Italy-13 Days: Nov. 1 – 13, 2016 = $2454**

13 Day Tour from Rome to Rome

Nov. 1 – 13, 2016

**$3379. MRTA Member price is $2454.*

 

March 27 – April 9, 2017***

April 3 – 16, 2017***

***$3159. MRTA Member price for booking early is $2768!

 

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

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Vacation Overview

This classic Italian vacation is our most popular, with departures throughout the year. Two-night stays in Rome, Florence, Lake Maggiore**, Venice, and Sorrento, plus one night in St. Francis’ Assisi, offer plenty of time to visit the main sights with Local Guides. Discover St. Peter’s, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and Roman Forum in Rome; Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square in Florence; St. Mark’s and Doges’ Palace with the Bridge of Sighs in Venice. Stops are also made in Pisa to see the Leaning Tower; in Padua to visit St. Anthony’s Basilica, and to enjoy a cappuccino at the popular Pedrocchi Café; in dynamic Milan, where you will see the famous Duomo and the glass-domed Galleria, and visit the Museum of La Scala Opera House; and in subtropical Lugano, Switzerland**. Another highlight is a boat cruise on Lake Maggiore to Isola dei Pescatori, where dinner with local specialties has been prepared for you. The 2-night stay in Sorrento includes a visit to the Isle of Capri, featuring a jetfoil crossing and a funicular ride to Capri village. Also visit Pompeii at the foot of Mount Vesuvius on your way back to Rome, where a farewell dinner with wine and opera entertainment has been included as a proper “Arrivederci Roma!”

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Vacation Highlights

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

PISA
Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower

FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square; see Ponte Vecchio

LUGANO (SWITZERLAND)
Visit the subtropical town

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

MILAN
Orientation, [LF] visit the museum of La Scala Opera House; see the Galleria and the Duomo

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

PADUA
Walking tour, visit St. Anthony’s Basilica and the Piazza delle Erbe; [LF] enjoy a cappuccino at the Pedrocchi Café

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

POMPEII
Guided walking tour of the excavations

Headsets throughout the tour

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ITINERARY

Day 1Arrive in Rome, Italy

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

Day 2Rome

Enjoy Globus’ unique guided sightseeing, including inside visits to all highlights of religious and ancient Rome: the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà, the amazing COLOSSEUM, and the ROMAN FORUM, where Roman legions marched in triumph. To make the most of your stay, join our optional walking tour, and see the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and other sites and squares made famous in the movie Angels & Demons. (B)

Day 3Rome–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. (B)

Day 4Florence

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. (B)

Day 5Florence–Lugano, Switzerland–Lake Maggiore, Italy

North across the Apennine hills and through the flat Po area to the Swiss border. In Lugano, enjoy a leisurely break to stroll along the spectacular lake and on Via Nassa, or sip an espresso on Piazza Riforma. Back to Italy for your stay in elegant Stresa on beautiful Lake Maggiore. (B,D)

Day 6Lake 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 an exciting [LF] BOAT CRUISE to ISOLA DEI PESCATORI, where dinner with local specialties at La Pescheria awaits you. (B,D)

Day 7Lake Maggiore–Milan–Venice Island

Stop in Milan, the commercial capital of Italy. [LF] Visit the MUSEUM of La Scala Opera House, then, enjoy a walk to the glass-domed GALLERIA and the gothic Duomo. Continue to romantic Venice, and enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT. Maybe an optional gondola ride tonight? (B)

Day 8Venice 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. (B)

Day 9Venice Island–Padua–Assisi

In Padua, visit ST. ANTHONY’S BASILICA, then walk to the Piazza delle Erbe and [LF] enjoy a cappuccino at the popular Pedrocchi Café. 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. (B,D)

Day 10Assisi–Sorrento

Leave the province of Umbria and turn south to the charming, bayside resort of Sorrento. Time for shopping and an optional excursion to the Amalfi Coast and Positano. (B)

Day 11Sorrento. 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. Free time to explore the little shops on the piazzetta before returning to Sorrento. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day 12Sorrento–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 with ‘awaits you at La Carovana restaurant as a proper way to say, “Arrivederci, Roma!” (B,D)

Day 13Rome

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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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*

Superior first class hotel accommodations throughout the trip

Porterage and hotel taxes and fees

Baggage handling at each hotel stop

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

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

*If air fare is purchased with the tour.

 

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including special welcome and farewell dinners in Rome and a special dinner at Lake Maggiore (except departures January 20, February 17, October 27, November 3, November 17, December 1, December 15, and January 19-February 16, 2016 that have 4 three-course dinners included)

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Hotels

Rome

 

Hilton Garden Inn Claridge

First-Class

Set in the elegant residential district of Parioli, within walking distance from the Borghese Gardens with its extraordinary museum, the Hilton Garden Inn Rome Claridge hotel is perfect for either a business break or a relaxed Roman holiday.

Florence

 

Mediterraneo

First-Class

Modern hotel situated on the banks of the river Arno, steps away from the city center – Duomo and Palazzo Pitti nearby.

 

Kraft

First-Class

Refined Traditional Five-story Hotel located downtown near Arno River; 600 meters from Santa Maria Novella train station.

Stresa

 

Grand Hotel Bristol

Superior First-Class

This grandiose 253 room hotel exudes a stylish elegance with its marbled lobby and Bohemian-style crystal chandeliers. Wi-Fi access is available in all the guestrooms and public areas of the hotel with a fee (payable locally). The impressive outdoor swimming pool has panoramic views of the lake and mountains and there is also an indoor swimming pool and 2 Jacuzzis. Local & international cuisine can be enjoyed in the hotels refined restaurants and bar.

Venice

 

Albergo Rist.All’angelo

First-Class

Small hotel with restaurants serving Venetian cuisine; situated 50 meters from Saint Mark’s Square without crossing bridges.

 

Gabrielli

First-Class

The Hotel Gabrielli is a traditional family run Grand Hotel since 1856. The hotel in Venice is arranged with historical Venetian furniture.

Assisi

 

Windsor Savoia

First-Class

Historic hotel in Assisi, opened in 1908 by the English lady Fanny Morgan, is now a modern three star hotel with all the comforts of the category, and is still run by his descendants.

Sorrento

 

Michelangelo

First-Class

Contemporary Six-story Hotel set amid gardens, in central location.

Rome

 

Holiday Inn Rome Aurelia

First-Class

Motor Hotel with restaurant and bar, interior corridors, outdoor pool, fitness facility; located 15 km from city center.

 

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

Single room supplement:
$514

Triple room reduction per person:
$61

Extra nights per person in Rome:
in single room $173, in twin $125, in triple $116

2016 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification. Details will be available in Sept. 2015.

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