Type of tour: Private group tour
Number of travellers: minimum 10 / maximum 50 participants
Length of stay: 5 days/ 4 nights
Dates: 30 June - 4 July & 10 - 14 July 2019
- Taste the local “cicchetti”, the real Venetian tapas
- Enjoy a romantic gondola ride
- Discover the hidden corners of Florence thanks to our local buddy guides
- Visit Uffizi Gallery, admiring worldwide known masterpieces
Day by day Itinerary
Day 1: Venice, Evening Jewish Ghetto tour with Local Food & Wine Tasting
Individual arrival to Venice and accommodation in hotel.
Your walking tour will start in the late afternoon with our local expert guide. Discover the authentic side of Venice in the famous Jewish Ghetto followed by the surrounding neighbourhood of Cannaregio, where you will sample local cicchetti appetizers and wines.
A little like the Spanish tradition of tapas, cicchetti involve a number of small local dishes consumed with friends over a glass of wine. After your Jewish Ghetto tour, you will visit three local bars for food and wine in Cannaregio, combining some of the liveliest and most picturesque areas.
Away from the main tourist attractions, the Jewish Ghetto offers better value and higher quality than much of the rest of Venice, making it a favourite among locals.
Overnight in hotel.
Day 2: Venice, walking tour along Rialto Bridge, St.Mark's Basilica & Gondola Ride
After breakfast, meet your local guide for a walking tour in Venice. You will get a complete view of the city, from hotspots to hidden palaces: St Marks square and Basilica, the Rialto Bridge, then drop by the Rialto Fish Market to hear about the city's fishermen before veering off the beaten path into Cannaregio; one of the loveliest, most authentic areas of Venice. Sure, you will see the Rialto Bridge, but you will also delve into quiet streets, pass by peaceful canals and go beyond the areas that visitors usually choose for.
As a conclusion of your tour, hop onboard a traditional Venice gondola for a half-hour ride through the city canals. Take your time to relax, unwind, and enjoy Venice from another perspective.
Rest of the day at disposal.
In the evening enjoy some free time. Overnight.
Day 3: Venice/Florence, Evening stroll & gelato
Breakfast, check out and departure by high-speed train to Florence. Arrival and accommodation in hotel.
Enjoy some free time at disposal to get acquainted and explore the city centre by your own.
Late afternoon meet our local guide for an intimate city stroll, seeing the top attractions of the city, walking its most important streets and exploring those quieter neighbourhoods , as for example Oltrarno and Santa Croce, where Dante used to hang out and where Michelangelo lived and was buried.
End your tour with a refreshing gelato!
Dinner at your leisure and overnight.
Day 4: Florence, Uffizi Gallery
After breakfast, explore the incredible Uffizi Gallery, one of the world's oldest museums and one of the most important art collections ever, including works by Raphael, da Vinci, Botticelli and Caravaggio.
Your expert guide will walk you through this incredible museum, teaching you how to distinguish different styles in different ages, how techniques developed over the centuries and how Renaissance changed everything.
Discover masterpieces by geniuses like Cimabue, Duccio and Giotto. Gaze at the real Renaissance classics, including, perhaps most famous of all, Botticelli's Primavera and Birth of Venus.
Time at disposal to continue discovering Florence by your own.
Dinner at your leisure. Overnight.
Day 5: Florence, departure
After breakfast, check out.
PRICE PER PERSON:
Price per person in double room (based on min. 10/max. 50 participants)
The Tour Includes:
Private double room with en-suite bathroom in hotel 4* centrally located
- 2 nights in hotel 4* in Venice (island
- 2 nights in Hotel 4* in Florence
Excursions with professional English speaking guide:
- Venice: Bacari food tour, Jewish Ghetto (walking)
- Venice: Venice walking tour & gondola ride
- Florence: Welcome to Florence walking tour
- Florence: Uffizi Gallery including entrance tickets
- Food & wine tastings during the Bacari excursion
- Gelato Tasting in Florence
- Railway standard tickets to Highspeed trains Frecciarossa: Venice-Florence
The Tour does not Include:
- Flights to and from Country of Origin
- Transfer to and from from Milan where the Convention will be held
- Local city taxes (to pay on the spot)
- Beverage and meals except where specifically indicated in the inclusions
- Tips and personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Everything not listed under item “the tour includes”
EXTRAS AND SUPPLEMENTS:
- Single room supplement - Euro 425,00
- Pre and post tour extensions
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