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Unforgettable Italy & Croatia

From $5,327 AUD
  • 11 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Rome, Assisi, Florence, Pisa, Ferrara, Venice, Opatija, Split

    Group Size:
    1 to 25
    Age Range:
    8 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Guided Small Group Tours, Multi Country Trips

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

Experience Eternal Rome & marvel at Italy and Croatia’s cultural sites

  • Explore inimitable Rome with the Colosseum & Vatican Museum
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel with works by Raphael & Michelangelo
  • Panoramic drive through Tuscan landscapes
  • Visit Academy Of Fine Arts with Michelangelo’s David
  • Walking Tour of Venice
  • Stroll through seaside town of Opatija
  • City Tour of historic Split
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  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

You will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure until you gather for a Welcome Dinner with your Tour Director and traveling companions. Overnight in Rome.

Meals Included:
Dinner

This morning, we visit the Colosseum, a symbol of Rome. After our visit, we continue to see the splendid Arch of Constantine, climb the ancient Palatino Hill, overlook Circus Maximus and the Imperial Palace; and stop on the legendary Via Sacra or “Sacred way”. In the afternoon we have time at leisure for more discoveries and activities on your own or join an optional tour of the Grand Piazzas & food tour.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Today we visit the Vatican Museums, located within that city’s boundaries. We see the works of Raphael & Michelangelo and admire the Sistine chapel’s magnificent frescoes. We continue to St. Peter’s Square where some of the most important Papal ceremonies take place. In the afternoon you might want to visit some of the chic shops, galleries, and museums; do some more sightseeing on your own or relax in a sidewalk cafe with a glass of fine Italian wine, some refreshing gelato, or a hearty dish of pasta. Overnight in Rome.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Travel through the stunning panorama of Tuscany with its iconic landscapes as you make your way to Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis. Here you will take a walking tour to see the main square and visit the impressive Basilica of St. Francis. Continue to Florence for dinner and an evening at leisure. Overnight in Florence.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Our morning city tour begins at the majestic Piazza del Duomo to see the Cathedral crowned by Brunelleschi’s awe-inspiring Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery with Ghiberti’s splendid bronze “Gates of Paradise.” Then, we visit the Academy of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s David is displayed. The tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo with a spectacular view over Florence. The remainder of the day is free to savour the Renaissance splendour of the Tuscan capital on your own or take an optional tour: Visit of San Gimignano with wine tasting. Overnight in Florence.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Drive to Pisa where you will view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, Baptistery, and Duomo. Continue to Ferrara a renaissance gem in the Emilia-Romagna region, standing on the banks of the Po River. After an orientation tour of Ferrara, we continue to Venice for dinner and a free evening. Overnight in Venice.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

We begin our exploration of Venice at St. Mark’s Square with a walking tour which includes visits to the St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. We take in the amazing views of the Bell Tower and the Bridge of Sighs. We also take a boat ride to Murano Island, famous for its artistic glassware. Visit a glassblowing factory, where you will watch a demonstration of traditional Venetian glassblowing by master craftsmen. The balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy Venice on your own or join an optional Gondola serenade with Aperol spritz Venetian style drink. Overnight in Venice.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Drive to the seaside town of Opatija. A gem on Croatia’s Adriatic coast, nestled along the striking Gulf of Kvarner. Afternoon is at leisure to explore the town on your own. Perhaps take a stroll along the “Lungo Mare” seaside and enjoy beautiful views of the Gulf, sheltered by soaring mountains. Enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers. Overnight in Opatija.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a full day at leisure in the seaside town of Opatija, with its rich history, picturesque surroundings and once a gathering spot for the Austro-Hungarian nobility. Alternatively, join the optional tour to the Istrian Peninsula that begins in Pula, a strategic port since the times of the ancient Romans. Afterwards, the tour continues to the resort town of Rovinj. Tonight, return to Opatija and explore the charming town with its wealth of fine seafood restaurants. Overnight in Opatija.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Depart today for a drive along spectacular Adriatic coast to Split. Comfortable stop on the way for a delicious lunch included. Continue traveling passing by old fishing villages and new resorts, to the city of Split. Upon arrival, enjoy a city tour featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Finally, see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. The reminder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Split.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight or continue with an optional cruise.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

Accommodation in 4* hotels

Touring with professional English speaking tour director

Sightseeing tours with licensed local guides

Tours as per itinerary

10 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners

Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle

Optional tour of the Grand Piazzas & food tour on day 2

Optional visit of San Gimignano with wine tasting on day 5

Optional Gondola serenade with Aperol spritz Venetian style drink on day 7

Optional tour to the Istrian Peninsula from Pula on day 9

Optional Split cruise on day 11

Hotel taxes and service charges

Luggage handling at hotels

Whisper technology enhanced touring

Entrance fees to:

  • Vatican Museums
  • Basilica of St. Francis
  • Academy of Fine Arts
  • St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Doge’s Palace
  • Visit to Glassblowing factory
  • Diocletian’s Palace

Tips and gratuities to tour directors, drivers and local guides

Porterage service

Passport or visa fees

Any beverages or food not listed in itinerary

Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned

Baggage and personal insurance of any kind

Hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling

City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)

Any other items of personal nature

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Hotel List (or similar)

Starhotels Metropole Rome
Via Principe Amedeo, 3, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
Tel: 39 06 47741
Rating
4
Starhotels Metropole Rome
Starhotels Michelangelo Florence
Viale Fratelli Rosselli, 2, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Tel: +39 055 27841
Rating
4
Starhotels Michelangelo Florence
Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal Venice
Santa Croce, 578, 30135 Venezia VE, Italy
Tel: +39 041 275 2200
Rating
4
Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal Venice
Grand Hotel Adriatic Opatija
Ul. Maršala Tita 200, 51410, Opatija, Croatia
Tel: +385 51 719 010
Rating
3.5
Grand Hotel Adriatic Opatija
Hotel Corner Split
Mažuranićevo šetalište 1, 21000, Split, Croatia
Tel: +385 99 426 2470
Rating
4
Hotel Corner Split

Important things to note

Accommodation is subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to avoid hotel changes, but should a mid-tour hotel change become necessary after this list has been printed, contact details of the new hotel will be supplied to you by your Tour Director.

Hotel rooms may not be available for check-in before 3:00 p.m.

Tour can be a combination of regular tours; therefore coach changes may be required.

Order of itinerary is subject to change at any time. For operational reasons, the order of excursions may be changed.

The same people may not be travelling throughout the tour.

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Unforgettable Italy & Croatia

From $5,327 AUD
  • 11 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Rome, Assisi, Florence, Pisa, Ferrara, Venice, Opatija, Split

    Group Size:
    1 to 25
    Age Range:
    8 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Guided Small Group Tours, Multi Country Trips

Or contact your local travel agent.

Croatia
Speak to our Croatia Expert - Dannielle

Dannielle has travelled extensively throughout Croatia, Greece, Italy and Slovenia. Speak to her now.

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