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Trips available to Egypt, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Sicily, Spain,  Tunisia, Turkey, and UAE

ITALY  -  LAND ONLY
2018

6 days

 You will be traveling with regular passengers, but paying travel agent rates

  Extensions to Como or Cinque Terre available

Departure dates: 2018
Low season
November    5 19
January   14 28
February   11 25
March    11

 High Season
April  1 8 15 22 29
May  4 6 11 13 18 20 25 27
June  1 3 8 10 15 17 22 24 29
July  1 6 8 13 15 20 22 27 29
August  3 5 10 12 17 19 24 26 31
September 2 7 9 14 16 21 23 28 30
October 5 7 12 14 19 21 26 28

 ROME / ASSISI / SIENA / FLORENCE / BOLOGNA / PADUA / VENICE /
TUSCANY WINE REGION (MONTEPULCIANO) / ROME


Day 1     Rome     Welcome to ITALY !!!
After you arrive, clear customs and pick up your luggage you will be met by our representative.  That person will be holding a sign with your name on it.  From the airport you will be transferred to your hotel.

Afternoon at leisure.
       O­­­vernight HOTEL MASSIMO D’AZEGLIO, Rome

Day 2     Rome / Assisi / Siena / Florence
Departing at 7:15 am from the Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio by a deluxe coach.

You will arrive in Assisi, ready to explore, at your own leisure, this tiny town surrounded by walls, built in the Middle Ages. Take your time to visit the basilica of St. Francis, where you will see masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue and, then, have free time for lunch (not included). 

Board on the bus to reach Siena, a Unesco World Heritage Site, world-known for the Palio, the historical horse race around the shell-shaped town square: Piazza del Campo. 

Next continue on to Florence, where you will check in at your hotel before enjoying dinner and a well-earned night of rest.
     Overnight HOTEL MEDITERRANEO, Florence

Day 3     Florence
After breakfast, spend the day venturing around beautiful Florence, the “Cradle of Renaissance, where, with the help of Michelangelo, Italian art reached its pinnacle. 

Based on Etruscan Roman origins, the city flourished in the Middle Ages as a free “Comune” and was further refined during the Renaissance. You will be fascinated by the uncountable monuments, churches and buildings as Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly referred to as the Duomo. 

On your visit, admire the magnificent dome built by Filippo Brunelleschi. Cross a small piazza to see the “Campanile” tower (partly designed by Giotto) and the Baptistery, with its bronze doors where Michelangelo imagined the “Gates of Paradise.” 

In the heart of the city, see Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria (also known as Palazzo Vecchio), and the Basilica of Santa Croce. 

Lunch in a typical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce. 

Spend the afternoon strolling the cobblestone streets of Florence on your own or take a short trip to Pisa (optional), one of the four main historical Marine Republics of Italy. There, you will tour the Piazza dei Miracoli with the Duomo, Pisa’s symbol “the Leaning Tower” and the Baptistery. 

Dinner at leisure, overnight stay in Florence.
     Overnight HOTEL MEDITERRANEO, Florence

Day 4     Florence / Bologna / Padua / Venice
After breakfast in Florence, departure to Bologna. You will discover the elegant city centre with its “porticos”, it’s shopping streets and so on. From Piazza Malpighi walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore (Neptune square and Major square) in the heart of the city, then King Renzo’s Palace; Palazzo Podestà and the basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. 

Bologna it’s a real gourmet’s heaven…don’t miss a tasty meal at your own leisure.

In the afternoon, continue toward Padua, with Sant’Antonio Basilica: one of the most visited churches by pilgrims of the catholic world. 

Later in the afternoon, arrival in Venice: the City of Love, one of the most romantic cities of the whole world and, undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man. Check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
     Overnight HOTEL DELFINO (MESTRE), outside of Venice

 Day 5     Venice
After breakfast, enjoy your private water-taxi transfer to Piazza San Marco, with “NO waiting in line” tickets to visit the splendid St. Mark’s Basilica.

After this, check out the most iconic places of the “Floating City”: the Palazzo dei Dogi, symbol of Venice’s glorious past, the legendary “Bridge of Sighs”. 

Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
     Overnight HOTEL DELFINO (MESTRE), outside of Venice

 Day 6     Venice / Montepulciano / Rome 
After breakfast, departure from Piazzale Rome heading to Tuscany, world-known for its landscapes, its churches and castles and its delicious wines. You will proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich in history and art. Known for its “Nobile” wine, on purchase in local wine houses, Montepulciano also hosts an annual jazz and wine festival every July.

 Spend the afternoon discovering Montepulciano at your own pace, enjoying free wine tastings in many wine shops and free time for shopping. 

In the evening, you will arrive in Rome, where the tour ends.
      O­­­vernight ROME GARDEN HOTEL, Rome

Day 7      departure
Breakfast and departure to Rome airport.

Arrivederci!

 INCLUSIVE FEATURES
- All transfers and multilingual sightseeing by motor coach
- All 4 star hotels (or similar) as per itinerary
- Daily breakfast, also one lunch and four dinners
- Visit St. Marks Basilica with No Waiting in Line
- All taxes and service charges

Not included is city tax that has to be paid directly to hotel upon checking out approximately 5 euros

 NOTE you will be traveling with regular passengers, but paying travel agent rates

COST PER PERSON – LAND ONLY
Based on double occupancy
Low Season
Travel agent from    $1100.00
Companion from     $1200.00

High Season
Travel agent from    $1250.00
Companion from     $1350.00

SIGHT SEEING  OF ROME COULD BE ARRANGED
EXTENSIONS AVAILABLE AT THE BEGINNING OR AT THE END OF THE TOUR

 

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