This Europe holiday of 8D/9N has been carefully planned to give you an insight into the European culture. Begin your Euro trip with Roman history in the city of Rome and then to Florence to witness grand architecture and Venice to sway in the canals. Later, visit the majestic mountains of Alps in Switzerland and best Swiss cities such as Zurich, Lucerne and Bern. The city of love-Paris awaits you with its beauty of Eiffel Tower and the welcoming culture of the country. This is your chance to embrace the different cultures of Europe in this mindblowing Paris and Switzerland Package.
date_range 9 Nights / 10 Days
Day 1: Rome Arrival
Highlights: Evening transfer to the Trastevere district.
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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.
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 Oct 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
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.
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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