Italy Trip Customized Jewish Heritage Tour
Italy Trip Jewish Heritage
Day 1 “ Welcome in Italy/Venice ”
Our airport assistant will meet with a sign with your name on it. Transfer to the hotel with private boat and porterage service.
Overnight Venice. “ Highlights of Venice ” 3 hours
Enjoy a wonderful one hour private boat tour along the Grand Canal and minor canals to admire the beautiful palaces built over hundreds of y ears ago. Then, discover the Ancient Venetian Jewish Culture. An enchanting 2 hours walk starting from Rialto area through the neighbourhood of Cannaregio ending in the famous Jewish Quarter. In the end of the tour , if you wish, you can join a vi sit of Jewish Museum and Synagogues
Tour includes: 1 hour boat, guide for 3 hours, entrance ticket to Jewish Museum and Synagogues
Day 2 “ History, Architecture, Art and the real Venetian Artists ” 3 hours
Enjoy a 3 hour walking tour away from the main crowded area discovering History, Architecture, Art and the real Venetian Artists and artisans.
Visit a wonderful Palace and the Music Museum with its interesting ancient instruments played by Vivaldi and by other great musicians.
Then, strolling along the little narrow streets, You will reach Rialto area, the heart of Venice, with its Market, the local Baccaros, (wine bars) and Cafe...
Tour includes guide for 3 hours and coffee break Overnight Venice.
Day 3 “
Transfer to Florence with stop in Ferrara
Tour Includes: Transfer to Piazzale Roma in Venice, guide in Ferrara for 2 hours tour, transfer with Mercedes Deluxe van and English speaking driver
Day 4 “ Highlights of Florence ”
A 5 hour walking guided tour of Florence highlights:
the religious center with the majestic dome by Brunelleschi and the Baptistery, one of the most beautiful example of Romanesque architecture in Tuscany. Piazza della Signoria, the political centre, with its old palace and loggia which hosts still today original master pieces by Giambologna and Cellini . Ponte Vecchio, the most ancient and characteristic bridge in Florence. Tour ends at the famous Accademia museum where we will enjoy the colossal statue of David by Michelangelo
Tour includes: private guide for 3 hours and tickets to Accademia and Ufizzi
Day 5 “ Florence Jewish tour ”
St Croce Basilica + School of leather + gelato da Vivoli ( kosher ice cream of Florence) Synagogue tour
Tour includes: private guide for 3 hours and tickets to Basilica, Synagogue
Day 6 From Florence to Siena to Umbria
From Florence to Siena driving on the Tuscan hills, with to ur in Siena including synagogue.
Price includes: transfer with Mercedes Deluxe van and English speaking driver, local guide in Siena Arrival Gubbio, Umbria, hotel Park Cappucini
Explore Gubbio, enjoy facilities of hotel (spa, can arrange coo king class, wine tasting, excellent food)
Tour includes transfers to Gubbio and local guide for 2 hours
Gubbio to Rome with stop in Pitgliano
Tour includes: transfer with Mercedes Deluxe van and English speaking driver , guide in Pitigliano
Day 9 “ Highlights of Rome + lunch + Ancient Rome Tour ”
09:00 AM Orientation tour Highlights of Rome with knowledgeable English speaking driver (no guide)
Venice Square (Victor Emanuel II monument)
Church of St. Peter’s in chain (visiting Michelangelo’s s famous statue of the Moses)
Palatine Hill, The Circus Maximus
Aventine Hill (Special view from a key hole)
Capitoline Hill (Breathtaking-view)
After lunch we will do the ancient Rome tour.
2:00 PM Ancient Rome with guide.
Your private guide will bring Ancient Rome to life by taking you through the ruins and recounting the exciting and momentous events that too k place in the thriving capitol thousands of years ago. Your tour will include a guided visit through the Colosseum. Your guide will help recreate the experience of the Roman citizens when they entered the amphitheater to watch the gladiators battle and the animals race and fight! You will also explore the Palatine Hill, where the city was founded according to legend and walk through the impressive ruins of the Roman Forum, the heart of the Ancient World.
Your guide will take you on a 3 hour tour where you will skip the line and enter:
• The Colosseum
• The Roman Forum
• The Palatine Hill
includes: Tickets to Colosseum and Roman forum
guide 3 hours , 8 hours transportation and English speaking driver
June 7, Day 10 “ Early morning Vatican tour + lunch in Jewish ghetto and Jewish tour ”
07:30 AM Early Morning Vatican Tour
Skip the line and beat the crowd Avoid the crowd by entering one of the most visited site in Rome - the stunning Vatican Museums - with exclusive entrance in the early morning .
Enjoy exclusive access to the museum with special tickets accompanied by your private guide who will show you around galleries full of masterpieces.
Walking through this maze of treasures, you will be stunned by artwork by Michelangelo, frescoes by Raphael, impressive statues and paintings.
During this informative and entertaining tour, you will be the first to visit the Sistine Chapel, being able to gaze at the frescoes by Michelangelo and admire the incredible details.
End your itinerary in St. Peter’s Basilica and admire the masterpiece by Bernini, the Baldachin, and the Pietà by Michelangelo.
Head to St. Peter’s Square and be stunned by the view of the Basilica from the outside and discover the most hidden details of the square designed by Bernini.
Jewish Symbol Vatican Tour
A Rabbi together with a historian have recently published a book on all Jewish symbols hidden in the Vatican museum particularly in the Sistine Chapel. During the time Michelangelo lived in Florence he had great influence from the Jewish community therefore used symbols that officially emphasized the power of the Pope but in reality the message was totally different. Meet your guide and driver at the hotel to head to the Vatican, the center of Christianity, for a 4 hour private tour. You ’ ll be fascinated by the Vatican Museum which houses one of the most impressive collections in the world. Admire the many works of art and visit the Sistine Chapel, dominated by the efforts of Michelangelo. The conception and execution of the ‘ Creation of the World ’ and ‘ Last Judgment ’ are positively titanic. You will also visit the magnificent St. Peter ’ s Basilica which took over 100 years to build and features Renaissance and Baroque styling. Resting on over the 800 pillars and adorned with 44 altars, St. Peter ’ s is by far the largest church in the world! Inside the Basilica it is not allowed to speak at high tone; for this reason your guide will whisper in a microphone and you will be provided with a radio headset to clearly hear the description of one of the biggest wonders of Christianity.
Lunch in the Jewish Ghetto (not included)
In the afternoon tour of the Synagogue, Jewish museum.
Tour includes: guide 8 hours , driver 8 hours
Early morning Vatican tickets, no standing in line,
Synagogue and Jewish museum entrance tickets
June 8, Day 11: transfer to FCO airport for your departure. Flight TB A.
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