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1Zürich

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The city of Zurich lies at the north end of Lake Zurich in northern Switzerland, a global center for banking and finance. 

The picturesque lanes of the central Altstadt (Old Town), on either side of the Limmat River, reflect its premedieval history. Waterfront promenades like the Limmatquai follow the river toward the 17th-century Rathaus (town hall).Switzerland’s largest city might be best known as a global financial center, but Zurich’s picturesque setting and cultural treasures have helped to establish the city as a vacation destination too. Striding the Limmat River, Zurich’s postcard-perfect backdrop is an expansive crystal-clear lake rimmed by snow-capped mountains.Clean, organized and easy to explore, Zurich has a lot to offer visitors, and with its superior public transportation system, the city makes a great base for excursions into the surrounding region as well. From towering mountain peaks to storybook Swiss villages, here are some of the most rewarding day trips from Zurich. 

Suggested attractions in and around Zürich

Distance 55 km
2Lucerne

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Lucerne, a compact city in Switzerland known for its preserved medieval architecture, sits amid snow capped mountains on Lake Lucerne. 
Its colorful Altstadt (Old Town) is bordered on the north by 870 m Museggmauer (Musegg Wall), a 14-century rampart. The covered Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge), built in 1333, links the Aldstadt to the Reuss River's right bank.Fairy tale romances just might come true at Hotel Chateau Gutsch since it resembles a romantic castle overlooking Lucerne. Built in 1898 as a private residence, it is patterned after Neuschwanstein, a romantic Belle-Époque castle in Bavaria. This Lucerne landmark, sitting on a 490-meter (1,600-foot) high hill, offers stunning views of the city, Lucerne Lake and mountains – it’s said to have the most spectacular views of any European hotel. When you want palatial grandeur, you’ll find it here.




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Suggested attractions in and around Lucerne

Distance 64 km
3Interlaken

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Interlaken is a resort town on the Aare River, between lakes Thun and Brienz in central Switzerland, and gateway to the Bernese Oberland.

In a dramatic setting with vistas of the Alps, it has long been an international destination. Summer is high season, but it’s also a natural base for winter sports, serving as a transportation center for the surrounding mountain regions. Interlaken used to be known as a watch making center, but today it’s more popular as a tourist resort. Tourists started coming to Interlaken in the early 1800's to breathe in the mountain air and partake of spa treatments. Its popularity only grew from there. Offering spectacular views of three famous Swiss mountains, the Eiger, the Jungfrau and the Monch, the city is also a popular base camp for outdoor activities in the surrounding Bernese Oberland Alps. Travelers looking for something different to do might want to sign up for a class or two at a woodcarving school. Hungry tourists may want to try raclette,

Suggested attractions in and around Interlaken

Distance 294 km
4Milan

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Milan, a metropolis in Italy's northern Lombardy region, is a global capital of fashion and design.
Milan was damaged heavily during World War II, but was rebuilt to be a grand city with plenty of history.The amazing museums, including the Pinacoteca di Brera and the Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology. Then, climb to the roof of the Duomo, a 14th century cathedral, and soak in views of the entire city. Don’t leave Milan without seeing a live performance at La Scale Theater, strolling through the Piazza del Duomo or shopping at the ritzy Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. Milan is a fantastic home base for all kinds of getaways.For those interested in the modern culture, there is no end to incredible eateries serving up Milanese specialties, and the nightlife is some of the best in all of Italy.



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Suggested attractions in and around Milan

Distance 221 km
5Cinque Terre

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Cinque Terre is undeniably one of the most beautiful areas of Italy. 
A visit to just one of the five villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, Monterosso and Corniglia will confirm this. Made to grace picture postcards, the towns are built on steep hills and atop high cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean. It doesn’t get much more scenic than this. Most towns are reachable only by train. Comfortable walking shoes are a must since cars aren’t allowed in the older sections of these towns. Onterosso al Mare is a small village on the northwest coast with the best beaches on Cinque Terre. Monterosso has the best beaches of the Cinque Terre villages and the most wine shops, artisan shops, hotels and restaurants. It is divided into Old and New Town that are connected by a tunnel used mainly by pedestrians. A top sight is the Church of San Francisco, a monastery that boasts a Van Dyck painting. The village is well-known for its lemons, olives and white wines, so travelers will want to be sure to sample some.

Suggested attractions in and around Cinque Terre

Distance 104 km
6Pisa

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Pisa is a city in Italy's Tuscany region best known for its iconic Leaning Tower.
 Already tilting when it was completed in 1372, the 56m white-marble cylinder is the bell tower of the Romanesque, striped-marble cathedral that rises next to it in the Piazza dei Miracoli. Also in the piazza is the Baptistry, whose renowned acoustics are demonstrated by amateur singers daily, and the Caposanto Monumentale cemetery. The Leaning tower is the bell tower for the cathedral complex situated on the Piazza del Duomo, another top Pisa sight. Take time to stroll through the Piazza del Miracoli, the city’s top square that is lined with beautiful old buildings.The origin of the name, Pisa, is a mystery. While the origin of the city had remained unknown for centuries, the Pelasgi, the Greeks, the Etruscans, and the Ligurains had variously been proposed as founders of the city. Archaeological remains from the 5th century BC confirmed the existence of a city at the sea, trading with Greeks and Gauls. The presence of an Etruscan necropolis, discovered during excavations in the Arena Gribaldi in 1991, confirmed its Etruscan origins.

Suggested attractions in and around Pisa

Distance 86 km
7Florence

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Florence is the capital of the region of Tuscany and around the beginning of the 14th century is was politically, 

Economically and culturally one of the most important cities in Europe for almost 250 years. Today the city is regarded as a cultural, artistic and architectural gem.The Florentines invented both Renaissance and neoclassical architecture, a fact which greatly influenced and revolutionised the way Rome, London, Paris and every other major city in Europe was built.Scientists in Florence, one of whom was Gallileo, pioneered the study of optics, ballistics, astronomy and anatomy.Opera was invented in Florence. The Renaissance city that is known the world over for its incredible architecture. For art lovers, the number one stop in Florence should be the Uffizi Gallery, which boasts an amazing collection of paintings by European masters like Titian and Botticelli. Other great museums in the city include the Pitti Palace, the Gucci Museum and the Bargello. Stroll through the old town center to see the Duomo di Firenze, complete with a dome by Brunelleschi, the Giotto Tower, the Palazzo Vecchio and the bustling Mercato del Porcellino, a market filled with vendors from throughout the region.

Suggested attractions in and around Florence

Distance 255 km
8Venice

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Venice, capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a marshy lagoon in the Adriatic Sea.
Its stone palaces seemingly rise out of the water. There are no cars or roadways, just canals and boats. The Grand Canal snakes through the city, which is filled with innumerable narrow, maze like alleys and small squares.A city built on 118 islands off the coast of northeastern Italy, Venice is unlike any other city in Europe or, for that matter, the world. Virtually unchanged in appearance for more than 600 years, the City of Canals looks more like something out of a picture book than a modern metropolis. It’s a place where the entire city is viewed as an attraction in itself. A city packed with great art and architecture, millions of visitors come each year to enjoy the experience that is Venice. Even at the height of tourist season, however, Venice is a travel destination that manages to exceed all expectations. Here are the top tourist attractions in Venice that make a visit to this Italian city so special.

Suggested attractions in and around Venice

Distance 121 km
9Verona

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Verona is a city in northern Italy’s Veneto region famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet." 

It's home to a 14th-century house said to have “Juliet’s balcony,” even though the building’s connection to the play is fictional. Verona is also famed for its grand Arena, a 1st-century Roman amphitheater still hosting concerts and an annual opera festival.On your way from Milan to Venice, spend some time in the city of Verona. This city of love was the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and you can actually tour Casa di Giulietta, which is now a symbol of romance and eternal love. Verona also boasts a number of Roman ruins, like the amphitheater that is one of the world’s largest and was built nearly 2,000 years ago. Round out your stay with some window shopping along the Via Mazzini, a pedestrian-friendly stretch of upscale Italian boutiques.


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Suggested attractions in and around Verona

Distance 430 km

Zürich
DAY 1
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Zürich

Zürich - Schwitzerland

The city of Zurich lies in the heart of Europe and at the center of Switzerland, on the northern shores of Lake Zurich. Its multicultural flair and the variety of leisure activities on offer attract guests from all over the world to this “region of short routes”. Zurich is quick and easy to reach, whether by train, plane or private vehicle.Also for lovers of art Zurich has a lot to offer. The city alone is home to over 50 museums, some 14 of which are devoted to art. The museum of fine arts, the Kunsthaus Zürich, boasts a significant collection of paintings, sculptures, photographs and videos. In addition, it has an extensive collection of works by Alberto Giacometti. Another highlight is the Rietberg Museum, one of the leading centers of non-European art in the world. Just a stone's throw from Zurich's main station, the Swiss National Museum – housed in an over 100 year old building reminiscent of a fairytale castle – contains the country's most comprehensive collection of exhibits relating to Swiss cultural history. Zurich's museums and galleries aren't the only places to enjoy art: visitors can also admire Giacometti's entrance hall in the main police station, the choir windows by Marc Chagall in Fraumünster abbey, or Jean Tinguely's open-air Heureka by Lake Zurich.


Grossmünster
DAY 2
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Grossmünster

Zürich - Schwitzerland

The Grossmünster's twin three-story towers dominate the city of Zurich, whose buildings are otherwise quite modest in size. The view from the north tower (about 200 steps up) provides marvelous views of the city, including several other nearby churches such as the Fraumünster and Peterskirche across the river. The best way to approach the church is from the sloping Zwingliplatz on the north side. The north portal has some wonderful Romanesque carvings of plants and animals, while the right side of the wall bears a modern statue of Heinrich Bullinger, Zwingli's successor. Around the other side, the south portal has some lovely modern bronze doors with panels of biblical scenes. The interior of Zürich's Grossmünster is quite bare, entirely stripped of the statues and paintings denounced by Zwingli. Thus, like many Romanesque churches, the beauty is less in the decoration than in the simple beauty of the architecture. The furnishings are modern, including the pulpit (1851) and the organ (1960).


Lake Zürich
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Lake Zürich

Zürich - Schwitzerland

Lake Zurich was once above all a transport route. Today, it is a popular excursion point for swimming, boating or having a picnic on the lake's banks. Forested hills surround Lake Zurich on both sides. Flowing water has fissured the moraine and deposited sand and gravel on the lakeside banks. The farther you look from Zurich to the southeast, the more rural the banks become. Lake Zurich only freezes completely very rarely; the last time this happened was in the winter 1963. You can get from one bank to the other with the ferry between Meilen and Horgen, or across a dam at the narrowest point between Rapperswil and Hurden. There is also a wooden footbridge along the dam for pedestrians. Thanks to its good water quality, Lake Zurich supplies the surrounding region with the majority of its drinking water flowing from taps and fountains.


Bahnhofstraße
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Bahnhofstraße

Zürich - Schwitzerland

You can find everything that your heart desires in Bahnhofstrasse: fashion, art and Zurich specialties attract local residents as well as visitors. The world-renowned shopping boulevard was created after construction of Zurich’s Main Railway Station. At the spot where city moats were 150 years ago, today it connects Lake Zurich with the Main Railway Station on a length of 1.4 kilometers (0.87 miles). You find numerous boutiques, department stores and timepiece stores here, as well as at Paradeplatz – the Swiss banking center. Bahnhofstrasse is just as popular with locals and visitors, and it is always worth a visit. You can stroll relaxed along the lake in the summer as well as enjoy mulled wine or hot chocolate at every corner in the winter. Rennweg and Augustinergasse lead off from Bahnhofstrasse into the picturesque old town.


Lake Lucerne
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Lake Lucerne

Lucerne - Switzerland

Encircled by popular excursion mountains, Lake Lucerne is the lake with the greatest scenic variety in the country. It is somewhat reminiscent of a fjord landscape, yet remains characterized by a mild lake climate. Boat cruises on board five historic paddle wheel steamers and 15 elegant salon motor vessels count among the highlights of this region.A boat tour can be ideally combined with a walk, such as the "Weg der Schweiz" or Swiss Path, a themed trail on the history of Switzerland. Several cycling and skating paths as well as numerous bathing and rest areas are provided along the lake shores. An excursion to the popular sightseeing and shopping town of Lucerne, to include a trip to the Swiss Museum of Transport with its IMAX cinema, the Glacier Garden or a leisurely shopping expedition through the old town, is well worthwhile. 


Dying Lion Monument
DAY 2
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Dying Lion Monument

Lucerne - Switzerland

The Lion Monument in Lucerne is a giant dying lion carved out of a wall of sandstone rock above a pond at the east end of the medieval town. It was designed as a memorial for the mercenary soldiers from central Switzerland who lost their lives while serving the French king Louis XVI during the French Revolution.When the revolutionary masses attacked the royal Tuileries castle in Paris on August 10, 1792 the Swiss mercenary troops tried to defend the royal family and make sure the royals could escape.The Lion Monument was inaugurated on August 10, 1821. Originally the site was private property. In 1882 the city of Lucerne bought it. The site is accessible without an entrance fee. The monument soon became one of Lucerne's major tourist attractions.


Mount Pilatus
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Mount Pilatus

Lucerne - Switzerland

In the region of Pilatus, you will find tracks not only for hikers, but for mountaineers and alpinists as well. Another very particular attraction is the longest summer-toboggan run of Switzerland - a funny and sportive experience one should not miss. At Krienseregg you find a large children's playground, a recreation area with waymarked hiking trails and picnic areas with tables and benches and open barbecue.The mountain can be reached from Lucerne by gondola lift and aerial cable car and from Alpnachstad with the world's steepest rack-railroad. Thus a special roundtrip tour is possible, involving journeys by paddle steamer, rack-railroad, aerial cable car and bus. The tour can be combined with various types of sports, hiking tours, or a visit to the summer toboggan run.


Interlaken
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Interlaken

Interlaken - Switzerland

Interlaken lies in the Bernese Oberland on an alluvial plain, between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The vacation destination, which is presided over by the three mighty mountains, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, is the starting point for numerous activities.By the beginning of the 19th century Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland had already become renowned for its impressive mountain scenery. Famous contemporaries such as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Felix Mendelssohn traveled in these mountains. Interlaken's success as a tourist destination was further enhanced by the completion of the Bernese Oberland Railway in 1890 and the Jungfrau Railway in 1912. As a vacation destination and convention location of international importance, Interlaken is an ideal starting point for countless excursions. Over 45 mountain railways, cable cars, chair lifts and ski lifts lead to 200 kilometers of pistes and a dense network of hiking trails. Excursion ships, including historic paddle steamers, ply the waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz.


Milan Cathedral
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Milan Cathedral

Milan, Italy - Italy

The majestic building in white marble extends over 157 m length. With its five ships the cathedral is overwhelming. The light falls through beautifully decorated stained glass windows in the interior. The Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Nascente, is the most important example of Gothic architecture in Italy.A particular pleasure is to walk on the roof of the cathedral. On the north side a staircase and an elevator run to the roof terrace on the roof.Then you are surrounded by over 4000 marble figures Guglie, the peakes of figures and ornaments, of which each is a unique piece.In the cathedral is to preserve silence and cell phones are off.Entry is only allowed in appropriate clothing. Tourists in shorts and strapless shirts will be denied Admission.


Galleria Vittorio EmanueleII
DAY 3

Galleria Vittorio EmanueleII

Milan - Italy

The Galleria, a place of transit for busy managers or a stop for enchanted and curious tourists, expresses the various faces of the city through its many facets.As soon as it was finished, the Galleria became immediately famous for its large size, extraordinary for the time and sign of a new era.The 20th century is synonymous with modernity and progress. It’s an intricate and complex historical period that saw technical accelerations, engineering-industrial products, and, in general, the rise of the work of the human genius.The great spaces of the Galleria foresaw a reality that has its distinguishing mark in the sense of movement. We can’t forget here, in the artistic field, a masterpiece such as “Riot in the Gallery” (Rissa in Galleria) by Boccioni, that represents reality in an innovative way, projected into a dynamic future. Cars, trams, work in factories: everything was changing the rhythm of the city and the people’s idea on everyday life.


Royal Palace of Milan
DAY 3

Royal Palace of Milan

Milan - Italy

The Palazzo Reale in Milan, a former royal palace with its large halls, refined furnishings and sweeping staircase, is today an important exhibition venue and cultural centre. With a space of 7,000 square metres, it regularly displays modern and contemporary art works including many famous collections from around the world in collaboration with renowned museums and cultural institutions.The Royal Palace of Milan (Palazzo Reale di Milano in Italian) is a culture centre and a home to many exhibitions and expositions. It has been the seat of the government of Milan for many centuries. The palace is located to the right of the facade of the cathedral the Duomo of Milano.The interiors was commissioned to famous artists, such as the Maggiolini family. The great Neoclassical renovation performed by Giuseppe Piermarini took place towards the end of the 18th century. From then on, it was a palace for the rulers of the city, including Maria Theresa, Napoleon, Ferdinand I, and the Savoy family, Italy’s royal family. Many illustrious artists enriched the halls with magnificent works of art, paintings and furnishings, to celebrate the glory of kings and emperors.


Cinque Terre
DAY 4
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Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre - Italy

The Cinque Terre (five towns) is a string of five fishing villages perched high on the Italian Riviera (region Liguria) which until recently were linked only by mule tracks and accessible only by rail or water.An ancient system of footpaths is still the best way to visit the five villages: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. The Cinque Terre is noted for its beauty. Over centuries, people have carefully built terraces to cultivate grapes and olives on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the Mediterranean Sea.The breathtaking views of harbors far below the wild but hospitable coastline along with the medieval fortresses and plentiful vines and vibrant colors make this a memorable holiday.


Pisa Tower
DAY 4
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Pisa Tower

Pisa - Italy

The learning tower of Pisa, known as Torre Pendente di Pisa in Italian, is different than most medieval architecture. This particular section won't cover the highly advanced construction techniques that were used, it is important to mention how this tower's design is significant. The Leaning Tower is the third oldest building on Pisa's Piazza del Duomo (cathedral square), the Cathedral and Baptistry were first.In 1990, the Leaning Tower was closed. The bells were removed and the tower was anchored. Reopened in 2001 for tourists, the leaning tower of Pisa is finally sturdy and safe. Naturally, climbing to the top of the tower has become the most popular tourist activity within reason, and for good reason: with a history as deep and as wrought with unfortunate circumstance as this one, it's hard not to get excited about.


Florence Cathedral
DAY 4
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Florence Cathedral

Florence - Italy

Florence's cathedral stands tall over the city with its magnificent Renaissance dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, with the baptistery right across. The cathedral named in honor of Santa Maria del Fiore is a vast Gothic structure built on the site of the 7th century church of Santa Reparata, the remains of which can be seen in the crypt.Entrance into Florence's cathedral remains free and for this reason you'll at times find a long line to get in. Don't worry, the line moves pretty quickly! But in an effort to reduce the line, the cathedral administration is trying to increase the number of visitors allowed at any one time into the church as long as noise level remains low. 


Ponte Vecchio
DAY 4
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Ponte Vecchio

Florence - Italy

The Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) is a medieval bridge spanning the river Arno in Florence. It is one of the few remaining bridges with houses built upon. The Vasari corridor that runs over the houses connects the Uffizi with the Pitti Palace on the other side of the river.The pedestrian bridge is often teeming with tourists and the many musicians, portraitists and other entertainers create a constantly vibrant atmosphere. The bridge is at its most beautiful at dusk, especially when seen from the Ponte Santa Trinità. The houses on the bridge were initially used as workshops and a diverse array of shopkeepers such as butchers and tanners did business here. In 1593 duke Ferdinand I decided to replace them with goldsmiths, reportedly because the shops produced too much garbage and caused a foul stench.Today the houses are used as shops selling a wide assortment of jewelry, ranging from affordable modern jewels to pricey antiques.Some of the houses on the bridge have an extension hanging over the river. The extensions are supported with long wooden shores, known as sporti.


Gondola Ride
DAY 5
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Gondola Ride

Venice - Italy

A gondola ride is the one Venetian tourist trap everyone falls into willingly Long, sleek, black, slightly crooked, looking like a cross between a canoe and a coffin, the single oar worked by a professional gondoliere.That's the Venetian gondola, the primary form of transportation in Venice from the 12th century until speedboats roared into the canals in the late 20th.And touristy or not, your visit to Venice isn't complete until you take one of these time-honored water taxis for a spin. Technically the gondola is a mode of transportation, and technically you might find a gondolier willing to ferry you from point A to point B, but in practice these most famous of Venetian boats operate as supremely overpriced tourist mini-cruises, not as a viable means of public transportation.The average gondola ride lasts 40 minutes.


Campanile di San Marco
DAY 5
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Campanile di San Marco

Venice - Italy

St Mark's Campanile is the bell tower of St Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy, located in the Piazza San Marco. It is one of the most recognizable symbols of the city.The bell tower of Basilica di San Marco is actually an exact replica of its predecessor, which collapsed in 1902. The tower offers unsurpassed views stretching across the city, hence the queue of tourists waiting for their chance to get to the top.The Basilica di San Marco is open for tourist visits from Monday through Saturday from approximately 9:30  a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. (On Sunday mornings, you can attend mass, but wandering around isn't allowed). Visiting hours can vary slightly by season; the sign in front of the Basilica will show current times.


Basilica di San Marco
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Basilica di San Marco

Venice - Italy

Basilica San Marco, the grand, multi-domed church on Saint Mark's Square is one of one of Venice's top attractions and one of Italy's most spectacular cathedrals. Exhibiting influences from Byzantine, Western European, and Islamic architecture all due to Venice's powerful seafaring past, Saint Mark's Basilica is truly an embodiment of the Venetian aesthetic. Visitors flock to Basilica San Marco to admire its gleaming, golden Byzantine mosaics, which adorn the church's main portal as well as the inside of each of the basilica's five domes. Most of the astounding ornamentation of Saint Mark's Basilica dates from the 11th to the 13th centuries. In addition to gorgeous mosaics, Basilica San Marco also houses the relics of its namesake, the apostle Saint Mark, and the sumptuous Pala d'Oro, a golden altarpiece decorated with priceless jewels.A visit to Saint Mark's Basilica is a must for a first-time tourist to Venice, and indeed the church holds so many precious artworks and relics that subsequent visits are recommended.


The Grand Canal
DAY 5
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The Grand Canal

Venice - Italy

Venice's Canal Grande (Grand Canal) - also known by Venetians as Canalazzo - is the major water-traffic corridor sweeping through this amazing city.The glorious past of Venice returns once a year to the Grand Canal during the Regata Storica (historical regatta) on the first sunday of September. The first of these regattas - boat races - were held here in the fourteenth century. The races are proceeded by a spectacular boat parade, led by the Serenissima, a sumptuously decorated boat. The regatta is one of Venice's yearly highlights, attracting throngs of  Gondola on the Canal Grande,tourists who admire the many historic boats with crews in traditional clothing.The best way to view the magnificent buildings along the Grand Canal, of course, is to travel by vaporetto (water bus) from one end to the other. (The #1 or #2 both travel from end to end.) Many tourists also take advantage of a romantic gondola ride along the waterway, which is an especially memorable way to experience the Canal Grande. Another option is to take one of the many water taxis.


Ponte di Rialto
DAY 5
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Ponte di Rialto

Venice - Italy

Connecting the districts of San Polo and San Marco across the Grand Canal in the heart of the city, the Rialto Bridge has always been a busy crossing in Venice. But instead of being crowded with merchants like during Venice's heyday, the bridge is now swamped by tourists.The Rialto Bridge is formed by two inclined ramps covered by a portico with shops on either side. (This area has long been a market place for Venetians.) There are three walkways that cross the bridge - two along the outer balustrades and a wider one in the center. As a top tourist attraction, the Rialto Bridge is generally included on most tours of the city and is easily photographed while riding a vaporetto (water bus) along the Grand Canal.


Ponte di Sospiri
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Ponte di Sospiri

Venice - Italy

Remember those science-fiction comic books from the 1950s that showed skyscrapers connected by enclosed bridges far above the ground? Venice's Ponte dei Sospiri, or "Bridge of Sighs," may have been the inspiration for such architectural fantasies.Antonio Contino's bridge over the Rio di Palazzo was erected in the year 1600 to connect the Doge's prisons, or Prigioni, with the inquisitor's rooms in the main palace. The name "Bridge of Sighs" was invented in the 19th Century, when Lord Byron helped to popularize the belief that the bridge's name was inspired by the sighs of condemned prisoners as they were led through it to the executioner. This 90-minute tour is conducted in Italian; it also includes the prisons, torture chambers, and other rooms that normally aren't open to visitors. From June through September, tours are scheduled daily except Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and noon.


Lake Garda
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Lake Garda

Lake Garda - Italy

Lake Garda is Italy's biggest lake. Its beautiful surroundings have inspired authors and artists alike. It has both old charming villages and modern towns with all manner of facilities. It provides a very versatile holiday destination, where you can find peace and quite and wild nightlife, not to mention the somewhat challenging experience of visiting the famous theme park, Gardland. there is a wealth of opportunity for excursions from here, either up to the Dolomite, or to the smaller lakes of Tenno, Ledro and Iseo. You can find famous places of interest in Verona, Brescia and Trento, but don't forget the wonderful tour along River Mincio down to Mantova, where you can visit the beautiful flower garden, "Parco Sigurta" en route. To the north and west, the mountains rise vertically from the lake, and there is an impressive drive from Gardone Riviera upto Riva del Garda on winding roads and through tunnels. Today the lake is considered one of the best places around foe hang-gliding, paragliding, windsurfing and mountain biking. The pleasant climate, fantastic countryside, the many historical places of interest and the hospitable people make Lake Garda an internationally famous holiday destination.


Arena di Verona
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Arena di Verona

Verona - Italy

The Arena in Verona is the largest Roman amphitheatre in northern Italy, with a capacity of 25,000 people. It was constructed early in the 1st century AD, and has been the site of gladiatorial combat, public executions and, more recently, concerts and opera performances. It also hosts the city's famous opera festival every summer.After the colisseum and the Capuan amphitheatre, the Arena is the third largest of its kind in Italy.Its elliptical shape enhances the acoustic quality of the performances and also allows seating-space for thousand of spectators. Discover more about the Opera Festival!A very popular tourist destination is Garda Lake, well-known for its mild Mediterranean climate and suggestive position among the mountains that run north of the city, among which Monte Baldo stands out. Here it is possible to relax in the lake’s waters, sunbathing and admiring the surrounding soaring mountains and the picturesque nearby towns. It is also possible to go on boat trips to the various lakeside towns and, for bicycle lovers, there are several routes immersed in the countryside.


Castel Vecchino Bridge
DAY 6
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Castel Vecchino Bridge

Verona - Italy

The great and most spectacular medieval edifice in Verona.It was constructed on the banks of the Adige by Cangrande II della Scala in 1354 in order to defend Verona’s people and also to have a possible escape-route northwards where his Austrian relatives lived.The museum’s collections start with Romanesque sculptures, coming from religious buildings collapsed or destroyed over the centuries. The rooms upstairs exhibit paintings from the Gothic period to the eighteenth century, except one which displays weapons and armours. Before enter the last room you can enjoy a great view from the walkway.In each room there were some explicative sheets (Italian, English, German and French).An odd thing was the staff. In the galleries there were 3-4 staff members who followed us from room to room to check on us. Yes, I know that the museum contains priceless works, but still I felt observed all the time. On the other hand, I managed to speak to some of them and I collected a few useful information regarding the paintings.


Zürich
DAY 7
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Zürich

Zürich - Schwitzerland

The city of Zurich lies in the heart of Europe and at the center of Switzerland, on the northern shores of Lake Zurich. Its multicultural flair and the variety of leisure activities on offer attract guests from all over the world to this “region of short routes”. Zurich is quick and easy to reach, whether by train, plane or private vehicle.Also for lovers of art Zurich has a lot to offer. The city alone is home to over 50 museums, some 14 of which are devoted to art. The museum of fine arts, the Kunsthaus Zürich, boasts a significant collection of paintings, sculptures, photographs and videos. In addition, it has an extensive collection of works by Alberto Giacometti. Another highlight is the Rietberg Museum, one of the leading centers of non-European art in the world. Just a stone's throw from Zurich's main station, the Swiss National Museum – housed in an over 100 year old building reminiscent of a fairytale castle – contains the country's most comprehensive collection of exhibits relating to Swiss cultural history. Zurich's museums and galleries aren't the only places to enjoy art: visitors can also admire Giacometti's entrance hall in the main police station, the choir windows by Marc Chagall in Fraumünster abbey, or Jean Tinguely's open-air Heureka by Lake Zurich.


Detailed Day Wise Itinerary:


DAY 1:  ARRIVAL  ZÜRICH

Upon your arrival at  Kloten Airport (zurich), you will be met by a Visit Europe representative and be transferred to the hotel. The city of Zurich lies at the north end of Lake Zurich in northern Switzerland, a global center for banking and finance.  On reaching the hotel, check-in and sleep through the night.

 

HOTEL:  Zürich

MEALS:Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 2:  ZÜRICH 

After breakfast get yourself ready to move towards Zürich you will visit the Church spires characterize Zurich's skyline. The most impressive ones are for sure the twin spires of the Grossmünster church. While moving towards the Geneva you wull visit The Reformation Wall which honours many of the main individuals, events, and documents of the Protestant Reformation by depicting them in statues and bas-reliefs. Now you will enjoy hiking, mountain biking and splendid views of the Alps, Zurich and Lake Zurich! Now moving towards the most expensive street in the world at Bahnhofstrasse Street. This is one of the most exclusive addresses of the world, a tree-lined avenue with top fashion designer boutiques and, of course, the famous Swiss watches. Return back to room and relax.

HOTEL:   Interlaken
MEAL:     Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 3:  LUCERNE & INTERLAKEN 

After breakfast you will start your tour which is nestled right in the heart of Switzerland, along the western shore of Lake Lucerne, is the jaw-dropping town of Lucerne. the best thing to see and to do is great hiking in summers and skiing in winters. Its so pristine, so magnificent and soothing one. After that you will visit the water town, Complete with gable paintings, the covered, medieval Chapel Bridge forms the centerpiece of Lucerne’s townscape and is considered to be one of the oldest, covered wooden bridges in Europe. After that you will visit the giant monument, The Lion Monument in Lucerne is a giant dying lion carved out of a wall of sandstone rock above a pond. A memorial for the mercenary soldiers from central Switzerland who lost their lives while serving the French king Louis XVI.Lastly you will be at top of Lucerne,The Mount Pilatus is one of the most beautiful mountain in Switzerland. It is overlooking the city of Lucerne in the central Switzerland and comprises of several summits. Now moving towards interlaken,see its breathtaking landscapes in central Switzerland. Built on a narrow stretch of valley, between the emerald-colored waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, it has old timber houses and parkland on either side of the Aare River. It’s surrounded by mountains, with dense forests, alpine meadows and glaciers, has numerous hiking and skiing trails. Return back to room and relax. 

HOTEL:  Milan
MEAL:    Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 4:  MILAN

After lavish breakfast get yourself ready in a proper costume to visit the majestic building in white marble is the most important example of Gothic architecture in Italy non other then Milan Cathedral. To see the sign of new era, acceleration of modernity and technology you will visit Galleria Vittorio EmanueleII. Then you will visit The Royal Palace of Milan (Palazzo Reale di Milano in Italian) is a culture centre and a home to many exhibitions and expositions. Now time to go back to room and relax for the next day.

HOTEL:  Florence
MEAL:    Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 5:  CINQUE TERRE, PISA & FLORENCE

Relish a sumptuous breakfast in Rome  and head out to explore famous historical sites of Florence and Pisa showcasing stunning architectures created with a blend of Florence Cathedral, which stands tall over the city with its magnificent Renaissance dome.Then you will move towards Leaning Tower of Pisa. Naturally, climbing to the top of the tower has become the most popular activity. Lastly you will visit the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge)The pedestrian bridge is often teeming with tourists and the many musicians, portraitists and other entertainers create a constantly vibrant atmosphere. Then visit at Mediterranean Village and spend your day at leisure. Walk down the streets of the city, enjoy the breathtaking views of harbors far below the wild but hospitable coastline along with the medieval fortresses and plentiful vines and vibrant colors make this a memorable holiday. Also visit the famous market of Cinque Terre Region for some fun shopping. After the tour, come back to hotel room.

HOTEL:   Venice
MEAL:     Breakfast and Dinner


DAY 6:  VENICE & VERONA

After breakfast get yourself ready for The Castel Vecchino have a museum and the museum’s collections start with Romanesque sculptures, coming from religious buildings collapsed or destroyed over the centuries. Then you will move towards The Arena in Verona is the largest Roman amphitheater  the site of gladiatorial combat, public executions and, more recently, concerts and opera performances. Now get yourself ready for a gondola ride which is the one Venetian tourist trap everyone falls into willingly Long, sleek, black, slightly crooked, looking like a cross between a canoe and a coffin, the single oar worked by a professional gondolier. After you will visit the bell tower known as Campanile di San Marco, now you will visit the top tourist attraction don't forget to have a photographs at Ponte Di Rialto then to Ponte Di Sospiri and lastly you will experience the Gondal ride at The Grand Canal. Return to hotel room and relax. 
 
HOTEL:  Zurich
MEAL:    Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 7:  DEPARTURE  ZÜRICH

Enjoy breakfast and check out from the hotel. Transfer to Kloten Airport (zurich) and return home with wonderful memories of your European trip.

MEAL:    Breakfast


Includes:


  •  Car (Mercedes-Benz S-class/BMW 7er/Audi A8) or Jeep (BMW X5)  according to your demand
  • Whole tour with driver
  • Pick and drop at the time of arrival/departure
  • International Flight
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Zürich
  • 1 Night Accommodation in Interlaken
  • 1 Night Accommodation in Milan
  • 1 Night Accommodation in Venice
  • 1 Night Accommodation in Lake Garda
  •  Breakfast Buffet
  • Dinner Daily
Excludes:
  • Travel insurance
  • All personal expenses
  • International Flights
  • Visa Charges
  • Anything not mentioned in the cost inclusions list, such as currency fluctuation i.e.
  • Drinks and beverages are charged upon consumption
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communication

Payment Policy:
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Booking Fee
From 25 February 2017 to 30 December 2018
  • 60 or more Days before departure  30%
  • Between 59 to 45 days before departure: 50%
  • Between 44 to 25 days before departure: 100%
Cancellation Policy:
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If you Cancel your Holiday
Cancellation charge Per person
  • Between 46 - 90 days of departure: 1000 AED per person (Non Refundable & Non Transferable)
  • Between 45 - 29 days before departure: 50% 
  • Between 20 to 1 days before departure: 100% 
Terms & Conditions:
Package is valid till 30 December 2018
  • Rates quot are minimum 2 adult per booking.
  • VisitEurope may alter or cancel the booking at any time necessary because of events its control and will inform the client.
  • Rates are subject to change with or without notice.
  • surcharges apply for and trade fair/special events in the city.
  • VisitEurope are not responsible for services not mentioned in the voucher.
  • Please check out with your medicine with prescriptions, Visit Europe is not liable for health issues.
  • Bus timings and movements not be changed, so every individual is responsible if didn't get it on time.
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