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Explore Italy’s sophisticated capitals of Venice, Florence and Rome – the beautiful cobblestone squares, centuries’ old tradition and historic highlights like the mighty Colosseum, Leaning Tower of Pisa and spectacular Duomo must-visits on your open-air museum tour of this fascinating destination.

Inclusions
  • Airfare to Rome and return from Venice
  • 6 nights COSTSAVER coach tour Jewels of Italy Guided Vacation
  • 7 night cruise aboard Rhapsody of the Seas
  • *Transfers included from airport to hotel in Rome (May 9, Aug 22) and pier to airport in Venice (May 22, Sep 4)

 

Vancouver May 8, 2021 August 21, 2021
Inside $2899 $2999
Oceanview $2999 $3599
Balcony $3499 $4099
Taxes & Fees $898 $898
Victoria, Kelowna, Comox add from $300 more
Calgary, Edmonton add from $200 more

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*Transfers are not included from Anthony Hotel to pier in Venice (May 15, Aug 28). However Anthony Hotel offers cruise terminal shuttle for € 9,00 per person (subject to change, book and pay locally).

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Jewels of Italy Tour Inclusions
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • 6 Daily breakfasts and 2 Three Course Dinners
  • Luxury Costsaver air-conditioned coach
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Sightseeing Highlights
    Rome: Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica and views of the mighty Colosseum
    Pisa: Visit the Square of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower
    Florence: Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio
    Verona: View the Roman Arena and Juliet’s Balcony
    Venice: Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island

 

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2021 Itinerary
The finalized itinerary and dates will be confirmed upon the release of Costsaver’s 2021 Europe & Britain brochure in September 2020. Pre-Sale itineraries and trip content are based on the itineraries featured in Costsaver’s 2020 Europe brochure (unless specified otherwise) however items such as hotels, meals, sightseeing inclusions, trip destinations are all subject to change.

DAY 1 ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS)
Welcome to Rome. After checking in, relax and unwind. Later meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. This evening, consider a stroll around this fascinating ancient city and mingle with the locals in beautiful squares with stunning architecture.
HOTEL – Ergife Palace (or similar)

DAY 2 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour with a visit to the Vatican City. Enter the aweinspiring St. Peter’s Basilica and view Michelangelo’s statue, the Pietà. Don’t miss the opportunity to join an Optional Experience to visit the famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. View the mighty Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome. Afterwards, enjoy free time to take in the sights or join an Optional Experience to explore the Pantheon and Piazza Navona.
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast

DAY 3 ROME – PISA – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS)
This morning, leave Rome and head north towards Central Italy. Travel through picturesque scenery in Tuscany before arriving in the town of Pisa. Visit the Square of Miracles featuring the Leaning Tower, Cathedral and Baptistery. There is time to shop for souvenirs and take pictures. Later, arrive at your hotel near Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance.
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast
HOTEL – Novotel Firenze Nord (or similar)

DAY 4 FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
There are few cities in the world with an artistic legacy to equal that of Florence. Your Local Specialist gives a superb commentary of the city’s history during your walking tour, which includes views of the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the impressive Giotto’s Bell Tower, Ponte Vechio and a visit to Piazza della Signoria. Learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city’s historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18carat gold. Don’t forget to try a gelato! Later enjoy dinner at the hotel.
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 FLORENCE – VERONA – VENICE (MESTRE) (2 NIGHTS)
Your journey continues north across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to Verona, the home of Shakespeare’s starcrossed lovers. View the vast Roman Arena, where concerts are still held regularly each year. Stop and view Juliet’s balcony in a courtyard which has become a popular tourist site for the tragic story of the Montague and Capulet family feud. Head east to the magical, romantic city of Venice.
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast , Dinner
HOTEL – Antony (or similar)

DAY 6 VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME
Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Then cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in the heart of Venice. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge’s Palace and the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark. Spend free time afterwards exploring this fascinating city or perhaps take a cruise across the lagoon to Burano for a relaxing farewell dinner. Burano is an island in the Venetian lagoon known for its brightly coloured houses.
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast

This morning say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy, your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable holiday.
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast

 

Sailing Itinerary
Date Ports of Call Arrival Time Departure Time Activity
Sat 15May2021 Venice, Italy 5:00 PM Boarding
Sun 16May2021 Kotor, Montenegro 1:00 PM 8:00 PM Tendered
Mon 17May2021 Corfu, Greece 9:00 AM 3:00 PM Docked
Tue 18May2021 Athens (Piraeus), Greece 12:00 PM 8:30 PM Docked
Wed 19May2021 Mykonos, Greece 7:00 AM 5:00 PM Tendered
Thu 20May2021 Katakolon, Greece 9:00 AM 5:00 PM Docked
Fri 21May2021 Cruising Cruising
Sat 22May2021 Venice, Italy 6:45 AM Departure
Sailing Itinerary
Date Ports of Call Arrival Time Departure Time Activity
Sat 28Aug2021 Venice, Italy 5:00 PM Boarding
Sun 29Aug2021 Kotor, Montenegro 1:00 PM 8:00 PM Tendered
Mon 30Aug2021 Cruising Cruising
Tue 31Aug2021 Mykonos, Greece 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Tendered
Wed 01Sep2021 Santorini, Greece 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Tendered
Thu 02Sep2021 Cruising Cruising
Fri 03Sep2021 Split, Croatia 7:00 AM 5:00 PM Docked
Sat 04Sep2021 Venice, Italy 6:45 AM Departure

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Optional Experiences

Delights of Rome with Dinner
Spend an evening getting to know Rome. We’ll take you via coach where you’ll have the chance to see some of the city’s muchloved sights. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a delicious light dinner of Italian specialities, alongside local music and drinks.
Adult Price: €50.00 (Price is subject to change)

Piazzas and Fountains of Rome
Starting with a lovely drive and continuing on foot, you’ll discover hidden backstreets, piazzas and fountains of the ‘Eternal City’ with a Local Specialist. Along the way, you’ll marvel at the timeless Pantheon, the bestpreserved Roman temple in the world. Many additional highlights are revealed on this relaxed tour that also offers free time in a gorgeous Baroque square with street artists, trattorias and gelaterias!
Adult Price: €33.00 (Price is subject to change)

Inside The Vatican & Colosseum
We skip the lines at the Vatican Museums for this tour that shows not just remarkable works of art collected and commissioned over the history of the Papacy, but also Michelangelo’s amazing ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Later we hear fascinating tales of gladitorial combat and more on our visit to the Colosseum, again with timesaving
VIP entrance.
Adult Price: €81.00 (Price is subject to change)

Dinner, Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills
Join us for a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. We will enjoy a meal at a charming restaurant where a selection of regional favourites is served, accompanied by a selection of local wines and live music. A truly unforgettable experience, with an atmosphere that is the essence of all things Tuscan.
Adult Price: €65.00 (Price is subject to change)

Visit To San Gimignano
Join us for a drive to the nearby hilltop town of San Gimignano, known as the ‘medieval Manhattan’ of Tuscany. Surrounded by fields of sunflowers, vineyards and olive groves, this is Italy’s best preserved medieval city and will give you a taste of daytoday life in Italy during the Middle Ages.
Adult Price: €36.00 (Price is subject to change)

Gondolas and the Grand Canal
Join us for a scenic cruise by private water taxi along Venice’s Grand Canal. You’ll admire the magnificent palazzi, as well as catching a glimpse of the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square. Later on, you’ll glide gracefully on a gondola along Venice’s dreamy, narrow waterways.
Adult Price: €70.00 (Price is subject to change)

Venice’s Secrets and St. Mark’s Basilica
Explore the hidden maze of streets which make up this unique city as your Local Specialist gives you a fascinating insight into Venice’s past and present. You’ll visit the majestic Basilica of St Mark, where you’ll have a chance to view some of the prized trophies looted by the Venetians in their rise to power.
Adult Price: €36.00 (Price is subject to change)

Lagoon cruise to Burano with Farewell Dinner
Join us as we discover the Venetian Lagoon by private boat. You will enjoy a delicious farewell dinner with a selection of drinks on the fishermen’s island of Burano, famous for its multicoloured houses a real photographer’s paradise.
Adult Price: €72.00 (Price is subject to change)

 


 

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