Rome – Assisi – Siena – Florence – Padua – Venice – Rome
07h30 Departure by coach and multilingual tour escort to Assisi. Visit the mystic town of Saint Francis which is still surrounded by its ancient walls. Visit the Basilica of Saint Francis with its early Renaissance masterpieces by Girotto and Cimabue. We continue towards Siena, the beautiful medieval city renowned for the Palio. Proceed to Florence. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
American 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. The rest of the day is at leisure for optional sightseeing (suggested option is the Pisa half day tour) or shopping. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
American buffet breakfast. Departure to Venice via Padua, where you will visit the famous Cathedral of St. Anthony, guarded by Donatello’s “Gattamelata”. Continue towards 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 if Sighs and the Prisons. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
American buffet breakfast. Morning tour to a glass factory in Murano (optional shopping) by motor boat. In the afternoon, return to Rome by motorcoach or Italian rail (means of transport is reconfirmed one day or two days before the end of the tour and advised by the assistant). End of the tour.
City taxes to be paid directly in the hotels
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, 8, 15, 22, 29
*(Guaranteed departures with no minimum number of passengers required).
Prices are per person based on full occupancy of rooms departing from London
Prices may vary subject to availability, flight/room supplements and/or changes