Italy-Join a Private Tour! Oct. 14-27, 2019 $3799–20 People Max!*

Join us on a Private Tour!

Limited to 20 People!

Everyone on the tour will be from our group.

 

13 Day Tour from Rome to Rome

Oct. 14 – 27, 2019

$3799*

$250 will hold your space. Reserve early to get best price. Seats already selling.

*Based on double occupancy (two to a room) and early reservation. Seats are limited. Air fare is not included in price but is available for purchase.

 Colosseum in Rome, Italy (Pat Lane)

Prices and specials are current as of the date provided by the travel supplier. Please contact Travelers Lane for the most up-to-date information. 314-223-1224. Thank you.

 Please call 314.223.1224 to complete your reservation. 

 

Vacation Overview

On this guided Italy tour—our most popular vacation—not only will you visit the main Italian cities—Rome, Florence, Venice, and Assisi—you’ll also get to enjoy some of the smaller towns and scenic attractions.

You’ll visit the must-see sights in the cities, such as the Vatican Museums in Rome, Michelangelo’s David in Florence, St. Mark’s Square and Basilica in Venice, and much more. One tour highlight is Pompeii, which was completely buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. This preserved town gives you an amazingly detailed look into life at the peak of the Roman Empire. Admire the paintings still on the walls, and look for the early fast-food restaurants beloved by ancient Romans.

You’ll also have an opportunity to relax in the laid-back town of Sorrento. Explore the cobblestone streets lined with shops and restaurants, delight in the amazing views, watch the sunset dip into the sea, and see Mount Vesuvius across the bay. You’ll also have time in beautiful Capri, where celebrities go to “get away from it all.”

On this Italy tour, we have also arranged special experiences for you, such as a visit to Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a visit to the Gardens of Augustus in Capri. Here, you’ll have incredible views of the Tyrrhenian Sea from the tranquil gardens. You can even enjoy an optional scenic drive of the Amalfi Coast and visit to Positano Village.

From the relaxing towns of Sorrento and Stresa on Lake Maggiore to the faster-paced cities, this guided tour of Italy has it all!

 

 

 

Vacation Highlights

ROME
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum; farewell dinner with opera entertainment

PISA
Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower

FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square

CINQUE TERRE
[LF] By boat (weather permitting) with a Local Guide, and train

LAKE MAGGIORE
[LF] Boat ride to Isola dei Pescatori, followed by dinner at a local restaurant

LUGANO (SWITZERLAND)
Visit

VENICE
Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square & Basilica, Doges’ Palace, Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration

ASSISI
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis’ Basilica

SORRENTO–CAPRI
By jetfoil

CAPRI
Guided visit of Capri village, including a funicular ride; [LF] visit the Gardens of Augustus and taste a granita

POMPEII
Guided walking tour of the excavations

Headsets throughout the tour.

 

 

Venice

ITINERARY

Day 1
ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY

Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a special welcome dinner at one of Rome’s lively restaurants.

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Day 2
ROME

Guided sightseeing includes inside visits to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, and monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, drive to the Roman Forum and visit the amazing COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites for those who wish to see it all.

Breakfast Breakfast
Day 3
ROME–PISA–FLORENCE

Travel to Pisa and take the traditional picture pushing back the legendary Leaning Tower, then on to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Tonight is your chance to join an optional dinner to try out Tuscan specialties.

Breakfast Breakfast
Day 4
FLORENCE

Follow your Local Guide to the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS and see Michelangelo’s David. Admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s “Gate of Paradise,” and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE, and see Ponte Vecchio. To enhance your stay, an optional excursion is available to San Gimignano, Italy’s most picturesque medieval town.

Breakfast Breakfast
Day 5
FLORENCE–CINQUE TERRE–LAKE MAGGIORE

Prepare for an exciting day: drive to La Spezia on the Mediterranean Coast and enjoy your excursion to CINQUE TERRE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a BOAT RIDE (departures April 3 to October 23 weather permitting) with a Local Guide. The name dates back to the 15th century and is derived from five little medieval villages standing on stony spurs along five miles of the rocky coastline: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso. From here, continue by TRAIN and coach to beautiful Lake Maggiore.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 6
LAKE MAGGIORE. BOAT TRIP TO ISOLA DEI PESCATORI

A leisurely morning with the chance to join an optional excursion to the baroque palace and peacock gardens of enchanting Isola Bella. Later, join a scenic BOAT CRUISE to ISOLA DEI PESCATORI, where dinner with local specialties awaits you.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 7
LAKE MAGGIORE–LUGANO, SWITZERLAND–VENICE ISLAND

Cross the Swiss border and stop in Lugano. Time to stroll along the spectacular lake and on Via Nassa, or sip an espresso on Piazza Riforma. Back in Italy, arrive in romantic Venice and enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT. You may wish to join an optional gondola ride through the canals.

Breakfast Breakfast
Day 8
VENICE ISLAND

Highlights of your guided walking tour are ST. MARK’S SQUARE and the byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Then, watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. A wonderful optional excursion is available to colorful Burano Island.

Breakfast Breakfast
Day 9
VENICE ISLAND–ASSISI

Arrive in peaceful Assisi, where your Local Guide takes you for a visit to ST. CLARE’S CHURCH and ST. FRANCIS’ BASILICA, built on top of his tomb.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner
Day 10
ASSISI–SORRENTO

Leave the province of Umbria and turn south to Sorrento. Explore the charming, bayside resort on your own.

Breakfast Breakfast
Day 11
SORRENTO. EXCURSION TO CAPRI

Speed across the bay by JETFOIL to the Isle of Capri. Ride the FUNICULAR to Capri village for a guided visit of this pretty town, visit the GARDENS OF AUGUSTUS, terraces overlooking the sea, offering a spectacular panoramic view, and taste a granita (semi-frozen drink). Free time to explore the little shops on the piazzetta before returning to Sorrento. Time for shopping and an optional excursion to the Amalfi Coast and Positano.

Breakfast Breakfast
Day 12
SORRENTO–POMPEII–ROME

Stop for a guided visit of POMPEII, the Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. This evening, back in the “Eternal City,” a special farewell dinner and opera entertainment awaits you at restaurant Tanagra as a proper way to say arrivederci, Roma.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner
Day 13
ROME

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

Transfers from the airport to the hotel upon arrival at the beginning of the trip*

Transfers from the hotel to the airport at the end of the trip**

Accommodations throughout the trip

Porterage of luggage from room to coach and from coach to room (one suitcase per person)

Baggage handling at each hotel stop (one suitcase per person)

Hotel taxes and fees

Professional Tour Director throughout the trip

VIP admissions to popular sites – no waiting in line, admission included

Motor coach transportation throughout the tour

Full buffet breakfast daily (If early morning departure on final day necessitates leaving before breakfast hours, a light meal snack will be provided.)

Special Welcome Dinner in one of Rome’s lively restaurants

Special Farewell Dinner in Rome with wine and opera entertainment

Favorite Activities – experiences to help you become immersed in the local flavor and lifestyle

Headsets for sightseeing tours

Complimentary Wi-Fi on motor coach and at most hotels***

**When air fare is purchased with the tour.

 

Cinque Terre

 

MealsFull buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including special welcome and farewell dinners in Rome and a special dinner at Lake Maggiore

 

Vesuvius and Pompeii

Prices based on double room occupancy. Air fare is not included in the price.

 

Single room supplement:
$654 (Price may be adjusted for 2019.)

Triple room reduction per person:
$102 (Price may be adjusted for 2019.)

Extra nights per person in Rome:
Pre tour: in single room $145-$255, in twin $87-$144, in triple $75-$121 (Price may be adjusted for 2019.)
Post tour: in single room $93-$128, in twin $65-$90, in triple $62-$85  (Price may be adjusted for 2019.)

 

 

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