ITALIAN INDULGENTIAE - FROM ROME
6 Days / 5 Nights
Operated On TUESDAYS From April To October 2015
ELITE ESCORTED TOUR
· Luxury small group journeys
· No more than 15 passengers
· Travel, live and eat as locals do
· English speaking tour leader always included
· Travel in comfort with a deluxe minibus for the entire tour
· Stay in 4* superior hotels centrally located
· Private tours with professional English speaking guides
· Skip the line entrance tickets
· Window seat guaranteed
· Professional head set system for comfortable visits
· Guaranteed departures
· Taste the local cuisine in selected restaurants
· 3 courses with wine and mineral water included
· Daily american buffet breakfast
ITINERARY: ROME - ASSISI - RAVENNA - VENICE - VERONA - SIRMIONE (LAKE GARDA) - LAKE COMO - MILAN - FLORENCE - PISA - SIENA - ROME
DAY 1 (Tuesday
ROME - ASSISI - RAVENNA - VENICE
08.00 am meeting point at the Dias Travel’s sightseeing office, or pick up at the hotel from 07.30 am to 07.45 am. Meet your tour leader and departure by deluxe minibus to ASSISI where you will visit the mystic town of Saint Francis still surrounded by ancient walls, the Basilica of Saint Francis with its early Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. Continue towards RAVENNA , known as the mosaic city because of the stunning 5th-6th century mosaics that decorate the walls of its churches and monuments and because it is still one of Italy's top producers of mosaics. You will meet a private English speaking guide and discover for 2 hours this marvelous city. Ravenna has eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Roman sites, museums, Dante's tomb, and just a little outside its city centre, the spectacular Sant’Apollinare in Classe, a splendid 6th century basilica, with mosaics in the Presbytery and, outside, a cylindrical bell tower.
Following the sightseeing tour, the tour continues to Venice. Check in at a 4 star superior hotel in the city centre of VENICE followed by a 3 courses dinner at a selected restaurant (wine & mineral water are included) where you will discover the Venetian cuisine. Overnight at the hotel in Venice.
DAY 2 (Wednesday)
American buffet breakfast at the hotel. In the morning you will meet a private English speaking guide for a panoramic 2 hour walking tour of this unique city.
You will see the Piazza and Basilica of St. Mark, enjoy an inside visit of the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Prison (skip the line entrance tickets included). Lunch at leisure, and in the afternoon with your tour leader you depart by boat to the island of Murano. Once in Murano you will assist to a demonstration of glass blowing (time for shopping). Return to the city centre for 3 courses dinner at a selected restaurant (wine & mineral water are included) where you will continue your culinary adventure and taste even more Venetian specialties. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 3 (Thursday)
VENICE - VERONA - SIRMIONE (Lake Garda) - LAKE COMO
American buffet breakfast the hotel, meet your tour leader and boat transfer from the hotel to Tronchetto and board your deluxe minibus. Your journey continues to VERONA. Once in Verona, you will meet a private English speaking guide for a 2 hour visit of the town of Romeo and Juliet! Following the visit, you will continue to SIRMIONE, a charming town located in the southern part of Lake Garda. Upon arrival, you will have free time for lunch and for a brief walking tour on your own of the historical centre. In the early afternoon, the tour will continue to COMO located on the shore of Lake Como. Your driver and tour leader will take you around for panoramic visit of this beautiful lake before arriving at the hotel in Como. Check in at a 4 star superior hotel, followed by a 3 courses dinner at the Hotel (wine & mineral water are included) where you will savour more specialties of the Northern Italian cuisine. Overnight at the hotel in Como.
DAY 4 (Friday)
LAKE COMO - MILAN - FLORENCE
American buffet breakfast at the hotel, board the minibus and proceed to MILAN. Once in the city, enjoy a 2 hours tour of the city centre. You will visit the shopping gallery Vittorio Emanuele II, the Sforza castle, and the Splendid Duomo, one of the world’s largest most striking Gothic cathedrals. Free time for lunch before continuing your journey to FLORENCE. Check in at a 4 star superior hotel in the city centre of Florence, followed by a 3 courses dinner at a selected restaurant (wine & mineral water are included) where you will discover the Tuscan cuisine. Overnight at the hotel in Florence.
DAY 5 (Saturday)
American buffet breakfast at the hotel. Meet a private English speaking guide and start a 3 hour tour of this magnificent Renaissance city. You will visit the beautiful Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Academia Gallery (inside visit, skip the line entrance tickets included), famous for the Milchelangelo’s David. The afternoon is at your disposal to stroll on your own among the charming streets of Florence. Ask your tour leader for suggestions! In the evening enjoy 3 courses dinner at a selected restaurant (wine & mineral water are included) where you will continue your culinary adventure and taste even more Tuscan specialties. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 6 (Sunday)
FLORENCE - PISA - SIENA - ROME
American buffet breakfast at the hotel and departure to PISA. You will drive through the picturesque Tuscan countryside and reach PISA. After the panoramic drive on board of your minibus along the banks of the Arno river, You will visit Piazza dei Miracoli, with the celebrated Leaning Tower (exterior visit), the Baptistery (exterior visit) and other important monuments. Time at leisure for lunch, and then proceed to SIENA where you will meet a private English speaking guide for a 2 hour tour of the old city centre. You will walk along these beautiful medieval streets admiring splendid palace. The tour will end in the Piazza del Campo, one of the most beautiful squares in the world and site of the famous 600+ year-old Palio horse-race. Here you will also visit the spectacular Cathedral. After the guided tour, board your minibus and continue to ROME.
The estimates arrival time in Rome is 6 pm.
RATES PER PERSON
CHILD WITH TWO ADULT
HIGHTLIGHTS DAY BY DAY
SCENIC DRIVES THROUGH
Assisi: View of the Churches of St Francis
Ravenna, guided visit of the Mosaics and
Saint Apollinare Basilica
Venice: Guided visit of the famous Square
of St Mark, the Ducal Palace, the Bridge of
Sighs, the prisons and Murano Island
Verona: Guided visit the town of Romeo
Sirmione: on the Lake Garda with its
Lake of Como: famous for its villas and
Milan: Panoramic tour and guided visit of
Florence: Guided visit of the most
important monuments including the inside
visit of the Academia museum with its
Pisa: View of Piazza dei Miracoli with its
famous Leaning Tower
Siena: Guided visit of the city with its Piazza
del Campo and the Municipal Palace
Accommodation at 4* superior hotels
Daily American buffet breakfast
5 dinners in selected Restaurants (3 courses
with wine and mineral water included)
Service charges and taxes included
Ground transportation by deluxe minibus
with air conditioning
English speaking tour leader
English speaking tour guides
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Skip the line Entrance tickets included
The tour is equipped with professional
The beautiful Autostrada del Sole
The Emilia Romagna region, land of the
world famous “prosciutto” and parmesan
The Veneto region and its Villas of Palladio
The Tuscan countryside through and
The Italian Alps
Extra nights: Possibility to add extra nights
at the beginning and/or at the end of the
tour; rates are on request or available on
our online booking website.
Departure transfer: Possibility to organize
the departure transfers; rates are on
request or available on our online booking
Optional suggested tours: For optional
suggested tour rates please refer to our
online booking website.