Day 1 (Friday, 02/08/2019), Departure Detroit (6:05 pm)
Day 2 Arrival in Rome
From airport Paranomic City Tour. After Lunch check-in at the hotel.
The balance of the afternoon at your leisure before enjoying a Welcome dinner.
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Day 3 The Ruins and Arts of Rome
This morning you will see up close the ruins of the great Roman capital by visiting the Palatine hill with its Imperial Palace complex. We will continue with an inside visit of the Colosseum and then admire the magnificent Piazza Venezia. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a beautiful walk in the heart of Rome with its spectacular monuments and piazzas like the Trevi
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 4 Vatican City and Roman dinner in Trastevere
After breakfast, we will visit the Vatican city. We start by exploring the Vatican Museums, we will take the beautiful spiral staircase and continue 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 Judgment by Michelangelo. The tour will end at St. Peter’s Basilica where the famous sculpture “La Pietà” by Michelangelo is not to be missed. For dinner, we will reach a local trattoria (restaurant) in the heart of the colorful and bohemian district of Trastevere where we will enjoy typical Roman dishes.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 6 Food & Wine delicacies and the Andrea Bocelli’s Event
In the afternoon we drive through the enchanting Tuscany countryside and reach a spectacular Tuscany private estate where we will enjoy a typical Tuscan meal with local delicacies along with a tasting of famous Tuscan wines. Finally the time to enjoy the highlight of the tour has come! We will reach the town of Lajatico and its “Teatro del Silenzio (Theatre of Silence) surrounded by spectacular hills and vineyards, where Andrea Bocelli will perform in a unique event.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4 Arrival in Florence – Stop in Orvieto for lunch
Today we will travel to Florence by going through the hilltop town of Orvieto, where history hangs over the cobbles streets, beautiful piazzas and impressive churches. Orvieto’s top sight and one of the most extraordinary examples of Italian Gothic architecture is the striking Cathedral with its magnificent exterior mosaic decorations. Its history is strongly connected to Eucharistic miracle and the Blood Stained Stones. Here we will have free time for lunch before continuing to Florence. After check-in, a welcome drink and dinner will be served.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 5 Florence - The Cradle of the Renaissance
Following breakfast, we will discover the city of Florence. The cathedral dominates the skyline and together with the Bell Tower and the Baptistery forms one of the most magnificent art masterpieces in the world. The austerity and beauty of this city, and the pride and determination of the Florentine artists are displayed in a unique way in the Palazzo Vecchio. With a local English-speaking guide we will discover the major sites before we have some free time to admire the jewelry stores on Ponte Vecchio or to enjoy an espresso coffee. In the afternoon we will enter the Academia museum where will admire the famous statue of David by Michelangelo among other beautiful masterpieces.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Day at Leisure
Today we will have the day at leisure. This will be the perfect time for shopping and enjoy the city at your own pace.
Day 8 Bye Bye Italy
Following breakfast, we will have a transfer to the airport for your flight back home from Florence.