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Ideal Classic Tour & Flavours Of Tuscany, The Enchanting Cinque Terre 2017 
Combo Tour

Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
Routing:

Rome – Assisi – Siena – Florence – Padua – Venice – Verona – Sirmione (Garda Lake) – Como Lake – Milan – Rome – Montepulciano – Pienza – Siena – San Gimignano – Tavernelle – Chianti Area – Pisa – La Spezia – Portovenere – Golfo Dei Poeti – Cinque Terre – La Spezia – Carrara Marble Caves – Montecarlo Di Lucca – Rome

 

 

Includes

• 9 nights in 4* hotel
• 9 american buffet breakfasts (B)
• 8 dinners (D)
• 3 wine tastings with local products (T)
• A/C motor coach
• Monolingual tour – English (day 1 – 6)
• Multilingual tour – English, Spanish & French (day 7 – 10)
• Local guides – Multilingual
• Service charges & local taxes
• Boat trip to the enchanting Cinque Terre
• Train from Monterosso to La Spezia

Accommodation (or similar)

• Florence – Hotel Rivoli (4*)
• Venice – Hotel Continental (4*)
• Milan – Hotel Antares Concorde (4*)
• Rome – Hotel Villafranca(4*)
• Siena – Hotel Garden (4*)
• La Spezia – NH La Spezia (4*)

Highlights

• Assisi – St Francis & St Claire Churches
• Siena – Piazza del Campo & Palace
• Florence – Piazza del Duomo, Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, Baptistery of St John, Santa Croce & Franciscan Church
• Padua – Basilica & Donatello’s Gattamelata
• Venice – St Mark’s Square, Doge’s Palace & Bridge of Sighs, Murano Island
• Verona – Town of Romeo & Juliet
• Sirmione – Charming town on Lake Garda
• Lake Como – Famous for villas & scenery
• Milan – Vittorio Emanuele II, The Sforza Castle, Cathedral of Milan
• Montepulciano – Visit a wine cellar and experience a tasting of wines & local products
• Siena – Piazza del Campo, Cathedral
• Tavarnelle Val di Pesa – La Tancia to enjoy an excellent wine tasting with light lunch
• Pisa – Piazza dei Miracoli, Leaning Tower, The Baptistery
• Cinque Terre – Portovenere, Vernazza, Monterosso
• Carrara – Marble quarries carved deep into the mountain
• Montecarlo Di Lucca – Visit a farmhouse and experience a tasting of wines & local products (oil, cheese, bread, pasta, wine…)

 

2017 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Tour Code: 2017-GT-IT-ICTFTCT10
Start Dates
End DatesTwin ShareSingle
Mon 03 AprWed 12 Apr2,9063,530
Mon 10 Apr
Wed 19 Apr2,9063,530
Mon 17 AprWed 26 Apr2,9063,530
Mon 24 AprWed 03 May2,9063,530
Mon 01 MayWed 10 May2,9063,530
Mon 08 MayWed 17 May2,9063,530
Mon 15 MayWed 24 May2,9063,530
Mon 22 MayWed 31 May2,9063,530
Mon 29 MayWed 07 Jun2,9063,530
Mon 05 JunWed 14 Jun2,9063,530
Mon 12 JunWed 21 Jun2,9063,530
Mon 19 JunWed 28 Jun2,9063,530
Mon 26 JunWed 05 Jul2,9063,530
Mon 03 JulWed 12 Jul2,9063,530
Mon 10 JulWed 19 Jul2,9063,530
Mon 17 JulWed 26 Jul2,9063,530
Mon 24 JulWed 02 Aug2,9063,530
Mon 31 JulWed 09 Aug2,9063,530
Mon 07 AugWed 16 Aug2,9063,530
Mon 14 AugWed 23 Aug2,9063,530
Mon 21 AugWed 30 Aug2,9063,530
Mon 28 AugWed 06 Sep2,9063,530
Mon 04 SepWed 13 Sep2,9063,530
Mon 11 SepWed 20 Sep2,9063,530
Mon 18 SepWed 27 Sep2,9063,530
Mon 25 SepWed 04 Oct2,9063,530
Mon 02 OctWed 11 Oct2,9063,530
Mon 09 OctWed 18 Oct2,9063,530
Mon 16 OctWed 25 Oct2,9063,530
Mon 23 OctWed 01 Nov2,9063,530

Prices do not include city tax. These are paid directly to each hotel
Triple room & child rates available on request
Pre/Post Tour rates available on request
Departure transfer available on request

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1, Monday: Rome – Assisi – Siena – Florence

Pickup at 7:30am 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. (D)

Day 2, Tuesday: Florence

American buffet breakfast at the hotel. 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 and overnight at the hotel. (B, D)

Day 3, 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. (B, D)

Day 4, 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. (B, D)

Day 5, Friday: Venice – Verona – Sirmione (Garda Lake) – Como Lake – Milan

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure to Verona. Visit of the town of Romeo and Juliet. Continue to Sirmione with free time for lunch and tour of the town. In the afternoon, proceed to Lake Como for a panoramic tour by coach. In the evening arrival in Milan. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B, D)

Day 6, Saturday: Milan – Rome

American buffet breakfast at the hotel. Morning panoramic tour of the city including the shopping gallery Vittorio Emanuele II, Sforza Castle and Duomo, one of the world’s largest, most striking Gothic cathedrals. Travel back to Rome by coach. Arrival at about 7:30pm. Overnight at the hotel. (B)

Day 7, Sunday: Rome – Montepulciano – Pienza – Siena

American buffet breakfast. Pickup from the hotel at 7:30am. Meet your multilingual tour leader and start a delightful trip through the rolling hills of the Chianti Region. Reach the hilltop town of Montepulciano, an ancient village rich in medieval and Renaissance buildings, famous for producing one of the oldest wines in Italy, Nobile di Montepulciano. You will stop for a visit to a wine cellar and experience a tasting of wines and local products like ham, cheese and salami. Proceed to Pienza, the Renaissance town built under Pope Pius II and also well-known for its pecorino cheese. The tour will proceed to Siena, where you will enjoy a visit of the old city centre. You will be walking along the medieval streets admiring splendid palaces. The sightseeing tour will end in the Piazza del Campo with its spectacular Cathedral. This is one of the most beautiful squares in the world and site of the famous 600 years old horse-race, called Il Palio. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B, D, T)

Day 8, Monday: Siena – San Gimignano – Tavernelle – Chianti Area – Pisa – La Spezia

After breakfast at the hotel, departure to San Gimignano, a tiny town that has remained intact through the centuries. Situated on a hilltop and famous for its numerous towers, frescoes and other art treasures. You will then proceed to Tavernelle Val di Pesa located within the Chianti Classico Gallo Nero region, where we will make a stop at the farmhouse La Tancia to enjoy an excellent wine tasting with light lunch. The tour continues onto Pisa, where you will have free time for lunch. Early afternoon our expert tour leader will take you for a pleasant walk into the enchanting historical centre, Piazza dei Miracoli, with its famous Leaning Tower (exterior visit), The Baptistery (exterior visit) and other beautiful monuments. Proceed to La Spezia. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B, D, T)

Day 9, Tuesday: La Spezia – Portovenere – Golfo Dei Poeti – Cinque Terre – La Spezia

After breakfast, departure by boat for an unforgettable day dedicated to the discovery of one of the most amazing and enchanting landscape in the World. The five villages, Cinque Terre is an area suspended between sea and land, hanging from sheer cliffs surrounded by hills and vineyards. You will enter into a little piece of heaven. By touring the coastline by boat, you will have the possibility to admire this amazing landscape from the seaside. In the event of rough sea, the visit will be done partly by coach and partly by train. During the tour, the boat will reach Portovenere and the most important villages. You will be able to stop at Portovenere, Vernazza, Monterosso and visit them at leisure. (B, D)

Day 10, Wednesday: La Spezia – Carrara Marble Caves – Montecarlo Di Lucca – Rome

After breakfast at the hotel, the tour will take you to Carrara for a visit of the impressive marble quarries carved deep into the mountain. This is where Michelangelo took the raw material to create his superb masterpieces. By visiting the quarry museum you will admire ancient tools, some sculptures and the quarryman’s house. Continue to Montecarlo Di Lucca, a lovely town located on the hills around Lucca. This territory is ideal for the production of top quality wine and extra virgin olive oil. We will stop and visit a farmhouse where you will have opportunity to taste delicious Tuscan food specialties, from olive oil to cheese, bread to wine and of course pasta. Proceed to Rome with arrival in the evening. (B, T)

 

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