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Italy Tour

12 Nights / 13 Days tour package starting at USD 1869 per person
Destinations Covered: Rome - Florence - Lake Maggiore - Venice Area - Perugai - Sorrento 6390
 

Italy is home to a wealth of "magnificents," and this vacation features them all. Overnight in Rome with its famed archaeological sites; Florence, "Cradle of the Renaissance;" enchanting Lake Maggiore; the unique floating city of Venice; Perugia, capital of Umbria; and the lively resort of Sorrento. You’ll also experience Pisa’s amazing Leaning Tower; Milan, the capital of fashion; Italian-speaking Lugano, Switzerland; lively Sirmione on Lake Garda; Ravenna with its precious Byzantine mosaics; Assisi’s frescoed St. Francis Basilica; Pompeii’s remarkable archaeological site; and the jet-set Isle of Capri. Enjoy it all amid the warmth of the Italian people and the beauty of the panoramic landscapes.

 

Rates and Dates (Rates per person on US Dollars):

Tour Start Date Return Date Price Per Person
05-Mar-2013 17-Mar-2013 USD 1869
 
12-Mar-2013 24-Mar-2013 USD 1949
19-Mar-2013 31-Mar-2013
 
26-Mar-2013 07-Apr-2013 USD 1969
02-Apr-2013 14-Apr-2013
09-Apr-2013 21-Apr-2013
16-Apr-2013 28-Apr-2013
 
23-Apr-2013 05-May-2013 USD 1999
 
30-Apr-2013 12-May-2013 USD 2029
01-May-2013 13-May-2013
07-May-2013 19-May-2013
14-May-2013 26-May-2013
15-May-2013 27-May-2013
 
21-May-2013 02-Jun-2013 USD 2029
28-May-2013 09-Jun-2013
04-Jun-2013 16-Jun-2013
05-Jun-2013 17-Jun-2013
11-Jun-2013 23-Jun-2013
12-Jun-2013 24-Jun-2013
18-Jun-2013 30-Jun-2013
19-Jun-2013 01-Jul-2013
25-Jun-2013 07-Jul-2013
26-Jun-2013 08-Jul-2013
02-Jul-2013 14-Jul-2013
09-Jul-2013 21-Jul-2013
16-Jul-2013 28-Jul-2013
 
23-Jul-2013 04-Aug-2013 USD 2029
30-Jul-2013 11-Aug-2013
06-Aug-2013 18-Aug-2013
13-Aug-2013 25-Aug-2013
   
Hotels:

Rome: Pineta Palace (F)
Florence: Italiana Hotel and Resort (F) or Meridiana (ST)
Lake Maggiore: Simplon (F) at Baveno or Splendid (F) at Baveno
Venice Area: Poppi (F) at Mira or Smart Holiday (F) at Mestre
Perugia: Meridiana (F)
Sorrento: Central Park (ST) at Massalubrense or Ascot (ST)

 
Itinerary

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 afternoon, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2: Rome
The ”Eternal City”—a city steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts in St. Peter’s Square, followed by a visit to the Roman Forum and the mighty Colosseum. (B)

Day 3: Rome – Pisa – Florence
This morning, vistas of undulating hills, austere rows of cypress trees, terraced vineyards, olive groves, and rural villages form the backdrop of your journey through beautiful Tuscany. Stop in Pisa for a visit and see the Square of Miracles and the amazing Leaning Tower. Arrive in Florence for an overnight. (B)

Day 4: Florence
Today, enjoy the included walking tour with a Local Guide, featuring most of the city highlights. 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: Florence – Milan – Lake Maggiore
This morning, leave hilly Tuscany to travel north into the plains of Lombardy, crossing the great River Po with new and quite different scenery as you approach Milan for a stop to see its great Duomo. Overnight in Baveno in the Lake Maggiore area. (B)

Day 6: Lake Maggiore - Excursion to Lugano
Time to relax and get to know the area. Lake Maggiore is one of Italy’s largest lakes and is located on the very edge of Alpine Switzerland. In fact, on clear days you can see the peaks of the Swiss Alps. Take advantage of the included excursion to visit Lugano and its lake in Switzerland. (B)

Day 7: 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 before reaching the Venice area. (B)

Day 8: Venice
Venice is more like a marvelous film set than a real live city, with its criss-crossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and piazzas. The included orientation starts with a boat ride 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 9: Venice Area – Ravenna – Assisi – Perugia
An interesting drive southwards right across the Po Delta to Ravenna. In the afternoon, journey 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 Church of St. Clare, founder of the Order of Poor Clares, the medieval castle, and cathedral. Overnight in beautiful nearby Perugia, capital of Umbria. (B,D)

Day 10: Perugia – Pompeii – Sorrento
Drive south on the autostrada to Pompeii. Time stopped for the rich, aristocratic town of Pompeii with the terrible eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. On the included visit you can see the remains of luxurious villas, temples, theater, and forum. Next, 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 easygoing life of this charming resort. (B)

Day 11: Sorrento - Boat Trip to Capri
This legendary island is surrounded by rocky coastline where the crashing sea has formed awe-inspiring caves. The town with its pretty piazza, maze of streets, fashionable boutiques, and smart restaurants is a mecca for the jet set. An optional island tour is available. (B,D)

Day 12: Sorrento – Rome
A comfortable drive northwards this morning for arrival in Rome, well in time to enjoy most of the afternoon and evening. (B)

Day 13: Rome
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

 
Package Includes:
Accommodation for 3 nights in Rome
Accommodation for 2 nights in Sorrento
Accommodation for 2 nights in florence
Accommodation for 1 night in Perugia
Accommodation for 2 nights in Lake Maggiore
Meals as per the itinerary
Accommodation for 2 nights in Venice Area
Sightseeing and activities as per the itinerary
 
Package Excludes:
Return Airfare and taxes
Cost of meals other than not mentioned in the inclusions
Visa charges
Cost of any other services not specifically mentioned in inclusions
Expenses of personal nature, laundry, telephone bills, tips, gratuities etc    
 
Notes:
The package Prices based on double room occupancy
The package  itineraries and prices are subject to change
Please note that mandatory prepaid gratuities for Tour Director and Driver are applicable    

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