2017: Italy's Best (6390)

14 days from Rome to Rome

With its magnificent architecture, beautiful landscapes, sumptuous cuisine, ancient ruins, and brilliant art, Italy is a country like no other. On this Italy's Best tour, experience all of this and more.

One of the tour's highlights is the excursion to the Cinque Terre, a name given to five medieval villages on the sea. The area is noted for its natural beauty with terraces built into the mountainside on cliffs that drop down into the sea. Delight in the unique charm of the area and take in the breathtaking views. On your journey through Tuscany, watch the undulating hills, terraced vineyards, olive groves, and rural villages. More breathtaking scenery awaits at Lake Maggiore, one of Italy's largest lakes. Located on the edge of the Swiss Alps, it's the perfect place to relax and soak in the beauty. From here, you'll even take an excursion to Lugano, a lake-side town in Switzerland. Witness breathtaking views of the crystal-clear, blue sea in the laid-back town of Sorrento and take a day trip to Capri, where the crashing sea has formed awe-inspiring caves.

History comes alive on this Italy tour. Visit Pompeii, which was completely buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. This preserved town gives you an amazingly detailed look into ordinary life at the peak of the Roman Empire. See where gladiators fought during the Roman Empire in Rome's Colosseum and where the center of political and social life took place at the Roman Forum. In Genoa, boasting Europe's largest medieval historical center, see the remains of the city's 17th-century fortifications. Visit St Francis' Basilica in Assisi, a medieval town set in the Umbrian hills. Guided city sightseeing tours are foreseen in Rome, Florence and Genoa, and the orientation in Venice includes a boat trip to St Mark's square to see the maze of canals forming this unique romantic city.

These are just some of the many highlights of this affordable tour through Italy!

HOTELS
ROME Green Park Hotel Pamphili (ST)
MONTECATINI Grand Hotel du Park et Regina (ST) or Settenrionale Esplanade (F)
GENOA Starhotels President (F)
LAKE MAGGIORE Simplon (F) at Baveno
VENICE AREA Poppi (ST) at Mira or Holiday Inn (ST) at Marghera
PERUGIA La Meridiana (F)
SORRENTO Central Park (ST) at Massalubrense or Ascot (F)
ROME Holiday Inn Express San Giovanni (ST) or Holiday Inn Parco dei Medici (F)

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Tour Operator
Cosmos
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2017
Duration
14 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1RomeCheck into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this ancient capital. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
Day 2RomeRome, the 'Eternal City,' is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts in St. Peter's Square, followed by a visit to the ROMAN FORUM and the mighty COLOSSEUM for full immersion into life during the Roman Empire. (B)
Day 3MontecatiniVistas of rolling hills, rows of cypress trees, terraced vineyards, olive groves, and rural villages form the backdrop of your journey through beautiful Tuscany. Stop in Pisa to visit the Square of Miracles and see the amazing Leaning Tower. Arrive in Montecatini. (B)
Day 4MontecatiniToday, enjoy an included excursion to Florence. Your Local Guide will show you most of the city highlights on the walking tour. You will see Piazza Santa Croce; beautiful Piazza Signoria; Palazzo Vecchio and its courtyard; Loggia dei Lanzi; and, to top it all, Piazza del Duomo and its cathedral with the Giotto Campanile, and the magnificent East Door of the Baptistry, known as the 'Gate of Paradise.' (B,D)
Day 5GenoaTravel towards La Spezia, a province in Italy's Liguria region. Then, hop aboard the TRAIN to discover some of the five spectacular Cinque Terre villages. Here, the beauty of the rugged cliffs and romantic fishing villages once inspired poet Lord Byron. From Levanto, head towards Genoa, birthplace of explorer Christopher Columbus. (B)
Day 6Lake MaggioreToday's included guided tour is an excellent introduction to Genoa. A maze of squares and alleys, the city grew around the port, a natural inlet, and boasts the largest medieval historical center in Europe. Some of the highlights include the remains of the city's 17th-century fortifications. Next, head north into the plains of Lombardy, and stop in Milan to marvel at its magnificent gothic DUOMO. Then, continue to Baveno on Lake Maggiore. (B)
Day 7Lake MaggioreTime to relax and get to know Lake Maggiore, one of Italy's largest lakes. Located on the very edge of Alpine Switzerland, on clear days you can see the peaks of the Swiss Alps. Take advantage of the included excursion to visit Lugano in Italian-speaking Canton Ticino. (B)
Day 8VeniceTravel across the Po River plain and stop in the romantic city of Verona to see Romeo and Juliet's balcony, and enjoy some time at leisure marveling at the Roman amphitheater before reaching the Venice area. (B)
Day 9VeniceVenice is more like a marvelous film set than a real-life city, with its criss-crossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and piazzas. The included orientation starts with a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark's Square, and is followed by time at leisure and a chance to watch Venetian GLASSBLOWERS fashion their delicate objects as they did centuries ago. Don't miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you. (B,D)
Day 10PerugiaAn interesting drive southwards right across the Po Delta to Ravenna, renowned for its treasure of byzantine mosaics, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Assisi, enclosed by ramparts and little changed since the Middle Ages. This is the town of the deeply mystical and poetic St. Francis-see the BASILICA OF ST. FRANCIS with its famous frescoes by Giotto, brought back to life by a Local Guide. Overnight in beautiful nearby Perugia, capital of Umbria. (B,D)
Day 11SorrentoDrive to POMPEII, where time stopped for the rich, aristocratic town with the terrible eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. On the included guided visit, see the remains of luxurious villas, temples, theater, and forum. Carry on to Sorrento, set on a plateau above the waters of the Bay of Naples. Wander the winding streets lined with shops and stalls, and sit with a glass of wine, absorbing the easygoing life of this charming resort. (B)
Day 12SorrentoEnjoy a day trip to the legendary island, surrounded by rocky coastline and where the crashing sea has formed awe-inspiring caves. The town with its pretty piazza, maze of streets, fashionable boutiques, and cozy restaurants is a mecca for the jet set. Explore on your own or take an optional island tour. (B,D)
Day 13RomeThis morning, time at leisure or enjoy an optional excursion to Positano before returning to Rome. (B)
Day 14RomeYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
05/31/2017$2,159.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
06/04/2017$2,159.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
06/07/2017$2,159.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
06/11/2017$2,159.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
06/14/2017$2,159.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
06/18/2017$2,159.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
06/21/2017$2,159.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
06/25/2017$2,159.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
06/28/2017$2,129.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/05/2017$2,129.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/09/2017$2,129.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/12/2017$2,129.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/16/2017$2,129.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/19/2017$2,129.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/23/2017$2,129.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/30/2017$2,129.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
08/06/2017$2,129.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
08/09/2017$2,129.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
08/13/2017$2,129.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
08/20/2017$2,129.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
08/23/2017$2,129.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
08/27/2017$2,159.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/03/2017$2,159.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/06/2017$2,159.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/10/2017$2,159.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/13/2017$2,159.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/17/2017$2,159.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/20/2017$2,159.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/24/2017$2,159.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/01/2017$2,159.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/08/2017$2,159.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/22/2017$2,059.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/29/2017$2,059.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/19/2017$1,999.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/24/2017$2,069.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
Disclaimer
US$ Price Details

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$650

No triple room reduction.

Extra nights per person in Rome:
in single room $93-$158, in twin $60-$96, in triple $57-$91

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