Central Holidays

Program Highlights

  • Marvel at the magic of Venice from the Bridge of Sighs and Doge’s Palace to St. Mark’s Square
  • Sample local favorites of Lambrusco wines and balsamic vinegar with lunch in Modena
  • Explore the Renaissance city of Florence
  • Enjoy a private wine tasting experience in Umbria before touring charming Assisi and visiting the Basilica of Saint Francis
  • Discover Rome and Vatican City and immerse yourself in the overwhelming power of art displayed in the Sistine Chapel

Includes

  • First class hotel accommodation for 8 nights
  • 13 included meals consisting of:
    - 8 buffet breakfasts
    - 1 gourmet lunch with mini a-la-carte menu at most local restaurant
    - 1 light lunch at winery
    - 3 gourmet dinners with mini a-la-carte menu at most local restaurants
  • Wine, mineral water and coffee or cappuccino served with meals at hotels and restaurants
  • Touring by private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Assistance of a professional tour director for the entire length of the tour
  • Complete program of sightseeing tours and excursions with entrance fees:
    - Walking tour of Venice, including a visit of the Doge’s Palace
    - Balsamic vinegar tasting in Modena
    - Visit of St. Anthony’s Basilica in Padua
    - Walking tour of Florence, including a visit of the Accademia to see the “David” by Michelangelo
    - Wine tasting at local winery
    - Tour of Assisi and visit of St. Francis Basilica
    - Classical guided tour of Rome
    - Tour of Rome, including a visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Baggage handling
  • Personalized audio system to hear your guide from a distance
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • City tax

Excludes

  • Airfare, Airport taxes & Fuel Surcharges
  • Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry) if required
  • Tips and Personal items
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional Tours

Small Groups


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Notes

  • Single and triple rooms: On Request
  • Single supplement: $1,181
  • Reduction for third person sharing twin-bedded room: $90
  • Price is per person based on double occupancy
  • Rates for additional nights in first and last city are available

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Best Price starting at $2,870 (Based on per person in Double Occupancy)

2023

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Hotels

Venice

CAVALLETTO  in Venice, Italy
CAVALLETTO
2 Nights / First Class

This elegant 4 star hotel was opened in 1308 when the Doges of Venice would...


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Florence

GRAND HOTEL MEDITERRANEO in Florence, Italy
GRAND HOTEL MEDITERRANEO
3 Nights / First Class

Located on the ‘Lungarni’ (literally- along Arno- referring to the river of that name) with...


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Rome

MEDITERRANEO in Rome, Italy
MEDITERRANEO
3 Nights / First Class

This 4 star hotel is located in the historic city center of Rome, on the...


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Morning arrival into Venice’s Marco Polo Airport. Here you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel in Venice. The balance of the day is at leisure. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner at a popular restaurant. (D)

Your morning tour of Venice is on foot and will highlight the Basilica of St. Mark and the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and Piombi Prison. Afternoon is at leisure with enough time for more sightseeing, shopping or relaxation. (B)

This morning depart Venice and stop in Padua to visit the Basilica of St. Anthony and its art, including the large bronze works of Donatello. Continue your scenic drive to Modena where you’ll be treated to a special balsamic vinegar tasting session plus lunch, featuring local specialties and Lambrusco wine. After lunch continue to Florence, the home of Michelangelo. (B,L)

Your morning tour takes you to Michelangelo Square for a panoramic view of the city. Then visit: the Accademia to see Michelangelo’s original “David” statue, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery with its “Gates of Paradise” doors, Signoria Square and Santa Croce Church. Enjoy your afternoon exploring the treasures of Florence on your own or embark on an optional tour to Pisa featuring dinner at an authentic farmhouse and winery in the enchanting Tuscan countryside. (B)

The day is yours to discover the city of Florence, to shop for some local goods or to take an optional excursion to Siena and San Gimignano. Medieval Siena, known for its famed Palio horse races and expansive central Il Campo Plaza, awaits your exploration. Visit Siena’s Duomo, considered to be one of the finest Gothic cathedrals in Italy. In San Gimignano, stroll the old-world center and take in the fascinating architecture and towers that offer amazing views of the city and the surrounding valley. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Morning departure for Rome. Drive through the serene Tuscan and Umbrian countryside, passing by the shores of Lake Trasimeno with a stop at a local winery where a wine expert will lecture on the vinification process. After a delicious tasting of the varieties of wines produced there and a light lunch, continue to Assisi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to enjoy your guided tour of St. Francis Basilica. Arrive in Rome in the late afternoon. (B,L)

This morning, embark on a guided tour of Classical Rome. Stroll along cobbled laneways, stop by the Spanish Steps, one of Rome’s most recognizable landmarks immortalized in countless postcards and films, toss a coin in the magnificent Trevi Fountain to ensure a return to Rome, see Piazza Navona, one of the finest Baroque masterpieces in papal Rome, and imagine it as the Ancient Stadium of Domitian capable of holding 30 thousand spectators in the ancient times. Afternoon at leisure to discover the Eternal City on your own, for some shopping or to join an optional tour of the Roman Forum and Colosseum. (B)

This morning, experience a very special privately guided tour of the priceless collection of art and treasures in the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museum. Rest of the day at leisure to relax or discover why Roman trattorias are famous for their fine cuisine. Tonight, bid arrivederci to Rome at a special festive dinner with wine and music in one of the most famous restaurants in Trastevere. (B,D)

Morning transfer to airport for your return flight home. (B)

(B) Breakfast - (L) Lunch - (D) Dinner

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