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Germany italy tour 18 Nights 19 Days

Starts from $1850
  • 5 Nights Stay in Rome
  • 2 Nights Stay in Sorrento
  • 3 Nights Stay in Florence
  • 1 Night Stay in Venice
  • 4 Nights Stay in Vienna
  • 3 Nights Stay in Munich
  • Itinerary
  • Package Inclusions

DAY 01: ARRIVE ROME:

Today you will arrive Rome .On arrival you will be proceed from airport to Hotel. Overnight in Rome. It's hard to say what you'll find most breathtaking about the Eternal City - the arrogant opulence of the Vatican, the timelessness of the Forum, the top speed of a Fiat Bambino, the gory resonance of the Colosseum, trying to cross a major intersection, or the bill for your café latté. Make like the locals and souse your senses in the glut of pleasures the city has to offer, from the grandiose thrill of feeling centuries of turbulent history under your feet to the small but potent intoxication of eating chestnut gelati on a hot day. Rome is halfway down Italy's western coast, about 20km (12mi) inland. It's a vast city, but the historic center is quite small. Most of the major sights are within a reasonable distance of the central railway station, Stazione Termini. It is, for instance, possible to walk from the Colosseum, through the Forum, up to Piazza di Spagna and across to the Vatican in one day, but you wouldn't really want to. All the major monuments are west of the train station, but make sure you use a map. While it can be enjoyable to get off the beaten track in Rome, it can also be very frustrating and time-consuming. The Palatine Hill and the Forum are the center of ancient Rome. Via del Corso runs north from the Forum to Piazza del Popolo, with the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain just to its east. The Vatican is northwest of the Forum, across the River Tiber. Sightseeing in Rome is exhilarating and exhausting. That it wasn't built in a day is quickly evident when you start exploring the temples, residences, basilicas, churches, palazzi, Piazzi, parks, museums and fountains. All this and the Vatican too! Don’t feel bad if you find that Rome's shop windows are competing with its monuments for your attention: it happens to everyone. Whether it's designer clothing, jewellery, books, home wares or antiques, chances are you'll find something that just has to be bought. You don't have to look far to be entertained in Rome. Opera or soccer, dance or drinking - the Eternal City has it all. Romans don't drink a lot, but there's a bar and club scene catering to those who do, or those who just like getting dressed up; bars are mainly in the historic center, Trastevere and Testaccio.

OPTIONAL TOURS: A) Rome:

1). Rome in one day: Colosseum, Pantheon,Trevi Fountain Details: you will see all the highlights of Rome's Historic center including Colosseum, Pantheon and Trevi Fountain along with some lesser known gems. Our tour starts with a bang at the Colosseum. We will skip the line to get inside the magnificent structure where your guide will point out the details that bring this important slice of history to life. Then it's on to the Palatine and the Roman Forum for a walk through other periods of Ancient Roman history. We'll take a couple of hours of free lunch break. Then we will wander the picturesque streets and piazzas of the city, seeing the most famous sights from Spanish steps to the Trevi Fountain, The Pantheon, and splendid Piazza Navona with its incredible Bernini Fountain.

Departure Details: Start Time End Time Departure Name Availability 09.45 --- Colosseum Metro Stop Tuesday/Friday/Saturday

2). Vatican Tour: Details:The Vatican is one of the most interesting and breathtakingly beautiful sites in the world, but it can be a bit overwhelming to the average visitor. The guide will take you to some of its major attractions, as well as to some lesser known spots, and give you a broad base for understanding the history, architecture, and politics of the Vatican.

Departure Details Start Time End Time Departure Name Availability 09.00 --- Enjoy Rome office near the Vatican Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday 13.00 --- Enjoy Rome office near the Vatican Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday 12.00 --- Enjoy Rome office near the Vatican Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday 08.30 --- Enjoy Rome office near the Vatican Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday 09.30 --- Enjoy Rome office near the Vatican Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday

3). Pompeii Day Trip from Rome Details: Take a break from Rome's big-city bustle to discover the fascinating history of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius on this full-day guided tour from Rome. Perfect if your time in Italy is limited, this is the only day tour from Rome that visits both Pompeii and Vesuvius on the same day. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 25 people when exploring Pompeii and Vesuvius, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide. After your transfer from Rome by air-conditioned coach, your tour into Rome's ancient history begins high above the city and Bay of Naples, on the crater of Mt. Vesuvius. Europe's only active volcano, Vesuvius is infamous for causing the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79AD and has erupted many times since - today it's regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. Lava flows have scarred the sides of Mt. Vesuvius, and are visible on the winding road up to the summit. Hiking the active volcano is the only way to truly experience the magic of Mt. Vesuvius. The 20-minute upward hike to the crater takes you through soft volcanic ash and pumice, and the views from the top are worth the effort! Alternatively, you can stay on the ridge of the volcano and admire the views. After your adventurous morning, it's time to take a break and enjoy a leisurely lunch (included). Relax as you experience the world-famous pizza Naples is so well known for. Next stop is Pompeii, sitting in the ominous shadow of Vesuvius. During your personalized tour of Pompeii's remarkably well preserved ruins, you'll discover why this UNESCO World Heritage Site continues to shock and fascinate over 2.6 million people who venture here each year. The now ruined city of Pompeii was once a sprawling metropolis of shops and residences, restaurants, gyms and brothels. You can walk Pompeii's main streets just as the ancient Romans did - the stones are still worn with tracks from the drawn carriages that used them nearly 2,000 years ago. You'll also visit the forum, the center of Pompeii's political and social life, and view the startling plaster death casts of the victims of the catastrophic eruption that destroyed the city of Pompeii. Traveling between November and December? Mount Vesuvius is inaccessible, so you will visit the National Archeological Museum of Pompeii instead.

Itinerary Details November - December Mt. Vesuvius, is inaccessible in winter (November to December) so the visit will be substituted with the National Archeological Museum of Pompeii, which houses in impressive collection of original artefacts, mosaics, statues and artwork taken out of Pompeii during excavations, making it a perfect complement for your visit to the Pompeii excavation site! A thorough introduction to the museum and detailed map will be provided. Additional Information The optional hike up to the crater of Vesuvius requires a good level of general fitness to complete. The hike is uphill at a 14 degree angle and 20 minutes long (about 1 mile) Temperatures on the Volcano may be a bit lower than temperatures on the ground, a sweater or light jacket is recommended, especially outside of the summer months. A moderate amount of walking is involved Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair Not wheelchair accessible Confirmation will be received at time of booking On rare occasions the crater of Vesuvius may close due to adverse weather conditions. In this case you will be offered an extended tour inside Pompeii, a visit to the National Archeological Museum of Pompeii, or the volcano Solfatara located in the Phlaegrean Fields near Vesuvius. Departure: Center of Piazza del Popolo

DAY 02: IN ROME:

After Breakfast, proceed for Ancient Rome tour including visit to Colosseum. Overnight in Rome. Colosseum and Ancient Rome - Skip the line: Duration Approx. 3 hours Start or opening time Available everyday at 14.30 hours End or closing time Around 17.30 hours

DAY 03: IN ROME

After Breakfast, proceed for a visit to the famous Vatican Museum. Overnight in Rome. Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Half-Day Walking Tour 9am Standard Tour, 1pm Standard Tour, 8am Small-Group Tour Details: Get much more out of your visit to St Peter's Basilica and the Vatican by taking a guided walking tour. St Peter's and the Vatican Museums can be overwhelming, especially if this is your first visit, so allow your experienced guide to lead the way and share the history, architecture, and politics of the Vatican. As an added bonus, you'll skip the long ticket lines when you visit the Vatican Museums (entrance fees payable direct on the day of travel). Additional Information Confirmation will be received at time of booking By pre-booking this ticket it enables you to skip the long lines (which can take up to two hours!) to enter the Vatican Museums. Please note, all visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security check point. Please expect to wait 20-30 minutes to clear security. Evening tours do not include a visit to St. Peter's Basilica. Tours departing Wednesday. There is the possibility that you will be unable to include St. Peter's Basilica and St. Peter's Square. This is due to the weekly Papal Audience during which access to St. Peter's Basilica could be closed. As an alternative you will be offered an extended itinerary within the Vatican Museums, which still includes the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you would prefer a ticket with St. Peter's Basilica and Square guaranteed to be included, please DO NOT select Wednesday as your travel date. On rare occasions St. Peter's Basilica closes without notice. If this happens, we spend a full 3-hours touring the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. We will list affected dates as soon as we become notified of them. The tour guides aim to notify guests if St. Peter's Basilica is unexpectedly closed upon commencement of the tour. It is beyond our control so no refunds or discounts will be issued. Departure: Central Rome

Evening at leisure – you can choose to visit one or few of many beautiful sights of Rome like -- Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Ponte Sant'Angelo or just walk around the city

DAY 04: IN ROME

Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for Borghese Gallery. Overnight in Rome. Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery Tickets: Details: If you would prefer to visit the Borghese Gallery and Museum in Rome at your own leisure, without a guide, but would still like to skip the queue with reserved tickets (which regularly sell out a month in advance!), book your tickets now! Your Borghese Gallery ticket will be pre-booked and pre-paid, for a fast, hassle-free entry. After meeting a representative and exchanging your voucher, gain quick access to the Borghese Gallery and Museum, one of the world's most incredible art collections in which you get to see the art in its original setting. The Borghese Gardens are amongst the most famous and beautiful in Italy and offers stunning views over Piazza del Popolo to complete your experience. Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery Tickets include the standard ticket price plus fast-track access fee. Borghese Gallery in Rome includes but is not limited to: The Caravaggio Room (St. Jerome, David with the Head of Goliath) Bernini sculptures (Apollo and Daphne, David) Canova sculpture (Pauline Bonaparte) Works by Raphael (The Deposition, Lady with Unicorn) Perugino (Madonna and Child) Rubens (The Deposition) Titian (Sacred and Profane Love) Do you want to get the most from your Borghese Gallery visit? For a small extra cost, you can upgrade your ticket and join a 5-star-rated guided tour. An expert guide will add value to your experience by pointing out the highlights of the Borghese Gallery and sharing the fascinating stories behind the art. Your tour also includes a guided visit of the famous Villa Borghese Gardens. The groups are small, never more than 20 people, ensuring personal attention fro your knowledgeable guide. Additional Information Confirmation will be received at time of booking The first floor of the Borghese Gallery is wheelchair accessible. Access to the second floor is only possible if customers can stand for 10 minutes in the elevator as wheelchairs will not fit inside. We cannot predict when individual museums will be crowded. In general long lines are common at major attractions in summer,on most weekends, and during peak travel periods throughout the year (Christmas, Easter, local holidays). Our skip-the-line tickets enable you to skip the line if indeed there is one. Unfortunately there is no way to foresee which days and times will produce lines, and which will not. Departure: Meet in front of the Borghese Gallery main entrance. A hostess will be waiting for you and will issue the skip the line entrance tickets only.

DAY 05: ROME-NAPLES-SORRENTO

After Breakfast, check out and proceed to station for train to Naples Arrive Naples and drive to Sorrento, approx 1hr10mins journey by road. Transfer on your own by one of the taxi from the train station. Arrive and check-in at hotel. Overnight in Sorrento. Day at leisure to relax at the beach and explore on own. Pizza, one of Italy's most famous foods, originated in Naples and pizza is taken very seriously here. You'll find lots of great pizza places but be sure you look for one with a wood-burning oven! Eggplant Parmesan originated in Naples and spaghetti also became popular in Naples, try it with clams or mussels. Seafood is abundant and very good in Naples.

DAY 06: IN SORRENTO

After breakfast, proceed for a day’s trip to the Amalfi Coast tour. Overnight in Sorrento. Amalfi Coast Private Day Tour from Sorrento: Explore the famous Amalfi Coast with your own driver to chauffeur you from town to town on this private full-day excursion from Sorrento. You'll discover Positano, Amalfi and Ravello, three of the most beautiful villages in the south of Italy. A private visit to the Amalfi Coast is the perfect choice if you want to get a real taste of southern Italy and its exquisite coastal landscapes. Highlights: Private full-day tour of the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento Choose your own itinerary: The four pearls of the Amalfi Coast: Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. Option to have an English-speaking guide, Private chauffeur-driven car,Hotel pick-up or drop-off.

DAY 07: SORRENTO-NAPLES-FLORENCE

After Breakfast, drive back to Naples station to take a train to Florence. Arrive Florence and check in at hotel. Later in the evening, explore Florence on own. Overnight in Florence. Florence's museums, palaces, and churches house some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. The most popular and important sites in Florence include the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Uffizi, the Bargello, and the Accademia.. When you grow weary of museums and monuments, head outdoors. Spend a day at the Boboli Gardens or climb the hill to the church of San Miniato al Monte to experience an enchanting view of Florence. Florence and its magnificent treasures await your visit!

DAY 08: IN FLORENCE

After Breakfast, Proceed for half day trip to Pisa. Overnight in Florence.

Pisa and the Leaning Tower Half-Day Trip from Florence: Details: Expand your stay in Florence with an afternoon visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of Italy's most popular attractions. With your transport and sightseeing taken care of, you can sit back and enjoy your half-day visit to the famous Renaissance city of Pisa. After a panoramic drive through the Tuscan countryside, you'll drive along the embankment lining the River Arno into Pisa. Your visit begins with a guided visit of Piazza dei Miracoli, home to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa (exterior visit). This masterpiece of Romanesque art is surrounded by the equally beautiful baptistery (exterior visit) and cathedral (visit inside).

You will then have free time to explore Pisa on your own. Or perhaps you would like to take a guided walk to Piazza dei Cavalieri with your tour escort, where you will see Scuola Normale, one of the most famous universities in the world. Founded by Napoleon in 1810, the university has been educating students and carrying out research for nearly two centuries.

Additional Information Confirmation will be received at time of booking. A moderate amount of walking is involved. A dress code is required to enter places of worships and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. This dress code is strictly enforced and you will risk refused entry if you fail to comply with requirements. Departure: Central Florence

DAY 09: IN FLORENCE:

Breakfast at hotel. You can take a day’s trip to Tuscany or take any of the optional tours as given below (in the optional section at the end of the itinerary). Overnight in Florence.

Florence: 1). Skip the Line: Best of Florence Walking Tour including Academia Gallery and Duomo: Take a small group walking tour of Florence and visit the Accademia Gallery afterwards, to see Michelangelo's famous statue of David. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 25 people ensuring you'll receive personalized attention and audio headsets guarantee that you'll hear the guide clearly. And by booking ahead, you won't waste any time waiting in line at the Accademia Gallery! Delve into the historic center of Florence on a three hour walking tour including the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, Uffizi Square, the leather market and Accademia Gallery. Your local guide will identify architecture from the Middle Ages and Renaissance eras as you stroll the timeless streets of Florence. Visit the former Ancient Forum, now Piazza della Repubblica and a popular meeting place for writers and artists. Glance Ghilberti's Baptistry Doors, known as the 'Gates of Paradise' and be sure to rub the nose of legendary il Porcellino' the boar, so that you may one day return again to Florence! Dominating the Florentine skyline, Brunlleschi's imposing Duomo never fails to impress. Enter inside the astounding Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore before devouring a delicious homemade Italian gelato or hot chocolate in winter if you prefer. Restrictions on entry to the Cathedral may apply on Sundays and religious holidays.

Next, skip the line into the Accademia Gallery and marvel at Michelangelo's 17 foot David and enjoy the rest of the gallery's artistic works at your leisure.

Itinerary Details: Additional Information •Confirmation will be received at time of booking •A moderate amount of walking is involved •A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements •No food, drink or photography permitted inside the Accademia Gallery •Entry inside the Duomo (cathedral) may be restricted on Sundays and during religious festivals. If this occurs a detailed tour from the outside will be given •Not wheelchair accessible

Departure: Tour departs from near the Ponte Vecchio (the Old Bridge). The meeting place is easy to locate and your guide will be waiting for you.

2). Skip the Line: Florence Accademia and Uffizi Gallery Tour: Details: Book your Skip the Line: Florence Accademia and Uffizi Gallery Tour ahead of time to take advantage of jumping the queue. In the morning, meet at the entrance to Accademia Gallery (11:15am). You'll skip the line and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Michelangelo in no time at all! Prepare to be amazed when you see Michelangelo's world-famous statue of David! Also see other important works by Michelangelo including Prigioni and San Matteo too. The duration is 1 hour 15 minutes. In the afternoon, let your expert guide lead you through the special skip the line entrance at the Uffizi Gallery (4:30pm). The museum occupies the top floor of an impressive building erected by Giorgio Vasari between 1560 and 1580. Admire the superb paintings of Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Giotto, Cimabue and Masaccio. The duration is 1 hour 30 minutes. All entrance fees to the museums are included in the tour price.

Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Gallery are located very close to each other. You will have free time between the tours for lunch or choose to spend longer inside the museums (after the guided tours). Itinerary Details: Additional Information •Confirmation will be received at time of booking Departure: •Accademia Gallery at 11:30am •Uffizi Gallery at 4:30pm

3). Brunelleschi Tour: City : Florence Address or meeting point : Segway Office located in Via dei Cimatori 9 Red - Florence Duration : About 2:30 hours Start or opening time : Available from Tuesday to Saturday at 2:30pm Guides & companions Is it done with a guide, a driver and/or an instructor? With guide

4). Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour: Details: Famous for a wealth of art, history, striking landscapes and outstanding produce, Tuscany really does have the best of all worlds! With only a day to spare, see the best Tuscany has to offer on this full-day guided coach trip from Florence. Meet your local guide before heading for the hills on a scenic drive through the Tuscan countryside. Your first stop for the day is gothic Siena, famous for its medieval streets. Choose to join a guided tour through the city(free entry inside the Cathedral is included). Or, alternatively, you're free to marvel the sights of Siena at your own pace, enjoy a drink in an open air cafe and meet the locals. Enjoy a stroll among Chianti vineyards, olive groves and wine cellars before indulging in a traditional Tuscan lunch amongst the Sienese hills where Chianti wine is produced. Surrounded by grapes vines you'll have the opportunity to meet fellow travelers while feasting on local foods including cold meats, salads, pasta and bread. A wine-tasting class will be held during lunch including free samples of wine and olive oil (which are also available for purchase).

After lunch you will visit San Gimignano where you can roam the maze of cobbled streets and small squares, grab a gelato and walk between San Gimignano's famous 14 towers. Your final stop is Pisa, where you can take an up-close inspection of The Leaning Tower, view the Cathedral, the Baptistery and monumental Cemetery in Pisa before venturing back to Florence where your full-day tour concludes. Want to skip the long lines at the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Upgrade to the Tour & Leaning Tower of Pisa option and you'll receive pre-booked entrance tickets. Go to the front of the queue at the Leaning Tower of Pisa without having to wait in line and experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to climb the world's most titled tower. Leaning Tower of Pisa has 296 steps over 7 floors. The climb will take approximately 30-minutes. You will arrive in Pisa approx. 6pm and leave 6.50pm. Children aged 8 years and under are not permitted to climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Itinerary Details: Sample Lunch Menu includes: Garlic bruschetta Pasta with Chianina beef ragù Tuscan ham, salami and local artisan sheep milk cheese Garden Salad Cantuccini (almond biscuits) to dip into Vin Santo (dessert wine) A tasting of local wines

Additional Information: Confirmation will be received at time of booking Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required It is recommended to book any rail travel from Florence after 9pm to allow time for any traffic delays on your return journey. The cathedrals in Siena and Pisa will be closed on November 01. On this date, the tour visits Santa Maria della Scala Hospital instead.

Departure: Tour commences at Santa Maria Novella station.

5).Full Day Ferrai Museum tour in Marnello ex Florence.The tour will depart from Florence which is approx 1.30 hrs away from Marnello. -Ferrari tour from Florence: Duration: 11 Hrs Departure Name: Piazza della Stazione And Departure Time: 08.00 on Monday/Thursday only Details: An alternative tour to become familiar with an unusual combination of three Italian brands, Ferrari, Balsamic vinegar of Modena and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Don't miss the Ferrari Museum in Maranello with cars, images and trophies that have marked the history of the brand. Thrill to the roar of a Ferrari engine and see the well-known 'Galleria del Vento' (wind tunnel) designed by Renzo Piano, Italy's most famous living architect.The gallery is used to test the aerodynamics and high speed performance characteristic of the Prancing Horse cars. The tour continues with a visit to a renowned balsamic vinegar producer closed to Maranello, where you will be shown the aging process of the best balsamic vinegar of Modena. Lunch consisting of typical regional dishes will be served in a characteristic restaurant nearby. The tour ends with the visit and tasting to a cheese factory where the world famous Parmigiano-Reggiano is made.

Inclusions: Transportation by coach (or by minibus is group consists of less than 9 participants), tour escort English/Spanish speaking, entrance fee to Ferrari Museum, lunch (3 courses with drinks), visit to Balsamic vinegar producer and Parmiggiano-Reggiano factory

DAY 10: FLORENCE TO VENICE:

After Breakfast, proceed to station for train to Venice. Arrive Venic. Proceed to hotel for check in. Freshen up and head out for city walk followed by Gondola ride. Overnight at Hotel. While walking you'll visit St. Mark's Basilica in St Mark's Square and other famous highlights, and discover the 'real Venice' as you enter a labyrinth of narrow passageways and alleys. On your walk one will see the most important monuments from San Marco Square to the Rialto Bridge. Then, you'll discover the 'real Venice', a magical city of meandering canals crossed by delicate bridges.

Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade: Details: Share a gondola with other travelers along the canals of Venice and be serenaded as your group of gondolas glide along the Grand Canal. One of the gondoliers will play music and sing songs throughout the 35-minute ride. Great value for money! Only a gondola ride can capture the magic of Venice. You'll be captivated by the glamor and elegance of Venice and its magnificent palaces and churches lining the Grand Canal as you glide along in an authentic gondola.

Each gondola holds maximum 6 passengers. There are approx. 10 gondolas per tour. The musician will board one of the gondolas to perform throughout the trip. Gondola serenades on the canals of Venice regularly sell out weeks in advance. Book ahead of time to avoid disappointment. Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking Your Venice gondola ride provides a boat with a musician and singer for every eight gondolas in your flotilla Departure: Tour departs from the Gondola's mooring point of Santa Maria del Giglio Square

Inclusions: Shared gondola ride along the Grand Canal (35 minutes) Exclusions: Guide, Gratuities (optional), Hotel pickup and drop off

DAY 11: VENICE-VIENNA

Breakfast at hotel. If you want on this day you can take a tour to the nearby islands of Murano & Burano(famous islands of the venice Lagoon). There are frequent ferries which you can take and visit these 2 islands conveniently. Donot do Torcello island as that is the replica of Murano island so it’s a waste of time. You'll see a glass-blowing display on Murano, shop for lace on Burano.

Later, in the evening, proceed to railway station for overnight train to Vienna

DAY 12: VIENNA:

Arrive Vienna. Proceed to hotel for check-in. No early check can be on guarantee basis. Only request can be put for the same. Usual check-in time at hotels is 1pm or 2pm but varies from hotel to hotels. You can keep your luggage at the hotel store room and go for some breakfast somewhere around the hotel. Later, in the afternoon proceed for Vienna City tour including Schonnbrunn Palace. Overnight in Vienna.

City tour with Schönbrunn Palace : Details: This city tour will introduce you to the the most important sights of the Austrian capital. As we drive around the famous 'Ringstrasse', Vienna's main boulevard, we pass by the State Opera, the Museums of Fine Art and Natural History, the Parliament building, the Burgtheater (National Theatre), the City Hall and the University. The highlight of this programme is the visit to Schonbrunn Palace where we take a tour of some of the most magnificently decorated rooms. We return to the city centre, passing by Belvedere Palace, where you will have the opportunity to end your tour, or you can choose to continue to the State Opera House, where the tour ends.

Departure Details Start Time End Time Departure Name Availability 09.45 --- Sudtirolerplatz Daily 10.45 --- Sudtirolerplatz Daily 14.45 --- Sudtirolerplatz Daily 09.45 --- Sudtirolerplatz Daily 14.45 --- Sudtirolerplatz Daily

DAY 13: VIENNA:

Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for a day’s trip to Salzburg. Overnight in Vienna. Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna: While in Vienna don't miss your chance to visit Austria's other great city, Salzburg - home of Mozart and beautiful Mirabell Gardens and Palace. Travel through the stunning Austrian alps and lakes on this fantastic day trip to Salzburg. The tour includes guided walking tour of the city of Salzburg.

Highlights: Visit Salzburg, the home of Mozart, on a day trip from Vienna Walking tour through Salzburg's Old Town - a UNESCO World Heritage listed site See the famous gardens of Mirabell Palace. Finish by the Vienna State Opera

DAY 14: IN VIENNA:

After Breakfast, proceed for Grand Danube River cruise. Overnight in Vienna Details: Welcome on board of the MS Vienna! In the first half of this cruise, you will pass some of Vienna's most significant buildings like the Urania observatory, the "Kunsthaus Wien" (which has been re-designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser) and the Gasometer building. After passing the modern Hydro Electric power plant Freudenau you will continue to the Reichsbruecke. On the second half of this cruise you will get an unforgettable view of Vienna's tallest buildings - the UNO City, the Danube Tower (252m) and the Millenium Tower (202m). Afterwards you get to appreciate the lock Nussdorf and the Thermal Waste Treatment Plant Spittelau, which has been designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. On the way back you will see the Rossau Barracks, the Vienna Ring Tower and the St. Rupert's Church, which is the oldest religious edifice of the city. You then return to Schwedenplatz. Departure Details

Start Time End Time Departure Name Availability 11.30 --- Schwedenplatz: DDSG Daily 15.00 --- Schwedenplatz: DDSG Daily

After the cruise, explore on own. Vienna for the Romantic: Just wandering along its narrow, medieval alleyways or across imperial squares is enchanting to those who are lovestruck!. Be inspired by an atmosphere steeped in history Vienna for the Culture-Vulture: Vienna possesses a lively and vast array of cultural attractions. Whether classical or experimental theatre, film or dance festivals, opera or operetta, or exhibitions and concerts - no matter when you come and how long you stay, there is sure to be something exciting for you to discover.

Vienna for the Musically Inclined: Vienna has been synonymous with music for centuries, and was home to Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Johann Strauss. This outstanding musical heritage has been preserved right to the present day. The Wiener Philharmoniker is one of the world's top orchestras - if you love music, you are sure to profit from Vienna. Vienna for the Artist: Down the centuries, Vienna has always produced and nurtured world-famous artists. The collecting passion of art-loving rulers and monarchs has made Vienna a treasure house par excellence. The Museum of Fine Arts, for instance, is one of the world's largest and most distinguished museums, housing priceless works of art. Art accompanies you wherever you go in Vienna - even some of its underground stations are listed properties (on account of their elegant, ornamental Jugendstil style designed by Otto Wagner)!

DAY 15: VIENNA-MUNICH:

Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to Wien Meildling railway station for TGV to Munich. Arrive Munich and proceed to hotel for check-in. Rest of the day at leisure to explore on own (choose from the optional tours mentioned at the end of the itinerary). Overnight in Munich.

DAY 16: IN MUNICH:

After Breakfast, proceed for Return Ticket Zugspitz Mountain. Overnight in Munich. Details: Enjoy a day on the top of Germany! Take the cogwheel train to the glacier on Zugspitzplatt, visit Germany's highest church and in winter watch the skiers in action. From there you can take the glacier cable car to the summit, with 2,962 m (9,718ft) the Zugspitze is the highest peak in Germany. There you can enjoy the wonderful athmosphere and view from the summit lounge in the panorama hall. You can also cross the border at the summit into neighbouring Austria. After that you can enjoy the impressive panoramic view from the observation platform, before returning to the valley on the Eibsee cable car. From the cable car you will have a unique view over the Eibsee and the Werdenfelser Land. An unforgettable experience, of course you can also start your round trip with the Eibsee cable car. Departure Details Start Time End Time Departure Name Availability 08.15 14.15 --- Daily

DAY 17-02AUG: IN MUNICH:

After Breakfast, proceed for Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Day Tour from Munich. Overnight in Munich.

Details: Hidden in the seclusion of the Bavarian mountains, King Ludwig II built two of his dream castles, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. This trip from Munich shows you both of these extraordinary castles, the legacy of of Bavaria's fairytale King. Capture the grandeur of these castles and the picturesque mountain scenery of Bavaria in one magical day. Departing Munich, visit the smallest of three royal castles, Linderhof, which was built by King Ludwig II during the 19th century as a hunting lodge. Built in French Rococo style, the castle has a Moorish pavilion which can be visited during your two hour stay. You have the option to join a guided tour of the interior of Linderhof. After departing Linderhof, you will have a short shopping stop in Oberammergau, world-famous for its woodcarvers, richly painted houses (Luftl-paintings) and Passion Play.

On the approach to Neuschwanstein, it will quickly become clear as to why this magnificent neo-Romanesque style castle is the most well known castle in the world. It appears through the mist like something out of a fairytale, and you will not be surprised to hear that the man who conceived its design - King Ludwig II, was considered quite eccentric. If it all seems very familiar, it may be because the castle was the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle.

You will have four hours to explore the grounds of Neuschwanstein, and the option of joining a guided tour of the interior of the castles if you wish. Additional Information Confirmation will be received at time of booking Please do not pre-purchase entry tickets to the Royal Castle Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. Please pay these fees to your guide so that group entry can be purchased Please note this tour does not allow time to see the Venus Grotto. If you would like to see the Grotto, please book "Royal Castle of Linderhof and Oberammergau Day Tour from Munich " - tour 285015 The coach has a toilet on board A moderate amount of walking is involved to reach the castles Neuschwanstein Castle is undergoing exterior renovation work until summer 2013. During this time, parts of the castle may be covered with scaffolding. There should be no disruption to your tour. Departure: Tour departs from the front of the KARSTADT Department Store at Bahnhofpl. 7, opposite the main railway station. The meeting point is easy to locate and your guide will be waiting for you.

DAY 18: IN MUNICH:

After Breakfast, proceed for Romantic Road, Rothenburg and Harburg Day Tour from Munich. Overnight in Munich. Address or meeting point Bahnhofplatz in front of the “Karstadt” department store, across from the main railway station Duration 10 hours and a half Start or opening time Available from 1. April - 31. October on Wednesday, Sunday, at 08:30 hours End or closing Time: Around 19:00 hours. Black Out Dates: 01 of January, 05 of February, 01 of November and 24 and 25 of December

Tour Description: Surround yourself with castles and medieval villages as you travel along the Romantic Road during a full day escorted tour from Munich to Harburg and Rothenburg. There's plenty of free time at each stop, so there's plenty of time for lunch and exploring at your own leisurely pace.

Your first stop is Harburg, one of the oldest, largest and best preserved castles of Southern Germany. It was an important military stronghold during the 11th and 12th centuries. Through the Swabian crater landscape passing Dinkelsbuhl, you will arrive in Rothenburg, the most perfectly preserved medieval town in Europe. You will spend about 3 hours in Rothenburg, so there is plenty of time for sightseeing, lunch and shopping. A popular attraction is the Kathe Wolhfahrt Christmas Store on Herrngasse, a large store open year round where you can purchase ornaments, nutcrackers, and other Christmas items. Many of the highlights in Rothenburg are centered around Marktplatz, such as the Town Hall with its Rothenburg History Museum, and St Jakob's Church, a Gothic building with soaring ceilings filled with light. You will return to Munich via the Hallertau, the world's largest hop-growing area.

DAY 19-DEPARTURE DAY:

After breakfast, check out of hotel and proceed to airport for your flight back home.

Inclusions

  • 05 night's accommodation in Rome
  • 02 night's accommodation in Sorrento
  • 03 nights accommodation in Florence
  • 01 night's accommodation in Venice
  • 04 night's accommodation in Vienna
  • 03 night's accommodation in Munich
  • Daily breakfast
  • Half day Ancient Rome tour with Colosseum
  • Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Half-Day Walking Tour
  • Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery Tickets
  • Amalfi Coast Private Day Tour from Sorrento
  • Half day tour of Pisa ex Florence
  • Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade
  • Half day Vienna City tour with Schonbrunn Palace
  • Salzburg Day's Trip from Vienna
  • Grand Danube River Cruise in Vienna
  • Return Ticket for Zugspitz Mountain
  • Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Day Tour from Munich
  • Proceed for Romantic Road, Rothenburg and Harburg Day Tour from Munich
  • All tours are on seat in coach basis
  • TGV from Rome to Naples, Naples to Florence and Florence to Venice in 2nd class
  • Overnight Train from Venice-Vienna in 2nd class
  • One way TGV from Vienna -Munich in 2nd Class
  • All tours are on seat in coach basis

Exclusions

  • International and Domestic air tickets
  • Airport taxes
  • Visa charges
  • Overseas Medical Insurance
  • Meals, Tips, Laundry, telephone, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature
  • Cost of foreign exchange for personal use
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary 'PACKAGE INCLUDES' head

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