11 Day Affordable Italy with Naples - Sunday Departure

11 Day Affordable Italy with Naples - Sunday Departure


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Italy

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for Italy
Depart for Italy

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Venice
Arrive in Venice and transfer to your hotel; remainder of the day is at leisure in this magical city built over a hundred small islands and connected by 400 bridges, before tonight's orientation meeting at approximately 6 pm (exact time will be advised on tour arrival day), with your Tour Manager on the upcoming journey that awaits you in Italy, followed by a Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Tuesday - Venice City Tour
The discovery of Venice begins with a boat ride to the Island of Murano, known for its artistic and colorful Murano glassware. While here, enjoy a visit to one of the factories to witness the art of glass blowing. Afterward, to St. Mark's Square where you begin the guided walking tour of this romantic city. View the Golden Basilica of San Marco, built over several centuries in a fusion of Byzantine, Roman and Venetian architecture. Walk via the Bridge of Sighs, created at the beginning of the 17th century to serve as a link between prisons. Then, continue to visit the pink marble Doge's Palace, the official residence of the Venetian ruler; its facade is highlighted by a massive late-Gothic gate, known as the Porta della Carta. The rest of the day is yours to explore Venice independently. Or, participate in this afternoon's optional Gondola Ride, offering a different perspective of this unique city built on water
Optional: Gondola Ride (PM)
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Wednesday - Tuscany & Pisa en route to Florence
Depart Venice and travel through the stunning golden landscape of Tuscany, dotted with olive and fig trees. Visit a typical Tuscan farm in the countryside for a wine tasting coupled with delectable local specialties. On to Pisa, to view the famous Piazza dei Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, among the most instantly recognizable structures on earth. The monuments on the extraordinary Piazza dei Miracoli create a unique architectural blend of Romanesque and Gothic styles. Then, travel to the lively Renaissance city of Florence, with its priceless art and architecture for overnight
Overnight: Florence
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Thursday - Florence City Tour
Today's tour of Florence begins with a visit to the Accademia of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo's David is housed; stand in awe of this glorious work of art. Walk to the Duomo, celebrated for its magnificent dome designed by Brunelleschi, and view the Baptistery's renowned "Gates of Paradise" by Ghiberti. Continue on a walk through the open-air museum at Signoria Square, and view the splendid Ponte Vecchio. Florence is indeed the center of the world's finest art and architecture. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in this spectacular Renaissance city, or participate in the optional guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery* that provides insight into the history of the structure and its collections. The tour highlights include exceptional examples of Florentine painting to help you better understand the works of the masters, including Giotto, Botticelli, and Leonardo da Vinci. Tonight, a delightful optional evening begins with a ride through the Tuscan hills to a lovely restaurant where a sumptuous Tuscan dinner is served along with unlimited wine and entertainment*Optional Uffizi Gallery Tour ($62) - available for purchase only in Italy from your Tour Manager. Tour Participation guarantees immediate entry to the Gallery, with no lengthy waits or lines. The museum has a limited maximum capacity and therefore reserves the right to restrict admission. In this case, we may not be able to offer the tour. Price is based on minimum number of passengers.
Optional: Dinner at a Tuscan Restaurant (PM)
Overnight: Florence
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Friday - Medieval Assisi City Tour en route to Rome
Depart Florence to the small medieval town of Assisi perched high on a hill in the Umbria region, with its Roman ruins, winding medieval streets and sacred shrines. Assisi is best known as the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi - patron saint of Italy. Its main attraction is the 13th-century Basilica di San Francesco, one of the artistic highlights of medieval Europe with Giotto's astonishing frescoes. The town of Assisi has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its significant art and architecture. Afterward, continue to Rome, the astonishing city built on seven hills. Dinner together at the hotel tonight
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Saturday - Vatican Museums & Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel
Today, visit the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo's masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel. Stroll through one of the most important art collections of the world. Admire the Gallery of Tapestries and the Geographical Maps before arriving to the Sistine Chapel, with its great frescoes by Michelangelo. Continue to St. Peter's Square, passing Bernini's famous colonnade to view St. Peter's Basilica*, built on the burial site of Saint Peter, with the most famous Michelangelo's Pieta. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or, join the optional walking tour of the Eternal City's grand piazzas that begins at the Spanish Steps and continues to the legendary Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and the baroque Piazza Navona*Due to Religious events, the opening times of St. Peter's Basilica are subject to change without notice. In these cases, you will visit the Vatican Library instead of the Basilica.
Optional: Piazzas of Rome (PM)
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Sunday - Tour Ancient Rome
The historic tour of ancient Rome begins at the legendary Roman Forum, the central area of the city from which ancient Rome developed. Next, view the triumphal Arch of Constantine, erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine's tenth year of leadership over the Eternal City. On to the mighty Colosseum, the largest amphitheater built in the Roman Empire that seated over 50,000, where gladiator contests and public events were attended by the rich, the poor and by the Emperor himself. Discover the delights of Rome this afternoon on your own. Stop at a local café and just people-watch, or linger over a cup of coffee, indulge in a delectable gelato or try an authentic Italian pizza
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Monday - Naples City Tour
Traveling south to Naples, at a distance you can view (weather conditions permitting) the magnificent Abbey of Montecassino, perched high on the mountaintop, scene of a huge battle near the end of World War II in which the abbey was completely destroyed, but has now been lovingly restored. As you approach the Bay of Naples, you are welcome by the spectacular panoramic views of the sea with Mount Vesuvius towering over at a distance. Upon arrival enjoy a visit of the city’s historic center including one of the most impressive works of art, the statue of the Veiled Christ in the Chapel of Sansevero. Tonight, enjoy your evening at leisure
Overnight: Naples
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Tuesday - Pompeii
This morning as you pass the Bay of Naples majestic Mt. Vesuvius marks your way to Pompeii. Visit the city that was frozen in time under a thick carpet of volcanic ash almost 2,000 years ago. The tragic fossils of people attempting to escape, along with their children and dogs are still visible, along with the preserved ruins of the Temples of Apollo and Jupiter, and the Forum. Return to Naples and enjoy time at leisure before your Farewell Dinner with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers
Overnight: Naples
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Wednesday - Depart Italy
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Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Venice, Naples-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 9 nights First Class accommodations
  • 2 nights Venice
  • 2 nights Florence
  • 3 nights Rome
  • 2 nights Naples
  • Italian city hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 12 meals: 9 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
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    Special Features

  • Walking tour of St. Mark's Square in Venice, with its extraordinary treasures and architectural wonders
  • Stop at a typical farm in the Tuscan countryside for wine tasting and local specialties
  • See Pisa's Piazza dei Miracoli with its famous Leaning Tower
  • Stand before Michelangelo's David in Florence
  • Visit the 13th-century Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi
  • Tour of the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo's incomparable Sistine Chapel
  • Historic tour of Ancient Rome including the Roman Forum and the Colosseum
  • Tour the historic center of Naples including the amazing statue of the Veiled Christ
  • Visit to the excavations at Pompeii, a city frozen in time
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    New Rome Bus Regulation for 2019 - It was recently announced that the city of Rome will be implementing new regulations for tourist bus access to the historical city center, including the areas near the Colosseum, Forum and Vatican City. These regulations are expected to take effect on Jan 1 2019. At this time, we are uncertain of the impact these regulations will have on our itineraries, but we are closely monitoring the situation and still planning to operate as usual. Due to the uncertainty of these new regulations, the means of transportation and order of your scheduled itinerary may be subject to change.


    Accommodation Details:
    Some departures are operated with more than one coach. Hotels of similar standard may be substituted.

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    Accommodations

    Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal
    This first class hotel is located on the Grand Canal and is just a few minutes from the shopping and historical center.

    Bellini Hotel
    This first class hotel is located at the foot of the Scalzi Bridge directly on the Grand Canal in the heart of Venice.

    Bellini Hotel
    This first class hotel is located at the foot of the Scalzi Bridge directly on the Grand Canal in the heart of Venice.

    Grand Hotel Mediterraneo
    This first class hotel is situated on the bank of the River Arno, within walking distance of the city center.

    Hotel Londra
    This first class hotel is located right in the heart of Florence, close to the Palazzo dei Congressi and the Fortezza da Basso conference center.

    Hotel Londra
    This first class hotel is located right in the heart of Florence, close to the Palazzo dei Congressi and the Fortezza da Basso conference center.

    Massimo D'Azeglio
    This first class hotel in the historical center of Rome dates back to 1875.

    Grand Hotel Palatino
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of ancient Rome, just a short walk from the Colosseum.

    Grand Hotel Palatino
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of ancient Rome, just a short walk from the Colosseum.

    The Hive Hotel
    This first class hotel is about a five minute walk from the Roma Termini railway station.

    Grand Hotel Palatino
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of ancient Rome, just a short walk from the Colosseum.

    Hotel Royal Continental
    This first class hotel is a historic establishment located right on the Neapolitan water front.

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