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Discover Italy (12 Day Tour)

Vacation Code: EVDI12D09
12 Days and 11 Nights
20 Meals: (11 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 5 Dinners)

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The perfect introduction to Europe’s most visited destination, this amazing trip to Italy travels the length of this diverse country, providing our guests an opportunity to explore the most beautiful and intriguing parts of Italy, from vibrant cities like Rome and Venice, to sprawling countryside to its most breathtaking coastal areas including the Amalfi region.

When you take our Discover Italy tour, you can rest assured that your trip to Italy will be a perfectly balanced blend of sightseeing, guided touring and private leisure time. This tour is ideal for travelers of all experience levels, from the novice European visitor to seasoned travelers who’ve already scoped out their favorite parts of this remarkable country. Discover Italy is also an ideal tour for those exploring group travel deals. If you are planning your first trip to Italy with friends or family, this comprehensive 12 day tour will give you everything you and your companions could want. From beginning to end, this tour will provide you with memories that last a lifetime, all wrapped up in one neat little package – Italy!


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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 – Pompei – Sorrento
Day 9: Sorrento
Day 10: Sorrento – Capri
Day 11: Capri – Rome
Day 12: Rome

Day 1: Rome

Welcome to Italy! Get ready to embark on an unforgettable experience. Upon your arrival, you will make your way to your Rome 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 (Breakfast, Dinner)

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 “Discover 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 in Florence. Enjoy a leisurely dinner and comfortable overnight accommodations.

Day 3: Florence (Breakfast, Lunch)

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 (Breakfast, Dinner)

Start the day with a delicious breakfast and then depart for Bologna.

Known for its excellent quality of life, Bologna has a strong industrial tradition and is known for its medieval towers and ramparts and its many elegant porticos. We’ll visit the Piazza del Nettuno with its beautiful Neptune fountain, Piazza Maggiore, and other sites in the heart of the city like King Renzo’s Palace, the Podestà Palace, and the Basilica of San Petronio, one of the largest basilicas in the world.

In the afternoon, we will continue towards the town of Padova, where Shakespeare set his “Taming of the Shrew.” Here, visitors can view the 13th century Pisano-designed Sant’ Antonio Basilica and other historic structures. In the evening, head for Venice, world-famous for its canals and gondolas and its numerous museums, palazzi, churches, and villas.

Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in the city the New York Times called “undoubtedly the most beautiful city ever built by man.”

Day 5: Venice (Breakfast)

Eat breakfast and then transfer by vaporetto to St Mark Square. You’ll tour the square as well as an inside visit of St. Marks 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.

Day 6: Venice – Montepulciano – Rome (Breakfast, Lunch)

Breakfast and departure by motor coach from Piazzale Roma to the Chianti Region of Tuscany, known for its wines, and then on to Montepulciano, a Renaissance hill town known for its churches and palazzos.

A great place to explore on foot, Montepulciano is famous in Italy for its Vino Nobile, considered one of the best wines in the country and available in many locations throughout the town. Lunch in a typical restaurant. Spend the afternoon exploring Montepulciano at your own pace.

Use your free time to enjoy a glass or two of wine or perhaps visit the 16th century church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.

In the evening, arrival in Rome and overnight.

Day 7: Rome (Breakfast)

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 – Pompei – Sorrento (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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 Pompei.

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 (Breakfast, Dinner)

Enjoy a day at leisure in stunning Sorrento, which overlooks the picturesque Bay of Naples. Famous for its succulent citrus fruits, wine, nuts, and olives, Sorrento is a modern city of about 16,000 residents. Explore on your own or relax at your hotel. Dinner included.

Day 10: Sorrento – Capri (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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 return to check into your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Dinner and overnight.

Day 11: Capri – Rome (Breakfast)

Breakfast at the hotel and morning at leisure. In the afternoon you will depart for an enjoyable ride to Rome.

Arrival at the hotel and overnight stay.

Day 12: Rome (Breakfast)

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 :

* 3 or 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
  • li> 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 in Florence and Venice
  • 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) paid 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
Apr-09-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Apr-16-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Apr-23-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Apr-30-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
May-05-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
May-07-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
May-12-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
May-19-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
May-21-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
May-26-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
May-28-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Jun-02-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Jun-04-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Jun-09-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Jun-11-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Jun-16-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Jun-18-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Jun-23-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Jun-25-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Jun-30-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Jul-02-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Jul-07-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Jul-09-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Jul-14-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Jul-16-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Jul-21-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Jul-28-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Jul-30-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Aug-04-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Aug-06-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Aug-11-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Aug-04-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Aug-13-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Aug-18-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Aug-20-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Aug-25-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Aug-27-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Sep-01-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Sep-03-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Sep-08-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Sep-10-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Sep-15-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Sep-22-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Sep-24-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Sep-29-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Oct-01-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Oct-06-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Oct-08-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Oct-13-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Oct-15-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Oct-20-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Oct-22-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00
Oct-27-2023$ 2750.00$ 3700.00$ 2750.00$ 300.00