Jewels of Italy Summer 2018

Jewels of Italy
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  • Itinerary
  • What's Included
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  • Dates
  • CostSaver

Explore Italy's sophisticated capitals of Venice, Florence and Rome - the beautiful cobblestone squares, centuries' old tradition and historic highlights like the mighty Colosseum, Leaning Tower of Pisa and spectacular Duomo must-visits on your open-air museum tour of this fascinating destination.

Highlights
Sightseeing Highlights
  • Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral and Piazza della Signoria
  • Visit the Square of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower
  • Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica and views of the mighty Colosseum
  • Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island
  • View the Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony
Destinations
  • Europe
  • Italy
  • Rome
  • Florence
  • Mestre
  • Venice
  • Pantheon
  • Verona
  • Colosseum
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Apennine Mountains
  • Tuscany
  • Square of Miracles
  • Burano
  • Pisa
  • Umbria
Tour Types
  • Costsaver Regional Experiences
  • Scenic
  • Cultural
  • History
  • Youth
Day 1 Arrive Rome (2 Nights)
Welcome to Rome. After check-in, relax and unwind. Later meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. This evening consider a stroll around this fascinating ancient city and mingle with the locals in beautiful squares with stunning architecture.

Day 2 Rome Sightseeing and Free Time
Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour with a visit to the Vatican City. Visit the awe-inspiring St. Peter's Basilica and view Michelangelo's statue, the Pietà. Don't miss the opportunity to join an Optional Experience to visit inside the famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. View the mighty Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome. Afterwards enjoy free time to take in the sights or join an Optional Experience to explore the Pantheon and Piazza Navona.Buffet Breakfast

Day 3 Rome – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights)
This morning leave Rome and head north towards Central Italy. Travel through picturesque scenery in Umbria and Tuscany before arriving in the town of Pisa. Visit the Square of Miracles featuring the Leaning Tower, Cathedral and Baptistery. There is time to shop for souvenirs and take pictures. Later arrive at your hotel near Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance.Buffet Breakfast

Day 4 Florence Sightseeing and Free Time
There are few cities in the world with an artistic legacy to equal that of Florence. Your Local Specialist gives a superb commentary of the city's history during your walking tour, which includes views of the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the impressive Giotto's Bell Tower and a visit to Piazza della Signoria. Learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city’s historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold. Don't forget to try the gelato! Later enjoy dinner at the hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 Florence – Verona – Venice (Mestre) (2 Nights)
Your journey continues north across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to Verona, the home of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers. View the vast Roman Arena, where concerts are still held regularly each year. Stop and view Juliet's balcony in a courtyard which has become a popular tourist site for the tragic story of the Montague and Capulet family feud. Head east to the magical, romantic city of Venice.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 Venice Orientation and Free Time
Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Then cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in the heart of Venice. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge's Palace and the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark. Spend free time afterwards exploring this fascinating city or perhaps take a cruise across the lagoon to the island of Burano for a relaxing farewell dinner. Burano is an island in the Venetian lagoon known for its brightly coloured houses.Buffet Breakfast

Day 7 Depart Venice (Mestre)
This morning say 'arrivederci' to Italy, your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable holiday. Transfers are available to Venice Marco Polo Airport. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast


Dining Highlights
6 Buffet breakfasts
2 Three course dinners
First class travel Highlights
Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
Daily breakfast
Luxury air-conditioned coach
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
Variety of Optional Experiences
An expert Travel Director and separate driver
All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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