Italy – The Classics Trip
On this trip, we will be arriving first in Venice to visit St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace along with the Bridge of Sighs, and then on to the islands of Murano and Burano, as well as drink in the sights (with some Merlot o Refosco wines of course!).
After taking in all we can of Venice, we travel south to Florence and spend our days there visiting the Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo della Signoría, the Uffizzi Gallery, and of course the Accademia to see the David.
As we say goodbye to the David, we travel on to Pisa for some Leaning Tower action and then on to Naples and Sorrento for some authentic Italian pizza from those that invented it. In the morning we get on a ferry to the Isle of Capri to visit the grotto (weather permitting) as well as the city.
Then, we are off to Pompeii and Herculaneum to visit the ruins and see with our own eyes what has been there for almost 2 Millenia.
Rome is our last stop on this trip. Rome, where we will explore all the greats: the Piazza Nettuno, Trevi Fountain, Spanish steps, Villa d’Este, the Vatican, as well as much more.
**Due to airfare and currency fluctuations, prices are subject to change until paid in full.
Not Included: Airline baggage charges, proposed future airfare surcharges; items not included in itinerary; items of personal nature charged in hotels (such as laundry, telephone calls, bar, etc); tips to guides and drivers.
Deposit: $ 500.00 per person with signed Reservation Form
- Round trip economy air fare including air taxes, airport & security fees from Charlotte; other cities available, please inquire.
- First class specified or similar Hotel accommodations with private bathrooms, taxes & svc chgs.
- Breakfast daily, other meals as per itinerary.
- Sightseeing, transfers and entrance tickets with reserved times to venues as per itinerary.
- First class Train tickets within Italy or van transportation.
- Escorted by Mr Raffaele Beltram.
If the first Italian trip we offered whetted your appetite for travel, this Classic Italian adventure will have you ravenous! Please contact us for a more detailed Itinerary and Reservation form. We are really looking forward to having you join this trip!
A proposed Itinerary of this trip follows:
Day 1 – Lv. Charlotte or other US city, please inquire about possible airfare differential.
Day 2 – Arr. Venice. Transfer to Hotel Ala. Afternoon walking tour visiting Doge’s Palace and St. Mark Basilica (D).
Day 3 – Morning boat ride to Murano to visit crystal factories, hence to Burano and the lace works. Return to main part of Venice. Dinner with real Merlot or Refosco wines!!.
Day 4 – Morning visit L’Accademia, Rialto bridge and walk through various parts of city.
Day 5 – Lv. Venice in the morning, by train, arrive Florence, drop off luggage at hotel Croce di Malta. Afternoon walking tour to visit the Cathedral, Babtistry, Palazzo della Signoría on to the Ponte Vecchio (D).
Day 6 – Morning visit of the Uffizzi Gallery. Afternoon free to continue visiting the Uffizi or to window shop!
Day 7 – Morning visit to the Accademia to see the David and other works by Michelangelo. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner, not necessarily with turkey but certainly with chianti !!!
Day 8 – Morning train to visit Pisa, the leaning tower and Babtistry; continue to Naples, transfer to Sorrento, Gran Hotel Cocumella ( a treat!!). Afternoon walk around Sorrento, pizza night!!
Day 9 – Morning ferry to Capri, visit grotto (weather permitting), walk around city; return to Sorrento.
Day 10 – Morning visit to ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum on the way to Rome. Transfer to Hotel Santa Chiara. Afternoon/evening walking tour of central Rome, Piazza Nettuno, Trevi Fountain, Spanish steps and…. Dinner.
Day 11 – Full day excursion to see the Roman Hills visiting Villa d’Este and Tivoli Gardens, Hadrian’s Villa; return via Frascati to savor the famous wine! (D)
Day 12 – Full day visiting Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica.
Day 13 – Morning transfer to Rome’s airport for return flight home. Evening arrival.
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