Monday, April 18, 2016
Thursday 10am arrive in Rome, limo to bed and breakfast, lunch then
2pm a 3-hour guided walking tour of the Roman forum and colliseum with underground tour and palatine hill.
1;30pm 2-hour walking tour thru st. peters basilica(worlds largest church) tour to the top of the dome.
friday 7:30pm the vatican museums night tour with sistine chapel
saturday Rick Steves walking tour to the spanish steps and trevi fountain.
sunday train to florence. so we have rome settled. train arrives to florence roughly 1pm lunch check into the B&B then Pitti palace and gardens and accademia (michealangilos 17 foot david).
monday Santa Croce(think west minster abby), Duomo cathedral climbing the dome and seeing the baptistry then walking to the piazzale michaelangilos area to look over the whole city, it is supposed to be breath taking.
tuesday Train to venice Try to find our B&B in the cannargio area. boat ride down the Grand Canal 2.5 miles long. We were told to plan on getting lost in venice!
wednesday St. Marks cathedral and square, Doges/ducale palace ( a 75 minute tour of the palace including the secret itineraries: entrance to restricted areas and torture chambers. page 379. gondola ride at sunset.
thursday early train to airport flight to paris, stay in hotel carmon in the marmae area 4e. 4 nights including a day at the art museum the louve to see the mona lisa, eiffel tower, arc de triompe, a day trip to the chateau of versailles, notre dame to see the roof top gargoles, Les catacombs/cemetary tour.
Monday early train to airport to catch a 2 pm flight back home.
edited to add we are traveling in june!