Italian Wonders


Fully escorted tour of Italy which includes Rome, Siena, Florence and Venice enjoying guided sightseeing in each of these cities. Your program continues to romantic Sorrento, stopping at Pompeii en route.  You’ll will explore Sorrento and visit the island of Capri on a full day tour.


ESCORTED VACATION – Guaranteed departures English only escorted coach tours. Scheduled departures - 12 days/10 nights, First Class hotels, breakfast daily, 5 dinners and one lunch, a Limoncello tasting, arrival and departure transfers, and sightseeing with entrance fees.

Includes

  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Taxes and service charges
  • Hotels mentioned in the itinerary or similar
  • International roundtrip airfare if air & land package is selected
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary by the code letters (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
  • Sightseeing as described in the itinerary
  • Airport taxes
  • ASTA TOP Tour operator travel funds protection program
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional tour director throughout the tour
  • Luggage handling one luggage per person

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • Local city taxes

Daily Itinerary

Day

1

USA-Rome

Enjoy a relaxing overnight flight to Rome.

Day

2

Rome-Arrival

Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. Tonight enjoy a special Welcome Dinner with music and wine included. (Your arrival transfer is included only if you arrive on the actual day the tour commences. For customers arriving earlier an individual transfer can be organized at an additional cost.) (D)

Day

3

Rome

After breakfast, enjoy a unique guided sightseeing tour, including highlights of religious and ancient Rome: the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, monumental St. Peter's Square and the Basilica to admire Michelangelo's Pieta. Admire the amazing Coliseum (outside) and the Roman Forum (outside). To make the most of your stay, join an optional Rome by Night excursion. (B)

Day

4

Rome-Siena-Florence

Drive to Siena and join a walking tour of the city to admire the Dome (outside), the magnificent square known as Il Campo, where twice a year the Palio race is run on bareback horses. Late in the afternoon you will arrive in Florence. A stop is planned at Michelangelo’s Square for a first photo opportunity. Overnight in Florence. (B)

Day

5

Florence

Today enjoy a guided tour of Florence including the Cathedral (outside), Giotto’s Bell Tower (outside), the doors of the Baptistery, Piazza della Signoria, the Church of Santa Croce, the sanctuary of many famous Italian artists. After lunch at a local restaurant, consider an optional tour to Pisa to admire the Leaning Tower (outside). Overnight in Florence. (B,L)

Day

6

Florence-Venice

After breakfast depart for Venice. Upon arrival enjoy a guided tour of this unique and romantic city. Strolling through the ancient “calli” (the narrow streets of Venice) you will reach the Rialto Bridge (outside) and St-Mark’s Square with the impressive Basilica (outside). (B)

Day

7

Venice-San Marino

After breakfast depart for San Marino. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day

8

San Marino-Assisi-Rome

After breakfast leave for Assisi. Visit the great Basilica with its magnificent paintings by Giotto. Continue to Rome, driving through Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy. Arrival in Rome in the late afternoon. Special dinner in a typical Roman restaurant. Overnight at hotel near the Airport. (B,D)

Day

9

Rome-Pompeii-Sorrento

After breakfast depart to the Sorrentine Peninsula. Visit a cameo factory before arriving in Pompeii where you will have time for lunch on your own. Enjoy a guided tour of the excavations of the ancient city destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. In the afternoon proceed to Sorrento. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day

10

Sorrento-Capri-Sorrento

After breakfast, transfer to the harbor and cross to the Isle of Capri, famous since Roman times and a favorite vacation spot of the Emperor Tiberius. Arrive at the port of Marina Grande and take the funicular up to La Piazzetta. Time to explore the island on your own. Return to Sorrento where you’ll enjoy a tasting of “Limoncello”, the liquor made from the fragrant lemon of the Sorrentine Area. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day

11

Sorrento-Rome

Free time this morning to explore Sorrento before you depart for Rome around noon. (B)

Day

12

Rome-Return

After breakfast you will be transferred to Rome airport for your next destination. (Your departure transfer is included only if you depart on the actual day the tour concludes. For customers departing later an individual transfer can be organized at an additional cost.) (B)