SWISS & ITALY TOUR
9 DAYS 8 NIGHTS
- Sight Seeing
Arrive ZurichWelcome to Zurich! Upon arrival at the airport, meet your car and transfer to the hotel. Check in and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Zurich.
Today join the “Best of Zurich” City tour. Discover this unique city, several times winner of the award "City of Best quality of life" in a comfortable air-conditioned bus! See the castle-like National Museum, the shopping and business centre on Bahnhofstrasse, the Limmatquai with its medieval Old Town and view to the Lindenhof, where the brave women of Zurich saved the city from the invaders, the largest church clock-face of Europe on St. Peter, the patriarchal Guild Houses, the Opera house with its famous June-Festivals, the lake (picture stop). Enjoy the great experience travelling uphill on the cog-wheel railway (Dolderbahn) into the "Zürichberg" district with its recently renovated noble five-star Grand Hotel Dolder and many superb mansions of glorious past times. Additional highlights are the University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich). Its most famous student and professor was Albert Einstein. Finally, there will be a stop in the Old Town at Fraumünster Church, where you will admire the world-famous Chagall-Windows with detailed explanations. After a short introduction to the Old Town the city tour will end here or at the Sihlquai Coach Parking. Overnight at the hotel in Zurich.
Lucerne - Mt. Titlis
Meet your guide and coach at the meeting point in central Zurich this morning. Kick back as your bus takes you to the Engelberg, where the breath-taking journey to Mt. Titlis begins. Enjoy spectacular sights of the glacier's deep crevasses and gigantic ice boulders from the revolving cable car ROTAIR. At the top of Mt. Titlis (10'000 ft. above sea level) a high alpine panorama awaits you. You will have magnificent views of the Alps from the restaurants or the sun terrace. ave a snow ball-fight, visit the Ice Grotto, go by IceFlyer real close to the crevasses and use the Fun Lift for sledging. All included (weather permitting). Return to Lucerne in the early evening. Overnight at the hotel in Zurich.
Zurich - Venice
Take your private transfer to the station for your onward journey by train to Venice. The journey takes between seven and eight hours. Enjoy some truly beautiful vistas on your way through Switzerland and northern Italy. Upon arrival at Venice Train Station, meet your water taxi and transfer to the hotel. Check in and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Venice.
This morning make your way to St. Mark’s Square to meet your tour guide. Enjoy a relaxing 1.5 hour public guided walk covering the most iconic Venice landmarks. The tour starts at St Mark’s Square and passes the Ducal Palace as well as the Bell Tower. Listen to the guide’s anecdotes as you pass through the narrow streets, squares and bridges of Venice. Return to St Mark’s Square via the Mercerie, the main street for shopping. In the afternoon, take an enchanting gondola tour and glide through centuries of history, allowing yourself to be captivated by the glamour and elegance of the Venetian Palazzi. The perfect way to appreciate the beauty, charm and colour of this unique city built on water, you will be enthralled by what surrounds you. Overnight at the hotel in Venice.
Venice - Rome
Say farewell to Venice as you take your watertaxi to Venice train station and board your service to Rome. The train ride takes circa four hours. Upon arrival at Rome Train Station, meet your car and transfer to the hotel. Check in and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Rome.
Today begin your discovery of ‘the eternal city’ of Rome with a 24 hr Hop on-Hop off pass. You will see amazing sights such as the Coliseum, the Pantheon, the Roman Forum and Trevi Fountain. In the afternoon, why not indulge in a bit of shopping at any of Rome’s numerous boutiques. The evening provides the perfect opportunity to sample the city’s delicious Italian cuisine in the quaint part of town, known as Trastevere, which is full of small local restaurants. Overnight at the hotel in Rome.
Make an early start today and make your way to the meeting point in central Rome. The tour of the Vatican begins by coach passing through Piazza della Repubblica with the Fountain of the Nayads and following the ancient Aurelian walls which once surrounded the ancient city. From Piazza del Popolo where you will see an Egyptian obelisk dating back to the time of Ramses II. Finally, on arrival at the Vatican Walls, your guide will then lead you into the Vatican Museums, taking the beautiful Spiral staircase and continuing through the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Geographical Maps before arriving in the famous Sistine Chapel with its magnificent fresco of the Last Judgement by Michelangelo. At the end of the tour you’ll have time to visit St. Peter's Basilica. Overnight at the hotel in Rome.
This morning check out of your hotel and meet your car for a private transfer to the Airport.
Places we will be visting
- Accommodation on twin share basis
- Daily breakfast at hotel
- Return airport transfer on PVT basis.
- Intercity transfers and sight seeing as per itinerary
- All applicable taxes.
- (PVT) - Private Vehicle.
- (SIC) - Seat in Coach.
- Airfare charges – Round Trip.
- Airport Taxes.
- Travel insurance.
- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions column.
- Tips to driver and local guides.
- All surcharges for transfers to the Airport after the scheduled Seat in Coach timings.
- Guaranteed early check in / late checkout charges. (Standard Check in 1400hrs and check out 1200 Hrs)
- Any expenses of personal nature.
- Anything not mentioned under ‘Package inclusions’.