Rome & Renaissance Cities
7 days Escorted Tour from Rome, Assisi, Siena, Florence, Padua & Venice

Features and Inclusions

  • Arrival transfer from the FCO/CIA airports to the hotel in Rome

  • 3 hours guided walking tour in Rome

  • Accommodation in 4* hotels centrally located

  • Daily American buffet breakfast

  • 3 Dinners (drinks not included)

  • Ground Transportation by deluxe A/C motor coach

  • Monolingual Escorted tour (English)

  • 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 hotel

 

Preferred Hotels

Rome:

Gioberti/Villa Franca/Commodore or similar (SF)

Florence: 

Rivoli/Adriatico or similar (SF)

Venice: 

Continental or similar (SF)

 

Departures and Prices 2017

Starting Saturdays from

April 1 - October 21, 2017

Per Person In Twin

$ 1630.00

Single Room

$ 2140.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITINERARY

Day 1, Saturday: Rome
Transfer from the airport in Rome to the hotel. Rest of the day 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
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 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 - Rome
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). In the afternoon, the boat will take you to the rail station or the Tronchetto for your transfer back to Rome by rail or motor coach. (means of transportation is reconfirmed one day or two before the end of the tour and advised by the assistant). Upon arrival in Rome you will be transferred directly to your hotel. If you are arriving via rail, your driver will be waiting for you at the end of platform holding a sign with your last name. (B,O)

Day 7, Friday: Rome
American buffet breakfast at the hotel and end of tour. (B)

 

 

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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