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11-Nights Italian Elegance (Summer 2017)

Italian Elegance (Summer 2017) Experience the epitome of picture-postcard Italy's historic cities, exquisite resorts, rustic towns and idyllic fishing villages. Insight Inclusive tours now include all evening meals and sightseeing experiences. Additional Included Highlights Rome: Enjoy a private guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica.Florence: During your guided walking tour, see the Cathedral, belltower, ‘Gates of Paradise' on the Baptistery and visit Signoria Square. Witness a leather-work demonstration.Italian Lakes: Join us in the social ritual of ‘La Passeggiata'.Verona: See the well preserved Roman Arena and stand beneath Juliet's balcony in the courtyard of a Renaissance villa.Venice: Cruise to St. Mark's Square by private launch. See St. Mark's Basilica, bell tower, clock tower, Doges' Palace and Bridge of Sighs.Scenic Drives: Tuscan Hills, Apennines, Dolomites, Italian Lake District.   Authentic Regional Flavours San Gimignano: Ascend serpentine alleyways to the artisan ice-cream parlour of World Champion gelato Maestro, Sergio Dondoli for a taste of his finest frozen treats.Tuscany: In the Tuscan countryside, where deep-green cypress trees pierce blue skies and olive groves hug the rolling hillsides, taste the wines of an eminent estate.Rome: Enjoy an exclusive Signature Evening inside the Vatican after it closes to the public. What better way to toast your tour than in true VIP style?Lucca: Sample 'Buccellato', the sweet raisin bread typical of the region.Lake Maggiore: Choose from a selection of restaurants during your Dine-Around evening.Venice: Enjoy a Venetian Celebration Dinner with wine in a restaurant in the heart of this historic city.11 Buffet Breakfasts (BB); plus 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 1 Signature Evening (SE), 2 three-course table d’hôte Dinner (DW), 3 Restaurant Dinner (RD, 1 Dine-Around (DA), 1 Freestyle Evening (FSD) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) all with wine, plus tea or coffee.   Signature Experiences Rome: Be among the select few to gain VIP access into the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo's ceiling in the Sistine Chapel.Lake Maggiore: Visit the palace and gardens on the beautiful island of Isola Bella.Rome: Visit the Colosseum, still echoing with the thronging crowds and ghostly cries of gladiatorial combat.Siena: Explore medieval Siena with a Local Expert and visit the cathedral.Florence: Stand beside Michelangelo's monumental statue, David, in the Accademia Gallery, while an art expert explains the exquisite technique and absorbing history behind the world's most famous sculpture.Cinque Terre: Explore two of the idyllic villages of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.Portofino: Cruise from Santa Margherita and get a taste of the sweet life in this elegant fishing village.The Dolomites: Experience a thrilling cable car ride to the summit of one of the peaks.Venice: To the tune of accompanying musicians, you will be serenaded through the atmospheric canals by gondola, past water-lapped doorways and Rococo palaces where the likes of Casanova would have come calling.   Stay At The Best Addresses Tuscany: The Signature Borgo San Luigi is a restored 17th century country palazzo, once owned by the Duchy of Tuscany, offering high-quality service in a peaceful, relaxed setting in the heart of the Tuscan countryside.Cortina d'Ampezzo: Encircled by the beautiful Dolomite Alps, Cortina's delightful Hotel Ancora is built in the characteristic Ampezzano style with wooden balconies and intricately carved and painted interior details.     ADDITIONAL FIVE STAR SERVICES An expert Insight Tour Director, at the pinnacle of their career, will guide you on your journey. Serving as your 'travelling concierge', this skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'. Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom. It's business class comfort. A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries. Baggage handling everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel. Hotel and restaurant tips included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels. Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi. Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination. Included airport transfers at scheduled times on arrival and departure days.    

11 nights from $4225 per person

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of Nights: 11
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7/27/20178/8/2017 $4225
8/24/20179/5/2017 $4325
   
Remarks: Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability and change without notice. Prices reflect land only accommodations, airfare is additional. Blackout dates/seasonal supplements may apply. Tour prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. Prices displayed reflect available discounted rates such Early Payment Discount or Red Hot Deal (discounts are not combinable). Discounts may be withdrawn at anytime, book early to confirm space.

 

 

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