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The Art Cities 2017
Escorted Tour

Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Routing: Rome – Assisi – Siena – Florence – Padua – Venice

 

 

 

Includes

• 4 nights in 4* hotel
• 4 american buffet breakfasts (B)
• 4 dinners (D)
• A/C motor coach
• Local guides – English speaking
• Service charges and taxes
• Professional headset system

Accommodation (or similar)

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

Highlights

• Assisi – Basilica of St Francis
• Siena – Piazza del Campo & Municipal Palace
• Florence – Piazza del Duomo, Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, Baptistery of St John, Santa Croce & Franciscan Church
• Padua – Cathedral St Anthony, Gattamelata
• Venice – St Mark’s Square, Basilica of St Mark, Doge’s Palace, Bridge of Sighs, Prisons & 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-GT-IT-TACR5
Start Dates
End DatesTwin ShareSingle
Mon 03 AprFri 07 Apr1,4871,759
Mon 10 AprFri 14 Apr1,4871,759
Mon 17 AprFri 21 Apr1,4871,759
Mon 24 AprFri 28 Apr1,4871,759
Mon 01 MayFri 05 May1,4871,759
Mon 08 MayFri 12 May1,4871,759
Mon 15 MayFri 19 May1,4871,759
Mon 22 MayFri 26 May1,4871,759
Mon 29 MayFri 02 Jun1,4871,759
Mon 05 JunFri 09 Jun1,4871,759
Mon 12 JunFri 16 Jun1,4871,759
Mon 19 JunFri 23 Jun1,4871,759
Mon 26 JunFri 30 Jun1,4871,759
Mon 03 JulFri 07 Jul1,4871,759
Mon 10 JulFri 14 Jul1,4871,759
Mon 17 JulFri 21 Jul1,4871,759
Mon 24 JulFri 28 Jul1,4871,759
Mon 31 JulFri 04 Aug1,4871,759
Mon 07 AugFri 11 Aug1,4871,759
Mon 14 AugFri 18 Aug1,4871,759
Mon 21 AugFri 25 Aug1,4871,759
Mon 28 AugFri 01 Sep1,4871,759
Mon 04 SepFri 08 Sep1,4871,759
Mon 11 SepFri 15 Sep1,4871,759
Mon 18 SepFri 22 Sep1,4871,759
Mon 25 SepFri 29 Sep1,4871,759
Mon 02 OctFri 06 Oct1,4871,759
Mon 09 OctFri 13 Oct1,4871,759
Mon 16 OctFri 20 Oct1,4871,759
Mon 23 OctFri 27 Oct1,4871,759
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

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

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

 

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