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5 DAYS | 4 NIGHTS

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Main Info

Situated in Mediterranean Europe, Italy has land frontiers with France in the north-west, Switzerland and Austria in the north and Slovenia in the north-east. The peninsula is surrounded by the Ligurian Sea, the Sardinian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea in the west, the Sicilian Sea and the Ionian Sea in the south and the Adriatic Sea in the east. Italian is the language of the majority of the population but there are minorities speaking German, French, Slovene and Ladino. There is a great deal of variety in the landscape in Italy, although it is characterized predominantly by two mountain chains: the Alps and the Apennines.The former extends over 600 miles from east to west. It consists of great massifs in the western sector, with peaks rising to over 14,000 feet, including Monte Bianco (Mont Blanc), Monte Rosa and Cervino (the Matterhorn). The the chain is lower in the eastern sector, although the mountains, the Dolomites, are still of extraordinary beauty.

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What’s Included

2 nights in Florence at Raffaello Hotel or similar
2 night in Venice at Santa Chiara Hotel or similar
8 meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 lunch, and 2 dinners
Entrance to the Mark’s Basilica in Venice- “skip the line”
Visit Padua
Panoramic guided walking tour of Venice
Visit Tuscany Wine Region
Visit Bologna
Visit Sienna
English-speaking guide on tours

Not Included

Any optional excursions
Any beverages
Optional tours or visits
Tips for guides, drivers, and specialist guides
Personal expenses
Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned
City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)
Arrival and departure transfers


Tour Details


Duration: 5 days & 4 nights

Travel Style: Guaranteed Departures

Minimum Passengers: 2
Based on double occupancy

Type of Service: Shared
Small group experience | All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

VISA Requirements: WITH A U.S. PASSPORT
A visa is not required for travelers with a valid US passport.

Physical Rating: 2 -AVERAGE
Some tours may include light hiking, stairs, and rough off-road adventures.

Service Level: STANDARD
Tourists class accommodations and mix of public and private transports and tours, select meals included.

Please Note

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.

DAY 1 | (ARRIVAL) ROME – ASSISI – SIENA – FLORENCE

Departing at 7:15 AM from Massimo D’Azeglio Hotel by a deluxe coach, you will arrive in Assisi where you can explore this tiny town, surrounded by walls built in the middle ages at your own leisure.

Make time to visit the Basilica of St. Francis, where you will see masterpieces by Giotto and Ciambue, and to have lunch (not included). Board the bus for Siena, a medieval town surrounded by ancient walls that is known for the Palio, an annual summertime horse race around Piazza del Campo. Next, you will continue on to Florence, where you will check into your hotel before enjoying dinner and a well-earned night of rest. On the way, you will see the coastline scattered with small fishing villages including the old village of Dibba, once a strategically important settlement, with a stunning view of the Indian Ocean.

 

| Overnight in Florence
| Dinner 

DAY 2 | FLORENCE

After breakfast, you will 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 by the renaissance. You will be fascinated by its numerous monuments, churches, and buildings, as Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly referred to as the Duomo. On your visit, you will be amazed by its 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 that Michelangelo dubbed the “gates of paradise.” In the heart of the city, you will see Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria (also known as Palazzo Vecchio), and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Lunch in a typical Tuscany restaurant in Santa Croce square. 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 square of miracles, which houses the Duomo, the leaning tower, and the baptistery. Overnight stay. Cross a small piazza to see the campanile tower (partly designed by Giotto) and the baptistery, with its bronze doors that Michelangelo dubbed the “gates of paradise.” In the heart of the city, you will see Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria (also known as Palazzo Vecchio), and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Lunch in a typical Tuscany restaurant in Santa Croce square. 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 square of miracles, which houses the Duomo, the leaning tower, and the baptistery.

| Overnight in Florence
|  Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3 | FLORENCE – BOLOGNA – PADUA – VENICE

Depart for Bologna after breakfast in Florence.

There, you will wander through the city’s 38 kilometers worth of elegant arcades (or porticos), for which Bologna is famous. From Piazza Malpighi, walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore (Neptune square and Major square) in the heart of the city, where you will find Neptune fountain; King Renzo Palace; Podestà Palace; and the Basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. In the afternoon, continue toward Padova, with its original Sant’Antonio basilica. Later, you will arrive in Venice, world-renowned for its classic gondola boats and its elegant, refined art.

Check in your hotel and enjoy your first Venetian dinner.

|Overnight in Venice
|  Breakfast,Dinner

DAY 4 | VENICE

Hit the water after breakfast as you board a water taxi to enjoy St. Mark’s Square, interior visit of the splendid cathedral, the Dogi Palace, a symbol of the glory and authority of Venice as it housed the seat of the government and the court of justice. Nearby you will see the legendary bridge of sight. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then return to the hotel for dinner and relaxation.

|Overnight in Venice
|  Breakfast

DAY 5 | (DEPART) VENICE – MONTEPULCIANO – ROME

Once you eat breakfast, depart from Piazzale Roma to Tuscany, known for its romantic churches and castles and its delicious wines.

You will proceed to val di chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich with history and art. Known for its “nobile” wine, which can be purchased in wine houses in town, Montepulciano is also the host of an annual jazz and wine festival every July. Lunch in a typical restaurant included, spend the afternoon getting to know Montepulciano at your own pace, free wine tasting in many shops and free time for shopping.

In the evening, you will arrive in Rome, where the tour will conclude.

|  Breakfast, Lunch 

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The rates displayed below are for the listed travel dates only. The travel dates for this tour package cannot be changed or altered. 

Tour Start DatePrice Per Person Single Supplement
Monday, March 9, 2020$1,039.00Add $259
Monday, March 16, 2020$1,039.00Add $259
Monday, March 23, 2020$1,039.00Add $259
Monday, April 6,2020$1,359.00Add $225
Monday, April 13, 2020$1,359.00Add $225
Monday, April 20, 2020$1,359.00Add $225
Monday, April 27, 2020$1,359.00Add $225
Saturday, May 2, 2020$1,359.00Add $225
Saturday, May 9, 2020$1,359.00Add $225
Saturday, May 16, 2020$1,359.00Add $225
Saturday, May 23, 2020$1,359.00Add $225
Saturday, May 30, 2020$1,359.00Add $225
Monday, June 1, 2020$1,359.00Add $225
Saturday, June 6, 2020$1,359.00Add $225
Monday, June 8, 2020$1,359.00Add $225
Monday, June 15, 2020$1,359.00Add $225
Saturday, June 20, 2020$1,359.00Add $225
Monday, July 6, 2020$1,359.00Add $225
Saturday, July 4, 2020$1,359.00Add $225
Saturday, June 27, 2020$1,359.00Add $225
Saturday, July 11, 2020$1,359.00Add $225
Monday, July 13, 2020$1,359.00Add $225
Saturday, July 18, 2020$1,359.00Add $225
Saturday, July 25, 2020$1,359.00Add $225
Monday, August 24, 2020$1,199.00Add $329
Saturday, August 1, 2020$1,199.00Add $329
Saturday, August 8, 2020$1,199.00Add $329
Saturday, August 15, 2020$1,199.00Add $329
Monday, August 17, 2020$1,199.00Add $329
Saturday, August 22, 2020$1,199.00Add $329
Saturday, August 29, 2020$1,359.00Add $329
Monday, August 31, 2020$1,359.00Add $329
Saturday, September 5, 2020$1,359.00Add $329
Saturday, September 12, 2020$1,359.00Add $329
Saturday, September 19, 2020$1,359.00Add $329
Saturday, September 26, 2020$1,359.00Add $329
Saturday, October 3, 2020$1,359.00Add $329
Saturday, October 10, 2020$1,359.00Add $329
Saturday, October 24, 2020$1,359.00Add $329
Saturday, October 17, 2020$1,359.00Add $329

Florence 


Hotel Raffaello

Offering free garage parking and a free shuttle to the historic center, Raffaello is in north Florence, 2,800 feet from Careggi Hospital. Its pleasant garden is ideal for enjoying a drink.

All air-conditioned, rooms here come with free Wi-Fi access and a TV with Sky channels. You will also find a safe, mini-bar and private bathroom with a hairdryer plus slippers.

A continental breakfast is served daily, while drinks and snacks are available at the bar throughout the day. The restaurant specializes in Tuscan dishes for dinner, accompanied by a selection of wines.

Hotel Raffaello is set in a residential neighborhood, full of shops, cafés and markets at the weekends.

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Venice 


Hotel Santa Chiara & Residenza Parisi

Offering views of the Grand Canal, Hotel Santa Chiara & Residenza Parisi is next to the ferry terminal and airport coach stop in Piazzale Roma, and 650 feet from Venezia Santa Lucia Train Station. The Papadopoli Gardens are next door.

The hotel is located in the only area of the historic center that can be reached by car. It is the only hotel in Venice that has its own private car park, available on request.

Guest rooms in the main building of Hotel Santa Chiara are decorated in a traditional, Venetian design. Facilities include air conditioning, satellite TV, and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. Some rooms feature a balcony with unique views of the gardens, the Grand Canal, or the square.

Some rooms are housed in the Residenza Parisi, located 500 feet from the main building. Rooms in the annex feature simpler décor. All air conditioned, they come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a mini-bar and a private bathroom.

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Important Notice

Some useful info about our tours (land packages).


UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)

All tours and entrance fees are included

 All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES

 International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates

Alterations

A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates

Price are based on double occupancy

Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice.

All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger.

Travel insurance is highly recommended.

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