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Journey from Rome Tour Package

JOURNEY FROM ROME TOUR PACKAGE

10D/9N

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Travel Period : Valid until September 30, 2017

Description

This is a classic route through Europe from the Sistine Chapel to the Eiffel Tower.

Inclusions

    • An expert Insight Tour Director, at the pinnacle of their career, will guide you on your journey. Serving as your 'travelling concierge', this skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
    • Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom. It's business class comfort.
    • A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
    • Baggage handling everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel.
    • Hotel and restaurant tips included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
    • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi.
    • Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
    • Included airport transfers at scheduled times on arrival and departure days.

    EXCLUSIONS

    The following are not included in the basic package price, but etravel PH can easily arrange them for you.
    • Airfare and Airline Taxes
    • Airport transfers
    • Pre and Post-accommodation which maybe necessary depending on flight schedule
    • Visa Fee and airport taxes
    • Personal expenses and other services that are not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Tips to guides, drivers, porters and waiters

Things we love

    • Rome: Gain VIP fast-track entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with an art expert. Make the most of behind-the-scenes access to the famous Bramante Staircase.
    • Florence: With your Local Expert view the magnificent cathedral and Signoria Square, an open-air gallery of Renaissance Masterpiece.
    • Venice: To the tune of accompanying musicians, you are serenaded through the atmospheric canals by gondola, past water-lapped doorways and Rococo palaces.
    • Stanserhorn: A spectacular journey by a funicular railway and open-top cable car to the summit of the Stanserhorn for expansive mountain views.
    • Paris: A Local Expert takes you on a walking tour of the Latin Quarter to Notre Dame Cathedral and Île de la Cité.
    • Paris: With tickets to the Eiffel Tower prearranged, ascend and enjoy spectacular panoramas of Paris.

Departure Dates

  • Sep-2 2017, Aug-12 2017, Aug-19 2017, May-27 2017, Jun-3 2017, Jun-10 2017, Jun-17 2017, Sep-9 2017, Sep-16 2017, Sep-23 2017, Sep-30 2017
  • Note:Pre and post-accommodation maybe necessary before and after the tour

Itinerary

    DAY 1 WELCOME TO ROME
    On arrival at Rome's Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport, transfers depart for your hotel at 09:30, 12:30 & 15:30. Then this historic city is yours to discover. Later, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and a relaxing evening of dinner and wine.
    Hotel: Massimo D'Azeglio, Rome
    Welcome Reception and Dinner
     
    DAY 2 THE ETERNAL CITY OF ROME
    (Relaxed Start) In the morning, a Local Expert introduces you to the full arc of the city's highlights. In the afternoon, perhaps take an optional experience to visit the Colosseum and Ancient Forum?
    Hotel: Massimo D'Azeglio, Rome
    Buffet Breakfast
     
    DAY 3 ROME’S VATICAN MUSEUMS TO RENAISSANCE FLORENCE
    Before leaving Rome, you are fast-tracked through the VIP entrance of the Vatican Museums with a Local Expert. Admire the Papal art collection and visit the Bramante Staircase, a part of the Vatican generally denied to the viewing public. Then enter the Sistine Chapel and admire Michelangelo's famous painted ceiling. Afterwards go next door to St. Peter's Basilica to see Michelangelo's early masterpiece, the Pietà, as well as the splendid dome, completed after his death. Head north through the cypress clad hills of Tuscany, home of the famous Chianti wines, to the beautiful city of Florence.
    Hotel: Una Hotel Vittoria, Florence
    Buffet Breakfast
     
    DAY 4 EXPLORE FLORENCE AND ON TO VENICE
    Join your Local Expert and walk to the multi-coloured marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, adorned by Ghiberti's 'Gates of Paradise'. You also visit the open-air gallery of Renaissance masterpieces in Signoria Square, lined with fountains and sculptures. See the area around Santa Croce Basilica - famous for the quality of its luxury goods. Then proceed to Venice, a city adorned with marble palaces and secret passageways. In the evening, relax with a coffee or a glass of wine in a sidewalk cafe and let the city cast its magical spell. At night indulge in traditional Italian at a local restaurant. Belissimo!
    Hotel: Hilton Molino Stucky, Venice
    Buffet Breakfast, RD
     
    DAY 5 VENICE & THE MAGIC OF 'LA SERENISSIMA'
    (Relaxed Start) A private launch takes you past canals lined with ornate architecture to St. Marks Square, dominated by its magnificent basilica and overlooked by the great Clock Tower. Nearby is the Campanile and Doge's Palace which is connected to the prisons via the Bridge of Sighs. While in Venice, you will also get to watch the age-old skill of glassblowing. On your romantic gondola serenade, glide along the atmospheric canals, exploring the intimate and hidden parts of this unique city while musicians set the mood with traditional songs.
    Hotel: Hilton Molino Stucky, Venice
    Buffet Breakfast
     
    DAY 6 THROUGH THE ALPS TO LUCERNE
    Glimpse the beautiful Italian Lake District as you journey into Switzerland. Continue through the heart of the Swiss Alps, past gushing streams and soaring peaks, through the St. Gotthard Tunnel to Lucerne. In the evening, join your friends and choose from a selection of local restaurants for dinner.
    Hotel: Astoria, Lucerne
    Buffet Breakfast, Dine-Around
     
    DAY 7 LUCERNE’S LAKE AND LION
    Accompany your Tour Director to view the emotive Lion Monument. Then spend time shopping, or stroll across the Chapel Bridge to the ornate Jesuit Church. Later, we head to the town of Stans, where we embark on a scenic journey by funicular railway and open-top cable car to the summit of the stunning Stanserhorn. On a clear day, as well as the beautiful mountains and surrounding hills, there are views as far as Alsace and the Black Forest in Germany. Return to Lucerne where the rest of the day is at leisure. Perhaps hire a bicycle and enjoy a pleasant ride beside the lake?
    Hotel: Astoria, Lucerne
    Buffet Breakfast
     
    DAY 8 PARIS FOR A ‘DINER DE CÉLÉBRATION’
    Drive to Basel before crossing the Rhine to enter France. Travel through the wine-growing Burgundy region to Paris, the vibrant ‘Ville-Lumière' (City of Light). During your time in Paris, see the imposing façades of the Louvre, the banks of the Seine with its many romantic bridges, the obelisk in the centre of the Place de la Concorde and drive along the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy a ‘Diner de Célébration' served with wine in a Parisian bistro, abundant with French ambience.
    Hotel: Pullman Paris Montparnasse, Paris
    Buffet Breakfast, Celebration Dinner
     
    DAY 9 PARIS, THE ‘CITY OF LIGHT’
    Start the day sightseeing with a Local Expert who will take you on a walking tour of the bohemian Latin Quarter. Explore the myriad of streets situated on the left bank of the Seine, before continuing to the Notre Dame Cathedral, a masterpiece of French Gothic architecture. Ascend to the viewing platforms of the Eiffel Tower for spectacular panoramas of the city. The rest of the day is at leisure for a shopping spree in the grand department stores or the elegant designer boutiques. By night, why not try one of the world-famous cabaret shows, for an evening of excitement and glamour?
    Hotel: Pullman Paris Montparnasse, Paris
    Buffet Breakfast
     
    DAY 10 AU REVOIR PARIS
    Transfers arrive at Charles de Gaulle Airport at 08:00 & 11:00, or depart for London via Gare du Nord for the Eurostar option.
    Buffet Breakfast

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