Weave your way from Rome to the sun-kissed south and the Bay of Naples and Sorrento. Travel past the home of St. Francis of Assisi to romantic Venice, the beautiful Italian Lakes and golden hills of Tuscany before Florence.

Travel Best Bets Package Includes
  • Round trip airfare to Rome
  • 12 night guided vacation CostSaver coach tour
  • Round trip transfers from airport to hotel and hotel to airport
  • Dining: 12 buffet breakfasts and 5 three course dinners
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries, reclining seats and an on-board restroom
  • Hotel accommodations at hand-picked 3 and 4 star accommodation
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
Sightseeing Highlights
  • Assisi – Orientation tour includes St. Francis’ Basilica
  • Florence – Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes Piazza della Signoria, Cathedral and Baptistery
  • Italian Lakes – Enjoy a free day with spectacular views
  • Lugano – Visit this magnificent lakeside resort
  • Pisa – View the Square of Miracles and the famous Leaning Tower
  • Rome – Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica and views of the mighty Colosseum
  • Siena – Visit the Piazza del Campo famous for the Palio horse race
  • Sorrento – Visit a traditional inlaid wood workshop
  • Venice – Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island
  • Verona – View the Roman Arena and Juliet’s Balcony

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May 17, 2019
Vancouver, Calgary $3349 + $662 tax
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Vancouver, Calgary $3249 + $662 tax
Victoria, Kelowna, Edmonton $3549 + $662 tax
Single Room Supplement add $690
Pre-Pay Gratuities (Travel Director and Driver) add from  $165 per person

*Single Share Program: When travelling alone, we understand that some clients do not want to incur the expense of an additional single room supplement. That’s why we give you the opportunity to purchase selected vacations on a room sharing basis on the majority of our itineraries. We will accommodate you with a fellow guest of the same gender on a ‘two-bedded’ basis (non-smoking rooms only). Please note that we cannot guarantee roommates will be of a similar age group. If we fail to match you, we will provide a single room at no extra cost.

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Real experts, real experiences

Call upon the expertise of your Travel Director and you can enjoy everything the region has to offer, in comfort, without having to plan your itinerary yourself.

And there’s always free time for you to enjoy Optional Experiences, night time entertainment, or simply explore on your own. And if you’re looking for inspiration at any point, your Travel Director will always be happy to point you in the right direction.

  • Insider Experiences on every trip
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • Hand-picked 4 or 5-star accommodation, whether it’s centrally located, in the midst of stunning countryside, or close to a major site.
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • Luxury coaches with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Breakfast every day and up to half other meals provided
CostSaver

With CostSaver you get a great value vacation, without compromising on quality and still benefiting from award-winning service from a name you can trust.

What’s included

Your accommodations will be 3 or 4-star, featuring twin rooms. You’ll also enjoy buffet breakfasts, and while up to half your dinners will be included in the price of your trip, you’ll be free to dine out the rest of the time.

As such you’ll have more time and freedom to explore on your own, or choose from one of our Optional Experiences. Though don’t worry, if you’re ever stuck for ideas on where to go, your Travel Director will be more than happy to point out their favorite trattoria, restaurant or café.

  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • VIP entry at most sights
  • Hand-picked 3 or 4-star accommodations. To make sure we’re always delivering the best value for money, we carefully select hotels in exactly the right location. Sometimes it makes sense to stay centrally, so we do. But at other times we’ll opt for a better hotel slightly further out over a less desirable property in town. It will always be in a good neighborhood, with transport links an easy walk away.
  • Luxury coaches with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Breakfast every day and up to half other meals provided

 

 

 

Trip Itinerary
1.  Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

Welcome to Rome. After check-in at your hotel, relax and unwind before meeting with your Travel Director in the afternoon. This evening why not take a stroll around this fascinating city and soak up the amazing atmosphere.
Hotel: Ergife Palace or similar

2. Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of the city, starting with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the largest and most inspiring churches ever built. Your trip continues across the Tiber River with views of the iconic Colosseum and the ancient sites of Rome. Spend free time exploring the wonderful sights on your own. Perhaps take an Optional Experience offered by your Travel Director.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast

3. Rome – Bay of Naples (2 Nights)

This morning perhaps join an Optional Experience to the Vatican Museums. Then journey south past the Abbey of Monte Cassino to the Bay of Naples, your home for the next two nights. This afternoon why not take an Optional Experience to Positano and the Amalfi Coast?
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Stabia or similar

4. Sorrento Excursion

Enjoy an excursion to the nearby clifftop resort of Sorrento with free time to shop for souvenirs. Make sure you sample some of the delicious Limoncello produced from local lemons for which the region is famous.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

5. Bay of Naples – Assisi

This morning consider an Optional Experience to see the excavations of Pompeii, which lay undiscovered for centuries beneath a layer of volcanic ash after Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Later drive through the rolling hills of Umbria to the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio, birthplace of St. Francis. Enjoy an orientation tour which includes St. Francis Basilica, renowned for its fresco paintings.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Frate Sole or similar

6. Assisi – Venice (Oriago) (2 Nights)

Enjoy a scenic drive across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to the magical floating city of Venice. Dine at your hotel this evening.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Il Burchiello or similar

7. Venice Orientation and Free Time

Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca island. You are surrounded by magnificent sights and sounds as you cruise by private launch along the Giudecca canal to St. Mark’s Square. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge’s Palace and the Basilica of St. Mark. Explore the city during your free time or maybe take a trip to Burano Island in the lagoon for a delicious meal.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast

8. Venice (Oriago) – Verona – Lugano – Italian Lakes (2 Nights)

Journey west to Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s most famous play, and stop to admire the Roman Arena and Juliet’s Balcony. Continue across the Swiss border and visit the pretty lakeside resort of Lugano. Arrive at your hotel where you dine tonight.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast: Dinner
Hotel: Starhotels Grand Milan or similar

9. Free Day or Milan and Lake Como Excursion

Today you have a full day to enjoy the facilities at your hotel including the swimming pool. Alternatively consider an Optional Experience to Milan and Lake Como.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast

10. Italian Lakes Region – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights)

Cross the Apennine Mountains, travel along the Italian Riviera arriving in Pisa. Here we see the famous leaning tower in the Square of Miracles. Later arrive at your hotel near the Renaissance city of Florence. Tonight you may wish to enjoy a wonderful dinner in the Tuscan hills.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
Hotel: Wall Art or similar

11. Florence Sightseeing and Free Time

Florence is one of the liveliest and most creative cities in Europe and home to some of the world’s greatest works of art and architecture. Your Local Specialist gives you an excellent account of the city’s history during your walking tour, which includes views of the Baptistery, the Ponte Vecchio, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the impressive Giotto’s Bell Tower 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 18-carat gold. In your free time, perhaps visit one of the many museums or simply relax and enjoy the ambience.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast

12. Florence – Siena – Rome

Admire the beautiful scenery as you drive through the Chianti region of Tuscany to Siena, a medieval city famous for its biannual Palio horse race. Marvel at its rich heritage during your orientation tour. This evening in Rome you might like to mark the end of an enjoyable holiday with a meal out.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
Hotel: Raganelli or similar

13. Depart Rome

This morning say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy, your Travel Director and fellow travellers as you prepare to return home with wonderful memories.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast

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