Grand Italian Experience Summer 2017

Grand Italian Experience Summer 2017


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

A leisurely 'viaggio' sees you traversing the length and breadth of Italy from the Italian Lakes in the north to the Amalfi Coast and 'trulli' limestone houses of Alberobello in the south. Travel to the Italian Riviera and explore the yachting lifestyle of Portofino, relax in Sorrento with a refreshing 'Limoncello' and see the sights in Venice, Florence and Rome.

Day 1 - Arrive Rome (2 Nights)
Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Unwind after your journey. Later enjoy a Welcome Reception at a local restaurant with your companions and Travel Director. Then an orientation drive will give you a perfect introduction to some of the sights which await you.Welcome Reception
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza St. Peter's
Meals: 1 Welcome Reception

Day 2 - Rome Sightseeing and Free Time
This morning your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist begins with a visit to St. Peter's Basilica to see Michelangelo's magnificent Pietà. St. Peter's is a place of pilgrimage and is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic shrines. Your tour continues in ancient Rome. See Circus Maximus where chariot races were once held and visit the impressive Colosseum. There's time afterwards to explore the city on your own, or simply relax and watch the world go by.Buffet Breakfast
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 3 - Rome --- Alberobello (2 Nights)
Drive eastwards through the spectacular Campania Mountains to the Puglia region near the Adriatic coast. Enjoy dinner this evening at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Accommodation: Sierra Silvana
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Dinner with wine

Day 4 - Alberobello Sightseeing
See the UNESCO World Heritage listed conical limestone houses called 'trulli', during your guided tour with a Local Specialist in the town of Alberobello. Consider an Optional Experience to one of the geographical wonders that Puglia has to offer or relax at your hotel. This evening enjoy a special Be My Guest dinner in a traditional 'masseria' (farmhouse) in Alberobello.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Be My Guest Dining

Day 5 - Alberobello --- Sorrento (2 Nights)
This morning travel to the gorgeous coastal town of Sorrento famous for its delicious limoncello drink. Your orientation includes views of Piazza Tasso and Corso Italia. You will then have free time to explore the town.Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: La Residenza
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 6 - Isle of Capri Excursion
Gain a Cultural Insight at an inlaid-wood workshop, followed by a cruise to the beautiful Isle of Capri. Your guided tour of Capri Town will show you the Piazzetta where the rich and famous sip their cappuccinos, and the many attractive streets around there. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Dinner with wine

Day 7 - Sorrento --- Pompeii --- Assisi
Visit the excavations of the city of Pompeii, which lay buried for centuries after Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Your Local Specialist provides insight into this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue your journey through Umbria to arrive at Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Meet your Local Specialist for a walking tour of Assisi, including a visit to St. Francis' Basilica, featuring frescoes by Giotto. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Accommodation: Grand Dei Congressi
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Dinner with wine

Day 8 - Assisi --- Verona --- Venice (Murano) (2 Nights)
This morning visit the fair city of Verona for views of Juliet's balcony and the Roman arena. Arrive later in the magical island city of Venice, Queen of the Adriatic.Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: La Gare
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 9 - Venice Orientation
Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making this morning. View the Bridge of Sighs, Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica during your cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. Spend free time shopping, or perhaps enjoy a local meal on the Island of Burano.Buffet Breakfast
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 10 - Venice (Murano) --- Trento
This morning, traverse the Veneto plains to Trento nestled in the Adige River valley surrounded by the Dolomites. The architecture of this city has a unique feel with both Italian Renaissance and Germanic influences. Enjoy free time to explore around Piazza Duomo before checking in to your hotel.Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Grand
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 11 - Trento --- Milan --- Italian Lakes
Enjoy a scenic drive through northern Italy and the Lake District. Arrive in Milan and enjoy free time after an orientation. See the Duomo, the Galleria and the famous La Scala Opera House. Later arrive on the shores of Lake Maggiore where you have free time to explore the town of Baveno. Stroll along the lake front or enjoy a drink at an outdoor caf''.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Accommodation: Simplon
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Dinner with wine

Day 12 - Italian Lakes --- Santa Margherita (2 Nights)
Today travel to the Italian Riviera.Cruise to the port of Portofino (weather permitting) before returning to your hotel in Santa Margherita. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Accommodation: Lido Palace
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Dinner with wine

Day 13 - Santa Margherita
Relax or explore this famous Ligurian resort. Or, consider joining an Optional Experience to the beautiful Cinque Terre.Buffet Breakfast
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 14 - Santa Margherita --- Pisa --- Florence (2 Nights)
Travel south into Tuscany and stop to view the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Then travel to the Renaissance city of Florence. When you arrive you might like to visit the Academy of Fine Arts and see Michelangelo's statue of David.Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 15 - Florence Sightseeing
Your walking tour with a Local Specialist includes views of the magnificent Duomo, Santa Croce Basilica, Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistery. You might like to shop for high-quality leather and 18-carat gold, or simply relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore this fascinating city.Buffet Breakfast
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 16 - Florence --- Siena --- Rome --- Vatican Experience
Past the sprawling vineyards of Chianti you arrive at the medieval city of Siena. See the Piazza del Campo, scene of the bi-annual Palio horse races, and the Cathedral. This afternoon return to Rome. Gain priority access to the Vatican Museums where you will meet an official representative during your private guided tour of the Missionary Ethnological Museum. Founded by Pope Pius XI in 1926, this museum has a remarkable collection of artworks and historical relics from missions all over the world. Enjoy an exclusive Farewell Dinner at the museum amidst three centuries of Vatican art, history and antiquities. This will be followed by a guided evening tour of the Vatican Museums with a Local Specialist, including a visit to view Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Accommodation: Sheraton Parco De Medici
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Farewell Dinner

Day 17 - Depart Rome
After breakfast, say 'arrivederci' to Rome and your new found friends at the end of your Grand Italian Experience. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Rome, Alberobello, Capri, Pompeii, Assisi and Florence
  • Cruise to the Isle of Capri, by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice and cruise to the exclusive resort of Portofino
  • Orientation of Siena, Venice and Alberobello
  • View the ancient sites of Rome, the Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, the Roman Colosseum, the excavations at Pompeii and St. Francis Basilica in Assisi

Dining Highlights

  • 16 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 8 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • In the midst of three centuries of art, history and antiquities at the Vatican's Missionary Ethnological Museum, enjoy a private guided tour and exclusive dinner.
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Return cruise to the Isle of Capri
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Notes

Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe.Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 30 March, 06 July and 12 October 2017 include 25-100% discount on our standard single supplement.

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