ITALY

Rev. Karl and Dottie Schimpf
 

Heavenly International Tours
is proud to present:


Inspirational Tour of Italy
Witness the breathtaking beauty, history and culture of Italy !

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Dear Friends:   

            Join us on this exciting and Inspirational Tour of Italy. This tour will offer you a unique blend of fellowship, history, culture and spectacular scenery.  Our tour will visit major sites in Rome, Florence and Venice.  Enjoy four dinners in local Italian restaurants. Join us as we explore the famous sites of Italy and enjoy traveling with friends and family on this memorable tour. On behalf of the Heavenly Tours Travel Family, Rev. Karl and Dottie Schimpf, we thank you for your interest in this special tour and look forward to sharing this lifetime experience with you.

Dates: March  8 - 17, 2005
Price: $2595.00 per person double occupancy
Deposit: $400.00  p/p due September 1, 2004

Features included:

  •  Flight from Chicago/Rome
  •  Flight from Venice/Chicago
  •  All transfers from airport/hotels
  •  3 nights - Rome
  •  3 nights - Florence
  •  2 nights - Venice
  •  Breakfast and dinner daily
  •  Touring with private coach/guides
  •  Entrance fees/portage/hotel surcharges
  •  Eurostar train Rome/Florence/Venice

Special Incentives:

  •  Reduction of $50.00 for each previous tour traveled with Heavenly Tours
  •  Early Bird reduction of $50.00 if your deposit is paid by August 1, 2004

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ITINERARY

Tuesday                                  March 8

Today we depart from Chicago on our flight to Rome.  Enjoy superb in-flight services, entertainment and meals as we cross the Atlantic Ocean.

Wednesday                            March 9

We arrive to Rome's FiumicinoAirport.  Immediately after passport control, meet our representative who will assist us to pick up our luggage, proceed through customs and board our private bus that will transfer us to our hotel.  Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. (D) Dinner and Overnight - Rome

Thursday                               March 10

Breakfast in hotel.  Today we experience Vatican City, a state and a city all in one.  Visit the VaticanMuseum; gaze at Michelangelo's masterpiece ceiling fresco depicting the history of the creation. Visit St. Peter's Basilica and St. Peter's Square.  View the vast collection of art and antiquities, the Candelabra Gallery, Map Gallery and the Tapestries.   In the afternoon, we visit the Coliseum, Roman Forum and the San Callisto Catacombs.  In the evening, we will enjoy a special dinner with Italian opera singers performing.  (B, D) Dinner and Overnight  - Rome

Friday                                      March 11

Breakfast in hotel.  Today is a free day in Rome for relaxation and optional activities at your own leisure - Enjoy! In the evening we will dine in a local restaurant.  (B, D) Dinner and Overnight - Rome

Saturday                                 March 12

Breakfast in hotel.  Today we depart Rome and travel on the Eurostar Fast Train - 1st Class - to Florence.  Travel by rail across the plains of the historic Po River to Florence, set in Italy's pastoral countryside.  Florence is called the Birthplace of the Renaissance for the art and architecture that flourished here between the 13th and 16th centuries. Florence is a delight for art lovers.  We arrive and check into our hotel.  In the afternoon, we visit the GiottoTower (the Campanile) which is slim and tall. The building of the Tower of Santa Maria Del Fiore begun by Giotto in 1332 and finished by Andrea Pisano and Francesco Talenti.  The tower belongs to the Gothic period and is classical with its multicolored marbles.  Next we view the Piazza Della Signoria with its many statues that make this an open-air museum of sculptures. We proceed to the Ponte Vecchio to view the covered bridge, which dates back to the 14th century. Free time available to shop.  In the evening, we enjoy dinner at a local Florence restaurant.  (B,D) Dinner  and Overnight - Florence

Sunday                                   March 13

Breakfast in hotel. This morning we drive through the Chianti vineyards, olive groves and hills to old Siena, the best preserved medieval town in ItalySiena is renowned for its priceless art treasures.  We will have a walking tour of the city.  View Piazza Del Camp dominated by the Torre Del Mangia. Lunch on your own. Afterwards we drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside to Pisa, the ancient university town near the ArnoRiver and Galileo's birthplace.  We view the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of the most original monuments in the world. Also visit the Cathedral and the Baptistery with its organ like echoes and Pisano's pulpit. In the evening we have dinner at a local restaurant - enjoy!  Return to our hotel. (B, D) Dinner and Overnight - Florence

Monday                                   March 14

Breakfast in hotel.  Today enjoy a free day on your own to explore the many cultural treasures of Florence such as the famous sculpture of "David" and the Uffizi Gallery.  In the evening, we will dine at our hotel.  (B,D) Dinner and Overnight - Florence

Tuesday                                  March 15

Breakfast in hotel.  Today we depart Florence and travel on the Eurostar Fast Train - 1st Class - to the magical city of Venice; an unusual city built on 118 small islands and traversed by some 100 canals.  We arrive to Venice and check into our hotel.  The rest of the day is free for optional activities at your own leisure.    Tonight we will enjoy dinner in a local restaurant.  (B,D) Dinner and overnight - Venice

Wednesday                             March 16

Breakfast in hotel.  Today we have a transfer by canal boat to San Marco Square for a walking tour of San Marco Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, Doge's Palace and the Clock Tower.  Afterwards, we take a private boat to the lovely fishing village Island of Burano, known for its lace and painted houses. A visit to a lace factory for some shopping is included. Following we will visit the majestic Island of Murano. In the evening we will have our Special Farewell Dinner in our hotel.  (B,D) Dinner and overnight - Venice

Thursday                                  March 17

Breakfast in hotel. Today we transfer to VeniceAirport for our return flight back to the United States. (B)

The staff and management of Heavenly International Tours would like to thank you for joining this tour and wish you a safe and pleasant journey home.

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