REFLECTIONS OF ITALY - 2017
REFLECTIONS OF ITALY - 2017

Day 1: Overnight Flight
Welcome to Italy, a land rich in history, culture, art and romance. Your journey begins with an overnight flight to Rome, “The Eternal City.”

Day 2: Rome, Italy - Tour Begins
Welcome to Rome, “The Eternal City.” This evening, join your fellow travelers for a special welcome dinner at a popular local restaurant featuring regional delicacies and fine Italian wines.
Today Dinner is included.

Day 3: Rome
This morning you’ll come to know the history and traditions of Rome while on a locally guided panoramic tour featuring the impressive Piazza Venezia, the Circus Maximus, the Arch of Constantine, the famous Piazza Navona, and a visit to the Colosseum. This afternoon it’s your choice! 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.
Today Breakfast is included.

Day 4: Rome - Assisi - Perugia - Umbria
Ease your way into the local culture as your Tour Manager shares a few key Italian phrases. Travel to Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis. Take in the old-world atmosphere on a guided walking tour of the old city, including the Basilica of St. Francis. Then you are off to medieval Perugia, the historic capital of Umbria. Behold one of the grandest squares in Italy – the Piazza IV Novembre – and delight in the medieval palaces and ornate cathedrals.
Today Breakfast is included.

Day 5: Umbria - Siena - Florence
A scenic journey through Tuscany’s graceful low-lying hills brings you to the mystical city of Siena. You will be delighted by its narrow Gothic streets, magnificent palaces and historic Piazza del Campo. After a walking tour with a local expert, take some time to explore the medieval corners of Siena. You are sure to find many surprises among its shops and outdoor cafés. Arrive in Florence and enjoy some free time before gathering for dinner.
Today Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 6: Florence
In Florence, the “Cradle of Italian Renaissance,” visit the world-famous Academy Gallery to see Michelangelo’s incredible Statue of David. During your cultural tour of Florence, you’ll also view the Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore, the Palazzo Vecchio, and the Church of Santa Croce, burial place of Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli. The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy this fascinating city on your own.
Today Breakfast is included.

Day 7: Florence - Venice
Start your day with a trip to a historic winery in the heart of the Chianti region. In the heart of it's 12th century castle, learn about Tuscany’s famous wines and enjoy a lunch filled with local specialties. This afternoon, journey through central Italy, crossing over the wooded Apennine Mountains toward the Valley of the Po. Enchanting Venice awaits with 117 tiny islands and its latticework of 150 canals and 400 bridges.
Today Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included.

Day 8: Venice - Murano Island - Venice
Your day begins with a boat trip* (weather permitting) to Murano Island for an up-close glass making demonstration. Discover the secrets of this ancient art and marvel at the intricate designs of each one-of-a-kind piece. Next, return to Venice and visit lively St. Mark’s Square, the cultural hub of the city. Uncover the stories of Venice as a local expert guides you on a walking tour of the area featuring St. Mark’s Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Clock Tower with its famous Moors.
Today Breakfast is included.

Day 9: Venice - Milan Malpensa
Today you travel to Milan. Take in some of the city’s amazing sights on a locally guided panoramic tour including the Duomo – this magnificent Gothic cathedral is the third largest church in Europe, the Opera House La Scala and Vittorio Emanuele Gallery. Later, perhaps you will indulge in some shopping at the “Quadrilatero della Moda,” Milan’s high-fashion district. Continue to Milan Malpensa for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of an unforgettable trip.
Today Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 10: Milan Malpensa - Tour Ends
Your tour ends in Milan Malpensa this morning.
Today Breakfast is included.

 

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Highlights...
Rome • Assisi • Perugia Siena • Florence • Chianti Winery
Venice • Murano Island • Milan

10 Days • 13 Meals:
8 Breakfasts • 1 Lunch • 4 Dinners

Starting at $1,999*

*per person, land only, double occupancy.
Call for airfare from your gateway.


YOUR ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

DAY 1
Overnight Flight
DAYS 2 - 3
Hotel Dei Borgio, or Massimo D'Azeglio Hotel, Rome
 or Mediterraneo Hotel, Hotel dei Mellini, or Imperiale Hotel, Rome
DAY 4
Sangallo Palace Hotel, Perugia; or Roseo Hotel, Assisi
DAYS 5 - 6
Best Western Hotel Rivoli, Albani Hotel or Mirror Hotel, Florence
DAYS 7 - 8
Carlton on the Canal Hotel or LaGare Hotel, Murano Island
or Santa Marina Hotel, Venice
DAY 9
Crowne Plaza Malpensa, Malpensa

On some dates alternate hotels may be used.


Unique Experiences

  • Enjoy a visit to one of Chianti’s treasured wineries complete with a visit to its medieval castle and a special lunch.
  • A tour of Florence showcases the cultural treasures of the “Cradle of the Italian Renaissance.”
  • Discover Siena’s narrow Gothic streets, magnificent palaces and historic Piazza del Campo.
  • Spend a day in the breathtaking region of Umbria as you visit two of its most important cities: Assisi and Perugia.
  • UNESCO World Heritage sites visited on this tour: Venice, Florence, Siena, Assisi and Rome.
  • Experience the benefits of personal audio headsets, designed for better communication between you and your guides throughout your tour.

For more information call Pam Adair at 216.751.8301 or 888.878.8187


Please Note:
• This tour includes moderate physical activity. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected. Some of the most unique sightseeing can mean accessing locations that restrict motorcoaches, especially in historic areas. For your comfort, we recommend bringing walking shoes. If you require a walker or wheelchair, or have difficulty walking, you may not be able to access some of these areas and may want to consider an alternate vacation. Our travel counselors can provide additional information or assistance to help you determine the perfect trip for you.
• *Due to the unpredictable nature of the events schedule at the Vatican, on certain dates it may be necessary to visit the Vatican Museums in the afternoon. Vatican Museums are closed on Sundays and holidays that fall on Saturday. Most national museums in Florence, including the Uffizi Gallery and the Academy, are closed on Mondays. *On occasion, due to inclement weather, your boat trip to Murano Island may be substituted with a visit to a local glass factory in Venice.
• When the Vatican option falls on a Wednesday, the order of included and optional tours may be reversed, in order to participate in all activities for that day.
• Please note that most shops and businesses in Italy are closed on Sundays and on National/Religious holidays.
• Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.
• To complete your vacation, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing airfare from us with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.
• Passport is required.

 

Vacation updated: 12/27/2016 1:38:54 PM