Italian Broadway 2017

assisi-2017

11 Days Tour Start in Rome – End in Rome.

Prices in USD / CAD / AUD / NZD / per person (Tax, city night tax and credit card fee included).

Main cities: Rome, Vatican City, Tivoli Gardens, Pisa, San Gimignano, Siena, Florence, Cinque Terre, Venice, Burano and Murano Island, Assisi, Roman Castles.

20 Meals to include – 10 buffet breakfast, 1 lunch, 9 dinners.

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Italian Broadway-2016Italian Broadway is a 11-daytour perfectly paced for people who come to visit Italy for the first time  to enjoy the many pleasures that Italy has to offer (museums, galleries, venues, walking tour, sightsee, restaurants). Your tour will begin in Rome and travel through Tuscany land scape, Florence the Cinque Terre, Venice with Burano and Murano islands, Assisi and finish in the historical villages of Castelli Romani. You will be allowed to experience what each city has to offer as well as providing you and afforded the opportunity to explore the city at your leisure. As we travel from city to city, you will enjoy many picturesque small towns. Some of these are part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value (whc.unesco.org).

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Day 1– Arrive in Rome, Italy

Ben arrivati in Italia! Arriving in Rome’s Fiumicino Leonardo Da Vinci Airport, meet our Tour Guide & Tour Driver at the meeting point, head to your hotel in your transfer bus at 9:30am, 12:30pm, or 3:00pm to rest or, if you wish, explore the “Eternal City at your leisure.  Later, meet your travel companions and leave the hotel for a special Welcome Dinner at one of Rome’s lively restaurants.

Hotel: Palazzo Carpegna, Massimo D'Azeglio or similar (3 nights).

Day 2- Rome, Vatican City

Our Local Guide introduces you to the grandeur of the city! This is where your audio headset comes into use, providing clear, expert commentary. Follow our Local Guide to visit the Colosseum & the Roman Forum where Roman legions marched in triumph. Then, visit the Catacombs, the ancient underground cemeteries used by the Christian & Jewish communities. During the afternoon, discover the independent Vatican State, the richest community in the world. The tour continues with a sightseeing visit to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings & The Last Judgment. Afterwards, we continue to monumental St. Peter’s Square & the  Basilica. Tonight, dinner will be in one of the most famous restaurants in the heart of the old roman quarter, Trastevere.

Day 3-  Rome

Follow our Guide through the center of Rome to see the Spanish Steps, Via Condotti, Navona Square, Trevi Fountain, & the best preserved roman temple still standing today, the Pantheon. At the end of the tour, you will have plenty of time to stroll around and do some shopping or treat yourself in a quaint café among the locals. Tonight, enjoy a tasteful dinner while listening to some of the most famous opera arias interpreted by the professional singers of Rome Opera House.

Day 4– Roma, Winery, Montepulciano, Florence

This morning, depart the “Eternal City” for the beautiful Tuscany region. Our first stop is at a winery for a private wine tour with an expert Guide followed by some fine Tuscan cuisine with a glass of Montepulciano & Brunello di Montalcino wine. Take a short drive to the small village of Montepulciano in the afternoon where you’ll enjoy some free time to visit the center city, drink coffee & do shopping. Later, continue through unforgettable landscapes of gently rolling hills to arrive in Florence, the splendid capital of Tuscany and birthplace of the Renaissance.  We stop at  Piazzale Michelangelo to take some pictures of Florence's most beautiful views. Tonight's dinner will be served in your hotel or a local restaurant.

Hotel: Nil, NH Anglo American or similar (3 nights)

Day 5– Cinque Terre

Today we begin a full day excursion of the beautiful “Cinque Terre” where we will visit the five colorful villages built on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the Tyrrhenian Sea. The unique     characteristics of the area are the terraced vineyards sustained by dry walling, a perfect example of landscape architecture created by man in inaccessible surroundings. Dinner will be served at local farm house.

Day 6– Florence

Once in Florence, the splendid capital of Tuscany & birthplace of the Renaissance, we stop at Piazzale Michelangelo for photos. After, walk with our Guide to the Academy Museum to see Michelangelo's original ‘Statue of David’. Then, visit the marble clad Cathedral, then the Baptistry, where Ghiberti's 'Gates of Paradise' have been recreated in all their glory. Next stop is the Signoria Square, political heart of the city & still an open air gallery of Renaissance masterpieces. Finally, visit the church of Santa Croce to see the tombs of Galileo & Michelangelo. Later, learn the secrets of traditional Florentine leather-work before dinner at one of the Florence’s traditional restaurants.

Day 7– Florence, Venice

This morning we drive through the wooded Apennine Mountains to Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the globe. See the scenic Brenta Canal and drive past the Summer mansions of the Venetian nobility. Enter its glittering maze of islands, canals, & bridges in style to meet our Local Guide. Highlights of your walking tour are St. Mark’s Square, the byzantine Basilica, lavish Doge’s Palace and, the Bridge of Sighs. Then, enjoy Venice at your leisure.

Hotel: Apogia Sirio, NH Laguna Palace or similar (2 nights)

Day 8– Murano and Burano Islands

Start your day with an unforgettable Venetian lagoon cruise to the islands of Murano and Burano. Glide past the islands of San Giorgio & Sant’Elena, & along the banks of the famous Lido. In Murano, watch skilled glassblowers shape their delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. Then, continue on to the picturesque fishing village of Burano, renowned for its bright pastel-colored houses and for its lace-making. Take   pictures of traditional fishing boats, still used by the   island inhabitants, & enjoy a complimentary lunch with local wine. Return to Venice in the early afternoon where you will have time to explore and browse through the shops.

Day 9– Venice, Assisi

Enjoy a comfortable and scenic ride through the wild Apennine mountains to the stone-built hill-town of Assisi. See the Church of St. Mary of the Angels and enjoy a guided visit of St. Francis’ Basilica and the Assisi city center. On this night, dinner will be served in your hotel.

Hotel: Roseo, Fontebella or similar (1 night)

Day 10– Tivoli Garden, Roman Castles

Drive southwards, enjoying the Highway of the Sun, past the vineyards of Castelli Romani (Roman Castles) where the Pope spends his summers. We stop at the hill-town of Tivoli to enjoy a private walking tour of Villa D'Este with its amazing fountains, gardens and view of Rome. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with local wine in the Rome Castles to celebrate the success of your vacation.

Hotel: Castel Vecchio or Villa Vecchia similar (1 night)

Day 11– Leaving for home

Arrivederci Italia! Your departure transfer bus will arrive at Rome's Fiumicino Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport at 7:00 am and 9:00 am.

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[box] WHAT IS INCLUDED[/box]

 

Transportation:

  • Private airport transfer for your tour on arrival & departure in Rome. Should your flights not coincide with these arrival & departure transfer times, please let us know; we can arrange your transfer inexpensively to/from the airport by limousine.
  • Luxury air-conditioned private coach,  extended leg room & onboard restroom. (Not available on 22, 19, 9-seat vehicles)
  • Lagoon cruise in Venice
  • Ticket to/from Cinque Terre (boat/train).

Hotels:

  • Supreme First Class Hotel or Four Class Hotels. (4 or 5 Star ONLY)
  • All service charges, taxes, each tourist overnight city tax., and all breakfast buffets.
  • Baggage handling included when not in airport.
  • Standard gratuity for all hotel & restaurant personnel.

20 Meals:

  • 10 American inspired breakfast buffets.
  • 1 Lunch to include:

       2 main courses (meat or fish), salad, mineral water, wine, dessert, espresso, and American coffee. (Burano)

  • 9 dinners to include:

       2 dinners at the hotel. Three-course table d'hôte dinners or buffets with pasta or soup, meat or fish, vegetable or salad, dessert, American coffee, espresso, local wine, & mineral water.

       7 dinners at the restaurant/agriturismo with an appetizer, three main courses, dessert, mineral water, local wine, espresso, & American coffee.

Tour Guide & Tour Driver:

  • Your tour will be conducted by our Tour  Guide & Tour Driver. They will take the worry out of foreign travel as they manage the intricate details of  your tour, keeping you entertained with anecdotes and stories to make sure your vacation is educational, entertaining, fun and safe!
  • Any gratuities are at your pleasure for our Tour Guide and Tour Driver.

Licensed Local Guides:

  • Local expert guides in Rome, Florence, Venice, & Assisi.
  • Our local expert Guides are native citizens of the cities they represent offering a fascinating insight into local history, customs and tradition while entertain you with stories only a local would know!

Equipment:

  • Wireless headsets to hear our Guide clearly and distinctly in public places by utilizing our personal audio system for groups of 9+ allowing you to roam & explore sites (within 60 feet) without missing any insight from our Tour Guide or Local Guide.
  • One umbrella for each person in case of rain.

View, Visit, Walking tour, Museums, and Gallery: (WLG) = With Local Guide and wireless headsets.

Rome:

  • Visit the Basilica & Catacombs of Early Christian Rome. (WLG)
  • Visit the St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City. (WLG)
  • Visit the superb Vatican Museums & admire Michelangelo's ceiling in the Sistine Chapel.  (WLG)
  • Visit the wonders of ancient Rome as you visit the Colosseum & the Forum. (WLG)
  • Roman Passeggiata; Walk with  your Guide through the city center. See the Spanish Steps, Via Condotti, Navona Square, Trevi Fountain and the best preserved Roman temple stil standing today, the Pantheon. (WLG)
  • Visit to the Tivoli Garden. (WLG)

Montepulciano:

  • Enjoy the beautiful village at your own pleasure.

Florence:

  • Guided visit to Florence’s Academy Gallery to see
  • Michelangelo’s original ‘Statue of David’. (WLG)
  • Walking tour through Florence’s Cathedral, Bell tower, ‘Gates of Paradise’, visit Signoria Square, and the Church of Santa Croce. (WLG)
  • View from Piazzale Michelangelo.

Cinque Terre:

  • Visit the Cinque Terre by boat. (Via train in bad weather)

Venice:

  • Lagoon cruise and demonstration of traditional glass-blowing in Murano island and lunch in Burano island.
  • Guided tour to St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doge’s Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. (WLG)

Assisi:

  • Visit the amazing 13th century Basilica of St. Francis with its impressive fresco painting by Giotto. (WLG)

Tivoli Gardens:

  • Private walking tour of Villa D’Este. (WLG)

Suggested attire:

  • Comfortable shoes are important for walking on the uneven surfaces.
  • Italian Churches: No shorts/ skirts/tank tops/bare shoulders for men/women are permitted. Bermuda shorts are permitted.

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Land price per person  (USD)
Depart – End date Double Single Triple Young (5-12)
Jan 05  – Jan 15 2800 3500 2660 2604
Jan 19 – Jan 29 2800 3500 2660 2604
Feb 02 – Feb 12 2850 3563 2708 2651
Feb 16 – Feb 26 2850 3563 2708 2651
Mar 02 – Mar 12 2850 3563 2708 2651
Mar 16 – Mar 26 2850 3563 2708 2651
Mar 30 – Apr 09 2850 3563 2708 2651
Apr 13 – Apr 23 2950 3688 2803 2744
Apr 27 – May 07 2950 3688 2803 2744
May 11 – May 21 2950 3688 2803 2744
May 25 – June 04 3000 3750 2850 2790
June 08 – June 18 3000 3750 2850 2790
June 22 – July 02 3000 3750 2850 2790
July 06 – July 16 3000 3750 2850 2790
July 20 – July 30 3000 3750 2850 2790
Aug 03 – Aug 13 3050 3813 2898 2837
Aug 17 – Aug 27 3050 3813 2898 2837
Aug 31 – Sep 10 3050 3813 2898 2837
Sept 14 – Sept 24 3050 3813 2898 2837
Sept 28 – Oct 08 2850 3563 2708 2651
Oct 12 – Oct 22 2850 3563 2708 2651
Oct 26 – Nov 05 2850 3563 2708 2651
Nov 09 – Nov 19 2800 3500 2660 2604
Nov 23 – Dec 03 2800 3500 2660 2604
Dec 07 – Dec 17 2800 3500 2660 2604
Dec 21 – Dec 31 3300 4125 3135 3069

*Prices are subject to change according to international currency rates and price changes by distribution channels without further notice.

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Land price per person  (CAD)
Depart – End date Double Single Triple Young (5-12)
Jan 05  – Jan 15 3864 4830 3671 3594
Jan 19 – Jan 29 3864 4830 3671 3594
Feb 02 – Feb 12 3933 4917 3737 3658
Feb 16 – Feb 26 3933 4917 3737 3658
Mar 02 – Mar 12 3933 4917 3737 3658
Mar 16 – Mar 26 3933 4917 3737 3658
Mar 30 – Apr 09 3933 4917 3737 3658
Apr 13 – Apr 23 4071 5089 3868 3787
Apr 27 – May 07 4071 5089 3868 3787
May 11 – May 21 4071 5089 3868 3787
May 25 – June 04 4140 5175 3933 3851
June 08 – June 18 4140 5175 3933 3851
June 22 – July 02 4140 5175 3933 3851
July 06 – July 16 4140 5175 3933 3851
July 20 – July 30 4140 5175 3933 3851
Aug 03 – Aug 13 4209 5262 3999 3915
Aug 17 – Aug 27 4209 5262 3999 3915
Aug 31 – Sep 10 4209 5262 3999 3915
Sept 14 – Sept 24 4209 5262 3999 3915
Sept 28 – Oct 08 3933 4917 3737 3658
Oct 12 – Oct 22 3933 4917 3737 3658
Oct 26 – Nov 05 3933 4917 3737 3658
Nov 09 – Nov 19 3864 4830 3671 3594
Nov 23 – Dec 03 3864 4830 3671 3594
Dec 07 – Dec 17 3864 4830 3671 3594
Dec 21 – Dec 31 4554 5693 4327 4236

*Prices are subject to change according to international currency rates and price changes by distribution channels without further notice.

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Land price per person  (AUD)
Depart – End date Double Single Triple Young (5-12)
Jan 05  – Jan 15 4060 5075 3857 3776
Jan 19 – Jan 29 4060 5075 3857 3776
Feb 02 – Feb 12 4133 5167 3927 3844
Feb 16 – Feb 26 4133 5167 3927 3844
Mar 02 – Mar 12 4133 5167 3927 3844
Mar 16 – Mar 26 4133 5167 3927 3844
Mar 30 – Apr 09 4133 5167 3927 3844
Apr 13 – Apr 23 4278 5348 4065 3979
Apr 27 – May 07 4278 5348 4065 3979
May 11 – May 21 4278 5348 4065 3979
May 25 – June 04 4350 5438 4133 4046
June 08 – June 18 4350 5438 4133 4046
June 22 – July 02 4350 5438 4133 4046
July 06 – July 16 4350 5438 4133 4046
July 20 – July 30 4350 5438 4133 4046
Aug 03 – Aug 13 4423 5529 4202 4114
Aug 17 – Aug 27 4423 5529 4202 4114
Aug 31 – Sep 10 4423 5529 4202 4114
Sept 14 – Sept 24 4423 5529 4202 4114
Sept 28 – Oct 08 4133 5167 3927 3844
Oct 12 – Oct 22 4133 5167 3927 3844
Oct 26 – Nov 05 4133 5167 3927 3844
Nov 09 – Nov 19 4060 5075 3857 3776
Nov 23 – Dec 03 4060 5075 3857 3776
Dec 07 – Dec 17 4060 5075 3857 3776
Dec 21 – Dec 31 4785 5982 4546 4451

*Prices are subject to change according to international currency rates and price changes by distribution channels without further notice.

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Land price per person  (NZD)
Depart – End date Double Single Triple Young (5-12)
Jan 05  – Jan 15 4200 5250 3990 3906
Jan 19 – Jan 29 4200 5250 3990 3906
Feb 02 – Feb 12 4275 5344 4062 3976
Feb 16 – Feb 26 4275 5344 4062 3976
Mar 02 – Mar 12 4275 5344 4062 3976
Mar 16 – Mar 26 4275 5344 4062 3976
Mar 30 – Apr 09 4275 5344 4062 3976
Apr 13 – Apr 23 4425 5532 4204 4116
Apr 27 – May 07 4425 5532 4204 4116
May 11 – May 21 4425 5532 4204 4116
May 25 – June 04 4500 5625 4275 4185
June 08 – June 18 4500 5625 4275 4185
June 22 – July 02 4500 5625 4275 4185
July 06 – July 16 4500 5625 4275 4185
July 20 – July 30 4500 5625 4275 4185
Aug 03 – Aug 13 4575 5719 4347 4255
Aug 17 – Aug 27 4575 5719 4347 4255
Aug 31 – Sep 10 4575 5719 4347 4255
Sept 14 – Sept 24 4575 5719 4347 4255
Sept 28 – Oct 08 4275 5344 4062 3976
Oct 12 – Oct 22 4275 5344 4062 3976
Oct 26 – Nov 05 4275 5344 4062 3976
Nov 09 – Nov 19 4200 5250 3990 3906
Nov 23 – Dec 03 4200 5250 3990 3906
Dec 07 – Dec 17 4200 5250 3990 3906
Dec 21 – Dec 31 4950 6188 4703 4604

*Prices are subject to change according to international currency rates and price changes by distribution channels without further notice.

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