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Italy

You may have the universe if I may have Italy” said the romantic 19th century composer Giuseppe Verdi and rightly so! Italy is a treasure trove of architectural, artistic and scenic joys attracting artists, poets and travellers for centuries. Italy has everything to offer on the menu. Passion for the crazy ones, a crowded celebration of life and a rural idyllic experience for peace of mind. Italy is not just a country its a civilization, a beacon of ancient political and philosophical traditions. Home to the greatest philosophers and thinkers Italy has been a cultural center of the world and uniquely where the ancient and modern live side by side. Its great cities are adorned with fantastic works of art ranging from the crumbling remains of the Romans to the paintings the Renaissance age. Once through with real life history lessons the tourist can rush to some of the most unspoilt beaches and spectacular mountains in the world. From the historical and cultural centers of Rome, Florence, Milan, Naples, Bologna , the floating gondolas of Venice, to the ski resorts of Courmayeur and Cortina d’Ampezzo, the sun-kissed beaches along the coast and the islands of Sicily and Sardinia, Italy will mesmerize the vagabonds and travellers alike.

8 Days / 7 Nights

You may have the universe if I may have Italy” said the romantic 19th century composer Giuseppe Verdi and rightly so! Italy is a treasure trove of architectural, artistic and scenic joys attracting artists, poets and travellers for centuries. Italy has everything to offer on the menu. Passion for the crazy ones, a crowded celebration of life and a rural idyllic experience for peace of mind. Italy is not just a country its a civilization, a beacon of ancient political and philosophical traditions. Home to the greatest philosophers and thinkers Italy has been a cultural center of the world and uniquely where the ancient and modern live side by side. Its great cities are adorned with fantastic works of art ranging from the crumbling remains of the Romans to the paintings the Renaissance age. Once through with real life history lessons the tourist can rush to some of the most unspoilt beaches and spectacular mountains in the world. From the historical and cultural centers of Rome, Florence, Milan, Naples, Bologna , the floating gondolas of Venice, to the ski resorts of Courmayeur and Cortina d’Ampezzo, the sun-kissed beaches along the coast and the islands of Sicily and Sardinia, Italy will mesmerize the vagabonds and travellers alike.

Day 01: Rome

Arrive at Rome airport. Take private taxi to arrive at your hotel. Check in to your hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight in Rome.

Day 02: Rome – Skip the Line Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

Enjoy a local guided tour of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica, skipping long entrance lines. Overnight in Rome.

Day 03 : Rome - Naples - Capri - Rome

Leaving Rome in a southerly direction you take the Highway of the Sun crossing the fertile Roman countryside and the area known as Castelli Romani. Approximately halfway along the highway you will be able to see the Benedictin Abbey of Montecassino, noted for the famous battle and its complete destruction during the Second World War. Arriving in Naples you will board the jet boat for the 45 minute crossing to Marina Grande, the port of Capri. Here you will then board motor boats to reach the Blue Grotto. If weather condition allows from 01st November to 31st March to get to Blue Grotto, payment will be on the spot. Mini buses are then used for a panoramic drive to reach Anacapri, situated at 280 metres above sea level from where you will have a wonderful view of the Bay of Naples. After lunch in a local restaurant, you will have some free time to take unforgettable photographs and purchase local products before returning to Marina Grande to board the boat back to Naples. Entering the port of Naples, don't miss this opportunity to admire the splendid Maschio Angioino (a fortress of the 12th century), the Certosa of San Martino and the Royal Palace. After disembarking you will then take the coach for return journey of approx. 3 hours, back to Rome. Overnight in Rome.

Day 04: Rome - Florence – Excursions to Pisa including Leaning Tower

Check out from hotel and arrive at the train station. Take train to arrive at Florence. Keep your luggage in the hotel and arrive at tour starting point for Pisa. A splendid excursion through the fertile and picturesque Tuscan countryside towards the historic university city of Pisa. Guided tour to Piazza dei Miracoli, Leaning Tower, the Cathedral. Walk to Piazza dei Cavalieri. Overnight in Florence.

Day 05: Florence - Best of Florence Walking Tour Including the Accademia Gallery

Discover Florence’s historic center on this three hour walking tour including Ponte Vecchio, the imposing Duomo, elegant Uffizi Square, the renowned leather market and the Accademia Gallery. Enter the Duomo, the astounding Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Enjoy a delicious homemade Italian gelato. Overnight in Florence.

Day 06: Florence - Venice - Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

Arrive at Venice St. Lucia Station from Florence. After reaching Venice transfer to your hotel on your own. A magical walk around the area of the Fenice, Sant'Angelo and Santo Stefano with a guide, up to Santa Maria del Giglio gondola station to enjoy gondola ride. An unforgettable Venetian experience! Overnight in Venice.

Day 07: Venice – Half Day to Murano, Burano and Torcello

After sailing past the island of San Giorgio Maggiore the boat arrives in Murano, known for its glass manufacturing industry. Stop for around 40 minutes to visit to one of the factories and then for 30 minutes at the picturesque island of Burano, famous not only for its lace but also for the fishermen's houses painted in bright colours. Reach Torcello, the earliest centre of civilization in the estuary. Return to St.Mark's Square. Overnight in Venice.

Day 08: End of Tour

Check out from the hotel and take private transfer to arrive at the Airport.