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“Small Group Tour of Italy” – ITALY, THE BIG 3

Duration:
8 days
Transport:
Mini bus
Group size:
14

2.300,00 1.650,00

Sit back and relax as your private tour escort/driver takes care of all the details of your visit, from greeting you at your airport arrival, portage service, check-in at your hotels, bringing you to the must-see attractions on your itinerary until your departure.

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  • 3rd March 2019
  • 10th March 2019
  • 17th March 2019
  • 7th April 2019
  • 5th May 2019
  • 5th May 2019
  • 2nd June 2019
  • 7th July 2019
  • 7th July 2019
  • 14th July 2019
  • 28th July 2019
  • 11th August 2019
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Description

FIRST CLASS or BOUTIQUE HOTELS:

2 nights Venice – Grand Hotel Carlton  (4*) or similar
2 nights Florence – Hotel Plaza Lucchesi (4*) or similar
3 nights Rome – Hotel International Palace (5*) or similar

 

The quote includes:

First-class or boutique hotels for 7 nights
» Hotel and service charges
» Hotel porterage service
» 1 Lunch
» 4 Dinners
» Touring by luxury minivan, minibus or motorcoach as per program
» Private arrival transfer from Venice airport to Hotel by water taxi
» Private departure transfer from Hotel in Roma to the Roma FCO Airport
» Parkingfees, Motorwaytools, Citypermitsfees, Fuel
» Entrance fees
» Professional Tour Director/Assistant during your stay
» Sightseeing as indicated

The quote excludes:

  • Hotel City tax not included according to new regulations and where applicable
  • Items of a personal nature: telephone calls, faxes, laundry, room service and other items of a personal nature not specifically mentioned.
  • Gratuities to Tour Manager, driver, and local guides.
  • Trip cancellation/interruption insurance. (available and highly recommended).
  • Airport taxes, excess baggage, meals not included in attached itinerary.
  • Passports and or visas necessary for entry into countries on itinerary. (Note: passports must be valid 6 months beyond intended stay.)
  • Flights

Venice, Tuscany & Rome +  optional Sorrento extension

 

Day 1: ​​Monday Arrive in Venice
Welcome to Venice airport, meet your Tour Director & Driver for transfer to your hotel in the outskirts of Venice. (Included shuttle arrival transfers 11:00 am and 4:00 pm departure airport departure) In the afternoon after unpacking and freshen up, we will depart from the hotel through the countryside of the Veneto region to “Villa Sandi” estates for a tour of the winery followed by a Prosecco tasting. This evening enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (D)

Day 2: Tuesday Venice
Today we will begin our morning with a relaxing boat ride to the Murano Island, famous for its handmade glassware. We will visit a glassmaking factory and you will have a chance to see first hand the impressive craftwork of traditional Venetian glassblowing performed by master craftsmen. Afterwards we will make our way to St. Mark’s Square, for a walking tour to visit the splendid St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, enjoying views of the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to shop, explore or take a romantic ride in one of Venice’s famous gondola’s. Late afternoon return to your hotel. (B)

Day 3: Wednesday Venice to Padova, Pisa and Tuscany
Today we will drive to Tuscany, our first stop Padova (Padua) a Medieval & Renaissance gem on the banks of the Brenta River. Padova is also home of Saint Anthony, take a leisurely stroll through the historic center, visit the Basilica of Saint Anthony and Prato della Valle, one of the largest piazza’s in all of Europe! Our journey continues through the Apennine mountains to Pisa where you’ll view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, Baptistery, and Duomo. Tonight enjoy a welcome Tuscan dinner at a local farmhouse & Chianti winery. Overnight in Tuscany. (B,D)

Day 4: Thursday Florence
This morning our city tour begins at the majestic Piazza del Duomo where we will visit the famous Cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery with Ghiberti’s splendid bronze “Gates of Paradise.” Then, we will make our way to visit to the renowned Academy of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s breathtaking David is displayed. The tour ends at Santa Croce square to visit . The remainder of the day is yours to savor the Tuscan capital at your own leisure. (B)

Day 5: Friday Siena & San Gimignano
Today we explore the heart of Tuscany to Siena and San Gimignano. In the morning visit medieval Siena, known for its famed Palio horse races, Saint Katherine and Piazza del Campo. In the afternoon visit San Gimignano, stroll the old center “Medieval Manattan” famous for the fascinating architecture and towers that offer amazing views of the city and the surrounding valley. Tonight enjoy a relaxing dinner at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 6: Day 6, Saturday Rome (Vatican)
Today we will travel through the stunning panorama of Tuscany & Umbria through Etruscan settlements along the ancient Roman Salaria road to Rome. Upon arrival in Rome we welcome you to the Vatican city with a private guided tour through the Vatican Museum one of the world’s largest collection of sculptures and art including the Sistine Chapel. Our tour will end at St. Peter’s Basilica built over the Tomb of Saint Peter. (B,D)

Day 7: Sunday Rome
This morning our guided tour will start exploring the origin of Rome the Palatine hill, the Circus Maximus, the Arch of Constantine & the imposing Colosseum – a testament to the greatness of Rome’s past.
In the after enjoy your last afternoon at leisure or explore with your tour Director the Famous Spanish steps & Trevi fountain.
Tonight bid arrivederci to Rome with a special dinner with wine in a lovely Roman restaurant (B,D)

Day 8: Monday Departing Rome
Your Splendors of Italy travel experience ends with a morning transfer to Rome Fiumicino airport. Arrivederci Roma or continue to Sorrento (B)

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OPTIONAL SORRENTO & AMALFI COAST EXTENSION
If you would like to spend more time in Italy we recommend our Splendors of Sorrento & Amalfi coast Tour. See details below:

Day 8: Monday Rome to Pompeii and Sorrento
Depart Rome, and head to Pompeii the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site which was buried under ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. In the evening we will make our way to the beautiful cliffside town of Sorrento. Enjoy a traditional Sorrentine dinner at your hotel and then enjoy the rest of your evening relaxing or taking a stroll to Sorrento’s lively piazza. (B,D)

Day 9: Tuesday Sorrento, excursion to Capri
This morning we will set off across the bay to the beautiful Isle of Capri. Here, you will visit the magnificent Gardens of Caesar Augustus and view the famed Faraglioni Rocks. You will also have time to wander through the winding roads and browse the elegant boutiques before returning to Sorrento. (B)

Day 10: Wednesday Sorrento
You have all day to enjoy Sorrento at your own leisure. Visit the shops for traditional crafts or indulge in a spa treatment. Or simply, sit in the piazza and take in the scenery. Tonight we will enjoy our last dinner at the hotel. (B,D)

Day 11: Thursday Naplesy
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Naples International airport for your return flight home. (B)

 

SPECIAL SORRENTO EXTENSION! $500

Included Features

• First class hotels, rooms with private facilities

• Breakfast daily,  2 dinners

• Airport arrival and departure transfers

• Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach

• Professional Tour Director throughout

• Wireless earphone technology for guided tours

What to Expect

On this tour you will have a chance to explore Italy’s artistic treasures and famous monuments. Discover renaissance gems and castle’s while visiting some of Italy’s most beautiful cities Venice, Pisa, Florence and Rome.

  • Beautiful Artwork & Ancient Craftsmanship
  • Famous Museums & Galleries (Michelangelo’s David Statue)
  • Visit To Murano Glassmaking Factory
  • Picturesque Landscapes
  • Gastronomic Delights

 

Venice
Doge Palace
St Mark Evangelist and its golden Basilica
Rialto bridge
Canareggio Jewish ghetto
Murano and its blooming glass factory

Florence:
PonteVecchio
Piazza della Signoria
Piazza del Duomo
Accademia Gallery, see Michelangelo’s masterpiece, The David
Open-air market of San Lorenzo
Artisan jewelry shops & leather factory
The elegant shopping avenue of Via Tornabuoni

Pisa
the Duomo
the Baptister
the leaning Tower of Pisa
San Gimignano and Tuscan landscape

Assisi
The Basilica of St Francis with its beautiful façade
Local souvenirs: woodcarvings and pottery
Taste local umbriachelli nudels with delicious truffles

Rome
The Spanish Steps and Spanish square
Trevi Fountain
the Pantheon
Piazza Navona and its majestic fountain of four rivers

Ancient Rome
visit of the Roman Forum – the Coliseum and the Capitoline Hill

Vatican City
Vatican Museums
the Sistine Chapel
St Peter’s Basilica

SPECIAL SORRENTO EXTENSION!   Best deal at €430

Included Features

  • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
  • Breakfast daily, 2 dinners
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Licensed local guides
  • Professional Tour Director throughout
  • Luggage handling
  • Headset system to hear clear during guided tours
  • Service charges and hotel taxes

Sightseeing

Island of Capri
Colors of the mediterranean sea
Funicolar from the port to the famous Piazzetta
Faraglioni and Augustus Gardens
Famous Krupp Street
Boat tour
Limoncello Tasting
Hand-made sandals

Sorrento
limoncello tasting
inlaid wood handcrafts
exclusive pottery
linen cloths
breathtaking road
Bay of Sorrento and Naples Gulp