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Germany, Switzerland, Italy & France.

This is the ultimate winter tour for those who like their mountains mighty and their cities spectacular. Leave the beer halls of Munich, zip into the Swiss Alps and seize your chance to ski the most famous mountains in the world. Descend into the marvellous Italian cities of Venice, Rome and Florence, indulging in both the beauty and the feast.


Duration: 10 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Active/Adrenaline, Local Culture & Cuisine, History Physical rating: Average
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 166712
Starts: Venice, Italy Finishes: Paris, France
You will Visit
  • Munich
  • Venice
  • Rome
  • Florence
  • Lauterbrunnen
  • Paris

Itinerary

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Day 1: Munich to Venice

Today we travel through the stunning Bavarian and Austrian Alps and onto the home of the romantics and Italy's original city of love, Venice. Join your guide tonight for an optional pizza dinner, before having free time to explore the less trodden paths and simply fall in love with the secrets that Venice has to offer you. (B)

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Day 2: Venice

After breakfast you will have the day free to explore Venice. Take a gondola ride and be serenaded by a local Venetian amongst Venice's famous canals. You can head into St Mark’s Square to witness the tradition Venetian art of glass blowing, or just pick a café, order some gelato and watch the world go by. This afternoon you can join your guide to see some of the nearby Islands for a slightly different view of Venice. (B)

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Day 3: Venice to Rome

This morning after breakfast, we leave the city of love for the eternal city and capital of Italy, Rome. Tonight join your guide for an optional dinner of pasta, limoncello and of course some traditional Roman gelato. (B)

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Day 4: Rome

After breakfast it’s time to get out and explore all that Rome has to offer. Visit the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and Colosseum, or you may wish to enter the world's smallest country, the Vatican City. Take an optional trip into the Michelangelo’s inspired Sistine Chapel to view some of the world’s most famous murals. Just next door is the awe inspiring St Peter’s Square and Cathedral, the centre of Catholicism and one of the world’s most impressive outdoor spaces. (B)

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Day 5: Rome to Florence

This morning after breakfast, we leave the eternal city for the city of food and art, Florence. Highlights such as the Ponte Vecchio, Florence's famous coloured bridge, as well as the Duomo and Palazzo della Signoria and much more await you. But first we make a stop in the Umbrian City of Orvieto known for its cathedral, underground rooms and wild boar sandwiches. That night enjoy an optional hearty Italian dinner, followed by a few drinks and a social evening together. (B)

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Day 6: Florence

Today you are free to explore Florence in all its glory. Take a stroll through the cobblestone streets to visit local leather and silk markets or farmers markets with fresh produce and local delicacies. Or head across the Ponte Vecchio to the Medici House, the home of the original Italian Nobility. For those looking to see a bit more of the region, an optional day trip into Tuscany can be easily arranged by your guide. For the art buffs, a visit to the Accademia Gallery is a must to see the statue of David as well as works from Bellini, Da Vinci and of course Michelangelo. (B)

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Day 7: Florence to Lauterbrunnen

Today we are up early for a scenic trip from the Tuscan capital into the heart of the Swiss Alps and the beautiful Lauterbrunnen. Take the time to enjoy the most amazing mountain scenery on the way. In the evening we can try the yummy cheese fondue, potato rosti or schnitzel and finish it off with a warm hot chocolate or schnapps. (B)

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Day 8: Lauterbrunnen

The day is yours to get out and explore this amazing winter wonderland. For the snow sport fanatics, skiing and snowboarding on the pristine slopes of the Jungfrau region makes for an unforgettable experience. For those wanting something a little less slippery, nearby Interlaken offers a range of activities including, skydiving, paragliding and outdoor highline ropes course. For something a little more relaxing, take the funicular up to the Murren and onward to the 007 hideout of Schilthorn, for stunning views out across the Swiss Alps. The evening is yours to experience some amazing Swiss delicacies and evening entertainment. (B)

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Day 9: Lauterbrunnen to Paris

Today we wave farewell to the gorgeous Swiss Alps as we drive up to the shimmering lights and fashion capital of France, Paris. (B)

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Day 10: Paris

The time has come to say goodbye to your new friends. We check-out after breakfast. (B)

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • 9 nights accommodation and 9 breakfasts
    • Your fantastic and experienced Busabout guide
    Accommodation
    • Hostel or hotel multi-share
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Tour Highlights:
  • Winter Wonderland & snowbombing in the Swiss Alps
  • Taste world famous Stechelberg coffee
  • St Mark's Square, the Bridge of Sighs and the Grand Canal
  • Swiss fondue and local schnapps tasting