Great Italian Cities

Member price from
$2,225
Nonmember price from $2,325
10 days
Europe, Italy
1
AAA Vacations

Tread up the stone steps and down the grand boulevards of Italy's capitals - the pavement café culture, enchanting Renaissance frescoes and incredible feats of classic architecture all must-see highlights of this leisurely jaunt through the cities of Rome, Florence and Venice. Explore the centuries-old Rialto food market, admire the embrace of Bologna's Kissing Towers and say 'ciao' to Marco Polo.

Included
  • Professional Tour Director
  • 13 meals (9 breakfasts, 4 dinners)
  • Travel by luxury motorcoach
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees, restaurant gratuities, and local taxes included
  • VIP entry to many sights
Member Benefits
  • $80 per person optional excursion credit
Highlights
  • City tour in Rome, Assisi, Florence, Bologna and Venice
  • Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • Orientation of Pisa
  • See the ancient sites of Rome
  • View Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica in Venice
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the amazing Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum in Rome and St. Francis' Basilica in Assisi
Day 1 – Rome
Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! Relax after your journey or explore this fascinating city on your own. Later, meet your companions and Tour Director for a welcome reception. It's the perfect opportunity to get to know everyone. An orientation drive will take you to view St. Peter's Basilica - a great start to your Italian vacation. Meal: Welcome Reception
Day 2 – Rome
Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist begins at the Vatican Museums. Experience a Cultural Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and then visit St. Peter's Basilica to see his famous Pietà. Later visit the impressive Colosseum, the largest amphitheater in the Roman Empire. See the Circus Maximus where Ben Hur-style chariot racing took place. Spend free time discovering more of the city or relax at a pavement café and watch the world go by. Meal: (B)
Day 3 – Rome
Spend today as you please. Your Tour Director will be able to help you get the most from your day at leisure. Alternatively, consider joining an optional experience to the renowned excavations at Pompeii, in the Bay of Naples. Meal: (B)
Day 4 – Assisi and Florence
Drive north to the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Visit St. Francis' Basilica and see Giotto's enchanting frescoes. Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Meal: (B)
Day 5 – Florence
Learn about Florence's rich cultural history during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Visit Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi. View the multi-colored marble Duomo and Baptistery, famous for its gilded bronze doors. Enjoy scenic views of the Ponte Vecchio, one of the city's most famous landmarks. Afterwards, explore on your own or shop for souvenirs in Florence, renowned for high quality-leather and 18-carat gold jewelry. Meal: (B)
Day 6 – Florence and Pisa
Cross the Arno Valley to Pisa, a former maritime city on the Ligurian Sea. In the Square of Miracles, home to some of the city's most famous sights, see the incredible Leaning Tower and the beautifully sculpted marble cathedral with a Local Specialist. See the Baptistery and the cemetery, built on soil brought from Calvary in the Holy Land. This evening travel to a Tuscan villa for a special dinner. Meals: (B, D)
Day 7 – Bologna and Venice
Travel through the Apennines to Bologna, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and famous for sausages and salami. Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes views of the Kissing Towers which lean towards each other, seemingly poised to embrace. Later cross the Veneto plains to Venice. This sublime island city, constructed in a lagoon, has an incredibly rich cultural and artistic heritage. This evening you might like to take a gondola ride along enchanting canals - it's the perfect introduction to this magical city. Dine tonight at your hotel. Meals: (B, D)
Day 8 – Venice
Savor the unique sights of Venice as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. See the Bridge of Sighs, Palladian Churches, Customs House, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making on Giudecca Island. This afternoon you have free time to visit the Fine Arts Academy, relax at a café on St. Mark's Square or consider a boat trip to the Island of Burano for a delicious meal. Meals: (B)
Day 9 – Venice
Enjoy a leisurely stroll from your hotel along the canals to the famous Rialto Bridge to join your guided Small Group Sightseeing walking tour, which will reveal a centuries-old food market and narrow 'calle' or streets. Admire the beautiful architecture including Marco Polo's house. The rest of the day is free to visit the sights of your choice. Celebrate this evening with your fellow travelers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. Meals: (B, D)
Day 10 – Venice
Say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy and your newfriends at the end of your memorable Italian vacation. Transfers are available, conditions apply. Meal: (B)
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