Current Trip

Italy

Departure Date: April 10th, 2019
Tour Number:2007961EM

Itinerary

Day 1: Fly Overnight To Italy


Day 2: Venice

-Meet your Tour Director at the airport.
-Travel to Venice, the Floating City crisscrossed with romantic bridges, laced with history and boasting some of the worlds finest art and architecture.

Day 3: Venice

-Ride gondolas down the Grand Canal before stopping in St. Marks Square. Look for the golden weathervane, which resembles archangel Gabriel, atop the 323-foot Campanile (Bell Tower).

-Visit the pink-and-white Doges Palace to see where mighty Venetian dukes once ruled.

-Attend a glass blowing demonstration.

-Take an expertly guided tour of Venice.

Day 4: Florence

-Travel to Florence, the birthplace of the Italian language and opera. Florence was the epicenter of the Renaissance movement from the 14th to 16th century, and is the former home of artists like Michelangelo and Botticelli.

Day 5: Florence

-As you stroll through the city on your expertly guided tour, pass by classical statues at the Piazza della Signoria. See the domed cap of the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, better known as the Duomo, which dominates the skyline. Opposite the Duomo, look for the bronzed doors of Ghibertis Gates of Paradise at the Baptistry. Walk across the Ponte Vecchio, a medieval bridge where many of Florences famed leather and gold artisans keep shop.

Day 6: Assisi

-Take an expertly guided tour of Assisi.

-Visit the Basilica of St. Francis.

Day 7: Pompeii | Sorrento Region

-Take an expertly guided tour of Pompeii.

-Visit the Pompeii Roman Ruins.

-Continue on to the Sorrento region.

Day 8: Sorrento Region | Rome

-See more of Sorrento

-Travel to Rome, a city that integrates its past into the present better than any other.

Day 9: Rome

-Be sure to look out for the colorful uniforms of the Swiss Guard as you explore Vatican City on an expertly guided tour.

-Marvel at Michelangelos breathtaking ceiling on your visit to the Sistine Chapel.

-Visit St. Peters Basilica.

-Take an expertly guided tour of the the Colosseum, where you can almost hear the stamping feet of the crowds gathered for gladiatorial combat, and the Roman Forum, the former heart of the Roman Empire where Julius Caesar gave many of his great political speeches.
-Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome.

Day 10: Depart