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Treasures of Italy

Treasures of Italy

5 Days/4 Nights From
AU$1,220 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Tour Code
    CAR-19-5914
  • Travel From
    04 Nov 2019
  • Travel Until
    23 Mar 2020
  • Operating Days
    Mon, Sat
Offer
*No single supplement
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5 Days/4 Nights From
AU$1,220 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Tour Code
    CAR-19-5914
  • Travel From
    04 Nov 2019
  • Travel Until
    23 Mar 2020
  • Operating Days
    Mon, Sat
Offer
*No single supplement
Enquire about this Tour
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 4-night accommodationInclusionInclusion Skip the line access to St. Mark's Basilica in VeniceInclusionInclusion English speaking tour escortTourTour Visit Florence, the 'Cradle of the Renaissance' and capital of TuscanyTourTour Visit Montepulciano, a stunning wine region in TuscanyTransportationTransportation Transportation by coach

Summary

What dreams are made of! Come live the Italian dream with our 5-day itinerary filled with romance, art and faith. Enjoy a five-day fully escorted experience, soaking in the magnificent sights of frescoes, vineyards, lagoons, and historic monuments. Start with Rome the Eternal City traveling further into the intimate town of Assisi where you can see the precious Basilica of St. Francis. Continue to the UNESCO town of Siena famous for its historical horse race "Palio di Siena." Unleash your passion for art as you wander around the impeccably formed monuments, churches and buildings of Florence, the “Cradle of Renaissance". Depart for the red, fat city of Bologna, the city of towers and a real gourmet heaven, then proceed to Padua, home of the stunning Basilica di Sant'Antonio.  Continue your tour in the famous floating city of Venice. After a relaxing water taxi ride to Piazza San Marco, stroll through its iconic places, then spend a relaxing afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure. Enjoy wine tastings in Montepulciano, medieval hilltop town in Tuscany, before returning to Rome.

Tour departs from Rome every Monday and Saturday from May to October.

2019 & 2020 Departure Dates

  • November 4, 11, 18
  • December 9
  • January 13 & 27, 2020
  • February 10, 24
  • March 9, 16, 23

*SPECIAL OFFER
No single supplement in 1st Category

Itinerary

Day 1, Rome – Assisi – Siena – Florence
Departing at 7:15 am from Rome 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, known for the Palio, the historical horse race around the shell-shaped town square: Piazza del Campo. Next, you will continue on to Florence, where you will check in at your hotel before enjoying dinner and a well-earned night of rest. (D)

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 “Commune” and was further refined during the Renaissance. You will be fascinated by the uncountable monuments, churches and buildings such as the Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly referred to as the Duomo. In the heart of the city, you will see Piazza della Signoria and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Have 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. (B, L)

Day 3, Florence – Bologna – Padua – Venice
After breakfast in Florence, departure to Bologna. There, you will discover the elegant city centre with its “porticos”, it’s shopping streets and so on. From Piazza Malpighi you will 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 Padova, 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. (B, D)

Day 4, Venice
After breakfast, enjoy your private water-taxi transfer to Piazza San Marco, with “Skip the Line” tickets to visit the splendid St. Mark’s Basilica and, 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 and overnight. (B, D)

Day 5, Venice – Montepulciano – Rome
After breakfast, departure from Piazzale Roma 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. Lunch in a typical restaurant included. After lunch, quick stop to spend some free time. In the evening, you will arrive in Rome, where the tour ends. (B)

Inclusions

  • 4-night accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Florence and Venice
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Transport by deluxe coach
  • English speaking tour escort
  • Walking tours in Florence & Venice with local guides
  • Entrance to St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice with skip the line

Exclusions

  • City tax not included; it shall be paid directly at the hotel
  • Drinks not included in meals

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