Unforgettable Italy With Croatian Spirit 2022

Rome - Assisi - Florence - Pisa - Ferrara - Venice - Opatija - Split

Tour Highlights
▪ Rome, a magnificent eternal city with truly stunning architecture, the capital of Italy, fountains, churches, fashion and sublime food
▪ Vatican City, seat of the Roman Catholic Church
▪ Assisi with the Basilica of St Francis
▪ Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance, The Santa Maria del Fiore, culture, art and monuments
▪ Pisa with the famous Leaning Tower
▪ Venice, a fabled city with palazzos, bridges, masks, churches, canals and gondolas
▪ Opatija, Adriatic seaside city with rich history and picturesque surroundings
▪ Split, built around Dioclecian´s Palace

Code: K3

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Rome

Arriving at Rome’s airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure until you gather for a Welcome Dinner with your Tour Director and travelling companions. (D)

Day 2
Rome

This morning, we visit the Colosseum, a symbol of Rome. After our visit, we continue to see the splendid Arch of Constantine, climb the ancient Palatino Hill, overlook Circus Maximus and the Imperial Palace, and stop on the legendary Via Sacra or “Sacred Way”. In the afternoon we have time at leisure for more discoveries and activities on your own or join an optional ‘The Grand Piazzas & Food Tour’. (B)

Day 3
Rome

Today we visit the Vatican Museums, located within that city’s boundaries. We see the works of Raphael & Michelangelo and admire the Sistine Chapel’s magnificent frescoes. We continue to St Peter’s Square where some of the most important Papal ceremonies take place. In the afternoon you might want to visit some of the chic shops, galleries, and museums, do some more sightseeing on your own or relax in a sidewalk cafe with a glass of fine Italian wine, some refreshing gelato, or a hearty dish of pasta. (B)

Day 4
Rome - Assisi - Florence

Travel through the stunning panorama of Tuscany with its iconic landscapes as you make your way to Assisi, the hometown of St Francis. Here you will take a walking tour to see the main square and visit the impressive Basilica of St Francis. Continue to Florence for dinner and an evening at leisure. (B, D)

Day 5
Florence

Our morning city tour begins at the majestic Piazza del Duomo to see the Cathedral crowned by Brunelleschi’s awe-inspiring Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery with Ghiberti’s splendid bronze ‘Gates of Paradise’. Then, we visit the Academy of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s David is displayed. The tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo with a spectacular view over Florence. The remainder of the day is free to savour the Renaissance splendour of the Tuscan capital on your own or take an optional tour visit of San Gimignano with wine tasting. (B)

Day 6
Florence - Pisa - Ferrara - Venice

Drive to Pisa where you will view the famous Piazza dei Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, Baptistery, and Duomo. Continue to Ferrara a renaissance gem in the Emilia-Romagna region, standing on the banks of the Po River. After an orientation tour of Ferrara, we continue to Venice for dinner and a free evening. (B, D)

Day 7
Venice

We begin our exploration of Venice at St Mark’s Square with a walking tour which includes visits to the St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. We take in the amazing views of the Bell Tower and the Bridge of Sighs. We also take a boat ride to Murano Island, famous for its artistic glassware. Visit a glassblowing factory, where you will watch a demonstration of traditional Venetian glassblowing by master craftsmen. The balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy Venice on your own or join an optional Gondola serenade with Aperol spritz Venetian style drink. (B)

Day 8
Venice - Opatija

Drive to the seaside town of Opatija. A gem on Croatia’s Adriatic Coast, nestled along the striking Gulf of Kvarner. Afternoon is at leisure to explore the town on your own. Perhaps take a stroll along the ‘Lungomare’ seaside promenade and enjoy beautiful views of the Gulf, sheltered by soaring mountains. Enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers. (B, D)

Day 9
Opatija

Enjoy a full day at leisure in the seaside town of Opatija, with its rich history, picturesque surroundings and once a gathering spot for the Austro-Hungarian nobility. Alternatively, join the optional tour to the Istrian Peninsula that begins in Pula, a strategic port since the times of the ancient Romans. Afterwards, the tour continues to the resort town of Rovinj. Tonight, return to Opatija and explore the charming town with its wealth of fine seafood restaurants. (B)

Day 10
Opatija - Split

Depart today for a drive along spectacular Adriatic Coast to Split. Comfortable stop on the way for a delicious lunch included. Continue travelling past old fishing villages and new resorts, to the city of Split. Upon arrival, enjoy a city tour featuring the historic Old Town, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Finally, see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. The reminder of the day is at leisure. (B, L)

Day 11
Split

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight or continue with Adriatic cruise. (B)

Inclusions

  • Airport transfers Day 1 & 11
  • 10 Nights in 4* hotels
  • Welcome Dinner with 1 Drink (D)
  • 10 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners with coffee/tea included (B, L, D)
  • Tour Director
  • A/C motor coach
  • Service charges & hotel taxes
  • Headsets
  • Porterage

Sightseeing

  • Rome
  • Assisi
  • Florence
  • Venice
  • Split

Entrance

  • Rome - Colosseum, Vatican Museum
  • Assisi - St Francis Basilica
  • Florence - Academy of Fine Arts
  • Venice - St Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace, Glassblowing Factory
  • Split - Diocletian Palace

Pricing and Accommodation

Start DateEnd Date
TwinSingle
Wed 27 Apr 22Sat 07 May 22
$6,020$7,780
Wed 11 May 22Sat 21 May 22
$6,095$7,855
Wed 25 May 22Sat 04 Jun 22
$6,205$7,965
Wed 08 Jun 22Sat 18 Jun 22
$6,205$7,965
Wed 06 Jul 22Sat 16 Jul 22
$5,540$7,300
Wed 17 Aug 22Sat 27 Aug 22
$5,465$7,225
Wed 24 Aug 22Sat 03 Sep 22
$5,465$7,225
Wed 31 Aug 22Sat 10 Sep 22
$5,910$7,670
Wed 14 Sep 22Sat 24 Sep 22
$6,205$7,965
Wed 28 Sep 22Sat 08 Oct 22
$6,095$7,855
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Important Notes

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