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Grand Tour of Northern Italy

 

7 Days - 6 Nights
4 Star Hotels

 

April to November - Monday departure

Rome - Assisi - Montepulciano - Florence - Padua - Venice - Verona - Sirmione - Como Lake - Milan - Genoa - Pisa - Siena - 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 breakf ast. Guided sightseeing tour of the cradle of the Renaissance. Visit the beautiful Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of San ta 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 church with Cimabue's famous crucifix. Rest of the day at leisure for optional sightseeing or shopping. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3 Wednesday FLORENCE - PADUA - VENICE

Buffet break fast. 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 breakf ast. Morning tour to a glass facto ry (optional shopping) to see the moulding of the famous venetian murano glass or optional tour. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5 Friday VENICE - VERONA - SIRMIONE - COMO LAKE

Buffet breakf ast. Morning departure for VERONA to see the town of Romeo and Juliet. Then continue for SIRMIONE, in the Lake Garda, the larges t lake in Italy, taking in the splendid natural scenery. You will see the Sirmione Cape, the castle and ruins. Then continue to COMO. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6 Saturday COMO - MILAN - GENOA - PISA

Buffet breakf ast. Departure to Milan and panoramic tour of the city. Continue to GENOA, one of the most important ports in Italy, and enjoy free time the in old city. Then continue to Pisa Dinner and overnight.

Day 7 Sunday PISA - SIENA - ROME

Buffet breakf ast. Start the visit of PISA, know worldwide for its leaning tower (the bell tower of the city's cathedral), the city is also home of the University of Pisa. Departure to SIENA, the beautiful medieval city famous for the Palio. Proceed to Rome. Upon arrival to ROME, end of the tour.

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
MILAN: See the Duomo, the world famous Cathedral
GENOA: Visit the most important ports in Italy
PISA: see the bell tower of the city's cathedral
SIENA: View of Piazza del Campo and the Municipal Palace
LAKE OF COMO: famous for villas and mountain scenery

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 Italian Alps


    UNBEATABLE FEATURES

  • Accommodation in 4 Star hotels with down-town location
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Six 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
  • Sightseeing tours as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance Fees

 

OUR HOTELS:


* In Florence: Adriatico or similar
* In Venice: Bonvecchiati, Principe or similar
* In Como: Grand Hotel Como or similar
* In Pisa: NH Cavalieri or similar

ALL OUR TOURS ARE EQUIPPED WITH A PROFESSIONAL HEADSET SYSTEM

2016 Rates

In double € 1300.00
In single € 1760.00
In triple € 1230.00
Child with 2 adults € 1040.00

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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