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Rome. Italy
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 55.2 56.7 59.5 64.4 71.6 78.1 83.5 83.7 78.8 71.6 63 57
Average Low 38.7 39.9 42.4 46.9 53.4 60.1 64.8 65.1 60.4 53.6 46.6 41.2
Average Rainfall 3.2 3 2.6 2.1 1.2 0.6 0.6 1.3 2.7 3.7 4.3 3.5
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT + 1)
Voltage
220-240V
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Currency
Euro
$1.00 USD = €0.92 EUR
Visa requirement
No
Florence. Italy
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 49 53 60 68 75 84 89 88 81 69 58 50
Average Low 35 36 40 46 53 58 63 62 58 51 42 37
Average Rainfall 1.9 2.1 2.7 2.9 3 2.7 1.5 1.9 3.3 4 3.9 2.8
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
GMT + 1
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Euro
$1.00 USD = €0.92 EUR
Visa requirement
No
Venice. Italy
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 42.4 46.8 53.6 61.3 70.2 76.6 81.5 80.6 74.5 64.6 52.7 44.1
Average Low 30.4 33.3 38.8 46.2 54.1 60.6 64 63.1 57.6 48.9 39.6 32
Average Rainfall 2.3 2.1 2.2 2.5 2.7 3 2.5 3.3 2.6 2.7 3.4 2.1
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
GMT + 1
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Euro
$1.00 USD = €0.92 EUR
Visa requirement
No
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Italy Fantasy

8 days/7 nights - from $1,170 per person Land Only without Air and Guaranteed Departures

Indulge in your own Italy fantasy on this escorted coach tour including the vibrant cities of Rome, Florence, Bologna, Venice and more. Some of the highlights of this trip will be a day in Florence, "the cradle of the Renaissance, where Italian art reached its pinnacle; the elegant city center of Bologna; the St. Mark's Basilica in Venice; the medieval town of Montepulciano in Tuscany; and a guided tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Starting at $1,170 per person Land Only, Escorted Coach Tour, Guaranteed Departures.

Day 1 – Arrive Rome
Arrive in Lisbon and connect with your flight to Rome. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. (Roma Garden/Bettoja)

Day 2 – Rome/Assisi/Siena/Florence
This morning, begin your tour by coach, traveling north to Assisi. At your leisure explore this tiny town, which is surrounded by walls built in the Middle Ages. Visit the Basilica of St. Francis, where you will see masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. After lunch (not included), board the bus to Siena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for the Palio, the historical horse race around the shell-shaped town square, Piazza del Campo. Continue on to Florence and check in to your hotel. (Raffaello) (B/D)

Day 3 – Florence
After breakfast, spend the day venturing around Florence, the “cradle of the Renaissance,” where, with the help of Michelangelo, Italian art reached its pinnacle. Among the many fascinating monuments, churches and buildings, a highlight is the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, commonly referred to as the Duomo, for its magnificent dome built by Brunelleschi. Cross a small piazza to see the “Campanile” tower (partly designed by Giotto) and the Baptistry, with its bronze doors where Michelangelo imagined the “Gates of Paradise.” In the heart of the city, see Palazzo della Signoria (also known as Palazzo Vecchio), and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Lunch in a typical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce. Spend the afternoon strolling the cobblestone streets of Florence on your own. (B/L)

Day 4 – Florence/Bologna/Padua/Venice
After breakfast in Florence, depart for Bologna. Discover the elegant city center with its “porticos” (covered walkways) and its shopping streets. From Piazza Malpighi, walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore (Neptune square and Major square) in the heart of the city, then King Renzo’s Palace, Palazzo Podesta and the basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. Bologna is a gourmet’s heaven. Don’t miss a tasty meal at your leisure! In the afternoon, continue toward Padua, with the Basilica of Saint Anthony, an important pilgrimage site. Later in the afternoon, arrive in Venice. Check in at your hotel, where you have dinner. (Delfino/Cartlon on the Grand Canal) (B/D)

Day 5 - Venice
This morning, transfer by private water-taxi to Piazza San Marco, with “Skip the Line” tickets to visit the splendid St. Mark’s Basilica. Next, visit the Doge’s Palace, a symbol of Venice’s glorious past, and the legendary “Bridge of Sighs.” Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B/D)

Day 6 -  Venice/Montepulciano/Rome
Today, you are transferred to Piazzale Roma. From there, head to Tuscany, known for its landscapes, churches and castles, and delicious wines. Proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich in history and art. Known for its “Nobile” wine, the city hosts an annual jazz and wine festival every July. Spend the afternoon exploring at your own pace, enjoying free wine tastings in many wine shops and shopping. In the evening, arrive in Rome and check in at your hotel. (Roma Garden/Bettoja) (B)

Day 7 - Rome
This morning, depart from the hotel for your guided tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, with exclusive “Skip the Line” access. Visit one of the most important art collections in the world. Walk along the Galleries of Tapestries and Geographical Maps before admiring Raphael’s Rooms and visiting the amazing Sistine Chapel. Afterward, you are taken by a privileged door to St. Peter’s Basilica, world’s largest church. The tour ends on St. Peter’s Square. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 8 – Depart Rome
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your TAP Portugal flight back to the US, arriving in New York the same day. (B)

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Departure DatesLand & Air *
Land Only *Single Supplement
March 24, 31
April 7, 14, 21, 28
May 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31
June 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
August 30
September 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
October 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
$
$1425 S
$1995 FC
$610 S
$655 FC
August 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25
$
$1350 S
$1895 FC
$575 S
$645 FC
November 10, 24
December 1
$
$1170 S
$1610 FC
$490 S
$570 FC
2020
January 12, 26
February 9, 23
March 8
$
$1170 S
$1610 FC
$490 S
$570 FC
  • Land Only prices are per person based on double occupancy and include government taxes and fees.

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Tour Features

  • Roundtrip airport transfers in Rome at the beginning and end of the tour
  • Fully escorted 6-day bus tour by deluxe motor coach with English-speaking guide
  • 7-nights hotel accommodations (3 nights in Rome, 2 nights in Florence, and 2 nights in Venice), at standard or superior first-class hotels
  • Meals as per the itinerary: breakfast daily, 1 lunch, and 3 dinners
  • Extensive sightseeing tours as per itinerary in each city with English-speaking guide
  • Entrance tickets to Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica with “Skip the Line” access
  • Entrance to the St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice with “Skip the Line” access
  • All taxes and service charges except for city tax to be paid directly to the hotel

Rates do not include

  • Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry, table drinks, telephone calls, etc.
  • Optional Travel Insurance
  • Entrance fees to monuments and museums when not mentioned
  • City tax (to be paid directly to the hotels)
  • Any item not mentioned above

Remarks

  • If hotels listed are not available at the time of  reservation, alternative hotels at the same category could be used. Prices may differ.
  • During trade fairs season and during Christmas and New Year’s Days, some hotels may require surcharges. The prices may increase.
  • Ticket(s) must be issued within 30 days of reservation; full payment must be received 90 days prior to departure
  • Major credit cards accepted; credit card authorization required
  • Change and cancellation penalties ($250-$600 per person) apply once ticketed; Pacific Holidays’ general cancellation policy applies
  • Hotel upgrades, additional hotel nights, extensions and add-on air fares from various US cities are available   

 

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