Day 1: Rome
Transfer from Rome airport to your hotel. Welcome drink and check in at you hotel in Rome. The remaining of the day at leisure. Optional tours available. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at your hotel.
Day 2: Baroque and Ancient Rome
Buffet breakfast. You will start a walking tour of the Eternal City’s fabulous fountains and Piazze. The tour begins at the Spanish Steps and continues to the legendary Trevi Fountain, the amazing Pantheon and the baroque Piazza Navona. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon Ancient Rome tour with the legendary Colosseum, 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, 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.
Day 3: Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica
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 Pietà. Lunch on your own. Free time in the afternoon or join other optional tours. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 4: Rome and Florence
Buffet breakfast. This morning transfer to Rome train station to board your Italo Train to Florence. Once in Florence you will be met by our coach and transferred to Piazzale Michelangelo where you will enjoy a wonderful view over Florence and see a bronze copy of the David. On the way back stop at Boboli Gardens, a beautiful oasis close to the historical center of Florence. Transfer to the hotel. After lunch join your guide for a walking tour of Florence, birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, and center of the world’s finest art and architecture. You can admire the magnificent Santa Maria Novella Cathedral, celebrated for its magnificent dome designed by Brunelleschi, and view the Baptistery’s renowned “Gates of Paradise” by Ghiberti. Continue to the open-air museum at Signoria Square, ending at the splendid Ponte Vecchio. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight.
Day 5: Accademia Museum
Buffet breakfast. Morning visit of the Accademia Museum, house of the famous Michelangelo’s masterpiece David. Following the tour, free time to enjoy the city on your own. Perhaps visit another museum or just enjoy some good shopping the charming street of the old town. Overnight.
Day 6: Venice
Buffet breakfast. This morning transfer to the train station to board your Italo train to Venice. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Free time for lunch. Afternoon walking your of Venice with visit of St. Mark’s Square, to admire the Golden Basilica of San Marco, built over several centuries in a fusion of Byzantine, Roman and Venetian architecture. Admire the Canal Grande, Rialto Bridge and bridge of Sights, created at the beginning of the 17th century to serve as a link between prisons. Then continue to Doge’s Palace, official residence of the Venetian ruler. After the visit enjoy an unforgettable sunset cruise tour on the Gran Canal with Prosecco and finger food. Overnight.
Day 7: Venice
Buffet breakfast. This morning will have the opportunity to visit a real Venetian Squero, a shipyard specialized in building the famous Venetian Gondole. The visit will end with a Venetian ‘cichettata’: a selection of traditional finger foods and light ‘sfuso’ wine. Afternoon at leisure for shopping or further discovery. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight.
Meals: B – D
Day 8: Departure
Buffet breakfast. Transfer hotel to the airport.
- Welcome drink
- 7 nights in 4*centrally located hotels
- 10 meals (7 Breakfast, 3 3-course dinner at local restaurants with beverages included)
- Chicchetti (traditional Venetian finger food) and wine tasting in Venice
- Sunset cruise on the Gran Canal with Prosecco and finger food
- Skip the line tickets at Vatican Museum, Colosseum, Accademia Museum
- English speaking guide during guided tours
- 1st class Italo train ticket with per-assigned seats
- 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
- Club Hotel 4* or similar
- Hotel Bonvecchiati 4* or similar
* Price per person sharing a double/twin room:
|Dates||8 guests||16 guests||25 guests|
|01/07/17 - 03/15/17
11/01/17 - 12/20/17
|€ 1539||€ 1129||€ 979|
|03/15/17 - 04/03/17
10/01/17 - 10/31/17
|€ 1649||€ 1369||€ 1199|
|04/30/17 - 06/30/17
08/30/17 - 09/30/17
|€ 1899||€ 1599||€ 1399|
|Single supplement: € 229|
*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.