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$2,750: 14-Day Rome Sorrento Assisi Venice Italian Lakes Florence Italy Tour

This escorted Italy tour visits the best of Italy’s vacation destinations.  Tour Rome, Sorrento, Assisi, Venice, Italian Lakes, and Florence. Travel to Italy’s beautiful cities, the Italian Lakes, and the Amalfi Coast on this comprehensive escorted best of Italy tour. To book this tour and for more information submit the form below or call 800-227-1577.














Best of Italy Tour Included Hotels

  •     Rome Il Cantico Hotel 2 nights
  •     Sorrento  Johanna Park/Corallo 2 nights
  •     Assisi Cenacolo Hotel 1 night
  •     Venice Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria 2 nights
  •     Lake Maggiore Simplon Hotel 2 nights
  •     Florence Grand Hotel Mediterraneo or Adler Cavalieri 2 nights
  •     Rome  Sheraton Golf Parco de Medici 1 night


Escorted Italy Tour Highlights:

  • Rome View the Forum and Circus Maximus. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum.
  • Monte Cassino Visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery.
  • Pompeii Visit the excavations.
  • Sorrento Cruise to the Isle of Capri.
  • Local Speciality Inlaid wood-working in Sorrento.
  • Be My Guest Speciality dinner with wine on a working lemon farm near Sorrento.
  • Assisi Visit St. Francis’ Basilica.
  • Classe Visit the Church of St. Apollinaris and admire its mosaics.
  • Pomposa View the ancient Romanesque Abbey.
  • Venice Canal cruise by private launch. View St. Mark’s Square, the Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs.
  • Local Speciality Visit a traditional glass-blowing factory in Venice.
  • Verona See the Roman arena and Juliet’s balcony.
  • Milan Guided tour includes Duomo, La Scala and the Galleria.
  • Lugano Excursion Visit this magnificent lakeside resort.
  • Pisa View the Leaning Tower.
  • Florence See the Cathedral and Signoria Square and view Ponte Vecchio. Admire Florentine leatherwork and enjoy views from Piazzale Michelangelo.
  • Siena Visit this medieval Tuscan city, home of the Palio horse race.
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

For a similar tour with less included tours thus less expensive check out the 14-day affordable tour to Northern Italy, Southern Italy, and Italy’s cities.

14-Day Best of Italy Escorted Tour

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  • Note: Best of Italy tour with airfare departs day earlier than published. Date published is Day 2 in Rome.

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Escorted Italy Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Overnight flight to Rome.

Day 2
Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! Spend the rest of your day relaxing or take a leisurely stroll around the city. Join your companions and your Travel Director later for a Welcome Reception. Then enjoy an orientation drive to see St. Peter’s Basilica and other sights – a great introduction to this beautiful city.
Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)
Hotel: Il Cantico (SF)

Day 3
Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide begins at the Vatican Museums. Experience a Unique Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Admire Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and then visit St. Peter’s Basilica to see his famous Pietà. Your tour continues in ancient Rome. View the Forum and see Circus Maximus, where chariot races were held. Visit the impressive Colosseum. There’s time afterwards to explore the city on your own, or simply relax and watch the world go by!
Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 4
Visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery near Monte Cassino. Your Local Guide tells you all about the devastation caused by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 during your walking tour of Pompeii. Arrive later at your hotel in Sorrento where you dine tonight.
Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Hotel: Corallo (F)/Johanna Park (F)/La Residenza (F)

Day 5
Witness the art of inlaid wood-working, for which Sorrento is famous. Later, embark on an included excursion by ferry to the Isle of Capri. See the local gardens and other sights during an orientation walk of Capri town. Spend time exploring this lovely island on your own. Perhaps consider visiting the villa of the Swedish doctor, Axel Munthe.
Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 6
Assisi is a mystical town perched on the slopes of Mount Subasio overlooking the peaceful Umbrian landscape. Under the protection of St. Francis this city is still enclosed by medieval ramparts. Your Local Guide takes you on a walking tour, which includes a visit to the Basilica of St. Francis, famous for its frescos depicting the life of this much-loved saint. Spend time afterwards exploring on your own and shopping for souvenirs. Dine at your hotel this evening.
Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Hotel: Ora Cenacolo (SF)

Day 7
Driving north from Assisi, cross the Apennines to the Adriatic Coast and the town of Classe, famous for ancient mosaics and Byzantine architecture. Visit the Church of St. Apollinaris. Admire the Romanesque Basilica of Pomposa. Arrive later in Venice, Queen of the Adriatic, where you stay for two nights.
Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Hotel: Albergo Hungaria (F)

Day 8
Your cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square is magical! View the Bridge of Sighs, the beautiful Doge’s Palace and the Basilica. Watch a demonstration of the ancient art of glass-blowing at a traditional workshop on Giudecca island. Spend free time seeing the sights of your choice. You might like to cruise across the lagoon to the Island of Burano and enjoy a delicious seafood lunch.
Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)
Day 9
This morning travel to Verona, the home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, to admire the Roman arena and Juliet’s balcony. Cross the plains of Lombardy to Milan for a walking tour of this fashionable city with your Local Guide. See the Gothic Duomo, La Scala Opera house and the famous Galleria. Dine tonight at your hotel.
Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Hotel: Simplon (F)
Day 10
Travel to the beautiful Lake Como with free time to explore or simply soak up the scenery. This evening, take a private boat to an island on Lake Maggiore for a special Be My Guest dinner experience.
Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Be My Guest dinner)
Day 11
Cross the Plains of Lombardy, the forested Apennine Mountains, and pass by Genoa to Pisa. View the extraordinary Leaning Tower before arriving in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Tonight, you might like to sample some local Tuscan cuisine.
Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)
Hotel: Croce Di Malta (F)

Day 12
Your Local Guide brings the city’s rich history to life during your walking tour. See the Cathedral and Signoria Square and view Ponte Vecchio. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo. Spend free time exploring or shop for high quality leather and gold.
Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)
Day 13
Set in scenic Tuscan countryside, visit the medieval town of Siena, famous for its exciting Palio horse race. This evening in Rome, join your Travel Director and newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner.
Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)
Hotel: Sheraton Golf Parco Dei Medici (SF)
Day 14
Say ‘arrivederci Roma’ at the end of your memorable vacation in Italy. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Conditions apply.

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