BOTTICELLI Tour

Milan, Venice, Florence and 5 Terre in 9 days

A multi-colored trip at the discovery of stunning Venice, Florence, the land of Dante, Leonardo da Vinci and Giotto, the Chianti estates and the wonderful Cinque Terre National Park, and finally Milan, the Fashion Capital of Italy

TOUR SUMMARY

  • Milan, the vibrant capital of Northern Italy.
  • Verona, city of lovers
  • Venice, the wealthiest city of the Middle Ages
  • Florence, an open-air museum
  • Pisa with the Leaning Tower, how can it stand?
  • 5 Terre, the stunning 5 villages perched on the rocks

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Milan, the vibrant capital of Northern Italy.
  • Verona, city of lovers
  • Venice, the wealthiest city of the Middle Ages
  • Florence, an open-air museum
  • Pisa with the Leaning Tower, how can it stand?
  • 5 Terre, the stunning 5 villages perched on the rocks

ITINERARY SUMMARY

Day

ACTIVITIES INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM

Day 1

Milan

3-hour private walking tour of Milan city centre with an Authorised Tourist Guide

Free time in Milan

Transfer to Verona

Overnight in Verona

Day 2

Verona

Free time – OPTIONAL 2-hour private walking tour of Verona city centre with an Authorised Tourist Guide

Transfer to Valpolicella wine area – Visit of a wine cellar with tasting

Lunch in a local home-style Restaurant

Transfer to Venice pier + Transfer (water cab) to your accommodation in Venice city centre

Overnight in Venice

Day 3

Venice

3-hour private walking tour of Venice city centre with an Authorised Tourist Guide, including gondola ride

Free time - OPTIONAL Tour of Artisan Bottegas (gold and iron crafts, gondola rows)

Overnight in Venice

Day 4

Strà

Transfer (water cab) to Venice pier + Transfer to Strà – Admission to Villa Pisani

Transfer to Florence – OPTIONAL Stopover at Barberino del Mugello’s Shopping Mall OR in Maranello with admission to Museo Ferrari

Overnight in Florence

Day 5

Florence

In the morning, 3-hour private walking tour of Florence city centre with an Authorised Tourist Guide

Free time - OPTIONAL Tour of Artisan Bottegas or visit of Galleria degli Uffizi OR Galleria dell’Accademia

3-course Dinner in a selected local home-style Restaurant

Overnight in Florence

Day 6

Siena and San Gimignano

Full day round trip to Siena, Monteriggioni and San Gimignano with an Authorised Tour Leader

Visit of a wine cellar in Chianti area with tasting

Overnight in Florence

Day 7

Pisa

Transfer to Cinque Terre - Stopover in Pisa and free time – OPTIONAL private tour with an Authorised Tourist Guide

Overnight in Cinque Terre area

Day 8

5 Terre

Free time in Cinque Terre – OPTIONAL Boat Tour along the coast

Transfer to Parma

Overnight in Parma area

Day 9

Parma

Full day Private Tour of Parma area with an Authorised Tourist Guide, including visits of a Parmesan Cheese factory and a Parma Ham factory and a Cooking Class in a villa near Parma

Transfer to Milan

Overnight in Milan

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Accommodations with Continental Breakfast:

  • Day 1: 3* to 5* Hotel in Verona city centre
  • Days 2 & 3: 3* to 5* Hotel in Venice city centre
  • Days 4 to 6: 3* to 5* Hotel in Florence city centre
  • Day 7: 3* to 5* Hotel in Cinque Terre area
  • Day 8: 3* to 5* Country House in Parma area
  • Day 9: 3* to 5* Hotel in Milan city centre

Transfers:

  • Day 1: Transfer by private car OR minivan to your Accommodation in Verona city centre
  • Day 2: Transfer by private car OR minivan from your Accommodation in Verona city centre to Valpolicella area + Transfer by by private car OR minivan to Venice Pier + Transfer by private water cab from Venice pier to accommodation in Venice city centre
  • Day 4: Transfer by private water cab from your Accommodation in Venice city centre to Venice Pier + Transfer by private car OR minivan to your Accommodation in Florence city centre – Stopover in Strà and Barberino del Mugello Designer’s Outlet
  • Day 7: Transfer by private car OR minivan to your Accommodation in Cinque Terre – Stopover in Pisa
  • Day 8: Transfer by private car OR minivan to your Accommodation in Parma area
  • Day 9: Transfer by private car OR minivan to your Accommodation in Milan city centre

Private Guided Visits / Tours / Activities:

  • Day 1: 3-hour private walking tour of Milan city centre with an Authorised Tourist Guide
  • Day 2: 3-hour private walking tour of Venice city centre with an Authorised Tourist Guide
  • Day 4: Admission to Villa Pisani in Strà
  • Day 5: 3-hour private walking tour of Florence city centre with an Authorised Tourist Guide
  • Day 6: Full day round trip by by private car OR minivan to Siena and San Gimignano with an Authorised Tour Leader – Visit of a wine cellar in Chianti with tasting
  • Day 9: Full day Private Tour of Parma area with an Authorised Tourist Guide, including visits of a Parmesan Cheese factory and a Parma Ham factory and a Cooking Class in a villa near Parma

Admission Tickets to:

  • Villa Pisani in Strà

Meals at selected home-style local restaurants (wine not included):

  • 1 lunch in Valpolicella
  • 1 3-course dinner in Florence

Full assistance 24 hours/day by our Back Office

All taxes (tips not mandatory)

NON INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Services not mentioned in the above program
  • Wine and beverages
  • Vacation insurance

OPTIONALS

  • Pick up at Milan Airport / Railway Station at the start of the tour
  • Accommodation in Milan the night before the start of the tour
  • 2-hour private walking tour of Verona city centre with an Authorised Tourist Guide
  • Tour of Artisan Bottegas in Venice city centre
  • Admission to Museo Ferrari
  • Tour of Artisan Bottegas in Florence city centre
  • Admission and private guided visit to Galleria degli Uffizi AND / OR Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence
  • 2-hour private walking tour of Pisa’s Piazza dei Miracoli with an Authorised Tourist Guide
  • Private boat tour along the Coast of Cinque Terre
  • Drop off at Milan Airport / Railway Station at the end of the tour
  • Other activities upon request

DETAILED PROGRAM OF THE TOUR (Day-by-Day)

DAY 1 - MILAN

Welcome to Italy!

Milan is first of all the Fashion Capital of Italy! The showrooms of all Italian manufacturers are located in the city and here buyers from worldwide distribution find the one and only “Italian Style”! But Milan is not only fashion, it is also and above all art, beauty and culture! Piazza del Duomo is the geographical and historical centre of the city. It is surrounded by palaces with arcades; in the middle, you can see the Duomo, one of Europe’s biggest Gothic cathedrals, whose construction started in the 14th and ended in the 20th century. And on the Gran Guglia, the cathedral’s highest spire, the Madonnina, a symbol of Milan, stands. To the left of the cathedral lies the 19th century Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a covered passageway in a Latin cross shape linking the grand Piazza del Duomo with Piazza della Scala, featuring mosaics and a wrought iron and glass roof.

You may also visit “Castello Sforzesco”, the Sforza Castle, a summary in stone of the political, military and artistic history of Milan. Then stroll down the streets of “Quadrilatero D’Oro”, the heart of the fashion industry, admiring the shop windows of Prada, Armani, Versace, Ferragamo, Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino. And in late afternoon taste a gorgeous Cappuccino at Pasticceria Cova, as locals often do in via Montenapoleone, “Montenapo” for the Milanese!

Milan, Piazza del Duomo



DAY 2 – VERONA
DAY 3 – VENICE
DAY 4 – STRA'
DAY 5 - FLORENCE
DAY 6 – SIENA AND SAN GIMIGNANO
DAY 7 – PISA
DAY 8 – CINQUE TERRE
DAY 9 - PARMA

TRIP TERMS AND CONDITIONS (Extract)

Booking will be secured with a 20% non-refundable deposit to be paid at the time of confirmation. The reservation fee is non-refundable unless unless you cancel within 72 hours of booking the tour, anytime earlier than 60 days, or in any case earlier than 90 days before the scheduled departure (in this case with a deduction due to bank charges for money transfer back to you).

Bookings made later than 60 days before departure will be considered “late booking”.

The following payment schedule applies:

  • 20% non-refundable fee at the time of confirmation
  • Within 90 days of tour departure date: 20% of cost of tour (Advance Payment)
  • Within 60 days of tour departure date: balance (Final Payment = Total Cost of tour – Advance Payment – Reservation Fee)

After your Advance Payment and before Final Payment we will send you a copy of all hotel reservations made in your name, with details about bookings and references of the hotels. All Reservations will report that booking has been confirmed.

If you are booking within 90 days of departure but not within 60 days, then full payment of 1st instalment (Advance Payment) plus Reservation Fee is required at the time of booking. If you are booking within 60 days from departure, full payment of the entire tour is required.

We reserve the right to alter prices and other particulars contained in this offer, due to changes in the cost of the services we are going to provide you with. However, we guarantee that we will not apply any price increase within 90 days from departure date.

Cancellations are subject to the following penalties of the full trip price:

20% non-refundable deposit at the time of confirmation

From 60 to 46 days prior to arrival: 50% of total tour costs,

From 45 to 31 days prior to arrival: 75% of total tour costs,

30 days or less prior to arrival: 100% of total tour costs.

Please download our full Terms and Conditions at http://www.vitoritalytours.com/term-and-conditions-text.html