Wonders of Switzerland & Italy

Wonders of Switzerland & Italy

Day 1. Monday 30th of July

Arrival in Geneva.

Meet your professional guide and driver

Private transfer to your hotel.

Visit your new neighbourghood. Dinner and night in Geneva.

Day 2. Tuesday 31st of July

Visit the  United nations.

You will be impressed by the Palace of nations and by the gigantic frescoes by Juan Maria Sert

Walking tour in the City center of Geneva. Located along the Lake Leman it is one of the most beautiful European cities. 

You will like the famous Jet d’eau. Foutain reaching 140 m above water level.

You will see also the Cathedral St Peter in the old town. From the top of the tower you will have an amazing view over the city and the lake.

Night in Geneva

Day 3. Wednesday 1st of August

Transfer by private coach to Lausanne.

Capital city of the Olympic games comittee. You will visit the great Olympic games museum.

You will have time to walk through this historical city in the afternoon. Night in Lausanne.

Day 4. Thursday 2nd of August

After breakfast you will proceed with your discoveries along the Leman lake. You will visit the Medieval castle of Chillon. You will be impressed by its cells next to the Leman lake.

You will have a stop in the charming village of Vevey. Did you know that the famous actor Charlie Chaplin used to live there? Your professional guide will explain to you why. Vevey is very famous now for ist photography school.

Lunch time in the charming village of Gruyeres.

In the afternoon you will visit the famous Maison Cailler Chocolate factory. Do you dream of visiting a real chocolate factory? Experience with all your senses the secrets around the origins and manufacturing of chocolate. The journey begins with Aztec cocoa ceremonies and takes you through to today’s chocolate innovations. Touch roasted cocoa beans and follow your nose towards the irresistible scent of freshly made chocolate. Our chocolate tasting will titillate your taste buds with the aromas of exquisite cocoa, fresh Alpine milk and the best ingredients. At the Atelier du Chocolat, both young and old can create their own chocolate works of art with  chocolatiers. Along with some unforgettable memories, you will be able to take your very own chocolate home with you.

Arrival in Lucerne in the evening.

Day 5. Friday 3rd of August

Visit Lucerne this morning.

You will love the old wooden bridge upon the river Reuss.

The lake oft the 4 cantons is also amazing with the water shining and the mountains in the backyard.

You will also be impressed by the Jesuits’church and the Lion’s Monument. Night in Lucerne

Day 6. Saturday 4th of August

Today Mount Pilatus is waiting for you.

You will start the „golden tour“ adventure with a cruise on the Lake oft he 4 cantons to Alpnachstadt.

Then you will travel on the steepest cogwheel railway in the world. Meter by meter it scales the way tot he Pilatus Kulm passing alpine meadows and striking rock formations.

At the top levol of Pilatus (2132 meters) you will have a stunning view upon the lake and the Alps  mountains.

You will use the „Dragon ride“ cable car to go down to Kriens (Possible to hike on the way down).

Tonight you will experience the famous Swiss fondue in a local restaurant. Night in Lucerne.

Day 7. Sunday 5th of August

After breakfast you will leave Switzerland and reach Italy.

On the way to Milano you will see the beautiful Lugano and Como lakes.

You will visit Milan in the afternoon. It is the capital of the Lombardy region but also a world capital for fashion and design.

You will discover the Cathedral (Duomo)  one oft he biggest in the world. It was built between 1386 and 1890. You will be amazed by ist size but also by the number of marble statues (2,245)

The great artist Leonardo Da Vinci worked in Milan. Did you know he painted there the famous „Last supper“. You will see it in the Basilica Santa Maria delle Grazie.

You will see also the Vittorio Emmanuel gallery. One of the most beautiful and elegant covered passages in Europe.

Dinner and night in Milan. 

Day 8. Monday 6th of August

On the way to Venice. (Milan Verona 160 km).

You will stop and visit the beautiful city of Verona. That is where Shakespeare’s famous tragedy „Romeo and Juliet“ took place. Your professional guide will tell you the story and show you the different places connected with the 2 families.

You will see also the great Arena. With a capacity of 25 000 people it used to be one oft he biggest oft the Roman empire. You will know more about the terrible Gladiators’fights.

You will be arriving in Venice Mestre in the evening.

Day 9. Tuesday 7th of August

Today you will take the train to reach Venice old town where you will spend the whole day.

You will love walking through the narrow passageways.

You will see the famous St Mark’s square, St Mark’s basilica, Ponte Rialto and the Whispers bridge.

In the afternoon you will enjoy a gondola ride to offer you a different prospective.

You will have some free time also to buy your last souvenirs and taste the local ice cream „Gelato“.

Farewell dinner in Venice

Day 10. Wednesday 8th of August

After breakfast Transfer to International airport Venice. It will be time to say goodbye Italy. "Arrivederci".

Prix (Par personne) :1990 €

Emplacement

Description

Nombre de personnes : 30

Nombre de jours : 10

Type de voyage : Education

Type d'hotel : 3

-          Hotel 3* (9 nights) twin or triple rooms with breakfasts

-          Private coach & professional driver during the whole tour

-          Professional guide during the whole tour.

-          10 Lunches

-          9 Dinners

-          Visits as indicated in the program

-          International flights

-          Drinks

-          Insurance lost luggage, cancellation, repatriation

-          Every item not specified in the program

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