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EUROPE | Rome, Florence, Tuscany, Venice | 8 Days / 7 Nights

Italy

A gondolier rows a man along a canal flanked by grand old buildings in Venice, Italy An Adventure Guide looks on as a boy holds up his painted mask for a local artisan to see Vatican City surrounded by the city of Rome and distant mountains Tourists stand in the park surrounding the Colosseum The Roman Pantheon at night Trevi Fountain in Rome St. Peter's Basilica at night The rooftops and cathedral of Orvieto, Italy at dusk The rooftops of Florence, Italy Cherub Fountain at the Palazzo Vecchio Vineyards in Tuscany, Italy
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Embrace a simpler way of life as you travel through this Old World country steeped in rich traditions and glorious history. Immerse yourself in the timelessness of its remarkable culture—and be astonished by the warmth of its people on this unforgettable trip to Italy.

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Rome, Tuscany

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: Hotel Borgo di Cortefreda

Tourists gather around St. Peter's Basilica

Breakfast at Hotel

Enjoy a full American-style buffet breakfast to start the day.

Private Tour of St. Peter's Basilica

Marvel at the Basilica via St. Peter's Square—one of the largest churches in the world and a renowned example of Renaissance architecture. Initially constructed by Constantine in the early 4th century, it was rebuilt in the 16th century by Bernini, Bramante and Michelangelo. It stands on the site where the apostle Peter was crucified. Considered the first pope, he is buried under the main altar along with other popes who followed. Michelangelo's iconic dome dominates the skyline of Rome.

Travel to Orvieto, Umbria

Journey by motor coach to the glorious Umbrian countryside and visit Orvieto, a fortified medieval settlement.

Funicular to the Upper Town of Orvieto

Arrive at the funicular station in the lower town of Orvieto by motor coach. Then travel up the side of the tufa cliff over 3,280 (1000 meters) to the upper town of Orvieto, enjoying spectacular views of the Umbrian valley along the way.

Lunch at a Local Restaurant in Orvieto

Revel in a delicious Italian experience featuring local cuisine.

On Your Own in the Upper Town of Orvieto

Be amazed by this medieval city that’s seemingly untouched by time. Explore the magnificent Duomo di Orvieto—a cathedral famous for its Gothic façade, pillars, grand sculptures, stained glass and frescoes. Stroll through the Palazzi Papali and admire the medieval palaces, museums and devotional art housed there. Explore the Etruscan ruins and the underground tunnels and caves where ancient Italians once lived.

Journey to Tavarnelle Val di Pesa

Take a motor coach across the countryside abundant in pastoral splendor to Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Tuscany.

Check-In at Hotel Borgo di Cortefreda

Enjoy a welcome drink as your Adventure Guides check you into this luxury hotel in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa. In the heart of the Chianti region atop a Tuscan hilltop, Hotel Borgo di Cortefreda offers spectacular views—olive orchards, rows of vineyards and the rolling Chianti Mountains dotted with cypress trees. Savor the luxury and comfort of this grand hotel featuring an outdoor swimming pool, Turkish bath and Finnish sauna, among other impressive amenities.

Adult Dinner at Hotel

Dine at leisure enjoying excellent Tuscan cuisine made from the finest local and regional products. Begin by tasting an assortment of locally produced and award-winning wines before settling down to dinner on the terrace, under the Tuscan sky.

Junior Adventurers – Dinner & Disney Movie

Junior Adventurers enjoy an evening of lawn games and an Italian soda tasting activity, followed by a kids-only dinner and a Disney movie.