ITALY’S BEST – 14 Days | September 29, 2019

  • Winnipeg Departure

  • Double $2,969*
  • Single $3,655*
14 Days | Sep 29
Your Package Includes: • ROME - Guided sightseeing, see St. Peter’s Square • PISA - See the Leaning Tower • FLORENCE - Guided walking tour • CINQUE TERRE - Excursion • GENOA - Guided sightseeing • MILAN - See the gothic Duomo • LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - Visit • VERONA - See Juliet’s balcony • VENICE - Boat ride to St. Mark’s Square, visit glassblowing workshop • RAVENNA - Visit • ASSISI - Guided visit St. Francis Basilica • POMPEII - Guided walking tour of the excavations • CAPRI - Excursion by boat

Meals Include: • Buffet breakfast daily; 4 dinners
   

Print Tour – Italy’s Best

*plus applicable taxes

 

Other Dates Available

TOUR PRESENTATION: November 29, 2018, at 2:00 PM & 6:30 PM. Please call or email to RSVP. $100 OFF if booked and under deposit within two weeks of the presentation.

14 Day Tour from Rome to Rome

Tour Operated by Cosmos

*LAND ONLY Plus Applicable Taxes. Air ticketing is not advised until the Tour is guaranteed to go.  International flights and travel insurance available upon request. Price guarantee applies to the land price only and excludes any taxes, supplements and airfares.

DEPOSIT: $250 per person, plus optional travel insurance due at booking. International flights are available upon request with additional $300 deposit.

FINAL PAYMENT DUE: July 19, 2019.

$50 EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT if deposit made 90 days before JULY 2, 2019

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • ROME – Guided sightseeing, see St. Peter’s Square
  • PISA – See the Leaning Tower
  • FLORENCE – Guided walking tour
  • CINQUE TERRE – Excursion
  • GENOA – Guided sightseeing
  • MILAN – See the gothic Duomo
  • LUGANO, SWITZERLAND – Visit
  • VERONA – See Juliet’s balcony
  • VENICE – Boat ride to St. Mark’s Square, visit glassblowing workshop
  • RAVENNA – Visit
  • ASSISI – Guided visit St. Francis Basilica
  • POMPEII – Guided walking tour of the excavations
  • CAPRI – Excursion by boat

Headsets throughout the tour.

Transportation: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; mini-train to Pisa; canal transfer boat in Venice; boat transfer to Capri

INCLUDED MEALS:

  • Buffet breakfast daily; 4 dinners

HOTELS:

  • ROME – BUENOS AIRES or ATH GREEN PARK HOTEL PAMPHILI or HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SAN GIOVANNI or HOLIDAY INN EUR PARCO DEI MEDICI
  • MONTECATINI – GRAND HOTEL AMBASCIATORI
  • GENOA – STARHOTELS PRESIDENT
  • LAKE MAGGIORE – SIMPLON
  • VENICE – POPPI
  • ASSISI AREA – CITY HOTEL & SUITES
  • NEAPOLITAN RIVIERA – PANORAMA PALACE
  • ROME – BUENOS AIRES or ATH GREEN PARK HOTEL PAMPHILI or HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SAN GIOVANNI or HOLIDAY INN EUR PARCO DEI MEDICI

2019 TOUR DETAILS

With its magnificent architecture, beautiful landscapes, sumptuous cuisine, ancient ruins, and brilliant art, Italy is a country like no other. On this affordable Italy’s Best tour, you’ll experience all of this and more.

One of the tour’s highlights is the excursion to the Cinque Terre – five medieval seaside villages. The area is noted for its natural beauty with terraces built into the mountainside on cliffs that drop down into the sea. Delight in the unique charm of the area and take in the breathtaking views.

On your journey through Tuscany, watch the undulating hills, terraced vineyards, olive groves, and rural villages. More breathtaking scenery awaits at Lake Maggiore, one of Italy’s largest lakes. Located on the edge of the Swiss Alps, it’s the perfect place to relax and soak in the beauty.

From here, you’ll even take an excursion to Lugano, a lake-side town in Switzerland. Witness breathtaking views of the crystal-clear, blue sea in the relaxing town of Sorrento, and take a day trip to Capri where the crashing sea has formed awe-inspiring caves.

History comes alive on this Italy tour. Visit Pompeii, which was completely buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. This preserved town gives you an amazingly detailed look into ordinary life at the peak of the Roman Empire. In Rome, during the city sightseeing tour with a local guide, you’ll see the main sights, as well as Vatican City with St Peter’s Basilica.

In Genoa, boasting Europe’s largest medieval historical centre, see the remains of the city’s 17th-century fortifications. Visit St Francis’ Basilica in Assisi, a medieval town set in the Umbrian hills. Guided city sightseeing tours are planned in Rome, Florence, and Genoa. Your visit to Venice includes a boat trip to St Mark’s square to see the maze of canals forming this unique romantic city.

These are just some of the many highlights of this affordable tour through Italy!

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable. Optional excursions are available for purchase 90 days before the tour start date.

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this ancient capital. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

DAY 2 ROME The “Eternal City” is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with St. Peter’s Square and Basilica. Other highlights are the iconic Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre ever built, and Circus Maximus. An optional visit is available to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo’s fresco The Last Judgment. Breakfast

DAY 3 ROME–PISA–MONTECATINI Vistas of rolling hills, rows of cypress trees, terraced vineyards, olive groves, and rural villages form the backdrop of your journey through beautiful Tuscany. Stop in Pisa, and take a mini-train ride to see the SQUARE OF MIRACLES and the amazing Leaning Tower. Arrive in Montecatini. Breakfast

DAY 4 MONTECATINI. EXCURSION TO FLORENCE Today, enjoy an included excursion to Florence. Your Local Guide will show you the city highlights on the walking tour. You will see Piazza Santa Croce; beautiful Piazza Signoria; Palazzo Vecchio and its courtyard and Loggia dei Lanzi. To top it all, see Piazza del Duomo and its cathedral with the Giotto Campanile, and the magnificent East Doors of the Baptistry, known as the “Gates of Paradise.” Breakfast Dinner

DAY 5 MONTECATINI–LA SPEZIA–CINQUE TERRE–GENOA Travel towards La Spezia, where you’ll hop aboard the TRAIN to discover some of the five spectacular Cinque Terre villages. The beauty of the rugged cliffs and romantic fishing villages once inspired poet Lord Byron. From Levanto, head towards Genoa, birthplace of explorer Christopher Columbus. Breakfast

DAY 6 GENOA–MILAN–LAKE MAGGIORE Today’s included guided tour is an excellent introduction to Genoa. A maze of squares and alleys, the city grew around the port, a natural inlet, and boasts the largest medieval historical centre in Europe. Some of the highlights include the remains of the city’s 17th-century fortifications. Next, head north into the plains of Lombardy, and stop in Milan to marvel at its magnificent gothic DUOMO. Then, continue to Baveno on Lake Maggiore. Breakfast

DAY 7 LAKE MAGGIORE. EXCURSION TO LUGANO, SWITZERLAND Time to relax and get to know Lake Maggiore, one of Italy’s largest lakes, located on the very edge of Alpine Switzerland. On clear days, you can see the peaks of the Alps. Take advantage of the included excursion to visit Lugano in Italian-speaking Swiss Canton Ticino. Breakfast

DAY 8 LAKE MAGGIORE–VERONA–VENICE AREA Travel across the Po River plain and stop in the romantic city of Verona to see Juliet´s balcony, and enjoy some time at leisure marvelling at the Roman Arena. Continue to the Venice area. Breakfast

DAY 9 VENICE Venice is more like a romantic film set than a real-life city, with its crisscrossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and piazzas. The included orientation starts with a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark’s Square, and is followed by time at leisure and a chance to watch Venetian GLASSBLOWERS fashion their delicate objects as they did centuries ago. Don’t miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you. Breakfast Dinner

DAY 10 VENICE AREA–RAVENNA–ASSISI–ASSISI AREA Enjoy an interesting drive southward right across the Po Delta to Ravenna, renowned for its treasure of Byzantine mosaics, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Continue to Assisi, enclosed by ramparts and little changed since the Middle Ages. This is the town of the deeply mystical and poetic St. Francis. See the BASILICA OF ST. FRANCIS with its famous frescoes by Giotto, with history brought to life by a Local Guide. Overnight in the beautiful area of Assisi, in the heart of Umbria. Breakfast Dinner

DAY 11 ASSISI AREA–POMPEII–SORRENTO AREA Travel to POMPEII, where time stopped for the rich, aristocratic town with the terrible eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. On the included guided visit, see the remains of luxurious villas, temples, theatre, and forum. Carry on to Sorrento, set on a plateau above the waters of the Bay of Naples. Wander the winding streets lined with shops and stalls, and sit with a glass of wine, absorbing the easy-going life of this charming resort. Breakfast

DAY 12 SORRENTO AREA. BOAT TRIP TO CAPRI Enjoy a day trip to the legendary island, surrounded by a rocky coastline where the crashing sea has formed awe-inspiring caves. The town with its pretty piazzetta, maze of streets, fashionable boutiques, and cozy restaurants, is a mecca for the jet set. Explore on your own or take an optional island tour. Breakfast Dinner

DAY 13 SORRENTO AREA–ROME Today, enjoy time at leisure or visit Positano on our exciting optional excursion, before returning to Rome. Breakfast

DAY 14 ROME Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Breakfast

 

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