9 Days: Best of Italy (Summer 2020)

9 Days: Best of Italy

Milan | Como | Venice | Pisa | Florence | Cinque Terre | Naples |Capri | Sorrento | Pompeii | Tivoli | Rome | Vatican
Description

This 9-day tour consists of a trip around some of the most scenic sites across Italy. We begin our journey in Milan and end in Vatican. Download the full itinerary for full details.

If interested, please email raj@premieregroup.com or call today at 416-216-0107 – Ext. 4107

Hotels

1 nt at HUB hotel or similar in Milan
1 nt at Ibis Padova or similar in Padova.
2 nts at Ibis Firenze Nord or similar in Florence.
2 nts at Resort Il Panfilo or similar in Naples.
2 nts at Mercure Roma West or similar in Rome.

Meals
  • Enjoy a Continental breakfast Everyday
    Bread, Butter, Jam, Cereal, Milk, Tea, Coffee and Juice.
  • Enjoy Indian dinners in Italy
    A Choice of Jain / Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian Menus.
Itinerary
Day 1: MILAN (D)

Welcome to Milan. You will be transfered to your hotel (Check-in time is after 1500 hrs). Overnight in Milan.

Day 2: MILAN & LAKE COMO (B, D)

Today, proceed for the Orienation tour of Milan. See the famous Duomo, one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Italy, La Scala Opera House and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the world’s oldest shopping malls. Later travel to scenic the town of Como – Located on the shores of Lake Como – this is a popular resort area for aristocrats and celebrities since Roman times, known for its dramatic scenery, set against the foothills of the Alps. Walk along its beautiful waterfront or relax in this picturesque lakeside setting. Later we proceed towards Padova. Overnight at the hotel in Padova.

Day 3: VENICE & FLORENCE (B, D)

Today, drive to Venice, the romantic Italian city, known for its unique architecture. Drive over Mussolini’s Bridge of Liberty and then take a private boat to St. Mark’s Square, the very heart of Venice. Here, see the historic Ducal Palace, the infamous prison, the Bridge of Sighs, the exquisite Clock Tower and the splendor of St. Mark’s Basilica. Visit the Murano Glass showroom where a master craftsman will demonstrate the art of creating the famous Venetian blown glass. Later, drive to Florence and proceed on a guided walking tour of the city during which we see the Magnificent Duomo, the Baptistery and Giotto’s Bell Tower. We then walk towards Piazza Signoria to see the Palazzo Vecchio, the Logia and the Equestrian statue of Cosimo. Overnight in Florence.

Day 4: PISA & CINQUE TERRE (B, D)

Today, drive to Pisa and visit the “Field of Miracles”, wherein stands the grand Romanesque Pisan styled marble Cathedral. See the Baptistery and the bell tower, known throughout the world as the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Remember to take a photograph of your family against this wonder of the world. Later, take a train excursion with a local guide to the stunning Cinque Terre – set amid some of the most dramatic coastal scenery on the planet, these five ingeniously constructed fishing villages can bolster the most jaded of spirits. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997. Overnight in Florence.

Day 5: NAPLES (B, D)

Today, we drive to Naples. On arrival enjoy an orientation tour of Naples. Overnight in Naples.

Day 6: CAPRI, SORENTO & NAPLES (B, D)

Today, proceed to Capri on a Hydrofoil- a high speed boat that gets you to this beautiful island in under an hour. Capri is known for it’s fabled beauty and refined hedonism that has charmed them all, from Roman rulers and Russian revolutionaries to Hollywood legends. Enjoy a guided tour and later, take a boat to the Blue Grotto (Weather Permitting) a large cavern lit by sunlight reflecting off the submerged limestone walls. Today, also visit Sorrento – a jewel in the world famous Amalfi Coast in Italy. Overnight in Naples.

Day 7: POMPEII, TIVOLI & ROME (B, D)

Today, drive to Pompeii. On a guided tour – see the once a thriving and sophisticated Roman city that was buried under meters of ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The preserved site features excavated ruins of streets and houses that you will visit. Next we drive to Tivoli. On arrival we visit the 16th-century Villa d’Este, a UNESCO World Heritage which is a Renaissance retreat famous for its landscaped gardens and lavish fountains. Later we proceed to Rome. Overnight in Rome.

Day 8: ROME (B, D)

Today, on a guided tour of Rome, see the Castel St. Angelo, see the Circus Maximus and see the ruins of the Greek Temples, see the gigantic Colosseum – symbol of Rome and the Trevi Fountain. Later, visit world-renowned Vatican museum with Sistine Chapel – the private chapel of the Pope. See “The Last Judgment” painted on the altar by the renowned artist Michelangelo. Also Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest Cathedral. Overnight in the Rome.

Day 9: RETURN HOME (B)

Today, we check out and procced to the airport for your flight back home. It’s time to say goodbye to all the new friends you have made. We hope you take back many happy memories of your holiday. We would like you to spare a few minutes of your time to write and tell us how you enjoyed your holiday and any suggestions you may have for the future.

Arrival / Departure Transfers will be provided subject to minimum 4 passengers travelling together.


NOTE: Due to operational reasons, the routing of this tour may be changed. However, all the sightseeing will remain the same.


B=Breakfast – L=Lunch – IL=International Lunch – D=Dinner – ID=International Dinner – LD=Local Dinner – HPL=Hot Picnic Lunch
Surcharges applicable during Peak and Event periods

Contact Raj Dhingra today to reserve your spot!
Email: raj@premieregroup.com or call 416-216-0107 – ext. 4107