12 Day Enchanting Italy

2 Venice Lido, 2 Florence, 3 Rome & 3 Sorrento
Flights NYC-Venice, Naples-NYC, 10 nights first class hotel accommodation, all transfers, most meals, service of English Speaking tour manager throughout the trip

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Price Includes
  • Flights NYC-Venice, Naples-NYC
  • Other departure cities available
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 10 nights First Class accommodations
  • 2 nights at the [Villa Mabapa Venezia Lido], Venice Lido
  • 2 nights at the [Grand Hotel Mediterraneo], Florence
  • 3 nights at the [Grand Hotel Palatino], Rome
  • 3 nights at the [Hotel Central], or [Hotel Cristina ], Sorrento
  • Italian city hotel taxes
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 16 meals: 10 buffet breakfasts, 6 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
Special Features
  • Doge Palace, Venice
  • Wine tasting with local specialties at Tuscan countryside farm
  • Michelangelo David, Florence
  • Basilica of St. Francis, Assisi
  • Evening Walking Tour of Rome
  • Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel, Rome
  • Forum & Colosseum, Rome
  • Dinner with Opera Singers, Rome
  • Visit to the excavations at Pompeii
  • Wine & mineral water with all dinners
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1: Friday - Depart USA
Depart the USA for Italy. Your flight includes meals, drinks and in-flight entertainment.
DAY 2: Saturday - Arrive in Venice
Arrive and transfer to your hotel in Venice Lido. Balance of the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy an orientation meeting with your tour escort, followed by a welcome dinner. Overnight: Venice ( D )
DAY 3: Sunday - Venice City Tour
Today begins with a boat ride to the Island of Murano, known throughout the world for its glass manufacturing industry. Visit St. Marks Square to begin a guided walking tour of romantic Venice. View the Golden Basilica of San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs and visit the Doges 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 Optional: Gondola Ride with Music (PM). Overnight: Venice ( B )
DAY 4: Monday - 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 Overnight: Florence ( B )
DAY 5: Tuesday - Florence City Tour
Todays morning tour begins with a visit to the Accademia of Fine Arts, where Michelangelos David is housed. Walk to the Duomo, celebrated for its magnificent dome designed by Brunelleschi, and view the Baptisterys 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 in an authentic Tuscan restaurant in the countryside (Optional Uffizi Gallery Tour PM, $65): **available for purchase Only in Italy from your tour escort. Florence and the fine arts are synonymous. Gate 1s guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery provides insight to the history of the structure and its collections. Originally the private collection of the Medici family, the palazzo was opened to the public in 1765. Your tour highlights exceptional examples of Florentine painting with an aim to help you better understand the works of masters including Giotto, Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci. Following the tour, enjoy a refreshment break and complimentary beverage at the museums cafe, which features a breathtaking view of the city. Tour participation guarantees immediate entry to the Gallery, with no lengthy waits in oftentimes two-three hour queues. ** Important: Please note that the Museum has a limited maximum capacity and therefore reserves the right to restrict admission. In this case we may not be able to offer the tour. Price is based on minimum number of passengers. Overnight: Florence ( B, D )
DAY 6: Wednesday - Sun Route Via Assisi to Rome
Today travel along the famous "Sun Route" motorway to the medieval the city of Assisi, renowned for its 13th century Basilica of St. Francis and Giottos frescoes. Continue to your hotel in Rome Overnight: Rome ( B, D )
DAY 7: Thursday - Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel
Today begins with the visit to the Vatican Museums and Michelangelos breathtaking Sistine Chapel. Stroll through St. Peters Square, passing Berninis famous colonnade, to visit St. Peters Basilica, where you will view Michelangelos 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. The remainder of the day is at leisure Optional: Piazzas of Rome (PM) Overnight: Rome ( B )
DAY 8: Friday - Tour Ancient 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. Tonight, dine in a typical Roman restaurant with wine and music, then enjoy an illuminated tour of the city Overnight: Rome ( B, D )
DAY 9: Saturday - Pompeii Tour, Travel to Sorrento
Drive south, passing by the famous Monte Cassino Abbey, founded by St. Benedict of Norcia in 529. Destroyed on four separate occasions, it was last rebuilt after being the site of fierce fighting during the Second World War. View Mt. Vesuvius in passing the Bay of Naples, before reaching Pompeii. Visit the ruins of this best preserved Roman city, including the Temples of Apollo and Jupiter, and the Forum. Continue to Sorrento. Overnight: Sorrento ( B, D )
DAY 10: Sunday - Full Day in Sorrento
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Sorrento. Strikingly beautiful and picturesque, even by Italian standards, Sorrento is set along the sea, with stunning escarpments plunging into the Gulf of Naples. Take a walk to see firsthand why this town has long been beloved by poets and artists Optional: Full Day Capri Overnight: Sorrento ( B, D )
DAY 11: Monday - Full Day in Sorrento
Spend your last day in Sorrento at leisure. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and perhaps take advantage of the opportunity to sip an authentic limoncello, the regions signature drink, at a cafe Overnight: Sorrento ( B )
DAY 12: Tuesday - Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport in Naples for your departure flight ( B )
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Notes :

Notes

  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
  • A few departures may be accommodated at the Hotel Cristina in Sorrento. 
  • 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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