Welcome to Italy the land of the Mystique! On arrival in Rome, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Rome is more than a fascinating European capital city; it is a spectacular encyclopedia of living history. The whole experience of Rome is so powerful as to be almost overwhelming at times.Rome, Italy
The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this magnificent city 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. In the evening, if you haven’t already seen it on Day 01, don’t miss the opportunity to discover the city’s renowned monuments and be immersed in the magical atmosphere of the piazzas, fountains and architecture all lit up at night, on an optional Illuminated Rome TourOPTIONAL 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.
Pick Up Point - Vatican City With Sistine Chapel Tour (seat In Coach) | Pick Up Time - 03:00 hrs | Duration - 03:00 hrsMonumental 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 hrs
Enjoy a full-day optional excursion to the lively city of Naples, and onto the lovely island of Capri or explore the world's most extensive collection of art in the Vatican City. Or just go shopping. The city boasts a wide variety of shopping opportunities. Spanish Square presents high fashion selections while the more modestly priced clothing is to be found on the Via del Corso and Via Tritone. North of Spanish Square are the areas famous for their antique shops and art galleries. Porta Portese hosts a huge flea market every Sunday morning.Optional tour Naples - 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 hrsColosseum 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
This morning, travel 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. On arrival in Florence, proceed to your hotel. Florence, ItalyOPTIONAL 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 hrs
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.
This morning, travel to the magical city of Venice by train. 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. On arrival, proceed to your hotel.
The rest of the day is at leisure. 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 SerenadeOPTIONAL TOUR 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
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.
Today travel by train to Lake Como. Truly beautiful! This jewel in the crown of Italy's famous lakes is a haven of tranquility, superb cuisine, majestic snow capped mountains, courteous folk and style. Lake Como is 50 km long and west of Menaggio is where the lake splits in two. The mountains around the lake are 2000 m high and the lake up to 1350 feet deep, making it one of the deepest lakes in Europe. On arrival in Como, proceed to your hotel.Lake como, Italy
The rest of the day is at leisure. The old town, is still to this day protected by high walls, but is populated by small and interesting local and designer shops. Strolling through these streets is part of the local culture. Grab a latte at one of the many street cafes and watch the elegant procession of young and old alike in all their finery.
Today, explore Como at your leisure, relax in the cafe's, people watch, drink pure Italian coffee, absorb the history and elegance, you will be amazed by the spectacular scenery.
Today, travel to Milan, 'the world's design capital', situated in Lombardy, northwest Italy, and a fashionable and sophisticated city offering visitors excellent food, superb wines and fantastic shopping, not to mention its wonderful historic architecture and cultural heritage. On arrival proceed to your hotel.Milan, Italy
City tour of Milan. (Seat in Coach)
In the afternoon enjoy a City Tour for an overview of Milan. Take a trip to the historical and artistic heart of Milan. Visit the Duomo, one of the world~s largest and most striking gothic cathedrals; Castello Sforzesco, a former fortress which houses a collection of furniture, artefacts, and sculptures and La Scala Opera House founded by Empress Maria Theresa of Austria, to replace the Royal Ducal Theatre.
Today you will be transferred to Milan airport for your flight back home. We trust that you enjoyed your Vacation.
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