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11 Day Enchanting Italy (Sunday Departure)


Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Venice, Naples-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 9 nights First Class accommodations
  • Italian city hotel taxes
  • All transfers
  • 15 meals: 9 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's Palace, Venice
  • Wine tasting with local specialties at Tuscan countryside farm
  • Michelangelo's 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 1, Sunday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Italy. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Venice
Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy an orientation meeting with your tour escort, followed by a welcome dinner
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Tuesday - Venice City Tour
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
Optional: Gondola Ride with Music (PM)
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Wednesday - 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
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Thursday - Florence City Tour
Today's morning tour begins 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 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. This 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 museum's 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
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Friday - 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
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Saturday - Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel
Today begins with the 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. The remainder of the day is at leisure
Optional: Piazzas of Rome (PM)
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Sunday - 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
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Monday - 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
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Tuesday - 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
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Wednesday - Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport in Naples for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

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      Additional Information:
      Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

      A few departures may be accommodated at the Amadeus Hotel in Venice and the Hotel Cristina in Sorrento.

      Apr 22, Jun 3, Jun 10, Jun 17, and Sep 30 departures will be accommodated at the Sheraton Hotel in Florence.


      Entry Requirements:
      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 Visas page.


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