Venice, Florence, Rome & Sorrento
11 days Escorted Tour from Venice to Florence, Rome & Sorrento

Features and Inclusions

  • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities

  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 6 dinners

  • Airport Transfers 

  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach

  • Luggage Handling

  • Professional Tour Director throughout

  • Whisper technology enhanced touring

  • Service charges & hotel taxes

  • Not Included: Rome City Tax to be paid on the spot.

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Preferred Hotels

Venice: 

Carlton or similar (F)

Florence:

Croce di Malta or similar (F)

Rome:

Grand Hotel Palatino or similar (F)

Sorrento:

Central (F)/Cristina (F) or similar

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Departures and Prices 2017

Starting Dates

Terminating Dates

April 2

April 12

April 16

April 26

April 30

May 10

June 4

June 14

July 9

July 19

August 6

August 16

September 3

September 13

October 22

November 1

November 5

November 15

Rates

Per Person In Twin

$ 2865.00

Single Room Supplement

$ 829.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITINERARY

Day 1, Sunday: Venice
Arriving in Venice's airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free until you gather for a Welcome Dinner with your Tour Director and traveling companions. (D,O)

Day 2, Monday: Venice
Today begins with a sightseeing tour Venice. Start your walking tour in St. Mark's Square, visit St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace, and view the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs. Also visit a glass blowing factory where you will see the demonstration of a traditional Venetian glass blowing. Balance of the day is at leisure. Enjoy Venice at your own pace, shop or join an optional gondola ride. (B,O)

Day 3, Tuesday: Florence
Drive to Ferrara, a renaissance gem in the Emilia-Romagna region standing on the banks of the Po River. Orientation tour with your Tour Director. Continue to Pisa to view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, the Baptistery and Duomo. End your day in Florence with dinner in your hotel. (B,D,O)

Day 4, Wednesday: Florence
Today's morning city tour begins at the majestic Piazza del Duomo to see the Cathedral crowned by Brunelleschi's Dome, the Giotto's Bell Tower, and the Baptistery with Ghiberti's bronze "Gate of Paradise." Then, visit the Academy of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo's David is displayed. Tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo with the most spectacular view over Florence. Remainder of the day is at leisure to independently savor the renaissance splendor of the Tuscan capital. (B,O)

Day 5, Thursday: Florence - Rome
Travel through the rolling landscapes of Tuscany on your way to Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis. Here, take a walking tour to see the main square and a visit to the Basilica of St. Francis. Continue to Rome for dinner and overnight. (B,D,O)

Day 6, Friday: Rome
A full day sightseeing tour shows you all the highlights of the Eternal city. Visit the Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Then continue on to visit the Colosseum, ancient Palatine Hill overlooking the Circus Maximus and the Imperial Palace, and the Roman Forum. Overnight. (B,L,O)

Day 7, Saturday: Rome
A full day free in spectacular Rome. Your Tour Director will have suggestions on how to spend your time. You might want to visit some of the wonderful shops, galleries and museums, or relax in a sidewalk cafe. An optional excursion to Pompei is available. Once a prosperous port city, it was buried under volcanic ash when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in late August of 79 A.D. Your excursion will bring to life the sights and history of this fascinating town. Tonight, a farewell dinner in a local restaurant, complete with wine and music, is the perfect was to celebrate your glimpse of Italy. (B,D,O)

Day 8, Sunday: Sorrento
Depart Rome and travel towards Sorrento. En route, stop to visit Pompeii, the Roman city destroyed by an eruption of Mount Vesuviusin 79A.D. Dinner and overnight in your Sorrento hotel. (B,D,O)

Day 9, Monday: Capri
Glide across the bay to the beautiful Isle of Capri. Visit the magnificent Gardens of Caesar Augustus and view the famed Faraglioni Rocks. Wander through the winding streets past the chic boutiques before returning to Sorrento. (B,O)

Day 10, Tuesday: Sorrento
Take in the sights of Sorrento your way with a full day free to explore on your own. You might want to wander through the shops, indulge in a spa treatment or simply relax, enjoy the views and breathe in the fresh sea air. Tonight, enjoy dinner in hotel. (B,D,O)

Day 11, Wednesday: Naples
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport in Naples for your departure flight. (B)


B=Breakfast; D=Dinner; O=Overnight                                  kits101

 

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