ESCORTED

Florence and Venice

5 Days - 4 Nights

4 Star Hotels

 

April to November - Monday departure

Rome - Assisi - Montepulciano - Florence - Padua - Venice- Rome

 

Day 1 Monday ROME - ASSISI - MONTEPULCIANO - FLORENCE

Early morning departure for ASSISI, the mystic town of Saint Francis still surrounded by ancient walls. Explore at your own leisure the tiny town, visit the Basilica of Saint Francis with its early Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. Visit Montepulciano, a medieval town famous for its "nobile" wine and for the annual Jazz Festival. Continue to FLORENCE. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 2 Tuesday FLORENCE

Buffet breakfast. Guided sightseeing tour of the cradle of the Renaissance. Visit the beautiful Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery of St. John, the Academy of Fine Arts Gallery housing the "David" by Michelangelo, and Santa Croce, the 13th century Franciscan chur ch with Cimabue's famous crucifi x. Rest of the day at leisure for optional sightseeing or shopping. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3 Wednesday FLORENCE - PADUA - VENICE

Buffet breakfast. Departure for Venice via PADUA, where you will visit the famous Cathedral of St. Anthony, guarded by Donatello's "Gattamelata". Continue on to VENICE, and upon arrival enjoy a guided walking tour of this unique city. Exterior view of the square and Basilica of St. Mark, the Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Prisons. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 Thursday VENICE

Buffet breakfast. Morning tour to a glass fa ctory (optional shopping) to
see the moulding of the famous venetian murano glass or optional tour.
Dinner and overnight.

Day 5 Friday VENICE - ROME

Buffet breakfast and depart to Rome, where the tour will conclude.

 

EXCITING HIGHLIGHTS DAY BY DAY

ASSISI: View of the Churches of St. Francis and St. Claire
FLORENCE: Panoramic view of Piazza del Duomo and the Cathedral
PADUA: See Donatello's masterpiece, the "Gattamelata"
VENICE: Visit the famous Square of St. Mark and the Bridge of Sighs

SCENIC DRIVES ALONG THE WAY

The Tuscan countryside and medieval towns
The lovely Emilia Romagna region
The Veneto region, world famous for its Villa of Palladio
The beautiful Val del Chianti Area

 

    UNBEATABLE FEATURES

  • Accommodation in 4 Star hotels with down-town location
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Three dinners
  • Service charges and taxes included except the city tax which must be paid locally directly to the hotel
  • Ground transportation by deluxe motorcoach
  • An Appian Line Assistant during the tour
  • English-French-Spanish-Portuguese speaking assistant
  • Entrance fees
  • Sightseeing tours as indicated in the itinerary

 

OUR HOTELS:


* In Florence: Adriatico or similar
* In Venice: Bonvecchiati or similar

ALL OUR TOURS ARE EQUIPPED WITH A PROFESSIONAL HEADSET SYSTEM

2016 Rates

In double € 886.00
In single € 1283.00
In triple € 855.00
Child with 2 adults € 709.00

2016 Dates

APRIL: 1-8-15-22-29
MAY: 6-13-20-27
JUNE: 3-10-17-24
JULY: 1-8-15-22-29
AUGUST: 5-12-19-26
SEPTEMBER: 2-9-16-23-30
OCTOBER: 7-14-21-28
NOVEMBER: 4
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