Best of Italy end Naples (Winter 2018-19)

Tour Type: Regional Journey
Brochure Type: Europe Winter 2018-19

Roman antiquities, saintly Assisi, Venetian canals, Renaissance Florence and Capri's brilliant sunlight come together on this superb journey across Italy, with the option to end in Naples or Rome.

Additional Included Highlights
  • Rome: Visit St. Peter's Basilica and see the mighty Colosseum and Roman Forum. You will also see other medieval buildings, including Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches, scattered throughout the city.
  • Florence: Enjoy panoramic views over of the city and see the Florence Cathedral. During your guided walking orientation, see the cathedral, bell tower, Gates of Paradise on the baptistery and visit Piazza della Signoria. Witness a leather-work demonstration and visit the area around Piazza Santa Croce, famous for the quality of its luxury goods.
  • Pisa: See the cathedral, baptistery and Leaning Tower.
  • Sorrento: Witness an intarsio inlay woodwork demonstration
  • Assisi: See the Church of St. Mary of the Angels.
  • Venice: Enjoy a private cruise to St. Mark's Square. See St. Mark's Basilica, bell tower, clock tower, Doge's Palace and Bridge of Sighs.
Top Rated Highlights
  • Rome: Visit St. Peter's Basilica and see the mighty Colosseum and Roman Forum. You will also see other medieval buildings, including Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches, scattered throughout the city.
  • Florence: Enjoy panoramic views over of the city and see the Florence Cathedral. During your guided walking orientation, see the bell tower, Gates of Paradise on the baptistery and visit Piazza della Signoria.
  • Florence: Witness a leather-work demonstration and visit the area around Piazza Santa Croce, famous for the quality of its luxury goods.
  • Pisa: See the famous gravity-defying Leaning Tower in the Square of Miracles, along with the 11th century cathedral and beautifully decorated baptistery.
  • Venice: With your Travel Director cruise to St. Mark's Square and see the Doge's Palace, Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark's Basilica.
  • Venice: Enjoy a traditional gondola serenade along the romantic canals.
  • Assisi: See the Church of St. Mary of the Angels.
  • Assisi: Find out why the Basilica of St. Francis is considered one of the crowning achievements of medieval Europe with a Local Expert.
  • Sorrento: Witness an intarsio inlay woodwork demonstration.
  • Isle of Capri: Cruise to this famous isle to meet your Local Expert. In unique style, ascend by open-top taxi and return to the port by funicular.
Included Insight Services
  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

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Tour Operator
Insight Vacations
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2018
Duration
11 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1Your Journey BeginsYour Journey Begins: Board your overnight flight to Europe (please ask about our great deals).
Day 2RomeRome the Eternal City.: Welcome to Rome, a glorious city filled with classic antiquities, medieval buildings, Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches. Transfers depart from Rome's Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport for the your hotel at 09:30, 12:30 and 15:30. Join your Travel Director at 17:30 for a uniquely Roman Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant. (Dinner with Wine)
Hotel Romanico Palace, Rome.
Day 3RomeRome with a Local.: Rome is about art, antiquity, piazzas and pizzazz, and our included walking exploration has it in abundance. Toss a coin into the spectacular Trevi Fountain, see the Pantheon, the best preserved monument from the Roman period, and enjoy free time in Piazza Navona. The rest of the day is at your leisure to do as the Romans do, explore more gems of the Eternal City as you wish or perhaps join a tour inside the mighty Colosseum? (Buffet Breakfast)
Hotel Romanico Palace, Rome.
Day 4FlorenceVIP Vatican and Renaissance Florence.: Join a Local Expert for an in-depth visit to the Vatican Museums, full of priceless art treasures collected by the Popes. Insight has arranged special VIP entry to avoid the crowds and behind-the-scenes access to the Bramante Staircase, a marvel of Renaissance architecture normally off-limits to visitors. Visit the Sistine Chapel where the Popes are elected to admire Michelangelo's famous ceiling. Continue to St. Peter's Basilica, to wonder at another of his works, the emotive 'Pieta,' and stand beneath the dome completed after his death. Travel through picturesque Tuscany, where deep-green cypress trees pierce blue skies and olive groves hug the rolling hillsides. Visit a local estate to learn about the product of their delicious wines as you savour a tasting. Your journey then continues on to Renaissance Florence where dinner is served at your hotel. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Athenaeum Personal Hotel, Florence.
Day 5FlorenceFlorence Sightseeing.: Join an art historian for a walking orientation of the historic city centre. A highlight is the visit to the Accademia Gallery to study Michelangelo's monumental statue, David. Continue to the multi-coloured marble cathedral to admire Giotto's bell tower and Gates of Paradise, recreated in all their glory. Visit the Piazza della Signoria, still the political heart of Florence, and explore the area around Santa Croce Basilica, famous for the quality of its luxury goods. After a demonstration of leather-work, there's free time to shop or venture on your own. In the evening, don't miss the chance to sample the fine Florentine cuisine of tasty starters and rich pastas accompanied by Chianti wine. (Buffet Breakfast)
Athenaeum Personal Hotel, Florence.
Day 6VenicePisa to Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic.: In the morning, journey to the coastal town of Pisa to see the famous Leaning Tower in the Square of Miracles as well as the baptistery, with its intricately detailed marble facade, and the colonnaded bell tower lurching behind the cathedral. Then relax and enjoy the scenery as you cross the spectacular Apennine Mountains, through the Emilia-Romagna region - one of Europe's most intensely farmed fertile plains. Continue through the marshes of the Venetian Lagoon before crossing the causeway into the floating city of Venice. In the evening, venture to a local restaurant for a delightful night of dinner and wine. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Splendid Venice.
Day 7VeniceVenice and the Magic of La Serenissima.: (Relaxed Start) In the morning your private launch takes you past Palladian churches and 13th century palaces to St. Mark's Square. The first sight is the pink marble of the Doge's Palace, connected to the prisons by the Bridge of Sighs. It was from here that Casanova made his daring escape. Turn the corner, and the gilded regalia of St. Mark's Basilica comes into view. A visit to an arts centre on Giudecca Island will allow you to admire the age-old skill of glassblowing. Later, board a traditional gondola for a serenade along the romantic canals. (Buffet Breakfast)
Splendid Venice.
Day 8AssisiInto the Hills of Umbria to Assisi.: Leave Venice and journey to peaceful Assisi, one of Italy's most beautiful mountain towns. In the valley, see the Church of St. Mary of the Angels, much venerated as the place of St. Francis' death, then continue up Mount Subasio to the upper town. With your Local Expert, step inside the huge Basilica of St. Francis, built in the 13th century, where the frescoes by Giotto heralded a new era in Italian art. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Hotel Giotto Assisi.
Day 9SorrentoSorrento on the coast.: Travel south passing Cassino, the scene of a fierce battle during World War II. Follow the spectacular clifftop road to the picturesque resort of Sorrento, overlooking the Bay of Naples to Mount Vesuvious. On arrival, investigate the art of intarsio, beautiful marquetry wood inlaying, before checking in to your hotel to spend the rest of the day at your leisure. (Buffet Breakfast)
Hotel Regina, Sorrento.
Day 10CapriCapri, the Isle of Dreams.: In the morning, cruise to the Isle of Capri. Under the Mediterranean sun, take a funicular ride up to Capri town where your Local Expert will take you around the narrow alleyways to browse exclusive boutiques and enjoy views over the Tyrrhenian Sea. Perhaps join an optional cruise around Capri? Descend to the port in one of the island's iconic open-top taxis and return to Sorrento for some time to relax. In the evening, join your fellow travellers for a memorable Celebration Dinner of delicious Italian cuisine and wine. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Hotel Regina, Sorrento.
Day 11NaplesTransfer to Naples Airport.: In the morning, transfers arrive at Naples airport at 06:00 and 08:00. (Buffet Breakfast)
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
11/02/2018$3,173.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
11/16/2018$3,173.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
11/30/2018$3,173.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
12/07/2018$3,173.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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12/27/2018Quote
01/18/2019$3,173.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
02/01/2019$3,173.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
02/15/2019$3,173.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
02/22/2019$3,173.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/01/2019$3,173.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/08/2019$3,173.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/15/2019$3,173.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/22/2019$3,178.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/29/2019$3,278.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
Disclaimer
Notes: Twin prices are per person. Isle of Capri: Open-top taxis are dependent on favourable weather conditions. 27 Dec: Will stay in alternate accommodation of a similar standard in Florence. Solo Traveller Savings: There is a reduction to the Single Supplement, subject to availability, as follows - 90% on 16 Nov & 1 Feb. 22 Feb: This departure stays in Venice during Carnevale Venezia. Christmas Markets: 30 Nov + 7 Dec explore Rome & Florence; 18 + 27 Dec explore Rome. Festive Highlight Dinners: 18 Dec Christmas Day in Assisi, 27 Dec New Year's Eve in Florence.

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