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Classical Cities of Italy

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Classical Cities of Italy

Holidays by Air 8 Days – 7% Discount

Prices from only £1023

The three unique Classical Cities of Italy; Rome, Florence and Venice, define all that we treasure in the architecture, culture, character and history of this diverse country. You will discover one of the greatest civilizations in the world, past and present, from the ancient glories of the Roman Empire in Rome to the great Renaissance era in Florence and the romantic canal city of Venice. Together with included visits to Pisa and Siena in Tuscany and Orvieto in Umbria, this really is a holiday that covers everything.  

Book direct with Mistral on 01352 756 864, quote the Travel 55 discount code T55 and receive the Travel 55 money saving offer of 7% discount on all Mistral holidays.

Mistral Holidays - ABTA V0669 & ATOL 6900

Classical Cities of Italy
Holiday Itinerary

Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 - Fly to Italy

Our holiday begins with the flight to Rome. On arrival our tour manager will meet you and accompany you on the short transfer to our hotel, which is close to the airport, for a one night stay on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.

Day 2 - Siena and Tuscany

This morning we drive along the Autostrada del Sole and through the most picturesque countryside of Tuscany, full of splendid scenery with its Chianti vineyards, olive groves and cypress trees, to Siena. Siena’s narrow Gothic streets invite you to stroll and discover the many sights including the Cathedral, the Town Hall and the glorious ‘fan-shaped’ square of Piazza del Campo. We stay for two nights at our hotel in Montecatini Terme, dinner, bed and breakfast.

Day 3 - Florence

Florence is perhaps Italy’s most popular and most visited city by the British traveller and today’s excursion is another highlight of this memorable holiday. The Cradle of the Italian Renaissance will keep you fascinated for the whole day. Built along the banks of the River Arno and surrounded by the Tuscan hills, it is here where you will find some of the finest sculptures, works of art and architecture including the magnificent Cathedral and Baptistry with its ‘Gates of Paradise’, Giotto’s Bell Tower, Piazza Signoria, the Santa Croce Church and the Ponte Vecchio. We have arranged a comprehensive morning city sightseeing tour of Florence, conducted by a local guide, to enable you to get the very most from your visit. The afternoon is then at leisure in Florence, which has an excellent shopping centre with a large range of Italian fashions, leather goods and shoes in the shops and boutiques. We return to our hotel in the late afternoon.

Day 4 - Pisa to Lido di Jesolo

After breakfast we set off from the hotel and head to nearby Pisa where we will have ample time to see one of Italy’s most famous monuments – the amazing Leaning Tower. Built as the bell tower for Pisa’s cathedral, the Leaning Tower enjoys a beautiful setting in the aptly named ‘Field of Miracles’. After our visit we make our way north over the River Po and across the Apennines. We’ll arrive in Lido di Jesolo by early evening, to check into our hotel, where we stay for two nights, with dinner included.

Day 5 - Venice

This morning we sail across the lagoon to Venice. A city of unparalleled beauty, Venice is a feast of wonderful sights and there are few who could not be moved by the charm that lingers over every bridge and round every corner. The city is built on 117 islands and has 150 canals and some 400 bridges. To introduce you to the city we have included a short walking tour. Venice has stood the test of time well and there are many impressive Byzantine and Renaissance buildings and monuments waiting to be explored. Visit St. Mark’s Square, where you will find two of Venice’s most important buildings, the Basilica of St Mark’s with its magnificent mosaics and the Doges Palace, home of the city’s rulers. The Rialto Bridge spans the Grand Canal and the Bridge of Sighs links the Doges Palace to the prison. There are also lots of pavement cafes, restaurants and shops to enjoy whilst absorbing the never-ending history. We return to our hotel in the late afternoon.

Day 6 - Venice to Rome

On our way south to the Italian capital we stop in Orvieto, an ancient hill top town in the heart of Umbria. Orvieto’s Cathedral is a superb example of Italian gothic architecture, and the town is also noted for its delicate white wine. We arrive in the Rome area in the afternoon and check into our hotel for a two night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. This evening you can join our optional Rome by Night excursion, which makes a perfect introduction to the ‘Eternal City’.this evening.

Day 7 - Rome

Rome, with a continuous civilisation of 2,700 years, is one of the world’s greatest cities and is packed with wonderful and awe inspiring architecture and monuments from throughout the centuries. Don’t miss our included sightseeing tour, the highlights of which are St. Peter’s in the Vatican, the Circus Maximus, the Forum, the Palatine Hill and, of course, the Colosseum. We’ll also see Piazza Venezia with its huge ’Wedding Cake’ monument to Victor Emanuel and your morning would not be complete without a visit to the Trevi Fountain, of ‘Three Coins’ fame. When you are ready for something to eat or drink you will find that throughout the city there are countless trattorias, restaurants and pavement cafes where you can sit and relax as you watch the world go by.

Day 8 -  Fly to the UK

Transfer to Rome airport for the return flight to the UK. If your flight is in the late afternoon or evening, there will be time at leisure before leaving for the airport.

Transfers: Transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes.

Departure Dates & Prices 2017 : 7 nights from flights to Rome

Departure Dates & Prices 2017 : 7 nights from flights to Rome

Mistral Holidays brochure prices from £1099*

Travel 55 discount prices from £1023* 

Telephone Mistral on 01352 756 864 and Quote Travel 55 Ref: T55

*Price based on flights from Bristol, Dublin, East Midlands, Gatwick, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester and Stansted - Travel 55 discount of 7% will apply on all holidays, whichever airport and date

Departure dates from Aberdeen**, Belfast City*, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Glasgow, Heathrow, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester, Newcastle, Stansted

11 June

17 September 

Prices are per person based on 2 people in a standard twin bedroom. Single supplement £149.

**Please note Aberdeen and Bristol City flights are usually indirect

Prices shown are subject to flight and accommodation availability. Prices are correct as at 26.1.2016 and are subject to change without notice. All holidays subject to Mistral Holidays Terms & Conditions 

Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Flight times

Flight times

Airport Depart UK Arrive UK Airport Depart UK Arrive UK

Aberdeen**

11.05 19.40

Glasgow

15.30 22.50

Belfast City**

13.25 19.20

Heathrow

12.45 19.10

Birmingham

15.15

21.40

Leeds/Bradford

08.30 15.10

Bristol

12.10

18.05

Liverpool

17.30 23.45

Dublin

06.50

13.35

Luton

17.40 23.40

East Midlands

15.35

21.30

Manchester

07.15 13.20

Edinburgh

06.25

13.15

Newcastle

07.45 15.00

Gatwick

09.05

15.00

Stansted

16.10 13.00

Mistral Holidays

Classical Cities of Italy

Holidays by Air 8 Days – 7% Discount

Prices from only £1023

The three unique Classical Cities of Italy; Rome, Florence and Venice, define all that we treasure in the architecture, culture, character and history of this diverse country. You will discover one of the greatest civilizations in the world, past and present, from the ancient glories of the Roman Empire in Rome to the great Renaissance era in Florence and the romantic canal city of Venice. Together with included visits to Pisa and Siena in Tuscany and Orvieto in Umbria, this really is a holiday that covers everything.  

Book direct with Mistral on 01352 756 864, quote the Travel 55 discount code T55 and receive the Travel 55 money saving offer of 7% discount on all Mistral holidays.

Mistral Holidays - ABTA V0669 & ATOL 6900

To book or to check availability, call Mistral Holidays direct on 01352 756 864 and quote T55 for the Travel 55 discounted price. 

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The Eternal City of Rome, once the centre of the western world and with a continuous civilisation of 2,700 years, is packed with wonderful and awe inspiring architecture and monuments from throughout the centuries. It is without doubt the most fascinating of all Italy’s historical cities and there is, perhaps, more to see in Rome than in any other city in the world. The “city within a city”, the Vatican, is the cradle of the Catholic Church and a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica is an absolute must, along with the Colosseum and tossing a coin into the Trevi Fountain.

Florence is recognised as the art capital of the world. Built along the banks of the River Arno and surrounded by the Tuscan hills, it is here where you will find some of the finest sculptures, works of art and architecture including the magnificent Cathedral and Baptistry with its ‘Gates of Paradise’, Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Ponte Vecchio. We have arranged a sightseeing tour of the city as soon as we arrive, conducted by a local guide, to enable you to get the most from your visit.

Venice, the Pearl of the Adriatic, is a highlight of any holiday to Italy. You can see the Bridge of Sighs, the Grand Canal, visit a Venetian Glass Factory and of course wander in St. Mark’s Square. There will be time for exploring the narrow streets bursting with fabulous shops, bartering at the Rialto Market or perhaps taking a tour of the city by Gondola - the choice is yours.

Siena is often called the jewel of Tuscany and has one of Italy’s greatest medieval squares, the Campo. 

The former maritime republic of Pisa has Italy’s most recognisable  monument, the incredible ‘Leaning Tower of Pisa’.

Hotels

Hotels

We have reserved accommodation for the holiday in good quality 3 star hotels with bar and restaurant, and with all bedrooms having en-suite private bathroom. Typical of the hotels we use are the Hotel Rosanna in Lido di Jesolo, the Hotel Ariston in Montecatini Terme or the Hotel Park in Lido di Camaiore, Tuscany and the Hotel Raffaello in Rome, or similar.

Hotel details will be sent to you with your travel tickets, seven days before departure.

Included in the price

Included in the price

  • Return flights to Rome
  • One piece of hold luggage and one piece of hand luggage per person
  • Transfers between airport and hotel
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation with continental breakfast
  • Five evening meals
  • Twin bedrooms with private facilites
  • Good standard 3 star hotels
  • Boat transfer to Venice
  • Sightseeing tour of Florence with a local guide
  • Sightseeing tour of Rome with a local guide
  • Visits to Orvieto and Siena
  • Air conditioned executive coach in Italy
  • Services of a Mistral Holidays Tour Manager
Optional Excursion

Optional Excursion

Rome by Night and Illuminations

Our optional excursion in Rome starts with a traditional meal with wine, at a typical local restaurant. Then our journey takes us to the fashionable Via Vento and passes some of the famous landmarks, many of which are floodlit, including the Colosseum, the Forum, Piazza Venezia and St. Peter’s in the Vatican.

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