City Trips and Tours
Europe maybe tiny but with its diverse cultural heritage, fascinating history and spectacular scenery it has been a favourite for travellers since time immemorial. See the best that Europe has to offer on your trip to Italy, Switzerland and France on our A Time to Remember package.
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. Many trattorias (informal Italian eating establishments) and osterias (inns) imbued with the Italian spirit will be ready to authentic local dishes. Other restaurants serving Indian, Chinese and international food can also be found in this area.
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. In the evening we provide transport to the Via Cavour area, were you will find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food.
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. This city is truly an outdoor museum. In the evening, you can dine at one of many Florentine restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food.
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.
Embark on a scenic journey to Bern, the capital city of Switzerland built around a bend in the Aare River, with its medieval Old Town. You will have time to take a stroll through its cobbled streets and breathe in the fresh air. Next, you will journey to France. Enjoy the French countryside on your ride to Paris. Arrive in the evening and enjoy an Indian dinner.
Take a guided tour through Parisian boulevards and view the breathtaking monuments of Paris. You will visit the iconic Eiffel Tower where you will have the opportunity to climb up to the second floor of this remarkable metal monument (ticket included). End your tour with a boat cruise along the River Seine, which divides the north of Paris from the south. You will have the afternoon free to explore as you choose.
Note: Sometimes queues to climb the Eiffel Tower are long. For organizational reasons, if deemed appropriate, the climb can be made at a different moment of the day.
At sunset enjoy an Indian dinner in the historic Latin Quarter, a bohemian neighbourhood on the left bank of the Seine.
Today we go to the heart of Paris where you will find the Louvre Museum, Palais Royale and the Tuileries. If you wish we can accompany you to Benlux, one of the best-known perfumeries in Paris. Interested travellers could choose to take an excursion to Disneyland Paris. Spend the rest of the day at leisure and enjoy an Indian dinner.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing for the airport with souvenirs and happy memories.