Best of Italy 10 Days-9 Nights

Day 1. Rome.
Upon arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport your will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Welcome dinner and an introduction by your tour escort. Overnight.

Day 2. Rome.
After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of the city, including: the Colosseum (from the outside), Trevi Fountain, Castel S. Angelo and St. Peter's Basilica (from the outside). In the afternoon visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Return to your hotel and overnight.

Day 3. Rome-Florence.
After breakfast, you'll depart for Florence, the "Cradle of the Renaissance", crossing some of Italy's most beautiful regions, including: Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany. In the early afternoon enjoy a city tour with a local guide, which will include: Giotto's Bell Tower, Piazza della Signoria and many other timeless highlights. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4. Florence-Lake Maggiore.
After breakfast, depart for the Lombardia region continuing to Stresa/Baveno, two quaint picturesque towns on Lake Maggiore, where you will spend two nights. Lake Maggiore; one of Italy's most beautiful lakes, is known for its splendid climate and was featured in Ernest Hemingway's infamous novel "A Farewell to Arms". Rest of the afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5. Lake Maggiore-Lugano (Switzerland)-Lake Maggiore.
After breakfast, enjoy a full day excursion into the Alps and Switzerland. Skiriting Lake Maggiore admire Pallanza, Intra and Ghiffa before arriving in Lugano, where you will have free time to explore at your leisure. Return to Stresa/Baveno in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6. Lake Maggiore-Milan-Verona-Venice.
After breakfast, depart to Milan for a panoramic tour of the city by bus. Then continue on to Verona, one of Italy's most fascinating cities, which houses the famous Romeo and Juliet balcony and the Roman Theatre. Late afternoon arrival in Venice. Overnight at your hotel in Venice.

Day 7. Venice-Siena.
After breakfast, guided visit of St. Mark's Square and neighbouring sites. Early afternoon departure to Siena, through the splendid landscapes of Emilia Romagna and the Tuscany region. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Siena.

Day 8. Siena-San Gimignano-Chianti-Siena.
After breakfast, depart for a full day excursion in the Chianti area. Your first stop will be in San Gimignano, a picturesque medieval town declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Next stop will be in the Chianti Region at a famous wine estate, where you will sample the best Chianti red wines accompanied by a light lunch. In the afternoon return to Siena for a walking tour of the city, which will include: the Dome (from the outside) and II Campo Square; where twice a year the Palio race is run on bareback horses. Dinner and overnight.

Day 9. Siena-Assisi-Rome
After breakfast, departure to Assisi, a great religious town significant of the life of St. Francis. Visit the great Basilica with its magnificent paintings by Giotto. Proceed to Rome. Overnight.

Day 10. Rome
After breakfast, transfer to Rome Fiumicino airport for your return flight home.

 

Price  Per  Person  in  USD
$2765 in  Double
$3495 in  Single
$2700 in  Triple
$2320 Child  3/11
Guaranteed Departures
April 11  25
May 09  23
June 06  20  27
July 04 11 18 25
August 01 08 15 22 29
September 05 12 19 26
October 03 10

Price Includes:
• Deluxe Coach • 9 nights in Selected 4* hotels • 9 breakfasts -1 lunch - 6 dinners • Baggage handling -1 piece of luggage per person • Dedicated and licensed local guides (Rome, Florence, Venice) • Entrance fees: Vatican Museums in Rome • City accommodation "tourist" taxes.


Price Excludes:
• Tips • Extras • Drinks at meals • Optional Excursions • Anything not mentioned in "Price Includes".


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