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
    - 2 gourmet dinners with mini a-la-carte menu at local restaurants
    - 1 festive dinner with music at a villa outside of Florence (NEW)
  • 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 a visit of the Doge’s Palace
    - Balsamic vinegar tasting in Modena
    - Visit of St. Anthony’s Basilica in Padua
    - Walking tour of Florence, including a visit of the Accademia to see the “David” by Michelangelo
    - 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 
  • 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

2020

Date Double
Mon, April 06 from $3,111
Mon, May 25 from $3,111
Mon, June 22        (Sold Out) from $3,111
Mon, August 10 from $2,823
Mon, September 28        (Sold Out) from $3,111
Mon, November 09 from $2,788

Notes

Single and triple rooms: On Request
Single supplement: $823
Reduction for third person sharing twin-bedded room: $90
Price is per person based on double occupancy
Rates for additional nights in first and last city are available
*Book and pay in full 4-7 months or more before departure. See website for full details.

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Departures & Rates


Best Price starting at $2,115 (Based on per person in Double Occupancy)

2020

First Class

Date Double
Mon, March 30 from $2,439
Mon, April 13 from $2,439
Mon, April 20 from $2,439
Mon, April 27 from $2,439
Mon, May 04 from $2,439
Mon, May 11 from $2,439
Mon, May 18 from $2,439
Mon, June 01 from $2,439
Mon, June 08 from $2,439
Mon, June 15 from $2,439
Mon, June 29 from $2,347
Mon, July 06 from $2,302
Mon, July 13 from $2,302
Mon, July 20 from $2,251
Mon, July 27 from $2,251
Mon, August 03 from $2,150
Mon, August 17 from $2,150
Mon, August 24 from $2,150
Mon, August 31 from $2,439
Mon, September 07 from $2,439
Mon, September 14 from $2,439
Mon, September 21 from $2,439
Mon, October 05 from $2,439
Mon, October 12 from $2,439
Mon, October 19 from $2,439
Mon, October 26 from $2,341
Mon, November 02 from $2,115

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Hotels

CAVALLETTO E DOGE ORSEOLO
Venice - 2 Nights / First Class
CAVALLETTO E DOGE ORSEOLO in Venice, Italy
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GRAND HOTEL MEDITERRANEO
Florence - 3 Nights / First Class
GRAND HOTEL MEDITERRANEO in Florence, Italy
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MEDITERRANEO
Rome - 3 Nights / First Class
MEDITERRANEO in Rome, Italy
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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 exploring the treasures of Florence on your own or embark on an optional tour to Pisa featuring 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 oldworld center and take in the fascinating architecture and towers that offer amazing views of the city and the surrounding valley. Tonight, enjoy a festive dinner with wine and music at a charming villa located on a beautiful Tuscan hillside outside Florence. (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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