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Rome & The Art Cities 2017
Escorted Tour

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Routing: Rome – Assisi – Siena – Florence – Padua – Venice

 

 

Includes

• Arrival transfer from FCO/CIA airports to hotel in Rome
• 6 nights in 4* hotel
• 6 american buffet breakfasts(B)
• 4 dinners (D)
• Rome guided walking tour (3 hours)
• A/C motor coach
• Service charges and taxes
• Sightseeing as per itinerary
• Local guides
• Professional headset system

Accommodation (or similar)

• Rome – Hotel Villafranca(4*)
• Florence – Hotel Rivoli (4*)
• Venice – Hotel Continental (4*)

Highlights

• 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 – (exterior) 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 (exterior) Murano Island

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

2017 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Tour Code: 2017-IT-RTAC7
Start Dates
End DatesTwin ShareSingle
Sat 01 AprFri 07 Apr1,9852,614
Sat 08 AprFri 14 Apr1,9852,614
Sat 15 AprFri 21 Apr1,9852,614
Sat 22 AprFri 28 Apr1,9852,614
Sat 29 AprFri 05 May1,9852,614
Sat 06 MayFri 12 May1,9852,614
Sat 13 MayFri 19 May1,9852,614
Sat 20 MayFri 26 May1,9852,614
Sat 27 MayFri 02 Jun1,9852,614
Sat 03 JunFri 09 Jun1,9852,614
Sat 10 JunFri 16 Jun1,9852,614
Sat 17 JunFri 23 Jun1,9852,614
Sat 24 JunFri 30 Jun1,9852,614
Sat 01 JulFri 07 Jul1,9852,614
Sat 08 JulFri 14 Jul1,9852,614
Sat 15 JulFri 21 Jul1,9852,614
Sat 22 JulFri 28 Jul1,9852,614
Sat 29 JulFri 04 Aug1,9852,614
Sat 05 AugFri 11 Aug1,9852,614
Sat 12 AugFri 18 Aug1,9852,614
Sat 19 AugFri 25 Aug1,9852,614
Sat 26 AugFri 01 Sep1,9852,614
Sat 02 SepFri 08 Sep1,9852,614
Sat 09 SepFri 15 Sep1,9852,614
Sat 16 SepFri 22 Sep1,9852,614
Sat 23 SepFri 29 Sep1,9852,614
Sat 30 SepFri 06 Oct1,9852,614
Sat 07 OctFri 13 Oct1,9852,614
Sat 14 OctFri 20 Oct1,9852,614
Sat 21 OctFri 27 Oct1,9852,614
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, Saturday: Rome

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

Day 2, Sunday: 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

American buffet breakfast 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 at a local restaurant 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 at the hotel in Venice island. (B, D)

Day 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

American buffet breakfast at the hotel after which the tour ends. (B)

 

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