What To Expect
Early morning departure for ASSISI, the mystic town of Saint Francis still surrounded by ancient walls. Visit the Basilica of Saint Francis with its early Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. Proceed on to SIENA, the beautiful medieval city renown for the Palio. The on to FLORENCE. Dinner and overnight.
Buffet breakfast. Guided sightseeing tour 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 Cimabue's famous crucifix. Rest of the day at leisure for optional sightseeing or shopping. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Buffet breakfast. Departure for 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 walking tour of this unique city. You will see the Piazza and Basilica of St. Mark, the Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Prisons. Dinner and overnight.
Buffet breakfast. Morning tour by boat, crossing the lagoon with view of the islands with stop at the island of Murano where you will attend a demonstration of glass blowing. Free afternoon, dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Buffet breakfast. Morning departure for VERONA to see the town of Romeo and Juliet. We continue to Sirmione for free time for lunch before a visit of Lake Como. We then head to Milan for dinner and overnight.
Buffet breakfast. Panoramic tour of the city, see the shopping gallery Vittorio Emanuele II, the Sforza castle, and the Splendid Duomo, one of the world's largest, most striking Gothic cathedrals. The tour will end at the Central Railway Station in Milan. A free transfer to Rome is also available.
Assisi: View of the Churches of St. Francis and St. Claire
Siena: View of Piazza del Campo and the Municipal Palace
Florence: Visit of the most important monuments (exterior)
Padua: See the Basilica and Donatello's masterpiece, the "Gattamelata"
Venice: Visit the famous Square of St. Mark and the Bridge of Sighs (exterior) and Murano Island
Verona: The town of Romeo and Juliet
Sirmione: A charming peninsula on the Garda lake
Lake Como: Famous for villas and mountain scenery
The beautiful Autostrada del Sole
The Tuscan countryside through medieval towns
The lovely Emilia Romagna region, land of world famous "prosciutto" and parmesan cheese
The Veneto region, world famous for its Villa of Palladio
Accommodation at 4 star hotels with down-town location (superior 3 star hotel in Venice)
Meals: five American buffet breakfast, five dinners (without drinks)
Service charges and taxes
Ground transportation by deluxe motorcoach
English speaking tour escort and local guides
Sightseeing tours as indicated in the itinerary with professional headset system
Meals and drinks not specified
Tips and gratuities
Florence: Hotel Rivoli / Adriatico or similar
Venice: Hotel Continental or similar
Child rates apply for one child sharing the same room with 2 adults in double accommodations. Date of birth must be advised at the moment of booking. Each additional child will be charged the adult price.
Tour Operator reserves the right to provide hotels of similar category if the circumstances make it necessary, at no additional cost or refund.
Booked hotels are not available before 12 noon.
Passengers are allowed to carry maximum one piece of luggage per person on the tours.
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3 days / 2 nights
4 hours and 30 minutes