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Italy - Rome and the Romantic Cities of Art - 7 days

Italy - Rome and the Romantic Cities of Art - 7 days

Rome, Italy

From: R 26,034.00
Inc Tax
  • Prices

    JNB: R 26,034.00
  • Trip Reference

    #9203
  • Flights

    Flights Included
  • Duration

    7 Days
  • Valid From

    21st of April 2018 (Saturday)
  • Valid To

    26th of October 2018 (Friday)
  • Need Visa's

    South Africa: Yes
    British: No
    European Union: No
    American: No
Quick Holiday Overview

Experience Italy's capital city of Rome and the delightful 'Art' cities of Florence and Venice on this exceptional week-long tour. Stay in comfortable hotels, travel by deluxe coach and explore these cities with expert guides; this tour is perfect for those who want to see the best of Rome and northern Italy in just one week.

Highlights Day By Day:
Assisi: View of the Churches of St Francis and St. Claire.
Siena: View of Piazza del Campo and the Municipal Palace.
Florence: Visit of the most important monuments, (exterior).
Padua: See The Basilica & Donatello's masterpiece, the Gattamelata.
Venice: Visit of the famous Square of St. Mark, Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs (exterior), and Murano Island.

About the Holiday

Day 1 Rome
Transfer from the airport in Rome to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner not included.

Day 2 Rome
American buffet breakfast at the hotel. In the morning you will enjoy a 3 hour Discovering Rome walking tour (English only). You will be picked up at your hotel at about 09h00. The tour will start from Largo Argentina and continue to Campo de' Fiori, Piazza Farnese, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish steps. Rest of the day at leisure and overnight. Dinner is not included.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Rome - Assisi - Siena - Florence
American buffet breakfast. Pickup at 07h30 -07h45 at the hotel and departure by coach to Assisi for a visit to the mystic town of Saint Francis still surrounded by ancient walls. Visit the Basilica of Saint Francis with its early Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. At the end of the visit, continue towards Siena, the beautiful medieval city renown for the Palio horse race. Proceed to Florence. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4 Florence
American buffet breakfast at the hotel. Guided sightseeing tour of the city, also known to be the cradle of the Renaissance. Visit the beautiful Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery of St. John, and Santa Croce, the 13th century Franciscan Church with Cimabue's famous crucifix. The balance of the day is at leisure for optional sightseeing (we suggest the Pisa half day tour) or for shopping. Dinner at a local Restaurant and overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5 Florence - Padua - Venice
American buffet breakfast at the hotel and departure to Venice by coach. Along the way you will stop in Padua, where you will visit the famous Cathedral of St. Anthony, guarded by Donatello's Gattamelata. Continue towards Venice, and upon arrival enjoy a panoramic guided walking tour of this unique city. You will see the St. Mark's square, the Basilica of St. Mark, the Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Prisons. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Venice Island.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6 Venice
American buffet breakfast at the hotel. Morning tour by boat. You will cross the lagoon with a view of the islands and reach the island of Murano where you will assist to a demonstration of glass blowing (some time will be allowed for shopping). Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7 Venice
American buffet breakfast and end of the tour.
Meals: Breakfast

Scenic Drives Through:
The beautiful Autostrada del Sole.
The Tuscan countryside and medieval towns.
Emilia Romagna region, land of world famous "prosciutto" and parmesan cheese.
The Veneto region and its Villas of Palladio.

Hotels:
In Rome Hotel Gioberti/ Hotel Villa Franca / Hotel Commodore 4* or similar
In Florence Hotel Rivoli / Hotel Adriatico 4* or similar
In Venice - Hotel Continental 4* or similar

Includes & Excludes
Includes
  • Return flights from Johannesburg based on availability in the lowest categoru airfare
  • Approximate taxes and airline levy
  • Arrival transfer in Rome
  • 6 Nights' accommodation in 4* hotels
  • 6 American breakfasts daily & 3 dinners
  • 3 hours guided walking tour in Rome
  • Ground transportation by deluxe motor coach with air-conditioning
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Sightseeing tours as per itinerary 

Please note: Tour is valid for selected Saturday departures from 21 April - 20 October '18.

Excludes
  • Medical and Travel insurance
  • All Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not mentioned
Package Conditions:

Tour is valid for selected Saturday departures from 21 April - 20 October 2018.

The above package is subject to availability at time of reservation. Price is per person sharing. Prices are subject to change in accordance with currency fluctuations and increased airfares. When making a booking enquiry it is important that you are in possession of the correct documentation to travel i.e. visas, inoculation certificates etc. Please check that all names and surnames are spelt exactly as they appear in the relevant passports. Fares, where indicated, are based on low season rates.

Rome
Rome is the capital city of Italy and of the Lazio region. It is located in the central-western portion of the Italian peninsula, where the river Aniene joins the Tiber.

According to legend, the city of Rome was founded by the twins Romulus and Remus on April 21, 753 BC, but archaeological evidence supports the theory that Rome grew from pastoral settlements on the Palatine Hill , coalescing into a city in the 8th century BC.

Rome enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate. It is at its most comfortable from April through June, and from mid-September to October; in particular, the Roman ottobrate ("beautiful October day") are famously known as sunny and warm days.

The center of Rome is surrounded by some large green areas and opulent ancient villas, which are the remains of the crowns of villas which encircled the papal city. Most of them were largely destroyed by real estate speculation at the end of the 19th century.

Rome may not be the hippest of capitals, but for those who know the right places, it is possible to party all night. Romans go out late and the fun only really commences after dinner. The wine-bars and cafťs lying between Campo deí Fiori, Piazza Navona and Via della Pace are the places to be seen. Irish pubs are also popular with Italians and expats, and can be a good place for a fun and informal night out.

Ingredients and dishes vary by region. There are many significant regional dishes that have become both national and regional. Cheese and wine are also a major part of the cuisine, playing different roles both regionally and nationally with their many variations. Coffee and more specifically espresso has become highly important to the cultural cuisine of Italy.
Terms and Conditions

Prices are based on per person sharing.
Due to the volatility in the South African currency and the price of fuel affecting the price of air tickets we cannot ensure the accuracy of the price as mentioned. The price was correct at the time of printing on 20 March 2018.

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