Experience San Marino

Short Break

5 Days from $1,749

Apr 2020 - May 2020 Departures

​Nestling between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic, the tiny landlocked nation of San Marino is the world's oldest surviving sovereign state and its oldest republic. From this superb hilltop location, your base for four nights, discover the delights of the Adriatic coast and the splendours of Emilia Romagna and Le Marche.

Overview

What's included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • 4 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • 5 meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 dinner 
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink
  • Overseas transfers on arrival & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide

Included excursions

  • ​Guided walking tour of San Marino
  • Visit the Adriatic resort of Pesaro, birthplace of the composer Rossini 
  • Explore the medieval city of Urbino & the Palazzo Ducale
  • Discover the historic centre of Bologna with its enticing market & gourmet shops

Optional excursions

  • See the 5th and 6th century mosaics in Ravenna
  • Farewell dinner at a restaurant in San Marino

Itinerary

Make your own way to Bologna where we'll transfer you to your hotel. You'll meet your travelling companions over a drink and dinner this evening.​​ Close to the Apennines and just a few kilometers inland from Rimini, this tiny nation boasts grand fortresses and stunning views of the Adriatic from its hilltop location.

This morning enjoy a walking tour in the company of a Local Guide. You'll see the Government Palace and pay a visit to the San Marino Basilica, the heart of both the city and the republic.

The rest of the day is free for you to explore San Marino at your own pace. Perhaps visit one of the many museums or take a panoramic stroll to the hilltop Cesta fortress. Enjoy views from the Piazza della Libertá or wander round the elaborate carvings of the Palazzo Pubblico. Alternatively, just relax in a café and soak up the atmosphere of this enchanting capital.​


​We'll travel into the Italian region of Le Marche today on an included excursion. Our first stop is Pesaro, a pretty town on the Adriatic coast and the birthplace of Rossini. The composer was so fond of Pesaro that he left the town all of his possessions, which are now housed in Casa Rossini, a museum celebrating his life. Later we'll visit the hill town of Urbino, an enchanting jumble of medieval and renaissance houses, churches and palazzos. The splendid 15th century Palazzo Ducale was built by some of the finest craftsmen of the time and towers above the rooftops. We'll join a Local Guide for a tour of this architectural masterpiece.​

Enjoy a leisurely day in San Marino. Alternatively, join an optional excursion to Ravenna, where a guided tour will introduce its historical centre. Highlights include the Basilica di San Vitale and the Basilica di Sant'Appollinare Nuovo. We'll also view the 5th and 6th century mosaics at the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia – they are some of the finest in the world.
This evening you can choose to enjoy an optional farewell dinner in a restaurant.​​

At the end of your tour, you can join your fellow travellers on a transfer to the airport or choose to make your own arrangements.​

We'll leave San Marino this morning for the drive into Emilia Romagna and the Italian city of Bologna. Known as 'la grassa', which literally translates as 'the fat one', Bologna has earned its nickname thanks to the bounty of wonderful food that is produced in the area. The historic centre is dominated by a market and the surrounding narrow streets are lined with historic food shops, bursting with gourmet delights. Enjoy an included tour of the city before transferring to Bologna airport.

Accommodation

The Grand Hotel San Marino is a 4 star hotel located in the centre of San Marino within easy reach of its historic buildings and museums. This elegant hotel also offers lovely views to the Montefeltro Valley. Facilities include a restaurant and cocktail bar. Guest rooms feature private facilities, safe, TV, mini-bar and wi-fi.

Grand Hotel San Marino

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Dates and Prices

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Make Your Own Way

Monday 20 Apr 2020

5 Days

$1,749

Available

CALL 1-800-280-1795

Make Your Own Way

Monday 18 May 2020

5 Days

$1,849

Available

CALL 1-800-280-1795