12 Days: Milan Venice Florence Siena Rome
- Glass factory visit in Murano Island
- Uffizi Gallery
- Colosseum and Imperial Fora
- Vatican Museums
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- 2 nights at the hotel De La Ville 4**** S in Milan (double superior room) or similar
- 3 nights at the hotel Cà de’ Conti 4**** in Venice (classic double room) or similar
- 3 nights at the hotel Monna Lisa 4**** in Florence (classic double room) or similar
- 3 nights at the hotel Fortyseven 4**** in Rome (classic double room) or similar
- At all hotels : breakfast every day
- Transfers with private luxury car equipped with A/C, where mentioned.
- Arrival and departure transfers in Venice with private water taxi
- Professional, personal, English speaking guide for tours in the following cities, as per program: Milan, Venice, Florence, Siena and Rome
- Entrance tickets at monuments, as per program, with pre-reserved turn of visit.
- All mentioned train tickets in 1 class
THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- All meals not mentioned in the program-
- All transfers not mentioned in the program
- Municipality taxes at hotels that have to be paid on arrival directly at each hotel
- All that is not expressly listed in "THE TOUR INCLUDES“
Day 1 – Milan Arrival at Malpensa Airport in Milan.
Meet your personal English speaking driver who will escort you directly to your hotel De La Ville 4****S in Milan. Overnight.
Day 2 - Milan Breakfast at the hotel.
Meet your private English speaking guide at the lobby and begin your private walking guided visit of the city, including the famous Teatro alla Scala (from outside) and the Duomo with its golden Madonnina. Milan has always been a rich and important city. It offers a particular assortment of churches, buildings and monuments. The most important church is the Cathedral, the Duomo, which is the third largest church in the world. Milan has many historic palazzos like the Royal Palace that you will admire , situated in the south side of Piazza Duomo. Overnight at the Hotel de La Ville 4****S
Day 3 – Milan/Venice
After breakfast and check out at your hotel in Milan meet your personal English speaking driver who, with a private car will transfer you to the central train station. Take your direct fast train to Venice S. Lucia train station. You will arrive, in approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes. Just outside Venice S. Lucia train station you will meet your personal driver who will escort you with a private water taxi to your hotel in Venice. Check in at the hotel and time to relax. Overnight at Hotel Cà dei Conti 4****.
Day 4 - Venice
After breakfast at your hotel, meet your private English speaking guide for your walking tour in Venice. The heart of Venice is a square: Saint Mark's Square. Entering in San Marco square by the two monumental columns in front of the lagoon (the so-called “water square”), near the Bridge of Sighs, suddenly we can admire the history of the Republic of Venice displayed: we can see the Doge’s Palace, seat of government and center of political and administrative life of the city, the Basilica, with its golden mosaics and precious marbles, the Clock Tower and the Bell Tower. The walk then leads to the Grand Canal and to the famous Rialto Bridge through beautiful and hidden corners. After the visit you will have the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Venice, Hotel Ca’ dei Conti 4****.
Day 5 - Venice. Murano and Burano Island + Glass factory visit
After breakfast you will meet your private English speaking guide at your hotel and enjoy an excursion to the Island of the lagoon of Venice. You will get your private boat to visit the Island of the Lagoon: Murano and Burano. Murano is the closest island to Venice town and is famous for its glassmaking industry, with pieces known for its particular colors and exquisite chandeliers. Visit a typical glass factory and watch a "maestro" working on an artistic glass piece. In Burano you can see all the fishermen's houses painted in pastel colors and examine their famous hand-made lace as you visit one of the lace shops of the island. Then, you will come back to Venice and will have the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Venice, Hotel Ca’ dei Conti 4****.
Day 6 - Venice/Florence
After breakfast and check out meet your personal English speaking driver with a private water taxi for a transfer to Venice S. Lucia train station. Take your direct fast train to Florence. You will arrive in about 2 hrs at Florence S. Maria Novella train station. Just outside the train station you will meet your personal driver who, with a private car, will escort you directly to your centrally located hotel in Florence. Check in at the hotel and time to relax. Overnight at Hotel Monnalisa 4****.
Day 7 - Florence/Siena
Breakfast in hotel. Meet your personal English speaking driver at the hotel for a direct transfer to Siena. Here you will meet your private English speaking guide and begin a journey of discovery in the splendid city of Siena. The history of this small and unique city will be expertly illustrated, allowing you to open your heart as if you were a true inhabitant of Siena. You will discover the Magnificent Piazza del Campo where , twice a year (2 July and 16 August) an event , that every citizen of Siena looks forward to, takes place: the Palio di Siena. You will learn about the history of the Contrade (ancient Siennese name for neighborhood) and visit the famous Duomo but also other monuments of the city. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Florence and have the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight at Hotel Monnalisa 4****.
Day 8 - Florence
After breakfast you will meet your personal guide at the hotel who will bring you leisurely on a walking tour of the city including the visit at the Uffizi Gallery. The Gallery 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. Rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight Hotel Monnalisa 4****.
Day 9 - Florence/Rome
Breakfast in hotel. Meet your personal English speaking driver that, with a private car will transfer you to Florence S. Maria Novella train station. Take your direct fast train to Rome Termini train station where you will arrive in 1 hour and 30 minutes. Here you will meet your personal driver that with a private car will escort you directly to your centrally located hotel in Rome. Check in at the hotel and time to relax. Overnight Hotel FortySeven 4****.
Day 10 - Rome
Breakfast in Hotel. Meet your private English speaking guide for your half day walking tour oft he Ancient part of the Eternal city: Colosseum and Imperial Fora. With direct access to this remarkable landmark and no waiting in long lines, you will be awestruck even before entering. Once inside, your personal guide will bring to life the ancient world of the various emperors, noblemen, aristocrats, gladiators and wild beasts that once populated this building. You will then be accompanied to the nearby Roman Forum, known as the "heart" of ancient Rome, and the commercial, political and religious center. After the visit rest of the day at your disposal. Overnight at the hotel FortySeven 4****.
Day 11 - Rome
After your breakfast you will meet your personal private driver at the hotel for a transfer to the Vatican Museums . Meet your personal English speaking guide at the Museums for a guided tour of 4 hrs. There are no queues and no waiting as your specialist guide introduces you to the masterpieces of such great painters as Raffaello, and Michelangelo. This one of the greatest collections of art in the world, a collection gathered over the centuries by the Popes of the Catholic Church. You will be enthralled and enchanted by the stunning vision of the Sistine Chapel and also continuing on to the Cortile della Pigna ( "Court of the Pinecone" ) and the celebrated Raphael’s rooms, and finally you will have direct access into Saint Peter's Basilica. After the visit rest of the day at your free disposal. Overnight at the hotel hotel FortySeven 4****.
Day 12 - Rome – Departure
After breakfast and check out meet your personal English speaking driver for a direct transfer to Rome Fiumicino international airport for your flight back home.