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11-Day Spain, Switzerland, Classical Italy Tour from Barcelona (with Airport Pick-up) - Tour Code: 18068

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Start City: Barcelona End City: Venice

Duration: 11 Day(s) Language: English Airport Pickup: Yes

Highlights

☆ City tour in: BARCELONA, ROME, FLORENCE, VENICE

☆ Funicular: Grindelwald First in GRINDELWALD

☆ Daily breakfast & 2 meals

☆ Ticket admission: Chillon castle; Cailler chocolate factory in GRUYERE, Coliseum of Rome in ROME, Saint Mark's Basilica and Murano Glass Factory in Venice in VENICE

Itinerary

Day 1: Barcelona

Summary of The Day

Welcome to Europe!!!. Transfer to hotel and free time. You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.

Meals
Hotel (included)
HOTEL PORTA FIRA , OR Similar

Day 2: Barcelona

Summary of The Day

In the morning, we make a tour of the city, its Ramblas, the works of Gaudi, the memories of the Olympic Games. Afternoon free.

In the evening we include a transfer to the Olympic Port, an area with numerous restaurants and lots of nightlife and entertainment.

NB: Sometimes this day's accommodation may be given in Girona. In this case, we will leave Barcelona at 18.00 hrs to enjoy this beautiful city in the north of Catalonia.

Sightseeing
Barcelona

Barcelona

Barcelona is Spain's second largest city, with a population of nearly two million people, and the capital of Catalonia. A major port on the northeastern Mediterranean coast of Spain, Barcelona has a wide variety of attractions that bring in tourists from around the globe. The many faces of Barcelona include the medieval Old Town, and the unique street grid resulting from 19th-century urban planning. The city has long sandy beaches and green parks on the hills, pretty much side-by-side. It is also famous for a number of prominent buildings, of which the most-known are by the architect Antoni Gaudí, including his Sagrada Família, which became Barcelona's symbol to many.


Founded more than 2,000 years ago as the ancient Roman town Barcino, Barcelona is as historic as it is modern, with a constant flow of projects changing the face of the city and long-standing penchant for design and innovation. Thanks to the wealth of attractions, a very well-developed accommodation base, a lively nightlife and a robust transportation system, Barcelona has become one of Europe's, and pretty much the world's, most popular tourist destinations.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
HOTEL PORTA FIRA , OR Similar

Day 3: Barcelona - Girona - Mirmande - Grenoble

Summary of The Day

We leave Barcelona for the North of Catalonia. A stroll in GIRONA and its very beautiful historic centre, with the cathedral standing out with its great staircase. We pass the border to France and cross Provence.

We stop in NIMES, which was an important city in the Roman Empire, where concerts and bullfighting are still held in its ancient amphitheatre, almost 2000 years old. We also see the PONT DU GARD, or Gard Bridge, an impressive Roman aqueduct.

At the end of the afternoon, we make a stop in MIRMANDE, a magnificently well preserved 'Provencal' village, with great views over the Rhône Valley.

On our arrival at the hotel, near GRENOBLE, dinner includedand accommodation.

Sightseeing
Nimes

Nimes

Nîmes is a city with a population of around 137,000 in the département of Gard in the south of France. It has a stunning Roman temple whose pristine condition is unmatched by any extant ones in Rome. There are a few other fine Roman relics and Diana's Palace.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
NOVOTEL GRENOBLE NORD , OR Similar

Day 4: Grenoble - Geneva - Gruyere - Gstaad

Summary of The Day

We travel to Switzerland. GENEVA, arrival. With our guide, we will go to the Palace of Nations (the headquarters of the United Nations in Europe) to the pretty English Garden with its clock made of flowers and we can admire the 'Jet d'Eau', the tallest fountain in Europe.

After this we go on to CHILLON CASTLE, built in the waters of the lake. (entrance included to this fantastic mediaeval castle). We go on to the picturesque walled village of GRUYERE, known worldwide for its cheese.

Very nearby are a few of the main chocolate factories in Switzerland(NESTLE amongst them), and we visit the Cailler chocolate factory, with tasting included!

Continuation along little roads amidst bucolic Mountain countryside and very picturesque wooden villages.

Arrival in GSTAAD a pretty little village with its wooden houses.

Sightseeing
Geneva

Geneva

Geneva (French: Genève, German: Genf), Switzerland's second-most populous city and the largest French-speaking city in Switzerland, is one of the world's major centers of international diplomacy, having served as the site of the headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross since its foundation in 1863. Although the United Nations is now headquartered in New York, the organization still retains a large presence in Geneva at the Palais des Nations and many of its sister/child organizations, such as the World Health and International Labour Organizations. The City of Geneva has only 200,000 inhabitants but 915,000 people live in the metropolitan region.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
LANDHAUS , OR Similar

Day 5: Gstaad - Grindelwald - Lucerne - Zurich

Summary of The Day

Today's stage takes us through us beautiful high mountain scenery. We pass Interlaken and go around its very beautiful lake.

Arrival in GRINDELWALD, time for a coffee before taking the cable car (ticket included) to Grindelwald first. We will walk down a track (30 minutes) to get to the "Bridge over the void" an ideal place to be seduced by the Swiss Alpine scenery surrounded by its glaciers and mountains. Lunch included.

After this, we go on to LUCERNE, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. We continue to ZURICH, where there is time for a stroll in the centre before going to the hotel.

Sightseeing
Zurich

Zurich

Zurich (German: Zürich, Swiss German: Züri) is the largest city in Switzerland, with a population of some 400,000 in the city proper and 1.3 million in the metro area. Zurich is on Lake Zurich, where the lake meets the Limmat River, in the north of Switzerland. While Zurich is the country's financial centre and has the busiest airport, Berne is the Swiss capital.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
NOVOTEL ZURICH AIRPORT , OR Similar

Day 6: Zurich - Burglen - Lugano - Morcote - Milan

Summary of The Day

We travel to BURGLEN, the tiny village where William Tell was born, we shall see the chapel of the XVI century with paintings illustrating his life.

Afterwards we reach the enchanting little town of MORCOTE, with its houses made of stone, and covered with flowers.

We enter Italy and stop in COMO, on the shores of its lake. The city highlights the Gothic Cathedral.

Arrival in MILAN where our guide will take us to the impressive Duomo Square. There will be time to dine in a variety of restaurants that can be found serving Swiss and Italian food but also French, Chinese and international food. Transfer to hotel.

Sightseeing
Milan

Milan

Milan (Italian: Milano; Milanese: Milan) is financially the most important city in Italy, and home to the Borsa Italiana stock exchange. It is the second most populous city proper in the country, but sits at the centre of Italy's largest urban and metropolitan area. While not considered as beautiful as some Italian cities, having been greatly destroyed by Second World War bomb raids, the city has rebuilt itself into a thriving cosmopolitan business capital. In essence, for a tourist, what makes Milan interesting compared to other places is that the city is truly more about the lifestyle of enjoying worldly pleasures: a paradise for shopping, football, opera, and nightlife. Milan remains the marketplace for Italian fashion – fashion aficionados, supermodels and international paparazzi descend upon the city twice a year for its spring and autumn fairs.


Milan is famous for its wealth of historical and modern sights - the Duomo, one of the biggest and grandest Gothic cathedrals in the world, La Scala, one of the best established opera houses in the world, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, a glamorous 19th-century arcaded shopping gallery, the Brera art gallery, with some of the finest artistic works in Europe, the Pirelli tower, a majestic example of 1960s modernist Italian architecture, the San Siro, a huge and famed stadium, or the Castello Sforzesco, a grand medieval castle. So, you have your fair share of old and new monuments. Plus, it contains one of the world's most famous paintings - Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
IH MILANO LORENTEGGIO , OR Similar

Day 7: Milan - Pisa - Rome

Summary of The Day

On a little tourist train we will travel to the Piazza Dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), where there will be time to admire one of the most alluring and beautiful art complexes in Italy, including the well known Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Then, we continue to Rome, arriving at the end of the afternoon.

Sightseeing
Rome

Rome

Rome (Italian and Latin: Roma), the 'Eternal City', is the capital and largest city of Italy and of the Lazio (Latium) region. It's the famed city of the Roman Empire, the Seven Hills, La Dolce Vita (sweet life), the Vatican City and Three Coins in the Fountain. Rome, as a millennium-long centre of power, culture and religion, having been the centre of one of the globe's greatest civilizations ever, has exerted a huge influence over the world in its circa 2500 years of existence.


The historic centre of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With wonderful palaces, millennium-old churches and basilicas, grand romantic ruins, opulent monuments, ornate statues and graceful fountains, Rome has an immensely rich historical heritage and cosmopolitan atmosphere, making it one of Europe's and the world's most visited, famous, influential and beautiful capitals. Today, Rome has a growing nightlife scene and is also seen as a shopping heaven, being regarded as one of the fashion capitals of the world (some of Italy's oldest jewellery and clothing establishments were founded in the city). With so many sights and things to do, Rome can truly be classified a "global city".

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Ergife Palace Hotel , OR Similar

Day 8: Rome

Summary of The Day

In the morning, we have a scenic tour of the city, which will be a great introduction to 'The Eternal city'. We enter the tiny state of the Vatican. The Vatican City is a principal centre of Christianity in the world. You will be able to visit St. Peter's Basilica.

And we have also included admission to the Roman Coliseum, the principal symbol of Rome. This impressive con­struction dates back 2,000 years and will transport us in time so that we can learn about ancient society in the Roman Empire.

In the evening we provide transport to the Via Cavour area, where you will find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and interna­tional food. Return to hotel.

Sightseeing
Vatican

Vatican

The Vatican City (Italian: Città del Vaticano; Latin: Civitas Vaticana) is the world's smallest country both by area and by population, and is the center of Catholicism. As a district of Rome, it encompasses the Vatican City State (Italian: Stato della Città del Vaticano; Latin: Status Civitatis Vaticanae), as well as the surrounding Roman neighborhoods of Borgo and Prati. St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel are all in Vatican City. This tiny country completely within Rome is packed with more history and artwork than most cities in the world, and indeed many countries.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Ergife Palace Hotel , OR Similar

Day 9: Rome - Florence

Summary of The Day

We will leave Rome, heading north. This route is graced with beautiful landscapes.

Upon arrival in FLORENCE, we head straight to Piazzale Michelangelo, an impressive site in the city. In the evening we provide a tour with a local expert, and walk through the historic centre, taking in places such as the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, and Piazza della Signoria. This city is truly an outdoor museum. Free time to explore.

In the evening, you can dine at your favorite restaurant. In this district you can find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food.

Sightseeing
Florence

Florence

Florence (Italian: Firenze) is the capital of the region of Tuscany in Italy, with a population of about 366,500. The city is a cultural, artistic and architectural gem, and is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence was the home to powerful families, creative geniuses and scientific masterminds who left their legacies in the city's many museums and art galleries. The city also has a very rich literary history, being the birthplace of the famous poet Dante, and standard Italian today is primarily based on the dialect of Tuscan spoken in Florence.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
SHG BOLOGNA , OR Similar

Day 10: Florence - Venice

Summary of The Day

Today we enjoy stunning mountain landscapes while crossing the Apennine Mountains.

Arriving in VENICE, we will board a Vapporetto to travel around on the canals in the historic centre. With a local guide, we will visit the marvellous St Marck's and enter the marvellous basilica (entry cost included).

Afterwards, we shall be able to visit the Murano glass factory. It is marvellous to see the technique how this ancient glass is made. Free time.

At the end of the afternoon, you will have the chance to eat dinner in the Mestre area, where you can choose the type of restaurant that you prefer (Indian, Oriental, Italian, etc.).

Sightseeing
Venice

Venice

Venice (Italian: Venezia; Venetian: Venexia) is a sanctuary on a lagoon is virtually the same as it was 600 years ago, which adds to the fascinating character. Venice has decayed since its heyday and is heavily touristed (there are slightly more tourists than residents), but the romantic charm remains. It is also known as the birthplace of composers Tomaso Albinoni and Antonio Vivaldi. Venice and its lagoon are a UNESCO World Heritage site. It used to be an independent republic, and remains one of Italy's most important cities.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
LUGANO

Day 11: Venice

Summary of The Day

After breakfast, end of our services.

Meals
Pricing
Inclusions
    1. Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance and breakfast buffet.
    2. Includes arrival transfer
    3. City tour in: BARCELONA, ROME, FLORENCE, VENICE
    4. Boat: Vaporetto in Venice in VENICE
    5. Evening transfer: Via Cavour in Rome in ROME
    6. Transfer: Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence in FLORENCE
    7. Ticket admission: Chillon castle; Cailler chocolate factory in GRUYERE, Coliseum of Rome in ROME, Saint Mark's Basilica and Murano Glass Factory in Venice in VENICE
    8. Train: Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa in PISA
    9. Funicular: Grindelwald First in GRINDELWALD
    10. 1 Lunch Included in: GRINDELWALD
    11. 1 Dinner Included in: GRENOBLE
Exclusions
    1. Intercontinental Flights.
    2. Transfer out.
    3. All personal expenses, such as laundry, phone, and travel insurance.
Booking Info
Reminder

    1. Globerouter liaisons with top local tour operators in Europe to conduct this tour.

    2. The sequence of itinerary , travel time , tour departure / drop-off points mentioned are subject to change without prior notice based on departure date, weather, driving conditions, etc.

    3. Minors cannot travel on their own. All bookings must have a legal guardian or adult over the age of 18, unless where dictated by law.

    4. For 3 persons sharing a triple room, a mattress or sofa-cum bed will be offered for the 3rd passenger. This is subject to change based on availability at the hotels.

    5. No more than a maximum of 4 persons (including infant/child) can be accommodated in a room. 

    6. Children above 3 / under 18 must always be accompanied either by their parents or legal guardians, or with written confirmation signed by them which authorizes the child to travel with a given adult who assumes complete responsibility for the child.

    7. For Infants under the age of 3 years, there will be a mandatory charge applicable (for seat in coach only). Please contact our sales staff before making the reservation. If you are a family of 4 people travelling and one of the members is under 3 years old, your reservation will be in a triple room but please, take into account that in most hotels in Europe, the maximum number of people accepted per room is 3, including the baby under 3 years old so, in these cases, we strongly recommend reserving 2 double rooms.

    8. Children price is only applied to children under 15.

    9. The transportation provided is overland and is made by coach, with the size of the vehicle being adapted according to the number of passengers. If the number of registered participants on a circuit is very low, in order to fulfill our commitment of “Guaranteed Departures”, local operator may provide as a transport a private vehicle or minivan driven by our guide. Likewise, a section of the trip could be undertaken by regular train, airplane, bus or cruise, in which case, customers will not be assisted by an accompanying tour guide. On numerous routes, there will be one or more changes of coach / guide during the tour.

    10. It is very important that travelers check the place of departure on their voucher. No shows at that place on the date and time confirmed can involve losing the purchased services without any right to a refund of the same, with a lack of punctuality incurring the same consequences, both at the beginning of a tour and during the course of the same.

    11. Wheelchairs is not available on the transportation.

    12. The luggage allowed for each passenger on our tours is limited to one piece of a maximum of 30 kg. It is allowed to take a bag or day-pack (without wheels) in the coach cabin, although the passenger is responsible for their custody. It is the responsibility of the passenger to ensure the safety of their luggage & belongings at all times, especially in public areas. The tour operator/tour guide/coach driver, cannot be held responsible for any loss of personal belongings while on tour.

    13. The per person price includes USD $120 non-refundable tour deposit fee.

    14. A passport valid for six months beyond the length of stay and issued within the past 10 years is required to be carried by all nationals. 

    15. We highly suggest all customer to book your flights tickets only after you receive your tour E-Voucher.

    Globerouter will not be responsible for any flight cancellation/change charges incase of any changes before final confirmation. 

    16. The price airport taxes, visas, taxes to enter or leave a country, tips (which must be paid directly to the driver and/or guide), extras in hotels, optional activities, and usually drinks during meals.

Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy

1. Cancel or change an order

The following terms apply to the refund policy when canceling or changing an order

1) Reducing the number of travelers

2) Canceling the entire order

3) Change to a different tour

Possible only 31 days prior to the tour departure date.

Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges.

4) Rescheduling tour departure date

This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 07 days or lesser.

Subject to availability of seats

Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges.

Cancellation Made Within Refund Policy
35 Days (or) more prior to tour departure date 90% of tour cost paid will be refunded
21-34 Days prior to tour departure date 70% of tour cost paid will be refunded
8-20 Days prior to tour departure date 50% of tour cost paid will be refunded
7 Days (or) lesser prior to tour departure date The entire tour cost will be forfeited & No-Refund

2. Modify an order

Charges to modify an order apply for the following:

1) For requests to add more number of travelers

Subject to availability of seats.

2) For requests to change to a different tour

Possible only 31 days prior to the tour departure date.

Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

3) For requests to reschedule tour departure date

This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 07 days or lesser.

Subject to availability of seats.

Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

4) For requests to change name of passengers

This request will be accepted until 3 days prior to the travel date, however same service fee as below will be applicable.

Modification Notice Period Service Charge
Requests made from the date of booking until 07 days prior to the tour departure date US $ 30 will be charged for each order
Requests made 07 days (or) lesser from the date of tour departure No requests will be accepted & No Refund

3. Notes

1) We recommend all our passengers to avail "Travel Insurance" to protect themselves against personal / natural / manmade exigencies of all kind (including medical & family emergencies, accidents, flight delays, traffic delays, theft or personal- acts of terrorism, natural calamities etc.) that may affect you from participating in our tours (OR) arise while on tour.

2) Globerouter will take no responsibility for matters as stated above under personnel / natural / manmade exigencies.

3) No part / full refund / compensation will be offered to passengers who miss taking our tours (OR) for any un-utilized services, as per the date / time scheduled on the E-Voucher because all services are reconfirmed and prepaid for Charges as mentioned in our "Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy" would be applicable.

4) All cancellation & tour modification requests should be emailed to info@globerouter.com.

5) We will not accept any cancellation / modification requests made through local tour provider / tour guide (OR) verbal requests made over the phone to our customer support staff / by voice mail

6) Cancellation request emails will not be accepted unless they have a complete, signed and attached "Globerouter Cancellation Request Form".

7) The per-person price includes USD $120 non-refundable tour deposit fee. Cancelling a tour before it starts (at least 7 days prior notice) due to a rejected visa application will be refunded fully except for the non-refundable deposit fees.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

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