Grande Italia - CLASICA


17 Days

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April 2022 / March 2023

Cities to visit: Rome; Naples; Capri; Sorrento; Salerno, Salerno; Paola; Messina; Taormina, Sicily; Noto; Siracusa; Agrigento; Marsala, Sicily; Erice; Palermo; Monreale; Ferry Palermo Napoles; Pompei; Cassino, Lazio; Florence; Pisa, Tuscany; Cinque Terre; Genoa; Portofino; Milan; Lakes Region; Verona; Venice, Véneto; Padova; ; Gubbio; Perugia; Assisi

Detailed day by day description


This tour is a flexible, guaranteed escorted coach tour, guided in English only.

Once the tour is booked, it is guaranteed so it will definitely go ahead, and will never cancel.

The tour is flexible so you can tailor it to suit your needs. By clicking ‘Quote or Book’, you will have an option to choose your start and end date and destinations within the tour parameters. As these tours allow for such flexibility, the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.

On arrival, transfer from the airport to the hotel. Free time.
You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
Free day.
Total distance: 300 km.
Landscapes: Very beautiful landscapes in the bay of Naples and Sorrento.
Notes: As we will take some boats, we suggest you to take some warm clothes. Do not forget to take the camera as landscapes are of great beauty. For climatic reasons, sometimes the ships that connect Naples with Capri or Sorrento do not operate; in these cases, the route would be modified arriving to Sorrento by road and visiting Amalfi instead of Capri.
07.30 hrs- An early start in Rome, to travel to the south of Italy. 11.00 hrs. - We pass through NAPLES where we embark ( boat ticket included) for the ISLAND OF CAPRI (estimated departure at 11.35hrs in a 50 minutes cruise with very beautiful landscapes) ;

12.45 hrs.-CAPRI - if you wish, you can take a launch to the White Grotto or take a trip on the cable car to Capri capital. Free time.
16.20 hrs- Capri- Departure. we will board once more and continue to Sorrento (schedule might be modified)
17.15 hrs- SORRENTO , arrival to this town full of charm and tourist life at the foot of the cliff. Time to stroll.
18.30 hrs- Sorrento departure. We continue to the Gulf of Salerno.
20.15 hrs- Salerno. Arrival.
Note: During the winter months, schedules will be modified (leaving Naples earlier) in order to take advance of sunlight.
Total Distance: 475 km.

Landscapes: Mountains, sea, villages en route.
Note: We recommend you to take warm clothes to enjoy the crossing on the ferry between the Italian Peninsula and Sicily.
07.30 hrs- Salerno. Departure. We travel to the south of ¨the boot¨. Attractive southern Italian scenery as we cross the Cilento National Park.
11.30 hrs- We arrive in PAOLA , on the shores of the Tyrrhenian Sea, we visit the sanctuary of St Francis of Paola and we have free time for lunch in its pretty historic centre.
14.00 hrs- We go on our way to VILLA SAINT GIOVANNI where at around 16.30 hrs we take a 20 minutes short ferry crossing to the island of SICILY .
17.30 hrs- Arrival in MESSINA where we will have time for a stroll in the center of this great city, our meeting with the island of Sicily.
18.30 hrs.- Messina, departure.
19.30 hrs- TAORMINA. Arrival. Dinner included.
NB: Accommodation in the “region of Taormina”, the accommodation may sometimes be in Messina.
Free day on your own to enjoy the very little beautiful city of TAORMINA at the foot of the Etna volcano. Taormina was defined by Churchill as the prettiest place on earth. Time to stroll around the ancient city centre full of life, its Greek theatre overlooking unforgettable scenery. You can also enjoy the beach. Dinner included.
Total distance: 350 km.
Landscapes: Hills, hanging villages, olive trees, views over the sea.

08.30 hrs- Taormina, departure. Very beautiful landscapes following the Mediterranean.
10.30 hrs.- SYRACUSE , Arrival to this city which for a time rivalled Athens and Rome for its power and splendour. In addition to its impressive archaeological site, you have time to visit its magnificent historic centre and lose yourself walking through the narrow streets. Time for lunch.
14.00 hrs- Syracuse. Departure.
14.45 hrs.- NOTO , arrival to this small city that seems to have stopped in time, the Baroque jewel of Sicily. Walk with our guide through this as yet almost undiscovered city at a touristic level that preserves a monumental heritage.
16.30 hres- Noto. Departure. Small roads in the interior part of the island.
20.00 hrs.- AGRIGENTO .- Arrival . In the coach we see the magnificent temple complex. Dinner included.
Total distance: 300 km.

Today we know arechaeological sites that remind us the importance of the ancient Greece in Sicily. With a local guide we visit the Valley of the Temples, an impressive archaeological site considered the most complete complex of Greek temples (ticket not included) .
11.00 hrs.- Agrigento.- Departure.
13.00 hrs- MARSALA, arrival to a historic city with a lot of atmosphere and a famous wine, and time for lunch.
15.30 hrs.- Marsala departure.- We go on around the Marsala salt marshes.
16.15 hrs.- ERICE , a very picturesque Phoenician town perched at the top of a hill and overlooking the sea. Time to stroll.
17.15 hrs.- Erice- Departure.
19.00 hrs- PALERMO. arrival and Dinner included .
Total distance: 40 km Note: Don´t forget to prepare a small bag for the night cruise. The bulky luggage will remain tonight in the bus depot.
09.00 hrs.- After breakfast, tour of PALERMO . The Sicilian capital is a city full of contrasts. Stories of Arabs, Normans, the splendour of the Baroque period. We include a transfer to the beautiful village (now an outlying district of Palermo) of MONREALE . one of the greatest examples of arab-norman architecture in Italy. The city of Palermo particularly stands out for the Palace of the Normans with its Palatine Chapel and Cathedral. After the visit free time in the area of Teatro Massimo.
18.00 hrs.- Transfer to the port, we board a modern night ferry, leaving at 20.00 hrs. Night cruise through the Mediterranean, accommodation in double cabins with bathroom. Remember that breakfast is not included in the ferry. These ferries are modern with all the conforts, restaurants, bars, party room and specious lounges.
Total distance: 280 km.
Note: We recommend wearing comfortable shoes to walk around Pompeii.

07.30 hrs.- Arrival in NAPLES first thing in the morning (breakfast not included). After disembarking, time for breakfast.
09.00 hrs .- We continue to POMPEII to visit the remains of this Roman city that was covered by the ash of Vesuvius with a local guide (tickets not included). Time for lunch.
14.30 hrs.- Pompeii departure.
16.00 hrs- CASSINO . Arrival to see its immense Abbey with magnificent views; time too in the Polish Cemetery that reminds us that one of the toughest battles of the Second World War took place here.
17.30.- Cassino. Departure. Continuation to Rome .
20.00 hrs- Arrival in ROME at the end of the afternoon.
Distancia total realizada: 320 km.
Paisajes: Agradables paisajes, poblaciones históricas en el recorrido.
08:00 hrs Roma -Salida. (La hora de salida podrá variar ligeramente en base a los hoteles de recogida).
12:15 hrs Florencia - Llegada. Traslado al mirador de Michelangelo donde podremos tener una de las vistas más bellas sobre la ciudad. Paramos para tomar una foto antes de dirigirnos a la ciudad. Almuerzo incluido para pasajeros que adquirieron media pensión. Por la tarde incluimos visita de Florencia con guía local de aproximadamente dos horas de duración. Se realiza en gran parte caminando por las calles del centro histórico: admiraremos la catedral, las plazas, el Ponte Vechio sobre el Arno.
Tiempo libre posteriormente.
Distancia total realizada: 360 km.

Paisajes: Conocemos la bellísima región de los lagos; los paisajes de montañas con cimas nevadas y grandes lagos alpinos bordeados por pueblos de gran belleza son inolvidables.
Nota: Lleve a mano algo de ropa de abrigo, podrá necesitarla para disfrutar de los tramitos en barco incluidos.
Nota: En días con meteorología adversa, el tiempo de parada en Stressa podrá ser reducido.
07.30 hrs. - Milán -salida. Tomamos la autopista que nos lleva hacia los grandes lagos. Viajaremos primero al lago de ORTA, su situación un poco más aislada y su tamaño algo más pequeño hacen que mantenga un encanto muy especial.
09:00 hrs. - Orta de San Giulio -Llegada. Bellísima ciudad medieval intacta junto al lago. En el centro del lago veremos enseguida que destaca la ISLA DE SAN GIULIO con su monasterio. En un pequeño tren turístico llegamos próximos al centro en donde hemos contratado unas lanchas para navegar por el lago hacia la isla. Tiempo para conocer la población y su isla.
11:00 hrs. - Orta de San Giulio -Salida. Viajamos hacia el LAGO MAYOR.
11:45 hrs. - Stressa . - Llegada a esta turística ciudad junto al lago Mayor. Tiempo para pasear y almorzar. Puede, si lo desea, pasar en barco a las islas Borroneas situadas frente a la ciudad.
15.45 hrs . - Stressa- Salida-. Saldremos de la la zona de montañas y viajamos por las industriosas áreas del valle del Poo.
19:30 hrs. .- Verona – Llegada.
Distancia total realizada: 130 km.

Paisajes: Bonita entrada en Venecia a través del gran puente.
Verona.- Tiempo para pasear en la ciudad de Romeo y Julieta.
11:30 hrs. – Verona - Salida.
Nota: según época del año, duración luz solar y tráfico en la ruta, en algunas ocasiones conoceremos Verona a la llegada desde los lagos. En estos casos se saldrá más temprano por la mañana hacia Venecia.
13:00 hrs. – Venezia – Llegada a al puerto del Tronchetto donde tomaremos un barco para realizar un breve crucero que nos conducirá hasta la isla de Venezia. Para conocer esta ciudad mágica incluimos una visita con guía local por la Plaza de San Marcos. Podrá también admirar el trabajo sobre cristal de Murano. Tiempo libre posterior ¿un paseo en góndola?
A última hora de la tarde traslado al hotel localizado normalmente en la zona de Mestre/Marghera.
Distancia total realizada: 475 km.
Paisajes: Destaca la llegada a San Marino, con su fortaleza ubicada en lo alto de la montaña. Bonitos paisajes atravesando los Apeninos.
08:30 hrs. - Venecia -Salida.
09:00 hrs. - Pádova –Llegada- Nos encontramos en la ciudad de San Antonio, hermosa basílica medieval a donde acuden peregrinos, animadas calles del centro. Tiempo para visitar la basílica.
10:15 hrs. - Pádova –salida-. Viajamos hacia la costa adriática y a San Marino, un pequeñísimo país independiente rodeado por Italia.
13:15 hrs. - San Marino -Llegada. Tiempo libre en lo alto de la montaña fuertemente fortificada. Tiempo para pasear, almorzar y efectuar compras.
15:45 hrs. - San Marino –salida-. Hermosos paisajes atravesando los Apeninos.
17:45 hrs. - Gubbio. -Llegada- Pequeña ciudad maravillosamente conservada, destaca el Palacio de los cónsules y la catedral del siglo XII. Tiempo para pasear.
19:00 hrs. - Gubbio –salida-.
20:00 hrs. Perugia –Llegada y alojamiento-.

Distancia total realizada: 215 km.

Paisajes: Agradables paisajes en la Umbria.
Nota: En la basílica de San Francisco en Asís se solicita vestir con decoro; prevéalo en esta etapa.

En la región de la Umbría, Perugia es una sorprendente ciudad histórica medieval. Con guía local incluimos visita de la ciudad (normalmente saldremos del hotel a las 08.30), con las escaleras móviles atravesamos el peñol rocoso y conocemos el sorprendente centro histórico de la ciudad. ¿compro chocolate?, esta es la ciudad del chocolate! En ocasiones la visita de Perugia se realizará al regresar de Asís.
11:30 hrs. - Perugia.- Salida.
12:00 hrs. - Asís -Llegada. Tiempo para almorzar y conocer esta joya artística de la Umbría. Dispone de tiempo libre para conocer las basílicas.
14:30 hrs. - Asís - Salida.
17:00 hrs. - Roma -Llegada.
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