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With its magnificent architecture, beautiful landscapes, sumptuous cuisine, ancient ruins, and brilliant art, Italy is a country like no other. On this affordable Italy’s Best tour, you’ll experience all of this and more.

Package Includes
  • Round trip airfare from select cities to Rome
  • 13 night guided vacation
  • 13 nights in Superior Tourist Class accommodation
  • 17 Meals: 13 Buffet breakfast; 4 dinners
  • Professional Tour Director while touring, Local Guides for city sightseeing in Rome, Florence, Genoa, Pompeii
  • Headsets throughout the tour
  • Round trip transfers from airport to hotel and hotel to airport
Vacation Highlights
  • ROME – Guided sightseeing, see St. Peter’s Square
  • PISA – See the Leaning Tower
  • FLORENCE – Guided walking tour
  • CINQUE TERRE – Excursion
  • GENOA – Guided sightseeing
  • MILAN – See the gothic Duomo
  • LUGANO, SWITZERLAND – Visit
  • VERONA – Visit
  • VENICE – Boat ride to St. Mark’s Square, visit glassblowing workshop
  • RAVENNA – Visit
  • ASSISI – Guided tour including St. Francis Basilica
  • POMPEII – Guided walking tour of the excavations
  • CAPRI – Excursion by boat

 

Book by March 9!

May 30, 2020 or  September 22, 2020
Vancouver $3699 + $658 tax
Edmonton, Kelowna, Victoria, Comox** $3999 + $658 tax
Calgary, $3899 + $658 tax
Single Supplement add $739
Pre-Pay Gratuities
(Tour Director & Driver)
add $174 per person

GFOB-10reasons-agent120x240**Kelowna,Victoria, Comox return flight will require an overnight hotel in Vancouver at passengers own cost.
Note: Cosmos requires passport and emergency contact information with final payment.

*Single Share Program Available: Cosmos accept reservations on a “guaranteed share” basis. They charge the basic price and match up singles of the same gender in twin-bedded rooms. For mutual comfort, they adopt a no-smoking rule in shared rooms. If no other traveler has booked on “guaranteed share” basis, they’ll absorb the single room supplement, and that traveler will be accommodated in a single room at no extra charge.

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202 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this ancient capital. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
Accommodation:  Ele Green Parkl Pamphili (or similar)

Day 2 ROME
The “Eternal City” is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with St. Peter’s Square and Basilica. Other highlights are the iconic Colosseum, the largest amphitheater ever built, and Circus Maximus. An optional visit is available to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo’s fresco The Last Judgment.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 ROME–PISA–MONTECATINI
Vistas of rolling hills, rows of cypress trees, terraced vineyards, olive groves, and rural villages form the backdrop of your journey through beautiful Tuscany. Stop in Pisa, and take a mini-train ride to see the SQUARE OF MIRACLES and the amazing Leaning Tower. Arrive in Montecatini.
Today’s Distance: 273 mi/ 440 km
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Settentrionale Esplanade (or similar)

Day 4 MONTECATINI. EXCURSION TO FLORENCE
Today, enjoy an included excursion to Florence. Your Local Guide will show you the city highlights on the walking tour. You will see Piazza Santa Croce; beautiful Piazza Signoria; Palazzo Vecchio and its courtyard and Loggia dei Lanzi. To top it all, see Piazza del Duomo and its cathedral with the Giotto Campanile, and the magnificent East Doors of the Baptistry, known as the “Gates of Paradise”.
Today’s Distance: 81 mi/ 130 km
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 MONTECATINI–LA SPEZIA–CINQUE TERRE–GENOA
Travel towards La Spezia, where you’ll hop aboard the train to discover some of the five spectacular CINQUE TERRE villages. The beauty of the rugged cliffs and romantic fishing villages once inspired poet Lord Byron. From Levanto, head towards Genoa, birthplace of explorer Christopher Columbus.
Today’s Distance: 186 mi/ 300 km
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Starhotels President (or similar)

Day 6 GENOA–MILAN–LAKE MAGGIORE
Today’s included guided tour is an excellent introduction to Genoa. A maze of squares and alleys, the city grew around the port, a natural inlet, and boasts the largest medieval historical center in Europe. Next, head north into the plains of Lombardy, and stop in Milan to marvel at its magnificent gothic DUOMO. Then, continue to Baveno on Lake Maggiore.
Today’s Distance: 155 mi/ 250 km
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Simplon (or similar)

Day 7 LAKE MAGGIORE. EXCURSION TO LUGANO, SWITZERLAND
Time to relax and get to know Lake Maggiore, one of Italy’s largest lakes, located on the very edge of Alpine Switzerland. On clear days, you can see the peaks of the Alps. Take advantage of the included excursion to visit Lugano in Italian-speaking Swiss Canton Ticino.
Today’s Distance: 124 mi/ 200 km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 LAKE MAGGIORE–VERONA–VENICE AREA
Travel across the Po River plain, and stop in the romantic city of Verona for some time at leisure, marveling at the Roman Arena, shopping, or tasting some of the excellent local wines. Continue to the Venice area.
Today’s Distance: 236 mi/ 380 km
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Poppi (or similar)

Day 9 VENICE
Venice is more like a romantic film set than a real-life city, with its crisscrossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and piazzas. The included orientation starts with a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark’s Square, and is followed by time at leisure and a chance to watch Venetian GLASSBLOWERS fashion their delicate objects as they did centuries ago. Don’t miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 VENICE AREA–RAVENNA–ASSISI–ASSISI AREA
Enjoy an interesting drive southward right across the Po Delta to Ravenna, renowned for its treasure of Byzantine mosaics, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Continue to Assisi, enclosed by ramparts and little changed since the Middle Ages. This is the town of the deeply mystical and poetic St. Francis. See the BASILICA OF ST. FRANCIS with its famous frescoes by Giotto, with history brought to life by a Local Guide. Overnight in the beautiful area of Assisi, in the heart of Umbria.
Today’s Distance: 249 mi/ 400 km
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: City Hotel & Suites (or similar)

Day 11 ASSISI AREA–POMPEII–SORRENTO COAST
Travel to POMPEII, where time stopped for the rich, aristocratic town with the terrible eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. On the included guided visit, see the remains of luxurious villas, temples, theater, and forum. Carry on to Sorrento, set on a plateau above the waters of the Bay of Naples. Wander the winding streets lined with shops and stalls, and sit with a glass of wine, absorbing the easy-going lifestyle of this charming resort.
Today’s Distance: 273 mi/ 440 km
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Central Park (or similar)

Day 12 SORRENTO AREA. BOAT TRIP TO CAPRI
Enjoy a day trip to the legendary island, surrounded by a rocky coastline where the crashing sea has formed awe-inspiring caves. The town with its pretty piazzetta, maze of streets, fashionable boutiques, and cozy restaurants, is a mecca for the jet set. Explore on your own or take an optional island tour.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13 SORRENTO COAST–ROME
Today, enjoy time at leisure or visit Positano on our exciting optional excursion, before returning to Rome.
Today’s Distance: 168 mi/ 270 km
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Eur Parco Dei Medici (or similar)

Day 14 ROME
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Meals: Breakfast

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