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TIP TO TOE

18 Days / 17 Nights
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Rome, Assisi, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Padua, Venice, Tuscany Wince Region, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri, Palermo, Monreale, Erice, Saline della Laguna, Agrigento, Piazza Armerina, Ragusa Ibla, Noto, Syracuse & Taormina

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Selected departures on Sundays from April to October, from Rome.

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What is included in this package

  • 4-night accommodation in Rome in a 4* hotel.
  • 2-night accommodation in Florence in a 4* hotel.
  • 2-night accommodation in Venice in a 4* hotel.
  • 2-night accommodation in Sorrento in a 4* hotel.
  • 2-night accommodation in Palermo in a 4* hotel.
  • 1-night accommodation in Agrigento in a 4* hotel.
  • 1-night accommodation in Ragusa in a 4* hotel.
  • 2-night accommodation in Taormina area in a 4* hotel.
  • 1-night accommodation on board.
  • Transportation by deluxe bus.
  • Visit Rome, Assisi, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Padua, Venice.
  • Visit Montepulciano, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri.
  • Visit Palermo, Erice, Saline della Laguna, Agrigento.
  • Visit Piazza Armerina, Ragusa, Noto, Syracuse, Taormina.
  • Entrance tickets to Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica with "Skip the line"
  • Entrance tickets to St. Mark's Basilica in Venice with "skip the line".
  • Visit of Pompeii with "Skip the Line" ticket and a "Neapolitan pizza" lunch and a drink.
  • Visit to the Blue Grotto in Capri.
  • Entrance tickets to the archaeological sites as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast (except for when on board)
  • 5 Lunches.
  • 10 Dinners.
  • Ferry boat tickets Tirrenia/Sanv - Palermo
  • All transfers as mentioned in this itinerary.
  • 24/7 Emergency phone line.

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  • Personal expenses & Gratuities.
  • Municipal hotel rates in Italy, to be paid at each hotel directly.
  • Drinks during meals not included (except for lunch in Pompeii).
  • Add extra pre tour nights in Rome or post tour nights in Taormina by clicking on "Customize your Program" or in step 1 of the reservation.
  • International tickets.
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  • 10% discount for groups of more than 10 travelers

IMPORTANT: In case of bad weather conditions, the boat trip will be replaced with a visit inside the mill "Mulino Ettore e Infersa".

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Package Tour Itinerary: Tip To Toe

ROME - THE ETERNAL CITY
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ROME - THE ETERNAL CITY

Upon your arrival at the airport of the 'Eternal City', a member of our team will be waiting for you in one of our private vehicles to welcome you and transfer you comfortably and quickly to your hotel.

Rome was called the “Eternal City” by the ancient Romans because they believed that no matter what happened to the rest of the world, the city of Rome would always remain standing. Throughout the centuries the Italian capital reached the pinnacle of the historic, artistic, and cultural expression of the Western world and you will understand why this great city is proudly featured in the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1980. 

The rest of the day will be free for you to relax, and if you wish, begin to enjoy Rome at your own pace.

Greca Tip: Remember that the best way to get around the narrow and pedestrian streets of the historic center of Rome is on foot.

ROME - ASSISI - SIENA - FLORENCE
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ROME - ASSISI - SIENA - FLORENCE

In the morning, at 07:15 am, and after a tasty breakfast, you will depart for Assisi in our luxury bus.  Assisi is a small medieval city, attractive and full of surprising buildings, which due to its welcoming character and its great historical importance is visited every day by many visitors. The recommendation is to visit the magnificent Basilica di San Francesco, decorated with frescoes by many late medieval painters, such as Giotto and Cimabue. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. You will have free time for lunch (not included) at any of the eating places dotting the main streets.

In our luxury coach you will head towards Siena, one of the most beautiful walled medieval cities in the world. You will visit the historic center with its medieval streets and Piazza del Campo, a uniquely round-shaped piazza, which hosts the twice annual Palio race. The race attracts locals and tourists alike for an incredible festival-like experience where neighbohoods of Siena race against one another. Here you will also find the mesmerizing Siena Duomo, with its incredibly intricate facade and its black and white striped columns, which give it a luxurious feel.

Finally, you will continue your journey to Florence, where you will have dinner and rest.

Greca Tip: Siena was the setting for an incredible action scene in the James Bond movie "Quantum of Solace", which includes the traditional horse race.

VISITING FLORENCE
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VISITING FLORENCE

After a delicious breakfast you will visit the magnificent city of Florence, the "city of arts". You will start with a panoramic tour of the historic center, the exterior of the Cathedral complex: Giotto's Tower, the Baptistery with the famous Door to Paradise and the Duomo, with the spectacular Brunelleschi dome. You will continue to Piazza de la Signoria, which was the political heart of the Florence of the Medici and finally the Church of Santa Croce, in Gothic style, which is the largest Franciscan church in Italy and holds the tombs of notable Florentines such as Galileo and Michelangelo.  You will then have lunch in a typical Tuscan restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will have free time and the option to go on a panoramic tour of Pisa, one of the most famous cities in the world and the birthplace of Galileo Galilei. You will visit the Square of the Mircacles, a World Heritage Site, its famous 60-meter Leaning Tower, which after the recent restoration, it is estimated to maintain its stability for another 300 years,  the Duomo, a Romanesque style masterpiece, with the golden coffered ceiling and the gigantic columns as well as the imposing baptistery with its excellent acoustics.

You will then return to your hotel and rest. 

Greca Tip: The Accademia Gallery is home to the famous David sculpture, sculpted by the master Michelangelo, don't miss it!

FLORENCE - BOLOGNA - PADUA - VENICE
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FLORENCE - BOLOGNA - PADUA - VENICE

After a delicious breakfast, you will depart for your next destination, Bologna, known as the "cultured (la dotta), red (la rossa) and fat (la grossa) city" for being the headquarters of one of the oldest universities in Europe, because of the color of the buildings and roofs and for its richly delicious gastronomy. It is one of the best preserved historical cities and has the second largest medieval old town in Europe, after Venice. It is also a perfect example of coexistence between the past and its traditions (such as architecture and Italian gastronomy) and the modernity (such as prestigious cultural events and exhibitions). The tour will start at Piazza Malpighi to marvel at the famous arcades and porticoes until reaching Piazza de Neptuno and Piazza Maggiore, the epicenter of the old town. Around the squares there are the most representative buildings that have been preserved since medieval times: the 16th century Neptune Fountain (they say that if you go around it twice it will bring you luck), the Communal Palace, the Palace of King Enzo, the Palazzo di Podestá and the Basilica di San Petronio, the oldest church and it was going to be the largest in the world, but it remained in fifth place.

Then you will continue your trip with a visit to the city of Padua, famous for its university and for having one of the most beautiful and beloved churches in Italy, the Basilica of Saint Anthony, known locally as "il Santo". Finally you will travel to Venice, a magical city that amazes all who are fortunate to visit it.

You will check in at your hotel and have dinner. 

Greca Tip: Do not miss out on the opportunity to taste the marvelous cuisine of Bologna, trying the "tagliatelle alla Bolognese".

A FULL DAY IN VENICE
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A FULL DAY IN VENICE

After a tasty breakfast, you will head to the impressive Piazza San Marco, under the Clock Tower, from where you will start your tour at around 09:00 hrs.

Venice is a fascinating maze of narrow streets, charming squares, elegant palaces and imposing churches. On this walking tour we will ensure that you do not miss any of the most emblematic places that have marked the history of the city. It is the ideal route for both art lovers and those who visit the city for the first time.

The rest of the afternoon will be free for you to continue enjoying Venice at your own pace. 

Greca Tip: Extend this tour with a visit to the most renowned building in Venice, the Doge's Palace, or in the evening you can enjoy a gondola ride! Add these extensions during step 1 of 3 of your reservation.

 VENICE - MONTEPULCIANO - ROME
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VENICE - MONTEPULCIANO - ROME

After a delicious breakfast, you will leave in our luxury bus to Montepulciano in the region of the Vallle di Chiana in Tuscany famous for its wonderful wines. You will pass through landscapes full of vineyards that will remain engraved on your retina. You will visit Montepulciano, a picturesque medieval town located on a hill in the center of Italian Tuscany protected by 16th century Etruscan walls, rich in medieval and Renaissance buildings, and famous for producing one of the oldest and best wines in Italy, the "Nobile di Montepulciano ". They stand out for their beauty the Plaza Grande, the heart of the town, located at the highest point of the city with its magnificent Duomo accompanying it, the Tarugi Palace, with its marble-covered facade and the Church of Santa María dei Servi, one of the symbols of Renaissance art.

You will have lunch in a traditional restaurant and then have some free time to enjoy Montepulciano at your own pace.

After the visit you will return back to your hotel in Rome. 

Greca Tip: It is the perfect occasion to taste the famous "Nobile di Montepulciano" wine.

VISITING ROME
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VISITING ROME

After a refreshing breakfast in the Italian capital, considered the highest expression of the historical, artistic and cultural wealth of the Western world and therefore a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will leave between 07:45 hrs. and 08:00 hrs. to visit the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.

Together with the guide and the exclusivity of skipping the lines, you will start with the Vatican Museums, one of the most important art collections in the world. You will see the fantastic Gallery of Geographical Maps, decorated by Gregorio XIII, the Gallery of Tapestries, a collection of different manufactures from the 16th and 17th centuries and the Raphael rooms. Then you will know the incredible Sistine Chapel, one of the most famous and visited monuments in the world, commissioned in the 15th century by Pope Sixtus IV. Thanks to the genius of Miguel Ángel, you will enjoy an unforgettable experience where the frescoes surround the entire space: The Creation of Adam and the incomparable Last Judgment stand out, located on the wall of the altar.

Finally, it will be the turn of the monumental St. Peter's Basilica, whose works lasted no less than 160 years and in which first-rate artists such as Maderno, Michelangelo and Bernini worked. The tour will end in Plaza San Pedro.

Then you will have the afternoon free, to continue enjoying the last day in the "Eternal City" at your own pace.

Greca Tip: You can take advantage of the day to try some of those wonderful dishes of Italian gastronomy that you have not yet tried.

DO LIKE THE ROMANS DO
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DO LIKE THE ROMANS DO

After a refreshing breakfast, you will have free time to explore the Eternal City at your own pace. You can choose from thousands of options: walking, visiting monuments, shopping or tasting the local gastronomy and from a wide selection pasta, vegetable, meat and fish dishes. 

Rome is the geographical heart of the Catholic religion and the city with the highest concentration of historical and architectural assets in the world. In 1980, together with the extraterritorial properties of the Holy See found in the city and the Saint Paul's Outside the Walls, Rome was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Greca Tip: Optionally, you can choose to visit the Colosseum in the morning or in the afternoon. Select it at Step 1 of your reservation. 

FROM ROME TO NAPLES - POMPEII - SORRENTO
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FROM ROME TO NAPLES - POMPEII - SORRENTO

Early in the morning and after a tasty breakfast, you will travel in a luxury bus to southern Italy. Before arriving in Naples you will pass through the regions of Lazio and Campania. Upon your arrival you will go on a panoramic tour of what was the Capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, starting from  Vomerese Hill, one of the upscale neighborhoods of Naples, overlooking greater Naples, Mount Vesuvius, the Bay of Naples, the Tyrrhenian Sea and the island of Capri, full of bars, restaurants and pizzerias. Here you will have free time to enjoy the expansive views and take some great photos. You will climb down to the port of Mergellina, passing along the promenade, where you will admire the Castel dell' Ovo, an imposing castle that rises out of the sea on a small island connected to the mainland by a footbridge, until you reach Santa Lucía, the old fishing district.

Your next stop will be Pompeii, where you will taste the authentic and delicious "Neapolitan pizza". After lunch, you will enter the archaeological zone, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Buried under a layer of ash and lava by an unforeseen eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79, Pompeii came back to light after almost 1,700 years and the everyday life of an ordinary day in the first imperial era, as if by magic, was left captured in the gestures, in the secrets and in the panic of his last moments. Your guide will explain how people lived at that time until the tragic moment of the fateful eruption of Vesuvius. You will visit the houses that still preserve the frescoes and mosaics of the time.

After the visit, you will travel by bus along the wonderful Sorrentine Coast until you reach the city of Sorrento, a picturesque town, built on a cliff, with the charm of a fishing village and the comforts of a tourist destination. Here you will have dinner (dress code: jacket for men) and rest at your hotel.

Greca Tip: In Sorrento you can buy typical products such as limoncello, walnuts or olive oil.

SORRENTO - CAPRI - SORRENTO
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SORRENTO - CAPRI - SORRENTO

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, together with your local guide, you will embark on a short but magical sailing excursion to the well-known Island of Capri, chosen as a vacation destination by the Roman upper class since ancient times. The crossing lasts about 20 minutes and your arrival will be at the port of Marina Grande. Weather permitting, you will join a motorboat trip to the Blue Grotto, the most famous cave in Capri known since Roman times, with an intense blue color that is reflected on its walls and ceiling. 

At noon you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then explore the island at your own pace. 

After you return back to Sorrento you will enjoy dinner at your hotel and a good night's sleep. 

Greca Tip:Please note that since 2019 tourists are banned from carrying plastic to the island of Capri in order to protect the coastline.

SORRENTO - PALERMO (Overnight on ferry boat)
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SORRENTO - PALERMO (Overnight on ferry boat)

After having breakfast at your hotel, you can start exploring the city of Sorrento at your own pace. 

In the afternoon, you will head for the port of Naples, where you will board on the Tirrenia/Snav ferry to Palermo. You will have sleep overnight on the ferry (please note breakfast and dinner are not included onboard).

Greca Tip: Do not miss the opportunity to walk along the Marina Grande and Marina Piccola in Sorrento. 

ARRIVAL IN PALERMO
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ARRIVAL IN PALERMO

After your arrival in Palermo, you will be transferred to your hotel. You will enjoy a lovely dinner and enjoy a good rest that will prepare you for the next day's adventures. 

Greca Tip: As a culmination of your gastronomic experience, try cannoli, the king of traditional Sicilian desserts.

DISCOVERING PALERMO - MONREALE
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DISCOVERING PALERMO - MONREALE

After enjoying a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you will head for a morning tour to Monreale, inluded in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list, an ancient royal town famous for its almonds, olive oli, citrus fruits and its fine Norman Architecture. You will visit the Cathedral of Monreale, and then have some free time to shop local delicatessen and souvenirs. 

When you return back to Palermo, you will join a walking tour of the city wandering around the Old Town and learning about the its 3,000-year history. You will walk through the impressive Cathedral, and admire its arches, cupolas amd mosaics. 

You will have some free time in the late afternoon before returning to your hotel for dinner and a good rest. 

Greca Tip: The area is renowned for the quality and quantity of its citrus fruits, almonds and olives and extensive vinyards.  Try Monreale''s great red, rosé and white wines.

PALERMO - ERICE - SALINE DELLA LAGUNA - AGRIGENTO
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PALERMO - ERICE - SALINE DELLA LAGUNA - AGRIGENTO

You will enjoy a filling breakfast, and then you will depart for Erice, a medieval village into the side of Monte San Giuluano. The town originated as a settlement of the Elyrir (an ancient Sicilian tribe) and was fortified by the Phoenicians and contested by the Carthaginians and Romans. Known in antiquity as Eryx, it was famous throughout the Mediterranean for the temple of Venus Erycina, which grew out of a local Greek cult of Aphrodite. Continuing your tour you will visit Saline lagoon, where you will enjoy a unique experience. You will then have a boat trip to the islands located nearby where you will be able to admire really up close the Islands of Mozia, Isola Lunga, Isola di Schola from the Ancient Via Punica Sommersa.

You will then enjoy your lunch in a restaurant by the lagoon.

Your final destination for the day will be Agrigento, where you will visit Ancient Greek Monuments and ruins at the Valley of Temples, listed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will also learn about the history of the Classical Temple of Concord, the Temple of Hercules and the Temple of Jupiter.

In the evening you will check in at your hotel in Agrigento and enjoy a delicious dinner.

Greca Tip: The salt produced around Marsala is highly regarded, and can be purchased at the site.

AGRIGENTO- PIAZZA ARMERINA- RAGUSA IBLA-RAGUSA
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AGRIGENTO- PIAZZA ARMERINA- RAGUSA IBLA-RAGUSA

After enjoying breakfast, you will head to Piazza Armerina, one of Sicily's most frequented tourist spots, to visit the worldwide known Villa Romana del Casale. It was built in the middle of the 4th Century AD as a hunting lodge by a Roman patrician and home to some of the best preserved and extensive examples of Roman mosaics. It was almost completely covered by a landslide in the 12th Century and its magnificence partly rediscovered in the 19th century. It is now a UNESCO Heritage site, thanks to its well-preserved mosaics depicting mythological themes and hunting scenes.

You will then depart for Ragusa, and visit the historical center "Ibla" full with baroque palaces and churches, also listed among the UNSECO World Heritage Sites. You will visit the old gate of San Giorgio, the Giardini Iblei and then you will walk to Piazza Pola to visit the church of San Giuseppe, considered the gem of the area. You will also have the chance to admire the Church of the Souls in Purgatory and the magnificent Cosentini Palace. 

You will arrive at your hotel in Ragusa for an overnight stay and enjoy a delicious meal.

Greca Tip: Take the opportunity to buy fresh fruit in the street markets as the price is much lower and the produce comes from the farmers themselves.

RAGUSA - NOTO - SYRACUSE - TAORMINA
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RAGUSA - NOTO - SYRACUSE - TAORMINA

After breakfast you will head to Noto, a picturesque fishing town popular for it's Baroque architecture. You will visit the Cathedral of San Nicolo and then walk around the center. 

You will then continue to Syracuse, and visit the famous "Parco Archeologico della Neapolis", where you have the opportunity to admire a huge collection of Geek and Roman ruins from all over Sicily. Also you will visit the Greek Amphitheater and the Ear of Dionysius - an artificial cave. After this tour you will visit the island of Ortygia - home to Baroque churches and medieval palaces. 

Late in the afternoon, you will arrive at your hotel in Taormina, enjoy a delicious dinner and a good night's sleep. 

Greca Tip: The picturesque old town of Taormina is best explored on a short walk. Depending on the season and the number of tourists, you should plan at least 2 to 3 hours for the walk to see all the attractions and stroll through the shops, nice bars and restaurants. 

TAORMINA - MOUNT ETNA
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TAORMINA - MOUNT ETNA

After enjoying a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you will travel to Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe and the highest mountain in Italy. The beauty of this place, an icon of Sicily, is based on the fact that for centuries the volcano has created a place where nature, culture and history have come together to give rise to a unique place in the world. Weather permitting, you will have the chance to climb at 1,800m. 

After the tour is over, you will return to Taormina and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. In the evening you will enjoy a lovely dinner at your hotel. 

Greca Tip: Taormina can be a good place to try the typical Arancini, the delicious Italian rice balls.

 

ARRIVEDERCI TAORMINA!
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ARRIVEDERCI TAORMINA!

After a delicious breakfast and at the indicated time, we will transfer you to the airport to board your departure flight.

After spending some fantastic days with Greca, we hope to see you again to enjoy some wonderful moments that will remain forever in your memory.

Have a good trip! Or as you say: "Buon Viaggio!"

Greca Tip: You can extend your stay adding more nights at Step 1 of your reservation! 

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