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HOLIDAYS IN HOLY LANDS

HOLIDAYS IN THE HOLY LANDS

4 Nights / 5 Days

ROME – VATICAN – FLORENCE 

Day 1: Rome

On arrival in Rome Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at Rome hotel.

 

Day 2: Rome

After breakfast, proceed for Full day tour Including Pantheon, Vatican Museum, St.Peter’s Basilica.

Crossing Piazza della Repubblica with the Fountain of the Nayads, our local guide will take you on a pleasant stroll through the historical centre, where you can admire the Trevi Fountain, La Colonna di Marco Aurelio, the Palazzo di Montecitorio, designed by Bernini, the Pantheon (visit inside), Palazzo Madama – seat of the senate, Piazza Navona, Via dei Coronari (the Antiquarians Road). Passing alongside Castel Sant’Angelo and along Via della Conciliazione, we get the Basilica of St. Peter which you can visit with headphones provided by our guide. You will have the opportunity to admire the Pieta, a masterpiece of Michelangelo. Lunch at local restaurant. The tour continues by coach passing through Piazza della Repubblica with the Fountain of the Nayads and following the ancient Aurelian walls which once surrounded the ancient city. From Piazza del Popolo where you will see an Egyptian obelisk dating back to the time of Ramses II. Finally, on arrival at the Vatican Walls, your guide will then lead you into the Vatican Museums taking the beautiful Spiral staircase and continuing through the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Geographical Maps before arriving in the famous Sistine Chapel with its magnificent fresco of the Last Judgement by Michelangelo, at the end of the tour time free to visit the St. Peter’s Basilica. Overnight at Rome hotel.

 

Day 3: Rome – Florence

After breakfast, Proceed to Rome Train station to board your train to Florence. Overnight at Florence Hotel.

 

Day 4: Florence

After breakfast, Proceed for a Pisa and Lucca day trip from Florence,

Discover the elegant cities of Pisa and Lucca, on a Tuscany day trip from Florence! With an expert tour leader, explore the Pisa square of Piazza dei Miracoli to see Pisa Baptistry and the legendary Leaning Tower of Pisa, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit Pisa Duomo to learn about its history, and then spend the afternoon in nearby Lucca, one of Tuscany’s lesser-known gems. Enjoy a walking tour, seeing Piazza dell ‘Anfiteatro, Lucca Cathedral and more, and finish with a slice of ‘buccellato,’ Lucca’s signature cake. Leave central Florence by air-conditioned coach and travel west with your tour leader to the Tuscan city of Pisa. Located near the Liguarian border, the city is famed for its UNESCO-listed monument, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Hop out of your coach at Piazza dei Miracoli, the central square that’s home to a cluster of Pisa’s best-known sights. Admire the façade of Pisa Baptistry — one of Italy’s largest baptisteries — from the outside, and hear about its blend of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Then, follow your tour leader to the Leaning Tower of Pisa for photos and to learn about its famous tilt. Designed as a bell tower to complement Pisa Duomo, the monument began to shift on its foundations in the 12th century, before architects had even completed its first three tiers. The tilt of the tower was halted, but the landmark still leans at an intriguing angle and draws visitors from around the world. Continue to the neighboring Pisa Duomo, and head inside the cathedral to marvel at its elaborately designed interior, seeing highlights such as the nave, pulpit and various sculptures. After your tour of Pisa Duomo, enjoy some free time to enjoy lunch (own expense). Meet back up with your tour leader at the prearranged time, and continue by coach to the nearby city of Lucca. The Tuscan jewel is lesser known than Pisa or Florence, but you’ll find it to be equally enchanting with an array of Renaissance architecture and Etruscan ruins.  On a walking tour of the city, explore beautiful Piazza dell ‘Anfiteatro and see Guinigi Tower as well as Lucca Cathedral, built to celebrate St Martin. Stop for photos outside both of the landmarks, hear tales of their history, and then finish the walking tour with a sample of buccellato, Lucca’s ring-shaped cake. After some free time to explore, return to your coach and finish your day with a drop-off at Piazza Adua in central Florence. Overnight at Florence Hotel.

 

Day 5: Departure

After breakfast, Check-out proceed to Florence train station Board your train to Rome Fiumicino Airport  for your onward journey.

 

Inclusions

02 Nights accommodation in Rome

02 Night accommodation in Florence

Daily breakfast

Transfer from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Rome Hotel on private

Full day tour Including Pantheon, Vatican Museum, St.Peter’s Basilica on SIC

Pisa and Lucca day trip from Florence on SIC

2nd class train ticket from Rome – Florence

Florence – Rome Fumicino Airport

 

Hotel & Cost : 

 

Rome : Intercontinental De La Ville*****

Room type : Deluxe

Florence : Machiavelli Palace****

Room type : ROH

Cost:

Adult : GBP 579 per person on twin sharing basis X 02

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Rome : Starhotels Metropole****

Room type : ROH

Florence : Roma ****

Room type : ROH

Cost:

Adult : GBP 597 per person on twin sharing basis X 02

 

Note:

* Kindly submit passport copies with the payment.

* Rates & availability are subject to change at the time of booking.

 

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