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2017: The Splendors of Italy (6400)
9 days from Rome to Rome
You've heard about Italy-its magnificent architecture, majestic cathedrals, ancient ruins, world-class art, sumptuous cuisine and wine, and relaxing cafes-and now it is your turn to experience it. On this Italy tour, explore its most famous cities and discover its unique sights as you overnight in Rome, Siena, Montecatini, and the Venice area.

This Italy tour offers you the opportunity to step back in time. Imagine what life was like 2,000 years ago when you visit Rome's Colosseum, the amphitheater used for deadly gladiatorial contests, and Roman Forum, the political, social, and commercial center during the Roman Empire. Imagine life during the Middle Ages as you explore San Gimignano's medieval squares, town walls, streets, alleyways, and 14 towers still standing from the Middle Ages. Visit Florence, the Renaissance gem, where your walking tour features most of the city's highlights, including the beautiful Piazza Signoria, the center of Florence's social and political life since the 14th century.

On this Italy tour, you'll discover some of its magnificent cathedrals. In Orvieto, the Cathedral is a masterpiece and a great example of gothic architecture in Italy. In Assisi, where St. Francis was born, visit the world-famous Romanesque and gothic Basilica, where the saint is buried. See Pisa's Square of Miracles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site whose three precious structures-the Leaning Tower, Cathedral, and Baptistry-have been considered central to religious life.

You'll also enjoy a wine tasting in Greve, the capital of Chianti, and an orientation in Venice including a boat ride to St. Mark's Square, Venice's most popular square. Witness Venetian glassblowers create works of art just as they did centuries ago and spend some free time admiring the crisscrossing canals, the pretty gondolas passing under the arched bridges, the palaces and the quaint piazzas.

All of this and more-including scenic drives-are included on this fabulous Italy vacation designed for the value-minded traveler!

HOTELS
ROME Fleming (ST)
SIENA Degli Ulivi (F)
MONTECATINI Settentrionale Esplanade (F)
VENICE AREA Poppi (ST) at Mira or Holiday Inn (ST) at Marghera
ROME Holiday Inn Parco dei Medici (F) or Holiday Inn Express San Giovanni (ST)
Call 888-775-0288 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13320888
Tour OperatorCosmos
OfferOffer valid through 6/30/2017
Duration
9 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
Itinerary
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1RomeCheck into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this ancient capital. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
Day 2RomeRome, the 'Eternal City,' is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts in St. Peter's Square, followed by a visit to the ROMAN FORUM and the mighty COLOSSEUM to understand more about life in ancient Roman times. In the evening, you have a chance to join an optional Rome by Night excursion. (B)
Day 3SienaJourney to charming Orvieto in the Umbria region to visit its black basalt and yellow limestone CATHEDRAL, an excellent example of Italian Gothic architecture. Reach Siena, with time to visit this jewel of Tuscany. Sit in one of the cafes surrounding the Piazza del Campo and admire one of Italy's most unique squares, famed all over the world for its medieval-style Palio horse race. Tonight, enjoy a special dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
Day 4MontecatiniSan Gimignano and discover one of Tuscany's greatest attractions. Its medieval squares, town walls, streets, alleyways, and 14 towers make it unique. Next, head into the very heart of the Chianti vineyards; watch out for names such as Castellina in Chianti, Badia, Gaiole, and Brolio, where Chianti Classico wines are produced. Stop in Greve for some WINE TASTING at the Vicchiomaggio wine estate. Arrive in Montecatini in time to join the optional Tuscan dinner outing. (B)
Day 5MontecatiniThis Renaissance gem and city of the Medicis will keep you enthralled the entire day. Wander at leisure and admire the city's timeless beauty. Don't miss out on the included walking tour with a Local Guide, which features most of the city highlights. You will see Piazza Santa Croce; beautiful Piazza Signoria; Palazzo Vecchio and its courtyard; Loggia dei Lanzi; and, to top it all, Piazza del Duomo and its cathedral with the Giotto Campanile, and the magnificent East Door of the Baptistry, known as the 'Gate of Paradise.' (B,D)
Day 6VeniceThis morning, drive to Pisa to see its SQUARE OF MIRACLES and the amazing Leaning Tower, 180 feet high and no less than 16 feet out of the perpendicular. Head across the wooded Apennine hills into the farmlands of the Po Valley to the Venice area. (B)
Day 7VeniceVenice is more like a marvelous film set than a real-life city, with its criss-crossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and quiet piazzas. The included orientation starts with a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark's Square and is followed by time at leisure and a chance to watch Venetian GLASSBLOWERS fashion their delicate objects as they did centuries ago. Don't miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you. (B,D)
Day 8RomeTravel across the Po Delta, then into the green Apennines to Umbria. Stop in medieval Assisi, where St. Francis was born in 1182. Visit the world-famous BASILICA with its beautiful frescoes by Giotto, then head for Rome. (B)
Day 9RomeYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Dates/Pricing
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April 30, 2017Land Only Price$1,639.00 (USD)Quote
May 07, 2017Land Only Price$1,639.00 (USD)Quote
May 11, 2017Land Only Price$1,639.00 (USD)Quote
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June 08, 2017Land Only Price$1,639.00 (USD)Quote
June 11, 2017Land Only Price$1,639.00 (USD)Quote
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June 25, 2017Land Only Price$1,639.00 (USD)Quote
July 02, 2017Land Only Price$1,599.00 (USD)Quote
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July 23, 2017Land Only Price$1,599.00 (USD)Quote
August 06, 2017Land Only Price$1,599.00 (USD)Quote
August 17, 2017Land Only Price$1,599.00 (USD)Quote
August 20, 2017Land Only Price$1,599.00 (USD)Quote
August 31, 2017Land Only Price$1,639.00 (USD)Quote
September 03, 2017Land Only Price$1,639.00 (USD)Quote
September 10, 2017Land Only Price$1,639.00 (USD)Quote
September 14, 2017Land Only Price$1,639.00 (USD)Quote
September 17, 2017Land Only Price$1,639.00 (USD)Quote
September 24, 2017Land Only Price$1,599.00 (USD)Quote
October 01, 2017Land Only Price$1,599.00 (USD)Quote
October 12, 2017Land Only Price$1,599.00 (USD)Quote
October 15, 2017Land Only Price$1,549.00 (USD)Quote
October 22, 2017Land Only Price$1,549.00 (USD)Quote
October 29, 2017Land Only Price$1,449.00 (USD)Quote
December 21, 2017Land Only Price$1,399.00 (USD)Quote
December 30, 2017Land Only Price$1,399.00 (USD)Quote
Disclaimer
US$ Price Details

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$400

No triple room reduction.

Extra nights per person in Rome:
in single room $104-$158, in twin $72-$96, in triple $66-$91

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    You've heard about Italy-its magnificent architecture, majestic cathedrals, ancient ruins, world-class art, sumptuous cuisine and wine, and relaxing cafes-and now it is your turn to experience it.