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Italian Renaissance Cities Accompanied Tour

Overview
Location
Accommodation
Getting There

Experience Italy's Renaissance cities including Rome, Assis, Siena, Florence, Padua, Venice, Napoli, Pompei, Sorrento, Capri, Amalfi and finally back to Rome. The package includes all transfers between each city, tours as per itinerary, 4* Hotels on half board basis and full assistance of a guide

Highlights

  • See the best cities in Italy in just over a week
  • Enjoy the tours and experiences included in the package
  • See and do more on this guided tour

Included

  • Accommodation at 4* hotels.
  • 7 American buffet breakfast
  • 7 dinners (drinks NOT included)
  • 2 lunches (drinks NOT included)
  • Full day excursion to Pompeii
  • Full day excursion to Capri
  • Visit of the BLUE GROTTO (weather permitting)
  • Ground Transportation by motor coach with air-conditioning
  • Renaissance Escorted Tour (English) Splendid tour (Multilingual) English - Spanish - French
  • Sightseeing tours as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees as per Itinerary

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Drinks
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport transfers
  • No tour assistance in Amalfi

Itinerary

ITINERARY - ROME-ASSISI-SIENA-FLORENCE-PADUA-VENICE-ROME NAPOLI-POMPEI-SORRENTO-CAPRI-AMALFI-ROME

Day 1 – Monday: ROME-ASSISI-SIENA-FLORENCE
8.00am meeting point at our sightseeing office or pickup at the hotel from 7.30am to 7.45am and departure by coach to ASSISI. You will visit 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, 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
American buffet breakfast at the hotel.
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 for optional sightseeing (we suggest the PISA half day tour) or for shopping.
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
Meals: B D

Day 4 – Thursday: VENICE-ROME
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).
In the afternoon, the boast will take you to the rail station or the Tronchetto for your transfer back to Rome by rail or motor coach. (means of transportation is reconfirmed one day or two before the end of the tour and advised by the assistant).
Arrival in Rome and transfer to the hotel.
Dinner is not included
Meals: B

Day 5 – Friday: ROME-NAPLES-POMPEII-SORRENTO
Pickup at 7.00am at the hotel and departure from ROME to NAPLES by coach with a multilingual tour leader.
Upon arrival in Naples our local guide will take you for a walking tour of the historical centre to admire the Piazza del Plebiscito, the Royal Palace, the Gallery of Umberto I, and the San Carlo Opera House,
stop for lunch where you will enjoy typical Neapolitan specialties such as ”mozzarella, salami, pizza or pasta” (soft drinks included). From Naples, continue to POMPEII, and enjoy a short visit to a coral and cameo factory,
followed by a visit of the excavations of this ancient Roman city which was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvio in 79 A.D. and buried under 4 to 6 meters of ash and stones.
Proceed to SORRENTO, a charming town of the Sorrentine Peninsula famous for the cultivation of Oranges, Lemons and Olives trees.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Meals: B L D

Day 6- Saturday: SORRENTO – CAPRI – SORRENTO
American buffet breakfast at the hotel, and departure at 08.00am to the island of Capri. You will board the ferry and arrive in MARINA GRANDE. Once on the island you will visit, the BLUE GROTTO (weather permitting), the AUGUSTUS GARDENS and stop at the famous Piazzetta.
A Minibus will take you up to ANACAPRI. After lunch in Anacapri, you will return to Marina Grande where you will board the ferry for your transfer back to Sorrento.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Meals: B L D

Day 7 – Sunday: SORRENTO – AMALFI
American buffet breakfast at the hotel and departure to AMALFI at 9.30am via the breathtaking Amalfi Coast drive. En-route you will enjoy magnificent views of POSITANO and other picturesque fishing villages.
Arrival in Amalfi and time at leisure. You can take the hotel’s shuttle bus to reach its private beach and plunge into the water of the Mediterranean Sea. Alternatively, you may visit the city center of Amalfi.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Meals: B D

Day 8 – Monday: AMALFI
American buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Free time to discover the beauty of this wonderful coastal village, or to explore the area. You can take the hotel’s shuttle bus to reach its private beach and plunge into the water of the Mediterranean Sea. Alternatively, you may visit the city centre of Amalfi.
It is also possible to arrange optional excursions in the area, and visit towns like RAVELLO and POSITANO.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Meals: B D

Day 9– Tuesday: AMALFI - POMPEII – ROME
American buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Morning at leisure.
Meeting point at the hotel at 3.30pm and transfer to Pompeii where you will join another group for your trip back to ROME.
Traffic permitting, the estimated time of arrival is 9.00 p.m.
Meals: B

ASSISTANT DURING THE WHOLE TOUR BUT NOT IN AMALFI

Please Note

Please remember that for our escorted tours each guest is only permitted to bring one suitcase and one item of hand baggage, for each extra bag you will be required to pay a supplement of €10 euro on the spot and directly payable to the tour assistant.

Restrictions

LUGGAGE Customers participating in our Escorted and Semi-Escorted Tours are entitled to 1 baggage (of any size) 1 hand baggage. For each extra bag, there will be a supplement of € 10 per item to be paid directly on the spot to the tour assistant.

Hotel Pickup

PICK UP in Rome It is important to specify that the pickup service is not possible from: non-central hotels (outside the Aurelian Walls in Rome), B&Bs, apartments, guest houses, etc and not even from hotels located close to these properties. In this cases, clients have to reach the meeting point at Gartour Sightseeing Office at Viale Bastioni di Michelangelo, 21, at least 15 min prior to the departure time indicated in the program. DROP-OFF in Rome The drop-off for all our customers returning to Rome will be managed as follows: - For the tours not including the "ROMA & ..." pre/post-tour package: there will be 3 drop-off points in Rome City centre: Rome Termini Railway Station, Piazza della Repubblica and at our Sightseeing office at Viale Bastioni di Michelangelo, 21. - Tours including the "ROMA & ..." package have the drop-off at the hotel or, if the hotel is not reachable by bus or car, in the immediate vicinity

This guided coach tour lets you experience Italy's famous Renaissance cities and enjoy a range of fascinating tours during your holiday.

Day 1 – Monday: ROME-ASSISI-SIENA-FLORENCE
Day 2 – Tuesday: FLORENCE
Day 3 – Wednesday: FLORENCE-PADUA-VENICE
Day 4 – Thursday: VENICE-ROME
Day 5 – Friday: ROME-NAPLES-POMPEII-SORRENTO
Day 6- Saturday: SORRENTO – CAPRI – SORRENTO
Day 7 – Sunday: SORRENTO – AMALFI
Day 8 – Monday: AMALFI
Day 9– Tuesday: AMALFI - POMPEII – ROME

Hotels

IN FLORENCE Hotel Adriatico 4 * or similar
IN VENICE /LIDO ** Hotel Villa Mabapa – Hotel Biasutti 4 * or similar
IN ROME Hotel Gambrinus 4* or similar
IN SORRENTO Hotel Vesuvio 4* or similar
IN AMALFI Hotel Excelsior 4* or similar
**Venice film festival, the group could be hosted in alternative hotels in the Venetian lagoon

Nearest Airports

The start point and end point for this tour is the city of Rome.
So you should arrange flights in and out of one of Rome's airports.

Leonardo da Vinci Aiport 50 mins by train to the start point of the tour.
Rome Campino 1 hour by public transport or 35 mins by road.

Should you wish to arrange a private airport transfer, please contact us for prices.

Overview

Experience Italy's Renaissance cities including Rome, Assis, Siena, Florence, Padua, Venice, Napoli, Pompei, Sorrento, Capri, Amalfi and finally back to Rome. The package includes all transfers between each city, tours as per itinerary, 4* Hotels on half board basis and full assistance of a guide

Highlights

  • See the best cities in Italy in just over a week
  • Enjoy the tours and experiences included in the package
  • See and do more on this guided tour

Included

  • Accommodation at 4* hotels.
  • 7 American buffet breakfast
  • 7 dinners (drinks NOT included)
  • 2 lunches (drinks NOT included)
  • Full day excursion to Pompeii
  • Full day excursion to Capri
  • Visit of the BLUE GROTTO (weather permitting)
  • Ground Transportation by motor coach with air-conditioning
  • Renaissance Escorted Tour (English) Splendid tour (Multilingual) English - Spanish - French
  • Sightseeing tours as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees as per Itinerary

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Drinks
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport transfers
  • No tour assistance in Amalfi

Please Note

Please remember that for our escorted tours each guest is only permitted to bring one suitcase and one item of hand baggage, for each extra bag you will be required to pay a supplement of €10 euro on the spot and directly payable to the tour assistant.

Restrictions

LUGGAGE Customers participating in our Escorted and Semi-Escorted Tours are entitled to 1 baggage (of any size) 1 hand baggage. For each extra bag, there will be a supplement of € 10 per item to be paid directly on the spot to the tour assistant.

Hotel Pickup

PICK UP in Rome It is important to specify that the pickup service is not possible from: non-central hotels (outside the Aurelian Walls in Rome), B&Bs, apartments, guest houses, etc and not even from hotels located close to these properties. In this cases, clients have to reach the meeting point at Gartour Sightseeing Office at Viale Bastioni di Michelangelo, 21, at least 15 min prior to the departure time indicated in the program. DROP-OFF in Rome The drop-off for all our customers returning to Rome will be managed as follows: - For the tours not including the "ROMA & ..." pre/post-tour package: there will be 3 drop-off points in Rome City centre: Rome Termini Railway Station, Piazza della Repubblica and at our Sightseeing office at Viale Bastioni di Michelangelo, 21. - Tours including the "ROMA & ..." package have the drop-off at the hotel or, if the hotel is not reachable by bus or car, in the immediate vicinity

Location

Location

This guided coach tour lets you experience Italy's famous Renaissance cities and enjoy a range of fascinating tours during your holiday.

Day 1 – Monday: ROME-ASSISI-SIENA-FLORENCE
Day 2 – Tuesday: FLORENCE
Day 3 – Wednesday: FLORENCE-PADUA-VENICE
Day 4 – Thursday: VENICE-ROME
Day 5 – Friday: ROME-NAPLES-POMPEII-SORRENTO
Day 6- Saturday: SORRENTO – CAPRI – SORRENTO
Day 7 – Sunday: SORRENTO – AMALFI
Day 8 – Monday: AMALFI
Day 9– Tuesday: AMALFI - POMPEII – ROME

Accommodation

Accommodation

Hotels

IN FLORENCE Hotel Adriatico 4 * or similar
IN VENICE /LIDO ** Hotel Villa Mabapa – Hotel Biasutti 4 * or similar
IN ROME Hotel Gambrinus 4* or similar
IN SORRENTO Hotel Vesuvio 4* or similar
IN AMALFI Hotel Excelsior 4* or similar
**Venice film festival, the group could be hosted in alternative hotels in the Venetian lagoon

Getting There

Getting There

Nearest Airports

The start point and end point for this tour is the city of Rome.
So you should arrange flights in and out of one of Rome's airports.

Leonardo da Vinci Aiport 50 mins by train to the start point of the tour.
Rome Campino 1 hour by public transport or 35 mins by road.

Should you wish to arrange a private airport transfer, please contact us for prices.

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