12 Days tour to Italy - Fantasia Tour

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12 Days Italy Fantasia Tour


Rome, Assisi, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Padua, Venice, Region of chianti(Montepulciano), Tuscany, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri & Rome

Day 1 - Sunday

Rome

Benvenuto a tutti! Welcome to Bella Roma! Upon arriving at the airport, self-transfer to your hotel and spend your first marvelous day in Italy roaming and discovering as you please in the Eternal City. Overnight stay in Rome.
 


Day 2 - Monday

Day 2 - Monday

Rome | Assisi | Siena | Florence

Departing at 7:15am by a deluxe coach, you will arrive in Assisi, where you can explore this tiny town, surrounded by walls built in the middle ages, at your own leisure. Make time to visit the basilica of St. Francis, where you will see masterpieces by Giotto and Ciambue, and to have lunch (not included). Board the bus for Siena, a medieval town surrounded by ancient walls that is known for the Palio, an annual summertime horse race around the shell-shaped town square, Piazza del Campo. Next, you will continue on to Florence, where you will check in to your hotel before enjoying dinner and a well-earned night of rest. (Dinner)


Day 3 - Tuesday

Day 3 - Tuesday

Florence (PISA OPTIONAL)

After breakfast, you will spend the day venturing around beautiful Florence, the “cradle of renaissance, where, with the help of Michelangelo, italian art reached its pinnacle. Based on etruscan-roman origins, the city flourished in the middle ages as a free “comune” and was further refined by the renaissance. You will be fascinated by its numerous monuments, churches, and buildings, as Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly referred to as the Duomo. On your visit, you will be amazed by its magnificent dome built by Filippo Brunelleschi. Cross a small piazza to see the campanile tower (partly designed by Giotto) and the baptistery, with its bronze doors that Michelangelo dubbed the “gates of paradise.” In the heart of the city, you will see Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria (also known as Palazzo Vecchio), and the basilica of Santa Croce. Lunch in a typical Tuscany restaurant in Santa Croce square. Spend the afternoon strolling the cobblestone streets of Florence on your own.
Optional: Trip to The Tower of Pisa. one of the four main historical marine republics of Italy. There, you will tour the square of miracles, which houses the Duomo, the leaning tower, and the baptistery. Overnight stay.(Breakfast)


Day 4 - Wednesday

Florence | Bologna | Padua | Venice

Depart for Bologna after breakfast in Florence. There, you will wander through the city’s 38 kilometers worth of elegant arcades (or porticos), for which Bologna is famous. From Piazza Malpighi, we will walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore (Neptune square and Major square) in the heart of the city, where you will find Neptune fountain; King Renzo Palace; Podestà Palace; and the basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. In the afternoon, continue toward Padova, with its original Sant’Antonio basilica. Later, you will arrive in Venice, world-renowned for its classic gondola boats and its elegant, refined art. Check in to your hotel and enjoy your first venetian dinner and overnight stay.(Breakfast, Dinner).


Day 5 - Thursday

Day 5 - Thursday

Venice

Hit the water after breakfast as you board a private water bus to enjoy St.Mark’s square, interior visit of the splendid cathedral, the Dogi palace, a symbol of the glory and authority of Venice as it housed the seat of the government and the court of justice. Nearby you will see the legendary bridge of sight. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then return to the hotel for dinner and relaxation.(Breakfast, Dinner).


Day 6 - Friday

Day 6 - Friday

Venice | Region of chianti - Montepulciano | Tuscany | Rome

After Breakfast departure from Piazzale Roma to Tuscany, known for its romantic churches and castles and its infamous wines. You will proceed to val di chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich with history and art. Known for its “nobile” wine, which can be purchased in wine houses in town, Montepulciano is also the host of an annual jazz and wine festival every July. Spend the afternoon getting to know Montepulciano at your own pace. Free wine tasting in many shops and free time for shopping. That evening, you will check in to your new hotel in Rome.(Breakfast)


Day 7 - Saturday

Day 7 - Saturday

Rome

Once you eat breakfast, depart from our hotel for the included tour of the Vatican Museum, Sistine chapel and St. Peter's Basilica with our exclusive "Skip the Line access! No stress to reach the area; upon arrival, your guide will lead you into the museums where you'll visit one of the most important art collections of the world. Walk along the beautiful Galleries of Tapestries and Geographical Maps before admiring Raphael's Rooms and, then, the amazing Sistine Chapel. After this incredible masterpiece, you will be taken by privileged door to St. Peter's Basilica: the biggest church in the world! The tour ends on St. Peter's Square: enjoy the rest of the day to explore the city at your own leisure or get any one of our selected tours for the afternoon or night! Overnight Rome.(Breakfast)


Day 8 - Sunday

Rome | Naples | Pompeii | Sorrento

After breakfast at your hotel, a coach bus will depart at 7:00am, taking the highway “of the sun”through the regions of Lazio and Campania, where you will see a picturesque view of the abbey of Montecassino. Upon arriving in Naples, you will go on a short panoramic walking tour, seeing sites such as the Mergellina neighborhood, castel dell’ovo, Plebiscito square, the Royal palace, Maschio Angioino, and the port. Have lunch in a restaurant en route to Pompeii and then visit the excavations of the famous roman city, destroyed by the eruption of mount Vesuvius in 79 a.D. Leaving Pompeii, you will drive along the Sorrentine coast, arriving in Sorrento for dinner and an overnight in your new hotel.(Breakfast, Dinner).


Day 9 - Monday

Day 9 - Monday

Sorrento

Stop in to your hotel for breakfast and dinner while you spend the day exploring Sorrento on your own.(Breakfast, Dinner)


Day 10 - Tuesday

Day 10 - Tuesday

Sorrento | Capri

After breakfast, get ready for an exciting excursion to the island of Capri: one of the most exclusive summer destinations of the Mediterranean! Depending on weather and sea conditions, you will admire the dreamy Blue Grotto on a small rowboat. Afterward, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then roam the island at your own pace. In the afternoon, check in at your hotel in Capri, enjoy your dinner and relax for the night.(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).


Day 11 - Wednesday

Day 11 - Wednesday

Capri | Rome

Spend a leisurely morning eating breakfast at your hotel and then exploring Capri. That afternoon, depart for Rome,where you will check in to your hotel and spend the night.(Breakfast)


Day 12 - Thursday

Day 12 - Thursday

Rome

Enjoy one final breakfast before meeting our driver for private transfer to the airport. (Breakfast)
End of our service.


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Dates & Rates


Departure dateStart DateEnd DateStarting AtDouble PriceSingle PriceChild PriceBook
16 Jul 2020 17 Jul 2020 28 Jul 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
18 Jul 2020 19 Jul 2020 30 Jul 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
23 Jul 2020 24 Jul 2020 04 Aug 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
25 Jul 2020 26 Jul 2020 06 Aug 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
30 Jul 2020 31 Jul 2020 11 Aug 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
01 Aug 2020 02 Aug 2020 13 Aug 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
06 Aug 2020 07 Aug 2020 18 Aug 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
08 Aug 2020 09 Aug 2020 20 Aug 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
13 Aug 2020 14 Aug 2020 25 Aug 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
15 Aug 2020 16 Aug 2020 27 Aug 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
20 Aug 2020 21 Aug 2020 01 Sep 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
22 Aug 2020 23 Aug 2020 03 Sep 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
27 Aug 2020 28 Aug 2020 08 Sep 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
29 Aug 2020 30 Aug 2020 10 Sep 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
03 Sep 2020 04 Sep 2020 15 Sep 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
05 Sep 2020 06 Sep 2020 17 Sep 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
10 Sep 2020 11 Sep 2020 22 Sep 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
12 Sep 2020 13 Sep 2020 24 Sep 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
17 Sep 2020 18 Sep 2020 29 Sep 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
19 Sep 2020 20 Sep 2020 01 Oct 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
24 Sep 2020 25 Sep 2020 06 Oct 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
26 Sep 2020 27 Sep 2020 08 Oct 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
01 Oct 2020 02 Oct 2020 13 Oct 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
03 Oct 2020 04 Oct 2020 15 Oct 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
08 Oct 2020 09 Oct 2020 20 Oct 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
10 Oct 2020 11 Oct 2020 22 Oct 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
15 Oct 2020 16 Oct 2020 27 Oct 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
17 Oct 2020 18 Oct 2020 29 Oct 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
22 Oct 2020 23 Oct 2020 03 Nov 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
24 Oct 2020 25 Oct 2020 05 Nov 2020 $2263 $3056 $2263 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR

* All prices in USD

Inclusions


Included Services:

  • Transportation by De Luxe Motorcoach
  • Multilingual Tour Escort
  • Accommodation in 4 star hotels
  • Daily breakfast ,6 dinners, 3 lunches
  • Panoramic visits as per itinerary (Attention: during the Low Season the itinerary doesn't include the visit to Capri - Day 10) 
  • Vatican Museums skip the line entrance fee 
  • Porterage Services

Services not Included: 

  • Drinks not included in meals
  • City tax not included: it shall be paid directly at the hotel
  • Transfer from airport / hotel

Hotels:

HOTELS: 4 STARS SUPERIOR:

  • Florence: Raffaello 4*
  • Venice: Delfino (Mestre) 4*
  • Rome: Rome Garden 3* or Santa costanza 4*
  • Sorrento: Central 4* or Cristina 4*
  • Capri: La Bougainville  3*

HOTELS: 4 STARS 1ST CATEGORY

  • Florence: Raffaello 4*
  • Venice: Santa Chiara 4* 
  • Rome: Bettoja Hotel 4*
  • Sorrento: Michelangelo 4*
  • Capri: La Floridiana 4* hotel

 

RATES DESCRIBED ABOVE ARE INTENDED PER PERSON SHARING A DOUBLE OR TRIPLE OCCUPANCY ROOM OR IN SINGLE OCCUPANCY ROOM

 

****OPTIONAL TOURS TO BE PURCHASED LOCALLY****

SUNDAY - Florentine museum – Academy Gallery – guided tour - Lasting time 1h45m

A chance to see the art of Michelangelo : The Four Slaves or Prisoners, St. Matthew, The Pietà from Palestrina example of unfinished work and the famous David . Basically a statuary museum displaying some precious pieces of Renaissance Art.

SUNDAY - Pisa - Lasting time 5 hours

Guided tour to the magnificent Miracle Square with its remarkable Leaning Tower( exterior ), the Baptistry ( interior ), the Cathedral ( interior ) built in memory of S. John Ranieri patron saint of the city, and an impressive example of pisan-romanic art decorated all over with white marble from Massa Carrara.

MONDAY - Venice by night - lasting time 2h30

With your tour guide Focused on St. Mark Sq. with its stunning monuments and elegant bars with orchestra podium

TUESDAY - Venice – Gondola ride – Lasting time 35min.

A typical way of tasting the city by riding along its canals with friends and two Venetian musicians singing and playing the accordion. Each gondola is for six people. The tour ends at the departure point.

 

** PRICES**

PISA €40

FLORENTINE MUSEUM € 30

VENICE BY NIGHT €20

GONDOLA € 35

 

Information:

- All optional tours are required a minimum number of participants.

- Prices shown above are per person and includes: transportation, entrance fee and local guide at the Pisa and Academy Gallery Museum.

- For any other optional tour you may wish to contact  your tour director

- Booking and payment by your tour escort ( no credit cards )

- Reduction for children under 12 years old.

 

**ANCIENT ROME TOUR (COLOSSEUM AND ROMAN FORUM) TO BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE FROM THE USA

** ANCIENT ROME $ 82 PP PICK UP AND DROP OFF AT HOTEL AVAILABLE

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