ESSENCE OF ITALY FRANCE SWITZERLAND


₹ 1,53,500 ₹ 1,56,000 per person
9 Nights/10 Days
Essence of Italy France Switzerland

Explore the most beautiful countries of Europe with a memorable Euro trip to the most romantic city in the world, France where you can’t miss the beautiful Eiffel Tower in Paris or the breathtaking landscapes of Switzerland. Continue your journey through the world’s most excellent work of art & architecture in Italy. While enjoying a gondola ride in the stunning backdrop of the baroque buildings in the beautiful city of Venice or enjoy the delicious Italian pizza or Italian wine across the streets of Rome. These three European countries Italy, France & Switzerland are the classic must-visits for Central Europe, each with its own unique culture, landscapes, cuisines, locals and architecture. This 9 Nights & 10 Days Europe Tour Package has a perfect itinerary for honeymooners or family vacationers looking to explore the European continent.


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Accommodation
Hotel Cristoforo Colombo
Hotel Cristoforo Colombo
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Room Type- Double Room
Address- Via Cristoforo Colombo, 710, 00144 Roma RM, Italy
Stay For
2 Nights
Meal Included
CP
Conference Florentia Hotel
Conference Florentia Hotel
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Room Type- Standard Double Room
Address- Via Giovanni Agnelli, 33, 50126 Firenze FI, Italy
Stay For
1 Nights
Meal Included
CP
Hotel Albatros
Hotel Albatros
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Room Type- Double Room
Address- Viale don Luigi Sturzo, 32, 30174 Mestre VE, Italy
Stay For
1 Nights
Meal Included
CP
Ibis Zurich Messe Airport
Ibis Zurich Messe Airport
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Room Type- Standard Twin Room
Address- Heidi-Abel-Weg 5, 8050 Zurich, Switzerland
Stay For
2 Nights
Meal Included
CP
Courtyard by Marriott Paris Saint Denis
Courtyard by Marriott Paris Saint Denis
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Room Type- Twin Room
Address- 34 bd de la Liberation, ZAC Pleyel, 93200 Saint-Denis, France
Stay For
3 Nights
Meal Included
CP
Itinerary

Day 1: Rome Arrival

Highlights:  Evening transfer to the Trastevere district.

WELCOME TO SHOES ON LOOSE!

Transfer from airport to hotel. You will receive information for the start of your circuit in the afternoon or this will be on the informative signs in the hotel reception.

19:00 h. Transfer to the Trastevere area. This neighborhood will be a great introduction to Rome, a stroll in the narrow cobbled streets of the Trastevere reveals hidden treasures to us, such as some modest mediaeval churches, small shops with the most peculiar of objects or scenes of daily life. Many trattorias (informal Italian eating establishments) and osterias (inns) imbued with the Italian spirit will be ready to serve you local dishes. Other restaurants serving Indian, Chinese and international food can be found in this area.

Return to hotel about 22.30 hrs.

Day 2: Rome

Highlights: city tour of Rome. Roman Coliseum (admission price included) and Vatican City.

09:00 h. The morning starts with an interesting city tour of the “Eternal City”, in which we will visit the Caracalla Baths, Venice Square, Circo Massimo, the Capitoline Hill and St. John Lateran. We enter the tiny state of the Vatican. The Vatican City is a principal centre of Christianity in the world. You will be able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica.  Admission to the Coliseum included. This building, which dates from the first century, was built for the purpose of organising entertainment for the Romans, such as gladiator combats. We have the chance to learn about the ancient society of the Roman Empire.

18:30 h. Transfer to Via Cavour, which has many local restaurants and others that serve international cuisine, including Indian and Chinese. Return to hotel about 22.30 hrs.

Day 3: Rome - Florence

Total distance: 320km

Scenery: Apennine Mountains and Tuscan vineyards.

Note: We recommend you wear comfortable shoes as the tour of Florence involves walking.   


08:00h Rome – Departure, passing through the Tiber Valley.

12:15h Florence – Our first contact with the Renaissance city is Piazzale Michelangelo,a viewpoint with marvellous views of the city. Don’t forget to take your camera!

Walking tour with local guide, lasting two and a half hours. We visit the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vechio, Straw Market,  Piazza Republica, Palacio Vecchio. Free afternoon to explore and visit the city’s historical markets and museums.


The city has many restaurants that offer a wide variety of local and international food, where you can dine.

Return to hotel about 22.00 hrs.

Day 4: Florence - Venice

Total distance: 310km

Scenery: we cross the Apennines and the Po Valley.   

08.15h Florencia – Departure, passing through mountain scenery.

12:00 h Venice – Arrival at Tronchetto Gate where we take the boat and cross the Grand Canal to the Island of Venice. Comprehensive tour with a local guide to St. Mark’s Square and the interior of St. Mark’s Basilica (admission included). Visit to the Murano Glass Factory where we will see a demonstration of how this ancient glass is made. Free afternoon.

19:00h Return to firm land and transfer to hotel. Dinner in the Mestre district, which has many local and international restaurants. Return to hotel about 22.30 hrs.

Day 5: Venice - Verona - Zurich


Total distance: 545km

Scenery: we head for the Alps, with their mountains, lakes and valleys.

Note: The currency of Switzerland is the Swiss Franc.   We cross the Swiss border. Don’t forget to have your passports ready.   


08:00 h. Venice – Departure, crossing the Po Valley.

09:30 h. Verona – The Romeo and Juliet’s city, the “city of lovers”. We will provide a shuttle from parking to the historic centre. Our guide will tell you the best way to visit this city, which has many interesting monuments: Bra Square, Roman Theatre dating from the 1st century, Erbe Square, Statue of Dante, Mediaeval Walls or the house of Juliet.


12:00 h. We continue towards Switzerland and the Alps. Lunch on the way.

18:00 h. ZURICH – Arrival at the shores of Lake Zurich and free time to explore the monumental city centre. Visitors have a choice of Indian, Chinese, Italian and other restaurants in which to dine.

Return to hotel about 22 hrs.

Day 6: Zurich - Grindelwald - Lucerne - Zurich

Total distance: 280 km

TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: Admire the fantastic landscapes. Cable car included to Grildelwald first. Lunch included

Note: Wear warm clothing and comfortable shoes to walk and your camera.

Note: Due to weather conditions (strong wind) or maintenance reasons, the cable car may not operate at any time. If this happens, we will provide an alternative lift to another similar place.

 

08.00 hrs-  Zurich- departure to a spectacular stage with beautiful landscapes with high mountains and lakes.


10.30 hrs.- Grindelwald.  Time to have a coffee in this mountain resort in the Bernese Alps before taking the cable car to Grindelwald First (ticket included), the largest ski center in the region. We will walk along the path (30 minutes) in which we will have the opportunity in breathtaking alpine landscapes to take the "footbridge over the emptiness" enjoying the glaciers that surround us; Lunch included for all passengers (vegetarian option available).


13.15 hrs- Grindelwald  departure. We continue to Lucerne.

15.00 hrs- Lucerne- arrival in time to explore one of the most interesting Swiss cities and see the KapellBrück, covered bridge over the river Reuss, the Town Hall and Square with its Clock Tower and its pedestrian streets and elegant shops. Time to stroll, enjoy the city and dine before returning to the hotel in Zurich.


19:00 h. Return to Zurich.

Day 7: Zurich - Bern - Paris

Total distance: 720 km  

Scenery: Lakes and mountains in Switzerland. Note: We enter France, remember to have your passport ready.   


07.30 h. - Zurich – Departure.  

09:00 h. – Bern – Arrival-. Free time in the Swiss capital which has an attractive historical centre with the appearance of a “large village”. We will visit the Federal Council Square, the Cathedral and the Clock Tower, and see the city’s statues and fountains.  


12.00 h. - Bern - Departure-. View of Neuchatel Lake. We cross the Free Country amidst beautiful scenery. After crossing the French border we will stop for lunch in a service area.

21.00 h. -Paris - Arrival.  

Day 8: Paris

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour in Paris. Boat ride along the Seine. Climb to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Evening transfer.


09:00h Comprehensive tour of Paris with a local guide, visiting the Champs Elysees, Arch of Triumph, Concorde Square, Latin Quarter, Luxembourg Palace, Garnier Opera House, Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Town Hall of Paris, Eiffel Tower, etc. Includes admission to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower in the lift.


The visit is followed by a spectacular cruise on the river Seine which divides the north of Paris from the south. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore as you choose.


At sunset enjoy the evening transfer to “Quartier Latin”, a very picturesque area of the historic centre where a wide variety of international cuisines await you.

22.30.- Return to hotel.


Note: Because of the tourist attraction of the Tower, there may be important queues at the time of your access. In order to minimize the problem, in some occasions, the ascent to the Eiffel Tower can be given at another time of your stay in Paris.

Day 9: Paris

TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: free time in the city of lights.


08.30 hrs.- We go to the centre of Paris, the area of the Louvre Museum.  


Free time to stroll in the city. If you wish, we can accompany you to Benlux, one of the most complete and best-known perfumeries in Paris.

Rest of the day free.


It will be offered for travelers who are interested, an optional excursion to enjoy in Eurodisney.

Day 10: Back To Home

After breakfast, end of our services.

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Inclusions / Exclusions
Inclusions

Airfare price is included in the package (Ex- Delhi and Ex- Mumbai) as calculated on 8th of August 2019

The given price of the package is valid till March 2020.

Terms of Shoes On Loose: Travel by bus with English speaking guide and breakfast

Includes arrival transfer

City tour in: ROME, FLORENCE, VENICE, PARIS

Boat: Vaporetto in Venice in VENICE, River Seine in Paris in PARIS

Evening transfer: Trastevere in Rome in ROME, Via Cavour in Rome in ROME, Quartier Latin in Paris in PARIS

Transfer: Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence in FLORENCE

Ticket admission: Coliseum of Rome in ROME, Saint Mark´s Basilica and Murano Glass Factory in Venice in VENICE, 2nd Floor Eiffel Tower in Paris in PARIS
Funicular: cable car up to Grindenwald first in ZURICH

Exclusions

Any additional charges incurred in the flight prices from changing the exit points in India

Hike of flight expenses during the festivals / trade fairs / events or if airlines rise the flight fares.

Lunch

Travel insurance

Visa

Entrance fees/Extra activities

Others : Other Exclusions (Condition: To avail honeymoon package rates clients have to show a Wedding Certificate not older than 6 months at the time of check-in at the hotel)

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