The Marco Polo

Travel from energetic Rome to Florence, Bologna, and soothingly romantic Venice on this four-day experience. You’ll marvel at Michelangelo’s gift for turning marble into skin as you gaze up at the perfection of the David in Florence, and dare to feed the pigeons in Venice’s St. Mark’s Square. With ample cobblestone alleys to roam, breathtaking monuments and churches to discover, narrow canals to float along, and tiny shops to dip into, you’ll experience the eternal beauty of each city on this unforgettable tour!

DEPARTURES

Monday & Saturday Departures until October 2019 & May 2020 to October 2020 & Limited Monday Departures from November 2019 to April 2020

Included:
• Accommodation in 4 stars hotels
• Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
• Monolingual Tour-escort in English
• Visits to Assisi, Siena, Florence, Bologna and Padua
• Meals as per itinerary (please inform us at the moment of the booking, in case of any food allergy or dietary restrictions)
• Visits with an expert local guide as per itinerary
• Complimentary Wi-Fi on board to be in touch with family and friends
• Headsets to follow the information provided by the tour leader and local guides
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Not Included:
• Tips
• Porterage service
• Drinks
• Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned
• City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)
• Everything that is not mentioned in included
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Optional Extras:
• Airport Transfers
• Pre and Post Accommodation in Rome and Venice
• Pisa Excursion from Florence
• Deluxe Canal View in Venice

PRICING DETAILS

Click Book Online for 2019 & 2020 pricing!
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Pricing is based on 4-star premium accommodation category. 3-star accommodation category available upon request.

• All prices are per person
• Free accommodation for children up to 6 years old sharing the room with their parents
• City tax not included (paid directly at the hotel)
• Drinks are not included with meals

Venice
Rome > Assisi > Siena > Florence > Bologna > Padua > Venice

ITINERARY

DAY 1: ROME > ASSISI > SIENA > FLORENCE

Departing at 7:15 am from the Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio by a deluxe coach, you will arrive in Assisi, ready to explore, at your own leisure, this tiny town surrounded by walls, built in the Middle Ages. Take your time to visit the Basilica of St. Francis, where you will see masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue and, then, have free time for lunch (not included). Board on the bus to reach Siena, a Unesco World Heritage Site, world-known for the Palio, the historical horse race around the shell-shaped town square: Piazza del Campo. Next, you will continue on to Florence, where you will check in at your hotel before enjoying dinner and a well-earned night of rest. Meals: D

DAY 2: FLORENCE

After breakfast, you will spend the day venturing around beautiful Florence, the “Cradle of Renaissance, where, with the help of Michelangelo, Italian art reached its pinnacle. Based on Etruscan-Roman origins, the city flourished in the Middle Ages as a free “Comune” and was further refined during the Renaissance. You will be fascinated by the uncountable monuments, churches and buildings as Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly referred to as the Duomo. On your visit, you will be amazed by its magnificent dome built by Filippo Brunelleschi. Cross a small piazza to see the “Campanile” tower (partly designed by Giotto) and the Baptistery, with its bronze doors where Michelangelo imagined the “Gates of Paradise.” In the heart of the city, you will see Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria (also known as Palazzo Vecchio), and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Lunch in a typical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce.

Spend the afternoon strolling the cobblestone streets of Florence on your own or take a short trip to Pisa (optional), one of the four main historical Marine Republics of Italy. There, you will tour the Piazza dei Miracoli with the Duomo, Pisa’s symbol “the Leaning Tower” and the Baptistery. Dinner at leisure, overnight stay in Florence. Meals: B, L

DAY 3: FLORENCE > BOLOGNA > PADUA > VENICE

After breakfast in Florence, departure to Bologna. There, you will discover the elegant city centre with its “porticos”, it’s shopping streets and so on. From Piazza Malpighi you will walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore (Neptune square and Major square) in the heart of the city, then King Renzo’s Palace; Palazzo Podestà and the Basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. Bologna, it’s a real gourmet’s heaven...dodon't miss a tasty meal at your own leisure! In the afternoon, continue toward Padua, with Sant’Antonio Basilica: one of the most visited churches by pilgrims of the Catholic world. Later in the afternoon, arrival in Venice: the City of Love, one of the most romantic cities of the whole world and, undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man! Check in at your hotel for dinner. Meals: B, D

DAY 4: VENICE

Tour ends after breakfast! You may opt for an extension in Venice or for other locations (i.e. North Lakes or Milan). Meals: B