SAMPLE TOUR: ITALY

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Starts: Rome
Ends: Rome
Duration: 15 Days

 

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ITINERARY

 

Day 1: ROME

  • Upon arrival to the airport you will be met by your private charter bus and your Tour Manager.
  • Transfer and check-in to your hotel.
  • Dinner at a local restaurant or the hotel.
  • A transportation pass for three days in RomeĀ is included.

Accommodation: Moderate centrally located hotel (3 star - Montecarlo Hotel or similar) - 3 nights.

Day 2: ROME

  • Breakfast at your accommodation.
  • Today you will enjoy a guided visit of the Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica. Boosting one of the world's greatest art collections, the Vatican Museums contain masterpieces of painting, sculpture and other art work collected by popes throughout the centuries. Vatican Museum entrance fee is included.
  • There will be time to purchase lunch.
  • Afternoon guided visit of the main city squares.
  • Dinner at a local restaurant or the hotel.

Day 3: ROME

  • Breakfast at your accommodation.
  • Morning guided visit of the ancient Rome, where you will discover the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. The entrances are included.
  • There will be time to purchase lunch.
  • Afternoon visit (without guide) of the Palatine Museum, which exhibits the discoveries made during excavations carried out on the Palatine Hill.
  • Rest of the afternoon at your leisure.
  • Dinner at a local restaurant or the hotel.

Day 4: ROME - SPOLETO

  • Breakfast at your accommodation.
  • Private charter bus to Spoleto in the region of Umbria, most commonly known as "The Green Heart of Italy" as it is not connected to the sea (approx. 2 hours).
  • There will be time to purchase lunch.
  • Afternoon guided tour of Spoleto, a fascinating historical destination which stands out for its numerous Romans remains.
  • Dinner at a local restaurant or the hotel.
  • Dinner at a local restaurant or the hotel.

Accommodation: Moderate centrally located hotel (3 or 4 star - Dei Duchi Hotel or similar) - 1 night

Day 5: SPOLETO - ASSISI - PERUGIA

  • Breakfast at your accommodation.
  • Private charter bus from Spoleto to the medieval town of Assisi (approx. 45 minutes).
  • Morning guided visit of Assisi, an important pilgrimage site and the third most visited one in Italy. The entrance to the Basilica of San Francesco is included.
  • There will be time to purchase lunch.
  • Private charter bus to Perugia (approx. 30 minutes).
  • Dinner at a local restaurant or the hotel.

Accommodation: Moderate centrally located hotel (3 star - Fortuna Hotel or similar) - 2 nights

Day 6: PERUGIA - GUBBIO - PERUGIA

  • Breakfast at your accommodation.
  • Today you will enjoy a morning guided visit of Perugia. Among its castles, palaces, fortresses and medieval paths, you will experience a real atmosphere of bygone days.
  • There will be time to purchase lunch.
  • Private charter bus to Gubbio (approx. 1 hour).
  • Afternoon guided tour of Gubbio, a masterpiece of medieval town.
  • Private charter bus back to Perugia.
  • Dinner at a local restaurant or the hotel.

Day 7: PERUGIA - CORTONA - AREZZO - AREA SIENA

  • Breakfast at your accommodation.
  • Private charter bus from Perugia to the towns of Cortona and Arezzo in Tuscany (total drive approx. 1,5 hours). There will be time to purchase lunch.
  • Guided tour of Cortona and Arezzo. While Cortona, one of the most famous Tuscan hill top towns, displays stunning galleries, fine leather and cashmere shops, Arezzo offers a taste of authentic Tuscan life. It is also home to the internationally awarded movie "Live is Beautiful".
  • Private charter bus to the area of Siena (approx. 1 hour).
  • Dinner at a local restaurant or the hotel.

Accommodation: Moderate hotel outside downtown core (3 or 4 star - Monteaperti Hotel or similar) - 1 night

Day 8: SIENA - SAN GIMIGNANO - PISA

  • Breakfast at your accommodation.
  • Morning guided visit of Siena. Extremely rich in history and art, Siena is also well-known worldwide for the famous Palio, a horse race run taking place twice every summer on its central piazza Il Campo.
  • There will be time to purchase lunch.
  • Private charter bus to San Gimignano (approx. 1 hour).
  • Afternoon guided visit of the little town of San Gimignano, attractive to day-trippers from all around Tuscany for its unique architecture and atmosphere.
  • Private charter bus to Pisa (approx. 1,5 hours).
  • Dinner at a local restaurant or the hotel.

Accommodation: Moderate hotel outside downtown core (3 star - B&B Hotel or similar) - 3 nights

Day 9: PISA - LUCCA - PISA

  • Breakfast at your accommodation.
  • Morning guided visit of Pisa, home to the famous Leaning Tower.
  • There will be time to purchase lunch.
  • Private charter bus to Lucca (approx. 30 minutes).
  • Afternoon guided tour of Lucca. Located on a plain at the foot of the Apuan Alps, Lucca is also hidden behind imposing Renaissance walls and displays its ancient history. Its main attractions include the Roman amphitheatre and the archeological remains under the 12th century church of Saints Giovanni and Reparata.
  • Private charter bus back to Pisa.
  • Dinner at a local restaurant or the hotel.

Day 10: 5 TERRE TOUR

  • Breakfast at your accommodation.
  • Private charter bus to La Spezia (approx. 1,5 hours).
  • Guided tour by train of the Cinq Terre, in the Ligurian coast. These five fishing villages are set among some of the most scenic coastal scenery on the planet. The train card is included.
  • There will be time to purchase lunch.
  • Private charter bus back to Pisa.
  • Dinner at a local restaurant or the hotel.

Day 11: PISA - FLORENCE

  • Breakfast at your accommodation.
  • Private charter bus to Florence (approx. 1,5 hours).
  • Enjoy a half-day guided tour of the cradle of the Renaissance. You will see Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, Gates of Paradise, Giotto's Bell Tower and the Duomo - Florence's breathtaking Cathedral. Entrances are not included.
  • There will be time to purchase lunch.
  • Rest of the afternoon at your leisure for shopping at the local markets and Via Nazionale.
  • Dinner at a local restaurant or the hotel.

Accommodation: Moderate hotel centrally located (3 star - Corona Hotel or similar) - 3 night

Day 12: FLORENCE

  • Breakfast at your accommodation.
  • Full-day guided tour of Florence. Entrance is included to the Uffizi Gallery - this has one of the most important collections of Renaissance art.
  • There will be time to purchase lunch.
  • Dinner at a local restaurant or the hotel.

Day 13: FLORENCE

  • Breakfast at your accommodation.
  • Half-day guided tour of Florence. You will visit the Accademia gallery, a masterpiece of ancient art famous for its sculptures by the great Renaissance artist, Michelangelo. Entrance is included.
  • There will be time to purchase lunch.
  • Afternoon at your leisure.
  • Dinner at a local restaurant or the hotel.

Day 14: FLORENCE - ORVIETO - ROME

  • Breakfast at your accommodation.
  • Private charter bus to Orvieto (approx. 2 hours).
  • Half-day guided tour of Orvieto, back to the central region of Umbria. You will visit the town and the Duomo (Cathedral). Entrance to the Cathedral and ticket for the Orvieto's funicular are included.
  • There will be time to purchase lunch.
  • Private charter bus to Rome (approx. 1,5 hours).
  • Dinner at a local restaurant or the hotel.

Accommodation: Moderate centrally located hotel (3 star - Montecarlo Hotel or similar) - 1 night.

Day 15: ROME - HOME

  • Breakfast at your accommodation.
  • Transfer to Rome Airport to connect with your international flight back home (not included).

 

 

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