UNFORGETTABLE ITALY WITH CROATIAN SPIRIT

A fantastic 10-night escorted tour, with guaranteed departures, bringing you beautiful Rome, Florence, Venice along with the Croatian Spirit visiting the seaside town of Opatija and the spectacular Adriatic coast and Split. An amazing tour with excellent touring and great hotels.

UNFORGETTABLE ITALY WITH CROATIAN SPIRIT

A fantastic 10-night escorted tour, with guaranteed departures, bringing you beautiful Rome, Florence, Venice along with the Croatian Spirit visiting the seaside town of Opatija and the spectacular Adriatic coast and Split. An amazing tour with excellent touring and great hotels.

Tour Highlights

  • Welcome dinner
  • Guaranteed departures
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • See Rome, Vatican City, Assisi, Pisa, Florence, Venice, Opatija and Split

Unforgettable Italy with Croatian Spirit Tour Includes

  • Airport transfers from Rome airport to Rome hotel*
  • 10 nights accommodation in centrally located first class hotels, including three (3) in Rome, two (2) in Florence, two (2) in Venice, two (2) in Opatija and one (1) in Split
  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome dinner in rome (glass of wine, beer and soft drink inlcuded) meeting your tour director.
  • One lunch and three dinners (coffee or tea included)
  • Professional English-speaking tour director throughout.
  • Licensed local guides.
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach.
  • Touring includes; the Colosseum, Vatican Museums, Basillica of St. Francis, Academy of Fine Arts, St. Mark's Basillica, Doge's Palace, Glassblowing Factory visit and Diocientian's Palace.
  • Service charges and hotel taxes.
  • Professional tour director.
  • Luggage handling.
  • Headsets will be provided for included sightseeing tours.
  • Departure transfer from Split hotel to Split airport.*

*Transfers are on tour start and end day only. If you are arriving earlier or extending, then transfers are additional. Transfer from Rome is to FCO only.
 

Itinerary

Day 01, Wednesday: Arrive Rome.

Arriving at Rome’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 02, Thursday: Rome.

This morning, we visit the Colosseum, a symbol of Rome. After our visit, we continue to see the splendid Arch of Constantine, climb the ancient Palatino Hill, overlook Circus Maximus and the Imperial Palace; and stop on the legendary Via Sacra or “Sacred way”. In the afternoon we have time at leisure for more discoveries and activities on your own or join an optional tour of the Grand Piazzas & food tour. (B)

Day 03, Friday: Rome.

Today we visit the Vatican Museums, located within that city’s boundaries. We see the works of Raphael & Michelangelo and admire the Sistine chapel’s magnificent frescoes. We continue to St. Peter’s Square where some of the most important Papal ceremonies take place. In the afternoon 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, some refreshing gelato, or a hearty dish of pasta. (B)

Day 04, Saturday: Rome to Assisi and Florence

Travel through the stunning panorama of Tuscany with its iconic landscapes as you make your way to Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis. Here you will take a walking tour to see the main square and visit the impressive Basilica of St. Francis. Continue to Florence for dinner and an evening at leisure. (B,D)

Day 05, Sunday: Florence

Our 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, we 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 free to savor the Renaissance splendor of the Tuscan capital on your own or take an optional tour Visit of San Gimignano with wine tasting. (B)

Day 06, Monday: from Florence to Ferrara and on to Venice

Drive to Pisa where you’ll view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, Baptistery, and Duomo. Continue to Ferrara a renaissance gem in the Emilia-Romagna region, standing on the banks of the Po River. After an orientation tour of Ferrara, we continue to Venice for dinner and a free evening. (B,D)

Day 07, Tuesday: Venice

We begin our exploration of Venice at St. Mark’s Square with a walking tour which includes visits to the St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. We take in the amazing views of the Bell Tower and the Bridge of Sighs. We also take a boat ride to Murano Island, famous for its artistic glassware. 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 on your own or join an optional Gondola serenade with Aperol spritz Venetian style drink. (B)

Day 08, Wednesday: from Venice to Opatija (Croatia),

Drive to the seaside town of Opatija. A gem on Croatia’s Adriatic coast, nestled along the striking Gulf of Kvarner. Afternoon is at leisure to explore the town on your own. Perhaps take a stroll along the “Lungo Mare” seaside and enjoy beautiful views of the Gulf, sheltered by soaring mountains. Enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers. (B,D)

Day 09, Thursday: in Opatija (Croatia),

Enjoy a full day at leisure in the seaside town of Opatija, with its rich history, picturesque surroundings and once a gathering spot for the Austro-Hungarian nobility. Alternatively, join the optional tour to the Istrian Peninsula that begins in Pula, a strategic port since the times of the ancient Romans. Afterwards, the tour continues to the resort town of Rovinj. Tonight, return to Opatija and explore the charming town with its wealth of fine seafood restaurants. (B)

Day 10, Friday: from Opatija to Split.

Depart today for a drive along spectacular Adriatic coast to Split. Comfortable stop on the way for a delicious lunch included. Continue traveling passing by old fishing villages and new resorts, to the city of Split. Upon arrival, enjoy a city tour featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Finally, see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. The reminder of the day is at leisure. (B, L)

Day 11, Saturday: Split to US.

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight back to the United States.

Rates & Hotels

2022 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
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Featured Hotels

Unforgettable Italy with Croatian Spirit 10 Night Escorted Tour
Starhotels Metropole Roma
Starhotel Michelangelo Florence
Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal Venice
Grand Hotel Adriatico Opatija
Hotel Corner Split

Tour Details

Your land package begins: / Your land package ends:

(As most International flights are overnight flights - please book air accordingly)

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

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Starhotels Metropole

Roma -

Newly renovated, this hotel combines classic style with contemporary amenities. Our guests will find comfort in their rooms after a long day of touring. Centrally located, many major sites are within walking distance. Stop by Bistrot Rendez Vous for a drink or quick lunch, or Apicio by Eataly for a relaxing sit-down dinner. [more]

Starhotel Michelangelo

Florence -

Perfectly connected with the S. Maria Novella Train Station and strategically located near the Stazione Leopolda convention centreand the new Opera Theatre, the Starhotels Michelangelo in Florence blends classic style and contemporary elegance. [more]

Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal

Venice -

The Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal with its one hundred views onto the Grand Canal, the romantic stretch of water lined with magnificent palaces and their thousand reflections and colors is located in a truly unique location which makes this elegant hotel the perfect option for an unforgettable holiday discovering Venice – a magic, timeless city! [more]

Grand Hotel Adriatic

Opatija -

Grand Hotel Adriatic, one of the best hotels in Opatija, offers a pleasant environment and a cosy atmosphere. It is a place for enjoyment and relaxation – a perfect choice for your business meetings and events. The hotel is located near the sea, along the beautiful "Lungomare" promenade and after the first stay it will become your favourite choice! [more]

Hotel Corner

Split -

otel Corner is located in the center of Split, only 700 meters from Diocletian’s Palace. Perfect for couples, friends, families or business travelers. [more]

Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply. No triple rooms discounts offered on this tour.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • City Tax to be paid locally
  • Tips to drivers and guides

Airfare

Unfortunately, due to the 2020 pandemic, Celtic Tours will only be offering airfare for groups sizes of 15 or more. Individuals should book directly with airlines. Please make sure you book your flight to arrive and depart on accurate dates. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date touring begins in Italy. Please plan your air accordingly, as most flights overseas are overnight flights and you would depart the US one day earlier. The transfer will be waiting on arrival in Venice.