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Best of Italy: Escorted tour

7 days / 6 nights
ROME - FLORENCE - LAKE MAGGIORE - LUGANO - MILAN - VERONA - VENICE - SIENA - SAN GIMIGNANO - CHIANTI - SIENA - ASSISI - ROME
   
DEPARTURE Rome to Rome
TOUR TYPE Escorted tour
   
          
                 Chianti                                       Rome                                              Siena rooftops
   
ITINERARY  
Day 1   Rome - Florence (290 km)
    Depart at 7.30 am from the Hotel Beverly Hills by a deluxe coach to Florence, crossing some if Italy's most beautiful regions, including Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany, before arriving in Florence at approximately noon.  Early afternoon a local guide will introduce you to Giotto's Bell Tower, Piazza Della Signoria and many other timeless highlights.  Dinner & overnight in Florence. (D)
     
Day 2   Florence - Lake Maggiore (390 km)
    After breakfast depart for the Lombardia region continuing to Stresa-Baveno, two quaint picturesque towns on Lake Maggiore, where you'll spend two nights.  This lake is one of the most beautiful of the Italy lakes, known for its splendid climate and sightseeing.  Dinner & overnight. (B,D)
     
Day 3   Lugano (Switzerland) Excursion (150 km)
    Breakfast is followed by a day long excursion into the Alps and Switzerland.  Skirting Lake Maggiore you'll pass Pallanza, Intra and Ghiffa before reaching Lugano, where you can enjoy leisure time, shopping the elegant boutiques of Via Nassa or walking by the magnificent Civic Park.  Return to Stresa-Baveno later in the afternoon.  Dinner and Overnight in Lake Maggiore (B,D)
     
Day 4   Lake Maggiore - Milan - Verona - Venice (350 km)
    After breakfast depart for Milan.  On arrival enjoy a panoramic tour of the city by bus.  Proceed to Verona, one of Italy's most fascinating city, featuring a wide array of monuments and historic building such as Romeo and Juliet's balcony and the Roman Theatre.  Continue to Venice, the unique city build over water.   Overnight in Venice. (B)
     
Day 5   Venice - Siena (310 km)
    After breakfast enjoy a guided visit of St Mark's Square and neighbouring sites.  Early afternoon departure for Siena, passing through the splendid landscapes of the Emila Romagna and Tuscany regions.  Dinner & overnight in Siena (B,D)
     
Day 6   Siena - San Gimignano - Chianti - Siena (100 km)
    After breakfast depart for a full day tour across the beautiful Hills of Chianti to San Gimignano, a picturesque and fascinating medieval town declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and famous for its white wine.  The tour then continues to the Chianti area with its impressive picture-postcard landscape and, at a famous wine estate, you will taste the best Chainti red wine together with a light lunch.  In the afternoon you'll return to Siena to enjoy a walking tour of the city to admire the Dome (outside), the magnificent square known as Il Campo where twice a year the Palio race is run on bareback horses.  Back to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)
     
Day 7   Siena - Assisi - Rome (330 km)
    After breakfast depart for Assisi, a great religious town linked to the life of St. Francis.  Visit the great Basilica with its magnificent paintings by Giotto, and the medieval city.  Continue to Rome.  End of services. (B)
 
     

INCLUSIONS


  * Deluxe coach * Licensed professional English speaking tour escort for the entire duration of the tour * 6 nights in selected 4 Star hotels * 6 breakfasts * 5 dinners with 1/4 wine and 1/2 mineral water included * 1 wine tasting with light lunch * Baggage handling - 1 piece per passenger * Dedicated licensed local guides in Florence & Venice * Hotel city tax * Private boat to/from Venice
     
EXCLUSIONS   * Tips * Extras * Optional excursions * Anything not mentioned in "Inclusions"
     
NOTES



 

For operational reasons, the order of excursions may be changed. Optional excursions not specified in our Itinerary, will be suggested by our tour leader.

Suggested tipping: Driver: 3 euro per person per day: Tour escort: 3 euro per person per day

     

     

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