G.D.GOENKA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

TOUR TO ITALY

NOVEMBER 2013

Day 1: 7th November 2013 Mumbai  – Milan

We have left from the school and boarded our Train to Mumbai for the First Leg of the tour.

We will reach Mumbai Central Station at 1 pm and board our bus for city tour of Mumbai and Lunch at Mac Donalds Restaurant

In the evening we reached the airport at 6 pm and boarded our flight to Dubai

We reached Dubai at 12.15 am local time and changed our flight to Milan

Groupwith Parents before departure

 

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Day 2: 8th November 2013 Milan sightseeing

We reached  Milan at 7.45 am and transferred to our beautiful Beautiful Hotel Holiday Inn where we got an early check in

We refreshed and then left for an Indian Lunch at Shree Ganesh Indian restaurant and had Lunch consisting of Chola Masala, Alu Palak, Dal fry and nan

We then went to the castle for sightseeing of Milan where our guide explained in details about the Castle. We also saw the unfinished sculptor of Micheal Angelo in the museum

We then walked through the squares of Milan to the Galeria and the Church of Milan

We then had a delicious Indian Dinner and are now back in the hotel

         

               Group Outside Milan Castle                           Inside the Unfinished work of Micheal Angelo

Milan Church at night

Day 2: 9th November 2013 Milan to Padova

We have just now got up at 6.30 am and are preparing ourselves for Breakfast and the beautiful trip to Padova. We started for Padova at 9 am and reach by 1 pm and had a most delicious Indian Lunch consisting of Mattur Paneer, Chole Masala and Kadi Pakoda and then had fruit custard.

We the went for sightseeing of Padova with a visit to the magnificent St Anthony's Church where the tomb of St Anthony is. We the roamed through the streets of Padova and saw the university of Padova. We then had our diiner consisting of Pasta, Dal tadka, Kofta etc

and have checked into our beautiful hotel CROWN PLAZA

 

Group in the centre of PADOVA

 

Day 3: 10th November 2013 VENICE

Today we got up early and went to the Tronchetto jetty to take the motor boat to VENICE. We reached this beautiful town and went for shopping. We then had a guided tour of the city seeing the St Marks square and the Glass factory and the Grande Canal

We then had a fantastic Gondola ride in the waterways of Venice. We then had a fantastic Italian Lunch consisting of Pasta and Pizza with Coke.

We then took the boat back to Padova and then boarded our busses for Florence. We reached florence and had an Indian dinner and then checked into our hotel IDEA

At 10.30 we went to sleep

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On the Boat to Venice

St Marks Square - Venice

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THE GONDOLA RIDES

 

 

  

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Day 4: 11th November 2013 Florence

We got up at 6.30 am and are now having our breakfast. We went for sightseeing of Florence. It was a very Rainy and cold day and all of us were shivering in the cold but we just made it for the sightseeing of Florence. We then went to Pisa where we had a bit of sun and enjoyed our photo sessions at the Pisa tower

We then headed for Rome where we have just checked in to our lovely hotel Holiday Inn

G D GOENKA SCHOOL SURAT

G.D.GOENKA STUDENTS AT THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA 

g d goenka pisa

Panoramic View of Pisa

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Day 5: 12th November 2013 ROME - POMPEII - ROME

We got our wake up call at 6 am and then went for breakfast at 7.30 am and left for Pompeii at 8 am.

 

Reached Pompeii at 11.30 am and went for sightseeing of the ruined city of Pompeii gided by our guide

He explained how the city was destroyed by the Volcano Vesuvious in 78 AD. We saw for ourselves first hand the destruction of the city

 

We then had an italian lunch and went to Naples for a photo stop and then returned to ROME

 

We had an Indian dinner in Rome and have just returned to the hotel.

    

GROUP AT POMPEII - IN THE BACKGROUND IS MOUNT VESUVIOUS

Panoramic View of the Pompeii Ruins

Day 6: 13th November 2013 Rome sightseeing

Our Wake up call is 6 am. We had our breakfast at 7.30 am and left to see the Collosuem at 8 am. We saw the colloseum from Inside and our guide explained about the Galdiators and the animal fights inside the colloseum

We then visited the Roman Forum and saw the tomb of Julius Ceaser.

We then had an Italian lunch

After lunch we visited the Trevi's Fountain, the Nova Piaza square and the Spanish steps

We then had an Indian Dinner and then are back in hotel.

Having an Italian Lunch outside the Colloseum

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Day 7: 14th November 2013 Rome sightseeing - Dubai

We got up and had our breakfast at 7.30 am and then left to see the Vatican City. We first entered the Museums of Vatican and then went inside the lovely SISTINE CHAPPEL where we saw the paintings of Micheal Angelo on the ceilings.

We then visited the St Peters Church where we saw the Magnificent PEITA by Micheal Angelo

We then had an Italian Lunch and went to a shopping Mall near the airport

 

We were dropped off at the airport at 6 pm and took our flight to Dubai at 8.30 pm

 

Day 8: 15th November 2013 Dubai

 

We reached Dubai before time at 4.45 am and then had an Indian breakfast at Kamaths Restaurant.

 

We then checked into our Beautiful hotel NOVOTEL at the world trade centre

 

We went for a  DESERT SAFARI at 3 pm and had a Fantastic time. We did Dune Bashing and had great fun. In the end we had a Tanura dance program followed by Dinner in the Desert. We have now returned to Hotel.

 

 

ON THE SAND DUNES IN DUBAI

 

 

Day 9: 16th November 2013 Dubai - Mumbai

 

We have all got up and then after breakfast we will go for a City tour and then shop at the Dubai Mall. In the night we will take the flight to Mumbai EK 500 and land in Mumbai at 2.50 pm

 

We will take the Bandra Surat Express to Surat at 06.50 and aarive in Surat at 11.10 am and then transfer to school by bus. We should be in the school by 11.30 - 11.45 am. Please collect all your children from school at this time.

TOUR ENDS. HOME SWEET HOME

 

Group at Milan Castle

 

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ALL THE CHILDREN ARE SAFE AND HEALTHY

 

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