Join Suitcase Swagger on an exclusive Italian getaway featuring top sites in beautiful Venice, balsamic vinegar tasting in Modena, a visit to scenic Siena, Florence art and architecture, a Papal Audience at the Vatican, and so much more. This 11 day/ 9 night vacation includes stays in 4 star hotels, breakfast daily, dinner most evenings, included experiences each day, as well as a tour escort that will be with you from start to finish. Peggy Gough, a colleague from Suitcase Swagger's partner agency Laraine's Travel Service, will be traveling on this Travel Club trip and will personally welcome you to Italy.
Day 1 Depart USA Depart USA for Venice, Italy (group pricing on flight from Washington Dulles available)
Day 2 Venice Arrive in Venice and meet your English speaking tour escort who will be with the group until the end of the trip. Transfer to the hotel, check in, and enjoy the rest of the time at leisure. Dine with group at a popular restaurant. Overnight Venice.
Day 3 Venice Half day guided walking tour of Venice with entry to Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. Visit glass blowing artisan's shop for demo. Enjoy an excursion to Murano and Burano. Overnight Venice.
Day 4 Venice, Padua, Modena, Florence Depart Venice for Florence. Stop in Padua on the way with visit to St. Anthony's Basilica. Stop in Modena for a balsamic vinegar tasting and lunch with Lambrusco. Arrive in Florence and check in to hotel. Pizza dinner with group. Overnight Florence.
Day 5 Florence, Pisa Half day guided tour of Florence with entrance to the Accademia. Depart on an afternoon excursion to Pisa for a guided tour and entrance to the Baptistry. Overnight Florence.
Day 6 Florence, Siena, San Gimignano Today we take an excursion to Siena for a guided tour and entrance to the Duomo. Next, we visit San Gimignano. Dinner in Florence at an acclaimed restaurant. Overnight Florence.
Day 7 Florence, Magione, Assisi, Rome Depart Florence for Rome. En route to Rome, stope in Magione for lunch and wine tasting. Then stop in Assisi for a guided tour and entrance to St. Francis' Basilica. Continue on to Rome and check in to your hotel. Dine like a local tonight with the group. Overnight Rome.
Day 8 Rome, Pompeii Depart for a full day excursion to Pompeii for a guided tour and entrance to the Excavations. Overnight Rome.
Day 9 Rome Half day guided morning tour of Vatican, including entrance to the Vatican Museums. Then, enjoy a guided Imperial tour with entrance to the Coliseum. Dinner at a lovely restaurant. Overnight Rome.
Day 10 Rome This morning you will be able to have a Papal Audience. In the afternoon, enjoy a classic guided tour of Rome, visiting Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and the Pantheon. Farewell dinner at a nearby restaurant. Overnight Rome.
Day 11 Rome to USA Transfer to Rome airport for flight home.
Cost is $3,329 per person based on double occupancy. If traveling solo, single supplement is $685 additional. Air is not included. Group airfare is available from Washington Dulles for $806. (price subject to change)