• Round trip air
• English speaking tour director throughout
• Accommodations in First Class and select
hotels in twin bedded rooms
with private bath
• Breakfast and dinner daily
• All transfers and sightseeing per itinerary
by private, deluxe motor
• Entrance fees for included features
• Taxes, tips and service charges for all
included features except tour
escort and driver
• Baggage handling included throughout the
tour for one suitcase per
person, irrespective of air carrier
Items not specifically mentioned in itinerary
• Items of a person nature such as passport
• Tips to tour escort and driver
• Beverages with dinner
• Additional baggage other than one piece
mentioned in the itinerary
• Airport departure taxes
• Airport taxes, fees, Fuel &
surcharges, and September 11th Security Fee
• Travel insurance
• Visas, etc.
Depart the US on your overnight flight to Italy.
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your
balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, there
will be an
orientation followed by a welcome dinner at a local
Today, you will travel via hydrofoil to Capri, a small
paradise rich in
history and natural beauty. Visit the Caesar Augustus
gardens and view
the famed Faraglioni Rocks. If the weather permits, you
will have the
opportunity for an optional visit to the Blue Grotto to
the breathtaking colors of this natural wonder.
POMPEII / ROME
This morning, drive to Pompeii to view the
of this once prosperous Roman city. Visit the Temples of
Jupiter and the Forum. Continue north Rome past the Bay
of Naples, Mt.
Vesuvius and Monte Cassino Abbey to Rome.
This morning, you will have an opportunity to explore
city on your own or you many choose to participate in a
(subject to availability). This afternoon, your tour of
takes you to the Roman Forum, the Colosseum and the Arch
Tonight, enjoy dinner in a typical Roman restaurant with
and an illuminated tour of Rome by night.
sightseeing includes an in-depth tour of the
collection of treasures. You will visit Raphael's rooms,
Gallery and the Maps Gallery. Continue to the
where you will see Michelangelo's famous frescoes
painted on the
and behind the main alter. Walk through St. Peter's
Square and visit
St. Peter's Basilica. This afternoon, take a walking
of the piazzas and fountains of Rome
including the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and Piazza
takes place in a typical Roman restaurant with wine and
then enjoy an illuminated tour of Rome by night.
ASSISI / FLORENCE
This morning, depart for Assisi with its steep winding
you will visit the Basilica of St. Francis. Your
adventure continues as
you travel through the stunning panorama of Tuscany to
the walled city
of Siena for an orientation tour. From here you will
to Florence where you will enjoy dinner at a local
Your morning sightseeing includes the Accademia, where
David is housed. Walk to Duomo Cathedral and Baptistery
the"Gates of Paradise." Continue to Signoria Square and
the "Old Bridge." The afternoon is at leisure. Tonight,
enjoy a dinner
show at the Renaissance era Palazzo Borghese.
Full day at leisure to explore the city or the Uffizi
Gallery, one of
the most famous art museums in the world. Pass your free
for Florentine specialties and souvenirs. This evening,
at a typical Tuscan restaurant.
PISA / PADUA / VENICE
Enjoy a final spectacular view of Florence from
before departing to Pisa to view the famous Piazza del
its Leaning Tower, Baptistery and Duomo. Travel on to
Padua to visit
the Basilica of St. Anthony before reaching Venice.
at a local restaurant.
Today begins with a walking tour of romantic Venice,
to the Golden Basilica of San Marco, the Bridge of
Sighs, St. Mark's
Square and the Doges' Palace. The balance of the day is
free to explore
Venice on your own and perhaps take an optional gondola
music. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
VERONA / MILAN / LUGANO
Travel this morning to Verona, the city of Romeo and
Juliet for a
brief tour. Your journey continues in Milan to visit to
and view the famous Michelangelo's Pieta. You will also
square and stroll through Victor Emmanuel Galleria.
north through the Italian Lakes, the adventure continues
Enjoy a panoramic tour of Lugano upon arrival.
Today, your journey takes you though the beautiful Lake
you will experience picturesque lakes, towering
mountains, and charming
villages. This afternoon, take the funicular railway to
the peak of
Mount San Salvatore and enjoy magnificent views of the
Swiss Alps and
surrounding lakes region. Enjoy a farewell drink before
dinner at a
Depart this morning from Milan airport where you will
bid a fond
farewell to Italy, taking with you wonderful memories of