GREECE ITALY SWITZERLAND & PARIS
12 NIGHTS / 13 DAYS
JC – IA – TOUR NO. 152
Athens (3N) Rome (3N) Florence (1N) Venice (2N) Zurich (2N) Paris (1N)
Long Haul Luxury Diwali
Day 1 (Athens)
Welcome to Greece! On your arrival at the airport, we shall be waiting with transport to take you to your hotel. In the evening we will take you to the Plaka neighbourhood, lined with tiny Greek taverns where you can relax and enjoy the rich culture of this beautiful country.
Day 2 (Athens)
In the morning, take a panoramic tour of the city with a local guide that includes the Presidential Palace, the Panathinaikos stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held, the national library, the bustling squares of the center and the new neighbourhoods that emerged after the 2004 Olympic Games. The tour will end at the iconic Acropolis. You have the afternoon free to walk around Athens and discover unforgettable places.
Day 3 (Athens)
Depart for the stunning Peloponnese region in the morning with a stop at the famed CORINTH CANAL. You will arrive in the afternoon in picturesque EPIDAURUS where you will visit the magnificent Ancient Theatre which is surrounded by a unique landscape. You will later journey to NAFPLIO, a town by the Aegean Sea. Visit its historic centre, its lovely marina and its medieval castle. Enjoy lunch at a local tavern and free time to stroll around the seaside. You will resume your journey to OLYMPIA later in the afternoon.
Day 4 (Athens)
Take a tour of ancient Olympia with a local guide. You will have a chance to visit its museum and archaeological site (guided tour, the ticket to the park not included) which was the cradle of the Olympic Games in ancient times. You will get back on route to PATRAS, Greece’s third largest city and take a tour of its lively city centre. Afterwards, travel to AMFILOCHIA in Northern Greece. After a short stop in this quiet coastal town continue to ARTA, a city in the Epirus region that has a Roman bridge. You will arrive in IGOUMENITSA, dine and board a ferry to cross the Ionian Sea. Spend the night on board with overnight accommodation in double cabins with a private bathroom.
Day 5 (Rome)
You will arrive in BRINDISI on the eastern coast of Italy early in the morning. Follow the Adriatic coastline in Southern Italy and visit TRANI, a picturesque little town by the sea, and its fishing port, its old cathedral and its lively streets. After lunch resume your trip to NAPLES, where you will arrive in the afternoon. Take a short sightseeing tour of its historic centre before resuming your journey to the Italian capital, ROME.
Day 6 (Rome)
In the morning you will leave for a tour of the city which will be a great introduction to “The Eternal city”. Your tour includes a visit to Vatican City, a principal centre of Christianity in the world, where you will be able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. 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 you back in time to the Roman Empire. In the evening we provide transport to the Via Cavour area, were you will find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food.
Day 7 (Rome)
Today you will leave Rome heading north to Florence on a route graced with beautiful landscapes. Upon arrival in Florence, you will head straight to neoclassical Piazzale Michelangelo, an impressive plaza in the heart of the city. In the evening, we provide a walking tour with a local expert that will take you through the historic centre, through places such as the Ponte Vecchio; a medieval stone arched bridge, the Duomo, one of the most visited places in the world, and the stunning Piazza della Signoria. This city is truly an outdoor museum. In the evening, you can dine at one of many Florentine restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food.
Day 8 (Zurich)
Enjoy scenic mountain landscapes while crossing the Apennine Mountains on your way to Venice. On arrival you will board a vapporetto to travel around on the canals in the historic centre. With a local guide, visit Saint Mark´s Square, one of Italy’s most recognizable sights, and enter the magnificent Basilica (entry cost included). Later in the day, you will be able to visit the Murano glass factory city and witness the uniquely Venetian crystal blowing technique. At the end of the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to dine in the charming Mestre area at a restaurant of your choice.
Day 9 (Zurich)
Today, you will depart from Venice, travelling to Verona. Take a guided walking tour of Romeo and Juliet’s city – the city of lovers! Afterwards you will continue you journey to Switzerland with crystal blue lakes and snow-capped peaks lining your route. On arrival in Zurich, you will have time to explore the historic centre by Lake Zurich where you will be able to dine in your chosen restaurant serving Italian, Indian, Chinese, international or traditional Swiss food.
Day 10 (Zurich)
Enjoy beautiful landscapes with high mountains and lakes and breathtaking scenery in Grindelwald where you will have time for a coffee before taking the cable car up the mountain. Take the “footbridge over the empty” and enjoy splendid views of the glaciers around you. Enjoy lunch (vegetarian option available) after which you will continue after a short stop in Interlaken to Lucerne, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. You will have time at the end of the day to stroll, enjoy the city and dine before returning to the hotel in Zurich.
Day 11 (Paris)
Embark on a scenic journey to Bern, the capital city of Switzerland built around a bend in the Aare River, with its medieval Old Town. You will have time to take a stroll through its cobbled streets and breathe in the fresh air. Next, you will journey to France. Enjoy the French countryside on your ride to Paris. Arrive in the evening and enjoy an Indian dinner.
Day 12 (Paris)
Take a guided tour through Parisian boulevards and view the breathtaking monuments of Paris. You will visit the iconic Eiffel Tower where you will have the opportunity to climb up to the second floor of this remarkable metal monument (ticket included). End your tour with a boat cruise along the River Seine, which divides the north of Paris from the south. You will have the afternoon free to explore as you choose.
Note: Sometimes queues to climb the Eiffel Tower are long. For organizational reasons, if deemed appropriate, the climb can be made at a different moment of the day.
At sunset enjoy an Indian dinner in the historic Latin Quarter, a bohemian neighbourhood on the left bank of the Seine.
Day 13 (Paris)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing for the airport with souvenirs and happy memories.
Inclusion & Exclusion
Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
Includes arrival transfer
Boat: Vaporetto in Venice, Boat Trip along River Seine in Paris.
City tour in: Olympia, Rome, Florence, Venice, Paris.
Evening Transfer: Via Cavour in Rome, Latin Quartier of Paris.
Transfer: Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence.
Ticket admission: Coliseum of Rome, Saint Mark´s Basilica and Murano Glass Factory in Venice, 2nd Floor Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Ferry: Night Igoumenitsa – Brindisi.
Funicular: cable car up to Grindenwald first.
2 Lunch or Dinner Included in: Olympia, Louver.
Airfare / train fare/ monument entrance fees.
Any meals other than those specified in ‘ Package Inclusions’
Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor, etc.
Any other item not specified in ‘ Package Inclusions’
Guide & entrance fees during sightseeing.
Any increase in taxes or fuel, leading to increasing in surface transportation and land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
GST of 5 % applicable on the Final Package Cost