Stretching through 25 connecting 17th & 18th century canal houses, Pulitzer Amsterdam is a unique blend of traditional and modern Dutch craftmanship hidden amongst the city’s iconic canals. Inspired by the rich history of the Golden Age canal houses in which the hotel is housed, the décor is modern and comfortable but unmistakably Dutch, making you feel at the same time at home and immersed in the city’s culture.
ACTIVITIES in AMSTEDAM, NETHERLANDS
Explore Amsterdam’s streets with your local guide and learn about the city’s highlights and hidden gems.
By the end of your tour, you will be able to navigate Amsterdam on your own with the perspective of a local!
Step aboard this floating monument and enjoy all of the amenities available during your private canal cruise. Board your fully renovated and well-maintained boat, while preserving the fleet’s historical character. With a minibar for a variety of ice-cold drinks on board, an integrated heating system for colder days, and double glass to prevent foggy windows during rainy weather!
Once you’ve reserved a table for a private dinner tour, you can choose from a number of restaurants. You select one restaurant for your starter and another for your main course, and depending on how many courses you want, you can add more restaurants to your list. Once onboard, the menus from the selected restaurants are placed on the table so that you can easily order your favorite dish a la carte. There’s no need to choose your dishes ahead of time!
Being a member of Leading Hotels of the World and Swiss Deluxe Hotels, the Baur au Lac meets the highest standards. Opened in 1844 by hotel pioneer Johannes Baur, the Baur au Lac has been setting standards for travellers from all over the world for over one and a half centuries. Empress Sissi stayed here, as did Audrey Hepburn and other great divas of film history. Even today, the most celebrated artists and high-ranking politicians of our time appreciate the proven and renowned Baur au Lac service.
THE NAME STANDS FOR TRADITION THROUGH INNOVATION FOR OVER 175 YEARS.
Located in the heart of Zurich in the middle of its own park, the historic 5-star hotel welcomes you with a magnificent view of Lake Zurich and the Alps. Its unique, privileged location, stylish rooms & suites, award-winning gastronomy and incomparable Baur au Lac service delight guests from all over the world. The Baur au Lac has set the standard in the Swiss luxury hotel industry from the very beginning and still enjoys the reputation as one of the best hotels in the world.
ACTIVITIES in ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Take a tuk tuk around Zurich with a private local guide, stopping to admire the Grossmünster and Fraumünster churches, as well as the castle-like Landesmuseum. Take a look inside the Im Viadukt indoor market. Then, float down the Limmatquai and venture off the beaten path to catch a glimpse of local life in the vibrant District 5.
You’ll pass by Zurich University’s grand buildings and the bustling Grossmünsterplatz and Bellevue. Pass by architectural marvels such as the Prime Tower and the Freitag Tower, as well as the famous market hall Im Viadukt and Zürich train station, Switzerland’s largest. Drive through Zurich’s vibrant neighborhoods and learn more about local life as you explore lively District 5 after a whistle-stop tour of all the city’s central attractions.
Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland, with attractions around every corner. Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel and embark on a 2-hour historical walking tour of Zurich’s highlights. After that you will be greeted by the driver-guide who will take you to Bürkliplatz for a relaxing journey on Lake Zurich during a Ferry boat trip
A short 54-minute journey on the lake, but full of heavenly Zurich scenery with the Swiss Alps in the background
The guide will meet you at Horgen again to take you to Adliswil. The only aerial cable car in Zurich Canton – Adliswil-Felsenegg – takes you to the upper station of Felsenegg hill, which offers panoramic views of the entire city. After an hour, you will descend, and your day of exploration will conclude with a private drop off at the original meeting point in Zurich City.
When it was built in 1898, this remarkable property was named “Grand Hotel Plinius”; the engineer Giuseppe Salvioni drew the original project whilst the young architect Federico Frigerio designed the magnificent decoration of the top floor.
A majestic palace on the lakefront, featuring the Belle Epoque style and modern comforts, made it stand out amongst the other hotels in the city.
Como was slowly discovering its call for tourism, but sadly the two World Wars took place and the hotel closed and re-opened several times. It underwent renovation and was taken over by different owners. In 1992 the name changed to “Palace Hotel” and increased its room capacity by adding the adjacent wing – the Pianella – and also opened the Congress Centre. Since 2005 the hotel is managed by the renowned group of Villa d’Este.
Today, the two styles of the Palace Hotel perfectly combine past and present, with a glance into the future.
ACTIVITIES in COMO, ITALY
Since Roman times, Lake Como has been a popular retreat for aristocrats and the wealthy, and it has many artistic and cultural gems. Famous people have or have had homes on Lake Como’s shores, which is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful lakes.
Foreigners enjoy the Dolce Vita on the lake by partaking in simple pleasures that we often take for granted, such as a cappuccino, an aperitivo in the piazza or on a terrace overlooking the lake, or a cooking class with a local chef, health coach, and food writer.
The lesson is held at Paola’s home so that you can truly understand Italian culture and food passion. You can experience Italian hospitality. The lesson will include a “stuzzicante” and a rich prosecco aperitif. Hands-on cooking class preparing a first, second, and dessert of your choice based on your dietary restrictions. A brief discussion of the origins and nutritional properties of each food will also be included. You can enjoy the food prepared with red or white wine after the lesson. Water and digestive enzymes are included.
Lake Como is among the most scenic of Italy’s northern lakes, lined with historic villas and gardens. With this private boat tour and my favorite Captain, admire sights that are inaccessible by ferry or car and enjoy the flexibility of a private experience.
Set off from Como to cruise past Villa del Balbianello and Villa Carlotta, snap photos of Tremezzo and stop in Bellagio for lunch and shopping and get a glimpse of the lake’s island and waterfall.
A Magical Day!
teeped in history and culture, Venice has a magic about it that enchants all visitors who choose to stay in this incredible place, which is almost frozen in time and overflowing with beauty of every kind.
Enhance the magic of your visit with a stay at the Baglioni Hotel in Venice, one of the top-rated 5-star hotels in Venice. Choose from a wide range of romantic rooms and prestigious suites furnished by Baglioni Hotels in the lush Venetian style.
ACTIVITIES VENICE, ITALY
Consume like a true Venetian. A private food and wine tour, just like the locals.
A Bacaro tour, according to Venetians, is much more than just eating and drinking; it is a kind of ritual. Bacari are more than just wine bars; they are places where locals go to socialize, relax, and have fun. This tour is a complete immersion into this local ‘philosophy,’ and it is a must-do if you want to discover the most authentic Venice.
The tour will conclude in ‘Campo dell’Erbaria,’ a lively little square near the Rialto bridge on the Market side, a place rich in history and other interesting things to visit after the tour.
Meet your local guide near the fountain in Campo San Giacomo di Rialto.
Visit the Doge’s Palace, Marco Polo’s house, Campo San Francesco della Vigna, and other city landmarks and must-sees. Your local host will take you to the main attractions in town so you can get a good sense of what makes Venice so special.
Hidden Gems along the Way
Along the way, your local host will show you hidden treasures only the locals know about. Learn about the city from a different perspective, the local way, and discover places and stories that few tourists see.
Storytelling with Magic
Every landmark and every stop has a story to tell.
Prepare to hear incredible stories, unique insights, and fun facts only a knowledgeable local would know!
Follow your host to one of their favorite restaurants for a snack or a drink popular among locals. Take a break and chat with your new local friend to get answers to all of your travel questions.
A hands-on, entertaining experience for the entire family. Today you will have the opportunity to row a gondola and learn about the unique profession of a gondolier. Row through Venice’s narrow canals while learning about Venetian history and culture.
Gondola rides are unquestionably one of Venice’s most iconic attractions. However, it is not the only way to experience Venice. If you have a full day or more in Venice, combine it with our Original Venice Walk. You’ll get to see the best of Venice that way. You’ll also learn why it’s known by so many different names. Mask City, Bridge City, Canal City, Floating City, La Serenissima... and more.
You will be in the very centre, just minutes from the monuments that make it the world’s most unique city.
You will walk step by step through history in the rooms of our thirteenth century mansion, the place where Dante Alighieri fell madly in love with his sweetheart Beatrice, while enjoying the best amenities and services that a four-star hotel can offer today
Specialties from Tuscany, Stanley Tucci’s Secret Wine Window, and so much more.
Watch the sun set over the horizon while dining at the city’s best restaurants and wine bars. On this sumptuous night out on the town, witness Florence as the sun sets and the lights come on. On Florence’s most popular food tour, discover what makes our rich culture and cuisine so unique.
Our knowledgeable guide will meet you at a predetermined meeting point. You will walk through Florence’s historical center and learn about its 2000-year history. We’ll trace its Roman origins, travel through the Middle Ages, and arrive at the Renaissance, a social revolutionary phenomenon. We’ll learn why it all started in Florence and what it means. We’ll walk past world-famous landmarks like the Santa Maria del Fiore church and its dome, Repubblica square, Signoria square, Uffizi square, and the Ponte Vecchio bridge.
Florence: the spectacular capital of the Tuscany region, is a stunning medieval city divided by the River and is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world with its abundance of palaces, churches, and museums filled with masterful paintings and sculptures. Florence is justifiably called “the capital of arts”. The city conveys a plethora of emotions and sensations to all visitors: scents, flavors, and works of art stimulate the senses step by step and are imprinted on the memory. Florence is an open-air museum surrounded by beautiful hills that houses some of Italy’s most valuable treasures, including the Cathedral with its magnificent Dome designed by Brunelleschi, Giotto’s Campanile, the Uffizi Gallery, and much, much more.
Gallerie Degli Uffizi: The Uffizi Gallery, located in Florence’s Historic Center, is a treasure trove of many of Italy’s greatest artistic masterpieces. This magnificent complex houses some of the world’s most beautiful Renaissance and 1300s works. It is one of the world’s most famous and visited museums, known for its priceless collections of paintings and ancient statues. A stroll through the Gallery’s grand halls reveals marvel after marvel: classical sculptures, tapestries, furnishings, and, most notably, “miracles” in painting. Visitors can gawk at Gentile da Fabriano’s Adoration of the Magi, Cimabue’s Santa Trinita Maestà, Giotto’s Ognissanti Madonna, Botticelli’s Primavera and Venus, and Leonardo’s Adoration of the Magi, among other works.
Galleria dell’Accademia: This is a must-see for anyone visiting Florence because it houses Michelangelo’s “David,” which was sculpted between 1501-1504 to be an outside decoration of the Cathedral of Florence. Instead, it became a symbol of the Florentine State’s commitment to freedom and independence, as well as a symbol of the Medici’s defeat in 1494. It still personifies energy, vigor, and courage, representing humanity’s struggle for survival. His anatomy, which was later reproduced by Michelangelo’s contemporaries, was meticulously depicted as a result of the great artist’s extensive research. Nowadays, the Accademia Gallery houses not only the “David”, there are four statues of the Slaves commissioned by pope Julius II as a decoration of his grave, these statues are known as “The Prisoners”.
Climb Florence Duomo’s dome and gain access to its bell tower. The orange-brick cupola of the cathedral, also known as Brunelleschi’s Dome, is an iconic Florence sight rising above the city’s rooftops. When you reach the dome, take in the views and listen to a local guide tell you about the cathedral and the city. Florence Cathedral Dome Tour with Museum Admission A guide will tell you about the cathedral’s history. Ascend 463 steps for a panoramic view of the city. Admire Giorgio Vasari’s The Last Judgement fresco. Visit the bell tower at your leisure.
Stretching through 25 connecting 17th & 18th century canal houses, Pulitzer Amsterdam is a unique blend of traditional and modern Dutch craftmanship hidden amongst the city’s iconic canals. Inspired by the rich history of the Golden Age canal houses in which the hotel is housed, the décor is modern and comfortable but unmistakably Dutch, making you feel at the same time at home and immersed in the city’s culture
ACTIVITIES on your way to AMSTERDAM
Check out of your hotel in Florence, and go Grape Stomping at a Tuscan Farmhouse before hitting the airport to return to Amsterdam for an overnight. The next morning you will return home.
A half-day grape stomping tour from Florence immerses you in Tuscan tradition. Private transportation will be provided to transport you from your hotel to a winery in the Chianti hills. There, you’ll learn about the history of winemaking as well as current practices.
After feasting on locally grown grapes, refuel with a homemade lunch and wine tasting before your driver takes you to the airport.
Perfect way to end a perfect journey!