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Code:PEITimeless Italy 12 Days

Come experience what makes Italy the most magical of places in Europe on our 12-day Timeless Italy odyssey. Your journey takes you to this romantic country's most beautiful cities and sights, from exquisite Venice to alluring Capri. Gaze in awe at Rome's Colosseum, step back in time in Pompeii and admire the splendors of Florence and Pisa. By selecting the most captivating route through this bewitching land, we make your journey one of true discovery and delight.
 

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Day 1 | USA - Milan  

Board your international flight bound for Milan, eager to begin our Italy discovery.

Day 2 | Arrive in Milan  

Arrive in Milan, Italy's capital of commerce, fashion and media. Meet tour guide at airport and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure, so you can explore the city as you choose. If you are interested, you may book on site to join an optional tour to the charming city of Lugano and visiting Lake Como.

Optional Tour: Switzerland Lugano & Lake Como ,

Day 3 | Milan - Verona - Venice  B,DH

This morning, we take a walking tour of Milan. Marvel at the Milan Cathedral and world-renowned La Scala Opera House which faces a statue of the genius Leonardo Da Vinci. Next, stroll inside the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the world's oldest shopping arcades. Afterward, depart for Verona famed as the fictional setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Straddling the River Adige, Verona was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 2000 and is filled with timeless monuments. Upon arrival, view the highlights of the city's fascinating monuments, including the Juliet's House. Later, journey to Venice. Stay overnight in Padova and enjoy dinner at hotel.

Day 4 | Venice  B

Called La Serenissima or the "most serene", Venice is like no other city. Mostly built on water, this canal-woven city brims with palaces and churches that reflect its one-time domination of trade between Europe and the Orient. Take a boat ride to the island of Murano to see a fascinating glass-blowing demonstration at the Murano Glass Factory, and then ride a ferry* to the city to view the “Bridge of Sighs”. Next, stroll around the vast St. Mark's Square and wonder at stunning St. Mark's Basilica. Afterward, consider a serenaded gondola ride along the stunning Grand Canal, to appreciate the grand palazzos lining the water.

Optional Tour: Venice Gondola Ride & Serenade,

Day 5 | Venice - Ravenna - Rimini- Republic of San Marino  B

Have your camera ready as we drive across the Apennine Mountains to San Marino. Stopping on the way for some time in Ravenna. Pause in this historic city, eulogized for its glorious Byzantine mosaics and as the seat of the Papacy in the 5th century. Enjoy an orientation tour to see the mosaics, adorning its downtown basilicas and baptisteries. Later, continue via Rimini to the tiny Republic of San Marino, entirely encircled by Italy. Check in to hotel and use time at leisure to buy souvenirs or absorb the breathtaking views overlooking the Adriatic Sea and Mount Titano.

Day 6 | San Marino - Siena - Pisa - Montecatini  B,DH

This morning, we make our way to the alluring Tuscan city of Siena. Once a major adversary to Florence, Siena's charm lies in its medieval buildings and rich Gothic art. Embark on a walking tour of the city, left relatively untouched for centuries. Afterward, travel to Pisa to see the famous Leaning Tower. Tonight, stay over at the handsome spa town of Montecatini.

Day 7 | Montecatini - Florence - Assisi  B

Today, head for Florence, known as the birthplace of the Renaissance. Take a walking tour, seeing its spectacular Duomo - one of the world's largest cathedrals. Admire the bronze doors of the octagonal Baptistery before touring Santa Croce Basilica and the marvelous Piazza della Signoria, Lastly, contemplate the panoramic views from Michelangelo Square, before driving to Assisi. Here join our orientation tour of the past home of St. Francis, taking in UNESCO-listed jewels such as the Basilica of St. Francis and other Franciscan sites. Later, walk the city streets with your guide, marveling at the Roman ruins and medieval relics.

Day 8 | Assisi - Pompeii - Sorrento  B

A highlight of your vacation comes today with a visit to Pompeii*. In 79 AD, this flourishing city was destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Afterward, drive to Sorrento, a colorful cliff-top town overlooking the sparkling Bay of Naples. Enjoy an orientation tour of its center, characterized by buzzing streets, cafe-lined piazzas and tempting restaurants.

Optional Tour: Sorrento Neapolitan Folklore Show ,

Day 9 | Sorrento - Capri Island - Sorrento  B,D

Start today with a ferry ride* to the island of Capri, Italy's most glamorous seaside getaway. Arrive at Marina Grande and enjoy a Capri sightseeing tour showcasing its white hillside houses, charming squares and narrow alleyways, all favored as holiday haunts by Italy's jet set. If weather permits, perhaps take an optional tour to the azure waters of the Blue Grotto and later, visit Capri's second city, Anacapri, tucked high into the hills.

Day 10 | Sorrento - Amalfi Coast Drive & Positano Excursion (optional) - Rome  B

Take time at leisure this morning. Unwind at the deluxe hotel or elect for our optional drive to Amalfi Coast and excursion to Positano. Be ready to be blown away by the jaw-dropping Amalfi Coast, as we drive its coastal road around cliffs dotted with picturebook towns. Visit romantic Positano and explore the picturesque lanes of Amalfi. Later, head for the "Eternal City" of Rome, a treasure trove of historic monuments and artistic riches.

Optional Tour: Amalfi Coast Drive & Positano Excursion,

Day 11 | Rome  B,D

Today is dedicated to the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is Rome. Start at the resplendent Vatican City, home of St. Peter's Basilica, the world's largest church at 18,000 square yards. Outside, admire sublime St. Peter's Square. Next, contemplate the elegant Old City and visit the majestic Colosseum, scene of many bloody gladiatorial contests. Afterward, explore the ruins of the Roman Forum, admire the Spanish Steps and toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain to ensure your return to the city. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to see more of Rome's riches and attend an Italian Farewell Dinner this evening.

Optional Tour: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel, Rome Tour by Night ,

Day 12 | Rome - USA  B

Leave this unforgettable country on board your international flight, arriving home later today.

Meal Code:
AB=American Breakfast, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner at Local Restaurant, DH=Dinner at Hotel, DP=Dinner Party, DS=Dinner & Show
Departure Date Tour Fare Air Fare Total Single Suppl
09/27/2017 $2000.00 $900.00
$2900.00
$700.00
10/11/2017 $1900.00 $900.00
$2800.00
$700.00
10/25/2017 $1900.00 $800.00
$2700.00
$700.00
11/08/2017 $1900.00 $800.00
$2700.00
$700.00
11/22/2017 $1900.00 $800.00
$2700.00
$700.00
12/25/2017 $1900.00 $1100.00
$3000.00
$700.00

• Advertised land prices are based on per person, double occupancy.

• Advertised round-trip international airfares are from New York (JFK) including fuel surcharge and taxes/fees.

• Departures from other gateway cities, please add appropriate U.S. domestic add-on fares. For time zone of your gateway city, please call Peony Tours.

LAX (Apr-Dec) / SFO (Apr-May, Sep-Dec)..............................$200

SFO (Jun-Aug).....................................................................$300

Eastern Standard Time Zone.................................................$200

Central Standard Time Zone..................................................$200

Mountain Standard Time Zone...............................................$300

Pacific Standard Time Zone (except LAX, SFO)......................$300

• Air carrier and routing are at the sole discretion of Peony Tours. For your preferred international air carrier, please call Peony Tours for pricing.

• For child (2-11 yrs) rates, please refer to Reservation.

• For details of our Air Policy, and Terms & Conditions, please refer to Reservation.

• All prices are subject to change at any time without prior notice. For the most up-to-date prices please check our website.

• Airfare listed does not include seat assignment fee. Please contact the airline directly to choose your seats and make the payment if there is any.

 

Features

  • Excellent bilingual (English & Chinese speaking) tour manager throughout the tour in Europe.

  • All deluxe 4 star hotel accommodations as listed or similar:
         Milan - Crowne Plaza Milan-Linate (4 star) 
         Venice - Crowne Plaza Padova (4 star)
         San Marino - Best Western Palace Hotel (4 star)
         Montecatini - Grand Hotel Croce di Malta Wellness & Golf (4 star)
         Assisi - Dal Moro Gallery Hotel (4 star)
         Sorrento - Grand Hotel Moon Valley (4 star) or similar 
         Rome - Holiday Inn Rome Eur Parco dei Medici (4 star)

  • Full breakfast or buffet breakfast daily at hotel.

  • Dinners or lunches as specified in itinerary.

  • Sightseeing with specialist local guides in select cities: Milan, Verona, Venice, St. Marino, Siena, Florence, Pompeii, Capri, and Rome. 

  • Sightseeing programs as shown in tour itinerary.

  • Admission fees for sightseeing attractions as denoted by an asterisk* in tour itinerary: The Ruins of Pompeii, Capri Ferry, Venice Ferry.

  • Deluxe air-conditioned tour coach with professional service of drivers.

  • Group airport transfers at arrival (Milan) and departure (Rome).

  • Group identification badge, luggage tag and document holder provided for your convenience and easy recognition.

  • Vacation travel insurance at no extra charge.

When the day's sightseeing draws to an end, you expect to settle in amidst the comfort and luxury afforded by a deluxe hotel. After all, a good night's rest is essential to maximize the next day's experience. You can be confident that your accommodations with Peony Tours have all been hand-selected by management and have met our high standards for ensuring a convenient location, excellent service, quality assurance, and comfort.

Milan
Via K. Adenauer 3 San Donato Milane...
39-02-516001
Venice
Via PO, 197, 35135 Padova, Italy
39 049 86 56 511
San Marino
Via 5 Febbraio - 47899 - Serravalle...
0549 900190
Montecatini
Viale IV Novembre, 18 - 51016 Monte...
0572-9201
Assisi
via Becchetti, 2 Santa Maria degl...
+39 075.8043688
Sorrento
Via Caulino 5, Seiano di Vico Equen...
39 081 362 3179
Sorrento
S.S Sorrentina 145 . Km.12.400 | 80...
39 0813 946700
Rome
Viale Castello Della Magli 65 Rome,...
39 06 65581

When the hotel listed above is not available under certain circumstances, a similar category hotel will be substituted.

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    • Special Exchange Rate: Purchase in advance (US dollars) to receive the special exchange rate offered by Peony Tours. On-site prices will be in British Pound for Tour PUI, and EURO for other European tours.
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  • Preferred Front Row Seats: For travelers who would like to choose his/her own advance seating assignments, we offer 10 front-row seats on each bus for a fee of $100/seat. The seats are on a first come, first served basis and subject to availability. All other travelers will be allocated by the tour director/manager on a rotation basis.

BOOKING POLICY:
  • All optional tours and seat assignments are on availability basis only, and subject to change at any time.
  • While our tour directors work their best to adhere to the original itinerary, Peony Tours reserves the right to limit and to cancel any optional tours/activities due to insufficient participants or certain local circumstances.
  • All online payment is not refundable, exchangeable, nor transferable. Only if an optional tour is cancelled on site by the tour director, the amount of the specific optional tour you paid online will be refunded to your credit card AFTER THE TOUR.
CityTour NameDescriptionPrice
LuganoSwitzerland Lugano & Lake Como

Cross the border to Switzerland and arrive in the beautiful city of Lugano. Surrounded by mountains, Lugano city tour offers splendid views of museums, shops, and architectures. Make a photo stop on return at Lake Como, a well-known retreat and home for many celebrities. 

Please note: (No online presold for this tour. If time permits, book and pay on the site) 

Includes:  Roundtrip transfers, Tips 
Duration: 5 hours
*Min. 20 people

€25
VeniceVenice Gondola Ride & Serenade

Admire beautiful Venice from the water on a gondola ride along its fabled canals, complete with a serenading gondolier*. The ultimate sightseeing experience in the Floating City, your elegant gondola and traditionally costumed gondolier will waft along the Grand Canal before discovering quiet, inner waterways framed by pastel-washed houses. Listen to emotive Italian songs as you pass sights.

 

Includes: Gondola fee, Musicians (2 for every 5 boats), Tips

Duration: 45 minutes  

€38
SorrentoSorrento Neapolitan Folklore Show

Experience the magical music, dance and culture of southern Italian at a Neapolitan folklore show in Sorrento. Enjoy a complimentary drink, take a seat in the auditorium and lose yourself in the colorful world of the Sorrentine peninsula through dances, sketches and music. Watch displays of the traditional Tarantella folk dance, tap your feet to songs, tambourine and guitar music; discover what local life was like in times past; and perhaps enjoy a dance yourself to finish your memorable evening.

Includes: Roundtrip transfers, Admission to Tasso Theater, Drink, Tour guide, Tips 
Duration: 2 hours
*Min. 20 people

€40
SorrentoAmalfi Coast Drive & Positano Excursion

High cliffs, picturesque villages and the azure Mediterranean make the Amalfi Coast one of the world's most scenic coastal drives. Take a morning, guided coach excursion to witness this spectacular coastline stretched from Sorrento. Following winding roads along cliffs that plunge steeply into the sea, admire pastel-coloured Positano whose cobbled lanes spill down a hillside.

Includes: Roundtrip transfers, Local guide, Tips

Duration: 4 hours

€49
RomeVatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

Visit Vatican Museum and enjoy Michelangelo's fresco painting in Sistine Chapel. 

 

Includes: Tour guide, VIP Admission, Audio set, Tips
Duration: 2 hours

 

€45
RomeRome Tour by Night

Experience the elegance of Rome in the early evening on this enjoyable bus and walking tour with tour guide. Absorb the atmosphere of the Eternal City as dusk falls and the floodlights of its architectural and historic landmarks twinkle on, illuminating them in all their dazzling glory. See the Trevi Fountain and Piazza Venezia with its vast marble Victor Emmanuel II monument, and enjoy views of the stately Pantheon, glittering Vatican City and the mighty Colosseum, built in the 1st century AD.

Includes: Bus Tour & Walking Tour with Tour Guide
Duration: 2.5 hours
*Min. 20 people

 

€25