From rich history, to magnificent art, to sumptuous wines and romantic gondola, this Italian experience it all! Best of all, solo travellers who book by 30 September won't have to pay a single supplement!
Start your classic odyssey in the hill town of Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, then take a step back in time in the UNESCO recognised city of Siena. Learn more about the country's artistic heritage during your tour of Florence, "the cradle of Renaissance" and discover the 'red fat city' of Bologna as you take a stroll from Piazza Malpighi to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore. Experience a moment of silence at Pontifical Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua, before you take on Venice, the city of Love where you'll enjoy a private water-taxi transfer to Piazza San Marco. You'll have enough time to check out Venice's most iconic places before you venture deep into the countryside with a visit to Val di Chiana and Montepulciano, a medieval town known for succulent wines. Your Classic Italy tour ends with an iconic journey through Rome, the Eternal City, where you're given an exclusive “Skip the Line” access to Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.
7-nights accommodation included in your package
Sole use from $1,915 pp based on 8 March 2020 departure
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Day 1, Rome
Welcome to Rome! After meeting your driver at the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Transfer included. Overnight stay.
Day 2, Rome - Assisi - Siena - Florence
Departing at 7:15 am from your hotel by a deluxe coach, you will arrive in Assisi, ready to explore, at your own leisure, this tiny town surrounded by walls, built in the Middle Ages. Board on the bus to reach Siena, a Unesco World Heritage Site, world-known for the Palio, the historical horse race around the shell-shaped town square: Piazza del Campo. Next, you will continue to Florence, where you will check in at your hotel before enjoying dinner and a well-earned night of rest. (B, D)
Day 3, Florence
After breakfast, you will spend the day venturing around beautiful Florence, the “Cradle of Renaissance, where, with the help of Michelangelo, Italian art reached its pinnacle. Lunch in a typical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce. Enjoy the afternoon and evening at your leisure (B, L)
Day 4, Florence - Bologna - Padua - Venice
After breakfast in Florence, departure to Bologna. There, you will discover the elegant city centre with its “porticos”, it’s shopping streets and so on. From Piazza Malpighi you will walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore (Neptune square and Major square) in the heart of the city, then King Renzo’s Palace; Palazzo Podestà and the basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. In the afternoon, continue toward Padova, with Sant’Antonio Basilica: one of the most visited churches by pilgrims of the catholic world. Later in the afternoon, arrival in Venice: the City of Love, one of the most romantic cities of the whole world and, undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man! Check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay. (B, D)
Day 5, Venice
After breakfast, enjoy your private water-taxi transfer to Piazza San Marco, with “Skip the Line” tickets to visit the splendid St. Mark’s Basilica and, after this, check out the most iconic places of the “Floating City”: the Palazzo dei Dogi, symbol of Venice’s glorious past, the legendary “Bridge of Sighs”. Spend the afternoon at your leisure. (B)
Day 6, Venice - Tuscany Wine Region (Montepulciano) - Rome
After breakfast, depart from Piazzale Roma heading to Tuscany, world-known for its landscapes, its churches and castles and its delicious wines. You will proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich in history and art. Known for its “Nobile” wine, on purchase in local wine houses. Lunch in a typical restaurant included! After lunch, quick stop with some free time before continuing on to Rome in the early evening. (B, L)
Day 7, Rome
Between 7:45/8:00 am, after breakfast, depart from the hotel for the included tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica with our exclusive “Skip the Line” access! Upon arrival, your guide will lead you into the museums where you’ll visit one of the most important art collections of the world. Walk along the beautiful Galleries of Tapestries and Geographical Maps before admiring Raphael’s Rooms and, then, the amazing Sistine Chapel. After this incredible masterpiece, you will be taken by a privileged door to St. Peter's Basilica: the biggest church in the world! The tour ends in St. Peter’s Square. Enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure. (B)
Day 8, Rome
After breakfast, transfer to the airport. (B)
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