46 departure dates are available in 2017:
June: 01 - 03 - 08 - 10 - 15 - 17 - 22 - 24 & 29
July: 01 - 06 - 08 - 13 - 15 - 20 - 22 - 27 & 29
August: 03 - 05 - 10 - 12 - 17 - 19 - 24 - 26 & 31
September: 02 - 07 - 09 - 14 - 16 - 21 - 23 - 28 & 30
October: 05 - 07 - 12 - 14 - 19 - 21 - 26 & 28
November: 04 & 18
*Prices are based on starting rates and may fluctuate depending on availability and the season you are traveling.*
12 Days / 10 Nights
Day 1: Canada - Rome (Italy)
International flight with Air France or Air Canada (or similar).
Day 2: Rome
Welcome to Rome! After a meet & greet at the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel
Day 3: Rome - Assisi - Siena - Florence
Departing at 7:15 am from your hotel by a deluxe coach, you will arrive in Assisi, ready to explore, at your own leisure this tiny town, surrounded by walls, built in the Middle Ages. Take your time to visit the Basilica of St. Francis, where you will see masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue and, then, have free time for lunch (not included). Board on the bus to reach Siena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, world-known for the Palio, the historical horse race around the shell-shaped town square: Piazza del Campo. Next, you will continue on to Florence, where you will check in to your hotel before enjoying dinner (included) and a well-earned night of rest.
Day 4: Florence
After breakfast, you will spend the day venturing around beautiful Florence, the “cradle of renaissance, where, with the help of Michelangelo, Italian art reached its pinnacle. Based on Etruscan-roman origins, the city flourished in the middle ages as a free “comune” and was further refined by the renaissance. You will be fascinated by its uncountable monuments, churches, and buildings, as Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly referred to as the Duomo. On your visit, you will be amazed by its magnificent dome built by Filippo Brunelleschi. Cross a small piazza to see the campanile tower (partly designed by Giotto) and the baptistery, with its bronze doors that Michelangelo imagined the “gates of paradise.” In the heart of the city, you will see Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria (also known as Palazzo Vecchio), and the Basilica of Santa Croce.
Lunch (included) in a typical Tuscan restaurant in Piaza Santa Croce. Spend the afternoon strolling the cobblestone streets of Florence on your own or take a short trip to Pisa (optional), one of the four main historical marine republics of Italy. There, you will tour the Piazza dei Miracoli with the Duomo, Pisa’s symbol ‘’the leaning tower’’ and the Baptistery. Dinner (not included) at leisure and overnight stay in Florence.
Day 5: Florence - Bologna - Padova - Venice
After breakfast in Florence, departure to Bologna. There, you will discover the elegant city center with its ‘’ Porticos’’, its shopping streets and so on. From Piazza Malpighi, you will walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore (Neptune square & Major square) in the heart of the city, then King Renzo Palace; Palazzo Podestà and the basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. Bologna its a real gourmet’s heaven... don’t miss a tasty meal (not included) at your own leisure. In the afternoon, continue toward Padova, with Sant’ Antonio Basilica: one of the most visited churches by peligrims of the catholic world. Later in the afternoon arrival in Venice: the City of love, one of the most romantic cities of the whole world and, undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man! Check-in at your hotel for dinner (included) and overnight stay.
Day 6: Venice
After breakfast, enjoy your private water-taxi transfer to Piazza San Marco, with ‘’Skip the line’’ tickets to visit splendid St. Mark’s Basilica and, after this , check out the most iconic places of the ‘’Floating city’’: the Palazzo dei Dogi, symbol of the Venice’s glorious past , the legendary ‘’Bridge of sights’’. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then return to the hotel for dinner (included) and overnight.
Day 7: Venice - Montepulciano (Tuscany wine region) - Rome
After breakfast, departure from Piazzale Roma heading to Tuscany, World- known for its romantic landscapes, its churches and castles and its famous wines. You will proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich in history and art. Known for its “nobile” wine, on purchase in local wine houses, Montepulciano also host an annual jazz and wine festival every July. Spend the afternoon discovering Montepulciano at your own pace, enjoying wine tasting in many wine shops and free time for shopping. In the evening, you will arrive in Rome to check in into your hotel. (Lunch and dinner not included)
Day 8: Rome
Between 7:45 – 8:00am, after breakfast, departure from the hotel for the include tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peters’ Basilica with our exclusive ‘’Skip the Line’’ access! No stress to reach the area: upon arrival, your guide will lead you into the museums where you’ll visit one of the more important art collections of the world.
Walk along the beautiful Galleries of Tapestries and Geographical Maps before admiring Raphael’s Rooms and, then, the amazing Sistine Chapel. After this incredible Masterpiece, you will be taken by a privileged door to St. Peter’s Basilica: the biggest church in the world. The tour ends on St. Peter’s Square: enjoy the rest of the day to explore the city at your own leisure or get any one of our selected tours for the afternoon or at night! Overnight stay. (Lunch and dinner not included)
Day 9: Rome - Naples - Pompeii - Sorrento
See Southern Italy highlights on your minitour from Rome. Your journey begins heading south along the so-called Sun Highway, crossing the fertile Roman countryside and the area known as Castelli Romani, dotted with enchanting medieval villages and arriving in Naples, one of the largest and well-known cities in Italy. Short panoramic tour climbing up to Vomero hill to enjoy beautiful views over the Gulf of Naples with the Vesuvius, Capri, Ischia and Procida and the city below; time to take some nice pictures and then return to Mergellina where you will have time for a short walk on the marina, before being boarded to the bus heading to the restaurant for lunch.
The lunch (included) break will be served in a first class hotel in Ercolano, set in monumental grounds with one of the best examples of what eclectic gardens were during the 1700s. After lunch you will reach Pompeii to enter into the world-famous site with skip the line tickets. Visit the haunting ruins of Pompeii, traveling back in time to the tragic days in 79 AD when the silent Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted, covering the prosperous Roman city in deadly volcanic ashes and poisonous gases, leaving this prosperous city crystallized until our days. You'll learn how people lived at that time, visiting houses and “bars” of the time, admiring frescoes and mosaics to imagine how rich and prosperous was the city before the dreadful day. After the visit, you will drive along the Sorrentine Coast, arriving in Sorrento for your included dinner (dress code: no shorts and no sandals for men) and an overnight in your new hotel.
Day 10: Sorrento - Capri - Sorrento
After breakfast you’ll be embarked to Capri island. Depending on weather conditions, you’ll take a boat ride to the popular and dreamy “Grotta Azzurra” (Blue Grotto), where sunlight passes into an underwater cavity and shines through the seawater, creating a magical blue reflection. After returning to the port you’ll board on a minibus for a scenic drive to Anacapri, 918 feet (280 meters) above the sea level. You’ll see wonderful views of the bay of Naples before continuing to a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch (included) you can take advantage of some free time to explore Capri at your leisure or to go shopping. Then you’ll return to Marina Grande back to the mainland to return to Sorrento for your included dinner (dress code: no shorts and no sandals for men) and an overnight in your hotel.
Day 11: Sorrento - Rome
Breakfast at the hotel and free time. Departure back to Rome in the afternoon. (Lunch and dinner not included)
Day 12: Rome - Canada
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport (transfer included)
-End of services-
-Round-trip international flights Canada / Rome with Air France or Air Canada (or similar).
-Greetings and transfers between the hotel / Airport in Rome.
-4 nights in Rome at Rome Garden 3* hotel (or similar) in a standard room.
-2 nights in Florence at the Mediterraneo 4 *hotel (or similar) in a standard room.
-2 nights in Venice (Mestre) at the Delfino 4 *hotel (or similar) in a standard room.
-2 nights in Sorrento at the Michelangelo or Grand Vesuvio 4 *hotel (or similar) in a standard room.
-''Skip the line'' pass: Visit St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, tour of Vatican Museums
(Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica) in Rome and entrance tickets to Pompeii on the Amalfi coast.
-Deluxe motor coach during the entire trip.
-English speaking guide.
-Panoramic visits as per itinerary.
-Round-trip ferry tickets between Sorrento and Capri.*
-Visit of Blue Grotto (weather permitting)*
-Local assistant in Sorrento.
-Headsets in Pompeii.
-All breakfasts + 3 lunches + 5 dinners. (18 Meals)
-All the taxes and fees, Including FICAV and OPC.
Package does not include:
-Personal expenses and optional activities.
-Hotel tax (Between 2 & 6 € per room / per night).
-Beverages, snack, lunches, dinners unless otherwise mentioned.
-Tips: Guides, bus drivers and the hotel staff.
*Please note that the visit to Capri Island is not available between November 2017 & March 2018.
For a single occupancy, additional fees of $900 will be charged per person.
Children from 2 to 11 pay 85% of the price in double occupancy if the room is shared with 2 adults.*