|Year of 2019||Land Tour Fare||Airfare||Total||Single Supplement|
1. Land Tour Fare listed above are per person in U. S. dollars based on two adults sharing one room, double occupancy. A customer who travels alone is required to pay a single room supplement.
2. Airfare listed above includes fuel surcharge and tax. Roundtrip international airfare is based on American Airline (AA), New York (JFK) departure. For departure other than New York (JFK), please add appropriate USA add-on fares:
Eastern Standard Time Zone: $200
Central Standard Time Zone: $200
Monutain Standard Time Zone: $300
Pacific Standard Time Zone (except LAX, SFO): $300
San Francisco (SFO) & Los Angeles (LAX): $200
Airline fuel surcharge and tax may change at any time. Customers are responsible for these charges.
3. Children under 12 (2-11 years of age) share room with two adults and not asking for extra bed, they will be charged 85% of a regular adult fare, if they need an extra bed in the same room with two adults, they will be charged at the regular adult fare. Children 12 and older will be charged at the regular adult fare.
Day 1 USA - Milan
Board your international flight bound for Milan, eager to begin our Italy discovery.
Day 2 Arrive in Milan
Arrive in Milan, Italy's capital of commerce, fashion and media. Meet tour guide at airport and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure, so you can explore the city as you choose. If you are interested, you may book on site to join an optional tour to the charming city of Lugano and visiting Lake Como.
Day 3 Milan - Verona - Venice
This morning, we take a walking tour of Milan. Marvel at the Milan Cathedral and world-renowned La Scala Opera House which faces a statue of the genius Leonardo Da Vinci. Next, stroll inside the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the world's oldest shopping arcades. Afterward, depart for Verona famed as the fictional setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Straddling the River Adige, Verona was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 2000 and is filled with timeless monuments. Upon arrival, view the highlights of the city's fascinating monuments, including the Juliet's House. Later, journey to Venice. Stay overnight in Padova and enjoy dinner at hotel.
Includes Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Venice
Called La Serenissima or the "most serene", Venice is like no other city. Mostly built on water, this canal-woven city brims with palaces and churches that reflect its one-time domination of trade between Europe and the Orient. Take a boat ride to the island of Murano to see a fascinating glass-blowing demonstration at the Murano Glass Factory, and then ride a ferry* to the city to view the “Bridge of Sighs”. Next, stroll around the vast St. Mark's Square and wonder at stunning St. Mark's Basilica. Afterward, consider a serenaded gondola ride along the stunning Grand Canal, to appreciate the grand palazzos lining the water.
Day 5 Venice - Ravenna - Rimini- Republic of San Marino
Have your camera ready as we drive across the Apennine Mountains to San Marino. Stopping on the way for some time in Ravenna. Pause in this historic city, eulogized for its glorious Byzantine mosaics and as the seat of the Papacy in the 5th century. Enjoy an orientation tour to see the mosaics, adorning its downtown basilicas and baptisteries. Later, continue via Rimini to the tiny Republic of San Marino, entirely encircled by Italy. Check in to hotel and use time at leisure to buy souvenirs or absorb the breathtaking views overlooking the Adriatic Sea and Mount Titano.
Day 6 San Marino - Siena - Pisa - Montecatini
This morning, we make our way to the alluring Tuscan city of Siena. Once a major adversary to Florence, Siena's charm lies in its medieval buildings and rich Gothic art. Embark on a walking tour of the city, left relatively untouched for centuries. Afterward, travel to Pisa to see the famous Leaning Tower. Tonight, stay over at the handsome spa town of Montecatini.
Includes Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 Montecatini - Florence - Assisi
Today, head for Florence, known as the birthplace of the Renaissance. Take a walking tour, seeing its spectacular Duomo - one of the world's largest cathedrals. Admire the bronze doors of the octagonal Baptistery before touring Santa Croce Basilica and the marvelous Piazza della Signoria, Lastly, contemplate the panoramic views from Michelangelo Square, before driving to Assisi. Here join our orientation tour of the past home of St. Francis, taking in UNESCO-listed jewels such as the Basilica of St. Francis and other Franciscan sites. Later, walk the city streets with your guide, marveling at the Roman ruins and medieval relics.
Day 8 Assisi - Pompeii - Sorrento
A highlight of your vacation comes today with a visit to Pompeii*. In 79 AD, this flourishing city was destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Afterward, drive to Sorrento, a colorful cliff-top town overlooking the sparkling Bay of Naples. Enjoy an orientation tour of its center, characterized by buzzing streets, cafe-lined piazzas and tempting restaurants.
Day 9 Sorrento - Capri Island - Sorrento
Start today with a ferry ride* to the island of Capri, Italy's most glamorous seaside getaway. Arrive at Marina Grande and enjoy a Capri sightseeing tour showcasing its white hillside houses, charming squares and narrow alleyways, all favored as holiday haunts by Italy's jet set. If weather permits, perhaps take an optional tour to the azure waters of the Blue Grotto and later, visit Capri's second city, Anacapri, tucked high into the hills.
Day10 Sorrento - Amalfi Coast Drive & Positano Excursion (optional) - Rome
Take time at leisure this morning. Unwind at the deluxe hotel or elect for our optional drive to Amalfi Coast and excursion to Positano. Be ready to be blown away by the jaw-dropping Amalfi Coast, as we drive its coastal road around cliffs dotted with picturebook towns. Visit romantic Positano and explore the picturesque lanes of Amalfi. Later, head for the "Eternal City" of Rome, a treasure trove of historic monuments and artistic riches.
Today is dedicated to the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is Rome. Start at the resplendent Vatican City, home of St. Peter's Basilica, the world's largest church at 18,000 square yards. Outside, admire sublime St. Peter's Square. Next, contemplate the elegant Old City and visit the majestic Colosseum, scene of many bloody gladiatorial contests. Afterward, explore the ruins of the Roman Forum, admire the Spanish Steps and toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain to ensure your return to the city. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to see more of Rome's riches and attend an Italian Farewell Dinner this evening.
Includes Breakfast, Dinner
Day12 Rome - USA
Leave this unforgettable country on board your international flight, arriving home later today.
Breakfast daily at hotel.
Lunches or dinners provided as specified in the itinerary.
Milan………………Crowne Plaza Milan-Linate or similar
Venice..……………Crowne Plaza Padova or similar
Rimini..……………Mercure Rimini Artis Hotel or similar
Montecatini………Grand Hotel Croce di Malta Wellness & Golf or similar
Assisi………………Dal Moro Gallery Hotel or similar
Sorrento..…………Towers Hotel Stabiae Sorrento Coast or similar
Rome………………Holiday Inn Rome Eur Parco dei Medici or similar