Hotel accommodation with full buffet breakfast; Local Host service in each city; Destination Guides; entrance tickets to Marciana Library and Correr and Archaeological museums; headsets in Rome, Florence, and Venice; sightseeing with a Local Guide and transportation as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary (inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE); transfers to/from train stations.
Day #1 Venice, Italy. Benvenuto! Welcome to sparkling Venice.
Day #2 Venice. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation with headset. See ST. MARK’S SQUARE and BASILICA, visit DOGES’ PALACE, the evocative BRIDGE OF SIGHS, and watch a GLASSBLOWERS’ DEMONSTRATION. ENTRANCES to the Marciana Library and the Correr and Archaeological museums are included; ask your Local Host for details.
Day #3 Venice. Full day to explore this intriguing city of canals and bridges at your own pace.
Day #4 Venice–Florence. Morning transfer to the HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (first-class); early-afternoon arrival in Florence.
Day #5 Florence. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation with headset: visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s original David. Walk through Cathedral Square, sculpture-studded Piazza della Signoria, and Santa Croce Square. Also admire medieval Ponte Vecchio.
Day #6 Florence. Full day at leisure to enjoy this splendid Renaissance city.
Day #7 Florence–Rome. Morning transfer to the HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (first-class); early-afternoon arrival in Rome.
Day #8 Rome. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation, including headset, takes you to the VATICAN MUSEUMS. See the SISTINE CHAPEL, with Michelangelo’s famous ceiling paintings and The Last Judgement. Visit monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA.
Day #9 Rome. Full day at leisure to enjoy Italy’s capital.
Day #10 Rome–Sorrento. This morning, travel by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (first-class) to Naples, then transfer to your hotel in beautiful Sorrento.
Day #11 Sorrento. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation: walk through the OLD TOWN to see the 14th-century Sedil Dominova building, the ancient Bell Tower, St. Antonino Church, and St. Francis Church and CLOISTER. TASTE LIMONCELLO and hear how this world-famous liqueur is made. Afternoon at leisure.
Day #12 Sorrento. A full day to enjoy one of Italy’s prettiest resorts.
Day #13 Sorrento. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Naples).