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$3325+ Beautiful Italy 12 Days Rome, Venice, Capri, Tuscany, Assisi Escorted Italy Tour

The Beautiful Italy 12 day escorted Italy tour is one of the most popular Italy vacation packages. The 2015 Beautiful Italy tour itinerary includes overnights in Rome, Capri, Assisi, Montecatini and Venice. Visit the Italian regions Campania, Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio and Veneto. Visit Siena and Pisa, two of Tuscany’s beautiful towns. Tour Italy by luxury motor coach. All hotels are first class. Enjoy Italy’s art, history and culture with expert tour guides. This is an all inclusive Italy vacation package. For the guaranteed best price on the 12 day beautiful Italy tour contact us today.  See below for the 2014 tour details and day by day itinerary. Submit the form or call 800-227-1577 for to book your escorted Italy tour.

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12-Day Escorted Italy Tour Highlights

  • Visit an ‘Agriturismo’ in the heart of Tuscany for an authentic Tuscan meal. You’ll be able to walk through the olive groves, lemon trees, and taste some local organic wine and olive oil.
  • Local English speaking Italy tour guides in Rome, Pompeii, Assisi, and Florence.
  • In Venice you’ll visit Giudecca Island for an insider look at Venetian Arts. See glass-blowing artisans and other craftsmen in action.
  • Learn about inlaid wood in Sorrento
  • Visits to Siena and Montecatino
  • Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the amazing Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and the Roman Colosseum, the Commonwealth Cemetery, the excavations at Pompeii, St. Francis Basilica and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
  • Cruise to the beautiful Isle of Capri and by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in Venice.
  • View the Roman Forum in Rome, the Faraglioni Rocks on the Isle of Capri, the Byzantine St Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Palladian Villas in Vicenza, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo n Florence.
  • 10 Breakfasts and 5 dinners included


Day by Day 2015 Escorted Tour Itinerary to Rome, Capri, Assisi, Montecatini and Venice

Day 1 – Depart the United States for your overnight flight to Italy.

 

Day 2 – Arrive in Rome for 2 nights in the Eternal City (2 Nights)

The Italy tour begins in Rome. Today stroll around Rome’s ancient streets.  Enjoy a world famous gelato. Enjoy the day before the guided Rome tours begin. This evening there is a welcome reception.  You will enjoy an evening drive of Rome to see St Peter’s Basilica illuminated by lights.
Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)
Hotel: Grand Hotel Tiberio

 

Day 3 – Rome guided tours

Today you will begin your day with a guided tour of the Vatican Museums.  You’ll be guided through the museum by expert Vatican tour guided. Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel and his Pietà in St. Peter’s Basilica are the Vatican tour highlights. Then we’ll cross Rome’s historic center to visit the Ancient Roman Forum and Colosseum. After the included escorted tours there is free time to enjoy strolling around Rome.
Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

 

Day 4 Travel from Rome to Tour Pompeii and then Capri over night (2 NIGHTS)

Driving south from Rome to Naples is Monte Cassino. This Benedictine Abbey was the site of heavy fighting during World War II. In the valley below the Abbey is the Commonwealth Cemetery, which you’ll visit on our way to Pompeii.  Once in Pompeii you will tour the vast excavations.  Pompeii was buried for centuries beneath volcanic ash after Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. With commentary from your local expert tour guide you’ll see how the ancient Romans lived life on the Bay of Naples. On our way to Capri we’ll pass through the Southern Italian resort town Sorrento. It is perched on the cliffs overlooking the bay of Naples and Mt Vesuvius.  Here you’ll be invited to see fine craftsmanship at an inlaid wood factory. From Sorrento we’ll cruise across the Bay of Naples to the beautiful Isle of Capri. After a fabulous day touring southern Italy you’ll spend tonight enjoying the southern Italian cuisine and fine Italian wines.
Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with wine)
Hotel: Regina Cristina

Day 5 Today Enjoy Capri.

You’ll start the day with a Capri walk about. You’ll enjoy views of the Marina Piccola. Then have an espresso in Capri’s Piazzetta. This is the center of local life. There are also plenty of Made in Italy goods to shop for at elegant boutiques. You may also decide to check out the Blue Grotto or just hang out at Faraglioni. You can even hire a boat to take you for the day.
Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 6  Cruise from Carpi to Naples. Then on to Assisi in Umbria

This morning you’ll cruise back across the Bay of Naples to Naples. You’ll enjoy a drive through ‘Bella Napoli’ and then North up the Apennines mountains to the Umbrian hills.  Your destination is the peaceful town of Assisi. You will be guided by a local tour expert tour guide. Assisi sightseeing includes views of the Church of St. Mary of the Angels, where St. Francis died. This is located in the valley below the Basilica.  You will also visit the Basilica of St Francis Assisi. Inside this Basilica are the famous frescoes by Giotto. Tonight you will enjoy authentic Umbrian cuisine and wine with an included dinner at the hotel. Like Campania, Umbria is famous for its authentic culinary traditions.  Your Assisi hotel is an authentic Franciscan convent, converted to an hotel.  It is now beautifully restored while retaining its authentic characteristics.  This day tour in Umbria is one you’ll never forget!
Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with wine)
Hotel: Cenacolo

 

Day 7  Today we travel from Assisi through Umbria and Emilia Romagna to Venice (2 Nights)

Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

Depending on the departure date the Venice accommodations is either Hotel Principe or Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria. Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria is located on the Lido, which is the Venice beach.  It is rich in romantic history. The authentic original period furnishings add to its charm and authenticity.

 

Day 8 Venice sightseeing

Venice is one of history’s great cities. Your Venice tour begins with a cruise to St Mark’s Square. There you’ll see the Basilica, Bridge of Sighs and Doge’s Palace. An included tour to Giudecca island will give an inside look at Venetian craftsmen at work glass-blowing. This afternoon explore Venice on your own, shop for souvenirs or perhaps take a boat trip around the islands in the lagoon!
Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 9 Today travel across Italy from from Venice to Tuscany (2 Nights)
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This morning travel across Italy to Pisa. There you’ll see the famous Leaning Tower. Later arrive in the spa-resort of Montecatini in Tuscany, your home for the next two nights.
Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)
Hotel: Minerva Palace

 

Day 10 Today Enjoy Florence

Enjoy a fabulous day in Florence. Your local expert Italy tour guide will escort you to all of Florence’s sightseeing highlights. You’ll visit the famous Duomo, modeled by Brunelleschi after the Pantheon in Rome. The Florence day tour also includes the magnificent Baptistery and Piazza della Signoria. This afternoon you may enjoy a tour of one of Florence’s art galleries.  Or enjoy shopping in Florence’s fashionable boutiques. Florence is famous for its high quality leather goods and 18-carat gold jewellery. This evening you’ll visit a Tuscan agriturismo for an evening of authentic culinary delights.
Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Be My Guest Dining)

 

Day 11 Travel from Tuscany to Siena and Rome
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Today you will travel from Florence through Tuscany to Rome. Along the way you’ll visit Siena, a medieval town in the heart of Tuscany. Siena is known for its circular piazza and the beautiful architecture on Piazza del Campo. After some time in Siena to stroll around you’ll continue on to Rome.  In Rome this evening you’ll celebrate your Italy vacation at a farewell dinner.
Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)
Hotel: Sheraton Golf Parco De Medici/Grand Hotel Tiberio

 

Day 12 Your Beautiful Italy tour ends today in Rome.

Enjoy breakfast with your new friends.  We’ll transfer you to the airport if you are flying from Rome. Or ask us to arrange a post tour Italy vacation.
Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

 

To book the Beautiful Italy 12-Day Escorted Italy Tour Package submit form or call 800-227-1577

* When all-inclusive Italy vacation prices are quoted to include airfare the price includes fuel surcharges, airport taxes, Italy airport transfers and fees. All prices are per person based on twin occupancy. Italy tours with air & land tour prices apply from the gateway airport. Prices will vary from alternative gateway airports or cities and may be higher. The total price will be emailed to you prior to any deposit being required. Airline baggage fees may apply. Please review all terms and conditions before booking.