Italy, Netherlands & Vatican City - 12 days @ ₹ 1,39,995/-

The Italians and the Dutch have contributed significantly to the world of architecture since as early as the 15th century. Today, the cities here are the site for Renaissance, Baroque and Modern architecture. Explore the rich heritage of cities in Italy and explore beautiful contemporary building in the Netherlands.

Take guided walking tours and train rides on trams and subways and delight in visiting the Old Church and Jewish quarters, the Royal Palaces, the Vatican, and a lot more!


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Tour Departure Dates*: 23rd March - 3rd April 2016

Tour Origin / Cessation: Ex Bangalore. Alternate options: Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai & Kochi. Prices may vary marginally as per airline policy

Cities: Florence, Venice, Amsterdam, Rotterdam & Vatican City

Registration Deadline: 28th January 2016. After this, prices will increase by ₹ 5,000/- per person

Inclusions: Flights, 3 star Accommodation with breakfast (Twin / Triple Sharing and Multi Bed rooms in Florence), Transport within each city, High Speed trains between cities, Flights between Italy & Netherlands, Meetings (Architects, Designers, Universities), Accompanying Italian Professional Architect

Exclusions: Service Tax @3.625%, Schengen Visa and Insurance fees, Lunch / Dinner, Entry Cost (Museums, Guided Tours, Exhibitions etc.), Any optional visits / Cities not mentioned.

* This tour is confirmed.

ITINERARY: The daily activities included and not limited to that listed below

Day 1: 23rd March - Bangalore-Colombo-Rome

Welcome to the tour! You shall meet up with the tour guide and other participants at Kempegowda international airport, Bangalore at 4:30 pm IST. Short briefing; after check in and immigration, we shall proceed to board the Srilankan Airlines to Rome.

Day 2: 24th March – Rome – Florence

Arrive Rome at 7:55 am. Airport transfer to Roma Termini where we will travel @ 300kmph to Florence. Check in at hostel and be ready to visit modern and contemporary Italian architecture. Stazione Santa Maria Novella (Giovanni Michelucci), Opera House (ABDR associates). Free time for night walks & shopping through the city. (Overnight stay in hostel)

Day 3: 25th March – Florence Optional visit to Pisa

Today we will enjoy the marvellous city centre of Florence, the city of Medici family, and its highlights. Be ready for the city walking tours. Places of visit: Santa Maria Novella Santa Maria del Fiore Piazza Signoria Palazzo Vecchio Ponte Vecchio David (Michelangelo). (Overnight stay in hostel)

Day 4: 26th March – Venice

Take the morning train to Venice. Check in at hotel, freshen up and get ready for the city walking tour. Canal Grande Rialto bridge San Marco square and tower Basilica di San Marco Palazzo Ducale. Free time for night walks & shopping through the city. (Overnight stay in hotel)

Day 5: 27th March – Venice / Optional Visit to Murano & Burano

Free day to explore Venice or Optional Visit to Murano/ Burano Islands. (Overnight stay in hotel).

Day 6: 28th March – Venice

Walking tour of Venice: Constitution Bridge (Santiago Calatrava). Visit to OpenLab Architettura, Padova. Meeting with faculty of IUAV. Free time for night walks through the city. (Overnight stay in hotel).

Day 7: 29th March - Amsterdam

After early check out, take the flight from Marco Polo Airport to Amsterdam. Airport transfers to hotel and check in.
Walking tour through Old Amsterdam: The Old Church and the Jewish Quarter, Royal Palace, The National Monument, The Red Light District, The Dutch East India Company. Evening free to explore Amsterdam.
(Overnight stay in hotel)

Day 8: 30th March - Amsterdam

Today we will understand the Contemporary Architecture of Amsterdam: we start off with the Concert Hall Tour, Animal Refuge, Arcam, Stedelijk Museum, Nemo Science Museum, The Whale Builing, EYE Dutch Flim Museum, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ. Optional Visits: Anne Frank Museum & Van Gogh Museum. Evening is free to explore Amsterdam. (Overnight stay in hotel)

Day 9: 31st March – Rotterdam

Early Checkout and transfers to Rotterdam. Meeting with Local Architecture Studio and tour of contemporary architecture of Rotterdam: Markthal Quarter, Rotterdam Centraal, Erasmus Bridge, Spijkenisse Library and more.
Evening is free to explore Rotterdam.
(Overnight stay in hotel).

Day 10: 1st April – Rotterdam – Vatican City

After Breakfast, check out of the hotel and go for the meeting with Interior Architecture University or Exhibition Space. Head to the airport in the afternoon to reach Rome. Airport transfer and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11: 2nd April – Vatican City

Today we shall visit the heart of Vatican State: St. Peter's Church, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Head to the airport to board the flight to Colombo. (Overnight Flight)

Day 12: 3rd March – Bangalore

Unwind for a day in Colombo at a 3 star hotel (meals included) and head to the airport. Departure from Colombo at 6:55 p.m. to reach Bangalore at 8:15 pm.
Time to say goodbye to your new friends.

Note: Visits to Government Bodies, Universities and interactions with local designers and architects will be accommodated at their respective convenience during the tour. These will be in addition to the Itinerary above.


To register for the DQLABS Tours, please make a payment of ₹ 5,000/- and email the following details to [email protected]: Your full name, the transaction details / bank challan copy, Tour of your choice and preferred tour date of your choice

Account Holder Name: D Q Labs International

Current Account Number: 0252 0500 4625

Bank: ICICI Bank

Branch: Cox Town, Bangalore

IFSC Code: ICIC0000252

Registration Fee: The registration fee is non refundable and is adjusted towards your tour fee. If for any reason you need to withdraw from a tour, the registration is transferable to another tour of your choice.


  • Italy & Vatican City - 12 days
  • Dep: 18th May and 6th July 2016