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Italian Dream 2014

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Colosseum in Rome, ItalyRialto BridgeVerona Arena in Verona, Italy
Colosseum in Rome, Italy
Rialto Bridge
Verona Arena in Verona, Italy
  • Duration: 8 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe Costsaver 2014
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  • Style: Regional
  • Description: This dream tour displays the best of Rome, Florence and Venice, and offers free time to explore each breathtaking city on your own too. Get a close look at the Romans' legacy through the impressive Colosseum, the influence of the Renaissance through Florence’s art and Venice’s effortless beauty.
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS)

    Welcome to Rome! Relax and unwind after check-in and meet with your Travel Director this afternoon. Tonight, perhaps take a stroll through the city and soak up the vibrant atmosphere!

    Hotel: Pinewood

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  • Day 2

    ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour of the city. Visit St. Peter's Basilica, one of the holiest Christian sites in the world. Cross the River Tiber and admire views of the iconic Colosseum and the Forum, the focus of daily life in ancient Rome. Spend free time discovering the city on your own.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 3

    ROME – VENICE (MESTRE) (2 NIGHTS)

    Follow the upper Tiber valley past the medieval hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto in Umbria to Tuscany, a unique and fertile landscape with olive groves and vineyards stretching into the distance. Cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains and arrive later close to the magical city of Venice.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Best Western Hotel Quid/Antony

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  • Day 4

    VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

    Savour the unique sights of Venice as you cruise by private launch to its heart, St. Mark's Square. Marvel at the Bridge of Sighs, the magnificent Doge's Palace and the Byzantine basilica adorned with glass mosaics. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca island. Explore this fascinating city in your free time or perhaps take a trip across the lagoon to Burano Island for a seafood lunch.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

  • Day 5

    VENICE – VERONA – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS)

    Drive west to Verona, the home of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. View the vast Roman Arena during your walking orientation, where concerts are still held, and then see Juliet's balcony. Your journey continues through the gastronomic region of Emilia Romagna to Tuscany and your hotel near the Renaissance city of Florence.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Hotel 500/Novotel Firenze Nord

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  • Day 6

    FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Florence enjoys a unique artistic heritage. Experience the delights during your sightseeing tour on foot with your knowledgeable Local Guide. Admire the Baptistery, renowned for its carved bronze doors, the marble Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori, Giotto's impressive bell tower, and the Piazza della Signoria. Enjoy a demonstration of leatherwork, with time afterwards to explore or to shop for high quality Italian goods and 18-carat gold jewellery.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

  • Day 7

    FLORENCE – ASSISI – ROME

    Through the rolling countryside of Tuscany into Umbria, you arrive at the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. See the sights of St. Francis' birthplace, including the medieval ramparts and the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, built on the site where St. Francis died. Later, on your final night in Rome, you might like to celebrate the end of your holiday with a special dinner.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Club House Roma

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  • Day 8

    DEPART ROME

    Say 'arrivederci' to Rome, your Travel Director and newfound friends as you prepare for your journey home. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino airport. Conditions apply.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • RomeSightseeing with a Local Guide includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican and views of the Forum and Colosseum.
  • VeniceCruise by private boat to St. Marks Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island.
  • VeronaView the Roman Arena and Juliet's balcony on an orientation walk.
  • FlorenceSightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori and Giotto's Bell Tower.
  • AssisiOrientation of this beautiful town dedicated to St. Francis.

Dining

  • 7 buffet breakfasts
  • 3 three course dinners

Travel Highlights

  • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

Airport Transfers

  • For full details on transfers, please click here.
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Notes
  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America., Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey.

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