Croatia Times Travel
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Rome & Ideal Classic Tour 2017 
Escorted Tour

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Routing: Rome – Assisi – Siena – Florence – Padua – Venice – Verona – Sirmione (Garda Lake) – Como Lake – Milan or Rome




• Arrival transfer from the FCO/CIA airports to the hotel in Rome
• 7 nights in 4* hotel
• 7 american buffet breakfasts (B)
• 5 dinners (D)
• Rome guided walking tour (3 hours)
• A/C motor coach
• Local guides – English speaking
• Service charges and taxes
• Professional headset system

Scenic Drives

• The beautiful Autostrada del Sole
• Tuscan countryside & its medieval towns
• The Emilia Romagna region, land of the world famous prosciutto & parmesan cheese
• The Veneto region & its Villa of Palladio
• The Italian Alps


• Rome – Largo Argentina, Campo de’ Fiori, Piazza Farnese, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish steps
• 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 & 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

Accommodation (or similar)

• Rome – Hotel Villafranca (4*)
• Sorrento – Hotel Vesuvio (4*)
• Positano – Hotel Pasitea (4*)

Per Person NZ$
Tour Code: 2017-GT-IT-RICT8
Start Dates
End DatesTwin ShareSingle
Sat 01 AprSat 08 Apr2,2642,963
Sat 08 AprSat 15 Apr2,2642,963
Sat 15 AprSat 22 Apr2,2642,963
Sat 22 AprSat 29 Apr2,2642,963
Sat 29 AprSat 06 May2,2642,963
Sat 06 MaySat 13 May2,2642,963
Sat 13 MaySat 20 May2,2642,963
Sat 20 MaySat 27 May2,2642,963
Sat 27 MaySat 03 Jun2,2642,963
Sat 03 JunSat 10 Jun2,2642,963
Sat 10 JunSat 17 Jun2,2642,963
Sat 17 JunSat 24 Jun2,2642,963
Sat 24 JunSat 01 Jul2,2642,963
Sat 01 JulSat 08 Jul2,2642,963
Sat 08 JulSat 15 Jul2,2642,963
Sat 15 JulSat 22 Jul2,2642,963
Sat 22 JulSat 29 Jul2,2642,963
Sat 29 JulSat 05 Aug2,2642,963
Sat 05 AugSat 12 Aug2,2642,963
Sat 12 AugSat 19 Aug2,2642,963
Sat 19 AugSat 26 Aug2,2642,963
Sat 26 AugSat 02 Sep2,2642,963
Sat 02 SepSat 09 Sep2,2642,963
Sat 09 SepSat 16 Sep2,2642,963
Sat 16 SepSat 23 Sep2,2642,963
Sat 23 SepSat 23 Sep2,2642,963
Sat 30 SepSat 07 Oct2,2642,963
Sat 07 OctSat 14 Oct2,2642,963
Sat 14 OctSat 21 Oct2,2642,963
Sat 21 OctSat 28 Oct2,2642,963

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
No minimum number of passengers required
Only one bag per person allowed (any size) plus one hand luggage


Day 1: Rome

Transfer from the airport in Rome to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2: Rome

American buffet breakfast at the hotel. In the morning you will enjoy a 3 hours walking tour, Discovering Rome. You will be picked up at your hotel at about 9:00am. The tour will start from Largo Argentina and continue to Campo de’ Fiori, Piazza Farnese, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish steps. Rest of the day at leisure. (B)

Day 3, Monday: Rome – Assisi – Siena – Florence

Breakfast at hotel followed by 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. (B, D)

Day 4, 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 5, 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. (B, D)

DDay 6, 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 7, 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 8, Saturday: Milan or Rome*

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. The tour will end at 11:00am at the central railway station. Transfer to airport or hotel in Milan is not included. (B)
*It is possible to return to Rome with a free transfer by coach (arrival at around 7:30pm)


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