THE GEMS OF ITALY ESCORTED TOUR 2020

Duration:
8 days/ 7 nights
Cost:
FROM 2210 EUR
Experience:
Culture, museums, Renaissance architecture

Itinerary

Day 1, SUNDAY: VENICE –  ARRIVAL
Arriving at Venice’s airport, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure until you gather for a Welcome Dinner with your Tour Director and traveling companions. (D)

Day 2: VENICE
Today begins with a walking tour of Venice featuring the major highlights: St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, Bell Tower, and Bridge of Sighs. Then you visit a glassblowing factory where you will watch a master artisan demonstrate this traditional Venetian art. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy Venice at your own or to take an optional gondola ride.

Day 3: VENICE – FERRARA – PISA – FLORENCE
In the morning drive to Ferrara, a splendid city of art, well known of its  Renaissance period. After the orientation tour we continue to Pisa. The Leaning Tower has made this city famous all over the world. Walk around around Piazza del Miracoli to see the Tower, Baptistery, and Duomo. Then we drive to Florence, the capital of Tuscany. After check-in there will be dinner and a free evening. (B, D)

Day 4: FLORENCE
In the morning the tour begins at the Piazza del Duomo where you see the world famous Cathedral with magnicient Dome and nearby Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistery. Then you visit the Academy of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s David is displayed. The tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo with a spectacular view over Florence. The rest of day you will be free for further exploration of this glorious city of Renaissance. (B)

Day 5: FLORENCE – ASSISI – ROME –  THURSDAY
In the morning we start drive through the lovely panorama of Tuscany making our way to Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis. Here we stop for a walking tour to see the main square and visit the famous Basilica of St. Francis. Then we head to Rome – the Eternal city.  Dinner and an evening at leisure. (B, D)

Day 6: ROME
This day you have a full-day sightseeing tour which shows you all the highlights of this incomparable City. Visit the Vatican Museums with moving Sistine Chapel and grand St. Peter’s Basilica. Then we visit the Coliseum, ancient Palatine Hill overlooking Circus Maximus, the Imperial Palace and the Roman Forum. (B, L)

Day 7: ROME
A day free to explore Rome your way. There is still so much to see and to do in this fabulous city. Your Tour Director will help you with suggestions how to spend this day. In the evening you have dinner with your fellow travelers. (B, D)

Day 8: SUNDAY: ROME – DEPARTURE
After breakfast transfer to the airport of Naples for your departure flight. (B)

DATES AND PRICES:

[“Start date” / “End date”]Price
[29-Mar / 5-Apr], [12-Apr / 19-Apr], [26-Apr / 3-May],
[5-Jul / 12-Jul], [19-Jul / 26-Jul], [2-Aug / 9-Aug],
[16-Aug / 23-Aug]
2210 EUR
[10-May / 17-May], [31-May / 7-Jun], [30-Aug / 6-Sep],
[13-Sep / 20-Sep], [4-Oct / 11-Oct], [11-Oct / 18-Oct],
[18-Oct / 25-Oct]
2300 EUR
SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: () EUR

THE PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Centrally located 4-star hotels
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • 1 lunch and 4 dinners (coffee or tea included)
  • Airport transfers
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor-coach
  • Professional English Speaking  Tour  Director throughout
  • Luggage handling at hotels
  • Complimentary whispers with sightseeing tours
  • Service charges and hotel taxes

 Entrance Fees included: Glassblowing factory, St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, Academy of Fine Arts, Basilica of St. Francis, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Roman Forum

Sightseeing Tours included: Venice, Florence, Assisi, Rome

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