From the island of Capri to the bustling streets of Rome and on to Florence, Venice and the Italian Lakes in the north, experience an Italian adventure like no other. Stay on the serene island of Capri where you can witness the mystical allure of the Blue Grotto. Relive the glory of ancient Rome as you explore its ruins. Visit Italy’s famed museums abounding with priceless works of art, including an exploration of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence led by a private guide. Glide along the gorgeous waterways and canals of beautiful Venice and take in the views of spectacular Lake Como from your room at the luxurious Grand Hotel Tremezzo. All these impressions of Italy will be yours to savor.
DAYS 1 & 2
Naples Capri, Italy
You will be met on arrival and transferred to the Naples port in time to board the hydrofoil to Capri - the ancient resort island of Caesar. Your private tour on Day 2 includes a visit to the town of Anacapri and the Piazzetta of Capri. Weather permitting, visit the Blue Grotto: the ethereal, sapphire-blue underwater cave emblematic of the island.(B)
Caesar Augustus Hotel Capri, Capri
DAYS 3 & 4
The name captivates the imagination. Antiquity and modernity blend seamlessly in the bustling capital city of Italy where historic sites throughout the city echo its timeless legacy. Visit the Roman Forum, the imposing Arch of Titus, the massive majesty of the Coliseum and more.(2B)
Grand Hotel de la Minerve, Rome
DAYS 5 & 6
In Florence meander the narrow streets of the old city center and admire the Basilica of Santa Croce, the resting place of Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli. Then arrive at the famous Piazza della Signoria, which boasts a copy of David by Michelangelo and The Fountain of Neptune by Barotolomeo Ammanati. The Signoria is the gateway to the world- renown Uffizi Gallery where you will view masterpieces from Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello and many others during your guided tour.(2B)
Grand Hotel Villa Medici, Florence
DAYS 7 & 8
Experience the ebb and flow of life in the Serenissima Republic with your private guide. The fashionable shops and cafés nestled in the arched portals of the Piazza San Marco are crowned at its eastern end by the golden splendor of St. Mark’s Basilica and the graceful Doge’s Palace. Stroll past St. Mark’s Campanile and the bell tower of the Basilica on the way to the Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, home to one of the largest Italian Gothic-style Basilicas, where 25 doges are interred. Continue past Marco Polo’s House and the Teatro Malibran before returning to enjoy a gondola ride.(2B)
Hotel Luna Baglioni, Venice
DAYS 9 - 11
Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, Milan Depart for Home
Como is a captivating city, the epitome of “picturesque,” from the inviting cafes of the Piazza Cavour to the bustle of open-air street markets and the stiking architecture of the Cathederal of Santa Maria Assunta. Lake Como, a must-see on the Grand Tour circuit, offers class, sophistication and breathtaking views of the Lake and the neighboring town of Bellagio. Continue to town of Stresa on nearby Lake Maggiore immortalized in Ernest Hemmingway’s Farewell to Arms. On Day 11 you will be taken to the Milan airport for your flight home or onto your next destination.(3B)
Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Tremezzo
December 31, 2011
From $9,595.00 per person double occupancy.
From single room supplement.
- Accommodations as indicated in the itinerary
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- All transfers and fully guided daily sightseeing provided by a private deluxe A/C vehicle
- Local English-speaking guide for sightseeing in each city
- Entrance fees per final scheduled itinerary
- Airport porterage, where available (2 bags per person)
- Local taxes
- TravcoAssist (Medical Travel Assistance Plan)
All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.
Prices displayed are based on the lowest season base price and assume double occupancy. Prices are shown in U.S. dollars and may or may not include administrative fees, taxes, meals, airfare (where applicable) and Single Supplements. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.