Trip to Florence

Trip to Florence 2020

Discovering the Soul of the Cities.

From February 27 to March 2, 2020

Itinerario del viaje:

DAY 1. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27: ARRIVAL IN FLORENCE AND FIRST CONTACT

Arrival in Florence. The meeting place of the group will be our hotel in Florence on Thursday at 3:00 pm, to proceed with the check-in. Next, we will give a guided tour of the city with those who have arrived. Accommodation.

DAY 2. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28: THE DUOMO AND ITS ENVIRONMENT

Breakfast. As of this moment the Firenzecard + card is valid, which will give us free access to seventy six museums and Florentine monuments. Today we propose to spend the morning visiting the Duomo and touring its surroundings, to learn about its political and architectural history. We will explain the so called Doors of Heaven, we will visit the Baptistery, we will have time to go up to the Campanile and we will visit the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo. Free time to have lunch. Next we will explore the Medici universe, with visits to Santa Maria Novella, the Medicis Chapel, the Laurentian Library, the Basilica of San Lorenzo and the Medici-Riccardi Palace, according to the time we have. Accommodation.

 

DAY 3. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29: THE HEART OF FLORENCE, AN IDEAL OF CIVILIZATION

Breakfast. Today we can continue exploring the universe of the Medici, completing the visits that we could not have done the previous day, and visiting new places of interest, such as the Uffizi Gallery, according to the schedule that they have granted us for the visit, the Piazza of the Signoria and the Palazzo Vecchio. Free time to have lunch. After that, you can organize new visits for the afternoon, according to the interest of the group, or give free time to make visits individually, taking advantage of the free access provided by the Firenzecard +. Accommodation.

DAY 4. SUNDAY, MARCH 1: MYSTIC AND POLITICS

Breakfast. We will continue with the visits of the monastery of San Marco, where we find the presence of Fra Angelico, Cosme de Medici and Savonarola. Visits to San Marco, the Galleria dell ‘Accademia, according to the schedule that they have granted us for the visit, and Orsanmichele. Free time to have lunch. In the afternoon we can cross the Arno River, through the famous Ponte Vecchio, to explore among others, the place where the Renaissance was considered as an artistic movement. We will visit Santa María del Carmine and the Brancacci Chapel, and the Buoboli gardens. Accommodation.

DAY 5. MONDAY, MARCH 2: RETURN TO THE CITY OF ORIGIN

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport on behalf of each client. The end of the trip.

 

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PRICES

Price per person, in a double room: 425.00 euros
Supplement for single room: 90.00 euros.
 

The price includes:

  • 4 nights *** Hotel Fortezza or similar Three Stars, in a double room, with breakfast included.
  • All tickets with Firenzecard + for three days.
  • Accompanying guide specialized in the Renaissance.
  • Basic travel insurance.

Price does not include:

  • International flights.
  • Transportation to and from the airport.
  • Meals at noon or dinners.
  • Personal expenses, phone calls …
  • No extra expense not specified in The price includes.

Other optional services:

  • Optional cancellation insurance: € 25.00 (optional insurance coverage here).
  • Supplement for single room: € 90.00.
  • Extra nights in Florence: € 55.00 per person, in a double room.

Transport specifications:

The meeting place is the designated hotel in Florence (the designated hotel will be communicated at the time of booking).

In Florence public transport buses will be used. The tickets are included in the Firezecard +.

Accompanying guide and group coordinator:

Harry Costin.

Tourism agency for technical organization:

Travel the World, directed by Juan Adrada.

Limit number of participations:

  • 20 people.

Visits:

We will make the most of three full days, from Friday to Sunday, to visit Florence taking advantage of Firenzecard +, which will give us free access to seventy-six museums and sites of artistic interest. We will schedule some visits at agreed times, to avoid waiting queues and crowds, such as the Uffizi Gallery and Accademiadell’Arte, and we will visit other buildings and essential museums.

The views that appear in the itinerary are only a proposal, conditioned to the real time we have, depending on the delays, transfers from one place to another, time dedicated to each visit and the interest of the travelers. Therefore, the order and contents of the program may suffer variations, if for organizational and logistics needs it would be more advisable.

Our visit will focus mainly on the Renaissance Italy marked by the presence of the Medici, the construction of the Duomo and the short theocratic dictatorship of Savonarola.

It is foreseen that there will be at least one free afternoon, during which everyone will be able to visit what they want, thinking above all of those who have already been to Florence and want to visit new places, using the free access provided by Firenzecard +. For example, we suggest to the bravest that they venture to visit the Villa Careggi (now a hospital), where the Neoplatonic Academy run by Marsilio Ficcino worked.

The meeting place of the group and the end of the services provided will be our hotel in Florence. Those who arrive on Thursday at noon, may participate in a tour of the city, which will leave the hotel at approximately 3:00 pm, immediately after check-in.

The visits scheduled every day, will be from the time of opening of the museums on Friday, until its closing time on Sunday.

Hotel initially planned:
Hotel Fortezza 3 *** Stars or similar

It is a nineteenth century villa completely renovated and located in Florence. It is located fifty meters from the Fortezza da Basso, seven hundred meters from the Central Station and very close to the old town.

The designated hotel will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Firenzecard+:

The cost includes the Firenzecard + card for three days, which gives individual access to seventy-six museums and sites of interest, most of them without reservation, in addition to public transport and discounts on various services.

Complete list of museums and places of interest with the Firenzecard +

Museo di Palazzo Vecchio, Stefano Bardini Museum, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Horne Museum, Marini Marino Museum, Roberto Casamonti Collection, Franco Zeffirelli Museum, Stibbert Museum, Santa Maria Novella, Cappella Brancacci, Storico Figurine Museum, Fondazione Salvatore Romano , Cappelle Medicee, Galleria degli Uffizi, Galleria dell’Accademia, Pitti-Galleria Palatina and Appartamenti Monumentali, Pitti-Galleria d’arte moderna, Pitti-Museo Giardino di Boboli, Pitti-Tesoro dei Granduchi, Pitti-Museo delle Porcellane, Pitti- Museum of Fashion and Costume, National Archaeological Museum, Museo dell’Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, Museum of San Marco, National Museum of Bargello, Cenacolo Andrea del Sarto, Cenacolo del Ghirlandaio, Cenacolo del Fuligno, Cenacolo di Sant ‘Apollonia, Chiostro dello Scalzo, Complesso Monumentale Orsanmichele, Villa Medicea di Cerreto Guidi e Museo storico della caccia e del territory, Villa Medicea della Petraia, Gi Villa Medicea di Castello, Casa Martelli Museum, Villa Medicea di Poggio a Caiano, Villa Corsini a Castello, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Synagogue and Ebraico Museum, Museum and Istituto Fiorentino di Preistoria Paolo Graziosi, Museum of Bigallo , Cupola, Battistero, Campanile, Galileo Museum, Bandini di Fiesole Museum, Area and Civic Archeological Museum of Fiesole, Museum of Natural History, Anthology of Anthropology, Museum of Storia Naturale, Geology and Paleontology Section, Museo di Storia Naturale, Secoione di Zoologia La Specola, Museo di Storia Naturale, Botanical Orto, Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica, Basilica di Santa Croce, Casa Buonarroti, Casa di Dante Museum, Calcio Museum, Torre di Palazzo Vecchio, Museo della Misericordia di Firenze, Museo degli Innocenti, Novecento Museum, San Lorenzo Basilica, Laurentian Medicea Library, Forte Belvedere, Crypt of Santa Reparata, Rodolfo Siviero House Museum, Parco Mediceo di Pratolino (Villa Demidoff), Fondazione Primo Conti, Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, Villa e Giardino Bardini, Enrico Caruso Museum, G. Bartali Cycling Museum, Scavi of the Roman Theater of Firenze-Palazzo Vecchio, Tomba Etrusca La Montagnola.

General information for the reservation:

General conditions:

– The price of the international air ticket from the country of origin is not included, and it is borne by each traveler. We remain available to clients in case they wish us to handle this issue from our agency.
– They can request prices of international flights, without the consultation requires any kind of commitment on the part of the traveler, who can acquire their international tickets where it suits you best, regardless of whether you make the tour with us or your optional extensions.
– Airport taxes are subject to revision until the time of ticket issuance.
– In most countries of the world, hotels do not have triple rooms. In the case of wanting to sleep three people in the same room, the hotels include a portable bed in the double rooms, so from our agency we always recommend traveling in double or single rooms with supplement, for the convenience of travelers.
– The order of the visits could vary, if for organizational and logistics needs it was more advisable.

Cancellation fees:

– This trip is subject to special conditions of cancellation expenses on the total amount of the trip, in addition to being governed by the general conditions of the Law of Combined Travel.
– In case of hiring flights, once issued the air tickets can not be modified, nor canceled, so in case of cancellation, the costs are 100% of the air ticket, regardless of the expenses corresponding to the days of cancellation.

Reservations

Reservation requests can be sent to any of these email addresses: juanadrada@larutadelascivilizaciones.com or harrycostin@yahoo.com, indicating the full name, as it appears in the passport, nationality, passport number, email and telephone contact.

Information request:

It can be done by email to any of the two previous addresses.
Calling by phone or WhatsApp to the trip coordinator Harry Costin, to the telephone number of Spain: +34 651 566 523.
Calling by phone directly to our office in Alicante, Spain, where we will also answer questions:     +34 965 162 742.

Rhythms and means of payment:

First reservation deposit:
150.00 euros per person as a first payment to confirm the place.
Payments for optional services:
25.00 euros per person, just in case you want to hire the Optional Cancellation Insurance.
Available seats are limited to 20 people, until September 1, 2019. From that date, the confirmation of seats will depend on availability in the hotels that we have booked for the circuit, and the price may vary.

By deposit or bank transfer:

Bank Name: Banco Sabadell
Agency: Avenida Alfonso el Sabio, 14. 03004 Alicante. España
Swift: BSAB ESBB
Account nº: 0081 1034 73 0001064010
IBAN: ES83 0081 1034 7300 0106 4010
Beneficiary: Juan Adrada Lozano – Viajes por el Mundo.
Beneficiary Address: Virgen del Socorro, 13 – 6º derecha. 03002 Alicante. España.

And send the bank receipt by email, indicating the name of the traveler, and name of the trip for which the deposit is made.

In the case of having to make international transfers, many of our customers are lately using an online transfer system called TransferWise, which seems very cheap and effective. For more information you can access the website https://transferwise.com/es/. The page can be translated into many languages.

By credit card:

Providing full name of the cardholder, card number, expiration date and security code.
Charges on credit cards will have an increase of 2% of the total amount for bank charges.
We can not carry out operations with American Express cards.

Other payment systems:

We can not accept other payment systems, especially money transfers by Western Union or any other system that requires us to go and collect the money in person in an office on the street.

Second payment:

It will be done by the same means, before November 1, 2019.
150.00 euros per person as second payment.
Payments for optional services:
Full amount of 90.00 euros in case you want to hire the individual room supplement.

Final payment:

Prior to January 12, 2020, forty-five days before the departure of the trip, the final payment will be made for the amount that is missing, including air tickets, airport taxes, extra transfers, optional excursions or any other service not included. in the base price.

Visa from Italy:
Travelers who need a visa to enter the country, are responsible for having their documentation in order before starting the trip, for which they should inform themselves about the necessary requirements by personally contacting the nearest Consulate to their place of residence. The passport must be valid for at least six months at the time of starting the trip.

The Path of Civilizations is a product of Viajes por el Mundo.
Virgen del Socorro, 13 – 6º Dcha. – 03002 Alicante – Spain

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