Bus Charter: Grand Tour of charming Italy(Milan in/ Rome out)
You will Visit:Milan with a bus tour to famous Lago Maggiore, Lake Lugano and Como. Discover Bologna, Verona, Venice, Florence, Assisi and Sorrento, including excursions to the ruins of Pompeii / Vesuvio and along the lovely Amalfi Coast. Do a boat trip to Capri and visit Rome.
Enjoy the romance of Italy and begin your journey at the beautiful scenery of the Northern Italian Lakes surrounded by snow-capped peaks of the Alps. Visit the treasures of Venice and enjoy Florence, home of Michelangelo and its unique art and architecture. Discover the walled city of Assisi and its 13th century Basilica Di Francesco. See the Vesuvio and visit the ruins of Pompeii where you see evidences of former volcanic eruptions. Journey along the wonderful Amalfi Coast and enjoy a boat trip will to the enchanting Island of Capri and to its famous grottoes before your grand tour of charming Italy ends in the ancient city of Rome wher you also visit the home of the Pope, the Vatican .....!
Day 01 - Arrive Airport Milan in Italy
Day 02 - Bus Charter Tour Milan - Sightseeing and MonzaA sightseeing tour of Milan is waiting for you this morning. You will see its landmark, the 14th century Duomo, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. Among other sights of the lively capital of Italy‘s Lombardy, you will explore Castello Sforzesco, a huge mansion of the former Dukes and the Teatro alla Scala, built during the 18th century with an impressive museum to view from one of the boxes of the magnificent auditorium. - Take som free time at Milan‘s most celebrated shopping arcades of Vittorio Emanuele. - After this break, a side trip will take you to Monza, home of the famous racing circuit where the annual Grand Prix Formula One takes place. In the evening your bus drives you back return to your hotel in time for dinner. (B & D/ OV)
Day 03 - Bus-Excursion to Como, Lugano, Locarno and Lago Maggiore
Day 04 - Bus Trip to Milan - Verona - Abano Terme / VeniceAfter your rich breakfast you leave Milan to Verona. Take a bus-citytour of this former home and rest place of Romeo and Juliet and see fine buildings of Roman and Venetian architecture, the fortified Castle Vecchio with its open-air amphitheater of the first century with a seating capacity to accommodate 25.000 people. - Enjoy some free time at Piazza del Signori, an elegant square with a 12th century Town Hall and a number of pallazos. - After the break your bus takes you to Abano Terme near Venice. Abano Terme is one of Italy‘s most elegant spa resorts. You stay here for dinner and overnight. (B & D/ OV)
Day 05 - Bus Excursion to the Treasures of Venice and Murano
Day 06 - Bus-Tours to Abano Terme - Bologna - Montecatini - Terme / FlorenceIn the morning, after your breakfast, you leave Abano Terme further south for Ferrara, heart of the Po River Plain and known by Vittorio De Sica´s film "The Garden of the Finzi-Contini". Next, your bus takes you to the district of Emilia-Romagna and you arrive at Bologna to visit one of Europe´s oldest universities and remains of Bolognas fortified city wall. Other highlights to visit will be the two Leaning Towers of the 12th century. - Now you continue to Montecatini Terme near Florence, another fashionable thermal spa. Visit the Baroque Villa Garzoni of the 17th century and its splendid gardens showing vistas, grottoes and mazes and creating a lovely and imaginative aspect before check-in at our hotel in Montecatini Terme. (B & D/OV)
Day 07 - Florence Bus Tour
Day 08 - Bus Charter Trip Montecatini Terme - Arezzo - AssisiAfter your good breakfest your bus drives you through the harmony of the beautiful Tuscanian landscape of low hills planted with olive groves, beautiful vineyards and cypress trees. Your first stop is at the former Etruscan city of Arezzo where you visit the famous Franciscanian Church S. Francesco of the 14th century. The frescoes inside depict the legend of the Holy Cross and other scenes, it is really a milestone in the history of art of the 15th century. - Next your bus takes you south by way of Perugia in the district of Umbria with your next stop at Perugia. Remains of a massive wall and gates give an small impression of this once Middle Age town. You do a bus-citytout to see the Palazzo dei Priori from the 13th century, the Gothic Cathedral and the great fountain Fontana Maggiore. - Later you arrive the city of Assisi surrounded by a wall across the slopes of Monte Subasio. You will be visiting the famous Basilica here, built after the death of St. Francis during the 13th century. The Basilica houses magnificent frescoes, a vaulting with colorful paintings and the tomb of St. Francis. - In the evening after exploring these impressive sights your dinner is waiting at your hotel. (B & D/OV)
Day 09 - Assisi - Montecassino - Sorrento Bus-Transfer
Day 10 Bus Excursions to Pompeii - Vesuvio and Amalfi CoastThis morning a historical bustour of much interest takes you first to the ruins of Pompeii, buried by an eruption of Mount Vesuvio about 2.000 years ago. You will see several gateways and remains of a forum and columns on Via Abbandanza providing evidence of the 6th century BC. See the Terme Stabiane, the oldest bath in Pompeii that is divided into sections for women and men and Casa di Menandro, a large patrician villa once richly decorated with paintings and mosaics. Next your bus takes you a little outside and you will visit ancient Villa dei Misteri with a beautiful fresco depicts the initiation of a young bride probably a priestess of the Dionysus cult. -Later your charter-bus drives you back from Vietri sul Mare along the Amalfi Coast, Italy’s most beautiful coastline and listed as one of UNESCOs Heritage places since 1997. Discover the enchanting scenery, including bizarre rocks vertically plunging into the crystal-clear sea, pass charming fishing villages, tropical vegetation and flora of the Mediterranean Sea. (B & D/OV)
Day 11 - Florence - Boat Excursion to Capri and Sightseeing
Day 12 - Sorrento - Napoli - Rome Bus Charter TourToday you are leaving this fascinating countryside and your bus-tour takes you to Naples another highlight of your grand Italy tour and even included in UNESCOs Heritage List. You stop at Palazzo Reale to see the statues of eight famous Kings of Naples and a few yards aside you see an imposing castle of the 13th century, Castel Nuovo, surrounded by a deep moat. - Next you stop for a break at the old city part Piazza Dante to discover ancient Naples and witness the evolution through the centuries... - Now your tour continous to Rome, Italy’s Eternal City and capital of the Roman Empire where you take dinner and stay for overnight. (B & D/OV)
Day 13- Bus-Tour Rome - City Sightseeing incl. Vatican
Day 14 - Last day of the TourAfter your good breakfast the unforgettable "Grand Tour of charming Italy" comes to an end and your bus takes you to Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport. Your driver bids farewell and is wishing you a happy return!
What the Land Tour all includes (add airfaires):
- Bus-Transfers between Airports Milan and Rome and hotels.
- A welcome reception upon arrival hotel in Milan.
- 13 accommodations in personal selected upper middle-class and first-class hotels, all rooms with private facilities, as bath/shower, toilet, hair-dryer, tel., TV, writing desk, including tax and service charge.
- Professional baggage handling in/ out at all hotels.
- 13 buffet-style rich breakfasts.
- 13 three-courses dinners. last one festive with wine and a valuable gift to each member of tour.
- Touring by a private, late-model and comfortable bus, including WiFi, a washroom/ toilet, air-condition, reclining seats, panoramic windows and with beverages on board, those to a reasonable cost.
- All sightseeings, entrance fees, excursions and boat trips as per itinerary.
- City Sightseeings of: Milan, Como, Lugano, Locarno in Switzerland, Verona, Venice, Bologna, Florence, Arezzo, Assisi, Montecassino, Sorrento, Napoli and Rome.
- Bus Tours to: Monza, the North Italian Lake District, Pompeii and Amalfi Coast.
- Boat Trips to: Isola Madre on Lago Maggiore, roundtrip transfers Piazza Roma to St. MarcoŽs Square, Island Murano and Capri, including Blue Grotto and funicular rail.
- An experienced charter-bus driver throughout land.