Picture Perfect Italy (Summer 2020)

Picture Perfect Italy (Summer 2020)


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Celebrate Italian culture and style on this leisurely paced journey from jagged pastel-hued peaks to rolling Tuscan hills. Along the way discover hill-top towns, star-studded resorts, elegant villas and lavish gardens.

Day 1 - WELCOME TO VENICE
Transfers from Venice airport depart at 09.30, 12.30, 15.30 to your hotel. Later, join your Travel Director for a welcome drink and a relaxed evening of dinner and wine at a local restaurant.(Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: auer Palazzo/Starhotels Splendid, Venice Island.
Meals: Dinner with Wine

Day 2 - Venice & the Magic of La Serenissima
A Local Expert introduces you to this fabled city. Standing in the iconic Piazza San Marco, admire the grand basilica and Doges’ Palace. See the Grand Canal and learn about the history and culture of “La Serenissima”. The rest of the day is free for independent exploration. Perhaps experience a romantic gondola ride or get a bird’s eye view of Venice from one of the bell towers.(Breakfast)
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 3 - CORTINA D’AMPEZZO AND THE DOLOMITES
It’s through the distinctive formations of the Dolomites, where rugged peaks take form of towers belfries or domes to visit the chic ski resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo.(Breakfast)
Accommodation: Grand Hotel Savoia Genova/Faloria Spa Hotel, Cortina d’Ampezzo.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - FREE DAY
Enjoy a full day at leisure. Perhaps ascend to the summit of one of the nearby peaks by cable car?(Breakfast)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO MILAN & MAGICAL LAKE MAGGIORE
Head for magnificent Milan to see the impressive cathedral, with its façade dripping with pinnacles and spires. Now onto the enchanting Italian Lake District for three nights by the water in beautiful Baveno.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: Simplon Hotel, Baveno
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 6 - THE BORROMEAN ISLANDS
Take to the waters of Lake Maggiore for a delightful cruise to the beautiful Borromean Islands. Visit Isola Bella renowned for its incredible palace and stunning Botanical Gardens.(Breakfast)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - LAKE COMO AND LAKESIDE LUGANO
Spend time in Bellagio – the pearl of Lake Como! Enjoy glorious water views and explore the narrow cobblestone alleyways, filled with luxurious boutiques. Visit the romantic gardens of Villa Carlotta. Built at the end of the 17th century, the botanic haven is famous for its art and a photographer’s dream come true! Next, embark on a scenic drive along the shores of the lake, past splendid villas set in the sub-tropical gardens with the Swiss Alps providing the backdrop. Cross into Switzerland to explore the fashionable resort of Lugano.(Breakfast)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 - PORTOFINO AND RAPALLO ON THE ITALIAN RIVIERA
Leave the Italian Lake District and travel down the sunny, colour-splashed Ligurian coast, known as the Italian Riviera? Here, visit the exclusive fishing village of Portofino, epitome of La Dolce Vita. Admire the gaily coloured houses, browse the trendy boutiques, stay a while in the cafes on the piazetta and watch yachts bob in the harbour. A short cruise (weather permitting) along the Ligurian coast brings your awaiting coach and onto your hotel. Fans of seafood are in for a treat at this evening’s dinner.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: Grand Hotel Bristol Resort and Spa, Rapallo
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 9 - CINQUE TERRE
Get ready to explore the “Cinque Terre” or “five villages” which were for years only accessible by donkey. With our Local Expert we explore a couple of the fishing villages hugging the cliff-face, where there are amazing opportunities to capture great photographs. Enjoy some free time to soak up the atmosphere before returning to your hotel.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 10 - TUSCANY
A relaxed start this morning before continuing to your charming hotel set in the wine growing region.(Breakfast)
Accommodation: CDH Hotel/Il Borgo Di Vescine, Radda in Chianti.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 - TALES OF TUSCANY EXCURSION.
Get your camera’s ready for a drive through the beautiful rolling countryside of Tuscany, past olive groves, old farmhouses, medieval towns and rows of vineyards. Visit an estate in the heart of Tuscany to taste the finest produce of wine and olive oil. Enjoy a cooking lesson where you prepare a Tuscan meal, from antipasto to dessert. Afterwards, you get to eat what you have prepared for lunch, along with a glass of the famous wine. Salute!(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine)
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 12 - Florence Excursion
Today is dedicated to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Join your Local Expert and enjoy commentary via your audio headsets as you walk from the Basilica of Santa Croce, where Michelangelo is buried to the Uffizi Gallery. Here we study works of art by some of the most famous masters. We reach Signoria Square, adorned with statues and fountains, here we have some free time for lunch before we visit the Pitti Palace and relax amid the formal terraces of the Boboli Gardens.(Breakfast)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 13 - HILLTOP ORVIETO AND TODI
Drive to hilltop Orvieto overlooking a sea of vineyards. Sightseeing with your Local Expert shows you the Gothic Cathedral, housing Luca Signorelli’s beautiful fescoes. Later we continue to our hotel in nearby Todi.(Breakfast)
Accommodation: Hotel Palazzo Piccolomini
Meals: Breakfast

Day 14 - POMPEII & THE AMALFI COAST
Drive south to the ancient city of Pompeii, preserved by the eruptions of Mount Vesuvius in AD79. Walk with a Local Expert though the cobbled streets to explore the shops, villas and temples. Continue to the exclusive artists paradise of Positano on the breath-taking Amalfi Coast – its Moorish flair and colourful houses make it one of the most photographed places in Italy. As evening descends, make the most of this beautiful setting with an imaginative dinner at a local restaurant.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: Royal Hotel, Positano.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 15 - EXCURSION TO THE ISLE OF CAPRI
There is magnificent scenery at every turn as you travel along the Amalfi Coast to board your ferry to Capri – the Isle of Dreams. Arriving at the Marina Grande, ascend to Capri Town by funicular railway. There is time to browse in the elegant shops before taking the spectacular Corniche road to Anacapri, with its magnificent views over the Mediterranean. There is free time to explore before returning to the mainland.(Breakfast)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 16 - THE GARDENS OF VILLA D’ESTE AND ROME
Drive to the UNESCO listed gardens of Cardinal d’Este. In the 16th century he diverted the River Aniene to feed hundreds of fountains for his fantasy garden which still function perfectly today! Later we arrive in the “eternal city” of Rome.(Breakfast)
Accommodation: Hotel Kolbe, Rome
Meals: Breakfast

Day 17 - Highlights of Rome
Hear tales of the glory of ancient Rome as you see the Coloseum and Forum with a Local Expert. On the opposite side of the Tiber, see St Peter’s Basilica, home to Michelangelo’s early masterpiece the Pieta, before enjoying some last minute shopping or sightseeing. At this evenings Celebration Dinner, savour the flavours of Italy along with local wine.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 18 - Arrivederci Roma
Your memorable trip comes to an end today. Transfers arrive at Rome’s Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport at 07.00 and 09.00.(Breakfast)
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Authentic Dining

  • Welcome Dinner in Venice, Seafood Dinner on Liguarian Coast
  • Cooking Lesson in Tuscany
  • Celebration Dinner in Rome

Insight Experiences

  • Italian Lake District: Cruise to the island of Isola Bella, renowned for its opulent palace and stunning gardens.
  • Tuscany: Visit am estate, taste the wine and olive oil, then Learn the art of Italian cookery.
  • Florence: Visit the Pitti Palace, full of art treasures, and enjoy views over Florence from the Boboli Gardens.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Cruise to Portofino
  • Cruise to the Isle of Capri
  • Visit Villa Carlotta in Lake Como, Uffizi Gallery in Florence
  • City Tours of Venice, Cinque Terre, Florence, Orvieto, Pompeii and Rome all with a Local Expert
  • See St Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace in Venice, Milan’s cathedral, Orvieto’s Piazza del Duomo and cathedral, the Colosseum and Roman Forum in Rome, St Peter’s Basilica

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Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

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Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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Ratings based off 1886 reviews about Insight Vacations Tours. Currently showing 15 reviews with comments only.
By Anita H on Nov 02, 2019

Best price for the tour when you book with Affordable Tours

By Roberta T on Oct 05, 2019

Insight took wonderful care of us

By Kathleen Y on Sep 27, 2019

We had a wonderful experience, as always. We are excited to plan our next trip with Rachel. We love Insight Tours. They are consistently wonderful, as is Rachel

By Steven G on Sep 14, 2019

We love Insight Vacations! This was our 12th tour!

By Sherry F on Sep 13, 2019

It was a wonderful trip of a lifetime

By Charles H on Aug 31, 2019

Great trip, Affordable Tours did an outstanding in booking this trip and was one of the best we have taken. The person that we worked with (Tamara) was very courteous, professional and knowledgeable in getting us get the best price available for the tour.

By Geralyn C on Aug 06, 2019

Nina was very helpful and made great recommendations based on her experience as a travel agent. I will highly recommend her to my friends when they are ready to make travel plans! Excellent!!!

By Georgianne F on Aug 03, 2019

Our Insight tour was excellent in every way. The accommodations, meals, bus, were all very high quality. The tour director and bus driver were experienced and friendly. The tour itself was fascinating as were many of the optionals.

By Barbara W on Aug 02, 2019

Everything about this Insight tour was excellent. Great hotels/locations, wonderful choices for the included dinners and the included excursions were all great. Little or no options needed for this trip. Best of all was the Tour Manager, Keith McKenzie. His time management, knowledge of the areas where the hotels were located and the sites we visited were above and beyond our expectations. He was very knowledgeable and especially entertaining and his love for his job was evident at all times.

By Staci K on Jul 29, 2019

Loved my trip with Insight Tours. Absolutely wonderful.

By Peter P on Jun 15, 2019

Excellent tour director and driver. Nice hotels that were clean and offered excellent food.

By Kimberley J on Jun 07, 2019

This was my first experience with a tour package. I was very pleased with my experience. I will use this company again in the future and recommend it to others.

By Paul A on May 28, 2019

The Tour Director was exceptional in every respect: capable and knowledgeable, engaging, and committed to making extra efforts daily to add to the convenience and overall experience.

By Pritti P on May 19, 2019

Very impressed. Tour was excellent.

By Karen M on May 17, 2019

Insight offered a wonderful trip. The accommodations were wonderful, the coach comfortable, the excursions outstanding. Our tour director was the best! Knowledgeable, patient, informative, and funny.


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