CLASSICAL HIGHLIGHTS OF ITALY

ROME - VATICAN - FLORENCE - VENICE - PADOVA - ASSISI - CASCIA

MARMORE FALLS SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO ``PADRE PIO`` - CAPRI - NAPOLI - SHOPPING

Every Monday, starting from 24 July till 21 August 2017

CLASSICAL HIGHLIGHTS OF ITALY

Experience the essence of “La Dolce Vita ” on a journey through the very best of the Italian art, architecture, landscapes and cuisine. It is famous worldwide for its delicious cuisine, its trendy fashion industry, luxury sports cars and motorcycles, diverse regional cultures and dialects, as well as for its beautiful coast, alpine lakes and mountain ranges. From the ancient cities of Rome, Florence and Venice in the north to the sunny shores in the south – fall in love with the wonders of Italy. You will be inspired by the eternal beauty of Rome, the Renaissance splendor of Florence and the mystical ambience of Venice. Walk through the ancient ruins in the footsteps of Julius Caesar. Get so close to Michelangelo’s masterpieces that the marble comes to life. Discover a secret world as you glide through dreamy canals in the world’s most romantic city of Venice or explore the buried city of Pompeii and the story that this ancient town is ready to tell. TheTravelShop will disclose you the very best of this remarkable country.

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PACKAGE PRICES
HOTELSTRIPLE / X BEDDOUBLESINGLECHILD X-BED
4* Central1705173519251615
4* Semi Central1565158518401515
Low Cost Semi Central1385138516401345
  • Above prices are per person in USD.
ACCOMMODATION & MEALS
DAYCITY4* CENTRAL4* SEMI CENTRALLOW COST SEMI CENTRALBREAKFASTLUNCHDINNER
Day 1RomeCicerone/SimilarHoliday Inn Pisana or
H. Inn Aurelia / Similar
P.H. Ginerva or Sheppers or The Brand / Similar000
Day 2FlorenceLondra/SimilarCosmopolitan / SimilarIbis Firenze Nord Aeroporto or Eurhotel / Similar100
Day 3FlorenceLondra/SimilarCosmopolitan / SimilarIbis Firenze Nord Aeroporto or Eurhotel / Similar100
Day 4CasciaMonte Meraviglia or La Corte/Similar (3* Sup)Monte Meraviglia or La Corte / Similar (3* Sup)Hotel Quadrifoglio or
La Margherita in Roccaporena
100
Day 5RomeCicerone/SimilarHoliday Inn Pisana or
H. Inn Aurelia / Similar
Hotel Quadrifoglio / Similar
or La Margherita in Roccaporena
100
Day 6Rome or
San Giovanni Rotondo
Cicerone or Victoria Roma/similar Spiritual or Valle Rossa/SimilarH. Inn Pisana or Aurelia / Similar Spiritual or Valle Rossa / SimilarP.H. Ginerva, Sheppers / Similar Spiritual or Valle Rossa / Similar100
Day 7RomeFlight100
PACKAGE BY DAYS

Departure from Beirut Int’l Airport in the early morning at 07h15, arrival to Rome Airport at 10h15. Meet & assistance. After a short break for breakfast,
a guided tour to visit the Papal Basilicas; The Basilica of St. Paul (Outside the walls), the Basilica of St. John Lateran & the Holy Steps, followed by the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. Proceed to the hotel for check in. Free time. Overnight.

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and departure to Florence (284 Km – 3 hours 30 min) with a short stop for refreshments on the way.
Upon arrival to Florence, check in at the hotel, followed by a half day guided city tour of Florence to discover the Renaissance treasures of Florence; The Piazza Michelangelo, the Duomo, including the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore from inside (The museum and the dome not included), the Piazza Della Signoria, the Basilica Di Santa Croce, the Ponte Vecchio and the Palazzo Vecchio. After the tour, return to the hotel, followed by free time. Overnight.

After breakfast, at 08h30 departure to Padova (220 km – nearly 3 hours) with a short stop. Arrival to Padova, followed by a visit to admire the Basilica
of San Antonio after passing through the huge Piazza Prato Della Valle. After Padova, transfer to Troncheto (40 Km – nearly 1 hour) to take the vaporetto to Venice. Arrival to San Marco square for a guided tour of 2 hours. A visit to the Basilica of San Marco (Inside) & it’s square, the bell tower (outside)
and the Realto Bridge. Free time to enjoy Venice, the caffees, shopping or for a gondola ride or to take an optional tour to Murano and Burano islands. Late in the evening return to the hotel in Florence. Overnight.

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and departure to Assisi at 08h30, (184 km – nearly 3 hours) for a guided walking tour, including the Basilica of Santa Maria del Angeli, the Transito Cappella & the Shrine of St. Francis (Inside all 3 places). During the tour, free time for leisure to enjoy the amazing town or for an optional lunch. In the afternoon continue to Cascia: (86 km mountain road – nearly 1 hour and 30 min). Upon arrival, a visit to the village of Roccaporena where Santa Rita was born, got married, and lived. After that, a visit to the Basilica of Santa Rita, her Tomb, the inferior Church and the Monastery, which opens only few times daily. Arrival to the hotel. Check in. Free time to enjoy the town.

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and departure to Marmore Falls at 08h30 (63 km – nearly 1 hour and 15 min) to admire the amazing 165 meters high waterfalls built by the Romans during the 3rd century B.C. (Optional entrance: 25 – 28 euros). At around noon, continue to Rome, (100 km – about 1 hour and 30 min). Upon arrival to Rome, proceed to the Vatican Museums; Walk through the various halls of the museum (The Greatest Spiral Stairs in the World, the courtyard, the Galleries of the statues, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps) and in the end the Raphael Rooms and the Sistine Chapel; the masterpieces of Michelangelo and at the end, St. Peter’s Cathedral. Transfer to the hotel. Check In.

After breakfast, free time at leisure or optional tours.

After breakfast, free time at leisure or optional tours. At 12h00 check out from the hotel. (Luggage can be kept at the hotel’s reception until pick-­up time). Late in the evening, transfer to the Airport for the flight back to Beirut.

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS (PRICES IN EUR)
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS
- PRICES IN EURO
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS - PRICES IN EUROPRICE LEBPRICE ITA
D1 - PMClassical Rome - Trevi fountain, Spanish Steps, Forum, Pantheon, Colossseum etc…4250
D2 - PMNight tour to Pisa including transportation and escorts.3845
D6 - FDDay trip to Capri in one day including lunch, ferry tickets, cable cart etc…135148
D7 - PMValmontone Shopping Outlet with an option to visit the amazing Rainbow Magicland Theme Park (entrance not incl.)2326
D6/7 - 2D2 Days trip to St. Giovanni Rotondo (Padre Pio) including accommodation in a DBL room - Add 20 Euros for a SGL room145165

PACKAGE INFORMATION & CONDITIONS

PACKAGE RATES INCLUDE:

  • Round trip ticket Beirut, Rome, Beirut with Mistral Air.
  • Airport Taxes & the local City Taxes.
  • Accommodation for 2 or 3 nights in Rome, 2 nights in Florence, 1 night in Cascia & 1 optional night in San Giovanni Rotondo in hotels as mentioned in the table above.
  • Breakfast and other meals as mentioned in the table above.
  • Lebanese tour leader and professional French or English speaking guides (except for the low cost packages that do not include professional guides nor headsets).
  • Transfers from and to the airport.
  • Transport in luxury air conditioned coaches.
  • All entrance fees where mentioned in the below program.

PACKAGE RATES EXCLUDE:

  • Visa fee (135 USD).
  • Travel Insurance (18 USD).
  • Lunches and dinners not mentioned in the above table.
  • Tips, portage fees, driver’s tips, bottled mineral water and personal expenses.
  • Optional tours; (Tours should have minimum 15 participants).

NOTES & REMARKS:

  • All rates (according to exchange rates and/or fuel surcharges), hotel names and flight details are for informative purposes only and could be changed at any moment without prior notice. Exact hotel names and flight details will be given upon package delivery.
  • All extra demands should be paid by the tourist on spot.
  • Hotels could be changed to the same or higher categories in the same or nearest location.
  • Mineral water or any bottled beverages in hotels, restaurants, tours and elsewhere even during meals are to be paid directly by the client.
  • A non-refundable down payment of 75% from the package cost upon reservation.
  • Full settlement should be done 25 days before departure.
  • A supplement of 3% is charged when paying with any credit or debit card.
  • We strongly recommend to buy the “Travel Cancellation” insurance policy for 35$ only.
  • Hotel Check in time is at 14h00 or 15h00 / Check out is at 11h30 or 12h00.
  • The prices of optional tours vary between Lebanon and Italy due to local taxes; it is advisable to book your optional tours in advance from Lebanon in order to benefit from the cheaper rates. The prices mentioned beside the optional tours in the program give you an exact idea.

FLIGHT DETAILS:

DEPARTURE: With Mistral Air from Beirut Int’l Airport

  • Departure Dates: Every Monday starting from 24 July till 21 August 2017
    Low Cost Departures: 24 July & 7 August
  • Flight Details:
    • BEY FCO – 7M 1840 – 07h15  10h15
    • FCO BEY – 7M 1839 – 02h05  06h15

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