Easy Pace Italy (Winter 2020-2021)

Tour Type: Easy Pace
Brochure Type: 2020 Europe & Britain Premium

Discover three of Italy's most cultural cities. Savour Rome's rich heritage, soak up the Renaissance atmosphere of Florence, and look beyond the canals and gondolas to gain a deeper understanding of Venice.

Additional Included Highlights
  • Rome: Enjoy a private guided tour of St Peter's Basilica.
  • Pisa: See the cathedral, baptistery and Leaning Tower.
  • Florence: View the city skyline from the sumptuous terrace of Piazzale Michelangelo. See the cathedral, 'Gates of Paradise' on the baptistery and Signoria Square. Witness a traditional Florence leather-work demonstration.
  • Verona: Walk with your Tour Director past the Roman Arena to the famous balcony in the courtyard of a Renaissance villa.
  • Venice: Cruise to St Mark's Square by private launch. See St Mark's Basilica, the bell tower, clock tower, Doges' Palace and Bridge of Sighs. Witness hand made Venetian arts such as glass-blowing and lace making.
Authentic Dining
  • Tuscany: Enjoy a fabulous dinner of Tuscan specialities, together with a wine tasting.
  • Venice: Join your fellow guests for an unforgettable Celebration Dinner of delicious Italian cuisine in the heart of historic Venice.
  • Dining Summary: 9 Breakfasts (B) and 4 Dinners with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee.
Insight Experiences
  • Rome: Gain VIP entrance into the Vatican Museums and be among the select few to admire the Renaissance Bramante Staircase, off limits to the general public. Once through the Popes' treasure-trove, you confront the genius of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel.
  • Venice: Visit an artisan showroom and workshop to see master craftsmen honouring age-old Venetian crafts.
Top Rated Highlights
  • Assisi: With your Local Expert venture inside the great basilica to see the beautiful frescoes by Giotto, and visit the tomb of St Francis.
  • Florence: Visit the Accademia Museum with a local historian to study Michelangelo's original 17ft marble masterpiece.
  • Pisa: See the famous leaning tower.
  • Venice: To the tune of accompanying musicians, you will be serenaded through the atmospheric canals by gondola.
Included Insight Services
  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

Call (336) 243-2153 for more information or to book today! Mention code 15010051

Tour Operator
Insight Vacations
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2020
Duration
10 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1RomeWelcome to the Eternal City of Rome.: Rome is one of the world's most historic cities, filled with classical antiquities, medieval buildings, Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches. Transfers to your hotel depart Rome's Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport at 09:30, 12:30 and 15:30. Then this historic city is yours to discover. At 17:30, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and the opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over a relaxed evening of dinner and wine. (Dinner with Wine)
Veneto Palace Hotel, Rome.
Day 2RomeExploring The Vatican City.: In the morning enjoy the very best of the city's highlights including visiting the magnificent St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican and special fast-tracked VIP entry into the Vatican Museums with a Local Expert. Admire the Papal art collection and enter the Sistine Chapel to marvel at Michelangelo's masterpiece on its ceiling. Then there is free time, why not head to the Colosseum to learn about the city's ancient past? This evening, enjoy a lovely dinner while being serenaded by an Operetta. (Buffet Breakfast)
Veneto Palace Hotel, Rome.
Day 3RomeRome at Leisure.: This morning, venture to Castel Gandolfo to explore the artistic treasure of the Villa Barberini Gardens. Ride an electric train along the pathways to marvel at the intricately designed mosaic flower beds and fountains. Spend the rest of the day enjoying Rome at your own pace. Perhaps take a stroll to the boutiques of the Via del Corso and Via Nazionale or visit the elegant designer stores near the Spanish Steps. As night falls, you can choose to join an optional dinner experience of delicious Italian specialties accompanied by local music. (Buffet Breakfast)
Veneto Palace Hotel, Rome.
Day 4FlorenceAssisi to Florence.: Climb into the foothills of the Apennine Mountains to delightful Assisi, a stone-built town spilling over the steep hillside. With a Local Expert, visit the tomb of St Francis and see the beautiful frescoes by Giotto in the great basilica. Journey through the picture-perfect scenery of the Tuscan hills, where deep-green cypress trees pierce blue skies and olive groves hug the rolling hillsides on your way to Renaissance Florence. (Buffet Breakfast)
Day 5FlorenceFlorence, Birthplace of the Renaissance.: In the morning, join a local art historian to meet Michelangelo's 'David' in the Accademia Museum. Next, walk on to the multi-coloured marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, adorned by Ghiberti's 'Gates of Paradise'. You will also visit the open-air gallery of Renaissance masterpieces in Signoria Square, the political heart of the city. Enjoy the afternoon to explore at your own pace, wander through the museums or treat yourself to some shopping. Perhaps take the opportunity to visit Tuscany's most famous hilltop town - UNESCO listed, San Gimignano? (Buffet Breakfast)
Day 6FlorencePisa and the Tuscan Countryside.: After a leisurely morning in Florence, explore the nearby town of Pisa with a Local Expert and see the baptistery, bristling with marble spines, and the colonnaded bell tower lurching behind the cathedral. In the evening, enjoy an authentic dinner with a delicious wine tasting. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 7VeniceVenice, Queen of the Adriatic.: Passing the city of Bologna, take the autostrada east to Venice, 'Queen of the Adriatic'. Your luxurious hotel gazes out over the Giudecca Canal and a romantically unforgettable city skyline. (Breakfast)
Day 8VeniceVenice and the Magic of 'La Serenissima'.: Wake up ready to embrace the most sensuous of cities. Admire the art of glassblowing on a visit to a traditional arts centre. Then board your private launch, sit back and enjoy your introduction to this unique city of ornate palaces, bridges and gondolas. Disembark a short stroll from the Bridge of Sighs before turning the corner to stand in awe at the marble arcades of Piazza San Marco. St Mark's Basilica, with its dazzling domes, occupies the corner next to the clock tower. Beside it stands the pink and white marbled Doge's Palace. In the afternoon, there will be plenty of time to explore the museums, galleries and churches or browse through the shops on the Rialto Bridge. Perhaps cruise out to some of the other islands in the lagoon to experience the age-old lifestyle of Venetian fishermen and lace-makers? (Buffet Breakfast)
Day 9VeniceVenice at Leisure.: Who could refuse another day to take in the unique atmosphere of this wonderful city? Lose yourself in the back lanes and 'campi', small squares, where tourists seldom tread and the Venetians go about their daily lives. Maybe visit some of the 90 churches that house masterpieces of Venetian art or explore the modern artworks in the Guggenheim? Relax a while at a canal-side cafe and sip the local wine or sample delicious lagoon-fresh fish. Later, board a traditional gondola for a serenade through the romantic canals. In the evening, celebrate your tour finale with fantastic food, great wine and wonderful company in this magical setting. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 10VeniceArrivederci Venice.: Bid farewell to this enchanting city today. Your departure transfer arrives at Venice Airport at 08:00 and 09:30. (Buffet Breakfast)
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
11/01/2020$2,795.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
11/15/2020$2,795.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
11/29/2020$2,795.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
12/23/2020$3,195.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
12/27/2020$3,250.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
01/17/2021$2,795.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/07/2021$2,795.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/21/2021$2,795.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/28/2021$2,795.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
04/04/2021$3,095.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
04/11/2021$3,025.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
Disclaimer
Notes: Twin prices are per person. (2) Solo Traveller Savings: There is a 65% reduction to the Single Supplement on 15 November 2020 departure & There is a 100% reduction to the Single Supplement on 17 January 2021 departure, subject to availability. (1a) Festive Highlight Dinners: Christmas Day in Rome. (1b) New year's Eve in Florence.

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