Great Italian Cities Winter 2018/19

Great Italian Cities Winter 2018/19


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Italy

Cities Visited

Assisi, Bologna, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Venice

Tour Itinerary

Tread up the stone steps and down the grand boulevards of Italy's capitals - the pavement caf'' culture, enchanting Renaissance frescoes and incredible feats of classic architecture all must-see highlights of this leisurely jaunt through the cities of Rome, Florence and Venice. Explore the centuries-old Rialto food market and admire the embrace of Bologna's Kissing Towers.

Day 1 - Arrive Rome (3 Nights)
You're in for a bellissimo journey through the spectacular capitals of Italy, which kicks off in the Eternal City of Rome. Spend the day on a leisurely exploration of Capital of the World before joining your travel companions and Travel Director for a memorable Welcome Reception. Your introduction to la dolce vita begins with an orientation drive to view the magnificent St. Peter's Basilica.Welcome Reception
Accommodation: Victoria
Meals: 1 Welcome Reception

Day 2 - Rome Sightseeing and At Leisure
We embark today on an included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist at the Vatican Museums, enjoying a Cultural Insight into the great men whose astonishing works were said to have been inspired by the divine. See Bramante's smooth and step-less spiral staircase, the magnificent frescoed ceiling painted by Michelangelo in the serene Sistine Chapel and his sorrowful Piet'' during our visit to St. Peter's Basilica. We tread in the footsteps of gladiators, slaves, merchants and royalty, crossing the Tiber River into Imperial Rome to visit the ancient Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre in the Roman Empire. Imagine crowds of enthusiastic onlookers cheering their chariot racers to victory at the Circus Maximus before the rest of the afternoon spent at leisure discovering more of the city or relaxing at a pavement caf'' and watching the frenetic pace of Rome.Buffet Breakfast
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 3 - Rome At Leisure
The cobblestone streets and charming piazze of Rome are yours to explore today. Ask your Travel Director for tips on what to see and do, or consider an Optional Experience to the fascinating excavations at the tragic city of Pompeii, near the Bay of Naples.Buffet Breakfast
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 4 - Rome --- Assisi --- Florence (3 Nights)
Today we meander north to the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Join your Local Specialist for a visit to the Basilica, the final resting place of this famous saint. Our final stop in Assisi is Giotto's enchanting frescoes before continuing our journey through the scenic Tuscan countryside to the picturesque Renaissance city of Florence.Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Ambasciatori
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 5 - Florence Sightseeing and At Leisure
Enjoy a leisurely encounter with the artistic and architectural marvels of Florence during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Visit the striking Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and palazzi. Amble through the charming cobblestone lanes to the multi-coloured marble Duomo and Baptistery, before admiring the scenic view of the Ponte Vecchio straddling the Arno River. Spend the rest of the afternoon sauntering through the historic centre of Florence, shopping for high-quality leather for which the city is famous, or admiring the artistic contribution of the de' Medicis at every turn.Buffet Breakfast
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 6 - Florence --- Excursion to Pisa
After free time in Florence cross the fertile Arno Valley to Pisa and join a Local Specialist to visit the Square of Miracles, home to the incredible Leaning Tower and beautifully sculpted marble Cathedral. See the ornate Baptistery and the Camposanto, built on sacred soil brought back from the Holy Land during the Crusades. Our unforgettable encounter with Tuscany continues this evening during a special Be My Guest dinner at a Tuscan organic olive oil estate.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Be My Guest Dining

Day 7 - Florence --- Bologna --- Venice (3 Nights)
Travelling north, through the Apennines, we arrive in the medieval city of Bologna, perhaps best known for the delicious spaghetti sauce that bears its name. Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes views of the Kissing Towers which lean towards each other, seemingly poised to embrace. Then it's off to the romantic island city of Venice with its rich cultural and artistic heritage which you will have an opportunity to explore on your own terms this evening. Glide along its enchanting canals in a gondola or wander through the city's labyrinthine lanes, over bridges and into quiet campi before dining tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Accommodation: Boscolo Bellini
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Dinner with wine

Day 8 - Venice --- Canal Cruise and Orientation
Savour the unforgettable sights of Venice as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square to admire the Bridge of Sighs, Palladian Churches, Customs House, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. Encounter the delicate Venetian art of glassblowing during a Cultural Insight on Giudecca Island before spending the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Visit the Fine Arts Academy, relax at a caf'' on St. Mark's Square or consider a boat trip to the colourful fishing island of Burano for a delicious meal.Buffet Breakfast
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 9 - Secret Venice Walking Tour and visit to the Rialto Food Market
Sites made famous in poetry, song and prose are explored today during a leisurely stroll from our hotel along the canals to the famous Rialto Bridge where we will join a guided Small Group Sightseeing walking tour, which will bring all the flavours of Italy to life at a centuries-old food market. Ambling through the narrow calle of Venice, we admire the beautiful architecture, including walking over the Rialto Bridge before spending the rest of the day to visit the sights of your choice. Our love affair with Italy's capitals comes to an end this evening as we enjoy a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Farewell Dinner

Day 10 - Depart Venice
For now it's time to say a fond arrivederci to Italy and newfound friends who have shared in the memorable sights, sounds and flavours. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Rome, Assisi, Florence, Bologna and Venice
  • Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • Orientation of Pisa
  • See the ancient sites of Rome
  • View Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica in Venice
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the amazing Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum in Rome and St. Francis' Basilica in Assisi

Dining Highlights

  • 9 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest) with local wine

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Notes

Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 23 December 2018 departure will celebrate Christmas in Rome and New Year's Eve in Venice. The 26 December 2018 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Florence. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.Venice Carnival: Departure 22 February will be staying in Venice during the Carnival of Venice.

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