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Italian Scene

Operated by: CostSaver

10 Days
Italian Gelato, Florence

Countries Visited

Italy ...more Italy

Locations Visited

Rome, Castellammare di Stabia, Sorrento, Assisi, Oriago, Venice, Saronno, Prato, Florence ...more Rome, Castellammare di Stabia, Sorrento, Assisi, Oriago, Venice, Saronno, Prato, Florence
  1. Day 1 Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

    Welcome to Rome. After checking in, relax and unwind. Later meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. This evening, consider a stroll around this fascinating city and take in the vibrant atmosphere.

    hotel Ergife Palace
  2. Day 2 Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

    Don't miss the opportunity to join an Optional Experience to the famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. Later your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour starting with a visit to the Vatican City and the awe-inspiring St. Peter's Basilica to view Michelangelo's statue, the Pietà. Cross the Tiber to view the mighty Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Rome – Sorrento – Bay of Naples

    Today head south to the Bay of Naples and stop in the nearby resort of Sorrento. Consider an Optional Experience to Positano and the Amalfi Coast. Later enjoy dinner at the hotel.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Il Castello
  4. Day 4 Bay of Naples – Cassino – Assisi

    Perhaps join an Optional Experience guided walking tour of Pompeii, which laid undiscovered beneath a layer of volcanic ash for centuries after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Afterwards, leave the Bay of Naples and view the monastery at Cassino, the scene of fierce battles during the Second World War. Continue north to the mystical town of Assisi, built on the fertile slopes of Mount Subasio in Umbria.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Frate Sole
  5. Day 5 Assisi – Venice (Oriago) (2 Nights)

    Your morning orientation tour of Assisi reveals a town that has changed little since the time of St. Francis, who was born here in 1182. See the sights of St. Francis' birthplace, including the medieval ramparts and the Basilica of St. Francis's. Your journey continues north across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to the magical, romantic city of Venice.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Il Burchiello
  6. Day 6 Venice Orientation and Free Time

    Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Then cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in the heart of Venice. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge's Palace and the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark. Spend free time afterwards exploring this fascinating city or perhaps take a trip out across the lagoon to the island of Burano for a relaxing meal.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  7. Day 7 Venice (Oriago) – Verona – Lake Como - Italian Lakes (Saronno)

    Head west across the plains of Veneto to Verona, the home of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers. View the vast Roman Arena, where concerts are still held regularly and walk to view Juliet's Balcony. Continue north to the Italian Lake District to visit Lake Como, a favoured summer retreat of the rich and famous before arriving at your hotel where you dine tonight.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Starhotels Grand Milan
  8. Day 8 Italian Lakes (Saronno) – Pisa – Florence

    This morning travel south to the famous town of Pisa. Explore the Square of Miracles, featuring the Leaning Tower, Cathedral and Baptistery. There is time to shop for souvenirs and take pictures. Arrive later at your hotel near Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Wall Art
  9. Day 9 Florence Sightseeing – Rome

    There are few cities in the world with an artistic legacy to equal that of Florence. Your Local Specialist gives a superb commentary of the city's history during your walking tour, which includes views of the Baptistery, the Ponte Vecchio, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the impressive Giotto's Bell Tower, and a visit to Piazza della Signoria. Learn about the quality and workmanship of one of this city's historic industries at a demonstration of Florentine leathercraft. Don't forget to try a gelato! Later, travel back to the Eternal City. This evening in Rome you might like to celebrate the end of your holiday in style.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Ergife Palace
  10. Day 10 Depart Rome

    This morning say 'arrivederci' to Italy, your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable holiday. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Conditions apply.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
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Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 9 Buffet breakfasts
  • 4 Three-course dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Rome Sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica and views of the mighty Colosseum
  • Sorrento Visit this popular resort
  • Cassino Views of the monastery high on the hill
  • Assisi Orientation of this beautiful town dedicated to St. Francis
  • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island
  • Verona View Juliet's Balcony and the impressive Roman Arena
  • Italian Lakes Visit Lake Como
  • Pisa Visit the Square of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower
  • Florence Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio

Dates & Prices

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Rome

Delights of Rome with Dinner

Spend an evening getting to know Rome. We’ll take you via coach where you’ll have the chance to see some of the city’s much-loved sights. Afterward, you’ll enjoy a delicious light dinner of Italian specialties, alongside local music and drinks.
Adult Price: €49

Piazzas and Fountains of Rome

Discover the most charming areas in the city with a Local Specialist. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares of Rome's historic center, leading to highlights such as the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, as well as hidden corners of the Eternal City.
Adult Price: €33

Inside The Vatican & Colosseum

We skip the lines at the Vatican Museums for this tour that shows not just remarkable works of art collected and commissioned over the history of the Papacy, but also Michelangelo’s amazing ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Later we hear fascinating tales of gladiatorial combat and more on our visit to the Colosseum, again with time-saving VIP entrance.
Adult Price: €81

Sorrento

Amalfi Coast and Positano

Come with us for a drive along the famous Amalfi Coast. You’ll have a chance to visit the exclusive artists’ paradise of Positano, which is magnificently positioned on the Mediterranean coast.
Adult Price: €43

Pompeii

Discover Pompeii

Join our expert on a tour of the excavations of Pompeii, the perfectly preserved Roman town which was engulfed by Mount Vesuvius' eruption in AD 79. You'll witness the devastating destruction it had and have the opportunity to go back in time and get a glimpse of everyday Roman life, frozen for almost 2,000 years.
Adult Price: €46

Venice

Gondolas and the Grand Canal

Join us for a scenic cruise by private water taxi along Venice's Grand Canal. You’ll admire the magnificent palazzi, as well as catching a glimpse of the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Square. Later on, you'll glide gracefully on a gondola along Venice’s dreamy, narrow waterways.
Adult Price: €70

Venice's Secrets and St. Mark's Basilica

Explore the hidden maze of streets which make up this unique city as your Local Specialist gives you a fascinating insight into Venice's past and present. You’ll visit the majestic Basilica of St Mark, where you’ll have a chance to view some of the prized trophies looted by the Venetians in their rise to power.
Adult Price: €36

Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks

Join us as we discover the Venetian Lagoon by private boat. You will enjoy a delicious meal with a selection of drinks on the fishermen's island of Burano, famous for its multi-colored houses—a real photographer's paradise.
Adult Price: €71

Lake Como

Discover Lake Como

Enjoy views of elegant villas and gardens as you cruise with your Local Specialist along Lake Como, one of the most beautiful spots in the Italian Lake District.
Adult Price: €41

Florence

Dinner, Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills

Join us for a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. We will enjoy a meal at a charming restaurant where a selection of regional favorites is served, accompanied by a selection of local wines and live music. A truly unforgettable experience, with an atmosphere that is the essence of all things Tuscan.
Adult Price: €65

Rome

Arrivederci Roma

Rome comes alive this last evening of our trip as you savor her unforgettable sights! We then celebrate together with a Farewell Dinner including entertainment in one of our favorite places.
Adult Price: €50

Reviews
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Independent Reviews
Mayra Amaro
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Service
My Specialist at Grand European Travel was Gianmarcos he was amazing with everyone not only with me. Gianmarcos helps me in each optional trip because I wasn't walk to much. Also, Ferdinando the driver one day drive me and my husband at the hotel because I don't feel well, thank you to both of you wonderful guys
Vacation
Gianmarco our guide was very professional and explain everything in all our trips
Gerald Norton
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Service
I received all my needed documents well in advance of our trip so that I could review and understand. They kept me informed and answer all my questions.
Vacation
I would have given them a 5 star. The only thing I didn't like was, when we didn't want to go on some of the optional side trips, we still had to go with the group and wait while they attended. Only one option allowed us to stay at the hotel instead of leaving with the group. This would have been okay if we were big shoppers but we are not. Otherwise, we enjoyed the trip and all the other guest ,guides, bus drivers and host.
Lazarus Sebastian
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Service
Seamless booking and the specialist was always in contact to provide any help required.
Vacation
Lots of optional tours which I guess it is better to consider up front. I was prepared and therefore did not feel the pinch for additional $$.
Christine Francini
Monday, May 27, 2019
Service
Every question I had was answered knowledgeable and prifessionally
Vacation
Travel quite Lydia was amazing. Friendly helpful and caring in all matters as well as knowledgeable about the country
Ann Heiland
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Service
Booking was very easy, no issues. Everything went as the brochure listed with various side trips and lots of fun with the group, I would not hesitate to book with Grand European Travel again.
Vacation
The Italian Scene trip was wonderful! Saw so many cities, landmarks, historical areas plus a variety of foods. So glad we decided to take this trip. Our tour director, Lidia, was awesome and made sure we saw as much as possible and explained in detail. Pierro, our bus driver, was the best at navigating through and around narrow streets and traffic.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Service
Great tour director, had lots of fun.
Vacation
Well organized and directed.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Service
The travel specialist and tour guide and driver were all good.My main criticism of this tour are 1)the walking part of the tour needs to be explained better-the majority of our group had a hard time with the speed,length, and steepness of the walks.2) the dinners included with the tour were below par.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for taking the time to let us know your concerns. We do mention in our brochure and web page the need to be in good physical condition to participate in our trips and point out the amount of walking required.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Vacation
i told you previously my criticisms.
Kathleen Kearns
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Service
I was quite happy with the gentleman I originally book with, Dave Fontella. However, I called one day just to check on something and spoke with a woman (name unknown). My question was: can I pay for optional excursions ahead of time on a credit card. She said no. However, I also asked if I could pay for the optional excursions while on the trip with a credit card and again, she said no. This is actually false, as on my first trip with GET, my mother paid for our optional with a credit card, and of course, I was able to pay for mine with a cc as well.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We apologize for the confusion. You ae correct that you may pay for your Optional Experiences by credit card while on the trip, but not before you depart. We hope you had a wonderful time in Italy.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Vacation
I had a very nice time. There was never enough time in each day to do and see everything there was in each location. I understand that with a larger group, it's difficult to accommodate all tastes and schedules, however, I do wish we could have been on the road earlier, as of course, we were traveling at a peak visiting week.
Dale Morris
Monday, April 22, 2019
Service
Very knowledgeable, willing to provide answers to my questions. Provided email responses as needed. Did not leave me with more questions after talking to her.
Vacation
Our travel guide was awesome. Very personalized to ensure all were provided information about the area we were exploring. He had experts to ensure our excursions were exciting and information was relevant to the area.
Michael Chala
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Service
everything went well very well organized,not one problem.just a wonderful experience
Response from Grand European Travel:
It makes us so happy to hear that your Italian Scene vacation went off without a hitch and you had a fabulous experience. Thank you for sharing your comments with us!
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Vacation
great value for the price
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