ITALIAN VISTAS - 2017
ITALIAN VISTAS - 2017

Day 1: Overnight Flight
Ciao, Italy!

Day 2: Rome, Italy - Tour Begins
Arrive in Rome and join your fellow travelers for a special welcome dinner featuring regional delicacies and Italian wines
Today Dinner is included.

Day 3: 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.
Today Breakfast is included.

Day 4: 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.
Today Breakfast is included.

Day 5: Rome - Pompeii - Sorrento Coast
After a short lesson on the local language, journey south toward 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. End your day on the breathtaking Sorrento Coast.
Today Breakfast is included.

Day 6: 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.
Today Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 7: Sorrento Coast - Florence
Today 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. This evening, it’s Diner’s Choice…tonight your dinner is included and you’ll choose the perfect spot from a “menu” of Florence’s great restaurants.
Today Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 8: 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.
Today Breakfast is included.

Day 9: 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 specialties. Next, cross the Apennine Mountains en route to Venice where 117 islands are connected by a latticework of 150 canals and 400 bridges.
Today Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included.

Day 10: Venice - Murano Island - Venice
Embark a boat trip* (weather permitting) to Murano Island for an up-close glass making demonstration. Return to St. Mark’s Square where a local expert takes you on a walking tour of the Basilica, Doge’s Palace and the legendary Bridge of Sighs. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore independently.
Today Breakfast is included.

Day 11: 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.
Today Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 12: Stresa - Locarno, Switzerland - Isola dei Pescatori, Italy - Stresa
oday, 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.
Today Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 13: Stresa - Tour Ends
Today Breakfast is included.

Tour Itinerary may be in reverse order on some dates.

 

Call for availabe guaranteed departure dates!

Highlights...
Rome • Colosseum • Pompeii • Sorrento Coast Isle of Capri
Florence • Tuscan WineryVenice • Murano Island • Verona
Locarno, Switzerland • Stresa

  • Visit the once buried city of Pompeii, at the foothills of Mt. Vesuvius.
  • Walk in the footsteps of great Italian Masters while exploring historic Florence.
  • Enjoy the magic of the Italian Lakes during a stay in the captivating resort of Stresa.
  • Indulge in a wine tasting and regional lunch in one of Tuscany’s great wineries.

13 Days • 18 Meals:
11 Breakfasts • 1 Lunch • 6 Dinners

Starting at $2,899*

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


YOUR ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

DAY 1
Overnight Flight
DAYS 2 - 4
Grand Hotel Palatino, Mediterraneo Hotel or Imperiale Hotel, Rome
DAYS 5, 6
Crown Plaza Srabiae, Sorrento Coast, or Central Hotel, Sorrento
DAYS 7, 8
Grand Hotel Baglioni, Mirror Hotel r Hotel Albani, Florence
DAYS 9, 10
Hotel Bellini, Venice
DAYS 11, 12
Regina Palace Hotel, Stresa

On some dates alternate hotels may be used.


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 1:35:41 PM