Tour Number: 1522174ZT
Group Leader's Name: Samuel Smith
Departure Date: 5/13/2015
Return Dates: 5/22/2015
Departure Gateway: Washington DC
10 days
Venice, Florence, Assisi, Sorrento, Rome

You’ll squeeze every last drop out of Italy on this whirlwind ten-day adventure.

Wander the winding cobbled streets of Venice and Florence, through plazas that compete with the world’s best museums. Relax like an Assisiani in Assisi, and like a southerner in Sorrento. Internalize the eerie quiet of ancient Pompeii, and see some of the world’s most timeless sites in former Caput Mundi.
Italy Grand Tour map
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Venice

    Arrive in Venice

    Enjoy a pasta dinner

  • Day 3: Venice

    Take a guided tour of Venice

    • St. Mark’s Square
    • Campanile
    • Grand Canal

    Visit the Doge's Palace

    See a glass-blowing demonstration

  • Days 4: Florence

    Travel to Florence

    Take a guided walking tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Chiesa di Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise

    Visit the Duomo

    See a leather-making demonstration

  • Day 5: Florence

    Enjoy a free day in Florence

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    Pisa

    Pisa

    Journey to Pisa on this half-day excursion. Enjoy a guided tour of the city’s Field of Miracles, where you can snap a picture of the 12th-century Leaning Tower, aslant ever since the third floor was built. This is where Galileo was said to have developed his laws of gravity. Also visit the adjacent cathedral and baptistery, which contain exquisite marble pulpits carved in the Gothic style.

  • Day 6: Assisi

    Travel to Assisi

    Take a guided tour of Assisi

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis

  • Day 7: Pompeii

    Travel to Pompeii

    Take a guided tour of Pompeii

    Continue to Sorrento

  • Day 8: Sorrento + Rome

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    Capri

    Capri

    The coastal beauty of this rocky island has been luring vacationing travelers for over two thousand years; know where to look, and you can even find the ruins of Imperial Roman villas. As Caesar did, you’ll experience the full charm of this island by both land and sea. Cruise across the Bay of Naples toward the pale blue shores of Capri, and search the harbor for the perfect place to explore once you’ve docked.

    Return to Rome

    Enjoy a pizza dinner

  • Day 9: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    Visit the Sistine Chapel

    Visit St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    Visit the Colosseum

    Visit the Roman Forum

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 10: Depart for home

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Venice

    Arrive in Venice

    Enjoy a pasta dinner

  • Day 3: Venice

    Take a guided tour of Venice

    • St. Mark’s Square
    • Campanile
    • Grand Canal

    Visit the Doge's Palace

    See a glass-blowing demonstration

  • Days 4: Florence

    Travel to Florence

    Take a guided walking tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Chiesa di Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise

    Visit the Duomo

    See a leather-making demonstration

  • Day 5: Florence

    Enjoy a free day in Florence

    Add this in-depth excursion
    Pisa

    Pisa

    Journey to Pisa on this half-day excursion. Enjoy a guided tour of the city’s Field of Miracles, where you can snap a picture of the 12th-century Leaning Tower, aslant ever since the third floor was built. This is where Galileo was said to have developed his laws of gravity. Also visit the adjacent cathedral and baptistery, which contain exquisite marble pulpits carved in the Gothic style.

  • Day 6: Assisi

    Travel to Assisi

    Take a guided tour of Assisi

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis

  • Day 7: Pompeii

    Travel to Pompeii

    Take a guided tour of Pompeii

    Continue to Sorrento

  • Day 8: Sorrento + Rome

    Add this in-depth excursion
    Capri

    Capri

    The coastal beauty of this rocky island has been luring vacationing travelers for over two thousand years; know where to look, and you can even find the ruins of Imperial Roman villas. As Caesar did, you’ll experience the full charm of this island by both land and sea. Cruise across the Bay of Naples toward the pale blue shores of Capri, and search the harbor for the perfect place to explore once you’ve docked.

    Return to Rome

    Enjoy a pizza dinner

  • Day 9: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    Visit the Sistine Chapel

    Visit St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    Visit the Colosseum

    Visit the Roman Forum

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 10: Depart for home

Everything you get

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    8 overnight stays in bathrooms with private bathrooms (10 with extension)

  • On-tour transportation

    Land transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Light breakfast daily; 5 local dinners or 6 with extension

  • Full-time Tour Director

    We have the best Tour Directors in the business; Your group will have a trusted, friendly guide at your side full-time on tour to manage all logistics, offer insight and guidance, and respond to any unexpected challenges

  • Guided sightseeing

    Venice; Florence; Assisi; Pompeii; Vatican City; Rome; With extension: Trastevere and Janiculum; Catacombs and St. Paul’s; Ostia Antic

  • Entrances

    Doge’s Palace; Glass-blowing demonstration; Duomo; Leathermaking demonstration; Basilica of St. Francis; Ruins of Pompeii; Sistine Chapel; St. Peter’s Basilica; Colosseum; Roman Forum; With extension: Catacombs; St. Paul’s Outside the Walls; Ostia Antica

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    We have over 400 schools and offices in more than 50 countries, which means if something happens, we can react quickly and in person. We also include our $15 million liability policy and $1 million consumer protection plan at no additional cost to travelers.

  • Curriculum Integration

    We provide support and expertise to help you integrate academic goals into your tour itinerary as needed.

Total Price

$3,192 $517*
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