Jewels of Italy 2014

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Ponte VecchioThe Leaning TowerThe ColosseumSt Mark's Square
Ponte Vecchio
The Leaning Tower
The Colosseum
St Mark's Square
  • Duration: 8 Days
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  • Brochure: Costsaver 2014
    Italy 2014
  • Style: Regional
  • Description: Enjoy all the Jewels of Italy on this adventure of a lifetime. A Local Guide will take you on a tour from the Vatican City to glorious Ancient Rome to view the Forum and mighty Colosseum. Push the Leaning Tower of Pisa over in a photo to send home to the family, stand on Juliet's balcony in Verona and watch Venetian craftsmen at work at a glass-blowing workshop in Venice.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1


    Overnight flight to Rome.

  • Day 2


    Welcome to Rome! After check-in, relax and unwind. Later meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. This evening, consider a stroll around this fascinating ancient city and mingle with the locals in beautiful squares with stunning architecture!

    Hotel: Ergife Palace

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 3


    Don't miss the opportunity to join an optional excursion to the famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. Later, your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour starting with a visit to the Vatican City and the awe-inspiring St. Peter's Basilica to view Michelangelo's statue, the Pietà. In ancient Rome view the Forum and the mighty Colosseum. Afterwards, during free time, why not explore the Pantheon and Piazza Navona.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 4


    Today head north to Pisa. Explore the Field of Miracles, featuring the Leaning Tower, Cathedral and Baptistery. There is time to shop for souvenirs and take pictures! Arrive later in your hotel near Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Villa Stanley

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 5


    There are few cities in the world with an artistic legacy to equal that of Florence. Your Local Guide gives a superb commentary of the city's history during your walking tour, which includes the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori, the impressive Giotto's Bell Tower, and Piazza della Signoria. Experience a demonstration of fine leatherwork with time to explore on your own. Shop for high quality leather and 18-carat gold jewelry, for which Florence is renowned and don't forget to try the gelato! Later enjoy dinner at the hotel.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

  • Day 6


    Your journey continues north across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to Verona, the home of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers. View the vast Roman Arena, where concerts are still held regularly each year, and walk to see Juliet's balcony. Head east to the magical, romantic city of Venice.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Antony

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 7


    Your day starts with a cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in the heart of Venice. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge's Palace and the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Spend free time afterwards exploring this fascinating city or perhaps take a trip out across the lagoon to the Island of Burano for a relaxing seafood meal.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 8


    This morning, say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy, your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable vacation. Transfers are available to Venice Marco Polo Airport. Conditions apply.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • RomeSightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica plus views of the Forum and Colosseum.
  • PisaVisit the Field of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower.
  • FlorenceSightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the cathedral and Piazza della Signoria.
  • VeronaView the Roman Arena and Juliet's balcony.
  • VeniceCruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island.


  • 6 buffet breakfasts
  • 2 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.

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  • Hotels are subject to change.
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