Italy, Switzerland, Austria
Elizabeth and I have been traveling to exciting foreign places and sharing them with others since 1967. We have conducted tours to all parts of Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Scandinavia, Iberia, Morocco, South Africa and Zimbabwe, the Orient and the South Pacific. In 1996 we conducted a tour around the world.
This tour of Italy, Switzerland, and Austria takes us to some of the favorite places we have enjoyed -- places known for the history associated with them or for their beauty.
The itinerary below is simply a sketch of the places to be visited. The days, including the travel between cities, are filled with activity.
Sept. 10 - Depart from Atlanta. We will be flying Lufthansa to Zurich.
Sept. 11- Arrive in Zurich, Switzerland. Upon arrival in Zurich we will meet our English-speaking escort, board our private coach, and enjoy brief sightseeing of Zurich. Continue to Lucere for overnight.
Sept. 12 - Full day of sightseeing in Lucerne and the Bernese Oberland. Lucene, one of Switzerland's lovliest cities, is noted for its 14th century wooden Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument.
Sept. 13 - Travel from Lucerne to Innsbruck, Austria. Enjoy a short visit of Innsbruck, the Tyrolean capital of Austria.
Sept. 14 - Travel from Innsbruck to Venice, Italy. We will have time for a short visit of Verona. See the balcony associated with Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the center of the town, and the third largest Roman amphitheatre in the world.
Sept. 15 - Half day of sightseeing in Venice. This beautiful city is situated more than two miles from the mainland on 118 islands connected by many picturesque stone bridges and interlaced by more than 150 canals. Sightseeing hightlights include: Piazza San Marco, Basilica of St. Mark, Doges' Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. Half day at leisure.
Sept. 16 - Travel from Venice to Florence.
Sept. 17 - From the Middle Ages onward, Florence has been the center of Italian intellectural and artistic life. Sightseeing includes the Piazza del Duomo, Piazza Vecchio, the Academy to see Michelangelo's David, Piazza del Signoria, the David, Piazzale Michelangelo. Half day of leisure time. This would be a good time to visit the Uffizi Gallery where every Renaissance master is represented.
Sept. 18 - Travel from Florence to Rome. Rome will be our home for three nights.
Sept. 19-20 - Rome. Rome is a city of beautiful piazzas and sparkling fountains. Our sightseeing will include the Roman Forum, Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Arch of Titus, Arch of Constantine, Mamertine Prison, Appian Way, Catacombs, Vatican City, St. Peter's Square and Church of St. Peter, Museum, Sistine Chapel, Swiss Guard.
There will be opportunity to worship with the Church of Christ in Rome on Sunday. Also some leisure time.
Sept. 21 - Return to Atlanta.
Tour Accommodations and Costs:
Hotels: Our hotels are first class. All transfers, service charges, local taxes,and porterage for one normal size suitcase is included.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner daily at the hotels.
Entrance Fees: All entrance fees for sites on the program are included.
Cost of tour from Atlanta: $4,000.00 per person, double occupancy.
Reservation deposit required immediately: $400.00 per person.
Single supplement: $700.00 per person.
Airport Taxes and Surcharges: The airport taxes and fuel surcharges have increased dramatically. For this tour taxes and fees total $410.00 per person. There are no visa requirements for citizens of the United States. Any changes in these fees will be passed along to the tour member.
Tips for guides, drivers, waiters, porters, etc.: $120.00 per person.
All prices are based on estimated 2009 land rates, airfares, exchange rates in effect on October 30, 2008.
The final payment is due 100 days prior to the departure date. We are setting the date of June 1, 2009 for the final payment.
Reservation Deposit. The reservation deposit is $400 per person. The final payment will be due by June 1, 2009.
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