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Rome & Florence Escapade Summer

4.5
(5 Reviews)
From $1,613 AUD
  • 6 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Rome, Florence, Pisa

    Group Size:
    1 to 35
    Age Range:
    0-99
    Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German
    Type: Package, Partially Guided Tours

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

Explore Italy and marvel at the Ancient Roman monuments in Rome with a visit to the picturesque piazzas of Florence

  • 5 nights accommodation in superior class
  • Discover the Eternal City, Rome and stand in awe of the famous Ancient monuments
  • Wander the Churches & Palaces in grand city of Florence
  • Explore the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Start Point:
  • End Point:
  • Stops:
  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Day 1                     ROME

Upon arrival into Rome, make your own way to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight Rome.

Day 2                     ROME

After breakfast, make your own way to meet the guide at 8.15 am in Piazza del Risorgimento, and take a tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, skipping the lines. Admire the Gallery of Tapestries, the Geo­graphical Maps, and the beautiful Raphael’s rooms. The tour wouldn’t be complete without St. Peter’s Square. Admire St. Peter’s Basilica(outside), the largest church in the world and home to several pieces of fine art: think the canopy designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini or the Pietà by Michelangelo. After some free time, meet the guide at 2.15 pm at Arch of Constantine for the most complete tour of the Colosse­um, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Access the Palatine Hill with no line and discover the hill where Rome was founded. Then reach the Colosseum and be amazed by this monument that is the symbol of Rome. The Amphitheatre created to entertain ancient Roman citizens with bloody shows of gladiators, animals, and cruel games, is now one of the most fascinating landmarks of the city. Then, walk on the original path of ancient Rome along the Via Sacra and see the Temples of Vesta, Antonino and Faustina, the ancient Basilica Julia and Aemilia. Overnight Rome. (B)

Day 3                     ROME

Day is at leisure to explore this amazing city at your own pace. Overnight Rome. (B)

Day 4                    ROME – FLORENCE – PISA – FLORENCE 

After breakfast, at the time indicated, make your own way to Rome Termini train station for your train to Florence. Upon arrival into Florence, make your own way to the hotel. In the afternoon, make your way to the meeting point at Piazzale Montelungo (Montelungo Square), in front of the yellow street sign Gray Line at 1:15 pm to join the group before departing to Pisa at 1:30 pm. Upon arrival in Pisa, visit Piazza dei Miracoli, the Baptistery (outside), the Cathedral (inside) and the Leaning Tower (outside). Return to Florence. Overnight Florence.

NOTE: In case of long queues, if you cannot visit the interior of the Ca­thedral, you will be offered a guided visit of Piazza dei Cavalieri.

Day 5                     FLORENCE

After breakfast, make your own way to the meeting point at 08:45 am at Accademia Gallery, in front of the en­trance reserved to booking holders to join the group before departing at 9.00 am. Start your tour from the very heart of Florence, with a guided visit of Accademia Gallery, with a total immersion in the art of Michelangelo to know his most renowned works, the “David”, and other important masterpieces such as ”I Prigioni”, ”San Matteo” and the “Palestrina Pietà”. Proceed with a walking tour which will include an outdoor guided visit of San Lorenzo Church and the Duomo complex: San Giovanni Baptis­tery with its bronze doors as the famous Porta del Para­diso and the Cathedral with the magnificent Cupola del Brunelleschi and Giotto’s bell tower. The walk continues along lively Via Calzaiuoli in the heart of the city, where you can admire the imposing and singular Orsanmichele Church, a masterpiece of Florentine gothic art. Then you reach the bus­tling Mercato della Paglia (Straw Market): don’t forget to rub the nose of the famous “porcellino” (pig) and toss a coin into the fountain to bring you good luck! Admire the romantic, picturesque Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, with its renowned jewellery shops. Continue to Piazza Signoria, one of the most beautiful squares in the world and the political centre of the city. In this true “outdoor museum”, you’ll be amazed at the beautiful Fountain of Neptune with the marvellous and imposing marble statue by Ammannati and then, looking around, the sculptural masterpieces of the Loggia dei Lanzi, in­cluding the Cellini’s Perseus and the Gianbologna’s Rape of the Sabines. Dominating all this is the majestic Palaz­zo Vecchio with its crenelated Arnolfo tower, one of the most famous symbols of Florence that you will be able to admire in all its magnificence. End this amazing tour with a delicious Tuscan lunch in a restaurant located in the old town. Overnight Florence. (B, L)

Day 6                    FLORENCE

After breakfast, end of our services. (B)

Accommodation (or similar):

STANDARD CLASS

ROME: Rome Garden Hotel

FLORENCE: B&B Firenze Hotel City Centre, or Delle Nazioni

SUPERIOR CLASS

ROME: Diana Roof Garden Hotel, or St. Martin Hotel

FLORENCE: Cellai Hotel

Includes:

–          5 nights accommodation

–          Meals as per itinerary

–          2 Rome excursions with professional guide, entrance tickets with no line and headsets

–          High-speed train ticket Rome-Florence in 2nd class

–          Regular excursion to Pisa 

–          Regular half day Florence excursion with Accademia Museum

Not Included:

–          Tips

–          Porterage service

–          Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned

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

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 2:00 p.m.

–          Hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling are not included in the tour price.

–          Tour can be a combination of regular tours, therefore coach changes may be required. The same people may not be travelling throughout the tour.

–          For operational reasons, order of itinerary and/or excursions is subject to change at any time. Optional excursions not specified in our itinerary will be suggested by the tour leader.

–          A government tourist tax may need to be paid locally upon arrival at your hotels.

–          Fairs and event dates may change without notice.

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Reviews for Rome & Florence Escapade Summer

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Maria
17 day tour great weather

Review for: Glorious Italy

We were lucky to have great weather from Rome to Rome taking in the sights of Assisi, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Padua, Venice, Montepulciano, Rome beautiful destinations and incredible history. Both Nancy our tour guide who was knowledgeable and Luigi our bus driver they  were fantastic and worked great together. We had a different tour guide and driver from Naples to Taormina sights seen were great as well Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri then to Palermo, Monreale, Erica, Marsala, Agrigento, Armenian, Ragusa, Noto, Siracusa, Mt Etna not to forget the beautiful Taormina. We loved Sorrento full of life and Palermo great arancini and Sicilian canoli (was in heaven).
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Elizabeth and Gordon Wood
The standard of hotels and the level of guide expertise was excellent

Review for: Fantasy of Puglia

The standard of hotels and the level of guide expertise was excellent. The fact that breakfast and dinner were included in the pre-tour costs was of benefit to us. Our only concern would be the quality of the dinners presented to us during our 2 night stay in Alberobello. As the "dispersed hotel" did not have catering facilities, we ate at the same restaurant for 2 nights. This restaurant made little effort to give us meals comparable to the standard of the other included meals. On our first night the first course was a pasta with minimal sauce, the second course was 2 small Italian sausages with a small scoop of fried potato and the dessert was a chocolate sauce on ice-cream. Some of our group complained to Angela, our guide, who agreed that it was not satisfactory and rang the restaurant to ask for a higher quality meal the next night. On the second night, for the first course we were given a very similar pasta to the night before, then a small undressed tomato, mozzarella and lettuce salad accompanied by a small dressed tomato and lettuce salad. This was topped off by a slice of watermelon for dessert. We particularly enjoyed the final dinner at the 'Masseria le Stanzie' outside Lecce.
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Tim
We were lucky to

Review for: Art Cities & Tuscany with Rome Winter

We were lucky to have such an amazing tour director- really the best of the 3 trips we had with Sun Island!

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Rome & Florence Escapade Summer

4.5
(5 Reviews)
From $1,613 AUD
  • 6 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Rome, Florence, Pisa

    Group Size:
    1 to 35
    Age Range:
    0-99
    Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German
    Travel Style: Package, Partially Guided Tours

Or contact your local travel agent.

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