Florence-Cinque Terre-Pisa-Siena-San Gimignano-Chianti-Assisi-Rome
6 days/5 nights, Florence-Rome
2018 depart Wed: 21 March. 04, 18 Apr. 02, 16, 30 May. 20 Jun. 04 Jul. 29 Aug. 12, 19 Sep. 03, 17 Oct.
3* from: $1404 per person twin share (s/sup $403)
3 star sup/4 star accommodation on request
day 01 Florence
Arrive at Florence airport and independent transfer to the hotel for dinner.
day 02 Florence
Enjoy the morning at leisure. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a half-day walking tour beginning at the Piazza San Firenze; home of the Bargello and the Tribunale Fiorentino, once a church and convent complex and now home to the Florence courts. You will walk first to the Church of Santa Croce, home to many well-known masterpieces and burial place of some of Italy's most important personages. Then you will arrive at Piazza Signoria, the heart of the city of Florence since ancient times. It is famous for Neptune's Fountain, the Palazzo Vecchio, and the lovely Piazzale degli Uffizi as well as the famous Ponte Vecchio.
day 03 Florence – Cinque Terre – Pisa - Florence
Today enjoy a marvellous excursion to one of the most famous area in Italy: Cinque Terre. We will depart to Portovenere weather conditions permitting. In case of bad weather conditions, we will stop in La Spezia and do the visit to Cinque Terre by train. In Portovenere, embark on a regular ferry which will bring us to Monterosso, the largest town among the Cinque Terre. Your tour leader will guide you through the terraced vineyards, the ancient olive groves and the spectacular panoramic views. Then depart to the charming town of Vernazza, characterized by its narrow streets and small square looking out over the sea. Then back to Portovenere before heading back to Florence but first we will do a stop in Pisa to admire (exterior visits) the famous Leaning Tower.
day 04 Florence – Siena – San Gimignano - Florence
Depart to the medieval city of Siena to start a walking tour of the city including (exterior visits) the Cathedral, admiring the unique marble, the Piazza del Campo, the famed site of the Palio di Siena, the horse races held twice a year. Afterward, soak up some free time to continue exploring independently or to purchase lunch. In the afternoon, depart to the walled medieval city of San Gimignano. Resting on the top of a hill, explore the area’s impressive Romanesque and Gothic architecture.
day 05 Florence – Chianti area - Assisi – Rome
Depart to the famous Chianti area where apart admiring the famous Tuscany countryside, we will be able to do a wine tasting (not including). Continue to Assisi, famous pilgrimage site. Stroll the maze of medieval streets, and visit the Basilicas of Santa Chiara and St. Francis to see one of Italy’s largest collections of church art. Depart to Rome for dinner and overnight.
day 06 Rome
Your tour comes to an end after breakfast. Own arrangements for departure.
Inclusions: twin share in 3 star hotels, buffet breakfast and dinners daily, Cinque Terre ferry from Portovenere to Monterosso and Vernazza (weather conditions permitting, otherwise the excursion will be done by train from La Spezia to Monterosso and Vernazza), transportation on deluxe motorcoach (sizes accordingly to the number of passengers), multilingual tour guide in Spanish and English from 7 participants except on Day 1 and on the last day, panoramic visits (no local guides) except for the visits to Florence.
Exclusions: flights, transfers in & out, beverages during meals, entrance fees, city tax to be paid locally, tips and personal extras, porterage.
Hotels: Florence-3* Meridiana, Rome-3* Fiamma/ 3* Rome Garden (or similar) // first class hotels: Florence – 4*Hotel Palazzo Ricasoli/ 4* Hotel Kraft/ 4* Hotel C-Hotels, Rome- 4* Hotel Donna Laura Palace/ 4* Massimo d’Azeglio/ 4* Hotel Diana Roof Garden (or similar)
Note: itinerary can be changed or inverted without notice for technical reasons. All previous visits, excursions and services are guaranteed. Dinners during the tour could be at hotel or at local restaurant according to the tour director’s decision. If the tour counts less than 7 participants, the trip could be done with an English/Spanish speaking driver/guide (no tour guide).
On request: private transfers from Milan or from Como