BEST OF ITALY & SWITZERLAND

DURATION: 12 NIGHTS & 13 DAYS

PLACES COVERED: ROME – NAPLES - FLORENCE – VENICE – ZERMATT – INTERLAKEN

Highlights: Visit Capri & Anacapri Islands, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands Visit, Glacier Express Train, Matterhorn, MT Jungrfaujoch & Mt Titlis

DAY 01 : ROME

Upon arrival at Rome airport, pick up by & drop to the city hotel.

Night (Walking) Tour: Sit back and relax on a 2-hour night sightseeing tour of Rome! While traveling by air-conditioned coach around Rome's 'centro storico,' Ancient Rome and Vatican City, admire the city's finest illuminated monuments like the Colosseum, St Peter's Basilica and more! The comprehensive sightseeing tour also includes stops at Piazza Navona and the Trevi Fountain; remember to throw a coin in the fountain for luck!

Overnight stay in Rome.

DAY 02 : ROME

After breakfast, visit Vatican Museum including Bramante staircase access This trip is for about 4 hrs of duration.

Experience this exclusive extended Vatican Tour that takes you to unrevealed access areas such as the famous Bramante staircase. A sure highlight of the tour will be the beautiful paintings of the Vatican Pinacoteca painting gallery, including Raphael's Transfiguration, Caravaggio's Deposition of the Cross and Leonardo da Vinci's unfinished Saint Jerome in the Wilderness. Of course your tour includes the Vatican Museum's most famous room: the Sistine Chapel. Your guide will then takes you inside St. Peter's Basilica (on Wednesday the Basilica may be closed for Papal Audience) ,one of the most important in all of Christianity and home to Michelangelo's most famous sculpture La Pieta.

Afternoon, Semi-private Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome tour This trip is for about 3 1/2 hrs of duration

A unique experience to explore Ancient Rome. Visit to the underground levels as well as the highest level-the third tier-of Colosseum. The tour will continue to the visit to the Palatine Hill, "Sacred Way" ending at Roman Forum

Overnight stay in Rome.

DAY 03 : ROME – NAPLES

Check out from the hotel after the breakfast. Travel to Naples using Eurail. This journey is about 1 hr 10 mins. Check in to the hotel by noon.

Afternoon, City Tour of Naples - Discover the Mediterranean atmosphere and the artistic treasures of Naples. Firstly we walk through the city center and admire Piazza del Plebiscito, the Royal Palace, the Maschio Angioino ( Castle Nuovo ), Piazza del Gesu', S. Chiara, Gesu' Nuovo and Spaccanapoli. We then enjoy a panoramic tour of the city by coach, passing through Posillipo, via Partenope and Castel dell'Ovo.

Stay overnight in Naples

DAY 04 : NAPLES

Full Day Tour of Capri and Anacapri - You can enjoy an unforgettable tour of Capri, one of the most famous islands in the world. We embark at Molo Beverello and after about 45 minutes we arrive on the Island of Capri. Our guide will introduce us to the sights of this island and we have time to admire the Marina Grande, Anacapri, the Gardens of Augustus, Via Tragara, Via Camerelle, where the most famous designers have their shops. Lunch is included in a local restaurant typical of the island.

Stay overnight in Naples

DAY 05 : NAPLES – FLORENCE

Check out from the hotel after the breakfast. Travel to Florence using Eurail.This journey is about 2 hrs 50 mins. Check in to the hotel by noon.

By noon, Pisa Half-Day Trip from Florence Including Skip-the-Line Leaning Tower of Pisa Ticket ( Duration is about 5hrs 30 mins )

See the highlights of Pisa on a day trip from Florence, and use a skip-the-line ticket to climb the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa. After traveling through the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, explore the city on a walking tour, visiting sites like Cathedral Square (Piazza dei Miracoli) and Knights' Square (Piazza dei Cavalieri). Learn about the history and architecture of monuments like the Church of San Sisto, and then gaze in awe at incredible views from the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Stay overnight in Florence.

DAY 06 : FLORENCE – VENICE

After the breakfast, Florence Half-Day Sightseeing Tour.

Florence morning tour: Your morning tour starts with a drive up to Piazzale Michelangelo to admire wonderful panoramic views of Florence. Next, you'll take a walking tour of the Duomo (exterior) in the old city center, including Giotto's bell tower, the Baptistery with its bronze doors and the famous cupola by Brunelleschi. A short walk brings you to the Academia Gallery which houses the statue of David by Michelangelo. The morning tour concludes here.

Afternoon train from Florence to Venice. Stay overnight in Venice.

DAY 07 : VENICE

After Breakfast, Half Day to Murano, Burano & Torcello : Sail to Murano to see how the beautiful colored glass is made, then on to the pretty islands of Burano and Torcello. Overnight stay in Venice.

DAY 08 : VENICE – ST MORITZ

Use the combination of Eurail & Swiss Rail. Stay overnight in St Moritz.This journey is about 7 – 8 hrs.

DAY 09 : GLACIER EXPRESS TRAIN EXPERIENCE - ZERMAT

After early breakfast, Board Glacier Express to Zermat station. The Glacier Express is one of the most famous train journey in Switzerland. It travels from Zermatt to Davos or St. Moritz and vice versa in around seven hours. It is a day trip through untouched mountain landscapes, glamorous health resorts, deep gorges, delightful valleys, 91 tunnels and across 291 impressive bridges.

Stay overnight in Zermat.

DAY 10 : ZERMAT – MATTERHORN – INTERLAKEN

The Klein Matterhorn (sometimes translated as Little Matterhorn) is a peak of the Pennine Alps, overlooking Zermatt in the Swiss canton of Valais. At 3,883 metres (12,740 ft) above sea level, it is the highest place in Europe that can be reached by aerial tramway, as well as by any other means of transport.

Later travel to Interlaken using Swiss Pass. This is about 2 hrs 25 mins journey.

DAY 11 : EXCUSRION TO MT JUNGRFAUJOCH

After breakfast. Do Mt. Jungrfaujoch Excursion by using Swiss pass

The unforgettable trip to the high-Alpine wonderland of eternal ice and snow is the true "highlight" of a visit to Switzerland. At an amazing 3454 metres, this is Europe's highest-altitude railway station.

Stay overnight at Interlaken.

DAY 12 : EXCUSRION TO MT TITLIS

Travel to Englberg by train. From there to Titlis using Gondola and Rotair cable car. Overnight stay in Interlaken

DAY 13 : SWISS RAIL TO ZURICH AIRPORT / FLY OUT

Tour ends with wonderful memories.

 

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