Rome & Ideal Classic Tour 08 Days

ITINERARY - ROME-ASSISI-SIENA-FLORENCE-PADUA-VENICE-VERONA-SIRMIONE ( GARDA LAKE )- COMO LAKE-MILAN

 

HIGHLIGHTS DAY BY DAY:
-  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. Verona: the town of Romeo and Juliet
-  Sirmione: a charming peninsula on the lake Garda
-  Lake Como: famous for its villas and mountain scenery
-  Milan: Panoramic tour of the city

 

SCENIC DRIVES THROUGH :
-  The beautiful Autostrada del Sole
-  The Tuscan countryside and medieval towns
-  Emilia Romagna region, land of world famous “prosciutto” and parmesan cheese
-  The Veneto region and its Villas of Palladio.
-  The Italian Alps

Day 1: Saturday: ROME * (pre-tour package) 
Transfer from the airport in Rome to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.Dinner is not included. Meals: none


Day 2: Sunday: ROME * (pre-tour package) 
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. Meals: B


Day 3: Monday: ROME-ASSISI-SIENA-FLORENCE

American buffet breakfast. Pickup at 7.30/7.45am 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. Meals: B, D


Day 4: Tuesday: FLORENCE

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 at a local Restaurant and overnight at the hotel.Meals: B, D


Day 5: Wednesday: 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. Meals: B, D


Day 6: Thursday: VENICE

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). Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Meals: B, D


Day 7: Friday: VENICE-VERONA - SIRMIONE (Lake Garda) - LAKE COMO – MILAN

American buffet breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure by motor coach to VERONA. Visit of the town of Romeo and Juliet. Continue to SIRMIONE. Free time for lunch and tour of the town. In the afternoon, proceed to COMO LAKE for a panoramic tour by bus. In the evening arrival in MILAN. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Meals: B, D


Day 8: Saturday: MILAN or ROME*

American buffet breakfast at the hotel. Morning panoramic tour of the city including 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 11.00 a.m at the central railway station (transfer to Airport or hotel in Milan is not included). Meals: B

 

*It is possible to return to Rome with a free transfer by bus (arrival time at around 7.30pm)

  • Inclusions :

  • -  Arrival transfer from the FCO/CIA airports to the hotel in Rome
    -  Accommodation at 4* hotels centrally located
    -  3 hrs guided walking tour in Rome
    -  Daily American buffet breakfast
    -  4 dinners (drinks NOT included)
    -  Service charges and taxes included
    -  Ground transportation by deluxe motor coach with air conditioning
    -  Monolingual escorted tour (English)
    -  Sightseeing tours as per itinerary
    -  English speaking local guides
    -  Passengers will be provided with professional headset system.

Category Validity Price per person sharing room
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