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Renaissance Cities & Splendid Tour 2017
Combo Tour

Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
Routing: Rome – Assisi – Siena – Florence – Padua – Venice – Rome – Naples – Pompeii – Sorrento – Capri – Sorrento – Amalfi – Pompeii – Rome 

 

 

 

Includes

• 8 nights in 4* hotel
• 7 american buffet breakfasts (B)
• Lunch in Naples (soft drinks included) (L)
• Lunch in Anacapri (L)
• 7 dinners (D)
• A/C motor coach
• Monolingual tour – English (day 1 – 4)
• Multilingual tour – English, Spanish & French (day 5 – 9)
• Excursion to Pompeii & Capri
• Visit Blue Grotto (weather permitting)
• Service charges and taxes
• Professional headset system
• Assistant during tour – except Amalfi

Accommodation (or similar)

• Florence – Hotel Rivoli (4*)
• Venice – Hotel Continental (4*)
• Rome – Hotel Villafranca(4*)
• Sorrento – Hotel Vesuvio (4*)
• Amalfi – Hotel Excelsior (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
• Amalfi – Ravello & Positano – (optional)

 

2017 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Tour Code: 2017-GT-IT-RCST9
Start Dates
End DatesTwin ShareSingle
Mon 03 AprTue 11 Apr2,7043,387
Mon 10 AprTue 18 Apr2,7043,387
Mon 17 AprTue 25 Apr2,7043,387
Mon 24 AprTue 02 May2,7043,387
Mon 01 MayTue 09 May2,7043,387
Mon 08 MayTue 16 May2,7043,387
Mon 15 MayTue 23 May2,7043,387
Mon 22 MayTue 30 May2,7043,387
Mon 29 MayTue 06 Jun2,7043,387
Mon 05 JunTue 13 Jun2,7043,387
Mon 12 JunTue 20 Jun2,7043,387
Mon 19 JunTue 27 Jun2,7043,387
Mon 26 JunTue 04 Jul2,7043,387
Mon 03 JulTue 11 Jul2,7043,387
Mon 10 JulTue 18 Jul2,7043,387
Mon 17 JulTue 25 Jul2,7043,387
Mon 24 JulTue 01 Aug2,7043,387
Mon 31 JulTue 08 Aug2,7043,387
Mon 07 AugTue 15 Aug2,7043,387
Mon 14 AugTue 22 Aug2,7043,387
Mon 21 AugTue 29 Aug2,7043,387
Mon 28 AugTue 05 Sep2,7043,387
Mon 04 SepTue 12 Sep2,7043,387
Mon 11 SepTue 19 Sep2,7043,387
Mon 18 SepTue 26 Sep2,7043,387
Mon 25 SepTue 03 Oct2,7043,387
Mon 02 OctTue 10 Oct2,7043,387
Mon 09 OctTue 17 Oct2,7043,387
Mon 16 OctTue 24 Oct2,7043,387
Mon 23 OctTue 31 Oct2,7043,387
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 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 – 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, the boast will take you 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 from Rome 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 Neapolitan specialties such as ‘mozzarella, salami, pizza or pasta’ (soft drinks included). From Naples, we continue to Pompeii where we will make 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, 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 – Amalfi

American buffet breakfast at the hotel and departure to Amalfi at 9:30am via the breathtaking Amalfi Coast drive. Enroute you will enjoy magnificent views of Positano and other picturesque fishing villages. Arrival in Amalfi and time at leisure. You can take the hotel’s shuttle bus to reach its private beach and plunge into the water of the Mediterranean Sea. Alternatively, you may visit the city centre of Amalfi. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B, D)

Day 8, Monday: Amalfi

American buffet breakfast at the hotel. Your day is at leisure to discover the beauty of this wonderful coastal village, or to explore the area. It is also possible to arrange optional excursions and visit towns like Ravello and Positano. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B, D)

Day 9, Tuesday: Amalfi – Pompeii – Rome

American buffet breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure. Meeting point at the hotel at 3:30pm and transfer to Pompeii where you will join another group for your trip back to Rome. Traffic permitting, the estimated time of arrival is 9:00pm. (B)

 

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