package

Classical Italy and Switzerland

Location

Italy, Switzerland

Duration

7 days

Shared

This trip is shared with other travelers from SC (or its partners); included tour guides and transportation are for the entire group.
Departure time is fixed and prices are calculated based on max capacity, so they are fixed and per person.
$ 905.96
Brief

From Rome to Zurich, enjoy this 7-day odyssey across Europe. On this journey you will be able to see such historical and cultural monuments as the Coliseum and the Vatican, as well as the Grindelwald and the city of Lucerne!

Day 1

Rome

Welcome to Rome! Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Your guide will greet you at the hotel and provide you with all the necessary information. At the end of the evening, you will be transferred to the Trastevere area. This neighborhood will be a great introduction to Rome; a stroll in the narrow-cobbled streets of the Trastevere district will reveal hidden treasures such as modest medieval churches and small shops containing the most peculiar of objects and housing scenes of daily life.  Many trattorias (informal Italian eating establishments) and osterias (inns) are imbued with the Italian spirit and will be ready to serve you with local dishes. Other restaurants serving Indian, Chinese and international food can also be found in this area.

Overnight in Rome.

Day 2

Rome

In the morning, you will go on a scenic tour of the capital, which will be a great introduction to “The Eternal city”. You will visit the tiny state of the Vatican. The Vatican City is a principal center of Christianity in the world. You will be able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. There will also be admission included in the tour to the Roman Coliseum, the landmark of Rome. This impressive construction dates back 2,000 years and will transport you in time so that you can learn about ancient society in the Roman Empire. In the evening you will be transferred to the Via Cavour area, were you will find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food.

Overnight in Rome (Breakfast).

Day 3

Rome – Florence

You will leave Rome, heading north. This route is graced with beautiful landscapes. Upon arrival in Florence, you will 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 center, 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.

Overnight in Florence (Breakfast).

Day 4

Florence – Venice

Today you will enjoy stunning mountain landscapes while crossing the Apennine Mountains. Arriving in Venice, you will board a vaporetto to travel around on the canals in the historic center. With a local guide, we will visit the marvelous Plaza de San Marcos and enter the marvelous basilica (entry cost included). Afterwards, you will be able to visit the Murano glass factory city. It is marvelous to see the technique of crystal blowing. Free time. At the end of the afternoon, you will have the chance to eat dinner in the Mestre area at a restaurant of your choosing.

Overnight in Venice (Breakfast).

Day 5

Venice – Zurich

You will depart from Venice towards Verona. You will provide a shuttle from parking to the historic center. Your 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 you will continue the journey to Switzerland. Very beautiful lakes and mountains with snow-capped peaks line your route. Arrival in Zurich. Free time in the historic center next to the lake, where you will be able to dine in your chosen restaurant serving Italian, Indian, Chinese, international or Swiss food.

Overnight in Zurich (Breakfast).

Day 6

Zurich

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

Overnight in Zurich (Breakfast, Lunch).

Day 7

Zurich 

After breakfast, end of our services.

(Breakfast).

package code: IT476630
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