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Mini Northern Art Tour

Rome Assisi  Florence  Padua  Venice Art tour of Northern Italy in first class hotels for those with limited timeRome

# 5          Period  April 1 – Oct  21, 2017

7 days 6 nights  or 3 nights/4 days without Rome

A short 4 day trip to the beautiful art Cities of Florence and Venice with stops at the mystic town of Assisi, Medieval Siena, and the art cities of Florence and Venice.

Starts every Saturday in season with Rome included or every Monday without Rome stay

10% early bird discount on 6 night version on bookings made before 30 Nov 2016

Day 1 Saturday.
Individual arrival in Rome. Transfer from the airport to the hotel. Rest of the day free. Overnight in Rome. (no meals)

Day 2 Sunday.
After buffet breakfast at the hotel, we pick you up for a morning tour of central Rome to see the Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountian, Spanish steps, Pantheon, Piazza Farnese, etc. There is a possibility to add an other morning tour. Afternoon free to discover the city on your own or to add optional tours to the Vatican Museum, Colosseum, the Catacombs, etc. Advance booking required for optional extra tours.

Day 3 Monday ROME  to  ASSISI  SIENA and FLORENCE
Those who book the 6 night/7 day version of this tour will be picked up at the hotel, others have to join the group at 7:15 a.m. We depart by coach at 7:30 a.m. to  Florence via  ASSISI, the mystic town of Saint Francis,  a medieval  town  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.  Continue on by coach to the famed town of Siena famous for its  theater-shaped main square built on top of a Roman camp adorned by the Gothic city hall. Siena was an important city through the Middle Ages and today is mostly known about the yearly summer horse races, the Palio. Continue to FLORENCE. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4 Tuesday FLORENCE
After a buffet breakfast we will embark on a guided sightseeing tour of Italy’s most famous art city, 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. Rest of the day at leisure for optional visits of galleries, sightseeing or shopping or optional tour to Pisa. Dinner and overnight in Florence.

Day 5 Wednesday FLORENCE  PADUA  VENICE
Today after breakfast we depart to Venice via PADUA, where you will visit the famous Cathedral of St. Anthony, guarded by Donatello’s “Gattamelata”. Continue on to VENICE, and upon arrival enjoy a guided sightseeing on foot of this unique city of canals. 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 in Venice.

Day 6 Thursday VENICE- ROME
Buffet breakfast. Morning excursion to the nearby island of Murano famous for its glass blowing masters.  Return by boat to Venice, then afternoon transfer to Rome by coach or train. if the transfer is by train, those booking this tour with Rome included will receive a private transfer to the hotel in Rome.  Overnight in Rome.

Day 7. Friday ROME
Buffet breakfast. End of services. Possible to add extra nights or tour extensions to Southern Italy

 

Mini Art Tour Includes: 
* Accommodation at 4 star hotels with downtown location
* Buffet breakfast daily
* Three dinners (drinks are not included)
* Service charges and taxes included (except city tax – around 3-4 euros per night payable locally directly to the hotels)
* Ground transportation by deluxe motorcoach with English speaking escort during the tour
* Sightseeing tours as indicated in the itinerary,  with local guides and entrance fees

HOTELS  USED on the TOUR:
Rome:  Hotel Gioberti 4* or Villa Franca 4* or Commodore 4*
or Romanico Palace 4* superior with supplement

Florence: Hotel Rivoli or Adriatico 4*
Venice: Hotel Continental 4*

Prices Per Person in Euros $ rate varies with daily exchange rates Per person in double Per person in single Per person in triple Child (2-11) sharing with two adults
Apr 1 – Oct 2017
for 3 nights/4 days only
719 846 702 573
         
Apr – Oct 2017
6 nights 7 days with Rome on Saturday and Sunday before departing to Florence and walking tour of Rome as well as extra night in Rome after returning from Venice
993  1312 947 788
         
Supplement for using Hotel Romanico Palace in Rome 80 130 70 65

 

 

 

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