The Wilfred Family Europe Trip Italy & Switzerland 2017

July 28th Depart JFK for flight to Rome

July 29th - Private Transfer from Rome Airport to Marcella Royal Hotel

Check in to Hotel. One Triple Room and one Double Room. The Marcella Royal Hotel is a boutique hotel conveniently situated directly on Via Flavia, close to Via XX Settembre, in an affluent and well-to-do district. This privileged and central location means you will be within walking distance of the city`s numerous sights and attractions, including Via Veneto, the Spanish Steps, Via Nazionale, Barberini and so forth. The city`s main public transport hub, Termini Station, is also close by, so arriving at the hotel is easy, as is discovering the city by metro and/or bus, as well as on foot. Carefully decorated and furnished throughout, including all the guest rooms and communal areas, this hotel is like an oasis of tranquillity, right in the heart of the hustle and bustle of Rome. Furthermore, the multilingual staff offer all guests professional and friendly service.

July 30th - Capture the essence of Rome! After a quick shot of espresso and a bit of gelato, grab your camera and take it to the streets for a photoshoot of a lifetime. For many, Rome is their favorite city to photograph with its beautiful architecture, fountains and monuments dating all the way back to ancient times

Imperial Rome Tour : Arrive by coach at Piazza Venezia with its impressive monument dedicated to King Victor Emanuel II and the unknown soldier. Continue by foot to the famous Piazza del Campidoglio designed by Michelangelo from where you will have a fantastic view of the Roman Forum. Your coach will then continue to the Circus Maximus, the Aventino Hill and the Basilica Eudoxiana which contains St Peter in Chains and the beautiful statue of Moses by Michelangelo. The tour will end with a stop and visit of the imposing Colosseum.

July 31st - Private Half-Day Vatican Museums Tour - 3 Hours . Transfer from your hotel by private vehicle with driver to the Vatican museums, one of the most important Museums in the World with masterpieces from the masters of the Renaissance period - among which is the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo. * A change/cancel fee of $50 per person will apply after this tour is confirmed. The tour is completely non-refundable if cancelled within 7 days of arrival. Cancel/change fee of $50 per person apply within 75 days. Tour is 100% non refundable within 7 days of arrival

Aug 1st - Private Transfer - Rome Hotel to Rome Rail Station. First Class ticket to Florence.

Discover the masterpieces of Florence! Beginning during the Renaissance, artists flocked to Florence seeking a supportive environment for their creative endeavors. At present day, this bustling Tuscan capital offers visitors the best of Renaissance era museums, gardens and architecture.

Check into Hotel Cellai - One Triple and one Double Room . Hotel Cellai is located in the heart of the historic center of Florence in an extremely characteristic and lively area within short walking distance of all sites and surrounded by the extraordinary beauty of churches, buildings, shops, and monuments. On entering this charming hotel in Florence, you will immediately sense its special intimate atmosphere that makes you feel like being in your own florentine home. Each detail has been passionately chosen and each room deserves a visit. Hotel Cellai style mixes valuable antiques and original artworks with an unexpected eclectic contemporary twist. The entire House recalls the ancient Palazzi of times past where young European aristocrats lived while discovering the beauty and the artistic mysteries of Italy.

Aug 2nd- Private Florence Walking Tour with Guide plus Academy Entrance - 3 Hours . Your local guide will meet you at the Hotel to take you on a relaxed walking tour of this great city to show you its highlights including: The Duomo, Giotto's Bell Tower, The Baptistery, The Academy of FIne Arts with David by Michaelangelo

Aug 3rd - Train to Venice. Private Transfer to the Hotel Ca Dei Conti Hotel . The Ca` dei Conti is a patrician palace near Piazza San Marco dating back to the 1700s and was long owned by the aristocratic Armenian Sherimann family. It overlooks a small canal near Piazza San Marco and is decorated in typical Venetian elegance with oriental rugs and Murano glass chandeliers.

Aug 4th - Discover Venice Afternoon Walking Tour and Gondola Ride - 2 Hours . This tour includes walking through the area between St Mark`s Square and the Rialto Bridge, passing by La Fenice Theater and the Scala del Bovolo. The tour does not include St Mark`s Square. The tour ends with a 35-Minute gondola ride through the Grand Canal and other minor canals.

Aug 5th - Private Transfer from Hotel To Train station for Journey to Interlaken . Interlaken is a picturesque small city in central Switzerland nestled between two alpine lakes. It is the ideal jump-off point for a variety of activities, including a must-see trip to the Jungfraujoch - the Top of Europe. The Hoheweg is the main street that runs through the center of town and has many interesting shops and the 150-year-old Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel.

Check into Hotel Beausite . One Triple Room and one Double Room . Located on the outskirts of the city center, just over 10 minutes walk from the West Station, and local shops.

Aug 6th & Aug 7th - Interlaken with Optional Day trips to Jung Frau

Aug 8th - Train to Zurich . Overnight in Zurich

Aug 9th - Flight back to JFK

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