Highlights
  • Experience the benefits of personal audio headsets, designed for better communication between you and your guides throughout your tour.
  • A guided walking tour of Venice illustrates how this city gained its wealth and power.
  • Enjoy the magic of the Italian lakes in the captivating resort of Stresa.
  • Make a special stop at a winery in the heart of Tuscany to sample local wines and specialties during an included lunch.
  • Sail to the enchanting Isle of Capri and explore this island paradise.
  • Visit the Academy Museum in Florence to see Michelangelo's magnificent sculpture of David.
  • Enjoy regional Italian wines with every included dinner.

This journey has everything you've always wanted in a trip to Italy. Enjoy multiple-night stays in Rome, Florence, Venice, the Sorrento coast and Stresa in the Lakes District. Discover the treasures of Classical and Christian Rome. Walk in the footsteps of the ancient Romans in Pompeii. See the gems of the Renaissance in Florence's Academy Gallery, including Michelangelo's David. Visit Locarno, Switzerland; and cruise to Isola dei Pescatori, one of the scenic Borromean Islands.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Ciao, Italy!

Day 2: Rome, Italy - Tour Begins

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Palatino

Arrive in Rome and join your fellow travelers for a special welcome dinner featuring regional delicacies and Italian wines.

Day 3: Rome - Classical Rome City Tour

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Palatino

A locally guided tour of Classical Rome features such sights as the Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum, the Circus Maximus and the Arch of Constantine. During an in-depth visit to the Colosseum, your guide recounts its rich history. The catacombs, burial place of early Christians, the mythic Pantheon and Piazza Navona are also featured.

Day 4:Rome

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Palatino

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Rome’s cultural treasures independently. Your tour manager will be on hand to offer suggestions. Perhaps a trip to Vatican City, with an optional tour to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, will be on your personal sightseeing list.

Day 5: Rome - Pompeii - Sorrento Coast

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Stabiae Sorrento Coast

After a short lesson on the local language, journey south toward the brilliant Bay of Naples where charming villages are built into hillsides above a sparkling blue sea. Soak in 2,000 years of history during your discovery of the excavated ruins of Pompeii. A local guide provides an in-depth view of this remarkably preserved archaeological site. Continue to the scenic resort town of Sorrento for a demonstration of the art of inlaid wood making by a local artisan. Take some time to explore Sorrento independently. End your day on the breathtaking Sorrento Coast.

Day 6: Sorrento Coast - Isle of Capri - Sorrento Coast

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Stabiae Sorrento Coast

A scenic boat ride* brings you to the enchanting Isle of Capri. Upon arrival, take a panoramic ride to the island’s highest town, Anacapri. Spend time in Capri town with its world-famous piazzetta, and explore this island paradise of chic boutiques, lush vegetation and outdoor cafés before returning to the Sorrento Coast.

Day 7: Sorrento Coast – Florence

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Baglioni

Today Tuscany unfolds with its vista of vineyards and olive groves. Florence, the “Cradle of the Italian Renaissance,” awaits offering Italy's best art and architecture. Visit the Academy Gallery to see Michelangelo’s magnificent sculpture of David. This evening, it’s Diner’s Choice…tonight your dinner is included and you’ll choose the perfect spot from a “menu” of Florence’s great restaurants.

Day 8: Florence

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Baglioni

A locally guided tour highlights the Piazza del Duomo, with its Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and the famous Gates of Paradise on the Baptistery of St. John. You also view the magnificent Piazza della Signoria with its imposing Palazzo Vecchio. Next, explore a pair of traditional Italian specialties at local shops. Visit a family-owned leather store and then enjoy an informative explanation of Florentine gold.

Day 9: Florence - Pisa – Venice

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel Bellini Venice

Visit the ancient maritime Republic of Pisa to discover the Piazza Dei Miracoli, the Duomo (Cathedral) and the famous Leaning Tower. A special stop is made at a Tuscan winery and farm to enjoy lunch and sample local wines and specialties. Next, cross the Apennine Mountains en route to Venice where 117 islands are connected by a latticework of 150 canals and 400 bridges.

Day 10: Venice - Murano Island – Venice

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Bellini Venice

Embark on a boat trip* (weather permitting) to Murano Island for a glass-blowing demonstration. Return to St. Mark’s Square where a local expert takes you on a walking tour of the Basilica, Doge’s Palace and the legendary Bridge of Sighs. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore independently.

Day 11: Venice - Verona – Stresa

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Regina Palace Hotel

Depart Venice for Verona to stroll the streets that were the backdrop for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Arrive in the resort town of Stresa in the breathtaking Italian Lakes District, your home for the next two nights, and admire the beautiful views of Lago Maggiore.

Day 12: Stresa - Locarno, Switzerland - Isola dei Pescatori, Italy – Stresa

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Regina Palace Hotel

Cross into Switzerland and the picturesque lakeside resort of Locarno for magnificent views, excellent shopping and charming cafés. Tonight, travel by boat to Isola dei Pescatori for a farewell dinner while surrounded by beautiful scenery.

Day 13: Stresa - Tour Ends

Meals: Breakfast

Dates & Pricing
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Price Per Day:

$ 223 per day
 
  • Deposit Price: $ 250
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Details
Trip Includes
  •  Some of the meals (18 meals)
  • Accommodation
Trip Excludes
  • International flights
  • Any kind of insurances
  • Anything of a personal in nature
Optional Activities
  • Rome by Night - $85
  • The Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica - $85
  • Tuscan Feast - $85
  • Venetian Serenaded Gondola Cruise - $75
Meals Included:

11 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 4 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Standard Group
Accomodations

Grand Hotel Palatino – Florence

Crowne Plaza Stabiae sorrento Coast – Sorrento

Grand Hotel Baglioni - Rome

Hotel Bellini Venice - Venice

Regina Palace Hotel- Stresa

Start City
Ciao
End City
Stresa
Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations of confirmed bookings and transfers to new travel dates both result in penalties and fees assessed by travel suppliers. If you have not purchased waivers, and you need to transfer or cancel for any reason prior to tour departure, the following cancellation fees will be assessed on your land or cruise product. Air is 100% nonrefundable once paid in full.

If cancelled prior to being paid in full the following cancellation fees will also apply to air.

  • More than 60 days prior to departure: a non-refundable deposit will be retained
  • 60 - 16 days prior to departure: 30% of land or cruise price
  • 15 - 1 day prior to departure: 50% of land or cruise price
  • Day of departure and after: 100% of land or cruise price

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