Rome and Renaissance Cities

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Departure Dates: April to October 2016

7 days / 6 nights: Visit Rome, Assisi, Siena, Florence, Padua, Venice, Rome

April: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
May: 7, 14, 21, 28
June: 4, 11, 18, 25
July: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
August: 6, 13, 20, 27
September: 3, 10, 17, 24
October: 1, 08, 15, 22

From $2986 per person twin share

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Itinerary

Day 1: Rome

Transfer from the airport in Rome to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner is not included

Day 2: Rome

American buffet breakfast at the hotel. In the morning you will enjoy a 3 hrs "Discovering Rome", walking tour (English only). You will be picked up at your hotel at about 9.00am. The tour will start from Largo Argentina and continue to Campo de' Fiori, Piazza Farnese, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish steps. Rest of the day at leisure and overnight. Dinner is not included.

Day 3: Rome - Assisi - Siena - Florence

American buffet breakfast. Pickup at 7.00am at the hotel and departure by coach to ASSISI for a visit of 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. At the end of the visit, we continue towards SIENA, the beautiful medieval city renown for the Palio horse race. Proceed to FLORENCE. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Florence

American buffet breakfast at the hotel. Guided sightseeing tour of the city, also known to be 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, and Santa Croce, the 13th century Franciscan Church with Cimabue's famous crucifix. The balance of the day is at leisure for optional sightseeing (we suggest the PISA half day tour) or for shopping. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Florence - Padua - Venice

American buffet breakfast at the hotel and departure to VENICE by coach. Along the way you will stop in PADUA, where you will visit the famous Cathedral of St. Anthony, guarded by Donatello's "Gattamelata". Continue towards VENICE, and upon arrival enjoy a panoramic guided walking tour of this unique city. You will see the St. Mark's square, the Basilica of St. Mark, the Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Prisons. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Venice island.

Day 6: Venice - Rome

American buffet breakfast at the hotel. Morning tour by boat. You will cross the lagoon with a view of the islands and reach the island of Murano where you will assist to a demonstration of glass blowing (some time will be allowed for shopping). In the afternoon, the boast will take you to the rail station or the Tronchetto for your transfer back to Rome by rail or motor coach. (means of transportation is reconfirmed one day or two before the end of the tour and advised by the assistant). Upon arrival in Rome you will be transferred directly to your hotel. If you are arriving via rail, your driver will be waiting for you at the end of platform holding a sign with your last name, overnight.

Day 7: Rome

American buffet breakfast at the hotel and end of the tour.

Escorted Packages Includes:
  • 6 nights in Selected hotels
  • International flights from Australia
  • Meals as per Itinerary
  • Rome: Walking tour The Roman Obelisks
  • 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 & Donatello's masterpiece, the "Gattamelata"
  • Venice: Visit of the famous Square of St Mark, Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs (exterior), and Murano Island
Not Included:
  • Tips
  • Extra nights: Possibility to add extra nights at the beginning and/or at the end of the tour
  • Departure transfer: Possibility to organize the departure transfers
  • Optional suggested tours
  • Everything not mentioned in Inclusions

Terms and conditions apply. Subject to change and availability. Prices are per person twin share. Advertised price based on low season. (et)