Upon arrival at Rome Airport, meet your car and transfer to the hotel. Check in and spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, begin your discovery of ‘the eternal city’ of Rome at your own pace on an extensive hop-on hop bus through the heart of Rome. The tour offers sightseeing routes that cover all the main sights in the city with live commentary. Visit the Trevi fountain to the Colosseum, Rome’s abundant sights rival those of any other city on the planet, in terms of their beauty, historical importance and ability to simply take your breath away. Whether your interests lie in antiquity, architecture, cuisine, culture, religion, shopping or sport, Rome has something to suit all tastes. In the evening walk through the Pantheon, marvel at Michelangelo’s Piazza del Campidoglio and admire the Swiss Guardsmen of Vatican City. Try a ‘proper’ spaghetti allaCarbonara near the Spanish Steps or sit back with a coffee and people-watch in Piazza Novena. Alternatively, if you fancy a break from Rome sightseeing, act like a local and take in a Lazio or Roma match at the Olympic Stadium or opportunity to sample the city’s delicious Italian cuisine in the quaint part of town, known as Trastevere, which is full of small local restaurants. Overnight at the hotel
After Breakfast, Leave the hustle and bustle of Rome behind as you set off into the countryside by luxury coach on this guided full-day trip to Tivoli, a historic town lying east of Rome in the breathtaking Monti Tiburtini hills. And start your discovery by visiting the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Villa d’Este and Hadrian’s Villa, on a guided full-day trip to Tivoli from Rome. Tivoli boasts a fresher climate than its busy city neighbour, and has been favoured since ancient times as a popular summer retreat for wealthy Romans. Tivoli’s top attractions are undoubtedly the magnificent and historical Villa d’Este and Hadrian’s Villa (Villa Adriana). Follow your guide through Villa d’Este, a former Benedictine convent considered to be one of the most enchanting villas of the late Renaissance period. Hear intriguing stories from your guide about how the building was created as a lavish home for the son of Lucretia Borgia, a scandalous Italian duchess who created much drama in 15th-century Italy. Marvel at the famous Fountain of Neptune as you stroll through the villa’s stunning gardens, featuring impressive waterfalls, centenary trees and more than 500 fountains and head to Hadrian’s Villa for a 1.5-hour guided walking tour. This villa belonged to the 2nd-century Emperor Hadrian, who sought a modest holiday home as a lasting tribute to his lover. You’ll learn interesting Renaissance history, discover awe-inspiring archaeological ruins and admire elaborate gardens and dazzling fountains on a trip that’s sure to be as memorable as it is captivating. Overnight at hotel.
After Breakfast early in the morning leave Rome by latest-generation High Speed train to set into the Italy’s economic engine room Milan, home to Italy's stock market and business centres. This stylish city is also the world's design capital and rivals Paris as a leading fashion centre. Upon arrival in Milan meet your car and transfer to the hotel. Begin your discovery of Milan with a city Hop on Hop off tour conducted on bus. The Milan tour offers sightseeing routes that cover all the main sights in the city with live commentary. Highlights include the Sforza castle with its magnificent architecture, castle museums and Sant Ambrogia church was consecrated by St. Ambrose in 387 AD. Rebuilt in the 11th century, it became the model for all Lombard Romanesque churches. You will have the opportunity to view the world famous The Royal Palace is one of the most beautiful architectures of the Milanese 18th century. It was the home of the Visconti and of the Sforza families in the past and later, residence of the Spanish and of the Austrian governors. Continue on to Fashion District - Via Montenapoleoneis a high-class shopping district in the centre of the Italian city of Milan, characterised by the presence of numerous boutiques and related retail outlets which represent most of the world’s major fashion houses or you the option of Cross the border from Italy to Switzerland and shop till you drop at Fox town outlets, on this afternoon shopping tour from Milan. With over 130 stores to choose from, you'll enjoy discounts between 30-70% off the recommended retail price. Shop to your heart's content at factory prices for designer brands including: Gucci, Prada, Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Trussardi, Adidas and Nike. After engaging in some serious retail therapy, head for the beauty centre for some pampering. Alternatively there are numerous bars to explore or try your luck at the Grand Casino Admiral - all this under one roof. Overnight at hotel in Milan.
After Breakfast, Explore the beauty and glory of Venice on a day trip from Milan, with its singing gondoliers, exotic architecture and mysterious canals; Venice has been a fabled holiday destination for centuries. See this legendary city for yourself as you take in the sites by boat and on foot, exploring the maze of canals and laneways until you arrive at the incomparable St. Mark's Square. While in Venice you'll enjoy a boat trip on the Venice lagoon and take a two-hour guided walking tour. As you stroll, your guide will point out the significant buildings and monuments you'll pass. After stopping for lunch and some people watching, the afternoon is free for you to set off on your own Venetian adventure, exploring tucked-away medieval streets before transferring by boat and coach back to Milan.
After breakfast say goodbye to Milan and take your private transfer to the airport.
Thank you for arranging a fantastic tour of India!
Thank you for arranging a fantastic tour of India for us. You have always looked after our travel needs very well, but you clearly have a great knowledge and expertise when it comes to touring India and we definitely benefited from this.
We were very well looked after by our driver Bhagwan who was with us till arrival and made sure we were looked after the whole time until our departure. He was a very safe and good driver and a wealth of information during the tour. The hotels we were booked into and the attractions we visited were all first class.
We of course took many photos, but I attach one which is particularly good. It is of us having an elephant ride in Thekkady, just before the elephant squirted me with water.
We would have no hesitation in recommending that our friends contact you to arrange their next holiday in India, and would love to get back again as soon as we can.
Thank you for arranging a fantastic tour of India!
Thank you for arranging a fantastic tour of India for us. You have always looked after our travel needs very well, but you clearly have a great knowledge and expertise when it comes to touring India and we definitely benefited from this....more
We certainly enjoyed our trip to “Incredible” India. The people, as well as the historical, cultural and geographical aspects of the country, exceeded our expectations. We felt that the itinerary you put together for us, while touching on many of the highlights in India, also provided us with plenty of variety.
The food and hotels, for the most part, were very good to excellent. The only exception was in Varanasi. The drivers were amazing! We would also like to acknowledge our guide, Srivastav in Varanasi as well as Ramesh, the local representative there. They were exceptional.
The overall tour was excellent: a once in a lifetime experience!
Dalcolm Ferran, Vancouver, Canada ,
We certainly enjoyed our trip to “Incredible” India. The people, as well as the historical, cultural and geographical aspects of the country, exceeded our expectations. We felt that the itinerary you put together for us,...more
Based upon the advice of a local associate, we selected MECH Journeys to assist us with some complex aspects of our planned 2015 trip to India. Devender Dimri looked at our proposed itinerary, made suggestions, determined costs, and made bookings after consulting with us, hence almost every detail was handled well before we left Canada.
Shortly after our arrival in Delhi, Devender and Prakeet made a special trip from their downtown offices to our hotel (the 4 Points Airport Sheraton) during Delhi rush hour, just to meet us and go over our Itinerary. They also provided us with 24 hour phone numbers in case we needed any assistance over the course of our 2 months in India.
As we travelled, a driver was on-hand to meet us at Rajeev Gandhi Arpt. in Hyderabad even though the flight was hours late. Several days later we were able to effortlessly board the train from Jabalpur to Agra because Devender and Prakeet had explained the train system to us in some detail. About three weeks later, on the road from Udaipur to Bhuj, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a call from Devender confirming that everything was going smoothly, that the car and driver were appropriate to our needs, and to once again assure us that he was available to assist us 24 hours a day throughout our trip.
I wish to thank MECH Journeys for all of their assistance, and to assure them that I will definitely use their services for future trips to India.
Victoria, British Columbia
Based upon the advice of a local associate, we selected MECH Journeys to assist us with some complex aspects of our planned 2015 trip to India. Devender Dimri looked at our proposed itinerary, made suggestions,...more
Hello, just want to thank you for your great planning. Hong Kong Shangri la was an amazing hotel. The service was fantastic. We upgraded to a fabulous room with a great view overlooking the harbour. Also our seats on the plane were excellent. Our guides and drivers meeting us here were invaluable as we couldn't have done it without them.
Dinner cruise in Ho Chi Minh was fun. The guide company you use is very good.
Once again thanks to your Mech team for making our holiday a memorable one.
Hello, just want to thank you for your great planning. Hong Kong Shangri la was an amazing hotel. The service was fantastic. We upgraded to a fabulous room with a great view overlooking the harbour....more
This tour was my first group tour and what a great way to start. Pete, our guide, was fantastic making sure we were all happy and comfortable at all times. His passion for the country and his people was very evident and he had a vast knowledge of his country. There was a good mix of activities visiting ruins, swimming in the Mediterranean Sea and exploring Cappadocia. The accommodation was great too. I felt completely safe at all times. Turkey is a beautiful country and I highly recommend this tour. Thanks Mech journeys for this wonderful and memorable tour
This tour was my first group tour and what a great way to start. Pete, our guide, was fantastic making sure we were all happy and comfortable at all times. His passion for the country and his people was very evident and he had a vast knowledge of his country....more