8 Days / 7 Nights
Operated On SATURDAYS From April 02 To October 22 2016
ITINERARY: ROME - ASSISI - SIENA - FLORENCE - PADUA - VENICE - VERONA - SIRMIONE (GARDA LAKE) - COMO LAKE - MILAN
DAY 1 (Saturday)
ROME * (pre-tour package)
Transfer from the airport in Rome to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner is not included.
DAY 2 (Sunday)
ROME * (pre-tour package)
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. Rest of the day at leisure and overnight. Dinner is not included.
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.
DAY 4 (Tuesday)
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.
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.
DAY 6 (Thursday)
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.
DAY 7 (Friday)
VENICE - VERONA - SIRMIONE (Lake Garda) - LAKE COMO - 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.
DAY 8 (Saturday)
MILAN or 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).
SCENIC DRIVES THROUGHT
Assisi: View of the Churches of St Francis
and St.Claire Siena: View of Piazza del Campo and the Municipal Palace
Florence: Visit of the most important monuments, (exterior)
Padua: See The Basilica & Donatello’s
masterpiece, the “Gattamelata”
Venice: Visit of the famous Square of St
Mark, Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs
(exterior), and Murano Island.
Verona: the town of Romeo and Juliet
Sirmione: a charming peninsula on the lake
Garda Lake Como: famous for its villas and mountain scenery
Milan: Panoramic tour of the city
Arrival transfer from the FCO/CIA airports
to the hotel in Rome
Accommodation at 4* hotels centrally located
3 hrs guided walking tour in Rome Daily American buffet breakfast 4 dinners (drinks not included)
Service charges and taxes included
Ground transportation by deluxe motor coach with air conditioning
MONOLINGUAL ESCORTED TOUR
Sightseeing tours as per itinerary English speaking local guides
Passengers will be provided with professional headset system
The beautiful Autostrada del Sole
The Tuscan ountryside and medieval towns
Emilia Romagna egion, land of world famous “prosciutto” and parmesan cheese
The Veneto region and its Villas of Palladio.
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
Departure transfer: Possibility to organize
the departure transfers; rates are on
request or available on our website.
Optional suggested tours: For optional
suggested tour rates please refer to our