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Artistic Italy & Rome: Escorted tour

8 days / 7 nights
ROME - FLORENCE - LAKE MAGGIORE - LUGANO -  MILAN - VERONA - VENICE
   
DEPARTURE Rome to Venice
TOUR TYPE Escorted tour
                            
   
       Florence                               Verona                          Lake Maggiore
   
ITINERARY  
Day 1   Rome
   

Upon arrival, check into hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Tonight, welcome dinner and introduction by your tour escort. Overnight at your hotel. (D)

     
Day 2   Rome : Optional Vatican Museums tour ($)
   

After breakfast you'll have a guided tour of Rome. Classic sites include: Colosseum (from outside) Trevi Fountain, Castle of St. Angelo and St. Peter's Basilica (from outside). In the afternoon possibility of Vatican Museums optional tour ($). Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

     
Day 3   Rome - Florence (290 km)
    After breakfast you'll depart for Florence, the "Cradle of the Renaissance", crossing some of 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 at your hotel in Florence. (B,D)
     
Day 4   Florence - Lake Maggiore (390 km)
   

After breakfast, depart for the Lombardia region continuing to Stresa-Baveno, two quaint, picturesque towns on Maggiore lake, where you'll spend two nights. Maggiore Lake is one of most beautiful Italy lakes, known for its splendid climate and sightseeing. Dinner and overnight at your hotel. (B,D)

     
Day 5   Lugano (Switzerland) excursion (150 km)
   

Breakfast is followed by a day-long excursion into the Alps and Switzerland. Skirting Maggiore Lake, 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. (B,D)

     
Day 6   Lake Maggiore - Milan - Verona - Venice (350 km)
   

Breakfast is followed by departure to Milan. Upon arrival enjoy a panoramic tour of the city from the bus. Proceed to Verona, one of Italy most fascinating city, featuring a wide array of monuments and historic buildings, such as Romeo and Juliet's balcony and the Roman Theatre. Depart to Venice, the unique city in the world built on the water. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

     
Day 7   Venice: Optional Murano & Burano tour ($)
   

After breakfast guided visit of St-Mark's Square and neighbouring sites. The afternoon is free for an optional visit to Murano and Burano, or to explore on your own. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

     
Day 8   Venice
   

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport for your flight back home. (B)

     

INCLUSIONS




 

• Deluxe Coach • Professional Licensed English speaking tour escort for the entire duration of the tour • 7 nights in Selected 4* hotels • 7 breakfasts  • 1 welcome dinner in Rome with music and wine included  • 3 dinners (¼ wine and ½ mineral water included) • Baggage handling, 1 piece of luggage per passenger • Dedicate licensed local guides (Rome, Florence, Venice) • Private boat transfer to Venice R/T • Hotel city tax

   
EXCLUSIONS
  • Tips • Extras • Optional excursions • Anything not mentioned in "Price Includes"
     
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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