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Swiss and Italian Spotlight

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ZURICH
Destinations
6
End
ROME

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Itinerary

Day 1:
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Arrival. Transfer to the hotel.
Welcome to Europe!!!.  On arrival at the airport we shall be waiting to transfer you to the hotel.  You can enjoy free time until your tour starts, information about the meeting place and start time can be found on the information boards in the hotel reception area. 

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.    
Day 2: Zurich - Rapperswil - Zurich.-
Road distance:  40 km
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Boat trip across Zurich lake. Journey by train.
Notes:  bring your camera.

08.30 hrs- With our guide, we will stroll in the most populated city of Switzerland, the financial and cultural capital of the country. The city of banks has twice been declared the city with the best quality of life in the world. 
10.30 hrs- After this we will board a boat for a trip lasting almost two hours on Zurich lake. The boat makes brief stops, allowing us to admire the villages on the way. 

12.30 hrs- We get off in RAPPERSWILL, a small and highly picturesque village overlooked by its mediaeval castle. Time to walk and have lunch.

15.00 hrs- We return to Zurich by train, and will see the efficiency and punctuality of the Swiss Railways. 

16.30 hrs- Enjoy an evening in the historic centre, next to the lake, where you can dine at your favorite restaurant (Indian, Oriental, Italian, International, Swiss, etc.). 

Note: From the end of October, due to the decrease of boat departures, the stage will be reversed going first by train from Zurich to Rapperswill and then by boat from Rapperswill to Zurich. 




Day 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 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:
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
  • Boat: Zurich lake in ZURICH
  • Evening transfer: Via Cavour in Rome in ROME
  • Ticket admission: Coliseum of Rome in ROME
  • Train: Rapperswil / Zurich in ZURICH, Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa in PISA
  • Funicular: Cable Car to Grindelwald First in ZURICH, Cable Car to Grindelwald First in Lucerne
  • 1 Lunch Included in: Lucerne

Planned Hotels

SWITZERLAND
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
NOVOTEL ZURICH AIRPORT
****
448299000
H0884-RE1@ACCOR.COM
Linderbegh-Platz, 1 8152 Glattpork
8152 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
SONNE SEUZACH
***
523380808
welcome@sonne-seuzach.ch
Ohringerstrasse 2 CP 8472 Seuzach
8472 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
ITALY
IH MILANO LORENTEGGIO
****
02413111
reservation.milano@ih-hotels.com
VIA LORENTEGGIO, 278
20152 MILAN
ITALIA
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
HOLIDAY INN MILANO ASSAGO
****
02488601
holidayinn.assago@alliancealberghi.com
TANGENZIALE OVEST KM 19
0 MILAN
ITALIA
SHANGRI LA
****
65916441
info@shangrilaroma.it
VIALE ALGERIA 141
00144 ROMA
ITALIA
BARCELO MILAN
****
0233286111
milan.res@barcelo.com
Via Giorgio Stephenson, 55
20157 MILAN
ITALIA
CRISTOFORO COLOMBO
****
65921901
info@hotelcolomboroma.it
VIA CRISTOFORO COLOMBO 710
00144 ROMA
ITALIA
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