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Splendor of Italy & Milan ~ 10 Days

Day 1: Friday, Arrival meet and greet.  Private transfer to hotel in Rome city centre.  At hotel late afternoon with tour leader short briefing on your tour.  You may ask your tour leader for suggested activities. Escorted by your tour leader walk to a local restaurant and enjoy your first of many great meals during your Italy Vacation. (D)

Day 2: SaturdayMeet your assistant in hotel lobby and walk to Piazza Navona, where you will start your exploration of the Heart of Rome: Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Baroque Quarter. Free time for lunch and relax.  Then transfer to the Vatican for a guided visit.  Late afternoon, with your tour leader enjoy a relaxed walk  along the narrow streets of ancient Rome. End the tour at a local restaurant for a delicious  Roman Dinner. Tour leader will escort you back to your hotel.  Overnight in Rome (BD)

Day 3: Sunday,  Siena and  Florence. Depart hotel with your tour guide and transfer to Florence by private coach. The drive itself follows a magnificent path along the roads of Tuscany, where it is possible to enjoy the view of hills covered by vineyards, olives tree, small villages. En route stop in Siena, probably Italy’s loveliest medieval city. The town offers magnificent masterpieces and incredible views.
Upon arrival, enjoy a “farmer’s lunch”. Original Tuscan Food: wine tasting with cheese and salami.
After lunch, free time to explore the city. At the end, continue to your final destination. Before arrival, stop at a vineyard in Chianti for a wine tasting. Late afternoon arrival in Florence.  Free time for dinner. Overnight in Florence. (B, L. Wine tasting)

Day 04: Monday,  Florence. Optional Tours after breakfast or free day to explore this renaissance city on your own. Overnight in Florence.(B)

Day 05: Tuesday,   FlorenceAfter Breakfast  exploration of Florence from the unknown to the most picturesque side of the city: visit the fresh market of San Lorenzo where it is  possible to find food arriving fresh everyday from Tuscan Countryside.  Give one the opportunity to taste many varieties of cheese, fruits and vegetable, breads. Time for lunch on your own.  Meet your guide in the hotel to explore the heart of the town. Visit Piazza Della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio ( from outside), the Dome with Giotto’s bell tower ( from outside), Ponte Vecchio.Finally, visit the Accademia and see the masterpiece of Michelangelo: the statue of David. Sunset  45 Minute Walking Tour and Evening Tuscan Dinner .  Overnight (BD)

Day 06: Wednesday,  Venice. After breakfast, you will be transferred to Florence train station. High speed train to  Venice and her small islands. Arrival late morning and transfer to hotel in the Laguna.  Free time to explore Venice on your own. Overnight in Venice. (B)

Day 07: Thursday, Venice.  After breakfast, visit the classic Venice: S. Marco Square, Doge Palace, the Rialto Bridge and the Gran Canal. Free time for lunch.   In the Sunset Discover the amazing hand of Venice during the sunset time. Your tour guide will escort you between the Venetian “calli” and their “Bacari”, the typical and traditional Venetian bars to taste the famous “Cicchetti”. You discover Venice’s charm, colors and savors. At the end, enjoy a Venetian Dinner. Overnight  (B,D)

Day 08: Friday, Milan.  After breakfast. Begin your 2 nights private post-tour to Milan & Como . Tour continues on private basis, no tour escort and join standard day tour. Transfer to Venice Station, board you high speed train to Milano.  Upon your arrival, meet your driver and transfer to your hotel
You will be picked up later at your hotel by our driver and transferred to Largo Cairoli to start your tour of Milan. Your half-day sightseeing tour of Milan also includes a walking tour, introducing you to Italy’s most stylish city. Take a look at the medieval Sforza Castle. Visit the splendid Duomo, one of the world’s largest, most striking Gothic cathedrals. Walk inside Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping gallery, a 19th century glass vaulted shopping arcade. Enter Milan’s most famous Opera House, the fabulous La Scala Theatre. Your entrance ticket provides 24 hour admission to the Theatre and museum so you can return the next day. Finally the tour ends with the view of Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpiece, The Last Supper includes the difficult reserved time entrance. We guaranteeing exclusive no line entry and an intimate viewing of the Last Supper. At the end of the tour, you will have the possibility to spend more time in the heart of the town or continue to the hotel on you own. Overnight in Milan(B)

Day 09: Saturday, Como. After Breakfast, enjoy a guided full day visit of Como & Bellagio. (pick up and drop off included)
Discover Lake Como in Italy’s beautiful Lake District, just a short distance from Milan.  Nestled between the huge snow capped Alps that rise up from its shores, you find the fashionable lakeside town of Como. After spending time shopping and dining,  enjoy a two-hour panoramic cruise on Lake Como to the enchanting village of Bellagio time to visit Bellagio, late afternoon return to Como. Overnight in Milan (B)

Day 10: Friday, Milan. After Breakfast, independent Transfer to Airport or Railways Station (B)

Tour Code: VITABIM17

 

Included:

  • Arrival airport meet and Greet and private transfer to the hotel
  • Accommodation at 4* superior hotels centrally located
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Tour Escort Service
  • Welcome Briefing
  • Guided Visit The Heart of Rome
  • Guided Visit Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's with skip the line entry.
  • Rome Gourmet Dinner
  • transfer from Rome to Florence by private coach. Stope in Siena and Monteriggioni
  • Wine tasting in Siena + Lunch
  • Guided Visit of Florence Fresh Markets
  • Tuscan Gourmet Dinner
  • Guided Visit of the heart of Florence including Accademia & Michelangelo’s David with skip the line reservation
  • Fist class seat reserved on high speed train from Florence to Venice
  • Arrival transfer Venice
  • Guided visit of Venice Evening walking tour of ending with a Farewell Dinner in Venice
  • Rail F Class Venice to Milan
  • Stanard Tour Milan with reserved Last Supper Entry
  • Standard Full Day Tour Lake Como and Bellagio

Not Included:

  • Flights
  • City taxes to be paid directly at the hotels
  • Any item that has not been mentioned in the “Included”

2017 Rates & Guaranteed Departure Dates (Fridays)

DatesDoubleSingleTriple
APR 14, 28$3935$5414$3585
MAY 5, 19$4040$5590$3675
JUN 16, 30$3895$3290$3550
JUL 14$3725$5125$3450
JUL 28, AUG 11,25$3680$4780$3290
SEP 8, 22, OCT 6$4040$5590$3675
OCT 20$3895$3290$3550
NOV 3, 17$3455$4500$3130

Hotels 4* Superior or Similaar

  • ROME 2 Nights (Dei Mellini, Savoy, Londra & Cargill)
  • FLORENCE 3 Nights (Cavour, Palazzo Castri, Villa Olmi)
  • VENICE 2 Nights (Palazzo Selvadego, Palazzo Giovanelli)
  • MILAN 2 Nights (GH Visconti, Una Cusani)

Price per person in Canadian Dollars, Minimum 2 passengers
All rates and hotel availability subject to change. High season surcharges may apply


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