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With its magnificent architecture, beautiful landscapes, sumptuous cuisine, ancient ruins, and brilliant art, Italy is a country like no other. On this affordable Italy’s Best tour, you’ll experience all of this and more. One of the tour’s highlights is the excursion to the Cinque Terre – five medieval seaside villages. The area is noted for its natural beauty with terraces built into the mountainside on cliffs that drop down into the sea. Delight in the unique charm of the area and take in the breathtaking views. On your journey through Tuscany, watch the undulating hills, terraced vineyards, olive groves, and rural villages. More breathtaking scenery awaits at Lake Maggiore, one of Italy’s largest lakes. Located on the edge of the Swiss Alps, it’s the perfect place to relax and soak in the beauty. From here, you’ll even take an excursion to Lugano, a lake-side town in Switzerland. Witness breathtaking views of the crystal-clear, blue sea in the relaxing town of Sorrento, and take a day trip to Capri where the crashing sea has formed awe-inspiring caves. History comes alive on this Italy tour. Visit Pompeii, which was completely buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. This preserved town gives you an amazingly detailed look into ordinary life at the peak of the Roman Empire. In Rome, during the city sightseeing tour with a local guide, you’ll see the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, as well as Vatican City with St Peter’s Basilica. In Genoa, boasting Europe’s largest medieval historical center, see the remains of the city’s 17th-century fortifications. Visit St Francis’ Basilica in Assisi, a medieval town set in the Umbrian hills. Guided city sightseeing tours are planned in Rome, Florence, and Genoa. Your visit to Venice includes a boat trip to St Mark’s square to see the maze of canals forming this unique romantic city. These are just some of the many highlights of this affordable tour through Italy!

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Day to day

Day 1

ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY.

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this ancient capital. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Day 2

ROME.

The “Eternal City” is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with St. Peter’s Square and Basilica. Other highlights are the iconic Colosseum, the largest amphitheater ever built, and Circus Maximus. An optional visit is available to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo’s fresco The Last Judgment. (B)

Day 3

ROME-PISA-MONTECATINI

Vistas of rolling hills, rows of cypress trees, terraced vineyards, olive groves, and rural villages form the backdrop of your journey through beautiful Tuscany. Stop in Pisa to visit the Square of Miracles and see the amazing Leaning Tower. Arrive in Montecatini. (B)

Day 4

MONTECATINI. EXCURSION TO FLORENCE

Today, enjoy an included excursion to Florence. Your Local Guide will show you most of the city highlights on the walking tour. You will see Piazza Santa Croce; beautiful Piazza Signoria; Palazzo Vecchio and its courtyard; Loggia dei Lanzi; and, to top it all, Piazza del Duomo and its cathedral with the Giotto Campanile, and the magnificent East Door of the Baptistry, known as the "Gate of Paradise." (B,D)

Day 5

MONTECATINI-LA SPEZIA-CINQUE TERRE-GENOA

Travel towards La Spezia, a province in Italy's Liguria region. Then, hop aboard the TRAIN to discover some of the five spectacular Cinque Terre villages. Here, the beauty of the rugged cliffs and romantic fishing villages once inspired poet Lord Byron. From Levanto, head towards Genoa, birthplace of explorer Christopher Columbus. (B)

Day 6

GENOA-MILAN-LAKE MAGGIORE

Today's included guided tour is an excellent introduction to Genoa. A maze of squares and alleys, the city grew around the port, a natural inlet, and boasts the largest medieval historical centre in Europe. Some of the highlights include the remains of the city's 17th-century fortifications. Next, head north into the plains of Lombardy, and stop in Milan to marvel at its magnificent gothic DUOMO. Then, continue to Baveno on Lake Maggiore. (B)

Day 7

LAKE MAGGIORE. EXCURSION TO LUGANO

Time to relax and get to know Lake Maggiore, one of Italy's largest lakes. Located on the very edge of Alpine Switzerland, on clear days you can see the peaks of the Swiss Alps. Take advantage of the included excursion to visit Lugano in Italian-speaking Canton Ticino. (B)

Day 8

LAKE MAGGIORE-VERONA-VENICE AREA

Travel across the Po River plain and stop in the romantic city of Verona to see Romeo and Juliet's balcony, and enjoy some time at leisure marvelling at the Roman amphitheatre before reaching the Venice area. (B)

Day 9

VENICE

Venice is more like a marvellous film set than a real-life city, with its criss-crossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and piazzas. The included orientation starts with a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark's Square, and is followed by time at leisure and a chance to watch Venetian GLASSBLOWERS fashion their delicate objects as they did centuries ago. Don't miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you. (B,D)

Day 10

VENICE AREA-RAVENNA-ASSISI-ASSISI AREA.

Enjoy an interesting drive southward right across the Po Delta to Ravenna, renowned for its treasure of byzantine mosaics, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Continue to Assisi, enclosed by ramparts and little changed since the Middle Ages. This is the town of the deeply mystical and poetic St. Francis. See the BASILICA OF ST. FRANCIS with its famous frescoes by Giotto, with history brought to life by a Local Guide. Overnight in the beautiful area of Assisi, in the heart of Umbria. (B,D)

Day 11

ASSISI AREA-POMPEII-SORRENTO AREA.

Travel to POMPEII, where time stopped for the rich, aristocratic town with the terrible eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. On the included guided visit, see the remains of luxurious villas, temples, theater, and forum. Carry on to Sorrento, set on a plateau above the waters of the Bay of Naples. Wander the winding streets lined with shops and stalls, and sit with a glass of wine, absorbing the easy-going life of this charming resort. (B)

Day 12

SORRENTO AREA.BOAT TRIP TO CAPRI

Enjoy a day trip to the legendary island, surrounded by a rocky coastline where the crashing sea has formed awe-inspiring caves. The town with its pretty piazzetta, maze of streets, fashionable boutiques, and cozy restaurants, is a mecca for the jet set. Explore on your own or take an optional island tour. (B,D)

Day 13

SORRENTO AREA-ROME

Today, enjoy time at leisure or visit Positano on our exciting optional excursion, before returning to Rome. (B)

Day 14

ROME

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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What's included

  • INDIVIDUAL HEADSETS
  • INSIDE VISITS AND SPECIAL FEATURES Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
  • SIGHTSEEING See Pisa's Leaning Tower, visit Milan's Duomo, Lake Maggiore, Lugano (Switzerland), Verona's Juliet's balcony, Venice canal boat ride, Ravenna, Sorrento, Capri.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS Tuscany, Cinque Terre, Italian Lake District, Bay of Naples, Capri.
  • GUIDES Local Guides for city sightseeing in Rome, Florence, Genoa, Pompeii. Professional Tour Director while touring.
  • TRANSPORTATION Touring by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach. Canal transfer boat in Venice; boat transfer to Capri. Train La Spezia-Levanto.
  • HOTELS Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips,and service charges.
  • MYACCOUNT Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.
  • MEALS 13 Buffet breakfast (B) 4 dinners (D).
Details
Name: Farewell Dinner
Location: Rome
Description: Why not round off your Italian experience in the company of new found friends while enjoying dinner in a typical restaurant? Soak up "la dolce vita" of this romantic but pulsing capital to the sound of clinking glasses as you "saluti" your way through the evening. Before or after dinner you will have a tour including some of the city's fountains and majestic squares.
Name: Venetian Night Out & Dinner
Location: Venice
Description: Enjoy a motorboat ride along the impressive Giudecca Canal with a commentary of the most important sights. A leisurely walk to St. Mark's Square, passing famous buildings, small bridges and inner canals, will take you to a typical Venetian restaurant for an aperitif before your four-course dinner including wine, mineral water and coffee.
Name: Gondola Serenade
Location: Venice
Description: This is one of the highlights of any European holiday - a gondola ride through centuries-old canals, under famous arched bridges, and past lavish palaces and quaint piazzas.
Name: Sorrento Musical
Location: Sorrento
Description: Enjoy an evening of Neapolitan songs and dances presented on stage with a continuous change of scenery. The show takes its cue from the "tarantella", a typical dance of the southern regions. Included is free flowing wine or spumante or soft drinks.
Name: Capri Island Tour
Location: Sorrento
Description: This romantic island, one of the jewels of the Mediterranean, has always inspired artists and poets. Once the "In" place for Roman emperors, today it is a rendezvous for the jet set. Take a chair lift to Monte Solaro for a breathtaking view of the entire Bay of Naples or visit Capri Miniature if the chair lift is closed.
Name: Discover the Venetian Lagoon
Location: Venice
Description: By private boat cross the lagoon to the picturesque fishing island of Burano with its gaily painted houses. See lace makers at work; then there's time to explore this unforgettable island on your own before returning to Venice.
Name: Treasures of Rome By Night & Dinner
Location: Rome
Description: An evening tour including some of the city's fountains and majestic squares: Piazza Barberini, Triton Fountain, Via Veneto, Villa Borghese and Trevi Fountain. Finish the evening with a meal in a typical Roman restaurant with wine and music included.
Name: Dinner on Pescatori Island
Location: Lake Maggiore
Description: Enjoy a three course dinner, including drinks, on the picturesque island of Lake Maggiore. Dinner will be served on the big terrace which stretches out to the lake and ends with a small terrace surrounded by an abundance of colorful and sweet-smelling flowers. On cool evenings dinner will be served in the hall of which the big old fireplace is a feature. The setting is a mixture of antique and modern. Fish and age-old recipes are the specialties of this former inn, one of the oldest on the island.
Name: Castelli Romani With Dinner
Location: Rome
Description: Drive through the ancient villages in the Alban Hills, a landscape of rare beauty, myths, legends and history. Take pictures of the Pope's summer residence, Castel Gandolfo. Then to Frascati where one of the famous local white wines is included with your dinner in a tavern.
Name: Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel
Location: Rome
Description: A tour around the Vatican museums to admire the beautiful tapestry gallery and the Sistine Chapel with masterpieces by Botticelli and Signorelli. See the "Genesis" and Michelangelo's "Last Judgment".
Name: Uffizi Gallery
Location: Florence
Description: Admire the world's greatest collection of Italian and Florentine art. The gallery exhibits works by Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli and Michelangelo.
Name: Tuscan Flavors
Location: Florence
Description: A lovely typical meal in the Tuscan countryside. La Certosa Restaurant is situated in front of the Charterhouse of Florence, which was built in the 13th century and formed from the old chemist of the Monks. The historical residence enjoys an enchanting and privileged panoramic position.
Name: Sorrento Flavors
Location: Sorrento
Description: Enjoy an evening out dining in a typical restaurant, with a mixed starter, pizza and pasta, dessert, wine, mineral water and coffee or tea or the famous Sorrento lemon liquor "Limoncello".
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
31 Mar 2019 13 Apr 2019 $2179 USD $2699 USD
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
14 Apr 2019 27 Apr 2019 $2249 USD $2769 USD
21 Apr 2019 04 May 2019 $2249 USD $2769 USD
28 Apr 2019 11 May 2019 $2249 USD $2769 USD
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
05 May 2019 18 May 2019 $2249 USD $2769 USD
12 May 2019 25 May 2019 $2249 USD $2769 USD
19 May 2019 01 Jun 2019 $2249 USD $2769 USD
22 May 2019 04 Jun 2019 $2269 USD $2789 USD
26 May 2019 08 Jun 2019 $2249 USD $2769 USD
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
02 Jun 2019 15 Jun 2019 $2249 USD $2769 USD  
05 Jun 2019 18 Jun 2019 $2329 USD $2849 USD
09 Jun 2019 22 Jun 2019 $2329 USD $2849 USD  
16 Jun 2019 29 Jun 2019 $2329 USD $2849 USD
19 Jun 2019 02 Jul 2019 $2339 USD $2859 USD
23 Jun 2019 06 Jul 2019 $2289 USD $2809 USD  
30 Jun 2019 13 Jul 2019 $2289 USD $2809 USD
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
03 Jul 2019 16 Jul 2019 $2229 USD $2749 USD  
07 Jul 2019 20 Jul 2019 $2189 USD $2709 USD
07 Jul 2019 20 Jul 2019 $2189 USD $2709 USD  
14 Jul 2019 27 Jul 2019 $2189 USD $2709 USD
17 Jul 2019 30 Jul 2019 $2189 USD $2709 USD  
21 Jul 2019 03 Aug 2019 $2189 USD $2709 USD
28 Jul 2019 10 Aug 2019 $2189 USD $2709 USD
31 Jul 2019 13 Aug 2019 $2189 USD $2709 USD  
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
04 Aug 2019 17 Aug 2019 $2189 USD $2709 USD
11 Aug 2019 24 Aug 2019 $2189 USD $2709 USD
14 Aug 2019 27 Aug 2019 $2189 USD $2709 USD  
18 Aug 2019 31 Aug 2019 $2189 USD $2709 USD
25 Aug 2019 07 Sep 2019 $2289 USD $2809 USD  
28 Aug 2019 10 Sep 2019 $2289 USD $2809 USD
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
01 Sep 2019 14 Sep 2019 $2329 USD $2849 USD
08 Sep 2019 21 Sep 2019 $2329 USD $2849 USD
11 Sep 2019 24 Sep 2019 $2329 USD $2849 USD  
15 Sep 2019 28 Sep 2019 $2329 USD $2849 USD
22 Sep 2019 05 Oct 2019 $2399 USD $3019 USD  
25 Sep 2019 08 Oct 2019 $2399 USD $3019 USD
29 Sep 2019 12 Oct 2019 $2249 USD $2769 USD  
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
06 Oct 2019 19 Oct 2019 $2249 USD $2769 USD
13 Oct 2019 26 Oct 2019 $2249 USD $2769 USD  
20 Oct 2019 02 Nov 2019 $2219 USD $2739 USD  
27 Oct 2019 09 Nov 2019 $2219 USD $2739 USD
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
03 Nov 2019 16 Nov 2019 $2129 USD $2649 USD  
17 Nov 2019 30 Nov 2019 $2129 USD $2649 USD  
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
24 Dec 2019 06 Jan 2020 $2199 USD $2719 USD
 
Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price  
(from)
Twin Price  
(from)
Triple Price  
(from)
PRE ROME 30 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2019 $132 USD $88 USD $83 USD
PRE ROME 01 Nov 2019 29 Dec 2019 $114 USD $71 USD $66 USD
PRE ROME 01 Sep 2019 31 Oct 2019 $132 USD $88 USD $83 USD
PRE ROME 01 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 $114 USD $71 USD $66 USD
PRE ROME 01 Apr 2019 30 Jun 2019 $132 USD $88 USD $83 USD
PRE ROME 01 Jan 2019 31 Mar 2019 $114 USD $71 USD $66 USD
POST ROME 30 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2019 $132 USD $88 USD $83 USD
POST ROME 01 Nov 2019 29 Dec 2019 $114 USD $71 USD $66 USD
POST ROME 01 Sep 2019 31 Oct 2019 $132 USD $88 USD $83 USD
POST ROME 01 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 $114 USD $71 USD $66 USD
POST ROME 01 Apr 2019 30 Jun 2019 $132 USD $88 USD $83 USD
POST ROME 01 Jan 2019 31 Mar 2019 $114 USD $71 USD $66 USD
 
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $134 USD
           

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