Splendors of Italy: Venice, Tuscany & Rome (Amalfi Coast & Sorrento extension)

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8 days (7 nights)
Availability : March 18’ - Novembre 18’
Min Age : 8+
Max People : 20
Tour Details

Venice (2) Florence (3) Rome (3) 

 

Escorted Package Includes

  • 7 nights First Class accommodations
  • 2 nights Venice
  • 3 nights Florence
  • 2 nights Rome
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • All transfers
  • 12 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 dinners with wine
  • Prosecco & Chianti wine tasting
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour Director throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Wireless earphone technology for guided tours

Special Features

  • Visit the Doge’s Palace in Venice
  • Prosecco winery & Tasting
  • Typical Tuscan countryside farm house for wine tasting and Dinner
  • Pisa’s Piazza dei Miracoli with its famous Leaning Tower
  • Michelangelo’s David in Florence
  • Visit the Colloseum
  • Tour of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica

Price Excludes

  • Hotel City tax not included according to new regulations and where applicable
  • Items of a personal nature: telephone calls, faxes, laundry, room service and other items of a personal nature not specifically mentioned.
  • Gratuities to Tour Manager, driver, and local guides.
  • Trip cancellation/interruption insurance. (available and highly recommended).
  • Airport taxes, excess baggage, meals not included in attached itinerary.
  • Passports and or visas necessary for entry into countries on itinerary. (Note: passports must be valid 6 months beyond intended stay.)
  • Flights
What to Expect
On this tour you will have a chance to explore Italy’s artistic treasures and famous monuments. Discover Renaissance gems and castles while visiting some of Italy’s most beautiful cities Venice, Pisa, Florence and Rome. 
  • Beautiful Artwork & Ancient Craftsmanship
  • Famous Museums & Galleries (Michelangelo's David Statue)
  • Visit To Murano Glassmaking Factory
  • Picturesque Landscapes
  • Gastronomic Delights
Itinerary

Day 1Monday Arrive in Venice

Welcome to Venice airport, meet your Tour Director & Driver for transfer to your hotel in the outskirts of Venice. (Included shuttle arrival transfers 11:00 am and 4:00 pm departure airport departure) In the afternoon after unpacking and freshen up, we will depart from the hotel through the countryside of the Veneto region to “Villa Sandi” estates for a tour of the winery followed by a Prosecco tasting. This evening enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (D)

Day 2Tuesday Venice

Today we will begin our morning with a relaxing boat ride to the Murano Island, famous for its handmade glassware. We will visit a glassmaking factory and you will have a chance to see first hand the impressive craftwork of traditional Venetian glassblowing performed by master craftsmen. Afterwards we will make our way to St. Mark’s Square, for a walking tour to visit the splendid St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, enjoying views of the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to shop, explore or take a romantic ride in one of Venice’s famous gondola’s. Late afternoon return to your hotel. (B)

Day 3Wednesday Venice to Padova, Pisa and Tuscany

Today we will drive to Tuscany, our first stop Padova (Padua) a Medieval & Renaissance gem on the banks of the Brenta River. Padova is also home of Saint Anthony, take a leisurely stroll through the historic center, visit the Basilica of Saint Anthony and Prato della Valle, one of the largest piazza’s in all of Europe! Our journey continues through the Apennine mountains to Pisa where you’ll view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, Baptistery, and Duomo. Tonight enjoy a welcome Tuscan dinner at a local farmhouse & Chianti winery. Overnight in Tuscany. (B,D)

Day 4Thursday Florence

This morning our city tour begins at the majestic Piazza del Duomo where we will visit the famous Cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery with Ghiberti’s splendid bronze “Gates of Paradise.” Then, we will make our way to visit to the renowned Academy of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s breathtaking David is displayed. The tour ends at Santa Croce square to visit . The remainder of the day is yours to savor the Tuscan capital at your own leisure. (B)

Day 5Friday Siena & San Gimignano

Today we explore the heart of Tuscany to Siena and San Gimignano. In the morning visit medieval Siena, known for its famed Palio horse races, Saint Katherine and Piazza del Campo. In the afternoon visit San Gimignano, stroll the old center “Medieval Manattan” famous for the fascinating architecture and towers that offer amazing views of the city and the surrounding valley. Tonight enjoy a relaxing dinner at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 6Saturday Rome (Vatican)

Today we will travel through the stunning panorama of Tuscany & Umbria through Etruscan settlements along the ancient Roman Salaria road to Rome. Upon arrival in Rome we welcome you to the Vatican city with a private guided tour through the Vatican Museum one of the world’s largest collection of sculptures and art including the Sistine Chapel. Our tour will end at St. Peter’s Basilica built over the Tomb of Saint Peter. (B,D)

Day 7Sunday Rome

This morning our guided tour will start exploring the origin of Rome the Palatine hill, the Circus Maximus, the Arch of Constantine & the imposing Colosseum – a testament to the greatness of Rome’s past.
In the after enjoy your last afternoon at leisure or explore with your tour Director the Famous Spanish steps & Trevi fountain.
Tonight bid arrivederci to Rome with a special dinner with wine in a lovely Roman restaurant (B,D)

Day 8Monday Departing Rome

Your Splendors of Italy travel experience ends with a morning transfer to Rome Fiumicino airport. Arrivederci Roma or continue to Sorrento (B)

Escorted Package Includes

  • 7 nights First Class accommodations
  • 2 nights Venice 
  • 3 nights Florence
  • 2 nights Rome
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • All transfers
  • 12 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 dinners with wine
  • Prosecco & Chianti wine tasting
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour Director throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Wireless earphone technology for guided tours

Special Features

  • Visit the Doge’s Palace in Venice
  • Prosecco winery & Tasting
  • Typical Tuscan countryside farm house for wine tasting and Dinner
  • Pisa’s Piazza dei Miracoli with its famous Leaning Tower
  • Michelangelo’s David in Florence
  • Visit the Colloseum
  • Tour of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica

First class HOTELS or similar:

  • (2) Venice area – Villa Pace Park Hotel Bolognese or similar
  • (3) Tuscany – Hotel Villa Cappugi or similar
  • (2) Rome – Hotel Universo or similar

OPTIONAL SORRENTO & AMALFI COAST EXTENSION -$500
If you would like to spend more time in Italy we recommend our Splendors of Sorrento & Amalfi coast Tour.

See details below:

Day 8Monday Rome to Pompeii and Sorrento

Depart Rome, and head to Pompeii the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site which was buried under ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. In the evening we will make our way to the beautiful cliffside town of Sorrento. Enjoy a traditional Sorrentine dinner at your hotel and then enjoy the rest of your evening relaxing or taking a stroll to Sorrento’s lively piazza. (B,D)

Day 9Tuesday Sorrento, excursion to Capri

This morning we will set off across the bay to the beautiful Isle of Capri. Here, you will visit the magnificent Gardens of Caesar Augustus and view the famed Faraglioni Rocks. You will also have time to wander through the winding roads and browse the elegant boutiques before returning to Sorrento. (B)

Day 10Wednesday Sorrento

You have all day to enjoy Sorrento at your own leisure. Visit the shops for traditional crafts or indulge in a spa treatment. Or simply, sit in the piazza and take in the scenery. Tonight we will enjoy our last dinner at the hotel. (B,D)

Day 11Thursday Naples

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Naples International airport for your return flight home. (B)

SPECIAL SORRENTO EXTENSION! $500

Included Features

  • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
  • Breakfast daily,  2 dinners
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional Tour Director throughout
  • Wireless earphone technology for guided tours
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