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Italian Vista tour

Italian Vista

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Travel Style: Array Relaxed
Physical Level: All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. 3- Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
8 days
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Overview

Short Description

This is an escorted tour. It’s perfect if you prefer not to do your own driving and want to see as many sights as you can during your vacation. 

GOOD NEWS - The local tour operator will no longer require a COVID-19 vaccination for travelers as of March 1, 2023.  For travelers departing before March 1, the tour operator requires that travelers aged 12 and older provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in the form of written documentation (paper or electronic copy), in English, for all vacations. Proof of vaccination must be completed at least 14 days prior to the tour start date. *Exceptions apply to children who do not qualify for vaccination.

Cover Italy’s main sites on this unforgettable vacation. Start in Rome and visit the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s, the Colosseum, and more. Stop in Orvieto, perched high atop a volcanic rock, visit the cathedral and taste local pastries in Caffé Montanucci, a traditional pasticceria.

Next is Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Admire Michelangelo’s David and sculpture-studded Signoria Square before continuing to St. Anthony’s Padua. Spend a full day in romantic Venice: ride a private boat, and your guided walking tour features St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs, as well as a glassblower demonstration. In Verona, see Juliet’s balcony and the Arena, then arrive in Milan, where you'll visit the Museum of La Scala Opera House and a wonderful excursion to Lake Como, where a private boat ride takes you to picturesque Bellagio.

Style Group tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions Roundtrip air to/from trip start & all internal transport
Start City Rome
End City Milan

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Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Rome!

Welcome to Rome! In the evening, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions, then leave the hotel for a special welcome dinner at one of Rome's lively restaurants. Get ready for the first of many delicious Italian dinners!

Day 2 Rome

Fuel up with a delicious breakfast, then seize the day! Enjoy a unique guided sightseeing, including inside visits to all highlights of religious and ancient Rome: the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, monumental St. Peter's Square and Basilica to admire Michelangelo's Pieta, the amazing Colosseum, and the Roman Forum, where Roman legions marched in triumph. To make the most of your stay, join our optional walking tour, and see the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and other sites and squares of medieval Rome made famous in the movie Angels & Demons. 

Day 3 Rome - Orvieto - Assisi

After breakfast, stop in Orvieto, perched high atop a volcanic rock. You'll have time this afternoon to browse through the charming shops in the lanes off Piazza del Duomo, and to visit the fabulous gothic Cathedral with its San Brizio Chapel. Taste local pastries in Caffa Montanucci, a historic pasticceria (bakery) for more than 100 years, before continuing to Assisi for your overnight stay. Your guided walking tour includes visits to St. Clare's Church and St. Francis' Basilica, the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humility, forgiveness, simplicity, and love for all God's creatures. 

Day 4 Assisi - Florence - Padua

Grab your camera and get ready to explore Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance. This morning, you will enjoy a walking tour with a local guide. Visit the Academy of Fine Arts to admire Michelangelo's celebrated David. Marvel at the magnificent marble cathedral, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry's heavy bronze Gate of Paradise, and sculpture-studded Signoria Square. Continue through the Apennine Mountains and the flat Po area to Padua for an orientation of St. Anthony's city and your overnight stay.

Day 5 Padua - Venice - Padua

A short drive brings you to Venice. Enter in style by private boat and meet your local guide. Highlights of your walking tour are St. Mark's Square and the Byzantine Basilica, lavish Doges' Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Also watch a skilled Glassblower fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. Afterward, enjoy Venice at your own pace or join an optional cruise to the charming island of Burano.

Day 6 Padua - Verona - Milan

Journey to Verona, the medieval setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Take pictures of Juliet's balcony and rub the shining breast on her statue for good luck. Continue to the Arena, an incredibly well-preserved pink marble Roman amphitheater, where gladiators used to fight. Built in the 1st century AD, it is now the magical venue for world-famous opera performances. Then, on to the dynamic city of Milan, where you'll enjoy a visit to the Museum of the famous La Scala Opera House, and a walk to the glass-domed Galleria and the magnificent gothic Duomo.

Day 7 Milan - Lake Como - Milan

Lake Como is regarded as one of Europe's most beautiful lakes and has attracted many aristocrats and famous people to come and live there in one of the many villas that line the lakeshore. Enjoy a Boat Ride and visit picturesque Bellagio, the Pearl of Lake Como and already popular as a destination in Roman times.

This evening, back in Milan, a special farewell risotto dinner with wine awaits you at a local restaurant. 

Day 8 Depart Milan

Squeeze all your souvenirs into your luggage and say ciao to Italy! Enjoy a comfortable transfer to the airport, then board your flight home.

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Had my first (and last!) group tour.

Pros:
Comfortable coach, very friendly tour guide.

Cons:
The hotels were consistently poor quality with either faulty AC/Heating units and iffy shower facilities (very few had hot water).

There were an alarming number of “mandatory” stops where we were made to be quiet and pay attention to a merchant showing how they made their wares, then a sales pitch to try to get us to buy things. There was a hefty amount of shaming from the tour guide if we bought items from somewhere else.

The included meals were often very rushed and no matter that the fault lied within the poor quality service of the restaurants chosen ahead of time by the travel agency, we were still hurried and “shamed” if we didn’t eat super fast once the meal arrived.

Very, very little free time to explore some of the sights. This was my own fault as I should have researched more about the speed of these trips.

One day was almost nothing but travel in the coach, from morning to night, and it definitely effected the health and well-being of many in the tour group.

I guess I’m glad I experienced it once but I’ll go back to just solo trips from here on out.
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Appreciated response by email on the following day of contact. Do need an international phone number to solve problems on a personal level.

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This was a trip of a lifetime and GVV made it easy. From flights and rental cars to accommodations, everything was taken care of and went smoothly. Following the guidance of GVV with tips and suggestions is definitely the way to go. Outstanding job GVV! Can’t wait to book our next trip.
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All the hotels and the travel arrangements were great. We had no issues at all with any of the services. Very accommodating and helpful. Trip was very well rounded
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Roundtrip air to/from trip start & all internal transport

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