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UNESCO Sites: Rome, Florence & Venice - 5 Days by Sergey Galyonkin
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UNESCO Sites: Rome, Florence & Venice - 5 Days

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Spend 5 days exploring the best of Italy's UNESCO sites on this escorted tour from Rome that include Florence, Assisi, Siena, and Venice!

Highlights

  • UNESCO sites Assisi, Siena, Florence, Venice
  • Transport by deluxe motorcoach (free Wi-Fi connection on board)
  • Assistant for the entire tour duration
  • Guided visits in English or Spanish
  • Venice's St. Mark's Basilica with Skip-The-Line access
  • Professional and licensed local tour guides
  • Accommodation in 4-Star hotels (Mestre or Venice)

Inclusions

  • Local guides
  • Headset
  • Skip-The-Line entrance tickets
  • 4 overnights in hotel (standard room) on a BB basis
  • 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners

Exclusions

  • Food and beverages
  • Optional gratuities
  • Transport to/from airport
  • Pickup at the hotel on the first day

Please Note

  • One piece of luggage per person is allowed
  • Hotel pickup in Rome is not provided, please make your own way to the meeting point
  • You can choose to take this tour with accommodation in Hotel Delfino in Mestre (4 Star, Tourist Category) or Hotel Carlton in Venice (4 Star, 1st Category)
  • Please send an email to [email protected] in order to confirm your preferred language (English or Spanish or Portuguese)
  • This tour can be canceled within 7 days from departure date

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Mar 17 2018
The tour director, Stefano was excellent and really funny. The pace was just nice and the package that I booked was a great deal.
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Jan 10 2017
The tour was the best, conducted by Carrani Tours. The tour guide, Mirjam was very thorough, had a fantastic sense of humor, went out of the way to make it comfortable for all of us. She is very resourceful and made this tour a memorable one for us.
reviewed by Mrs SUJATHA TANTRY
Apr 27 2016
Great driver and our tour guide (Stephano) was FABULOUS!!!!!
reviewed by Paula
Feb 17 2016
Wonderful way to see some of the best places in Italy! So easy - Grayline does all of the work for you!!
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ITINERARY

Day 1
Rome > Assisi > Siena > Florence


Departing at 7:15 am from the Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio by a deluxe coach, you will arrive in Assisi, ready to explore, at your own leisure, this tiny town surrounded by walls, built in the Middle Ages. Take your time to visit the Basilica of St. Francis, where you will see masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue and, then, have free time for lunch (not included). Board on the bus to reach Siena, a Unesco World Heritage Site, world-known for the Palio, the historical horse race around the shell-shaped town square: Piazza del Campo. Next, you will continue on to Florence, where you will check in at your hotel before enjoying dinner and a well-earned night of rest.

Day 2
Florence


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 during the Renaissance. You will be fascinated by the uncountable 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 where Michelangelo imagined 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. Then you will have lunch in a Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce. Spend the afternoon strolling the cobblestone streets of Florence on your own or take a short trip to Pisa (optional), one of the four main historical Marine Republics of Italy. There, you will tour the Piazza dei Miracoli with the Duomo, Pisa’s symbol “The Leaning Tower” and the Baptistery. Have dinner at your leisure, overnight stay in Florence.

Day 3
Florence > Bologna > Padua > Venice


After breakfast in Florence, departure to Bologna. There, you will discover the elegant city centre with its “porticos”, it’s shopping streets and so on. From Piazza Malpighi you will walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore (Neptune square and Major square) in the heart of the city, then King Renzo’s Palace; Palazzo Podestà and the Basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. Bologna it’s a real gourmet’s heaven…don’t miss a tasty meal at your own leisure! In the afternoon, continue toward Padova, with Sant’Antonio Basilica: one of the most visited churches by pilgrims of the Catholic world. Later in the afternoon, arrival in Venice: the City of Love, one of the most romantic cities of the whole world and, undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man! Check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4
Venice


After breakfast, enjoy your private water-taxi transfer to Piazza San Marco, with “Skip the Line” tickets to visit the splendid St. Mark’s Basilica and, after this, check out the most iconic places of the “Floating City”: the Palazzo dei Dogi, symbol of Venice’s glorious past, the legendary “Bridge of Sighs”. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then return to the hotel and overnight.

Day 5
Venice > Montepulciano (Tuscany wine region) > Rome


After breakfast, you will depart from Piazzale Roma heading to Tuscany, world-known for its landscapes, its churches and castles, and its delicious wines. You will proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich in history and art. Known for its “Nobile” wine, on purchase in local wine houses, Montepulciano also hosts an annual jazz and wine festival every July. Lunch included! Spend the afternoon discovering Montepulciano at your own pace, enjoying free wine tastings in many wine shops and free time for shopping. In the evening, you will arrive in Rome, where the tour ends.
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