Italian Treasures With Sorrento

Day 1 - Arrive in Rome, Italy. Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, then leave the hotel for a special welcome dinner with wine at one of Rome's lively restaurants. (D)
Day 2 - Rome. Globus' unique guided sightseeing includes inside visits to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo's ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, and monumental ST. PETER'S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo's Pieta. Then, drive to the Roman Forum and visit the amazing COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites for those who wish to see it all. (B)
Day 3 - Rome - Lucca. Head north and arrive in medieval Lucca, completely surrounded by the original medieval wall, and enjoy a walk through the quaint medieval town center. An optional dinner at a local agriturismo farm is available. (B)
Day 4 - Lucca. Excursion To Cinque Terre & Pisa. Drive to La Spezia on the Mediterranean Coast and enjoy [LF] your excursion to CINQUE TERRE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a BOAT RIDE (departures April 3-October 23, weather permitting) with a Local Guide. The name dates back to the 15th century and is derived from five little medieval villages standing on stony spurs along five miles of the rocky coastline: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso. Then, a TRAIN RIDE returns you to La Spezia. Stop in Pisa and take the traditional picture pushing back the amazing Leaning Tower, 180 feet high and no less than 12 feet out of the perpendicular, before returning to Lucca. (B,D)
Day 5 - Lucca - Siena - San Gimignano - Florence. A scenic day in Tuscany. This morning, visit Siena and walk through ancient narrow lanes to beautiful PIAZZA DEL CAMPO, theater of the biannual Palio, Siena's spectacular medieval-style horse race. Continue to hilltop San Gimignano, the most picturesque of Italy's perfectly preserved medieval towns. In the afternoon, drive along the Chianti Road leading north to Florence. Next is the highlight of the day: stop at splendid VERRAZZANO CASTLE to hear about the fine art of blending four types of grapes to obtain the famous Chianti. Enjoy a [LF] WINE TASTING and an early dinner with local specialties. (B,D)
Day 6 - Florence. During your walking tour with a Local Guide, visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS to see Michelangelo's celebrated David. Admire the magnificent marble cathedral, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry's heavy bronze "Gate of Paradise," and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Time to explore this fascinating city so beautifully filmed in movies like Room with a View and Tea with Mussolini, and to browse through the shops. Leather goods and gold jewelry sold by the ounce are attractive buys. To make the most of your stay, join our optional excursions to the magnificent Uffizi Gallery and a dinner outing to try out the culinary delights of a fine Tuscan restaurant. (B)
Day 7 - Florence - Verona - Venice Island. Stop in Verona, setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Take pictures of Juliet's balcony and rub the shining breast on her statue for good luck. Next, admire the Arena, an incredibly well-preserved pink marble Roman amphitheater. Built in the 1st century AD, it was the place where gladiators once fought. Today, it is the magical venue for world-famous opera performances. Arrive in Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the globe. Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT. Tonight is your chance to join an optional gondola ride and to sample the city's fine restaurants. (B)
Day 8 - Venice Island. Enjoy morning sightseeing with your Local Guide. Visit ST. MARK'S SQUARE and the byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES' PALACE and the world-famous BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. An optional boat ride is available to the picturesque island of Burano. (B)
Day 9 - Venice Island - Ravenna - Assisi. Follow the Adriatic coastline to Ravenna. Here, see the famous mosaics in the 6th-century BASILICA of ST. APOLLINARIS IN CLASSE. Next is peaceful Assisi. During your walking tour with a Local Guide, visit ST. CLARE'S CHURCH and ST. FRANCIS' BASILICA, the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humility, forgiveness, simplicity, and love for all God's creatures. Hear about monastic life and admire the priceless frescoes adorning the walls of the church. (B,D)
Day 10 - Assisi - Orvieto - Rome. Following the Tiber Valley, reach Orvieto, perched high atop a volcanic rock. Here, you have a chance to [LF] taste local pastries at renowned Caffe Montanucci, a historic pasticceria for more than 100 years. Time to browse through tempting shops in the lanes off Piazza del Duomo, and to visit the fabulous gothic cathedral with its San Brizio Chapel. In the afternoon, return to Rome. This evening, a special farewell dinner with wine and opera entertainment awaits you at Tanagra restaurant. (B,D)
Day 11 - Rome - Sorrento. Travel by high-speed TRAIN (first-class) to Naples, then transfer to beautiful Sorrento. Your Local Host can help you make the most of your stay. (B)
Day 12 - Sorrento. Morning guided walking tour through the OLD TOWN. Take pictures of Mount Vesuvius and visit the cloister of St. Francis Church before tasting locally produced LIMONCELLO. (B)
Day 13 - Sorrento. Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure. (B)
Day 14 - Sorrento. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Naples). (B)

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  Tour Name   Italian Treasures With Sorrento
  Tour Code  
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  Tour Duration    14 Days
  Start City:   Rome
  Price From   USD $4,005.00   See in Cart
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Pricing (Per Person)

Land Start Date Price From:
2017-04-20 USD $4,019.00 See in Cart
2017-04-27 USD $4,035.00 See in Cart
2017-05-18 USD $4,035.00 See in Cart
2017-05-25 USD $4,060.00 See in Cart
2017-06-15 USD $4,065.00 See in Cart
2017-06-22 USD $4,035.00 See in Cart
2017-06-29 USD $4,035.00 See in Cart
2017-07-20 USD $4,005.00 See in Cart
2017-08-03 USD $4,005.00 See in Cart
2017-08-24 USD $4,185.00 See in Cart
    Prices based on double room occupancy.

    Single room supplement:
    $677-$797

    Triple room reduction per person:
    $161-$218

    Extra nights per person in Rome:
    in single room $153-$213, in twin $101-$153, in triple $88-$138

    Extra nights per person in Sorrento:
    in single room $204-$235, in twin $125-$141, in triple $101-$112

    2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification. Details will be available in September 2017.
 

Features

  • City Highlights
  • ROME
    Welcome and farewell dinners at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum

    LUCCA

    Orientation
    CINQUE TERRE
    [LF] By boat (weather permitting) with a Local Guide, and train
    PISA
    Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower
    SIENA
    Walking tour including Piazza del Campo
    SAN GIMIGNANO
    Orientation
    VERRAZZANO CASTLE
    [LF] Wine tasting and a special dinner
    FLORENCE
    Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo's David and Signoria Square
    VERONA
    Walking tour including Juliet's balcony and the Arena
    VENICE ISLAND
    Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark's Square and Basilica, Doges' Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration
    RAVENNA
    Visit St. Apollinaris in Classe Basilica
    ASSISI
    Guided walking tour, visit St. Clare's Church and St. Francis' Basilica
    ORVIETO
    [LF] Taste local pastries in historic Caffe Montanucci; visit the cathedral
    ROME - SORRENTO
    By high-speed Eurostar Train
    SORRENTO
    Guided walking tour through the Old Town; visit the Cloister of St. Francis & taste Limoncello
    Headsets throughout the tour
  • Launch Date
  • 09/13/16 8:00pm
  • Meals
  • Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including special welcome and farewell dinners in Rome and a special dinner in Verrazzano
  • Title
  • Italian Treasures with Sorrento
  • Transportation
  • Motorcoach; boat and train ride at Cinque Terre; private boat ride in Venice; first-class, high-speed train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
 
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