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Index 
Magical Italy-5 nights / 6 days ............................................................................................... 3  Glimpse of Italy-4 nights / 5 days .......................................................................................... 4  Romantic Tuscany-4 nights / 5 days ..................................................................................... 7  Northern Italy-5 nights / 6 days ............................................................................................. 9  Italian Treasures-8 nights / 9 days ...................................................................................... 11  Romantic Italy-9 nights / 10 days ........................................................................................ 13  Tour Notes ............................................................................................................................. 15  Booking Terms and Conditions ........................................................................................... 15 

In Tuscany, in the area of Magliano, there grows a magical olive tree.  It is believed to be over three thousand  years old!  It is known as 'The Witch's Olive Tree' (L'Olivo Della Strega). This tree has always attracted a lot of  attention and witches used to gather around it, believing that the tree had special powers.   Italy produces a lot of olive oil.  Olives and olive oil are a very important part of the Italian diet.    L'olivo = the olive tree           L'oliva  = the olive  L'olivetto  =  the olive grove

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Magical Italy-5 nights / 6 days
Places covered: Rome, Pisa Florence & Venice Tour starts at Rome & ends at Venice

Day 1 Rome Arrival: Arrive into the Eternal City Rome, on arrival at Rome airport Concept Voyages representative will pick you up from airport by a private car transfer will take you to your hotel in Rome Check-in at hotel. Evening take a tour, discovering the Eternal City. The Fountain of the Nayads, The admire the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine and the Circus Maximus, Castel Sant'Angelo, St. Peter's, Porta Flaminia, Via Veneto, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain. Return to your hotel for overnight stay at hotel Day 2 Rome: Breakfast in the Hotel. After breakfast, the minivan will take you to St.Peter’s Square, where you will enjoy a breath-taking view of one of the most magnificent squares in the world. The tour is a walking guided visit through the centre of Rome, covering also Navona Square with Bernini's famous Fountain of Four Rivers, Piazza della Rotonda with the mysterious Pantheon intended by Emperor Hadrian to have the biggest dome in the world, Trevi Fountain - famously portrayed in Fellini's La Dolce Vita - , and finally Spanish Steps where there will be the general drop off for all participants. The afternoon is free for shopping and visiting the rest of the city on your own and return to your hotel. Overnight stay at hotel. Day 3 Florence: After breakfast in the Hotel. You precede to the Florence which is one of the most beautiful and ancient cities in Italy and the world. Check-in at hotel, in the afternoon a splendid excursion through the fertile and

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picturesque Tuscan countryside to the historic university city of Pisa, famous for its architectural beauty. Upon arrival in Pisa, guided walking tour of Piazza dei Miracoli, with the celebrated Leaning Tower, the Baptistery and other important monuments. This is followed by a visit to the interior of the Cathedral. Return back to Florence for overnight stay at hotel. Day 4 Venice: Breakfast in the Hotel. In the morning departure to Venezia, the Queen of the Adriatic Sea. For a thousand years the city was one of the most enduring mercantile sea powers on the face of the earth. Check-in at hotel. In the evening take a Gondola ride. Enjoy floating along the canals of Venice. Be captivated by the glamour and elegance of the city and its magnificent palaces and churches facing the Grand Canal. One of the gondoliers will play music and sing songs throughout the ride. Overnight stay at hotel. Day 5 Venice Island Tour: After breakfast, proceed to Alilaguna's Pier at St. Mark’s waterfront, embark on a motorboat and visit the Island Murano, where one can watch the antique art of making glass. Then one proceeds to the characteristic Island of Burano, with its strong colours and light contrast, fisher island and renowned for the lace making. Last Island Torcello with its old Cathedral and its atmosphere of remote Venetian past. Return to St Mark's Square. Overnight in hotel. Day 6- Departure: Breakfast in the Hotel. In the morning departure to the Venice airport. End of Tour! Tour Cost in Euro per person:

Hotel 3 star 4 star

Twin 659 812

Triple 623 782

Tour Cost includes: ƒ Total 5 nights / 6 days at selected 3 / 4 star hotels as per rates ƒ Private arrival transfer from Rome airport to hotel and departure transfer from Venice hotel to Venice Airport ƒ 2 nights stay at Rome ƒ 1 night stay at Florence ƒ 2 nights stay at Venice-Mestre ƒ Daily breakfast during stay ƒ Excursions included (excluding hotel pick-up and drop off): o Half-Day Rome By night Tour o Half Day Monumental Tour of Rome o Half-Day City Tour in Pisa o Gondola Ride in Venice o Excursion to the Islands of Venice Lagoon ƒ Train Transfers: Eurostar 2nd class tickets o Rome to Florence o Florence to Venice ƒ All taxes except hotel taxes which are directly payable at the hotel. Tour Cost excludes: Airfare, Train fare, Visa fee, Inter-city transfers, Travel Insurance, hotel pick-up & drop-off during tours, departure taxes if any, high season surcharges during conference and trade fair period (will be advised at the time of booking if any), meals other than specified, optional excursions taken at the destination, personal expenses and any other services not included in the above clause “Package cost includes”.

Italians take their food very seriously. The main meal of the day is at lunch time.  The word for 'the lunch ' is Il  Pranzo. You start with antipasti: these are nibbles like olives, cheese and salami, followed by Il Primo (the first  course which is pasta or minestrone) then Il Secondo (the main course which is meat or fish with salad or  vegetables) then there is fruit and perhaps a dessert. Finally there is espresso coffee. 

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Glimpse of Italy-4 nights / 5 days
Places covered: Venice, Rome & Vatican Tour starts at Venice & ends at Rome

Day 1 Venice Arrival: Arrive into Venezia, La Serenissima, Queen of the Adriatic, city of canals and palaces. You will be welcomed by Concept Voyages’ representative at the airport who will transfer you to Venice Mestre Hotel. Venice-for a thousand years the city was one of the most enduring mercantile sea powers on the face of the earth. On arrival at the San Marco Airport a private transfer will take you to you. Check-in at hotel. In the evening take a Gondola ride. Enjoy floating along the canals of Venice. Be captivated by the glamour and elegance of the city and its magnificent palaces and churches facing the Grand Canal. One of the gondoliers will play music and sing songs throughout the ride Evening is free to explore the city on your own. Overnight stay at hotel.

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Day 2 Venice Island Tour: After breakfast, proceed to Alilaguna's Pier at St. Marks waterfront, embark on a motorboat and visit the Island Murano, where one can watch the antique art of making glass. Then one proceeds to the characteristic Island of Burano, with its strong colours and light contrast, fisher island and renowned for the lace making. Last Island Torcello with its Old Cathedral and its atmosphere of remote Venetian past. Return to St Mark's Square. Day is free and at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel. Day 3 Rome: Breakfast in the Hotel. After breakfast, the minivan will take you to St.Peter’s Square, where you will enjoy a breath-taking view of one of the most magnificent squares in the world. The tour is a walking guided visit through the centre of Rome, covering also Navona Square with Bernini's famous Fountain of Four Rivers, Piazza della Rotonda with the mysterious Pantheon intended by Emperor Hadrian to have the biggest dome in the world, Trevi Fountain - famously portrayed in Fellini's La Dolce Vita - , and finally Spanish Steps where there will be the general drop off for the tour to continue exploring Rome on your own. Return to your hotel for overnight stay. Day 4 Rome: Breakfast in the Hotel. A Visit to the Vatican Museum. The tour begins by through Piazza della Repubblica with the Fountain of the Nayads the Aurelian walls which once surrounded the ancient city. En route you will see the famous Villa Borghese Park, Piazza del Popolo where you will see an Egyptian obelisk. Finally, on arrival at the Vatican Walls, your guide will then lead you into the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Return to your hotel for overnight stay. Day 5 Rome departure: Breakfast in the Hotel. In the morning departure transfer to Rome airport for boarding flight home. End of Tour! Tour Cost in EURO per person:

Hotel 3 star 4 star

Twin 564 675

Triple 521 620

Tour Cost includes: ƒ Total 4 nights / 5 days at selected 3 / 4 star hotels as per rates ƒ Private arrival transfer from Venice San Marco airport to hotel and departure transfer from Rome hotel to Rome Airport ƒ 2 nights stay at Rome ƒ 2 nights stay at Venice-Mestre ƒ Daily breakfast during stay ƒ Excursions included (excluding hotel pick-up and drop off): o Gondola Ride in Venice o Excursion to the Islands of Venice Lagoon-(Murano Burano Torcello) o Half Day Monumental Tour of Rome o Half Day Vatican Museum Tour ƒ Train Transfers: Eurostar 2nd class tickets o Rome to Venice ƒ All taxes except hotel taxes which are directly payable at the hotel. Tour Cost excludes: Airfare, Train fare, Visa fee, Inter-city transfers, Travel Insurance, hotel pick-up & drop-off during tours, departure taxes if any, high season surcharges during conference and trade fair period (will be advised at the time of booking if any), meals other than specified, optional excursions taken at the destination, personal expenses and any other services not included in the above clause “Package cost includes”.

  The dessert called Tiramisù actually means 'Pick me up.'  The Italian dish called Saltimbocca (slices of veal rolled  up with ham and sage) actually means 'Jump into mouth.' Before eating a meal, Italians say to each other   'Buon appetito!'  This means 'Good appetite!' and it is wishing everyone a good appetite so that they enjoy their  meal. Italians often say that 'a good appetite develops whilst you are eating' ‐ 'L'appetito vien mangiando.' 

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Romantic Tuscany-4 nights / 5 days
Places covered: Florence, Pisa, Chianti Wine, Siena & San Gimignano Tour starts & ends at Florence

Day 1 Florence Arrival: Arrive Florence. You will be welcomed by Concept Voyages’ representative at the airport who will transfer you to Hotel. Check in to the Hotel. Later proceed for an afternoon city tour, offering panoramic views of the unparalleled beauty of Florence, taking in Fiesole, town of Etruscan origin and the Arno Valley. The tour continues to the old city centre to the Franciscan Church of Santa Croce with the tombs of Michelangelo, Macchiavelli, Galileo and Rossini. A short walk in the historic streets of Florence brings you to Piazza Signoria, where you can admire the imposing Palazzo Vecchio (exterior) and the beautiful Loggia del Lanzi. The tour continues with a guided tour of the famous Galleria Degli Uffizi. Overnight stay at hotel. Day 2 Florence-Pisa: After Breakfast at the Hotel. A splendid excursion through the fertile and picturesque Tuscan countryside to the historic university city of Pisa. Guided walking tour of Piazza dei Miracoli, with the celebrated Leaning Tower (exterior), the Baptistery (exterior) and other important monuments. This is followed by a visit to the Cathedral, masterpiece of Romanesque art. Free time at your disposal. Return back to Florence for overnight stay at hotel. Day 3 Florence- Chianti region of Tuscany: Breakfast at the hotel. Afternoon proceed for an excursion to one of the most suggestive Chianti region of Tuscany. Only wines from this region can properly be called Chianti. This region is known all over the world for its wine and its countryside of unrivalled charm, where woods alternate with vineyards and olive groves, in a landscape dotted with Romanesque churches, farmhouses, villas and castles of rare beauty. This tour includes a visit of the most famous wine-growing estates, complete with a snack and tasting of its prestigious wines. Return back to the Florence. Overnight in Hotel.

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Day 4 Florence- Siena and San Gimignano: Breakfast at the hotel. A beautiful excursion through the delightful hills of the Chianti countryside, with never-changing scenery of vineyards and olive trees. Upon arrival in Siena, a guided tour of the old city centre covering Cathedral, Museo dell ‘Opera Metropolitana. The guided tour will conclude in the Piazza del Campo, one of the most beautiful in the world, where you will find the Palazzo Del Comune (exterior). Free time for lunch (not included). Departure for San Gimignano a tiny city that has remained intact through the centuries; situated on a hilltop, it is famous for its numerous towers, frescoes and other art treasures. During the return journey to Florence, you can admire the old medieval village of Monteriggioni. Overnight stay at hotel. Day 5 Florence- Chianti region of Tuscany: Breakfast in the Hotel. In the morning, according to your flight, departure transfer to Florence airport, or continue on you onward journey. End of Tour! Tour Cost in EURO per person:

Hotel 3 star 4 star

Twin 521 700

Triple 447 692

Tour Cost includes: ƒ Total 4 nights / 5 days at selected 3 / 4 star hotels as per rates ƒ Private arrival & departure airport/train station transfers from Florence airport to hotel ƒ 4 nights stay at Florence ƒ Daily breakfast during stay ƒ Excursions included (excluding hotel pick-up and drop off): ƒ Gondola Ride in Venice o Half Day City Tour of Florence in the afternoon o Half Day Pisa excursion o Half Day excursion to the Chianti area o Full Day Excursion to Siena and San Gimignano ƒ All taxes except hotel taxes which are directly payable at the hotel. Tour Cost excludes: Airfare, Train fare, Visa fee, Inter-city transfers, Travel Insurance, hotel pick-up & drop-off during tours, departure taxes if any, high season surcharges during conference and trade fair period (will be advised at the time of booking if any), meals other than specified, optional excursions taken at the destination, personal expenses and any other services not included in the above clause “Package cost includes”.

The pizza was invented in Naples during the 18th century.  Originally, it was just dry,  flat bread and was considered food for poor people. During a tour of her country in  1889, Queen Margherita of Italy tried some of the flat bread.  She liked it so much  that she ordered her chef to prepare various types of pizza for her.  He decided to  make a pizza containing the three colours of the Italian flag with mozzarella cheese  (white), tomato (red) and basil (green).  He then named the pizza in her honour ‐  Pizza Margherita.  It became one of her favourite foods. 

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Northern Italy-5 nights / 6 days
Places covered: Como, Venice & Milan Tour starts & ends at Milan

Day 1 Milan-Como: Arrive Milan. Take a shuttle bus to Milan Central Station, to board the train to Lake Como. Just half an hour from noisy, bustling Milan, Lake Como is a jewel like oasis of tranquility, a magical combination of lush Mediterranean foliage and snowy alpine peaks. Check in to the Hotel. Day is free to discover the city own you own. Overnight stay at hotel. Day 2 Como: Breakfast in the Hotel. Day is free to explore Como on your own. You can visit the historical centre: Dome, Broletto, San Fedele square and church, Medieval Walls and Towers Or take a Mini Cruise in first basin of Lake. You can see the most famous Villas on the Lake: Villa Olmo, Villa Erba, villa d'Este etc. Overnight stay at hotel. Day 3 Venice: Breakfast at the Hotel. You departure to Venezia, La Serenissima, Queen of the Adriatic, city of

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canals and Palaces. For a thousand years the city was one of the most enduring mercantile sea powers on the face of the earth. Check-in at hotel. In the evening take a Gondola ride. Enjoy floating along the canals of Venice. Be captivated by the glamour and elegance of the city and its magnificent palaces and churches facing the Grand Canal. One of the gondoliers will play music and sing songs throughout the ride. Evening is free to explore the city on your own. Overnight stay at hotel. Day 4 Venice Island Tour: After breakfast, proceed to Alilaguna's Pier at St. Mark’s waterfront, embark on a motorboat and visit the Island Murano, where one can watch the antique art of making glass. Then one proceeds to the characteristic Island of Burano, with its strong colours and light contrast, fisher island and renowned for the lace making. Last Island Torcello with its old Cathedral and its atmosphere of remote Venetian past. Return to St Mark's Square. Day is free and at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel. Day 5 Milan: After breakfast, proceed to the Fashion Capital of the world Milan. This city is all about worldly pleasures. Shopping is of quasi-religious significance. Theatre and cinema flourish in this fashionable milieu, as does a hopping club scene and a slew of tempting restaurants. Apart from a few gems, the city is not renowned for its looks; it's lifestyle that counts. Check in to the Hotel the day is free to splurge on the shopping. Overnight stay at hotel. Day 6 Milan Departure: Breakfast in the Hotel. Check out and transfer to the Airport on you own. End of Tour! Tour Cost in EURO per person:

Hotel 3 star 4 star

Twin 634 834

Triple 565 767

Tour Cost includes: ƒ Total 5 nights / 6 days at selected 3 / 4 star hotels as per rates o 2 Nights accommodation in Hotel in Como o 2 Nights accommodation in Hotel in Venice-Mestre o 1 Night accommodation in Hotel in Milan ƒ Daily breakfast during stay ƒ Excursions included (excluding hotel pick-up and drop off): o Gondola Ride in Venice o Excursion to the Islands ofVenice Lagoon (Murano Burano Torcello) ƒ Train Transfers: Eurostar 2nd class tickets o Como to Venice Mestre o Venice to Milan ƒ All taxes except hotel taxes which are directly payable at the hotel. Tour Cost excludes: Airfare, Train fare, Visa fee, Inter-city transfers, Travel Insurance, hotel pick-up & drop-off during tours, departure taxes if any, high season surcharges during conference and trade fair period (will be advised at the time of booking if any), meals other than specified, optional excursions taken at the destination, personal expenses and any other services not included in the above clause “Package cost includes”.

      At Christmas, Italians eat a special bread‐cake called  il panettone.  On the 1st. of January, Italians eat  lentils for good luck in the new year. At Easter, they  eat a special bread‐cake in the shape of a dove.  It is  called la colomba.

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Italian Treasures-8 nights / 9 days
Places covered: Venice, Florence, Pisa, Naples, Capri, Anacapri and Rome Tour starts at Venice and & ends at Rome

Day 1 Venice: Arrive into Venezia, La Serenissima, Queen of the Adriatic, city of canals and palaces. For a thousand years the city was one of the most enduring mercantile sea powers on the face of the earth. On arrival at the San Marco Airport a private transfer will take you. Check-in at hotel. In the evening take a Gondola ride. Enjoy floating along the canals of Venice. Be captivated by the glamour and elegance of the city and its magnificent palaces and churches facing the Grand Canal. One of the gondoliers will play music and sing songs throughout the ride Evening is free to explore the city on your own. Evening is free to explore the city on your own. Overnight stay at hotel. Day 2 Venice Island Tour: Today after breakfast, proceed to Alilaguna's Pier at St. Marks waterfront, embark on a motorboat and visit the Island Murano, where one can watch the antique art of making glass. Then one proceeds to the characteristic Island of Burano, with its strong colours and light contrast, fisher island and renowned for the lace making. Last Island Torcello with its old Cathedral and its atmosphere of remote Venetian past. Return to St Mark's Square. Day is free and at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel. Day 3 Florence: After breakfast at the Hotel. You will proceed to the Florence which is one of the most beautiful and ancient cities in Italy and the world. It gave birth to many of the men who have more profoundly influenced the course of human history in every field of knowledge, art, literature and philosophy. Most of the world artistic patrimony is believed to be here, in Florence. Check-in at hotel, The day is free at leisure. You can explore this overwhelming city of beauty and culture by sampling walking around its ancient streets. Overnight in hotel. Day 4 Florence-Pisa: After Breakfast at the Hotel. A splendid excursion through the fertile and picturesque Tuscan

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countryside to the historic university city of Pisa, famous for its architectural beauty. Upon arrival in Pisa, guided walking tour of Piazza dei Miracoli, with the celebrated Leaning Tower (exterior), the Baptistery (exterior) and other important monuments. This is followed by a visit to the interior of the Cathedral, an unrivalled masterpiece of Romanesque art constructed between the 11th and 12th centuries. Free time at your disposal. Those who are interested can take a pleasant walk with our tour escort and reach Piazza dei Cavalieri, where you can admire the historic Scuola Normale, one of the most famous universities in the world. Return back to Florence. Overnight stay at hotel. Day 5 Naples: Arrive in the Capital of the Campania Region of Italy- Naples Napoli in Italian. It sits on the coast on the northern edge of the Bay of Naples, one of the most beautiful bays in Italy. Check in to the Hotel. Day is free to relax. Tonight (on you own) you indulge your self the Pizza, one of Italy's most famous foods, originated in Naples and pizza is taken very seriously here. You'll find lots of great pizza places but be sure you look for one with a wood-burning oven! Overnight stay at hotel. Day 6 Capri & Anacapri: After Breakfast, proceed for a Full day excursion to Capri & Anacapri. From the harbour you board the Jet boat for the 45 minute crossing to Marina Grande, the port of Capri. Here you will then board motorboats and visit the Blue Grotto (if weather and sea conditions permit). Later you proceed for a panoramic tour of Capri Island eventually arriving at Anacapri situated at 280 meters above sea level from where you will have a wonderful view of the bay of Naples. After lunch in a local restaurant(on your Own), you will then have some free time before returning to Marina Grande to board the boat back to Naples. Entering the port of Naples, don't miss this opportunity to admire the splendid Certosa of San Martino and the Royal Palace (a fortress of the 12th century). Tour ends after disembarkation. Rest of the day is free. If you are seafood savvy can indulge you self in seafood which is an abundant and very good in Naples, The best is spaghetti with clam and mussels. Overnight stay at hotel. Day 7 Rome: Breakfast in the Hotel. After breakfast, the minivan will take you to St.Peter’s Square, where you will enjoy a breath-taking view of one of the most magnificent squares in the world. The tour is a walking guided visit through the centre of Rome, covering also Navona Square with Bernini's famous Fountain of Four Rivers, Piazza della Rotonda with the mysterious Pantheon intended by Emperor Hadrian to have the biggest dome in the world, Trevi Fountain - famously portrayed in Fellini's La Dolce Vita - , and finally Spanish Steps where there will be the general drop off for all participants. The afternoon is free for shopping and visiting. Return to your hotel. Overnight stay at hotel. Day 8 Rome: Breakfast in the Hotel. A Visit to the Vatican Museum. The tour begins by through Piazza della Repubblica with the Fountain of the Nayads and following the ancient Aurelian walls. En route you will see the famous Villa Borghese, Piazza Del Popolo where you will see an Egyptian obelisk. Finally, on arrival at the Vatican Walls, your guide will then lead you into the Vatican Museums taking the beautiful Spiral staircase and continuing through the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Geographical Maps before arriving in the famous Sistine Chapel with its magnificent fresco of the Last Judgement by Michelangelo. Overnight stay at hotel. Day 9 Rome departure: Breakfast in the Hotel. Transfer to Rome airport for boarding flight home. End of Tour! Tour Cost in EURO per person:

Hotel 3 star 4 star

Twin 1,027 1,302

Triple 982 1,243

Tour Cost includes: ƒ Total 8 nights / days at selected 3 / 4 star hotels as per rates o 2 nights stay in Venice- Mestre o 2 nights stay in Florence o 2 nights stay in Naples o 2 nights stay in Rome ƒ Arrival transfer from Venice airport to hotel and departure transfer from Rome hotel to Rome airport by coach ƒ Daily breakfast during stay ƒ Excursions included (excluding hotel pick-up and drop off): o Gondola Ride in Venice o Excursion to the Islands of Venice Lagoon

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ƒ o City Tour of Pisa o Capri & Anacapri Tour o Monumental Tour of Rome o Vatican Museum Tour Train Transfers: Eurostar 2nd class tickets o - Venice to Florence o - Florence to Naples o - Naples to Rome All taxes except hotel taxes which are directly payable at the hotel.

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Tour Cost excludes: Airfare, Train fare, Visa fee, Inter-city transfers, Travel Insurance, hotel pick-up & drop-off during tours, departure taxes if any, high season surcharges during conference and trade fair period (will be advised at the time of booking if any), meals other than specified, optional excursions taken at the destination, personal expenses and any other services not included in the above clause “Package cost includes”.

Romantic Italy-9 nights / 10 days
Places covered: Como, Verona, Venice, Florence, Pisa, and Rome Tour starts at Milan and ends at Rome

Day 1 Milan-Como: Arrival at Milan Malpensa Airport. Reach Como Hotel on own. Check-in to hotel near the Lake. Enjoy on your own the beautiful and Romantic Lake of Como. Overnight stay at the hotel.

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Day 2 Como: Breakfast in the Hotel. You can take on your own a tour by ferry of the Como Lake, (According to the weather condition) Overnight stay at the hotel. Day 3 Verona: Breakfast in the Hotel. Departure by train to Verona (2hrs). Check-in hotel in the center of Verona. You can choose to take an optional private guided tour of Verona. Overnight stay at the hotel. Day 4 Verona: Breakfast in the hotel. Day free to enjoy the city on your own. Medieval Castle with its beautiful bridge, Roman Amphitheatre (Arena), Roman Bridge, St. Pietro Castel from where you can see the whole city, the balcony of Romeo and Juliet and enjoy some very tasty ice creams! Overnight stay at the hotel. Day 5 Venice: Breakfast in the Hotel. Departure by train to Venice (1.30hrs). Check-in hotel in Venice-Mestre. In the evening it's time for the most beautiful attraction of Venice: Gondola Serenade. Overnight at the Hotel. Day 6 Venice: Breakfast in the Hotel. This day will be free on your own to discover Venice. Walking on its bridges or taking a Ferry to visit the factory Glasses of Murano Island. Overnight stay at the hotel. Day 7 Florence: Breakfast in the Hotel. Departure by train to Florence (3hrs). Check-in Hotel In the afternoon City Guided tour of Florence by Coach. Overnight stay at the hotel. Day 8 Florence-Pisa: Breakfast in the Hotel. Departure by coach to Pisa. While going you can enjoy the picturesque Tuscany Region. Visit at the Leaning Tower. Back to Florence Hotel for overnight stay. Day 9 Rome: Breakfast in the Hotel. Departure to Rome by Train (2.30hrs). Check-in Hotel. In the afternoon City Guided Tour of Rome by coach. Overnight stay at the hotel. Day 10 Rome Departure: Breakfast in the Hotel and departure to Rome Fiumicino Airport. End of Tour! Tour Cost in EURO per person:

Hotel 3 star 4 star

Twin 1,042 1,367

Triple 947 1,251

Tour Cost includes: ƒ Total 4 nights / 5 days at selected 3 / 4 star hotels as per rates o 2 nights stay in Como Hotel o 2 nights stay in Verona Hotel o 2 nights stay in Venice Hotel o 2 nights stay in Florence Hotel o 1 night stay in Rome Hotel ƒ Daily breakfast during stay ƒ Excursions included (excluding hotel pick-up and drop off): o Gondola Serenade in Venice o City Tour by Coach in Florence o City Tour of Pisa by coach from Florence o City Tour of Rome by Coach. ƒ Departure transfer to Rome airport by coach ƒ Train Transfers: Eurostar 2nd class tickets o Como to Verona o Verona to Venice o Venice to Florence o Florence to Rome ƒ All taxes except hotel taxes which are directly payable at the hotel. Tour Cost excludes: Airfare, Train fare, Visa fee, Inter-city transfers, Travel Insurance, hotel pick-up & drop-off during tours, departure taxes if any, high season surcharges during conference and trade fair period (will be advised at the time of booking

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if any), meals other than specified, optional excursions taken at the destination, personal expenses and any other services not included in the above clause “Package cost includes”.

There are different types of premises serving food in Italy.  For example:   Ristorante ‐ serves all foods but not pizza.  Trattoria ‐ serves all foods but not pizza. This is an 'informal' restaurant where you may be expected to share  your table with strangers.  Pizzeria ‐ specialises in pizza.  Agriturismo ‐ a restaurant on a farm, serving home‐produced food.  Tavola calda ‐ self‐service restaurant, literally meaning 'hot table.'  Rosticceria ‐ a 'take‐away' serving roast meat, especially chicken.  Paninoteca ‐ a sandwich shop bar.  Spaghetteria ‐ specialises in pasta.  Often, an eating place is a combination of categories, e.g.‐  Ristorante‐Pizzeria, Bar‐Paninoteca, Bar‐Pizzeria, etc.   

Tour Notes
Tour Cost Per Person excludes: Airfare, city taxes (to be paid directly at the hotels.) meals other than specified, Visa fee, travel insurance, tips and porter charges, personal expenses and any other services not included in the above clause “Tour Inclusions”. Important Note: High season surcharges apply for travel during Easter and conference periods. Please check with us before booking hotels during this period. Packages validity: All packages are valid from 15th March to 15th July 2013 & 1st September to 31st October 2013

Booking Terms and Conditions
Requirement: 1. A minimum of 2 persons booking is required. Single persons travelling alone will have to pay a surcharge. Payments: 2. All bookings should be made at least 30 days prior to the travel date with 50% advance payment 3. All rates are quoted in Euro. Services not utilized are Non-Refundable. 4. No refunds will be made after availing of the travel services, in case of 'No Show’, passenger delays, any changes made in the dates and itinerary, early checkout or partial utilization of services. 5. Please note that after the finalization of the Tour/ service Cost, if there is any hike in entrance fees at sightseeing places, taxes, fuel surcharges or any other levies by the Government, the same would be charged as extra. 6. All bookings are subject to availability. 7. All passengers’ details should be provided for confirming tours Surcharges are applicable for single travellers, travelling alone without companion, which will be notified at the time of booking. 8. For confirming your booking please send us a. Payment in full by DD, cheque or cash deposit at our ICICI Bank account. b. Passenger names in full c. No. of adults d. No. of Children below 12 years (or as requested in the respective package) e. Travel dates (please suggest an alternate date as this is a peak season for travel.) f. Arrival & Departure flight details g. Bookings sent on weekends and public holidays, will be processed on the next working day. It normally takes 3 working days to confirm reservations. Mode of Payment: 9. All payments should be sent in advance while confirming the booking, through bank transfer, or Demand Drafts in favour of Concept Voyages. Kindly note that all confirmation vouchers will be given after realization of funds.

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Our Bank Details will be given upon confirmation

Policy Regarding Cancellation 10. All refunds after cancellation are subject to Concept Voyages and its suppliers’ refund policy. Any updates on cancellation policy made will be notified at the time of booking. Please note that the refund process may take 2-4 weeks due to banking procedures the refunds, if any are made by cheque or bank account transfer. The bank charges, administrative and financial charges will be debited from the refund amount. No refunds will be given 7 days prior to travel date. Our liabilities & limitations: 11. We shall not be responsible for any delays & alterations in the programme or expenses incurred - directly or indirectly - due to natural hazards, flight cancellations, accident, breakdown of machinery or equipments, breakdown of transport, weather, sickness, landslides, political closures or any untoward incidents. 12. We shall not be responsible for any loss, injury or damage to person, property, or otherwise in connection with any accommodation, transportation or other services, resulting - directly or indirectly - from any act of GOD, dangers, fire, accident, breakdown in machinery or equipment, breakdown of transport, wars, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, thefts, pilferages, epidemics, medical or custom department regulations, defaults, or any other causes beyond our control. 13. Our office hours : a. Monday to Friday: 10 AM to 5.30 PM b. Saturday: 10 AM to 1 PM c. Our numbers: +91-8008888073 or +91-40-44334019 d. Email: varsha@conceptvoyages.net 14. For custom itineraries and any changes in our standard itineraries please email your requirements to varsha@conceptvoyages.net

On the dining table in Italian homes there is always water, wine and bread.  An Italian superstition is not to  place bread upside‐down on the table as it is considered to bring bad luck!  Here is some vocabulary:  il vino bianco ‐ white wine  il vino rosso ‐ red wine  il pane ‐ bread  l'acqua – water  Italians say cheers in two ways. Salute (informal) or Cin cin (formal). So next time you lift you glass say Salute! 

 

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