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Italian Adventure with a Taste of Switzerland

14 Days featuring: Naples, Rome, Florence, Venice, Lugano

Included Features:

Round trip air transportation
English speaking tour director throughout
Accommodations in First Class and select hotels in twin bedded rooms with private bath
Breakfast and dinner daily
All transfers and sightseeing per itinerary by private, deluxe motor coach
Entrance fees for included features
Taxes, tips and service charges for all included features except tour escort and driver
Baggage handling included throughout the tour for one suitcase per person, irrespective of air carrier

Not included:
Items not specifically mentioned in itinerary
Items of a person nature such as passport fees
Tips to tour escort and driver
Beverages with dinner
Additional baggage other than one piece allowed as mentioned in the itinerary
  Airport departure taxes
  Airport taxes, fees, Fuel & security surcharges, and September 11th Security Fee
  Travel insurance
  Visas, etc.

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Colosium DAY 1/ DEPARTURE
Depart the US on your overnight flight to Italy.

DAY 2/ NAPLES
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, there will be an orientation followed by a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

DAY 3/ NAPLES / CAPRI
Today, you will travel via hydrofoil to Capri, a small paradise rich in history and natural beauty. Visit the Caesar Augustus gardens and view the famed Faraglioni Rocks. If the weather permits, you will have the opportunity for an optional visit to the Blue Grotto to behold the breathtaking colors of this natural wonder.

DAY 4/ NAPLES / POMPEII / ROME
This morning, drive to Pompeii to view the well-preserved excavations of this once prosperous Roman city. Visit the Temples of Apollo and Jupiter and the Forum. Continue north Rome past the Bay of Naples, Mt. Vesuvius and Monte Cassino Abbey to Rome.

DAY 5/ ROME
This morning, you will have an opportunity to explore the eternal city on your own or you many choose to participate in a Papal Audience (subject to availability). This afternoon, your tour of "ancient Rome" takes you to the Roman Forum, the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine. Tonight, enjoy dinner in a typical Roman restaurant with wine and music, and an illuminated tour of Rome by night.

DAY 6/ ROME
This morning's sightseeing includes an in-depth tour of the Vatican's  priceless collection of treasures. You will visit Raphael's rooms, the Tapestries Gallery and the Maps Gallery. Continue to the Sistine Chapel, where you will see Michelangelo's famous frescoes painted on the ceiling and behind the main alter. Walk through St. Peter's Square and visit St. Peter's Basilica. This afternoon, take a walking tour of the piazzas and fountains of Rome including the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona. Tonight's dinner takes place in a typical Roman restaurant with wine and music, then enjoy an illuminated tour of Rome by night.

DAY 7/ ROME / ASSISI / FLORENCE
This morning, depart for Assisi with its steep winding streets. Here you will visit the Basilica of St. Francis. Your adventure continues as you travel through the stunning panorama of Tuscany to the walled city of Siena for an orientation tour. From here you will continue to Florence where you will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

DAY 8/ FLORENCE
Your morning sightseeing includes the Accademia, where Michelangelo's David is housed. Walk to Duomo Cathedral and Baptistery to view the"Gates of Paradise." Continue to Signoria Square and Ponte Vecchio, the "Old Bridge." The afternoon is at leisure. Tonight, enjoy a dinner and a show at the Renaissance era Palazzo Borghese.

DAY 9/ FLORENCE
Full day at leisure to explore the city or the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most famous art museums in the world. Pass your free time by shopping for Florentine specialties and souvenirs. This evening, enjoy dinner at a typical Tuscan restaurant.

DAY 10/ FLORENCE / PISA / PADUA / VENICE
Enjoy a final spectacular view of Florence from Michelangelo Square, before departing to Pisa to view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, Baptistery and Duomo. Travel on to Padua to visit the Basilica of St. Anthony before reaching Venice. Dinner tonight at a local restaurant.

DAY 11/ VENICE
Today begins with a walking tour of romantic Venice, including visits to the Golden Basilica of San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Square and the Doges' Palace. The balance of the day is free to explore Venice on your own and perhaps take an optional gondola ride with music. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

DAY 12/ VENICE / VERONA / MILAN / LUGANO
Travel this morning to Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet for a brief tour. Your journey continues in Milan to visit to Sforza Castle and view the famous Michelangelo's Pieta. You will also see Duomo Cathedral square and stroll through Victor Emmanuel Galleria. After traveling north through the Italian Lakes, the adventure continues in Switzerland. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Lugano upon arrival.

DAY 13/ LUGANO
Today, your journey takes you though the beautiful Lake District where you will experience picturesque lakes, towering mountains, and charming villages. This afternoon, take the funicular railway to the peak of Mount San Salvatore and enjoy magnificent views of the Swiss Alps and surrounding lakes region. Enjoy a farewell drink before dinner at a local restaurant.

DAY 14/ HOME
Depart this morning from Milan airport where you will bid a fond farewell to Italy, taking with you wonderful memories of Italy and Switzerland.
 

WELCOME HOME!

 

Prices available upon request

New York Departure or
Departure available from your hometown

Single Supplement Available

Special Notes:

1. All prices are per person double occupancy and are based upon rates currently in effect and are subject to change without notice.
2. Changes in the tour may by made without notice as necessitated by operational considerations.
3. The right is reserved to cancel any departure for lack of sufficient participation.
4. No refunds will be made on any unused portion of your tour.
5. All prices are based on a minimum of 30 passengers traveling together.
6. Deviations from the group itinerary will be assessed an administrative service charge in addition to any specific cost incurred by such deviation.

7. Please contact Garlin Travel for details about our Tour Protection Plan.

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