Italian Vistas

This vacation has everything you’ve always wanted in a trip to Italy. Enjoy multiple night stays in Rome, Florence, Venice, the Sorrento coast and Stresa in the Lakes District. Discover the treasures of Rome. Walk in the footsteps of the ancient Romans in Pompeii. See the gems of the Renaissance in Florence. Visit Locarno, Switzerland, and cruise to Isola dei Pescatori, one of the scenic Borromean Islands.

Rome, the Colesseum
Florence
Italian Vistas Map

What's Included

  • Tour director
  • Regional Italian wines with every included dinner
  • 18 meals
  • Sedan service + Airport transfers when you purchase tour air

Vacations Highlights

  • Guided walking tour of Venice illustrates how this city gained its wealth and power
  • Enjoy the magic of the Italian lakes in the captivating resort of Stresa
  • Make a special stop at a winery in the heart of Tuscany to sample local wines and specialties during an included lunch
  • Sail to the enchanting Isle of Capri and explore this island paradise
  • Visit the Academy Museum in Florence to see Michelangelo’s magnificent sculpture of David

Dates & Pricing

Start date End date Duration Price

8/16/14 8/28/14 12 Days from 3,299.00

9/1/14 9/13/14 12 Days from 3,649.00

9/6/14 9/18/14 12 Days from 3,649.00

9/8/14 9/20/14 12 Days from 3,749.00

9/13/14 9/25/14 12 Days from 3,649.00

9/15/14 9/27/14 12 Days from 3,749.00

9/20/14 10/2/14 12 Days from 3,649.00

9/22/14 10/4/14 12 Days from 3,749.00

9/27/14 10/9/14 12 Days from 3,649.00

9/29/14 10/11/14 12 Days from 3,649.00

10/4/14 10/16/14 12 Days from 3,649.00

10/6/14 10/18/14 12 Days from 3,649.00

10/11/14 10/23/14 12 Days from 3,649.00

10/13/14 10/25/14 12 Days from 3,649.00

10/18/14 10/30/14 12 Days from 3,549.00

10/20/14 11/1/14 12 Days from 3,549.00

11/1/14 11/13/14 12 Days from 3,249.00

11/8/14 11/20/14 12 Days from 3,249.00

11/10/14 11/22/14 12 Days from 3,249.00

2/16/15 2/28/15 12 Days from 2,999.00

2/28/15 3/12/15 12 Days from 3,249.00

3/2/15 3/14/15 12 Days from 3,249.00

3/7/15 3/19/15 12 Days from 3,249.00

3/9/15 3/21/15 12 Days from 3,249.00

3/14/15 3/26/15 12 Days from 3,249.00

3/16/15 3/28/15 12 Days from 3,249.00

3/21/15 4/2/15 12 Days from 3,249.00

4/6/15 4/18/15 12 Days from 3,549.00

4/11/15 4/23/15 12 Days from 3,549.00

4/13/15 4/25/15 12 Days from 3,549.00

4/18/15 4/30/15 12 Days from 3,549.00

4/20/15 5/2/15 12 Days from 3,549.00

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Rome
Arrive in Rome and join fellow travelers for a special welcome dinner featuring regional delicacies and Italian wines‡. Meals D


Day 2 – Rome
A locally guided tour of Classical Rome features such sights as the Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum, the Circus Maximus, and the Arch of Constantine. During an in-depth visit to the Colosseum, your guide recounts its rich history. The catacombs, burial place of early Christians, the mythic Pantheon and Piazza Navona are
also featured. AAA Complimentary Inclusion: Discover Rome this evening as you “Dine with the Tenors.” Enjoy a wonderful meal while listening to spectacular live music. After dinner, embark on a Rome by Night tour, seeing the famed landmarks of the “Eternal City” illuminated. Meals B,D


Day 3 – Rome at Leisure
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Rome’s cultural treasures independently. Your tour manager will be on hand to offer suggestions.
Perhaps a trip to Vatican City, with an optional tour to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, will be on your personal sightseeing
list. Meals B,D


Day 4 – Pompeii and the Sorrento Coast
After a short lesson on the local language, journey south toward the brilliant Bay of Naples where charming villages are built into hillsides above a sparkling blue sea. Soak in 2,000 years of history
during your discovery of the excavated ruins of Pompeii. A local guide provides an in-depth view of this remarkably preserved archaeological site. Continue to the scenic resort town of Sorrento for a demonstration of the art of inlaid woodmaking by a local artisan. Take some time to explore Sorrento independently. End your day on the breathtaking Sorrento Coast. Meals B,D


Day 5 – Sorrento Coast and Isle of Capri
Engaging Experience: A scenic boat ride* brings you to the enchanting Isle of Capri. Upon arrival, take a panoramic ride to the island’s highest town, Anacapri. Spend time in Capri Town
with its world-famous piazzetta, and explore this island paradise of chic boutiques, lush vegetation and outdoor cafés before returning to the Sorrento Coast. Meals B


Day 6 – Florence
Today Tuscany unfolds with its vista of vineyards and olive groves. Florence, the “Cradle of the Italian Renaissance,” offers Italy’s best art and architecture. Engaging Experience: Visit the Gallery of the Academy to see Michelangelo’s magnificent sculpture of David. This evening, it’s Diner’s Choice. Choose the perfect spot from a “menu” of Florence’s great restaurants. Meals B,D


Day 7 – Florence
A locally guided tour highlights the Piazza del Duomo, with its cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and the famous Gates of Paradise on the Baptistery of St. John. View the magnificent Piazza della Signoria with its imposing Palazzo Vecchio. Afterwards, learn the traditional Italian techniques of leather-making at a family-owned leather shop before visiting a local gold shop for an informative
explanation of Florentine gold. Meals B


Day 8 – Pisa and Venice
Visit the ancient maritime Republic of Pisa to discover the Piazza Dei Miracoli, the Duomo and the famous Leaning Tower. Engaging Experience: A special stop is made at a Tuscan winery and farm to enjoy lunch and sample local wines‡ and specialties. Next, cross the Apennine Mountains en route to Venice where 117 islands are connected by a latticework of 150 canals and 400 bridges. Meals B,L


Day 9 – Murano Island
Embark on a boat trip** to Murano Island for a glass-blowing demonstration. Engaging Experience: Return to St. Mark’s Square where a local guide takes you on a walking tour of the Basilica, Doge’s Palace and the legendary Bridge of Sighs. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore independently. Meals B


Day 10 – Verona and Stresa
Depart Venice for Verona to stroll the streets that were the backdrop for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Arrive in the resort town of Stresa in the breathtaking Italian Lakes District, your home for the next two nights, and admire the beautiful views of Lake Maggiore. Meals B,D


Day 11 – Locarno and Isola dei Pescatori
Cross into Switzerland to the picturesque lakeside resort of Locarno for magnificent views, excellent shopping and charming cafés. Tonight, travel by boat to Isola dei Pescatori for a farewell dinner while surrounded by beautiful scenery. Meals B,D


Day 12 – Depart Stresa
Your Italian adventure ends today after breakfast. Meals B

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*On occasion, due to inclement weather, your boat trip to Capri may not be available.** Your visit to
Murano Island may be substituted with a visit to a local glass factory in Venice. Other terms and conditions may apply.