Winter Special: Fantasia Italiana

4 Nights & 5 Days

Rome > Assisi > Siena > Florence > Bologna > Padua > Venice > Tuscany Wine Region (Montepulciano) > Rome

Travelling from eternal Rome and up through the hazy hills of Tuscany, you’ll spend five days sampling the best of Assisi, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Padua, Venice, and Montepulciano. Catch the spirit of La Vita Bella as you explore elegant Florentine piazzas, rummage through handcrafted artisanal treasures, sip world-class wines, and float down intimate Venetian canals. Experience a taste of Italy with us!

Itinerary

Day 1: ROME > ASSISI > SIENA > FLORENCE

Departing at early morning from your hotel by a deluxe coach, you will arrive in Assisi, ready to explore, at your own leisure, this tiny town surrounded by walls, built in the Middle Ages. Take your time to visit the Basilica of St. Francis, where you will see art masterpieces! Board on the bus to reach Siena, a Unesco World Heritage Site, world-known for the Palio, the historical horse race around the shell-shaped town square, Piazza del Campo. Next, you will continue on to Florence, where you will check-in at your hotel before enjoying dinner and a well-earned night of rest. Meals: D

Day 2: FLORENCE

After breakfast, you will spend the day venturing around beautiful Florence, the “Cradle of Renaissance, where, with the help of Michelangelo, Italian art reached its pinnacle. You will be fascinated by the uncountable monuments, churches and buildings as Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly referred to as the Duomo. On your visit, you will be amazed by its magnificent dome built by Filippo Brunelleschi. Spend the afternoon strolling the cobblestone streets of Florence on your own or take a short trip to Pisa (optional), one of the four main historical Marine Republics of Italy. There, you will tour the Piazza dei Miracoli with the Duomo, Pisa’s symbol “the Leaning Tower” and the Baptistery. Dinner at leisure, overnight in Florence. Meals: B, L

Day 3: FLORENCE > BOLOGNA > PADUA > VENICE

After breakfast in Florence, departure to Bologna. There, you will discover the elegant city centre with its “porticos”, it’s shopping streets and so on. In the afternoon, continue toward Padova, with Sant’Antonio Basilica: one of the most visited churches by pilgrims of the Catholic world. Later in the afternoon, arrival in Venice, the City of Love, one of the most romantic cities of the whole world and, undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man! Check-in at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Meals: B, D

Day 4: VENICE

After breakfast, enjoy your private water-taxi transfer to Piazza San Marco, with “Skip the Line” tickets to visit the splendid St. Mark’s Basilica and, after this, check out the most iconic places of the “Floating City”: the Palazzo dei Dogi, symbol of Venice’s glorious past, the legendary “Bridge of Sighs”. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then return to the hotel and overnight. Meals: B

Day 5: VENICE > MONTEPULCIANO > ROME

After breakfast, depart from Piazzale Roma heading to Tuscany, world-known for its landscapes, its churches and castles and its delicious wines. You will proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich in history and art. Known for its “Nobile” wine, on purchase in local wine houses, Montepulciano also hosts an annual Jazz and Wine Festival every July. Lunch in a typical Tuscan restaurant included! After lunch, a quick stop to spend some free time. In the evening, you will arrive in Rome, where the tour ends. Meals: B, L

Departures

2019 & 2020 Winter Departures: November 4, 11, 18, December 9, 23, January 13, 27, February 10, 24 & March 9, 16, 23

Includes

  • Accommodation in 4 stars hotels
  • Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
  • Monolingual Tour-escort in English
  • Traditional Tuscan lunch in Montepulciano
  • Visits to Assisi, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Padua, Venice and Tuscany Wine Region
  • Entrance tickets to St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice with “Skip the Line”
  • Meals as per itinerary (please inform us at the moment of the booking, in case of any food allergy or dietary restrictions)
  • Visits with an expert local guide as per itinerary
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard to be in touch with family and friends
  •  Headsets to follow the information provided by the tour leader and local guides

Pricing Details

  • All prices are per person
  • Free accommodation for children up to 6 years old sharing the room with their parents
  • City tax not included (paid directly at the hotel)
  • Drinks are not included with meals

Optional Extras

  • Take advantage of our preferred airfares to Europe from any Canadian gateway
  • Airport Transfers
  • Pre and Post Accommodation in Rome
  • Deluxe Canal View in Venice
  • Pisa Excursion from Florence
  • Accademia Gallery Guided Tour in Florence
  • Venice by night Guided Tour
  • Gondola Ride

EXPERIENCE ITALY WITH US!