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Venice, Florence, Rome and Sorrento - Escorted Tours of Italy
  • Included Features

    • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
    • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch & 6 dinners
    • Airport arrival and departure transfers
    • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
    • Professional Tour Director throughout
    • Luggage handling
    • Whisper technology enhanced touring
    • Service charges and hotel taxes

     

    Sightseeing

    • Venice
    • Florence
    • Assisi
    • Rome
    • Pompeii
    • Capri
  • Day 1, arrive Venice, Sunday

    Arriving at Venice’s airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free until you gather for a Welcome Dinner with your Tour Director and traveling companions. (D)

    Day 2, in Venice, Monday

    We begin our exploration of Venice with a boat ride to the Murano Island, famous for its artistic glassware. Visit a glassblowing factory, where you will watch a demonstration of traditional Venetian glassblowing by master craftsmen. Then, on to St. Mark’s Square, for the walking tour, visiting St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, and enjoying views of the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs. The balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy Venice at your own pace, shop, or perhaps join an optional gondola ride.  (B)

    Day 3, Venice to Ferrara, Pisa and Florence, Tuesday

    Drive to Ferrara, a Renaissance gem standing on the banks of the Po River in the Emilia-Romagna region. After an orientation tour, continue to Pisa and view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, Baptistery, and Duomo. Then on to Florence for dinner and a free evening. (B,D)

    Day 4, in Florence, Wednesday

    A morning city tour begins at the majestic Piazza del Duomo to see the Cathedral crowned by Brunelleschi’s splendid Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery with Ghiberti’s intricate bronze “Gates of Paradise.” Then, visit the Academy of Fine Arts and see Michelangelo’s David. The tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo with a breathtaking view over Florence. The remainder of the day is yours to savor the Renaissance splendor of the Tuscan capital your own way and at your own pace. (B)

    Day 5, Florence to Assisi and Rome, Thursday

    Travel through the rolling landscapes of Tuscany on your way to Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis. Here, take a walking tour to see the main square and visit the impressive Basilica of St. Francis. Continue to Rome for dinner and an evening at leisure. (B,D)

    Day 6, in Rome, Friday

    A full-day sightseeing tour shows you all the highlights of the timeless Eternal City. Visit the Vatican Museums with unforgettable Sistine Chapel and magnificent St. Peter’s Basilica. Then cross the Tiber to visit the Coliseum, ancient Palatine Hill overlooking Circus Maximus and the Imperial Palace, and the Roman Forum. (B,L)

    Day 7, in Rome, Saturday

    A day free to explore Rome your way. Your Tour Director will have suggestions on how to spend your time. You might want to browse through some of the stylish shops and galleries, visit a museum, sightsee, or relax in a sidewalk cafe. Tonight, dinner with your fellow travelers is the perfect way to celebrate your Italian adventure. (B,D)

    Day 8, Rome to Pompeii and Sorrento, Sunday

    Departing Rome, travel to Pompeii, a destroyed & buried under ashes and forever preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. After a visit to the haunting site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, continue to Sorrento. Enjoy dinner at your hotel, then a free evening. (B,D)

    Day 9, in Sorrento, excursion to Capri, Monday

    Glide across the glistening bay to the beautiful Isle of Capri. Here, you’ll visit the magnificent Gardens of Caesar Augustus and view the famed Faraglioni Rocks. Then there’s time to wander through the winding streets and browse in the elegant boutiques before returning to Sorrento. (B)

    Day 10, in Sorrento, Tuesday

    Take in the sights of Sorrento your way with a full free day. You might want to wander through the shops, indulge in a spa treatment, or simply relax and enjoy the views. Tonight, enjoy dinner in hotel. (B,D)

    Day 11, depart Naples, Wednesday

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport in Naples for your departure flight. (B)

  • Start DateEnd DatePer Person in Twin
    06 August 201716 August 2017$2,865
    03 September 201713 September 2017Closed
    22 October 201701 November 2017$2,865
    05 November 201715 November 2017$2,865

    Notes:

    • Single room supplement: $829
    • Departure April 16 & June 04 accommodation in Venice at Hotel B4 Bellini
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