9 Days Rome Siena Florence Venice Lake Como Milan
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9 Days Rome Siena Florence Venice Lake Como Milan

9 Days Rome – Assisi – Siena – Florence – Padua – Venice – Verona – Sirmione (Lake Garda) – Lake Como – Milan

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Itinerary

Day 1: Rome
Transfer from the airport in Rome to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Welcome drink, dinner in hotel.

Overnight: Rome

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Rome

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Welcome to the Eternal City! This morning your licensed English speaking guide will pick you up at the hotel to start your full day (6 hrs) sightseeing tour of Rome.
Your tour will start with the inside visit of the Colosseum and Roman Forum. After lunch (on your own) you will continue to the Vatican City where your guide will lead you into the Vatican Museums taking the beautiful Spiral staircase and continuing through the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Geographical Maps before arriving in the famous Sistine Chapel with its magnificent fresco of the Last Judgment by Michelangelo. The tour will end with the visit of the world renown St. Peter’s Basilica where a stop at the famous sculpture “La Pieta” by Michelangelo is not to be missed. At the end of the tour you will return to the hotel. Dinner at traditional restaurant.

Overnight: Rome

Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 3: Rome – Assisi – Siena – Florence
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Pick up at your hotel. This morning we will reach Assisi the birthplace of St. Francis. You will be enchanted by the art and spirituality of this place. First we will visit the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli where Francis loved to spend his time and where he died. We will continue our walking-tour passing by the Temple of Minerva onto the Basilica of Saint Francis to admire the famous frescoes which depict the life of the Saint. After lunch on your own, we will continue our excursion to Siena where a guided tour of the old-town awaits you. The highlight is the Piazza del Campo, the seashell-shaped square on which the famous horse-race, the Palio, takes place each year. Another site not to be missed is the imposing Cathedral. Continue to Florence. Dinner in hotel.

Overnight: Florence

Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 4: Florence
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. A must for all travelers to Tuscany is a visit to the art and cultural city of Florence. The Cathedral dominates the skyline and together with the Bell Tower and the Baptistery forms one of the most magnificent art masterpieces in the world. The austerity and beauty of this city, and the pride and determination of the Florentine artists is displayed in a unique way in the Palazzo Vecchio. With a local local English-speaking guide you will visit the major sites of the old-town. At the end of the tour you will have some free time to admire the jewelry stores on the Ponte Vecchio or to enjoy an espresso coffee. Dinner at a traditional restaurant.

Overnight: Florence

Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 5: Florence – Padua – River Brenta 
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Departure by motorcoach to Padua along the River Brenta. On its banks you will admire the sumptuous villas which were built as summer residences for the rich patricians. There will be the possibility to visit Villa Pisani for those interested (optional visit). We will continue to the old University City of Padua, known worldwide as the city of Saint Anthony. During the guided walking-tour of the old-town you will visit the major sites. Continue to Venice and overnight.

Overnight: Venice

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Venice
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Today the romantic city of canals and lagoons, Venice is on the program! On today’s tour you will discover with your local English-speaking guide, Venice and its narrow streets – a city full of fascination even in its most hidden corners. The Rialto Bridge, Grand Canal, St.  Mark’s  Square and Doges’ Palace are just a few of the sites you will see. Dinner at a traditional restaurant and overnight at the hotel.

Overnight: Venice

Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 7: Venice – Verona – Lake Garda
Buffet breakfast. Today’s program will feature the town of Romeo and Juliet, Verona. The local English-speaking guide will show you Piazza Bra’ with its magnificent Roman amphitheater, the elegant shopping street Via Mazzini and other parts of the old-town. You will learn about the history, art and modern life of this world-famous city of love. We will continue our journey to one of the most famous place on Lake Garda, the town of Sirmione. Sirmione is set on a peninsula at the southern end of Lake Garda and was the long-time residence of the Greek soprano Maria Callas. Additional sites are the Castle, the Roman ruins and the thermal bath. Continue to the Lake Como area. Dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Lake Como

Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 8: Lake Como
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Today you will discover the old-town of Como, including the Cathedral and the lovely lake-side promenade. Afterwards you will board the ferry for a cruise to the village of Bellagio and from the lake you will catch a glimpse of impressive villas as well as enjoy the spectacular scenery surrounding them. Once you have reached Bellagio, you will have some free time to stroll through the picturesque streets and enchanting harbor, or do some shopping. Following the tour you will return by bus to Como. Dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Lake Como

Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 9: Lake Como – End of the vacation package 
Buffet breakfast. Departure transfer from the hotel to the Milan Airport.

Meals: Breakfast

The tour includes:

  • Arrival transfer from Rome FCO/CIA Airport to the hotel in Rome
  • Departure transfer from the hotel to Milan MXP Airport
  • Accommodation in 4* centrally located hotels
    – 2 nights in Rome
    – 2 nights in Florence
    – 2 nights in Venice
    – 2 nights on Lake Como
  • Welcome drink at hotel in Rome
  • Welcome drink at the hotel in Como
  • 8 daily buffet breakfasts
  • 1 4-course dinner at the hotel in Rome (drinks not included)
  • 1 traditional dinner at a local restaurant in Rome including drinks (1/4 wine + 1/2 water per person)
  • 1 4-course dinner at the hotel in Florence (drinks not included)
  • 1 traditional dinner at a local restaurant in Florence including drinks (1/4 wine + 1/2 water per person)
  • 1 traditional dinner at a local restaurant in Venice including drinks (1/4 wine + ½ water per person)
  • 2 4- course dinners at the hotel on Lake Como (drinks not included)
  • Full-day tour (6 hrs) of Rome with entrance fees and skip-the-line tickets at the Vatican Museum, St. Peter’s Basilica, Colisseum and Roman Forum
  • 2-hour tour of Assisi with English-speaking guide
  • 2-hour tour of Siena with English-speaking guide
  • 3-hour tour of Florence with English-speaking guide
  • 2-hour tour of Padua with English-speaking guide
  • 2-hour tour of Venice with English-speaking guide
  • 2-hour tour of Verona with English-speaking guide
  • 2-hour boat-ride (Como-Bellagio)
  • Headsets during the sightseeing tours
  • English-speaking Tour Escort throughout the itinerary
  • Transportation by deluxe AC motorcoach as per the itinerary
  • Porterage on arrival and departure at each hotel

The tour does not include:

  • Tips
  • Everything not listed under “the tour includes”.
  • City taxes

Hotels
4* in Rome: Hotel Valadier or similar
4* in Florence: Hotel NH Firenze
4* in Venice: Hotel Saturnia & International
4* in Lake Como: Hotel Metropole Suisse

Note:

Please note the city taxes are not included and have to be paid by the guest directly to the hotel at the time of check in. The amount of the taxes depends on the category of the hotel and length of stay.

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9 Days Rome Siena Florence Venice Lake Como Milan