Culture & Art
Day 1 - Venice
Arrival at Venice Marco Polo airport. Meet and greet with your local Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel by GT motorboat. Check-in and time at leisure. Tonight you will start your Italian experience with a typical welcome dinner at a nice local restaurant.
Day 2 - Venice
This morning start of a guided walking tour to discover Venice secrets and famous sights as St. Mark’s square with the Byzantine Basilica, Rialto Bridge and the Doge’s Palace with the Bridge of Sighs. Afternoon is at leisure. The Tour Manager will suggest optional experiences such as excursion to Burano and Murano or a romantic Gondola ride. Evening on your own.
Day 3 - Venice/Pisa/Florence
Breakfast and check-out. Transfer by GT motorboat to Venice bus terminal and continue by coach to Pisa. Here you will see the beautiful Piazza dei Miracoli and the Leaning Tower. In the afternoon we will drive to Florence. Check in and free evening in the cradle of Renaissance.
Day 4 - Florence
This morning enjoy a guided walking tour of Florence starting from the Gothic style Duomo. We will then continue with a visit to Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and the Holy Cross Church. The tour will end at the Galleria dell’Accademia, home to the famous David by Michelangelo. Afternoon is at leisure. You can keep exploring the town on your own or make some shopping at exclusive fashion boutiques as well as at typical street markets.
Day 5 - Florence/ Siena/Chianti/Assisi
Breakfast and check-out. After a nice drive through the Tuscan countryside we will arrive in Siena, where a local guide will show us the highlights of this city as the Piazza del Campo, home to a traditional and popular horse race, and the medieval Cathedral. After the guided tour we will visit a local wine estate to taste some delicious “Chianti Classico” wine with some local culinary delights. Late afternoon arrival in Assisi for overnight.
Day 6 - Assisi/Rome
Breakfast and check-out. Guided tour of Assisi including St. Francis Basilica, Church of St. Claire and the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli. In the early afternoon, transfer to Rome. After check-in at hotel, your Tour Manager will suggest nice restaurants and places to enjoy your first evening in Rome.
Day 7 - Rome
Meet your local guide for a full day sightseeing. We will begin the exploration of the Eternal City from the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. In the afternoon our tour will continue with the monumental stairway of the Spanish steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Evening on your own.
Day 8 - Rome
This morning we will explore the Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel. Our guided tour will continue with the St. Peter’s Basilica. Afternoon keep wandering on your own through Rome different neighborhoods. We will meet again as a group for a farewell dinner including live folk music entertainment.
Day 9 - Home flight
Breakfast at hotel and check-out. Transfer to Rome airport for your flight home.