This 9 day-tour begins and ends in Munich. During these days you will have a chance to discover tourist highlights of the Central and Southern Europe. You will have a chance to visit 13 cities in 4 different countries.
- Go sightseeing Munich, the capital of Bavaria
- Try the best Swiss chocolate in Zurich
- Take a ride by a famous red train in Swiss Alps
- Visit the most luxurious ski resort in St. Moritz
- Go shopping in Milan known as the city of fashion
- Take a leaning selfie photo of the Tower of Pisa
- See the city of Michelangelo
- Take a gondola ride in Venice
- Enjoy a concert by Mozart in Salzburg
Day 1 – Munich – Airport pick-up
We will departure from the airport and transfer you to the hotel, followed by dinner and an overnight stay there. Munich located at the bank the Isar River in the south of Bavaria is famous for its beautiful architecture, fine culture, and the annual Oktoberfest beer celebration. Munich's cultural scene is second best in Germany with its museums considered by some to outrank Berlin in terms of their artistic offer.
Day 2 - Munich – Zurich (360 km – 5 hours)
After breakfast we will drive to the City Centre of Munich, Bavaria’s capital city. Our sightseeing tour will include the following: Marienplatz where the fifteenth century church of the Blessed Virgin Mary is located which has been a central square in the city centre of Munich since 1158; St. Peter church from the eleventh century and Baroque Nymphendburg Palace which served as summer residence of Bavarian kings. The palace was commissioned by the prince-electoral couple Ferdinand Maria and Henriette Adelaide of Savoy to an Italian architect Agostino Barelli in the seventeenth century. We will also have a chance to visit one of the most famous breweries in Munich. One the way to Zurich we will visit Neuschwanstein Castle which is also known as New Swanstone Castle being one of the most frequently visited castles in Germany and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. The castle is located in Bavaria, near the town of Fussen. It was built by King Ludwig the second of Bavaria, also known as the “Fairytale King”. After visiting the castle we will transfer you to Zurich where you will receive dinner and an overnight stay in a hotel.
Day 3 - Zurich – Chur ( 120 km, 2 hours)
After breakfast we will start our city tour in Zurich, a metropolis offering numerous attractions, located next to a lake area with wonderful view on the snow-capped alpine peaks. We will walk through the old defensive ditch which over 150 years gradually changed into one of the most famous shopping streets in the world called Bahnhofstrasse. We will also take a look at the Old Town with old Romanesque and Baroque churches, beautiful houses, museums, art galleries and antique shops. We will also give you some time for shopping in the city center and trying the worlds famous Swiss chocolate. After sightseeing we will drive to Chur where you will receive dinner and an overnight stay in a hotel.
Day 4 - Chur – Como (250 km, 5 hours)
After breakfast we will take a ride by the most beautiful railway route in the world. The famous “red train” will take you to the panoramic journey from Chur to the ultra-luxurious resort of St. Moritz where you will be given time for leisure and shopping. After visiting St. Moritz we will drive to Como, a city located at one of the most splendid lakes. In the evening you will have time to walk around Como city centre. Dinner will be served at the hotel, followed by an overnight stay there.
Day 5 – Como - Milan – Modena (430 km, 5 hours)
After breakfast we will drive to Milan, a city famous for its historical and modern sights. There you will have a unique chance to see the following tourist attractions: Duomo, one of the biggest and grandest Gothic cathedrals in the world; La Scala, one of the best-established opera houses in the world; Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, an ancient and glamorous arcaded shopping gallery; Brera Art Gallery with some of the finest artistic works in Europe; Pirelli Tower, a majestic example of modernist Italian architecture of the sixties; San Siro, a huge and famed stadium, or, finally, Castello Sforzesco, a grand Medieval castle and the UNESCO's World Heritage Site - Santa Maria delle Grazie Basilica containing one of the world's most famous paintings: Leonardo da Vinci's “The Last Supper”. Milan is also known as the city which truly enjoys worldly pleasures: shopping, football, opera, and nightlife. The city remains the marketing center of Italian fashion where fashion aficionados, supermodels and international paparazzi arrive twice a year for its spring and autumn fairs. Our sightseeing tour will include the best of Milan – Piazza Duomo, gallery Vittorio Emanuele, La Scala and Castello Sfarcesco. Afterwards, we will have free time for shopping in Milano city center. In the evening we will transfer to Modena. Dinner will be served at the hotel, followed by an overnight stay there.
Day 6 - Modena - Pisa – Siena ( 330 km, 4 hours 30 minutes)
After breakfast we will drive to Pisa where we will visit Piazza dei Miracoli where the four most important attractions of the city are located: Baptistry, a large, round Romanesque dome with many sculptured decorations such as Arabic-styled floor, a pulpit by Nicola Pisano and a fine octagonal front. Next, we will visit Compo Santo Monumentale, a huge cemetery building with lots of interesting art-pieces including a collection of ancient Roman sarcophagi and splendid Medieval frescoes. The next attraction will be Duomo di Pisa, a splendid cathedral which contains artwork by Giambologna, Della Robbia and other major artists constructed in Romanesque style with double aisles and a beautiful cupola. Finally, naturally, we will head for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, a structure which was originally conceived as the cathedral's bell tower. Its construction began in the twelve century but the tower started leaning soon afterwards due to subsidence of the ground underneath its base. A project to keep the tower from leaning even more and eventually tipping over was finally successful in 2001. Since then, the tower has been re-opened for those wishing to climb it. After Pisa sightseeing we will continue our trip to Siena, a medieval city in the region of Tuscany. There we will see the most important highlights such as: Piazza Del Campo, a unique shell- shaped piazza in the very centre of the city, followed by: Palazzo Pubblico, Siena’s City Hall, Palazzo Comunale and Torre del Mangia. Our dinner in the city centre will give you a unique opportunity to try splendid Italian pizza. Then, we will stay overnight in Siena.
Day 7 - Siena - Florence - Bologna ( 200 km, 3 hours)
The day will begin with breakfast and departure from Siena to Florence where you will be able to see the following tourist highlights: Ponte Vecchio (the Old Bridge), the only bridge across the Arno River in Florence until 1218; Piazza della Signoria, the most important symbol of Florentine Republic which has been the center of political life in Florence since the fourteenth century with the prominent Palazzo Vecchio overlooking the square; Santa Croce church with frescoes depicting on one of the walls a well know scene of the Last Supper and St. Mary’s Catherdal, a magnificent Renaissance dome designed by Filippo Brunellesch. After visiting Florence we will drive to Bologna where we will head for the city centre with its most important highlights such as the amazing Maggiore Square which is the heart of Bologna and the centre of religious and civil life of this city and is enormously famous for the Fontana di Nettuno and for the ancient medieval buildings such as Palazzo Comunale (City Hall) , Palazzo dei Bianchi and huge San Petronio Basilica. Afterwards, we will see St. Paul Cathedral and church of St. Francis. Then, we will stay overnight in Bologna.
Day 8 - Bologna - Venice – Udine ( 300 km, 4 hours)
This day will start with breakfast and an early morning transfer to Venice known as the “sinking city” recognized as one of the most beautiful cities in the world with its incredibly romantic scenery, many historic attractions and wonderful, serene canals. Venice was built on a Mediterranean lagoon and is filled with Medieval history and cafes that have not changed since the eighteenth century. In Venice we will take a full day of sightseeing around the city. First, we will take a cruise by vaporetto (water taxi) and we will pass the famous Venetian canals. Then we will visit Saint Mark Square with the most famous city churches and St Mark’s Basilica being one of the best known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture. It lies at the eastern end of Piazza San Marco, adjacent and connected to the Doge's Palace. Due to its opulent design, golden floor mosaics and its status as a symbol of Venetian wealth and power since the eleventh century the building has been nicknamed Chiesa d'Oro which means Church of Gold. After visiting Basilica we will take a walk to the Bridge of Sighs - the name of it was given by Lord Byron as a translation from the Italian "Ponte dei sospiri" in the nineteenth century. It came from a belief that prisoners would sigh at their final view of beautiful Venice through the window before being taken down to their cells. After Venice City-tour we will transfer for dinner and an overnight stay in Udine.
Day 9 - Udine – Salzburg (320 km, 4 hours 30 minutes)
This day will start with breakfast and departure to Salzburg. We will drive to the city centre of Salzburg, one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities in Austria. We will take a walk around the Old town which in 1996 was included in the UNESCO world Cultural Heritage List. In the afternoon, we will continue our tour and see Archbishop’s Garden and Palace Mirabell, Abbey of St. Peter, the Cathedral of Saint Rupert, Residenzplatz and Mozart’s monument. At the end, we will take a walk at Getreidegasse, the oldest and the most charming street in the city. Afterwards, you will receive for dinner and leasure in the Old Town, followed by a transfer to the hotel and an overnight stay in Salzburg.
Day 10 – Salzburg - Munich Airport (150km, 2 hours)
The day will be devoted to breakfast at the hotel, check-out and transfer to Munich Airport according to your flight schedule.
- sightseeing according to the program
- Platinum class coach transport during all trip (bar, air conditioning, toilet, DVD, on board service)
- cold and hot drinks and snacks in the bus
- 9 nights (hotels 3/4/5 stars),
- 9 breakfasts and 9 dinners – big variety of food, different types of meals ( non – vegetarian, vegetarian, halal, kosher ect,)
- departure and airport pick ups
- professional tour guide system
- English speaking tour leader
- local guides service
- entrance fees
Traveling by Platinum Couch Transport Unique interior, friendly service, maximum comfort on board and complete safety. Our coaches are equipped with high-tech solutions designed to make your travel more attractive. There are only 30 seats in a 15-meter long bus. The on-board kitchen is fully equipped with a coffee machine, professional coffee grinder, drink refrigerator, wine cooler, ice crusher, two ovens, a microwave-oven as well as a water-heater. Our exclusive new Scania coaches are driven by experienced, competent drivers, who drive perfectly and safely along the crowded city streets and throughout all the European countries.
Traveling By Royal Class Transportation This fleet includes only new coaches supplied by SETRA, SCANIA, Van Hool and VDL. They offer 51, 54, 64 or 78 seats and are fitted with: air-conditioning, DVD, CD, WC, a mini-bar, a refrigerator, comfortable reclining and sliding seats with safety belts. We also offer a professional sound system, WI-FI at the customer’s request. The distance between the seats is at least 96 cm.