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Italian Escapade

3 Nights Naples, 2 Nights Rome, 3 Nights Florence & 2 Nights Venice

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TOUR OVERVIEW

Experience the Italian city by the bay of Naples where you will visit Pompeii to see the ruins of the ancient metropolis destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. You will continue by train to the capital of Italy - Rome where you will explore the treasures of the Vatican, including St. Peter's Basilica, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Square. Continue by train to Florence where you will experience a walking tour of the city called the "cradle of Renaissance" and a visit to the famous Duomo. Enjoy the city by the Grand Canal Venice and its architecture and the Bridge of Sighs. Relax on your gondola ride on the Grand Canal as a day of leisure or visit the islands of the Venetian lagoon.

Itinerary

ITALIAN ESCAPADE starts in Naples daily.
  • DAY 1

    NAPLES

    Upon arrival in Naples, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. A Homeric Tours representative will contact you to set up your orientation meeting.
  • DAY 2

    NAPLES

    Today you will get yourself acquainted with the Italian city by the bay – Naples. After a morning city tour you will be transferred to Pompeii for a visit of the ruins of the ancient metropolis destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.
    Breakfast Included
  • DAY 3

    NAPLES

    Day at leisure to enjoy an optional drive along the Amalfi Coast, including stops in Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi.
    Breakfast Included
  • DAY 4

    NAPLES / ROME

    A morning train ride takes you from Naples to the Eternal City, also known as the capital of Italy – Rome. In the afternoon you will explore the treasures of the Vatican, including St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Square. Evening is at leisure to dine in one of the local restaurants.
    Breakfast Included
  • DAY 5

    ROME

    Today is spent at leisure with a choice of optional activities. You might visit the famous Colosseum and Forum Romanum, or taste wine in nearby wineries located in the Roman Hills. You can also take part in the pasta cooking class.
    Breakfast Included
  • DAY 6

    ROME / FLORENCE

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to the train station for a high-speed train ride to Florence. After you check in, you will experience a walking tour of the city called the “cradle of Renaissance” with a visit to the famous Duomo and a walk along the Ponte Vecchio.
    Breakfast Included
  • DAY 7 & 8

    FLORENCE

    You will have two days to enjoy the city of Florence with a possible visit to the Accademia, home of the fabulous David, but also to journey into to the Tuscany region. Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti are only a short drive away. So you do not have to choose between art and wine, you can taste both.
    Breakfast Included
  • DAY 9

    FLORENCE / VENICE

    A train ride takes you north to the city by the Grand Canal Venice. An afternoon walking tour reveals the history and architecture of the city, as you visit San Marco’s square and the Bridge of Sighs, among other landmarks.
    Breakfast Included
  • DAY 10

    VENICE

    Your last day of this Italian escapade is yours to plan in Venice. You can cross off “take a gondola ride on the Grand Canal” from your list or visit the islands of the Venetian lagoon, Murano and Burano to see a “glass-blowing” demonstration.
    Breakfast Included
  • DAY 11

    VENICE

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for a return flight home.
    Breakfast Included

Package Includes

  • 3-night hotel accommodation in Naples
  • 2-night hotel accommodation in Rome
  • 3-night hotel accommodation in Florence
  • 2-night hotel accommodation in Venice
  • Sightseeing tour of Naples
  •  Tour of Pompeii
  •  Tour of the Vatican City incl. St. Peter’s Basilica
    and Sistine Chape
  • Sightseeing tour of Florence
  • Sightseeing tour of Venice
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Orientation meeting by a Homeric Representative
  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • 1st class train transportation between Naples, Rome, Florence and Venice
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Porterage of one suitcase per person
  • 24/7 support from a Homeric Representative
  • USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program

 

Dates & Prices

ITALIAN ESCAPADE - DOUBLE PRICES

RomeAtlanticoDei Mellini
FlorenceExecutivePalazzo Castri
VeniceAll'AngeloBisanzio
NaplesTerminusMajestic
JAN 1 - MAR 31, 2021$1,750$2,195
APR 1 - APR 30, 2021$2,495$3,095
MAY 1 - JUN 30, 2021$2,595$3,245
JUL 1 - JUL 31, 2021$2,345$2,895
AUG 1 - AUG 31, 2021$2,195$2,745
SEP 1 - OCT 31, 2021$2,595$3,245
NOV 1 - DEC 20, 2021$1,995$2,395

ITALIAN ESCAPADE - SINGLE PRICES

RomeAtlanticoDei Mellini
FlorenceExecutivePalazzo Castri
VeniceAll'AngeloBisanzio
NaplesTerminusMajestic
JAN 1 - MAR 31, 2021$2,677$3,339
APR 1 - APR 30, 2021$3,957$4,939
MAY 1 - JUN 30, 2021$4,156$5,188
JUL 1 - JUL 31, 2021$3,675$4,586
AUG 1 - AUG 31, 2021$3,425$4,274
SEP 1 - OCT 31, 2021$4,117$5,213
NOV 1 - DEC 20, 2021$2,905$3,624

HOTELS

Rome

Hotel Dei Mellini★ ★ ★ ★
Ideally situated on a quiet street just two blocks from the Tiber River, the Hotel dei Mellini offers guests intimate service and distinctive accommodations. A cosmopolitan feel and a refined atmosphere provide a warm and welcoming home in the heart of Rome. Close to the Lepanto Metro station, the dei Mellini is a fifteen minute walk from both Vatican City and the Spanish Steps.

Rome

Atlantico★ ★ ★ ★
The Atlantico is one of the best hotels in Rome's city center, welcoming guests into a marvelous 1930s building with a comfortable and elegant atmosphere. This 4-star hotel boasts an incredibly central location and is within walking distance from the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and other unmissable landmarks, such as Via Veneto, Spanish Steps and Via del Corso for shopping. The moment you set foot in the hotel you will be gratified by the warm and elegant decor and the warm welcome from the staff. Boasting an authentically vintage atmosphere, the Atlantico Hotel is filled with historical details but still offers all the contemporary amenities and services in its 65 spacious rooms built for the modern traveler. Guests staying at the Atlantico also have the option to enjoy the facilities such as restu
  • Hotel Address: stazione termini Roma, Italia, Via Cavour, 23, 00184, Italy, , Rome - Italy

Florence

Executive Hotel★ ★ ★ ★
The Executive Hotel in Florence is a luxury 4 star hotel in the historical centre of Florence, just 300 m from Florence's Opera House, Teatro Comunale Florence. Both Santa Maria Novella Railway Station and Ponte Vecchio are 10 minutes' walk away, The Hotel enjoys a superb location next to the River Arno. The building was originally constructed in the 18th century by the architect Poggi. The edifice which holds the hotel is made up of two buildings from different periods in the XIX century. The neoclassical loggia was once the Terrazzino Reale sul Prato; a royal stand made of wood assembled for the grand duke of Lorena. Buffet Breakfast is Included. All rooms have private air-conditioning, mini-bar, electronic safety box, hairdryer, Digital TV. Some of the rooms have a private terrace. Bar Lounge and Room Service are available.
  • Hotel Address:Via Curtatone, 5 Florence 50123 Italyl
    Phone:+39 055 217451, Fax:+39 055 268346,

Florence

Palazzo Castri★ ★ ★ ★
A new gem offering the best of Italian hospitality right in the heart of Florence: Palazzo Castri 1874, a 4-star superior luxury boutique hotel. The hotel opened in 2016, has an excellent reputation and is rated as one of Florence’s top 10 hotels on TripAdvisor. The hotel is strategically located just seven minutes’ walk from the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and a short walk from the station and Piazza Santa Maria Novella. The hotel provides guests with a latest-generation smartphone for phone calls and internet access when you are out and about in Florence, and back at the hotel our WiFi connection offers full coverage throughout the buildings and the garden.

Venice

Bisanzio★ ★ ★ ★
With a stay at Best Western Hotel Bisanzio in Venice (Castello), you'll be minutes from Church of San Zaccaria and St. Mark's Basilica. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of San Zaccaria Waterbus and Piccolo Teatro Delle Melodie Veneziane. Make yourself at home in one of the 40 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily. Take in the views from a rooftop terrace and make use of amenities such as wireless Internet access (surcharge) and concierge services. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is served daily. Featured amenities include express check-in, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services.

Venice

All'Angelo★ ★ ★ ★
With a stay at Hotel All'Angelo in Venice (San Marco), you'll be minutes from St. Mark's Basilica and Rialto Bridge. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Galleria Stampalia and St Mark's Campanile. Make yourself at home in one of the 56 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Satellite television is provided for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily. Take in the views from a terrace and a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access. Take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) and a ferry terminal shuttle.

Naples

Star Hotel Terminus★ ★ ★ ★
The Starhotels Terminus is a romantic hotel in the historic centre of Naples, near the Train Station and the bustling Piazza Garibaldi. Its 169 rooms and suites have a warm, relaxed atmosphere, and give guests a panoramic view of the city or of the magnificent courtyard.The Odeon by Eataly restaurant offers both international and typical Neapolitan cuisine. The Odeon by Eataly bar is the ideal place to enjoy a genuine Neapolitan coffee, as well as light snacks and exquisite cocktails.The panoramic terrace on the 7th floor overlooks the Bay of Naples, making it the perfect setting for romantic evenings.
  • Hotel Address:Piazza Garibaldi, 91 80142 Naples Italy
    Phone:+39 081 7793111,

Naples

Exe Majestic Hotel★ ★ ★ ★
With a stay at Exe Majestic, you'll be centrally located in Naples, steps from Palazzo delle Arti Napoli and minutes from Villa Pignatelli. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Piazza dei Martiri and Naples Aquarium. Make yourself at home in one of the 112 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and complimentary newspapers. Make use of convenient amenities such as wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and babysitting/childcare. Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 1 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), limo/town car service, and a computer station. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and conference space. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
  • Hotel Address:Largo Vasto A Chiaia, 68 Naples Italy

BROCHURE

Brochure Name:

ITALY 2020

Italian Escapade Tour Page:

10

Important Tour Info

TRAVEL TIPS – ITALY

ITALY

PASSPORT/VISA: (It is recommended that your passport have at least six months of validity whenever you travel abroad to avoid unintended travel disruptions. Because rules and regulations frequently change, please inquire about passports validity and visas from the consulate of the foreign country you will visit. It is recommended that your passport have at least six months of validity whenever you travel abroad to avoid unintended travel disruptions. Participants that hold a valid U.S. passport do not require visas. If you hold a passport of a foreign country, contact the Italian Consulate in your area for information on whether or not you need a visa.) 
CURRENCY: (The unit of currency is the Euro. Coinage is available in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents with 1 and 2 Euros. Bank notes come in units of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Euros. We suggest you exchange your money in a bank, as opposed to the hotel, in order to get the best exchange rate. Banks are open from 8am to 1:30pm and 3:00-4:00pm from Monday to Friday.) 
ELECTRICAL CURRENT: (The voltage may vary from 125 to 220 in the cities. It is best to travel with dual current appliances with plug adapters.) 
TIME: (Italy is six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. Daylight Savings Time is in effect from the end of March to the end of September.) 
TELEPHONES: (Public telephones are plentiful and are considerably less costly than hotel telephones. They use coins or a phone card purchasable in values of 5,000 or 10,000 lire at the post office, bars, tobacco shops and some kiosks. Direct dialing is also possible for continental and intercontinental communications. You may also access AT&T by dialing 721011, MCI by dialing 1721022 or US Sprint by dialing 1721877.) 
MUSEUMS: (Museums are generally open 9am-1:00-2:00pm and closed on Mondays, although hours vary.) 
TIPPING: (A service charge of 15% is added to all restaurant bills. It is customary to leave a small tip for good service as follows: Waiters: 5-10% of check; Cafes/Bars: 15% at a table, if not included on bill; 200 Lire at a counter or espresso bar; 500 Lire at a counter or alcoholic bar; Taxis: 10%; Guides/Drivers: 15% of cost of tour.)

PACKAGE RULES – ITALIAN ESCAPADE

  • Additional nights in Naples & Venice are available upon request.
  • City taxes are not included and must be paid directly at the hotels.
  • Hotels featured above may be substituted according to the availability.
  • * Prices are per person, based on double/triple occupancy.
  • Homeric Tours can provide competitive airfares from USA in conjuction with your tour request.

 

BOOKING INFO – ITALIAN ESCAPADE

Extensions to Milan, Palermo, Athens, Mykonos, Paris, Dubrovnik, Jerusalem, Cairo & Istanbul on pages 22 - 24
Homeric Tours will provide affordable airfare from USA in conjuction with the tour upon request.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Prepare for the Unexpected

Homeric Tours highly recommends that all our passengers purchase travel insurance. We offer a cost-effective, comprehensive insurance plan that protects you in cases such as having to cancel your trip for medical reasons, leaving your trip early due to an emergency, getting reimbursed in case your baggage arrives late, and so on.

We offer two separate plans: one for passengers who purchase only air tickets from us and the other for passengers who purchase land-only services (hotels, cruises, transfers, etc.) or land-and-air packages.

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