Italy Holiday 9 Days

Departure Date Tour Fare Air Fare Total Single Suppl  
Departure Date Tour Fare Air Fare Total Single Suppl  

Day 1 | USA - Rome   

Board your international flight bound for Rome, eager to begin our 9-day Italy Holiday.

Day 2 | Arrive in Rome  

Arrive in Rome, the Eternal City of Italy. Meet your tour guide at airport and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. You can explore the city as you wish.

Day 3 | Rome  B

Today is dedicated to the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is Rome. Start at the resplendent Vatican City, home of St. Peter's Basilica, the world's largest church at 18,000 square yards. Outside, admire sublime St. Peter's Square. Next, contemplate the elegant Old City and explore the Roman ruins. Afterwards, admire the Spanish Steps and toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain to ensure your return to the city. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or join the optional tour to see inside of the majestic Colosseum and the Roman Forum.

Day 4 | Rome  B

Full day is free at leisure. Perhaps, join an optional excursion to Sorrento, a colorful cliff-top town overlooking the sparkling Bay of Naples. Enjoy an orientation tour of its center, characterized by buzzing streets, cafe-lined piazzas and tempting restaurants.

Day 5 | Rome - Sienna - Florence  B,DH

This morning, we depart Rome for Florence, with a sightseeing stop at the alluring Tuscan city of Sienna. Once a major adversary to Florence, Sienna's charm lies in its medieval buildings and rich Gothic art. Embark on an orientation tour of the city, left relatively untouched for centuries. Afterward, continue traveling to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Enjoy our dinner at hotel.

Day 6 | Florence  B

This morning, we take a walking tour of Florence, seeing its spectacular Duomo - one of the world's largest cathedrals. Admire the bronze doors of the octagonal Baptistery before touring Santa Croce Basilica and the marvelous Piazza della Signoria. Afternoon is free at leisure. You may join an optional excursion to Pisa to see the famous Leaning Tower.

Day 7 | Florence - Bologna - Venice  B

Bid farewell to Florence as we contemplate the panoramic views of the city from Michelangelo Square, before driving to the ancient city of Bologna. Renowned for its culture, history and art, Bologna is also famous for its culinary tradition. The well-known Bolognese pasta sauce and sausage are among the local specialties. An orientation tour shows us around before driving to Venice. Upon arrival at Venice, we check in to hotel and enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure.

Day 8 | Venice  B,DH

Called La Serenissima or the "most serene", Venice is like no other city. Mostly built on water, this canal-woven city brims with palaces and churches that reflect its one-time domination of trade between Europe and the Orient. Take a boat ride to the island of Murano to see a fascinating glass-blowing demonstration at the Murano Glass Factory, and then ride a ferry to the city to view the “Bridge of Sighs”. Next, stroll around the vast St. Mark's Square and wonder at stunning St. Mark's Basilica. Afterward, consider an optional serenaded gondola ride along the stunning Grand Canal, to appreciate the grand palazzos lining the water. Or, perhaps join an optional excursion in the afternoon to the ancient city of Verona famed as the fictional setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

Day 9 | Venice - USA  B

Leave this unforgettable country on board your international flight, arriving home later today.

Features

  • Excellent bilingual (English & Chinese Mandarin speaking) tour manager in Europe.

  • All deluxe 4-star hotel accommodations as listed or similar:
         Rome - Holiday Inn Euro Parco dei Medici (4 star) 
         Florence - Firenze Number Nine Hotel & Spa (4 star)
         Venice - Crowne Plaza Venice East (4 star)

  • Buffet breakfast daily at hotel.

  • Dinners as specified in itinerary.

  • Sightseeing with specialist local guides in select cities.

  • Sightseeing programs as shown in tour itinerary.

  • Deluxe air-conditioned tour coach with professional service of drivers.

  • Group airport transfers at arrival (Rome) and departure (Venice) .

  • Group identification badge, luggage tag and document holder provided for your convenience and easy recognition.

  • Vacation travel insurance at no extra charge.

  • Departure guaranteed with a minimum of 10 passengers!!!