Morning arrival into Da Vinci Airport. Transfer to the hotel. Balance of day is at leisure. Overnight at your hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis.
DAY 2 • ROME
Breakfast at hotel. Full day free time at leisure. Possibility of optional tour: morning city tour reveals Rome’s infinite aspects and areas. Drive through Via Cavour and see Piazza della Repubblica with Najad’s Fountain, the local guide will take you on a pleasant stroll through the historical centre, where you can admire the Trevi Fountain, la Colonna di Marco Aurelio, the Palazzo of Montecitorio, designed by Bernini, the Pantheon, Palazzo Madama – seat of Senato and Piazza Navona. Passing alongside Castel Sant’ Angelo, the coach will take you to the Basilica of St. Peter’s, where you can admire one of Michelangelo’s magnificant works of art, “La Pietà”. Afternoon and evening are free for independent exploration. Overnight at your hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis.
DAY 3 • ROME • FLORENCE
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer from hotel to Railway Station on your own. Leave Rome to Florence by rail. The train tickets will be delivered at your hotel on arrival day. Depart Rome and head north through the gentle Umbrian hills that have inspired saints, artists and admirers of beauty. Your route continues through the Tuscan countryside to Florence, Cradle of the Renaissance. Upon arrival in Florence Santa Maria Novella Station, transfer to your hotel on your own. Balance of the day is at leisure. Overnight at your hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis
DAY 4 • FLORENCE
Breakfast at hotel. Full day free at leisure. Possibility of optional tour: morning city tour begins at the splendid Duomo crowned with the magnificent Brunelleschi cupola, the Baptistry with its exquisite golden doors by Ghiberti, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Piazza Della Signoria, and the charming Piazzale Michelangelo affording splendid views of the domes and red-tiled roofs of the city. This afternoon is free for you to explore Florence’s lovely shops and boutiques. Overnight at your hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis.
DAY 5 • FLORENCE • RAPALLO
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer from hotel to Florence Rail Station on your own, Leave Florence by rail to Rapallo. Upon arrival in the Rail Station, transfer to your hotel on your own. The “Italian Riviera” is a loose term usually applied to the stretch of coast in Liguria which borders France. Like its neighbour, the more famous French Riviera, this coastline boasts blue seas, stately resorts with casinos and palms waving along the promenade, and attractive inland villages. The blue waters, the attractive coastline and beaches, and the exceptionally mild climate have long been the Italian Riviera's biggest attractions. Nearby is Rapallo, a city of nearly 30,000 people it’s one of the largest on the eastern Riviera. It lies sheltered from winds and currents in an inlet on the Golfo del Tigullio, and was inhabited in pre-Roman times. The castle overlooking the sea was built in 1550 by the Genoese. Today, Rapallo is an important tourist attraction because of the high quality of hotel accommodation and the important cultural events it hosts. It also boasts two ports that can hold up to 900 boats, a seaside promenade and many outdoor cafes, along with an 18-hold golf course situated next to the ruins of the Valle Christi, a Cistercian monastery founded in 1204. Overnight at your hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis.
DAY 6 • RAPALLO
Breakfast at hotel. Full day free time at leisure. Possibility of optional tour: Portofino is the glittering jewel of the Ligurian coast. Although there is not much to do here, it is a place to see and be seen (Bogart and Bacall and Taylor and Burton made it world-famous), and the view from the harbor of the port with its brightly painted houses will likely keep your camera busy. Nearby is the mona- stery of La Cervara and the church of S. Giorgio, which is said to con- tain relics of St. George brought back from the Holy Land. It was Pliny who first described this stunning natural area and named it “Portus Delphini”. This over time was corrupted to Portofino. From Portofino you can catch a ferry to Santa Margherita Ligure, one of the Riviera’s main resorts.Remainder of the day is free. Overnight at your hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis.
DAY 7 • RAPALLO • ROME
After breakfast, transfer on your own to station for catching train to Rome. Upon arrival in Rome transfer on your own to your hotel. Accommodation at your hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis.
DAY 8 • ROME
Pick up at hotel for transfer to airport. Leave Rome to come back home.
END OF SERVICES
PRICE PER PERSON:
November - December - January - February – March 2013
510,00 In Double
620,00 In Double
780,00 In Single
890,00 In Single
April - May - June - September - October2012
890,00 In Double
1020,00 In Double
1160,00 In Single
1560,00 In Single
July - August 2012
750,00 In Double
890,00 In Double
1020,00 In Single
1160,00 In Single
• Accomodations at selected hotels: 3 nights in Rome, 2 nights in Florence, 2 in Rapallo• Daily Buffet breakfast at hotel • Round-trip transfers airport/hotel/airport • Transfer Rome to Florence by Eurostar - rail • Transfer Florence to Rapallo by class Eurostar - rail • Transfer Rapallo to Rome by class Eurostar - rail • Local representative assistance
FEATURED HOTELS OR SIMILAR:
HOTEL GALLES OR MADISON
CROCE DI MALTA
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