Rome, Florence, Italian Riviera, Venice

Date: Saturday, November 3 to Sunday, November 11, 2018
Departs: 6:30pm from Boston
Returns: 10 pm

Price: $3724
Child price: $3724

Rome, Florence, Italian Riviera, Venice

Rome, Florence, Italian Riviera, Venice
7 days
Saturday, November 3 to Sunday, November 11, 2018
Includes air from Boston and transfers by bus
$3,724.00 per person double and $390.00 single supplement
Hotels: 7 nights’ hotel accommodation in the following hotel or similar: Rome – 2 nights, 4-Star Hotel Donna Laura Palace, or similar Figline Valdarno – 3 nights, 3-Star Superior Villa Casagrande Venice – 2 nights, 4-Star Hotel Boscolo Bellini, or similar Meals: Breakfast each morning, except day of arrival, Light lunch in San Gimignano area, 5, three-course dinners – including wine, Also included: Luxury motorcoach for all transfers and sightseeing November 3-11, 2018, English speaking tour director during the entire tour (Valeria), Half-day walking tour of Roman Squares, Visit Pantheon, Visit the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, Visit the Coliseum, Wine tasting in San Gimignano, Half-day walking tour in Florence, Visit Academy Gallery, Full-day tour to Cinque Terre, including train and boat to Cinque Terre area ,Transfer by water taxi from Venice area to Venice Hotel , Half-day walking tour in Venice Visit St Mark’s Basilica, Gondola Ride in Venice,Sightseeing tour (with tour manager) to Murano and Burano, Transfer by water taxi from Venice hotel to Venice airport Mandatory City tax at the hotels, Whisper headphones where requested, Porterage of one suitcase per person Portfolio of travel documents 24-hour emergency customer service while traveling in Italy
Deposit: $500.00 with reservation. Final payment due August 30, 2018
Call Valerie at 401-823-9620 for reservations and information

DAY 1 USA/ ROME, ITALY: Depart on your overnight flight to Rome, Italy.
DAY 2 ARRIVE ROME: Welcome to Rome! After clearing customs, our Tour Director will meet you in the arrivals hall. Shortly afterwards, depart for your hotel. This afternoon, your guided tour of Rome begins at Novona Square where you will enjoy a nice walk through the street of the capital. View the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. Later, enjoy a welcome dinner in a local restaurant. (D)
DAY 3 ROME: Enjoy breakfast in the hotel. This morning you will venture on an unforgettable guided tour of the Vatican Museums, with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Afterwards, enjoy a guided tour of the Glory of Ancient Rome: Coliseum, Roman Forum and Circus Maximus. The remainder of your afternoon is free and at leisure in Rome. (B)
DAY 4 ROME / SAN GIMIGNANO / FIGLINE VALDARNO: After breakfast, depart Rome and begin your journey towards Tuscany. Pause in San Gimignano with its towered silhouette rising from the hills of the Upper Elsa Valley, facing the land of Volterra, and positioned right on one of the most important stretches of the medieval Via Francigena. Enjoy some free time. Later, depart San Gimignano and stop for a visit, a light lunch, and Wine Tasting at a Local Farm. Afterwards, proceed towards Villa Casagrande, where this evening you will enjoy a welcome Tuscan Feast dinner featuring local wines and traditional Tuscan fare. Buon Appetito! (B/D)
DAY 5 FLORENCE: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Afterwards, depart for Florence for a morning guided walking tour. Stroll down cobblestone lanes, through majestic squares and across ancient bridges, pausing along the way to visit and learn about Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, the cathedral with Brunelleschi Cupola and Giotto’s bell tower. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in the Renaissance city. Later, return to the Villa where you will enjoy dinner. (B/D)
DAY 6 CINQUE TERRE EXCURSION: Enjoy breakfast before departing on a full-day excursion to Cinque Terre. Drive to La Spezia where you will meet your local guide before continuing to Manarola. Once in Manarola take the train to the villages of Cinque Terre: you have the option to stop at one or two villages among Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, Corniglia and Montersosso (You can discuss where to stop directly with your guide - The guide will give you details of each city, so the group can make their decision). In the afternoon, take a boat from Monterosso to Riomaggiore where you will take the train back to La Spezia to meet your motorcoach.) Later, return to the villa for dinner and overnight. (B/D)
DAY 7 FIGLINE VALDARNO / VENICE: After breakfast, start your journey towards Venice. On arrival in Venice, depart on a half-day guided walking tour. The city is full of museums, shops, and centers for art restoration. Outside visit of the Doge’s Palace, once home to Venice’s rulers. Visit the Bridge of Sighs, which was built as a passageway between the Palazzo Ducale and the prison. It reputedly took its name from the sighs of prisoners being led to trial. We will enter to the great Byzantine Basilica. Afterwards, embark on a Gondola Ride on the amazing canals of Venice, including the Grand Canal. This evening you are free for dinner on your own. (B)
DAY 8 MURANO & BURANO: Enjoy breakfast before departing on a private half-day excursion to Murano and Burano Islands. During this fascinating tour you will discover the best of Murano and Burano, what to visit, their traditions and the most special places, on a relaxing boat while enjoying the peace and tranquility of the Venetian lagoon. The first stop of the boat ride from Venice to Murano and Burano will include the homeland of glass: the old Murano glassworks guard secrets that have been handed down from generation to generation. In Murano you will have the opportunity to purchase original and unique beautiful works of glass art, with the certainty of it being an authentic piece! The trip will then continue to the island of Burano, where you can stroll through unique streets of brightly colored houses and discover the small masterpieces of lace made by expert makers on the island. Enjoy the remainder of your afternoon and evening at leisure in Venice. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner in a local restaurant. (B/D)
DAY 9 VENICE / USA: After breakfast in the hotel, you will have a private group transfer to Venice Airport for your return flight to the USA. (B)

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