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Explore Florence, the cradle of Renaissance art and architecture.

Treasures of Italy

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Explore Florence, the cradle of Renaissance art and architecture.
Celebrate romance, art, and faith with this 5-day grand tour of Italy's best-kept treasures. This exciting itinerary takes you on a discovery journey across Assisi, Siena, Florence, Venice, Bologna and Tuscany.
Cultural
Classic Escorted Tours

Highlights

Visit Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance art and architecture.

 

Enjoy a wonderful water taxi ride to Piazza San Marco, the most important square in Venice.

Experience Venice with a skip the line access to St. Mark's Basilica, one of the finest examples of examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture.

Explore the lush wine region of Tuscany and enjoy wine tastings in the medieval hilltop town of Montepulciano.

What dreams are made of! Come live the Italian dream with our 5-day itinerary filled with romance, art and faith. Enjoy a five-day fully escorted experience, soaking in the magnificent sights of frescoes, vineyards, lagoons, and historic monuments. Start with Rome the Eternal City traveling further into the intimate town of Assisi where you can see masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue at the Basilica of St. Francis. Continue to the UNESCO town of Siena famous for its historical horse race "Palio di Siena." Unleash your passion for art as you wander around the impeccably formed monuments of Florence, the “Cradle of Renaissance" where, with the help of Michelangelo, Italian art reached its pinnacle. Depart for the red, fat city of Bologna, the city of towers and a real gourmet heaven, then proceed to Padua, home of the stunning Basilica di Sant'Antonio.  Continue your tour in the famous floating city of Venice, the jewel of the Adriatic, and marvel at the mosaics of St. Mark’s Basilica. Return to Rome via Tuscany, known for its beautiful landscapes and delicious wines which you can savour during your stop at Montepulciano.

2020 DEPARTURES
06, 13, 20, 27 April
02, 04, 09, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 May 
01, 06, 08, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 June
04, 06, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 July
03, 08, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31 August
05, 07, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 September
03, 05, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 October

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Included

4-night accommodation in a 4-star hotel
Meals as per itinerary
Walking tours in Florence and Venice with a local guide
Skip the line tickets to St. Mark’s Basilica
English speaking tour escort
Transport by deluxe coach

Itinerary

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Day 1
Rome – Assisi – Siena – Florence

Travel to Assisi and visit the Basilica of St. Francis. Continue to Florence via the medieval town of Siena.
 

Dinner
Day 2
Florence

Explore Florence and see the Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria and the Basilica of Santa Croce.
 

Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3
Florence – Bologna – Padua – Venice

Depart for Venice stopping in Bologna and Padua en route.
 

Breakfast
Day 4
Venice

Enjoy a water taxi to Piazza San Marco and use your skip the line tickets to explore St. Mark’s Basilica.
 

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5
Venice – Montepulciano – Rome

Head to Tuscany and enjoy wine tastings in Montepulciano. Continue to Rome. End of tour.
 

Breakfast, Lunch

Additional information

Official language
Italian
Currency
EURO
4 nights
from AUD1,012
per person, twin share
Rome
06 April - 26 October 2020
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