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. Then 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.
Buffet breakfast. Departure for 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 assist to a demonstration of glass blowing (optional shopping). Free afternoon, dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Buffet Breakfast . End of the Tour.
Assisi: View of the Churches of St. Francis and St. Claire
Siena: View of Piazza del Campo and the Municipal Palace
Florence: Visit the Accademia home of Michelangelo's "David"
Padua: See Donatello's masterpiece, the "Gattamelata"
The beautiful Autostrada del Sole
The Tuscan countryside through medieval towns
The lovely Emilia Romagna region, land of the world famous prosciutto and parmesan cheese
Accommodation at 4 Star hotels with down-town location (3 star superior hotel in Venice)
Meals: Daily American buffet breakfast, four dinners without drinks
Service charges and taxes
Ground Transportation by deluxe air-conditioned motor coach
English speaking tour escort and local guides
Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary with professional headset system
Meals and drinks unless specified
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Florence: Hotel Rivoli / Adriatico 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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2 hours and 30 minutes