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Groups Only Tour | Best of Italy

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,929

Discover magical Tuscany and the glory of ancient Rome on this exclusive groups only tour. Immerse your group in the flavours of Italy's most romantic region, and explore the ancient splendour and beautiful chaos of the Eternal City.


This classic Central Italy itinerary invites your group to experience the flavours, art, and history of Tuscany before diving into Rome, the Eternal City. With plenty of time at leisure, it’s easy to focus on the side of Italy that most interests you.

Transfer from Rome airport directly to Tuscany for a delicious welcome dinner, then begin your days in the pearl of the Renaissance, Florence. A half day tour acquaints you with one of the most romantic cities in the world, and sets your group up for exploring on your own in the afternoon. The Uffizi or Accademia galleries are always popular options.

Spend the next two days exploring the Tuscany region from your accommodations, which are based in the small town of Montaione. Arrange a visit to Pisa or Lucca, hop on a bike and pedal your way through the flavours of Tuscany, or try your hand at a local cooking class. Your onward journey to Rome takes you via San Giminiano and Siena, with their medieval towers and intricate histories. Visit a local Tuscan winery along the way.

It’s impossible to calculate Rome’s global legacy. Whether you’re gazing at the architectural ghosts of its former empire, or the indulgent splendour of the modern day Vatican, Rome never fails to offer a feast for the eyes and curiosity of its visitors. You’ll take a tour, visiting the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, before enjoying time on your own to visit the sights of Rome that most interest you. We recommend buying skip-the-line tickets for the Vatican museums however, particularly in high season.

Enjoy one more full day in Rome before you depart.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,929

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Day 1

Arrive Rome and Transfer to Tuscany

Upon the arrival at the Rome Airport a private coach will take you to the core of the Tuscan countryside. Check in to your hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure. A delicious Tuscan dinner will be served at the hotel tonight.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Una Palazzo Mannaioni

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    Una Palazzo Mannaioni



    UNA Palazzo Mannaioni is an ancient building of the ?500 located in Montaione, a small medieval village in the Tuscan hills. The strategic position makes it easy to reach the most famous art cities like Florence, Siena, and Pisa. The much celebrated San Giminiano and …

    UNA Palazzo Mannaioni is an ancient building of the ?500 located in Montaione, a small medieval village in the Tuscan hills. The strategic position makes it easy to reach the most famous art cities like Florence, Siena, and Pisa. The much celebrated San Giminiano and Volterra towns are nearby. The Tuscan mansion has been completely restored into a 4 star hotel including all the modern comforts. The offer is a relaxing and charming stay with a panoramic swimming pool and a restaurant with vaulted brick ceilings serving typical Tuscan cuisine and Chianti wine from the surrounding hills. Sport lovers can go horse riding, bike riding on the special routes, or go trekking on the trails of the Tuscan countryside. A few km away from Montaione an 18 hole golf course with a special agreement with UNA Palazzo Mannaioni, welcomes the hotel guests Tuscany Countryside CLASSIC ROOM - Free WiFi The Classic rooms, some with ?cotto? floors and beamed ceilings, other with wooden floor and frescoes, recall the warm colors of the Tuscan countryside. The rooms can be twin or double and offer satellite TV, independent air conditioning system, safe, mini bar and hair-dryer. Bathroom with bathtub or shower. . NEW CLASSIC ROOM The New Classic rooms, located in the new wing, have a country style furnishing with decorative elements inspired by the surrounding nature like deers, leaves and trees. The fabrics texture and color emphasize the feeling of intimate closeness to nature. The New Classic rooms are twin or double and offer satellite TV, independent air conditioning system, safe, mini bar and hair-dryer. Bathroom with bathtub or shower. .

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Day 2

Discover Florence

The day will be dedicated to the pearl of the Renaissance: Florence.

Here our local guide will accompany you to discover the romantic city, that is famous all over the world with a walking tour for its Renaissance history. We will wander through the narrow streets of its historical centre of this amazing city and view the Santa Croce church, known as the "Pantheon of Italian Glories" where many illustrious Italians such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Rossini and Machiavelli, are buried. The visit also takes in the other religious buildings (the Baptistery, the Duomo and Giotto’s bell tower) and the houses of power in the old city (the Piazza della Signoria).

Afternoon at leisure to enjoy this romantic city at your own pace.
We suggest the optional visit of the Accademia Gallery. Ask for information

Minivan provided for the transfer from/to the property.

Dinner served at the hotel tonight

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Days 3 & 4

Days at Leisure in Tuscany

Two days at leisure to visit the breath taking location at your own pace. Optional visits and touring are available!

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Day 5

Tuscany to Rome via San Gimignano & Siena

Today departing from our amazing property, we will discover the deepest core of Tuscany with San Giminiano and Siena.

We will start with a guided walking tour of San Giminiano that with its 14 towers this city rises up like a medieval Manhattan. Here your local guide will accompany you to explore the richness of history of this small Town where you can view the Piazza della Cisterna, Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta (Duomo).

Next we have a stop at a local winery to sip the precious Tuscan wine surrounded by the folklore that only the local people can offer. At the end, after crossing the Tuscan countryside, we will discover Siena.

Here we will amazed by this charming medieval town with your local guide. Embark on a walking tour through its narrow streets. Take in stunning palaces, mansions and the historic Piazza del Campo along the way.

Afterward we will continue toward Rome. Upon arrival in Rome check in to the hotel, the remainder of the evening is at your leisure.

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Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Twenty One

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    Hotel Twenty One



    Located in Rome, the very contemporary Hotel Twenty One features an elegant, upscale setting with fantastic views of the Pincian Hill and of Saint Peter's Cupola. Staying here will surely be an unforgettable experience. The most famous touring itineraries of art, culture, history and tradition …

    Located in Rome, the very contemporary Hotel Twenty One features an elegant, upscale setting with fantastic views of the Pincian Hill and of Saint Peter's Cupola. Staying here will surely be an unforgettable experience. The most famous touring itineraries of art, culture, history and tradition can be easily reached from this exclusive boutique hotel, located in the city center of Rome, half way between the Vatican Museums and the Spanish Steps. This hotel is unique for its modern, sophisticated style and for its attention to detail, is the ideal destination for those seeking a pleasant vacation and for those traveling on business.

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    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Conference Facilities
    • Hairdryers
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Luggage Storage
    • Mini Bar
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Tour Desk
    • TV

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Day 6

Ancient Rome

We will start with a classic walking tour to the most famous sites of Classic Rome. The Capitolium square owes its splendid layout to Michelangelo. The Roman Forum, the centre of Imperial Rome, lies just down the valley between the Palatine, Quirinale and Capitolium hills. Rome - A heady mix of haunting ruins, awe-inspiring art and vibrant street life, Italy’s hot-blooded capital is one of the world’s most romantic and inspiring cities.

Historical legacies are incomparable. The result of 3000 years of ad hoc urban development, Rome's cityscape is an exhilarating spectacle. Ancient icons such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Pantheon recall the city’s golden age as caput mundi (capital of the world), while its many monumental basilicas testify to its historical role as seat of the Catholic Church. Lording it over the skyline, St Peter’s Basilica is the Vatican’s epic showpiece church, a towering masterpiece of Renaissance architecture. Elsewhere, ornate piazzas and showy fountains add a baroque flourish to the city's captivating streets. Few cities can rival Rome's astonishing artistic heritage. Throughout history, the city has starred in 

the great upheavals of Western art, drawing the top artists of the day and inspiring them to push the boundaries of creative achievement. The result is a city awash with priceless treasures. Ancient statues adorn world-class museums; Byzantine mosaics and Renaissance frescoes dazzle in the city's art-rich churches; baroque facades flank medieval piazzas. Walk around the centre and without even trying you’ll come across masterpieces by the giants of Western art – sculptures by Michelangelo, canvases by Caravaggio, Raphael frescoes and more

The visit of the Coliseum with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill is included.

Rest of the day at leisure to visit the eternal city at your own pace.

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Day 7

Rome at Leisure

After Breakfast, the day is at your leisure to explore Rome.

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Day 8

Depart Rome

After breakfast a private bus will pick you up for the transfer from your hotel to FCO Fiumicino airport

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DEPARTURES:

Daily until Oct 30, 2020

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Airport meet & greet by Goway’s local representative
  • All transfers & tours in private, air-conditioned coaches
  • 7 nights' First Class accommodation based on twin/double share as shown or similar
  • Full Breakfasts included daily
  • Tuscan Welcome dinner
  • Full Day tour to Florence
  • Half Day Walking Tour San Gimignano & Siena
  • Half Day Classic Rome Walking Tour
  • English speaking guides throughout

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • All international airfares, departure taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Visa & passport handling fees, if required
  • Tips/Gratuities
  • Any meals not indicated on itinerary with (B/L/D)
  • Any other tours or services not mentioned above
  • Any personal Items such as telephone calls, mini bar, Laundry etc.
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Early check-in & late check out of rooms

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

6.All prices are “from” per person based on twin/double share, subject to availability and current exchange rates. Prices based on validity dates as outlined for each group package and seasonal surcharges and blackouts may apply if travel falls outside these defined travel dates.  Rates for singles and triples are available on request—please enquire.  Prices based on minimum of 10 passengers travelling together for minimum of 7 nights on the same dates and land arrangements. Any included domestic flights subject to availability at time of booking and airfares and taxes subject to change until tickets are issued. Airfares based on lowest available and include but are not limited to; no pre-seating, luggage costs at time of check-in and may not present the best flying time or routing. In order to confirm space a non-refundable $600.00 deposit will be due at time of booking. Please contact our Groups Department directly for further details. CST#2070685-20. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. BC#833-0 / ON#1532989 3284 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4N 3M7


16 Oct 2020
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