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Viva l'Italia-- Welcome to Italy, the paradise where art and history's grandness thrives. This 11-day trip is your chance to indulge in the world's finest art, history, culture and more as we will take you to the cities of Rome, Vatican, Pisa, Florence, and Venice as well as Opatija and Ljubljana in Croatia, Belgrade in Serbia. It's the ultimate experience covering Italy's most iconic churches, Croatia's most stunning sights and Serbia's Bustling Capital; This is Andiamo Italia.

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As soon as you have arrived in this fabled city, get acquainted with your travel companions. Together, you will proceed for a walking guided city tour of Rome. Keep your cameras ready – everything here is postcard-worthy like the Colosseum, the most identifiable landmark of this city, the Roman Forum’s ruins and the famous Spanish Steps which overlooks the Fontana Della Barcaccia. Next, is the wish-granting fountain called Trevi Fountain, Arch of Constantine and Pantheon. After this, proceed to Novona Market for a shopping spree before you proceed to your hotel for check-in and enjoy a good nights’ sleep.

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Colosseum
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Fontana Della Barcaccia
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Trevi Fountain

Greet your morning with a hearty breakfast and be ready for an exciting day ahead. Italy is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church the guided tour of the Vatican is ready to have you. This small city-state is the home to the Pope and a trove of iconic art curations from all over the world in the Vatican’s largest museum complex; Including Ancient Roman sculptures and Renaissance frescoes in the Raphael Rooms. The tour will be concluded at The Sistine Chapel where you will see the finest work of Michelangelo and while taking photos inside the chapel is prohibited, this remains to be an experience of a lifetime. After this, you have the rest of the day to continue exploring the city before you’re taken back to Hotel where you will spend the night.

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Vatican Museum
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Sistine Chapel
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Raphael Rooms

Wake up to a beautiful morning, enjoy your breakfast and be ready to check out of your hotel and proceed to Florence. This drive will surely be more memorable as there will be a detour to Pisa where you’ll see a famous building that looks like it is about to fall. Of course, The Leaning Tower of Pisa was never meant to lean at all but surely a blessing in disguise it has become as the soft soil of the town gave the world this famous bell-tower. Check in to your hotel as soon as you reach Florence where you will spend the night.

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Florence Via Pisa
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Florence Via Pisa
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Florence Via Pisa

Breakfast will be served at your hotel on your first day in Florence. Today you will go on a guided tour of this marvellous city and see all its highlights including the Florence Cathedral with a dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi; as buildings listed in UNESCO World Heritages, this cathedral complex includes the Piazza del Duomo and the Giotto Campanile. Furthermore, The Ponte Vecchio, over the Arno River, is the oldest and most famous bridge in the city, it is also where you’ll find jewellery stores selling some exquisite pieces before you see Piazzale Michelangelo. The afternoon is free to continue your exploration of leisure before you go back to the hotel and spend the night in Florence.

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Florence Cathedral
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Piazza del Duomo
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Giotto Campanile

Dig into your breakfast at the hotel before checking out and be ready to proceed to Venice; you will immediately board your boat for the island as soon as you arrive in Tronchetto. Venice is known for many things; being the only city to be built on water, being the most romantic city, for glassworks, cafes and Venetian Masks. There is so much to do here; You will walk past the St. Marks Basilica, and continue to Murano Glass Factory , or relax in the cafes, don’t forget to visit the Rialto Bridge before you return to Padua for your overnight stay.

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Gondola Ride
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St. Marks Basilica
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Murano Glass Factory Italy

On your last morning in Italy, enjoy your breakfast and be ready for Croatia where your picturesque journey begins with a photo stop at Rovinj. This is a coastal and medieval old town. You will immediately check into the hotel as soon as you reach the town of Opatija where you will spend the night.

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Rovinj
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Town of Opatija

Greet a new day with a hearty breakfast, Today the city of Opatija awaits to be explored you will have the day at leisure unless you opt to join us for the optional tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park; perhaps the biggest attraction of the country; It’s 16 terraced lakes, joined by waterfalls that extend into a limestone canyon draws visitors from all over the world for the waterfalls, hiking trails or taking the electric boat to the upper level which also has the biggest waterfall – the Veliki Slap. Overnight in Opatija

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Ucka Mountain
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Veliki Slap
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Plitvice Lakes National Park

Breakfast will be served before you leave for a guided tour of Opatija to see the city’s most prominent landmarks before you head on to drive to Slovenia. this will be a picturesque drive with a top at the Postojna Caves; an important tourist site where you can take a ride on the underground train and experience the subterranean paradise. After all this, you will be swept away by Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital and a hidden gem of Europe with a rich 2000-year-old history, It was called Emona during the Roman Empire and there are still many traces of the medieval times in the city. One of the defining moments of your trip to the city is the food experience, it is heavily diverse and colourful as you will surely find traditional dishes such as the Kranjska Klobasa, Soca Trout, Deer Goulash, and Kremna Rezina which you must try before checking into your hotel to spend the night.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Postojna Caves
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Opatija

Wake up to a piping hot breakfast in the hotel, Today you have an option to take the day at your own pace or join us for an Optional Tour of the famous Lake Bled; This is an Alpine lake that sees scores of visitors regardless of the changing seasons, with amazing natural beauty which has to be seen to be believed, you will be taken for a loop as it is believed that the waters of this lake have healing powers among so many other legends. Explore the Assumption Church which is built on the tiny island in the middle of the lake with a unique Baroque stairway leading to the top of the tower, where the views of the lake are stunning. After this, proceed to the Bled Castle perched on a precipice which overlooks the entire city, this is among the oldest castles in Slovenia. Make sure you’ve taken a lot of pictures with you before heading back to the hotel in Ljubljana where you will spend the night.

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Lake Bled
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Assumption Church
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Bled Castle Perched

Rise and shine, breakfast is served and it is your last day in Ljubljana; make sure you are refreshed and ready for a drive proceeding to a Orientation tour of Belgrade. Serbia‘s known for being a smorgasbord culture both modern and traditional; New Belgrade awaits on one side of the Sava River, it hosts the Museum of History of Yugoslavia, House of Flowers, and The Church of Sava before continuing to the Vracar area. After passing the Slavija Square, Nemanjina Street and Old and New Royal Palaces, You’ll see the Kalemegdan; the oldest and largest park in the city centre where you’ll find the exact place where the Rivers Danube and the Sava meet. You will be transferred to the hotel and spend the night in Belgrade.

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Sava River
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Museum of History of Yugoslavia
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The Church of Sava

It’s your last day in Belgrade and your holiday is nearing its conclusion; Have a hearty breakfast at the hotel and look back on fond memories of this trip before the coach arrives to fetch you for the Airport for your flight back to UAE.

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DEPARTURE DATES

Departure date Adult Single Seats

*Note: Adult rate is applicable on a minimum of 2 or 3 adults sharing room together.
*Note: Please click (+) button to view Child Prices.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

Airport Transfers

10 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners (Specialize in Halal & Vegetarian Food options)

Return Economy Class Flight Ticket inclusive of meals and taxes

4* Hotel Accommodation

2N Rome, 2N Florence , 1N Padova , 2N Opatija, 2N ljublijana , 1N Belgrade

ROME - Guided walking City Tour of Rome Covering important Attractions Colosseum, Spanish Steps , Spanish square , Trevi Fountain, Pantheon,Novona Market , * Entrance to Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel ( Guided )

PISA - Leaning Tower of Pisa & Free time. (On Route to Florence )

FLORENCE - Guided walking tour of Florence Covering most important Places - Florence Cathedral, Piazza del Duomo , Giotto Campanile ,Ponte Vecchio and More. Free time for Shopping.

VENICE - Return Boat ride to Venice Island, Guided walking tour of Venice , Murano Glass Factory outlet , St Marks Square

OPATIJA - Stop at Rovinj , Short Guided tour of Opatija. * Option of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

LJUBLJANA - Postojna Caves ( on route to Ljublijana ) , * Option of Bled tour Including Pletna Boat ride , Bled Castle and Lunch.

BELGRADE : Orientation Tour of Belgrade covering Sava River , Church of Sava , stop by Kalemegdan , pass the Slavija Square , Old and New Royal Palaces.

All Taxes. NO HIDDEN COSTS

Travel Kit with special AFC Holiday Goodies

FREE Visa to Europe as part of the OFFER

Professional Pre-Tour-Brief for all guests

Complete Customer Journey and Quality Monitored Customer Service

Professional Tour Escort

OPTIONAL TOURS

Plitvice Lakes National Park

SINGLE
AED 250
ADULT
AED 250
CHILD(6-11YRS)
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CHILD(2-5YRS)
AED 180

Bled with Lunch

SINGLE
AED 350
ADULT
AED 350
CHILD(6-11YRS)
AED 250
CHILD(2-5YRS)
AED 200

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

VISA INFORMATION

One recent photographs

Bank Statements

Copy of UAE residence visa

Copy of confirmed hotel reservation

Copy of confirmed round trip tickets

No objection letter on Companys letterhead and Official Stamp

Travel Insurance valid for the duration of stay in the Schengen area

The original and a copy of the passport of the applicant with a copy of the UAE residence visa and all previous Swiss or Schengen visas

Travel Checklist

MUST SEE

Tower of Pisa

Colosseum

Pantheon

Plitvice Lakes National Park

MUST DO

Winery Tour

Postojna Caves

Traditional “pletna” boat ride

Bled Castle

MUST EAT

Risotto

Antipasto

Bolognese

Italian Pizza

MUST BUY

Hand-Painted Ceramics

Limoncello

Croatian Cravat

Samobor Crystal

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Travel Tips

Carry sunscreen and sunglasses every day with you while you are travelling

Be on time as advised by the dedicated tour manager

Having a travel Insurance is very important!

Scan your passport/ identity card photos and save them in your mobile

Try learning a few words of the language of the country you are visiting

Always carry a photocopy of your itinerary with yourself

Self-educate yourself about the local customs of the country before you arrive. You obviously don't want to offend anyone while you travel!

Be kind, polite & Smile often! Being part of a group tour will definitely make it easier for you to make your new travel buddies.

Carry an extra pair of clothes when you are catching a flight in your handbag in case of any unexpected delays

Charge all your gadgets whenever you get time. A great tip - you'll find a USB charging port at the back of your hotel TV!

Try not to exchange your currency at the airport as you won't get the best exchange rate over there

Get earplugs and a sleep mask along with you! They can be very helpful when you are flying or especially during your inter-country commute via tour bus

Track your spending when you're on the trip! It can be tiresome but you'll always be well-informed about all your expenses and the remaining travel budget amount

As tipping is habitual in most of the countries, it's not polite to walk out of the restaurants without tipping anything. You can tip somewhere between 10 to 20 per cent of the total bill value

Let your bank know that you'll be travelling so your card is not blocked for sudden international usage