Welcome to Italy the land of the Mystique ! On arrival in Venice, you will be transferred to a convenient stop close to your hotel in the Venice Island by a shared motorboat transfer. (Shared Boat Transfer) Venice is just as romantic and beautiful as it looks in travelogues and movies. The piazzas and singing gondoliers, the idiosyncratic buildings and water taxis are all there to be seen, admired and photographed for posterity.
The rest of the day is free. You can choose an optional guided walking tour of Venice, or explore the city on your own. This evening enjoy touring the canals of Venice, an ultimate romantic experience on the Gondola Serenade.(optional)Optional Tours Gondola Serenade (Shared Boat)
A Gondola Serenade on the Canals of Venice is the ultimate romantic experience. Complete with music and sweet melodies, you will glide along the Grand Canal and the minor canals of Venice. Be captivated by the glamour and elegance of the city and its magnificent palaces and churches. One of the gondoliers will play music and sing songs throughout the ride.
Pick Up Point - Gondola Serenade (shared Boat) | Pick Up Time - 12:40 hrs | Duration - 12:40 hrs
Excursion to Murano, Burano & Torcello (Shared Boat)
This morning enjoy an excursion to Murano, Burano & Torcello. Boarding a comfortable motor boat, you~ll speed along the Venetian lagoon to Murano, famous for its glassware. During the visit you~ll explore shops, factories and watch the skilled glass-blowers as they create works of art. You~ll also have time to visit a museum showcasing the world-famous Murano glass. Re-board your motor boat you~ll journey to the island of Burano to admire picturesque fishermen~s houses painted in bright pastel colors, and, of course, the famous lace. You can visit a museum dedicated to the craft of lace, and purchase the beautiful lace at local shops. The last island stop is Torcello, the earliest center of civilization in the Venetian lagoon. You~ll see the cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, founded in the 7th century, and the excavated remains of the circular baptistery in the church of Santa Fosca.
This morning, transfer on your own from your hotel in Venice to the Venice train station for your onward journey by train to Florence. (On your own) Trave by train to Florence, the birth place of Renaissance. Also known as the city of the lily, the fame of Florence rests on its age-old image as the Italian hub of Renaissance art and architecture in Europe. With statues and sculptures dotting the piazzas, domes and towers surpassing the height of the sky, palatial palazzi dominating the cityscape, Florence is a beautiful gallery full of gleam and glory, in itself. (Train) On arrival in Florence, proceed on your own to your hotel. (On your own) The rest of the day is free to discover this breathtaking city on your own..In the afternoon you can enjoy an optional excursion to Pisa, the hometown of Galileo and a city,which makes the most of its claim to fame - its Leaning Tower!OPTIONAL TOUR Excursion to Pisa (Seat in Coach)
A splendid excursion through the fertile and picturesque Tuscan countryside towards the historic university city of Pisa, famous for its architectural beauty. After a panoramic drive along the beautiful riversides, the tour proceeds with a guided tour to Piazza dei Miracoli to find the celebrated Leaning Tower, the Cathedral, an unequalled masterpiece of Romanesque art carried out between the 11th and 12th centuries, the Baptistery and other important monuments. You will then walk to Piazza dei Cavalieri, where the Scuola Normale, one of the most famous universities in the world, resides.
Pick Up Point - Excursion To Pisa (seat In Coach) | Pick Up Time - 05:30 hrs | Duration - 05:30 hrsCinque Terre Tour (Seat in Coach)
Fall in love with the Cinque Terre, Italy’s breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage-listed coastal region. Often referred to as the ‘Five Lands,’ Italy’s famous Cinque Terre region comprises five unique fishing villages, Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore, hanging between sea and land, each with its own colorful characteristics. The dramatic cliff-topped coastline, the bustling villages and the surrounding green hillsides, all combine together to form the breathtaking Cinque Terre National Park. On your tour you will arrive at La Spezia and travel by train to Riomaggiore, the village, dating back to the early thirteenth century and famous for its historic character and local wine. Stroll stroll along the narrow cobble alleyways and sheltered paths. Continue your walk to Manarola by walking along the famous "Via dell'Amore" (The Path of Love) a romantic and evocative promenade hewn from the rocks falling sheer into the sea. Next you will visit Monterosso an ancient fishing village considered "The Pearl of the Cinque Terre", where you will be awed by its enchanting beaches and the lush vegetation encircling the little town. Here you will have free time to plunge into the crystal sea and sunbathe, before taking the boat to Vernazza, a seaside town surrounding a small natural port and returning back to Florence.
Pick Up Point - Cinque Terre Tour (seat In Coach) | Pick Up Time - 12:30 hrs | Duration - 12:30 hrsFerrari Tour - (Seat in coach)
Discover the secrets of Ferrari on an exciting trip through time and space. Experience the myth of the 'Red Cars' by visiting the Ferrari Museum. Learn about the legend of the 'Prancing Horse' through an exhibition of images, vintage cars, F1 single-seaters and admire the trophies won by the Ferrari racing teams all over the world and years. Thrill to the roar of a Ferrari engine and see the well-known 'Galleria del Vento' (wind tunnel) designed by Renzo Piano, Italy's most famous living architect.The gallery is used to test the aerodynamics and high speed performance characteristic of the Prancing Horse cars. Later visit a renowned balsamic vinegar producer where you will be shown the aging process of the best balsamic vinegar of Modena. Enjoy a typical regional lunch at a restaurant before your end this tour with a visit to the world famous Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese Factory for some Parmesan cheese tasting.
Pick Up Point - Ferrari Tour - (seat In Coach) | Pick Up Time - 08:00 hrs | Duration - 08:00 hrs
Open Bus Tour of Florence (Seat in Coach)
There is no better way to see Florence than on this hop-on and hop-off double-decker bus. Stops along the tour route include the Cathedral, Santa Croce, San Marco, Piazzale Michelangelo and much, much more! Hop-on and off as many times as you like for a full day of sightseeing! With a multi-lingual commentary and a 48 hour ticket you are free to explore this city at your own pace. The rest of the day is free to discover this breathtaking city on your own
This morning, transfer on your own from the hotel to the Florence Train station. (On your own) Travel by train to Rome, a city which is not only a fascinating European capital city but also a spectacular encyclopedia of living history. The whole experience of Rome is so powerful as to be almost overwhelming at times. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this magnificent city on your own. (Train)
On arrival in Rome, transfer on your own to the Hotel. (On your own) This evening why not discover the grandeur of the historical attractions of Rome at night on an optional Illuminated Rome Tour.OPTIONAL TOUR Rome Illuminated (Seat In Coach)
The tour starts from Via Veneto, the street of La Dolce Vita fame, and continues to Piazza Barberini with the Triton Fountain by Bernini, and on to Piazza Venezia with the Victor Emanuel monument. We also see Via dei Fori Imperiali, the Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine, the Palatine, the Temple of Vesta, the Theatre of Marcello, the Capitol, Tiberine Island, the Synagogue, Castel St. Angelo, and St. Peter's Square and Basilica. During this panoramic visit of the city your guide will also take you to visit the famous Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona.
Pick Up Point - Rome Illuminated (seat In Coach) | Pick Up Time - 02:00 hrs | Duration - 02:00 hrs
Today, explore Rome at your own pace on an extensive hop-on hop-off itinerary through the heart of Rome. The buses are open top which allows you to enjoy full 360 degree panoramic views as you travel along your route, with a commentary in 6 languages, and departures every 15 minutes. Your ticket allows you 17 stops in the most beautiful, cultural and evocative areas of the Eternal city. See major sights such as the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Vatican City, Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Palatine Hill, Piazza Venezia and lots more.OPTIONAL TOURS :
Vatican City With Sistine Chapel Tour (Seat in Coach) Visit the Vatican Museums, housing stunning masterpieces from Roman, Etruscan and Egyptian antiquities to late Renaissance and the famous Sistine Chapel. Marvel at the beauty of the magnificent fresco of the Last Judgement by Michelangelo, along with works by Botticelli, Perugino and Rossellini. Also, admire the art and architecture of St. Peter’s Basilica.<P> Pick Up Point - Vatican City With Sistine Chapel Tour (seat In Coach) | Pick Up Time - 03:00 hrs | Duration - 03:00 hrs </P> Monumental Rome (Seat In Coach)
A perfect introduction to the Eternal City! You will start off by driving up the Via Veneto, portrayed in Fellini's La Dolce Vita, and will take a turn around the Fountain of the Naiads in the Piazza della Repubblica. Leaving the bus, you will go on foot to visit the glorious Trevi Fountain, the largest Baroque fountain in the city. You will also find beautiful fountains in the Piazza Navona. This square follows the shape of a former stadium that existed on this site in the first century AD. The piazza features masterpieces such as the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers (1651) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. You then will see the Piazza ColonnaColumn of Marcus Aurelius which has stood there since 193 AD. The bronze statue of Saint Paul atop the column was placed there in 1589, by order of Pope Sixtus V.
The tour will take you inside the Pantheon, commissioned by Marcus Agrippa as a temple to all the gods of ancient Rome and later rebuilt by the Emperor Hadrian. It is one of the best preserved of all Roman buildings and still has the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world. You will then re-board your bus and proceed to St. Peter's Square passing the Castel Sant'Angelo, Emperor Hadrian's mausoleum, on the way. Your guide will lead you into St. Peter's Basilica. This massive late Renaissance church can hold 60,000 people, and is one of the holiest sites in Christendom. In the first chapel on the right as you enter the Basilica, you will find Michelangelo's masterpiece La Pieta. This famous sculpture shows the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion. Notice how the work balances the Renaissance ideals of classical beauty with naturalism.
You will spend about 35 minutes in St. Peter's Basilica. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at the Vastours Terminal .
Pick Up Point - Monumental Rome (seat In Coach) | Pick Up Time - 03:00 hrs | Duration - 03:00 hrsNaples - Capri - Anacapri Tour (Seat In Coach)
You will travel south to the lively city of Naples and onto the lovely island of Capri. Board a motorboat for a tour of the Blue Grotto. The waters in the cave are a brilliant fluorescent blue. Next you will visit Anacapri, which offers wonderful views of the Bay of Naples. Following lunch, enjoy free time at shopping before returning to board the boat back to Naples.
Pick Up Point - Naples - Capri - Anacapri Tour (seat In Coach) | Pick Up Time - 01:50 hrs | Duration - 01:50 hrs Colosseum and Palantine Tour (Seat in Coach)
The tour starts with a panoramic view of the Colosseum from Colle Oppio before skipping the queue to enter the most symbolic of Rome's landmarks. An expert local guide will bring the bloody past of the amphitheatre to life as you listen to tales of gladiators, mock sea-battles and executions. You when then stop at the Arch of Constantine before entering the complex of the Palatine Hill - the most famous of Rome's hills. Romulus and Remus, the legendary founders of the city, were said to have been found here by the she-wolf who nursed and raised them. The last stop of the tour is a walk along the "Via Sacra" inside the Roman Forum and the tour ends at the Temple, which houses the altar where Julius Caesar was cremated.
Pick Up Point - Colosseum And Palantine Tour (seat In Coach) | Pick Up Time - 03:00 hrs | Duration - 03:00 hrs
Today you will be transferred to the Rome airport for your flight back home. (Private) We trust that you enjoyed your Vacation.
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