VENICE, ROME, AND SORRENTO
11 DAYS FROM VENICE TO ROME AND SORRENTO
Land arrangement only!
DAY 1 – Arrive Venice, Sunday (D)
Arriving at Venice’s airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure until you gather for a Welcome Dinner with your Tour Director and Traveling Companions.
DAY 2 – In Venice, Monday (B)
Today begins with a sightseeing tour of Venice. Start with a walking tour in St. Mark’s Square, visiting St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, plus view the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs. On to visit a glassblowing factory, where you will watch a demonstration of traditional Venetian glassblowing by master craftsmen. The balance of the day is at leisre to enjoy Venice at your own pace, shop, or perhaps join an optional gondola ride.
DAY 3 –Venice to Ferrara, Pisa and Florence, Tuesday (B, D)
Drive to Ferrara, A Renaissance gem in the Emilia-Romagna region, standing on the banks of the Po River. After an orientation tour, continue to Pisa where you’ll view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, Baptistery, and Duomo. Then on to Florence for dinner and a free evening.
DAY 4 – In Florence, Wednesday (B)
A morning city tour begins at the majestic Piaza del Duomo to see the Cathedral crowned by Brunelleschi’s splendid Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery with Ghiberti’s intricate bronze “Gates of Paradise.’ Then, visit the Academy of Fine Arts and see Michelangelo’s David. The tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo with a breathtaking view over Florence. The remainder of the day is yours to savor the Renaissance splendor of the Tuscan capital your own way and at your own pace.
DAY 5 – Florence to Assisi and Rome, Thursday (B, D)
Travel through the stunning panorama od Tuscany with its iconic landscapes as you make your way to Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis. Here, take a walking tour to see the main square and visit the impressive Basilica of St. Francis. Continue to Rome for dinner and an evening at leisure.
DAY 6 –in St. Petersburg, Wednesday (B, L)
A full-day sightseeing tour shows you all the highlights of the incomparable. Eternal City. Visit the Vatican Museums with moving Sistine Chapel and grand St. Peter’s Basilica. Then on to visit the Coliseum, ancient Palatine Hill overlooking Circus Maximus and the Imperial Palace, and the Roman Forum.
DAY 7 – Depart St. Petersburg, Thursday (B, D)
A day free to explore Rome your way. Your Tour Director will have suggestions on how to spend your time. You might want to browse through some of the stylish shops and galleries, visit a museum, sightsee, or relax in a sidewalk cafe. Tonight, dinner with your fellow travelers is the perfect way to celebrate your Italian adventure.
DAY 8 – Rome to Pompeii and Sorrento, Sunday (B, D)
Departing Rome, travel Pompeii, a destroyed & buried under ashes and forever preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. After a visit to the haunting site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, continue to Sorrento. Enjoy dinner at your hotel, then a free evening.
DAY 9 – In Sorrento, excursion to Capri, Monday (B)
Glide accross the glistening bay to the beautiful Isle of Capri. Here you’ll visit the magnificent Gardens of Caesar Augustus and view the famed Faragloini Rocks. Then there’s time to wander through the winding streets and browse in the elegant boutiques before returning to Sorrento.
DAY 10 – In Sorrento, Tuesday (B, D)
Take in the sights of Sorrento your way with a full free day. You might want to wander through the shops, indulge in a spa treatment, or simply relax &, enjoy the views.
Tonight, enjoy dinner in hotel (B, D)
DAY 11 – Depart Naples, Wednesday (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport in Naples for your departure flight. (B)
- First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
- Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 6 dinners
- Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Airport arrival and departure transfers
- Professional Tour Director throughout
- Luggage handling
- Whisper technology enhanced touring
- Service charges and hotel taxes
SIGHTSEEING TOURS INCLUDED:
- Venice: Carlton Hotel (F)
- Florence: Croce Di Malta (F)
- Rome: Grand Hotel Palatino (F)
- Sorrento: Central Hotel (F) / Cristina Hotel (F)
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|Per person in Twin: $ 2865.00|
|Single Room Supplement: $ 829.00|