Best of Italy

Member price from
$2,750
Nonmember price from $2,850
13 days
Europe, Italy
1
AAA Vacations

Add a dash of 'issimo' to your love affair with Italy as you explore its captivating landscapes, culture, and the mouth-watering flavours that have inspired its residents to coin the phrase: "First we eat, then we do everything else..." Your Italian discovery made ever more delectable amidst the lemon scents of Sorrento, Renaissance romance in Florence and imposing Rome.

Included
  • Professional Tour Director
  • 19 Meals (12 breakfasts, 7 dinners)
  • Travel by luxury motorcoach
  • First Class hotel accommodations
  • All hotel service charges, and tips, baggage handling fees, restaurant gratuities, and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights
Member Benefits
  • $80 per person optional excursion credit
Highlights
  • City tour in Rome, Pompeii, Capri, Assisi and Florence
  • Cruise to the beautiful Isle of Capri and by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • Orientation of Venice and Milan
  • See the ancient sites of Rome including Circus Maximus
  • View the Benedictine Abbey in Monte Cassino, Juliet's Balcony in Verona, the Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Duomo in Florence
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museum, the Colosseum in Rome, the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino, the excavations at Pompeii, St. Francis Basilica in Assisi, picturesque Lake Como and the medieval city of San Gimignano
Day 1 – Rome
Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Spend the rest of your day relaxing or take a leisurely stroll around the city. Join your companions and Travel Director later for a Welcome Reception. Enjoy an orientation drive to see St. Peter's Basilica and other sights - a great introduction to this beautiful city. Meal: Welcome Reception
Day 2 – Rome sightseeing and free time
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. Your tour continues in ancient Rome. See the Circus Maximus where chariot races were held and visit the impressive Colosseum. There's time afterwards to explore the city on your own, or simply relax and watch the world go by. Meal: (B)
Day 3 – Rome - Cassino - Pompeii - Sorrento
Visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino and view the Benedictine Abbey. Your Local Specialist tells you all about the devastation caused by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 during your walking tour of Pompeii. Arrive later at your hotel in Sorrento where you dine tonight. Meals: (B, D)
Day 4 – Isle of Capri excursion
Witness the intricate art of inlaid woodwork, a Cultural Insight for which Sorrento is famous. Later embark on an included excursion by ferry to the Isle of Capri. Visit Capri Town and other sights during your tour with a Local Specialist. Spend time exploring this lovely island on your own. Meal: (B)
Day 5 – Sorrento - Assisi
Assisi is a mystical town perched on the slopes of Mount Subasio overlooking the peaceful Umbrian landscape. Under the protection of St. Francis this city is still enclosed by medieval ramparts. Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour which includes a visit to the Basilica of St. Francis, famous for its frescoes depicting the life of this much-loved saint. Spend time afterwards exploring on your own and shopping for souvenirs. Dine at your hotel this evening. Meals: (B, D)
Day 6 – Assisi - Verona - Venice
Today enjoy the glorious countryside and historic architecture of the Emilia Romagna region. This area is also renowned for its cuisine such as tortellini, mortadella and parmesan cheese. Travel to Verona, the home of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, to admire the Roman arena and Juliet's Balcony. Arrive later in Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic. Meals: (B, D)
Day 7 – Venice
Savor the unique sights and sounds of Venice as you cruise by private launch to visit some of the attractions of this unique city. Enjoy an insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making before seeing the sights including the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. Spend free time seeing the sights of your choice. You might like to cruise across the lagoon to the Island of Burano and enjoy a delicious meal. Meal: (B)
Day 8 – Venice - Milan - Lake Maggiore
Cross the plains of Lombardy to Milan, the global capital of design and fashion. View the Duomo, La Scala Opera house and the famous Galleria during your orientation. Dine tonight at your hotel. Meals: (B, D)
Day 9 – Lake Como excursion
Travel to the beautiful Lake Como with free time to explore or simply soak up the scenery. This evening take a private boat to an island on Lake Maggiore for a special dinner experience. Meals: (B, D)
Day 10 – Pisa - Florence
Cross the Plains of Lombardy, the forested Apennine Mountains, and pass by Genoa to Pisa. View the extraordinary Leaning Tower before arriving in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Tonight you might like to sample some local Tuscan cuisine. Meals: (B)
Day 11 – Florence
Your Local Specialist brings the city's rich history to life during your walking tour. View the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio and visit Piazza della Signoria. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo. Spend free time exploring or shop for high-quality leather and gold. Meal: (B)
Day 12 – Siena - Rome
This morning stop at the Tuscan hill town of San Gimignano which is famed for its medieval architecture and towers. The historic center of the town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then return to the capital city. This evening in Rome join your Travel Director and new friends for a Farewell Dinner. Meals: (B, D)
Day 13 – Rome - Tour ends
Say 'arrivederci Roma' at the end of your memorable holiday in Italy. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Conditions apply. Meal: (B)
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04/02/1704/14/17
13 Days
$3,075.00
04/09/1704/26/17
13 Days
$3,175.00
04/16/1704/28/17
13 Days
$3,350.00
04/23/1705/05/17
13 Days
$3,375.00
04/30/1705/12/17
13 Days
$3,425.00
05/07/1705/22/17
13 Days
$3,425.00
05/14/1705/24/17
13 Days
$3,425.00
05/21/1706/02/17
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$3,425.00
05/28/1706/09/17
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$3,425.00
06/04/1706/16/17
13 Days
$3,425.00
06/11/1706/23/17
13 Days
$3,425.00
06/18/1706/30/17
13 Days
$3,425.00
06/25/1707/07/17
13 Days
$3,425.00
07/02/1707/14/17
13 Days
$3,325.00
07/09/1707/21/17
13 Days
$3,295.00
07/16/1707/28/17
13 Days
$3,295.00
07/23/1708/04/17
13 Days
$3,250.00
07/30/1708/11/17
13 Days
$3,250.00
08/06/1708/18/17
13 Days
$3,250.00
08/13/1708/25/17
13 Days
$3,250.00
08/20/1709/01/17
13 Days
$3,250.00
08/27/1709/08/17
13 Days
$3,295.00
09/03/1709/15/17
13 Days
$3,475.00
09/10/1709/22/17
13 Days
$3,425.00
09/17/1709/29/17
13 Days
$3,425.00
09/24/1710/06/17
13 Days
$3,425.00
10/01/1710/13/17
13 Days
$3,375.00
10/08/1710/20/17
13 Days
$3,375.00
10/15/1710/27/17
13 Days
$3,375.00
10/22/1711/03/17
13 Days
$3,295.00
11/04/1711/16/17
13 Days
$2,750.00
11/11/1711/23/17
13 Days
$2,750.00
11/18/1711/30/17
13 Days
$2,750.00
11/25/1712/07/17
13 Days
$2,750.00
12/02/1712/14/17
13 Days
$2,750.00
12/08/1712/20/17
13 Days
$2,750.00

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