Day 07 – September 17 – NICE – TURIN
Today drive to Nice and visit the famous Fragounad perfume factory. Enjoy the scenic view as we traverse this relaxing city until we reach Turin. In Turin we will have a tour where we will see Piazza San Carlo, Po Street, and Mount of the Capuchin Monks, see the 17th century Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace) and the 16th century Baroque Church of San Lorenzo. Visit also to Piazza San Carlo, one of the grandest squares in Italy. Visit The Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation which contains an icon painted in the 5th century, Various Popes have recognized the sanctuary, especially Pope Pius X, who elevated the sanctuary to a pontifical basilica. Our Lady of Consolation inspired the founder of the Consolata Missionaries. We will also visit places associated with Don Bosco in Valdocco, including the church that houses the remains of St. John Bosco, the Basilica of Our Lady of Help of Christians, the Pinardi Chapel (the first oratory St. Bosco built), the Church of St.Francis of Sales, Don Bosco’s living quarters. Dinner and overnight in Turin hotel. (B D)
Day 08 – September 18 – TURIN – MILAN
After breakfast drive to Milan and visit Duomo di Milano, one of the largest and most surprising in the world. After enjoying the impressive Duomo, head to the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuelle II, one of the world’s most magnificent shopping arcades in the world. Leave the Galleria on the opposite side from where you came in, and you will reach the Piazza de la Scala, which is a very lively square. The piazza houses Milan’s opera house called La Scala. Enjoy the rest of your free day. Dinner and overnight in Milan.
Day 09 – September 19 – MILAN – LIECHTENSTEIN – MUNICH
Landlocked in between the countries of Switzerland and Austria, the German-speaking, miniscule principality of Liechtenstein is one of Europe’s little-known treasures. Largely alpine, it is a winter-sports destination of increasing popularity but most of its considerable wealth comes from banking and its standing as an international tax haven.
Just 25 km (15.5 miles) long from north to south, the tiny state’s biggest town is Schaan, but quaint little Vaduz is the capital and this is where all visitors head. It is a micro-city of immense charm, with a photogenic jumble of medieval, Gothic and Baroque architecture. Enjoy this city and after lunch continue drive to the Bavarian capital, Munich.
Dinner and overnight.
Day 10 – September 20 – MUNICH
Today you explore the highlights of Munich,the Bavarian Capital, during a sightseeing tour by bus. Explore the historical city center’s most famous churches, monuments and squares, including the OldTown Hall, St Peter’s Church, Viktualienmarkt, Odeonsplatzand the Munich Residenz. The tour continues to the Palace of Nymphenburg, the former summer residence of the Bavarian elector princes and kings with its beautiful and spacious gardens. You will visit the castle and its magnificent interiors as the Baroque Steinerne Saal, the Gallery of Beauties (“Schönheitengalerie”) and you will have a look at the chamber where King Ludwig II was born. Afternoon free time. Overnight in Munich.