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EUROPE | Rome, Tuscany, Florence, 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 OR Bernini Palace**

Tourists gather around St. Peter's Basilica

Breakfast at Hotel

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

Travel to Orvieto, Umbria

Travel to the upper town of Orvieto, all the while taking in the spectacular views of the Umbrian valley.

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.

Lunch at a Local Restaurant in Orvieto

Revel in a delicious Italian experience featuring local cuisine.

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 quaint 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 charm and comfort of this grand hotel featuring an outdoor swimming pool, Turkish bath and Finnish sauna, among other impressive amenities.

For December 22-29, 2017 and December 21-28, 2018 Departures: Check-In at Bernini Palace

While your Adventure Guides check you into this lovely hotel in the heart of Florence, putting you within footsteps of the Piazza della Signoria, as well as famed shopping areas like Via Tornabuoni.

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.

*Due to official Papal activities within the Vatican/St. Peter's Basilica, and government regulations, the order and timing of activities as described here may be altered on Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3. Your Adventure Guides will advise you of any changes at the Welcome and Reception on Day 1.

**Accommodations are pending your departure date:
  • Hotel Borgo di Cortefreda: All 2018 departures except December 21, 2018
  • Bernini Palace: December 22, 2017 and December 21, 2018 departures