Tour Number: 1443753SX
Group Leader: Janet Maher
Requested Departure Date: 6/24/2016
Requested Return Date: 7/8/2016
Requested Departure Gateway: Philadelphia
11 days
From magnificent mountains to crystal-clear lakes to world-class museums, Switzerland and Italy will wow you. Your troop will travel high atop Mount Pilatus in Lucerne, cruise the Venetian canals, and admire the art of Florence and Rome. And you’ll enjoy a special visit to Our Chalet, the oldest of the four WAGGGS Centres, located in the splendid Swiss Alps.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Switzerland

  • Day 2: Zurich • Adelboden

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Travel to Adelboden

  • Day 3: Adelboden

    Visit Our Chalet World Centre

    • Take part in a pinning ceremony 
  • Day 4: Lucerne

    Travel to Lucerne

    Take a tour of Lucerne

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Lion Monument
    • Chapel Bridge
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    Mount Pilatus

    Mount Pilatus

    Venture to the top of Mount Pilatus, the majestic 6,387-foot peak that towers over Lucerne. In the summer, take a boat across Lake Lucerne and then ride the Pilatus cog railway—the steepest in the world—to the top. During other seasons, take a motorcoach to the base and a 45-minute cable car ride to the top, where you’ll enjoy splendid views. (Note: Warm clothes and appropriate shoes recommended.)

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    Swiss Folklore Event

    Swiss Folklore Event

    Opt to join us for a bit of Swiss tradition. You’ll enjoy a delicious meal, including the chance to try fondue—the Swiss National Dish! Afterwards, watch a show, complete with yodeling, traditional dancing, and Alpine horns. Note: Groups traveling from October to mid-April will enjoy Swiss music during their meal instead of the show.

  • Day 5: Venice

    Travel to Venice

  • Day 6: Venice

    Take a guided tour of Venice

    • St. Mark’s Square
    • Grand Canal

    Visit the Doge's Palace

    See a glass-blowing demonstration

  • Day 7: Florence

    Travel to Florence

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Chiesa di Santa Croce

    Visit the Duomo

  • Day 8: Florence

    Participate in a fresco art workshop

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    Pisa

    Pisa

    Journey to Pisa on this half-day excursion. Enjoy a guided tour of the city’s Field of Miracles, where you can snap a picture of the 12th-century Leaning Tower, aslant ever since the third floor was built. This is where Galileo was said to have developed his laws of gravity. Also visit the adjacent cathedral and baptistery, which contain exquisite marble pulpits carved in the Gothic style.

  • Day 9: Assisi • Rome

    Travel to Assisi

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis

    Continue on to Rome

  • Day 10: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    Visit the Sistine Chapel

    Visit St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    Visit the Colosseum

    Visit the Roman Forum

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 11: Depart for home

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Switzerland

  • Day 2: Zurich • Adelboden

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Travel to Adelboden

  • Day 3: Adelboden

    Visit Our Chalet World Centre

    • Take part in a pinning ceremony 
  • Day 4: Lucerne

    Travel to Lucerne

    Take a tour of Lucerne

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Lion Monument
    • Chapel Bridge
    Add This In Depth Excursion
    Mount Pilatus

    Mount Pilatus

    Venture to the top of Mount Pilatus, the majestic 6,387-foot peak that towers over Lucerne. In the summer, take a boat across Lake Lucerne and then ride the Pilatus cog railway—the steepest in the world—to the top. During other seasons, take a motorcoach to the base and a 45-minute cable car ride to the top, where you’ll enjoy splendid views. (Note: Warm clothes and appropriate shoes recommended.)

    Add This In Depth Excursion
    Swiss Folklore Event

    Swiss Folklore Event

    Opt to join us for a bit of Swiss tradition. You’ll enjoy a delicious meal, including the chance to try fondue—the Swiss National Dish! Afterwards, watch a show, complete with yodeling, traditional dancing, and Alpine horns. Note: Groups traveling from October to mid-April will enjoy Swiss music during their meal instead of the show.

  • Day 5: Venice

    Travel to Venice

  • Day 6: Venice

    Take a guided tour of Venice

    • St. Mark’s Square
    • Grand Canal

    Visit the Doge's Palace

    See a glass-blowing demonstration

  • Day 7: Florence

    Travel to Florence

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Chiesa di Santa Croce

    Visit the Duomo

  • Day 8: Florence

    Participate in a fresco art workshop

    Add This In Depth Excursion
    Pisa

    Pisa

    Journey to Pisa on this half-day excursion. Enjoy a guided tour of the city’s Field of Miracles, where you can snap a picture of the 12th-century Leaning Tower, aslant ever since the third floor was built. This is where Galileo was said to have developed his laws of gravity. Also visit the adjacent cathedral and baptistery, which contain exquisite marble pulpits carved in the Gothic style.

  • Day 9: Assisi • Rome

    Travel to Assisi

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis

    Continue on to Rome

  • Day 10: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    Visit the Sistine Chapel

    Visit St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    Visit the Colosseum

    Visit the Roman Forum

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 11: Depart for home

Have questions about this tour?  Give us a call at 800-665-5364

Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip airfare on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    9 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (11 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    European breakfast and dinner daily

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Guided Sightseeing

    4 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed guides (5 with extension); 1 sightseeing tour led by your Tour Director

  • Entrances

    Doges’ Palace; Glass-blowing demonstration; Duomo; Fresco art workshop; Assisi Basilica; Sistine Chapel; St. Peter’s Basilica; Colosseum; Roman Forum; Capri

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—accredited learning

    Our online learning platform engages students in activities before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

Total Price

$5,145
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