Venice, Florence & Rome (9 days) With Mineral Area College

with Sorrento extension
May 21-29, 2016 / 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…

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    **Tour pace:** You will walk for about 2 hours daily across mostly flat terrain, including cobblestone streets, with few hills or stairs. <div clas…

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    Overnight flight / 1 NIGHT

    May 21: Travel day

    Board your overnight flight to Venice today.

    Venice / 2 NIGHTS

    May 22: 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.

    May 23: Sightseeing tour of Venice

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Experience 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 view its soaring basilica • View the stately Doge’s Palace, built in the Venetian Gothic style in 1340 • Marvel at the Bridge of Sighs and the Rialto Bridge, which spans the Grand Canal • See a glassblowing demonstration to learn about the city’s most celebrated art Enjoy a free afternoon or add an excursion.

    Florence / 2 NIGHTS

    May 24: 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. • Visit 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

    May 25: 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

    May 26: 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, from which the Caesars ruled their vast empire  • 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

    May 27: Free day in Rome

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Enjoy a free day in Rome or add excursions. (Iconic Sights: Vatican City may be offered on day 8, depending on day of the week)

    May 28: Free day in Rome

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Enjoy another free day to explore the city or add an excursion. (may be offered on day 7, depending on day of the week) Then, join your group at tonight’s farewell dinner.

    May 29: Departure

    Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

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

    Extension / Starting from $349 pp

    Sorrento / 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. Sorrento’s charms can’t be rushed, so slow down and enjoy your time here.

    May 29: Sorrento via Pompeii

    Included meals: Breakfast

    En route to Sorrento, stop at Pompeii for a guided walking tour of the city’s ruins. • Witness how wealthy Romans lived on a guided tour of Pompeii’s ruins • View the excavated Roman ruins of theaters, villas, temples and baths

    May 30: Free day in Sorrento

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Enjoy free time to explore Sorrento on your own or add an excursion.

    May 31: Departure

    Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

    Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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