Great Italian Cities – 1 Country - 9 Cities - Land Only

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R 28 300

per person sharing
10 Days
- 6 Apr 18
# 1122
Tour Code.

Description
Tread up the stone steps and down the grand boulevards of Italy's capitals - the pavement cafe culture, enchanting Renaissance frescoes and incredible feats of classic architecture all must-see highlights of this leisurely jaunt through the cities of Rome, Florence and Venice. Explore the centuries-old Rialto food market, admire the embrace of Bologna's Kissing Towers and say 'ciao' to Marco Polo.

Destinations
  • Rome
  • Florence
  • Venice
  • Pisa
  • Assisi
  • Bologna
Day 1
Florence Sightseeing and At Leisure
Learn about Florence's rich cultural history during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Visit Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi. View the multi-coloured marble Duomo and Baptistery; famous for its gilded bronze doors. Enjoy scenic views of the Ponte Vecchio; one of the city's most famous landmarks. Afterwards; explore on your own or shop for souvenirs in Florence; renowned for high quality-leather and 18-carat gold jewellery.

Hotel: Ambasciatori - Buffet Breakfast

Day 2
Venice – Canal Cruise and Orientation
Savour the unique sights of Venice as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. See the Bridge of Sighs; Palladian Churches; Customs House; St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making on Giudecca Island.
This afternoon you have free time to visit the Fine Arts Academy; relax at a cafe on St. Mark's Square or consider a boat trip to the Island of Burano for a delicious meal.

Hotel: Boscolo Bellini - Buffet Breakfast

Day 3
Arrive Rome (3 Nights)
Welcome to Rome; the Eternal City. Relax after your journey or explore this fascinating city on your own. Later; meet your companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception. It's the perfect opportunity to get to know everyone. An orientation drive will take you to view St. Peter's Basilica - a great start to your Italian holiday.

Hotel: Grand Palatino - Welcome Reception

Day 4
Rome Sightseeing and At Leisure
Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist begins at the Vatican Museums. Experience a Cultural Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and then visit St. Peter's Basilica to see his famous Pieta. Later visit the impressive Colosseum; the largest amphitheatre in the Roman Empire. See the Circus Maximus where Ben Hur-style chariot racing took place. Spend free time discovering more of the city or relax at a pavement cafe and watch the world go by.

Hotel: Grand Palatino - Buffet Breakfast

Day 5
Rome At Leisure
Spend today as you please. Your Travel Director will be able to help you get the most from your day at leisure. Alternatively consider joining an Optional Experience to the renowned excavations at Pompeii; near the Bay of Naples.

Hotel: Grand Palatino - Buffet Breakfast

Day 6
Rome – Assisi – Florence (3 Nights)
Drive north to the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Visit St. Francis’ Basilica and see Giotto’s enchanting frescoes; with your Local Specialist. Arrive later in Florence; birthplace of the Renaissance.

Hotel: Ambasciatori - Buffet Breakfast

Day 7
Secret Venice Walking Tour and visit to the Rialto Food Market
Enjoy a leisurely stroll from your hotel with a Local Specialist along the canals to the famous Rialto Bridge on your guided Small Group Sightseeing walking tour; which will reveal a centuries-old food market and narrow 'calle' or streets.
Admire the beautiful architecture including Marco Polo's house. The rest of the day is free to see the sights of your choice. Celebrate your trip with your fellow travellers this evening at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.

Hotel: Boscolo Bellini - Buffet Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

Day 8
Depart Venice
Say 'arrivederci' to Italy and your newfound friends at the end of your memorable Italian holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Hotel: Boscolo Bellini - Buffet Breakfast

Day 9
Florence – Excursion to Pisa
Cross the Arno Valley to Pisa; a former maritime city on the Ligurian coast. In the Square of Miracles; home to some of the city's most famous sights; see the incredible Leaning Tower and the beautifully sculpted marble cathedral with a Local Specialist. See the Baptistery and the cemetery; built on soil brought from Calvary in the Holy Land. This evening travel to a Tuscan villa for a special Be My Guest dinner.

Hotel: Ambasciatori - Buffet Breakfast & Be My Guest

Day 10
Florence – Bologna – Venice (3 Nights)
Travel through the Apennines to Bologna; home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and famous for sausages and salami. Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes views of the Kissing Towers which lean towards each other; seemingly poised to embrace. Later cross the Veneto plains to Venice. This sublime island city; constructed in a lagoon; has an incredibly rich cultural and artistic heritage. Later today you might like to take a gondola ride along enchanting canals - it's the perfect introduction to this magical city. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Hotel: Boscolo Bellini - Buffet Breakfast & Dinner with wine

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# Additional Info Tour Date Rate
1 Price Per Person Sharing 27 October 2017 R 28 300
2 Price Per Person Sharing 03 November 17 R 27 000
3 Price Per Person Sharing 10 / 17 November & 01 / 08 December 2017 *** includes 7.5% Early Payment Discount*** R 24 975
4 Price Per Person Sharing 23 December 2017 R 31 820
5 Price Per Person Sharing 27 December 2017 R 28 675
6 Price Per Person Sharing 05 / 19 January & 09 / 23 February & 2 / 9 / 16 / 23 March 2018 *** includes 7.5% Early Payment Discount*** R 24 975
7 Price Per Person Sharing 26 January 2018 R 26 825
8 Price Per Person Sharing 02 February / 30 March / 06 April 2018 R 27 657


Includes
• Return airport transfers
• 9 nights’ hotel accommodation
• 9 Breakfast daily
• 1 Lunch (Be My Guest)
• 3 Dinners
• Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach
• Expert Travel Director
• All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
• Local Specialist
• Must-see sights with VIP entry and queue jump
• Unique Insider Experiences
• Optional Experiences
• Free time


General Information
Pay a R3000 per person deposit within 7 days of the booking with full payment due 24 August 2017. All discounts apply to the land portion of the trip price only. The trip price does not include the costs of international flights (to/from the start or end the trip).

Price is per person based on a lead in rate and subject to availability depending on the departure date.(High and low season rates apply). Single supplement rates available on request.

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