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8 Days / 7 Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Rome
Transfer from the airport to the hotel and check in. Balance of the day at leisure before enjoying a welcome dinner at the hotel.(D)

DAY 2: The ruins and arts of Rome - where our civilization was born
This morning you will see up close the ruins of the great Roman capital by visiting the Palatine hill within its Imperial Palace complex. We will continue with an inside visit of the Colosseum and than admire the magnificent Piazza Venezia. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a beautiful walk in the heart of Rome with its spectacular monuments and piazzas like the Trevi fountain, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. (B)

DAY 3: Vatican city and Roman dinner in Trastevere
After breakfast we will visit the Vatican city. We start by exploring the Vatican Museums, we will take the beautiful spiral staircase and continue through the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Geographical Maps before arriving in the famous Sistine Chapel with its magnificent fresco of the Last Judgement by Michelangelo. The tour will end at St Peter’s Basilica where the famous sculpture "La Pietra" by Michelangelo is not to be missed. For dinner we will reach a local trattoria (restaurant) in the heart of the colourful and bohemian district of Trastevere where we will enjoy typical roman dishes. (BD)

DAY 4: Arrival in Florence - stop in Orvieto for lunch
Today we will travel to Florence by going through the hilltop town of Orvieto, where history hangs over the cobbles streets, beautiful piazzas and impressive churches. Orvieto’s top sight and one of the most extraordinary examples of Italian Gothic architecture, is the striking Cathedral with its magnificent exterior mosaic decorations. Its history strongly connected to Eucharistic miracle and the Blood Stained Stones. Here we will have free time for lunch before continuing to Florence. After check-in a welcome drink and dinner will be served. (BLD)

DAY 5: Florence - the cradle of the Renaissance
Following breakfast, we will discover the city of Florence. The cathedral dominates the skyline and together with the Bell Tower and the Baptistery forms one of the most magnificent art masterpieces in the world. The austerity and beauty of this city, and the pride and determination of the Florentine artists are displayed in a unique way in the Palazzo Vecchio. With a local English-speaking guide we will discover the major sites before we have some free time to admire jewellery stores on Ponte Vecchio or to enjoy an espresso coffee. In the afternoon we will enter the Academia museum where will admire the famous statue of David by Michelangelo among other beautiful masterpieces. (B)

DAY 6: Food & wine delicacies and the Andrea Bocelli’s concert
Morning at leisure to relax before the big night! In the afternoon we drive through the enchanting Tuscany countryside and reach a spectacular Tuscany private estate where we will enjoy a typical Tuscan meal with local delicacies along with a tasting of famous Tuscan wines. Finally the time to enjoy the highlight of the tour has come! We will reach the town of Lajatico and its "Teatro del Silenzio” (Theatre of Silence) surrounded by spectacular hills and vineyards, where Andrea Bocelli will perform in a unique concert. (B)

DAY 7: Day at leisure
Today we will have the day at leisure. This will be the perfect time for shopping and enjoy the city at your own pace. (B)

DAY 8: Bye bye Italy
Breakfast. Transport to the airport. (B)

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  2018          
         
  Departure Sgl Occ Dbl Occ      
  Jul 23 - July 30 $3,805 $3,235    
       
  Hotel :      
         
  Rome      
  Hotel Milton 4* - Or Similar      
         
  Florence      
  Hotel Croce Di Malta 4* - Or Similar      
         
 
         
         
         
 
Inclusions:
  • 3 nights in Rome
  • Daily Breakfast
  • porterage in & out
  • 4 nights in Florence
  • 1 x welcome drink
  • 1 x local tour escort for the whole tour
  • Headsets during the sightseeing tour
  • 1 x private coach transfer from Rome airport to hotel
  • 1 x 3-course welcome dinner (drinks extra)
  • 1 x FD private coach for Classic and Ancient Rome tour
  • 1 x 8 hour walking tour with a local licensed guide in Rome
  • 1 x entrance ticket to the Coliseum, Palatine Hill, Imperial Forum
  • 1 x FD private coach for Vatican and dinner in Trastevere area
  • 1 x 4 hour walking tour with a local licensed guide for Vatican
  • 1 x entrance ticket to the Vatican museum, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's basilica
  • 1 x typical dinner in a restaurant in Trastevere area (drinks extra)
  • 1 x private coach transfer from Rome to Florence with a stop in Orvieto for lunch
  • 1 x 6 hour walking tour with a local licensed guide in Florence
  • 1 x entrance ticket to the Academia museum
  • 1 x FD private coach for Chianti wine tasting and Bocelli's concert
  • 1 x wine tasting with local delicacies in the heart of Chianti
  • 1 x 6th category ticket for Bocelli concert
  • 24-hour emergency telephone number of our Head Office
  • 24-hour assistance from our representative in Rome
Not Included:
  • Airfare, tips, tourist city tax, everything not mentioned under the services included
  • Tourist city tax in Rome – Approx € 6.00 per person per night
  • Tourist city tax in Florence – Approx € 4.50 per person per night
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