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Italy Switzerland Tour 10 Nights 11 Days

Starts from $2800
  • 3 Nights Stay in Rome
  • 1 Night Stay in Florence
  • 2 Nights Stay in Venice
  • 1 Night Stay in Lugano
  • 2 Nights Stay in Interlaken
  • 1 Night Stay in Lucerne
  • Itinerary
  • Package Inclusions

DAY 01 Arrive Rome

Welcome to Italy the land of the Mystique! On arrival in Rome, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel by a private vehicle. Rome is more than a fascinating European capital city; it is a spectacular encyclopedia of living history. The whole experience of Rome is so powerful as to be almost overwhelming at times. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this magnificent city on your own.

Rome, Italy

The evening is free at leisure; why not discover the city of Rome on an Illuminated Tour (optional). Rome comes alive at night and you should not miss the opportunity to see its most beautiful monuments illuminated.

OPTIONAL TOUR Rome Illuminated (Seat In Coach)

The tour starts from Via Veneto, the street of La Dolce Vita fame, and continues to Piazza Barberini with the Triton Fountain by Bernini, and on to Piazza Venezia with the Victor Emanuel monument. We also see Via dei Fori Imperiali, the Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine, the Palatine, the Temple of Vesta, the Theatre of Marcello, the Capitol, Tiberine Island, the Synagogue, Castel St. Angelo, and St. Peter's Square and Basilica. During this panoramic visit of the city your guide will also take you to visit the famous Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona.

Pick Up Point - Rome Illuminated (seat In Coach) | Pick Up Time - 02:00 hrs | Duration - 02:00 hrs

DAY 02 Rome

Rome, Italy

In the evening, if you haven't already seen it on Day 01, don't miss the opportunity of seeing all the famous Roman sites lit up at night on an optional Illuminated tour of Rome. Rome Open Bus tour. (Seat in Coach) Today, explore Rome at your own pace on an extensive hop-on hop-off itinerary through the heart of Rome. The buses are open top which allows you to enjoy full 360 degree panoramic views as you travel along your route, with a commentary in 6 languages, and departures every 15 minutes. Your ticket allows you 17 stops in the most beautiful, cultural and evocative areas of the Eternal city. See major sights such as the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Vatican City, Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Palatine Hill, Piazza Venezia and lots more.

OPTIONAL TOURS : Vatican City With Sistine Chapel Tour (Seat in Coach)

Visit the Vatican Museums, housing stunning masterpieces from Roman, Etruscan and Egyptian antiquities to late Renaissance and the famous Sistine Chapel. Marvel at the beauty of the magnificent fresco of the Last Judgement by Michelangelo, along with works by Botticelli, Perugino and Rossellini. Also, admire the art and architecture of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Pick Up Point - Vatican City With Sistine Chapel Tour (seat In Coach) | Pick Up Time - 03:00 hrs | Duration - 03:00 hrs

Monumental Rome (Seat In Coach)

A perfect introduction to the Eternal City! You will start off by driving up the Via Veneto, portrayed in Fellini's La Dolce Vita, and will take a turn around the Fountain of the Naiads in the Piazza della Repubblica.

Leaving the bus, you will go on foot to visit the glorious Trevi Fountain, the largest Baroque fountain in the city. You will also find beautiful fountains in the Piazza Navona. This square follows the shape of a former stadium that existed on this site in the first century AD. The piazza features masterpieces such as the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers (1651) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. You then will see the Piazza ColonnaColumn of Marcus Aurelius which has stood there since 193 AD. The bronze statue of Saint Paul atop the column was placed there in 1589, by order of Pope Sixtus V.

The tour will take you inside the Pantheon, commissioned by Marcus Agrippa as a temple to all the gods of ancient Rome and later rebuilt by the Emperor Hadrian. It is one of the best preserved of all Roman buildings and still has the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world. You will then re-board your bus and proceed to St. Peter's Square passing the Castel Sant'Angelo, Emperor Hadrian's mausoleum, on the way. Your guide will lead you into St. Peter's Basilica. This massive late Renaissance church can hold 60,000 people, and is one of the holiest sites in Christendom. In the first chapel on the right as you enter the Basilica, you will find Michelangelo's masterpiece La Pieta. This famous sculpture shows the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion. Notice how the work balances the Renaissance ideals of classical beauty with naturalism.

You will spend about 35 minutes in St. Peter's Basilica. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at the Vastours Terminal .

Pick Up Point - Monumental Rome (seat In Coach) | Pick Up Time - 03:00 hrs | Duration - 03:00 hrs

Naples - Capri - Anacapri Tour (Seat In Coach)

You will travel south to the lively city of Naples and onto the lovely island of Capri. Board a motorboat for a tour of the Blue Grotto. The waters in the cave are a brilliant fluorescent blue. Next you will visit Anacapri, which offers wonderful views of the Bay of Naples. Following lunch, enjoy free time at shopping before returning to board the boat back to Naples.

Pick Up Point - Naples - Capri - Anacapri Tour (seat In Coach) | Pick Up Time - 01:50 hrs | Duration - 01:50 hrs

Colosseum and Palantine Tour (Seat in Coach)

The tour starts with a panoramic view of the Colosseum from Colle Oppio before skipping the queue to enter the most symbolic of Rome's landmarks. An expert local guide will bring the bloody past of the amphitheatre to life as you listen to tales of gladiators, mock sea-battles and executions. You when then stop at the Arch of Constantine before entering the complex of the Palatine Hill - the most famous of Rome's hills. Romulus and Remus, the legendary founders of the city, were said to have been found here by the she-wolf who nursed and raised them. The last stop of the tour is a walk along the "Via Sacra" inside the Roman Forum and the tour ends at the Temple, which houses the altar where Julius Caesar was cremated.

Pick Up Point - Colosseum And Palantine Tour (seat In Coach) | Pick Up Time - 03:00 hrs | Duration - 03:00 hrs

DAY 03 Rome – Florence

This morning, travel by train to Florence, the birth place of Renaissance. Also known as the city of the lily, the fame of Florence rests on its age-old image as the Italian hub of Renaissance art and architecture in Europe. With statues and sculptures dotting the piazzas, domes and towers surpassing the height of the sky, palatial palazzi dominating the cityscape, Florence is a beautiful gallery full of gleam and glory, in itself. On arrival in Florence, proceed to your hotel.

Florence, Italy

The rest of the day is free to discover this breathtaking city on your own. In the afternoon enjoy an optional excursion to Pisa, home of the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Enjoy a walking tour of Pisa, including the area surrounding the famous tower.

OPTIONAL TOUR Excursion to Pisa

A splendid excursion through the fertile and picturesque Tuscan countryside towards the historic university city of Pisa, famous for its architectural beauty. After a panoramic drive along the beautiful riversides, the tour proceeds with a guided tour to Piazza dei Miracoli to find the celebrated Leaning Tower, the Cathedral, an unequalled masterpiece of Romanesque art carried out between the 11th and 12th centuries, the Baptistery and other important monuments. You will then walk to Piazza dei Cavalieri, where the Scuola Normale, one of the most famous universities in the world, resides.

Pick Up Point - Excursion To Pisa (seat In Coach) | Pick Up Time - 05:30 hrs | Duration - 05:30 hrs

DAY 04 Florence – Venice>

This morning, travel to the magical city of Venice. Venice is just as romantic and beautiful as it looks in travelogues and movies. The piazzas and singing gondoliers, the idiosyncratic buildings and water taxis are all there to be seen, admired and photographed for posterity. On arrival proceed to your hotel.

Venice, Italy

The rest day is free. You explore the city on your own or enjoy touring the canals of Venice, an ultimate romantic experience on the Gondola Serenade. (Optional)

OPTIONAL TOUR Gondola Serenade (Shared Boat)

A Gondola Serenade on the Canals of Venice is the ultimate romantic experience. Complete with music and sweet melodies, you will glide along the Grand Canal and the minor canals of Venice. Be captivated by the glamour and elegance of the city and its magnificent palaces and churches. One of the gondoliers will play music and sing songs throughout the ride.

Pick Up Point - Gondola Serenade (shared Boat) | Pick Up Time - 12:40 hrs | Duration - 12:40 hrs

DAY 05 Venice

Venice, Italy

The rest day is free. You explore the city on your own or enjoy touring the canals of Venice, an ultimate romantic experience on the Gondola Serenade.(optional)

Excursion to Murano, Burano & Torcello. (Shared Boat)

This morning enjoy an excursion to Murano, Burano & Torcello. Boarding a comfortable motor boat, you~ll speed along the Venetian lagoon to Murano, famous for its glassware. During the visit you~ll explore shops, factories and watch the skilled glass-blowers as they create works of art. You~ll also have time to visit a museum showcasing the world-famousMurano glass. Re-board your motor boat you~ll journey to the island of Burano to admire picturesque fishermen~s houses painted in bright pastel colors, and, of course, the famous lace. You can visit a museum dedicated to the craft of lace, and purchase the beautiful lace at local shops. The last island stop is Torcello, the earliest center of civilization in the Venetian lagoon. You~ll see the cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, founded in the 7th century, and the excavated remains of the circular baptistery in the church of Santa Fosca.

OPTIONAL TOUR Venice Walking Tour

Prepare to be enchanted by the world's most romantic city as you wander through its picturesque cobblestone alleyways .Visit St. Mark's Square and learn the history that lies behind the walls of its most famous landmarks: the Basilica, its Byzantine heritage, the Doge's Palace and its adjoining prisons, that retain true secrets to comprehend how a city built on swamps became one of the most enlightened cities of the western world, and learn how all of a sudden fate turned its back on her. Discover how Venice is today and how it is to live in the most beautiful city in the world, though not the most practical!

Pick Up Point - Venice Walking Tour | Pick Up Time - 02:00 hrs | Duration - 02:00 hrs

DAY 06 Venice – Lugano

Today travel by train to Lugano. Lugano lies in a bay on the northern side of Lake Lugano, surrounded by numerous mountains offering splendid viewpoints. The traffic-free historic town centre, the numerous buildings in Italianate Lombardy style, the exclusive museums, the mountains, lake and a packed calendar of events all invite visitors to see the sights, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the 'dolce far niente' (pleasant idleness). On arrival in Lugano, proceed to your hotel. Lugano, Switzerland

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this city on your own. Its typical Mediterranean atmosphere, Italian culture and creativity skilfully combined with Swiss organization and efficiency will certainly satisfy all your expectations.

DAY 07 Lugano – Interlaken

Today, travel to Interlaken, located in the heart of the Swiss alps, situated between the Lakes of Thun and Brienz and is at the foot the famous trio of peaks, the Eiger, the Monch and the Jungfrau. On arrival in Interlaken, proceed to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this fun and fascinating city on your own.

Interlaken, Switzerland

OPTIONAL TOUR Schilthorn with Swiss Pass

Travel from Interlaken to Murren, from where you will get to the 2970 metre Schilthorn/Piz Gloria mountain top by cable car in 32 minutes. As the longest aerial cableway in the Alps, the Schilthorn provides the most unimpeded panoramic views. Over 200 mountain peaks in a spectacular landscape are revealed as the world's first revolving mountain top restaurant slowly turns. For James Bond fans, the Schilthorn was transformed into the 'Piz Gloria' for the filming of 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'. Follow the tracks of James Bond?in the?Touristorama where you can view glimpses of the 007 movie

Pick Up Point - Schilthorn With Swiss Pass | Pick Up Time - 05:00 hrs | Duration - 05:00 hrs

Indian / Swiss Dinner Cruise

Experience spectacular views, turquoise water, mountain peaks and typical Swiss chalet villages... Combine the scenic splendours of an evening cruise with delicious Indian/Swiss specialties and enjoy a special Swiss experience with a traditional buffet dinner and folklore music.

Pick Up Point - Indian / Swiss Dinner Cruise | Pick Up Time - 01:30 hrs | Duration - 01:30 hrs

DAY 08 Interlaken

Interlaken, Switzerland

Full day excursion to Jungfraujoch including the Ice Palace. (On your own by train) Today you will venture aboard an unforgettable Alpine tour to the majestic world of the Jungfraujoch , towering at 11,333 feet (3,454 meters) - officially the top of Europe! Travel by train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen,from where you will begin your scenic journey by boarding the cogwheel train via Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch, Europe~s highest railway station. Enjoy the incredible world of eternal snow and ice. Visit the Ice Palace, experience the breathtaking panorama view from the Sphinx Observation Terrace overlooking the Aletsch Glacier (Europe~s longest glacier) and the snow-capped peaks of the neighboring countries.

DAY 09 Interlaken – Lucerne

This morning, travel by train from Interlaken to Lucerne. Upon arrival in Lucerne proceed to your hotel. Enjoying perhaps one of the most scenic and picturesque settings in the whole of Switzerland, Lucerne, situated by the shores of Lake Lucerne, with the mountain peaks of Rigi and Pilatus clearly visible in the distance and offers nothing short of a breathtaking backdrop.

Lucerne, Switzerland

The rest of your day is at leisure. Lucerne is bound to reveal the romantic and inspire the photographer in you, so don't forget your camera - the opportunities are endless!

DAY 10 Lucerne

Lucerne, Switzerland

Full day visit to Mt Titlis with Ice Flyer & Glacier Park. (On your own by train)

Today, enjoy a breathtaking journey by train to Engelberg, using your Swiss Rail Pass and visit Mount Titlis - a unique snow and glacier paradise. Board Rotair, the rotating cable car for panoramic views of alpine glaciers and ice boulders as you ascend 10,000 feet (3020 meters). You will truly experience the snow and ice on top of Mount Titlis, on the chairlift Ice Flyer. The view of the glacier crevasses is spectacular! The Ice Flyer takes you directly to the Glacier Park, an ideal fun destination where you can try out all kinds of sledging equipment: Snow Tubes, Balancer, Snake Gliss etc. The ascent is easy and effortless with the Magic Carpet moving walkway. Perhaps the child in you will be inspired to have a snowball-fight!

OPTIONAL TOUR Walking Tour of Lucerne

Enjoy a guided walking tour of historic Lucerne with its cobblestone streets, covered bridges, frescoed houses and dotted throughout with many Renaissance and Baroque fountains. The heritage of this historic locale is palpable in every landmark. You will learn some funny, interesting and true facts about Lucerne's history and famous sights, and of course about Lucerne's trademark, the Chapel Bridge with the Water Tower.

Pick Up Point - Walking Tour Of Lucerne | Pick Up Time - 02:00 hrs | Duration - 02:00 hrs

DAY 11 Lucerne - Zurich Depart

Today you will be transferred to Zurich airport for your flight back home.(Train) We trust that you enjoyed your Flexihol Vacation.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation at city centre hotels including continental breakfast.
  • Airport transportation as mentioned in the itinerary by private vehicle.
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary on seat in coach basis. (The tour starts from a city centre point, transportation to and from the hotel is not included)
  • Inter city train travel by First Class on Eurail Pass with reservation fees as required.

Exclusions

  • Airfare/train fare
  • Any meals other than specified in ''Cost Includes'' column
  • Personal expenses like Portage, Tips, Laundry, Telephone Calls etc
  • Child rate is separate and will be calculated based upon age
  • Entrance fee to places of visit
  • Any item not specifically mentioned in ''Cost Includes'' column
  • Visa/ Insurance charges
  • Peak Season surcharge
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