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Italy 14-Day Tour include Sicily

Tour Code: S11 ITA14
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Milan: High fashion Mecca
Venice: To romantic city connecting with many canals (UNESCO World Heritage Site 1987)
Florence: the cradle of the Renaissance art (UNESCO World Heritage Site 1982)
Verona is the location that Shakespeare’s tragic play took place–Romeo & Juliet (UNESCO World Heritage Site 2000)
Pompeii: Ancient Roman town destroyed and buried under tons of ashes when Mt.Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD (UNESCO World Heritage Site 1997)
Siena: a lovely medieval town (UNESCO World Heritage Site 1995)
The Leaning Tower of Pisa: World famous architecture because of its shifting foundations (UNESCO World Heritage Site 1987)
City tour in Rome including entrance to colosseum. (UNESCO World Heritage Site 1980/1990)
Capri: an enchanting & picturesque island. We will overnight on the island for you to fully enjoy spectacular scenery
Amalfi: a charming resort town on the scenic Amalfi coast. Narrow alleyways winding through the town & the Slopes between the sea & mountain
Trullo, a traditional Apulian hut built by dry stone with a conical roof (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Matera is famous for its stone houses carved out of the caves or cliffs (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Taormina: A popular vacation destination in Sicily
Catania: Home town of opera composer Vincenzo Bellini
Syracusa: One of the ancient cities in Italy (UNESCO World Heritage Site 2005)
Agrigento: One of the top tourist attractions in Europe (UNESCO World Heritage Site 1997)
Enjoy variety of local cuisine: Italian Pizza, Penne with pesto sauce, Florentine Steak & ice cream, Milanese Pork Cutlet with risotto, Spaghetti with squid sauce, fried calamari & shrimps; Tiramisu, Ravioli & Grilled Chicken Leg with Salad, Dessert
Provide one bottle of mineral water per person per day on the coach
Provide headset service for 15 and more guests per group for better sightseeing experience

Photo Stop

Entrance Fee and Transportation Included

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Itinerary

Day 1

USA / Milan

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Today, we will take overnight flight to Milan, Italy, arrive the next day.

Day 2

Milan

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Upon arrival, city tour will follow: To Sforza Castle, built by Galezaao II Visconti in 1368. Continue to Milan Cathedral–an elaborate Gothic cathedral with many openwork pinnacles, spires and beautiful statues. Later, walk through Galleria Emanuele and onto La Scala Opera House.

<Dinner> Milanese Pork Cutlet with risotto

<Hotel> Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Milan or similar

Day 3

Milan-163-Verona-121km-Venice

<Itinerary>

After breakfast, depart for Verona, where Shakespeare’s famous play took place. Upon arrival, we will visit the 2,000 year old ★Roman Arena & Juliet’s Balcony. Later, depart for Venice, located in Veneto region in northern part of Italy with group of 118 small islands linked by canals and bridges.

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner> Spaghetti with squid sauce, fried calamari & shrimps; Tiramisu

<Hotel> NH Venezia Laguna Palace or similar

Day 4

Venice-256km-Florence

<Itinerary>

After breakfast, city tour will follow: To ★San Marco Cathedral, Bridge of Sighs. Continue to Ponte del Rialto bridge, which is the oldest bridge across the canal.  At your own expense, you can explore Venice with “Gondola Ride” floating past the beautiful palaces and bridges. Later, depart for Florence.

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel 

<Dinner> Penne with pesto sauce, Florentine Steak with potatoes; Ice Cream

<Hotel> Hilton Florence Metropole Hotel or similar

Day 5

Florence-83km-Pisa-120km-Siena

<Itinerary>

Florence is considered the birth place of the Italian Renaissance. Upon arrival, sightseeing tour will follow:  To Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore-the symbol of this magnificent city. To Piazza della Signoria, you will find Loggia dei Lanzi next to the piazza. It consists of wide arches open to the street and rest on clustered pilasters with Corinthian capitals.  Bronze statue of Perseus & Medusa attract most tourists’ attentions.  You will also see another world renowned statue of David.  Later, transfer to Pisa, a city began to grow and became commercial center of Italy in 11the century.  Leaning Tower is one of the most remarkable architectural structures in the world.  However, Leaning Tower partially collapsed in 1989; they had announced that the Tower had been stabilized.  We will continue our tour to Siena after Pisa.

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner> Western Cuisine 3 courses at hotel

<Hotel> NH Sexcelsior Hotel Sienor similar

Day 6

Siena-241km-Rome

<Itinerary>

Siena is a medieval town with rich history and finest Gothic architecture. After breakfast, to Piazza del Campo-the greatest medieval square in Europe. You will see Fountain of Joy, Mangia Towers & Piazza Pubblico surround the shell-shaped piazza.  Later, depart for Rome. Upon arrival, city tour will follow:  ★Coliseum, The Arch of Constantine, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and Spanish Step. 

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel 

<Dinner> Chinese Cuisine, 8 dishes & 1 soup

<Hotel> Occidental Aurelia Hotel by Barcelo Rom or similar

Day 7

Rome-243km- Pompeii -40km-Amalfi Coast-65km-Naples

<Itinerary>

After breakfast, depart for ancient city of ★Pompeii-famous for its ruins when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in AD 79 Explore many well-preserved fossils and ruins lay beneath volcanic ash for centuries and for better understanding of ancient Roman life.  Later depart for Amalfi through scenic drive along the winding road with amazing view of cliff-side villages. Continue to Naples where we will spend the night here.                                                                                            

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner> Italian Pizza meal

<Hotel> Renaissance Hotel Mediterraneo Naple or similar

Day 8

Naples-45km-Capri -299km-Bari

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After breakfast, depart for ★Capri by boat, and then take smaller boat to ★Blue Grotto; you will experience unearthly blue of its refracted light gleaming on the white sand bottom. Later, return to Capri, then we will stop at Castle del Monte, a UNESCO World Heritage Site 1996. It is a citadel constructed during 1240s by the Emperor Frederick II.  Later, depart for Bari, a popular tourist destination in Adriatic coast.  We will overnight in Bari.

*Note: If the Blue Grotto cannot be traveled due to weather cannot be refunded, we will arrange an alternative for Capri Island.

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel   

<Dinner> Western Cuisine 3 courses

<Hotel> Nicolaus Hotel Bari or similar

Day 9

Bari-55km-Alberobello-69km-Matera-377Km-Cosenza

 

<Itinerary>

This morning, depart for Alberobello, a small town in Puglia and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alberobello is famous for its unique Trullo, a traditional Apulian hut built by dry stone with a conical roof. Continue to Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its houses is carved out of the caves.  Afternoon, depart for Cosenza.

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner> Western Cuisine 3 courses

<Hotel> Italiana Hotels Cosenza or similar

Day 10

Cosenza-205km- Villa San Ginovanni-10km-Messina-52km-Taormina-53km-Catania

 

<Itinerary>

This morning, depart for Villa San Ginovanni to take ★ferry to Sicily. Upon arrival, drive to Taormina. Upon arrival, city tour will follow: to town square, the cathedral and Theater Greco with spectacular views of the coast and Mt. Etna.  Continue to Catania, also the hometown of opera composer Vincenzo Bellinis. We will visit The Cathedral, Elephant fountain & fish market.

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner> Western Cuisine 3 courses

<Hotel> NH Parco Degli Aragonesi Hotel or similar

Day 11

Catania-66km-Syracusa -215km-Agrigento

<Itinerary>

After breakfast, to Syracusa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we’ll tour the old town and ★Archeological Park Neapolis. Continue to Agrigento: explore ★Valley of Temples–a magnificent collection of seven ancient Greek temples from the 6th and 5th Centuries BC.

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner> Western Cuisine 3 courses

<Hotel> Dioscuri Bay Palace Agrigento or similar

Day 12

Agrigento-132km-Palermo / Rome

<Itinerary>

After breakfast, depart for Palermo for city tour: visit Norman Palace. The Palace is the best example of Arab-Norman-Byzantine style that prevailed in the 12th Century Sicily, ★Theater Massimo, ★Palatine Chapel, San Cataldo etc. We will travel by ★air to Rome tonight.

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel 

<Dinner> Chinese Cuisine, 8 dishes & 1 soup

<Hotel> Occidental Aurelia Hotel by Barcelo Romeor similar

Day 13

Rome

<Itinerary>

This morning, we will visit the holly city Vatican, to magnificent ★St. Peter's Cathedral, the largest and most important Roman Catholic church in the world (Please note Cathedral might not be opened for public due to Mass service). 

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel

<Dinner> Ravioli, Grilled Chicken Leg with Salad, Dessert

<Hotel> Occidental Aurelia Hotel by Barcelo Rome or similar

Day 14

Rome / USA

<Itinerary>

After breakfast, transfer to airport for homebound flight to US and ends this unforgettable journey.

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at hotel           

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Pricing

Departure Date

25

APR

2019

Adult: $3,499
Child: $2,599
Single Supplement: $1,000

Departure Date

02

MAY

2019

Adult: $3,499
Child: $2,599
Single Supplement: $1,000

Departure Date

30

MAY

2019

Adult: $3,499
Child: $2,599
Single Supplement: $1,000

Departure Date

06

JUN

2019

Adult: $3,499
Child: $2,599
Single Supplement: $1,000

Departure Date

20

JUN

2019

Adult: $3,499
Child: $2,599
Single Supplement: $1,000

Departure Date

04

JUL

2019

Adult: $3,499
Child: $2,599
Single Supplement: $1,000

Departure Date

25

JUL

2019

Adult: $3,499
Child: $2,599
Single Supplement: $1,000

Departure Date

08

AUG

2019

Adult: $3,499
Child: $2,599
Single Supplement: $1,000

Departure Date

22

AUG

2019

Adult: $3,499
Child: $2,599
Single Supplement: $1,000

Departure Date

05

SEPT

2019

Adult: $3,499
Child: $2,599
Single Supplement: $1,000

Departure Date

19

SEPT

2019

Adult: $3,499
Child: $2,599
Single Supplement: $1,000

Departure Date

03

OCT

2019

Adult: $3,499
Child: $2,599
Single Supplement: $1,000

Departure Date

24

OCT

2019

Adult: $3,499
Child: $2,599
Single Supplement: $1,000

Tour Fare include: 4-star Hotel, Breakfast(12), Dinner(12), Transportation & Entrance Fee

Tour Fare excludes: AIRFARE, Personal expense, Any expense not included in our itinerary, Tips: 10 Euro per day, Visa Fee, Travel Insurance(If full payment paid 60 days prior to departure date, we offer medical travel insurance for US residents only)

** If you purchase air ticket on your own, your arrival time to the first destination and your departure time from last destination to U.S. must be the same as our group. If not the same, you must arrange your own transportation to meet group  and to aiport on the last day **

Notes:
*Tour fare is per person in double occupancy
*Child Fee: 2-11 years old share bed with parents, otherwise will be count as adult fare
* Single supplement is for one person occupying one single room with one bed

*Tour fare, air ticket, airport  tax and fuel surcharge are subject to change base on fluctuation in price, please  contact us for more info  

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