11 Days: Florence Cinque Terre Milan Venice With The Vespa Tour
- Uffizi Gallery
- Vespa Tour
- Wine tasting
- Gondola ride
- Glass factory tour in Murano Island
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- 5 nights at the Hotel Monna Lisa 4**** in Florence (double superior) or similar
- 2 nights at the hotel de La Ville in Milan 5**** (double de luxe)or similar
- 3 nights at the Hotel Ca dei Conti in Venice 4**** (double superior)or similar
- Breakfast everyday at the hotels
- 1st class train tickets from Florence to Milan, Milan to Venice
- All transfers with private luxury car equipped with A/C where mentioned
- Professional, personal, English speaking guide in Florence : half day walking tour and Uffizi Gallery
- Private full day tour 5 Terre with English speaking driver
- Full day Vespa tour with winery in Chianti and wine testing
- Private transfer from railway station to hotel in Venice by water taxi
- Private transfer from hotel in Venice to Airport by water taxi
- Half day guided walking tour in Venice with professional English speaking guide
- Half day guided tour in Murano and visit at Glass factory with professional English speaking guide
- Private gondola ride night tour in Venice with professional English speaking guide
- Half day walking tour with professional English speaking guide in Milan
- Dinner as per program in Florence
- No waiting in lines entrance tickets at monuments as per program
THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- All meals not mentioned in the program
- All transfers not mentioned in the program
- All that is not expressly listed in "THE TOUR INCLUDES“
Day 1 – Florence Arrival
At your arrival at Florence airport your private car service with English speaking driver will welcome you for a direct transfer to your charming hotel in Florence Monna Lisa Hotel 4****. The hotel is very centrally located and is one of the best 4stars hotel in the heart of Florence with its inside original paintings and sculptures. Time to relax and rest of the day at your leisure.
Day 2 - Cinque Terre full day guided tour
After breakfast meet your personal English speaking driver for an enchanting full day tour of the Cinque Terre. He will escort you on a full day journey to discover the beauties of this land. The Ligurian Coast is a masterpiece of nature that offers its visitors unique and breathtaking vistas; here you will find five little “jewels” or hills - the Cinque Terre - the true “jewels” of the Mediterranean sitting along a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. On today’s tour you will be chauffeured in a luxury car by your personal driver to the idyllic village of Monterosso which is the farthest to the west and the most populated of the five Cinque Terre villages, it is situated in the center of this small natural bay. Take time to explore, before continuing your journey to Vernazza, nestled in a breathtaking inlet whose shoreline features classic cultivated terraced grapevines.
Next, perched atop a rock (or promontory) 90 meters high, you will visit the only hill of the Cinque Terre that is not directly adjacent to the sea: Corniglia. Here you will pause briefly to enjoy a free lunch (at your own direct payment), and experience the incredible panoramic vistas beyond the area’s stunning terraced vineyards. The tour continues after lunch on to Manarola: a region characterized by its colorful houses facing the sea, and its small intertwining streets connected by a network of stairways that lead to the little village. The last stop on your tour today will be Riomaggiore. This southern-most village contains a very high concentration of houses in a small area, a distinctive feature giving the impression of a "tree" with its buildings as the branches. Once your tour of these pure locations draws to its close, you will be transported back to your hotel where you can spend the evening reminiscing about the five little jewels (each bringing its own special sparkle to your day) you explored today. Free evening and dinner at your choice.
Day 3 – Florence guided walking tour and Uffizi Gallery
After breakfast meet with your private English speaking guide at the famous Uffizi Gallery which houses a superb collection of priceless art, originating in great part from the Medici family collection, enriched over the centuries by endowments, exchanges and donations, among which an important group of religious works stands out, resulting from the suppression of the monasteries and convents between the XVIII and XIX centuries. Here, you will find the richest collection in the world of works of the Tuscan school, Florentine in particular, among which: Cimabue, Michelangelo, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci and Raffaello. Without parallel is the collection of works by Sandro Botticelli. Free time for lunch at your choice . Free afternoon at your leisure before ending the night at a special gourmand restaurant serving all the freshness of the ingredients freshly picked in a "homeley", home, warm and informal. Overnight a t the hotel Monna Lisa.
Day 4 – Vespa full day tour and wine tasting
This will be a very exciting day! Departure from your hotel in Florence together with your English speaking guide and your Vespa, towards the hills surrounding Florence for a panoramic tour with stops to a winery to appreciate wine tasting in the Chianti area and another one close to Greve in Chianti a small charming village. Back to your hotel in the afternoon.
Day 5 – Florence
Day free to discover other places of this beautiful city on your own. Overnight at the hotel Monna Lisa.
Day 6 – Florence/Milan Half day walking guided tour
After breakfast and check out from the hotel transfer by private car and English speaking driver to the railway station for departure to Milan. Check in at your Hotel de la Ville 4L**** very close to the Duomo, the Scala and Via Montenapoleone, very comfortable and quiet place, perfect for a stay in Milan. In the afternoon you will meet at your hotel your private English speaking guide and begin your tour: a private walking guided visit of the city, including the famous dome of Milan and the must-see spots of the city , Teatro alla Scala (from outside). Milan has always been a rich and important city. It offers variety of churches, buildings and monuments as well as many historic palazzos like the Royal Palace situated in the south side of Piazza Duomo. Rest of the day at your leisure. Free dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 - Milan
Free day at your leisure.
Day 8 - Milan/Venice
After breakfast and check out from the hotel direct private transfer by car with English speaking driver to rail station for departure to Venice where you will get in about 2 hours. At the arrival pick up from the rail station by your private English speaking driver and water taxi boat for transfer to the hotel in Venice Hotel Ca’ dei Conti 4****. Rest of the day at your leisure.
Day 9 - Venice
Walking tour from Saint Mark’s square to Rialto (3 hours) and night tour Breakfast and meet with your personal English speaking guide at the hotel. In the first part of the tour, the guide will focus on St. Mark’s square , heart of Venice , including a visit to St. Marks Basilica (with skip the line tickets), including the first floor, where the famous golden horses are kept . You will admire the Square and its monuments from the splendid balcony in the façade of the church. Later you will visit the Doge’s Palace the hearth of the ancient venetian government, a gothic masterpiece full of marvelous paintings. After a little break you will start an exciting walking tour, exploring the hidden Venice, enjoying a delightful stroll along narrow passageways, over delicate bridges and meandering canals .
In the lively Campo Santa Maria Formosa, the guide will discuss the development of the Venetian Architecture, as you admire its fine medieval and renaissances Palaces. In campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo you will admire the "St Mark’s school " , the most beautiful well-head in Venice and the church of San Giovanni e Paolo where many important Venetians were laid to rest. And you will learn about illustrious Venetian characters like Marco Polo, visiting the place where He lived. The visit will end at the Rialto bridge, symbol of Venice, with the incredible view of the Gran Canal .
Rest of the day at your leisure for relaxing before dinner. At the evening a special gondola ride night tour will be arranged for you with your personal English speaking guide. This will be quite different from other tour because you will discover another Venice, far from the crowd. You’ll learn about the mysteries and the dark stories of this incredible city. Tour will start at Saint Mark’s square, with the Clock’s tower ( the two clock makers were blinded because the Government didn’t want they could create another one) and looking for the spot for capital executions. We’ll take the Gondola for a fantastic tour in the venetian canals, with other incredible stories . After the ride back to your hotel Ca dei Conti .
Day 10 – Murano Island /Glass Factory
After breakfast, meet at your hotel at 9 a.m. with your private English speaking guide for transfer by private taxi boat to Murano. A fantastic occasion to admire Castello, one of the six district of Venice from its hidden canals, and getting into Murano. Day tour will start with the visit to a glass factory, where you will learn everything about the venetian blowing glass, observing a real master at work. After the glass factory tour, you will approach the fantastic church of Santi Maria e Donato, a byzantine masterpiece with beautiful mosaics. Free lunch at your choice before heading back to your hotel in Venice. Rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight at the hotel
Day 11 – Flight back home
Breakfast and check out from the hotel. Your private water taxi boat driver will take you back to Venice airport for flight back home.