Italian Escapade



10 Days from $2,120 - Land Only


4 Nights Rome, 2 Nights Florence, 2 Nights Venice & 1 Night Sorrento

Day 1, Sun: Rome
Arrival in Rome. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 2, Mon: Rome / Assisi / Siena/ Florence
After breakfast, depart by deluxe motor coach to Assisi. Upon arrival, you will have time to leisurely explore this little medieval town. A visit to the Basilica of San Francesco is highly recommended where you will find masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. This afternoon, depart to Siena the gothic city constructed on three hills in the heart of Tuscany. This monumental and medieval city is encircled by its walls and splendid square Piazza del Campo, designed in the shape of a shell. Free afternoon to explore on your own all of the beauty this magical city has to offer. In the late afternoon proceed to Florence. This evening, you will dine in your hotel. (B,D)
Day 3, Tue: Florence
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Today, your guided tour will visit one of the most famous cities in the world, cradle of the Italian Renaissance. Your tour will take you to the magnificent downtown including the Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore with Brunelleschi's splendid dome and Giotto's belfry, Piazza Della Signora, also known as Palazzo Vecchio, and the Santa Croce Basilica. After lunch spend the afternoon at leisure or you may choose to take an optional tour to Pisa. (B,L)
Day 4, Wed : Florence/ Bologna/ Padua / Venice
After breakfast at your hotel, depart for Bologna, a city famous of elegant and extensive arcades. Proceed to Neptune and Major Square in the heart of the city. You will be fascinated by the King Re Enzo Palace, the Podesta Palace and the Basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. This afternoon, visit to Padua to see the Basilica of St. Anthony. Afterwards, proceed to Venice. (B,D)
Day 5, Thu : Venice
After breakfast enjoy a morning tour of Venice, the 'Floating City'. Visit the splendid St. Mark's Basilica and then view the Doge's Palace and the legendary Bridge of Sighs. Rest of the day at leisure. (B,D)
Day 6, Fri: Venice / Tuscany / Rome
This morning after breakfast depart for the famous region of Val di Chiana in Tuscany. Stop at the Medieval town of Montepulciano, rich with history and art and known for its wine. During the month of July, Montepulciano hosts a jazz and wine festival. Time at leisure to taste the local wine. In the evening proceed to Rome. (B)
Day 7, Sat : Rome
Breakfast at your hotel. Today's sightseeing includes the Vatican Museum with important art collections, the amazing Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. The tour ends at the St. Peter's Square. The remainder of the day is at leisure to shop and enjoy your surroundings. (B)
Day 8, Sun : Rome / Naples / Pompeii / Sorrento
Breakfast at your hotel. Leaving Rome the coach will take the "Sun Route" driving through the regions of Lazio and Campania. Arrive in Naples for a short panoramic city tour: Mergellina, Castel dell'Ovo Plesbiscito Square, the Royal Palace and the port. After lunch drive to Pompeii to visit the excavations. Continue on to Sorrento. Dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)
Day 9, Mon : Sorrento / Capri / Rome
After breakfast you board the boat to the island of Capri. Weather permitting, visit the Blue Grotta in small rowing boats. Free time after lunch for personal activities. In the afternoon depart for Rome. (B,L)
Day 10, Tue: Rome
After breakfast transfer to the airport. (B)

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