you will have your booking made but the guide of your trip will normally not arrive until the start of the included activities. YOUR TIME BEFORE THIS MOMENT IS THEREFORE FREE. At your hotel they can help you with all the information you need.  

NB:  The schedules you will find in this itinerary are approximate. The guide, depending on the situation and in order to improve the development of the circuit, may adjust the schedules.    


Welcome to Athens! 

At the end of the evening we provide and transfer to PLAKA area. This neighborhood is full of small Greek taverns where you can enjoy the rich folklore of this country.
Day 2: 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 3: Athens - Corinth - Mycenae- Tripoli - Olympia.-
Total distance:  310 km 
Countryside: Very pretty scenery with the sea in the background. Mountains of the interior of the Peloponnese.  
NB:  We suggest comfortable footwear to see the archaeological complexes. It is also recommendable to take sun protection and a bottle of water in the hotter months.      

09.00 hrs - Athens -departure.   
10:30 hrs Corinth Canal - A short stop to photograph this millenary work. 
11.00 hrs - Acrocorinth. Arrival at this immense mediaeval fortress alongside the ancient city of Corinth. At the top of the settlement of what was one of the largest Acropolis of ancient Greece are the foundations of what was formerly a temple to Aphrodite.   

12.00 hrs - Acrocorinth. Departure. 
13.00 hrs Mycenae. - Arrival at the colossal eighteenth century BC citadel, the cradle of the first European civilisation (tickets not included). Time to visit and for lunch    

15:30 hrs -Mycenae. Departure. 
16:30 hrs Tripoli. A stop to stroll in the provincial capital of this region that produces excellent wines.   

17:30 hrs  Tripoli. Departure. 
19:30 hrs  Olympia – Arrival, accommodation and dinner included.       
Day 4: Olympia - Patras - Amfilochia - Arta - Igoumenitsa (Ferry).
Total distance covered: 375 km.  
Note: This evening involves an overnight journey. We recommend that you pack a small travel bag containing the items that you will need for the crossing. The suitcases will remain in the luggage compartment of the coach. Please have your passport to hand as it is often requested for embarkation. 

Visit the archaeological site of Olympia In the company of a local guide. You will be able to visit the museum and archaeological site (guided visit; entry ticket to the complex is not included), which was the cradle of the Olympic Games in ancient times. 

12.30hrs- Leaving Olimpia, we continue along the route to Patras.
14.00hrs- Patras. Arrival to the third largest city in Greece. There is time to wander through its lively centre, full of commercial activity and have lunch. 

15.30hrs-Departure. We take a beautiful suspension bridge over the Gulf of Corinth and travel to the north of Greece. Pleasant landscapes on our route.-
17.15 hrs- Amfilochia- short stop in this coastal city.

18.15 hrs.- Amfilochia. Departure.
19.15 hrs- Arta- short stop to see the Roman bridge of the city of Epirus.

19.45 hrs.- Arta. Departure.
21.15 hrs.- Igumenitsa. Arrival, free time for dinner before boarding our ferry. Accommodation in double interior cabins with private bathroom. Remember, breakfast is not included during the trip.

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 shedule 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 5: Brindisi - Trani - Naples - Rome.
Total distance covered: 530 km.  
Early morning arrival in Brindisi or Bari.  
08:30 hrs- (approximately, depending on the disembarkation time) Brindisi (or Bari)– Departure. We are now in the south of Italy, in the region of Puglia.  
10:00 hrs -Trani –Arrival-. Small, picturesque city on the seashore, with its fishing port, its ancient cathedral and streets that teem with life. Time to wander round.   
12:00 hrs - Trani –Departure-. We cross the south of Italy through the Apennines. Stop en route to have lunch.  
15:30 hrs - Naples –Arrival. Time for a coffee and a walk round the capital of southern Italy. 
17:30 hrs -
Naples –Departure. We travel back to Rome.  
20:15 hrs –Rome –Arrival.
Day 6: Rome.
Highlights: city tour of Rome. Roman Coliseum (admission price included) and Vatican City.

The morning starts with an early interesting city tour of the “Eternal City”, in which we will visit the Caracalla Baths, Venice Square, Circo Massimo, the Capitoline Hill and St. John Lateran. 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.  Admission to the Coliseum included. This building, which dates from the first century, was built for the purpose of organising entertainment for the Romans, such as gladiator combats. We have the chance to learn about the ancient society of the Roman Empire.

18:30 h. Transfer to Via Cavour, which has many local restaurants and others that serve international cuisine, including Indian and Chinese. Return to hotel.

Day 7: Rome - Florence.-
Total distance: 320km 
Scenery: Apennine Mountains and Tuscan vineyards. 
Note: We recommend you wear comfortable shoes as the tour of Florence involves walking.   

08:00h Rome – Departure, passing through the Tiber Valley. 
12:15h Florence – Our first contact with the Renaissance city is Piazzale Michelangelo, a viewpoint with marvellous views of the city. Don’t forget to take your camera! 
Walking tour with local guide, lasting two and a half hours. We visit the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vechio, Straw Market,  Piazza Republica, Palacio Vecchio. Free afternoon to explore and visit the city’s historical markets and museums.

The city has many restaurants that offer a wide variety of local and international food, where you can dine.  Return to hotel.
Day 8: Florence - Venice.-
Total distance: 310km 
Scenery: we cross the Apennines and the Po Valley.   

08.15h Florencia – Departure, passing through mountain scenery. 
12:00 h Venice – Arrival at Tronchetto Gate where we take the boat and cross the Grand Canal to the Island of Venice. Comprehensive tour with a local guide to St. Mark’s Square and the interior of St. Mark’s Basilica (admission included). Visit to the Murano Glass Factory where we will see a demonstration of how this ancient glass is made. Free afternoon.
 
19:00h Return to firm land and transfer to hotel. Dinner in the Mestre district, which has many local and international restaurants. 

Day 9: Venice - Verona - Lugano- Zurich.-
Total distance: 555km  
Scenery: we head for the Alps, with their mountains, lakes and valleys. 
Note: The currency of Switzerland is the Swiss Franc.   We cross the Swiss border. Don’t forget to have your passports ready.   

07.30 h. Venice – Departure, crossing the Po Valley. 
09:15 h. Verona – The Romeo and Juliet’s city, the “city of lovers”. We will provide a shuttle from parking to the historic centre. Our guide will tell you the best way to visit this city, which has many interesting monuments: Bra Square, Roman Theatre dating from the 1st century, Erbe Square, Statue of Dante, Mediaeval Walls or the house of Juliet. 

11:00 h. We continue towards Switzerland and the Alps. 
14.00 hrs.- Lugano. Arrival at the capital of Ticino, the Italian canton of Switzerland an elegant cosmopolitan city on the shores of Lake Lugano. Free time to explore this quiet city and have lunch. 

16.00 hrs. Lugano. Departure.   
19.00 h. Zurich – Arrival at the shores of Lake Zurich and free time to explore the monumental city centre. Visitors have a choice of Indian, Chinese, Italian and other restaurants in which to dine. Return to hotel.


Day 10: Zurich - Grindelwald - Lucerne - Zurich.-
Total distance: 280 km
TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: Admire the fantastic landscapes. Cable car included to Grildelwald first. Lunch included
Note: Wear warm clothing and comfortable shoes to walk and your camera.
Note: Due to weather conditions (strong wind) or maintenance reasons, the cable car may not operate at any time. If this happens, we will provide an alternative lift to another similar place.


08.00 hrs-  Zurich- departure to a spectacular stage with beautiful landscapes with high mountains and lakes. 

10.30 hrs.- Grindelwald.  Time to have a coffee in this mountain resort in the Bernese Alps before taking the cable car to Grindelwald First (ticket included), the largest ski center in the region. We will walk along the path (30 minutes) in which we will have the opportunity in breathtaking alpine landscapes to take the "footbridge over the emptiness" enjoying the glaciers that surround us; Lunch included for all passengers (vegetarian option available).

13.15 hrs- Grindelwald  departure.  We continue to Lucerne.
15.00 hrs- Lucerne- arrival in time to explore one of the most interesting Swiss cities and see the KapellBrück, covered bridge over the river Reuss, the Town Hall and Square with its Clock Tower and its pedestrian streets and elegant shops. Time to stroll, enjoy the city and dine before returning to the hotel in Zurich.

19:00 h. Return to Zurich.
20.00 h. -Zurich - Zurich.




Day 11:
After breakfast, end of our services.

Price includes

Included

  • Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance and breakfast buffet.
  • Includes arrival transfer
  • City tour in: ATHENS, OLYMPIA, ROME, FLORENCE, VENICE
  • Boat: Vaporetto in Venice in VENICE
  • Evening transfer: Plaka neighborhood in Athens in ATHENS, 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
  • Ferry: Igumenitsa (GR)/ Brindisi (IT) in Patras-Brindisi Ferry
  • Funicular: Cable Car to Grindelwald First in Lucerne
  • 1 Lunch Included in: Lucerne
  • 1 Dinner Included in: OLYMPIA

Planned Hotels

GREECE
ATHENS GOLDEN CITY
***
1052265571
info@goldencity.gr
Marni 46
10438 ATENAS
GRECIA
NOVOTEL ATHENES
****
2108200700
H0866@accor.com
4 Michail Voda STR
104 39 ATENAS
GRECIA
NOVUS ATENAS
****
11053000
group@novushotel.gr
23, Karolou Street (Plaza Karishakis) CP 104 37 Atenas
104 37 ATENAS
GRECIA
ARTY GRAND HOTEL
*****
2624026000

Drouva Ancient Olympia - OLYMPIA
27065 ATENAS
GRECIA
AMALIA
****
624022190
monica@renaissancehellas.com; konstantina@renaissancehellas.com
Pyrgos. Olimpia Avenue 27065Olimpia
27065 OLIMPIA
GRECIA
AMALIA KALAMBACA
****
2432072216

42200, Theopetra Kalambaka - KALAMBACA
42200 OLIMPIA
GRECIA
BARCO IGOUMENITSA-BRINDISI
*
0

A
0 Barco Patras- Brindisi
GRECIA
PRESIDENT
****
106989000
reservation@president.gr
43 KIFISSIAS AVE
11523 ATENAS
GRECIA
STANLEY
****
2105241611
sales@hotelstanley.gr
Odisseos 1, Athina 104 37, Grecia
104 37 ATENAS
GRECIA
BEST WESTERN CANDIA
****
2105246112
candia@candia-hotel.gr
40, Diligianni Str., Atenas, CP 10438
10438 ATENAS
GRECIA
AMALIA
****
2265082101

1, Apollonos St. Delphi DELFOS
33054 ATENAS
GRECIA
HOTEL ANTONIOS
****
2624022547
hotel-antonios@olympiahotels.gr
PRAXITELOUS AND KONDILI STR 39
27065 OLIMPIA
GRECIA
RESIDENCE NEMO
***
831574477
info@hotelnemo.it
Riccardo Moretti n 03, Brindisi, 72100 Italia
72100 Barco Patras- Brindisi
GRECIA
TITANIA
****
2103326000
titania@titania.gr
52,PANEPISTIMIOU AVENUE
10678 ATENAS
GRECIA
ATHENS COMFORT
***
2108220111
info@athenscomfort.gr
Liosion 23
Athina 10439 ATENAS
GRECIA
WYNDHAM ATHENS RESIDENCE
****
2161000780

Achilleos 2
104 37 ATENAS
GRECIA
OLYMPIC VILLAGE HOTEL RESORT SPA
****
2624022211
htlolvil@otenet.gr
Ancient Olympia-TK
27065 OLIMPIA
GRECIA
ITALY
ERGIFE
****
666441
info@ergifepalacehotel.com
Via Aurelia n. 617/619
165 ROMA
ITALIA
GREEN PARK HOTEL PAMPHILI
****
06661028
info@gphotelpamphili.com
Largo Lorenzo Mossa 4
165 ROMA
ITALIA
SHANGRI LA
****
65916441
info@shangrilaroma.it
VIALE ALGERIA 141
00144 ROMA
ITALIA
FIRST HOTEL
****
05588724
info@hotelfirst.it
VIA DINO CIOLLI,5 CALENZANO
50041 FLORENCIA
ITALIA
CONTINENTAL
****
051755097
info@hotelcontinentalbologna.it
Via G. Garibaldi, 8, 40069 Zola Predosa
40069 FLORENCIA
ITALIA
LUGANO
****
41920111
info@hotellugano.it
Via Rizzardi 11
30175 VENECIA
ITALIA
MONDIAL VENECIA
***
41930099
groups.it@hotusahotels.com
VIA RIZZARDI 21
30175 VENECIA
ITALIA
ALBATROS
****
041611000
info@hotelalbatros.it
VIALE DON LUIGI STURZO 32
30174 VENECIA
ITALIA
PARK HOTEL VILLA VICINI
****
42293223
info@villavicini.com
Via Terraglio 447, 31022 Preganziol
31022 VENECIA
ITALIA
HOLIDAY INN ROME AURELIA
****
666411200
romeaurelia.reservation@alliancealberghi.com
VIA AURELIA KM 8,400
00165 ROMA
ITALIA
CRISTOFORO COLOMBO
****
65921901
info@hotelcolomboroma.it
VIA CRISTOFORO COLOMBO 710
00144 ROMA
ITALIA
IBIS FIRENZE NORD AEROPORTO
***
05534511
H3728@accor.com
Via Volturno 5, Loc. Osmannoro
50019 FLORENCIA
ITALIA
SHG BOLOGNA
****
51751101
commerciale@shghotelbologna.com
Via Risorgimento, 186, CP 40069 Zola Predosa BO
40069 FLORENCIA
ITALIA
NOVOTEL MESTRE CASTELLANA
****
415066511
h3307@accor.com
VIA ALFREDO CECCHERINI 21
30174 VENECIA
ITALIA
RUSSOTT
****
415310500
info@russotthotels.com
VIA ORLANDA, 4 SAN GIULIANO
30173 VENECIA
ITALIA
HOTEL DUCA D´AOSTA
****
041454331
info@ducadaostahotel.it
PIAZZA DUCA D´AOSTA 31 MOGLIANO VENETO, TREVISO
31021 VENECIA
ITALIA
MIDAS
****
686762999
booking@hotelmidas.it
VIA AURELIA 800
165 ROMA
ITALIA
CONFERENCE FLORENCIA
****
5564901
reservation@conferenceflorentiahotel.com
VIA GIOVANNI AGNELLI 33
50126 FLORENCIA
ITALIA
PALAZZO RICASOLI
****
55352151
info@hotelricasoli.it
Via delle Mantellate 2 - 50129 Florencia
50129 FLORENCIA
ITALIA
HOLIDAY INN MARGHERA
****
415092311
holidayinn.venice@alliancealberghi.com
ROTONDA ROMEA 1/2, MARGHERA
30175 VENECIA
ITALIA
HOTEL CITY OF ART VENICE LLOYD
***
0

Via Rizzardi, 32
0 VENECIA
ITALIA
LA MERIDIANA
****
0415901100

VIA TERRAGLIO 23 MOGLIANO VENETO
31021 VENECIA
ITALIA
SWITZERLAND
NOVOTEL ZURICH AIRPORT
****
448299000
H0884-RE1@ACCOR.COM
Linderbegh-Platz, 1 8152 Glattpork
8152 ZURICH
SUIZA
KAMEHA GRAND ZURICH
*****
445255661
zurich@kameha.com
Dufaux-Strasse 1 Opfikon
8152 ZURICH
SUIZA
HARRYS HOME SCHWEIZ
****
447982800
Stefan.Donner@harrys-home.com
Seidenplatz 3, Wallisellen
8304 ZURICH
SUIZA
HOTEL MOVENPICK AIRPORT
****
448088589
Caroline.Harz@moevenpick.com
Walter Mittelholzerstrasse 8
8152 ZURICH
SUIZA
HOTEL IBIS ZURICH MESSE AIRPORT
***
443074700
H2980@accor.com
Heidi Abel-Weg 5, Zurich-oerlikon
8050 ZURICH
SUIZA
AJA ZURICH DAS CITY RESORT
****
435231200
info.zuerich@ajaresorts.ch
Vulkanstrabe 108b,CP 8048 ZUrich,
8048 ZURICH
SUIZA
HOLIDAY INN ZURICH MESSE
****
443161100
info@hi-zm.ch
Wallisellenstrasse 48
8050 ZURICH
SUIZA
DORINT AIRPORT ZURICH
****
448081000
Reservierung.Zuerich@dorint.com
Riethofstrasse, 40 8152 Glattbrugg
8152 ZURICH
SUIZA
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