Upon arrival in Milan, take a transfer to the hotel by private car. Spend the rest of the day in exploring Milan on your own or opt for an optional tour of Milan city with last supper at 1430 hours. Tour includes guided coach and walking tour of the historical city centre of Milan, passing many of Milan's most important monuments. Visit the Duomo and see Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece - The Last Supper. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Meals: Not applicable.
After enjoying breakfast, you can opt for an optional visit to San Siro stadium at 1030 hours for 3 hours (this tour operates only on Thursdays). Later, you can transfer to Milan station on your own to board train to Venice Mestre. After arriving Venice Mestre, take a transfer to the hotel on your own. Spend the rest of the day in exploring the city on your own. Stay overnight in the hotel.
After enjoying breakfast, you will be visiting Murano Burano and Torcello. To enjoy this tour, you need to reach Serenissima boat station. After sailing past the Isle of San Giorgio Maggiore, the Public Gardens, the tip of Sant'Elena and the famous Lido beach resort, the boat arrives in Murano, known throughout the world for its glass manufacturing industry. Here, we stop for around 40 minutes to visit to one of the factories. The second stop is at the picturesque island of Burano, famous not only for its lace but also for the fishermen's houses painted in bright colours. The stop will last for about 30 minutes. Then after, enjoy a short cruise to Torcello, the earliest centre of civilization in the estuary. Only the Cathedral with its magnificent mosaics and the church of Santa Fosca remain as testimony of its former glory. The stop will be for about 30 minutes after which you will return to St.Mark's Square. Stay overnight in the hotel.
After enjoying breakfast, take a transfer to Venice Mestre station to board train to Florence. After arriving Florence, take a transfer to the hotel on your own. Late afternoon at 1600 hours, you will start your Florence Panoramic Tour. Leaving Piazza Stazione, the coach goes via della Scala up to Santa Maria Novella; crossing the Arno River you will reach Porta San Frediano and Porta Romana. Move on up to Piazzale Michelangelo where we will enjoy a breathtaking overview of the town. The tour continues towards Prati di Belvedere and the beautiful church of San Miniato al Monte. After this, reach Santo Spirito area passing nearby Ponte Vecchio. Crossing the river, you will see Ognissanti church before arriving in the popular via Tornabuoni where famous brand shops are located. The duomo, the Baptistery and the wonderful Giotto's bell tower. Visit the church of San Marco and Santa Annunziata. After this, head back to Piazza della Stazione. Stay overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast,take a transfer to Venice and check-in to your hotel on arrival. Later in the evening, take a gondola ride through the canals of Venice and see the magnificent palaces and churches facing the Grand Canal. If you wish, the gondoliers will play music and sing songs throughout the ride. Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure. Stay overnight in the hotel in Venice. Mestre.
After enjoying breakfast, you can opt an optional full-day tour to Lucca and Pisa. This tour will take you to a pleasant walk in Lucca, an enchanting historical centre where you will have the chance to admire the amazing Piazza Anfiteatro, the Torre Giunigi, the San Marino Church and the typical antique dealers street. You can then depart for Pisa, famous for its architectural masterpieces. Upon arrival in Pisa, you can enjoy lunch (not included), after which go on a guided walking tour of Piazza dei Miracoli, with the celebrated Leaning Tower (outside view), the Baptistery (outside view) and other important monuments. This is followed by a visit to the interior of the Cathedral. You will be given some free time at your disposal before finishing the tour with a pleasant walk to Piazza dei Cavalieri.** Tour operates only on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays ** Stay overnight in the hotel.
After enjoying breakfast, take a transfer to Florence station to board train to Rome. After arriving at Rome station, take a transfer to the hotel on your own. With 1-day bus and boat pass, explore Rome at your own pace on an extensive hop-on hop-off itinerary through the heart of Rome. The buses are open-top which allow you to enjoy panoramic views as you travel along your route. During the tour, you can choose the option to discover part of the itinerary by a cruise on the Tiber River. You can start the cruise from Isola Tiberina (embark at Calata degli Anguillara) and proceed up to Ponte Sant'Angelo. Then, you can choose to continue by open bus for the rest of the route. Stay overnight in the hotel.
After enjoying breakfast, you can opt for optional tour of Prestige Vatican City Tour. Tour starts with crossing the park of Villa Borghese, then reach the Vatican City, the smallest independent sovereign state in the world. In the Vatican Museum, you will see a fine collection of antiquities, including the Sculpture Museum, the fascinating Tapestry Gallery, the Gallery of Maps and the world famous Sistine Chapel decorated by Michelangelo. The tour will then proceed to the Basilica of St. Peter, where you will see the art treasures of the largest Roman Catholic Church in the world, including Michelangelo's Pieta'. Stay overnight at the hotel. ** St. Peter's Basilica may be closed for the public during religious ceremonies or on Wednesdays in case the Papal Audience takes place in front of the Basilica. Appropriate dress should be worn in places of worship. During high season there might be queues at the entrances of the museums. Tour does not operate on Sundays**.
After enjoying breakfast, check-out of your hotel and proceed to the FCO airport in shuttle service to board the return flight.
Mr Puneet Sachdeva
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