Florence, Rome and Sorrento Italy

Date: Wednesday, November 1-Friday, November 10, 2017
Departs: 6pm from Boston
Returns: 6pm

Price: $3399 includes airfare from Boston

Florence, Rome and Sorrento Italy

Air: Round Trip air from Boston to Rome, Italy

Hotels: 8 nights hotel accommodation in the following hotel or similar: Figline Valdarno – 3 nights, 3-Star Superior Villa Casagrande Rome – 3 nights, 4-Star Hotel Donna Laura Palace, or similar Sorrento – 2 nights, 4-Star Hotel Grand Flora, or similar

Meals: Breakfast each morning, except day of arrival, 1 Pizza Lunch in Pompeii – drinks included and 5 three-course dinners – including wine

Also included: Luxury motorcoach and English speaking tour director during the entire tour, Wine tasting at Villa Casagrande and Verrazzano Castle, Half-day walking tour in Florence with local English speaking guide, Full-day excursion to Pisa and Siena, including 3 hour walking tour in Siena with local guide, Half-day guided tour of Assisi (2-hours), Half-day walking tour, the squares of Rome (3 hours), Catacombs Santa Domitilla or San Callisto, Guided visit to Pompeii with English speaking guide, Guided visits, reservations and tickets to: Accademy Gallery; Coliseum, Vatican Museums, Pompeii Full-day Amalfi Coast Excursion with your tour director 1 hour boat trip – Amalfi Coast Wireless headsets where necessary City tax Porterage of one suitcase per person Portfolio of travel documents 24-hour emergency customer service while traveling in Italy

Deposit: $750 per person due at reservation
Final Payment: July 9, 2017. We accept all credit cards and checks
Cancellation Insurance available for medical
Bus transportation to Logan

Call Valerie at Gourmet Traveler Tours at 401-823-9620
Or book online at www.gourmettravelertours.com
*Pricing subject to change until final payment is received.*
DAY 1 USA/ ROME, ITALY: Depart on your overnight flight to Rome, Italy.
DAY 2 ARRIVE ROME / MONTEPULCIANO / TUSCANY: Welcome to Rome! After clearing customs, our Tour Director will meet you in the arrivals hall. Shortly afterwards, depart for Tuscany. Reach the hilltop town of Montepulciano an ancient village full of medieval and Renaissance buildings, famous for one of the oldest wines of Italy, “Nobile” of Montepulciano. Stop to visit to a wine cellar in a typical and suggestive atmosphere, tasting wines and local products such as ham, cheese and salami. 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! (D)
DAY 3 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 a special tour of the private areas within the Villa followed by a wine tasting in the cellar. (B)
DAY 4 EXCURSION TO PISA & SIENA: After breakfast in the Villa, depart for Pisa. On arrival, your tour director will take you on a walk to the Piazza dei Miracoli, where you will be able to admire the exterior of the Baptistery, the Cathedral, the “Camposanto” and the Leaning Tower. You will be enthralled by the history and the leaning structure of the Tower which stirs the imagination of all visitors. Then, on through the historical quarter where you can admire the church of San Sisto, one of the oldest churches in Pisa. Afterwards, depart for Siena. Enjoy a guided walking tour in this unique city with the red of the Piazza del Campo – with an alchemy geometry of the Piazza, suggestively neo-Gothic and cathartic – commanded by the Duomo and surrounded by narrow streets and alleys. Sweet-smelling Trattorias, the sounds of the artisans and spouting fountains; Fontebrande and the mystery of the Diana, a famous river underneath Siena. These are the reasons why Siena opens up its heart more than any other place, as the famous inscription reads on the Porta di Camollia. Later, return to the villa for dinner and overnight. (B/D)
DAY 5 TUSCANY / CHIANTI / ASSISI / ROME: Enjoy breakfast before departing on your journey South towards Rome. Drive through the panoramic Chianti region, and pause at the wonderful Verrazzano Castle for a visit and wine tasting. A tasting of local products will accompany your wine. Afterwards, travel on to Assisi where you meet with your local guide for a walking tour of this small town of immense beauty and spiritual significance. Onwards to Rome for a late evening arrival. This evening, enjoy dinner in a local restaurant within walking distance of your hotel.
DAY 6 ROME: Enjoy breakfast in the hotel. This morning 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. Enjoy some free time for lunch on your own. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of the Glory of Ancient Rome: Coliseum, Roman Forum and Circus Maximus. This evening, enjoy dinner in a local restaurant with drinks. (B/D)
DAY 7 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, visit Catacombs Santa Domitilla or San Callisto. The remainder of your afternoon is free and at leisure in Rome. (B)
DAY 8 ROME / POMPEII / SORRENTO: After breakfast, depart from Rome and travel to Pompeii and a guided visit of the best preserved Roman city ruins, including the Temples of Apollo, Jupiter and the Forum. Pompeii was settled as early as the 8th century BC and by 79AD, it was a thriving commercial center. Vesuvius erupted and buried the city under a blanket of ash six meters deep. Over the centuries Pompeii was forgotten, but in 1748 excavations were started and since 1911 all finds of furnishings and household utensils have been left where they were found, giving a fascinating insight into everyday life in 79 AD. After your tour, enjoy a Pizza Lunch! Afterwards, depart and travel to Sorrento. Your evening is free to explore. (B/L)
DAY 9 THE AMALFI COAST: After breakfast, depart on an excursion to discover panoramic views of the enchanting towns along the scenic Amalfi Coast. Stop at Positano terrace for a breathtaking view. Continue on this legendary road overlooking the Mediterranean, to reach the coastal town of Amalfi. Here you will enjoy a 1 hour boat trip along the Amalfi Coast. Later, return to your hotel in Sorrento where you will enjoy a farewell dinner with wine in a local restaurant.
DAY 10 SORRENTO / NAPLES / USA: After breakfast in the hotel, you will have a private group transfer to Naples Airport for your return flight to the USA. (B)

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