DAY 1, FRIDAY - USA -ROME: Overnight flight to Rome. Airfare not included.
DAY 2, SATURDAY - Welcome to ROME: Welcome to Rome! Transfer to your hotel. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a special welcome dinner with wine at Ambasciata di Capri restaurant. (D)
DAY 3, SUNDAY - ROME: Enjoy your guided sightseeing, including inside visits to all highlights of religious and ancient Rome: the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, and monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. To make the most of your stay, join our optional walking tour, and see the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and other sites and squares of medieval Rome made famous in the movie Angels & Demons. (B)
DAY 4, MONDAY - ROME / FLORENCE: A guided visit to the magnificent COLOSSEUM brings the days of the gladiators alive. Also admire the Arch of Constantine, and enter the ROMAN FORUM, where Roman legions marched in triumph. Then, drive through Umbria along the Highway of the Sun north into Tuscany and its hill-clad vineyards, which house the famous Chianti wine, to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” (B)
DAY 5, TUESDAY - FLORENCE: During your walking tour with a Local Guide, visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s celebrated David, admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gate of Paradise,” sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE, and take pictures of Ponte Vecchio. Time to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry, sold by the ounce. This afternoon is your chance to join an optional excursion to the picturesque town of San Gimignano. Tonight, a special dinner with Tuscan specialties and wine awaits you at Finisterrae restaurant. (B, D)
DAY 6, WEDNESDAY - FLORENCE / VENICE: A spectacular drive through the wooded Apennine Hills brings you to Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the globe. Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT to meet your Local Guide. Highlights of your walking tour are ST. MARK’S SQUARE, a favorite location for many movies, and the byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also [LF] watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner, and receive an exclusive gift, just for you! (B)
DAY 7, THURSDAY - VENICE: Immerse yourself in the wonderful atmosphere of Venice. Wander through the narrow streets, discover Rialto Bridge, and top it all off by enjoying a farewell drink at famous CAFFÉ FLORIAN while musicians entertain you. Later, why not join an optional cruise to the charming island of Burano, followed by a delicious meal of local specialties? (B, D)
DAY 8, FRIDAY- VENICE ISLAND: Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)
NOTE: Pre Tour - Additional night in Rome $140.00
Post Tour-Additional night in Venice $160.00
2 Nights first class hotel accommodations in Rome
2 Nights first class hotel accommodations in Florence
2 Nights first class hotel accommodations in Venice
Full buffet breakfast daily, 3 three-course dinners with wine per itinerary
Welcome dinner in Rome
Farewell dinner & wine in Venice
Transportation via Mercedes minivan max 8pax; private boat ride in Venice. Free Wi-Fi available in most hotel lobbies
Guided sightseeing tours plus entrance fees included per itinerary
All hotel tax & service charges included. Note: Local hotel tax is not included (6€ - 9€ per night). You need to pay to hotel directly upon check-in or check-out.
Private Roundtrip Airport – Hotel transfer.
Porterage 1 suitcase per person
Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
Not Included In Your Vacation Price (Air-Inclusive, Land-Only or Cruise-Only)
Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities: port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ships’ crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); additional excursions and activities not listed as 'included' in the itinerary; airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection premiums; excess baggage fees; and all other items of a personal nature.