Kompas Escorted Tours 2018

013 Included Features: � First class hotels, rooms with private facilities � Breakfast daily, 1 lunch & 4 dinners � Airport arrival and departure transfers � Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach � Professional Tour Director throughout � Luggage handling � Whisper technology enhanced touring � Service charges and hotel taxes Sightseeing Tours Included: � Venice � Florence � Assisi � Rome Hotels: � Venice: Carlton Hotel (F) � Florence: Starhotels Michelangelo (F)/ Croce di Malta (F) � Rome: Grand Hotel Palatino (F) Day 1, arrive Venice, Sunday Arriving at Venice’s airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure until you gather for a Welcome Dinner with your Tour Director and traveling companions. (D) Day 2, in Venice, Monday Today begins with a sightseeing tour of Venice. Start with a walking tour in St. Mark’s Square, visiting St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace , plus view the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs. On to visit a glassblowing factory , where you will watch a demonstration of traditional Venetian glassblowing by master craftsmen. The balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy Venice at your own pace, shop, or perhaps join an optional gondola ride. (B) Day 3, Venice to Ferrara, Pisa and Florence, Tuesday Drive to Ferrara, a Renaissance gem in the Emilia-Romagna region, standing on the banks of the Po River. After an orientation tour, continue to Pisa where you’ll view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, Baptistery, and Duomo. Then on to Florence for dinner and a free evening. (B, D) Day 4, in Florence, Wednesday Today’s morning city tour begins at the majestic Piazza del Duomo to see the Cathedral crowned by Brunelleschi’s awe-inspiring Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery with Ghiberti’s splendid bronze “Gates of Paradise.” Then, visit the Academy of Fine Arts , where Michelangelo’s David is displayed. The tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo with a spectacular view over Florence. The remainder of the day is yours to savor the Renaissance splendor of the Tuscan capital your own way. (B) Day 5, Florence to Assisi and Rome, Thursday Travel through the stunning panorama of Tuscany with its iconic landscapes as you make your way to Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis. Here, take a walking tour to see the main square and visit the impressive Basilica of St. Francis . Continue to Rome for dinner and an evening at leisure. (B, D) Day 6, in Rome, Friday A full-day sightseeing tour shows you all the highlights of the incomparable Eternal City. Visit the Vatican Museums with moving Sistine Chapel and grand St. Peter’s Basilica . Then on to visit the Coliseum , ancient Palatine Hill overlooking Circus Maximus and the Imperial Palace, and the Roman Forum . (B, L) Day 7, in Rome, Saturday Your day is free in spectacular Rome! Your Tour Director will have suggestions on how to spend your time. You might want to visit some of the chic shops, galleries, and museums; do some more sightseeing on your own or relax in a sidewalk cafe with a glass of fine Italian wine, a cold Limoncello, some refreshing gelato, or a hearty dish of pasta. Tonight, a festive farewell dinner with your fellow travelers is the perfect way to celebrate your glimpse of Italy. (B, D) Day 8, depart Rome, Sunday One last breakfast in Italy before you are transferred to Rome’s airport. Your homebound flight arrives the same day. (B) TOUR K100 START DATE: END DATE: PRICES: 18-Mar 25-Mar $1,809 01-Apr 08-Apr $2,269 15-Apr 22-Apr $2,269 29-Apr 06-May $2,269 13-May 20-May $2,349 03-Jun 10-Jun $2,349 17-Jun 24-Jun $2,174 08-Jul 15-Jul $2,174 22-Jul 29-Jul $2,174 05-Aug 12-Aug $2,174 19-Aug 26-Aug $2,174 02-Sep 09-Sep $2,349 16-Sep 23-Sep $2,349 07-Oct 14-Oct $2,349 14-Oct 21-Oct $2,349 21-Oct 28-Oct $2,349 04-Nov 11-Nov $1,979 SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: $790 ITALY Venice Pisa Assisi Florence Rome CROATIA AUSTRIA SWITZERLAND GERMANY SLOVENIA FRANCE BOSNIA AND HERCEGOVINA 2 2 3