This is a wonderful vacation to see Italy’s fine cities like Rome, with guided visits to the Colosseum and Roman Forum, St. Peter’s, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel; Florence to see Michelangelo’s David, and Venice to visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Also enjoy stops in Monteriggioni, where you’ll taste traditional cantucci alle mandorle (local almond biscuits); Mantua to visit the Teatro Bibiena, Trento in the Dolomites, and Bassano, where a grappa tasting has been included. Enjoy overnight stays in the Chianti Hills; in Pisa, where you will see the Leaning Tower; in the Verona area, where you see Juliet’s Balcony, and Padua. A special farewell dinner at Al Colombo restaurant in Venice, followed by a private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal, has also been included to end your vacation in style.
ROMEWelcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and BasilicaMONTERIGGIONI[LF] Taste cantucci alle mandorleSAN GIMIGNANOWalking tourFLORENCEGuided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria SquarePISAMarvel at the legendary Leaning TowerMANTUA Guided sightseeing, visit Teatro BibienaVERONA Walking tour including Juliet’s balcony and the ArenaTRENTO OrientationBASSANO[LF] Taste the local grappa at the Poli Museo della Grappa PADUA OrientationVENICE Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration; [LF] farewell dinner at Al Colombo restaurant and a ride by private taxi boat through the Grand CanalHeadsets throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners with wine: a special welcome dinner in Rome and a special farewell dinner in Venice
Motorcoach; private boat ride and private taxi-boat ride in Venice. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.