Classic Italy

Bar Harbor & the Canadian Maritime Provinces

  • 11 Days | 20 Meals
  • Aug 26 - Sep 5
  • $3,799

Featuring the Coastal Towns and Villages of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island

Classic Italy

Italy Like You’ve Always Dreamed

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Oct 8 - Oct 19, 2023
12 days | 11 nights

Explore the classic sites of Italy on your 12-day adventure through the country’s greatest treasures. Beginning in Rome’s Eternal City, headed up through the heart of Tuscany, and capping it off in the picturesque lagoon city of Venice, you will enjoy a fully immersive experience of Classic Italy.

  • Private guided tours with skip-the-line access
  • Tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Visit a local winery in Tuscany for tasting and lunch
  • Tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Forum
  • Visit the hilltop village of San Gimignano
  • Walking tour of Florence and visiting the David Statue
  • Gondola ride through the canals of Venice

DAY 1: OVERNIGHT FLIGHT TO ROME. Meals in flight

DAY 2: BENVENUTI A ITALIA, WELCOME TO ITALY!

Join a private coach transfer into Rome’s city center and settle into your beautiful centrally located Hotel Mellini for 4 nights. Enjoy a private walking tour of Rome’s historic center with a local guide followed by a delicious 3-course welcome dinner at a local ristorante. D

DAY 3: ANCIENT ROME

Discover the majesty and mystery of ancient Rome on your full day walking tour including a guided tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Ancient Forum, the centerpiece of ancient Roman life, plus a visit to Castel San Angelo, originally a mausoleum to the Emperor Hadrian. Enjoy an evening concert performance in a local church TBD. B, D

DAY 4: THE VATICAN AND ROME’S GREAT BASILICAS

Today, experience the power of Vatican City with a private guide as we tour the immense collection inside the Vatican Museums, housing some of the most renowned sculptures, paintings and works of art in the world, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Later enjoy a special visit to the three remaining great basilicas of Rome – St. John in Laterano, Santa Maria Maggiore, and St. Paul Outside the Walls. B

DAY 5: BORGHESE GALLERY AND FREE TIME

Enjoy a visit to the famous Borghese Gallery, a beautiful Renaissance era villa which houses the world’s largest collection of Bernini sculptures, then “do as the Romans do” with free time on your own to explore the Eternal city. B, D

DAY 6: SIENA AND MONTEPULCIANO

Transfer to Siena with a stop enroute to the picturesque hilltop village of Montepulciano. Take a guided tour of Siena’s historic center, the very heart of Tuscany, before settling into the perfectly located NH Hotel for 4 nights. B, D

DAY 7: SAN GIMIGNANO

Relish in the beauty of Tuscany with a full day excursion through the Italian countryside, including a visit to one of Tuscany’s most stunning hilltop towns, San Gimignano, a lunch and tasting at a local winery, and tour of a farmhouse to taste authentic olive oil, bruschetta, and mixed meats. B, L

DAY 8: FLORENCE

Begin your full day adventure with a private walking tour of Florence, the epicenter of the Italian Renaissance that changed the world. Learn about the influential Medici family and the important role they played in shaping the modern world. Enjoy a tour of the Accademia Gallery which houses the famous David Statue, plus a visit to the grandiose Florence Cathedral. B, D

DAY 9: VERONA

Drive from Siena to Venice with a stop in Verona for a guided tour of the city, best known for its inspiration of Romeo and Juliet. Upon arrival in Venice, enjoy a boat ride into the canal city before settling into the luxurious Hotel Giorgione for 3 nights. B, D

DAY 10: VENICE

Enjoy a guided tour of Venice, the famous lagoon city that has captivated millions across the world, visiting the greatest highlights of the Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica, ending with a private gondola ride. B, D

DAY 11: DAY OF LEISURE, OPTIONAL TRIP TO MURANO AND BURANO

Today is your day to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of Venice on your own. Or, if you are still up for more sightseeing take an optional excursion to the islands of Murano and Burano, known primarily for their world-class glass making. B, D

*Optional Excursion to Murano and Burano - $50 pp

DAY 12: ARRIVEDERCI ITALY!

Today, we must say goodbye to Italy. Take a private taxi boat transfer from your hotel into Venice airport leaving Italy in style with fond memories and a wider perspective. B

Dates:

  • Departure Date: Oct 8, 2023
  • Return Date: Oct 19, 2023

Pricing:

  • Double: $5399
  • Single: $6649

*Per person rates

*Included airfare from STL or MCI (call for other gateway cities)

*Optional Excursion to Murano and Burano - $50 pp

Booking Information:

  • Booking requires a valid passport
  • $350 per person deposit required
  • Please call for single rates
  • Please call for a detailed brochure including ship layout and registration form
  • Includes airfare from St. Louis or Kansas City (call for other gateway cities)

Luggage:

Orange luggage tags are provided and are to be placed on your “checked luggage” (large bag). You do not need a tag for your carry-on bag, for which you will be responsible for taking on and off the coach. There is limited space in the cabin of the coach, so unless you require your carry-on bag while traveling, we will stow it in the luggage compartment.

Terms and Conditions:

Please refer to our policies HERE for more information on our terms and conditions.

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