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Best of Italy (Winter 2017-18)

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Starting: Mar 09, 2018
Through: Mar 16, 2018
Book By: Mar 12 2018 7:00PM
# of Nights: 11
Supplier:  Insight Vacations
Terms:  Terms & Disclaimers
ID:  5133648
from $2,850.00  (USD)
Per Person

Airfare not included, Various departures
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Day Destination
1 Your Journey Begins     
2 Rome The 'eternal City'     
3 Rome With A Local     
4 Vip Vatican And Renaissance Florence     
5 Florence Sightseeing     
6 Pisa To Venice     
7 Venice And The Magic Of ‘la Serenissima'     
8 The Hills Of Umbria To Assisi     
9 Cassino And Sorrento     
10 Capri, The Isle Of Dreams     
11 Head For Rome     
12 Arrivederci Rome     
Number of Nights: 11
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Best Of Italy (Winter 2017-18)
Roman antiquities, saintly Assisi, Venetian canals, and Renaissance Florence are brought together in this superb trip of Italy, with the option to end in Naples or Rome, on autumn, winter and spring trips. In Spring, you'll also get to enjoy Capri's brilliant sunlight.


ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
  • Rome: Enjoy a private guided visit to St. Peter's Basilica.
  • Assisi: See the Church of St. Mary of the Angels.
  • Venice: Walk to St. Mark's Square to see St. Mark's Basilica, bell tower, clock tower, Doges' Palace and Bridge of Sighs.
  • Florence: During your guided walking tour, see the cathedral, belltower, ‘Gates of Paradise' on the baptistery and visit Signoria Square. Witness a leather-work demonstration.
AUTHENTIC REGIONAL FLAVOURS
  • Autumn: Learn about olive oil pressing and have a taste; Take in the stunning autumn colours of the fields of Tuscany.
  • Winter: With a vintner, learn about the origins of Italian mulled wine - Vin Brulé, and enjoy a tasting of this soul-soothing, aromatic drink.
  • Spring: Admire the fields of wild flowers and delight in a tasting of the region's famous wines.
  • Sorrento: Savour a glorious Celebration Dinner of fresh, rustic dishes served with local wine.
  • Included Quality Dining: 10 Buffet Breakfasts (BB); plus 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 2 Three-course table d'hôte Dinners (DW), 1 Restaurant Dinner (RD) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) all with wine, plus tea or coffee. Departures on tour for Christmas and New Year's Eve will enjoy festive Highlight Dinners which will replace an included meal.
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
  • Rome: Sightsee the local way with a leisurely walk through the backstreets, where our friend in Rome will explain how modern life takes place around ancient treasures.
  • Rome: With a Local Expert, gain VIP fast-track entrance into the Vatican Museums and enjoy a special private viewing of the Bramante Stairs, before witnessing the genius of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel.
  • Florence: Gain a fascinating insight into the work of Michelangelo's masterpiece statue, 'David', with a Renaissance art expert during your visit to the Accademia Museum.
  • Assisi: With your Local Expert, find out why the Basilica of St. Francis is considered one of the crowning achievements of medieval Europe.
  • Isle of Capri: Cruise to the famous island and explore the narrow alleyways with a Local Expert.
  • Pompeii: Walk with a Local Expert through the cobbled streets of this ill-fated town, frozen in time since the 1st century.
STAY AT THE BEST ADDRESSES
  • Rome: The central Romanico Palace, located near Via Veneto, boasts a spectacular roof garden affording incredible views.
  • Florence: The Athenaeum Personal is a 4-star modern hotel conveniently located minutes away from central Florence. The hotel showcases a unique exhibition venue for up and coming artists.
  • Venice: The Starhotels Spendid is an outstanding luxury boutique hotel resting in the centre of Venice, a stone's throw away from all the sights and infused with Italian hospitality.
  • Assisi: The Giotto is located in the centre of the medieval village of Assisi with beautiful views over the Umbrian countryside. Guest rooms are decorated in local Umbrian style.
  • Sorrento: The Regina Hotel is located on the sea front, surrounded by trees and splendid scenery on all sides. Enjoy the spectacular views while relaxing away from the crowds.
TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS
  • Pisa: See the famous Leaning Tower, baptistery and cathedral as you explore this historic town.
  • Venice: Enjoy a traditional gondola ride, as you are serenaded through the romantic canals.
  • Isle of Capri: In unique style, enjoy a ride on one of the island's iconic open-top taxis.

OUR FIVE-STAR SERVICES
  • Our highly-skilled Insight Tour Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend in a foreign land.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat touring coach, with extended Business Class legroom and on-board restroom.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included; you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi.
  • From time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish - a local tidbit representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
  • Complimentary transfers from/to Rome Fiumicino Airport are available at scheduled times only on arrival and departure days. Should your flights not coincide with complimentary transfers, charged transfers are available on arrival and departure days, or when additional accommodation is booked through Insight Vacations. Alternatively, please make your own way from/to the airport.
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Mar 09, 2018 - Mar 16, 2018 $2,850.00   Airfare not included...  
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.