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  DESCRIPTION Home to beautiful villages, epic beaches and unspoiled countryside. An incredible introduction to Italy! Visit 4 diverse cities, showcasing historic sites, small towns, scenic wonders and some of the world’s most beloved cities including Rome – Italy`s treasure with centuries of artistic accomplishments, Florence – an artist’s dream place, Venice – spectacular palaces set on romantic waterways and Milan – one of the world`s fashion capitals. Travel between these cities by very comfortable train rides which allows you to observe the unspoiled country side.     Inclusions Stay at 3 star hotels 3 nights stay in Rome 1 night stay in Florence 2 nights stay in Venice 1 night stay in Milan Daily breakfast Sightseeing tours English speaking tour guide 2nd class train tickets (Rome-Florence-Venice-Milan) Return airport and railway station transfers. Highlights 2nd class high speed train ticket (Rome-Florence-Venice-Milan) Half day regular Rome city tour on day 2 and day 3. Florence city tour Regular excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello Walking Tour of Venice and Doge’s Palace Skip the line entrance ticket to Doge’s Palace. Grand tour of Milan Entrance fee to The Last Supper   Day 1 Rome – Arrival Transfer from airport to the hotel, free time at leisure. Overnight at hotel. Day 2 Rome – Vatican City After breakfast, departure to visit the Vatican City. Guided excursion to visit Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica without queue. Upon arrival your guide will lead you into the museums where you’ll visit one of the most important art collection of the world. Admire the beautiful spiral stairway the gallery of tapestries and geographical maps, before arriving at the famous Sistine Chapel and the unforgettable Basilica! Afternoon, free time at leisure. Overnight at hotel. Meals: Breakfast Day 3 Rome – Archaeological Rome Breakfast at hotel. Morning at disposal for personal visits. In the afternoon departure from hotel to the Archaeological Area, to have a complete guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Access the Palatine hill with no line and discover the hill where Rome was founded at the beginning. Then reach the Colosseum and be amazed by this monument that is the symbol of Rome in the world. The Amphitheatre created to entertain ancient Roman citizens with bloody shows of gladiators, animals and cruel games, is now one of the most fascinating landmark of the City. Then, walk on the original path of ancient Rome along the Via Sacra and see the Temples of Vesta, Antonino and Faustina, the ancient Basilica Julia and Aemilia and dream about the glorious past of the Roman Empire. Overnight at hotel. Meals: Breakfast Day 4 Rome – Florence After breakfast, private transfer from hotel to Termini railway station and transfer by train (2nd class ticket, high speed) to Florence. Upon arrival, private transfer from Santa Maria Novella railway station to the hotel. In the afternoon Florence guided city tour. Crossing the beautiful and green hills of Florence we reach the picturesque Etruscan-Roman village of Fiesole that towers above Florence and the Arno Valley. Heading back to the city by bus, we will ride through the famous Lungarno (way along the Arno River) we will reach the Basilica di Santa Croce. Our walking tour will continue to Piazza Signoria, heart of the city social life. Here we will admire the architecture of Palazzo Vecchio and the famous statues of Loggia de’ Lanzi. Our Guide will finish the tour inside the Uffizi Gallery, where we will admire without queuing the impressive and magnificent paintings of Leonardo, Giotto, Michelangelo, Botticelli and Raffaello. Overnight at hotel. Meals: Breakfast Day 5 Florence – Venice After breakfast, private transfer from hotel to Santa Maria Novella Station and transfer by train (2nd class ticket, high speed) to Vneice. Upon arrival, private transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon excursion to discover the Murano island, to watch the antique art of making glasses. Then proceeds to the characteristic Island of Burano renowned for lace making and Torcello with its old Cathedral and its atmosphere of remote Venetian past. Return to St Mark’s Square. Overnight at hotel. Meals: Breakfast Day 6 Venice After breakfast, walking tour of Venice and Doge’s Palace. Have a walk outdoors (no entries) through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice. A qualified and experienced guide will escort you through the millennium of life of the Serenissima Republic, recalling the past full of charm of this unique city. At the end of the walking tour, visit of the Doge’s Palace. Palazzo Ducale represented for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power. In this splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year history republic. Overnight at hotel. Meals: Breakfast Day 7 Venice – Milan After breakfast, private transfer from hotel to Venice railway station and transfer by train (2nd class ticket, high speed) to Milan. Upon arrival, private transfer from Milan railway station to the hotel. In the afternoon join a tour of the best of Milan, home to an incredible patrimony of art and culture which includes one of Leonardo Da Vinci’s greatest masterpieces: the Last Supper, which is housed at Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan and has earned a spot in the UNESCO World Heritage List. This half day sightseeing tour includes the pre-booked entrance to the masterpiece, guaranteeing exclusive no line entry and an intimate viewing of the Last Supper and a walking tour, introducing you to Italy’s most stylish city. Stop by the alluring Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping gallery, a 19th century glass vaulted shopping arcade. Brimming with fashionable shops and cafes, it is often called the “salotto di Milano” or “Milan’s drawing room” for its importance over the years as a common meeting point for the people of Milan. Visit the medieval Sforza Castle. A grand medieval Castle and fortress, the Sforzesco was once seat and residence for the ruling family of Milan and now houses several of the city’s museums and art collections. Next, tour the splendid Duomo, one of the world’s largest, most striking Gothic cathedrals. Some 135 spires and 3,200 statues are crammed onto the roof and facade of the building. Finally, visit Milan’s most famous Opera House, the fabulous La Scala Theatre. Founded in 1778 and still in use, some of the world’s greatest musicians and opera singers have performed here including Pavarotti and Giuseppe Verdi, whose famous operas such as Falstaff often premiered in this very theatre. At the end of the excursion, back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel. Meals: Breakfast Day 8 Milan and come back home After breakfast, private transfer from hotel to Milan airport. Tour Ends     EXCLUSION Airfare Visa Fee Travel Insurance City taxes All other services not mentioned under ‘Inclusions’  View More
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DESCRIPTION

Home to beautiful villages, epic beaches and unspoiled countryside.
An incredible introduction to Italy!

Visit 4 diverse cities, showcasing historic sites, small towns, scenic wonders and some of the world’s most beloved cities including Rome – Italy`s treasure with centuries of artistic accomplishments, Florence – an artist’s dream place, Venice – spectacular palaces set on romantic waterways and Milan – one of the world`s fashion capitals.

Travel between these cities by very comfortable train rides which allows you to observe the unspoiled country side.

 

 

Inclusions

Stay at 3 star hotels
3 nights stay in Rome
1 night stay in Florence
2 nights stay in Venice
1 night stay in Milan
Daily breakfast
Sightseeing tours
English speaking tour guide
2nd class train tickets (Rome-Florence-Venice-Milan)
Return airport and railway station transfers.

Highlights

2nd class high speed train ticket (Rome-Florence-Venice-Milan)
Half day regular Rome city tour on day 2 and day 3.
Florence city tour
Regular excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello
Walking Tour of Venice and Doge’s Palace
Skip the line entrance ticket to Doge’s Palace.
Grand tour of Milan
Entrance fee to The Last Supper

 

Day 1

Rome – Arrival

Transfer from airport to the hotel, free time at leisure.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 2

Rome – Vatican City
After breakfast, departure to visit the Vatican City. Guided excursion to visit Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica without queue. Upon arrival your guide will lead you into the museums where you’ll visit one of the most important art collection of the world. Admire the beautiful spiral stairway the gallery of tapestries and geographical maps, before arriving at the famous Sistine Chapel and the unforgettable Basilica! Afternoon, free time at leisure.

Overnight at hotel.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3

Rome – Archaeological Rome

Breakfast at hotel. Morning at disposal for personal visits. In the afternoon departure from hotel to the Archaeological Area, to have a complete guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Access the Palatine hill with no line and discover the hill where Rome was founded at the beginning. Then reach the Colosseum and be amazed by this monument that is the symbol of Rome in the world. The Amphitheatre created to entertain ancient Roman citizens with bloody shows of gladiators, animals and cruel games, is now one of the most fascinating landmark of the City. Then, walk on the original path of ancient Rome along the Via Sacra and see the Temples of Vesta, Antonino and Faustina, the ancient Basilica Julia and Aemilia and dream about the glorious past of the Roman Empire.

Overnight at hotel.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4

Rome – Florence

After breakfast, private transfer from hotel to Termini railway station and transfer by train (2nd class ticket, high speed) to Florence. Upon arrival, private transfer from Santa Maria Novella railway station to the hotel. In the afternoon Florence guided city tour. Crossing the beautiful and green hills of Florence we reach the picturesque Etruscan-Roman village of Fiesole that towers above Florence and the Arno Valley. Heading back to the city by bus, we will ride through the famous Lungarno (way along the Arno River) we will reach the Basilica di Santa Croce. Our walking tour will continue to Piazza Signoria, heart of the city social life. Here we will admire the architecture of Palazzo Vecchio and the famous statues of Loggia de’ Lanzi. Our Guide will finish the tour inside the Uffizi Gallery, where we will admire without queuing the impressive and magnificent paintings of Leonardo, Giotto, Michelangelo, Botticelli and Raffaello.

Overnight at hotel.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5

Florence – Venice

After breakfast, private transfer from hotel to Santa Maria Novella Station and transfer by train (2nd class ticket, high speed) to Vneice. Upon arrival, private transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon excursion to discover the Murano island, to watch the antique art of making glasses. Then proceeds to the characteristic Island of Burano renowned for lace making and Torcello with its old Cathedral and its atmosphere of remote Venetian past. Return to St Mark’s Square.

Overnight at hotel.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6

Venice
After breakfast, walking tour of Venice and Doge’s Palace. Have a walk outdoors (no entries) through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice. A qualified and experienced guide will escort you through the millennium of life of the Serenissima Republic, recalling the past full of charm of this unique city. At the end of the walking tour, visit of the Doge’s Palace. Palazzo Ducale represented for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power. In this splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year history republic.

Overnight at hotel.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7

Venice – Milan
After breakfast, private transfer from hotel to Venice railway station and transfer by train (2nd class ticket, high speed) to Milan. Upon arrival, private transfer from Milan railway station to the hotel. In the afternoon join a tour of the best of Milan, home to an incredible patrimony of art and culture which includes one of Leonardo Da Vinci’s greatest masterpieces: the Last Supper, which is housed at Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan and has earned a spot in the UNESCO World Heritage List. This half day sightseeing tour includes the pre-booked entrance to the masterpiece, guaranteeing exclusive no line entry and an intimate viewing of the Last Supper and a walking tour, introducing you to Italy’s most
stylish city. Stop by the alluring Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping gallery, a 19th century glass vaulted shopping arcade. Brimming with fashionable shops and cafes, it is often called the “salotto di Milano” or “Milan’s drawing room” for its importance over the years as a common meeting point
for the people of Milan. Visit the medieval Sforza Castle. A grand medieval Castle and fortress, the Sforzesco was once seat and residence for the ruling family of Milan and now houses several of the city’s museums and art collections. Next, tour the splendid Duomo, one of the world’s largest, most striking Gothic cathedrals. Some 135 spires and 3,200 statues are crammed onto the roof and facade of the building. Finally, visit Milan’s most famous Opera House, the fabulous La Scala Theatre. Founded in 1778 and still in use, some of the world’s greatest musicians and opera singers have performed here including Pavarotti and Giuseppe Verdi, whose famous operas such as Falstaff often premiered in this very theatre. At the end of the excursion, back to the hotel.

Overnight at hotel.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8

Milan and come back home

After breakfast, private transfer from hotel to Milan airport.

Tour Ends

 

 

EXCLUSION

Airfare
Visa Fee
Travel Insurance
City taxes
All other services not mentioned under ‘Inclusions’

 

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