A fascinating tour encompassing some of Italy's most historic and beautiful cities, combined with a visit to the famous

Chianti wine region.

All this included
Rome City sightseeing with local guide - St Peter's Square, Roman Forum and Colosseum Orvieto Cathedral visit San Gimignano Visit Greve in the Chianti Valley with wine tasting Florence Walking city sightseeing with local guide Pisa Square of Miracles Venice Canal boat ride, orientation & glass blowing demonstration Assisi St Francis' Basilica Individual Audio System you will be given headphones and a receiver so you can always hear the tour director/local guides on the coach and on visits. Flights UK - Paris - UK Accommodation on tour in twin room with private facilities Meals on tour - 8 breakfasts and 2 dinners Services of a tour director on tour Transfers between the overseas airports and hotels All local and airport taxes/service charges Single share option (on tour only) no supplement to pay

Holiday Itinerary
DAY 1: UK - Rome. Fly to Rome where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this ancient capital. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers. DAY 2: Rome. The 'Eternal City' - a city steeped in history, vibrantly alive, exciting and absolutely unique! Included sightseeing with a local guide starts in St Peter's Square, followed by a visit to the Roman Forum and the mighty Colosseum. (B) DAY 3: Rome - Siena. Journey to the charmingly located city of Orvieto in the Umbria region to visit its black basalt and yellow limestone cathedral, an excellent example of Italian Gothic architecture. By early evening you'll be in Siena with time to visit this jewel of Tuscany. Sit in one of the cafés surrounding the Campo and admire one of Italy's most unique squares, famed the world over for its Palio horse race. (B) DAY 4: Siena - Florence area. Drive this morning to San Gimignano, one of Tuscany's greatest attractions. Its medieval squares, town walls, streets, alleyways, and 14 towers make it unique. Next, into the very heart

where St Francis was born in 1182. then crossing the Apennines. (B. the Piazza del Duomo and its cathedral with the Giotto Campanile.Venice area. the Loggia dei Lanzi. Later. before visiting the world-famous Basilica with its beautiful frescos by Giotto. (B) DAY 9: Rome . beautiful Piazza Signoria. Don't miss out on the included walking tour with a local guide. palaces and little quiet piazzas. and the magnificent East Door of the Baptistry known as the 'Gate of Paradise'. An interesting drive cutting across the Po Delta. the Palazzo Vecchio and its courtyard. Don't miss out on the optional gondola trip.of the Chianti vineyards. gondolas and water buses. Gaiole and Brolio.180 feet high and no less than 16 feet out of the perpendicular. where classic Chianti wines are produced. Stop in Assisi. and to top it all. Stop in Greve for some wine tasting at a local wine producer. D) DAY 8: Venice area . arched bridges. This Renaissance gem and city of the Medicis will keep you enthralled for a whole day.UK. Arrive in the Florence area in time to join the optional Tuscan dinner outing. Venice is more like a marvellous film set than a real live city. (B. Badia. (B) . You will see Piazza Santa Croce. (B) DAY 5: Florence. gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you. After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.Assisi . The included orientation starts with a boat ride and is followed by time at leisure and a chance to watch Venetian glassblowers fashion their delicate objects as they did centuries ago.Pisa . then heading for Rome. head across the wooded Apennine Hills into the farmlands of the Po Valley for two nights in the Venice area. which features most of the city highlights. This morning. D) DAY 6: Florence area . watch out for names such as Castellina in Chianti. Traffic is banned in part of the historic centre so visitors can wander at leisure and admire the city's timeless beauty in relative peace and quiet. with its criss-crossing canals. (B) DAY 7: Venice. drive to Pisa for a visit to the Square of Miracles and the amazing Leaning Tower .Rome.

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