ITALY CLASSIC TOUR
from South Africa:
ROME–ASSISI – SIENA – FLORENCE – PADUA – VENICE – VERONA – SIRMIONE(LAKE GARDA) – LAKECOMO – MILAN
6 days | 5 nights
Departure from ROME
Operated on MONDAYS
May: 7* – 14 – 21* – 8
June: 4 – 11* – 18 – 25*
July: 2 – 9* – 16 – 23 – 30*
August: 6 – 13* – 20 – 27*/**
September: 3** – 10* – 17 – 24*
October: 1 – 8* – 15 – 22*
FLORENCE Hotel Adriatico 4*
VENICE/LIDO** Hotel Villa Mabapa – Hotel Biasutti 4*
MILAN Hotel Antares Concorde 4*
Day 1 (Monday) – Rome – Assisi – Siena – Florence
American buffet breakfast. Pickup at 7.30/7.45am at the hotel and departure by
coach to Assisi for a visit of the mystic town of Saint Francis still surrounded by
ancient walls. Visit the Basilica of Saint Francis with its early Renaissance masterpieces
by Giotto and Cimabue. At the end of the visit, we continue towards Siena,
the beautiful medieval city renown for the Palio horse race. Proceed to Florence.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Meals: D
Day 2 (Tuesday) – Florence
Guided sightseeing tour of the city, also known to be the cradle of the Renaissance.
Visit the beautiful Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore,
Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery of St. John, and Santa Croce, the 13th century
Franciscan Church with Cimabue’s famous crucifix.
The balance of the day is at leisure.
Dinner at a local Restaurant and overnight at the hotel. Meals: B D
Day 3 (Wednesday) – Florence – Padua – Venice
American buffet breakfast at the hotel and departure to Venice by coach.
Along the way you will stop in PADUA, where you will visit the famous Cathedral
of St. Anthony, guarded by Donatello’s “Gattamelata”.
Continue towards Venice, and upon arrival enjoy a panoramic guided walking
tour of this unique city. You will see the St. Mark’s square, the Basilica of St. Mark,
the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Prisons.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Venice island. Meals: B D
Day 4 (Thursday) – Venice
American buffet breakfast at the hotel. Morning tour by boat. You will cross the
lagoon with a view of the islands and reach the island of Murano where you will
assist to a demonstration of glass blowing (some time will be allowed for shopping).
Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Meals: B
Day 5 (Friday) – Venice – Verona – Sirmione (Garda Lake) – Como Lake – Milan
American buffet breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure by motor coach to
Verona. Visit of the town of Romeo and Juliet. Continue to Sirmione. Free time
for lunch and tour of the town. In the afternoon, proceed to Lake Como for a
panoramic tour by bus. In the evening arrival in Milan.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Meals: B D
Day 6 (Saturday) – Milan or Rome*
American buffet breakfast at the hotel. Morning panoramic tour of the city including
the shopping gallery Vittorio Emanuele II, the Sforza castle, and the Splendid
Duomo, one of the world’s largest, most striking Gothic cathedrals. The tour will
end at 11.00 a.m. at the central railway station (transfer to Airport or hotel in
Milan is not included). Meals: B