Ultimate Italy (Luxury Gold - Summer 2017)

Ultimate Italy (Luxury Gold - Summer 2017)


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

A secret ingredient. An entrance open only to the privileged few. The perfect time and place to take in each authentically Italian scene from the Vatican City to the Island of Capri. Thanks to local expertise that few can match, Insight brings the secrets of Italy together to create a truly remarkable experience with our Ultimate Italy itinerary. Make the most of your out-of-hours access and be among the first to gaze upon the intricacies of the Sistine Chapel. Unlock the mysteries of exceptional Italian cuisine. Uncover the delights of Cinque Terre. See Italy as few have ever seen it before with the exceptional value, convenience and attention to detail of a Luxury Gold vacation from Insight. ''' Enjoy exclusive Vatican City access before it opens to the public ''' Enjoy a luxurious lunch at the Michelin-starred restaurant Mamm'', in Capri ''' Stay on the Isle of Capri at the renowned Capri Palace Hotel ''' Learn the secrets of Italian cuisine from a master chef in our exclusive Tuscan cooking demonstration ''' Explore the magnificence of Venice on a once in a lifetime private evening tour of the Doge's Palace.

Day 1 - Your Journey Begins
Board your overnight flight to Europe (please ask about our great deals).

Day 2 - Welcome to Rome
You will be met on arrival at Rome's Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport and transferred to your elegant 5-star hotel, facing the famous Piazza Barberini. At 18:00, meet your Travelling Concierge for a short stroll to the Trevi Fountain, enjoying the romance of the Eternal City as night falls, before an evening of authentic food and wine.(WD)
Accommodation: Hotel Bernini Bristol, Rome

Day 3 - Rome and the Vatican in style
In the ultimate VIP experience, enter the Sistine Chapel for a private tour with a Local Expert before it is open to the public and view its majestic treasures without the crowds. Our fast-tracked entry into the Vatican Museums ensures maximum enjoyment of the priceless Papal art collection. After contemplating Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling, continue into St. Peter's Basilica, before visiting the Colosseum where the gladiators prepared for battle.(BB)
Accommodation: Hotel Bernini Bristol, Rome

Day 4 - Pompeii and The Isle of Capri
Journey to the ill-fated town of Pompeii, frozen in time when it was engulfed by an eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD. Explore ancient shops and patrician villas with a Local Expert. Next, board your hydrofoil bound for the sun-drenched Isle of Capri. Transfer to open-top taxis and ride up to your exclusive hotel in style. Once the day-trippers have returned to the mainland, you will be offered a selection of discerning restaurants to choose from on your Dine-Around evening.(BB / DA)
Accommodation: Capri Palace Hotel & Spa

Day 5 - Explore the Isle of Dreams
(Relaxed Start) Relax on-board a cruise around the island. See the white grotto and spectacular cliffs, before ascending to Capri town by funicular. Cool off with a refreshing lemon granita, then walk with your Local Expert to the gardens of Caesar Augustus to view the Faraglioni Rocks. Lunch will be served at Mamm'' - a Michelin-starred restaurant.(BB / MHL)
Accommodation: Capri Palace Hotel & Spa

Day 6 - Into the Green Hills of Umbria to Assisi and Perugia
After returning to the mainland, follow the Highway-of-the-Sun north to the winding, cobbled streets of Assisi for a guided visit inside the imposing Basilica of St. Francis. Move on to the Umbrian capital of Perugia. Ascend from the lower town, through the maze of medieval streets, to your 5-star deluxe hotel. This afternoon meet your Local Expert and walk along Perugia's Corso Vannucci to the main square, before spending the evening at your leisure.(BB)
Accommodation: Brufani Palace, Perugia

Day 7 - San Gimignano and Tuscany
(Relaxed Start) This morning you are visiting a workshop to see how the art of hand-weaving textiles has been passed down through the generations. Continue to hilltop San Gimignano, famous for its medieval towers. Ascend serpentine alleyways to taste the award-winning gelato of Sergio Dondoli. Journey on through the vines, olive groves and cypresses of the Chianti hills for a delicious exploration of the regional wines.(BB)
Accommodation: Villa le Maschere, Barberino Di Mugello

Day 8 - Renaissance Florence
Meet an art historian for an insider's guide to Florence. Admire Michelangelo's original '''Statue of David' in the Academy Museum before strolling to the cathedral, '''Gates of Paradise' and open-air gallery in Signoria Square. The afternoon is free to enjoy Florence at your own pace before a delicious dinner with wine in delightful Barberino Di Mugello.(BB / HD)
Accommodation: Villa le Maschere, Barberino Di Mugello

Day 9 - Tuscan Cooking Class and Pisa
(Relaxed Start) Join a qualified chef to experience authentic Italian cooking at a hands-on culinary master class with lunch. In the afternoon, head to Pisa and view the splendid Duomo, baptistery and of course, the gravity-defying bell tower!(BB / L / DW)
Accommodation: Villa le Maschere, Barberino Di Mugello

Day 10 - Exploring The Cinque Terre and The Italian Riviera
Journey northwest, towards the Mediterranean, and continue along the coast to the Cinque Terre. Join a Local Expert in the picturesque fishing village of Manarola. Then cruise along the rugged coast to explore Monterosso's medieval quarter and popular sandy beach. After free time for lunch, board the train bound for the resort of Rapallo. Your prestigious hotel overlooks the Portofino Promontory.(BB / DW)
Accommodation: Grand Hotel Bristol, Rapallo

Day 11 - Magnificent Venice and the Doge's Palace
Cross the fertile Po Valley to Verona, home of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers. Stroll past the well-preserved Roman Arena and through a maze of elegant squares to stand beneath the balcony said to have belonged to the Capulet family. Head on to Venice and to your exclusive 5-star luxury hotel. In the evening, you are invited to an out of hours private visit of the magnificent Doge's Palace. As all crowds disappear, discover the history, art and culture of the Venetian Republic.(BB)
Accommodation: Bauer Palazzo, Venice

Day 12 - Venice and the Magic of ---La Serenissima---
(Relaxed Start) A Local Expert will introduce you to the joys of Venice. Admire St. Mark's Basilica and see the Bridge of Sighs. Witness the age-old skill of glassblowing at an arts centre. Later, take your seat in a traditional gondola for a serenade through the romantic canals. In the evening, cruise to the idyllic fisherman's island of Burano for a celebratory dinner.(BB / CD)
Accommodation: Bauer Palazzo, Venice

Day 13 - Arrivederci Venice
Your Luxury Gold journey will come to an end after breakfast with a private boat transfer to Venice Airport for your onward flight.(BB)

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Inclusions

Additional Included Highlights

  • Rome: Visit St. Peter's Basilica and see Michelangelo's '''Piet'''.
  • Isle of Capri: Walk to Augustus' Gardens for views of the Faraglioni Rocks. Descend from Capri town by funicular.
  • Perugia: A Local Expert will show you the Great Fountain, Collegio del Cambio and splendid Prior's Palace.
  • Florence: See the cathedral, Giotto's bell tower, '''Gates of Paradise', and open-air gallery of Signoria Square.
  • Venice: See St. Mark's Basilica and the Bridge of Sighs.

EPICUREAN DINING

  • Isle of Capri: For your dining pleasure, you will be offered a selection of discerning restaurants to choose from on your Dine-Around evening.
  • Isle of Capri: Savour a delicious lunch at Mamm'', a Michelin-starred restaurant, in a beautiful Mediterranean setting.
  • Florence: Dine out in delightful Barberino di Mugello, at a family-run restaurant where '''nonna' makes delicious desserts! Enjoy a four-course menu with wine that pays homage to Tuscany's most famous flavours.
  • Tuscany: Join a qualified chef to experience authentic Italian cooking at a hands-on culinary masterclass with lunch.
  • Burano: Enjoy a Celebration Dinner with wine on this picturesque island.
  • 11 Buffet Breakfasts (BB); plus 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 1 Dine-Around Evening (DA), 1 Michelin Highlight Lunch (HL), 1 Highlight Dinner (HD), 1 Highlight Lunch (HL), 2 three-course table d'''h''te Dinners (DW) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) all with wine, plus tea or coffee.

EXCLUSIVE INSIGHTS

  • Rome: In the ultimate VIP experience, enter the Sistine Chapel for a private tour, with a Local Expert, before it is open to the public. Our fast-tracked entry into the Vatican Museums ensures maximum enjoyment of the priceless Papal art collection.
  • Pompeii: Walk with a Local Expert through the cobbled streets of this ill-fated town, frozen in time since the 1st century.
  • Isle of Capri: Relax aboard a cruise around this magical island.
  • Assisi: Find out why the Basilica of St. Francis is considered one of the crowning achievements of medieval Europe with a Local Expert.
  • Perugia: Visit a workshop to see how the art of hand-weaving textiles has been passed down through the generations.
  • San Gimignano: Ascend serpentine alleyways to the artisan ice-cream parlour of World Champion gelato Maestro, Sergio Dondoli for a taste of his finest frozen treats.
  • Florence: An insider's guide with an art historian, admire Michelangelo's masterpiece, the 17ft marble statue of David in the Academy of Fine Arts.
  • Cinque Terre: Cruise along the rugged coast of the Cinque Terre to explore Monterosso's medieval quarter and popular sandy beach.
  • Venice: Discover the secrets of the Venetian Republic on a private evening tour of the Doge's Palace.
  • Venice: Take your seats in a traditional gondola for a serenade through the romantic Venetian canals.

OUTSTANDING HOTELS

  • Isle of Capri: The 5-star luxury boutique hotel Capri Palace Hotel & Spa, is furnished with elegance inspired by the Mediterranean.
  • Tuscany: A short drive from Florence, the luxury Villa Le Maschere is a grand, late Renaissance country house, built in the 16th century.
  • Venice: The Bauer Palazzo is divinely located on the Grand Canal just off St Mark's Square and offers spacious and elegant guest rooms.

INCLUSIVE LUXURY GOLD SERVICES

  • Be escorted by the cr''me de la cr''me of Insight Travelling Concierges - handpicked for every departure. This skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
  • Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40-seat coach, with extended leg room and an on-board restroom. It's Business Class comfort, complete with complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy during your luxury coaching tour.
  • A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling with prompt delivery to inside your door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • With Insight Flourishes, from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
  • Airport transfers to and from your hotel are included.

Notes

Notes: Twin prices are per person. Seasonal adjustments and/or black out dates apply. (29 Apr, 26 Aug) These departures will stay at alternative accommodation of a similar standard in Venice. (20 May, 17 Jun, 01 Jul) These departures will stay at alternative accommodation of a similar standard in Tuscany. (29 Apr, 17 Jun, 29 Jul, 26 Aug) These departures will operate as small groups with a maximum 24 guests. Book Your Air Early: To get the best land & air deal possible!

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