Return ferry sailing
2 nights’ bed & breakfast en-route
5 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast in resort
Free time in Rimini
Excursions to San Marino, Ravenna, San Gimignano & Siena
DURING YOUR STAY
Day 1 – Following an early departure we join our ferry crossing across to the Continent and continue to our overnight hotel for one night bed and breakfast.
Day 2 – After breakfast we continue to our main resort in Rimini.
Day 3 – Relax and enjoy your surroundings today. Rimini is one of the most famous seaside resorts in Italy and its Centro Storico, historic centre is an old walled town which dates back to Roman times – the most striking remains of Roman Rimini are a triumphal arch the ‘Arco d’Augusto, built in 27 BC and a bridge, Ponte di Tiberio, which was contructed during the reigns of the Emperors Augustus and Tiberius.
Day 4 – Today we enjoy a full day excursion to San Marino, one of 196 independent states and one of the world’s smallest countries. Located on the slopes on Monte Titano sits San Marino, the capital is known for its historic architecture and medieval walled old town. For a truly unforgettable experience head to one of San Marino’s defensive Towers; the Rocca and the Torre Cesta where you can experience breath-taking views of the Adriatic and the hilly land rises into central Italy.
Day 5 – After breakfast we visit Ravenna, this elegant town is most famous for its early-Christian and Byzantine mosaics which have been given UNESCO World Heritage status. Starting in the heart of Ravenna is Piazza del Popolo, from here you can easily find the most important tourist attractions including: Basilica di San Viteale, built between 526 and 547 the building has a simple brick exterior but the interior is rich with marble and mosaics. This afternoon is yours to enjoy at leisure.
Day 6 – This morning we visit San Gimignano, this small medieval village was built atop a hill almost 300 metres high and offers visitors breath-taking views of the Elsa Valley that surrounds it. Preserving its medieval architecture and traditional charm it is undoubtedly one of “Tuscany’s great small treasures.” Later we visit Siena, home to the Palio horse race, Italy’s most dramatic historical spectacle and Campo Europe’s finest medieval square.
Day 7 – After breakfast we return to our overnight hotel.
Day 8 – We retrace our footsteps back through the Continent and home.