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Lakes, Cinque Terre, Tuscany

  • Individuali - Escorted Tour
  • 3 Giorni
  • from VENICE to ROME
  • Northern Lakes, Cinque Terre & Taste of Tuscany Tour
  • Disponibile: 11-04-2019 / 24-10-2019

Rome - Siena - Florence - Verona - Venice - Sirmione - Como Lake - Milan - La Spezia - Portovenere - Vernazza - Manarola - Lucca - Pisa - Montepulciano - Roma

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
ESCORTED TOUR
MONOLINGUAL

Operated on THURSDAY
from APRIL 11 to OCTOBER 24 2019
language: English
Departure from VENICE

GROSS RATES PER PERSON    
IN DOUBLE    € 690,00
IN SINGLE      € 765,00
IN TRIPLE      € 680,00
CHILD   Allowed from 12 YO | Adult rates

Tour include

1 Accommodation in 4* hotel in Milan
1 Accommodation in 4* Hotel in Lucca
2 American buffet breakfast
2 dinners (drinks NOT included)
Ground transportation by deluxe motor coach   with air conditioning
Boat and train ticket in Parco delle Cinque Terre
Escorted tour  
Sightseeing tours as per itinerary
Local guides

Tour do not include
Porterage service
Drinks
Entrance fees when not mentioned
City tax for overnight stays
Transfer in/out – Price on request
Extra nights: Possibility to add extra nights at the beginning and/or at the end of the tour; rates are on request
Everything that is not mentioned in “tour include”

HOTELS or similar    
IN MILAN      4*    Starhotel Business Palace/Antares Concorde
IN LUCCA    4*    Grand Hotel Guinigi

Day 1 – Thursday: VENICE - SIRMIONE (Lake Garda) - LAKE COMO – MILAN
Meeting with tour leader at Tronchetto in Venice at 8h00 (you could contact tour leader the day before departureto have extra information) and departure for SIRMIONE well known as the Pearl of Lake Garda, “the gem of all thepeninsulas”, as the poet Catullus wrote. The visit of the village commences with the suggestive Scala Castle ofmedieval times, built at the end of the 13th century by the Lords of Verona. Along narrow and close medieval streetsone reaches the Parish Church of S. Maria which contains many images and paintings to be admired together withdifferent altars and precious 18th century works of marble. Slightly uphill, one reaches the S. Salvatore Church,which dates to the 8th century. At last, after admiring the park of the prestigious and luxurious 5 star Hotel VillaCortine and the nearby Villa of Maria Callas, the entrance to the Grotte di Catullo has been reached. It is the mostimportant archaeological area of the entire Lombardy region with imposing remains of what has once been aluxurious Roman Villa on Lake Garda. In the afternoon, proceed to COMO LAKE where your tour leader walk youthrough all the historic highlights. As we stroll through the ancient streets in the heart of the town, surrounded byRoman walls, we can admire beautiful Romanesque and Baroque churches, Piazza Volta and Piazza Duomo, with itscharming old Town Hall building, called Broletto, and its characteristic bell tower and the superb 600-year oldCathedral. Departure to MILAN where you can enjoy a panoramic tour to seethe city highlights: Sforzesco Castle,medieval Piazza Mercanti, and Piazza della Scala, and admire the marble façade of Milan Cathedral and the GalleriaVittorio Emanuele II, one of the oldest shopping malls in the world. Conclude your tour in the historic Piazza delDuomo. In the evening check in in hotel, dinner and overnight at the hotel in Milan.
Meals: B D

Day 2 - Friday: MILAN -LA SPEZIA -PORTOVENERE-VERNAZZA-MANAROLA-LUCCA
Breakfast in hotel, check out and departure to LA SPEZIA to embark for an unforgettable day dedicated to thediscovery of one of the most amazing and enchanting landscape in the World: “CINQUE TERRE”. We will reach thefirst village of PORTOVENERE, UNESCO World Heritage site. Its picturesque harbour is lined with brightly colouredhouses, while narrow medieval streets lined with shops lead up the hill from the ancient city gate to the castle. Byboat you reach VERNAZZA, a characteristics small fishing village classified as one of the most beautiful villages inItaly. The village is surrounded by very steeply-terraced olive groves which are said to produce among the finest oliveoil in the country. The last stop will be MONTEROSSO: the largest of the five coastal villages. Its amazing beaches, itsbeautiful reefs and the sea’s crystal clear waters, make this small village one of the most hospitable of the LigurianRiviera. in the late afternoon return to La Spezia by train and with your bus travel to LUCCA. With your tour leaderstroll the cobblestone streets, bustling piazzas and old Renaissance walls; trace the city’s Roman past along Via SanPaolino and Piazza San Michele; and see the birthplace of local composer Giacomo Puccini. Admire the medievalbuildings along Via Fillungo, peek inside San Frediano church and visit landmarks like the Cathedral of San Martino,Piazza Anfiteatro and Torre delle Ore.At the end of the walk transfer to hotel for check in. Dinner and overnight in LuccaMeals: B

Day 3 - Saturday : LUCCA-PISA-MONTEPULCIANO- ROMA
Breakfast in hotel, check out and departure to PISA for a free walk to the heart of the city. Admire the CathedralSquare with Duomo di Pisa, Campo Santo, Pisa Baptistry, and, of course, the Leaning Tower of Pisa – a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site. have time for lunch and shopping and in the afternoon depart to cross VAL D’ORCIA area,famous for its superb wine production and for the amazing landscape symbol of Tuscany region. Enjoy a stop in themost emblematic town of this area: MONTEPULCIANO. Surrounded by the ancient city wall, Montepulciano is thesymbol of the power and wealth of the noble families from the 14th to 16th centuries. Be enchanted by the beautyof Piazza Grande with the magnificent Duomo and Palazzo Tarugi; continue see the Fortezza and the Church of SantaMaria dei Servi, one of the symbol of Renaissance art. Montepulciano is well known for the great production of redwine, it’s “Nobile di Montepulciano” is one of the most appreciated Italian wines in Italy and abroad. Montepulcianohas a distinct peculiarity, in that you can find several historic cantinas right within the city walls, which have beendug out underneath the prestigious palazzos. Have time to taste local wine and take some souvenirs. Proceed toRome where you arrive around 7.30p.m. End of services
Meals: B

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