Rome & Ideal Classic Tour
8 days Escorted Tour from Rome, Assisi, Siena, Florence, Padua, Venice, Verona, Sirmione, Como Lake & Milan

Features and Inclusions

  • Accommodation in 4* hotels centrally located 

  • Rome Arrival transfer FCO/CIA airports to hotel

  • 3 hours guided walking tour in Rome

  • Daily American buffet breakfast

  • 5 Dinners (drinks not included)

  • Ground Transportation by deluxe A/C motor coach

  • Monolingual Tour Escorted tour (English), some dates may be operated in English and French

  • Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary

  • English speaking local guides

  • Only 1 bag per person allowed plus 1 hand luggage

  • Not Included: City taxes to be paid directly to hotels

 

Preferred Hotels

Rome:

Gioberti/Villa Franca/Commodore or simlar (SF)

Florence: 

Rivoli/Adriatico or similar (SF)

Venice: 

Continental or similar (SF)

Milan:

Antares Concorde or similar (SF)

 

Departures and Prices 2017

Starting Saturdays from

April 1 - October 21, 2017

Per Person In Twin

$ 1980.00

Single Room

$ 2620.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITINERARY

Day 1, Saturday: Rome
Free arrival in Rome and transfer from the airport to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. (O)

Day 2, Sunday: Rome
American buffet breakfast at the hotel. In the morning you will enjoy a 3 hrs “Discovering Rome”, walking tour. 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 (no drop off at the hotel). Rest of the day at leisure and overnight. (B,O)

Day 3, Monday: Rome - Assisi - Siena - Florence
American buffet breakfast. Pickup at 7.30/7.45am at the hotel and departure by coach to ASSISI for a visit of 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, we continue towards SIENA, the beautiful medieval city renown for the Palio horse race. Proceed to FLORENCE. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B,D,O)

Day 4, Tuesday: Florence
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 at a local Restaurant and overnight at the hotel. (B,D,O)

Day 5, Wednesday: 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. (B,D,O)

Day 6, Thursday - 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. (B,D,O)

Day 7, Friday - Venice - Verona - Sirmione - 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 COMO LAKE for a panoramic tour by bus. In the evening arrival in MILAN. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B,D,O)

Day 8, Saturday - 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. The tour will end at 11.00 a.m at the central railway station (transfer to Airport or hotel in Milan is not included). (B)


*It is possible to return to Rome with a free transfer by bus (arrival time at around 7.30pm)

 

Extra nights: Possibility to add extra night at the beginning and/or end of the tour, rates on request.



B=Breakfast; D=Dinner; O=Overnight                                  gitsart

 

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