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Italian Scene

Operated by: CostSaver

10 Days from $1,495 per person
OCT 2023 - APR 2024
Italy Pizza Italian Scene

Countries Visited

Italy, Vatican City ...more Italy, Vatican City

Locations Visited

Rome, Vatican, Sorrento, Bay of Naples, Assisi, Venice, Verona, Lake Como, Erba, Pisa, Florence ...more Rome, Vatican, Sorrento, Bay of Naples, Assisi, Venice, Verona, Lake Como, Erba, Pisa, Florence
  1. Day 1 Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

    The 'Eternal City' has captivated travellers for centuries and you’ll not be disappointed as it prepares you for an exhilarating journey across Italy. On arrival in Rome, check in to your hotel, then get ready for your very own introduction to Rome or relax at your hotel. Later this evening, you’ll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a glimpse into what lies ahead. Soak up the city’s effervescent atmosphere during an Optional Experience dinner in a characteristic trattoria.

    hotel Ergife Palace
  2. Day 2 Rome sightseeing and free time

    With so much to see and do, you could explore Rome for an eternity without getting bored. Join an Optional Experience to Michelangelo’s famous Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums or start your day the Italian way. Get to grips with the city’s main attractions, joining a Local Specialist at Vatican City, the world’s smallest country. Stand in St. Peter’s Square, sharing your space with devoted pilgrims. Visit St. Peter's Basilica and view Michelangelo's greatest work, the sorrowful Pietà. Cross the Tiber next, to view the mighty Colosseum and the countless other ancient sites which featured prominently in the days of the powerful Roman Empire.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Ergife Palace
  3. Day 3 Rome – Sorrento – Bay of Naples (1 Night)

    The Bay of Naples beckons and our first stop is in the picture-perfect resort town of Sorrento. Pastel-hued residences cling impossibly to craggy cliffs that plunge into the deep blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Enjoy your time soaking up the sun-drenched views. You won’t need to venture far to catch the scent of the 'world’s best lemons', which you’ll see in abundance at the local markets. Taste some of the mouth-watering fresh produce grown locally or consider an Optional Experience to the artists’ paradise of Positano, followed by a scenic drive along the Amalfi coast. The Sirens of Sorrento may be nowhere in sight, but that doesn’t mean their alluring call will be possible to resist.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel La Panoramica
  4. Day 4 Bay of Naples – Assisi (1 Night)

    Enjoy the atmosphere as you explore the beautiful Bay of Naples during your free time this morning. Alternatively, choose to join an Optional Experience guided walking tour of Pompeii, buried under the volcanic ash for centuries after Mount Vesuvius erupted. Leaving the Bay of Naples behind, journey past Cassino and view the monastery which featured as a backdrop for some of the fiercest battles of World War II. This poignant reminder of war gives way to a place of pilgrimage, as you head north to Assisi where an orientation reveals a medieval town that has changed very little since the time of St. Francis.

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

    Your journey continues across the Apennines and through the Emilia-Romagna region, credited with being the origin of tortellini, mortadella and parmesan cheese. Before you know it, you’ll have arrived in Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic, where an Optional Experience will see you gliding through the city canals in a gondola.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Il Burchiello
  6. Day 6 Venice orientation and free time

    Embark on a cruise by private launch to bustling St. Mark's Square in the heart of Venice. Admire the most famous of Venice's 417 bridges, the Bridge of Sighs, and enjoy views of the Doge's Palace and the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark. Later, enjoy a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, when the extraordinary talents of glassblowers take centre stage during a visit to their workshop then consider an Optional Experience to the island of Burano for a relaxing meal with your travel companions.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Il Burchiello
  7. Day 7 Venice – Verona – Lake Como – Italian Lakes (Erba) (1 Night)

    The plains of Veneto are all that stand between you and Verona, the tragic stage for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers. View the ancient Roman Arena, where concerts are still held to this day, and Juliet's Balcony, from which a fictional Juliet once called for her Romeo. Indulge in a romantic moment of your own before leaving Verona, bound for Italy’s irresistible Lake District. Arriving on the shores of Lake Como, you’ll see first-hand why this scenic setting has been a favourite summer retreat of the rich and famous for centuries. You could choose to board an optional cruise this afternoon to make the most of this idyllic setting. Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Leonardo Da Vinci
  8. Day 8 Italian Lakes – Pisa – Florence (Prato) (1 Night)

    The white marble façades of Pisa’s Cathedral Square gleam in the sunshine, but it is the famous Leaning Tower that gets most of the glory when you visit this 'Meadow of Miracles', so named by 20th-century Italian writer and poet Gabriele d’Annunzio. Since Medieval times, the exquisite structures in the piazza have symbolised man’s journey through religious life – the Baptistery representing birth, life represented by the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, and the Camposanto, death. After a short drive from Pisa, you’ll arrive at your hotel near Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. A full day of sightseeing lies ahead, so kick back and enjoy the company of your travel companions this evening at an optional dinner in the Tuscan hills.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel President
  9. Day 9 Florence sightseeing – Rome (1 Night)

    There are few cities in the world with an artistic legacy equal to that of Florence. Your Local Specialist shares a superb commentary of the city's artistic and architectural heritage during a walking tour, which includes views of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery, the impressive Giotto's Bell Tower and the Ponte Vecchio. Visit Piazza della Signoria and squeeze in some time for shopping – Florence is particularly renowned for its high-quality leather and 18-carat gold jewellery. Later, return to Rome, where your journey began. You’ll have an evening alone to forge final memories with new friends or consider an Optional Experience whisking you away on one last sightseeing trip with a mouth-watering farewell dinner followed by live entertainment.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Ergife Palace
  10. Day 10 Depart Rome

    If Italy has become engraved in your heart as it did for celebrated poet Robert Browning, you’ll have a hard time saying arrivederci. As the legend says, if you tossed a coin in the Trevi fountain, you will return. Until then bid your Travel Director and travel companions a fond farewell. Find out more about your available transfers at costsavertour.com/transfers.

    meals Breakfast
Italian Scene Guided Tour Map
Price Includes

Whats Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Many meals and daily breakfasts included
  • City orientation tours
  • Audio headsets are provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Variety of Optional Experiences

Choice Highlights

Essentials

  • : Visit St. Peter's Basilica, view the Colosseum and see the ancient sites with your Local Specialist
  • : Visit this popular resort
  • : Views of the monastery high on the hill
  • : Visit this beautiful town dedicated to St. Francis
  • : Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square and visit a traditional glassblowing workshop
  • : View the Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony
  • : Visit Lake Como
  • : Visit the Square of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower
  • : Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio

Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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October 2023
Oct 6 Fri
Oct 15 Sun
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$1,811
Oct 13 Fri
Oct 22 Sun
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Oct 20 Fri
Oct 29 Sun
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November 2023
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Nov 26 Sun
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December 2023
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$1,625
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January 2024
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February 2024
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March 2024
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April 2024
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$1,754
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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

Available on Day 1

Roman Delights With Dinner

Make the most of your Roman holiday, living la dolce vita as the locals do with a relaxed dinner in a characteristic trattoria. Soak up the atmosphere of the charming city as you dine, sampling typical Italian cuisine and drinks as you enjoy live music. This is the Italian experience you've been dreaming of!
Adult Price: € 51

Available on Day 2

Inside The Vatican & Colosseum

We skip the lines at the Vatican Museums for an enlightening tour led by our Local Specialist, which shows not just the remarkable works of art collected and commissioned over the history of the Papacy, but also Michelangelo’s renowned ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Later, we'll hear tales of gladiatorial combat and more on our visit to the Colosseum, again with time-saving VIP entrance.
Adult Price: € 87

Piazzas and Fountains

Discover the most charming areas of the city as you explore quintessential Italian piazzas and fountains with a Local Specialist. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares in Rome’s historic centre, stopping to marvel at highlights such as the Trevi Fountain, The Pantheon and hidden corners of the Eternal City.
Adult Price: € 33

Sorrento

Available on Day 3

Amalfi Coast and Positano

Join us for an unforgettable drive along the picturesque Amalfi Coast, the jewel of Italy's southern coastline. Visit the world-famous paradise of Positano, with eye-catching colourful homes scattered along the cliffside village and rows of striking beach umbrellas set up alongside vivid blue waters. This is the Mediterranean encounter you've been dreaming of.
Adult Price: € 56

Available on Day 4

Discover Pompeii

Join our Local Specialist on a tour of the excavations of Pompeii - the perfectly preserved Roman town that was engulfed by Mount Vesuvius' eruption in 79 A.D. This is an opportunity to travel back in time and catch a glimpse of ancient Roman life and architecture, frozen for almost 2,000 years.
Adult Price: € 49

Venice

Available on Day 5

Gondolas & the Grand Canal

Join us for a breathtaking cruise by private water taxi along Venice's Grand Canal, catching glimpses of impressive sights such as the Palazzi Barbaro, Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square. Later on, you’ll glide gracefully on a gondola along Venice’s dreamy, narrow waterways, discovering the irresistible charm of the world-famous canals.
Adult Price: € 76

Available on Day 6

Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks

Discover the Venetian Lagoon by private boat, travelling to the heritage-listed fisherman’s island of Burano. Known for its picturesque, technicolour houses and restaurants serving up fresh seafood, this tour is a must for food lovers and photography buffs alike. Enjoy a delicious meal before cruising back to Venice, taking in magic views of the famous city as we return.
Adult Price: € 72

Venice's Secrets and St. Mark's Basilica

Explore the hidden maze of streets that 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: € 38

Italian Lakes

Available on Day 7

Discover Lake Como

All aboard! We're setting sail on Lake Como to enjoy views of elegant villas and pristine gardens in one of the most beautiful spots in the Italian Lake District. Kick back and relax as you cruise with your Local Specialist, admiring the idyllic scenery of this world-famous destination.
Adult Price: € 45

Florence

Available on Day 8

Traditional Dinner, Wine and Music in the Tuscan Hills

Make your Florentine travel dreams a reality as we dine at a delightful regional restaurant, set among pine and cypress trees. After a scenic drive through the stunning Tuscan countryside, we’ll enjoy a meal of delicious specialties from the area, accompanied by local wines and music.
Adult Price: € 64

Rome

Available on Day 9

Arrivederci Roma

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

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Trusted Customer
Sunday, October 23, 2022
Service
High energy tours
Vacation
Got sick and was not refunded prepaid tour fees
Judy Tomaszczuk
Sunday, October 23, 2022
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My husband and I got sick and weren’t able to get refund on optional tours
Vacation
Very fast paced. Bus driver Ferdinand’s outstanding
Jody Thomas
Monday, September 26, 2022
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Everything was great and I would absolutely book with this company again!
Response from Grand European Travel:
It sounds like you had an absolutely fabulous time on your Italian Scene vacation. We would love to help you plan and book your next trip when you are ready to travel again. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your comments.
Monday, September 26, 2022
Vacation
Our Tour Director Giuseppe was fantastic and our bus driver Gianni was the best! Everything was perfect and I couldn’t imagine a better vacation!
Charles Klein
Sunday, September 25, 2022
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Excellent communication with the GET representative. Very quick to reply to emails.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so happy to hear your Italian Scene vacation ranks at the top of your list! Thank you for letting us help you plan this wonderful experience. We appreciate your review and feedback. Take care!
Monday, September 26, 2022
Vacation
The tour director and the bus driver were exceptional. We've been on several group tours and this rates at the top of the list.
Americo Taddeo
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Service
From start to finish everything ran like a well-oiled machine. Our tour director Sasha was fantastic and went out of his way many times to make it a memorable experience. The coach and coach driver Cosimo was very professional. Would I use GET again? Absolutely.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your Italian Scene tour. It sounds like you had a fabulous time exploring Italy, and we hope you came home with lifelong memories. Thank you so much for your kind words and recommendation. We appreciate your feedback!
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Vacation
It was fabulous and our tour director Sasha was phenomenal. I highly recommend this trip.
Ciro Prudente
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Service
Tess and Michelle are customer service experts. They are true and caring professionals. They provided information in an easy and understandable manner. They were very patient in answering the many questions I had along the way. Speaking to them was a pleasant experience and they made me feel comfortable.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We will share this with both Michelle and Tess.
Friday, May 6, 2022
Vacation
A fun-filled, historical adventure through some of the most colorful regions of Italy. A truly delightful experience. Thank you.
Laurie Wallace
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Service
Excellent tour director! Very informative. We hit all the places I wanted to go!
Vacation
We had some outstanding optional experiences. I enjoyed the comfortable transportation! Our tour direction was exceptional! She knew so much history. She had patience and kindness and was so knowledgeable!
Ramesh Naik
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Service
Josh Pericas was very patient and nice with our travel booking. He did find the right flights from Chicago to Rome and back for us. He was very pleasant and elegant through out the process.
Vacation
Our trip was very excellent. The tour director Chris Daily was very excellent. He kept everyone on the track through out the entire tour. He made sure that we are always on time. He was great with communications as well as directions. He talked lot about the places we are going to visit including history in detail, at the same time kept everyone in the loop. Our Bus driver Luca was as good as our tour director. Always on time with very clean bus. Always standing at the exit door to help people getting off the bus. Excellent and very safe driving. Only negative I can say about the entire travel was the hotels we stayed in Italy excluding hotel in Venice. We stayed three nights in Rome at hotel ERGIFE. This hotel was not only just OK but dirty carpeting all over and mold in the bathrooms. I think you should pressure them to clean their act as you offer them lots of business. We also experienced A/C problem at Starhotels at Saronno. They asked us to open the windows and finally provided a electric fan upon insistence.
Joseph Scollo
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Service
Everything was taken care of in advance, all we had to do was show up.Tours were very good, the guide and bus driver were excellent.
Vacation
The optional tours that we did were excellent, restaurants were very good.
Mary Cannestra
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Service
Alicia was very patient and proessiona
Vacation
Food and hotels were not good
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