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Rome. Tuscany. Lake Maggiore. Cinque Terre. Venice.

September 22 - 30

A fairytale tour through Italy's most romantic destinations.



What’s Included

Accommodations
8 night, four star accommodations
Hotel city tax & tips covered

Transportation
Private, air conditioned, first class transportation by Mercedes van between all listed cities
Professional, English speaking driver
Boat ride (weather permitting) from Riomaggiore to Monterosso (Cinque Terre)
Boat ride to/from Isola Bella & Isola dei Pescatori on Lake Maggiore
Water Taxi from mainland in Venice to downtown
Water taxi transfer to Venice Marco Polo Airport VCE

Meals and Drinks
Buffet breakfast daily (B)
Welcome dinner in Rome (D)
Dinner on Isola Dei Pescatori(D)
Farewell dinner in Venice (D)

UNESCO World Heritage Sites 
Historic Centre of Rome
Various properties within the Vatican City
Piazza del Duomo Pisa
Historic Centre of Florence
Cinque Terre
City of Verona
Venice and its Lagoons

What’s Not Included

Airfare, Travel Insurance, any additional Meals and Transfers not listed above
Gratuities to local guides and drivers


 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Rome
Benvenuto and welcome to the Eternal City! With a private driver awaiting your arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport FCO, and a celebratory dinner waiting in the heart of Rome, choose between settling in or exploring about – a Roman Holiday atmosphere will ensure that golden slumbers are enjoyed by all. (D)

  • Transfer from Airport to Hotel
  • Welcome dinner with drinks at a local restaurant

Day 2- Rome
Consider pairing a double espresso alongside your first Italian breakfast, as the ensuing tour of Rome’s most prized possessions might just blow you away. You’ve seen the Colosseum, St. Peter's Square, and perhaps even the Pantheon before – but as you’ll find firsthand – not even IMAX 3D can do them justice… and that’s only a taste of the many stops in store. (B)

  • Guided sightseeing tour includes: inside visit to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgement. Admire Michelangelo’s Pietà and the monumental Basilica in St. Peter's Square
  • Private guided walking tour with a local connoisseur through Rome’s Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona... and more!
  • Private guided visit inside the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, with our local specialist
  • Orientation drive to the Mouth of Truth, Piazza Venezia, Campidoglio and the Teatro Massimo

Day 3 - Pisa & Florence
Travel next to the Leaning Tower of Pisa and continue on through the rolling hills of Tuscany, where the warm sun will have Florence – cradle of the Renaissance – blossom before you. (B)

  • Visit Piazza dei Miracoli, to view the Pisa's Leaning Tower and Baptistery - where you'll have the chance to take everyone's favorite photo pushing back against the legendary tower

Day 4 - Florence
Follow through the fairy-tale like history of Florence, "Cradle of the Renaissance," from the Medici to Michelangelo, where an eternal richness in art, food, and culture await. (B)

  • Guided walking tour of the magnificent marble cathedral, Giotto’s bell tower, the Baptistery’s heavy bronze door “Gate of Paradise,” and the stunning Signoria Square
  • Visit the Accademia of Fine Arts and see Michelangelo’s legendary David sculpture

Day 5- Cinque Terre
The five seaside villages known around the world as Cinque Terre showcase the Italian Riviera in all its majesty; weather permitting, you’ll enjoy a boats-eye view of this picturesque paradise. Considered by many simply “Eden”. (B)

  • Stop in delightful Riomaggiore and Monterosso, which is one of the largest, most famous and antique of the five Cinque Terre villages

Day 6 - Lake Maggiore
Start by savoring the splendor of Lake Maggiore and visit Isola Bella (i.e., Beautiful Island,) an enchanting island where flowers bloom between architectural treasure troves all throughout the year. Dinner will be served in an intimate little village atop another of Lake Maggiore’s magical islands: Isola dei Pescatori. (B, D)

  • Boat trip to Isola Bella
  • Visit Palazzo Borromeo and its lavish gardens
  • Boat trip to and dinner on Isola dei Pescatori

Day 7 - Verona & Venice
Retrace the romance of Romeo and Juliet as we stop in Verona, where you'll fall in love again with Shakespeare’s tale beside Juliet's home - an elegant 13th century palazzo.

  • Admire the Roman Arena, a beloved venue for concerts and operas alike

Day 8 - Venice
There’s a uniquely romantic air about Venice. No streets or roads and not even squares and alleys. Venice consists of Calli, Campi, Campielli and more! Simply trust in the magic of this dream stretched before your eyes. (B, L)

  • Walking tour with a local guide of St Mark’s Square, the Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs
  • Artistic Demonstration of classic Venetian glass blowing
  • Romantic Gondola ride through the canals
  • Farewell dinner at a fun, local restaurant

Day 9 - Venice
Time to pack your bag, enjoy your final espresso and… Arrivederci Venezia! (B)

  • Complimentary private water taxi transfer to Venice Marco Polo Airport VCE
 
(B)reakfast or (D)inner included