The Best of Italy 2020
May 13 – May 24, 2020
Start/finish date could change by as many as 3 days; dates will be confirmed by 9/6/2019
11 Enchanting Days - 10 Romantic Nights
$5384.00 per person,
based on double occupancy
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Overnight flight from Charlotte to Venice, Italy
Arrive in Venice where we will take a water taxi to our hotel; once we have checked in, we will take a brief walking tour of Venice. Dinner on our own.
When dinner is on our own, you may go to any restaurant you want but there will always be a group-led dinner.
Our day begins with a walk through Venice led by our personal, local guide. Highlights of our day will include San Marco Square, entrance to the Doges Palace, a gondola ride through the canals of Venice, and a provided dinner at a local restaurant.
This morning we take a water taxi to the mainland where we board our private coach for the scenic drive to Florence, the heart of Tuscany. Upon arrival in Florence we will check into our hotel and take a short, guided walking tour of Medieval Florence. Dinner is provided at a local Florentine restaurant.
The adventure continues today as we tour Pisa (so long as the tower has not yet fallen) and then we continue to the picturesque Tuscany town of San Gimignano. After ambling through the narrow streets, doing a bit of shopping and sampling some of local foods, we return to Florence. Dinner on our own.
This morning we leave Florence and head to Rome, the Eternal City. Along the way we will stop at Orvieto, a nominated UNESCO World Heritage Site. After exploring this quaint town and a light lunch, we continue onto Rome. After checking into our hotel we will take a few minutes to freshen up and then visit the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and the magnificent Pantheon. Dinner on our own.
Our day begins with a tour of one of the world’s most illustrious sights, the Roman Colosseum and continues into the Roman Forum. After lunch we will continue to explore this fabulous city. Dinner on our own.
This morning we will attend an Italian cooking class where you will prepare your own lunch. After a short “digestive period” we will proceed to Vatican City where we will skip the line and visit the Vatican Museum, St. Peters Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. Dinner on our own.
Today is Rome at your leisure, this is your day to see and do what you want: take your provided Hop On Hop Off pass and discover new places, explore countless churches, museums and ruins at your own pace; revisit sites you want to see again or just amble through the streets of Rome and shop. We will provide you with a list of things you may want to do and help you do them. Provided Dinner tonight.
Today we say arrivederci to Roma and drive to Pompeii; upon arrival we will take time for lunch and then tour this ancient city that was buried by Mt. Vesuvius almost two thousand years ago. If time permits we will make a short stop at Herculaneum. Dinner on our own.
This morning we will hop a ferry to the Isle of Capri and take a scenic boat ride around the island. Back on land we will ride the funicular to the top of Capri where we will enjoy a provided lunch and take a few minutes to enjoy the view. Once we return down the mountain to the harbor we will take a launch to Sorrento; dinner in Sorrento on your own.
WHATS NOT INCLUDED:
Travel Insurance – quote available upon request. To be covered by a pre-existing condition, the full premium payment must be received within 10 days of making your trip deposit payment.
Personal items you might purchase
$5384.00 per person
Enroll and make a $750 deposit by
May 31, 2019 and save $250 per person
Deposit is fully refundable until September 25, 2019
Round trip flight originating from Charlotte International airport
All ground transportation
Private deluxe motor coach
10 nights in 3 ½ - 4 star hotels
A full buffet breakfast every morning
Private, guided tours
Entrance to major sites, museums, and attractions
3-three course dinners; 2 lunches
ALL TIPS - no wondering if or how much to tip