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Daily tour program

 Sunday - Day 1 - Arrival in Rome

BENVENUTO! Welcome to Italy!
We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After checking into your hotel,
you will have the afternoon free to rest and explore Rome on your own.
Overnight in Rome.

 

- Monday - Day 2 - Rome - (B)

In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel for your comprehensive tour to visit the Vatican and its museums, as well as the Sistine Chapel the home of Michelangelo's the Last Judgment.
After that, we will continue on to visit St. Peters Square and Basilica, and will also visit the Coliseum and the Roman Forum.
Overnight in Rome -

 

- Tuesday - Day 3 – Rome – (B)

Breakfast at the hotel – Enjoy the day at leisure.

Optional full day tour to Pompeii Sites available – contact us if interested.

Overnight in Rome.

 

- Wednesday - Day 4 - Rome to Florence - (B)

In the morning, we will meet you at your hotel and provide a transfer to Train station and depart from Rome on a 1 hour 30 minute train ride to Florence.

Upon arrival you will be met at the train station and transferred to your hotel.

Enjoy rest of the day at leisure.

NOTE: optional Afternoon tour to Pisa and Leaning tower is available - contact us if interested.

Overnight in Florence.

 

- Thursday - Day 5 - Florence - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

Meet up with your guide and enjoy rest of the touring Florence

Start with the Panoramic tour and get a good knowledge and view of Florence

Then walking tour of the Historic center Piazza Santa Croce and Piazza della Signoria,
Palazzo Vecchio

Visit Uffizi Gallery ( Skip the line tickets )

Florence is famous for its history. Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called the Athens of the Middle Age.
It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.

Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and the city is noted for its history, culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments.

Enjoy rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Florence.

 

- Friday - Day 6 - Florence to Venice- (B)

In the morning, we will meet you at your hotel and provide a transfer to train station and depart from Florence on a 2 hour 30 minute train ride to Venice.

Upon arrival you will be met at the train station and transferred to your hotel.

After check in enjoy rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Venice.

- Saturday - Day 7 – Exploring Venice – (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

Meet up with the guides and enjoy a guided tour of Venice

See the best of Venice in a day on a combo tour that caps a guided walk with a cruise along the bustling Grand Canal.

Hear the history of St Mark’s Square and Rialto Bridge from a local guide, and visit St Mark’s Basilica with a skip-the-line ticket to beat the long admission lines. Discover the tucked-away treasures of Venice’s backstreet and charming canals, and then finish on a high note: a water taxi cruise on the Grand Canal. Highlights Three-hour combination walking and boat tour of Venice Enjoy a two-hour walking tour including the famous monuments of St Mark’s square, such as Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace) Gain skip-the-line entry to St Mark's Basilica See Campo Santa Maria Formosa, the home of Marco Polo and the Rialto Bridge Explore small back streets, narrow passageways and piazzas as you learn about historical Venice from your guide Relax while cruising along the Grand Canal as well as minor canals aboard a water taxi for one hour

After the tour enjoy rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Venice.

 

- Sunday - Day 8 - Departure from Venice to Dubrovnik - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel ---- Free day at leisure ---

17:00 pm Meet up with the shuttle at the lobby of your hotel, transfer to Venice Airport.

Croatia Airlines 399  Venice (VCE) 7:40pm   --- Dubrovnik (DBV) 9:00pm

We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Overnight in Dubrovnik.

 

- Monday - Day 2 - Dubrovnik - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Meet up with the tour, and enjoy Panoramic driving and then walking tour of the city.

Drive to panorama sight (slopes of Srdj mountain),  get amazing views, lots of photo opportunities,  then return to old city and enjoy an introductory walking tour from your guide, Visit the The Assumption Cathedral, then transfer back to your hotel or you can continue to enjoy rest day of the exploring Dubrovnik at your own pace.

Overnight in Dubrovnik.

 

 - Tuesday - Day 3 - Dubrovnik - (B)

- Breakfast at the hotel, free day at leisure.
Optional tour to Korcula Available at your request.
Overnight in Dubrovnik.

 

- Wednesday - Day 4 – Dubrovnik – Montenegro – Dubrovnik – (B)

Breakfast at the hotel  (meeting time will be informed by the local provider)

Meet up with the group and enjoy a full day tour to Kotor, Montenegro

Depart from Dubrovnik on an enjoyable scenic drive south,

Upon arrival enjoy exploring Kotor and medieval fishing villages,

Walls surrounding the city on the sea boasts attractive beaches and enjoy exploring more of

the med evil town.  After the tour return to Dubrovnik.

Overnight stay.

 

– Thursday -  Day 5 – Dubrovnik to Split - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

meet up with the driver and depart from Dubrovnik on a scenic drive to Split

upon arrival,  check in enjoy rest of the day at rest and leisure.

Overnight in Split.

 

– Friday -  Day 6 – Split - Plitvice Lakes - Split – (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

Enjoy visiting the UNESCO-listed natural wonders of the Plitvice Lakes with their magnificent scenery, enjoy boat cruise and ride the scenic tram along the lake shores.

Plitviče Lakes known for their 16 terraced lakes joining by waterfalls and limestone canyons. Scenic hiking trails along and across the lakes, electric powered boat between.

After visiting,  we will return to Split.

Enjoy rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Split.

 

– Saturday - Day 7 – Split – Blue Caves - Hvar - Split - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel  - Meet up with the group guided tour to Blue Caves and Island hopping and visiting Hvar.

Best of the Dalmatian coast with this full day tour,

Visit  5 islands, 2 caves

Visit Blue and Green Caves; explore wonderful Stiniva beach with a swimming stop at the Blue Lagoon. Then onto Devil's islands and Hvar town.

Visit Hvar with its 13th-century walls, a hilltop fortress and the main square anchored by the Renaissance-era Hvar Cathedral.

After visit and free time,  return to hotel.

Overnight in Split.

 

- Sunday - Day 8 - Departure from Split  - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel ---

3 hours prior to your departure,  we will meet you at your hotel and provide a transfer to Split Airport

 

Program ends


Total cost:  $____________________
Contact us for price information

 

 

Price includes

* All hotels (Superior class centrally located hotels)

* All land transfers in comfortable vehicles
* Train tickets from Rome to Florence
* Train tickets from Florence to Venice
* Flight tickets from Venice to Dubrovnik

* All meals mentioned in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch & D-dinner)

* English-speaking tour guides

* Admission to sites during the tours

* All taxes and service charges

 

Excludes

* Optional tours listed on the itinerary

* International flight tickets to Rome and from Split onto your next destination

* Travel insurance (Optional)

 

Wonderful program, exploring highlights of Italy and Croatia
in 2 weeks, including;

  • Rome, Florence an Venice in Italy
  • Dubrovnik, Montenegro, Split and Hvar in Croatia
  • Visit the Vatican and its museums, as well as the Sistine Chapel the home of Michelangelo's the Last Judgment.
    After that, we will continue on to visit St. Peters Square and Basilica, and will also visit the Coliseum and the Roman Forum.
    Explore and visit the highlights of Florence and Venice
  • Panoramic driving and then walking tour of Dubrovnik
  • Visit medieval fishing villages, Walls surrounding the city on the sea boasts attractive beaches and enjoy exploring more of
  • Centrally located hotels, friendly people, comfortable transportation, skip the line admissions.......
 
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