About Mini Northern Tour - 4 Days - 3 Nights
Day 1 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 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 the famous Cimabues crucifix. Rest of the day at leisure for optional sightseeing tours or shopping. Dinner and overnight. Day 3 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 to VENICE and upon arrival enjoy a guided walking tour of this unique city. Exterior visit of the square and Basilica of St. Mark the Doges Palace the Bridge of Sighs and the Prisons. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Day 4 VENICE Buffet breakfast. Morning tour to a glass factory in Murano optional shopping to see the moulding of the famous venetian murano glass by motor launch. End of the tour. In the afternoon optional return by train to Rome. Highlights - Assisi View of the Churches of St. Francis and St. Claire - Florence Panoramic view of Piazza del Duomo and the Cathedral - Padua See Donatellos masterpiece the "Gattamelata" - Venice Visit the famous Square of St. Mark and the Bridge of Sighs SCENIC DRIVES ALONG THE WAY - The Tuscan countryside through medieval towns - The lovely Emilia Romagna region - The Veneto region world famous for its Villa of Palladio Timetable 0630-0700 Pick up at hotels 0715 Meet at agency 0730 Departure from agency Includes - Accommodation in 4 Star hotels with downtown locations - Buffet breakfast daily - Three dinners - Service charges and taxes - Ground transportation by deluxe motorcoach - Assistance during the tour - Sightseeing tours as indicated in the itinerary - English-French-Spanish guides - Entrance fees Excludes - Personal expenses - Tips and gratuities - Optional activity costs - Entrance fees to museums Hotel Accommodation - Florence Adriatico or similar - Venice Bonvecchiati or similar Please Note - 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. - Please inquire for prices of return train ticket to Rome.