Multi-Day Tour

Road to Rome with Oberammergau (Preview 2020) (14 days)

Insight Vacations, Inc.

Your Journey Begins To Arrivederci Roma

Valid for Departures: 17 May 2020 - 27 Sep 2020

Road to Rome with Oberammergau (Preview 2020) (14 days)

Day 1

Your Journey Begins

Day 5

Beautiful Burgundy And On To Lucerne

Day 6

Lucerne’s Lake And Lion

Day 7

From Lucerne To Oberammergau

Day 9

Venice And The Magic Of 'la Serenissima'

Day 10

Journey Through Tuscany To Pisa And On To

Day 12

Hilltop Orvieto And The Eternal City Of Rome

Day 13

Papal And Imperial Rome

Day 14

Arrivederci Roma

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Your Journey Begins
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Board your overnight flight to Europe (not included).
Day 2
London, United Kingdom
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Welcome to London. After checking into your hotel, the rest of the day is free to enjoy a city that is famous for its pomp and pageantry. Perhaps relax with a walk of the Serpentine in Hyde Park or window shop in the elegant boutiques of Knightsbridge? Alternatively, stroll along Southbank and see Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye or travel further along the Thames to the iconic Tower Bridge and Tower of London.
Day 3
London, United Kingdom
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Meet your Tour Director at 07:30 and after a warm welcome, transfer to London’s St. Pancras Station to board the high-speed Eurostar. Your comfortable two-hour rail journey takes you via the historic Channel Tunnel to Paris. In the afternoon, join your Tour Director for an orientation, passing the imposing façades of the Louvre. During your time in Paris, see the obelisk in the Place de la Concorde and drive along the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe. Get together for a Welcome Reception and an opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over a pleasant evening of dinner and wine.(Dinner with Wine)
Day 4
Paris, France
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Meet a local foodie for a behind the scenes look into life in Paris. Try some local delicacies in a ptisserie, boulangerie, fromagerie and chocolatier on a gourmet walking tour off the beaten track. The rest of the day is at leisure.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 5
Beautiful Burgundy And On To Lucerne
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Journey through the Burgundy wine region, before passing the Jura Mountains and crossing into Switzerland. Arrive in glorious lakeside Lucerne and choose from a selection of restaurants for your Dine Around Evening.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 6
Lucerne’s Lake And Lion
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Join your Tour Director to see the covered Chapel Bridge and stirring Lion Monument. Embark on an exhilarating journey to the summit of a Swiss mountain where you will meet a Swiss Mountain Ranger to learn about the local wildlife. Admire the panorama of snowcapped peaks, before descending back to terra firma. There is time set aside to shop for fine watches and chocolate in Lucerne.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 7
From Lucerne To Oberammergau
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Start the day with a journey to the heart of the Alps, passing through the Principality of Liechtenstein. See its tiny capital, Vaduz, with its castle located on a hillside overlooking the city. Continue to Oberammergau in time to take your premium seats and witness the world famous Passion Play, re-enacting the passion of Christ. After a break for dinner, the performance continues into the evening.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 8
Innsbruck, Austria
Hotel Gabrielli, Venice None
Head for Innsbruck, where your orientation will show you the 14th century houses of the Old Town, the impressive Imperial Palace and the delightful Golden Roof. Cross the impressive Europa Bridge as you journey south. Continue through the magnificent Dolomites via the Brenner Pass and follow the Adige River through spectacular scenery to glorious Venice, where your hotel puts you right in the heart of the splendour.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 9
Venice And The Magic Of 'la Serenissima'
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(Relaxed Start) Wake up close to St Mark's Square, dominated by its magnificent basilica. Also in the square stands the Campanile and Doge's Palace which is connected to the prisons by the Bridge of Sighs. While here, visit an arts centre to watch one of the few remaining craftsmen blow Venetian glass. Meet a gondolier and learn the about this age old tradition. In your free afternoon, why not try it out for yourself with a gondola serenade through the canals?(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 10
Journey Through Tuscany To Pisa And On To
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Head into the wild Apennines and on to the peaceful landscapes of Tuscany. Stop to see the incredible Leaning Tower of Pisa with a Local Expert, from which Galileo is said to have conducted experiments on velocity and gravity. Also see the splendid cathedral and baptistery, decorated with mosaics and designs in solid marble. The journey then continues to Renaissance Florence.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 11
Florence, Italy
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(Relaxed start) Walk with your Local Expert to the marble-clad cathedral and baptistery, where Ghiberti's 'Gates of Paradise' have been recreated in all their glory. Next stop is Signoria Square, an open-air gallery of Renaissance masterpieces and spend time gazing at statues such as Neptune and David along the front of the Palazzo Vecchio. Take a drive through the Tuscan hills to the home of the Italian Renaissance diplomat and writer, Nicolo Machiavelli including a special opening of his private office where he wrote ‘The Prince ‘. In Machiavelli’s cellar, enjoy a tasting of wines made from the vineyards surrounding the home over a delicious lunch.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch with Wine)
Day 12
Hilltop Orvieto And The Eternal City Of Rome
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Stop in the Umbrian hilltop town of Orvieto; its cathedral is one of Italy's most celebrated buildings. Immerse yourself in the flavours and culture of the region at Zeppelin Restaurant. Join a master chef for a fascinating live cooking demonstration, followed by lunch and a glass of the Orvieto Classico wine - a magical culinary experience! Once in Rome, perhaps start the evening with a ‘passeggiata' (traditional evening stroll).(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch with Wine)
Day 13
Papal And Imperial Rome
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Join a Local Expert for an in-depth visit to the Vatican Museums, full of priceless art collected over the ages by the Popes. In order to avoid the crowds, Insight has arranged special VIP entrance, together with behind-the-scenes access to the Bramante Staircase - a marvel of Renaissance architecture, normally off-limits to the general public. Next, head to the Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo's famous ceiling. Next door in St Peter's Basilica, view another masterpiece by Michelangelo, the Piet, as well as the splendid dome, completed after his death. Cross the River Tiber to see the Colosseum, still echoing with the ghostly cries of gladiatorial combat and overlook the Forum. Later, there is time for last-minute shopping or sightseeing at your leisure. In the evening, enjoy an elegant four-course dinner with unlimited local wine at a Roman restaurant. As you dine, you'll be serenaded with a private performance of popular songs and arias from some of Italy's best-loved operas.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 14
Arrivederci Roma
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Departure transfers arrive at Rome's Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport at 07:00 and 09:30.(Buffet Breakfast)

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Proverbially, all roads lead to Rome. This one includes a gourmet walk through Paris with a foodie, meeting a Swiss Mountain Ranger and the art of Renaissance Florence. Photo: Oberammergau Passion Play 2020

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