Italy & Switzerland

Italy & Switzerland

Italy & Switzerland

Starting from: OMR 780

Country: Italy
Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights

Itinerary

1

DAY 1

From Rome International Airport – to Occidental Aran Park Hotel (Rome) 

Welcome to Italy. Upon arrival you will be met by our local representative who will transfer to hotel. Check in into hotel and relax for the day or enjoy city at your own pace and comfort.

2

DAY 2

  • Full Day at Leisure in Rome
  • There is no service included. You can explore the city on your own.
3

DAY 3

From Occidental Aran Park Hotel – To Rome Central Station (Rome) 

Checkout from hotel and get transferred to central station for further journey.

From Venezia Santa Lucia railway station – To Villa Condulmer Hotel (Venice) 

Transfer from Venice Railway Station to Hotel in City Center.

NOTE: Train Tickets not included

4

DAY 4

  • Full Day at Leisure in Venice
  • There is no service included. You can explore the city on your own.
5

DAY 5

•From Hotel – to Venezia Santa Lucia railway station (Venice) 

Check out and get transferred to the Venezia Santa Lucia railway station for further journey.

•Milano Centrale Railway Station – RisHotel Pianura INN Hotel (Milan)

Welcome to Milan. Upon arrival at the Train Station, you will be met by our local representative who will transfer you to city hotels.

NOTE: Train Tickets not included

6

DAY 6

  • Full Day at Leisure in Milan
  • There is no service included. You can explore the city on your own.
7

DAY 7

From Hotel – to Milano Centrale Railway Station (Milan) 

Check out from the hotel and proceed to Railway Station for your onward journey

From Zürich Hauptbahnhof – to Radisson Hotel Zurich Airport (Zurich) 

Welcome to Zurich. Upon arrival at the Train Station, you will be met by our local representative who will transfer you to city hotels.

NOTE: Train Tickets not included

8

DAY 8

  • Full Day at Leisure in Zurich
  • There is no service included. You can explore the city on your own.
9

DAY 9

  • From Hotel – to Zurich Airport (Zurich) 
  • Check out from hotel and get transferred to the airport for your journey to further destination.

Includes

  • Transfer from the airport to the Hotel
  • Transfer from the Hotel to the Airport
  • Hotel reservations including breakfast and Taxes
  • Optional Tours

OPTIONAL (ADDITIONAL Charges applicable)

HD Colosseum Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Walking Tour - ROME (120 OMR)

Learn about the history of the Roman Empire, whose fundamental teachings helped shape the modern world as we know it.

Highlights

- Explore the heart of Ancient Rome

- Learn about the characters who shaped the history of the Roman Empire

- Priority access

Embark on a journey through time. Transport your mind to an era whose remnants still surround you to this very day. Learn about the incredible history and horrors of the Eternal City as you explore the center of Ancient Rome.

It is hard to imagine what these iconic landmarks would have looked like in their prime, but with priority entrance to the archaeological site and complimentary headsets, you will gain a better understanding of the area with the help from your experienced and professional guide.

Your guided 'Passeggiata' will include a visit to:

- Colosseum

The Colosseum is the world’s largest Amphitheatre, built by the Romans in 80 AD. More than 50,000 people would have gathered here to watch gladiatorial contests and many other kinds of public spectacles. Known also as the Flavian, its name was appropriately given as it was built on the site where once stood a 115-foot-tall bronze statue of the emperor Colossus of Nero.

Whilst visiting this giant Amphitheatre, take some time to consider the discrimination in Roman society and the fate of the fighters in the gruesome blood sport at the gladiator’s playground.

- Roman forum

In its heyday, the Roman Forum was the very heart of the ancient world, crowded with people from all corners of the empire. From elections, public speeches, gladiator matches, and even criminal trials, it was from this very location that the Romans transformed civilization.

Your guided 'Passeggiata' will include a visit to;

- Palatine Hill

It is thought that this area is where it all began. In Rome, there is a very fine line between myth and historical fact. According to Roman mythology, twin brothers Remus and Romulus were abandoned by their parents on the hill and discovered and nursed by a wolf before being found by a shepherd.

Legend has it that when they became adults, they decided to build a city where the wolf had found them. After quarrelling about the location, Remus was said to have been murdered by his brother, thus leaving Romulus as the founder of the city to which he gave his name. Over a hundred years ago archaeologist Rodolfo Lanciani, excavated a site on the hill and uncovered the remains of an Iron Age settlement dating back to 900 BC giving evidence to the existence of the early founders of Rome.

Languages

Monolingual English, Spanish and German.

Bilingual French and Portuguese.

Location

Starting point:

Arch of Constantine

You will find the guide next to the pink flags.

Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

End point: Inside the Roman Forum.

Guiding options

Guiding type: Guide

Included

  • Tickets

Tour Time: 09:30 AM


Half Day Grand Canal Boat Tour – Venice (110 OMR)

Small Group Venice boat tours of the Grand Canal & minor canals of Venice provide the ideal sightseeing tours of the city of Venice for first-time visitors. One of our most popular sightseeing tours in Venice because it offers our clients the opportunity to view the city from a completely different perspective. Escape the hordes of tourist to discover a relaxing and rewarding experience as you glide down the main street of Venice. You'll feel like a VIP on our small group boat tours of the Grand Canal

On all our Venice boat tours you'll travel in a luxurious motor-launch, limited to a maximum of 8/9 participants so that we should be able to guarantee that everyone sits outside to enjoy an intimate experience of the waterways of Venice while listening to the detailed commentary of your expert Venice tour guide.

In the first part of these small group, Venice boat tours cruise down the Grand Canal at a relaxed pace with numerous photo opportunities as your friendly and knowledgeable guide introduce you to the splendid Palaces, Churches, Bridges and other monumental buildings that line the main waterway of Venice. Learn the history and evolution of the main street of Venice, and be entertained by anecdotes about the famous and infamous people that once lived along this celebrated waterway.

In the second part of these marvelous sightseeing tours of Venice sit back and enjoy a delightful journey through the minor canals of Venice. In the hidden Venice, as you travel through four of the city districts of Venice, you'll get a full overview of the city and enjoy picture postcard views of the most romantic parts of the city. These small group Venice boat tours start & finish at St. Mark’s square.

Languages

English.

Location

Starting point:

Alilaguna Giardinetti - San Marco Royal Gardens - IT

End point: St. Mark’s Square

Included

Guide

Tour Time: 16:00 PM


Full Day Lake Como and Lugano from Milan – Milan (185 OMR)

Experience natural splendor at its best, as you leave the hustle and bustle of Milan and head for the nearby countryside. Spend a full-day surrounded the best of the very best of Lake Como and Lake Lugano; the mountainous peaks of the Alps, stunning lakes, fabulous villas, and the Swiss border are all awaiting you just an hour outside the city.

Highlights

- Enjoy a relaxing cruise around Lake Como

- Free time to explore at your leisure

- Visit Bellagio and Lugano in one day

There is nothing more tranquil than the serenity of the Alps, its rolling hills, rugged mountains and picture-perfect towns.

The first destination on your great escape is Lake Como. There is no better way to discover this favorite holiday destination for many celebrities, than by taking a relaxing 2-hour cruise along the stunning lake. This is a unique opportunity to admire the surrounding breath-taking mountainous landscapes and see the villas of the rich and famous all around the lake. During the cruise, your guide will point out George Clooney’s former villa, and villas that once hosted Star Wars and James Bond movie sets.

Before long, you will arrive at the “Pearl of Lake Como”, the famous town of Bellagio. Once here, you will have some free time to enjoy the town at your leisure. Why not do some shopping or simply sit back and unwind with a bite to eat and a drink in one of the many nostalgic bars and restaurants? Once you have had a chance to enjoy the charming atmosphere, it´s time to hop on a coach to continue your journey to Lugano.

In less than an hour, we will pass the Italian border to arrive in Switzerland. Relax and take in the views on a scenic drive to Lugano, the “Monte Carlo of Switzerland” located on the beautiful Lake Lugano. This Italian-speaking town is one of Switzerland’s top tourist destinations and another favorite playground for the stars.

For art-lovers craving, some artistic culture, take a peaceful walk through the town to Santa Maria degli Angioli Church. It is here where Bernardino Luini, whose works were often mistaken for Leonardo da Vinci’s, painted his Passion and Crucifixion, largely considered to be Switzerland’s most important Renaissance painting. Would you rather explore the elegant city center? No problem! Make your way over to the beautiful downtown shopping area, brimming with inviting shops, rich Swiss chocolate, and fine luxury goods. Lugano is certainly a destination that you don´t want to miss.

Experience the best of Northern Italy and Switzerland and be back in Milan in time for dinner! Let the rolling hills, luscious lakes, and fresh mountain air leave you exhilarated and enlivened on this tour of Italy's Lake Como and Lake Lugano.

Languages

English

Location

Starting point:

Milano Porta Garibaldi railway station

Facing the Milan Porta Garibaldi Train Station Main Entrance, the meeting point is on the left side just outside the station, next to the stairs and under the covered portico.

End point: Same as the starting point

Guiding options

Guiding type: Guide

Included

SIC Transport

Tour Time: 08:30 AM


Full Day Jungfraujoch and Train Trip with Bernese Oberland – Zurich (185 OMR)

Climb to the top of Europe and immerse yourself in the high alpine wonderland of snow ice and cliffs with an exciting full-day excursion to Jungfraujoch, the highlight of any Swiss holiday and experience to never forget!

Highlights

- Feel the crisp air on your face at 3,454 meters above sea level!

- Enjoy various attractions to make the day even more special

- Admire unspoiled views as far as the eye can see

Classed by the UNESCO as the World Heritage of the Swiss Alps, this breath-taking scenario contains the world’s highest train station at 3,454 meters (11,332 feet) above sea level and many other unforgettable attractions.

Begin by enjoying a scenic coach journey through the very best Swiss countryside on your way to Bernese Oberland. After a leisurely break in Interlaken, an astounding location between two lakes, board the thrilling cogwheel train in Grindelwald that trundles you up to Jungfraujoch via Kleine Scheidegg. As you ascend, absorb the breath-taking views of the world-famous triple peaks of Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau – respectively, the Ogre, the Monk and the Maiden.

Once at the top, lose yourself in the fascinating charm of this high-Alpine wonderland of ice, rock and snow. Experience the adventure tour “Alpine Sensation,” marking the 100-year anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Visit also the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau, which boasts of the best vantage point over the snow-capped peaks, the various neighboring countries and Europe’s longest glacier, the magnificent Aletsch Glacier.

While you are up there, don’t forget to wander through the magical tunnels of the Ice Palace located deep in the heart of the glacier – an experience you will never forget.

After that day of otherworldly sensations, on the way back you will pass the car-less holiday destination of Wengen and meet the coach in the charming Lauterbrunnen; you will discover great locations until the very last minute.

Languages

English, German, Spanish

Location

Starting point:

Carpark Platz Sihlquai Zürich - 8005 - Zurich - CH

Bus parking near Main Station. Stop: ''Sihlquai'', Streetcar: 4, 13 and 17.

End point: Same as the starting point

Guiding options

Guiding type: Guide

Included

SIC Transport

Tour Time: 08:00 AM