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Leisurely Tuscany & Rome with Sorrento - GSA (6203)

13 days from Rome to Rome

2017 Tour Details

The vibrant city of Rome, the rolling hills and historic towns in Tuscany, and the breathtaking beauty of Cinque Terre, the laid-back colorful town of Sorrento…these and more await you on this fabulous Italy tour. You’ll spend three nights in Rome (with guided sightseeing), four nights in the quaint spa town of Montecatini, three nights in Sorrento and one night in Siena. Also visit Pisa, Florence, San Gimignano, and Assisi

One of the highlights of this Italy tour is an excursion to Cinque Terre, a name given to five medieval villages on the Italian Riviera and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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 fishing villages and take in the breathtaking views. Words cannot describe the spectacular scenery—you must witness it in person.

Another tour highlight is an excursion to Florence, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, with its artistic masterpieces from the Renaissance. Your walking tour introduces you to the city’s highlights, including the Piazza della Signoria, the center of Florence’s political life since the 14th century. Take an excursion to the hilltop town of San Gimignano, a small, medieval town uniquely situated among vineyards and olive groves. See the many towers, which were built by wealthy families to show their economic power. In Siena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visit Piazza del Campo, one of Italy’s most famous medieval piazzas.

In addition to its beautiful cities and medieval towns, Tuscany is famous for its Chianti wine, and no vacation to Tuscany would be complete without visiting a winery. On this Italy tour, you’ll visit a renowned wine estate and indulge in an enjoyable lunch.

Spend three nights in the picturesque town of Sorrento, on the Neapolitan Riviera. Enjoy views of the Vesuvius from a distance, sip a limoncello while watching the sunset, and discover the sunny personality of the friendly locals.

What more could you ask for in a value-minded Italy vacation?

 Destinations & Sightseeing

Individual headsets

Sightseeing:
See Pisa's Leaning Tower, visit Montecatini, Cinque Terre excursion, San Gimignano, Greve Vicchiomaggio estate, Siena, Assisi. Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable

Guides:

Local Guides for city sightseeing in Rome, Florence; professional Tour Director while touring

Scenic Highlights:
Chianti Valley, Umbria

Transportation:

Transportation:
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach, Cinque Terre excursion boat and train

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfasts daily; 1 lunch; 5 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

Arrival in Rome, Italy. Check 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 2

Rome. The “Eternal City” is steeped in history, vibrantly alive, exciting, and absolutely unique! Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts in St. Peter's Square, the heart of Vatican, followed by a visit to the ROMAN FORUM and the mighty COLOSSEUM. Time, too, for your own exploring, shopping, or just relaxing at a sidewalk café. (B)

Day 3

Rome–Pisa–Montecatini. Leave Rome, heading north through the famous Chianti vineyards. Arrive in Pisa, and see the famous Square of Miracles with the Leaning Tower. Continue to Montecatini, an idyllic spa town conveniently located to explore the best of Tuscany. (B,D)

Day 4

Montecatini. Excursion to Florence. Enjoy a full-day excursion to the “Cradle of the Renaissance.” The included walking tour with a Local Guide will introduce you to the city’s highlights, such as the Piazza della Signoria and the unique Duomo complex with its Baptistry Bell Tower and the cupola designed by Brunelleschi. (B)

Day 5

Montecatini. A day to do as you please or to join an optional half-day excursion to two of Tuscany’s best-known cities: Lucca, renowned for its narrow streets, quaint shops, and magnificent palaces and churches; and Vinci, birthplace of that true Renaissance genius, Leonardo. (B)

Day 6

Montecatini. Excursion to Cinque Terre. Enjoy a day trip to Cinque Terre National Park by boat (weather permitting) and train. The beauty of the rugged cliffs and romantic fishing villages once inspired poet Lord Byron. Discover the natural wonders, scenic paths, local produce, and the hospitality of its people. (B,D)

Day 7

Montecatini–San Gimignano–Siena. Enjoy an included excursion to San Gimignano, a hilltop town with more towers than churches, uniquely situated among vineyards, olive groves, and the delightful Tuscan countryside, and enjoy lunch at the VICCHIOMAGGIO WINE ESTATE. Next, travel to Siena—without a doubt, Tuscany’s most beloved and inviting city. A walk through its narrow streets lined with medieval palaces into the PIAZZA DEL CAMPO, which is shaped like a fan, is truly a memorable experience. (B,L)

Day 8

Siena–Assisi–Rome. Stop in the medieval walled city of Assisi, home of the mystical St. Francis. Marvel at the remarkable treasures of the magnificent BASILICA, then leave this peaceful old town to head across the Apennines to Rome. Celebrate your last evening in Rome by joining the optional farewell dinner. (B)

Day 9

Rome–Sorrento. Drive from Rome to Sorrento for three nights at the Hotel Cesare Augusto. (B,D)

Day 10

At Leisure in Sorrento. (B,D daily)

Day 11

At Leisure in Sorrento. (B,D daily)

Day 12

Sorrento–Rome. Return to Rome. (B)

Day 13

Rome. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

 Accommodations

ROME Santa Costanza (ST)
MONTECATINI Astoria (ST)
MONTECATINI Grand Hotel du Park et Regina (F)
SIENA Four Points by Sheraton Siena (ST)
ROME Pineta Palace (MF)
SORRENTO Grand Hotel Cesare Augusto (F)



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