The Marco Polo

Start: Rome Finish: Venice

Visiting: Rome, Florence, Bologna, Venice


Duration: 3 Nights

Physical rating: Comfortable Pace

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans, Kosher

Tour Operator: Omega Tours

Group size: 1 - 40

Age range: 8 - 50+

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

Travel from energetic Rome to Florence, Bologna, and soothingly romantic Venice on this four-day experience. You’ll marvel at Michelangelo’s gift for turning marble into the skin as you gaze up at the perfection of the David in Florence, and dare to feed the pigeons in Venice’s St. Mark’s Square. With ample cobblestone alleys to roam, breathtaking monuments and churches to discover, narrow canals to float along, and tiny shops to dip into, you’ll experience the eternal beauty of each city on this unforgettable tour!

Highlights

  • iconFall in love with the medieval cities of Assisi and Siena
  • iconHave lunch in a typical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce
  • iconVenture around beautiful Florence, the Cradle of Renaissance

Places You'll See

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Cities & Attractions:
Venice
Florence
Siena
Assisi
Bologna
Padua

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : ROME > ASSISI > SIENA > FLORENCE

Location: Rome

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Dinner

Departing at 7:15 am from the Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio by a deluxe coach, you will arrive in Assisi, ready to explore, at your own leisure, this tiny town surrounded by walls, built in the Middle Ages. Take your time to visit the Basilica of St. Francis, where you will see masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue and, then, have free time for lunch (not included). Board on the bus to reach Siena, a Unesco World Heritage Site, world-known for the Palio, the historical horse race around the shell-shaped town square: Piazza del Campo. Next, you will continue on to Florence, where you will check-in at your hotel before enjoying dinner and a well-earned night of rest. Meals: D

icon Day 2 : FLORENCE

Location: Florence

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, you will spend the day venturing around beautiful Florence, the “Cradle of Renaissance, where, with the help of Michelangelo, Italian art reached its pinnacle. Based on Etruscan-Roman origins, the city flourished in the Middle Ages as a free “Comune” and was further refined during the Renaissance. You will be fascinated by the uncountable monuments, churches and buildings as Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly referred to as the Duomo. On your visit, you will be amazed by its magnificent dome built by Filippo Brunelleschi. Cross a small piazza to see the “Campanile” tower (partly designed by Giotto) and the Baptistery, with its bronze doors where Michelangelo imagined the “Gates of Paradise.” In the heart of the city, you will see Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria (also known as Palazzo Vecchio), and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Lunch in a typical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce. Spend the afternoon strolling the cobblestone streets of Florence on your own or take a short trip to Pisa (optional), one of the four main historical Marine Republics of Italy. There, you will tour the Piazza dei Miracoli with the Duomo, Pisa’s symbol “the Leaning Tower” and the Baptistery. Dinner at leisure, overnight stay in Florence. Meals: B, L

icon Day 3 : FLORENCE > BOLOGNA > PADUA > VENICE

Location: Bologna

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast in Florence, depart to Bologna. There, you will discover the elegant city centre with its “porticos”, it’s shopping streets and so on. From Piazza Malpighi you will walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore (Neptune square and Major square) in the heart of the city, then King Renzo’s Palace; Palazzo Podestà and the basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. Bologna, it’s a real gourmet’s heave, do not miss a tasty meal at your own leisure! In the afternoon, continue toward Padova, with Sant’Antonio Basilica: one of the most visited churches by pilgrims of the catholic world. Later in the afternoon, arrival in Venice: the City of Love, one of the most romantic cities in the whole world and, undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man! Check-in at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Meals: B, D

icon Day 4 : VENICE

Location: Venice

Meals: Breakfast

Tour ends after breakfast. You may opt for an extension in Venice or in other locations as Milan, Como or the region of the Northern Lakes. Meals: B

What's Included

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    Meals

    Meals as per itinerary (please inform us at the moment of the booking, in case of any food allergy or dietary restrictions)

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    Fully Guided

    Monolingual Tour-escort in English and visits to Assisi, Siena, Florence, Bologna and Padua

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    Transportation

    Transportation by deluxe motorcoach

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    Accommodation

    Accommodation in 4 stars hotels

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    Miscellaneous

    Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard to be in touch with family and friends. Headsets to follow the information provided by the tour leader and local guides. Stretch your legs with extra legroom on the coaches! More space is provided on board to pamper travellers with the most comfortable trip

What's Not Included

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    Not Included

    Tips, Porterage service, Drinks, Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned, City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules), Everything that is not mentioned in included

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    Optional Extras (on request)

    Airport Transfers, Pre and Post Accommodation in Rome and Venice, Pisa Excursion from Florence & Deluxe Canal View in Venice

Your Peace of Mind Options

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    Low Deposit

    Omega Tours requires a deposit of 250 CAD to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 56 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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