Italian Vistas

A 13-Day Collette Tours tour starting from $2,899

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Tour Length: 13 Days
Countries Visited: Italy, Switzerland
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Tour Type:
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Tour Category: First Class
Tour Operator: Collette Tours
Tour Code: 3334
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Cities Visited:
Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento, Isle of Capri, Florence, Pisa, Venice, Verona, Stresa, Locarno

This 13-day vacation has everything you've always wanted in a trip to Italy. Enjoy multiple night stays in Rome, Florence, Venice, the Sorrento coast and Stresa in the Lakes District. Discover the treasures of Classical and Christian Rome. Walk in the footsteps of the ancient Romans in Pompeii. See the gems of the Renaissance in Florence's Academy Gallery, including Michelangelo's David. Visit Lugano, Switzerland, and cruise to Isola dei Pescatori, one of the scenic Borromean Islands.

 
 
Hotel Accommodations
Rome: Grand Hotel Palatino, Mediterraneo Hotel or Imperiale Hotel
Sorrento Coast: Towers Hotel or Bristol Hotel
Florence: Grand Hotel Baglioni, Anglo American Hotel or Plaza Lucchesi Hotel
Venice: Hotel Bellini or Hotel LaGare Murano-Venice
Stresa: Regina Palace Hotel

18 Meals: 11 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 6 Dinner

Sightseeing listed in the itinerary.

 
 
Day 1: Overnight Flight
Ciao, Italy! (Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Please call for airfare pricing.)

Day 2: Rome, Italy - Tour Begins
Arrive in Rome and join your fellow travelers for a special welcome dinner featuring regional delicacies and Italian wines. Today dinner will be included.

Day 3: Rome - Classical Rome City Tour
A locally guided tour of Classical Rome features such sights as the Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum, the Circus Maximus and the Arch of Constantine. During an in-depth visit to the Colosseum, your guide recounts its rich history. The catacombs, burial place of early Christians, the mythic Pantheon and Piazza Navona are also featured. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4: Rome
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Rome’s cultural treasures independently. Your tour manager will be on hand to offer suggestions. Perhaps a trip to Vatican City, with an optional tour to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, will be on your personal sightseeing list. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Rome - Pompeii - Sorrento Coast
After a short lesson on the local language, journey south toward the brilliant Bay of Naples where charming villages are built into hillsides above a sparkling blue sea. Soak in 2,000 years of history during your discovery of the excavated ruins of Pompeii. A local guide provides an in-depth view of this remarkably preserved archaeological site. Continue to the scenic resort town of Sorrento for a demonstration of the art of inlaid wood making by a local artisan. Take some time to explore Sorrento independently. End your day on the breathtaking Sorrento Coast. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Sorrento Coast - Isle of Capri - Sorrento Coast
A scenic boat ride* brings you to the enchanting Isle of Capri. Upon arrival, take a panoramic ride to the island’s highest town, Anacapri. Spend time in Capri town with its world-famous piazzetta, and explore this island paradise of chic boutiques, lush vegetation and outdoor cafés before returning to the Sorrento Coast. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 7: Sorrento Coast - Florence
Today Tuscany unfolds with its vista of vineyards and olive groves. Florence, the “Cradle of the Italian Renaissance,” awaits offering Italy's best art and architecture. Visit the Academy Gallery to see Michelangelo’s magnificent sculpture of David. This evening, it’s Diner’s Choice…tonight your dinner is included and you’ll choose the perfect spot from a “menu” of Florence’s great restaurants. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 8: Florence
A locally-guided tour highlights the Piazza del Duomo, with its Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and the famous Gates of Paradise on the Baptistery of St. John. You also view the magnificent Piazza della Signoria with its imposing Palazzo Vecchio. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 9: Florence - Pisa - Venice
Visit the ancient maritime Republic of Pisa to discover the Piazza Dei Miracoli, the Duomo (Cathedral) and the famous Leaning Tower. A special stop is made at a Tuscan winery and farm to enjoy lunch and sample local wines and specialties. Next, cross the Apennine Mountains en route to Venice where 117 islands are connected by a latticework of 150 canals and 400 bridges. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 10: Venice - Murano Island - Venice
Embark on a boat trip* (weather permitting) to Murano Island for a glass-blowing demonstration. Return to St. Mark’s Square where a local expert takes you on a walking tour of the Basilica, Doge’s Palace and the legendary Bridge of Sighs. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore independently. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 11: Venice - Verona - Stresa
Depart Venice for Verona to stroll the streets that were the backdrop for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Arrive in the resort town of Stresa in the breathtaking Italian Lakes District, your home for the next two nights, and admire the beautiful views of Lago Maggiore. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 12: Stresa - Locarno, Switzerland - Isola dei Pescatori, Italy - Stresa
Cross into Switzerland and the picturesque lakeside resort of Locarno for magnificent views, excellent shopping and charming cafés. Tonight, travel by boat to Isola dei Pescatori for a farewell dinner while surrounded by beautiful scenery. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 13: Stresa - Tour Ends
Today breakfast will be included.

 
         
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A NOTE ABOUT AIRFARE: We encourage you to buy your airfare from the tour operator, because if your tour cancels then your airlines tickets will be covered. Purchasing flights separately at a lesser rate and incorporating it with a Non-Guaranteed Departure Date can result in loss of total cost of your flight investment. Depending on the fare rules, flights may be Non-Refundable and/or Non-Transferable. Neither the tour operator and/or Atlas Cruises & Tours will be held responsible for loss if a tour is cancelled for Lack of Participation.

Documents
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Necessary Travel Documents such as Passports and Visas is the responsibility of the traveler. Passports must be valid six months from your return travel date.

 
A guided walking tour of Venice illustrates how this city gained its wealth and power.

Enjoy the magic of the Italian lakes in the captivating resort of Stresa.

Make a special stop at a winery in the heart of Tuscany to sample local wines and specialties during an included lunch.

Sail to the enchanting Isle of Capri and explore this island paradise.

Visit the Academy Museum in Florence to see Michelangelo's magnificent sculpture of David.

Enjoy regional Italian wines with every included dinner.

 

Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy.

Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions.

Government taxes and fees are additional.

Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit.

Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.

Airfare is available through Collette Vacations at an additional cost.

To complete your vacation, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing Collette airfare with your tour.

If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers.

Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.

Please note that most shops and businesses in Italy and Switzerland are closed on Sundays and on national/religious holidays.

When reserving single accommodations, be advised that single rooms in Italy are often smaller in size.

Due to flight schedules, you may require an early morning departure from the hotel on the last day of the tour.

Return flights should not be booked prior to 10AM.

Air passengers will depart from the Milan airport.

All transfers will depart from Stresa for the the Milan airport.

 
 

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