Essential Italy and Austria (COK)- 7 NIGHTS 8 DAYS
Austria is a German-speaking country in Central Europe, characterized by mountain villages, baroque architecture, Imperial history and rugged Alpine terrain. Vienna, its Danube River capital, is home to the Schönbrunn and Hofburg palaces.
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Rome- ARRIVAL. Day 1
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Evening transfer to the Trastevere district. Indian dinner included.
Welcome to Rome! Transfer from airport to hotel and free time to explore before meeting your guide and fellow travellers. 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.
18.30 hrs- At the end of the evening we arrange a transfer to Trastevere area. This neighborhood will be a great introduction to Rome, a stroll in the narrow cobbled streets of the Trastevere district reveals hidden treasures to us, such as some modest medieval churches, small shops with the most peculiar of objects or scenes of daily life. Indian dinner included. Return to hotel.
Rome. Day 2
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Rome. Roman Coliseum (admission price included) and visit to the Vatican City. Indian dinner.
In the morning, we have a scenic tour of the city, which will be a great introduction to “The Eternal city”. We will know 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.
18.30 hrs.- In the evening, indian dinner included.
Rome- Florence. Day 3
Total distance: 320km
Scenery: Apennine Mountains and Tuscan vineyards. View from Piazzale Michelangelo. City tour in Florence.
Note: We recommend you wear comfortable shoes as the tour of Florence involves walking.
08:00h Rome – Departure, passing through the Tiber Valley.
12:15h Florence – Our first contact with the Renaissance city is Piazzale Michelangelo, a viewpoint with marvellous views of the city. Don’t forget to take your camera!
Walking tour with local guide, lasting two and a half hours. We visit the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vechio, Straw Market, Piazza Republica, Palacio Vecchio. This city is truly an outdoor museum. Free afternoon to explore and visit the city’s historical markets and museums.
In the evening, you will have an indian dinner included.
Florence- Venice. Day 4
Total distance: 310km
Scenery: we cross the Apennines and the Po Valley.
Today´s Highlight: Vaporetto boat on Venice’s Grand Canal. Visit and admission to the St. Marks Basilica. Admire the technique of crafting Murano Glass. Dinner included.
08.15h Florencia – Departure, passing through mountain scenery.
12:00 h Venice – Arrival at Tronchetto Gate where we take the boat and cross the Grand Canal to the Island of Venice. Comprehensive tour with a local guide to St. Mark’s Square and the interior of St, Mark’s Basilica (admission included). Visit to the Murano Glass Factory where we will see a demonstration of how this ancient glass is made. Free afternoon.
19:00h Return to firm land and transfer to hotel. Dinner in an indian restaurant included.
Venice - Innsbruck- Kitzbuhel. Day 5
Total distance: 480 km
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Breathtaking alpin landscapes. Dinner included.
08.00 hrs. Venice – Departure, crossing the Po Valley travelling to Austria.
13.00 hrs.- Innsbruck.- Time to stroll in the historic centre of Innsbruck.
15.30 hrs.- Departure after lunch. We travel along a very pretty scenic road between the mountains.
17.00 hrs- KITZBÜHEL – Arrival and time to see this picturesque little village, a famous ski resort where we can enjoy the snow for a large part of the year! Free time. Transfer to the hotel and dinner included (vegetarian option possible).
Note: In case of few travellers on the trip, the journey from Venice to Innsbruck may be done by a train.
Kitzbuhel- Salzburg- St. Wolfgang- Traunseee Lake- Vienna. Day 6
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Salzburg, the city of Mozart. Fantastic scenery. Cruise on a lake. Indian dinner included.
Total Distance: 420 km
Note: We recommend you to take warm clothes to enjoy on the deck during the boat ride. The schedules in winter time might be modified in order to take advantage of sunlight.
08.00 hrs- Kitzbühel- Departure. We travel between mountains.
10.00 hrs- Salzburg- Arrival. Our guide accompanies us to the most beautiful streets of the historic centre of this city declared a World Heritage site and have lunch.
13.00 hrs.- Salzburg- Departure. We then go on our way between lakes and mountains. A very beautiful scenic stage in the Alps.
14.00 hrs.- St. Wolfgang. A famous place by a lake of pilgrimage in Austria.
15.00 hrs- St. Wolfgang- Departure.-
15.45 hrs- Traunkirchen. Time to stroll in this beautiful city with its nice churches and streets along with the very beautiful TRAUNSEE lake, where at around 16.30 hrs, we include a cruise on the lake to see four castles on the mountains and disembarking in Gmunden.
17.30.- Gmunden- Departure and continuation to the capital of Austria.
20.45 hrs.- Vienna- Arrival. Indian dinner included.
Vienna. Day 7
Highlights: City tour of Vienna. Vienna gardens of the immense Schönbrunn Palace. Evening transfer. Indian dinner.
09.00 hrs.- Vienna- start with a scenic sightseeing tour of Vienna to know the most important places of interest including the Opera , the Museum of Fine Arts and Natural History , Parliament , the Royal Theatre , City Hall and the University. Passing by the Church of San Carlos, we arrive to the Belvedere Palace where we will walk through the gardens from where we are offered a fabulous view of the city. (If the English-speaking group has fewer than fifteen people, the tour can be conducted in both English and Spanish).
Directly afterwards, we head the Schönbrunn Palace where visitors can stroll around and enjoy its beautiful gardens.
In the evening we go to the City Hall Square to enjoy the lighting and the nightlife in the neighbouring streets, and where we will enjoy and indian dinner. Return to hotel.
DEPARTURE. Day 8
After breakfast, Check-out from the Hotel & Departure
End of our services.