JEWELS OF ITALY
15 Day Tour from Rome to Rome
- Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
- Visits to Orvieto, Pisa, Venice, Ravenna, San Marino, Urbino, Gubbio, Assisi, Montecassino, Naples, Sorrento, Capri
- Tuscan countryside
- Local Guides for city sightseeing in Florence, Verona, Pompeii, Rome. Professional Tour Director while touring
This exciting vacation covers Italy’s main sites, but with a special focus on the green, hilly landscapes of Tuscany and the romantic Gulf of Naples. Begin with an overnight in Rome, then stop in Orvieto, an Umbrian town with a beautiful cathedral, and reach Poggibonsi, your base for exploring Tuscany. Join the included excursions to Renaissance Florence to experience Signoria Square, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Duomo complex, and to Pisa to see its famed Leaning Tower. Experience the lesser-known but equally interesting city of Verona, as well as magnificent Venice with its maze of canals. Stop in Ravenna, known for its Byzantine mosaics, and overnight in San Marino, one of the smallest countries of the world. Dedicate a day to Italy’s Umbria region with visits to Urbino, Gubbio, and Assisi. Cross the Apennines, see the Benedictine Abbey of Montecassino, and spend three nights in Naples. Enjoy included excursions to the beautiful Isle of Capri, the fascinating archaeological site of Pompeii, and the lively resort of Sorrento. Return to Rome for two more nights and guided sightseeing of the “Eternal City” that features the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.
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Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore Italy’s ancient capital. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. ROME Buenos Aires (ST) or Fleming (ST).
This morning, start your journey northwards to Orvieto in the province of Umbria to visit its black basalt and yellow limestone CATHEDRAL. Next, enjoy the beauty of the Tuscan countryside with its hillside towns and villages that skirt the Chianti wine-growing region. Overnight in the heart of Tuscany, in the San Gimignano area. No better place than this to easily get around in Tuscany. Tonight, join the optional Tuscan dinner. (B) ROME Buenos Aires (ST) or Fleming (ST).
Take advantage of today’s optional excursion to San Gimignano, one of Italy’s best-preserved medieval towns. Admire its 14 towers and the countryside dotted with vineyards and olive trees. Next is Siena, rightly considered the jewel of Tuscany. The Piazza del Campo is quite unique in shape and setting, and famous the world over for the Palio horse racing event. (B,D) TUSCAN HILLS Aquaviva Hotel & Spa (F) at Casole d'Elsa or Toscana Ambassador (ST) at Poggibonsi.
A full day is dedicated to the city that’s known as the “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Wander at leisure and admire the city’s timeless beauty. The included walking tour with a Local Guide will introduce you to most of the city’s highlights. (B,D) TUSCAN HILLS Aquaviva Hotel & Spa (F) at Casole d'Elsa or Toscana Ambassador (ST) at Poggibonsi.
This morning, head to the village of Greve. Then, continue to visit the VICCHIOMAGGIO WINE ESTATE, where a renowned Chianti wine is made. Indulge in an included typical Tuscan LUNCH before heading to Pisa to see its world-famous SQUARE OF MIRACLES and Leaning Tower. Take a stroll down the busy Via Santa Maria, perhaps Pisa’s most typical street. (B,L,D) TUSCAN HILLS Aquaviva Hotel & Spa (F) at Casole d'Elsa or Toscana Ambassador (ST) at Poggibonsi.
A comfortable drive north today, first through more of Tuscany, then into the flatlands of the Po Valley and across its river to Verona on the banks of the Adige River. Get to know more about this enchanting city on your included sightseeing tour that will take in all the highlights and, of course, the famous balcony from Romeo and Juliet. Later, continue to your overnight hotel in the Venice area. (B) TUSCAN HILLS Aquaviva Hotel & Spa (F) at Casole d'Elsa or Toscana Ambassador (ST) at Poggibonsi.
Venice is a city of unparalleled beauty and a feast of wonderful sights. View the delightful criss-crossing canals, the gondolas, water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and piazzas. Enjoy the included orientation, which starts with a BOAT RIDE and is followed by time at leisure and a visit to a typical Venetian GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOP. In the afternoon, join one of the many optional excursions. (B,D) VENICE AREA Poppi (F) at Mira or Holiday Inn (ST) at Marghera.
South today to Ravenna, at one time an imperial city known as the “Byzantium of the West.” After a short stop here, continue to the tiny hilltop Republic of San Marino, one of the smallest in the world. (B,D) VENICE AREA Poppi (F) at Mira or Holiday Inn (ST) at Marghera.
First to Urbino with its magnificent Ducal Palace towering over the town. Then, on to medieval Gubbio, where a superb view of the rooftops of the town from the Consul’s Palace is a must. Continue on to Foligno in the Assisi area for an overnight. (B,D) SAN MARINO Titano (ST) or Grand Hotel (ST).
Start the day in Assisi by visiting the BASILICA OF ST. FRANCIS with its famous paintings by Giotto dating back to the 1300s. Travel south across the Apennines to the shores of the Mediterranean for three overnights in Naples, rightly known as Italy’s most colorful city. (B) ASSISI AREA Holiday Inn Express (ST) at Foligno.
Cross the blue sea to Capri. This legendary island, surrounded by rose-tinted rocks, has incredibly beautiful coves of translucent blues and greens. The town, with its pretty piazzetta, maze of streets, fashionable boutiques, and smart restaurants, is a mecca for the jet set. An optional tour takes you round the island with its steep roads and panoramic views. (B,D) NAPLES Palazzo Caracciolo (F) or Best Western San Germano (ST).
This morning, get to know more about lively, bustling, and mind-boggling Naples on the included orientation drive. Next, POMPEII, where time stopped for the rich, aristocratic town with the terrible eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Continue to Sorrento to spend a leisurely afternoon and early evening in this laid-back town with views over the Gulf of Naples. Maybe join an optional dinner in a typical restaurant before returning to Naples for an overnight. (B) NAPLES Palazzo Caracciolo (F) or Best Western San Germano (ST).
North this morning through the province of Latium for a stop in Montecassino, known for its BENEDICTINE ABBEY. Back to the “Eternal City,” with plenty of time to enjoy one of the optional excursions, to do last-minute shopping, or maybe to sip a drink on Piazza Navona and watch the world go by. (B) NAPLES Palazzo Caracciolo (F) or Best Western San Germano (ST).
This city is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique. Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts in ST. PETER’S SQUARE, followed by a visit to the ROMAN FORUM and the mighty COLOSSEUM. Then, some more time to do just as you please. (B) ROME Buenos Aires (ST) or Parco Tirreno (ST).
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B) ROME Buenos Aires (ST) or Parco Tirreno (ST).
Prices are calculated per person as following:
- Adult Price: USD 2359 per person
- Child Price: USD 2124 per person
Single supplement price is $700.00.
No triple room reduction.
Rome Arrival Transfer Rome - Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) Airport:
$25.00 per person
Rome Departure Transfer Rome - Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) Airport:
$25.00 per person
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You may confirm this reservation with a $750.00 non-refundable deposit.
Following items are included in the price and you will not charge for them:
- Buffet breakfasts; 1 lunch; 7 dinners
Price Does Not Include:
Following items are not included in the price and you may have to pay it:
- Visas and vaccinations.
- Laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant)
- Additional excursions and activities not listed as 'included' in the itinerary.
- Travel Protection premiums.
- Transfers; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ships' crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; porterage at airports or train stations.
- The price listed does not include your airfare.
Please read the policies carefully. This section contains important information.
* MEALS: Buffet breakfasts; 1 lunch; 7 dinners
* CANCELLATION POLICY: 25% Penalty less than 2 weeks to arrival - 50% Penalty less than 1 week to arrival - 100% Penalty less than 1 days to arrival or no shows.
* VALID FOR: Minimum 2 person travelling together.
* AIRPORT TRANSFER TIMES & FLIGHT WINDOWS: Rome Arrival Rome - Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) Airport - 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
SET TRANSFERS AT 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm & 9:00pm
Rome Departure Rome - Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) Airport - 24 hours daily
* REMARK: Not applicable on TBA space. Not applicable to custom tours. Not combinable with any other promotion except the Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and the current air promo. Applies to new 2015 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply.
* CHILD POLICIES: Children ages between 0 to 7 are not allowed in this vacation.
* : Children ages 8 to 17 on the date of departure are welcomed if accompanied by an adult
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