Easy Pace Italy (Summer 2018)

Tour Type: Easy Pace
Brochure Type: Europe 2018

Discover three of Italy's most cultural cities. Savour Rome's rich heritage, soak up the Renaissance atmosphere of Florence, and look beyond the canals and gondolas to gain a deeper understanding of Venice.

Additional Included Highlights
  • Vatican City: St. Peter's Basilica and see Michelangelo's 'Pieta,' and the splendid dome.
  • Florence: View the city skyline from the sumptuous terrace of Piazzale Michelangelo. See the cathedral, Gates of Paradise on the baptistery and Signoria Square
  • Verona: Walk with your Travel Director past the Roman Arena to the famous balcony in the courtyard of a Renaissance villa.
  • Venice: Cruise to St. Mark's Square by private launch. See St. Mark's Basilica, the bell tower, clock tower, Doge's Palace and Bridge of Sighs.
Top Rated Highlights
  • Vatican City: Be among the select few to admire the Renaissance Bramante Staircase, off limits to most people.
  • Vatican City: Venture inside St. Peter's Basilica and see Michelangelo's Pieta, and the splendid dome.
  • Rome: See the mighty Colosseum and Roman Forum. You will also see other medieval buildings, including Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches, scattered throughout the city.
  • Assisi: A Local Expert will explain why the Basilica of St. Francis is considered one of the crowning achievements of medieval Europe.
  • Florence: View the city skyline from the sumptuous terrace of Piazzale Michelangelo. During your orientation of the city, your Travel Director will show you the cathedral, the Gates of Paradise adorning the baptistery and Piazza della Signoria.
  • Pisa: Your Local Expert will show you the baptistery bristling with marble spines, the colonnaded bell tower lurching behind the 11th century cathedral and of course, the famous Leaning Tower in the Square of Miracles.
  • Verona: During your orientation, walk past the well preserved Roman Arena to Juliet's balcony in the courtyard of a Renaissance villa.
  • Venice: With your Travel Director cruise to St. Mark's Square and see the Doge's Palace, Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark's Basilica.
  • Venice: To the tune of accompanying musicians, you will be serenaded through the atmospheric canals by gondola.
Included Insight Services
  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

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Tour Operator
Insight Vacations
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2018
Duration
11 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1Your Journey BeginsYour Journey Begins: Board your overnight flight to Europe (Please ask about our great deals).
Day 2RomeWelcome to the Eternal City of Rome.: Rome is one of the world's most historic cities, filled with classic antiquities, medieval buildings, Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches. Transfers to your hotel depart Rome's Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport at 09:30, 12:30 and 15:30. Then this historic city is yours to discover. At 17:30, join your Travel Director for a uniquely Roman Welcome Dinner. Get to know your travelling companions over a relaxed evening of dinner and wine. (Dinner with Wine)
Veneto Palace Hotel, Rome.
Day 3RomeExploring The Vatican City.: A Local Expert introduces the grandeur of the city. Start off in the Vatican State, the richest community in the world. While others wait in line, you will be fast-tracked through the VIP entrance into the Vatican Museums. Admire the collection of priceless art gathered by Popes over the ages. Your visit also includes behind-the-scenes access to a part of the Vatican denied to the general public such as the famous Bramante Staircase. Then enter the sublime Sistine Chapel where you'll gaze up and admire Michelangelo's famous painted ceiling. Next door, in St. Peter's Basilica, see one of Michelangelo's early works, the Pieta, and the splendid dome completed after his death. For the rest of the day, enjoy free time. (Buffet Breakfast)
Veneto Palace, Rome.
Day 4RomeRome at Leisure.: Spend another day enjoying Rome at your own pace. Perhaps take an Optional Experience to the ill-fated town of Pompeii, frozen in time when it was engulfed by an eruption of Vesuvius in A.D 79. Alternatively, stroll to the boutiques of the Via del Corso and Via Nazionale or visit the elegant designer stores near the Spanish Steps. As night falls, why not sip a glass of prosecco at a sidewalk cafe in the Piazza Navona, the 'Living Room of Rome', and enjoy life's pageantry pass by? (Buffet Breakfast)
Veneto Palace, Rome.
Day 5FlorenceUnder the Tuscan sun to Assisi.: Journey through Umbria and up the foothills of the Apennine Mountains to reach delightful Assisi, a stone-built town spilling over the steep hillside. With a Local Expert, visit the tomb of St. Francis and see the beautiful frescoes by Giotto in the great basilica. Continue through the picture-perfect scenery of the Tuscan hills, where deep-green cypress trees pierce blue skies and olive groves hug the rolling hillsides to reach Renaissance Florence. (Buffet Breakfast)
Athenaeum Personal Hotel, Florence.
Day 6FlorenceFlorence, Birthplace of the Renaissance.: (Relaxed Start)Join a local art historian to see Michelangelo's David in the Accademia Museum. Walk on to the multi-coloured marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, where Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise have been recreated in all their glory. Visit Piazza della Signoria, still the political heart of Florence and an open-air gallery of Renaissance masterpieces. Spend time gazing at statues such as Neptune as well as Hercules and Cacus, along the front of the Palazzo Vecchio. The area around Santa Croce Basilica is famous for the quality of its luxury goods of gold and leather and there's free time to shop or continue exploring with the rest of the day at leisure. (Buffet Breakfast)
Atheneaum Personal Hotel, Florence.
Day 7FlorencePisa and the Tuscan Countryside.: (Relaxed Start) After a leisurely morning in Florence, explore the nearby town of Pisa with a Local Expert and see the baptistery with its intricate marble facade, the colonnaded bell tower lurching behind the cathedral and of course the famous Leaning Tower. On return to Florence, stop at the il Poggio organic farm for a guided walk through the vineyards and olive trees, learning about the production of olive oil and wine. On the veranda, take in beautiful views of the rolling Tuscan hills as you enjoy tasting the farm's freshly-produced wines and olive oil, in addition to an authentic Italian meal prepared with locally-sourced ingredients. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Atheneaum Personal Hotel, Florence.
Day 8VeniceVerona and Venice, Queen of the Adriatic.: Passing the city of Bologna, look forward to a highlight stop at the elegant city of Verona, legendary home of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers. Walk with your Travel Director past the Roman Arena to the famous balcony in the courtyard of the reputed Capulet home. After free time to explore, take the autostrada east to Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. Your luxurious hotel gazes out over the Giudecca Canal complete with memorable views of the city skyline. (Buffet Breakfast)
Hilton Molino Stucky Venice Hotel.
Day 9VeniceVenice and the Magic of La Serenissima.: Wake up ready to embrace the most sensuous of cities. Admire the art of glassblowing on a visit to a traditional arts centre. Then board your private launch, sit back and enjoy your introduction to this unique city of ornate palaces, bridges and gondolas. Disembark and stroll to the Bridge of Sighs before turning the corner to stand in awe at the marble arcades of Piazza San Marco. St. Mark's Basilica, with its dazzling domes, occupies the corner next to the clock tower. Beside it stands the pink and white marbled Doge's Palace. In the afternoon, there will be plenty of time to explore the museums, galleries and churches or browse through the shops on the Rialto Bridge. Perhaps cruise out to some of the other islands in the lagoon to experience the age-old lifestyle of Venetian fishermen and lace-makers. (Buffet Breakfast)
Hilton Molino Stucky Venice Hotel.
Day 10VeniceVenice at Leisure.: (Relaxed Start) Who could refuse another day to take in the unique atmosphere of this wonderful city? Lose yourself in the back lanes and campi, the small squares where tourists seldom tread and the Venetians go about their daily lives. Maybe visit some of the 90 churches that house masterpieces of Venetian art or explore the modern artworks in the Guggenheim. Relax a while at a canal-side cafe and sip the local wine or sample delicious lagoon-fresh fish. Later, board a traditional gondola for a serenade through the romantic canals. Toast your travels with fantastic food, great wine and wonderful company during your Celebration Dinner in this magical setting. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Hilton Molino Stucky Venice Hotel.
Day 11VeniceArrivederci Venice.: Bid farewell to this enchanting city today and depart for Venice Marco Polo Airport to arrive at 08:00 or 09:30. (Buffet Breakfast)
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
07/14/2018$3,495.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
07/21/2018$3,395.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
08/04/2018$3,295.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
08/11/2018$3,295.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
08/18/2018$3,295.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
08/25/2018$3,395.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
09/01/2018$3,575.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
09/08/2018$3,575.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
09/15/2018$3,575.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
09/22/2018$3,575.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
09/29/2018$3,575.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
10/06/2018$3,575.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
10/13/2018$3,575.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
Disclaimer
Notes: Twin prices are per person. Solo Traveller Savings: There is a 40% reduction to the Single Supplement charge on 7 Apr, 21 Jul, 11 Aug, 17 Nov & 19 Jan departures, subject to availability. Winter Departures: Some sightseeing is done on alternate days. Select departures include visiting Christmas Markets and/or enjoy Festive Highlight Dinners. Please see Easy Pace Italy (W803) for more details.

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