Duration: 5 Days - 4 Nights | from Apr. 03, 2018 to Oct. 23, 2018 |
Price: $1,835 CADBook Now!
FLORENCE • CINQUE TERRE • PADUA • VENICE
Sunday Departures from April 03, 2018 – October 23, 2018
- Accommodation at 4 star hotels
- American buffet breakfast daily
- 2 dinners (drinks not included)
- Full day excursion to Cinque Terre
- Afternoon Florence Museum visits
- Sight seeing as per itinerary
- Ground transportation by deluxe airconditioned motor coach
- Tours conducted by English Only Speaking guide
- Entrance fees where applicable
- 10% Italian VAT tax
Price does NOT include:
- Tips, Drinks, Portage, City/Tourist Tax
- Everything not mentioned under “Package Includes”
COST: $1,835 CAD per person Based on DBL or TWIN
NOTE: Other room type accommodations may be available see below:
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DAY 1 – FLORENCE
Welcome to FLORENCE!
Your choice of FLORENCE pick-up at either downtown location (Rail Station, Car Rental Depot or Hotel) OR Florence Airport, to be advised at the time of booking. Private transfer to your hotel, check-in. Rest of the day at leisure, dinner not included. Overnight.
DAY 2 – FLORENCE/CINQUE TERRE/FLORENCE
After breakfast be sure to bring comfortable clothes, shoes, and even swimwear! Make your way to a nearby location (to be advised at the time of booking) for your day trip to charming CINQUE TERRE! Discover one of the most amazing and enchanting landscapes in the world. Five (Cinque) villages, hanging between sea and land, is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Our visit begins at daybreak, with the arrival at Riomaggiore: the village, dating back to the early thirteenth century, is famous for its historic character and local wine. We then reach Manarola by walking along the famous “Via dell’Amore” (The Path of Love) a romantic and evocative promenade hewn from the rocks falling sheer into the sea. Our journey continues to Monterosso, an ancient fishing village considered “The Pearl of the Cinque Terre”, where you will be awed by its enchanting beaches and the lush vegetation encircling the little town. Here you will have free time to plunge into the crystal sea, sunbathe, and/or lunch before taking the boat to Vernazza, a seaside town surrounding a small natural port. Return transportation to your Florence hotel or nearby, dinner on your own (not included), return at leisure, and overnight.
DAY 3 – FLORENCE
After breakfast enjoy the morning at leisure, then make your way to our downtown meeting point at 12:45 p.m. in order to enter the Accademia Gallery museum with a fast-track priority entrance ticket and discover the original Michelangelo’s masterpiece that has become the symbol of Renaissance splendor – “The David”. The David was sculpted by a very young Michelangelo entirely from a single block of local Carrara marble and it’s 5.17 metres tall (17 ft). Admire also Michelangelo’s famously unfinished sculptures – Prigioni and San Matteo. The Accademia Gallery houses also many other masterpieces, both paintings and sculptures by the greatest artists, like Botticelli. Later, visit Italy’s most important museum, the Uffizi Gallery, with the discovery of a Renaissance architectural wonder! See The Ponte Vecchio, the landmark of Florence, houses the best kept secret of Florence. It serves as a passageway dating back to 1564, when the Grand Duke of Florence, Cosimo I de’ Medici ordered his favorite architect, Giorgio Vasari, to built a path that would allow him and the Medici family to move freely from their residence (Palazzo Pitti) to the government palace (Palazzo della Signoria, other side of the river Arno). Hidden between city houses and even passing through a church, the Vasari Corridor has evolved as one of the most astounding architectural masterpieces of the Renaissance. You will also enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the main rooms of the Uffizi Gallery, skipping the usual long lines. You will thus be able to view the main masterpieces by artists like Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, etc., Following the evolution of Italian art through the centuries, from the Middle Ages to Renaissance. Meeting with our tour leader in the evening at the hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight.
DAY 4 – FLORENCE/PADUA/VENICE
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. (Ask us at the time of booking to add a Gondola Ride!) Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Venice.
DAY 5 – VENICE (ending in Venice or Rome)
Buffet breakfast at the hotel then 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). In the early afternoon, transfer to land transportation area (Piazzale Area/ S. Lucia Rail Station). End of our.
**FREE Transportation to Rome, by rail or motor coach (type of transportation is reconfirmed one or two days before the end of the tour and advised by the assistant).
***24 Hr. Concierge Service present during entire stay. Local Guide only on Day 1 & 2. Tour Escort/Assistant starting day 3.***
4 STAR | DOUBLE $1,835 | TRIPLE $1,809 | SINGLE $2,295 | CHILD 2-12 YRS WITH 2 ADULTS On Request |
*Certain blackout dates apply due to national Holidays and festivities.
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 adults sharing one room (1 Queen/King + 1 Individual Single Bed OR 3 Single Beds as per clients request)
SINGLE: Based on 1 person sharing the room (1 Single Individual bed OR 1 Double Bed depending on availability)
| ||MONTH (2017)|| || || || ||
|APRIL||01, 08, 15, 22, 29||
|MAY||06, 13, 20, 27||
|JUNE||03, 10, 17, 24||
|JULY||01, 08, 15, 22, 29||
|AUGUST||05,12, 19, 26||
|SEPTEMBER||02, 09, 16, 23, 30||
|OCTOBER||07, 14, 21, 28||
4 STAR HOTELS (OR SIMILAR)
FLORENCE: Hotel Adriatico 4*
VENICE: Hotel Vicca Mabapa 4*
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Guaranteed Departure with minimum two passengers traveling. Rates include all local taxes and are based upon the prices of suppliers, the exchange rates, taxes and other fees in force at the time of publication of this package. Subject to availability. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply as published catalog tour. Click here for full booking details, policies and terms and conditions.