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  Classical Italy 8 Day / 7 Night Land Tour   from $2,099 + tax  
  From Venice to Rome, Italy ∙ April 8 - November 11, 2012
Venice, Italy

Florence Duomo

Sorrento, Italy


 Includes
7 nights first-class hotel accommodations
(2 Venice, 2 Florence, 3 Rome)
Transfers to and from airports
Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
All transportation by modern air-conditioned motorcoach
All sightseeing with professional English-speaking guides and headsets for easy hearing
All entrance fees for included sightseeing
All luggage handling
Professional English-speaking tour director throughout
 Sightseeing Highlights
Venice: Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica
Florence: Piazza del Duomo, Michelangelo's David, Ghiberti's bronze "Gate of Paradise"
Assisi: Basilica of St. Francis
Rome: Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, Roman Forum, Colosseum
  Day-by-day itinerary
Key: B=Breakfast; S=Snack; L=Lunch; D=Dinner; O=Overnight

Day 1, Sunday, Arrive Venice, Italy
Arrive in Venice airport where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Welcome dinner and overnight. (D,O)

Day 2, Monday, Venice, Italy
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, Italy
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, Italy
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, Assisi / Rome, Italy
Traveling towards Rome through the stunning panorama of Tuscany, and afterwards, travel through Umbria to Assisi for a walking tour of 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, Italy
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, Italy
Today you have 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 - there are plenty of things to do and see, depending on your interests. Tonight, a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers will provide a perfect way to celebrate your glimpse of Italy. (B,D,O)

Day 8, Sunday, depart Rome, Italy
Morning transfer to Rome airport. Your homebound flight arrives the same day. (B)

Key: B=Breakfast; S=Snack; L=Lunch; D=Dinner; O=Overnight

 Additional Information
Hotels   Map   Photos
 2012 Starting Dates
Low Season July  1. 15. 29 ; August  12, 26;
Standard Season October  28; November 4, 11;
High Season April 8, 15, 22, 29; May  13, 20, 27; June  3, 17, 24;
September  2, 9, 16, 23; October  7, 14, 21;
 
 2012 Rates in US Dollars   Specials
  per person based on two persons in a room (double)
  Description   Seasons
  Low Season Standard Season   High Season
Tour rate $2,099 $2,199   $2,299
  Additional taxes & service charges 99 99   99
        
  Venice extra nights with breakfast 112 145   145
  Rome extra nights with breakfast 84 144   144
Single supplement - add $768
Triple room - deduct 10% of rate
 

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