Grand Tour of Italy

Trips & Tours // Europe // 12 Days

Culture/History, Educational, Multi-Generational


featuring Venice, Florence, Rome, Tuscany, Assisi, Naples, Pompeii and Sorrento

Join us on a fabulous 10-night stay covering the highlights of magnificent Italy including Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples, and Sorrento! Our incredibly-priced program includes air from Boston/NY (additional charge for other gateways) 10-nights' accommodations, breakfast and dinner daily and full sightseeing. Enjoy ideal temperatures for sightseeing and shopping! 2019 rates subject to 2018 air confirmation.

TAP Rating: TAP Superior


Highlights include:

  • Academia Museum
  • Piazza San Marco
  • Doge's Palace
  • Piazza del Campo
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • Pantheon
  • Spanish Steps
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Sistene Chapel
  • St. Francis Cathedral
  • Piazza Umberto
  • Colosseum


DAY 1 – Overnight flight to Italy
Fly Boston/NY to Tuscany (other gateways available at additional cost).

DAY 2 – Montecatini
Arrival and transfer to Montecatini for check-in. The day is at leisure. "Welcome Dinner” and orientation meeting. Hotel Columbia or similar, Montecatini (D)

DAY 3 – Florence
Hotel breakfast. Full-day guided tour of Florence including the historic city center and Academia Museum, home of Michelangelo’s  "David." Hotel dinner. Columbia, Montecatini (B, D)

DAY 4 - Venice
Hotel breakfast. Full-day tour to Venice including a walking tour of Piazza San Marco, the Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Piombi Prisons. The afternoon is at leisure. Late dinner at our hotel. Columbia, Montecatini(B,D)

DAY 5 – Siena & San Gimignano
Hotel breakfast. Depart for Siena through the hills of Chianti. In Siena, view Piazza del Campo and their Medieval towers and walls. Next visit San Gimignano, a charming Medieval hilltop town noted for its towers and views. Hotel dinner. Columbia, Montecatini(B,D)

DAY 6 – Assisi & Rome
Hotel breakfast and checkout. Depart for Rome, with a stop in Assisi to view St. Francis' Cathedral. Arriving in Rome, check in and hotel dinner. Hotel Tiberio or similar, Rome (B,D)

DAY 7 – Rome
Morning tour featuring the most famous monuments and sites of Ancient Rome, and an afternoon tour of Modern Rome. We will see the Colosseum, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and more! Dinner at our hotel. Tiberio, Rome (B,D)

DAY 8 – Vatican
After breakfast, visit St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. See Michelangelo's 'Creation' and 'Last Judgment'. Afternoon drop-off at the Spanish Steps for time at leisure. Hotel dinner. Tiberio, Rome (B,D)

DAY 9 – Pompeii, Naples & Sorrento
Following breakfast, depart for Sorrento. Stop for a tour of Pompeii's well-preserved ruins from Roman times. Next we tour of the port city of Naples. Arriving in Sorrento, check in for dinner and overnight. Hotel Michelangelo or similar, Sorrento (B,D)

DAY 10 – Amalfi Coast
Hotel breakfast. Tour one of the world's most scenic roads –The Amalfi Drive! Our first stop will be above the famous resort of Positano. Then continue to the ancient marine republic of Amalfi with time to visit the Cathedral or explore. Afternoon visit to Ravello. Return to Sorrento for dinner. Michelangelo, Sorrento (B,D)

DAY 11 – Capri
Ferry to the beautiful Isle of Capri! Capri is very chic with shops, hotels, and restaurants along winding streets. The main square has a pretty white church and open-air cafes. Return to Sorrento for dinner.  Michelangelo, Sorrento (B,D)

DAY 12 – Return to the United States.
After breakfast and hotel check-out, transfer to Naples Airport for your return flight to Boston/NY. (B)

Departure Date: Tour Status: Price Per Person (U.S. Dollars):
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May 8, 2018 Available Guaranteed$3,719$4,359$3,719
September 25, 2018 Available Guaranteed$3,719$4,359$3,719
October 2, 2018 Available Guaranteed$3,719$4,359$3,719
May 7, 2019 Available Guaranteed$3,719$4,359$3,719
September 24, 2019 Available Guaranteed$3,719$4,359$3,719
October 1, 2019 Available Guaranteed$3,719$4,359$3,719

Arrival Instructions

Arrive to Florence or Pisa by Afternoon via Aeroporto di Firenze (FLR) or Aeroporto Galileo (P


Departure Instructions

Depart from Naples, Italy after Morning via Capodichino Airport (NAP)


Payment Policy

Deposit: $ 400.00 per person due at time of booking - final payment due 75 days prior to departure


Cancellation Policy

Full refunds, minus a $25.00 service fee and the cost of insurance, will be returned to passengers if cancellation is given up to 90 days prior to tour departure date. Between 89 – 76 days prior to departure, the full deposit is non-refundable. Between 75 – 60 days prior to departure, 25% of the total tour price is forfeited. Between 59 – 45 days prior to departure, 50% of the total tour price is forfeited. Between 44 – 36 days prior to departure, 75% of the total tour price is forfeited. 35 days or less prior to departure, no refund.

Price per person.

Round-trip air from Boston/NY, additional gateways available at additional cost

All room and meal taxes, gratuities to bellmen, hotel porterage

Professional Tour Escort who will accompany our group throughout the tour

Expert English-speaking tour guides where required

Private motorcoach transfers

 

Itinerary

DAY 1 – Overnight flight to Italy
Fly Boston/NY to Tuscany (other gateways available at additional cost).

DAY 2 – Montecatini
Arrival and transfer to Montecatini for check-in. The day is at leisure. "Welcome Dinner” and orientation meeting. Hotel Columbia or similar, Montecatini (D)

DAY 3 – Florence
Hotel breakfast. Full-day guided tour of Florence including the historic city center and Academia Museum, home of Michelangelo’s  "David." Hotel dinner. Columbia, Montecatini (B, D)

DAY 4 - Venice
Hotel breakfast. Full-day tour to Venice including a walking tour of Piazza San Marco, the Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Piombi Prisons. The afternoon is at leisure. Late dinner at our hotel. Columbia, Montecatini(B,D)

DAY 5 – Siena & San Gimignano
Hotel breakfast. Depart for Siena through the hills of Chianti. In Siena, view Piazza del Campo and their Medieval towers and walls. Next visit San Gimignano, a charming Medieval hilltop town noted for its towers and views. Hotel dinner. Columbia, Montecatini(B,D)

DAY 6 – Assisi & Rome
Hotel breakfast and checkout. Depart for Rome, with a stop in Assisi to view St. Francis' Cathedral. Arriving in Rome, check in and hotel dinner. Hotel Tiberio or similar, Rome (B,D)

DAY 7 – Rome
Morning tour featuring the most famous monuments and sites of Ancient Rome, and an afternoon tour of Modern Rome. We will see the Colosseum, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and more! Dinner at our hotel. Tiberio, Rome (B,D)

DAY 8 – Vatican
After breakfast, visit St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. See Michelangelo's 'Creation' and 'Last Judgment'. Afternoon drop-off at the Spanish Steps for time at leisure. Hotel dinner. Tiberio, Rome (B,D)

DAY 9 – Pompeii, Naples & Sorrento
Following breakfast, depart for Sorrento. Stop for a tour of Pompeii's well-preserved ruins from Roman times. Next we tour of the port city of Naples. Arriving in Sorrento, check in for dinner and overnight. Hotel Michelangelo or similar, Sorrento (B,D)

DAY 10 – Amalfi Coast
Hotel breakfast. Tour one of the world's most scenic roads –The Amalfi Drive! Our first stop will be above the famous resort of Positano. Then continue to the ancient marine republic of Amalfi with time to visit the Cathedral or explore. Afternoon visit to Ravello. Return to Sorrento for dinner. Michelangelo, Sorrento (B,D)

DAY 11 – Capri
Ferry to the beautiful Isle of Capri! Capri is very chic with shops, hotels, and restaurants along winding streets. The main square has a pretty white church and open-air cafes. Return to Sorrento for dinner.  Michelangelo, Sorrento (B,D)

DAY 12 – Return to the United States.
After breakfast and hotel check-out, transfer to Naples Airport for your return flight to Boston/NY. (B)

Pricing & Availability

Inclusions

Price per person.

Round-trip air from Boston/NY, additional gateways available at additional cost

All room and meal taxes, gratuities to bellmen, hotel porterage

Professional Tour Escort who will accompany our group throughout the tour

Expert English-speaking tour guides where required

Private motorcoach transfers

 



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