Essential Italy (COK)- 4 NIGHTS 5 DAYS
Italy, a European country with a long Mediterranean coastline, has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Its capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s "David" and Brunelleschi's Duomo; Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.
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|02nd February 2020||Sunday|
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|29th March 2020||Sunday|
ROME. Day 1
Welcome to Rome! Transfer from airport to hotel and free time to explore before meeting your guide and fellow travellers. You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
18.30 hrs- At the end of the evening we arrange a transfer to Trastevere area. This neighborhood will be a great introduction to Rome, a stroll in the narrow cobbled streets of the Trastevere district reveals hidden treasures to us, such as some modest medieval churches, small shops with the most peculiar of objects or scenes of daily life. Indian dinner included. Return to hotel.
ROME. Day 2
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Rome. Roman Coliseum (admission price included) and visit to the Vatican City. Indian dinner. In the morning, we have a scenic tour of the city, which will be a great introduction to “The Eternal city”. We will know the tiny state of the Vatican. The Vatican City is a principal centre of Christianity in the world. You will be able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. And we have also included admission to the Roman Coliseum, the principal symbol of Rome. This impressive construction dates back 2,000 years and will transport us in time so that we can learn about ancient society in the Roman Empire. 18.30 hrs.- In the evening, Indian dinner included.
ROME - FLORENCE. Day 3
Total distance: 320 km Scenery: Apennine Mountains and Tuscan vineyards. View from Piazzale Michelangelo. City tour in Florence. Note: We recommend you wear comfortable shoes as the tour of Florence involves walking. 08:00h Rome – Departure, passing through the Tiber Valley. 12:15h Florence – Our first contact with the Renaissance city is Piazzale Michelangelo, a viewpoint with marvellous views of the city. Don’t forget to take your camera! Walking tour with local guide, lasting two and a half hours. We visit the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vechio, Straw Market, Piazza Republica, Palacio Vecchio. This city is truly an outdoor museum. Free afternoon to explore and visit the city’s historical markets and museums. In the evening, you will have an Indian dinner included.
FLORENCE - VENICE. Day 4
Total distance: 310 km Scenery: we cross the Apennines and the Po Valley. Today´s Highlight: Vaporetto boat on Venice’s Grand Canal. Visit and admission to the St. Marks Basilica. Admire the technique of crafting Murano Glass. Dinner included. 08.15 h Florencia – Departure, passing through mountain scenery. 12:00 h Venice – Arrival at Tronchetto Gate where we take the boat and cross the Grand Canal to the Island of Venice. Comprehensive tour with a local guide to St. Mark’s Square and the interior of St, Mark’s Basilica (admission included). Visit to the Murano Glass Factory where we will see a demonstration of how this ancient glass is made. Free afternoon. 19:00 h Return to firm land and transfer to hotel. Dinner in an Indian restaurant included.
VENICE - DEPARTURE. Day 5
After breakfast, Check-out from the hotel & Departure End of our services.