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Italy North and South with Sicily


Guided bus tour from Rome to Sicily

Rome Assisi Siena Florence Padua Venice Montepulciano Rome Naples Sorrento  Capri  Reggio Calabria Syracuse Agrigento Monreale Palermo

Apr 8 – Oct 14 2013     14 days/13 nights    #15

Departure dates on Mondays: Apr 8, 22, May 6, 20, Jun 10, 24, Jul 8, Aug 5, 19, Sep 2, 16, 30, Oct 14 2013

 


Day 1 Monday ROME – ASSISI – MONTEPULCIANO – FLORENCE
Early morning departure for ASSISI, the mystic town of Saint Francis still surrounded by ancient walls. Explore at your own leisure the tiny town, visit the Basilica of Saint Francis with its early Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. Visit Montepulciano, a medieval town famous for its “nobile” wine and for the annual Jazz Festival. Continue to FLORENCE. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2 Tuesday FLORENCE
Buffet breakfast. Guided sightseeing of 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, the Academy of Fine Arts Gallery housing the “David” by Michelangelo, and Santa Croce, the 13th century Franciscan church with the famous Cimabue’s crucifix. Rest of the day at leisure for optional sightseeing or shopping. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3 Wednesday FLORENCE – PADUA – VENICE
Buffet breakfast. Departure for Venice via PADUA, where you will visit the famous Cathedral of St. Anthony, guarded by Donatello’s “Gattamelata”. Continue to VENICE, and upon arrival enjoy a guided sightseeing on foot of this unique city. Exterior view of the Basilica of St. Mark, the Bridge of Sighs and the Prisons. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4 Thursday VENICE
Buffet breakfast. Morning visit to a glass factory (optional shopping) to see the molding of the famous venetian murano glass or optional excursions. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5 Friday VENICE – ROME
Buffet breakfast and depart to Rome. Overnight.
Day 6 Saturday ROME
After breakfast depart from the hotel for a walking excursion. (NO TOUR LEADER DURING THE STAY IN ROME). Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, Navona Square, the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. In the afternoon explore the rest of the city at your own leisure or take an optional excursion. Overnight stay.
Day 7 Sunday ROME – NAPLES – POMPEII – SORRENTO
Early morning departure from Rome to POMPEII, the famous Roman city destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 a.D. Lunch in a local restaurant, and afterwards, visit of the excavations. Proceed on to SORRENTO. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 8 Monday SORRENTO
Buffet breakfast and day at leisure. Dinner and overnight.
Day 9 Tuesday SORRENTO – CAPRI – NAPLES
Buffet breakfast. Departure to Capri by steamer. Weather conditions permitting, visit of the Blue Grotto. Return to Marina Grande and then transfer to Anacapri. Lunch in a typical restaurant followed by a visit of Augustus’ Gardens, with a view of the Faraglioni. Return to Naples. Dinner and Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10 Wednesday NAPLES – PAESTUM – REGGIO CALABRIA
Buffet breakfast. We will enjoy a visit to the Archeological area in Paestum. Then continue to Reggio Calabria. Time at leisure for lunch. Arrive and visit the Archaeological Museum where we will admire in particular the famous Bronzi di Riace. In the afternoon, depart to Rende (Calabria region). Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 11 Thursday REGGIO CALABRIA – ETNA TAORMINA- SYRACUSE
Buffet breakfast. Depart to Sicily and, conditions permitting, excursion on Mount Etna the highest active volcano in Europe. We will reach 1800 meters to visit the Silvestri Craters. Continue to Taormina and visit by our own of the Greek Theatre as well as enjoy some free time to shop or go around the elegant streets of the city. Depart to Siracusa. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 12 Friday SYRACUSE – PIAZZA ARMERINA – AGRIGENTO
Buffet breakfast. Visit the archaeological area including the Greek theatre as well as Ortiga, the historical baroque center of the city. Depart to Piazza Armirina to visit the Roman Villa del Casale, famous for its more than 3500 sq meters of mosaics. Continue to Agrigento. Time at leisure for lunch. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 13 Saturday: AGRIGENTO – MONREALE – PALERMO
Buffet breakfast. In the morning visit the Valley of the Temples, know for its well preserved Greek Temples. Continue to Palermo: we will admire the Cathedral as well as the Palatine Chapel in the Royal Palace. Panoramic visit to Palermo and continue to Monreale to visit the Cathedral and the Cloister. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 14 Sunday: PALERMO
After breakfast end of the service.

OUR HOTELS:
* In Florence Adriatico or similar
* In Venice Bonvecchiati, Principe or similar
* In Rome Diana or similar
* SORRENTO: G.H. Vesuvio, G.H. Bristol or similar
*NAPLES: Hotel Naples or similar
* REGGIO CALABRIA: Hotel Altafiumara or Similar
* SIRACUSA: Hotel Jolly Arethusa or Similar
* AGRIGENTO: Kore or Similar
* PALERMO: Cristal or similar

Prices in Euro ($ rate varies depending on the exchange rate of the payment date) per person :

Euro 2373 per person based on double occupancy
Euro 3086 per person based on single occupancy
Euro 2203 per person based on triple occupancy
Child rate (under 12 years) sharing with with 2 adults on request.

Tour includes:
• Visit of the Blue Grotto weather permitting
• Transportation by deluxe motorcoach 
• 13 nights in Selected 4**** hotels
• Breakfasts daily – 2 lunches – 11 dinners
• taxes (city taxes are payable locally at the hotels)
• Baggage handling – 1 piece of luggage per passenger
• English and Spanish speaking guides

PRICE EXCLUDES
• Admission fees not included !
Tips • Extras • Drinks at meals • Anything not mentioned in itinerary

Italy City taxes payable locally at each hotel (2-4Euro per night)  – Rome/Venice/Florence

Pre and Post Packages in Rome with Airport transfers

Extra nights in Rome  – 2013

Hotel Per person based
on double
Per person based on single Per person based on triple
First Class
Hotel Diana
|1Nov-28Dec’12/2Jan-15Mar’13
1Aug-4Sep’13
55 85 49
16Mar-29Mar’13/1-31Jul’13
16/17Mar – fair- on rq
60 90 53
30Mar-25Apr/16Jun-30Jun’13 79 106 65
29Dec’12-1Jan’13
26Apr-15Jun/5Sep-31Oct’13
95 125 79
Hotel Morgana -Standard room (prices for quad rooms also available on request)
16Jul-31Aug’13
16Nov-27Dec’12/3Jan-10Feb’13
43 79 42
11Feb-15Mar’13 45 83 44
1-30Jun’13 74 105 59
1-15Sep/24Oct-3Nov’13
1-24Apr/16-28Mar’13
67 103 56
1-15Jul’13 60 93 50
24Apr-31May/16Sep-23Oct’13
28Dec’12-2Jan’13
29Mar-31Mar’13
85 124 67
Standard
Hotel San Remo 

1Apr-30Jun/1Sep-31Oct’12
73 100 64
1Jul-31Aug’12 57 82 53

Private car transfer in Rome:

Station to Hotel or v.v. : Euro 39 per car (1-2pax), Euro 42 per minivan (3-4 pax)
Airport to Hotel or v.v : Euro 61 per car (1-2 Pax) , Euro 70 per minivan (3-4 passenger)

Rome Optional day excursions and descriptions

Extra nights in Palermo – 2013

Hotel Per person based
on double
Per person based on single Per person based on triple
First Class
Hotel NH Palermo
1Apr-13Jun/9Sep-31Oct’13
57 98 47
14Jun-8Sep’13 47 81 40

Private car transfer in palermo:

airport to Hotel or v.v. : Euro 66 per car (1-2pax)