Italia Classica 2015

9 days / 8 nights - Air & Land

8 days / 7 nights - Land only



Rates do not include airfares, which can be booked at the time of booking.

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TOUR FEATURES:

  • Airport transfers
  • Superior First (SF) & First (F) class hotels; rooms with private facilities
  • 12 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
  • Touring by modern motorcoach
  • Sightseeing tours, as per itinerary
  • Professional Tour Director throughout
  • Luggage handling


YOUR HOTELS:

VENICE – Carlton (F)
FLORENCE – Croce di Malta (F)
ROME – BW Hotel Universo (F)



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DAY 1 Saturday

USA - VENICE

Leave tonight on an overnight jet flight for Venice (flight not included).

DAY 2 Sunday

VENICE (Dinner)

Welcome to Italy! Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Meet your fellow travelers for orientation meeting with the tour director, followed by a welcome dinner.

DAY 3 Monday

VENICE (Breakfast)

Your morning walking tour will include such highlights as the Golden Basilica of St. Mark, pigeon-filled St. Mark’s Square, the bridge of Sighs and visit to the Doge’s Palace. You will also visit a glass blowing factory where you will see the demonstration of a traditional Venetian glass blowing. The remainder of the day is free to explore this fascinating city on your own. Take a gondola ride to the Lido or shop for fine Italian fashions.

DAY 4 Tuesday

VENICE - FLORENCE (Breakfast, Dinner)

This morning leave Venice toward Pisa for a visit. Upon arrival, view the famous Piazza dei Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, the Baptistery and the Duomo. Continue on to Florence for dinner and overnight.

DAY 5 Wednesday

FLORENCE (Breakfast)

Today our morning tour begins with a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts, which houses Michelangelo’s superb ‘David’ and many of the master’s unfinished works. Walk to the splendid Duomo with its magnificent dome designed by Brunelleschi and see the Baptistery with its renowned "Gates of Paradise”. The tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo with the most spectacular view of Florence. The balance of the day is at leisure.

DAY 6 Thursday

FLORENCE - ROME (Breakfast, Dinner)

After breakfast, we depart for Rome, the ‘Eternal City.’ Enroute we stop in the medieval city of Assisi, renowned for its 12th Century Basilica of St. Francis.

DAY 7 Friday

ROME (Breakfast, Lunch)

Morning visit to the Vatican and its breathtaking museum including the Sistine Chapel. Stroll thru St. Peter’s Square, passing Bernini’s famous colonnade. Next visit St. Peter’s Basilica, where you will see Michelangelo’s Pieta, sculpted when he was just 24. Then continue on to visit the Colosseum, ancient Palatine Hill overlooking the Circus Maximus and the Imperial Palace, and the Roman Forum.

DAY 8 Saturday

ROME (Breakfast, Dinner)

A whole day on your own in this fascinating city gives you enough time to visit some of the wonderful shops, galleries and museums. Tonight, a dinner in a local restaurant.

DAY 9 Sunday

ROME - USA (Breakfast)

After breakfast we transfer you to airport for your homebound flight.



Italia Classica 2015
PRICES ARE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

Departures from the U.S.A. - Friday
Starting dates in Vienna - Saturday
Ending dates in Prague - Thursday
Price for Land Only
June 20
June 21
June 28
$2571
July 11
June 12
July 19
$2359
July 25
July 26
August 2
$2359
August 8
August 9
August 16
$2359
August 22
August 23
August 30
$2359
September 5
September 6
September 13
$2571
September 19
September 20
September 27
$2571
October 10
October 11
October 18
$2571
October 24
October 25
November 1
$2571
November 7
November 8
November 15
$2139
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $823
Rates do not include airfares which can be booked at the time of bookings.