Art and Culture Tour
3 days / 2 nights, Florence/ Rome
2018 depart Tue: 03 Apr - 23 Oct
Highlights day by day:
- Padua: See The Basilica & Donatello’s masterpiece, the “Gattamelata”
- Venice: Visit of the famous Square of St Mark, Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs (exterior), and Murano Island.
Scenic drives through:
-The beautiful Autostrada del Sole
- Emilia Romagna region, land of world famous “prosciutto” and parmesan cheese
- The Veneto region and its Villas of Palladio.
Day 1 Tuesday Florence
Independent arrival at the hotel. You will meet with the tour leader in the evening during dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 2 Wednesday Florence-Padua-Venice
American buffet breakfast at the hotel and depart 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. In the evening, enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Day 3 Thursday Venice-Rome
After breakfast, enjoy a 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). In the afternoon, you will be transferred back to Rome by rail or coach. (Means of transportation is reconfirmed one or two days before the end of the tour and advised by the assistant). Our services come to an end upon arrival in Rome.
Inclusions: twin share at 4* hotels centrally located, 2 American buffet breakfast, 2 dinners, ground transportation by deluxe coach with air conditioning, English speaking tour, sightseeing tours as per itinerary, english speaking local guides, service charges and taxes.
Exclusions: drinks, meals not mentioned above, arrival & departure transfers, gratuities and city taxes.
Hotels: Florence- 4* Hotel Adriatico, Venice- 4*Hotel Villa Mabapa or Hotel Biasutti (or similar)
Note: Venice film festival on 28 Aug & 4 Sep, the group could be hosted in alternative hotels in the Venetian lagoon. Only one bag per person allowed (any size) plus one hand luggage.
Optional: extra nights in Florence & in Rome, departure transfer and optional suggested tours.