CLASSIC ITALY WITH LAKE COMO - ESCORTED MOTORCOACH TOUR

9 Days / 7 Nights - Guaranteed Departures


Highlights

Classic Italy - with Guaranteed Departures!

An exciting tour, Classic Italy features the best of Italy: Rome, Assisi, Florence, Padua, Venice, Verona, Lake Como and Milan! Enjoy a relaxed pace with guaranteed departures!

Tour Highlights

  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURES.
  • Twelve (12) meals - breakfast & dinner.
  • Visits to: Rome, Assisi, Siena, Florence, Padua, Venice, Verona, Lake Como and Milan.
  • Venice boat tour including a stop on the island of Murano.

Classic Italy Tour Includes

  • Accommodation at 4 * hotels for seven (7) nights.
  • American buffet or continental buffet breakfast daily except for day of arrival.
  • Four (4) dinners (excludes drinks).
  • Transfer by private car/minibus on arrival in Rome and departure in Milan.
  • Walking tours of Rome, Florence and Venice.
  • Monolingual tour: English.
  • Visits to: Basilica of Saint Francis, Piazza del Duomo, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery of St. John, Santa Croce, Cathedral of St. Anthony, Piazza and Basilica of St. Mark, Doge's Palace, Bridge of Sighs and the Prisons in Venice, Verona and Lake Como.
  • Ground transportation by deluxe motorcoach from day 04.
  • Boat trip to Murano with a glass blowing demonstration.
  • Porterage of one (1) suitcase per person.
  • Celtic Tours flight bag and portfolio of travel documents.

Hotel Options

Rome Hotel Options: Hotel Gioberti, Villafranca or Commodore.

Florence Hotel: Hotel Rivoli and Hotel Adriatico.

Itinerary

Day 01, Friday: U.S. - Rome

Depart the U.S. for your overnight flight to Rome. Dinner served on board. Tours purchased on a land only basis begin on Day 02.

Day 02, Saturday: Arrive Rome

Morning arrival at Rome Airport, where we are transferred from the airport in Rome to the hotel. Rest of the day is at our leisure. Dinner is on your own this evening. Overnight in Rome.

Day 03, Sunday: Rome

After an American buffet breakfast, we enjoy a 3-hour "Discovering Rome" walking tour, with a 9:00 am pick-up from our hotel. Our tour will include Campo de'Fiori, Piazza Farnese, Piazza Navona, The Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish steps. Our tour will conclude in the city center, where we have the afternoon free to explore the city at our leisure. Lunch and dinner on your own with the remainder of the day at leisure. Overnight in Rome.

Day 04, Monday: Rome - Assisi - Siena - Florence

An early start today with collection at the hotel at 7:30 am. We depart by coach to Assisi. We will visit the mystical town of Saint Francis still surrounded by ancient walls. Visit the Basilica of Saint Francis with its early Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. At the end of the visit, we continue towards Siena, the beautiful medieval city renown for the Palio horse race. We proceed to Florence for dinner and overnight at our hotel.

Day 05, Tuesday: Florence

Guided sightseeing tour of the city, also known to be the cradle of the Renaissance. Visit the beautiful Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery of St. John, and Santa Croce, the 13th century Franciscan Church with Cimabue's famous crucifix. The balance of the day is at leisure. An optional half-day sightseeing tour of Pisa can be arranged today if requested. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at the hotel.

Day 06, Wednesday: Florence - Padua - Venice

This morning, after a buffet breakfast, we depart for Padua, where we visit the famous Cathedral of St. Anthony, guarded by Donatello's “Gattamelata”. Continue to Venice, and on arrival enjoy a panoramic walking tour of this unique city. We see the Piazza and Basilica of St. Mark, the Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Prisons. Dinner and overnight tonight at our Venice hotel.

Day 07, Thursday: Venice

After breakfast this morning, we enjoy a tour by boat, crossing the lagoon where we have a beautiful view of the islands with stop at the island of Murano where we assist with a glass blowing demonstration. Some free time for shopping. Afternoon is free to enjoy Venice at your leisure before dinner and overnight at our Venice hotel.

Day 08, Friday: Venice - Verona - Sirione (Lake Garda) - Lake Como - Milan

Depart Venice this morning as we make our way to Milan. We travel via Verona, the town of Romeo and Juliet before continuing to Sirmione, where we have free time for lunch. Proceeding on, we visit Lake Como before arriving in Milan for dinner and overnight.

Day 09, Saturday: Milan - U.S.

After our buffet breakfast, enjoy a panoramic tour of the city including the shopping gallery Vittorio Emanuele II, the Sforza Castle, and the splendid Duomo, one of the worlds largest, most striking Gothic cathedrals. End of city tour at 11:00am Railway Station, or private transfer to Milan Malpensa Airport or Linate Airport for your return flight home. (Note - Transfers between 10 pm and 6 am are additional)

Optionals

Rates & Hotels

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2017Land Only
Jun 30; Jul 7; 14; 21; 28; Aug 4; 11; 18; 25; Sep 1; 8; 15; 22; 29; Oct 6; 13; 20   2309

Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply. There are no triple rooms for this tour.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches not mentioned in itinerary.
  • City Tax to be paid locally
  • Drinks on meals

Airfare

Airfare is additional. Once you select your date, you will be given the opportunity to search our system for the best available airfare from your home city. The dates shown will be the start / end date of your tour. However, you can alter these dates to arrive earlier or extend your stay as needed.

Our system will search for the best possible airfare during your booking process. Note: airfare cannot be booked sooner than eleven (11) month from date of departure.

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date one would depart from the US. Tour begins in Italy one day later.

 
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