11 Day Italy Romantic Vacation

2 Como, 2 Venice, 2 Florence & 3 Rome
Flights NYC-Milan, Rome-NYC, 2 Como, 2 Venice, 2 Florence & 3 Rome, Airline taxes & fuel surcharges, •14 meals: 9 buffet breakfasts, 5 dinners with wine

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Special Features
  • Leonardo da Vinci Last Supper, Milan
  • Doge Palace, Venice
  • Wine tasting with local specialties at Tuscan countryside farm
  • Michelangelo David, Florence
  • Basilica of St. Francis, Assisi
  • Forum & Colosseum, Rome
  • Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel, Rome
  • Dinner with Opera Singers, Rome
  • Wine & mineral water with all dinners
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1: Sunday - Depart USA
Depart the USA for Italy Romantic vacation. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey.
DAY 2:  Monday - Arrive in Milan, Transfer to Como
Arrive in Milan and transfer to your hotel in Como. Balance of the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy an orientation meeting with your tour escort, followed by a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. ( D )
DAY 3: Tuesday - Lake Como Cruise to Bellagio
Today, begin your Italy Romantic vacation with cruise the scenic waters of Lake Como to the quiet village of Bellagio. With the Italian Alps in view to the north, enjoy time at leisure to saunter the slender streets and alleyways, lined with craft shops, villas, boutiques and cafés. This afternoon, sail back to Como and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. ( B )
DAY 4:  Wednesday - Milan City Tour, Travel to Venice
This morning, depart for an exciting city tour of Milan, famous for its La Scala Theatre. Upon arrival, begin your tour of the city at Sforza Castle, and continue for a visit to Santa Maria delle Grazie to view Leonardo da Vinci`s Last Supper. Proceed to Duomo Cathedral Square and walk the Victor Emmanuel Galleria, a pedestrian mall built in the 1800s, featuring a large arched glass ceiling. Continue to Venice. ( B, D )
DAY 5: Thursday - Venice City Tour - (Gondola Ride with Music)
Today begins with a boat ride to the Island of Murano, known throughout the world for its fine glasswork industry. Then, visit St. Mark`s Square to begin a guided walking tour of romantic Venice. View the Golden Basilica of San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs and visit the Doge`s Palace, whose facade features a massive late-Gothic gate, known as the Porta della Carta. Take the remainder of the day to explore Venice on your own.

Afternoon free at leisure or you can choose our optional tour (Gondola Ride with Music). One of the highlights of any Italian holiday! Enjoy a relaxing gondola ride with music along the famous Grand Canal, and experience a piece of Venetian history. Glide along the centuries old canals, past lavish palaces and under famous arched bridges (the Gondola holds a maximum of six passengers. Please note that this is not a private gondola ride). ( B )

DAY 6: Friday - Pisa Sightseeing En Route to Florence
Travel through the stunning panorama of Tuscany to Pisa. On arrival, view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, the Baptistery, the Duomo, and the Monumental Cemetery. The four monuments of this extraordinary piazza make for a unique architectural blend of Romanesque and Gothic styles. En route to Florence, visit a local Tuscan farm in the countryside for a wine tasting with local specialties. Evening at leisure. ( B )
DAY 7:  Saturday - Florence City Tour
Continue your Italy Romantic vacation with a visit to the Accademia of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo`s David is housed. Walk to the Duomo, celebrated for its magnificent dome designed by Brunelleschi, and view the Baptistery`s renowned "Gates of Paradise" by Ghiberti. Continue to explore the open air art museum of Signoria Square ending at Ponte Vecchio, known as the "Old Bridge." Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Florence. This evening, dine at an authentic Tuscan restaurant in the countryside. ( B, D )
DAY 8: Sunday - Sun Route Via Assisi to Rome
Today travel along the famous "Sun Route" motorway to the medieval city of Assisi, renowned for its 13th-century Basilica of St. Francis and Giotto`s frescoes. Continue to your hotel in Rome. ( B, D )
DAY 9: Monday - Tour Ancient Rome - (Piazzas of Rome)
This morning, a historic tour of "ancient Rome" takes you to the Roman Forum, the political center during the Roman Republic, the triumphal Arch of Constantine, the Arch of Titus and the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater built in the Roman Empire.

Afternoon at leisure or you can choose our optional tour (Piazzas of Rome). This half day walking tour takes you to explore the grand piazzas of the Eternal City. Stand in awe in front of the majestic Spanish Steps, the longest and widest decorative steps in Europe, and with your local guide stroll through the most characteristic "piazzas and vias " of Rome. Stop to admire the breathtaking grandeur of the Trevi Fountain and take the opportunity to toss in one, two, or three coins, each of which is supposed to bring a unique kind of good fortune. View the monumental Pantheon, the best preserved of any Roman building and admire the baroque Piazza Navona, which follows the shape of the ancient Roman Diocletian Stadium, with Bernini`s Fountain of the Four Rivers and the Egyptian Obelisk. Pick-up details to be advised locally ( B )

DAY 10: Tuesday - Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel
On the last day of Italy Romantic vacation, visit to the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo`s breathtaking Sistine Chapel. Stroll through St. Peter`s Square, passing Bernini`s famous colonnade, to visit St. Peter`s Basilica, where you will view Michelangelo`s Pieta. This highly-finished marble sculpture depicts the body of Jesus in the arms of Mary after the Crucifixion and is considered to be among the most compelling of all works of art in the Western world. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight, dine in a typical Roman restaurant with wine and music, then enjoy an illuminated tour of the city. ( B, D )
DAY 11: Wednesday - Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. ( B )
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Notes :

Notes

  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
  • For visa information, check our Visa page.
Not Included
Optional tours, and gratuities

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.

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