About Jewels of Italy
Highlights - San Marino Visit the worlds smallest independent Republic - Perugia View the impressing Palazzo dei Priori and the Cathedral - Rome its monuments its museums its charm - Siena View of Piazza del Campo and the Municipal Palace - Florence Visit the Accademia home of Michelangelo - Assisi View of the Churches of St. Francis and St. Claire - Padua See Donatellos masterpiece the "Gattamelata" - Venice Visit the famous Square of St. Mark and the Bridge of Sighs - Pompeii the famous Roman city - Capri visit the Blue Grotto weather permitting Itinerary Day 1 MILAN - GENOA - PISA Meeting with our Tour Guide and departure to GENOA one of the most important ports in Italy and enjoy a free time of the old city. Then continue to Pisa for dinner and overnight. Day 2 PISA - SIENA - PISA Buffet breakfast. Start the visit of PISA know worldwide for its leaning tower the bell tower of the citys cathedral the city is also home of the University of Pisa. Departure to SIENA the beautiful medieval city famous for the Palio. Proceed to Rome. Day 3 ROME After breakfast depart from the hotel for a walking tour. There will be no tour leader during the stay in Rome. Visit St. Peters Basilica Navona Square the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. In the afternoon explore the rest of the city at your own leisure or take an optional tour. Overnight stay. Day 4 ROME - NAPLES - POMPEII - SORRENTO Early morning departure from Rome to POMPEII the famous Roman city destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 a.D. Lunch in a local restaurant and afterwards visit of the excavations.. Proceed on to SORRENTO. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Day 5 SORRENTO - CAPRI - SORRENTO Excursion to Capri to discover the beauty of this wonderful island. Weather permitting visit of the Blue Grotto. Lunch in a typical restaurant. Visit Anacapri with its magnificent views time at leisure. Return to Sorrento by ferry. Dinner and overnight. Day 6 SORRENTO - AMALFI Morning departure to Amalfi via the breathtaking Amalfi Coast. En-route you will see POSITANO and see other picturesque fishing villages. Time at leisure in Amalfi. Dinner and overnight. Day 7 AMALFI - POMPEII - ROME Breakfast at the hotel morning at leisure early afternoon transfer to Pompeii where we will start our trip back to Rome. Traffic permitting estimated time of arrival approximately 2130. Day 8 ROME - ASSISI - SIENA Early morning departure for ASSISI the mystic town of Saint Francis still surrounded by ancient walls. Time at leisure to visit the Basilica of Saint Francis with its early Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. Proceed on to SIENA the beautiful medieval city renown for the Palio. Dinner and overnight. Day 9 FLORENCE Buffet breakfast. Panoramic visit the beautiful Piazza del Duomo the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore Giottos Bell Tower the Baptistery of St. John and Santa Croce the 13th century Franciscan church with Cimabues famous crucifix. Rest of the day at leisure for optional sightseeing or shopping. Dinner and overnight. Day 10 FLORENCE - PADUA - VENICE Buffet breakfast. Departure for PADUA where you will have free time to visit the famous Cathedral of St. Anthony guarded by Donatellos "Gattamelata". Continue on to VENICE and upon arrival enjoy a walking tour of this unique city. You will see the Square and Basilica of St. Mark with the Doges Palace the Bridge of Sighs and the Prisons. Dinner and overnight. Day 11 VENICE - MILAN Buffet breakfast. Departure to Milan less then 9 by train. Afternoon at leisure to visit the city. Overnight Day 12 MILAN Buffet breakfast. End of the tour. Includes - Accommodation at 4 Star hotels with downtown location - Buffet breakfast daily - Two lunches - seven dinners - Service charges and taxes - Ground transportation by deluxe motorcoach - Tour assistant during the tour - Sightseeing tours as indicated in the itinerary - Local guides and entrance fees Excludes - City tax - Personal expenses - Tips and gratuities - Optional activity costs Hotel-Accomodation List - In Pisa NH Cavalieri or similar - In Rome Diana or similar - In Florence Grifone or similar - In Venice Continental or similar - In Sorrento G.H. Vesuvio G.H. Bristol or similar - In Milan Antares Concorde or similar Please Note - Tour Operator reserves the right to provide hotels of similar category if the circumstances make it necessary at no additional cost or refund. - Child rates apply for one child sharing the same room with 2 adults in double accommodations. Date of birth must be advised at the moment of booking. - Booked hotels are not available before 12 noon. - Tours are multilingual English French and Spanish. - Passengers are allowed to carry maximum one piece of luggage per person on the tours.