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Jewels of Italy Summer 2019 - Escorted Tour

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Rome (2 Nights)
Welcome to Rome. After checking in, relax and unwind. Later meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. This evening, consider a stroll around this fascinating ancient city and mingle with the locals in beautiful squares with stunning architecture.

Accommodation at Ergife Palace


Day 2

Rome Sightseeing And Free Time
Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour with a visit to the Vatican City. Enter the awe-inspiring St. Peter"s Basilica and view Michelangelo"s statue, the Pieta. Don"t miss the opportunity to join an Optional Experience to visit the famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. View the mighty Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome. Afterwards, enjoy free time to take in the sights or join an Optional Experience to explore the Pantheon and Piazza Navona.

Day 3

Rome – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights)
This morning, leave Rome and head north towards Central Italy. Travel through picturesque scenery in Tuscany before arriving in the town of Pisa. Visit the Square of Miracles featuring the Leaning Tower, Cathedral and Baptistery. There is time to shop for souvenirs and take pictures. Later, arrive at your hotel near Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance.

Accommodation at Novotel Firenze Nord


Day 4

Florence Sightseeing And Free Time
There are few cities in the world with an artistic legacy to equal that of Florence. Your Local Specialist gives a superb commentary of the city"s history during your walking tour, which includes views of the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the impressive Giotto"s Bell Tower, Ponte Vechio and a visit to Piazza della Signoria. Learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city"s historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold. Don"t forget to try a gelato! Later enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Day 5

Florence – Verona – Venice (mestre) (2 Nights)
Your journey continues north across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to Verona, the home of Shakespeare"s star-crossed lovers. View the vast Roman Arena, where concerts are still held regularly each year. Stop and view Juliet"s balcony in a courtyard which has become a popular tourist site for the tragic story of the Montague and Capulet family feud. Head east to the magical, romantic city of Venice.

Accommodation at Antony


Day 6

Venice Orientation And Free Time
Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Then cruise by private launch to St. Mark"s Square in the heart of Venice. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge"s Palace and the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark. Spend free time afterwards exploring this fascinating city or perhaps take a cruise across the lagoon to Burano for a relaxing farewell dinner. Burano is an island in the Venetian lagoon known for its brightly coloured houses.

Day 7

Depart Venice (mestre)
This morning say "arrivederci" to Italy, your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable holiday. Transfers are available to Venice Marco Polo Airport. Conditions apply.

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What's included

Dining Highlights

  • 6 Buffet breakfasts
  • 2 Three-course dinners

 

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply

 

Not included

  • Flights from Ireland
  • Any internal air unless otherwise stated
  • Meals (not specified)
  • Transfers (not specified)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal items
  • Meals (not specified)

 


Sightseeing Highlights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Rome Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to St. Peter"s Basilica and views of the mighty Colosseum
  • Pisa Visit the Square of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower
  • Florence Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio
  • Verona View the Roman Arena and Juliet"s Balcony
  • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark"s Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island



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Notes
  • *For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey

 

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