THE WONDERS OF ITALY ESCORTED TOUR 2020

Duration:
11 days/ 10 nights
Cost:
2820 EUR
Experience:
Arts, Culture, History

Itinerary

Day 1, SUNDAY: VENICE –  ARRIVAL
Arriving at Venice’s airport, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure until you gather for a Welcome Dinner with your Tour Director and traveling companions. (D)

Day 2: VENICE
Today begins with a walking tour of Venice featuring the major highlights: St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, Bell Tower, and Bridge of Sighs. Then you visit a glassblowing factory where you will watch a master artisan demonstrate this traditional Venetian art. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy Venice at your own or to take an optional gondola ride.

Day 3: VENICE – FERRARA – PISA – FLORENCE
In the morning drive to Ferrara, a splendid city of art, well known of its  Renaissance period. After the orientation tour we continue to Pisa. The Leaning Tower has made this city famous all over the world. Walk around around Piazza del Miracoli to see the Tower, Baptistery, and Duomo. Then we drive to Florence, the capital of Tuscany. After check-in there will be dinner and a free evening. (B, D)

Day 4: FLORENCE
In the morning the tour begins at the Piazza del Duomo where you see the world famous Cathedral
with magnicient Dome and nearby Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistery. Then you visit the Academy of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s David is displayed. The tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo with a spectacular view over Florence. The rest of day you will be free for further exploration of this glorious city of Renaissance. (B)

Day 5: FLORENCE – ASSISI – ROME –  THURSDAY
In the morning we start drive through the lovely panorama of Tuscany making our way to Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis. Here we stop for a walking tour to see the main square and visit the famous Basilica of St. Francis. Then we head to Rome – the Eternal city.  Dinner and an evening at leisure. (B, D)

Day 6: ROME
This day you have a full-day sightseeing tour which shows you all the highlights of this incomparable City. Visit the Vatican Museums with moving Sistine Chapel and grand St. Peter’s Basilica. Then we visit the Coliseum, ancient Palatine Hill overlooking Circus Maximus, the Imperial Palace and the Roman Forum. (B, L) 

Day 7: ROME
A day free to explore Rome your way. There is still so much to see and to do in this fabulous city. Your Tour Director will help you with suggestions how to spend this day. In the evening you have dinner with your fellow travelers. (B, D)

Day 8: ROME – POMPEII – SORRENTO – SUNDAY
After breakfast we depart from Rome and travel to Pompeii, the legendary city of the Roman Empire. It was buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of volcanic ash and in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. The city was later excavated and now offers a unique sight of Roman life, frozen at the moment it was buried. After visit drive to Sorrento. Enjoy dinner at your hotel, then a free evening. (B, D)

Day 9: SORRENTO – EXCURSION TO CAPRI
Morning sail to the beautiful nearby Isle of Capri. Here, you’ll visit the magnificent Gardens of Caesar Augustus and view the famed Faraglioni Rocks. Then there will be time to wander around the lively streets and browse in the elegant shops and boutiques before you return to Sorrento (B)

 Day 10:  SORRENTO
Free day in Sorrento where you can enjoy in magnificent views of Naples, Vesuvius and the Isle of Capri. You can walk through the narrow streets, perhaps try  ‘limoncello’ or get some sandals which are made in a traditional way.. or simply relax… Dinner in hotel. (B, D)

 Day 11, WEDNESDAY: SORRENTO –  NAPLES, DEPARTURE
After breakfast transfer to the airport of Naples for your departure flight. (B)

PRICES:

  • PRICE PER PERSON IN TWIN:  2820 EUR
  • SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT:    860 EUR
START DATES:END DATES:
22-Mar01-Apr
29-Mar08-Apr
12-Apr22-Apr
26-Apr06-May
31-May10-Jun
05-Jul15-Jul
02-Aug12-Aug
30-Aug09-Sep
18-Oct28-Oct

THE PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Centrally located 4-star hotels
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • 1 lunch and 6 dinners (coffee or tea included)
  • Airport transfers
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor-coach
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Director throughout
  • Luggage handling at hotels
  • Complimentary whispers with sightseeing tours
  • Service charges and hotel taxes

Entrance Fees included: Glassblowing factory, St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, Academy of Fine Arts, Basilica of St. Francis, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Roman Forum, Pompeii

Sightseeing Tours Included: Venice, Florence, Assisi, Rome, Pompeii, Capri

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