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Ancient Rome & Renaissance

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The best trip to Italy. From the Eternal Cit, with Roman Forum and Colosseum, Vatican Museum and St. Peters Basilica, through Tuscan towns of Siena and Florence to Venice. High quality tour with visit to all main sites. In Rome stay in hotel just 10 minutes walk to Colosseum. In Florence 400 m. to Duomo, and in Venice in the hotel located on Canal Grande.
Ask for the excellent cooking workshop in Siena


Experience Time

9 Days

No. of Cities

5 Cities

Departure Date

You Choose

Day-1. DEPARTURE CITY-VENICE: Overnight flight to Italy. 

Day 2. VENICE: Arrival Venice and transfer to Tronchetto, the last point where the cars can access the city. Then walk to your hotel located next to Canal Grande, the main water artery of the city. After check in and refreshment break join your tour director on walking tour along Lista d' Espagna and up to Basilica San Marco. 

Day-3. VENICE: Walk to Rialto Bridge, the commercial centre of the city since the Venetian Republic, and start with guided tour of this unique city without the cars, built on over 120 islands, connected with over 240 bridges. See: St. Mark's Square, The Golden house, Basilica of San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs, Campanile, Academia and Rialto Bridge. In the afternoon visit one of the famous Venetian glass blowing productions. During the free time, we suggest to you to rent a gondola for great ride along the Venetian canals.

Day-4. VENICE-FLORENCE: Early morning departure Venice. En route an optional stop to visit one of four great cities: Padova, home of Basilica San Antonio, or Ravenna, the former capital of Western Roman Province, or Modena to visit Ferrari sport car production, or Bologna amazing brick-built city. Upon arrival Florence, check in at your hotel located next to Duomo. Leave the luggage and start with guided tour of the world's capital of Renaissance. See/visit: Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry's bronze doors, Piazza de la Signoria with Neptune's fountain, the Cathedral with famous cupola built by Bruneleschi, Church of Santa Croce and Town Hall. Then walk to Ponte Vechio a unique bridge over the Arno. 

Day-5. FLORENCE: Visit Medici Chapel, the burial tomb of Medici Family with great display of paintings from Italian Renaissance masters and site of several amazing sculptures created by Michelangelo. Later join your tour director on walking tour through San Lorenzo open air market with numerous booths selling traditional Florentine products. Later, walk along Arno and up to Piazza Michelangelo for great view over the city.

Day-6. FLORENCE - SIENNA: Excursion to Sienna, one of the most beautiful walled towns in Europe, and the main arch rival of mighty Florence during the medieval time. See the main sites: Terzo di Camallia, Terzo di Citta, the Fortezza, Duomo, Palazzo Pubblico, and Cathedral covered with white and green marble plates. Then spend time around the Town Hall to observe the square, site of famous Palio horse race. An optional cooking workshop at one of the best Italian chefs before late return to Florence. 

Day-7. FLORENCE-ROME: Early morning transfer to Rome. Upon arrival, leave the luggage in your hotel next to Colosseum, and start hotel and start with guided tour of the main sites of Ancient Rome which will include: the Colosseum (inside visit - no line up), Titus Arch, Constantine's Arch, Foro Romano (inside visit), Foro Traiano, Campidoglio, Capitoline Hill, Victor Emanuel Monument and Pantheon. Later join your tour director on walling tour to Spanish Steps, and Trevi Fountain, one of the main symbols of Rome to taste the best gelato in Italy.

Day-8. VATICAN & BAROQUE ROME: Metro ride to Vatican  for guided tour of the Vatican Museum, a group of impressive edifices with hundreds of galleries filled with art treasures. See: Greek Cross Room, Candelabra Gallery, Maps Gallery, Raphael's Lodge, the Sistine Chapel, seat of the Conclave for the election of Popes, with ceilings by Michelangelo and St. Peter's Basilica, the largest catholic church in the world, with Michelangelo's masterpiece, "La Pieta" and "Glory" by Bernini. Then view Castel San Angelo built as the burial place of Emperor Hadrian before we continue to Navona Square and Spanish Steps.

Day-9 DEPARTURE:

Our Tour hotels are never far from where you need to go. We choose only the best hotels in centralized locations so you can get on with your tour.


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Hotel Belle Epoque

With every group tour we provide you will see all the best attractions and some you might not even know. These attractions are just steps away from your hotel:

Colosseum - Roman Forum - Capitoline - Victor Emanuel Monument - Trevi Fountain - Piazza Espagna

Vatican Museum - Sistine Chapel - St. Peters Basilica - Castel San Angelo - Navona Square - Pantheon

Sienna Cathedral - Town Hall - Duomo - Piazza de la Signoria - San Lorenzo - Ponte Vechio - Canal

Grande - Glass blowing outlet - Basilica San Marco - Palazzo Ducale

 

Your tour is important to us and we provide the most inclusive tour possible. This student group tour includes the following:

  • Round trip airfare
  • airport taxes
  • 7 nights in centrally located hotels
  • 7 European buffet breakfasts
  • 7 dinners (three courses)
  • tours of Venice, Florence, Rome
  • excursion to Sienna
  • Academia, Cathedral, Santa Croce,
  • Colosseum, Forum Romanum, Vatican
  • all transfers and inter city connections
  • all inclusive insurance
  • Mariden tour director
  • INDEPENDENT GROUP

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