Italian Vistas

Start: Italy Finish: Italy

Visiting: Rome, Sorrento, Florence, Venice, Stresa


Duration: 12 Nights

Physical rating: 3

Tour Operator: Collette


Prices From: $3899

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Tour Overview

From the ancient ruins of Pompeii to the chic charm of Capri, embark on a spectacular Italian getaway. Enjoy multiple-night stays in Rome, the Sorrento Coast, Florence, Venice, and Stresa in the Lake District. Discover the treasures of Classical Rome, including the Colosseum. Walk in the footsteps of the ancient Romans in Pompeii. Take a boat to the enchanting Isle of Capri. See the gems of the Renaissance in Florence's Academy Gallery, including Michelangelo's David. Marvel at the Leaning Tower of Pisa and stroll the streets of Verona. Stop at a Tuscan winery and farm for a lunch of regional specialties and wines. Tour Venice and walk the Castello district. Cruise to Isola dei Pescatori, one of the scenic Borromean Islands. Delve deeper into its history and culture as you visit some of the world’s most beautiful locales.

Highlights

  • iconEnjoy the magic of the Italian lakes in the captivating resort town of Stresa.
  • iconVisit a Tuscan winery and farm to enjoy lunch and sample the local wines.
  • iconStroll the streets of Verona – the backdrop for <I>Romeo and Juliet.</I>
  • iconVisit the Academy Museum in Florence to see Michelangelo's famous statue of <I>David.</I>
  • iconSample balsamic vinegar, olive oil and local wines at a family-run wine shop in Stresa.
  • iconEnjoy a boat trip to Murano Island for a glass-blowing demonstration.
  • iconSavor <I>la dolce vita</I> during a gelato tasting in Rome.
  • iconRelax on a scenic boat ride around the enchanting Isle of Capri.
  • iconGet an in-depth tour of the famous Colosseum.

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icon Day 1 : Rome, Italy - Tour Begins

Location: Rome

Accommodation: Mediterraneo Hotel

Meals: Dinner

Welcome to Rome. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a special welcome dinner featuring regional delicacies and Italian wines.

icon Day 2 : Rome - Classical Rome City Tour

Location: Rome

Accommodation: Mediterraneo Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Discover the city on a locally guided tour of Classical Rome, passing by the Baths of Caracalla as well as the remains of the ancient Circus Maximus. During an in-depth visit to the Colosseum, your guide recounts its rich history. Meander through Rome’s Renaissance district and visit the mythic Pantheon and Piazza Navona before getting a taste of gelato at a local ice-cream parlor. The rest of the day is yours. Perhaps you will join an optional dinner, where talented performers entertain you with folk songs and arias.

icon Day 3 : Rome

Location: Rome

Accommodation: Mediterraneo Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Rome’s cultural treasures. Your Tour Manager will be on hand to offer suggestions. Consider an optional trip to Vatican City to tour the Vatican Museums* and St. Peter’s Basilica. In the afternoon, consider strolling through the Borghese Gardens for views of the city’s skyline or meander through Rome’s bohemian Trastevere district.

icon Day 4 : Rome - Pompeii - Sorrento

Location: Rome

Accommodation: Hotel Michelangelo

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Journey to the brilliant Bay of Naples, where charming villages are built into hillsides above the blue sea. Soak in 2,000 years of history at the excavated ruins of Pompeii with a local guide. Continue to the scenic resort town of Sorrento, your home for the next two nights. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure to explore the city independently. You may wish to visit the Duomo, a Romanesque cathedral with inlaid woodwork, a famous local Sorrento craft. End your day with dinner at a local restaurant.

icon Day 5 : Sorrento - Isle of Capri - Sorrento

Location: Sorrento

Accommodation: Hotel Michelangelo

Meals: Breakfast

Take a boat to the enchanting Isle of Capri.** Upon arrival, admire the island’s iconic scenery on a panoramic cruise, passing by the steep cliffs, endless small caves, and the famous Faraglioni rocks, jutting out of the water. Spend time in Capri town with its world-famous piazzetta and explore this island paradise of chic boutiques, lush vegetation, and outdoor cafés before returning to Sorrento in the late afternoon.

icon Day 6 : Sorrento - Florence

Location: Sorrento

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Baglioni

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Head through Tuscany, with its landscape of vineyards and olive groves. Experience Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Home to Italy's best art and architecture, here you’ll visit the Academy Gallery* to see Michelangelo’s renowned sculpture of David. Tonight, enjoy regional Italian cuisine at a local restaurant.

icon Day 7 : Florence

Location: Florence

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Baglioni

Meals: Breakfast

Embark on a locally guided tour of Florence, highlighting the Piazza del Duomo and the famous Gates of Paradise on the Baptistery. Wander through the Piazza della Signoria and stand in awe before the imposing Palazzo Vecchio. The rest of the day is yours. Consider an optional excursion to the 14th century Certosa monastery, featuring an after-hours tour and dinner in a popular Tuscan restaurant.

icon Day 8 : Florence - Pisa - Venice

Location: Florence

Accommodation: NH Venezia Santa Lucia

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Visit the ancient maritime Republic of Pisa to discover the Piazza Dei Miracoli, the Duomo (Cathedral), and the famous Leaning Tower. A special stop is made at a Tuscan winery and farm to enjoy lunch and sample local wines and specialties. Next, cross the Apennine Mountains en route to Venice, where 117 islands are connected by a latticework of 150 canals and 400 bridges.

icon Day 9 : Venice - Murano Island - Venice

Location: Venice

Accommodation: NH Venezia Santa Lucia

Meals: Breakfast

Embark on a boat trip*** to Murano Island for a glass-blowing demonstration. When you return, step off the beaten path and see for yourself how the locals live. Explore the Castello district with a local expert, walking canal by canal through the narrow streets all the way to St. Mark’s Square. Admire the stunning Basilica and the ornate façade of the Doge’s Palace. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Consider an optional gondola cruise to experience Venice’s most famous pastime.

icon Day 10 : Venice - Verona - Stresa, Lake Maggiore

Location: Venice

Accommodation: Regina Palace Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Depart Venice for Verona, and stroll the streets that were the backdrop for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Arrive in the resort town of Stresa in the breathtaking Italian Lakes District, your home for the next two nights, and admire the beautiful views of Lago Maggiore.

icon Day 11 : Stresa - Choice on Tour - Isola Dei Pescatori

Location: Stresa

Accommodation: Regina Palace Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today, it’s your choice! Take a boat across Lake Maggiore to Isola Bella, where you’ll join an expert guide and venture into the Borromeo Palace**** -OR- cross into Switzerland and hike the Simplon Pass for a taste of the Swiss Alps, admiring the Simplon Hospice dominating the landscape. Tonight, travel by boat to Isola dei Pescatori***** for a farewell dinner surrounded by beautiful scenery.

icon Day 12 : Stresa - Tour Ends

Location: Stresa

Meals: Breakfast

Your Italian adventure comes to a close today.

Options

Florence: Tuscan Feast

This evening, set off on a scenic drive to nearby Galluzzo, a historic town famous for its Carthusian monastery which rests upon one of the beautiful hills surrounding Florence. Prior to dinner, enjoy an after-hours visit to this 14th-century monastery – La Certosa.* Revel in the beauty that lurks inside and experience the monastery’s magnificence as you learn about monastic daily life. Then your evening of fun continues at one of the area’s most popular dining establishments. Experience an authentic and traditional dinner served family-style! Savor local wines and Tuscan food and enjoy the entertainment. It’s a memorable – truly Italian – evening out that you won’t want to miss! Duration approximately 4.5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 15 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. *Visit to the monastery may not be possible when weddings are taking place. Gratuities are included.

Price: £77


Venice: Venetian Serenaded Gondola Cruise

Experience the romance that can only be found in Venice – La Serenìssima – while traveling on its famous waterways. Partake in one of Venice’s most famous pastimes – a gondola cruise. Take a pleasant stroll toward the Grand Canal to board your gondola. As you relax in your elegant watercraft, your gondolier navigates the Grand Canal as well as smaller side canals. Admire the scenery as you listen to the melodic voice serenading you in true Italian style – just like in those romantic Italian movies! Duration approximately 1 hour(s). Transportation is not included A minimum of 12 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. This option operates weather permitting. Duration of the gondola cruise is approximately 30 minutes. Gondolas hold 5 to 6 guests. Transportation is not included and in most cases not required as the start of this excursion is usually within walking distance.

Price: £73


Experiences

  • Get an in-depth tour of the famous Colosseum.
  • Relax on a scenic boat ride around the enchanting Isle of Capri.
  • Enjoy a boat trip to Murano Island for a glass-blowing demonstration.

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