K101 - 2017 Venice, Florence, Rome & Sorrento 11 Days / 10 Nights
Arriving at Venice’s airport, you will be met and transferred
to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure until you gather
for a Welcome Dinner with your Tour Director and traveling
Today begins with a sightseeing tour of Venice. Start with a walking tour in St. Mark’s Square, visiting St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, plus view the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs. On to visit a glassblowing factory, where you will watch a demonstration of traditional Venetian glassblowing by master craftsmen. Order of sightseeing in Venice in description- first we go to the glassblowing factory then sightseeing The balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy Venice at your own pace, shop, or perhaps join an optional gondola ride.
Drive to Ferrara, a Renaissance gem in the Emilia-Romagna
region, standing on the banks of the Po River. After an
orientation tour, continue to Pisa where you’ll view the
famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, Baptistery,
and Duomo. Then on to Florence for dinner and a free
Today’s morning city tour begins at the majestic Piazza del
Duomo to see the Cathedral crowned by Brunelleschi’s aweinspiring
Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery with
Ghiberti’s splendid bronze “Gates of Paradise.” Then, visit
the Academy of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s David is
displayed. The tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo with a
spectacular view over Florence. The remainder of the day is
yours to savor the Renaissance splendor of the Tuscan capital
your own way.
Travel through the stunning panorama of Tuscany with
its iconic landscapes as you make your way to Assisi, the
hometown of St. Francis. Here, take a walking tour to see the
main square and visit the impressive Basilica of St. Francis.
Continue to Rome for dinner and an evening at leisure.
A full-day sightseeing tour shows you all the highlights of the
incomparable Eternal City. Visit the Vatican Museums with
moving Sistine Chapel and grand St. Peter’s Basilica. Then on
to visit the Coliseum, ancient Palatine Hill overlooking Circus
Maximus and the Imperial Palace, and the Roman Forum.
A day free to explore Rome your way. Your Tour Director will
have suggestions on how to spend your time. You might
want to browse through some of the stylish shops and
galleries, visit a museum, sightsee, or relax in a sidewalk cafe.
Tonight, dinner with your fellow travelers is the perfect way
to celebrate your Italian adventure.
Departing Rome, travel to Pompeii, a destroyed & buried
under ashes and forever preserved by an eruption of Mount
Vesuvius in 79 A.D. After a visit to the haunting site, a UNESCO
World Heritage Site, continue to Sorrento. Enjoy dinner at
your hotel, then a free evening.
Glide across the glistening bay to the beautiful Isle of Capri.
Here, you’ll visit the magnificent Gardens of Caesar Augustus
and view the famed Faraglioni Rocks. Then there’s time to
wander through the winding streets and browse in the
elegant boutiques before returning to Sorrento.
Take in the sights of Sorrento your way with a full free day.
You might want to wander through the shops, indulge in a
spa treatment, or simply relax & enjoy the views. Tonight,
enjoy dinner in hotel.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport in Naples
for your departure flight.
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner