10-Day Central and Southern Europe Vacation: Zurich to Rome
Product Code: 56-435754
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Zurich
  • • Rhine Falls
  • • Titisee
  • • Frankfurt
  • • Prague
  • • Bratislava
  • • Budapest
  • • Vienna
  • • Salzburg
  • • Munich
  • • Mt Titlis
  • • Lucerne
Tour Code
56-435754
Duration
10 days
Departure City
Zurich
End City
Rome, Vatican City
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
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Quality: Budget

The most affordable tour service and/or accommodation with fast-paced itineraries

Itinerary
Day 01
Frankfurt

Zurich - Rhine Falls - Titisee - Frankfurt

Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson Frankfurt Airport Hotel / NH Morfelden or similar

In the morning we'll begin our phenomenal Central Europe tour from Zurich, heading out of the city to visit the gorgeous Lake Zurich for some of the best photo opportunities of the day.

From here we'll head out into the countryside to Schaffhausen to see Rhine Falls, one of the most majestic waterfalls in Switzerland.

Traveling along mountain roads, we'll cross the German border and enter the enchanting Black Forest on our way to see Lake Titisee. Here you can enjoy an optional lunch (own expense) by the lake of pork knuckle and authentic black forest cake.

In the evening we'll arrive in Frankfurt, one of the most astounding cities in Germany.

Day 02
Prague

Frankfurt - Prague

Hotel: Best Western Amedia Prague / Dorint Hotel Don Giovanni Prague or similar

In the morning we'll start our trip from Germany to the Czech Republic, reaching the Czech border in the early afternoon and Prague by dusk. This stunning gem of Europe is a wonderful mixture of classical architecture and modern developments.

Visiting Attractions

Day 03
Bratislava

Prague - Bratislava

Hotel: Vienna House Easy Chopin Bratislava / Lindner Hotel Gallery Central Bratislava or similar

Today we'll introduce you to illustrious Prague with a scenic walking tour along the coronation path of the kings and queens of old Bohemia. From Castle Hill in the Hradcany District we'll begin our tour.

First we'll visit Prague Castle, home to the president of the republic and one of the largest castles in the world. Fees for the castle also include admission to Golden Lane, a street of 11 historic houses situated inside the castle complex, and the imposing St. Vitus Cathedral.

Next, we'll step across Charles Bridge and enter the old quarter where we'll encounter the world famous Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square, which has played host to both uprisings and executions, and remains the political and cultural heart of the city to this day.

After lunch in the square (own expense), we'll bid adieu to Prague as we continue our journey to Slovakia and enter the gorgeous capital of Bratislava. We'll pass through the heart of the city by coach, with views of the magnificent Bratislava Castle and St. Martin's Cathedral.

We'll stay in (or near) Bratislava overnight.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Prague Castle EUR 13.00/person Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica, Golden Lane and St. Vitus Cathedral
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 04
Budapest

Bratislava - Budapest

Hotel: Expo Congress Hotel / Mercure Budapest Buda or similar

Following a scrumptious breakfast we'll travel from Slovakia to Hungary and visit its capital, Bucharest.

Here we'll take a sightseeing tour to discover Heroes' Square, which features statues of the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars alongside numerous other national leaders, as well as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Hungarian Parliament Building, Elisabeth Bridge, Fisherman's Bastion, and Matthias Church.

After discovering the city by land, take an optional Danube River cruise to explore the city with a scenic boat ride (own expense).

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Danube River Cruise EUR 20.00/Person
Fisherman’s Bastion EUR 3.00/person
Matthias Church EUR 8.00/person
Hungary Folklore Show + Dinner EUR 50.00/Person
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 05
Vienna

Budapest - Vienna

Hotel: Ramada Encore hotel Vienna City Center / Ibis Wien Mariahilf or similar

In the morning we'll begin the next leg of our journey was we enter Austria and begin our tour of the capital, Vienna.

Along the way we'll see the stunning Schonbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the Imperial family and preferred living quarters of Empress Maria Theresa; Stadtpark (City Park), home of the gilded bronze statue of Johann Strauss; the Austrian Parliament Building, the world-famous Vienna State Opera, and Hofburg Palace.

Then we'll take a stroll the Kartnerstrasse to see the immaculate St. Stephen's Cathedral. Tickets for a Viennese Waltz concert may also be arranged (at your own expense) if you wish to experience all Vienna has to offer.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Schonbrunn Palace EUR 14.2/person
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 06
Munich

Vienna - Salzburg - Munich

Hotel: Holiday Inn Munchen Unterhaching / NH Munich am Ring or similar

From Vienna we'll travel into the Alps to the fabled city of Salzburg, birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and setting of the Sound of Music. To get a feel for this historic city we'll take a tour of its Old Town, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Afterwards you'll have the option of visiting the house where Mozart was born and raised (own expense).

We'll end the day with a trip back into Germany for an evening in the illustrious city of Munich.

Visiting Attractions

Day 07
Lucerne

Munich - Mt. Titlis - Lucerne

Hotel: Hotel Arcade / Holiday Inn Express Affoltern am Albis or similar

Once again saying farewell to Munich, we'll travel along mountain roads back into Switzerland, witnessing the stunning Alps grow larger and larger the closer we get.

We'll stop first in Engelberg to take a 45 minute gondola ride up to Mount Titlis, which stands over Europe at 10,623 feet above sea level. Here you'll be free to explore, and we highly suggesting going inside a glacier cave or walking across the Titlis Cliff Walk, Europe's highest suspension bridge. You may opt to have your lunch at one of the several dining options at the peak (own expense).

Finally, our journey will come to an end as we arrive in Lucerne, where we'll visit the Lion Monument and see the Schwaneplatz.

Tips:
Effective January 1, 2018, weather and traffic permitting, we might make a photo stop in one of the smallest countries in Europe: Liechtenstein.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Mount Titlis Cable Car EUR 85.00/person
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 08
Venice

Lucerne - Milan - Venice

Hotel: Michelangelo Hotel / Hotel Albatros or similar

Today, begin your scenic journey from Switzerland to Italy.

We'll travel south through the Alps to the stunning city of Milan, one of the largest cities in Italy and Europe.

Here we'll get acquainted with the city with a guided city tour. Along the way we'll visit the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the oldest shopping malls in the world. From here we'll see La Scala, an immaculate opera house, and the historic and grand Sforza Castle. Lastly, we'll see the icon of Milan, the Milan Cathedral, with its rich Gothic architecture.

We'll end the day in Venice.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Black Sauce Spaghetti Menu EUR 20.00/person
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 09
Rome

Venice - Rome

Hotel: Idea Hotel Roma Z3 / Hotel Cristoforo Colombo or similar

Following breakfast at the hotel, we'll explore the romantic and captivating of Venice, filled with lovey canals, ancient cathedrals, and incomparable architecture.

During the tour we'll get to visit the famous San Marco Square and the monumental and impressive Basilica di San Marco. This Byzantine structure is nearly a thousand years old and was built to honor the remains of the city's patron, Saint Mark. We'll also get to see another iconic Venice attraction, the Bridge of Sighs, which rests between the Doge's Palace and the old prison. Then we'll depart Venice briefly to visit the nearby island town of Murano and discover the amazing Venetian glassblowers who still practice their unique craft today.

You'll also have the option to take a romantic gondola ride on the Grand Canal, the perfect ending to a day in Venice (admission not included).

We'll end the day at our hotel in Rome or a nearby city.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Venice Gondola Ride EUR 30.00/Person based on 6 people per Gondola
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 10
Vatican City

Rome - Vatican City - Rome

On our final day we'll get to explore the amazing and historic city of Rome.

But first up, we'll leave Italy for one of the smallest countries in the world, the Vatican. Here we'll visit St. Peter's Bascilica, who hosts artwork and designs by Bramante, Raphael, and Michelangelo. You also will have the chance to tour the famous Sistine Chapel on a guided tour (admission not included) and see the stunning 'Last Judgement.'

Then we'll return to Rome to see the famous Trevi Fountain. You may have heard the tale that whoever leaves a coin in the fountain will return to the city one day. Maybe test it out yourself?

Lastly, we'll head to the world renowned Colosseum, nearly 2,000 years old and still the icon of Rome and Italy as a whole. Here you can join a guided tour through this ancient wonder and discover the ancient battles that were fought here (admission not included).

Afterwards, our tour will end and we'll say farewell, departing for our next journey.

Tips:
The tour ends at the Colosseum at around 4:00pm.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Sistine Chapel Tour EUR 45.00/Person Skip the queue with local guide; also includes the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica
Colosseum Guided Tour EUR 35.00/Person Skip-the-Line
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Meeting Point
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9:30AM Zurich Main entrance of Zurich Central Station 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • 9-night hotel accommodations
  • Simple breakfast (coffee or tea, juice and bread)
  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Professional tour guide

Package Excludes

  • Mandatory Service Fee - min. EUR 7.00/day per person, payable to the guide on Day 1
  • Mandatory City Tax (pay prior to entering the city):
    - Prague entrance tax: EUR 5.00/person
    - Vienna entrance tax: EUR 5.00/person
  • - Venice City Entrance + Boat Trip + Overnight City Tax + Venice Local Guide: EUR 25.00
    - Rome City Entrance + Overnight City Tax: EUR 10.00
  • Airfare
  • Airport pick-up, drop-off
  • All personal expenses and additional hotel services
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Optional tours (prices and availability subject to change):
Special Notes
  • Cancellation policy:
    - Within 9 days of departure date: Non-refundable.
    - 10-16 days prior to departure date: 50% of booking price will be charged.
    - 17-29 days prior to departure date: 25% of booking price will be charged.
    - 30 days or more prior to departure date: 10% of booking price will be charged.
  • If a visa support letter has already been submitted, an additional charge of 85 Euros will be assessed for any cancellation unless the customer can provide a copy of the embassy's rejection letter.
  • Please Note:
    1. Guests are not allowed to use a CITY PASS and admission ticket purchased by themselves to join the sightseeing attractions included in this tour.
    2. Guests who do use a CITY PASS or admission ticket purchased by themselves, will not be offered the transportation service for that day, and will possible need to pay a penalty fee. Please consult your tour guide for details.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Adult: 12 and older
* Child: 2-11 years of age
* Children younger than 2 years of age travel for free, provided they do not occupy a seat on the bus, or a bed in the room.
* Price for Single Occupancy applies when one person stays in one standard hotel room.
* Price for Double Occupancy applies when two people stay in one standard hotel room.
* Tour prices are based on Euros (EUR) and converted into US dollars (USD). Constant fluctuations in the exchange rate cause prices to change on a regular basis. You will be charged the price based on the applicable exchange rate at the time of payment. All transactions are final. We do not offer discounts or compensation to those citing lower prices at a later date. Bookings will be subject to penalties when modified or cancelled.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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09/13/2017 04:18:08
Tours4Fun 09/13/2017 08:20:51

Dear Dominick,

This package includes simple breakfast (coffee or tea, juice and bread). Other meals and food will be on customers' own expense.

Since we currently don't provide flight tickets service, we suggest you purchase by yourselves.

Thank you for your inquiry.

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