Classical Italy

Classical Italy

All hotels are centrally located, superior first class; 3 nights in Rome (Hotel Cicerone or similar); 4 nights in Florence (Hotel Kraft  or similar), 2 nights in Venice (Hotel Laguna Palace or similar).  Breakfast daily, 1 lunch with wine tasting at Castle Oliveto and 3 dinners.  Private round-trip transfers, including Venice by private water-taxi, guided excursions with tour leader and local guides including entrance fees, as outlined in itinerary. Air is based on departure from Boston, all major gateways available, call for pricing.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 Rome Arrival in Rome, where you will be met by your tour leader who will assist with your arrival transfer. Rest of the day free to explore the city with your tour leader. Welcome Dinner at typical restaurant in Rome.
  • DAY 2 Rome After breakfast, enjoy a morning tour of the ancient ruins of Rome, featuring the Roman Forum, the Palatine Hill, the Imperial Forum and the Colosseum. Continue on to the Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus, Aventine Hill and the Trevi Fountain. Rest of the day at leisure.
  • DAY 3 Rome/Vatican After breakfast, join your tour guide for a private tour of the wonders of the Vatican Museums. The Vatican Museums represent the largest art collection in Europe with over 65,000 masterpieces. Among them; the Bernini Staircase, the Candelabra, the Tapestry Gallery, the Historical Maps and the Sistine Chapel built in XV century by Pope Sixtus, adorned by Michelangelo, Botticelli, Perugino and Ghirlandaio. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica the largest Church in the world, resplendent with golden mosaics, tombs of the Popes and the most important Statue of Michelangelo, “The Pietà”. Afternoon at leisure.
  • DAY 4 Rome/Assisi/Florence After breakfast, travel through the picturesque Umbrian countryside to Assisi. Join your tour leader for a guided tour of Assisi where you will visit the Basilica of San Francesco and Santa Chiara. St. Francis, patron saint of Assisi, was the son of a noble, he renounced his worldly possessions and took a vow of poverty. Continue to Florence for a late afternoon check-in at your hotel. Dinner at restaurant Il Latini in Florence.
  • DAY 5 Florence Breakfast at the hotel. Guided walking tour of one of the most famous cities in the world and cradle of the Italian Renaissance. The tour includes a visit of the magnificent downtown, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore crowned with Brunelleschi’s splendid Duomo and the Baptistry with its famous bronze doors, Giotto’s Belfry, Piazza della Signoria, with the great Loggia, the Museum of the Academy with the statue of David by Michelangelo and the Ponte Vecchio. After the tour, you will have time to explore the charming streets and markets of Florence on your own.
  • DAY 6 Florence/Siena/San Gimignano/Wine Tasting After breakfast, board your motor coach for a drive through the region of Chianti, leading to Siena. You will be immersed in the medieval character surrounding this important city. Visit the Cathedral, the Church of St. Francis, and St. Domenic and the Town Hall. After a visit to a Chianti winery/castle with wine tasting and lunch, continue on to the town of San Gimignano, perched on a hilltop and noted for its famous towers. Back to your hotel in Florence.
  • DAY 7 Florence/Pisa/Cinque Terre After breakfast, take a ride through beautiful Tuscan countryside to Pisa, the historic university town located on the Arno River. Visit the Piazza dei Miracoli to see the Leaning Tower, the Cathedral and the Baptistery. Continue to Cinque Terre and discover one of the most enchanting landscapes in the world. Five villages suspended between sea and land, hanging from sheer cliffs surrounded by hills and vineyards. Back to Florence.
  • DAY 8 Florence/Verona/Venice After breakfast, journey to Verona and enjoy a tour of the town, including a visit to the Roman Theatre and the fabled Juliet balcony. Continue to Venice, where you will be transferred to your hotel by private water taxi. Check-in at the hotel.
  • DAY 9 Venice After breakfast, enjoy a visit to Piazza San Marco in the heart of Venice, with its rich architecture and history. Visit the Doges’ Palace and cross the Bridge of Sighs, to see the prison where Casanova was held before his daring escape. The remainder of the afternoon free to self-discover Venice. Farewell dinner at typical Venetian restaurant.
  • DAY 10 Venice Breakfast at the hotel and final transfer or extend your stay.

  • 3 Nights at a centrally located, superior first class hotel in Rome
  • 4 Nights at a c entrally located, superior f irst c lass hotel in Florence
  • 2 Nights at a c entrally located, superior first c lass hotel in Venice
  • Breakfast Daily 
  • 2 dinners
  • 1 lunch and wine tasting 
  • Deluxe air conditioned motor-coach for all transfers and tours
  • English-speaking Tour Leader for the entire stay
  • Sightseeing with English-speaking Local Guide as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees included as per itinerary
  • Round-trip transfer in Venice by private water taxi

Terms & Conditions

Valid on new USA bookings when payment on package is received in full.  Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, land only.  Offer may be withdrawn at any time.  Air is available from all major gateways at an additional cost and based on availability.  Tips to drivers, guides and tour leader are not included.  City taxes are additional and the responsibility of the traveler.  All offers are subject to availability. For additional information, contact BellaVista Tours at Sales@BellaVistaTours.com or 617-723-0802.

Departures / Avail. Dates

August 21, 2017

Pricing per person
Double
Land $2,699.00

$899 additional for single supplement.

September 18, 2017

Pricing per person
Double
Land $2,799.00

$899 additional for single supplement.

October 16, 2017

Pricing per person
Double
Land $2,799.00

$899 additional for single supplement.

November 20, 2017

Pricing per person
Double
Land $2,499.00

$899 additional for single supplement.

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