IT8 NORTHERN ITALY TOURSEARCH TOUR
Florence to Venice
Guided walking tours of Florence, Padua, Verona, Venice; The Accademia & Michelangelo's David; Guided visit of the Uffizi Gallery; Verona of Shakespeare's'Romeo and Juliet'; Water taxi ride on Venice canals
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- MAP & HOTELS
- TRIP INFORMATION
Dates & Prices
Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Fri 14 Jul 2017||Fri 21 Jul 2017||$2480 USD|
|Fri 15 Sep 2017||Fri 22 Sep 2017||$2480 USD|
|Fri 11 May 2018||Fri 18 May 2018||$2480 USD|
|Fri 13 Jul 2018||Fri 20 Jul 2018||$2480 USD|
|Fri 14 Sep 2018||Fri 21 Sep 2018||$2480 USD|
Optional Single Supplement: $500 USD (number of singles limited).
From the Renaissance grandeur of its buildings, the abundance of its art galleries and the romantic warmth of its Tuscan atmosphere, Florence is a city unique in style and attraction; there can be no more ideal a destination for our tour to experience the best of Northern Italy. After extensive exploration of this glittering metropolis, we set of on our journey into the heartland of Italy, stopping in at picturesque villages, admiring fortified buildings, touring regions famous for wines and hotsprings, investigating Roman ruins and visiting the Vatican. As we make our way towards Venice, the jewel in Italy's crown, we take time to explore Verona, the setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and learn about the country's intriguing history with trips to some of the Italy's innumerable historic sites of interest and museums.
Barbara R. (Toronto, ON, CA)
It was a most enjoyable vacation, seeing the highlights of a beautiful country, carefully selective tours and guides who broadened my knowledge. The pace of the tour was just right.
Sherry H. (Elko, NV, US)
We had a great tour guide, she was very helpful and very knowledgeable. Our bus driver was also excellent. He knew exactly where and when we where to be somewhere. He was a great driver and had wonderful manners. The evening meals were very nice. Good food. Overall it was a great experience. Thank you very much.
Stephanie F. (New Haven, US)
A wonderful tour, with a very nice group of people. We appreciated having free time in the cities, so we could pursue our own interests, like climbing to the top of the Duomo in Florence, visiting several more mosaic sites in Ravenna, and visiting the inside of St. Mark's in Venice. Our tour guide was outgoing, likes people and treats tour participants and host country folks very well.
Yiu-man C. (Markham, ON, CA)
A great tour !!! Lorna is very sensitive to clients needs & wants us to have a really good experience, which we did!!
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.
Hotel Caravaggio, is within a walking distance from the railway station and, most important, it is very close to the ... famous monuments and museums, which make Florence unique. Hotel Caravaggio has 37 rooms with private facilities, equipped with satellite TV, telephone, minibar, air-conditioning, hairdryer, safe, laundry service, and WI-FI.
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Hotel Belle Epoque
The Hotel Belle Epoque is located in the heart of Venice, a short walk from St Mark's Square (Piazza San ... Complementing the grand palaces and illustrious canals that make Venice famous, the Hotel Belle Epoque bathes guests in the radiance of classical Venetian design. Decor is in the style of the golden age of Venice.
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Breakfast and dinner (mostly local restaurants) daily. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for local guides, drivers, restaurant staff, porters. Airport transfers for land & air customers arriving / departing on tour dates.
Tour Leader gratuities, lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), air taxes (if applicable), and excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs and shopping.
Seasonality and Weather
This tour is offered in spring, summer, and fall, the most popular being spring and fall when temperatures are mild, crowds thinner, and air fares lower. Spring is popular with visitors who enjoy green landscapes and wildflowers. The region has a mild Mediterranean climate with early springs, long hot and dry summers, and autumns that are bright and warm into late October. Showers are possible in spring, rare in summer, and possible in fall.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Transport throughout by private air-conditioned motor coach, 24-36 seats depending on ultimate group size (see 'group size'). Though we will have some full bus days, road travel is not particularly arduous as there are plenty of stops of interest and beautiful scenery along the way. Road are in good condition, though a little winding on some stretches. Walking tours on cobbled surfaces.
Well-located, air- conditioned, mid-range hotels and inns (3-star) used throughout. Some hotels are smaller properties (3-4 story) that may not have elevators. All hotels have en suite bath, though some may have shower only. Porter service is sometimes available (see 'inclusions') though you should be independent with your luggage. Single rooms are limited and likely smaller than twins.
Staff and Support
Tour Leader throughout, driver (s), local step-on guides in various locales.
10-18 (plus Tour Leader)
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