Italy's Finest Grand Tour

Featuring Rome, Florence, Sorrento, San Gimignano, Siena, Assisi, Ostia, Monte Cassino, Pompeii, Padua, Perugia, Positano & Volterra

 Featuring:
Florence
 
Montecatini
 
San Gimignano
 
Vinci
 
Volterra
 
Chianti
 
Rome
 
Siena
 
St Peter's
 
The Vatican
 
Capri
 
Pompeii
 
Sorrento
 
Positano
 
Assisi
 
Monte Cassino
 
Ostia
 
Padova
 
Perugia
 
Ravenna
 
Venice
 
San Marino
 
Milan
ITINERARY SUMMARY
 
Day 1
Departure

We will depart by bus to JFK airport (for an extra charge) where we will fly to Milan, Italy.



Day 2
Milan - Montecatini

Arrive in Milan, meet & greet and onward travel to Montecatini, Florence area and hotel check-in.


Join this afternoon for a brief cable car excursion to Montecatini Alto, the original Montecatini settlement, lying a few hundred meters above offering great views followed by our welcome dinner.
Day 3
Florence

We dedicate the day to Florence where a leisurely walking tour with our local guide is to reveal the Cradle of the renaissance's most prominent reminiscences of a glorious intellectual, economic and artistic era such as The Duomo Della Santa Maria Del Fiore, The Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio before visiting the Accademia home of the Michelangelo’s masterpiece the David before joining us to a typical Florentine sampler Dinner.



Day 4
Vinci - San Gimignano - Volterra

Our full excursion starts with Vinci the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci on our way to Volterra a former key trading center and one of the most important Etruscan cities boasting a formidable remainder of its once four-mile-long wall where we have some time to explore.


We then continue to the picturesque nestled hilltop medieval town of San Gimignano to spend the remainder of the day marveling at what once a natural stop for pilgrims en route to Rome today renowned for its 70 church towers, abundant art shops and Tuscan artisan delicatessen.
Day 5
Siena – Chianti - Rome

We leave this morning to the delightful town of Siena traveling through marvelous Chianti Cypress tree dotted countryside where we visit one of Tuscany's most renown vineyards offering a unique opportunity for a wine tasting experience. Upon arrival to Siena's famous Il Campo Piazza, known worldwide for the famous Palio run here twice every summer, there will be time to explore and enjoy lunch at one of the Tuscan Trattorias, before continuing onto Rome for our next overnight stay.



Day 6
Rome – The Vatican

We dedicate the morning hours to a visit of the Vatican Museums highlighting the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica whereas the afternoon on a sightseeing tour with our local guide exploring the Ancient Rome anchored around the Forum Romano and the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Caracalla Baths and more.


This evening join us to a typical Roman dinner followed by a Rome by Night stroll through the city's medieval and vibrant center.
Day 7
Pompeii- Sorrento

We leave Rome today for the Bay of Naples to visit the reminiscence of one human history's most dramatic events when the thriving Roman city of Pompeii was suddenly obliterated by the first eruption of it nearby volcano. A guided tour will remind us of the vivid details of the tragic events that also preserved the city for us to admire.


We then continue to one Italy's most darling towns of Sorrento for our next overnight stay. This evening you may choose to attend a Tarantella show.
Day 8
Positano

Spend the morning exploring Sorrento or else you may choose to visit the nearby picturesque town of Positano exquisitely nestled along the breathtaking Amalfi Coast. Later this evening join us to a memorable dinner



Day 9
Monte Cassino - Ostia – Rome

Via Monte Cassino famous for WWII fiercely contested strategically located monastery where we stop for lunch, we return to Rome. Enjoy the remainder of the day strolling the cozy center of Rome or else you may choose to venture out to nearby Ostia regarded as one of most underappreciated Roman sites which once as thriving port representing an undeniable economic pulse to a thriving empire.



Day 10
Monte Cassino - Assisi – Perugia

Today we travel Northwards to Umbrian's most famous town of Assisi. Once in Assisi, later on a local friar will shed light of the foundation of St Francis and the architectural marvel of the two story basilica he is buried at.



Our next overnight stay is at the Capital Perugia where we are to enjoy a typical Umbrian Dinner followed by free time to enjoy the commanding views from its main Piazza.
Day 11
San Marino – Ravenna –Padua

We leave this morning for the independent Serene State of San Marino one of the world’s smallest countries with the highest per Capita income but one that has wittingly survived the ages of troubles and discords emerging in of Europe’s most serene settings. Following a brief tour and some for lunch, we continue to Ravenna to visit Dante’s Burial site.



Day 12
Venice

A full day in Venice will offer the perfect balance between sightseeing and exploring of the world's most intriguing and charming cities. Whether you decide to visit nearby charming Murano or Burano islands or stay in to cruise a Gondola and be serenaded in the glittering canals of Venice you are to have a most memorable experience



Farewell dinner Venice
Day 13
Homeward Flight

Airport transfer and homeward flight then bus transfer to points of origin.



MAIN HIGHLIGHTS

Note: Unless included is an optional excursion package, listed highlights may be require entrance fees to access that can be paid for locally and may be subject to availability and holiday closures.

PICKUPS & TIMES

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DEPARTURES & PRICES
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PACKAGE INCLUSIONS
(11) Hotel Overnights
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 MONTECATINI PALACE
Montecatini
Day: 2
Overnights(3)
 Barceló Aran Mantegna
Rome
Day: 5
Overnights(2)
 Hilton Sorrento Palace
Sorrento
Day: 7
Overnights(2)
 Barceló Aran Mantegna
Rome
Day: 9
Overnights(1)
 Sangallo Palace Hotel
Perugia
Day: 10
Overnights(1)
 Sheraton Padova
Padova
Day: 11
Overnights(2)
(2) meals
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3 Course Dinner
12
3 Course Lunch
3

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Tour Bus with all the Bells & Whistles featuring
Tour Escort
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Local Guides (2)
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Montecatini Full Day 4
Rome Full Day 6
   

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