Arrival in the morning at the airport, meet with our roman local guide. Check in to the hotel. We will start the guided tour of the Città Eterna’s heart: Foro Romano, Colosseo, Via Sacra, Campidoglio. Dinner in a typical roman restaurant in the quarter of Trastevere. Overnight in Rome.
A whole day dedicated to Rome: Piazza Navona, Fontana di Trevi, the palaces of the Italian Government and the churches. Piazza San Pietro and the Vatican City, its museums guarding secrets thousands of years old. Another colourful roman dinner and overnight in Rome.
D3 Rome - Siena (3 hours)
Driving north through Orcia Valley: sweet rolling hills studded with small hamlets, home of world famous Brunello wine. Arrival in Siena, meeting with the guide to visit Piazza del Campo (place of the famous Palio horserace), the Duomo and its art collection. We will be guests of the Contrada dell’Aquila (one of the old sienese quarters) for dinner, with its people telling us the traditions of Palio rules. Nice walk after dinner. Overnight in Siena.
D4 Siena - San Gimignano - Volterra - Pisa
From Siena city centre on the way to Pisa we will discover two outstanding examples of medieval architecture: San Gimignano and its towers (“the New York of the Middle Age”) and Volterra, a walled city, former Etruscan capital (during the fifth century BC, Volterra had 7 km of walls while Athens, in the great era of Pericles, had 6!). Overnight in Pisa.
D5 Pisa - Florence (1 hour)
Let’s meet Pisa, the city of Galileo Galilei and the Normale University! A walk in the center, then the Leaning Tower, the Duomo and Battistero in Piazza dei Miracoli. In the afternoon we’ll move to Florence, capital of Tuscany. Be ready to visit the Museo degli Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, Museo Accademia and the marvelous churches of the historical centre. Dinner in local trattoria and overnight in Florence.
Full day in Florence. Up the hill to the famous Piazzale Michelangelo and the terrace of Abbazia di San Miniato with its enchanting view, then a walk down to Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio, old headquarter of the Medici Government. Free afternoon to enjoy the city, with plenty of time for walking and shopping.Overnight in Florence.
|D7 Florence - Venice |
3 hours driving to the Capital of the Veneto region. By taking the ferry on the Canal Grande we’ll start our stay in this magic city, starting from Piazza San Marco with its incredible Basilica and the marvelous Palazzo Ducale. Dinner and overnight in Venice.
All-walking day in the streets and channels (calli) of Venice, incredible city made of 118 islands tied by 150 bridges. By foot, by ferry or by Gondolas, we’ll admire also the Accademia Museum and the Old Jewish Ghetto. Possible excursion to Murano island, capital of handmade glass.
D9 Venice Fussen and Schwangau castles (Castle of Ludwig) Munich
Driving northward through the italian Dolomiti mountains area, crossing Austria and entering the german region of Bavaria - Germany through the city of Innsbruck to admire the amusing castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau and the picturesque villages nearby.
Main city of Bavaria and of the whole Southern Germany, with a mysterious wild and romantic landscape full of lakes and forests, Munich has been the source of inspiration of the popular imagination that has handed down chivalric legends. It is a city where tradition and modernity blend together. We will visit Marienplatz, the Glockenspiel (The Bell Play) the biggest carillon in Germany and many other attractions. Overnight in Munich.
D11 Munich Regensburg Nuremberg
Regensburg origins dates back to the roman empire, during the centuries it it became the first capital of Bavaria, called “Free Imperial City". Walking in the old center, we will have the chance to admire the monumental churches.
Nuremberg: in 1219 was entitled “free city” of the empire; many commercial and craftwork activities flourished. At the end of the IIWW Nuremberg Trials took place here, to condemn the many crimes of the nazi hierarchs. Overnight in Nuremberg
D12 Nuremberg Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber Wuzburg
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a jewel of medieval art. During WWII the historical city center was nearly destroyed; thanks to a massive reconstruction, today we can admire its beauty. Wuzburg’s fame is due to the Majestic monumental Residenz, the residence of the Bishops and Princes that has been declared Unesco Heritage Site. The area around Wuzburg is one of the most important centers of the wine production and should not be missed. Overnight in Wuzburg.
D13 Wuzburg Bamberg Dresda
Bamberg (Unesco World Heritage Site) is called “little Venice” thanks to the picturesque little houses along the river Regnitz. Dresda is the historical capital of the Reign of Saxony and today is still the main city of the region. Goëthe nominated it “a magnificent place” and Herder defined it “the Florence of Elba”. In 1945 during WWII, the Bombing of Dresda caused the death of more than 25000 citizens. Among the many Opera directors of the SDresda theater, Richard Wagner operated from 1843. Overnight in Dresda
D14 Dresda Meissen Berlin
Meissen still shines of its own bright light: it is the light coming from the Meissner Porzellan, the Royal Porcelain that takes the name after this city, famous in the whole world for thousands of years (a visit the factory of porcelain is possible). On Meissen top, the castle Albrechtsburg dominates the city. Arrival in lively Berlin. Overnight in Berlin.
D15 Berlin full day
A young, audacious, alternative city: this is Berlin. A city under construction and a world culture and social life center. From Alexanderplatz to the Brandeburg Gate, to the Island of the museums (MuseumInsels) to the Parliament (the Reichstag).So many unmissable places here: to name a few: Judisches Museum Berlin and Berlin Wall Checkpoint Charlie, Hackesche Höfe, Postdamer Platz.
D16 Berlin Cologne (flight)
More of the 90% of the city of Cologne (Koln) was destroyed during WWII. Today it has the main important university city and headquarters of the archbishop. The Dom is the biggest gothic church in North Europe and is the holder of the relics of the Magi, according to tradition. Koln holds most famous and picturesque Carnival in Germany.
Train to Frankfurt airport.
The individual participation fee of €2.580 (12p basis) includes:
- All the transfers by private bus + drive (train)
- Hotels 3-4 stars (Double Occupancy B&B)
- Half Board (dinner in typical restaurants or hotel)
- English speaking professional guide, other languages as requested
- Medical/baggage insurance AXA
It does not include:
- Entrance charges for museums, churches or other places.
- Single Room supplement 40€ per night.
- Tips, beverages, or any extras
- Supplement Full Board 340€
- International/domestic flights (can be provided - ask for a quotation)
All dietary requirements will be catered for.
All our tours are provided with Medical and Luggage insurance AXA(10000/1000) and call center for assistance.