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Itinerary

Day 1: Rome.-

Highlights:  Evening transfer to the Trastevere district.

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 ROME! 

Transfer from airport to hotel. You will receive information for the start of your circuit in the afternoon or this will be on the informative signs in the hotel reception. 


19:00 h. Transfer to the Trastevere area. This neigborhood will be a great introduction to Rome, a stroll in the narrow cobbled streets of the Trastevere reveals hidden treasures to us, such as some modest mediaeval 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.
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 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: Zurich - Burglen- Morcote - Como - Milan.-
Total distance: 310 km   
Scenery: beautiful Alpine landscapes of mountains and lakes. Take the camera by hand. 
Notes: Bring your passport. There may be border controls when entering Italy      

08.00 hrs. - Zurich – Departure.  Crossing the Swiss Plateau. 
09.15 hrs.- Burglen.- Arrival to the tiny village where William Tell was born. We shall see the chapel of the XVI century with paintings illustrating his life.   

10.00 hrs.- Burglen- Departure.- Spectacular landscapes crossing the Alps by motorway. We enter the Italian-speaking Switzerland. 
12.00 hrs – Morcote. Arrival to this very picturesque village by Lake Lugarno, with its stone houses covered with flowers.       

13.00 h. Morcote – Departure for the Italian border.   
13.45 hrs.- Como- on the shores of its lake, a bustling Italian town with an outstanding Gothic cathedral and life on the shore. Time to have a stroll and for lunch.      

15.45 hrs.- Como, departure.  
16.45 h. Milan – Arrival, our guide will take us to the impressive Duomo Square. There will be time to dine at the Porta Venecia (Port of Venice) where an outstanding variety of restaurants can be found to delight your palate. From restaurants serving Swiss and Italian food, to French, Chinese and international food. Transfer to hotel.   Transfer to hotel about 20.00 hrs.      

Day 8: Milan - Pisa - Rome.-
Total distance: 640 km
Scenery: surprising scenery along the coast of Liguria and the Tuscan Apennines. 


08.00 hrs-  We leave the Italian financial capital towards Pisa.
11.30 hrs- Pisa –On a little touristic 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.  

13.30 hrs- Pisa – Departure for Rome, passing through ancient Etruscan regions. 
20:15 h. Rome -  Arrival.

Note: This stage may have a different schedule (arriving somewhat later to Pisa and Rome) for the meeting en route of travelers coming from Nice.
Day 8:
End of our services. Check the time of your flight in case you need an additional night. 

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: 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

Planned Hotels

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
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
IH MILANO LORENTEGGIO
****
02413111
reservation.milano@ih-hotels.com
VIA LORENTEGGIO, 278
20152 MILAN
ITALIA
SHANGRI LA
****
65916441
info@shangrilaroma.it
VIALE ALGERIA 141
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
HOLIDAY INN MILANO ASSAGO
****
02488601
holidayinn.assago@alliancealberghi.com
TANGENZIALE OVEST KM 19
0 MILAN
ITALIA
CRISTOFORO COLOMBO
****
65921901
info@hotelcolomboroma.it
VIA CRISTOFORO COLOMBO 710
00144 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
BARCELO MILAN
****
0233286111
milan.res@barcelo.com
Via Giorgio Stephenson, 55
20157 MILAN
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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