Roman Holiday

Duration

7 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Rome

Available

April 2021 / November 2021

Cities to visit: Rome; Orvieto; Castiglione Del Lago; Siena, Tuscany; ; San Gimignano, Siena; Florence

Detailed day by day description

Introduction

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.

Day

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:   Arrival. Transfer to the hotel.
Welcome to Europe!!!.   On arrival at the airport we shall be waiting to transfer you to the hotel.  You can enjoy free time until your tour starts, information about the meeting place and start time can be found on the information boards in the hotel reception area. 

IMPORTANT - IF YOU REQUESTED ADDITIONAL NIGHTS on arrival at the hotel you will have your booking made but the guide of your trip will normally not arrive until the start of the included activities. YOUR TIME BEFORE THIS MOMENT IS THEREFORE FREE. At your hotel they can help you with all the information you need.  

NB:   The schedules you will find in this itinerary are approximate. The guide, depending on the situation and in order to improve the development of the circuit, may adjust the schedules.    

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Rome and  Vatican City. Transfer to Trastevere neigborhood.

In the morning, we have a 2 hrs   scenic tour of the city , which will be a great introduction to “The Eternal city”. In the panoramic you will know the ancient Rome called Imperial Rome: Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Piazza di Venezia with its monument to Italian unification, Quirinal Hill with the Palace of the President of the Republic, Marcelo Theater, Capitol Hill, Roman Forums , Circus Maximus, Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin with the mouth of truth, Republican Temple, Termas de Caracalla, Aureliana Wall, Basilica di Santa María Maggiore and  Archbasilica of St. Johm Lateran, Church of Santa María in Dominica (Navicella), Cestia Pyramid , San Paolo Gate, Lungo Tevere avenue with the Jewish synagogue of Babylonian style, Tiberina Island in front of the Castel St. Angelo. This tour ends at St. Peter´s Square in the Vatican. The Vatican Museums are closed on Sundays, so, if you are interested,  we recommend you to do it at this time.  Free afternoon. 

18.30 hrs.- In the evening we provide  transport to the Trastevere  area, where you will find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and interna­tional food. Return to hotel.

Free day in the city of Rome, the "Eternal City". You can take the opportunity to visit one of the oldest cities in Europe.

Total distance covered: 295 km.
 
Countryside: Pretty countryside in Lazio, Umbría and Tuscany: hills, very picturesque villages.    

07:30 hrs - Rome –Departure-. We leave Rome northbound for Umbria. 
09:15 hrs - Orvieto -Arrival in this mediaeval city that dominates the hill. On arrival, we first of all go to the marvellous viewpoint that allows us to admire the whole city behind its walls with the churches standing out. After this, with a local guide, we include a visit to the mediaeval city .  We climb up to the citadel using the open system of moving ramps and escalators and go inside the rocky outcrop. Our local guide will explain the history of the city and its fantastic cathedral. After this, you can stroll in its streets that take us to other times.   

11:30 hrs - Orvieto –Departure-. We go into the region of Umbria.   
13:15 hrs - Castiglione del lago –Arrival-. Next to Lake Trasimeno, Time to have a stroll and for lunch in this historic and picturesque village with spectacular views over the lake.  

15.00 hrs - Castiglione –Departure for Tuscany.  
16:30 hrs - Siena. – Arrival in this magnificent artistic city that bears witness to mediaeval times. Free time in the centre to enjoy its narrow streets, its towers and palaces, its famous Piazza del Campo and its Cathedral before going to the hotel at 19.00hrs.

Total distance covered:  110 km.
 
 Countryside:    Pleasant scenery the whole way. Hills of olive groves and vineyards where the famous Chianti wine is produced.   

08:30 hrs - Siena -departure. We travel through inland Tuscany. 
09.00 hrs - Monteriggione –Arrival-. A small mediaeval walled village full of magic.   

10.00 hrs - Monteriggione –Departure- lands of vineyards of the Chianti region.  
10:45 hrs- San Gimignano . -Arrival -. A charming small town with its high mediaeval towers and its magnificent perfectly preserved mediaeval centre. Time to have a stroll and for lunch.   

13:30 hrs - San Gimignano -Departure. 
14:45 hrs - Florence – Arrival-. We stop to take a photo from the  Michelangelo viewpoint , where we get one of the most beautiful views of the city. We suggest that people more interested in art should today visit the Uffizi Gallery (one of the most important museums in Italy) or the Galería de la Academia  (with the original David masterpiece of Michelangelo), magnificent museums that closes on Mondays. 

09.00 hrs - We include a  visit with a local guide to Florence,  one of the most famous cities of art and history in the world, and make a walking tour of the historic centre. Approximate duration two hours.    

You will have a lot of free time today, in which we suggest you stroll through the artistic centre of the city visiting the Ponte Veccio with its commercial galleries, its elegant squares, etc.

day in florence - we recommend to spend the morning getting to know its museums: the academia, which houses michelangelo’s famous david, or the uficci. around 16:30h we will leave for rome. arrival in the late afternoon. 

important note: the stretch between florence and rome might be done by train in the winter time.

End of our services. Please, check the time of your flight in case you might need an additional night. 


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