Latium - Rome - Rome

Across Italy

  • Bus tours , Tours , Cultural Travel
  • 10 days / 9 nights
  • Standard 3 / 4 stars
  • As per program

An ideal choice for first time travellers to Italy or anyone desiring a taste of Bel Paese at great value, making the most of their time. This itinerary offers what Italy has best, from North to South, in the comfort of a deluxe motor coach with English speaking escort. Explore historical cities, be amazed by spectacular scenery and enjoy a mosaic of flavours travelling through 6 Italian Regions and visiting as many as 12 cities.  


Regular guaranteed departures in English!
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customise your trip with additional overnights and excursions before or after the tour

Details

Itinerary: Rome - Assisi - Siena - Florence - Bologna - Padua - Venice - Tuscany Wine Region (Montepulciano) - Naples - Pompeii - Sorrento - Capri - Rome


DETAILED ITINERARY


1st day: Rome 
Welcome to Rome! After your arrival at the airport, make your own way to your hotel (transfer can be arranged upon request). Free time to explore the city and for dinner. Overnight stay.


2nd day: Rome - Assisi - Siena - Florence
Departure at 7:15 from hotel by deluxe coach to Assisi. There you will be able to explore this middle age tiny town surrounded by walls at your own leisure. Make time to visit the Basilica of St. Francis, where you will see masterpieces by Giotto and Ciambue, and to have lunch (not included). Board the bus for Siena, a medieval town surrounded by walls, worldwide known for the Palio, an annual summertime horse race around the shell-shaped town square, Piazza del Campo. Next, departure to Florence. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay. 

3rd day: Florence
Breakfast at the hotel. You will spend the day venturing around beautiful Florence, the “cradle of renaissance”, where with the help of Michelangelo, Italian art reached its pinnacle. Based on Etruscan-Roman origins, the city flourished in the middle ages as a free “comune” and was further refined by the renaissance. You will be fascinated by its numerous monuments, churches, and buildings, as Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly referred to as the Duomo. On your visit, you will be amazed by its magnificent dome built by Filippo Brunelleschi. Cross a small piazza to see the campanile tower (partly designed by Giotto) and the baptistery, with its bronze doors that Michelangelo dubbed the “gates of paradise.” In the heart of the city, you will see Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria (also known as Palazzo Vecchio), and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Lunch in a typical Tuscan restaurant in Santa Croce Square. Spend the afternoon strolling the cobblestone streets of Florence on your own or take a short trip to Pisa (optional), one of the four main historical marine republics of Italy. There, you will tour the square of miracles, which houses the Duomo, the leaning tower, and the baptistery. Free time for dinner. Overnight stay.


4th day: Florence - Bologna - Padova - Venice
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Bologna where you will wander through the city's 38km worth of elegant arcades (or porticos), for which the city is famous. From Piazza Malpighi, we will walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore (Neptune Square and Major Square) in the heart of the city, where you will find the Neptune fountain, the King Renzo Palace, Podestà Palace and Basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. Bologna is a real gourmet heaven... don't miss a tasty meal at your own leisure. In the afternoon, departure to Padova, to visit its original Basilica of Sant’Antonio. Later on, departure to Venice, worldwide renowned for its classic gondola boats and its elegant, refined art. Check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


5th day: Venice
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer by private water-taxi to San Marco Square. Visit of the splendid Basilica (skip the line) and after that check out the most iconic places of the "Floating City": Palazzo dei Dogi, symbol of Venice's glorious past, the legendary Bridge of Sighs. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then return to the hotel for dinner. Overnight stay.


6th day: Venice - Montepulciano - Rome
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Tuscany, known for its romantic churches and castles and worldwide famous wines. The tour proceeds to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich with history and art. Known for its “nobile” wine, which can be purchased in wine houses in town, Montepulciano is also the host of an annual jazz and wine festival every July. Spend the afternoon getting to know Montepulciano at your own pace. Enjoy free wine tasting in many shops and free time for shopping. Transfer to Rome. Overnight stay.


7th day: Rome
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from the hotel for the included tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica with out exclusive "skip the line" access. Free time to explore the rest of the city at your own pace. Possibility to purchase one of our extra excursions for the afternoon or the night. Overnight stay


8th day: Rome - Naples - Pompeii - Sorrento
Breakfast in the hotel and departure to Naples through the "highway of the sun” passing through the regions of Lazio and Campania, where you will be able to see a picturesque view of Montecassino Abbey. Upon arrival in Naples, you will go on a short panoramic city tour, and visit sites such as the Mergellina neighborhood, Castel dell'Ovo, Plebiscito Square, the Royal Palace, Maschio Angioino, and the port. Lunch before entering in Pompeii and then visit the excavations of the famous roman city, destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 a.D.. Leaving Pompeii, transfer along the Sorrentine coast towards Sorrento, arriving in Sorrento for dinner (dress code: jacket for men). Overnight stay.


9th day: Sorrento - Capri or Amalfi Coast (optional excursions) - Rome
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time to discover Sorrento or, if you prefer, you may choose to join an excursion to Capri Island or to the Amalfi Coast. Transfer to Rome approximately at 4:00PM. Overnight stay.


10th day: Rome
Breakfast at the hotel and end of our services (Transfer to the airport can be arranged upon request).


SELECTED HOTELS
1st choice hotels
Rome: Hotel Bettoja 4 stars or similar
Florence: Hotel Mediterraneo 4 stars or similar
Venice: Hotel Carlton Grand Canal 4 stars or similar
Sorrento: Hotel Michelangelo 4 stars or similar

Tourist Superior Hotels
Rome: Hotel Santa Costanza 4 stars, Hotel Garden 3 stars or similar
Florence: Hotel Mediterraneo 4 stars or similar
Venice Mestre: Hotel Delfino 4 stars or similar
Sorrento: Hotel Michelangelo 4 stars or similar


EXTEND YOUR STAY
With additional overnights and excursions before or after the tour.


DEPARTURE DATES 2017
HIGH SEASON
March: 26
April: 2 9 16 23 30
May: 5 7 12 14 19 21 26 28
June: 2 4 9 11 16 18 23 25
August: 27
September: 1 3 8 10 15 17 22 24 29 
October:  1 6 8 13 15 20 22 27 29


SHOULDER SEASON
June: 30
July: 2 7 9 14 16 21 23 28 30
August: 4 6 11 13 18 20 25


Nota bene:
- Due to technical and/or logistic issues, the itinerary could be slightly changed.
- In case of loss or damage to the headsets a 55EUR fee per device shall apply.

Dates and prices
Price
from 7/17/20 to 12/31/20
price on request
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