Central Holidays

Program Highlights

  • Marvel at the magic of Venice from the Bridge of Sighs and Doge’s Palace to St. Mark’s Square
  • Sample local favorites of Lambrusco wines and balsamic vinegar with lunch in Modena
  • Explore the Renaissance city of Florence and the medieval towns of Siena and San Gimignano
  • Enjoy a private wine tasting experience at Magione Castle
  • Tour amazing Assisi and visit the Basilica of Saint Francis
  • Delve into Rome from the Roman Forum and the iconic Colosseum to the Eternal City’s piazzas and trattorias

Includes

  • First class hotel accommodation for 8 nights
  • 13 included meals consisting of:
    - 8 buffet breakfasts
    - 1 gourmet lunch with mini a-la-carte menu at local restaurant
    - 1 light lunch at Magione Castle
    - 3 gourmet dinners with mini a-la-carte menu at local restaurants
  • Wine, mineral water and coffee or cappuccino served with meals at hotels and restaurants
  • Touring by private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Assistance of a professional tour director for the entire length of the tour
  • Complete program of sightseeing tours and excursions with entrance fees
    - Walking tour of Venice, including Doge’s Palace
    - Balsamic vinegar tasting in Modena
    - Visit of St. Anthony’s Basilica in Padua
    - Walking tour of Florence, including the Accademia
    - Excursion to Siena and San Gimignano
    - Wine tasting at Magione Castle
    - Tour of Assisi and visit of St. Francis Basilica
    - Tour of Rome, including the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and the Colosseum
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers (see restrictions on page 90)
  • Baggage handling
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Personalized audio system to hear your guide from a distance
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • City tax

Excludes

  • Airfare, Airport taxes & Fuel Surcharges
  • Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry) if required
  • Tips and Personal items
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional Tours

Small Groups

WE NOW OFFER SMALL GROUPS!

ADDITIONAL INCLUDED FEATURES

  • Group size up to 16 people
  • “Welcome Souvenir” in Venice
  • Bottle of wine in the room in Venice
  • Visit of Bacari wine bars to sample Venice’s famous “cicchetti” dishes
  • Visit of Florence Market, including a gift card with a value of 25 euro to spend at one of the many stores
  • Gelato stop at Vivoli, the oldest gelateria in Florence
  • Cappuccino break during city tour in Rome
  • Visit of a gelato factory in Rome
  • Free wi-fi on bus
  • One bottle of water on bus daily

2019

Date
Mon, July 22        (Sold Out) from $2,977
Mon, August 12        (Sold Out) from $2,870
Mon, September 30 from $3,170
Sat, October 19 from $3,170
Mon, November 11 from $2,837

Notes

Departures & Rates

Single supplement: $754
Reduction for third person sharing twin-bedded room: $90
Price is per person based on double occupancy
Rates for additional nights at first and last city are available.


Best Price starting at $2,216 (Based on per person in Double Occupancy)

*For Sold Out dates, please refer to our Small Groups tab for availability on our Small Group Tours.

2019

First Class

Date
Mon, April 29        (Sold Out*) from $2,548
Mon, May 06        (Sold Out*) from $2,548
Mon, May 13 from $2,548
Mon, May 20        (Sold Out*) from $2,548
Mon, June 03        (Sold Out*) from $2,548
Mon, June 10 from $2,548
Mon, June 17        (Sold Out*) from $2,548
Mon, June 24 from $2,548
Mon, July 01        (Sold Out*) from $2,403
Mon, July 08 from $2,403
Mon, July 15        (Sold Out*) from $2,403
Mon, July 29        (Sold Out*) from $2,248
Mon, August 05        (Sold Out*) from $2,248
Mon, August 19        (Sold Out*) from $2,248
Mon, August 26 from $2,264
Mon, September 02        (Sold Out*) from $2,452
Mon, September 09 from $2,548
Mon, September 16 from $2,548
Mon, September 23        (Sold Out*) from $2,548
Mon, October 07 from $2,548
Mon, October 21 from $2,548
Mon, October 28 from $2,341
Mon, November 04 from $2,216

Guaranteed departures in red


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Hotels

CAVALLETTO E DOGE ORSEOLO
Venice - 2 Nights / First Class

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GRAND HOTEL MEDITERRANEO
Florence - 3 Nights / First Class

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MEDITERRANEO
Rome - 3 Nights / First Class

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Morning arrival into Venice’s Marco Polo Airport. Here you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel in Venice. The balance of the day is at leisure. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner at a popular restaurant. (D)

Your morning tour of Venice is on foot and will highlight the Basilica of St. Mark and the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and Piombi Prison. Afternoon is at leisure with enough time for more sightseeing, shopping or relaxation. (B)

This morning depart Venice and stop in Padua to visit the Basilica of St. Anthony and its art, including the large bronze works of Donatello. Continue your scenic drive to Modena where you’ll be treated to a special balsamic vinegar tasting session plus lunch, featuring local specialties and Lambrusco wine. After lunch continue to Florence, the home of Michelangelo. (B,L)

Your morning tour takes you to Michelangelo Square for a panoramic view of the city. Then visit: the Accademia to see Michelangelo’s original “David” statue, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery with its “Gates of Paradise” doors, Signoria Square and Santa Croce Church. Enjoy your afternoon to explore the treasures of Florence on your own or embark on an optional tour to Pisa featuring a dinner at an authentic farmhouse and winery in the enchanting Tuscan countryside. (B)

After breakfast today, head out for a day of discovery to Siena and San Gimignano. Medieval Siena, known for its famed Palio horse races and expansive central Il Campo plaza, awaits your exploration. Visit Siena’s Duomo, considered to be one of the finest Gothic cathedrals in Italy. In San Gimignano, stroll the old world center and take in the fascinating architecture and towers that offer amazing views of the city and the surrounding valley. Tonight we will share in a delicious dinner at an acclaimed local restaurant near your Florence hotel. (B,D)

Morning departure for Rome. Drive through the serene Tuscan and Umbrian countryside, passing by the shores of Lake Trasimeno with a stop at the Magione Castle, presently the private residence of the Prince and Grand Master of Sovereign Military Order of the Knights of Malta. Here a wine expert will lecture on the vinification process that takes place at the castle, followed by a delicious tasting of the varieties of wines produced there and a light lunch. Continue to Assisi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy your guided tour of St. Francis Basilica. Arrive in Rome in the late afternoon. (B,L)

Rome is filled with monuments, fountains, antiquities and other sites worth exploring. Use this free day to discover, on your own, all the Eternal City has to offer. Take an optional tour or discover why Roman trattorias are famous for their fine cuisine. (B)

This morning, experience a very special privately guided tour of the priceless collection of art and treasures in the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museum. Then proceed to the Piazza Venezia and Roman Forum, with a stop at the Colosseum – a testament to the greatness of Rome’s past. Continue your full day tour by viewing the Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus, the Great Synagogue, Isola Tiberina and Castel Sant’Angelo. Tonight bid arrivederci to Rome at a special dinner with wine in a lovely Roman restaurant. (B,D)

Morning transfer to airport for your return flight home. (B)

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