Italian Indulgence from Milan

Assisi, Italy Venice, Italy Florence, Italy Lake Region, Italy


Departures from Apr. 09, 2015 – Oct. 15, 2015

Escorted Tour: 9 Days/ 7 Nights

A luxury small group journey limited to 15 participants. Travel, live and eat like the locals do. Travel in comfort with superior 4* boutique hotels in a new deluxe minibus. Guaranteed Departures.

Milan, Florence, Pisa, Siena, Rome, Assisi, Ravenna, Venice, Verona, Sirmione (Lake Garda), Lake Como


Day 1: Thursday — Departure from U.S.A/Canada to Milan
Departure from the U.S.A to Italy with your own purchased airline tickets.
Day 2: FridayMilan / Florence
Meet your tour leader at 9:00 a.m. at the hotel to start your 2-hour tour of the city centre. You will visit the shopping gallery Vittorio Emanuele II, the Sforza castle, and the Splendid Duomo, one of the world’s largest most striking Gothic cathedrals. Free time for lunch before continuing your journey to Florence. Check in at a 4 star superior hotel in the city centre of Florence, followed by a 3 course gourmet dinner at a local restaurant (wine, mineral water or sodas are included) where you will discover the Tuscan cuisine. Overnight at the hotel in Florence.
(Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 3: SaturdayFlorence
After breakfast, your guide will take you on a 3 hour tour of this magnificent Renaissance city. You will visit the beautiful Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Academia Gallery (inside visit, skip the line entrance tickets included), famous for the Milchelangelo’s David. The afternoon is at your disposal to stroll on your own among the charming streets of Florence. Your tour leader will gladly give you suggestions! In the evening enjoy a 3 course gourmet dinner at a local restaurant (wine, mineral water or sodas are included) where you will continue your culinary adventure and taste even more Tuscan specialties. Overnight at the hotel.
(Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 4: Sunday Florence / Pisa / Siena / Rome
Depart for Pisa after breakfast. After the panoramic drive through the Tuscan countryside, along the banks of the Arno river, meet your guide for a 2 hour guided tour of Piazza dei Miracoli, with the celebrated Leaning Tower (exterior visit), the Baptistery (exterior visit) and other important monuments. Time at leisure for lunch, and then proceed to Siena where you will take a 2 hour tour of the old city centre. You will walk along these beautiful medieval streets admiring the splendid palace. The tour will end in the Piazza del Campo, one of the most beautiful squares in the world and site of the famous 600+ year-old Palio horse race. Here you will also visit the spectacular Cathedral. After the tour, continue to Rome. The estimates arrival time in Rome is 6 pm.
Day 5: MondayRome
After a buffet breakfast at the hotel you enjoy a 3 hour “Discovering Rome” guided walking tour. You will be picked up at your hotel at about 9.00 a.m. The tour will start from Largo Argentina and continue to Campo de’ Fiori, Piazza Farnese, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish steps. Rest of the day is at leisure. In the evening, enjoy a 3 course gourmet dinner at a local restaurant (wine, mineral water or sodas are included) where you will discover the Roman cuisine. Overnight at the hotel.
(Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 6: TuesdayRome / Assisi / Ravenna / Venice
Meet your tour leader after breakfast and depart by deluxe minibus to Assisi where you will visit the mystic town of Saint Francis still surrounded by its ancient walls. See the Basilica of Saint Francis with its early Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. Continue towards Ravenna, known as the mosaic city because of the stunning 5th-6th century mosaics that decorate the walls of its churches and monuments and because it is still one of Italy’s top producers of mosaics. You will meet a private English speaking guide who will help you discover this marvelous city. Ravenna has: eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Roman sites, museums, Dante’s tomb and, just a little outside its city center, the spectacular Sant’Apollinare in Classe, a splendid 6th century basilica, with mosaics in the Presbytery and a cylindrical bell tower. The tour then continues to Venice. Check in at a 4 star superior hotel in the city center of Venice (deluxe room) followed by a 3 course gourmet dinner at a local restaurant (wine, mineral water or sodas are included) where you will discover the Venetian cuisine. Overnight at the hotel in Venice.
Day 7: WednesdayVenice
After breakfast you will meet your private English speaking guide for a panoramic 2 hour walking tour of this unique city. You will see the Piazza and Basilica of St. Mark, enjoy an inside visit of the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Prison (Skip the line entrance tickets included). Lunch is at leisure. This afternoon depart by boat to the island of Murano with your tour leader. Once in Murano you will attend a demonstration of glass blowing and have time for shopping. Return to the city centre for a 3- course gourmet dinner at a local restaurant (wine, mineral water or sodas are included) where you will continue your culinary adventure and taste even more Venetian specialties. Overnight at the hotel.
(Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 8: ThursdayVenice / Verona / Sirmione (Lake Garda)/ Lake Como
Transfer by boat from the hotel to Piazzale Roma and board your deluxe minibus. Your journey continues to Verona. Once there, you will enjoy a 2-hour visit of the town of Romeo and Juliet!
Following the visit, continue to Sirmione, a charming town located in the southern part of Lake Garda. Upon arrival, you will have free time for lunch and for a brief walking tour on your own of the historical centre. In the early afternoon, the tour will continue to Como located on the shore of Lake Como. Your driver and tour leader will take you for panoramic visit of this beautiful lake before arriving at the hotel in Como. Check in at a 4 star superior hotel situated in the city centre of Como (deluxe room) followed by a 3 course gourmet dinner at a local restaurant (wine, mineral water or sodas are included) where you will savour more specialties of the Northern Italian cuisine. Overnight at the hotel in Como.
(Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 9: FridayLake Como / Milan
Breakfast at the hotel and then board your minibus to proceed to Milan. Drop off at the Milan rail station.


  • Hotel accommodations 4* superior centrally located hotels for seven nights based on 2 persons sharing a room.
  • American Buffet Breakfast daily.
  • 6 Gourmet dinners with wine and mineral water or soda included.
  • Milan: Panoramic tour and guided visit of the city.
  • Florence: Guided visit of the famous monuments including an inside visit of the Academia museum with the famous Michelangelo.
  • Pisa: Visit the Piazza dei Miracoli with its famous Leaning Tower.
  • Siena:  Guided visit of the city with its Piazza del Campo and the Municipal Palace.
  • Rome half-day guided walking tour.
  • Assisi:  View the Churches of St. Francis and St. Claire.
  • Ravenna:  Guided visit of the Mosaics and St. Apollinare Basilica.
  • Venice:  Guided visit of St. Mark’s Square, the Ducal Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, the prisons and Murano Island.
  • Verona: Guided visit of the town of Romeo and Juliet.
  • Sirmione, Lake Garda with the beautiful castles, villas and scenery.
  • Lake Como, famous for its villas and scenery.
  • Scenic drives through the beautiful Autostrada del Sole, the Emilia Romagna region, the Veneto region and its Villas of Palladio, the Tuscan countryside through medieval towns, and the Italian Alps.
  • Skip the line entrance tickets as noted in itinerary.
  • Ground transportation by deluxe air conditioned mini bus.
  • Guided tours as per itinerary.
  • Services of an English speaking tour leader and guides.
  • Hotel taxes and service charges.

Does not include:

  • Round-trip air transportation from USA or Canada to Italy.
  • Porterage at airports.
  • Round-trip airport to hotel transfers.
  • Beverages and meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips and optional excursions.
  • Transit tax to be paid locally.
  • Travel Insurance.
Hotel Romanico Palace (4* Superior) or similar
Via Boncompagni, 37,
00187 Rome
Hotel Bonvecchiati
(4 *Superior) or similar
San Marco, Calle Goldoni 4488
30124 Venice
Grand’ Hotel di Como (4* Superior)
or similar
Via per Cernobbio, 41
22100 Como
Grand Hotel Baglioni (4* Superior) or similar
Piazza dell’Unità Italiana, 6
50123 Firenze

We urge you to purchase travel insurance to cover the cost of your entire vacation including any services you purchased from another agency.
2015 Departures Frequency Holidays Land Only Price Air & Land Price*
April 09 to Oct. 15, 2015 Every Thursday $3,399
**Price is based on 2 persons sharing a Double room.Prices are subject to change as a result of fuel surcharge increases or currency fluctuations. No changes will be made once final payment is received.
Single Supplement: $659
*Air Fare is not included but discounted rates are available upon request.
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For information on air fare, transfers or optional tours, please contact us: 212-400-7347

Please note that for operational reasons it may be necessary to substitute hotels and adjust itineraries due to local conditions.

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Cancellation Policy
61 days or more prior to departure: 5% of package price
60-46 days prior to departure: 10% of package price
45-31 days prior to departure: 20% of package price
30-15 days prior to departure: 40% of package price
14-8 days prior to departure: 50% of package price
7-0 days and no-shows: 100% of package price

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Tips to waiters, chambermaids, and to the Tour Directors, local guides, and drivers are not included. The following is a suggested guideline on tipping:
(a.) Euro 1.00 per person/per day for waiters and chambermaids
(b.) Euro 2.00 per person/per day for drivers and local guides
(c.) Euro 3.00 per person/per day for your Tour Director
Transfers: Add transfers to your tour so you don’t have to worry about how to get to your hotel and back. Price per one-way transfer is $159 per car if purchased with your tour. Car can accommodate 1 to 3 passengers depending on the number of suitcases you will have.
Transit Tax: As of July 1, 2011 all visitors to Italy are required to pay an additional tourist tax for their hotel stay. The new tax has been created mainly to help re-build the ancient cities and is based on how many stars a hotel has. This tax may vary by city and can range from 3 to 5 Euro per person, per night, for a maximum of 10 consecutive nights. This must be paid by the visitor, in Euro, directly to the hotel at time of check-out. It will be presented as a separate charge from any other charges accrued at the hotel. (Children under the age of 10 are exempt from this tax.
Baggage:  Different airlines have different policies. For information on specific airline policies, please check your carriers web site.
Air Transportation: Air fares change often and vary by gateway city, season, day of week and seat availability. Our air fares will be quoted to you within two business days of your tour reservation and will include the air fare, fuel surcharges and government taxes as quoted by the airlines. You are under no obligation to accept our airfare quote and may elect to use your reward miles or your preferred airline. Typical airfares from New York to Rome varies from $1200 in March – May and September – October to $1500 in June – August but can change without prior notice. We highly recommend to reserve your seats early in order to obtain the best air fare.