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Splendours of Italy 2014

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa, ItalyThe Roman Forum in Rome, ItalySorrentoVenice, Italy
The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
The Roman Forum in Rome, Italy
Sorrento
Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 13 Days
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  • Brochure: Costsaver 2014
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  • Style: Regional
  • Description: With many millennia worth of epic history, matchless works of art, and pure blue oceans and lakes, Italy’s many splendours bombard the senses. See the iconic structures of ancient Rome, Renaissance Florence, and enjoy the view at the Italian Lakes and Bay of Naples.
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS)

    Welcome to Rome! After check-in at your hotel, relax and unwind before meeting with your Travel Director in the afternoon. This evening, why not take a stroll around this fascinating city and soak up the amazing atmosphere.

    Hotel: Ergife Palace

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  • Day 2

    ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour of the city, starting with a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, one of the largest and most inspiring churches ever built. Your trip continues across the Tiber River with views of the Forum and the iconic Colosseum. Spend free time exploring the wonderful sights on your own. Perhaps take an optional experience to the ancient Catacombs.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 3

    ROME – BAY OF NAPLES (2 NIGHTS)

    Journey south past the Abbey of Monte Cassino to the Bay of Naples, your home for the next two nights. This afternoon, why not take an optional experience to Positano and the Amalfi Coast.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Grand Moon Valley

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  • Day 4

    SORRENTO EXCURSION

    Your excursion to the nearby resort of Sorrento starts with a visit to an inlaid-wood workshop, for which the area is renowned. Later, consider an optional experience to see the excavations of Pompeii, which lay undiscovered for centuries beneath a layer of volcanic ash after Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

  • Day 5

    BAY OF NAPLES – ASSISI

    Drive into the rolling hills of Umbria to the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio, birthplace of St. Francis. Your Travel Director gives you an orientation tour, which includes St. Francis' Basilica, renowned for its fresco paintings.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Frate Sole

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  • Day 6

    ASSISI – VENICE (ORIAGO) (2 NIGHTS)

    Enjoy a scenic drive across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to the magical floating city of Venice. Dine at your hotel this evening.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Il Burchiello

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  • Day 7

    VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

    You are surrounded by magnificent sights and sounds as you cruise by private launch along shimmering canals to St. Mark's Square. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge's Palace and the Basilica of St. Mark. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca island. Explore the city during your free time or maybe take a trip to Burano Island in the lagoon for a fresh seafood meal.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 8

    VENICE (ORIAGO) – VERONA – LUGANO – ITALIAN LAKES (2 NIGHTS)

    Journey west to Verona, the setting for Shakespeare's most famous play, and stop to admire the Roman Arena and Juliet's balcony. Continue via Milan to the Swiss border and visit the pretty lakeside resort of Lugano.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Starhotels Grand Milan

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  • Day 9

    ITALIAN LAKES FREE DAY

    A full day to enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Italian Lakes region.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

  • Day 10

    ITALIAN LAKES – PISA – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS)

    Cross the Apennine Mountains past Genoa, Columbus' birthplace. In Pisa, marvel at the famous Leaning Tower in the Field of Miracles. Later arrive at your hotel in the Renaissance city of Florence. Tonight, you may wish to enjoy a wonderful dinner in the Chianti hills!


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Novotel Firenze Nord

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  • Day 11

    FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Florence is one of the liveliest and most creative cities in Europe, and home to some of the world's greatest works of art and architecture. Your Local Guide gives you an excellent account of the city's history during your walking tour of the city, which includes the marble Cathedral, Piazza della Signoria and the Baptistery. Afterwards in your free time, visit one of the many museums or shop for quality leather and gold or simply relax and enjoy the ambience!


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 12

    FLORENCE – SIENA – ROME

    Admire the beautiful scenery as you drive through the Chianti area of Tuscany to Siena, a medieval city famous for its bi-annual Palio horse race. Marvel at its rich heritage during your orientation tour. This evening in Rome – your final night – you might like to mark the end of an enjoyable holiday with a meal out!


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Ergife Palace

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  • Day 13

    DEPART ROME

    This morning, say ‘arrivederci' to Italy, your Travel Director and your fellow travellers as you prepare to return home with wonderful memories. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino airport. Conditions apply.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • RomeSightseeing with a Local Guide includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica and views of the Forum and Colosseum.
  • SorrentoVisit a traditional inlaid wood workshop.
  • AssisiOrientation tour includes St. Francis' Basilica.
  • VeniceCruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island.
  • VeronaView the Roman Arena and Juliet's balcony.
  • LuganoVisit this magnificent lakeside resort.
  • Italian LakesEnjoy a free day with spectacular views.
  • PisaView the famous Leaning Tower.
  • FlorenceSightseeing with a Local Guide includes Piazza della Signoria, Cathedral and Baptistery.
  • SienaVisit the Piazza del Campo famous for the Palio horse race.

Dining

  • 12 buffet breakfasts
  • 6 three course dinners

Travel Highlights

  • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

Airport Transfers

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