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Italian Vistas

Summary:

From the ancient ruins of Pompeii to the chic charm of the Sorrento Coast, embark on a spectacular Italian getaway. Enjoy multiple-night stays in Rome, the charming coastal town of Sorrento, Florence, Venice, and Stresa in the Lake District. Discover the ...

Duration
13 Days
Cities
8
Next Departure
16-Jul-2024
Starting at
USD 3,899.00
Price per day
USD 300.00
Tour Type
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  • Collette
 
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Collette
Tour
Italian Vistas
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Summary

From the ancient ruins of Pompeii to the chic charm of the Sorrento Coast, embark on a spectacular Italian getaway. Enjoy multiple-night stays in Rome, the charming coastal town of Sorrento, 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.

Map: Italian Vistas (Collette)

Short Itinerary / Route

Day 1
Overnight Flight
Day 2
Rome, Italy
Day 3
Rome
Day 4
Rome
Day 5
Rome - Pompeii - Sorrento
Day 6
Sorrento
Day 7
Sorrento - Florence
Day 8
Florence
Day 9
Florence - Pisa - Venice
Day 10
Venice
Day 11
Venice - Verona - Stresa, Lake Maggiore
Day 12
Stresa
Day 13
Stresa - Tour Ends

Travel Cities (8): Florence, Naples, Pisa, Pompeii, Rome, Stresa, Venice, Verona

Highlights

City

  • Rome

Attraction

  • Colosseum
  • Ruins of Pompeii
  • Iconic Pompeii Walking Tour or Leisurely Pompeii Walking Tour

City

  • Sorrento
  • Florence

Attraction

  • Statue of David
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Tuscan Winery

City

  • Venice
  • Murano Island
  • Verona
  • Lake Maggiore
  • Stresa

Attraction

  • Isola Bella & Palazzo Borromeo Tour or Swiss Mountains: Simplon Pass Day Trip

Included in Price

Culinary

  • Visit a Tuscan winery and farm to enjoy lunch and sample the local wines.
  • Savor traditionally produced macaroni during lunch at a family-owned pasta factory.
  • Taste balsamic vinegar, olive oil and local wines at a family-run wine shop in Stresa.

Experience

  • Get an in-depth tour of the famous Colosseum.
  • Enjoy a boat trip to Murano Island for a glass-blowing demonstration.
  • Relish la dolce vita as you take in the view of the Bay of Naples from Sorrento’s cliffs.

Optional, not included

Rome: The Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica

  • The Vatican Museums are not only home to one of the world’s greatest collections of art, but also to the world-famous Sistine Chapel. Priceless artifacts from ancient Egypt, Etruscan Italy and cultures around the world are preserved in the Vatican’s palaces, galleries, halls and rooms. Follow a local expert guide on a three hour, in-depth visit through this vast collection. Highlights include the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries and, of course, a visit to the Sistine Chapel. The chapel’s famous ceiling frescoes took Michelangelo four years to complete. His brilliant Last Judgment, which rests on the altar wall, was a topic of controversy for centuries. Other walls feature paintings by Pietro Perugino, Sandro Botticelli, Cosimo Rosselli and Domenico Ghirlandaio. Your final stop will be at St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the most important churches in Christendom, and until recently, the largest in the world. Duration approximately 4 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 15 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.

    Please note, this option must be booked at least 90 days prior to departure, and availability is not guaranteed while on tour. Due to the nature of this option, it is non-refundable.
    Price includes admission and the use of headphones inside the museum. Due to the unpredictable nature of the events' schedule at the Vatican, on certain dates it may be necessary to visit the Vatican Museums at a different time.
  • The Vatican Museums are not only home to one of the world’s greatest collections of art, but also to the world-famous Sistine Chapel. Priceless artifacts from ancient Egypt, Etruscan Italy and cultures around the world are preserved in the Vatican’s palaces, galleries, halls and rooms. Follow a local expert guide on a three hour, in-depth visit through this vast collection. Highlights include the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries and, of course, a visit to the Sistine Chapel. The chapel’s famous ceiling frescoes took Michelangelo four years to complete. His brilliant Last Judgment, which rests on the altar wall, was a topic of controversy for centuries. Other walls feature paintings by Pietro Perugino, Sandro Botticelli, Cosimo Rosselli and Domenico Ghirlandaio. Your final stop will be at St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the most important churches in Christendom, and until recently, the largest in the world. Duration approximately 4 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 15 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.

    Please note, this option must be booked at least 90 days prior to departure, and availability is not guaranteed while on tour. Due to the nature of this option, it is non-refundable.
    Price includes admission and the use of headphones inside the museum. Due to the unpredictable nature of the events' schedule at the Vatican, on certain dates it may be necessary to visit the Vatican Museums at a different time.

Rome: Trastevere Food Tour

  • Follow your expert guide on an engaging tour of Rome’s more epicurean side. Your culinary journey takes place in the bohemian Trastevere district, where medieval architecture meets ivy-clung houses and the lively chatter from the many eateries sprinkled through the neighborhood echoes off the cobblestoned streets. Partake in the local tradition of aperitivo (pre-dinner drink) before tasting your way through Rome’s most representative street food, such as supplì (fried rice ball) and pastas. Top off your culinary exploration with a taste of artisanal gelato and learn how to tell a good one from a factory-made, ensuring you never eat a bad one again! Duration approximately 5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 6 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.


  • Follow your expert guide on an engaging tour of Rome’s more epicurean side. Your culinary journey takes place in the bohemian Trastevere district, where medieval architecture meets ivy-clung houses and the lively chatter from the many eateries sprinkled through the neighborhood echoes off the cobblestoned streets. Partake in the local tradition of aperitivo (pre-dinner drink) before tasting your way through Rome’s most representative street food, such as supplì (fried rice ball) and pastas. Top off your culinary exploration with a taste of artisanal gelato and learn how to tell a good one from a factory-made, ensuring you never eat a bad one again! Duration approximately 5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 6 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.


Florence: Tuscan Feast

  • This evening, set off on a scenic drive to nearby Galluzzo, 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.

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 15 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.

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Stresa

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