Venice-Tuscany-Assisi

Date

5/13/2019 - 5/24/2019

DURATION

12 days



Tour Includes

Tour includes the romantic cities of the Tuscany Region - Venice, Florence and Siena, tours of Padova, Assisi, Montecatini, Montepulciano, Perugia, Rome and more! 


Tour Includes 

3 & 4 STAR Hotels 
20 meals + 3 wine tasting + 1 cooking class

Boat and Train ride

50 Passenger Luxury Coach Tour bus 
Tour Guides (selected locations)
Tax & Tips


Not Included 

Airline from USA to Italy

Tour Package Cost

30 people land $2,500

25 people land $2,650

20 people land $2,875


A 10% deposit of the land cost confirms your seat with the signed Waiver

Mail The Deposit and Waiver to P.O. Box 13327, Fairlawn, OH 44333

 


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RESERVE YOUR SEAT by February 10, 2019

Tour Program

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1

May 13th – Travel day, board your overnight flight from America to Venice today.

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Day 2  May 14th - May 14th - Arrive at Venice International Airport.  Welcome to Italy!  Visit city of Padova, see the majestic beauty of the Cathedral of St. Anthony and the historical center. Padua is a city in Northern Italy’s Veneto region. It’s known for the frescoes by Giotto inits Scrovegni Chapel from 1303–05 and the vast 13th-century Basilica of St. Anthony. The basilica, with its Byzantine-style domes and notable artworks, contains the namesake saint’s tomb. In Padua's old town are arcaded streets and stylish cafes frequented by locals and visiting guest.  Lunch on your own.  Check into our hotel in Stra, then meet your fellow travelers at tonight’s Welcome Dinner, at beautiful Villa Iris, (or similar), dinner included. 

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Day 3  May 15th - Breakfast at the hotel, included.  Depart by train and private boat, for the guided sightseeing tour of the beautiful city of Venice - the capital of Northern Italy’s Veneto region.  Built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It hasno roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.  Lunch on your own and free time to take a gondola ride or visit the Murano glass factory on your own.  Back to the hotel for dinner together, included. 

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Day 4  May 16th - Breakfast at hotel included.  Depart for Montecatini. Montecatini Terme is a town in Tuscany, Italy, known for the art nouveau Parco delle Terme spa complex. Works by Joan Miró and Claes Oldenburg hang in the MO.C.A. (Montecatini Contemporary Art), located on the first floor of the Town Hall. A funicular climbs to Montecatini Alto village (not included, $10), home to the Torre dell’Orologio, a medieval clock tower, plus the Romanesque church of Santa Maria a Ripa and sweeping views of neighboring villages. Enjoy our guided tour of a local vineyard, the tasting of six different wines, cooking class plus lunch, included.  Proceed to hotel in Montecatini, dinner on your own. 

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Day 5  May 17th - Breakfast at the hotel, included.  Set off by fast speed train, included with our local tour guide to see the beautiful city of Florence.  Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschin and a bell tower by Giotto. The Galleria dell'Accademia displays Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture ($20 per person) included.  Walk past Piazza della Repubblica to the medieval Ponte Vecchio.  Stroll along the Arno River and through the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery to Piazza della Signoria, center of Florentine life.  Step inside the Basilica of Santa Croce, burial site of Michelangelo and Galileo (minimal fee, on your own).  Lunch on your own, then stop at a Gold Shop Factory for your pleasure. Back to the hotel for dinner, included. 

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Day 6  May 18th - Breakfast at the hotel, included.  Today we will gather in our luxury coach bus to visit the vibrant city of Siena.  Siena, a city in central Italy’s Tuscany region, is distinguished by its medieval brick buildings. The fan-shaped central square, Piazza delCampo, is the site of the Palazzo Pubblico, the Gothic town hall, and Torre del Mangia, a slender 14th-century tower with sweeping views from its distinctive white crown.  Lunch on your own.  We will then proceed to visit the city of Montepulciano for a wine tasting, and light appetizers, included.  Montepulciano is a medieval hilltop town in Tuscany, Italy. Surrounded by vineyards, it’s known for its vino nobile red wine. The Torre di  Pulcinella is a clock tower topped by a figure of the Pulcinella, a commedia dell’arte character. On the Piazza Grande is the 14th-century Palazzo Comunale, with a tower offering views of the surrounding countryside. Also here is the Duomo, with a huge triptych above its altar.  Depart for our hotel near Chianciano Terme, dinner included. 

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Day 7  May 19th – Breakfast at the hotel, included.  Depart for Perugia.  Perugia is an Italian city and the capital of the Umbria region. It’s known for its defensive walls around the historic center. The medieval Priori Palace exhibits regional art from the 13th century onward. Looking onto Piazza IV Novembre, the Gothic cathedral houses Renaissance paintings and frescoes. In the square's center, Fontana Maggiore is a marble fountain with carvings of biblical scenes and zodiac signs.  We will have a guided tour of the city, and then lunch on your own, free time to explore and then back to the hotel for dinner, included. 

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Day 8  May 20th - Breakfast at the hotel, included.  Enjoy a free day in Perugia, with lunch on your own. Suggested ideas are to explore the castle Rocca Paolina, or take a three hour tour of the Baci Perugina Chocolate Factory (your cost) or stay in the city center at Fontana Maggiore to observe and walk with the locals.  Depart to visit Assisi, the hill town in central Italy’s Umbria region. It was the birthplace of St. Francis (1181–1226), one of Italy’s patron saints. The Basilica of St. Francis is a massive, 2-level church, consecrated in 1253. Its 13th-century frescoes portraying the life of St. Francis have been attributed to Giotto and Cimabue, among others. The crypt houses the saint’s stone sarcophagus. We will have dinner together at our hotel in Perugia, included.

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Day 9  May 21st - Breakfast at the hotel, included.  Today, we will journey across Umbrian valleys in route to Rome.  Rome… Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.  We will stop along the way in the Montefalco wine region for a wine tasting accompanied by a lunch of local specialties, included.  Then arrive in the Rome hotel, dinner on your own. 

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Day 10  May 22nd - Breakfast at the hotel, included.  Follow the footsteps of the ancient Romans with a guided tour of the Eternal City.  Enter the Colosseum (optional), The Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an oval Amphitheatre in the center of the city of Rome. Built of travertine, tuff, and brick-faced concrete, it is the largest Amphitheatre ever built. The Colosseum is situated just east of the Roman Forum, the largest Amphitheater of the Roman Empire.  Take time to explore and have lunch on your own. Back to the hotel for dinner together, included.

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Day 11  May 23rd - Breakfast at the hotel, included.  Free day in Rome with guidance from our tour guide!  Spend a full free day in Rome or add an excursion to visit the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, or the Sistine Chapel (optional).  The Sistine Chapel is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope, in Vatican City. Originally known as the Cappella Magna, the chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored it between 1477 and 1480.  After a full day of exploration, join us this evening to enjoy a Farewell Dinner included, as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

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May 24th - Breakfast at the hotel, included. Depart for airport in Rome to return to America.

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