ACROSS ITALY Departing From Rome-17D/16N

17 Days

Overview

ACROSS ITALY Escorted Tour Departing from Rome – 17D/16N

Departure Dates:

2024 April: 01, 08, 29
2024 May: 06, 13, 27
2024 June: 10, 24
2024 July: 08
2024 August: 12, 26
2024 September: 02, 16, 23, 30
2024 October: 14, 28
2025 March: 17
Multilingual
ENGLISH/SPANISH/PORTUGUESE
FromToDouble RoomTriple RoomSingle Room
01/04/202417/03/2025$5,928$5,737$7,658
OPTIONAL UP-GRADE IN VENICE
01/04/202412/08/2024$6,875$6,684$9,527
26/08/20242/09/2024$7,045$6,855$9,866
16/09/202417/03/2025$6,875$6,684$9,527

Child policy: Free accommodation for children up to 6 years old sharing the room with their parents

Itinerary

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 onto Florence, where you will check in at your hotel before enjoying dinner and a well-earned night of rest.

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” andn 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.

After breakfast in Florence, departure 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 (Mestre). Check in at your hotel and overnight stay.

After breakfast, enjoy your transfer to Piazza San Marco, and visit the most iconic places of the “Floating City”: the Palazzo dei Dogi, symbol of Venice’s glorious past, the legendary “Bridge of Sighs”. After the walking tour, allow us to treat you to a spritz or a prosecco, as a delightful conclusion to your visit to the highlights of Venice, in the company of your tour leader. While you sit comfortably and savor your drink, you will also have the opportunity to enjoy a taste of the famous “cicchetti,” a Venetian variation of tapas (light lunch).
Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then return to the hotel and overnight.

After breakfast, 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, quick stop to spend some free time. In the evening, you will arrive in Rome to check-in into your hotel.

Day 06 :
DAY 6: Rome

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 Square 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, the tour ends in St. Peter’s Square where you can admire the incredible masterpiece 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.

Enjoy an energetic breakfast at your hotel before spending the day exploring Rome on your own or by selecting one of our regular tours in the city or its surroundings. Return to the hotel for your last overnight in Rome.

After breakfast, pick up at your hotel at 7:00 am approximately. Departure by coach heading south crossing the regions of Lazio and Campania. Arrival in Naples and short panoramic tour climbing up to Vomero hill to enjoy beautiful views over the Gulf of Naples with the Vesuvius, Capri, Ischia and Procida and the city below; time to take some nice pictures.
Descending towards the port of Mergellina, you will leave the city and travel south towards Mount Vesuvius and, once you reach the town of Pompeii, you will have lunch with the real Neapolitan pizza! After lunch, you will enter into one of the most important archaeological sites in the world: a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ruins of Pompeii, with Skip the Line entrance and a guided tour. Visit the haunting ruins of Pompeii, traveling back in time to the tragic days in 79 AD when the silent Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted, covering the prosperous Roman city in deadly volcanic ashes and poisonous gases, leaving this prosperous city crystallized until our days. You’ll learn how people lived at that time, visiting houses and “bars” of the time, admiring frescoes and mosaics to imagine how rich and prosperous was the city before the dreadful day. After the visit, you will drive along the Sorrentine Coast, arriving in Sorrento for dinner (dress code: jacket for men) and an overnight in your new hotel.

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, free time for lunch (lunch not included) and then roam the island at your own pace. Once back on the mainland, return to the hotel for dinner and your last overnight in Sorrento.

Breakfast at your hotel, then spend a leisurely morning exploring Sorrento. In the afternoon, you will reach the port of Naples, where you will board on the Tirrenia/Snav ferry to Palermo. Let the waves rock you to sleep. Dinner and breakfast are not included on the ferry.

Arrive in Palermo and transfer to your hotel. That night, have dinner in the hotel and rest up for the adventure that lies ahead.

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, and then head out on a morning excursion to Monreale, recently included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, an ancient royal town famous for its almonds, olive oil and citrus fruits, as well
as for its fine Norman architecture. Visit the elaborate Cathedral of Monreale and then enjoy some shopping of local delicatessen and souvenirs. Back to Palermo and continue with a walking tour of the city. Wander the streets of the Old Town, hearing tales of Palermo’s 3,000-year history and discovering attractions like Palermo Cathedral. Walk inside the impressive-looking place of worship and marvel at its arches, cupolas and mosaics – with an incredible mix of influences coming from several dominations on the island. Enjoy free time in the late afternoon and return to your hotel for dinner. Overnight.

Early breakfast and departure to Erice, a medieval village stacked into the side of Monte San Giuliano. Many say that little has changed in the village since the sixth century, and its labyrinth-like twist of lanes is perfect for a cool and pleasant morning amble. Continue to visit the Saline, an extraordinary lagoon, where history, nature, archeology find a perfect synthesis and allow the visitor to try different, unique and charming experiences. Afterwards, we’ll set off to Marsala, whose lands are known for its Marsala wine. You’ll take part in a sensorial experience, for you will visit a traditional tavern and taste regional products during a light but unforgettable lunch. Return to your coach and travel to Agrigento, your final destination of the day. Visit Ancient Greek monuments and ruins at the Valley of Temples (entrance included) – a UNESCO World Heritage site – and learn about archaeological relics like the Classical Temple of Concord the Temple of Hercules; the Temple of Jupiter, one of the largest Doric-style buildings. Check in to your hotel in the evening. Dinner and overnight.

Breakfast at the hotel and travel to Ragusa and visit of the enchanting historical center “Ibla”, with its stunning baroque palaces and churches; together with other seven cities in the Val di Noto, Ragusa is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit the old gate of San Giorgio, the Giardini Iblei and then walk to Piazza Pola where we will visit the church of San Giuseppe: a little gem. Be enchanted by the elegant Cathedral of San Giorgio, the Church of the Souls in Purgatory and the magnificent Cosentini palace, one of the most interesting Late Baroque palaces in Sicily! Arrive in hotel, dinner and overnight.

Breakfast at the hotel and travel to Noto, a picturesque fishing town popular for its stately Baroque architecture. Visit Cathedral of San Nicolò, recently restored after a earthquake, and then have a nice walk in the town’s center. Continue along the south coast to Syracuse, on Sicily’s southeastern tip. Arrived in Syracuse, cross one of the city’s bridges for a visit to the island of Ortygia – the most ancient part of Syracuse – home to a wealth of Baroque churches and medieval palaces. In the late afternoon arrive in Taormina, check in to your hotel and enjoy dinner.

Breakfast at your centrally located hotel and then head off to Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe and the highest mountain in Italy. Learn about volcanic activity and marvel at the old lava fields and black magma rock that comprises Etna’s landscape. If weather permits, you have a chance to climb to the summit (1800 m). After, return to Taormina, the beautiful and romantic town located on Mount Tauro. Return to Taormina in the afternoon and spend the rest of your day at leisure. Overnight

Enjoy one final breakfast before the tour comes to an end.

 

NOTE – CAPRI NAVIGATION EXPERIENCE. During peak season, visiting the Blue Grotto in Capri may involve long lines and limited capacity. If access is not possible, or the weather conditions do not allow it, our guides will suggest alternative attractions to ensure a satisfying and memorable tour (e.g. Faraglioni rocks).

Includes:

  • Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
  • Monolingual tour
    -escort in English
  • Accommodation in 4 stars or 3 stars hotels
  • Meals as per itinerary (please inform us at the moment of the booking, in case of any food allergy or
    alimentary restriction)
  • Entrance tickets to the archaeological site in Pompeii with “Skip the Line”
  • Entrance tickets to Vatican Museums & St. Peter’s Basilica with “Skip the Line”
  • Spritz Experience in Venice
  • Visit of the Blue Grotto in Capri (only in High Season from 26/03)
  • Visits with local expert guide as per itinerary

Excludes:

  • Tips
  • Porterage service
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned
  • City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)
  • Everything that is not mentioned in the paragraph “Rates include”

Rome: Hotel St. Martin 4*
Address: Via San Martino della Battaglia, 58
Ph.: +39 06 84010200
Web: https://www.stmartinroma.com/

Located in Rome, opposite Castro Pretorio Metro Station and 1,2 km from La Sapienza University of Rome, Hotel St Martin by OMNIA hotels offers a restaurant, bar and modern rooms. There is a tour desk and free WiFi in all areas. All rooms have air conditioning, a kettle and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The bathroom is private and includes a hair dryer. Some rates at the Hotel St Martin by OMNIA hotels include a continental buffet breakfast. The hotel is 1.4 km from the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and a 10-minute walk from Rome-Termini Central Train Station. The nearest airport is Rome Ciampino Airport, 15 km from Hotel St Martin by OMNIA hotels.

Florence: Hotel Raffaello 4*
Address: Viale Morgagni 19
Ph.: +39 055 4224141
Web: https://www.raffaellohotel.it/
Located at the entrance to the city, Hotel Raffaello is the ideal starting point for visiting Florence, discovering its history and breathing its unique atmosphere. The hotel is easy to reach both for those who arrive in Florence by car or by train. 6 floors, 140 rooms, 1 mission alone: the well-being of our guests.

Venice: Hotel Delfino 4*
Address: Corso del Popolo, 211, 30172, Mestre (Italy)
Ph.: +39 0415321029
Web: https://www.hoteldelfino-mestre.com/it/hotel/
The excellent location of the Hotel Delfino places it among the best hotels in Mestre. The surroundings hold areas of great interest integrated with direct tourism services for Venice. Just 10 metres from the interest of the hotel is a stop for bus number 4 leading directly to the lakeside capital and, at approximately 300 metres, the train stations. 126 rooms all elegantly furnished and complete with every comfort. Furniture, draperies and bedspreads are all carefully matched. Special attention to the clientele is shown in a comfortable and relaxing environment creating all the basic necessity for a wonderful stay. This includes satellite TV, telephone, in-room refrigerator and air conditioning completing the comfort of these elegant rooms offered in single, double and family versions. Bathrooms are equipped with showers and hair dryers.

Hotel Michelangelo 4*
Address: Corso Italia, 275
Ph.: +39 081 8784844
Web: https://www.michelangelosorrento.com/
The Hotel offers a special atmosphere and a perfect environment to spend a very relaxing and pleasant vacation. Although it is located in the center of the city, the Hotel is an oasis of peace. The structure has been developed around an ancient tower, dating from the 16th century.

 

Palermo: Hotel Mercure 4*
Address: Via Mariano Stabile, 112, 90139 Palermo PA
Ph.: +39 091 324911
Web:https://all.accor.com/hotel/5932/index.es.shtml

With a strategic location in the center of Palermo, just a few meters from the Teatro Politeama and the Teatro Massimo, the Mercure Palermo Centro constitutes the ideal base to explore this beautiful city of rich colour, its historical buildings and monuments, the liveliness of its markets and the intense flavours.

 

Agrigento: Hotel della valle 4* Address: Via Ugo la Malfa, 3, 92100 Agrigento AG

Ph.: +39 0922 26966
Web: https://www.hoteldellavalle.ag.it/index.php/it/

4-star hotel equipped with 112 comfortable rooms and suites, the Hotel della Valle is located a short distance from the Valley of the Temples, but also close to the historic center of the city, once called Akragas. The Valley of the Temples is the archaeological park characterized by the exceptional state of conservation of the Doric temples, a UNESCO world heritage site since 1997.

 

Taormina: Hotel Splendid 4* Address: Via Dietro Cappuccini 10 – 98039 Taormina (ME) Ph.: +39 0942 628010
Web: https://www.splendidhoteltaormina.com/
A modern and comfortable hotel. Set in the Rocca of Taormina, The Splendid Hotel in Taormina overlooks the Ionian Sea and is located a few steps from the picturesque historic center and the marvelous Greek Theatre.

 

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