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Best of Italy – 8 Days

$ 1,048.00

Italy is well known for its landscape, artistic heritage and stand-out cities – make it an unquestioned protagonist of international tourist destination. This tour combines the best of Italy’s iconic cities like Rome, Florence and Venice; the Tuscany Wine Region.

8 days showcases Rome, Assisi, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Padua, Venice and Montepulciano.

Description

DAY 1 ROME
Welcome to Rome! After meet at the airport your driver, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Moderate: ROME GARDEN or similar
Superior: BETTOJA HOTEL or similar

DAY 2 (B) ROME > ASSISI > SIENA > FLORENCE (B/D)
Departing at 7:15 am from your hotel by a deluxe coach, you will arrive in Assisi, ready to explore, at your own leisure, this tiny town surrounded by walls, built in the Middle Ages. Take your time to visit the basilica of St. Francis, where you will see masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue and, then, have free time for lunch (not included).

Board on the bus to reach Siena, a Unesco World Heritage Site, world-known for the Palio, the historical horse race around the shell-shaped town square: Piazza del Campo. Next, you will continue on to Florence, where you will check in at your hotel before enjoying dinner and a well-earned night of rest.

Moderate: UNAHOTELS VITTORIA FIRENZE or similar
Superior: RAFFAELLO or similar

DAY 3 FLORENCE (B/L)
After breakfast, you will spend the day venturing around beautiful Florence, the “Cradle of Renaissance, where, with the help of Michelangelo, Italian art reached its pinnacle. Based on etruscan-roman origins, the city flourished in the Middle Ages as a free “Comune” and was further refined during the Renaissance. You will be fascinated by the uncountable monuments, churches and buildings as Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly referred to as the Duomo.

On your visit, you will be amazed by its magnificent dome built by Filippo Brunelleschi. Cross a small piazza to see the “Campanile” tower (partly designed by Giotto) and the Baptistery, with its bronze doors where Michelangelo imagined the “Gates of Paradise.” In the heart of the city, you will see Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria (also known as Palazzo Vecchio), and the Basilica of Santa Croce.

Lunch in a typical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce.

Spend the afternoon strolling the cobblestone streets of Florence on your own or take a short trip to Pisa (optional), one of the four main historical Marine Republics of Italy. There, you will tour the Piazza dei Miracoli with the Duomo, Pisa’s symbol “the Leaning Tower” and the Baptistery.

Dinner at leisure, overnight stay in Florence.

DAY 4 FLORENCE > BOLOGNA > PADUA > VENICE (B/D)
After breakfast in Florence, departure to Bologna. There, you will discover the elegant city centre with its “porticos”, it’s shopping streets and so on. From Piazza Malpighi you will walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore (Neptune square and Major square) in the heart of the city, then King Renzo’s Palace; Palazzo Podestà and the basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. Bologna it’s a real gourmet’s heaven…don’t miss a tasty meal at your own leisure!

In the afternoon, continue toward Padova, with Sant’Antonio Basilica: one of the most visited churches by pilgrims of the catholic world.

Later in the afternoon, arrival in Venice: the City of Love, one of the most romantic cities of the whole world and, undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man!

Check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Moderate: DELFINO (MESTRE) or similar
Superior: CARLTON G. CANAL or similar

DAY 5 VENICE (B)
After breakfast, enjoy your private water-taxi transfer to Piazza San Marco, with “Skip the Line” tickets to visit the splendid St.Mark’s Basilica and, after this, check out the most iconic places of the “Floating City”: the Palazzo dei Dogi, symbol of Venice’s glorious past, the legendary “Bridge of Sighs”. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then return to the hotel and overnight.

DAY 6 VENICE > MONTEPULCIANO (TUSCANY WINE REGION) > ROME (B/L)
After breakfast, departure from Piazzale Roma heading to Tuscany, world-known for its landscapes, its churches and castles and its delicious wines.

You will proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich in history and art. Known for its “Nobile” wine, on purchase in local wine houses, Montepulciano also hosts an annual jazz and wine festival every July.

Lunch in a typical restaurant included!!!

After lunch, quick stop to spend some free time. In the evening, you will arrive in Rome to check in into your hotel.

Moderate: ROME GARDEN or similar
Superior: BETTOJA HOTEL or similar

DAY 7 ROME (B)
Between 7:45 – 8:00 am, after breakfast, departure from the hotel for the included tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peters’s Basilica with our exclusive “Skip the Line” access! No stress to reach the area: upon arrival, your guide will lead you into the museums where you’ll visit one of the most important art collections of the world. Walk along the beautiful Galleries of Tapestries and Geographical Maps before admiring Raphael’s Rooms and, then, the amazing Sistine Chapel.

After this incredible masterpiece, you will be taken by a privileged door to St. Peters’s Basilica: the biggest church in the world! The tour ends on St. Peter’s Square.

Enjoy the rest of the day to explore the city at your own leisure or get any one of our selected tours for the afternoon or at night!

DAY 8 ROME
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Arrivederci!


Moderate
$1048
Land only per person based on sharing accommodation

  • LOW: $1048
  • SHOULDER: $1265
  • HIGH: $1338

Superior
$1435
Land only per person based on sharing accommodation

  • LOW: $1435
  • SHOULDER: $1780
  • HIGH: $1870

DEPARTURE DATES 2019 – 2020

2019: JAN 13, JAN 27, FEB 10, FEB 24, MAR 10, MAR 17,
2019: AUG 2, AUG 4, AUG 9, AUG 11, AUG 16, AUG 18 , AUG 23, AUG 25
2019: MAR 24, MAR 31, APR 7, APR 14, APR 21, APR 28, MAY 3, MAY 5, MAY 10, MAY 12, MAY 17 MAY 19, MAY 24, MAY 26, MAY 31, JUN 2, JUN 7, JUN 9, JUN 14, JUN 16, JUN 21, JUN 23, JUN 28, JUN 30, JUL 5, JUL 7, JUL 12, JUL 14, JUL 19, JUL 21, JUL 26, JUL 28, AUG 30, SEP 1, SEP 6, SEP 8, SEP 13, SEP 15, SEP 20, SEP 22, SEP 27, SEP 29, OCT 4, OCT 6, OCT 11, OCT 13, OCT 18, OCT 20, OCT 25, OCT 27


GROUP DEPARTURE CALENDAR 2019 – 2020

January:
13, 27
February:
10, 24
March:
10, 17, 24, 31
April:
7, 14, 21, 28
May:
3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31
June:
2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
July:
5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
August:
2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
September:
1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
October
4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
November:
3, 10, 17
December:

Additional information

OVERVIEW

Italy is well known for its landscape, artistic heritage and stand-out cities – make it an unquestioned protagonist of international tourist destination. This tour combines the best of Italy's iconic cities like Rome, Florence and Venice; the Tuscany Wine Region.

DEPARTURE

Group departure guaranteed for minimum 2 travelers.

HOTELS

As indicated in the itinerary.

INCLUSIONS

Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
Monolingual Tour-escort in English
Meals as per itinerary
Entrance tickets to Vatican Museums,
Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica with “Skip the Line”
Entrance tickets to St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice with “Skip the Line”
Visits with expert local guide as per itinerary (Rome, Florence and Venice)

EXCLUSIONS

City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)
International Airfare and domestic ticket, Call 1-888-887-1688 to get a quote from your home city
Travel insurance. visa fees, gratuities, drinks, personal spending and optional activities.
Personal expenses, extras in the hotels, tips to guides and drivers and beverages

QUESTIONS

Should you have any further questions, please call 1888-887-1688 for assistance.

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