Italy Guided Tour from North to South
Rome – Assisi – Siena – Florence – Padua – Venice – Tuscany Montepulciano – Rome – Naples – Pompeii – Sorrento – Capri
Italy North and South Vacation
Dec 2012 – Nov 2013
10 days/9 nights
Departures from Rome on Saturdays
Dec 1 2012, Jan 5, Feb 16, Mar 16, Mar 30, Apr 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Jul 6, 13, 20, 27, Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Sep 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2 2013
Day 1 Saturday ROME
Arrival transfer from the airport to the Hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 2 Sunday ROME
After breakfast depart from the hotel for a sightseeing on foot. 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 trip. Overnight stay.
Day 3 Monday ROME – ASSISI – SIENA – FLORENCE – Low season program (Dec 1 – Mar 16)
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. Proceed to SIENA, the beautiful medieval city famous for the Palio. Continue to FLORENCE. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3 Monday ROME – ASSISI – MONTEPULCIANO – FLORENCE – High Season program (Mar 30 – Nov 2 )
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 4 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 5 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 walk of this unique city. Exterior view of the Basilica of St. Mark, the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Prisons. Dinner and overnight.
Day 6 Thursday VENICE
Buffet breakfast. Morning visit to a glass factory (optional shopping) to see the molding of the famous venetian murano glass. Dinner and overnight.
Day 7 Friday VENICE – ROME
Buffet breakfast and depart for Rome. Overnight stay.
Day 8 Saturday ROME – NAPLES – POMPEII – SORRENTO
Early morning departure from Rome to NAPLES, where a panoramic view of the city is offered. Then on 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 to SORRENTO. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 9 Sunday SORRENTO – CAPRI – ROME
Continental breakfast. Departure for CAPRI by boat. Weather and sea conditions permitting, visit 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 Rome and overnight stay.
Day 10 Monday ROME – Departure transfer.
* Accommodation in 4 Star hotels with down-town locations
* Buffet breakfast daily
* 2 lunches and Five dinners
* Service charges and taxes included (except city tax has to be paid locally at the hotel)
* Ground transportation by deluxe motorcoach
* Assistant during the program (no escort during the stay in Rome)
* Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary
* English-French-Spanish guides
* Entrance fees
* In Rome Diana or similar
* In Florence Adriatico or similar
* In Venice Bonvecchiati or similar
* In Sorrento G.H. Vesuvio, G.H. Bristol or similar
Italy City taxes payable locally at each hotel (2-4Euro per night)
Prices in Euros 1Dec’12 – 16Mar’13 – Low Season ($rate varies depending the exchange)
Euro 1386 per person in double
Euro 1739 in single room
Euro 1288 per person in triple room
Euro 1038 for a child sharing a room with 2 adults (age 2-11)
Prices in Euros 30Mar’13-2Nov’13 – High Season ($rate varies depending the exchange)
Euro 1568 per person in double
Euro 2138 in single room
Euro 1473 per person in triple room
Euro 1254 for a child sharing a room with 2 adults (age 2-11)
Extra nights in Rome before or after the program – 2012/2013
|Hotel||Per person based
|Per person based on single||Per person based on triple|
16/17Mar – fair- on rq
|Hotel Morgana –Standard room (prices for quad rooms also available on request)
Hotel San Remo
New city tax: Euro 3 per person per night will be charged locally for all accommodations in Rome
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)