Tours

Grand Europe

Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.

 

 

ITINERARY

 

 

DAY 1:        ROME

Meet and greet upon arrival and proceed directly to your Hotel for check in by 1400hrs. Then start with Discovering Rome with Hop On Hop Off 48hours Ticket. See top Rome attractions on this comprehensive sightseeing tour, such as Vatican City, the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Tiber Island and much more. The buses are open top which allows you to enjoy full 360 degree panoramic views as you travel along your route. One of the world’s most compelling cities, Rome has more to see than most other capitals all put together. Layers of history have left the city with architectural treasures scattered at every twist and turn, and its Baroque piazzas and ancient antiquities are a joy to behold.. Pass downtown streets near the eye-catching Trevi Fountain or perhaps hop off at Vatican City to visit one of the most sacred places in Christendom. With your ticket, you can remain on the bus for an entire loop (roughly 1.5-2 hours) as you listen to the informative audio commentary, or you can hop on and off at any of the eight stops around the city to explore Rome’s countless delights. Overnight at Hotel.

 

 

DAY 2:         ROME – FLORENCE

Breakfast at Hotel. Continue with Discovering Rome with Hop On Hop Off 48hours Ticket.   One of the world’s most compelling cities, Rome has more to see than most other capitals all put together. Layers of history have left the city with architectural treasures scattered at every twist and turn, and its Baroque piazzas and ancient antiquities are a joy to behold.. Aboard a comfortable, open-top, double-decker bus, admire top city attractions, such as Rome’s must-see Colosseum – the scene of gory gladiator battles during the Roman Empire – and Piazza Venezia with its ostentatious Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II. Pass downtown streets near the eye-catching Trevi Fountain or perhaps hop off at Vatican City to visit one of the most sacred places in Christendom.  Then make your own way back to your Hotel. In the afternoon around 2pm departure transfer to Railway Station to connect your train to Florence (Standard Class Train Travel Included). Meet upon arrival and transfer to your Hotel. The rest of the day you are free to enjoy Florence. Overnight at Hotel.

 

 

DAY 3:        FLORENCE - VENICE

Breakfast at Hotel. Today take the Hop On Hop Off Tour of Florence. Explore Florence with 2 routes on this Hop On Hop Off tour. In the romantic region of Tuscany lies the jewel City of the Renaissance, Florence. Surrounded by the Appenine Mountain chain, it lies in a fertile valley surrounded by the charming Tuscan vineyards and olive groves. The art galleries and museums of Florence are renowned throughout the world and holidaymakers flock to admire the superb David of Michelangelo, the Venus of Botticelli and the stunning Duomo with its marble façade which glows in the golden sunlight. The start point for Line A is S M Novella Station and for Line B is S. Frediano. Later in the afternoon at around 2pm departure transfer to Florence Railway Station to connect your train to Venice St Lucia Station (Standard Class Train Travel Included). Arrive in Venice and you will be transferred to your Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

 

 

DAY 4:        VENICE

Breakfast at Hotel. In the morning make your own way to the Tourist Office, Plaza San Marcos by 0900hrs. Take a Guided Walking Tour of Venice (SIC Basis). This interesting tour is centred around the history of St. Mark's Square and its main monuments. Visit the St. Mark's Basilica with its marble and mosaics and the Ducal Palace. This is where the old Republic of Venice exercised their political and commercial powers in the Doge Palace. Cross the Bridge of Sighs arriving at the famous Venice Jail. The rest of the afternoon free to explore Venice. Overnight at Hotel.

 

 

DAY 5:        VENICE – INNSBRUCK

Breakfast at Hotel. Departure transfer to train station to connect train to Innsbruck (Standard Train Ticket Included). Arrive and transfer to your Hotel. Check into Hotel. Free to just explore this breathtaking town in the Alps, visit the Crystal Factory Showroom or just relax. Overnight at Hotel.

 

 

DAY 6:        INNSBRUCK- ZURICH

Breakfast at Hotel. Departure transfer to train station to connect your train to Zurich (Standard Train Travel Included). Meet upon arrival at Zurich Train Station and transfer to your Hotel. Check into Hotel by 1400hrs. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

 

 

DAY 7:        ZURICH - MT TITLIS – LUCERNE

Breakfast at Hotel. Proceed to the starting point of this tour at Zurich Bus Station. Full Day Tour of Mt Titlis and Lucerne (SIC Basis). An adventure excursion to the highest vantage point in Central Switzerland. A pleasant ride with our deluxe motor coach takes you to the mountain resort of Engelberg in Central Switzerland. Here you will board the aerial cableway for a 45 minute journey from the green valley bottom to the high alpine glacier region at 3020m /10000 ft which guarantees snow the whole year round. Enjoy a magnificent ride in the world's first ever revolving 'ROTAIR' gondola, which offers a 360° panoramic view into the Alps. During the 2 hour stay on the mountain visit the Ice Grotto and experience the new Ice Flyer. This is a chair lift ride over the glacier with fantastic views into crevasses and ice falls. Also enjoy a snow slide on the 'Fun lift' (These activities are included in our tour). After the descent to Engelberg we board our coach for a drive to Lucerne, time at leisure approximately 1 hour for sightseeing and shopping before the coach takes you back to Zurich. Overnight at Hotel.

 

 

DAY 8:        ZURICH – FRANKFURT

Breakfast at Hotel. Departure transfer to Zurich Train Station to connect to your train to Frankfurt (Standard Class Train Ticket Included). Meet and transfer to your Hotel. Check in Hotel. Make your own way to the starting point of your Hop On Hop Off Frankfurt City Tour. Frankfurt is located on the River Main and is the financial capital of Continental Europe and the Transportation Centre of Germany. Frankfurt is home of the European Central Bank and the German Stock Exchange. Additionally, it hosts some of the world's most important trade shows, such as the Frankfurt Auto Show and the Frankfurt Book Fair. The City is known for its futuristic skyline and the biggest airport in Germany. At the City Centre, one finds our start point at St. Paul´s Church/Paulskirche, the historical Römer, Frankfurt Cathedral and the Goethe-House all within close proximity to one another, yet still within sight of the modern banking district. The tour lasts for 1 hour. Later return to your Hotel on your own. Overnight at Hotel.

 

 

DAY 9:        FRANKFURT - AMSTERDAM

Breakfast at Hotel. Departure transfer to Frankfurt Train Station to connect to your train to Amsterdam (Standard Class Train Ticket Included). Meet and transfer to your Hotel. Check in Hotel. Proceed on your own to Central Station where you tour will start. Later Discover the City with Hop On Hop Off Amsterdam Tour with 9 stops, located about the City. The tour ticket includes a free canal cruise with the Blue Boat Company or Amsterdam Canal Cruises and a free coffee at the Diamond Museum. Marvel at the original works of famous Dutch artists in the renowned Van Gogh Museum. Contemplate the heart-rending history of the Jewish community with a visit to the home of the diarist Anne Frank. There are plenty of museums to explore including the Amsterdam's Historisch Museum, Rembrandt House Museum, Madame Tussauds, the Diamond Museum and the Jewish Historical Museum. Other must-see attractions include the Amsterdam Dungeon, the Royal Palace, and the Madame Tussauds Tour starts from Central Station every 30 minutes. You could take a loop of the whole tour in 60 minutes or stop at any destination and continue later. Ticket is valid for 24hours. Overnight at Hotel.

 

 

DAY 10:      AMSTERDAM - BRUSSELS

Breakfast at Hotel. Departure transfer to the Amsterdam Train Station to connect to Brussels (Standard Class Train Ticket Included). Meet and transfer to your Hotel. Check into Hotel by 1400hrs. Later make your own way to the starting point of the tour. Discover all the things to do in Brussels from the top deck of an open top bus on your Brussels Hop On Hop Off Tour. This tour has 13 Hop on Hop off stops conveniently located around the City. You can travel to points of interest and the City's attractions at your leisure. Brussels is home to the European Union with the European Parliament, Manneken Pis, Cinquantenaire Arch, Art Nouveau and Victor Horta, the Grand-Place and the Atomium. The city abounds in architectural monuments, from the Renaissance, to modern times. Make your own way back to your Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

 

 

DAY 11:      BRUSSELS - PARIS

Breakfast at Hotel. Discover all the things to do in Brussels from the top deck of an open top bus on your Brussels Hop On Hop Off Tour. This tour has 13 Hop on Hop off stops conveniently located around the City.  Brussels is home to the European Union with the European Parliament, Manneken Pis, Cinquantenaire Arch, Art Nouveau and Victor Horta, the Grand-Place and the Atomium. The city abounds in architectural monuments, from the Renaissance to modern times. Make your own way back to your Hotel and in the afternoon at around 2pm you will be transferred to Brussels Train Station to connect to your train to Paris (Standard Class Train Ticket Included). Meet upon arrival and transfer to your Hotel. Check into Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

 

 

DAY 12:      PARIS

Breakfast at Hotel. Discover Paris at your leisure 2 Days Hop-on Hop-off Tour. The Paris City Hop-on Hop-off Tour is the easiest way to get around town. You can hop-on and off at any of the nine stops as often as you like over two day period. Get a bird's eye view of the cobbled streets of the Left Bank and the Napoleonic splendor of the Ecole Militaire. See the Eiffel Tower, Paris' most famous landmark. Stop off at the Arc de Triomphe and walk down the stylish Champs-Elysees. Become acquainted with some of the world's most famous artworks at the Louvre including the mysterious Mona Lisa. Discover the main sites of Paris in an original and relaxed way. The round tour lasts approximately 2 hours and 15minutess with frequent daily departures. You may break your tour at any of our nine stops and continue later. You can stop at this stops and also shop. A multi-lingual system is available on all buses allowing you to hear commentaries in one of the 8 languages. Your ticket will be valid for 2 consecutive days. Overnight at Hotel.

 

 

DAY 13:      PARIS

Breakfast at Hotel. Continue with your 2nd Day of your Hop-on Hop-off Tour is the easiest way to get around town. You can hop-on and off at any of the nine stops as often as you like over a one or two day period. The open-top doubledecker bus provides fantastic views from the top floor. Buses depart every 10 minutes in summer and every 20 minutes in winter, every day of the year. Recorded commentary is available onboard in French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Chinese. You will receive headphones for the commentary the first time you use your ticket. Overnight at Hotel

 

 

DAY 14:      PARIS

Breakfast at Hotel. Day free until departure transfer to Airport or Train Station.

 

 

 

 

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

- 13 Nights Accommodation at Hotels as mentioned or similar
- Breakfast Daily
- Return Airport or Train Station Transfers in all cities
- Train travel between Rome – Florence – Venice – Milan – Zurich
- Train travel between Zurich – Innsbruck – Frankfurt – Amsterdam – Brussels – Paris
- Sightseeing Tours on Seat In Coach Tours as mentioned in program
- Government Taxes and Service Charges

 

 

 

**Rates are quoted in USD on per person basis and subject to change without prior notice**

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