3 EUROPEAN COUNTRIES (Italy-France-Netherland) TOUR
excluding special days and festivals
- 2 night’s accommodation in 3* HOTEL SAN REMO or similar/4* HOTEL VENETO PALACE or similar, Rome
- 1 night accommodation in 3* HOTEL DELLE NAZIONI or similar /4* HOTEL ATLANTIC PALACE or similar, Florence
- 1 night accommodation in 3* HOTEL IL MERCANTI DI VENEZIA or similar /4* HOTEL CA PRIULI or similar, Venice Island/3* HOTEL PIAVE or similar /4* HOTEL PLAZA or similar, Venice Mestre Mainland
- 2 night’s accommodation in 3* HOTEL CERVANTES or similar/4* HOTEL PAVILLON OPERA or similar, Paris
- 2 night’s accommodation in 3* HOTEL A - TRAIN or similar/4* HOTEL HAMPSHIRE REMBRANT or similar, Amsterdam
- Pvt car transfer from APT ROME – HTL ROME
- Pvt car transfer from HTL ROME – ROME STATION (only for 4* hotels)
- 2nd class fast train transfer from ROME – FLORENCE
- 2nd class fast train transfer from FLORENCE – VENICE
- Pvt ferry boat transfer from VENICE STATION – HTL VENICE (only for hotels Venice Island)
- Pvt car transfer from HTL VENICE MESTRE MAINLAND – APT VENICE or Pvt ferry boat transfer from HTL VENICE ISLAND– APT VENICE
- Pvt car transfer from APT PARIS – HTL PARIS
- Pvt car transfer from HTL PARIS – PARIS STATION
- Pvt car transfer from AMSTERDAM STATION – HTL AMSTERDAM (only for 4* hotels)
- Pvt car transfer from HTL AMSTERDAM –APT AMSTERDAM
- SIC Tours
- Rome by night with pick up & drop off at the hotel
- Vatican Museum (Sistine Chapel) & St Peter’s Basilica entrance in Vatican Museum included with pick up & no drop off at the hotel
- Pisa (leaning Tower) Tour from Florence
- Venice Island tour (Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands)
- Paris Highlights (Montmartre + Eiffel Tower + Cruise) with pick up & no drop off at the hotel
- FD Marken, Volemdam & Windmill & Keukenhof 10 hrs Tour
DAY 1 ROME – ARRIVAL – ROME BY NIGHT TOUR
Private car transfer from airport to the hotel. Check – in and you can visit Rome on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Rome by night Tour (19:00 meeting point & drop off at the hotel) - Sitting comfortably in a deluxe coach, we will follow a charming itinerary, witnessing the ancient origins and the successive cultural and historical stratifications, which characterize the city of Rome. Leaving from Piazza San Bernardo, adorned by Moses’ Fountain, heading to Piazza della Repubblica, we will pass by Via Veneto, Palazzo Margherita, Porta Pinciana, and Villa Borghese to arrive at the Trevi Fountain, where we will stop for a visit. We will then continue along Via Quattro Fontane, where you will be amazed by the Fountains of the Four Seasons. From Via Nazionale, descending towards Piazza Venezia, we will see the Memorial to King Vittorio Emanuele II and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The itinerary will also touch the Capitol, the Imperial Forum, the Coliseum, the Palatine Hill, the Aventine Hill, the Circus Maximus and the Tiberina Island. The visit will continue reaching the Gianicolum Hill, to admire one of the most beautiful panoramas of Rome. Finally we will arrive to the Basilica of St. Peter crossing the Tiber and finding by side the imponent fortress of Castel S. Angelo. Overnight in the hotel (Rome)
DAY 2 ROME – VATICAN MUSEUM (Sistine Chapel) & ST PETERS BASILICA
Breakfast at the hotel and visit the city on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Vatican Museum Tour (pick up 7:00 am and NO drop off at the hotel) - The purpose of this tour is the visit of the Vatican Museums and a large part of the Vatican City, one of the European microstates, situated on the Vatican Hill in the west-central part of Rome, Its borders closely follow the city wall constructed to protect the Pope from outside attack. Leaving the Piazza San Bernardo, adorned by Moses’ Fountain the itinerary will continue passing by Via Bissolati, Via Veneto and the Villa Borghese. After this ample panoramic view, we will visit the Vatican Museums and the Vatican Galleries (lines possible at the entrance). There you will admire the modern entrance built for the Jubilee 2000, the Galleries of the Chandeliers, of the Tapestries and of the Geographical Maps, the Sobiesky Hall and the Immaculate Conception Hall. We will then stop to admire the Sistine Chapel, seat of the Conclave, with the famous frescoes of Michelangelo. Passing inside the Vatican Museums we will arrive into the Basilica of Saint Peter, commonly called Saint Peter's Basilica, is one of four major basilicas of Rome. It is the most prominent building inside the Vatican City and built on the ruins of Old Saint Peter's Basilica. On Wednesday, due to the Papal Audience, the church of St. Peter will be visited only from outside. The rest of the day is free as you wish. Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 3 FLORENCE – PISA (Leaning Tower) TOUR from Florence
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Depart from Rome to Florence by train 9:45 am and arrival 11:20 am. Check in at the Hotel.
Pisa tour - In the afternoon around 1:30 pm a splendid excursion through the fertile and picturesque Tuscan countryside to the historic university city of Pisa, famous for its architectural beauty. Upon arrival in Pisa, guided walking tour of Piazza dei Miracoli, with the celebrated Leaning Tower, the Baptistery and other important monuments.This is followed by a visit to the interior of the Cathedral. Back to Florence. Evening at leisure and visit to Florence on your own and shopping. Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 4 VENICE – VENICE ISLAND TOUR
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Train transfer from Florence – Venice at 9:30 am and arrival at 11:33. Pvt ferryboat transfer from Venice station – HTL VENICE (only for 4* hotel in Venice Island hotel). Check in at the Hotel and visit Venice Main Island on your own and shopping. You can reach the Mestre train station by foot (5 min). Take the local train that reaches Venice S. Lucia (10 min). From S. Lucia, if you want to walk to reach St. Mark’s Square, it’s 40 min, or Ferryboat and reaches 20 – 30 min, depends on which line you’re taking.
Venice Island Tour (starts 09:15 or 14:15) - Proceed to Alilaguna's Pier at St. Mark’s waterfront, embark on a motorboat and visit the Island Murano, where one can watch the antique art of making glass. Then one proceeds to the characteristic Island of Burano, with its strong colors and light contrast, fisher island and renowned for the lace making. Last Island Torcello with its old Cathedral and its atmosphere of remote Venetian past. Return to St Mark's Square. The rest of the day is free as you wish. Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 5 PARIS
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. A private ferry boat transfer from HTL VENICE – APT VENICE. Low cost flight from VENICE (09:25) - PARIS ORLY (11:05) optional. Pvt car transfer from APT PARIS – HTL PARIS. Check in at the hotel and rest of the day is free to visit the city on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 6 PARIS – PARIS HIGHLIGHTS – Montmartre + Eiffel Tower + Cruise tour
Breakfast at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Montmartre + Eiffel Tower + Cruise tour (3 highlights of Paris: Itinerary by minibus + Eiffel Tower + Seine) - After an itinerary by minibus from your hotel, our driver-guide will take you to the Eiffel Tower, up to the 3rd level with its unique and marvellous panorama. Your excursion ends with a one hour Seine river cruise to admire the monuments from another point of view. Entrance tickets included.
Included: Departure from and return to your hotel in Paris, Itinerary by minibus, Visit of the Eiffel Tower 2nd floor - No queuing access, One hour cruise on the Seine, Entrance tickets.
Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 7 PARIS - AMSTERDAM
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Pvt. coach transfer from HTL PARIS –PARIS Nord. Check in at the Hotel and visit the city on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 8 AMSTERDAM – ZAANSE SCHANS WINDMILLS, VOLLENDAM & MARKEN HD TOUR + KEUKENHOF GARDENS TOUR
Breakfast at the hotel.
Zaanse Schans Windmills, Volendam and Marken Half-Day Tour plus Keukenhof Gardens Tour
Enjoy a Super Saver tour that combines the best of the Dutch countryside – windmills, fishing villages and flowering tulips – all in one day! With a local guide, visit a clog maker in the windmill town of Zaanse Schans, and then take a boat ride to the quaint fishing villages of Volendam and Marken to see cheese made the traditional way. In the afternoon, enjoy a leisurely stroll through Keukenhof Gardens, where the beautiful seasonal displays of springtime bulbs will take your breath away.
Highlights: Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken plus Keukenhof Gardens full-day combo tour -- a great value! Discover the Dutch countryside on a scenic drive from Amsterdam See the windmills of Zaanse Schans and visit a clog maker. Explore the traditional fishing towns of Marken and Volendam. Admire Keukenhof Gardens’ vivid exhibit of tulips and daffodils. Round-trip coach transport, 20-minute boat trip and cheese factory included
Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Tour (5 hours):
From the Damrak in Amsterdam, just a 3-minute walk from Central Station, board your comfortable coach for a scenic drive to Zaanse Schans. Admire the Dutch countryside as you head out of the capital city, passing a picturesque landscape of wooden houses and windmills.
When you arrive in Zaanse Schans, your professional local guide will inform you about this charming village, renowned for its 17th- and 18th-century buildings that vividly depict historical Dutch life. First, tour the town and enjoy up-close photo ops of its famous windmills. Then, see the clog-making skills of a Dutch shoemaker as you learn about woodworking techniques first hand.
Next, enjoy a 20-minute boat ride to Volendam and Marken, renowned fishing villages where traditional wooden houses stand on stilts. You can purchase lunch in Volendam while you take in the lovely scene and admire the colorful Dutch dresses that some of the women still wear. Then, follow your guide to a local cheese factory for a demonstration and delicious tasting of cheese crafted in the traditional way.
Following your Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam tour, you'll have 30 minutes of free time in Amsterdam to relax and have lunch (own expense) before embarking on your afternoon Keukenhof Gardens tour at 2:30pm.
Keukenhof Gardens and Tulip Fields Tour (5 hours):
Back on board the coach, make the drive to Keukenhof Gardens, taking in the spectacular sight of Holland’s fields awash with colorful tulips, at their peak in spring. At the gardens, enjoy three hours of free time to explore more than 80 acres (32 hectares) of seasonal displays that include seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. Make sure to take plenty of photos along the footpaths, admiring the interesting sculptural pieces and other works of art amid the memorable flowers before heading back to the city aboard your coach.
Departure point: Central Amsterdam Departure time: 9am
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Returns to original departure point at approximately 7:30pm
Inclusions: Transport by air-conditioned coach, Professional guide, Audio-guide (16 languages) at Zaanse Schans, Boat ride, Entrance fee at Keukenhof Gardens
Exclusions: Hotel pickup and drop-off, Gratuities (optional), Entrance fee to go inside one of the windmills (approximately 3.00 euro), Food and drinks
DAY 9 AMSTERDAM – departure
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Pvt. car transfer from HTL AMSTERDAM – APT AMSTERDAM. Please remember that check in should be done 3 hrs before the international flights.
Ancient Rome & Coliseum (pick up 14:15 and drop off at the hotel) - Take a complete tour of Ancient Rome's major sights and skip the queues for the Coliseum (entrance included) . Gain your special access to the Coliseum and, once inside, breath the bloody past of the amphitheater and its atmosphere. Let’s visit also the splendid Arch of Constantine, climb the Palatine Hill and stomp on the legendary Via Sacra or 'Sacred Way'.
Illuminations (Paris by night)1 ½ hrs (evening excursions starts at 20:00 – pick up & drop off at the hotel)Place Vendôme - Comédie Française - Louvre - Pont-Neuf - Hôtel des Monnaies - Saint-Germain-des-Prés - Cathédrale Notre-Dame - Place du Châtelet - Conciergerie - Hôtel de Ville - Place de la Concorde - Petit et Grand Palais - Avenue des Champs-Elysées - Tour Eiffel - Invalides - Eglise de la Madeleine - Opéra - Pigalle - Return to Cityrama office via Place de L'Opéra.