On this Splendors of Italy tour, you'll spend six nights in Milan with leisure time to explore the city and excursions to Venice, Turin, and Florence. In each of these cities, you'll have a guided tour of the must-see attractions. In Milan, your sightseeing includes a visit to the magnificent Sforzesco Castle grounds and museum; the glass-domed Galleria, with its designer shops and famous cafes; and more. Among the many sights in Venice, visit Doges' Palace, with its gothic architecture, and the Bridge of Sighs, built in the 17th century. Leisure time in the city gives you the opportunity to take an optional gondola ride or perhaps to sit in St. Mark's Square for prime people watching. In Turin, the birthplace of the Fiat car, you'll walk through the historic center, enjoy lunch at Eataly, and visit the 18th-century Basilica of Superga, home to the tombs of many princes and kings of the House of Savoy. Among the many attractions you'll see in Florence, see Michelangelo's David and enjoy a guided walking tour through the historic center. It's not enough to just visit these cities and their sights. You want to hear their histories, their secrets, and their stories. Throughout this Italy tour, you'll be accompanied by a Tour Director and Local Guides from the areas-people who can bring these destinations to life with in-depth, firsthand knowledge of the cities. They may even teach you a little Italian if you ask! At the conclusion of your tour, travel via high-speed train to Rome, where you'll have guided sightseeing of the must-see attractions and leisure time to explore the city. All services in Rome, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms. What more could you ask for in a vacation to Italy?
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- Offer valid through 3/31/2017
- 10 Days
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|Day 1||Milan||Welcome to Milan! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and leave the hotel for a special welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant. (D)|
|Day 2||Milan||In the morning, enjoy a walking tour with a Local Guide. Start with a visit to the Sforzesco Castle grounds and Museum. Then, visit DUOMO SQUARE with its magnificent gothic Duomo, the glass-domed GALLERIA, and admire the famous La Scala Opera House. This afternoon, you may wish to join an optional excursion to nearby Lake Como for a relaxing boat cruise. (B)|
|Day 3||Milan||Board the HIGH-SPEED TRAIN and arrive in Venice, where you will enjoy a VIP entrance: [LF] PRIVATE WATER-TAXIS will transfer you to ST. MARK'S SQUARE. Meet your Local Guide for a walking tour through the city of romantics: visit ST. MARK'S BASILICA, DOGES' PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Then, watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. Time at leisure; an optional gondola ride is available before returning by private water taxis, this time sailing through the GRAND CANAL to the railway station for your train ride back to Milan. (B)|
|Day 4||Milan||A comfortable journey this morning takes you to Turin, capital of Piedmont and birthplace of the Fiat car. Enjoy an orientation drive and admire the Mole Antonelliana, symbol of Turin, and walk through the historic center to the cathedral that houses the Holy Shroud. Time to explore on your own before heading for [LF] EATALY, the first of its kind, where your voucher allows you to choose lunch. Before returning to Milan, visit the amazing 18th-century BASILICA OF SUPERGA, spectacularly located on a hill. The basilica houses the tombs of many princes and kings of the House of Savoy. (B,L)|
|Day 5||Milan||Board the HIGH-SPEED TRAIN and arrive in Florence. Follow your Local Guide for a walking tour through the historic center. Visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS to admire Michelangelo's David, see the Duomo, the Baptistry with the 'Gate of Paradise,' and Giotto's Bell Tower, visit sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE, and end at SANTA CROCE SQUARE, where [LF] a special lunch with pizza, wine, and, of course, gelato awaits you at Finisterrae restaurant. Time to shop for leather and gold, for which the city is famous, before transferring to the railway station to return to Milan. (B,L)|
|Day 6||Milan||A full day at leisure to explore the city at your own pace. This evening, a special farewell dinner has been prepared for you at a local restaurant, the proper way to say arrivederci, Italia. (B,D)|
|Day 7||Rome||Travel by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (first class) to Rome. Time to relax or to begin exploring the 'Eternal City.' Your Local Host is on hand to help you create lasting memories. (B)|
|Day 8||Rome||Morning guided sightseeing, including headset, features visits to the VATICAN MUSEUMS, the SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo's famous ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, monumental ST. PETER'S SQUARE and BASILICA, the COLOSSEUM, and the ROMAN FORUM. (B)|
|Day 9||Rome||Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure. (B)|
|Day 10||Rome||Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (B)|
- US$ Price Details
Prices based on double room occupancy.Single room supplement:$685-$739Triple room reduction per person:$132-$162Extra nights per person in Milan:in single room $217, in twin $130, in triple $101Extra nights per person in Rome:in single room $141-$310, in twin $83-$167, in triple $78-$131
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