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North and Southern Splendour

10 Days - 9 Nights

4 Star Hotels

 

March to November - Saturday departure

Rome - Assisi - Montepulciano - Florence - Padua - Venice- Rome- Naples - Pompeii - Sorrento - Capri - Rome

 

Day 1 Saturday ROME

Arrival transfer from the airport to the Hotel. Overnight stay.

 

Day 2 Sunday ROME

After breakfast depart from the hotel for a walking tour. (NO TOUR LEADER DURING THE STAY IN ROME). Visit St. Peter's Basilica, Navona square, the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. In the a fternoon e xplore the rest of the city at your own leisure or take an optional tour. Overnight stay.

Day 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 Thursday VENICE

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

Day 7 Friday VENICE - ROME

Buffet breakfast and depart to Rome. Overnight.

Day 8 Saturday ROME - NAPLES - POMPEII - SORRENTO

Early morning departure from Rome to NAPLES, where a panoramic view of the city is offered. Then on to POMPEII, the famous Roman city destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Lunch in a local restaurant, and afterwards, visit of the excavations. Proceed to SORRENTO. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 9 Sunday SORRENTO - CAPRI - ROME

Continental breakfast. Departure for CAPRI by boat. Weather and sea conditions permitting, visit the Blue Grotto. Return to Marina Grande and then transfer to Anacapri. Lunch in a typical restaurant followed by a visit of Augustus' Gardens with a view of the Faraglioni. Return to Rome and overnight stay.

Day 10 Monday ROME

Departure transfer.


    UNBEATABLE FEATURES

  • Accommodation in 4 Star hotels with down-town location
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Five dinners and two lunches
  • Arrival and departure scheduled transfer
  • 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 Rome: Diana or similar
* In Florence: Adriatico or similar
* In Venice: Bonvecchiati or similar
* In Sorrento: G.H. Vesuvio, G.H. Bristol or similar

ALL OUR TOURS ARE EQUIPPED WITH A PROFESSIONAL HEADSET SYSTEM

2016 Rates

In double € 1650.00
In single € 2250.00
In triple € 1550.00
Child with 2 adults € 1320.00

2016 Dates

MARCH: 30
APRIL: 6-13-20-27
MAY: 4-11-18-25
JUNE: 1-8-15-22-29
JULY: 6-13-20-27
AUGUST: 3-10-17-24-31
SEPTEMBER: 7-14-21-28
OCTOBER: 5-12-19-26
NOVEMBER: 2

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