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The best of Switzerland and Italy

Europe

DEPARTURES DATES
Aug.19:    11
Sep.19:    08
Oct.19:    13
Nov.19:    10
Dec.19:    15
Jan.20:    19
Feb.20:    16
Mar.20:    15


01 SUN. Rome.-

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Evening transfer to the Trastevere district. 

 

Welcome to Rome! Upon airport arrival, we shall be waiting to transport you to your 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. 

 

At the end of the evening we arrange a transfer to Trastevere area. This neighborhood will be a great introduction to Rome, a stroll in the narrow cobbled streets of the Trastevere district reveals hidden treasures to us, such as some modest medieval 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.



02 MON. Rome.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Rome. Roman Coliseum (admission price included) and  Vatican City.

 

In the morning, we have a scenic tour of the city, which will be a great introduction to “The Eternal city”. 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. And we have also included admission to the Roman Coliseum, the principal symbol of Rome. This impressive con­struction dates back 2,000 years and will transport us in time so that we can learn about ancient society in the Roman Empire. In the evening we provide transport to the Via Cavour area, where you will find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and interna­tional food. Return to hotel.



03 TUE. Rome - Florence.-
TODAY’S HIGLIGHTS: Tour with a local expert from Florence. View from Piazzale Michelangelo.    

 

We will leave Rome, heading north. This route is graced with beautiful landscapes. Upon arrival in FLORENCE, we head straight to Piazzale Michelangelo, an impressive site in the city. In the evening we provide a tour with a local expert, and walk through the historic centre, taking in places such as the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, and Piazza della Signoria. This city is truly an outdoor museum. Free time to explore. In the evening, you can dine at your favorite restaurant. In this district you can find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food.

 

04 WED. Florence - Venice.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Vaporetto boat on Venice’s Grand Canal. Visit and admission to the St Mark´s Basilica. Admire the technique of crafting Murano Glass.   

 

Today we enjoy stunning mountain landscapes while crossing the Apennine Mountains. Arriving in VENICE, we will board a Vapporetto to travel around on the canals in the historic centre. With a local guide, we will visit the marvellous St Marck´s and enter the marvellous basilica (entry cost included). Afterwards, we shall be able to visit the Murano glass factory. It is marvellous to see the technique how this ancient glass is made. Free time.     

At the end of the afternoon, you will have the chance to eat dinner in the Mestre area, where you can choose the type of restaurant that you prefer (Indian, Oriental, Italian, etc.).



05 THU. Venice - Verona - Lugano- Zurich.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: We visit the city of Romeo and Juliet. Beautiful countryside while crossing the Alps (lakes and snowy mountains).     

 

We will depart from Venice, travelling to VERONA. We will provide a shuttle from parking to the historic centre.  Our guide will instruct us on the places where you will be able to walk in Romeo and Juliet’s city - the city of lovers! Afterwards we continue the journey to Switzerland. LUGANO the cosmopolitan capital of the Italian Switzerland with its beautiful lake. Very beautiful lakes and mountains with snow-capped peaks line our route.  Arrival in ZURICH. Free time in the historic centre next to the lake, where you will be able to dine in your chosen restaurant serving Italian, Indian, Chinese, international or Swiss food.



06 FRI. Zurich - Grindelwald - Lucerne - Zurich.-
TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: Admire the fantastic landscapes. Cable car included to Grindelwald first. Lunch included.            

 

Today´s stage has beautiful landscapes with high mountains and lakes. Breathtaking scenery  in the region of Interlaken. GRINDELWALD where we will have time for a coffee before taking the cable car (ticket included) up to Grindelwald first. We will walk along the path (30 minutes) in which we shall be able to take the ¨footbridge over the empty¨ among the fantastic scenery  enjoying glaciers around us. Lunch included (vegetarian option available). After that we continue to LUCERNE, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. Time at the end of the day to stroll, enjoy the city and dine before returning to the hotel in Zurich.

 

07 SAT. Zurich - Burglen- Morcote - Como - Milan.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: We will know the town of William Tell. Pictoresque villages as Morcote. Shores of Como.   

  

We travel to BURGLEN, the tiny village where William Tell was born, we shall see the chapel of the XVI century with paintings illustrating his life. Afterwards we reach the enchanting little town of MORCOTE, with its houses made of stone, and covered with flowers. We enter Italy and stop in COMO, on the shores of its lake. The city highlights the Gothic Cathedral.  Arrival in MILAN where our guide will take us to the impressive Duomo Square. There will be time to dine in a variety of restaurants  that can be found  serving Swiss and Italian food but also French, Chinese and international food. Transfer to hotel.



08 SUN. Milan - Pisa - Rome.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Coast of Liguria, Leaning Tower of Pisa.

 

We continue towards PISA. On a little tourist 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. Then, we continue to Rome, arriving at the end of the afternoon. 

End of our services. Check the time of your flight in case you need an additional night. 

INCLUSIONS

  • Travel by coach with Arabic speaking guide
  • Stay at 3*/4* hotel with buffet breakfast.
  • Includes arrival & departure transfersBoat: Vaporetto in Venice.
  • City tour in : Rome, Florence, Venice.
  • Evening Transfer: Trastevere in Rome, Via Cavour in Rome.
  • Transfer: Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence.
  • Ticket admission: Coliseum of Rome, Saint Mark´s Basilica and Murano Glass Factory in Venice.
  • Train: Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa.
  • Funicular: Cable Car to Grindelwald First.
  • 1 Lunch or Dinner Included in: Lucerne.

Exclusions

  • Any Airfare / Visa Charges and Insurance /Medical.
  • Meals other than breakfast
  • Any item of personal nature and not mentioned under the inclusions or in the itinerary

Terms & Conditions

  • Cancel before 31 days or more OMR 50
  • Less than 30 days OMR 50 + 10 % of basic land tour component
  • Less than 10 days OMR 50 + 25 % of basic land tour component
  • Less than 3 days OMR 50 + 35 % of land tour component
  • Less than 1 day 100 % of land tour component

The best of Switzerland and Italy

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