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8 DAY/ 7 IN TUSCANY, CINQUE TERRE & AMALFI COAST
4 STAR HOTELS • FRIDAY DEPARTURES

                  ROME • MONTEPULCIANO • PIENZA • SIENA • SAN GIMIGNANO •
………TAVERNELLE CHIANTI AREA • LUCCA • PISA • LA SPEZIA • PORTOVENERE •
CINQUE TERRE • CARRARA MARBLE CAVES • MONTECARLO DI LUCCA • ROME • NAPLES • ……
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POMPEII • SORRENTO • CAPRI • ROME


INCLUSIONS:

  • ARRIVAL FROM AIRPORT TO ROME HOTEL
  • ACCOMMODATION IN 4* HOTELS
  • DAILY  BREAKFAST
  • 5 DINNERS (DRINKS NOT INCLUDED)
  • 1 LUNCH (DRINKS NOT INCLUDED)
  • GUIDED SIGHT SEEING (ENTRANCE FEES INCLUDED AS PER ITINERARY)

  • GROUND TRANSPORTATION BY DELUXE 
MOTOR COACH WITH AIR CONDITIONING
  • RETURN TO ROME BY TOUR BUS
  • SERVICES AND TAXES INCLUDED
  • MULTILINGUAL TOUR ESCORT

NOT INCLUDED:

  • TIPS, DRINKS, PORTAGE, EXTRAS
  • MANDATORY CITY TAX (1.5-3 EURO, PER PERSON PER NIGHT)
  • EVERYTHING THAT IS NOT MENTIONED UNDER “INCLUSIONS”

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ITINERARY:

DAY 1 – ROME

Welcome to Rome! After a meet & greet at the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Day on your own to discover ancient Rome, perhaps ask for an additional tour to the colisseum, or the Vatican with reserved front-of the linke tickets (inquire for more info). Overnight.

DAY 2 – ROME

American buffet breakfast at the hotel. In the morning you will enjoy a 3 hrs “Discovering Rome”, walking tour (English only). You will be picked up at your hotel at about 9.00am. The tour will start from Largo Argentina and continue to Campo de’ Fiori, Piazza Farnese, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish steps. Rest of the day at leisure and overnight. Dinner is not included.

SIENA

DAY 3 – MONTEPULCIANO/PIENZA/SIENA

Early morning departure from your hotel, (pickup between 6.45am to 7.15am.) You will meet your multilingual tour leader and start a delightful trip through the rolling hills of the Chianti Region. Will reach the hilltop town of Montepulciano, an ancient village rich of medieval and Renaissance buildings, famous for producing one of the oldest wines of Italy, the “Nobile di Montepulciano”. You will stop for a visit to a wine cellar and experience a tasting of wines and local products like ham, cheese, and salami. Proceed to Pienza, the Renaissance town built under Pope Pius II and alsowell- known for its pecorino cheese. The tour will proceed to Siena, where you will enjoy a visit of the old city centre. You will be walking along the medieval streets admiring splendid palaces. The sightseeing tour will end in the Piazza del Campo with its spectacular Cathedral. This is one of the most beautiful squares in the world and site of the famous 600 years old horse-race, called “Il Palio”. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. by ancient walls that is known for the Palio, an annual summertime horse race around the shell-shaped town square, Piazza del Campo. Next, you will continue on to Florence, where you will check in to your hotel before enjoying dinner and a well-earned night of rest.

DAY 4 – SIENA/SAN GIMIGNANO/ TAVERNELLE (CHIANTI AREA)/ LUCCA/ PISA/ LA SPEZIA

After breakfast at the hotel, departure to San Gimignano, a tiny city that has remained intact through the centuries; situated on a hilltop and famous for its numerous towers, frescoes and other art treasures. You will then proceed to Tavernelle Val di Pesa located within the Chianti Classico “Gallo Nero” region, where we will make a stop at a farmhouse to enjoy an excellent wine tasting with light lunch. The tour continues onto Lucca, where you will have free time for lunch. Our expert tour leader will also take you for a pleasant walk into the enchanting historical centre, where you will admire the Anfiteatro Square, the Guinigi Tower, the San Martino Dome and the typical antique shops. In the early afternoon, you will then proceed to Pisa, Upon arrival you will have a walking tour of the Piazza dei Miracoli, with its famous Leaning Tower (exterior visit). The Baptistery (exterior visit) and other beautiful monuments. Proceed to La Spezia. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.


DAY 5 – LA SPEZIA/ PORTOVENERE/ THE POET’S GULF/ CINQUE TERRE/ LA SPEZIA

After breakfast, departure by boat for an unforgettable day dedicated to the discovery of one of the most amazing and enchanting landscape in the World. The five villages, “CINQUE TERRE” is an area suspended between sea and land, hanging from sheer cliffs surrounded by hills and vineyards. You will enter into a little piece of heaven. By touring the coast line by boat, you will have the possibi- lity to admire this amazing landscape from the seaside *, like in a postcard. *In the event of rough sea, the visit will be done partly by coach and partly by train.During the tour, the boat will reach Portovenere and the most important villages. You will be able to stop at Portovenere, Vernazza, Monterosso and visit them at leisure.

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DAY 6 – LA SPEZIA/ CARRARA MARBLE CAVES/ MONTACARLO DI LUCCA/ ROME

After breakfast at the hotel, the tour will take you to Carrara for a visit of the impressive marble quarries carved deep into the mountain. This is where Miche- langelo took the raw material to create his superb masterpieces. By visiting the quarry museum you will admire ancient tools, some sculptures and the quarryman’s house. Continue to Montercarlo di Lucca, a lovely town located on the hills around Lucca. This territory is ideal for the production of top quality wine and extra virgin olive oil. We will stop and visit a farmhouse where the owners will have you taste delicious Tuscan food specialities, from olive oil to cheese, from bread to wine and of course pasta, which you will taste with different wines. Proceed to Rome and arrival in the evening. Overnight at

the hotel. Dinner is not included.


DAY 7 – ROME/ NAPLES/ POMPEII/ SORRENTO

American buffet breakfast. Pickup at 7.00am at the hotel and departure from Rome to Naples by coach with a multilingual tour leader. Upon arrival in Naples our local guide will take you for a walking tour of the historical centre to admire the Piazza del Plebiscito, the Royal Palace, the Gallery of Umberto I, and the San Carlo Opera House. From Naples, continue to Pompeii, and enjoy a short visit to a coral and cameo factory. Lunch in a typical restaurant, followed by a visit of the excavations of this ancient Roman city which was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvio in 79 b.C. and buried under 4 to 6 meters of ash and stones. Proceed to SORRENTO, a charming town of the Sorrentine Peninsula famous for the cultivation of Oranges, Lemons and Olives trees. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 8 – SORRENTO/ CAPRI/ SORRENTO

American buffet breakfast at the hotel, and departure at 9.15am to the island of Capri. You will board the ferry and arrive in Marina Grande. Once on the island you will visit, the Blue Grotto (weather permitting), the Augustus Gardens and stop at the famous Piazzetta. A Minibus will take you up to Anacapri. After lunch in Anacapri, you will return to Marina Grande where you will board the ferry for your transfer back to Sorrento. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.


DAY 8 – SORRENTO/ ROME

American buffet breakfast and rest of the day at leisure to explore the popular and attractive town of Sorrento. You may also visit on your own the other famous villages of the peninsula, like Positano, Ravello or Amalfi. Meeting point at hotel at 3.30pm where you will meet the tour leader, board the motor coach, and return to Rome. The arrival time is expected to be around 9.00pm. End of tour. Grazie & Arrivderci!

Ask your representative about special discounts on additional nights prior or after your tour and/or inquire about including a departure transfer.

NOTE: 1) Participants must bring with them only 1 piece of luggage (which will be stowed in the bottom compartment of the coach bus, during check-in and check-out from accommodation) Only one carry-on or purse is permitted on board. 2) In Sorrento, when dinner included in the program, we highly recommend to wear long trousers, in order to be admitted to the restaurant hall.

 

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ticketFRIDAY DEPARTURES from APRIL 05, 2015 to OCTOBER 17, 2015:
4 STAR | DOUBLE OR TRIPLE $1,910 | SINGLE Supplement: $605
CHILD up to 6 years old- FREE (Sharing the room with 2 adults)
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*Prices are in CAD Dollars, per person for specified package, in specified room type

DOUBLE: Based on 2 adults sharing one room (1 Queen/King -OR- 2 Individual Single/Twin Beds as per clients request)

TRIPLE: Based on 3 persons sharing one room (1 Queen with 1 Single Bed OR 3 Individual single beds as per clients request, confirmed at the time of booking)

SINGLE: Based on 1 person sharing the room (1 Single Individual bed OR 1 Double Bed depending on availability)


Hotels used on Tour or Similar

ROME – DIANA ROOFGARDEN HOTEL 4* OR HOTEL GIOBERTI 4*
SIENA – HOTEL GARDEN 4*
LA SPEZIA – HOTEL NH LA SPEZIA 4*
SORRENTO – G.H VESUVIO 4*

Hotels listed are based on availability, and are confirmed at the time of booking.

 

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