Treasures of Italy

Trips & Tours // Europe // 12 Days

Culture/History


Featuring Milan, Verona, Venice, the Tuscany Region, Pisa, Florence, Siena and Rome

So many of the famous sights you’ve seen in pictures are found in this storied country…fashionable Milan, the canals of Venice, Pisa's Leaning Tower, the Tuscan countryside, the Duomo in Florence, Rome's Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and St. Peter's Square. This is the very best Italy has to offer in a 12-day tour.

TAP Rating: TAP Superior


Highlights include:

  • Milan
  • Verona
  • Guided walking tour of Venice
  • Guided walking tour of Florence
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Tuscany
  • Montecatini-Terme
  • Siena
  • Guided tour of Rome


DAY 01 – Overnight Flight

DAY 02 – Milan
Arrive at Milan Malpensa Airport and transfer to your hotel for the Welcome Dinner. Park Hotel La Selva, Milan, Italy or similar (D)

DAY 03 – Milan & Verona
Begin the day with a panoramic tour into Milan and time to view some of the major landmarks of Milan's central square. Then it's on to Verona, renowned for Shakespeare’s ill-fated love story of Romeo and Juliet. Hotel Leon D'Oro, Verona, Italy or similar (B)

DAY 04 – Venice
Travel by boat to the heart of Venice. Enjoy a guided walking tour, glass blowing demonstration, and independent sightseeing. Optional 'Venice Dinner.'  Hotel Leon D'Oro, Verona, Italy or similar (B)

DAY 05 – Lucca, Pisa & Montecatini-Terme
Stop in the medieval center of Lucca before continuing to Pisa and its Leaning Tower. This evening, pastel-tinted buildings on palm-lined streets welcome you to the spa resort town of Montecatini-Terme. Hotel Da Vinci, Boston or Grand Panoramic, Montecatini-Terme, Italy or similar (B, D)

DAY 06 – Florence & Montecatini-Terme
This day is devoted to artistically glorious Florence.  Meet your guide for a morning walking tour. The rest of the day is yours to explore Florence at your own pace. Consider the optional 'Accademia Gallery' excursion. Tonight, dine on local specialties at a vineyard restaurant. Hotel Da Vinci, Boston or Grand Panoramic, Montecatini-Terme, Italy or similar (B, D)

DAY 07 – Montecatini-Terme   
Relax in Montecatini at one of the local spas, take the train into Florence for more extensive sightseeing, or join the optional excursion to the glorious towns of 'Cinque Terre' along the Mediterranean coast. Hotel Da Vinci, Boston or Grand Panoramic, Montecatini-Terme, Italy or similar (B)

DAY 08 – Siena & Rome

Bid farewell to Montecatini and conclude your Tuscan experience with a morning visit to the medieval city of Siena. Consider the optional 'Siena Duomo' excursion. This afternoon travel south to your Rome area hotel after an included dinner at a hilltop farm. Holiday Inn Eur Parco dei Medici, Rome, Italy or similar (B, D)

DAY 09 – Rome
The entire day is devoted to the wonders of Rome.  A local guide will accompany you for a morning sightseeing tour. An optional 'Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel' excursion is offered in the afternoon. Holiday Inn Eur Parco dei Medici, Rome, Italy or similar (B,D)

DAY 10 – Rome
Return to the center of Rome for a full day of shopping, visiting museums, or discovering the fountains and piazzas on foot. Another choice is to join the full day optional excursion to 'Pompeii.'  Holiday Inn Eur Parco dei Medici, Rome, Italy or similar (B)

DAY 11 - Rome
Continue your independent discovery of the wonders of Rome, or join the optional 'Colosseum' excursion for a tour of the interior. An optional 'Rome Dinner' will be offered tonight. Holiday Inn Eur Parco dei Medici, Rome, Italy or similar (B)

DAY 12 – Return flight to U.S.A. (B)

Departure Date: Tour Status: Price Per Person (U.S. Dollars):
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S
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September 7, 2018 Available Scheduled$2,390$3,065$2,390
October 5, 2018 Available Scheduled$2,390$3,065$2,390

Arrival Instructions

Arrive to Italy by 9:00 AM via Milan (MXP)


Departure Instructions

Depart from Italy after 11:00 AM via Rome (FCO)


Payment Policy

Deposit: $ 250.00 per person due at time of booking - final payment due 90 days prior to departure


Cancellation Policy

Reservation – 91 days: $250 penalty; 90 days to 1 day: 50%; 1 day and less: No Refund.

 10 Nights in Superior Tourist Class or First Class hotels.
 15 Meals:  10 Breakfasts & 5 Dinners
 Sightseeing and visits as outlined in the itinerary.
 Tour Manager starting in Milan and ending in Rome.
 Touring by deluxe motor coach.
 Luggage handling for 1 piece of luggage per person.

Itinerary

DAY 01 – Overnight Flight

DAY 02 – Milan
Arrive at Milan Malpensa Airport and transfer to your hotel for the Welcome Dinner. Park Hotel La Selva, Milan, Italy or similar (D)

DAY 03 – Milan & Verona
Begin the day with a panoramic tour into Milan and time to view some of the major landmarks of Milan's central square. Then it's on to Verona, renowned for Shakespeare’s ill-fated love story of Romeo and Juliet. Hotel Leon D'Oro, Verona, Italy or similar (B)

DAY 04 – Venice
Travel by boat to the heart of Venice. Enjoy a guided walking tour, glass blowing demonstration, and independent sightseeing. Optional 'Venice Dinner.'  Hotel Leon D'Oro, Verona, Italy or similar (B)

DAY 05 – Lucca, Pisa & Montecatini-Terme
Stop in the medieval center of Lucca before continuing to Pisa and its Leaning Tower. This evening, pastel-tinted buildings on palm-lined streets welcome you to the spa resort town of Montecatini-Terme. Hotel Da Vinci, Boston or Grand Panoramic, Montecatini-Terme, Italy or similar (B, D)

DAY 06 – Florence & Montecatini-Terme
This day is devoted to artistically glorious Florence.  Meet your guide for a morning walking tour. The rest of the day is yours to explore Florence at your own pace. Consider the optional 'Accademia Gallery' excursion. Tonight, dine on local specialties at a vineyard restaurant. Hotel Da Vinci, Boston or Grand Panoramic, Montecatini-Terme, Italy or similar (B, D)

DAY 07 – Montecatini-Terme   
Relax in Montecatini at one of the local spas, take the train into Florence for more extensive sightseeing, or join the optional excursion to the glorious towns of 'Cinque Terre' along the Mediterranean coast. Hotel Da Vinci, Boston or Grand Panoramic, Montecatini-Terme, Italy or similar (B)

DAY 08 – Siena & Rome

Bid farewell to Montecatini and conclude your Tuscan experience with a morning visit to the medieval city of Siena. Consider the optional 'Siena Duomo' excursion. This afternoon travel south to your Rome area hotel after an included dinner at a hilltop farm. Holiday Inn Eur Parco dei Medici, Rome, Italy or similar (B, D)

DAY 09 – Rome
The entire day is devoted to the wonders of Rome.  A local guide will accompany you for a morning sightseeing tour. An optional 'Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel' excursion is offered in the afternoon. Holiday Inn Eur Parco dei Medici, Rome, Italy or similar (B,D)

DAY 10 – Rome
Return to the center of Rome for a full day of shopping, visiting museums, or discovering the fountains and piazzas on foot. Another choice is to join the full day optional excursion to 'Pompeii.'  Holiday Inn Eur Parco dei Medici, Rome, Italy or similar (B)

DAY 11 - Rome
Continue your independent discovery of the wonders of Rome, or join the optional 'Colosseum' excursion for a tour of the interior. An optional 'Rome Dinner' will be offered tonight. Holiday Inn Eur Parco dei Medici, Rome, Italy or similar (B)

DAY 12 – Return flight to U.S.A. (B)

Pricing & Availability

Inclusions

 10 Nights in Superior Tourist Class or First Class hotels.
 15 Meals:  10 Breakfasts & 5 Dinners
 Sightseeing and visits as outlined in the itinerary.
 Tour Manager starting in Milan and ending in Rome.
 Touring by deluxe motor coach.
 Luggage handling for 1 piece of luggage per person.



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