2022 - Venice, Florence, Rome (Adults only)

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Departure Date: September 12, 2022

 

Day 1: Travel day - Overnight Flight
Board your overnight flight to Venice today.


Day 2: Arrival in Venice
Included meal: dinner
Welcome to Italy! Transfer to your hotel and get settled in. Later, meet your fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.


Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Venice
Included meal: breakfast
Admire historic churches, winding canals, and picture-perfect piazzas on a guided tour of the city known as the Queen of the Adriatic.

Step into the iconic St. Mark's Square and enter St. Mark's Basilica
View the stately Doge's Palace, built in the Venetian Gothic style in 1340
Marvel at the Bridge of Sighs, the link between Doge's Palace and the New Prison
See a glassblowing demonstration to learn about the city's most celebrated art
Enjoy a free afternoon in Venice or add an excursion.

Gondola Ride: Venice Canal Cruise (optional)


Day 4: Transfer to Florence & sightseeing tour
Included meals: breakfast, dinner
Cross through the Apennine Mountains as you make your way to Florence. Once you arrive, get to know the city with a local guide.

View the legendary Florence Cathedral, known as the Duomo
Pass Giotto’s Campanile, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture
Walk past Piazza della Repubblica to the medieval Ponte Vecchio
Stroll along the Arno River and through the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery to Piazza della Signoria, center of Florentine life Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Day 5: Free day in Florence
Included meal: breakfast
Enjoy a free day in Florence or add an excursion.

San Gimignano: Medieval Sights & Tuscan Flavors (Optional)
Rome

 

Day 6: Transfer to Rome & sightseeing tour
Included meal: breakfast
Depart Florence for Rome, where you’ll follow in the footsteps of the ancient Romans on a guided tour of the Eternal City.

Soak up over 2,000 years of history in Imperial Rome, viewing the Arch of Constantine and the Arch of Titus
Enter the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire
Stop at the ruins of the Forum, once the setting of parades, elections, and trials
Pass by Palatine Hill to see Circus Maximus, the stadium where ancient Romans raced chariots, and the Baths of Caracalla

Day 7: Free day in Rome
Included meal: breakfast
Enjoy a free day in Rome or add excursions. 

Please note: Iconic Sights: Vatican City excursion may be offered on day 8, depending on the day of the week. Please call for more information.
Iconic Sights: Vatican City (Optional)

Rome Cooking Class & Dinner (Optional)

Day 8: Free day in Rome
Included meals: breakfast, dinner
Enjoy another free day to explore Rome or add an excursion. 

Please note: Ancient Rome: St. Paul's Basilica & the Catacombs excursion may be offered on day 7, depending on the day of the week.

This evening, enjoy an elegant, four-course farewell dinner. While you dine, you’ll be treated to some of opera's best-loved arias sung by professional tenors.Please note: The opera performance is seasonal and runs from March through November. Dinner will take place at a local restaurant from December through February.
Ancient Rome: St. Paul’s Basilica & the Catacombs (Optional)

Day 9: Sorrento Peninsula via Pompeii
Included meal: breakfast
En route to the Sorrento peninsula, stop at Pompeii for a guided walking tour of the city’s ruins.

Discover how Roman citizens lived 2,000 years ago, before Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79
View the excavated Roman ruins of theaters, villas, temples, and baths
Then, continue on to the Sorrento peninsula.


Day 10: Free day on the Sorrento Peninsula
Included meal: breakfast
Enjoy free time to explore the Sorrento peninsula or add an excursion.

This evening, sip a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

Capri: A Day on the Iconic Island (Optional)

Day 11: Departure
Included meal: breakfast (excluding early morning departures)
Transfer to the Naples airport for your flight home.