9 DAYS/8 NIGHTS HALF-BOARD BASIS
(Continental buffet breakfast & dinner daily)
1st day - SUNDAY - ROME
Arrival. Private transfer from airport/railway station to the hotel in the historic city center of Rome. In the afternoon h/d city sightseeing tour visiting: Via Veneto (the most elegant street in Rome); Aurelian Walls and Pinciana Gate, Piazza Barberini and the Triton Piazza Venezia with its impressive monument dedicated to king Victor Emanuel II and unknown soldier you then continue on foot to the famous Piazza del Campidoglio designed by Michelangelo from where you will have a fantastic view of the Roman Forum. Our coach will continue by the Circus Maximus and the Pyramid of Caius Cestius before arriving at the Basilica of St Paul outside the walls (visit inside). The tour will be completed with a stop at the imposing Colosseum. Return at your hotel.
2nd day - MONDAY - ROME/SIENA/FLORENCE
At 08,00 a.m. departure from your hotel by deluxe motor coach to Siena. Free time at leisure to visit this interesting town and mediaeval center: the well known Piazza del Campo and the Cathedral. In the afternoon continue to Florence. Overnight stay.
3rd day - TUESDAY - FLORENCE/PISA/FLORENCE
Morning visit of Florence. This city, which is of Etruscan-Roman origin, flourished during the Middle Ages as a free commune; under the Medici princes it was further enriched by notable masterpieces of Renaissance Art. It is one of the most beautiful Italian cities. Morning sightseeing tour including: the Duomo, the Baptistery, with the Golden Doors of Ghiberti, Giotto's Bell Tower, Loggia della Signoria, the Academy of Fine Arts with the original David by Michelangelo. Afternoon departure to Pisa. Visit Piazza dei Miracoli, the exterior of the Cathedral, the Leaning Tower and the Baptistery, back to Florence. Overnight stay.
4th day - WEDNESDAY - FLORENCE/PADUA/VENICE
Morning at leisure. In the late morning departure to Padua, ancient university town with arcaded streets, in time to visit St. Anthony's Basilica and tomb, and the Scrovegni Chapel, with Giotto's precious frescoes. One-hour drive to Venice to your hotel. Remaining afternoon hours at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
5th day - THURSDAY/VENICE
Lunch on your own. In the morning a sightseeing walk will take you to the heart of the city, the impressive St. Mark's Square, to view the great Basilica, a masterpiece of Romanesque-Byzantine architecture, and its interior lined with fine mosaics. You will also see the Campanile (clock tower), the Palace of the Doges, with masterpieces by Titian and Tintoretto, the Bridge of Sighs, and the city's «main street», the Grand Canal, flanked by historic palaces. The afternoon will be at leisure, available for a visit to other well-known landmarks or for optional motor launch tours to the lagoon islands. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
6th day - FRIDAY - VENICE/VERONA/LAKE GARDA/MILAN
In the morning departure to Verona. Stop to visit the exterior of the Roman Arena (this 1900 year old theatre is still used today during summer for opera and ballet performances) and Juliet's House. In the early afternoon we proceed to Desenzano, to visit of Lake Garda, and then go on to Milan, the largest industrial, commercial and banking center in Italy. Overnight stay at the hotel.
7th day - SATURDAY - MILAN/SAN MARINO
Morning city sightseeing of Milan including the Duomo (the largest building in Gothic style in Italy, located in the very heart of the city) and La Scala Opera House. Continue to San Marino, a country within a country and one of the oldest republics in Europe.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
8th day - SUNDAY - SAN MARINO/ASSISI/ROME
Departure to Assisi. Drive through verdant hilly county side to Assisi, a quaint Umbrian town on a hillside, with a mystical atmosphere, birthplace of St. Francis, where every step, every stone reminds us of him. We will see the great Franciscan basilica and its frescoes (Giotto and Cimabue), the church dedicated to St. Claire, visit Santa Maria degli Angeli and many other famous religious landmarks After sightseeing and lunch, continue to Rome with arrival in the early evening. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
9th day - MONDAY - ROME
Private departure transfer from hotel to airport or railway station.
End of our services.
NET PRICE PER PERSON
IN SINGLE/BATH = € 1.385,00
IN DOUBLE/BATH = € 1.110,00
IN TRIPLE/BATH = € 1.010,00
SPECIAL REDUCTION OF € 60,00 PER PERSON FOR ALL 6 DEPARTURES DURING THE MONTHS OF JULY AND AUGUST ON THE ABOVE RATES
P.S. Above departures are all guaranteed. Our Company reserves the right, in the case of a departure with less than 6 people, to protect the clients with another operator offering a similar program. At no extra cost, of course.
Please note the following:
In case of a departure with less than 6 people you may be reprotected with another tour operator.
If you wish to start or finish this offered tour in Venice or Milan, it can be arraged, and the rates we will apply will vary according to the final itinerary chosen.
EXTRA NIGHT RESERVATION
If you wish to extend your stay in Rome before or after the tour we can surely provide for this.
THE SUPPLEMENT APPLICABLE IS AS PER THIS F.I.T. : we will charge for 1 sharing TWB in the chosen hotel as follows:
- in 1st class "A" hotel like the METROPOLE or M. D'AZEGLIO = € 94,00 Per Person
- in 1st class "B" hotel like the STARHOTEL MICHELANGELO or CAMPAIN GARDEN = € 91,00 P.P.
- in 1st class "C" hotel like the UNIVERSO or ROYAL SANTINA = € 87,00 P.P.
- in 1st class standard like the DIANA or PALATINO = € 81,00 P.P.
THE ABOVE TOUR INCLUDE IN THE PRICE THE FOLLOWING:
*ACCOMMODATION DURING THE TOUR IS ALWAYS GUARANTEED IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 4 STAR CLASS HOTELS:
- in ROME at the METROPOLE UNIVERSO - ROYAL SANTINA or similar
- in FLORENCE at the LONDRA - FENICE PALACE - CROCE DI MALTA or similar
- in VENEZIA/MESTRE at the AMBASCIATORI - BOLOGNA E STAZIONE or similar
- in MILAN at the SPLENDIDO - ANDERSON - FIERA MILANO or similar
- in SAN MARINO at the GRAND HOTEL - TITANO or similar or in RIMINI at the LA GRADISCA HOTEL or similar
- in SORRENTO at the CARAVEL - MICHELANGELO or similar
* PROFESSIONAL MULTILINGUAL TOUR MANAGER AT GROUP'S FULL DISPOSAL
** DE LUXE MOTORCOACH WITH AIR CONDITIONING
*** SIGHTSEEING AND EXCURSIONS MENTIONED IN THE PROGRAMS THAT ARE ALWAYS:
WITH PRIVATE LOCAL AUTHORIZED PROFESSIONAL GUIDE, INCLUDING ALL DUE ENTRANCE FEES.
THE EXACT NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF THE FIRMLY, CONFIRMED HOTELS WILL BE NOTIFIED AT LEAST 14 DAYS BEFORE THE DEPARTURE DATE.