Italian Mosaic

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Like the beautiful mosaics gracing the floors and walls of ancient Roman villas, we’ve brought together the most brilliant parts of Italy to create an impact with this visually stunning vacation. Hand selecting experiences from multiple regions of “the boot,” we’ve assembled an imaginative getaway with the brightest pieces of Rome, Florence, and Venice, plus ...
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Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Very Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Rome : Welcome and farewell dinners at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum
    • Pisa : Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower
    • Florence : Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square
    • Cinque terre: By boat (weather permitting) with a Local Guide, and train
    • Lake maggiore : Boat ride to Isola dei Pescatori, followed by dinner at a local restaurant
    • Lugano (switzerland): Visit the lakeside resort
    • Venice : Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square & Basilica, Doges’ Palace, Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration
    • Assisi : Guided sightseeing, visit St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis’ BasilicaSORRENTO–CAPRI–SORRENTO
    • Capri: Guided visit of Capri village, including a funicular ride; visit the Gardens of Augustus and taste a granita
    • Pompeii : Guided walking tour of the excavations

What's this trip about?

    Like the beautiful mosaics gracing the floors and walls of ancient Roman villas, we’ve brought together the most brilliant parts of Italy to create an impact with this visually stunning vacation. Hand selecting experiences from multiple regions of “the boot,” we’ve assembled an imaginative getaway with the brightest pieces of Rome, Florence, and Venice, plus the sultry Italian Riviera, the breezy Lake District, and the sunny coast of Campania. The pastel-tinted Cinque Terre fishing villages, the sparkling blue waters of Capri, and the lemon-tree-lined streets of Sorrento offer a vivid picture of Italy, while the pilgrimage destination of Assisi, the Roman ash preserved city of Pompeii, and the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa provide just the right accents. Traveling north, south, coastal, and inland, this multi-hued tour of Italy is a picture-perfect montage of memories.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start City ROME, ITALY
End CityROME

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Switzerland
  • Italy

Attractions

  • Assisi
  • Cinque Terre
  • Florence
  • La Spezia
  • Milan
  • Pisa
  • Pompeii
  • Rome
  • Sorrento
  • Tuscany
  • Umbria
  • Venice

Activities

  • Culture

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY

Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (Dinner)

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Day 2: ROME

Roman Holiday ROME Guided sightseeing includes the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and see the Basilica. Visit the Colosseum and see the Roman Forum. Free time this late afternoon and evening.* (Breakfast)

* For operational reasons, schedule...

Day 3: ROME–PISA–FLORENCE

The Tilted Tower ROME Scenic drive en route to Pisa.* PISA See the Leaning Tower en route to Florence. (Breakfast) 298 mi / 480 km

* For operational reasons, schedule changes for the Rome program cannot be excluded.

TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SPOT See arc...

Day 4: FLORENCE

Fine Art in Firenze FLORENCE Guided sightseeing includes Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” Signoria Square and Ponte Vecchio. Free time to explore. (Breakfast)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT ART & ARCHITECTURE Those lucky enough to visi...

Day 5: FLORENCE–CINQUE TERRE–LAKE MAGGIORE

Italian Treasures FLORENCE Take a scenic drive en route to Cinque Terre. CINQUE TERRE [LF] Take a guided boat ride (weather permitting). Free time before boarding your train to Sestri Levante. (Breakfast,Dinner) 298 mi / 490 km

LOCAL FAVORITE EPIC RIDE Take a ...

Day 6: LAKE MAGGIORE. EXCURSION TO ISOLA MADRE

Island Beauties LAKE MAGGIORE Boat ride to [LF] Isola Madre. Visit the botanic garden followed by dinner on the island. (Breakfast,Dinner)

LOCAL FAVORITE PICTURE PERFECT Isola Madre is one of the starring beauties of the Borromean Islands and transport those w...

Day 7: LAKE MAGGIORE–LUGANO, SWITZERLAND–VENICE ISLAND, ITALY

Swiss Views & A Scenic Cruise LUGANO Enjoy an orientation tour and free time. VENICE ISLAND Take a private boat ride on the canals. (Breakfast) 295 mi / 475 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT CITY SIGHTS Discover the city of Lugano to see its mix of Italian and Swiss, st...

Day 8: VENICE ISLAND

Benvenuti a Venezia VENICE ISLAND Guided walking tour to see St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs followed by a glassblowing demonstration. Free time this afternoon and evening. (Breakfast)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SPOT Locals s...

Day 9: VENICE ISLAND–ASSISI

Medieval Marvels ASSISI A guided walking tour includes St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis’ Basilica. (Breakfast,Dinner) 261 mi / 420 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT ICONIC FOOTSTEPS Walk in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi with a visit to the Basilica named after the ...

Day 10: ASSISI–SORRENTO AREA

Italian Vistas Depart for a scenic drive to Sorrento. (Breakfast) 267 mi / 430 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT PICTURE PERFECT Join the ranks of holiday-goers on the sun-kissed cliffs of Sorrento, where literati like Byron, Goethe, Dickens, and Tolstoy soaked in the sun and ...

Day 11: SORRENTO AREA. EXCURSION TO CAPRI

Coves, Cliffs & The Clear Blue Sea SORRENTO AREA Jetfoil ride to Capri. CAPRI Take a funicular ride from the harbor to the village for guided sightseeing, including [LF] Augustus Gardens and a granita (semi-frozen drink) tasting. Free time for lunch. SORRENTO ARE...

Day 12: SORRENTO AREA–POMPEII–ROME

Time Standing Still in Pompeii POMPEII Take a guided walking tour of the excavations, followed by free time for lunch. ROME Enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening.* (Breakfast,Dinner) 193 mi / 310 km

* For operational reasons, schedule chan...

Day 13: ROME

Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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