Bergamo, Milano, Verona, Venice, Bologna, Florence, Siena, Rome, Rimini, San Marino, Riga, Jurmala

Mysterious Italy with Latvia - the pearl of the Baltic States

From Baltic Sea to Mysterious Italy

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Latvia, the pearl of the Baltic States, is a European Union member and located in North-Eastern part of Europe – on the shores of the Baltic Sea. Latvia has for decenniums been at the cross-roads between East and West, North and South. This has made Latvia into a multi-cultured nation where the traditions of all these countries have merged, creating a unique environment, not to be found anywhere else in the world.
Italy, a country filled with history, amazing art, delicious cuisine, remarkable architecture, and splendid beauty. You’ll see and feel it all on this affordable tour through Italy. Explore the maze of streets in Venice, and discover hidden treasures and restaurants in their back alleys. Stand in awe as you admire the Leaning Tower of Pisa, a must-see icon in Italy. Have your camera ready as you explore the historical sites of Rome. Sit in a café as you admire one of Italy’s most unique squares in Siena.

TOUR  (Riga, Jurmala, Bergamo, Milano, Verona, Venice, Bologna, Florence, Siena, Rome, Rimini, San Marino), 10 days/9 nights

Rome-Beauty.jpg0 Day Arrive to Riga for Optinal tour - Discovering Rome
1 Day. Arrive to Riga  Welcome to historical Riga!
Rest in hotel until 14.00
14.30 Lunch at restoran in Old Town
15:30 Walking Tour in Old Town. Riga's Old Town is one of the nices places to wander around aimlessly in the whole region. Convent Court, House of the Blackheads,  Three Brothers buildings, walls and towers, Dome Cathedral, St. Peter and St. Jacob Churchs, the Swedish Gate and the unique charm of the Old Town ...
One of the centrepieces of the Old Town, the Riga Dome Cathedral is not to be missed and it is seen from long distance. Red brick on the outside, the Dome (or 'Dom') Cathedral is also a beauty from within. Whitewashed walls tower over the faithful, while austere woodwork provides a pleasing contrast. Regular concerts give it a work out.
20140531_Riga_266-Edit.jpgAn impressive feature of the Riga skyline since the Dark Ages, St. Peter's Church has seen a few refurbishments in its time. The jinxed tower has had a nasty habit of collapsing at the mere mention of fire, lightning or World War II. These days you can board an elevator 70 meters up the spire for panoramic views of the city (and who said the Soviets never built anything worthwhile). It's worth poking your nose in the nave too for a glance at the Gothic interior or better still for one of the photo exhibitions or concerts that often take place here.
When looking into the House of the Blackheads, you will find a big building that is situated in Old Town. The original building of the House of the Blackheads was constructed during the fourteenth century. It was created for the Brotherhood of the Blackheads Guild. This was a guild that was developed for foreign merchants that were not married in Riga. During the years 1580 and 1886, most of the ornamentations were added to this building. In 1941, the building was bombed by the Germans and went under reconstruction throughout 1995 to 1999.
One of the most interesting buildings in Old Riga is Swedish Gate. It belongs to the former fortification wall surrounding all of the Old City. In one of the wings the Swedish gate was built into the fortification wall in 1698 has situated. Except for the recently restored small exit from St. John Church's Courtyard into Kaleju Street, this is the only Riga gate that has survived in its original form.
17:30 Free Time in Old Town (walking in old town, concert at 7 pm, shopping Gallery Riga) Overnight at the hotel in Riga.
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8.00 Breakfast
9.00 Walking Tour: Art Nouveau Architecture and  Albert Street.
The most famous street in Riga houses an impressive array of Art Nouveau architecture. Most notably you see buildings designed by the Architect Mikhail Eisenstein, Konstantin Peksens and Eugene Laube. Art Nouveau has made itself known and was presented from 1880s to 1910s. This movement walked under the flag of an art that would break all connections to classical times, and bring down the barriers between the fine arts and applied arts. Riga has the largest concentration of Art Nouveau buildings in Europe.
10. 00 Jurmala Tour
Jurmala - town on the wave. Jurmala is a wonderful place situated on the shores of the Riga Bay. Fine white sands, pine-trees on the dunes, fresh air and blue waters of the sea - all this makes Jurmala attractive for  guests. Jurmala boasts its wooden architecture, most of the buildings are safe since the turn of the 19th-20th centuries. We start our tour in Riga and drive directly to the open-air museum of fishery where we can see fishermen's dwelling houses brought from all parts of Jurmala, You will hear about history and nowadays of Jurmala and visit V. Jermolajev's art Gallery Inner Light where you'll enjoy his paintings made in a special light technique. You will walk along famous Jomas Street and have a nice lunch on a lovely Jurmala cafe.
bergamo_-lombardy_-italy.jpg14.00 Lunch
15.00  Free time - Līvu Akvaparks (enter tickets 25 Euro) or time for shopping (Rimi)
Overnight at the hotel in Riga.
3 Day
7.00 Walking tour of Garden and Churchs
9.00 Breakfast
12.00 Depart to aeroport 12:45. Flight to Bergamo at 14:50
16:10 Bergamo. This eastern Lombard city offers a wealth of art and medieval Renaissance and baroque architecture, a privileged position overlooking the southern plains, breathtaking views and some fine dining. Bergamo is one of northern Italy's most beguiling cities.
Overnight at the hotel near Milano.
4 Day  - Milan and Verona
Milan, a metropolis in Italy's northern Lombardy region, is a global capital of fashion and design. milan-skyline.jpgHome to the national stock exchange, it’s a financial hub also known for its high-end dining and shopping. The Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral and the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent, housing Leonardo da Vinci’s fresco “The Last Supper,” testify to centuries of art and culture. Milan is a city that is always bustling with events day and night. Home of Italy's stock exchange, an industrial powerhouse and the internationally
Verona is a city in northern Italy’s Veneto region famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet." It's home to a 14th-century house said to have “Juliet’s balcony,” even though the building’s connection to the play is fictional. Verona is also famed for its grand Arena, a 1st-century Roman amphitheater still hosting concerts and an annual opera festival.
Overnight at the hotel  “Living Place”****  near Bologna.  
5 Day - Florence Tour.  florence-italy.jpgWalking tour of the city. Walking through the streets and piazzas in Florence, also known as the cradle of the Renaissance, you can still breathe it’s rich past and the wealth of the aristocratic families which shaped the city history and architecture. The tour includes visits of the Duomo and the Baptistry, the Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, and the famous Accademia Gallery. Balance of day at your leisure. Optional Uffizi Gallery reservations or guided tour is available.
Come back to hotel “Living Place”****  
6 Day - Tour to Rome or Shopping (Castel Guelfo The Style Outlets)
Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Roman Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, boasts St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.
Venice.jpg7 Day - VeniceTour
After breakfast you will start to VeniceTour: It will include some of the major sites that define the look and history ofVenice, Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica and St. Mark's Square. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Come back to hotel “Living Place”****  
8 Day - Tour Bologna-Rimini-San Marino
Bologna is the lively, historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, in northern Italy. Piazza Maggiore is a sprawling plaza lined with arched colonnades, cafes and medieval and Renaissance structures, such as City Hall, the Neptune Fountain and the Basilica of San Petronio. Among several medieval towers is the leaning Asinelli Tower, which is open for climbs.
Rimini The biggest beach resort on the Adriatic Sea, Rimini is a favored Italian seaside holiday destination for Italians themselves. The city offers an impressive nine miles of beaches, though many of these have private access for the scores of hotels facing the shore. The old town, about a 15-minute walk inland, has many interesting sights, including the Arch of Augustus from 27 BC, and Tiberius Bridge from the early 1st century. Rimini also boasts many great restaurants and an energetic nightlife. citta-rimini1.jpg
Of the world's 196 independent countries, San Marino is the fifth smallest and – arguably – the most curious. How it exists at all is something of an enigma. A sole survivor of Italy's once powerful city-state network, this landlocked micronation clung on long after the more powerful kingdoms of Genoa and Venice folded. And still it clings, secure in its status as the world's oldest surviving sovereign state and its oldest republic (since AD 301). San Marino also enjoys one of the planet's highest per capita GDPs.
Though San Marino is old and commands some astounding views, it retains a curious lack of intimacy and (for want of a better word) soul.
Come back to hotel “Living Place”****  
9 Day - Siena and San Gimignano
San-Marino1.jpgIn Siena the architecture soars, and could well lift your soul. Effectively a giant, open-air museum to the Gothic, its spiritual and secular medieval monuments still sit in harmony, many filled with collections of Sienese art.
San Gimignano delle belle Torri' is in Tuscany, 56 km south of Florence. It served as an important relay point for pilgrims travelling to or from Rome on the Via Francigena. The patrician families who controlled the town built around 72 tower-houses (some as high as 50 m) as symbols of their wealth and power. Although only 14 have survived, San Gimignano has retained its feudal atmosphere and appearance. The town also has several masterpieces of 14th- and 15th-century Italian art.
Come back to hotel “Living Place”****  
10 Day - Return back to Delhi from Bologna or transfer to Rome

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1 Day Walking Tour and Sightseeing of Rome
This morning you will visit the most important sites of Rome such as Piazza di Spagna, Piazza del Popolo, Trevi Fountain, S. Ignazio, Pantheon and Satan Maria Sopra Minerva.
You will Experience the fascination of the Eternal City! Your English-speaking guides take you to spectacular ancient Roman ruins, masterpieces of the Renaissance, delightful Baroque fountains, and charming medieval backstreets!
After the tour you will have time on your own for a last stroll through the streets of Rome.
2 Day Vatican Museum and St. Peter Basilica
The tour will start skipping the line at the Vatican Museums, one of the largest museum complexes in the world. Located in the grand and magnificent Vatican Palaces, there are over 7 kilometers of galleries to be seen. They display works from the immense collection built up by the Roman Catholic Church throughout the centuries, including some of the most renowned classical sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world.
The galleries will lead visitors to the breath taking Sistine Chapel, famous for its architecture and its decoration that was frescoed throughout by Renaissance  artists including Michelangelo, Sandro Botticelli,  Pietro Perugino, Pinturicchio and others.
It is without doubt one of the greatest art treasures of all time, one of the most celebrated masterpieces in the world.
3 Day Free time to  explore Rome on your own.
4 Day Depart to Delhi at 11:20

PRICE OF THE TOUR: 155000 Rs. PRICE OF OPTIONAL TOUR: 32000 Rs
Price includes: Flight Delhi-Riga-Bergamo, Flight Bologna-Delhi (for optional tour Flight Rome-Delhi), visa, insurance, Travel expenses, transfers to / from airport to hotel, accommodation, two meals per day (breakfast and dinner), organizational costs and translation services, English speaking guide, escort of the organizers from the beginning to the end of the tour.
Not included: personal donations, personal expenses, porterage, tips, entrance fees, water
Surcharge for staying in a single room: 25000 Rs.

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