Italian Indulgence - Deluxe Tour of Italy

Highlights

Italian Indulgence -with Guaranteed Departures!

Indulge yourself in Italian luxury, with our new custom small group deluxe tour of Italy. Featuring private tours, boutique accommodations, five special gourmet meals and more!

Tour Highlights:

  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
  • EARLY BIRD SAVINGS* - Save $100 per person on select departures if booked by Jan 31, 2014
  • Exciting new itinerary
  • Small Luxury Group - no more than 15 participants
  • 12 Meals -Breakfast & Dinner
  • Visit Rome, Assisi, Ravenna, Venice, Verona, Lake Como, Milan, Florence, Pisa and Siena
  • English speaking tour leaders and guides throughout

Your Italian Indulgence tour includes:

  • Accommodation at 4 star superior hotels for seven (7) nights
  • American buffet breakfast daily (except day of arrival)
  • Five gourmet dinners including wine, mineral water and soda
  • Private transfer on arrival and departure in Rome
  • Ground transportation by deluxe minibus when touring
  • Private guided tours of Assisi, Ravenna, Venice, Verona, Sirmione, Lake Como, Milan,Florence, Pisa and Siena
  • Scenic drives including the Autostrada del Sole, the Emilia Romagna region, the Veneto region, the Tuscan countryside and the Italian Alps
  • English speaking tour leader when touring
  • Small group size, with no more than 15 passengers per departure.
  • Porterage of one suitcase per person
  • Portfolio of travel documents
  • Service charges and taxes included (City Tax at hotels not included - as it must be paid directly to hotels)
     

Itinerary

Italian Indulgence - Your Daily Itineary:

Day 01, Sunday: 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. 


rome-view.jpgDay 02, Monday: Arrive Rome.

Arrive Rome, where we are met by our private transfer to take us to our pre-booked Rome hotel (note – check in time is generally between 2:00 and 4:00 pm). Enjoy Rome independently before our tour begins in the morning. Overnight in Rome.

Day 03, Tuesday: Rome – Assisi – Ravenna – Venice.

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Early morning (6:45-7:45 am) collection from our hotel. We meet our tour leader and depart by deluxe minibus to Assisi. This mystical town of Saint Francis is still surrounded by ancient walls. Here we will have a 2-hour visit with a private English speaking guide, enjoying the Basilica of Saint Francis with its early renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. Continue to Ravenna, home of eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites and known as the mosaic city because of the stunning 5th-6th century mosaics that decorate the walls of its churches and monuments. We meet a private English speaking guide and discover this marvelous city. We continue onto Venice, where we check into a deluxe room at our 4-star superior hotel in Venice. Tonight we enjoy Venetian cuisine with a 3-course gourmet dinner at a local restaurant, including wine, mineral water and soda. Overnight at our hotel in Venice.

Day 04, Wednesday: Venice. 

We enjoy breakfast at our hotel then meet our private English speaking guide for a panoramic 2-hour walking tour of this unique city. We will see the Piazza and Basilica of St. Mark, enjoy an inside visit of the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Prison (with skip the line entrance tickets included). Lunch is at ourleisure. In the afternoon, with our tour leader we depart by boat to the island of Murano. Here we will assist in a demonstration of glass blowing, with time for shopping after. Return to the city center, where our culinary adventure continues with a gourmet 3-course dinner of more Venetian specialties at a local restaurant with wine, mineral water and sodas included. Overnight at our Venice hotel.

Day 05, Thursday: Venice – Verona – Sirmione (Lake Garda) – Lake Como.

After breakfast, we meet our tour leader and boat transfer from the hotel to Piazzale Roma and board our deluxe minibus. Our journey continues to Verona. Here we will meet a private English speaking guide for a 2-hour visit of the town of Romeo and Juliet! We continue to Sirmione, a charming town located in the southern part of Lake Garda. Upon arrival, we have free time for lunch In the early afternoon, our tour will continue to Como, located on the shore of Lake Como. Our driver and tour leader will take us around for a panoramic visit of this beautiful lake before arriving at the hotel in Como. Check into our deluxe rooms at our 4-star superior hotel situated in the city centre of Como. Tonight indulge in Northern Italian specialities with a 3-course gourmet dinner at a local restaurant, with wine, mineral water or sodas included. Overnight at the hotel in Como. 

Day 06, Friday: Lake Como - Milan - Florence.

After our buffet breakfast at the hotel, we board our deluxe minibus and proceed to Milan. Once in the city, we enjoy a tour of the city. We visit the shopping gallery Vittorio Emanuele II, the Sforza castle, and the Splendid Duomo, one of the world’s largest most striking Gothic cathedrals. We have free time for lunch before our journey to Florence. Check into our 4-star superior hotel in the city center of Florence. Tonight discover Tuscan cuisine with a 3-course gourmet dinner at a local restaurant, including wine, mineral water or soda. Overnight at our hotel in Florence.


florence_ponte.jpgDay 07, Saturday: Florence.

We enjoy a buffet breakfast at our hotel, after which we meet our private English speaking guide for a 3-hour tour of this magnificent Renaissance city. We will visit the beautiful Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Academia Gallery, famous for the Milchelangelo’s David (with skip the line entrance tickets included). Free time this afternoon to enjoy Florence. Our tour leader will be delighted to make suggestions! This evening enjoy another Tuscan feast with a 3-course gourmet dinner at a local restaurant with wine, mineral water or soda included. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 08, Sunday: Florence – Pisa – Siena – Rome.

Enjoy breakfast we depart for Pisa. We will drive through the picturesque Tuscan countryside to Pisa. After the panoramic drive along the banks of the Arno river, we meet a private English speaking guide for a 2-hour guided tour of Piazza dei Miracoli, with the celebrated Leaning Tower and the Baptistery (exterior visits). Time at leisure to enjoy lunch independently. We continue to Siena, where we meet our private English speaking guide for a 2-hour tour, walking along beautiful medieval streets admiring the splendid palace. The tour will end in the Piazza del Campo, one of the most beautiful squares in the world. Here we will also visit the spectacular Cathedral. After the guided tour, board our deluxe minibus to Rome and our pre-booked hotel arriving in Rome around 6pm, where our touring ends. Dinner is on our own tonight.

Day 09, Monday: Venice - U.S.

After breakfast at your hotel, private transfer to the airport for your return flight home. (Transfers between 8:00pm-8:00am are additional.

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Select Departures offer Early Bird Discount of $100 per person when booked by Jan. 31, 2014. Offered on Apr 06, Apr 20, May 11, Jun 22, Jul 27, Aug 10, Sep 21 and Oct 05 departures.

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This tour does not include:

  • Lunches or dinners that are not noted 
  • Tips to driver/guide
  • Airfare
  • City tax at hotels-as this must be paid directly to the hotels

Note: Although our Italy Tours are guaranteed departures, we must still confirm with our vendor in Italy to make sure the date you desire is not sold out. Airfare should not be booked until your tour is confirmed.

 
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