Italy Sightseeing

Catania Sightseeing
No Image Taormina Tour
Enjoy an afternoon tour of Taormina, one of Sicilys most prominent attractions, also known as the Jewel of the Ionic. Start off with a walking tour including the citys most famous archaeological monuments and medieval homes. Continue with a visit of the Greek Theater, one of the most celebrated ruins in Sicily, from which you can enjoy magnificent views of the coastline and countryside. Pick up details to be advised locally
Florence Sightseeing
No Image Accademia Gallery
Dont miss out on meeting one of the most famous and eclectic artists in the world: Michelangelo. Your personal guide will reveal the secrets of the Accademia Gallery and the creation of Michelangelos world renowned masterpieces, such as the original version of David, I Prigioni and San Matteo. This is a must and will be a discovery for anyone interested in Michelangelo. It really is a once-in-the-life experience to stand in front of David
No Image Florence Afternoon City Tour 2:30 PM
Depart by bus for Fiesole, enjoy the picturesque hills overlooking Florence and the Arno valley. The journey takes ten to fifteen minutes. After a short stop in Fiesole, continue onto the Franciscan church of Santa Croce with the tombs of Galileo, Michelangelo, Machiavelli, and Rossini. Arrive at the famous Galleria Degli Uffizi (*) to admire the original paintings of Leonardo, Giotto, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Raffaello, and many other masterpieces by great artists. (*) The Gallery is closed on Monday replaced with the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria. Departs at 2:15pm. Pick up 15 minutes prior to departure time from Via Santa Caterina da Siena 17. (3 hrs, Daily)
No Image Florence Morning City Tour
This morning, depart by coach for a short stop at Piazzale Michelangelo, one of the most ideal vantage points of Florence. Continue on to visit the Accademia of Fine Arts to admire Michelangelos David. Next, tour the Piazza del Duomo in the heart of Florence to view the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Battistero di San Giovanni, and the Campanile of Giotto. Departs at 9:30 am Pick-up 15 minutes prior to departure time from Via Santa Caterina da Siena, 15/17. Drop-off in city center.
No Image Florence Walking Tour 9:30 AM
This morning, take a guided walk through the city of Florence to view some of the unforgettable sights of this beautiful city. Head toward Piazzo del Duomo, the most spectacular square in Florence and home to the Baptistery of Saint John the Baptist, Giotto\'s Belltower and the Duomo. From here continue to Piazza della Signoria and the home of the town hall, Palazzo Vecchio. This square is famous for the Loggia dei Lanzi and the renowned Uffizi Art Gallery. The tour concludes with a visit to the San Lorenzo market. Departs at 9:30 a.m. Pick-up 15 minutes prior to departure time from Via Santa Caterina da Siena 17. Tour ends at the San Lorenzo market.
No Image Half Day Chianti Tour 2:15 PM
Enjoy a relaxing drive to visit the heart of the Tuscan countryside in the Chianti region, where Italys most famous red wine is produced. View the spectacular setting of green hills, cypress trees, olive groves and endless rows of grape vines. During the tour there will be a stop for a tasting of the regions wine. Departs at 2:15 p.m. Pick-up 15 minutes prior to departure time from Via Santa Caterina da Siena 17. Drop-off at Via Santa Caterina da Siena 17 TEST
No Image Optional Dinner at a Tuscan Restaurant -TS
Optional Dinner at a Tuscan Restaurant -TS Come join us for a Tuscan Feast tonight! An enjoyable ride through the lovely Tuscan hills will take us to a villa where a sumptious Tuscan dinner will be served. As we enjoy the fine appetizers, the home-made pastas, the meats and the dessert, let the wine flow and the music accompany our experience! Includes round trip transportation, 5-course dinner with entertainment, and unlimited wine.
No Image Optional Uffizi Gallery -TS
Letís discover the worldfamous collection of Renaissance masterpieces, guided by our local expert lecturer...and with no waiting in line at the entrance!!!
No Image Pisa Tour from Florence 2:00 PM
Take this afternoon to tour through the fertile and picturesque Tuscan countryside towards the historic university city of Pisa, famous worldwide for its architectural beauty. Admire the Piazza dei Miracoli, the Leaning Tower, the Cathedral, the Baptistery, and other famous monuments. Departs at 1:45pm. Pick up 15 minutes prior to departure time from Via Santa Caterina da Siena 17. (5 hrs, Sun/Mon/Wed)
No Image Pisa Tour from Florence 9:00 AM
This morning, enjoy a relaxing drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside towards the historic University city of Pisa, famous throughout the world for its architectural beauty. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the Piazza dei Miracoli to view Pisas most prized landmark, the Leaning Tower, as well as the Cathedral, Baptistery, and other famous monuments for which the city is known. Tour returns to Florence in the early afternoon. Departs at 9:00 a.m. Pick-up 15 minutes prior to departure time from Via Santa Caterina da Siena, 15/17. Drop-off in city center.
No Image Siena and San Gimignano from Florence 9:15 AM
Enjoy a full day excursion takes you to two of the loveliest towns in the Chianti area: Siena and the medieval walled town of San Gimignano. Relax on a scenic ride through the Italian countryside to Siena, admiring the ever-changing scenery of vineyards and scarped olive groves en route. Upon arrival, enjoy a walking tour with a local guide to view the Cathedral, the unique fan-shaped Piazza del Campo, and the Palazzo Comunale. Visit Libreria Piccolomini and the Gothic Museo del Duomo, whose elaborate outer portals are richly decorated with acanthus scrolls, allegorical figures, and biblical scenes. Next, travel to San Gimignano, a medieval town of Etruscan origin. Built by early noble families, the fourteen remaining stone towers that line the ramparts of the town create one of the area\''s most beautiful skylines. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the town\''s narrow lanes and squares. Departs at 9:15 a.m. Pick-up 15 minutes prior to departure time from Via Santa Caterina da Siena 17. Drop-off in city center. Tour does not operate on: Apr 25 (Liberation Day), May 1 (Labor Day), Jun 2 (National Day), Aug 15 (Feast of the Assumption).
No Image Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni & Chianti from Florence 8:45 AM
Crossing the beautiful Chianti hills arrive at the Medieval hilltop gem of Monteriggioni, with its still intact walls. Here you can drink in the history and relive the atmosphere of olden times. Your day continues to the stately Siena, famous for its splendid examples of Gothic architecture and the Palio horse race. Follow your guide to the suggestive Piazza del Campo, where the magnificent Palazzo Pubblico stands, with its Torre del Mangia. Visit the precious interiors of the Duomo, one of the most beautiful Cathedrals in Italy. After leaving Siena drive to San Gimignano famous for its white wine, the world renowned Vernaccia, and its skyscrapers, also declared a World heritage Site by UNESCO The visit is free for independent sightseeing, strolling around the narrow streets and admiring the relaxing landscape. After, head into the Chianti area, with its picture-postcard landscapes. You have the chance to taste the best Chianti red wine in a rustic wine estate along with homemade snacks, with a tour of the wine cellars and sampling of wines, oil and balsamic vinegar. Please note that the given order of the visits may change
Milan Sightseeing
No Image Milan Hop On/Hop Off Tour
This Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour provides a great way to travel around Milan and see all of the essential sights. Set your own pace, getting on and off at any of the stops as often as you wish. Shop, see the citys landmarks, and have fun creating your very own tour. The tour offers a convenient way to see the gothic Duomo, La Scala Opera House and the Castello Sforzesco, among countless other sights of the city. Tour departs every 45-75 mins Piazza Castello/Via Beltrami from 9:00am - 6:00pm. The bus travels on a continuous loop on multiple routes.
Montecatini Sightseeing
No Image Cinque Terre Tour
Today visit the spectacular Cinque Terre, one of the most beautiful areas of the Liguria region. Here five small villages, nestled in the cliffs overlooking the sea and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the scenic coastline while exploring the villages and the beautiful vistas.
No Image Full Day Florence from Montecatini
This morning, travel to Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. On arrival, walk to the Duomo and Baptistery to view Ghibertis "Gates of Paradise," whose south door quatrefoils feature scenes from the life of John the Baptist. Continue to visit the Accademia where you will view Michelangelos David. From here, visit the open air art museum of Signoria Square, with its beautiful statues and landmark Ponte Vecchio, the "Old Bridge." Return to Montecatini. Pickup details to be advised locally
No Image Half Day Leonardo da Vinci Tour from Montecatini
Join us on this half day tour and discover the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci, often depicted in Leonardoís maps and in his famous drawings. Surrounded by centuries-old olive trees, in a landscape almost untouched by time, you will view the house where Leonardo was born in 1452. From there we will transfer to the town of Vinci, to visit the Museum that documents the work of Leonardo the inventor, the technologist and the engineer. End the tour with a Tuscan ďmerendaĒ savoring the typical wines and snacks of the area before returning to Montecatini. Pick up details to be advised locally
No Image Siena from Montecatini
Enjoy a tour of the medieval city of Siena, site of the famous Horserace of Palio. This traditional race takes place each year on July 2nd and August 16th, and runs in celebration of the holy apparition and assumption of the Virgin Mary, patron saint of the city. Tour Campo Square and St. Dominics Church before returning to Montecatini. Pick-up details to be advised locally
Palermo Sightseeing
No Image Palermo Optional Tour to Cefalu
Cefalý is first mentioned in 396 BC by the Scholar Diodoro Siculo, but the town distinguishes itself for its medieval settings. Starting from Piazza Garibaldi, following Corso Ruggero until reaching the splendid Piazza del Duomo, you will taste the intact splendid atmosphere of this pearl of the Mediterranean Sea. The beautiful Norman/Byzantine Cathedral, will take you back to the 12th century, when King Roger II of Sicily had it built to make Cefalý the center of the Norman power together with Palermo. Of particular charme is the Fisherman village with its ancient houses facing the sea on one of Sicilys most beautiful sand beaches. Departs at 2pm.
Rome Sightseeing
No Image # 3 & 2 Rome with lunch
This morning, depart from the Piazza San Bernardo, adorned by Moses Fountain, and travel to view the Fountains of Naiadi in the center of the Piazza della Repubblica. Continue past Via Piemonte, the Aurelian Walls, Porta Pinciana, the Muro Torto, and the Villa Borghese on Pincian Hill. The tour continues to the Vatican Museums and Galleries, where you will find the Round Hall, the Hall of the Greek Cross, and the Tombs of St. Helen and St. Constance. From here, visit the Sistine Chapel and behold the great frescoes by Michelangelo. Proceed to the Galleries of the Chandeliers, Tapestries, Geographical Maps, and the Vatican Library Hall. Continue by coach, crossing Piazza Venezia and the square of the Capitol, and admire the unique sight of the Forum, Colosseum, and Palatine Hill, one of the most ancient parts of Rome. Stop for a walk along the ancient pavement of the original Roman grid, which crosses the ruins of the Roman Forum, the Curia, and the Reggia. Enjoy views of the Temple of Vesta, the Arch of Titus, and the triumphal Arch of Constantine. Continue the tour towards the Circus Maximus, Aventine Hill, and the Pyramid of Caius Cestius, ending with a visit to the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls. (L) Departs at 8:30 a.m. (Apr 1-Aug 31) 7:15 a.m. (Sept 1-Nov 30) and 9 a.m. (Dec 1-Mar 31) from Via V. E. Orlando, 95. Pick up from hotel 45 minutes prior to departure time. Drop off in city center.
No Image #1 & 2 Rome with lunch 8:30 AM
This morning, depart Piazza San Bernardo, site of Moses Fountain, and continue to the Piazza della Repubblica. The tour is designed to take you through the ages of Rome, starting from the Spanish Steps and reaching Piazza di Spagna featuring the famous fountain la Barcaccia" designed by Pietro Bernini. Proceed to the Trevi Fountain, the largest and most exquisite Baroque fountain in Rome, before heading to the best preserved of all Roman buildings, the Pantheon, whose original dome is the largest surviving from antiquity in the world. Stop and admire the famous Piazza Navona, erected over the ruins of Domitians Circus. Continue to the square of the Capitol, and admire the unique sight of the Forum, Colosseum and Palatine Hill, one of Romes most ancient districts. Walk along the pavement of the original Roman grid, which crosses the ruins of the Roman Forum, the Curia, and the Reggia. Enjoy views of the Temple of Vesta, the Arch of Titus and the Triumphal Arch of Constantine. Continue with an inside tour of the Colosseum, a giant amphitheater used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles, and the largest building ever built in the Roman Empire. The tour concludes with a visit to the church of St. Peter in Chains, where Michelangelos famous statue of Moses is housed. Departs at 8:30 a.m. from Via V. E. Orlando, 95. Pick-up from hotel 60 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off in city center.
No Image #12 Naples & Capri with lunch from Rome 7:15 AM
Depart Rome and drive along the "Sun Route" motorway, crossing the regions of Lazio and Campania, and passing the famous Abbey of Montecassino along the way. Arrive at the pier of Naples to board a boat bound for the Isle of Capri. From the seaport of Marina Grande, continue by minibus to Anacapri, a picturesque, Mediterranean-style village located high on the hills, offering spectacular views of the Gulf of Naples. Enjoy lunch a local restaurant, then transfer to the town of Capri, where you will have time at leisure to shop or explore on your own. Weather permitting, enjoy an optional Blue Grotto visit via rowboat (only sold locally). The group then meets at 4:30 p.m. at the pier of Marina Grande to return by boat to Naples. Departs at 7:15 a.m. from Via V. E. Orlando, 95. Pick-up from hotel 45 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off in city center
No Image #13 Naples & Pompeii with lunch from Rome 7:15 AM
Depart Rome in the early morning for a pleasant drive along the "Sun Route" motorway, taking you through the scenic regions of Lazio and Campania. Pass the famous Abbey of Montecassino en route to Naples where you will enjoy a short panoramic tour of the city. Continue toward Pompeii for lunch in a typical restaurant, followed by a short visit to a nearby coral and cameo factory. Afterward, visit the excavated ruins of this incredibly well preserved Roman town, destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Departs 7:15am Apr - Oct, 7:30am Nov - Mar from Via V. E. Orlando, 95. Pick-up from hotel 45 minutes prior to departure. Drop-off in city center
No Image #19 Full Day Florence with lunch from Rome
Depart Rome via the "Sun Route" motorway, crossing the regions of Lazio and Umbria, to reach Florence. Defined by Renaissance Art and enriched by the Medici rule, Florence remains today the cradle of Italian art and culture. Visit the Accademia in the heart of the city to view the original David by Michelangelo. Proceed to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, with its magnificent dome, designed by Brunelleschi, and on to the Baptistery to view Ghibertis "Gates of Paradise." Continue to Signoria Square with its Palazzo Vecchio, Town Hall, and the famed Ponte Vecchio, or "Old Bridge." Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant nearby before proceeding to Piazza Santa Croce. Here, you may enjoy free time to visit the church housing the tombs of Michelangelo, Galileo, Rossini, and Machiavelli, or simply browse the local shops at leisure. The tour continues by coach on the Viale dei Colli to reach Michelangelo Square from which you can enjoy a spectacular view of the city below. Departs 7:15am Apr - Oct, 7:30am Nov - Mar from Via V. E. Orlando, 95. Pick-up from hotel 45 minutes prior to departure. Drop-off in city center
No Image #4 Basilicas & Secret Underground Catacombs 2:30 PM
Depart the Piazza San Bernardo this afternoon, crossing the Piazza della Republicca, and continuing along the Via Nazionale to the Basilica of St. John Lateran. Dedicated to John the Baptist and John the Evangelist, the Basilica is ranked first among the four major basilicas of Rome, and is famous for its baroque and medieval masterpieces. Proceed to the Holy Stairs, the 28 marble steps climbed by Jesus Christ to stand trial in Pilates Palace. From this ancient pilgrimage site, the tour continues by coach, crossing the Piazza San Giovanni and Via Latina, to the Appian Way, where you will find the sacred Chapel of "Domine Quo Vadis." Then, visit the Catacombs of St. Sebastian before walking along the Appian Way to the Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella, built around 50 B.C. Return in the early evening, passing the ruins of the Baths of Caracalla en route. Please note that on Sundays the visit to the Catacombs of St. Sebastian and the Appian Way will be substituted with a visit to the Basilica of St. Mary Major. Departs at 3 pm (Apr 1-Nov 15) and 2:30 pm (Nov 16-Mar 31) from Via V. E. Orlando, 95. Pick-up from hotel 1 hour prior to departure time. Drop-off in city center. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours
No Image #8 Illuminated Rome by Night 8:15 PM
This evening, depart Piazza San Bernardo for an illuminated tour of Romes historic piazzas and fountains. Along the way to the famous Piazza della Repubblica, enjoy flood-lit views of the Palazzo Margherita, Porta Pinciana, Villa Borghese, Piazzale Flaminio, Via Flaminia, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Augusto Imperatore, and Via del Corso. Arriving at the Piazza della Repubblica, visit Trevi Fountain, the largest and most exquisite Baroque fountain in Rome, before continuing along the Via Quattro Fontane to view the equally impressive, Fountains of the Four Seasons. From Piazza Venezia, enjoy charming views of the Memorial of King Vittorio Emanuele II and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. From this prime vantage point, admire the Capitol, Imperial Forum, Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Aventine Hill, Circus Maximus, and the Great Synagogue, overlooking the former Jewish ghetto. Conclude this fascinating tour of the Eternal City by night with views of the Castel SantAngelo and St. Peters Basilica on your return. Departs at 8:00 p.m. from Via V. E. Orlando, 95. Pick-up from hotel 45 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at hotel if in the city center, or near a taxi stand if your hotel is located outside the city center
No Image #M3 Underground Rome Walking Tour 3:00 PM
Discover the hidden crypts, churches, and prisons of Rome with this underground walking tour through Trastevere. As your guide leads you through ancient streets, admire the many objects and architectural ruins that give us a better perspective of how life was lived by earlier inhabitants of the city.
No Image #M4 Rome Walking Tour with Cooking Lesson 10:30 AM
Experience the culinary treasures of Rome with this half day tour. Begin by walking through the Piazza Navona square as you learn about the history and culture of Roman society. Walk by the famous Pantheon and Trevi Fountain, and finish with a cooking lesson with a local Italian chef. Enjoy the fruits of your labor afterward as you get to enjoy the meal that you have learned to prepare.
No Image #M6 Cooking Lesson in Roman Countryside 8:30 AM
This morning you will be driven to the medieval village of Mazzano Romano, where you will make your way to a lavish garden and farm abounding with fresh vegetables, spices, and eggs. There, you will pick all of the ingredients necessary to create the menu youíll be preparing in a cooking lesson. The Chef, who will guide you through the lesson, will show you step by step how to prepare each menu item, using methods that you will surely be able to duplicate once you return home. From appetizers to the first course, second course, and dessert, the Chef will teach you the preparations of a delightful, traditional Italian meal. Relax and enjoy the nature before being taken back to your hotel in Rome
#M8 Espresso, Gelato & Tiramisu Food Tour 3:00 PM
Get to know the "Eternal City" through your stomach as you indulge your sweet tooth with the best coffee, tiramisu and gelato in town. A local food connoisseur will guide you through a number of Romeís neighborhoods and train you on how to properly order an Italian coffee before you visit the citys most famous cafes, gelaterias, and the most well-renowned tiramisu shop in all of Rome. Your guide will introduce you to culinary specialties and teach you about any seasonal events and food festivals taking place during your stay in Rome
#M9 Campo de Fiori, Jewish Ghetto & Trastevere Food Tour 10:30 AM
Small groups will be led by a local expert food connoisseur through several Roman neighborhoods to visit its most famous markets, groceries, coffee shops, gelaterias and restaurants. Delight in specialties such as fried cod fish in the Jewish ghetto, and lavish in the sensory delight of the Campo de Fiori vegetable and spice market. Learn how to properly order food in Rome and taste native mozzarella cheese and Roman salame. When in Trastevere, indulge in a pasta tasting followed by a refreshing artisanal gelato
No Image (A1) Archaeological Rome 9:45 AM
Today tour takes you into the heart of ancient Rome to discover its most prized architectural antiquities. Begin with a visit to the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater ever built in the Roman Empire. Originally known as the Flavian Amphitheater, the Colosseum was primarily used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles and has long been seen an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome. Continue to visit the archaeological site of the Palatine Hill, the ancient palatium and historical residence of the Caesars. Here, in one of Romes most ancient parts, uncover the history of the Palatine Hill as seen through its ritual objects and decorations of the Imperial edifices that occupied the area from the time of Augustus to late Antiquity. Venture inside the Palatine Antiquarium to view the protohistorical findings from the first villages and shepherd huts that attest the legend of Romes founding by Romulus. The tour concludes at Baldassare Peruzzis Loggia Mattei, set among the preserved imperial ruins of the Palace of Domitian. Departs at 9:45 a.m. (Tues/Wed/Sat/Sun) from Via V. E. Orlando, 95. Pick up from hotel 45 minutes prior to departure time. Drop off in city center.
No Image (A2) Archaeological Rome 2:30 PM
Visit the ruins of the Roman Forum between the closed spaces of the Basilicas and the open ones of the square itself, the Senate, and the temples honoring the origins of Rome. Visit the Campidoglio (Capitoline Hill), the highest and most famous of the seven hills of Rome. See the ruins of the sacred temples dedicated to the Capitoline Triad (Jupiter, Juno and Minerva) located on the acropolis. Visit the square designed by the great Michelangelo in the mid-16th century, and admire the unfolding sequence of the Cordonata Piazza and central palazzo therein. Visit the Capitoline Museums atop the famous Hill, whose exhibits contain a number of ancient Roman statues, inscriptions, medieval paintings, priceless Imperial portraits, and the original equestrian statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius. The tour ends with a visit to the Caffarelli Terrace: a place for relaxation and contemplation, directly over-looking the Roman Forum and the right bank of the Tiber towards Gianicolo Hill. Departs at 2:30 p.m. (Tue/Wed/Sat/Sun) from Via V. E. Orlando, 95. Pick up from hotel 45 minutes prior to departure time. Drop off in city center.
No Image 1 Monuments of Rome
This morning, depart Piazza San Bernardo, site of Moses Fountain, and continue to the Piazza della Repubblica. The walking tour is designed to take you through the ages of Rome, starting from St. Peters Basilica. Proceed to the famous Piazza Navona, erected over the ruins of Domitians Circus, before heading to the best preserved of all ancient Roman buildings, the Pantheon, whose original dome is the largest surviving from antiquity in the world. Tour ends at the Trevi Fountain, the largest and most exquisite baroque fountain in Rome. Departs at 8:30 a.m. from Via V. E. Orlando, 95. Pick-up from hotel 60 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off in city center.
No Image 2 Ancient Rome
Via the famous Piazza della Repubblica, pass Piazza Venezia and the square of the Capitol, and admire the unique sight of the Forum, Colosseum, and Palatine Hill, one of Romes most ancient parts. Stop for a walk along the ancient pavement of the original Roman grid, which crosses the ruins of the Roman Forum, the Curia, and the Reggia. Enjoy views of the Temple of Vesta, the Arch of Titus, and the triumphal Arch of Constantine. Continue the tour towards the Circus Maximus, Aventine Hill, and the Pyramid of Caius Cestius, ending with a visit to the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Departs at 3 p.m. (Mar 1-Nov 15) and 2.30 p.m. (Nov 16-Feb 28) from Via V. E. Orlando, 95. Pick up from hotel 45 minutes prior to departure time. Drop off in city center.
No Image 3 & 4 Rome with lunch
The tour will depart from the Piazza San Bernardo, adorned by Moses' Fountain, and head to Piazza della Repubblica, with the Fountains of Naiadi in the middle. Continue past Via Piemonte, the Aurelian Walls, Porta Pinciana, the Muro Torto and the Villa Borghese. Then visit the Vatican Museums and the Vatican Galleries. Admire the Round Hall, the Hall of the Greek Cross, the Tomb of St. Helen and St. Constance. Stop to see the Sistine Chapel frescoes by Michelangelo. Continue to the Galleries of the Chandeliers, Tapestries and Geographical Maps and the Vatican Library Hall. Visit the Basilica of St. Mary Major, built on the Esquiline Hill in 352 AD, and the Basilica of St. John in Lateran. Visit the Holy Stairs, climbed by Jesus Christ to reach Pilate's Palace. From here the tour will start again by coach, crossing Piazza San Giovanni and Via Latina. Continue via the Mura Latine, and pass through the Ports di San Sebastiano to arrive on the Ancient Appian Way, where you will find the Chapel of 'Domine Quo Vadis.' End the day with a visit to the Catacombs of St. Callixtus (on Wednesdays the visit will be at the Catacombs of St. Domitilla.) (L) Departs at 8:30am (Apr 1-Oct 31) and 9am (Nov 1-Mar 31) from Via V. E. Orlando, 95. Pick up from hotel 45 minutes prior to departure time. (9 hrs, Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat)
No Image 3 Vatican Museums
This morning, depart from the Piazza San Bernardo, adorned by Moses Fountain, and travel to view the Fountains of Naiadi in the center of the Piazza della Repubblica. Continue past Via Piemonte, the Aurelian Walls, Porta Pinciana, the Muro Torto, and the Villa Borghese on Pincian Hill. The tour continues to the Vatican Museums and Galleries, where you will find the Round Hall, the Hall of the Greek Cross, and the Tombs of St. Helen and St. Constance. From here, visit the Sistine Chapel and behold the great frescoes by Michelangelo. Proceed to the Galleries of the Chandeliers, Tapestries, Geographical Maps, and the Vatican Library Hall. Departs at 8:30 a.m. (Apr 1-Aug 31); 7:15 a.m. (Sept 1-Nov 30); and 9 a.m. (Dec 1-Mar 31) from Via V. E. Orlando, 95. Pick up from hotel 45 minutes prior to departure time. Drop off in city center.
No Image 9 Illuminated Rome by Night with dinner 8:00 PM
This evening, depart Piazza San Bernardo for an illuminated tour of the Eternal City. Along the way to the famous Piazza della Repubblica, enjoy flood-lit views of the Via Veneto, Palazzo Margherita, Porta Pinciana, Villa Borghese, Piazzale Flaminio, Via Flaminia, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Augusto Imperatore, and Via del Corso. Arriving at the Piazza della Repubblica, visit Trevi Fountain, the largest and most exquisite Baroque fountain in Rome. Continue to Piazza Venezia and enjoy charming views of the Capitol, Imperial Forum, Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Aventine Hill, and Circus Maximus. Compliment this fascinating tour of Rome by night with traditional Roman cuisine in a typical restaurant, accompanied by folk music. Departs at 8:00 p.m. from Via V. E. Orlando, 95. Pick-up from hotel 45 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at hotel if in the city center, or near a taxi stand if your hotel is located outside the city center.
No Image Christian Rome
Depart the Piazza San Bernardo this afternoon along the Via Nazionale to the Basilica of St. John Lateran. Dedicated to John the Baptist and John the Evangelist, the Basilica is ranked first among the four major basilicas of Rome, and is famous for its spectacular baroque and medieval masterpieces. Proceed to the Holy Stairs, the 28 marble steps climbed by Jesus Christ to stand trial in Pilates Palace. From this ancient pilgrimage site, the tour continues by coach, crossing the Piazza San Giovanni and Via Latina, to the ancient Appian Way, where you will find the sacred Chapel of "Domine Quo Vadis." Then, walk along the Appian Way to the Mausoleum of Cecilia Metellea, built around 50 B.C. Pass by the ruins of the Baths of Caracalla and continue with a visit to the Basilica of St. Mary Major. Return to your hotel early this evening. Pickup details to be advised locally
No Image Dinner with Musical Entertainment & Illuminated Drive
Your evening includes a four-course dinner with delightful entertainment, and unlimited wine, culminating with an illuminated tour of Rome by night. Pickup details to be advised locally
No Image Dinner with Opera Singers & Illuminated Drive
Dine on a selection of traditional Italian dishes while being entertained by professional singers from Rome''s Opera House, who will perform famous opera arias. Your evening includes a four-course dinner with delightful entertainment, and unlimited wine, culminating with an illuminated tour of Rome by night. Pickup details to be advised locally.
No Image Optional Dinner & Rome by Night -TS
Optional opera dinner, complete with wine and music, and followed by an illuminated tour of Rome by night.
No Image Optional Piazzas of Rome -TS
A half day walking tour to explore the Eternal City. Stand in awe in front of the majestic Spanish Steps, and with your local guide stroll through the most characteristic Piazzas of Rome, including the Trevi Fountain (Three coins), the monumental Pantheon--best preserved of Roman buildings--and the baroque Piazza Navona.
No Image Papal Audience from Rome 7:30 AM
Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city including: Piazza San Bernardo with Moses' Fountain, Piazza della Repubblica with the Fountain of Naiadi, Via Veneto, Piazzale Flaminio, Via Flaminia, the Olympic Village, Ponte Milvio, Lungotevere, Foro Italico, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a short stop at the Stadio dei Marmi. Continue along the Lungotevere towards Castel Sant'Angelo, then arrive on the Via della Conciliazione and finally in Piazza San Pietro. Enter Nervi Hall to attend to the Papal Audience. Return at the end of the audience. Departs at 7:30am from Via V. E. Orlando, 95. Pick up from hotel 45 minutes prior to departure time. (3 hrs, Wed except Dec 8)
Rome Hop On/Hop Off Tour
See Rome in a unique way with this Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour. The tour allows you to set your own pace, getting on and off at any of the many stops as often as you wish. See famous sites such as the Colosseum, the Vatican, & the Trevi Fountain, among many others
No Image Tivoli & Its Villas
Drive along Via Tiburtina to Tivoli, a small town since ancient times, known for its soothing spring of 'Acqua Albulea' (sulphureous baths). Cross the Ponte Lucano, and see the Tomb of Plautius Lucanus before visiting Hadrian's Villa. Continue to Villa D'Este, famous for its water system, the architecture of its gardens, the pavilions, and the artificial caves and the fountains. Departs at 3pm (Mar 1-Sep 30), 8:30am (Oct 1-31), and 9am (Nov 16-Feb 28) from Via V. E. Orlando, 95. Pick up from hotel 45 minutes prior to departure time. (4 hrs, Sun/Tue/Thu/Sat)
Sorrento Sightseeing
No Image Full Day Amalfi from Sorrento
Italys Amalfi Coast has long been described as the most stunning coastline in the world. Todays tour takes you for a drive along the Amalfi Coast to view its dramatic landscape in beautiful panorama. Nestled into mountains which rise thousands of feet above the sea, youll see picturesque villages spaced about the ravines, the most famous being Positano and Amalfi . Youll admire the beautiful pink and white villas of the hillside Amalfi, with its unmistakable cluster of whitewashed homes and beautiful cathedral overlooking the village square. Pick-up details to be advised locally
No Image Full Day Pompei and Naples from Sorrento 9:30 AM
Enjoy a slow guide through the ancient streets of Pompeii. See Baths, Forums and Villas built by the prosperous Romans in the year 80 B.C. Admire the fabulously preserved Frescoes which adorned the walls and floors of the Villas. Travel to Naples, a town with remarkable signs of art and culture. It is rich in palaces and monuments which stand in witness of the splendid past and its panorama is one at the most fascinating in the world. Have the opportunity to go through the heart of the city, to visit the Royal Palace, and admire the sights. *Private sedan, driver/guide throughout, local guide for the tour of the excavations of Pompei and entrance fees to Pompei included. *Pompei excavations are closed on National Holidays. Departs at 9:30am. Pickup from hotel 60 minutes prior to departure time
No Image Full Day Pompei and Vesuvio from Sorrento 9:30 AM
Pompeii is unique in the world. No where else is it possible to see so vividly how the ancient civilizations lived. See aspects of life 2000 years ago, preserved by the volcanic ash that was thrown from Vesuvius during the great eruption of 79 A.D. Pompeii was only rediscovered in the 18th century, and in the last few years every possible effort has been concentrated on restoration and excavations, continually bringing light to new and sensational discoveries. One can see the Villas and tenements of the poor, the butchers, the bakers and even brothels. Vesuvio is the only active volcano on the main land of Europe. This impressive volcano dominates the Bay of Naples. Until the eruption of 79 A.D., which destroyed the towns of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabia, Vesuvio appeared to be extinct. The most recent eruption was in 1944 and now there is a thin stream of rising vapor. *Private sedan, local guide for the tour of the excavations of Pompei, and entrance fees to Pompei and Vesuvius included. *Pompei excavations are closed on National Holidays. Departs at 9:30am. Pickup from hotel 60 minutes prior to departure time. (8 hrs, Daily) & $622 per vehicle
No Image Full Day Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello from Sorrento 9:00 AM
This part of Italy is described as the most beautiful coastline in the world. On this magnificent drive, see the mountains which rise to 3,000 feet, and the wonderful shapes that the elements have carved into them. Olive and lemon groves, pines and cypresses cling to the mountains, and spaced about the ravines are small picturesque villages, the most famous being Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. Positano a splendid jewel of this coastline, which boasts picturesque pink and white villas perched dramatically on the steep hillside. Amalfi, with its unmistakable cluster of white tightly packed houses rising up the hillside, is dominated by the beautiful Cathedral which stands superbly on the top of a great flight of steps leading up from the main square. Ravello, which is nestled eleven hundred feet above the sea in the mountainside, dates from pagan times towards the end of the first century of the Roman Empire. The settlement increased in size as various aristocratic Roman families established their home here. From here the Marine Republic of Amalfi grew and the prosperity of the merchants of Ravello increased as Amalfi conquered the trading routes of the Mediterranean and the east. In Ravello is Villa Rufolo which gave the musician Richard Wagner the inspiration to create some of his most famous works. *Private sedan and service of driver/guide throughout. Departs at 9am. Pickup at hotel 15 minutes prior to departure time
No Image Half Day Pompei from Sorrento 9:30 AM
Pompeii is unique in the world. No where else is it possible to see so vividly how the ancient civilizations lived. See aspects of life 2000 years ago, preserved by the volcanic ash that was thrown from Vesuvius during the great eruption of 79 A.D. Pompeii was only rediscovered in the 18th century, and in the last few years every possible effort has been concentrated on restoration and excavations, continually bringing light to new and sensational discoveries. One can see the Villas and tenements of the poor, the butchers, the bakers and even brothels. *Private sedan, local guide for the tour of the excavations of Pompei and entrance fees included. *Pompei excavations are closed on National Holidays. Departs at 9:30am. Pickup from hotel 60 minutes prior to departure time. (4 hrs, Daily) & $409 per vehicle (1-3 passengers)
No Image Half Day Positano from Sorrento 9:00 AM
Enjoy a half day in Positano, a splendid jewel of this coastline. It boasts picturesque pink and white villas perched dramatically on the steep hillside. The origins of Positano, like those of many other towns, are lost in the mists of time, so that it is difficult to distinguish between history and legend. As it often happened in the past, myths supplied for the lack of data: one of these myths tells that Positano was founded by Poseidon - the Latin Neptune, the god of the sea - for the sake of the nymph Pasitea, whom he loved. *Private sedan and service of driver/guide throughout. Departs at 9am. Pickup at hotel 15 minutes prior to departure time.(4 hrs, Daily) & $182 per vehicle
No Image Optional Full Day Capri -TS
Sail to the magical Island of Capri with a local guide, visit the charming village of Capri and the famous gardens of Cśsar Augustus with the expertise of a local guide for an unforgettable day! Tours include: local guide, round trip transportation to port, round trip transportation by fast boat, minibus or cable car transporatation on the island.
Taormina Sightseeing
No Image Optional Visit to Siracusa
Step back in time to the glorious days of Greek Sicily, and lets explore the birthplace of Archimedes. Its unique archaeological site, the mysterious and seducing core of the City, the island of Ortigia, are all memories that will remain with you for a long time to come *Includes round trip transportation, local guide and entrance fees.
Turin Sightseeing
No Image Venaria Reale Royal Palace Tour
Enjoy a visit to one of the largest royal residences in the world, the Venaria Reale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Comparable in size and structure to Versailles this extravagant baroque Royal Palace was originally commissioned by Duke Charles Emmanuel II as a base for his hunting expeditions (Venatio Regia meaning &#147Royal Hunt&#148) then became one of the main residents of the Savoy Royal Family. Tour includes a visit to the beautiful gardens.
Venice Sightseeing
No Image Excursion to the Islands of Venice Lagoon
Depart by boat from Alilaguna Pier to the charming island of Murano. Built on a series of small islands connected by bridges in the Venetian Lagoon, Murano is known throughout the world for its glass manufacturing industry. Enjoy a visit inside one of the islands glass blowing factories to witness first-hand the methods of this fascinating art. Continue to Burano, the most scenic island of the Lagoon, famous for its colorful houses and central church with leaning campanile. Visit Baldassarre Galuppi Street, the islands main avenue, filled with tiny shops that sell famous handmade lace. Continue to the island of Torcello to visit the church of Santa Fosca. Here you will see the churchs unique portico in the form of a Greek cross, and the Byzantine Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. Departs daily at 2:30 p.m. (Apr 1-Oct 31) and 2:00 p.m. (Nov 1-March 31). Tour departs from Alilaguna Pier (In front of the entrance to the Royal Gardens of St. Marks). Drop-off at Alilaguna Pier. Tour does not operate on: Dec 25 (Christmas), Dec 31, Jan 1 (New Years).
No Image Gondola Ride with Music
One of the highlights of any Italian holiday! Enjoy a relaxing gondola ride with music along the famous Grand Canal, and experience a piece of Venetian history. Glide along the centuries old canals, past lavish palaces and under famous arched bridges (the Gondola holds a maximum of six passengers. Please note that this is not a private gondola ride).
No Image Gondola Serenade
This evening, enjoy one of the highlights of any Italian holiday Enjoy a relaxing gondola ride with music along the famous Grand Canal, and experience a piece of Venetian history. Glide along the centuries old canals, past lavish palaces and under famous arched bridges (the Gondola holds a maximum of six passengers. Please note that this is not a private gondola ride).Departs at 7:30 p.m. (Apr 1-Oct 31) and 3:30 p.m. (Nov 1-Mar 31). Pick-up 15 minutes prior to departure time from Santa Maria del Giglio gondola pier. Drop-off at Santa Maria del Giglio gondola pier. Tour does not operate on: May 1 (Labor Day), Dec 25 (Christmas), Jan 1 (New Years Day).
No Image Grand Canal Tour 11:30 AM
Today, travel by private boat to experience the beauty and charm of the Grand Canal, the city''s most prized attraction. Admire the famous bridges and magnificent palaces built by the noble patrician families more than 500 years ago as you cruise along the floating corridors. Relax and soak in the true spirit of Venice, and see for yourself why the French Ambassador of Charles VIII once proclaimed the Grand Canal "the most beautiful street of the world." Departs at 4:30 p.m. (Apr 1-Oct 31) and 11:30 a.m. (Nov 1-Mar 31) from Alilaguna Pier (In front of the entrance to the Royal Gardens of St. Mark''s). Drop-off at Alilaguna Pier. Tour does not operate on: May 1 (Labor Day), Dec 25 (Christmas), Jan 1 (New Year''s Day).
No Image Half Day Murano/Burano/Torcello in Venice 2:30 PM
Your motorboat visits Murano, known throughout the world for its glass manufacturing industry and you are able to visit one of the glass factories. Continue on to the picturesque island of Burano, famous for its fishermans houses painted in bright colors. Your final stop is Torcello, the center of civilization in the estuary. View the cathedral with its magnificent mosaics and the church of Santa Forsca which remains as testimony of Torcellos former glory. Departs at 9:30am & 2:30pm (Apr 1-Oct 31) 2.30pm only (Nov 1-Mar 31). Pick up 15 minutes prior to departure time from Ponte della Paglia in front of Danieli Hotel (near St. Marks Square). (3.5 hrs, Daily)
No Image Shadows of Venice Tour
This evening enjoy an enchanting tour through the streets and witness the beautiful churches and buildings by torch light while uncovering some of the fascinating details of the city. As you explore, listen to anecdotes and legends and become exposed to the rich art and history of Venice. Departs 9:30 pm from Exchange Office under the clock tower in St. Marks Square
No Image The Absolute Venice Tour
This mornings walking tour exposes you to the most charismatic and important historical places in the unique city of Venice. The tour begins with an orientation of St. Marks Square, considered the historical heart of the city, where you will learn about the Squares main monuments including the Golden Basilica of San Marco, the Bell and Clock Towers, and the Procuratie buildings. Proceed to Santa Maria Formosa Square and Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, the second largest square in Venice. Continue on to the corner of Marco Polos House and Malbran Theater. Then, return to St. Marks Square through the Mercerie, a series of interconnecting streets that connect Ponte di Rialto and St. Marks Square, and are the main streets in the city for shopping. Next, explore Doges Palace, the seat of the Venetian government for centuries. Walk through the palace and become immersed in the stunning and intricate masterpieces that line the walls and learn more about the palaces role in the European Middle Ages. Also see the rich details of the gold staircase and relive the anguish of prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs and into the Venetian prisons. Adjacent to Doges Palace is St Marks Basilica. Here you will be able to experience one of the most majestic cathedrals in the world and become mesmerized with the beautiful golden mosaics and marble inlaid floors. Please note: This is a walking and orientation tour of Venice that does not include entry into any landmarks except Doges Palace & St Marks Basilica
No Image Walking Tour of Venice
This morning tour begins with an orientation of St. Mark Square, considered the historical heart of the city, and continues to visit the Golden Basilica of San Marco* with its mysterious interior, lavish mosaics, and decorations of Occidental and Oriental design. Proceed to the 14th century Doge Palace, whose facade comprises a massive Gothic gate on the Piazzetta side, known as the Porta Della Carta. Continue to the rear of the palace to view the Bridge of Sighs. The tour ends with an optional visit to a glass blowing factory on Murano Island. *For security reasons, bags are not allowed inside the Basilica. A free-of-charge holding station is available. Due to Mass, San Marco Basilica is closed for visitations on Sundays, and during any religious ceremonies and holy feast days. In this case, visits will exclude interior views of the church. Likewise, Doge Palace is closed on Dec 25, Jan 1, and May 1. Departs daily at 9:15 a.m. from the Tourist Information Office in St. Mark Square, located across from the Basilica. Drop off at Tourist Information Office in St. Mark Square, located across from the Basilica.
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