About Grand Tour of Northern Italy - 7 Days - 6 Nights
Day 1 Tuesday ROME - ASSISI - SIENA - FLORENCE Early morning departure for ASSISI the mystic town of Saint Francis still surrounded by ancient walls. Visit the Basilica of Saint Francis with its early Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. Proceed on to SIENA the beautiful medieval city renown for the Palio. The on to FLORENCE. Dinner and overnight.. Day 2 Wednesday 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 Giottos 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 Cimabues famous crucifix. Rest of the day at leisure for optional sightseeing or shopping. Dinner and overnight. Day 3 Thursday FLORENCE - PADUA - VENICE Buffet breakfast. Departure for Venice via PADUA where you will visit the famous Cathedral of St. Anthony guarded by Donatellos "Gattamelata". Continue on to VENICE and upon arrival enjoy a guided walking tour of this unique city. You will see the Piazza and Basilica of St. Mark the Doges Palace the Bridge of Sighs and the Prisons. Dinner and overnight. Day 4 Friday VENICE Buffet breakfast. Morning tour to a glass factory in Muranooptional shopping by motorlaunch. Dinner and overnight. Day 5 Saturday VENICE - VERONA - LAKE COMO Buffet breakfast. Morning departure for VERONA to see the town of Romeo and Juliet. Then continue on COMO. Dinner and overnight. Day 6 Sunday COMO- MILAN - SAN MARINO Continental breakfast. Departure to Milan and panoramic tour of the city. Proceeded on to San Marino via BOLOGNA one of Italys most important art cities. Visit this fascinating medieval town with its charming squares Piazza Maggiore and Piazza del Nettuno. Proceed to SAN MARINO the worlds smallest and oldest independent Republic founded in the year 301 as a Christian sanctuary. Dinner and overnight. Day 7 Monday SAN MARINO - PERUGIA - ROME Continental breakfast. Departure to PERUGIA the charming university town. Visit the impressing Cathedral and the Palazzo dei Priori. Proceed to Rome. Upon arrival to ROME end of the tour. Highlights - Siena View of Piazza del Campo and the Municipal Palace - Assisi View of the Churches of St. Francis and St. Claire - Florence Visit of the Accademia home of Michelangelos "David" - Padua See Donatellos masterpiece the "Gattamelata" - Venice Visit the famous Square of St. Mark and the Bridge of Sighs - Milan See the Duomo the world famous Cathedral - BolognaDiscover the artistic treasures around Piazza Maggiore - San Marino Visit the world-s smallest independent Republic - Perugia View the impressing Palazzo dei Priori and the Cathedral - Lake Como - The beautiful Autostrada del Sole - The Tuscan countryside through medieval towns - The lovely Emilia Romagna region - The Veneto region world famous for its Villa of Palladio - The Italian Alps Includes - Accommodation at 4 Star hotels with down-town location - Buffet breakfast daily - Six dinners - Service charges and taxes included - Ground transportation by deluxe motorcoach - An Assistant during the tour - Sightseeing tours as indicated in the itinerary - English-French-Spanish guides - Entrance fees Excludes - Tips and Gratuities - Personal Expenses - Optional activity costs Hotels - In Florence Adriatico or similar - In Venice Principe or similar - In Como Grand Hotel Como or similar** - In San Marino Titano or similar Please note - All our tours are equipped with professional headset system. - Tour Operator reserves the right to provide hotels of similar category if the circumstances make it necessary at no additional cost or refund. - Child rates apply for one child sharing the same room with 2 adults in double accommodations. Date of birth must be advised at the moment of booking. - Booked hotels are not available before 12 noon. - Tours are multilingual English French and Spanish. - Passengers are allowed to carry maximum one piece of luggage per person on the tours.