Day 1: Rome
Arrival private transfer from the airport to the hotel. Welcome drink. Relax or join your Tour leader for a vicinity walk. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Welcome dinner at a local restaurant and overnight.
Day 2: Vatican Museum & St. Peter’s Basilica – Coloseum
Buffet breakfast. Full day tour through the Eternal City. Visit to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, passing through St. Peter’s Square and Bernini’s famous colonnade to reach St. Peter’s Basilica where you will admire Michelangelo’s Pieta. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon Ancient Rome tour with the legendary Coliseum , one of the largest amphitheater built by Roman Empire with more than 50,000 seat, in which gladiator contests and public events took place. Visit the Arena, the Underground and the Third Tier included. Afterward Roman Forum and Capital Hill, the central area of ancient Rome. You will also admire the magnificent Arch of Constantine, erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate his leadership over the Eternal City. Overnight.
Meals: B - D
Day 3: Rome - Siena - San Gimingnano
Buffet breakfast. Depart from Rome direction Tuscany and visit of Siena and S. Gimignano. Arrive in Siena where you will be enchanted by the splendid Cathedral built in a Romanesque/Gothic style and by the Town hall. This palace is situated in the picturesque Piazza del Campo, in which the famous Palio takes place every year. Lunch on your own. Continue to San Gimignano declared by UNESCO World Heritage site. San Gimignano is also known as the “The Manhattan of Tuscany: 15 of the original 72 towers still dominate the almost unchanged, well preserved, historic center and were once a symbol of the power and wealth of its inhabitants. Before departing you will taste the best ice cream in the world, which has won the last two editions of the Ice Cream World Championship. Dinner and Overnight in the Chianti area.
Meals: B - D
Day 4: San Gimignano - Volterra
Buffet breakfast. This morning you will first reach Volterra, a former Etruscan settlement, located on top of a hill and offering beautiful view of the surroundings. Here you will have a guided visit of the city center with included visit the Guarnacci Etruscan Museum one of the best place to learn about this mysterious per-roman civilization. After lunch, you will attend to an Alabaster workshop. Dinner and overnight in the Chianti area.
Meals: B - L - D
Day 5: Pisa - Italian Riviera
Buffet breakfast. This morning you will first reach Pisa to admire the famous Piazza dei Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, one of the most instantly recognizable structures onearth. Get stunned from Piazza del Duomo which create a unique architectural blend of Romanesque and Gothic styles. Lunch on your own and time at leasure. Continue to Massa Carrara area where we will visit a Larderia and taste the delicious lard. Continue with an excursion through the famous marble caves with 4x4 jeep in Carrara, where it is said Michelangelo spent a lot of time quarrying the marble for his projects. Drive to Versilia coast hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Meals: B - D
Day 6: Cinque Terre
Buffet breakfast. Today be ready for a full day excursion to the amazing and world known Cinque Terre. You will admire the breathtaking scenery of the Ligurian Coast, rightfully nominated UNESCO World Heritage Site. These enchanting five villages are nestled into the cliffs overlooking the sea, surrounded by vineyards, producing some of Ligura’s most celebrated wines. Arrive by bus to La Spezia and start your boat excursion that will take you to Rio Maggiore and Monterosso, the largest village of the Cinque Terre and the only one with the beach. Stop in Vernazza, the pearl of Cinque Terre, for included lunch. Free time to enjoy this Paradise on Earth and return by train to La Spezia. Transfer by bus back to your hotel. Dinner and overnight
Meals: B - L - D
Day 7: Lucca - Florence
Buffet breakfast. Today you will travel in direction Florence with a stop in the city of 100 and one churches, Lucca. Lucca is a jewel of medieval architecture, with its most worldwide renown city walls, that are the only one to be completely accessible on foot The walls offer over 2 miles of panoramic walkway overlooking the city and those secret corners that you won’t be able to discover by walking through the tiny streets of the old city center. Other sights to be visited are the Cathedral and the Giunigi Palace. Stop at a local coffee house for a capuccino and a slice of “Buccellato”, a round shaped sweet bread with raisins topical of Lucca. Lunch on your own and free time to stroll around the historical center. Continue to Florence. Dinner and overnight.
Meals: B – D
Day 8: Florence
Buffet breakfast. Morning tour of Florence, the cradle of the Italian Renaissance and the center of the world’s finest art and architecture. Guided tour where you can admire the magnificent Santa Maria Novella, celebrated for its magnificent dome designed by Brunelleschi, and view the Baptistery’s famous“Gates of Paradise” by Ghiberti. Afterward Accademia of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s David is housed. Continue to the open-air museum at Signoria Square, ending at the splendid Ponte Vecchio. Continue with the visit to the the Accademia Museum where you will admire the famous statue of the David. Lunch on your own. Free time or optional tours available.
Day 9: Departure
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Transfer hotel to airport.
- Welcome drink
- 8 nights in 4*centrally located hotels
- 16 meals (8 Breakfast, 2 3-course lunch in local restaurants with drinks included and 2 3-course dinner at local restaurants with drinks included , 4 3-course dinner at hotel with drinks included)
- Ice cream tasting in San Gimignano (seasonal)
- Larderia visit with lard tasting
- Bucellato and cappuccino in Lucca
- Private boat tour in the Cinque Terre
- English speaking guide during guided tours (Siena, Volterra, Firenze and Rome)
- Skip the line tickets at Vatican Museum, Colosseum and Accademia museum in Florence
- Entrance fees at Museum Guarnacci in Volterra and Basptistry in Florence
- Alabaster workshop
- Deluxe AC motor-coach as per itinerary
- Airport transfers
- Porterage in/out at all hotels
- Ignas Tour English speaking tour director throughout the trip
- Headsets throughout the trip
- Tips, City Taxes and everything not listed under “Included features”
Ignas Tour Hotel Collection
- Hotel Romanico Palace 4* or similar
- Palazzo Leopoldo 4*
- Italian Riviera
- Hotel Negresco 4* or similar
- Club Hotel 4* or similar
* Price per person sharing a double/twin room:
|Dates||8 guests||16 guests||25 guests|
|01/07/17 - 04/01/17
10/31/17 - 12/20/17
|€ 1859||€ 1499||€ 1199|
|04/01/17 - 06/30/17||€ 1999||€ 1659||€ 1359|
|08/01/17 - 10/31/17||€ 2199||€ 1659||€ 1429|
|Single supplement: € 399|
*The itinerary is on request and rates are subject to the availability of the hotels at the time of booking. Prices are subject to change if travel occur during trade shows, bank holidays or special events and supplements may be applied.