Gems of Italy

 

Gems of Italy

September 17-26, 2019

 

Italy appeals to the heart and soul of every traveler - with its historical significance and extraordinary beauty. It inspires a sense of romance, excitement, creativity, and amazing cuisine. Experience three of Italy's most iconic cities - Rome, Florence, and Venice along with Verona.

 


Itinerary

DayPort
September 17

Overnight flight to Rome.

September 18We arrive in Italy and begin with a Panoramic Tour of Rome before we check into our 4-star hotel. Welcome dinner included tonight.
September 19This morning our day begins with a Guided tour of Ancient Rome including entrance to the Roman Colosseum, Rome’s most popular historic landmark. We will visit Roman Forum and Capital Hill. Other sites we will visit today are Quirinale, Piazza Narvona, the Pantheon, Spanish steps and the Trevi Fountain.
September 20

Our day begins with a guided tour of the Vatican Museum, including Michelangelo’s famous Sistine Chapel, a visit inside St. Peter’s Basilica. Afternoon we depart for Florence - check into our hotel.

September 21Today we visit Italy’s loveliest medieval city of Sienna. Siena’s heart is its central piazza known as Il Campo, known worldwide for the famous Palio run here it was featured in the James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace. 
September 22Our morning begins with a tour of Pisa and the Leaning Tower. Also you may enter the medieval cathedral at the Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles). This afternoon we are off to the renaissance-era city of San Gimignano for a guided tour. Dinner at local Agriturismo.
September 23Palazzo Vecchio, Cathedral of Santa Maria Dei Fiori, Piazza Santa Croce, and the famous “gates of Paradiso” are included in today’s guided tour of Florence. Also included is entrance to the Accademia Museum to see the original statue of David. An afternoon of wine tasting provides a sampling of the regions greatest offerings. There will be free time this afternoon for individual exploration or shopping the local markets of this famous city. In the evening we experience real italian cooking with our cooking class at Castel in the Chianti area.
September 24Today we depart for Verona on our way to Venice. Verona offers us the opportunity for the story of Romeo and Juliet to come to life for you. You can visit the house and balcony of Juliet, the house of Romeo, the tomb of Juliet and the Renaissance-era gate through which Romeo left for Mantua. This afternoon we make our way to our hotel in Venice
September 25Our day begins with a tour of the beautiful Ca Rezzonico Palazzo (Palace) on the Grand Canal which is now a museum of 18th century Venice. Then we continue our day with a tour Venice’s historic city center. Visit the Basilica of San Marco, the Doge’s Palace see the famous Ponte Sighs and so much more as we explore this famous city. Tonight we have our Farewell Dinner.
September 26Return flight home.



Pricing

DoubleSingle
$4699 per person$5399 per person

 

Deposit: $800 per person + travel insurance (recommended), due at time of booking


Final Payment Due: June 4, 2019 



Package Includes

Round-Trip Airfare; Professional Yankee Trails Professional Tour Manager; Accommodations at 4-Star hotels; Guided Tours; Admission fees; 7 Breakfasts & 8 Dinners


Interested? Contact Karyn Maviano at (800) 822.2400 ext 225 or kmaviano@yankeetrails.com

 

 

Prices are per person and subject to change. Tour is suject to availability. Itinerary is subject to change. Insurance is highly recommended. Not responsible for typographic errors or misprints