Ideal Classic Tour English speaking only
Rome-Assisi-Siena-Florence-Padua-Venice-Verona-Sirmione ( Garda Lake )- Como Lake-Milan
6 days / 5 nights, Rome/Milan or Rome
2018 depart Mon: 2 Apr to 22 Oct
Day 1 Mon Rome-Assisi-Siena-Florence
08.00 please be at the meeting point ready for departure, or pre-arranged pickup from centrally located hotel from between 07.30 and 07.45 and depart by coach to Assisi. You will visit 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, continue towards Siena, the beautiful medieval city renown for the Palio horse race. Proceed to Florence for dinner and overnight.
Day 2 Tue Florence
In the morning, you will go on a 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
Day 3 Wed 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.
Day 4 Thu 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). The afternoon is at leisure.
Day 5 Fri Venice-Verona - Sirmione (Lake Garda) - Lake Como – Milan
American buffet breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure by motor coach to Verona. Visit of the town of Romeo and Juliet. Continue to Sirmione. Free time for lunch and tour of the town. In the afternoon, proceed to Como Lake for a panoramic tour by bus. In the evening, arrival in Milan for dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 Sat Milan or Rome
American buffet breakfast at the hotel. Morning panoramic tour of the city including the shopping gallery Vittorio Emanuele II, the Sforza castle, and the Splendid Duomo, one of the world’s largest, most striking Gothic cathedrals.
The tour will end at 11.00 a.m at the central railway station (transfer to Airport or hotel in Milan is not included)
It is possible to return to Rome with a free transfer by bus (arrival time at around 7.30pm)
Inclusions: twin share in 4* hotels centrally located, 5 American buffet breakfast, 4 dinners (drinks NOT included), ground transportation by deluxe motor coach with air conditioning, English speaking escorted tour, sightseeing tours as per itinerary, English speaking local guides, services and taxes.
Exclusions: city tax, meals not mentioned above, drinks and departure transfer.
Hotels: 4* Florence-Adriatico, Venice Lido-Villa Mabapa/ Biasutti, Milan- Antares Concorde (or similar)
Note: Venice film festival, the group could be hosted in alternative hotels in the Venetian lagoon. Only one bag per person allowed (any size) plus one hand luggage. Due to technical reason, the tours might be operated in English and French.
On request: pre & post-nights, departure transfer, optional tours