General

8 Days Tour Start in Venice – End in Rome

Departures and Prices in USD / CAD / AUD / NZD per person (Tax, city night tax and credit card fee included).

Main cities: Venice, Florence, Rome, Vatican City, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Roman Castles.

14 Meals to include – 7 buffet breakfast, 6 dinners, 1 wine tasting with dinner.

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Pearls of Italy is an 8-day-tour, a great introduction to the best of Italy! This tour is scheduled to depart on Sunday in Venice (VCE) and arrive on Sunday in Rome (FCO). Your tour will begin in VENICE and proceed through the landscape of Tuscany region to visit a local winery, FLORENCE and the Academy Museum, ROME and the VATICAN CITY. It will then head south to SORRENTO, AMALFI COAST, POMPEII and will end in ROMAN CASTELS AREA. As we travel from city to city, you will enjoy many picturesque towns. Some of these cities are part of the cultural and natural heritage deemed by the World Heritage Committee as having outstanding universal value (whc.unisce.org). Pearls of Italy is a perfect choice for big families with children and group of friends who want to enjoy Italy without missing anything including (Academy Museum, Vatican City, St. Francis Basilica) nice restaurants, winery, historical and cultural venues.

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ITINERARY

Day 1 – Venice

Welcome to Venice Int. Airport (VCE). At your arrival, our Tour Director and driver will be waiting for you. Transfers leave for your hotel at 9:30 am, 12:00 pm, or 3:00 pm where you may rest or may spend time at your pleasure in Venice. Built on over a hundred small islands and connected by 400 bridges, Venice is truly an artistic masterpiece. This evening, enjoy an orientation meeting with your tour manager, followed by a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Hotel Quid, Sirio or similar (2 nights)

Day 2 – Venice – Winery – Florence

Meet our local guide for a walking tour through the city center to see the Bridge of Sighs, created at the beginning of the 17th century to serve as a link between the prisons and the inquisition rooms of Doge’s Palace. Then, continue to St. Mark square and visit a glass factory. In the afternoon depart from Venice and travel through the stunning golden landscape of Tuscany to reach a local farm in the countryside for a wine tasting and dinner. Then, travel to the lively renaissance city of Florence, with its priceless art and architecture for overnight.

Hotel Nil, Starthotels or similar (2 nights)

Day 3 – Florence, Academy Museum

With our local guide walking tour of Florence city center to see the Duomo, celebrated for its magnificent dome designed by Brunelleschi, and view the Baptistery’s renowned “Gates of Paradise” by Ghiberti. Visit the Academy Museum to admire Michelangelo’s Statue of David. Continue a walk through the open-air museum at Signoria Square, ending at the splendid Ponte Vecchio. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in this spectacular renaissance city before we stop at Piazzale Michelangelo for photos. Tonight, a delightful evening that begins with a ride through the Tuscan hills to a lovely restaurant where a sumptuous dinner is served.

Day 4 – Rome, Colosseum

This morning leave Florence to reach the eternal city of Rome. Meet our local guide to visit the Colosseum and the Roman Forum where Roman legions marched in triumph. In the evening sightseeing tour of Rome city center followed by dinner at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Carpegna, Aurelia Antica or similar (2 nights)

Day 5 – Rome, Vatican City

Today, discover the independent Vatican State with our local guide (Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica with its monumental St. Peter’s Square). At the end of the tour, you will have time to stroll around, shop or, treat yourself to a quaint café among the locals. Tonight’s dinner will be served at a local restaurant in the heart of Trastevere.

Day 6 – Sorrento, Amalfi Coast

This morning, with a comfortable departure, we drive southwards enjoying the highway of the Sun, passing by the hilltop monastery of Cassino to reach the charming resort of Sorrento. Enjoy some free time before drive through the panoramic Amalfi Coast. Tonight, an authentic taste of Amalfitana cuisine will be served in hotel’s restaurant.

Hotel: Hotel Club 2 Torri, La Lucertola or similar (1 night)

Day 7 – Pompeii, Roman Castles

This morning, we drive to Pompeii, the city buried in 79AD by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Following our Local Guide, visit the ruins of this best-preserved Roman city including the Temples of Apollo & Jupiter & the Forum. Then, we drive north towards the hilltops of Castelli Romani (near the Pope’s summer residence) for a farewell dinner at an authentic Italian restaurant to celebrate the success of your vacation.

Hotel: Castel Vecchio, Villa Vecchia or similar (1 night)

Day 8 – Leave for home

Arrivederci, Pearls of Italy! Your departure transfer bus will arrive at Rome’s Fiumicino Leonardo Da Vinci Airport (FCO) at 7:00 am and 9:00 am.

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WHAT IS INCLUDED

Transportation:

  • Private airport transfer on arrival & departure in Venice and Rome (See the Itinerary)
  • Luxury air-conditioned private mini-coach with extended leg room

Hotels:

  • First Class Hotels
  • Includes all taxes (including city tax)
  • Baggage handling included (ask your driver)
  • All standard gratuities for hotel personnel

14 Meals:

  • 7 American inspired breakfast buffets
  • 1 wine tasting with fine local cuisine – 2 main courses, with fine local wine, water, dessert or fruit and coffee.
  • 6 Dinners to include – 3 main courses, with fine local wine, water, dessert or fruit and coffee.
  • All Tips for restaurant personnel.

 Tour Guide & Tour Driver:

  • Your tour will be conducted by our tour guide & tour driver. They will take the worry out of foreign travel as they manage the intricate details of your tour, keeping you entertained with anecdotes and stories to make sure your vacation is educational, entertaining, fun and safe!
  • Any gratuities are at your pleasure.

Licensed Local Guides:

  • Our local expert guides are native citizens of the cities they represent offering fascinating insight into local history, customs & tradition while entertaining you with stories that only a local would know!
  • Expert guides in Venice, Florence, Rome, Vatican City, Pompeii.

Equipment:

  • Wireless headsets to hear our guides clearly and distinctly in public places allowing you to roam & explore sites (within 60 feet) without missing any insight from your local guides (group of 9 or more)
  • Travel documents (PDF) included
  • One umbrella per person in case of rain

View, Visit, Walking tour, Museums and Gallery: (WLG) = With Local Guide & wireless headsets.

Venice:

  • Walking tour of the city center with the view of St. Mark’s Square, Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs (WLG)
  • Visit the glass-blowing

Florence:

  • Academy museum, Ponte Vecchio, Duomo square, Signoria Square and Church of Santa Croce (WLG)
  • View from Piazzale Michelangelo

Rome:

  • Vatican City: Museum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter Basilica (WLG)
  • Visit the Colosseum and the Forum. (WLG)
  • Roman sightseeing tour through Rome’s city center to see the Spanish Steps, Venice Square and Trevi Fountain

Pompeii:

  • Walking tour through the ruins of the best preserved Roman city. (WLG)

Suggested attire:

  • Comfortable shoes are important for walking on the uneven surfaces.
  • Attire for Italian Churches: No shorts, skirts, tank tops, or bare shoulders for men or women are permitted. Bermuda shorts are permitted.

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DEPARTURE AND PRICES

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Depart – End date  Land price per person  (USD)
  Double Single Triple Young (5-12)
Jan 21 – Jan 28 2200 2860 2090 2046
Feb 04 – Feb 11 2200 2860 2090 2046
Feb 18 – Feb 25 2200 2860 2090 2046
Mar 04 – Mar 11 2250 2925 2138 2093
Mar 18 – Mar 25 2250 2925 2138 2093
April 01 – Apr 08 2250 2925 2138 2093
Apr 15 – Apr 22 2400 3120 2280 2232
April 29 – May 06 2400 3120 2280 2232
May 13 – May 20 2500 3250 2375 2325
May 27 – June 03 2500 3250 2375 2325
June 10 – June 17 2400 3120 2280 2232
June 24 – July  01 2400 3120 2280 2232
July 08 – July 15 2400 3120 2280 2232
July 22 – July 29 2400 3120 2280 2232
Aug 05 – Aug 12 2400 3120 2280 2232
Aug 19 – Aug 26 2400 3120 2280 2232
Sept 02 – Sept 09 2500 3250 2375 2325
Sept 16 – Sept 23 2500 3250 2375 2325
Sept 30 – Oct 07 2500 3250 2375 2325
Oct 14 – Oct 21 2400 3120 2280 2232
Oct 28 – Nov 04 2250 2925 2138 2093
Nov 11 – Nov 18 2200 2860 2090 2046
Nov 25 – Dec 02 2200 2860 2090 2046
Dec 09 – Dec 16 2200 2860 2090 2046

*Prices are subject to change according to international currency rates and price changes by distribution channels without further notice.

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Depart – End date     Land price per person  (CAD)
  Double Single Triple Young (5-12)
Jan 21 – Jan 28 2860 3718 2717 2660
Feb 04 – Feb 11 2860 3718 2717 2660
Feb 18 – Feb 25 2860 3718 2717 2660
Mar 04 – Mar 11 2925 3803 2779 2721
Mar 18 – Mar 25 2925 3803 2779 2721
April 01 – Apr 08 2925 3803 2779 2721
Apr 15 – Apr 22 3120 4056 2964 2902
April 29 – May 06 3120 4056 2964 2902
May 13 – May 20 3250 4225 3088 3023
May 27 – June 03 3250 4225 3088 3023
June 10 – June 17 3120 4056 2964 2902
June 24 – July  01 3120 4056 2964 2902
July 08 – July 15 3120 4056 2964 2902
July 22 – July 29 3120 4056 2964 2902
Aug 05 – Aug 12 3120 4056 2964 2902
Aug 19 – Aug 26 3120 4056 2964 2902
Sept 02 – Sept 09 3250 4225 3088 3023
Sept 16 – Sept 23 3250 4225 3088 3023
Sept 30 – Oct 07 3250 4225 3088 3023
Oct 14 – Oct 21 3120 4056 2964 2902
Oct 28 – Nov 04 2925 3803 2779 2721
Nov 11 – Nov 18 2860 3718 2717 2660
Nov 25 – Dec 02 2860 3718 2717 2660
Dec 09 – Dec 16 2860 3718 2717 2660

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Download eBrochure Pearls of Italy 2018 AUD

Depart – End date     Land price per person (AUD)
  Double Single Triple Young (5-12)
Jan 21 – Jan 28 2970 3861 2822 2763
Feb 04 – Feb 11 2970 3861 2822 2763
Feb 18 – Feb 25 2970 3861 2822 2763
Mar 04 – Mar 11 3038 3950 2887 2826
Mar 18 – Mar 25 3038 3950 2887 2826
April 01 – Apr 08 3038 3950 2887 2826
Apr 15 – Apr 22 3240 4212 3078 3014
April 29 – May 06 3240 4212 3078 3014
May 13 – May 20 3375 4388 3207 3139
May 27 – June 03 3375 4388 3207 3139
June 10 – June 17 3240 4212 3078 3014
June 24 – July  01 3240 4212 3078 3014
July 08 – July 15 3240 4212 3078 3014
July 22 – July 29 3240 4212 3078 3014
Aug 05 – Aug 12 3240 4212 3078 3014
Aug 19 – Aug 26 3240 4212 3078 3014
Sept 02 – Sept 09 3375 4388 3207 3139
Sept 16 – Sept 23 3375 4388 3207 3139
Sept 30 – Oct 07 3375 4388 3207 3139
Oct 14 – Oct 21 3240 4212 3078 3014
Oct 28 – Nov 04 3038 3950 2887 2826
Nov 11 – Nov 18 2970 3861 2822 2763
Nov 25 – Dec 02 2970 3861 2822 2763
Dec 09 – Dec 16 2970 3861 2822 2763

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Download eBrochure Pearls of Italy 2018 NZD

Depart – End date     Land price per person (NZD)
  Double Single Triple Young (5-12)
Jan 21 – Jan 28 3080 4004 2926 2865
Feb 04 – Feb 11 3080 4004 2926 2865
Feb 18 – Feb 25 3080 4004 2926 2865
Mar 04 – Mar 11 3150 4095 2993 2930
Mar 18 – Mar 25 3150 4095 2993 2930
April 01 – Apr 08 3150 4095 2993 2930
Apr 15 – Apr 22 3360 4368 3192 3125
April 29 – May 06 3360 4368 3192 3125
May 13 – May 20 3500 4550 3325 3255
May 27 – June 03 3500 4550 3325 3255
June 10 – June 17 3360 4368 3192 3125
June 24 – July  01 3360 4368 3192 3125
July 08 – July 15 3360 4368 3192 3125
July 22 – July 29 3360 4368 3192 3125
Aug 05 – Aug 12 3360 4368 3192 3125
Aug 19 – Aug 26 3360 4368 3192 3125
Sept 02 – Sept 09 3500 4550 3325 3255
Sept 16 – Sept 23 3500 4550 3325 3255
Sept 30 – Oct 07 3500 4550 3325 3255
Oct 14 – Oct 21 3360 4368 3192 3125
Oct 28 – Nov 04 3150 4095 2993 2930
Nov 11 – Nov 18 3080 4004 2926 2865
Nov 25 – Dec 02 3080 4004 2926 2865
Dec 09 – Dec 16 3080 4004 2926 2865

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