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Book 16 people on the same tour, the 16th person is free. Offer applies to new bookings only and is not combinable with other promotional offers or discounts. Additional restrictions may apply.
Offer applies to the land portion when you purchase two CIE coach tours. This discount applies to the tour of lesser value. Offers valid on new bookings only. Not valid for group travel, and not combinable with other CIE Tours promotions or discounts. Other restrictions may apply.
Offer valid on new bookings only. May not be combinable with any other promotional offer or discount. Applicable on select departures only. Please call for more information. Additional restrictions may apply.
Day 1: arrive Venice, Sunday
Arriving at Venice’s airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure until you gather for a Welcome Dinner with your Tour Director and traveling companions. (D)
Day 2: in Venice, Monday
Today begins with a sightseeing tour of Venice. Start with a walking tour in St. Mark’s Square, visiting St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, plus view the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs. On to visit a glassblowing factory, where you will watch a demonstration of traditional Venetian glassblowing by master craftsmen. Order of sightseeing in Venice in description- first we go to the glassblowing factory then sightseeing The balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy Venice at your own pace, shop, or perhaps join an optional gondola ride. (B)
Day 3: Venice to Ferrara, Pisa and Florence, Tuesday
Drive to Ferrara, a Renaissance gem in the Emilia-Romagna region, standing on the banks of the Po River. After an orientation tour, continue to Pisa where you’ll view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, Baptistery, and Duomo. Then on to Florence for dinner and a free evening. (B, D)
Day 4: in Florence, Wednesday
Today’s morning city tour begins at the majestic Piazza del Duomo to see the Cathedral crowned by Brunelleschi’s aweinspiring Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery with Ghiberti’s splendid bronze “Gates of Paradise.” Then, visit the Academy of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s David is displayed. The tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo with a spectacular view over Florence. The remainder of the day is yours to savor the Renaissance splendor of the Tuscan capital your own way. (B)
Day 5: Florence to Assisi and Rome, Thursday
Travel through the stunning panorama of Tuscany with its iconic landscapes as you make your way to Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis. Here, take a walking tour to see the main square and visit the impressive Basilica of St. Francis. Continue to Rome for dinner and an evening at leisure. (B, D)
Day 6: in Rome, Friday
A full-day sightseeing tour shows you all the highlights of the incomparable Eternal City. Visit the Vatican Museums with moving Sistine Chapel and grand St. Peter’s Basilica. Then on to visit the Coliseum, ancient Palatine Hill overlooking Circus Maximus and the Imperial Palace, and the Roman Forum. (B, L)
Day 7: in Rome, Saturday
A day free to explore Rome your way. Your Tour Director will have suggestions on how to spend your time. You might want to browse through some of the stylish shops and galleries, visit a museum, sightsee, or relax in a sidewalk cafe. Tonight, dinner with your fellow travelers is the perfect way to celebrate your Italian adventure. (B, D)
Day 8: Rome to Pompeii and Sorrento, Sunday
Departing Rome, travel to Pompeii, a destroyed & buried under ashes and forever preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. After a visit to the haunting site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, continue to Sorrento. Enjoy dinner at your hotel, then a free evening. (B, D)
Day 9: in Sorrento, excursion to Capri, Monday
Glide across the glistening bay to the beautiful Isle of Capri. Here, you’ll visit the magnificent Gardens of Caesar Augustus and view the famed Faraglioni Rocks. Then there’s time to wander through the winding streets and browse in the elegant boutiques before returning to Sorrento. (B)
Day 10: in Sorrento, Tuesday
Take in the sights of Sorrento your way with a full free day. You might want to wander through the shops, indulge in a spa treatment, or simply relax & enjoy the views. Tonight, enjoy dinner in hotel. (B, D)
Day 11: depart Naples, Wednesday
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport in Naples for your departure flight. (B) B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner >
First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
Breakfast daily, 1 lunch & 6 dinners
Airport arrival and departure transfers
Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
Professional Tour Director throughout
Whisper technology enhanced touring
Service charges and hotel taxes
Sightseeing Tours Included:
Stay at the following (or similar)
Venice (2 nights)
Florence (2 nights)
Rome (3 nights)
Sorrento (3 nights)
*This tour is operated by our partner, Kompas Tours. While our Ireland & Britain guided vacations offer one inclusive price with no additional costs, this tour will offer additional sightseeing excursions or dining experiences that are sold separately while on tour to enhance your vacation experience.
B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner
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