Italy and the Italian Gardens with Julia Laughlin

with Sorrento Coast extension
Jun 2-10, 2018 / 9 DAYS

Feel the pulse of Italy's vibrant culture.

We've picked three iconic cities at the pulse of Italy's vibrant culture, both past and present. Venice brings romance to the forefront, with sprawlin…

Your package includes

  • 7 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine
  • 3 guided sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
  • Private deluxe motor coach

Included highlights

St. Mark’s Basilica, Florence Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Repubblica, world-famous Italian cuisine, Colosseum, Roman Forum

Tour pace

On this guided tour, you'll walk for about 2 hours daily across mostly flat terrain, including cobblestone streets, with few hills or stairs.

Itinerary

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Overnight flight / 1 NIGHT

Jun 02: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Venice today.

Venice / 2 NIGHTS

Jun 03: Arrival in Venice

Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Italy! Transfer to your hotel and get settled in. Later, meet your fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Jun 04: Sightseeing tour of Venice

Included meals: Breakfast

Admire historic churches, winding canals, and picture-perfect piazzas on a guided tour of the city known as "the Queen of the Adriatic." • Step into the iconic St. Mark's Square and enter St. Mark's Basilica • View the stately Doge's Palace, built in the Venetian Gothic style in 1340 • Marvel at the Bridge of Sighs, the link between Doge's Palace and the New Prison • See a glassblowing demonstration to learn about the city's most celebrated art Enjoy a free afternoon in Venice or add an excursion.

Florence / 2 NIGHTS

Jun 05: Transfer to Florence

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Cross through the Apennine Mountains as you make your way to Florence. Once you arrive, get to know the city with a local guide. • View the legendary Florence Cathedral, known as the Duomo  • Pass Giotto’s Campanile, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture • Walk past Piazza della Repubblica to the medieval Ponte Vecchio • Stroll along the Arno River and through the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery to Piazza della Signoria, center of Florentine life

Jun 06: Free day in Florence

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Florence to explore the city at your leisure or add an excursion.

Rome / 3 NIGHTS

Jun 07: Transfer to Rome

Included meals: Breakfast

Depart Florence for Rome, where you’ll explore the ancient city on a guided tour. • Pass by Trajan’s Column and Piazza Venezia, the Eternal City’s central hub • Stop at the ruins of the Forum, once the setting of parades, elections, and trials  • Soak up over 2,000 years of history in Imperial Rome, viewing the Arch of Constantine, the Arch of Titus, and the Temple of Venus and Roma • Enter the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire, and take time to explore on your own

Jun 08: Free day in Rome

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Rome or add excursions.  Please note: Iconic Sights: Vatican City excursion may be offered on day 8, depending on the day of the week. Please call for more information.

Jun 09: Free day in Rome

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy another free day to explore Rome or add an excursion.  Please note: Ancient Rome: St. Paul's Basilica & the Catacombs excursion may be offered on day 7, depending on the day of the week. Then, join your group at tonight’s farewell dinner.

Jun 10: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or extend your stay to visit the Sorrento coast.

Extension / Starting from $379 pp

Sorrento Coast / 2 NIGHTS

Extend your trip with two nights on Gulf of Naples’ southern shores. Join an optional excursion to the Isle of Capri, savor fresh flavors from the sea, seek the perfect limoncello, or just work on your tan. The Sorrento coast’s charms can’t be rushed, so slow down and enjoy your time here.

Jun 10: Sorrento Coast via Pompeii

Included meals: Breakfast

En route to the Sorrento coast, stop at Pompeii for a guided walking tour of the city’s ruins.  • Discover how Roman citizens lived 2,000 years ago, before Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79 • View the excavated Roman ruins of theaters, villas, temples, and baths

Jun 11: Free day on the Sorrento Coast

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy free time to explore the Sorrento coast on your own or add an excursion. This evening, sip a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

Jun 12: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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