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14-Day Lake Como, Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast, Rome Italy Tour

Highlights

Accommodations

Como 2 Nights – Barchetta Excelsior

Venice 2 Nights – Le Boulevard Lido

Florence 2 Nights – Grand Mediterraneo

Maiori (Amalf Coast) 3 Nights – San Pietro Maiori

Rome 3 Nights – Grand Tiberio

Optionals

The optional tours are scheduled during free time and are available at additional cost. The optional tours and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change. Some optional tours may not be available.

Day 2

Visit Lake Como and Bellagio

On this visit to the shores of Lake Como you’ll witness many beautiful villages and villas that retain true Italian charm. With our Local Specialist, a private boat will take us from the lakeside to visit the gem of the lake, Bellagio. We’ve also left some time to stroll and shop.

Adult Price: €45.00*

Treasures Of Milan

A fantastic opportunity to take in some of the highlights of elegant Milan. Amongst other sights, we’ll visit La Scala, the world’s most famous opera house, where Giuseppe Verdi, Maria Callas and others have left their mark. Our wonderful Local Specialist will bring the city’s eventful past to life.

Adult Price: €45.00*

Day 3

Gondolas and the Grand Canal

Join us for a breathtaking cruise by private water taxi along Venice’s Grand Canal. You’ll admire the magnificent palazzi, as well as catching a glimpse of the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square. Later on, you’ll glide gracefully on a gondola along Venice’s dreamy, narrow waterways.

Adult Price: €76.00*

DAY 4

Venice’s Secrets and St. Mark’s Basilica

Explore the hidden maze of streets which make up this unique city as your Local Specialist gives you a fascinating insight into Venice’s past and present. You’ll visit the majestic Basilica of St Mark, where you’ll have a chance to view some of the prized trophies looted by the Venetians in their rise to power.

Adult Price: €38.00*

Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks

Join us as we discover the Venetian Lagoon by private boat. You will enjoy a delicious meal with a selection of drinks on the fishermen’s island of Burano, famous for its multi-colored houses – a real photographer’s paradise.

Adult Price: €72.00*

DAY 5

Dinner and Wine in the Tuscan Hills

This evening we’ll take a scenic drive to experience a fun and relaxed evening at a friendly, typical restaurant in the countryside. The chef will delight our senses with regional dishes, made with freshly-bought ingredients from the local farmers’ markets. Your delicious meal will be accompanied by excellent wines from the vineyards for which this area is so well known. In short, a Tuscan dream come true in an authentic setting.

Adult Price: €65.00*

Tuscan Dinner at Villa Machiavelli

Through the Chianti hills, we’ll drive past vineyards to a delightful hamlet. Our destination is the ancient stone house of Machiavelli, where the great political theorist wrote his immortal work, ‘The Prince’. After a welcome drink and a visit of the villa and its wine-cellars, we’ll enjoy the best of Tuscan cuisine accompanied by great music and drinks, including of course, Chianti from the Villa’s own vines.

Adult Price: €68.00*

DAY 6

Visit To San Gimignano

Join us for a panoramic drive to the nearby hilltop town of San Gimignano with our Local Specialist. Magnificently preserved from the Middle Ages, this little town, known as the ‘Medieval Manhattan’, is one of the most beautiful in Italy – a true gem.

Adult Price: €36.00*

Discover Palazzo Vecchio

Marvel at the legacy of the Medici as you visit Palazzo Vecchio, the symbol of Florence’s political power for over seven centuries. With our Local Specialist we’ll visit the wonderful “Hall of the Five Hundred”, dedicated to the Medici dynasty. We’ll also visit rooms decorated with masterpieces by famous artists of the Renaissance like Michelangelo and Donatello.

Adult Price: €42.00*

DAY 8

Amalfi Coast and Positano

Join us as we take in delightful villages and spectacular scenery along the incredible Amalfi Coast. You’ll visit the celebrated town of Positano, which is also a Unesco World Heritage site. There will be time to shop for local goods or enjoy a drink in a cafe overlooking the beach.

Adult Price: €58.00*

Explore Ravello

Join us on a trip to the balcony of the Amalfi coast. Ravello is perched high above the terraced groves with breathtaking views. Your Local Specialist will show you the gardens of the Villa Rufolo, which inspired Wagner, and you’ll have free time to visit the 11th century cathedral.

Adult Price: €41.00*

DAY 9

Dinner on the Amalfi Coast

Come with us for a short drive to a restaurant we know and love on the Amalfi Coast. You’ll get to try some favourite local dishes and drinks, all served alongside Neapolitan hospitality and beautiful views.

Adult Price: €64.00*

DAY 10

Piazzas and Fountains of Rome

Discover the most charming areas in the city with a Local Specialist. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares of Rome’s historic centre, leading to highlights such as the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, as well as hidden corners of the Eternal City.

Adult Price: €33.00*

DAY 11

Roman Evening with Dinner

Tonight, spend a lively evening with us in Rome. After a short drive, we’ll arrive at a characteristic trattoria to relax and enjoy a typical Italian meal, soaking up The Eternal City’s unique atmosphere all the while.

Adult Price: €62.00*

Inside The Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel

Join us for an extension to your included sightseeing tour, which gives you a chance to see the artistic masterpieces collected and commissioned by the Popes. With our Local Specialist, we’ll visit the Tapestry Gallery, Gallery of Maps and the Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo spent four years preparing the vault and altar wall, and we’ll give you plenty of time to admire just how much painstaking work went into his creations. This optional involves reservation and entrance pre-payments. Cancellation within 24 hours will incur a 50% cancellation fee.

Adult Price: €58.00*

DAY 12

Ancient and Christian Rome

Join us on an exploration of Rome’s past with our Local Specialist. On this trip you’ll visit the Catacombs, where the early Christians assembled to escape persecution and which were used as underground cemeteries. We’ll also pass by the pyramid of Cestius and the baths of Caracalla.

Adult Price: €39.00*

Tivoli and Gardens of the Villa D’Este

Visit the ancient Sabine town of Tivoli with our Local Specialist to enjoy the gardens and fountains of the Villa D’Este. We’ll see its grottos and pavilions, the Avenue of a Hundred Fountains, and the Dragon Fountain of the Organ.

Adult Price: €46.00*


14-Day Lake Como, Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast, Rome Italy Tour Daily Itinerary

Day 1 – Depart United States for overnight flight

Depart the United States for an overnight flight to Italy. Destination airport is Milan.

Day 2 – Arrive Milan and Transfer to Lake Como

The 14-Day Italy tour begins with arrival in Northern Italy’s stylish Milan. From Milan Malpensa airport you’ll journey to the Italian Lake District’s historic town Como, situated on Lake Como.

Upon arrival you’ll have time at leisure. Take time to unwind, get your legs, and soak up the beauty of Lake Como.

This evening meet your tour director and travel companions at a welcoming reception.

Day 3 – Discover Fashionable Milan

Today journey from the Italian Lake district to the world fashion city Milan. In Milan you’ll join local tour guide who will escort you through Milan’s treasures.

The day includes seeing Gothic architecture of the Duomo, with its massive stained glass windows, decorated with over 3400 sculptures. You’ll also pass by the world’s most famous opera house La Scala. And you’ll visit Milan’s ornate Galleria with its imposing iron and glass-domed roof.

Day 4 – Venture to Verona and Venice

Today you’ll travel from Northern Italy’s famous Italian Lakes to its other highlight, Venice.

Along the way will be an excursion to Verona. Maybe most well-known by Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, Verona is also full of historic treasures. In addition to Juliet’s balcony, you’ll also see the ancient Roman Arena, still in use today.

Afterward you have time to indulge in a leisurely cappuccino stop in the city’s beautiful Piazza Bra, admiring the imposing bronze statue of King Victor Emanuel II. Or shop up a storm on trendy Via Mazzini.

Then, the tour continues on to Venice, where you’ll spend the next two nights.

Day 5 – Explore the Floating City

Glide through the canals of Venice by private launch visiting some of the jewels in the crown of the ‘Queen of the Adriatic’.

In Venice you’ll witness the centuries-old Venetian tradition of glassblowing. Watch as the master craftsmen shape the molten glass into the exquisite works of art for which Venice is justifiably famous.

Afterward, visit St. Mark’s Square to admire the profound beauty of the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica. See the Bridge of Sighs, so named because of the sound prisoners would make when taking one last longing look at their beloved city before being imprisoned.

Later, you’ll have the rest of the day to enjoy Venice at leisure. Get lost among its many bridges and canal. Along the way discover the many treasures of Venice.

You may also want to consider an Optional Experience to the island of Burano, renowned for its colorful fishermen houses.

Day 6 – Onwards to Florence

From Venice, we cross the Apennine Mountains to Florence, the ‘Cradle of the Renaissance’. Consider joining your Travel Director for a traditional Florentine dinner in the heart of the Chianti Hills.

Day 7 – Ponte Vecchio and More in Florence

This morning we join a Local Specialist on a leisurely walking tour to delve into the culture and history of Florence.

You’ll visit the Piazza del Duomo to view the multi-colored marble Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore. Then, on to Piazza della Signoria with its exquisite art and palazzi, and the Ponte Vecchio bridge that has straddled the Arno River for almost 700 years.

Afterward, head to Piazzale Michelangelo on a hill overlooking Florence. From there admire spectacular views of the city.

Later, learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city’s historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold.

This afternoon, consider an Optional Experience to the Fine Arts Academy to see Michelangelo’s ‘David’.

This evening dinner is included set against the backdrop of Tuscan vineyards and olive groves. During dinner you’ll learn all about the plot hatched by the Pazzi family within these very walls against the Medici rulers of Florence centuries ago. As you enjoy a delicious meal in the magnificent grand hall of the 12th-century castle, you’ll be captivated by the dedication and passion of your hosts, the Baj Macario family who are committed to running the estate in harmony with nature.

Day 8 – From Tuscany travel South to the Amalfi Coast

Today you will leave Florence to journey over the Tuscan Hills. Heading south through the Arno Valley, passing the Bay of Naples bound for Maiori, which is located on the Amalfi Coast.

You’ll spend three nights on the beautful Amalfi Coast. Upon arrival dinner is included at the hotel.

Day 9 – Uncover the Treasures of Amalfi

This morning travel to Amalfi, perched perfectly on this dramatic stretch of coastline. See the 10th-century Sant’Andrea cathedral in the heart of the town, with its beautifully striped Byzantine façade, and soak up the laid-back atmosphere. You’ll also have time to join an Optional Experience to Positano.

Day 10 – Amalfi Coast At Leisure

Relax at your hotel on the Amalfi Coast or wander past fragrant lemon terraces. You have a full free day to indulge in your heart’s desires – consider a fresh seafood lunch, from sea to table, or take a dip in the welcoming, warm Mediterranean waters.

Day 11 – The Ruins of Pompeii and on to Rome

Embark on a Small Group Sightseeing walking tour with a Local Specialist and discover the lost city of Pompeii, which was buried under volcanic ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted.

Afterward, continue to Rome the ‘Eternal City’. Upon arrival you’ll have free time. You may consider an optional experience to see the exquisite art and architecture of Rome.

Day 12 – Experience Ancient Rome and the Vatican City

Spend the morning in the Vatican City with a Local Specialist, visiting St. Peter’s Basilica to view Michelangelo’s most beautiful sculpture, the Pietà.

Afterward, you have free time to enjoy Rome. Alternatively, consider an optional experience to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.

Later, you’ll cross the Tiber into Ancient Rome to see the Circus Maximus, once the site of exhilarating chariot races that entertained thousands, and to visit the impressive Colosseum.

This afternoon you have more time to explore Rome on our own terms. Stroll around its ancient streets. Enjoy its famous baroque piazzas. Have a gelato. Toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your return to Rome. Spend more time wandering around Piazza Navona and Campo dei Fiori.

Day 13 – Rome Your Way

Indulge in a full free day to explore the passionate embrace of the city and its zesty locals. Ease into la dolce vita, or consider an optional experience to Tivoli, where you can visit Villa d’Este with its magnificent Renaissance gardens and exquisite fountains.

This evening, you’ll enjoy a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends and your Travel Director before bidding arrivederci to Rome.

Day 14 – Arrivederci Italy

Our unforgettable encounter with Italy comes to an end today. You’ll transfer to Rome Fiumicino airport for your flight home.

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