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Classic Italy (10 Day Tour)

Vacation Code: EVDI10D09
10 Days and 9 Nights
16 Meals: (9 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners)

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The perfect introduction to Europe’s most visited destination, this is the first of our Classic Italy tours. You’ll travel the length of this uniquely diverse country, and have the opportunity to explore all the most beautiful and intriguing parts of Italy, from vibrant cities like Rome and Venice, to rolling countryside and the breathtaking coastal scenery of the Amalfi region.

Classic Italy gives you a balanced blend of sightseeing, guided touring, and leisure time. Ideal for all travelers who want to visit Italy, but don’t want to do it alone. Whatever your experience level, from novice visitor to seasoned traveler, we’ll make your Italy tour relaxed and enjoyable, ensuring that you get to visit every destination on your wish list with total peace of mind. From beginning to end, all of our Classic Italy tours have been designed with you in mind. Contact us today and start planning a trip to Italy that will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime!

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Day 1: Rome
Day 2: Rome – Assisi – Siena – Florence
Day 3: Florence
Day 4: Florence – Bologna – Padova – Venice
Day 5: Venice
Day 6: Venice – Montepulciano – Rome
Day 7: Rome
Day 8: Rome – Naples – Pompeii – Sorrento
Day 9: Sorrento – Capri – Rome
Day 10: Rome

Day 1: Rome

Welcome to Italy! Get ready to embark on an unforgettable experience. Upon arrival in Rome, make your way to the hotel. At 8:30 pm reach the meeting point (on the corner of Via del Traforo (near street no. 148) and Largo del Tritone, on the wide sidewalk opposite the wedding-dress shop) to be ready for the departure of Rome by night tour. Our local expert guide will lead you to discover the wonders of the Eternal City, charming by day – absolutely romantic by night. You enjoy the whole center of this magic city in the moonlight during this panoramic mix of bus and walking tour. The tour ends in Colosseum area. Enjoy on your own the rest of the night. Return to the hotel on your own and overnight stay.

Day 2: Rome – Assisi – Siena – Florence

Rise and shine for an early departure from Rome via deluxe motor coach to your next destination, Assisi. Today, you will meet your tour guide and get to know your fellow guests. Relax, enjoy the ride, and welcome to the “Classic Italy” tour!

Arrive in Assisi, in Italy’s Umbrian region, and enjoy some leisure time in this tiny town surrounded by ancient walls and graced by grand castles and historic ancient churches. A visit of the Basilica of St. Francis, a World Heritage Site, will provide visitors with a chance to view the frescoes of Giotto and Cimabue as well as many other beautiful works of art.

Departure from Assisi to Siena.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this Tuscan hill town includes magnificent cathedrals, pretty botanical gardens, Gothic palazzos, and the shell–shaped Piazza del Campo, the town square and favored gathering place, home to the Palio horse race, an excellent art museum, and plenty of opportunity for people-watching.

Departure from Siena to our destination of the evening, magnificent Florence.

Arrive at your hotel. Enjoy a leisurely dinner and comfortable overnight accommodations.

Day 3: Florence

After breakfast, we’ll spend the morning exploring this popular city of Etruscan- Roman origins, which flourished in the Middle Ages as a free commune. Now the most populated city in Tuscany, Florence is recognized as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and is lauded for its magnificent sites. You’ll visit the architectural gem of Florence, the domed cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, better known as The Duomo (outside visit). This 14th century masterpiece is visible throughout the city and is the most-visited attraction in Florence. The tour will then proceed to the Campanile (bell tower), partly designed by Giotto, and the accompanying Baptistery, graced with spectacular bronze doors that artist Michelangelo dubbed “The Gates of Paradise.

Lunch in a typical restaurant in Santa Croce Square.

Enjoy an afternoon at leisure, with the option of visiting nearby Pisa (46 euros per person to be paid directly to the tour guide). Known, of course, for its famous Leaning Tower, Pisa achieved notoriety as one of Italy’s four 11th century Maritime Republics and was the birthplace of physicist/astronomer Galileo. While in Pisa, we’ll take time to admire the Square of Miracles where we’ll find the lovely Duomo, the quirky Leaning Tower, and many other notable sites.

Upon return to Florence, settle in for an overnight stay

Day 4: Florence – Bologna – Padova – Venice

After breakfast you will depart Florence by a deluxe coach and head to Bologna.

Situated between the Po River and the Apennines, the city of Bologna is home to the oldest university in the Western world (established in 1088) and is known throughout Italy for the excellent quality of life it provides its residents. The landscape of this city, one of the most developed in Italy, is enriched by elegant and extensive arcades (or porticos), an architectural element for which the city is famous. Have your camera ready as we explore Neptune Square and its beautiful fountain, and nearby Major Square, both located in the heart of the city. Home to companies such as Lamborghini and Masserati, Bologna is a pedestrian-friendly city where guests can feel free to explore on foot. Here, you’ll be fascinated by the opulent King Renzo Palace, the Podestà Palace, and the Basilica of San Petronio, one of the largest basilicas in the world.

Departure from Bologna to Padova.

Our stop in Padova includes a visit to the beautiful Sant’Antonio Basilica in the heart of the city.

Departure from Padova to our next destination, Venice.

In the evening when the city sparkles, arrive in spectacular Venice, often described as one of the most romantic cities in the world, famous for its gondola-traveled canals and magnificent architectural sites.

Enjoy dinner in this magical city and a good night’s sleep before a day of sightseeing.

Day 5: Venice

Eat breakfast and then transfer by vaporetto to St Mark Square. You’ll tour the square as well as an inside visit of St. Mark’s Cathedral, Dodge’s Palace (outside), a symbol of the glory and authority of Venice, former residence of the Dukes, and seat of the government and the Court of Justice. We’ll cross the famous Bridge of Sighs, where it is said prisoners would catch their last glimpse of Venice before being incarcerated in the attached prison.

Enjoy an afternoon at leisure and the chance to visit numerous other Venetian sites such as Ca d’Oro – one of the city’s most magnificent palazzi, or the Basilica de Santa Maria della Salute.

At the end of the day return to the hotel on your own and overnight stay.

Day 6: Venice – Montepulciano – Rome

Eat breakfast at your hotel and depart by motor coach from Piazzale Roma to the famous Montepulciano in Tuscany.

Known for its pork, cheese, pasta, honey, and famous Vino Nobile wine, this attractive ancient city is situated in southern Tuscany. A medieval and Renaissance hill town, it’s a great place to enjoy a little wine tasting. A pedestrian-friendly, car-free town, Montepulciano also boasts several handsome churches and a small palazzo designed by Michelozzo.Lunch in a typical restaurant. Spend the afternoon exploring Montepulciano at your own pace.

Departure from Montepulciano to our last destination, Rome.

Evening arrival in Rome and an overnight stay.

Day 7: Rome

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and depart at approximately 7:30 am for a walking tour of Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica and jump the lines! No stress to reach the area: upon arrival, your guide will lead you into the museums where you will visit one of the most important art collection in the world.

Admire the beautiful spiral stairway, the gallery of tapestries and geographical maps, before arriving at the famous Sistine Chapel. The tour also includes the visit of St. Peter’s Basilica.

After lunch, meet the group by the Colosseum for an afternoon guided tour. The Romans built an empire of truly gigantic proportions. The testimony of its greatness is still visible in the places where the city was built, more than 2772 years ago, by the legendary twin brothers Romulus and Remus.

To see it with your own eyes, join us and our professional guide on this 3- hour-tour: we’ll provide you with a pocket radio receiver and earphones, and let you access the Colosseum skipping the long line. You’ll walk inside the Flavian Amphitheater, seeing the places where the Ancient Romans used to watch a variety of events, such as gladiatorial shows or staged animal hunts, and you’ll learn more about the way Romans used to enjoy their leisure time.

You’ll stroll around the Palatine Hill, the place where Rome was founded and where Roman emperors used to live: the view is spectacular from here, so get your camera ready for some perfect shots from above! You’ll also reach the Roman Forum, the pulsating heart of ancient Roman life, to see some very well preserved ruins of that time: let the tour guide take you back in time and try to imagine how it was like to be a Roman citizen.

Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure exploring more sites, eating gelato, or hobnobbing with the friendly locals.

Day 8: Rome – Naples – Pompeii – Sorrento

Breakfast at the hotel and depart from Rome to Naples.

After leaving Rome, the coach will take the “Sun Route” motorway, driving through the regions of Lazio and Campania, providing views of the Abbey of Montecassino. Upon arrival in Naples, guests will embark on a short panoramic city tour which will include: Margellina, Castel dell’Ovo, Plebiscito Square, the Royal Palace, the Maschio Angioino, and the port. We’ll stop for a pleasant lunch in a local restaurant before departing for Pompeii.

Visit the excavations of this famous Roman City, destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D. After the tour, we will depart and drive along the Sorrentine Coast on our way to the town of Sorrento.

Arrival at the hotel, where you will eat dinner and enjoy an overnight stay.

Day 9: Sorrento – Capri – Rome

Eat breakfast at the hotel and depart for the port, where we board a boat for the Island of Capri.

In Capri, weather and sea conditions permitting, we will visit the Blue Grotto in small row boats – a truly magical experience for visitors of all ages. Afterwards, enjoy a tasty lunch at a local eatery and time at your leisure to explore this picturesque island.

In the afternoon, you will depart from Capri and head to Rome.

Arrival at the hotel and overnight stay.

Day 10: Rome

Breakfast at the hotel and end of services. Not ready to go home yet? Having too much fun exploring magnificent Italy? Your travel specialist will review all the options available to you at the end of the trip, including an extended opportunity to explore the country or the option of spending an extra night in Rome. If you must go, you’ll head to the airport for your return home. Remember, we are always eager to help you create the travel experience you desire, so don’t hesitate to ask if you’d like to keep your travel options open!

Hotel Accommodations :

*4 star hotel pricing available

Additional Information

The tour includes:

  • Transportation by deluxe motor coach
  • Multilingual tour guide and escort
  • Accommodation at the hotels
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Guided visit with entrance tickets to the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Church
  • Guided visit with entrance tickets to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatin Hill
  • St Mark’s Basilica visit with “Skip the Line”
  • Panoramic visits as per itinerary
  • Tour of Pompeii with entrance tickets
  • Blue Grotto visit
  • Luggage service: 1 piece of luggage per person
  • Taxes and fees
  • 24 hour emergency hotline

The tour does not include:

  • Transfers to/from airport
  • Tips
  • Drinks and extras in hotel
  • Entrance fees to monuments and museums not included in the itinerary
  • Everything that is not mentioned in “The tour includes” section
  • Extra luggage may incur an additional fee
  • Rome Hotel Taxes (6 euros per person per day) to be paid directly to hotel
  • Florence Hotel Taxes (4 euros per person per day) to be paid directly to hotel
  • Venice Hotel Taxes (4 euros per person per day) to be paid directly to hotel
  • Sorrento Hotel Taxes (3 euros per person per day) to be paid directly to hotel

Pricing and Dates

Departure DateDoubleSingleTripleReservation Deposit
Sep-25-2022$ 2000.00$ 2700.00$ 2000.00$ 300.00
Sep-30-2022$ 2000.00$ 2700.00$ 2000.00$ 300.00
Oct-02-2022$ 2000.00$ 2700.00$ 2000.00$ 300.00
Oct-07-2022$ 2000.00$ 2700.00$ 2000.00$ 300.00
Oct-14-2022$ 2000.00$ 2700.00$ 2000.00$ 300.00
Oct-16-2022$ 2000.00$ 2700.00$ 2000.00$ 300.00
Oct-21-2022$ 2000.00$ 2700.00$ 2000.00$ 300.00
Oct-23-2022$ 2000.00$ 2700.00$ 2000.00$ 300.00
Nov-06-2022$ 1800.00$ 2390.00$ 1800.00$ 300.00
Nov-13-2022$ 1800.00$ 2390.00$ 1800.00$ 300.00
Nov-04-2022$ 1800.00$ 2390.00$ 1800.00$ 300.00
Jan-08-2023$ 1800.00$ 2390.00$ 1800.00$ 300.00
Jan-22-2023$ 1800.00$ 2390.00$ 1800.00$ 300.00
Feb-05-2023$ 1800.00$ 2390.00$ 1800.00$ 300.00
Feb-19-2023$ 1800.00$ 2390.00$ 1800.00$ 300.00
Mar-05-2023$ 1800.00$ 2390.00$ 1800.00$ 300.00