Best of Italy

Discover the wonders of Rome, Florence, Venice, the Amalfi Coast, and the stunning island of Sicily on an Italian adventure that leaves nothing out!
Discover the wonders of Rome, Florence, Venice, the Amalfi Coast, and the stunning island of Sicily on an Italian adventure that leaves nothing out! See the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel up close, walk through the Renascence city of Florence and taste magnificent wine in Tuscany. You will then discover the treasures along Italy’s Amalfi Coast, from charming Sorrento to sun-bleached Capri. Journey across Sicily, and sample local olive oils and citrus fruits from ancient royal towns, stand among the ruins of proud empires, and venture across Mount Etna’s otherworldly lava fields!
17 Days from $4799/person CAD
Family
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UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Departures

2022 Departures: April 4, 25, May 9, 23, June 6, 27, July 11, August 8, 22, September 5, 26 & October 10

Included:

  • Accommodation in 4 stars hotels
  • Overnight Ferry from Naples to Palermo
  • Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
  • Monolingual Tour-escort in English
  • Traditional Tuscan lunch in Montepulciano
  • Visits to Assisi, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Padua, Venice, Tuscany Wine Region, Rome, Amalfi Coast & Sicily
  • Venetian Cicchetti (Aperitif)
  • Tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica (with exclusive “Skip the Line” tickets)
  • Tour of Pompeii with "Skip the Line" tickets and Neapolitan Pizza lunch with 1 drink
  • Visit the Blue Grotto in Capri (weather permitting)
  • Entrance tickets to all archaeological sites in Sicily as per the itinerary
  • Saline Della Laguna boat trip with lunch
  • Meals as per itinerary (please inform us at the moment of the booking, in case of any food allergy or dietary restrictions)
  • Visits with an expert local guide as per itinerary
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard to be in touch with family and friends
  • Headsets to follow the information provided by the tour leader and local guides
  • Stretch your legs with extra legroom on the coaches! More space is provided on board to pamper travellers with the most comfortable trip

Not Included:

  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Porterage service
  • Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Local city tax for overnight stays
  • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change

Optional Extras:

  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Airport Transfers
  • Upgrade your hotel in Venice on the breathtaking and romantic Venice island, near St. Mark's Square and the Grand Canal
  • Optional excursions include Afternoon Ancient Rome Tour & Pisa Excursion from Florence
  • All optional excursions are subject to change and are based on availability. Optional excursions can be booked with the Tour Escort

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Health & Safety Protocols

Face masks required for travelers
Face masks required for guides
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Itinerary

DAY 1: ROME > ASSISI > SIENA > FLORENCE

Departure around 7:30 am from your hotel for Assisi, a tiny town in Umbria surrounded by walls built in the Middle Ages, famous for the Basilica of St. Francis. After exploring Assisi at your own pace, board the bus for Siena, a Medieval town known for its Palio horse race around the shell-shaped Piazza del Campo. Continue on to Florence, where you will check in to your hotel before dinner. Meals: D

Accommodation at the Hotel Raffaello, Florence, or similar

DAY 2: FLORENCE

After breakfast, enjoy a relaxing drive to Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Visit the Duomo, Giotto’s bell tower, and the Baptistery with its famous bronze doors. Admire Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, and Santa Croce before spending an afternoon of leisure in Florence or opting for an excursion to Pisa for a tour of the Square of Miracles, home to the famed Leaning Tower. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Hotel Raffaello, Florence, or similar

DAY 3: FLORENCE > BOLOGNA > PADUA > VENICE

After breakfast in Florence, depart to Bologna. In Bologna, wander through seemingly endless elegant porticos, visiting Piazza del Nettuno, Piazza Maggiore, King Renzo Palace, and the Basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. In the afternoon, continue to Padua and then Venice, renowned for its canals and gondola boats. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Delfino Mestre, Venice, or similar

DAY 4: VENICE

After breakfast, jump aboard a water taxi to the famous St. Mark’s Square, where you will visit the Doge’s Palace (exterior only), a symbol of the glory and authority of Venice. Nearby, see the legendary Bridge of Sighs before tasting a Venetian spritz or a prosecco with the company of your tour leader. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Delfino Mestre, Venice, or similar

DAY 5: VENICE > TUSCANY WINE REGION (MONTEPULCIANO) > ROME

After breakfast, depart for Tuscany, known for its romantic churches, castles, and wine. Proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town known for its “Nobile” wine and the annual jazz festival. Enjoy an included lunch at a local restaurant. Spend the afternoon independently exploring Montepulciano before continuing to Rome. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Hotel St. Martin, Rome, or similar

DAY 6: ROME

After breakfast, depart for a morning tour of the Vatican Museums, Raphael’s Rooms, and the Sistine Chapel with our exclusive “Skip the Line” access! Then pass through an exclusive entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica, the biggest church in the world. After, enjoy free time in the afternoon to explore Rome on your own or opt for an Ancient Rome tour. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel St. Martin, Rome, or similar

DAY 7: ROME

Today enjoy the day at leisure to explore the Eternal City on your own. Optional excursions are available. Ancient Rome, Borghese Gallery and etc. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel St. Martin, Rome, or similar

DAY 8: ROME > NAPLES > POMPEII > SORRENTO

After breakfast, departure by coach heading south crossing the regions of Lazio and Campania. Arrive in Naples and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city. Afterward, you will leave Naples and travel south towards Mount Vesuvius and the town of Pompeii. Upon arrival, enjoy a traditional Neapolitan pizza lunch. After lunch, you will enter into one of the most important archaeological sites in the world for a guided tour. The ruins and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii.

After the visit, you will drive along the Sorrentine Coast, arriving in Sorrento for dinner (in Sorrento, we highly recommend for men to wear long trousers during dinner). Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Michelangelo, Sorrento, or similar

DAY 9: SORRENTO > CAPRI > SORRENTO

After breakfast, get ready for an exciting excursion to the island of Capri. One of the most exclusive summer destinations of the Mediterranean! Depending on weather and sea conditions, you will admire the dreamy Blue Grotto on a small rowboat. Afterward, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then roam the island at your own pace. Once back on the mainland, return to Sorrento in the evening for dinner. Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Michelangelo, Sorrento, or similar

DAY 10: SORRENTO > PALERMO

After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely morning exploring Sorrento. In the afternoon, you will transfer to the port of Naples, where you will board the ferry to Palermo. Let the waves rock you to sleep. Dinner and breakfast are not included on the overnight ferry. Meals: B

Accommodation at an Overnight Ferry from Naples to Palermo

DAY 11: PALERMO ARRIVAL

Arrive in Palermo and transfer to your hotel. That night, have dinner and rest up for your Sicilian adventure. Meals: D

Accommodation at the Hotel Mercure, Palermo, or similar

DAY 12: PALERMO & MONREALE

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, and then head out on a morning excursion to Monreale, recently included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, an ancient royal town famous for its almonds, olive oil, and citrus fruits, as well as for its fine Norman architecture. Visit the stunning Cathedral of Monreale and then enjoy some shopping for local delicatessen and souvenirs.

Back to Palermo and continue with a walking tour of the city. Wander the streets of the Old Town, hearing tales of Palermo’s 3,000-year history, and discovering attractions like Palermo Cathedral. Walk inside the impressive-looking place of worship and marvel at its arches, cupolas, and mosaics - with an incredible mix of influences coming from several dominations on the island. Enjoy free time in the late afternoon and return to your hotel for dinner. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Mercure, Palermo, or similar

DAY 13: PALERMO > ERICE > SALINE > AGRIGENTO

Early breakfast and departure to Erice, a medieval village stacked into the side of Monte San Giuliano. Continue to visit the Saline, an extraordinary lagoon, where history, nature, archeology find a perfect synthesis and allow the visitor to try different, unique and charming experiences.

Afterward, enjoy a boat trip to the islands, located nearby. With a helpful audio guide, you will admire all the islands of the lagoon up close, comfortably seated in the boat. After this wonderful experience, enjoy your lunch in a restaurant by the lagoon. Return to your coach and travel to Agrigento, your final destination of the day. Visit Ancient Greek monuments and ruins at the Valley of Temples (entrance included) - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Check in to your hotel in the evening. Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Della Valle, Agrigento, or similar

DAY 14: AGRIGENTO > PIAZZA ARMERINA > RAGUSA

After breakfast, travel to Piazza Armerina a pretty and historic town nestled into the heart of Sicily. Entrance in Villa Romana del Casale to admire the largest, richest, and most complex Roman mosaics in the world. It is one of the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy. The mosaics spread over 3,500 sq m and show mythological scenes and portrayals of daily life.

Depart to Ragusa and visit the enchanting historical center “Ibla”, with its stunning baroque palaces and churches. Ragusa is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Be enchanted by the elegant Cathedral of San Giorgio, the Church of the Souls in Purgatory, and the magnificent Cosentini palace, one of the most interesting Late Baroque palaces in Sicily! Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Poggio del Sole Hotel, Ragusa, or similar

DAY 15: RAGUSA > NOTO > SYRACUSE > TAORMINA

After breakfast, travel to Noto, a picturesque fishing town popular for its stately Baroque architecture. Continue along the south coast to Syracuse, on Sicily’s southeastern tip. Visit Syracuse’s famous archaeological area, home to a vast collection of Greek and Roman ruins from all over Sicily. Head inside to see impressive landmarks such as the Greek Theater, the Roman Amphitheater, and the Ear of Dionysius - an artificial limestone cave.

After the visit, cross one of the city’s bridges for a visit to the island of Ortygia - the most ancient part of Syracuse - home to a wealth of Baroque churches and medieval palaces. In the late afternoon arrive in Taormina, check in to your hotel, and enjoy dinner. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Antares Hotel, Taormina Area, or similar

DAY 16: TAORMINA & MOUNT ETNA

After breakfast, head off to Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe and the highest mountain in Italy. Learn about volcanic activity and marvel at the old lava fields and black magma rock that comprises Etna’s landscape. If weather permits, you have a chance to climb to the summit (1800 m). After, return to Taormina, the beautiful and romantic town located on Mount Tauro. Return to Taormina in the afternoon and spend the rest of your day at leisure. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Antares Hotel, Taormina Area, or similar

DAY 17: TAORMINA DEPARTURE

Enjoy one final breakfast before the tour comes to an end. Optional private transfer to Catania airport is available upon request. Meals: B


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