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Taste of Italy & Southern Delights

11 Days/10 Nights
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Day 1 – Sunday, Arrival in Rome

Upon arrival you will be welcomed by your tour leader and transfer to Rome. Check-in at the hotel and enjoy the rest of your day at your leisure. Tonight , you will enjoy a welcome dinner and introduction by your tour leader.
Dinner

Day 2 – Monday, Rome / Vatican Museums

After breakfast you will have a unique guided sightseeing tour inside the great religious and ancient monuments of Rome. You will have the opportunity to see the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, the Last Judgement and the monumental St. Peter’s Square and Basilica to admire Michelangelo’s Pieta. Admire the magnificent Colloseum(outside) and the Roman Forum ( Outside). Make the most of your stay and join our optional Rome-by-Night excursion (own account).
Breakfast

Day 3 – Tuesday, Rome / Florence

At 7:30 AM, you will be picked up from your hotel in Rome and transfer to the meeting point to join the group. You will depart and continue the journey on to Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance. Stops include Michelangelo’s Square for a photo opportunity. Upon arrival enjoy a walking tour of the city with your guide including the Cathedral (outside), Giotto’s Bell Tower (outside), the doors of the Baptistery, Piazza della Signoria and the Church of Santa Croce. Have lunch at a local restaurant and will spend the overnight in Florence.
Lunch

Total distance travelled – 320 km

Day 4 – Wednesday, Excursion to Cinque Terre

After breakfast, take the train to discover one of the most amazing and enchanting landscapes in the world. Cinque Terre (Five Villages) which is suspended between sea and land and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Riomaggiore, a village dating from the early thirteenth century, known for its historic character and its wine “Sciacchetra”. You will make your way to Manarola and the journey will continue to Monterosso, an ancient fishing village considered to be the pearl of Cinque Terre. Return to Florence and the rest of the afternoon is at your leisure.
Breakfast

Total distance travelled – 170 km

Day 5 – Thursday – Florence / Venice

After breakfast, depart to the Door of the Orient. Upon arrival in Venice, you will enjoy a guided tour of this romantic city. Stroll through the ancient and narrow streets of Venice and you will reach the Rialto Bridge, San Marco Square and see the impressive Basilica.
Breakfast

Total distance travelled – 300 km

Day 6 – Friday, Venice / Verona / Lake Garda / Lake Maggiore

Breakfast is followed by departure to Verona, one of Italy’s most romantic cities, featuring a wide array of monuments and historic buildings such as Juliet’s Balcony and the Roman Theatre. You will continue to Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy with glaciers formed at the end of the last Ice Age. On the lake shore you will visit the charming town of Sirmione, located on a peninsula stretched out onto the water. You will reach the ancient and picturesque towns on Maggiore Lake where you will spend two nights.
Breakfast

Total distance travelled – 385 km

Day 7 – Saturday, Lake Maggiore

After breakfast enjoy a full day at leisure on the shore of the second largest lake of Italy, surrounded by the peaceful and breathtaking views of the Alps. You will have an open ferry ticket to visit Isola Bella, where you can visit one of the Borromean palaces and the beautiful Italian gardens.
Breakfast

Day 8 – Sunday, Lake Maggiore / Sorrento

Breakfast is followed by a transfer to Milan railway station to catch your train to Naples. Upon arrival, you will transfer to Sorrento.
Breakfast/Dinner

Total distance travelled – 100 km + Train

Day 9 – Monday, Sorrento / Capri / Limoncello Tasting / Sorrento

After breakfast, transfer to the harbour and you will cross to the Isle of Capri, famous since Roman times and a favourite vacation spot by the Emperor Tiberius. You will arrive at the port of Marina Grande taking the funicular up to La Piazzetta to explore the island on your own. Returning to Sorrento , you will have a Limoncello tasting, the liquor made from the fragrant lemon of the Sorrentine area.
Breakfast/Tasting/Dinner

Total distance travelled – 50 km

Day 10 – Tuesday, Sorrento / Pompeii / Rome

Breakfast at the hotel. Travel to Rome via Pompei. Enjoy a visit to this ancient Roman city buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. You will continue onto Rome where you will have the evening the your leisure.
Breakfast

Day 11 – Wednesday, Rome Airport

After breakfast at the hotel you will check out and transfer to Fiumicino Airport for your flight back home.
Breakfast

2017 Tour Start Dates/Prices per person in CAD$

September 03,10,17,24
October 01,08

  • Starting at $3049/person based on twin/double occupancy
  • Single supplement cost starting at $1350

Inclusions:

  • Deluxe transportation
  • Licensed English speaking tour escort ( except on day 7-8 at leisure)
  • 10 nights in selected boutique hotels on Twin / double occupancy
  • 10 breakfast , 1 lunch, 1 Limoncello tasting, 2 dinners
  • Dedicated English speaking local guides in Florence, Venice, Pompeii
  • Admission fees to Church of Santa Croce, Pompeii Excavations,
  • Headset in Florence, Venice and Pompeii
  • Local train ticket in Cinque Terre
  • Boat transfer to/from Venice
  • Fast Train ticket Milan-Naples in Coach class
  • Hydrofoil to/from Capri
  • Sharing transfer from Hotel in Rome to Meeting Point From Garda Lake to Maggiore Lake/From Maggiore Lake to Milan Railway station/ From Naples Railway station to Sorrento
  • Baggage handling at the hotel ( 1 piece of luggage per person)

Exclusions:

  • Flights
  • Tips
  • Extras
  • Hotel City tax ( from Euro 2-6 per person/night)
  • Drinks at meals not specified
  • Optional excursions
  • Anything not mentioned as included