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Detailed Itinerary

You will be met at Venice Airport and then transferred to
your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure until you gather
with your fellow travelers and your tour director for a
welcome reception and orientation. (WR)

We begin our exploration of Venice at St. Mark’s Square
with a walking tour which includes visits of the St. Mark’s
Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. We take in the amazing
views of the Bell Tower and the Bridge of Sighs. During our
tour we stop for a tasting of Spritz, a typical venetian
aperitif. The balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy
Venice on your own. (B)
Optional tour: Gondola serenade
Optional tour: Pub crawl “Venetian style”

We drive to Ferrara, a Renaissance gem in the EmiliaRomagna region, situated on the banks of the Po River.
After our orientation tour of Ferrara, we continue to Pisa
where we view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with its
Leaning Tower, Baptistery, and Duomo. Then on to
Florence for a free evening. (B)

Our morning city tour begins at the majestic Piazza del
Duomo to see the Cathedral crowned by Brunelleschi’s
awe-inspiring Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the
Baptistery with Ghiberti’s splendid bronze “Gates of
Paradise.” Then, we visit the Academy of Fine Arts, where
Michelangelo’s David is displayed. The tour ends at the
Piazzale Michelangelo with a spectacular view over
Florence. The remainder of the day is free to savor the
Renaissance splendor of the Tuscan capital on your own.
(B)
Optional tour: Visit to San Gimignano with wine tasting

We travel through the stunning panorama of Tuscany on
our way to Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis. Here, we
will take a walking tour to see the main square and visit
the impressive Basilica of St. Francis. Later, we continue to
Rome for an evening at leisure. (B)

This morning, we visit the Colosseum, a symbol of Rome.
After our visit, we continue to see the splendid Arch of
Constantine, climb the ancient Palatino Hill, overlook
Circus Maximus and the Imperial Palace; and stop on the
legendary Via Sacra or “Sacred way”. In the afternoon
we have time at leisure for more discoveries and
activities on your own. (B)
Optional tour: Visit of the Grand Piazzas & food tour

Today we will visit the Vatican Museums, located within
that city's boundaries. We see the works of Raphael &
Michelangelo, and admire the Sistine chapel's
magnificent frescoes. We continue to St. Peter's Square
where some of the most important Papal ceremonies
take place. In the evening, there is a farewell dinner with
your fellow travelers and your travel director. (B, D)

One last breakfast in Italy before you are transferred to
Rome’s airport.

Inclusions

Arrival transfer from Venice airport to the hotel
8 day/7-night guided tour featuring:
Centrally Located First Class hotels:
2 nights in Venice
2 nights in Florence
3 nights in Rome
Buffet breakfast daily
A welcome reception in Venice (heavy hors d’oeuvres, a glass of wine, beer or soft drink)
A farewell dinner in Rome (coffee or tea included)
Hotel taxes and service charges
Touring by modern air-conditioned motor-coach
Professional English-speaking tour director
Sightseeing tours with licensed local guides
Admission included where indicated in bold letters
Luggage handling at the hotels
Whisper technology enhanced touring
Departure transfer from Rome to Rome airport

Tour spotlights:
Venice, a fabled city with palazzos, bridges, masks, churches, canals and gondolas
Pisa with the famous Leaning Tower
Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance, The Santa Maria del Fiore, culture, art and monuments
Assisi with the Basilica of St. Francis
Rome, a magnificent eternal city with truly stunning architecture, the capital of Italy, fountains, churches, fashion and sublime food
Vatican City, seat of the Roman Catholic Church

Special features:
Tasting of the typical venetian aperitif Spritz

Exclusions

International airfares
Optional activities
Other meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not specified on the program
Personal equipment
Travel insurance
Gratuities
Voluntary tips for guides or drivers
Travel and medical insurance
Any items not mentioned as included

Notes

Hotels:
Venice: Carlton Grand Canal (F) or similar
Florence: Starhotels Michelangelo (F) or similar
Rome: Starhotels Metropole (F) or similar

Fixed-Departure

25 Apr, 2021
AUD 4,191 P P twin share
AUD 5,449 P P single

23 May, 2021
AUD 4,436 P P twin share
AUD 6,002 P P single

18 Jul, 2021
AUD 3,638 P P twin share
AUD 4,605 P P single

07 Aug, 2021
AUD 3,638 P P twin share
AUD 4,605 P P single

26 Sep, 2021
AUD 4,436 P P twin share
AUD 6,002 P P single

24 Oct, 2021
AUD 4,436 P P twin share
AUD 6,002 P P single

12 Dec, 2021
AUD 3,638 P P twin share
AUD 4,605 P P single

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