11 DAY/ 10 ROME
4 STAR HOTELS • SUNDAY ARRIVALS
………… ROME • ASSISI • SIENA • FLORENCE • PADUA • VENICE • VERONA • SIRMIONE (GARDA LAKE) • COMO LAKE • MILAN • MONTEPULCIANO (TUSCANY WINE REGION)
PIENZA • SAN GIMIGNANO • TAVERNELLE CHIANTI AREA • LUCCA • PISA • LA SPEZIA
.PORTOVENERE (GULF OF POETS) • CINQUE TERRE • CARRARA MARBLE CAVES • MONTECARLO DI LUCCA• ROME
- DAILY AMERICAN BUFFET BREAKFAST
- FOUR STAR HOTELS ACCOMMODATION ( 10 NIGHTS)
- 8 DINNERS (DRINKS NOT INCLUDED)
- MULTILINGUAL & ENGLISH TOUR GUIDE
- 3 WINE TASTINGS WITH LOCAL PRODUCTS
- SERVICE CHARGES AND TAXES INCLUDED
- SIGHTSEEING WITH ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDES
- BOAT TRIP TO THE ENCHANTING CINQUE TERRE
- GROUND TRANSPORTATION BY AIR- CONDITIONED DELUXE MOTORCOACH AS PER ITINERARY
- SIGHT SEEING AS PER ITINERARY
- TIPS, DRINKS, PORTAGE, EXTRAS
- ENTRANCE FEES TO MONUMENTS OR MUSEUMS NOT INCLUDED ON ITINERARY
- EVERYTHING THAT IS NOT MENTIONED UNDER “INCLUSIONS”
- LOCAL CITY/TOURIST TAX 1.5 -7 EURO PER PERSON, PER NIGHT
DAY 1 – ROME
Arrival and transfer from the airport or rail station, to your centrally located hotel. For those arriving by cruise, please inquire about additional supplement for port pick-up. Check-in to your hotel. Overnight.
DAY 2 – ROME/ ASSISI/ SIENA/ FLORENCE
Buon giorno! Early morning pickup from your centrally located hotel between 6.45am to 7.15am and departure by coach to Assisi. You will visit the mystic town of Saint Francis still surrounded by ancient walls. Visit the Basilica of Saint Francis with its early Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. At the end of the visit, continue towards Siena, the beautiful medieval city renown for the Palio horse race. Proceed to Florence. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 3 – FLORENCE
American buffet breakfast at the hotel. Guided sightseeing tour of the city, also known to be the cradle of the Renaissance. Visit the beautiful Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery of St. John, and Santa Croce, the 13th century Franciscan Church with Cimabue’s famous crucifix. The balance of the day is at leisure for optional sightseeing (we suggest the PISA half day tour) or for shopping. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 4 – FLORENCE/ PADUA/ VENICE
American buffet breakfast at the hotel and departure to Venice by coach. Along the way you will stop in Padua, where you will visit the famous Cathedral of St. Anthony, guarded by Donatello’s “Gattamelata”. Continue towards Venice, and upon arrival enjoy a panoramic guided walking tour of this unique city. You will see the St. Mark’s square, the Basilica of St. Mark, the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Prisons. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Venice island.
DAY 5 – VENICE
American buffet breakfast at the hotel. Morning tour by boat. You will cross the lagoon with a view of the islands and reach the island of Murano where you will assist to a demonstration of glass blowing (some time will be allowed for shopping). Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 6 – VENICE/ VERONA/ SIRMIONE (GARDA LAKE)/ COMO LAKE/ MILAN
American buffet breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure by motor coach to VERONA. Visit of the town of Romeo and Juliet. Continue to SIRMIONE. Free time for lunch and tour of the town. In the afternoon, proceed to Lake Como for a panoramic tour by bus. In the evening arrival in Milan. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 7 – MILAN/ ROME
American buffet breakfast at the hotel. Morning panoramic tour of the city including the shopping gallery Vittorio Emanuele II, the Sforza castle, and the Splendid Duomo, one of the world’s largest, most striking Gothic cathedrals. Travel back to Rome by bus and arrival at about 7.00 / 7.30pm. Overnight at the hotel. Dinner is not included.
DAY 8 – ROME/ MONTEPULCIANO/ PIENZA/ SIENA
American buffet breakfast. Pickup at 7.00am at the hotel. 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 aCnamdpaanilasowell-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.
DAY 9 – 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 10 – LA SPEZIA/ PORTOVENERE/ GOLFO DEI POETI/ 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 possibility 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 Porto Venere, Vernazza, Monterosso and visit them at leisure.
DAY 11 – LA SPEZIA/ CARRARA MARBLE CAVES/ MONTECARLO 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 Monte Carlo 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. End of the tour.!
Ask your representative about special discounts on additional nights prior or after your tour and/or inquire about including a departure transfer.
NOTE: 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.
Magnifica Sunday Departure(s)
MONTH (2016) APRIL 03 10 17 24 MAY 01 08 15 22 JUNE 05 12 19 26 JULY 03 10 17 24 31 AUGUST 07 14 21 28 SEPTEMBER 04 11 18 25 OCTOBER 02 09 16 23
SUNDAY DEPARTURES from APRIL 03, 2016 to OCTOBER 23, 2016:
4 STAR | DOUBLE $2,630 | TRIPLE $2,540 | SINGLE $3,390
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)
*Child rate (1 child per 2 adults) ON REQUEST.
Hotels used on Tour or Similar
ROME: GIOBERTI 4*
FLORENCE: RIVOLI 4*/ADRIATICO 4*
VENICE: CONTINENTAL 4*
MILAN: ANATARES CONCORDE 4*
SIENA: HOTEL GARDEN 4*
LA SPEZIA: NH LA SPEZIA 4*
Hotels listed are based on availability, and are confirmed at the time of booking.
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