Classic Italy Tour

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Italy is one of the world’s most captivating country’s to visit.  Often nicknamed the Bel Paese (the Beautiful Country), this is a nation full of baroque architectural sites, mesmerizing landscapes and historic cities.   Also famous for its trendy fashion, art and delicious cuisine, we have thoughtfully mixed these elements in an 11 day classic land tour.  An...
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Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Balanced schedule


    • Visit Rome, the “Eternal City," Florence and Venice, Italy’s three most spectacular and romantic cities, all with included sightseeing
    • See the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo frescoes in the Vatican City
    • Enjoy an included lake cruise on magnificent Lake Maggiore
    • See for yourself and marvel at the angle of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
    • Additional included sightseeing in Bologna, Orvieto, Verona and Milan

What's this trip about?

    Italy is one of the world’s most captivating country’s to visit.  Often nicknamed the Bel Paese (the Beautiful Country), this is a nation full of baroque architectural sites, mesmerizing landscapes and historic cities.   Also famous for its trendy fashion, art and delicious cuisine, we have thoughtfully mixed these elements in an 11 day classic land tour.  Ancient times come to life and along with the warmth of the culture, will make this a cherished lifetime memory.

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityRome
End CityMilan

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Hiking & Walking
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife


  • Europe
  • Italy


  • Bologna
  • Florence
  • Lake Garda
  • Pisa
  • Rome
  • Vatican City
  • Venice


  • Culture
  • History
  • Nature

Trip includes

    • Hotel Accommodations: 9 nights of hotel accommodations based on twin/double-double occupancy in moderate hotels.
    • Sightseeing: and special events as listed in the itinerary.
    • Meals: Nine breakfasts and six dinners.
    • Baggage Handling: To and from your hotel room throughout your land tour for one piece of checked baggage per person.
    • Service: Your tour is accompanied throughout by a professionally trained tour director who is knowledgeable on the local area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.

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Day 1

Depart for Rome, Italy:

Your adventure begins as you depart the U.S. on your transatlantic flight. Overnight in flight.

Day 2

Arrive in Rome:

Arrive in historic Rome, Italy. This evening meet your fellow travelers and learn about the exciting days ahead, then relax over a tasty Italian dinner. (D)

✦ Hotel H10 Roma or similar

Day 3

The Vatican:

This morning, you’ll tour the Vatican City, home of the Pope. Our guided tour explores the Vatican Museums, which house some of the most important and valuable art treasures in the world. Visit the Sistine Chapel to view floor-to-ceiling biblical frescoes painted by M...

Day 4


A full-day sightseeing tour includes the highlights of this Eternal City. Today’s sights include outside views of the Roman Forum, once a marketplace and center of daily Roman life, and the Colosseum (entrances not included), the Piazza Navona and the renowned Spanish Steps along with the fabled Trevi Fountain, completed in 1762. (B, D)

✦Hotel H10 Roma or similar

Day 5

Orvieto and Montecatini Terme:

Depart Rome and travel north into the picturesque Umbrian countryside. We stop and take the funicular up to the ancient town of Orvieto, where you can explore this charming town and admire a variety of Etruscan, Medieval and Renaissance art. By late afternoon, we arrive at Montecatini Terme for a 2-night stay. (B)

✦Hotel Tamerici & Principe or similar

Day 6

Pisa and Florence:

Today’s full-day excursion starts with a short drive toward the Mediterranean coast and the city of Pisa. Here you will see the Leaning Tower of Pisa, which as of April 2011, is free of scaffolding for the first time in 20 years. Enjoy a walking tour of Florence and s...

Day 7

Bologna and Venice:

We drive northeast and stop in Bologna. Probably best known for its culinary tradition, Bologna also has an impressive history and is home to the world's oldest university, founded in 1088. Enjoy some time on your own and perhaps pasta with authentic bolognese sauce (...

Day 8


This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of this amazing city, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built on an archipelago of 117 islands in a lagoon. Visit St. Mark’s Square, with its Byzantine Basilica and clock tower; see the Grand Canal and the Doge’s Palace, once home...

Day 9

Verona, Lake

and Lake Maggiore:

Today we head inland from Venice and the Adriatic Sea, through the lush northern Italian landscape as we drive to Verona. A city best known as the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, it also offers wonderful examples of Medieval and Renaissance art and archite...

Day 10

Lake Maggiore Cruise and Milan:

This morning we’ll take a scenic lake cruise and you’ll also have a little time to explore one of the picturesque lakeside towns before we continue our journey west to Milan, capital of the region of Lombardy. Your panoramic sightseeing tour highlights will include Pi...

Day 11

Depart Milan, for Home:

Bid farewell to Italy, taking home a suitcase full of memories and stories to share. (B)

Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year ...

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Price From $1,399
Price per day$127
Single supplement (single occupancy)$700
Last Updated: 7/16/2018

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