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Renaissance Cities & Sorrentine Peninsula 2017
Combo Tour

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Routing: Rome – Assisi – Siena – Florence – Padua – Venice – Rome – Naples – Pompeii – Sorrento – Capri – Sorrento – Rome

 

 

Includes

• 6 nights in 4* hotel
• 5 american buffet breakfasts (B)
• 2 lunches (L)
• 5 dinners (D)
• A/C motor coach
• Monolingual tour – English (day 1 – 4)
• Multilingual tour – English, Spanish & French (day 5 – 7)
• Excursion to Pompeii & Capri
• Visit Blue Grotto (weather permitting)
• Service charges and taxes
• Professional headset system

Accommodation (or similar)

• Florence – Hotel Rivoli (4*)
• Venice – Hotel Continental (4*)
• Rome – Hotel Villafranca (4*)
• Sorrento – Hotel Vesuvio (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
• Naples – Piazza del Plebiscito, Royal Palace, Gallery of Umberto I, San Carlo Opera House
• Pompeii – Coral & Cameo factory, Archaeological site
• Capri – Blue Grotto (weather permitting), Augustus Gardens, Piazzetta, Anacapri

 

2017 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Tour Code: 2017-GT-IT-RCSP7
Start Dates
End DatesTwin ShareSingle
Mon 03 AprSun 09 Apr2,2422,716
Mon 10 AprSun 16 Apr2,2422,716
Mon 17 AprSun 23 Apr2,2422,716
Mon 24 AprSun 30 Apr2,2422,716
Mon 01 MaySun 07 May2,2422,716
Mon 08 MaySun 14 May2,2422,716
Mon 15 MaySun 21 May2,2422,716
Mon 22 MaySun 28 May2,2422,716
Mon 29 MaySun 04 Jun2,2422,716
Mon 05 JunSun 11 Jun2,2422,716
Mon 12 JunSun 18 Jun2,2422,716
Mon 19 JunSun 25 Jun2,2422,716
Mon 26 JunSun 02 Jul2,2422,716
Mon 03 JulSun 09 Jul2,2422,716
Mon 10 JulSun 16 Jul2,2422,716
Mon 17 JulSun 23 Jul2,2422,716
Mon 24 JulSun 30 Jul2,2422,716
Mon 31 JulSun 06 Aug2,2422,716
Mon 07 AugSun 13 Aug2,2422,716
Mon 14 AugSun 20 Aug2,2422,716
Mon 21 AugSun 27 Aug2,2422,716
Mon 28 AugSun 03 Sep2,2422,716
Mon 04 SepSun 10 Sep2,2422,716
Mon 11 SepSun 17 Sep2,2422,716
Mon 18 SepSun 24 Sep2,2422,716
Mon 25 SepSun 01 Oct2,2422,716
Mon 02 OctSun 08 Oct2,2422,716
Mon 09 OctSun 15 Oct2,2422,716
Mon 16 OctSun 22 Oct2,2422,716
Mon 23 OctSun 29 Oct2,2422,716
GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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
Only one bag per person allowed (any size) plus one hand luggage

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 at local restaurant and overnight. (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 – Rome

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). In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the rail station or the Tronchetto for your transfer back to Rome by rail or motor coach (means of transportation is reconfirmed one day or two before the end of the tour and advised by the assistant). Upon arrival in Rome transfer to the hotel. (B)

Day 5, Friday: Rome – Naples – Pompeii – Sorrento

Pick up from the hotel at 7:00am for your departure to Naples by coach with a multilingual tour leader. Upon arrival in Naples our local guide will take you for a walking tour of the historical centre to admire the Piazza del Plebiscito, the Royal Palace, the Gallery of Umberto I, and the San Carlo Opera House. Stop for lunch where you will enjoy typical Neaploitan specialities such as ‘mozzarella, salami, pizza or pasta’ (soft drinks included). Continue to Pompeii, and enjoy a short visit to a coral and cameo factory followed by a visit of the excavations of this ancient Roman city which was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 BC. Proceed to Sorrento, a charming town of the Sorrentine Peninsula famous for the cultivation of orange, lemon and olive trees. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (L, D)

Day 6, Saturday: Sorrento – Capri – Sorrento

American buffet breakfast at the hotel, and departure at 8.00am to the island of Capri. You will board the ferry and arrive in Marina Grande. Once on the island you will visit the Blue Grotto (weather permitting), the Augustus Gardens and stop at the famous Piazzetta. Mini coach will take you up to Anacapri. After lunch in Anacapri, you will return to Marina Grande where you will board the ferry. Once on land you will be transferred back to Sorrento. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 7, Sunday: Sorrento – Rome

American buffet breakfast and rest of the day at leisure to explore the popular and attractive town of Sorrento. You may also visit on your own the other famous villages on the peninsula, like Positano, Ravello or Amalfi. Meet with your tour leader at the hotel at 3:30pm and board the motor coach for return to Rome. The arrival time is expected to be around 9:00pm. (B)

 

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