Multi-Day Tour

Treasures of Italy (Summer 2018) (12 days)

Insight Vacations, Inc.

Your Journey Begins To Arrivederci Venice.

Valid for Departures: 29 Apr 2018 - 14 Oct 2018

Treasures of Italy (Summer 2018) (12 days)

Day 1

Your Journey Begins

Day 2

Welcome To The Eternal City Of Rome.

Day 3

Vip Vatican And Rome With A Local.

Day 4

Ancient Pompeii And The Isle Of Capri.

Day 5

The Isle Of Dreams.

Day 6

The Autostrada Del Sole To Florence.

Day 8

The Cinque Terre And Portofino To Santa

Day 10

To Venice With Wine And Verona Along The Way.

Day 11

Venice And The Magic Of La Serenissima.

Day 12

Arrivederci Venice.

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Your Journey Begins
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Board your overnight flight to Europe (Please ask about our great deals).
Day 2
Welcome To The Eternal City Of Rome.
Hotel Romanico Palace, Rome. None
Rome is the former religious, political and commercial heart of a vast empire. You will be met on arrival at Rome's Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport with transfers departing for your hotel at 09:30, 12:30 and 15:30. Join your Travel Director at 17:30, before getting to know your fellow travellers over a delicious Welcome Dinner with wine at a local restaurant.(Dinner with Wine)
Day 3
Vip Vatican And Rome With A Local.
Hotel Romanico Palace, Rome. None
In the morning, you will be joined by a Local Expert who will lead you through the priceless art collection of the Vatican Museums culminating beneath Michelangelo’s famous ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Your VIP visit includes fast-track entry to the museums and a behind-the-scenes look at the Bramante Staircase, a part of the Vatican closed to the general public. More of Michelangelo’s genius is on display next door in St. Peter’s Basilica. Enjoy some free time, or perhaps join a tour inside the Colosseum? Rome is about art, antiquity, piazzas and pizzazz, and our included walking exploration has it in abundance. Toss a coin into the spectacular Trevi Fountain, see the Pantheon, the best preserved monument from the Roman period, and enjoy free time in Piazza Navona.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 4
Ancient Pompeii And The Isle Of Capri.
Hotel La Residenza, Capri. None
Journey to the ill-fated town of Pompeii, frozen in time when it was engulfed by an eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Walk with a Local Expert through cobbled streets to learn about Roman life in the first century before enjoying a refreshing lemon granita. Then continue to the Bay of Naples and board your hydrofoil to the Isle of Capri. In brilliant sunshine, enjoy a scenic drive by open-top taxi past orange and lemon groves to your hotel, then appreciate the glorious vistas over the rugged coastline and sparkling sea.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 5
The Isle Of Dreams.
Hotel La Residenza, Capri. None
(Relaxed Start) Wake up refreshed on this delightful island. Visit Capri town, with its whitewashed houses, winding alleyways and small cafes. A Local Expert escorts you to the luxuriant Caesar Augustus Gardens for views of the Faraglioni rocks. The afternoon is yours to devote to Capri’s fashionable boutiques, craft shops and artisans studios. Alternatively, perhaps join an Optional Excursion to the Almalfi Coast and Positano? A boat delivers you to mainland Italy where you are driven along the coastline with its clear blue waters, to reach the artist's paradise of Positano, clinging to the cliff face. After time to explore, you are then returned to the Isle of Capri by another boat transfer. As the glow of twilight descends and the day-trippers have returned to their mainland hotels, the island is yours to saunter along scenic paths, gather with the locals in the piazzetta or relax with a glass of wine at an al-fresco restaurant.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 6
The Autostrada Del Sole To Florence.
Hotel Londra, Florence. None
Descend to the port by open-top taxi and take the hydrofoil across the Bay to Naples. Follow the Autostrada del Sole, or Motorway of the Sun, north passing Rome and continuing through the Province of Umbria. Journey through idyllic Tuscan landscapes to Florence, centre of art and culture, and the heart of the Italian Renaissance.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 7
Florence, Italy
Hotel Londra, Florence. None
Begin the morning by joining a Local Expert for a walk through Florence's historic centre. Visit the Accademia Gallery, full of priceless art treasures, to see Michelangelo's masterpiece statue, David. See the multi-coloured marble cathedral, Giotto's bell tower and the baptistery, adorned by Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise. Visit the Piazza della Signoria - an open-air museum and still the political heart of Florence. Stroll on to Piazza Santa Croce famous for its basilica and the quality of its luxury goods. The joys of Florence are varied so the afternoon will be free for your own personal exploration.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 8
The Cinque Terre And Portofino To Santa
Best Western Regina Elena, Santa Margherita. None
The famous Italian Riviera and the Cinque Terre are a highlight of your journey as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Italy’s most beautiful landscapes. With a Local Expert, appreciate the views as you approach one of the picturesque fishing villages by boat. Spend some time exploring the old medieval quarter or the popular sandy beach before continuing along to the elegant seaside village of Portofino, epitome of la dolce vita. Admire the colourful houses, browse the boutiques or stay a while in the cafe bars on the piazzetta, watching the yachts moored in the harbour. Should weather permit, return along the rugged Ligurian coast by boat to the resort of Santa Margherita.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 9
Lake Maggiore, Italy
Hotel Simplon, Baveno, Lake Maggiore. None
In the morning, journey north to the beautiful Italian Lake District, a favourite retreat of the rich and famous where alpine scenery combines with lush subtropical vegetation. Relax and enjoy an afternoon at leisure at this popular resort and beautiful lake or perhaps take a cruise out to the lovely Borromean Islands? For your dining pleasure, you are invited to choose from a hand-picked selection of local restaurants for your Dine-Around Evening.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 10
To Venice With Wine And Verona Along The Way.
Hilton Molino Stucky Venice Hotel. None
Follow the southern fringes of the European Alps to the vineyards, close to the shores of Lake Iseo. Winemaking traditions run deep here and you will get to taste the delicious vintages produced with a master vintner at a family-owned estate. Continue to Verona, the setting for one of history’s most romantic love stories. Walk with your Travel Director to Juliet’s balcony in the inner courtyard of the reputed Capulet home and see the well-preserved Roman Arena, still used for open-air opera performances. Continue to the unique city of Venice - a complete step back in time to the 16th century.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 11
Venice And The Magic Of La Serenissima.
Hilton Molino Stucky Venice Hotel. None
(Relaxed Start) Cruise to a traditional arts centre on Giudecca Island to admire the skillful art of glassblowing. Visit St. Mark’s Square where the city’s former wealth and power is evidenced by the riches of St. Mark’s Basilica and admire the Doge's Palace with its adjoining Bridge of Sighs. The waterways of Venice are renowned for gondolas that drift by. Take your seat on a gondola and be serenaded through the myriad of beautiful canals, passing water-lapped doorways and Rococo palaces. In the evening, cruise the islands of the Venetian lagoon to arrive at Burano, famous for its candy coloured houses. Sit down to a sumptuous Celebration Dinner with wine, sampling the local specialities.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 12
Arrivederci Venice.
None None
Alas, you must bid farewell to this enchanting city. Your departure transfer arrives at Venice Marco Polo Airport at 08:00 and 09:30.(Buffet Breakfast)

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This escorted journey immerses you in Italy’s historic cities, idyllic fishing villages, islands, lakes, and canals, heritage buildings, inspiring art, fabulous food and breathtaking scenery.

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