4D/3N - 2020 One Way to Venice

    One Way to Venice       spoken only in English                                               

    Rome-Assisi-Siena-Florence-Bologna-Padova-Venice                                                                             

    4days/3nights, Rome/Venice

    2020 depart: Jan 13, 27, Feb 10, 24. Mar 09, 16, 23, 20. Apr 06, 13, 20, 27. May 02.04,09,11 16, 18, 23, 25,30. Jun 01, 06, 08, 13, 15,20, 22, 27, 29. Jul 04, 06, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27. Aug 01, 03, 08, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31. Sep 05, 07, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28. Oct  03 05 10 12 17 19 24 26. Dec 23

    Cost 4* from: $865 pp twin/triple share (s/sup $305)  Jan 13 to 30 Mar 2020
    Cost 4* from: $1075 pp twin/triple share (s/supp $375) Aug (except 29 & 31 Aug)
    Cost 4* from: $1145 pp twin/triple share (s/supp $405) April-July, Aug 29 & 31 & Sep-Oct

day 01 Rome-Assisi-Siena-Florence

Departing at 07.15 from the Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio by deluxe coach, you will arrive in Assisi, where you can explore this tiny town, surrounded by walls built in the middle ages, at your own leisure. Take time to visit the Basilica of St Francis, where you will see masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue and get some lunch in one of the local restaurants. In the afternoon, we continue for Siena, a medieval town surrounded by ancient walls that is renowned for the Palio, an annual horse race which takes place around the shell-shaped town Square, Piazza del Campo. Evening arrival at our hotel in Florence, check in will be followed by dinner and a well-earned night of rest

day 02 Florence

After breakfast, you will spend the day venturing around beautiful Florence, the “Cradle of Renaissance", where, with the help of Michelangelo, Italian art reached its pinnacle. Based on Etruscan-Roman origins, the city flourished in the Middle Ages as a free “Comune” and was further refined during the Renaissance. You will be fascinated by the uncountable monuments, churches and buildings as Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly referred to as the Duomo. On your visit, you will be amazed by its magnificent dome built by Filippo Brunelleschi. Cross a small piazza to see the “Campanile” tower (partly designed by Giotto) and the Baptistery, with its bronze doors where Michelangelo imagined the “Gates of Paradise.” In the heart of the city, you will see Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria (also known as Palazzo Vecchio), and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Lunch in a typical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce. Spend the afternoon strolling the cobblestone streets of Florence on your own or take a short trip to Pisa (optional), one of the four main historical Marine Republics of Italy. There, you will tour the Piazza dei Miracoli with the Duomo, Pisa’s symbol “the Leaning Tower” and the Baptistery. Dinner at leisure, overnight stay in Florence.

day 03 Florence-Bologna-Padova-Venice

Depart for Bologna on arrival you will wander through some of the city’s 38 kilometres of elegant arcades (or porticos), for which Bologna is famous. From Piazza Malpighi, you will walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore in the heart of the city, where you will find Neptune fountain, King Renzo Palace, the Podestà Palace and the huge Basilica of San Petronio. In the afternoon continue northbound to Padova, and St Anthony’s Basilica. Later, you will arrive in Venice, world-renowned for its classic gondola and refined art. Check in to your hotel for dinner and an overnight.

After breakfast in Florence, departure to Bologna. There, you will discover the elegant city center with its “porticos”, it’s shopping streets and so on. From Piazza Malpighi you will walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore (Neptune square and Major square) in the heart of the city, then King Renzo’s Palace; Palazzo Podestà and the basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. Bologna it’s a real gourmet’s heaven…don’t miss a tasty meal at your own leisure! In the afternoon, continue toward Padova, with Sant’Antonio Basilica: one of the most visited churches by pilgrims of the catholic world. Later in the afternoon, arrival in Venice: the City of Love, one of the most romantic cities of the whole world and, undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man! Check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

day 04 Venice-Departure

Enjoy one final breakfast before the tour comes to an end.

Inclusions: twin/triple share in 4* hotels, breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 2 dinners, deluxe coach, fully escorted English speaking tour, local tour guides.

Hotels: Florence-4* Vittoria Firenze/Raffaello, Venice-4* Santa Chiara (or similar).

Excluding: entrance fees not mentioned and city taxes.

Note: Only 1 piece of hand luggage allowed per person, supplements may apply for each additional luggage.

Child up to six years old free, sharing the room with their parents.

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