Europe

Fantasia Tour Italy Winter

Italy in winter

DAY 1: ROME

Welcome to Rome! After a meet & greet at the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight stay.

 

 DAY 2:  ROME > ASSISI > SIENA > FLORENCE (B/-/D)

Departing at 7:15 am from your hotel 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.

(Learn more about Rome in Wikipedia)

 DAY 3: FLORENCE (B/L/-)

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. Lunch in a typical 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. Dinner at leisure, overnight stay in Florence.

(Learn more about Florence in Wikipedia)

 DAY4: FLORENCE · BOLOGNA · PADUA · VENICE (B/-/D)

After breakfast in Florence, depart to Bologna. There, you will discover the elegant city center 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 in the whole world and, undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man! Check-in at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

 

 DAY 5: Venice (B/-/-)

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, a 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 6: Venice · Tuscany Wine Region (Montepulciano) ·Rome (B/L/-)

After breakfast, a departure 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 in a typical restaurant included! After lunch, a quick stop to spend some free time. In the evening, you will arrive in Rome to check-in at your hotel.

(Learn more about Venice in Wikipedia)

 DAY 7: Rome (B/-/-)

Between 7:45/8:00 am, after breakfast, departure from the hotel for the included tour of the Vatican Museums, 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 with 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 a privileged door to St. Peter’s Basilica: the biggest church in the world! The tour ends in 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 at night! Overnight stay.

 

DAY 8: Rome (B)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport. Transfer included!

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7 Nights/8 Days

03 November 2019 – 29 March 2020

 

Prices per Person sharing a Double room:

$ 1390

 

Hotels Used or Similar:

Destination Second Category First Category
3 Nights Rome Santa Costanza 4* – Roma Garden 3* Bettoja 4*
2 Nights Florence
Raffaello 4* Raffaello 4*
2 Nights Venice
Mestre Hotel Delfino 4* Santa Chiara 4*

The prices are per person in USD and include:

  •  Round trip economy class flights as per the lowest booking fare
  • Transportation by deluxe motor coach throughout the tour
  • 3 nights stay in Rome
  • 2 nights stay in Florence
  • 2 nights stay in Venice
  • Meals as mentioned in the program
  • Visits as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • All taxes included

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