Peter, Paul and Francis: A Christian Pilgrimage to Italy
September 21-30, 2016 | 9 day tour | Rome, Vatican City, Tuscany, Florence, Chianti and Sienna
with Advent Presents Italy
Day 1: Arrive Rome Airport- We arrive in Rome and are greeted by our Tour escort and transfer to your hotel in Rome city center: Hotel Ciccerone. The rest of the day will be on your own until the evening were we will meet for a "Welcome Festive Roman Dinner", with wine & music. Included: Tour escort, transfer Rome Airport to Rome Hotel - Roundtrip transfer for dinner - welcome dinner with wine and music - overnight.
Day 2: Coliseum Imperial & Monumental Rome - We have a buffet breakfast at the hotel and then the day starts with a private tour of Imperial Rome including the Roman Forum, largo Argentina, the Jewish Ghetto and the Circus Maximus. Then we'll enter the Colisuem. Later free time for lunch in the city center and afterwards guided tour of Roman squares and fountains: Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Fontana di Trevi, Spanish Step. Included: Breakfast full day bus for excursion - Full Day guided Rome tour (6 hours) - We skip the line admissions for Coliseum and Forum - overnight.
Day 3: Vatican Museums - Vatican City! With your expert local guide you'll tour the Vatican Musuems. Your visit culminates in the Sistine Chapel, the room where the Pope is elected. Next we visit St. Peter's Basilica, by far the largest. Afternoon on own for shopping or relax in the Eternal City and overnight at the hotel to the Vatican - headsets- overnight.
Day 4: Catacombs - Morning after breakfast free. In the afternoon we meet our guide for a guided tour of the Catacombs, to discover the story of the ancient Christians and their terrible persecution. Dinner at a local restaurant at walking distance from the Hotel and overnight. Included: Buffet Breakfast Half - Day bus tour for Catacombs - dinner (no drinks) - overnight
Day 5- Rome/Tuscany - After breakfast you'll depart for Tuscany where you'll be accommodated at: VILLA CASAGRANDE. The remainder of the day is at leisure to discover the nice village of Figline Valdarno. Later in the evening we enjoy a Welcome DInner Tuscan dishes and drinks! Overnight. Included: Buffet Breakfast transfer Rome/Tuscany - Tuscan dinner with drinks - overnight
Day 6 - Florence - We transfer to Florence and meet your guide. Your tour of florence includes the Duomo with Giotto Bell Tower and Brunelleschi Cupola and a visit of Accademia Gallery. Spend the afternoon at leisure in the Renaissance cradle. Later return to the Villa for overnight. Included: Buffet Breakfast roundtrip transfer to Florence - Half Day guided (3 hours) - we skip the line admissions for Academia headsets - overnight
Day 7 - Chianti area - Today we discover the Chianti area. Meet your local guide in Castellina in Chianti. We then continue to Greve in Chianti. Then we stop at the wonderful Castle of Verrazzano for a visit and wine tasting. Return to the Villa and overnight. Included: Breakfast Full day bus for excursion - Full Day guided (6 hours) - wine tasting and visit of a Chianti Castle - overnight
Day 8 - Siena and San Gimignano - We depart to Siena, for a half day guided tour of this unique city. After lunch on your own, depart to San Gimignano. Later we stop for wine tasting and visit at a local farm! Return in the evening in Figline. Farewell dinner at the Villa and overnight. Included: Breakfast, Full Day bus for excursion - Half Day guided Siena tour (2 hours) - wine tasting - dinner in Figline with drinks - overnight
Day 9 - Departure - We enjoy our last breakfast and then transfer to Florence Airport for your flight back home. Included: Breakfast and airport transfers.