BEST OF ITALY – (SUMMER 2021) 8 Nights / 9 Days

 

HIGHLIGHTS ITALY

Vatican

  • Visit Vatican Museum with Sistine Chapel
  • Visit St. Peter’s Basilica.

Rome

  • Guided City tour of Rome

Tivoli

  • Visit Villa d’Este.

Pompeii

  • Guided tour of the Excavation Site in Pompeii.

Naples

  • Orientation tour of Naples
  • Guided Tour of Capri
  • Visit the Blue Grotto
  • Visit Sorrento

Florence

  • Guided walking tour of Florence

Pisa

  • Orientation tour of Pisa.
  • Guided excursion to Cinque Terre.

Venice

  • Visit St. Mark’s Square
  • Visit Murano Glass Showroom.

Como

  • Visit Lake Como

Milan

  • Orientation tour Milan

 

Tour Itinerary

Welcome to Rome. On arrival proceed to your hotel on your own and check-in. The rest of the day is at leisure. (Check-in time is after 3.00 pm).
Overnight in Rome
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Note: The standard check-in time is 1500 hrs. Packed dinner will be provided in case of late arrivals of flight or long queue at the immigration.

Today, we visit world-renowned Vatican Museum with Sistine Chapel - the private chapel of the Pope. See “The Last Judgment” painted on the altar by the renowned artist Michelangelo. Also Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest Cathedral. Next, on a guided tour of Rome, see the Castel St. Angelo, see the Circus Maximus and see the ruins of the Greek Temples and see the gigantic Colosseum - symbol of Rome. Later, we visit the Trevi Fountain.
Overnight in Rome.
(B, D)

Today, we check-out and drive to Tivoli. On arrival we visit the 16th-century Villa d’Este, a UNESCO World Heritage which is a Renaissance retreat famous for its landscaped gardens and lavish fountains. Next, we drive to Pompeii. On a guided tour - see the once a thriving and sophisticated Roman city that was buried under meters of ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The preserved site features excavated ruins of streets and houses that you will visit. Later, we drive to Naples. On arrival enjoy an orientation tour of Naples.
Overnight in Naples.
(B,D)

Today, we proceed to Capri on a Hydrofoil- a high speed boat that gets you to this beautiful island in under an hour. Capri is known for its fabled beauty and refined hedonism that has charmed them all, from Roman rulers and Russian revolutionaries to Hollywood legends. Enjoy a guided tour and later, take a boat to the Blue Grotto (Weather Permitting) a large cavern lit by sunlight reflecting off the submerged limestone walls. Today, we also visit Sorrento - a jewel in the world famous Amalfi Coast in Italy.
Overnight in Naples.
(B, D)

Today, we check-out and drive to Florence. On arrival we proceed on a guided walking tour of the city during which we see the Magnificent Duomo, the Baptistery and Giotto’s Bell Tower. We then walk towards Piazza Signoria to see the Palazzo Vecchio, the Logia and the Equestrian statue of Cosimo.
Overnight in Florence.
(B,D)

Today, we drive to Pisa and visit the “Field of Miracles”, wherein stands the grand Romanesque Pisan styled marble Cathedral. See the Baptistery and the bell tower, known throughout the world as the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Remember to take a photograph of your family against this wonder of the world. Later, we take an excursion with a local guide to the stunning Cinque Terre. Set amid some of the most dramatic coastal scenery on the planet, these five ingeniously constructed fishing villages can bolster the most jaded of spirits. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997.
Overnight in Florence.
(B, D)

Today, we check-out and proceed to Venice - built on over 100 small islands, separated by canals and linked by bridges. On arrival board your private boat to St. Mark’s Square; see the historic Ducal Palace, the romantic Bridge of Sighs, the exquisite Clock Tower and splendid St. Mark’s Basilica. We also visit the Murano Glass factory for a glass blowing demonstration.
Overnight in Padova.
(B, D)

Today, we check-out and travel to the scenic town of Como. Located on the shores of Lake Como - this is a popular resort area for aristocrats and celebrities since Roman times, known for its dramatic scenery, set against the foothills of the Alps. Walk along its beautiful waterfront or relax in this picturesque lakeside setting. Later, we proceed to Milan. On arrival enjoy an orientation and some free time in Milan.
Overnight in Milan.
(B, D)

Today, check-out and proceed to the airport on your own for your flight back home. It’s time to say goodbye to all the new friends you have made. We hope you take back many happy memories of your holiday. We would like you to spare a few minutes of your time to write and tell us how you enjoyed your holiday and any suggestions you may have for the future.
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Arrival / Departure Transfers will be provided subject to minimum 4 passengers travelling together.

Tour Cost (per person in AED)

Twin/ Double Room Triple Room Child With Bed Child Without Bed Single Room
AED 5960 AED 5960 AED 4670 AED 3820 AED 7180

*As a 3rd in a triple, a roll away cot may be provided.
**As a 3rd in a double, no bed or cot will be provided to the child. Person below 12 years will be considered as a Child.


DEPARTURE DATES – 2021 / 2022

AUG ‘21: 20
SEP ‘21: 24
OCT ‘21: 15
MAR ‘22: 18

 

ACCOMMODATION

  • 2 nights at Hotel Hampton by Hilton or similar in Rome.
  • 2 nights at Hotel American Hotel or similar in Naples.
  • 2 nights at Hotel Datini or similar in Florence.
  • 1 night at Hotel City Apart Hotel or similar in Padova.
  • 1 night at Hotel Barcelo or similar in Milan.

 

MEALS

  • Daily Continental buffet breakfast.
  • 8 Indian Jain / vegetarian / Non–Vegetarian Dinners at Local / Indian Restaurant.

WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

  • Accommodations at the hotels specified above or similar.
  • Meals, transfers, entrances, sightseeing and surface transport as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transfers and extensive excursions with entrance fees (as specified in the itinerary) by a deluxe air conditioned coach.
  • Services of a professional, friendly and multilingual Tour Manager or a local Representative. (Subject to minimum 15 customers).

WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Passport, Visa charges, Insurance, Airport & Port taxes.
  • Cost of your Air tickets required to participate in this tour.
  • Tipping is expected from anyone providing your service e.g. Coach Driver, Local Guides etc. It is mandatory to tip a nominal amount of EURO 3 per person/per day. For the entire duration of this tour which is 09 Days, the total Tips amount is EURO 27 per person, to be paid to the Tour Manager on Day 01 of the tour.
  • No porterage included.
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as porterage, laundry expenses, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us, minibar, telephone calls, etc.
  • Meals other than that what is mentioned in your itinerary.
  • Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides availed of by the passengers, other than that mentioned in your itinerary.
  • RT PCR – COVID test if required by the airline or Government bodies.

 

VISA REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be in possession of a valid multiple entry Schengen visa. The cost of this visa is not included in your package tour price. It would be best to check with your travel agent and the consulates nearest to you for advice and information. Please ensure that your travel documents are ready in time for departure.

IMPORTANT NOTES

HOTELS

  • All hotels will be either around the airport area or in the outskirts.
  • Most hotels in Europe have only Twin beds. Double bed will be Queen size and not King size.
  • As a 3rd person in a triple room, most hotels use rollaway beds and room size may be the same as the double room.
  • For Child with bed: At times hotel don’t have enough roll away beds, in that case they might give a double and a separate single room.
  • A person 12 years and below is considered a child and above 12 years, an adult.
  • Hotel rooms may not be air conditioned / air cooled nor will fans be provided. Air conditioning / cooling in hotels are set as per European weather conditions.
  • Functioning of Air cooling / Air conditioning in hotels is subject to official declaration of summer by the local authority.
  • During heat wave in Europe air conditioning of the hotels and coaches may cease to function as they are not built for such high temperatures.
  • Most hotels in Europe do not provide tea kettles in the rooms.
  • Due to international events and trade fairs all throughout Europe such as Air Show, music festivals, ice skating championships etc., you may have to stay in hotels further away from the city.
  • Any damages caused to the hotel rooms / Coach during your stay, shall be payable by the passengers.
  • We also reserve the right to substitute a hotel of similar class if it is deemed advisable or necessary.
  • In certain cities hotels have not started the buffet breakfasts yet and if the same does not change by the time the tours begin, we will either provide breakfast or the groups will be taken to an Indian / local restaurant for breakfast.

COACHES

  • Most of your journey in Europe is by coach and hence you are requested to keep the coach clean.
  • Due to hygienic reasons it is not permitted to use toilets in the coach. However the tour manager will make comfort stops during long drives.
  • Eating & drinking is not permitted in the coach.
  • One check in bag and one hand bag per person only, due to limited boot space in the coach.
  • In major European cities, there are parking restrictions for coaches and it may not be possible to stop at all the places during the city tour. Tour Manager will try his/her best to stop coach wherever possible for a photo stop.
  • Coaches are non-wheelchair compliant. There are steps to board / alight from the coach.
  • Due to private coaches being forbidden inside most of the European cities; as per EU norms to preserve them and to avoid getting them polluted and overcrowded, most of your sightseeing will be done by local buses and by foot.

MEALS

  • Meals are pre–set and a–la carte is not possible.
  • On certain Days packed lunch will be provided.

SIGHTSEEING

  • On certain departures, we may sometimes amend / reverse the itinerary. However, all the services / inclusions will remain the same.
  • Generally, you will have to walk at sightseeing places, amusement parks and at the airports sometimes for a long distance; however the same will be timely instructed by the Tour Manager. It is advisable to carry good pair of comfortable sports shoes. The tour manager and the driver will do their best to get you as close to the monuments as possible.
  • There are a few attractions and entrances that are currently closed due to COVID and in case the same remain closed at the time of the groups visiting, a refund will be provided.

GENERAL

  • In case any member of the group tests positive for COVID-19, customers will need to unconditionally abide, adhere and comply solely at your costs and expenses to all laws, rules, notifications, Travel advisories, guidelines, directives and communications issued from time to time by all or any Governments, Authorities, Ministries, Departments, Local Bodies in India or Abroad, related to your tour to the foreign destination and/or on your return from the tour to your home destination in India or Abroad including but not limited to Covid-19 Protocols on quarantine, vaccinations etc. or in connection with any other Pandemic, epidemic, disease, condition etc., which may be communicated by all or any Governments, Authorities, Ministries, Departments, Local Bodies in India or Abroad with or without notice at any point of time whether at the commencement of the tour, during the tour and/or on the completion of the tour, as the case may be”.On some occasions you may have to join another group in case the group does not have adequate members.
  • A local representative or a driver may only be there to assist you during your initial part of the tour.
  • Security alerts and random closures might affect the itinerary.
  • Please take extra care of your personal belongings while on the tour, every country you travel to is prone to thefts and bag snatching. TCIL will not be liable for any loss of belongings / baggage.
  • Disabled clients should carry their own wheelchair and should be accompanied by a qualified companion who is able to provide assistance to the disabled client.
  • TCIL shall not accept any liability or responsibility for any damages, loss, baggage loss, theft, injury, accident, death, breakdown or irregularity, which may occur in carrying out the tour arrangement, weather conditions, strikes, war, quarantine and any other cause whatsoever and all such loss or expense must be borne by the passengers. Insurance policies must be carried while on tour.
  • The management reserves the right to claim any additional expenses incurred due to delay or changes in schedules of train, airplane, bus, ship or other services.
  • The Tour Manager and the company reserves the right to amend the itinerary, alter, vary or withdraw any particular departure, excursion advertised. For the convenience of our passengers, we will sometimes amend the itinerary. However, all the services will remain the same.
  • There are no refunds for any services i.e. meals, sightseeing etc. not utilized on your tour
  • The images used in this brochure are for representation purpose only.
  • Tours operated are subject to RBI / GOI regulations. Part of the tour cost will be paid in EURO / CHF out of your BTQ at prevailing rate of exchange.
  • Please refer to the Booking Form for detailed “Terms and Conditions”.



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