Day 1, Milan Arrival
Arrive in Milan and meet our guide for an accessible transfer to our
centrally located hotel. Milano (Milan) is synonymous with style and
rivals Paris as the world's leading fashion centre.
Milan is also the heart Italian of business where the past time of shopping is a local passion and citizens have a work-hard,
Balance of the afternoon and evening for independent activities.
Day 2, Milan to Venice
After breakfast tour the city of Milan during a half day guided tour.
Milan has always been an important city and Milan's Duomo is this city's
most striking symbol.
In the afternoon transfer to the Milan tran station and board the first class train to Venice. Private accessible boat transfer in Venice from the rail station to your hotel.
Venice is built
on 117 small islands and has some 150 canals and 409 bridges (all but
4 bridges have steps). No cars are permitted on the islands, although
accessible ferry transport is available. The secret to really
experiencing the beauty and romance of Venice is to enjoy each island,
each canal, and each street. Balance of the evening for independent
Day 3, Venice sightseeing
After breakfast experience a two hours morning tour of San Marco Square with our local guide. In the afternoon, join our local hoston the Grand Canal for sightseeing by public vaporetto. Following your sightseeing, the balance
of the day for independent activities.
Our favorite activity is watching and crowds of visitors window-shopping
and racing from point A to B through the labyrinth while we take time
to relax at a cheerful osterie (small eatery) you find tucked away in
the most unlikely spots. Colorful markets abound in alleys and tiny
bridges arch over canals that seem to lead nowhere. This is a great
city to explore, relax and discover at your own pace.
Day 4, Venice to Florence
After breakfast the morning is free to explore Venice on your own. In the afternoon transfer to the main rail station by private accessible boat and depart by first class train to Florence. In Florence meet our representative and transfer by accessible
minivan to our hand-picked four star hotel in the center
of the city.
On the banks of the Arno River and surrounded by low hills
covered with olive groves and vineyards, Firenze (Florence) is captivating.
It is the cradle of the Renaissance and home to the famous families
of Dante, Machiavelli, Michelangelo & Medici. Balance
of the day for independent activities.
Day 5, Florence & Pisa sightseeing
After breakfast you have a half day of sightseeing in Florence with our
local tallented guide. The city is overwhelmed in its wealth of art,
history, culture, leather goods, clothing, and jewelry. In the afternoon there is a guided visit to Pisa. After your guided
tour of Pisa return to your hotel where the balance of the evening for
Day 6, Siena & San Gimignano sightseeing
After breakfast we travel a short distance to the town of Siena, one
of Italy's most enchanting cities where we tour the city with our talented
Its medieval center is bristling with majestic Gothic buildings and
a wealth of artworks in its many churches and small museums. Historic
Siena is small and built on a hill (assistance from our driver, guide
and host is available) and is largely surrounded by its medieval walls.
Following our guided city tour we visit San Gimignano. San Gimignano
is one of Europe's best-preserved medieval cities and with its mediaeval
towers of varying heights it has the feel of a living museum. Following
your guided tour in San Gimignano and a full day of active touring,
return to your Florence hotel. Balance of the evening for independent
Day 7, Free day in Florence
After breakfast the entire day is for independent activities.
Day 8, Florence to Rome.
After breakfast the morning is for independent activities, In the afternon it is time to say farewell to Florence. Accessible transfer to the train station and first class train accommodations to Rome. In Rome meet your driver for an accessible van transfer to your hotel. Balance
of the evening for independent activities. and
The alternative (not included in the costs) is to
drive south towards
Rome and stop at Assisi en route. After a self-guided tour of the home of St. Francis, continue your drive to Rome and check into our
hand-picked first class hotel.
Day 9, Rome sightseeing
Today is dedicated to sightseeing in Rome (9A-12N, then 1-4PM). with your English speaking guide. Modern Rome is a
busy city and the center of the national government and the Catholic
Church. This creates a phenomenal concentration of ancient history and
monuments coexisting with an equally phenomenal concentration of government
buidlings. After sightseeing return to your hotel where the balance
of the evening is for independent activities.
Day 10, Vatican sightseeing
In the morning visit the the Vatican properties with your guide. After your three hours morning tour the balance of the day and evening are for independent activities.
Day 11, Rome Tour & sightseeing.
After breakfast the entire day is for independent activities, sightseeing visits and shopping. Independent
visits to the Vatican Museum are easily arranged. The Vatican museums
contain an incredible collection of art and treasures accumulated by
the popes. The most popular section is the Sistine Chapel. The private
papal chapel was completed in 1484 for Pope Sixtus IV, and is used for
papal functions and for the conclave which elects the popes. However,
the Sistine Chapel is best known for Michelangelos frescoes of
the Creation on the barrel-vaulted ceiling and the Last Judgment on
the end wall. The entire day is for independent activities.
Day 12, Independent sightseeing day in Rome
After breakfast and accessible transfer to the Rome Airport for departure
prices and details
3690.00 EURO per person, (about $4900 USD per person)
Based on double occupancy, using currency valuation of $1.33 USD to
E1.00 EUR Rate subject to currency valuation at time of final payment.
First class, centrally located accessible hotels with daily full breakfast, local English speaking guides, accessible minivan transportation, all First class Italian
train transportation, accessible boat transfers in Venice, all necessary transfers and per the itinerary, baggage handling by service staff.
price does not include:
Round trip international airfare from the USA to Italy, Pre and post
tour services and accommodations, drinks and beverages. Afternoon lunch and evening dinner
meals. Items of a personal nature, postage, telephone calls, entrance
fees to attractions not included, gratuities for the service staff,
and travel insurance.