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Tour of Rome, Florence and Venice

Rome Assisi  Siena Florence Padua Venice  Apr – Oct 2017  

Spend 2 nights in the two most famous towns of the north in the art centeAssisi San Farnaciscor of Florence and magical Venice, the city of the lagoons. 

6 nights 7 days starting in Rome every Saturday between 1 April and 21 Oct 2017   

Tour number 6   10 % early bird discount on bookings made before 30 Nov 2016

There is a shorter version without staying in Rome  departing every Monday between 3 April and 23 Oct 2017

DAY 1 – SATURDAY. Arrival in  ROME
Arrival in Rome on your own form where you will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the  rest of the day free at your leisure, overnight in Rome.

DAY 2 – SUNDAY:  ROME
This morning after breakfast pick up at 9 a.m. from the hotel and start a tour of the center of Rome  discovering Largo Argentina, Campo de’ Fiori, Piazza Farnese , Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish steps. After the tour enjoy the afternoon in the Eternal City at your leisure or take one of the optional afternoon tours to the Vatican Museum,  or to the remains of the Roman city, Tivoli Garden or the famous catacombs of ancient Rome. Overnight in Rome.

DAY 3 – MONDAY:  ROME   ASSISI  SIENA  FLORENCE
Those taking this tour with the Rome portion will be picked up at the hotel at 7:15 a.m.. Those taking the shorter version of the tour will join the group today at the meeting point.  At 7:30 a.m. departure by motor coach and monolingual English speaking tour escort to ASSISI, the mystic town of Saint Francis. The town is still surrounded by ancient walls. See the Basilica of Saint Francis with its early Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. After the stop  at Assisi we continue towards SIENA, the beautiful medieval city renowned for its late Gothic main square and famous for the summer Palio, a horse race competition that has its roots in Medieval times. Proceed to FLORENCE. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 4 – TUESDAY:  FLORENCE
After a buffet breakfast we start with a guided sightseeing tour of the city considered 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 rest of the day is at leisure for exploring the city or the museums on your own or take the optional sightseeing tour to Pisa to view the Leaning Tower.  Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Florence.

DAY 5 – WEDNESDAY:  FLORENCE – PADUA – VENICE
Today we are heading to magical Venice via PADUA, where you will visit the famous Cathedral of St. Anthony, guarded by Donatello’s “Gattamelata”. Continue towards VENICE, and upon arrival enjoy a guided walking tour of this unique city. You will see the Piazza and Basilica of St. Mark, the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Prisons from the outside. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 6 – THURSDAY: VENICE
Buffet Breakfast . Morning tour by boat, crossing the lagoon with view of the islands with stop at the island of Murano to see where the famous Murano glass is made. Return to Venice.  Afternoon free in the old city of  Venice to visit museums, for shopping and wandering around the many lagoons, alleys and bridges. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 7 – FRIDAY: VENICE American Buffet Breakfast. End of the Tour. Extensions to other cities are available. Possibility to add extra nights and extra short tours at the beginning and/or at the end of the tour, rates on request. Additional escorted tours are available or transfer to Venice airport can be requested.

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Arrival transfer from Fiumicino or Ciampino airports to Hotel in Rome
  • Half day Walking tour in Rome
  • Accommodation at 4 Star hotels with down-town location
  • Buffet Breakfast daily
  • Four dinners (Drinks NOT included)
  • Service charges and taxes included
  • Ground Transportation by deluxe air-conditioned motor coach
  • Monolingual Escorted Tour ( English ) Other langauages on request.
  • Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary
  • English speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees
  • The tour is equipped with professional headset system.
  • Tour is English speaking only except on the following days: Apr 8, 22, May 6,20, June 10, 24, July 8, 29, Aug 12, 26 Sep 9, 23, Oct 7, 21. On these days the tour is bilingual.

 

PRICE OF THE TOUR: ($ Rate varies depending on exchange rates of payment date) 
Without Rome stay for 4 nights/5 days:

After April 2017
€  824 per person based on two people per room,
€  989  for single accommodation
€  791 based on triple accommodation
€  659 for children 2 – 12 years old at the time of travel

With Rome Included for 6 nights/7 days:

April  – Oct 2017
€  1100 per person based on two people per room,
€  1471  for single accommodation
€  1037 based on triple accommodation
€  881 for children 2 – 12 years old at the time of travel

Supplement for hotel Romanico Palace in Rome: € 60 per person in double accommodation, 90 in single and, 46 in triple room or 43 for child

Without Rome stay for 4 nights/5 days:

April – Oct 2017
€  819 per person based on two people per room,
€  969  for single accommodation
€  788 based on triple accommodation
€  655 for children 2 – 12 years old at the time of travel

Hotels USED ON THE TOUR:
IN ROME : Hotel Gioberti 4* or Villa Franca 4* or Commodore 4* or hotel Romanico Palace****superior with supplement
IN FLORENCE : Hotel Rivoli 4* or hotel Adriatico 4*
IN VENICE : Hotel Continental 4* or similar