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Italian Vistas

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$4,019.00

From $4,019* pp | 12 Days •  17-18 Meals  *Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy. 


This comprehensive tour allows you to delve deep into the history and culture of Italy as you visit some of the world’s most beautiful places.

  • Get an in-depth tour of the famous Colosseum.
  • Relax on a scenic boat ride to the enchanting Isle of Capri.
  • Visit the Academy Museum in Florence to see Michelangelo’s famous statue of David.
  • Enjoy a boat trip to Murano Island for a glass-blowing demonstration.
  • Stoll the streets of Verona – the backdrop for Romeo and Juliet.
  • Enjoy the magic of the Italian lakes in the captivating resort of Stresa.

Be Captivated in Italy

This tour has everything you’ve always wanted in a trip to Italy. Enjoy multiple-night stays in Rome, Florence, Venice, the Sorrento Coast and Stresa in the Lakes District. Discover the treasures of Classical Rome, including the Colosseum. Walk in the footsteps of the ancient Romans in Pompeii. Take a boat to the enchanting Isle of Capri. See the gems of the Renaissance in Florence’s Academy Gallery, including Michelangelo’s David. Marvel at the Leaning Tower of Pisa and stroll the streets of Verona that were the backdrop for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Stop at a Tuscan winery and farm for a lunch of regional specialities and wines. You choose your tour in the “Jewel of the Adriatic,” Venice: a walking tour of St. Mark’s Square or go off the beaten path and explore the Castello Sestiere district. Visit Locarno, Switzerland, and cap of your journey through Italy with a cruise to Isola dei Pescatori, one of the scenic Borromean Islands.

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Please note: Accommodation is subject to change.

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Itinerary

Day 1. Rome, Italy – Tour Begins

Arrive in Rome and join your fellow travellers for a special welcome dinner featuring regional delicacies and Italian wines.

icons_food  Dinner   icons_therma High  28°  Low  16°  icons_hotel  Grand Hotel Palatino

 

Day 2. Rome – Classical Rome City Tour

A locally guided tour of Classical Rome features such sights as the Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum, the Circus Maximus and the Arch of Constantine. During an in-depth visit to the Colosseum, your guide recounts its rich history. The catacombs, burial place of early Christians, the mythic Pantheon, and Piazza Navona are also featured.

icons_food  Breakfast   icons_therma High  28°  Low  16°  icons_hotel  Grand Hotel Palatino

 

Day 3. Rome

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Rome’s cultural treasures independently. Your Tour Manager will be on hand to offer suggestions. Perhaps a trip to Vatican City, with an optional tour to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, will be on your personal sightseeing list.

icons_food  Breakfast   icons_therma High  28°  Low  16°  icons_hotel  Grand Hotel Palatino

 

Day 4. Rome – Pompeii – Sorrento Coast

After a short lesson on the local language, journey south towards the brilliant Bay of Naples where charming villages are built into hillsides above a sparkling blue sea. Soak in 2,000 years of history during your discovery of the excavated ruins of Pompeii. A local guide provides an in-depth view of this remarkably preserved archaeological site. Continue to the scenic resort town of Sorrento and take some time to explore the city independently. You may wish to visit the Duomo, a Romanesque cathedral with inlaid woodwork, a famous local Sorrento craft. End your day on the breathtaking Sorrento Coast.

icons_food  Breakfast   icons_therma High  27°  Low  17°  icons_hotel  Crowne Plaza Stabiae sorrento Coast

 

Day 5. Sorrento Coast – Isle of Capri – Sorrento Coast

A scenic boat ride* brings you to the enchanting Isle of Capri. Upon arrival, take a panoramic ride to the island’s highest town, Anacapri. Spend time in Capri town with its world-famous piazzetta and explore this island paradise of chic boutiques, lush vegetation and outdoor cafés before returning to the Sorrento Coast.

icons_food  Breakfast & Dinner   icons_therma High  23°  Low  13°  icons_hotel  Crowne Plaza Stabiae sorrento Coast

 

Day 6. Sorrento Coast – Florence

Tuscany unfolds with its panorama of vineyards and olive groves. Florence, the “Cradle of the Italian Renaissance,” awaits and offers Italy’s best art and architecture. Visit the Academy Gallery to see Michelangelo’s magnificent sculpture of David. Tonight, enjoy regional Italian cuisine at a local restaurant.

icons_food  Breakfast & Dinner   icons_therma  High  21°  Low  11°  icons_hotel  Grand Hotel Baglioni

 

Day 7. Florence

A locally guided tour highlights the Piazza del Duomo, with its Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and the famous Gates of Paradise on the Baptistery of St. John. You also view the magnificent Piazza della Signoria with its imposing Palazzo Vecchio.

icons_food  Breakfast   icons_therma  High  21°  Low  11°  icons_hotel  Grand Hotel Baglioni

 

Day 8. Florence – Pisa – Venice

Visit the ancient maritime Republic of Pisa to discover the Piazza Dei Miracoli, the Duomo (Cathedral), and the famous Leaning Tower. A special stop is made at a Tuscan winery and farm to enjoy lunch and sample local wines and specialities. Next, cross the Apennine Mountains en route to Venice where 117 islands are connected by a latticework of 150 canals and 400 bridges.

icons_food Breakfast & Lunch  icons_therma  High  18°  Low  10°  icons_hotel  Hotel Bellini Venice

 

Day 9. Venice – Murano Island – Venice

Embark on a boat trip* (weather permitting) to Murano Island for a glass-blowing demonstration. Then we make our way to St. Mark’s Square where you choose how you want to see Venice! You may choose to join a local expert who will take you on a walking tour of this famous square to view the stunning Basilica and visit the impressive Doge’s Palace and the legendary Bridge of Sighs. Or perhaps you would prefer to go off the beaten path to explore the Castello Sestiere district with a local expert; get to know authentic Venice and see for yourself how the locals live as you walk canal by canal through the narrow streets lined with churches and historic buildings of this very unique city. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore independently.

icons_food Breakfast   icons_therma  High  18°  Low  10°  icons_hotel  Ferro Lazzarini Vetreriahornaza Glass Factory

 

Day 10. Venice – Verona – Stresa

Depart Venice for Verona to stroll the streets that were the backdrop for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Arrive in the resort town of Stresa in the breathtaking Italian Lakes District, your home for the next two nights, and admire the beautiful views of Lago Maggiore.

icons_food  Breakfast & Dinner    icons_therma  High  18°  Low  7°  icons_hotel  Regina Palace Hotel

 

Day 11. Stresa – Locarno, Switzerland – Isola dei Pescatori, Italy – Stresa

Today, cross into Switzerland and the picturesque lakeside resort of Locarno for magnificent views, excellent shopping and charming cafés. Tonight, we travel by boat to Isola dei Pescatori** for a farewell dinner while surrounded by beautiful scenery.

icons_food  Breakfast & Dinner    icons_therma  High  18°  Low  7°  icons_hotel  Regina Palace Hotel

 

Day 12. Stresa – Tour Ends

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  • Italy is 6 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.
  • Elevation on this tour will not exceed 2400 feet.
  • The currency in Italy is the Euro.
  • Voltage in Italy is 220V.
  • Why not consider a pre and post tour extension. Start and end your holiday rested.
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, upstairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected

Jul 10, 2017 – Jul 21, 2017                             SOLD OUT

Jul 24, 2017 – Aug 4, 2017                             SOLD OUT

Aug 14, 2017 – Aug 25, 2017                         $4,779

Aug 28, 2017 – Sep 8, 2017                            $5,059

Sep 4, 2017 – Sep 15, 2017                            $5,329

Sep 6, 2017 – Sep 17, 2017                            $5,329

Sep 11, 2017 – Sep 22, 2017                          $5,329

Sep 13, 2017 – Sep 24, 2017                          $5,329

Sep 18, 2017 – Sep 29, 2017                         SOLD OUT

Sep 25, 2017 – Oct 6, 2017                            SOLD OUT

Oct 2, 2017 – Oct 13, 2017                             $5,329

Oct 9, 2017 – Oct 20, 2017                             $5,329

Oct 11, 2017 – Oct 22, 2017                          $5,189

Oct 16, 2017 – Oct 27, 2017                          $5,189

Oct 30, 2017 – Nov 10, 2017                         $4,779

Nov 6, 2017 – Nov 17, 2017                           $4,639

Nov 8, 2017 – Nov 19, 2017                           $4,639

Nov 27, 2017 – Dec 8, 2017                           $4,299

Dec 4, 2017 – Dec 15, 2017                           $4,159

 

Jan 29, 2018 – Feb 9, 2018                           $4,159

Feb 26, 2018 – Mar 9, 2018                         SOLD OUT

Mar 5, 2018 – Mar 16, 2018                         SOLD OUT

Mar 12, 2018 – Mar 23, 2018                        $4,499

Mar 19, 2018 – Mar 30, 2018                        $4,499

Mar 26, 2018 – Apr 6, 2018                          $4,779

Apr 4, 2018 – Apr 15, 2018                           $4,919

Apr 9, 2018 – Apr 20, 2018                           $4,919

Apr 11, 2018 – Apr 22, 2018                         $4,919

Apr 16, 2018 – Apr 27, 2018                         $4,919

Apr 18, 2018 – Apr 29, 2018                         $4,919

Apr 23, 2018 – May 4, 2018                          $4,919

Apr 25, 2018 – May 6, 2018                          $5,059

May 7, 2018 – May 18, 2018                         $5,179

May 14, 2018 – May 25, 2018                       $5,179

May 16, 2018 – May 27, 2018                       $5,319

May 21, 2018 – Jun 1, 2018                         $5,319

May 28, 2018 – Jun 8, 2018                         $5,319

Jun 4, 2018 – Jun 15, 2018                          $5,319

Jun 11, 2018 – Jun 22, 2018                        $5,319

Jun 25, 2018 – Jul 6, 2018                           $5,319

Jul 2, 2018 – Jul 13, 2018                            $4,769

Jul 9, 2018 – Jul 20, 2018                            $4,769

Jul 16, 2018 – Jul 27, 2018                          $4,769

Jul 23, 2018 – Aug 3, 2018                          $4,769

Aug 8, 2018 – Aug 19, 2018                        $4,769

Aug 15, 2018 – Aug 26, 2018                      $4,769

Sep 3, 2018 – Sep 14, 2018                        $5,319

Sep 5, 2018 – Sep 16, 2018                        SOLD OUT

Sep 10, 2018 – Sep 21, 2018                      $5,319

Sep 12, 2018 – Sep 23, 2018                      $5,319

Sep 17, 2018 – Sep 28, 2018                      $5,319

Sep 19, 2018 – Sep 30, 2018                      $5,319

Sep 24, 2018 – Oct 5, 2018                         $5,319

Sep 26, 2018 – Oct 7, 2018                         $5,319

Oct 3, 2018 – Oct 14, 2018                          $5,319

Oct 8, 2018 – Oct 19, 2018                          $5,319

Oct 15, 2018 – Oct 26, 2018                        $5,179

Oct 17, 2018 – Oct 28, 2018                        $4,899

Oct 22, 2018 -Nov 2, 2018                          SOLD OUT

Oct 24, 2018 – Nov 4, 2018                         $4,769

Nov 5, 2018 – Nov 16, 2018                        SOLD OUT

Nov 7, 2018 – Nov 18, 2018                         $4,629

Nov 26, 2018 – Dec 7, 2018                         $4,289

Dec 3, 2018 – Dec 14, 2018                         $4,019

Jan 23, 2019 – Feb 3, 2019                         $4,019

Feb 25, 2019 – Mar 8, 2019                         $4,289

Mar 11, 2019 – Mar 22, 2019                       $4,489

Mar 13, 2019 – Mar 24, 2019                       $4,489

Mar 18, 2019 – Mar 29, 2019                       $4,489

Mar 27, 2019 – Apr 7, 2019                          $4,769

Apr 1, 2019 – Apr 12, 2019                          $4,899

Apr 24, 2019 – May 5, 2019                         $5,109