Guarantee departures from Rome every Thursday from May to October.
Upon your arrival at Rome Airport, one of our representatives will be waiting for you to welcome you and transfer you comfortably and quickly to your hotel. The rest of the day will be free for you to relax.
At 19:45 hour pick up at the hotel to start your Rome night tour. With your local guide, you will discover the wonders of Rome when the sun goes down and the neon lights come on, a romantic way to get to know the Eternal City.
This panoramic excursion will take place in a luxury bus and on foot, so as not to miss a single detail of Rome in the moonlight.
The tour will end in the Spanish Steps area to finish the visit and relax, enjoying a creamy and tasty Gelato.
You will return to your hotel on your own at the time you want.
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 and 08:00 hours 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 manufacturers 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.
In the morning, at 07:15 AM, and after a tasty breakfast, you will depart from Assisi on our luxury bus. Assisi is a small medieval city, attractive and full of surprising buildings. Due to its welcoming character and its great historical importance, it 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 neighborhoods 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.
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 of Florence, with the spectacular Brunelleschi dome.
Later, 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.
Once there, you will visit the Square of the Miracles, a World Heritage Site, its famous 60-meter Leaning Tower, which, after the recent restoration, is estimated to maintain its stability for another 300 years, and 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.
After a delicious breakfast, you will depart to 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.
Bologna 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 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 good 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.
After a tasty breakfast, you will climb on a private boat to head to Piazza San Marco to begin your city tour. You will visit: St. Mark’s Square, which began to be built in the 9th century, acquiring its current form in the 12th century, and the Doge’s Palace.
Built in Venetian Gothic style and pink Vernon marble, this palace is considered a coherent hodgepodge of Byzantine and Gothic architecture, along with traces of Late Renaissance architecture. It was the historic seat of the La Serenissima, the Venetian Republic, and sheathes secrets that have rarely left the walls of the Palace.
Also, the palace boasts ornate furnishings, Venetian art pieces, and lavish rooms and house paintings by Titian, Tintoretto, and Bellini. It is a symbol of the glory and power of Venice and the Bridge of Sighs or Ponte dei Sospiri connected it with the prisons that were built across the canal. Legend has it that this famous bridge took its name because prisoners who crossed the bridge on the way to their prison cells or the execution chamber would sign as they caught their last glimpses of Venice through the tiny windows.
After the walking tour, you will be invited to enjoy a “spritz or prosecco“.
You will have the afternoon free to enjoy this wonderful city and an overnight stay at your hotel.
After a delicious breakfast, you will leave on our luxury bus to Montepulciano in the region of the Valle di Chiana in Tuscany famous for its wonderful wines. You will pass through landscapes full of vineyards that will remain engraved on your retina.
Then, 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“.
Stands 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 to your hotel in Rome.
After a tasty breakfast, we will enjoy a free day in Rome to keep knowing this city on our own pace.
We will meet our dirver aroun 7.30 pm for the transfer to Civitavecchia port and board on the Cruise Ferry to Barcelona.
Our departure is estimated for 11.00 om. Overnight on board.
After breakfast, you will visit together with the local guide some of the most famous attractions of the city such as the Montjuic park with spectacular views, the Olympic Ring, the Columbus monument and the old Gothic quarter.
The afternoon will be free to relax and continue enjoying this wonderful city.
Visit Barcelona without mentioning a work by Antoni Gaudí is almost impossible. The unmistakable style of the architect is part of the identity of the city. Its decorative elegance and colorful mosaics are found in every corner of the city.
His best known work is undoubtedly the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. The architect transformed an initial neo-Gothic project into a temple of monumental dimensions. You can visit two of the three facades built, the naves, the apse and the museum, essential to understand the evolution of the temple.
After a tasty breakfast, we will depart towards Madrid, the capital of Spain.
After our arrival,
A nuestra llegada, nos trasladeremos a nuestro hotel y el resto del dia sera libre para comenzar a disfrutar de este destino.
Madrid is one of the most important cities in Europe, offering endless cultural, gastronomic and leisure options for all tastes. Walking through Madrid means coming across emblematic places such as its impressive Royal Palace, its Plaza Mayor with more than 400 years of history, its lively Puerta del Sol, its well-known Gran Vía street full of shops or the four tallest towers in all of Spain. Each of its neighborhoods offers a different experience: La Latina is ideal for tapas, Las Letras is the perfect mix between literature and gastronomy; each corner is unique and worth discovering.
After the breakfast and at the indicated time, we will leave through the La Mancha highway towards Córdoba. This highway was born thanks to the most universal work of Spanish literature: Don Quixote de La Mancha by the Spanish writer Don Manuel de Cervantes Saavedra.
During our trip we will be able to contemplate all those places, towns and monuments that take us to those scenarios that the author wrote with his privileged pen. We will contemplate the famous windmills, confused by Don Quixote with outrageous giants, which can represent the imaginary enemies that we create and prevent us from achieving our dreams.
Upon our arrival, we will visit the city including the interior of the famous Mosque/Cathedral and the Jewish Quarter. Cordoba was an important Roman city and a great Islamic center during the Middle Ages. Its buildings and architecture reflect the coexistence of various religions throughout its history: Christian, Jewish and Islamic.
Then we will continue to Seville where we will stay.
After a delicious breakfast, you will visit the city accompanied by our guide and we will know its most important points. Seville is an emblematic city, with a great historical, cultural, and artistic past that makes it one of the favorite destinations for all visitors around the world.
You will visit the María Luisa Park, designed by the French landscaper Forestier for the Ibero-American Exhibition of 1929 where you will be able to appreciate the neosevillain style that served as inspiration and influence for the other Spanish public parks of the first third of the century.
You will continue our visit to the Plaza de España, which with its semi-elliptical shape symbolizes the embrace of Spain to its former American territories. It is known as the masterpiece of the Sevillian architect Anibal Gonzalez with a total area of 50,000 square meters, making it undoubtedly the most imposing square in Spain.
The tour ends by contemplating the exterior of the imposing Cathedral and the Giralda and the typical Barrio de Santa Cruz with its streets, squares, and narrow alleys.
The rest of the day will be free to continue enjoying this wonderful city.
After a tasty breakfast, we will leave through the Caliphate road to the heart of Andalusia observing an endless number of olive trees on the way to Granada and its incredible and amazing monumental environment, last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492.
We will visit the world famous Alhambra complex and Generalife Gardens, that have inspired several authors with its sound and sights, such as the “Tales of the Alhambra” by W. Irving.
It was the largest political and aristocratic center of the Muslim West. The Palace enclosure is made up of rectangular patios of great beauty and numerous fountains, in addition to the Nasrid buildings that served as residences for kings and their servants. The oldest building is the Alcazaba. One of the most important constructions is the Torre de la Vela, from where one of the most beautiful views of the Alhambra can be seen. The Patio de los Leones and its fountain is one of the most beautiful in the complex.
After our breakfast, we will have a free day to enjoy this city where the Muslim heritage runs through every corner and mixes with the Christian tradition, giving rise to a unique site.
We recommend a walk around the Albaicin neighborhood, the oldest in Granada. Before the Alhambra was built, the Albaicín was already a Muslim court. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994 for its outstanding universal value, where we can see a unique and well-preserved sample of Hispanic-Muslim architecture from medieval times.
This walk will delight us with beautiful views of the Sierra Nevada, old mosques converted into churches and old palaces, still saturated with Arab aromas.
After enjoying a delicious breakfast, we will head north to the magnificent Imperial City of Toledo. Nestled amidst the majestic Tagus River, this city emerges towards the sky of Castilla. Prepare to be enthralled by its captivating beauty.
Toledo has been honored as a UNESCO World Heritage City, where the harmonious coexistence of Christians, Muslims, and Jews has shaped its rich history and culture. It is a living testament to Spanish art, history, and spirituality, making the entire town a remarkable National Monument.
Upon returning to Madrid, you will be responsible for your own transfer to the hotel, allowing you to unwind and relax after a fulfilling day of exploration.
After a tasty breakfast, the tour will come to the end, hopefully full of unforgettable memories!
Having spent a few fantastic days with Greca, we hope to see you again soon to help create and enjoy some more wonderful moments that you will cherish forever!
Have a nice trip! Or as Spanish say: “Buen viaje!”