Welcome to Venice – Italy! Arrive at Venice airport.Arrive hotel and check-in as per standard check-in time. The remaining time will be at leisure. You can use the same to venture out of the hotel and explore the surrounding areas on your own.
Today enjoy a tour of Murano, Burano & Torcello. With this tour, you can visit the three most important islands of the Venetian lagoon. Torcello is known for being the first island to be inhabited in the Venice Lagoon: the inhabitants of Altino moved here during the 5th century. The cathedral contains some wonderful mosaics.Burano, inhabited by 3000 people, is known for its handmade lace and typical sweets "bussolai", but also for its brightly colored houses that, it is said, were painted by its inhabitants to make them recognizable to the fishermen coming home in heavy foggy weather. Murano is known around the world for the artistic production of blown glass.
After breakfast at the hotel, check out and make your own way to Venice Mestre train station to board your train to Florence. The capital of Italy’s Tuscany region and the birthplace of the Renaissance is home to masterpieces of art and architecture. On arrival at Florence railway station proceed to your hotel on your own. Check in to your hotel, freshen up and later time permitting you can opt for the Pisa tour.
With the engaging local Guide start your tour from San Lorenzo square, where you can find the Medici Chapels and the Basilica of S. Lorenzo, the church of the Medici family, here visit the elegant cloister, designed by Brunelleschi, the architect of the famous Dome: a green oasis of peace in the heart of the Medici district. Admire the beauty of the Palazzo Medici Riccardi and in no time reach Piazza del Duomo, where you can admire the impressive Cathedral with the Cupola del Brunelleschi, Giotto's bell tower and the Baptistery of S.John with the Gates of Paradise. Then proceed to the picturesque Mercato della Paglia (Straw Market), where the famous Fontana del Porcellino is located.
Post breakfast at the hotel, check out and transfer to Florence train station on your own to board the train to Rome. Welcome to Rome, the capital of Italy! On arrival at Rome train station to make your own way to the hotel. Check into the hotel. Later time permitting you have an option of exploring Rome on your own.
Today embark on Rome Hop on Hop off the tour.Hop on and off at your leisure, creating your own itinerary Listen to interesting and informative commentary through your own individual headphones - several languages available Discover the ancient and modern beauty of Rome See the Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica, the Roman Forum, the Vatican and the Trevi Fountain to name a few. Pink buses are on the move all day long, taking you to the city’s most important monuments. Today after breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to the airport for your flight back home to India. Today after breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to the airport for your flight back home to India. Next day, after breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to the airport for your flight back home to India.
Upon arrival at Rome Airport, meet your car and transfer to the hotel. Check in and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
After breakfast, begin your discovery of 'the eternal city' of Rome with a regular half-day city tour. You will see amazing sights such as the Coliseum, the Pantheon, the Roman Forum and Trevi Fountain. In the afternoon, why not indulge in a bit of shopping at any of Rome's numerous boutiques. The evening provides the perfect opportunity to sample the city's delicious Italian cuisine in the quaint part of town, known as Trastevere, which is full of small local restaurants.
After breakfast, your car will pick you up at the hotel and take you to Rome station. Take a train to Florence and meet your car at the other end to transfer you to the hotel. In the afternoon, join a local tour of Florence on an open top bus, from which you will see the narrow cobbled "viuzze tiny medieval streets, the famous Signora Square and colourful marble cathedral. Free time in the afternoon will give you the opportunity to visit the elegant boutiques and trendy shops.
After breakfast, make your own way to the station and board your train to Venice. The rest of the day is yours to explore this magnificent "floating city" with its beautiful buildings and narrow cobbled streets. Make the most of your time in Venice by visiting St Marks Square, which is located in the heart of the city. From here you can explore many of the city’s main attractions including St. Marks Basilica, Doge's Palace, Torre dell’Orologio (Clock Tower), and Piazetta San Marco, to name a few. The perfect way to end the day is with a classic gondola ride along the Grand Canal.
After breakfast, Enjoy Half Day to Murano, Burano & Torcello - Sail to Murano to see how the beautiful coloured glass is made, then on to the pretty islands of Burano and Torcello. Duration of tour: 3 hours 30 mins After sailing past the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the Public Gardens, the tip of Sant'Elena and the famous Lido beach resort, the boat arrives in Murano, known throughout the world for its glass manufacturing industry. Here we stop for around 40 minutes to visit to one of the factories. The second stop is at the picturesque island of Burano, famous not only for its lace but also for the fishermen's houses painted in bright colours. The stop will last about 30 minutes. Then after a short cruise, we reach Torcello, the earliest centre of civilization in the estuary. Only the Cathedral with its magnificent mosaics and the church of Santa Fosca remain as testimony of its former glory. The stop will be for about 30 minutes then we return to St.Mark's Square. Transportation by boat, visit to a Glass Factory.
Its time to say goodbye to Italy and fly back home with beautiful memories of this tour to Italy,
Upon arrival in Rome you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax.
Today enjoy one of the world’s most romantic and inspiring cities, known as ‘the eternal city’. Take a closer look at the city’s history, art and architecture on a Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
Today proceed to visit the world renowned Vatican Museum including the Sistine Chapel. See ‘The Last Judgement’, painted on the altar by Michelangelo. Later visit the St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest Cathedral.
Today board your train to Florence which is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. Later proceed to see many of the city’s most famous monuments on a Hop-On Hop- off Tour.
Today enjoy a trip to Pisa, home of the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Enjoy a splendid excursion through the fertile and picturesque Tuscan countryside towards the historic university city of Pisa, famous for its architectural beauty. Next day, board your train to Venice, Italy’s fabled and famed city of serenity. This evening relax and enjoy an enchanting Gondola ride along the city’s romantic waterways.
Today you are free to stroll around Venice – a city situated across 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges. Later in the afternoon, visit the Islands of Murano, Burano & Torcello. The islands of Murano is known worldwide for exquisite glass work, Burano for lace and Torcello for Venice’s first cathedral. Next day, you will be transferred from Venice Island Hotel to Venice Airport Pier on Pvt. basis to board your flight back home or to your next destination.
Arrival transfer from airport to hotel in Rome (Private). Enjoy the sights of Rome at night with dinner (Seat In coach).Explore Rome on a panoramic city tour, which includes visit to St. Peter's Basillica, The Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Capitoline Hill, Castel Sant'Angelo, Trevi Fountain and later proceed for dinner at local restaurant.
Enjoy a visit to one of the most interesting and breathtakingly beautiful sites in the world -the Vatican City. 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 of understanding the history, architecture, and politics of the Vatican. The Vatican museum being the 4th most visited art museum in the world displays collection amassed by popes including Roman sculptures and important masterpieces of Renaissance art. Next, visit the largest church in the world- St. Peter's Basilica. Regarded as one of the holiest Catholic shrines , St Peter’s is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture.
Transfer from hotel to train station in Rome (On your own). Travel from Rome to Florence (Train). Transfer from train station to hotel in Florence (On your own). The rest of the day is at leisure.
Excursion to Pisa. One of best known and most studied cities in the World. The tour commences with a walk along the medieval walls up to the entrance gate: Porta Santa Maria. From here enjoy the unique panorama across Piazza dei Miracoli with its wonderful marble architecture. If the queue allows it, your guide will accompany you to visit the precious interiors of the Pisa Cathedral with its amazing acoustic, outside view of the Baptistery. Also admire the iconic Leaning Tower, and learn the secrets that made it so famous, and the Monumental Graveyard, where there is a varied display of impeccable art, comprising of beautiful paintings, sculptures and monuments of several famous Pisan personalities. Spend some time at leisure. You could opt for an ice cream or maybe capture pictures of this art haven before returning back to Florence.
Transfer from hotel to train station in Florence (On your own). Travel from Florence to Venice (Train). Transfer from train station to hotel in Venice (On your own). The rest of the day is at leisure.
Embark on an enchanting journey to the islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello in the heart of the northern lagoon, and discover a more authentic side of Venice. Visit Murano, known for its rich, centuries-old glassmaking history. Explore one of its factories, then set out for Burano, often regarded as one of the world's most colourful cities. Afterward, make a stop on Torcello, a peaceful, less-populated island where you'll find a series of exquisite Byzantine mosaics in a 7th-century cathedral.
Ah Roma! Once the capital of the world and today yours to explore before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past some of the city's most magnificent sights. Next day, join your Local Specialist this morning for a tour of the Vatican Museums. 'Dive Into Culture' as you ascend the Bramante spiral staircase, admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and visit St. Peter's Basilica to see his sorrowful Pietà. We venture to the birthplace of western civilisation next and celebrate the enduring symbols that stand today as a testament of the might of an ancient power. Visit the impressive Colosseum, where brave warriors once battled for supremacy and see the Circus Maximus where chariots would thunder down the racetrack. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore more of the city or people-watch in one of the grand piazze sipping an Italian coffee.
We journey through scenic Lazio and Umbria today to see the impressive hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto before travelling through Tuscany with its Chianti vineyards and terraced olive groves. Cross the lush Apennine Mountains en route to Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic.
The exquisite ancient tradition of glassblowing takes centre stage this morning as we 'Dive Into Culture' at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Exploring the magical waterways of Venice, we take an orientation cruise by private motor launch to St. Mark's Square, viewing the ornate Doge's Palace and renowned Bridge of Sighs, so named for the sound prisoners would make as they crossed the bridge en route to their imprisonment. Spend the rest of the day exploring the calli and canals of Venice, or join an Optional Experience trip to the colourful island of Burano for a delicious traditional meal.
The city of Pisa beckons this morning as we cross the Veneto plains and steep Appenine Mountains to see its incredible Leaning Tower, carved marble Cathedral and the Baptistery in the Square of Miracles. We continue through the Tuscan countryside to Renaissance .
Join your Local Specialist on a guided walking tour through Florence. See the multi-coloured Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria before venturing across the Arno River to Piazzale Michelangelo where you'll be rewarded with spectacular views of this glorious city. Spend the rest of your morning shopping for leather and gold, retire to a café for decadent hot chocolate, or consider visiting the Fine Arts Academy to see the famous statue of David by Michelangelo. We 'Connect With Locals' next at the 12th-century Castle of Trebbio which welcomes us for an authentic Be My Guest Tuscan lunch, and olive oil and wine tasting.
Our romance with Italy continues as we head south to the medieval city of Siena. See the impressive Piazza del Campo where the Palio di Siena horse race has been held for centuries, then consider indulging in a slice or two of the local Panforte before continuing to the Eternal City of Rome. Tonight we toast to our new-found gioia di vivere inspired by Italy. Join your Travel Director and amici for an unforgettable Farewell Dinner.Next day, we bid a fond farewell to a memorable journey through Italy. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport.
Arrive into Venezia, La Serenissima, Queen of the Adriatic, city of canals and palaces. For a thousand years the city was one of the most enduring mercantile sea powers on the face of the earth. On arrival at the San Marco Airport a private transfer will take you to you. Check-in at hotel. In the evening take a Gondola ride. Enjoy floating along the canals of Venice. Be captivated by the glamour and elegance of the city and its magnificent palaces and churches facing the Grand Canal. One of the gondoliers will play music and sing songs throughout the ride Evening is free to explore the city on your own.
Today after breakfast, proceed to Alilaguna's Pier at St. Marks waterfront, embark on a motorboat and visit the Island Murano, where one can watch the antique art of making glass. Then one proceeds to the characteristic Island of Burano, with its strong colours and light contrast, fisher island and renowned for the lace making. Last Island Torcello with its old Cathedral and its atmosphere of remote Venetian past. Return to St Mark's Square. Day is free and at leisure.
Breakfast in the Hotel. Arrive into the Eternal City Rome. Check into the Hotel. Later proceed for a tour in this Imperial City the starting from Piazza Venezia with its impressive monument dedicated to King Victor Emanuel II and the Unknown Soldier you then continue on foot to the famous Piazza del Campidoglio designed by Michelangelo from where you will have a fantastic view of the Roman Forum. Our coach will continue by the Circus Maximus and the Pyramid of Caius Cestius before arriving at the Basilica of St. Paul outside the walls* (visit inside). The tour will be completed with a stop outside the imposing Colosseum. Return to the vicinity of your hotel. Time at leisure.
Breakfast in the Hotel. A Visit to the Vatican Museum. The tour begins by through Piazza della Repubblica with the Fountain of the Nayads and following the ancient Aurelian walls which once surrounded the ancient city. En route you will see the famous Villa Borghese park and the northern gate of the ancient city leading into Piazza del Popolo where you will see an Egyptian obelisk dating back to the time of Ramses II. Finally, on arrival at the Vatican Walls, your guide will then lead you into the Vatican Museums*.
In the morning, according to your flight, departure to Rome airport.
Welcome to Rome! On arrival at the airport you will be transferred to your hotel. Our guide will greet you at the hotel and will provide all the necessary information about your tour. In the evening you will be taken to the Trastevere area. This neighbourhood will be a great introduction to Rome with a stroll through the narrow cobbled streets of the Trastevere district revealing hidden treasures such as some modest medieval churches, small shops with the most peculiar of objects or scenes of daily life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Next day, it is time to bid adieu to your vacations armed with an enriching experience and memories to last a lifetime.
Arrive in Rome - seat of the mighty Roman Empire. It boasts astonishing history that very few cities can rival. The city is home to priceless works of art, including world-class museums, Renaissance frescoes, Byzantine mosaics and medieval piazzas, which are impossible to reproduce even today. Once you arrive at the airport, get transferred to your hotel Spend the day relaxing and taking in the breath-taking sights this colourful city has to offer.
Head out for your Rome Hop On Hop Off Tour covering all the best loved Rome attractions. In the afternoon you will visit the richest country in the World – the Vatican. Enjoy the tour of the treasures of the Vatican, including the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museum where you'll be shown a fine collection of antiquities, the fascinating Tapestry Gallery etc.
Day is at leisure. You can step out to visit the Historic marvels such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum and the Pantheon which will leave even the most die-hard history buffs in awe. Wander around the meandering streets and hand out at quaint cafes and restaurants, to gorge on some delicious food. If you believe in luck, don't forget to throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain and wish for the best. Today we strongly recommend you to opt for a full day excursion down to Naples, Capri and Anacapri. This tour will give you an opportunity to visit the world famous Blue Grotto.Check-out from your hotel and make your way to the station to take a train to Florence. (Train prices not included, available on request)Upon arrival in Florence, rest of the day is at leisure.
In the afternoon take an excursion through the picturesque Tuscan countryside of the historic university city of Pisa. Upon arrival in Pisa take a guided walking tour of Piazza dei Miracoli, with the celebrated Leaning Tower (from outside), the Baptistery (from outside) & other important monuments. This is followed by a visit to the interior of the Cathedral, an unrivalled masterpiece of Romanesque art constructed between the 11th and 12th centuries. Free time at your disposal. Those who are interested can take a pleasant walk with the tour escort & reach Piazza dei Cavalieri, where you can admire the historic Scuola Normale, one of the most famous universities in the world.
Today you will experience Venice - The most romantic city of the world. Check in at your hotel. The day is at leisure for you to explore this really unique city on water. Later in the evening you can opt for a gondola ride, cruising through the Grand Canal, without which a trip to Venice would be deemed incomplete. What better way to explore the Land of Canals than on Venetian Gondolas? Glide peacefully among the faded grandeur, Pass beneath elegant bridges and centuries-old palazzos of Venice. Sit back and take in the city views from the water as you're steered through the canals.
Spend the day unwinding and relaxing. Spend time exploring Venice, you can opt for the morning walking tour covering the San Marco area where you will see The stunning Basilica of San Marco. Later in the afternoon proceed for your scenic island tour. You will witness how beautifully the colored glass is made in Murano Glass making factory, then on to the pretty islands of Burano, famous not only for its lace but also for the fishermen's houses painted in bright colors and Torcello, the earliest centre of civilization in the estuary. All great holidays must end. Relish a yummy breakfast at the hotel and pack your bags and memories Check-out from the hotel and get transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
Arrive into Rome. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. 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.
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 a full 360 degree panoramic views as you travel along your route, with 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.
This morning, transfer from your hotel to train station in Rome train. Travel by train to Florence, the birthplace of Renaissance. Also known as the city of 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 palazzo dominating the cityscape, Florence is a beautiful gallery full of gleam and glory, in itself.
There is no better way to see Florence than on this hop-on and hop-off double-decker bus. Stops along the tour route include the Cathedral, Santa Croce, San Marco, Piazzale Michelangelo and much, much more! Hop-on and off as many times as you like for a full day of sightseeing! With a multi-lingual commentary and a 48 hour ticket you are free to explore this city at your own pace.
This morning, transfer from to train station in Florence. Travel to the magical city of Venice by train. 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.
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-famous Murano 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. Next day , its time to depart with happy memories.
Arrive in Rome and make your own way to your hotel for Check in. (Check in 1400hrs). Rest of the day is free at leisure to enjoy Rome.
Breakfast at Hotel. City Sightseeing Rome Tour - 2 Day Hop On Hop Off Rome Bus Pass. 'Dive Into Culture' as you ascend the Bramante spiral staircase, admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and visit St. Peter's Basilica to see his sorrowful Pietà. We venture to the birthplace of western civilisation next and celebrate the enduring symbols that stand today as a testament of the might of an ancient power.
Breakfast at Hotel, make your own way to the train station to connect your train to Venice. (Standard Class Train Travel Included). Arrive in Venice St Lucia Station and proceed on your own to your hotel. Check in Hotel (1400hrs). Rest of the day free to explore Venice.
Embark on a Full Day free to explore Venice on your own. The exquisite ancient tradition of glassblowing takes centre stage this morning as we 'Dive Into Culture' at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Exploring the magical waterways of Venice, we take an orientation cruise by private motor launch to St. Mark's Square, viewing the ornate Doge's Palace and renowned Bridge of Sighs, so named for the sound prisoners would make as they crossed the bridge en route to their imprisonment. Spend the rest of the day exploring the calli and canals of Venice.
Breakfast at Hotel, this morning make your own way to St Lucia Train Station to connect to your train to Florence. (Standard Class Train Travel Included). Arrive in Florence and make your own way to your hotel. Check in Hotel (1400hrs). Explore Florence using the 2 Day Hop On Hop Off Florence Sightseeing Tour Bus.
Breakfast at Hotel, morning continue to explore Florence with your 2 Day Hop On Hop Off Florence Sightseeing Tour Bus.. Later in the afternoon proceed on your own to train station to connect your train to Rome. (Standard Class Train Travel Included). Arrive in Rome and check in Hotel. Next day, make your own way to the airport/train station or your next destination.
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