Day 1 Tue Rome-Florence
At 07.30 am pick-up at your hotel in Rome and transfer to the meeting point to join the group. Departure to the Cradle of the Renaissance. First you will stop in Michelangelo’s square for a photo opportunity, then your local guide will make you discover Florence during a walking tour of the city including beauties such as Piazza della Signoria with Loggia dei Lanzi (a real open-air museum), the Cathedral (outside), Giotto’s Bell Tower (outside), the doors of the Baptistery and the Church of Santa Croce. Lunch at local restaurant. Overnight in Florence.
Day 2 Wed Florence- Full Day in Cinque Terre
Breakfast at hotel. Today discover by train the highlights of one of the most amazing and enchanting landscapes in the world. Five (cinque) villages, suspended between sea and land listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. You will first reach Manarola. Your journey will continue to Monterosso, an ancient fishing village considered the pearl of the Cinque Terre, where you will be overcome by its enchanting beaches. Back to Florence where overnight.
Day 3 Thu Florence-Venice
After breakfast departure to the Door of the Orient. Upon arrival in Venice enjoy a guided tour of this unique and romantic city. Strolling through the ancient and narrow streets of Venice, you will reach the Rialto Bridge (outside) and St-Mark’s Square with the impressive Basilica (outside). Overnight at hotel.
Day 4 Fri Venice-Verona-San Gimignano-Siena
After breakfast departure to Verona where your tour leader will make you discover the wide array of monuments and historic buildings of this romantic city, such as Juliet’s Balcony (the star-crossed lover from the masterpiece by Shakespeare) and the Roman Theatre (outside). Then leave to the beautiful hilltop town of San Gimignano, famous all over the world for the skyline of its medieval towers. Today you’ll have the chance to visit a wine estate and taste the world-known Chianti wine accompanied with light dinner. Continuation to the hilltop town of Siena where overnight.
Day 5 Sat Siena-Rome
After breakfast enjoy a walking tour of the city with your tour escort to admire the Dome (outside), the magnificent square known as Il Campo, where twice a year the “Palio” race is run on bareback horses. Time at leisure for personal discoveries. Continuation to Rome upon arrival end of services.
Inclusions: twin share in 4* hotels, breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 1 wine tasting with light dinner, deluxe transportation, licensed professional English speaking tour escort, admission fees to Church of Santa Croce in Florence, dedicated and licensed local guides in Florence & in Venice, headsets in Florence & Venice, shared transfer from hotel in Rome to meeting point, local train ticket in Cinque Terre, boat TRF to/from Venice, and baggage handling at hotel – 1 piece of luggage per passenger.
Exclusions: Tips, extras, drinks at meals, optional excursions, and hotel city taxes must be paid on spot.
Hotels: Florence- GH Mediterraneo, Venice-Santa Marina, Siena- NH Siena (or similar)
Note: for operational reasons, the order of excursions may be changed. Optional excursions not specified in our Itinerary, will be suggested by our tour leader.