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Christmas in Genoa

21 Dec — 28 Dec 2018 | Tour Director: Christopher Wellington

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Christopher Wellington,

MA

historian, long-term resident of Piacenza and fluent Italian speaker

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Gatwick 0755 on British Airways, arriving Genoa 1100. Transfer to Hotel Bristol Palace for seven nights. Orientation walking tour with visit to Santa Maria in Carignano. Introductory lecture.

Day

2

Morning: Cathedral of San Lorenzo. Afternoon: Museum of Sant’Agostino. Evening: Performance of The Nutcracker by  Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Carlo Felice with Arman Urazgaliyev (director).

Day

3

Morning: churches of San Siro and San Giovanni di Pré followed by the Museoteatro della Commenda di San Giovanni. Afternoon: Palazzo Reale.

Day

4

Christmas Eve Morning: Santa Maria in Castello. Afternoon: Palazzo del Principe. Evening celebratory dinner followed by optional Midnight Mass.

Day

5

Christmas Day Optional morning service followed by afternoon city walk. Evening celebratory Christmas dinner.

Day

6

Morning: Castello d’Albertis – Museo delle Culture del Mondo and Staglieno Cemetery. Afternoon: Palazzo Spinola – National Gallery of Liguria.

Day

7

Visits on the Via Garibaldi: Palazzo Doria Tursi, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Rosso.

Day

8

Depart Genoa 1150, arriving Gatwick 1250.

Tour Dates

21 Dec — 28 Dec 2018

Days

8

Cost

£2495

Tour Code

XGEN-18

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Testimonial

'Christopher's depth of knowledge and his ability to paint "word pictures" are outstanding.'

ACE customer

Cost includes:

return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a superior twin or double bedded room, breakfast, two lunches, six dinners with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included:

travel insurance, superior double room for single use supplement £350.

 
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