Italy Art Cites Tour

This itinerary is only an example. Our Booking office will be glad to offer a solution based on your request

Duration

7 Days

Category

Multi Days

Tour Type

Group

Season

APRIL-OCTOBER

BEGINS ON SATURDAYS FROM ROME
ENDS IN VENICE

SEMI ESCORTED HOSTED TOUR | ITALY ART CITIES

Begins on Saturday from Rome
6 nights / 7 days
Provided with: 
minimum of 2 clients
Style of Accommodation: First Class
HIGHLIGHTS:
Rome: 3 hours guided walking tour
Assisi: Churches of St Francis and St. Claire
Siena: Piazza del Campo and the Municipal Palace
Florence: The most important monuments, (exterior)
Padua: The Basilica & Donatello’s masterpiece, the “Gattamelata”
Venice: Square of St Mark, Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs (exterior), and Murano Island

IMPORTANT TO KNOW:
This tour is operated only with a Driver-Guide or a Tour Director.
The Driver Guide/Tour Director is not a Licensed Tourist Guide –Licensed Tourist Guide: are the only professionals, with a Regional license, permitted to conduct visits and tours in all sites and museums within a city — and he cannot escort you inside the monuments because this is not allowed by Italian Rules.

Licensed Tourist Guide are provided on the spot as below specified:
-Rome: 3 hours guided walking tour
-Florence: to see the most important monuments, (exterior)
-Venice: to see the famous Square of St Mark, Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs (exterior).

The tour is usually English only, but in some cases it could be multilingual.

HOSTED TOUR
This tour includes Hotel Accommodation, transportation, sightseeing and some meals. This tour will be conducted by a driver escort or a tour escort (depending the number of people confirmed on the activity planned for the day) and can include licensed local guide (as per tour details and conditions).
The person that will conduct the tour could be different day by day.
An hosted Tour is ideal for people who want some freedom but still have the comfort of a Tour leader who will take care of group and will orchestrate all services.

WHAT IS INCLUDED: 
-Rome: two nights accommodation
-Florence: two nights accommodation
-Venice area: two nights accommodation
-Daily breakfast buffet
-Three dinners at hotel or at local restaurant (drinks not included)
-Arrival transfer from Rome airport to the hotel in Rome
-Vehicle/coach with air conditioning, no toilet
-Driver Escort/Tour Director
-English speaking local guides on the tour when needed
-All sightseeing, tasting and excursions as specified in the itinerary
-Hotel & VAT

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
– Intercontinental Flight
– Porterage at airport
– Airport transfers
– Fee for luggage handling fee at hotel
– City Taxes
– Beverages and meals not mentioned in the program
– Gratuities to Tour Director/Driver-Escort, Local Guide and Driver
– Admission fees
– Optional Excursions
– Travel Insurance
– Tips

 

FEATURED PROPERTIES USED FOR THIS TOUR
Rome (2 nights): Hotel The Building OR similar Hotel.
Florence (2 nights): Hotel Adriatico OR similar Hotel.
Venice lagoon (2 nights): Hotel Villa Mabapa, Hotel Biasutti OR similar Hotel.

Hotel may be substituted with similar categories.
We do not guarantee all people on the tour will be lodging in the same Hotel.

ROOMS DEFINITIONS:
Single Room:
 room with a single bed for 1 person only
Double for Single use: double/twin room for 1 person only
Twin Room: room with a pair of single beds for 2 persons
Double Room: room with a large/double bed ideally for a couple
Triple Room: double with extra small single bed ideally for a couple with kid

IMPORTANT: 
We do accommodate solo-travelers in Single Room
Double for single use surcharge is available ON REQUEST

Only one bag per person allowed (any size) plus one hand luggage.

TOUR CODE: GTART

Day 1
Saturday: Rome
Our Staff Disposal: transfer only
Welcome to Rome! Upon arrival at Rome airport (FCO/CIA) please proceed through the Passport Control and collect your luggage inside the customs area. Then transfer to your hotel.
The balance of the day is at leisure.
Day 2
Sunday: Rome
Our Staff Disposal: half day
Breakfast at hotel.
Today enjoy a 3 hours Rome walking tour. Your visit will start from Largo Argentina, place of the murder of Julius Caesar. Then you will continue to the famous Navona Square, one of the best examples of Baroque art
in Rome, where you will admire Bernini’s fountain of the Four Rivers. Then visit the church of San Luigi dei Francesi and the Pantheon that with its magnificence has impressed travellers for centuries. Experience the magnitude of the emperors visiting Colonna Square with the sublime column of Marco Aurelio and throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain. Your tour will finish at the Spanish Steps, then independent transfer to your hotel.
The balance of the day is at leisure. (BB)
Day 3
Monday: Rome / Assisi / Siena / Florence
Our Staff Disposal: full day
Breakfast at hotel.
Today departure to Assisi, a suggestive town still surrounded by ancient walls and world famous to be the
birthplace of Saint Francis and St. Clare. 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 renowned for the Palio horse race and declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. Then proceed to Florence. Dinner at the hotel. (BB D)
Day 4
Tuesday: Florence
Our Staff Disposal: half day
Breakfast at hotel.
Today sightseeing tour of the city, world 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. Free time for sightseeing or shopping OR inquiry us for an Optional Excursion (we suggest the PISA half day tour)!
Dinner at a local Restaurant. (BB D)
Day 5
Wednesday: Florence / Padua / Venice
Our Staff Disposal: full day
Breakfast at hotel.
Today departure to Venice. Along the way you will stop in Padua, a picturesque town with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large squares and many bridges crossing the various branches of the Bacchiglione, which once surrounded the ancient walls like a moat. Visit the famous Cathedral of St. Anthony, guarded by Donatello’s “Gattamelata”, then continue towards Venice. 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 at the hotel. (BB D)
Day 6
Thursday: Venice
Our Staff Disposal: half day
Breakfast at hotel.
Today you will cross by boat the lagoon with a view of the islands and will reach the island of Murano where you will assist to a demonstration of glass blowing (some time will be allowed for shopping).
The balance of the day is at leisure. (BB)
Day 7
Friday: Venice
Our Staff Disposal: no
Breakfast at hotel and end of our services. (BB)

Meal Legend: BB Buffet Breakfast Snack Lunch or Light Lunch  Dinner

Full Day: around 7 hours and always in accordance with the itinerary and route
Half Day: around 3 to 4 hours
Included
  • All sightseeing, tasting and excursions as specified in the itinerary
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • English speaking Tour Director/Driver (as per program)
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Licensed Local Guide as per program
  • Vehicle/coach with air conditioning  - no toilet
Not Included
  • Admission fees
  • Beverage and meal not specified
  • City taxes
  • Fee for luggage handling fee at hotel
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Intercontinental/Local Flights
  • Optional Excursions
  • Porterage at airport
  • Travel Insurance
Contact us for price information

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