Treasures of Italy - Classic Group

Venice
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Departure dates

From 29/08/2022 to 27/10/2022

What's included

Highlights.
Choose between two carefully selected activitiesFlorence: Wander through the market stalls and browse for local Italian souvenirs and leather goods on a guided shopping tour.
Florence: Stand beside Michelangelo's monumental statue, 'David', in the Accademia Gallery, and admire the exquisite technique and absorbing history behind the world's most famous sculpture.
Rome: Enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travellers at a uniquely Roman local restaurant.
Italian Lakes: For your Dine-Around Evening, you are offered a selection of hand-picked local restaurants to choose from, each with its own distinctive ambience and cuisine.
Lake Iseo: Learn about this historic winery, passed down through the generations, and taste its latest vintages.
Burano: Cruise to the charming fisherman's island of Burano to enjoy a delicious Celebration Dinner with wine and new-found friends.
Dining Summary: 5 Dinner with Wine (DW), and 10 Breakfast (B)Vatican: Gain priority access into the Vatican Museums and admire the famous Bramante Staircase.
Witness the genius of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel and view the splendid dome of St.
Peter's Basilica.
Rome: Discover ancient treasures of Rome with a passionate local.
See Circus Maximus and the Ancient Forum, and stand beside the Colosseum, which bears witness to the limitless courage of the gladiators.
Pompeii: Walk with a Local Expert through the cobbled streets of this ill-fated town, frozen in time since the 1st century.
Capri: Cruise between the island and mainland by jetfoil and get a flavour of the jet-set lifestyle with two nights on this famous isle.
Capri: Relax and enjoy the views as you are driven in an iconic open-top taxi.
Capri: Explore Capri town with your Local Expert and see the whitewashed houses, winding alleyways, small cafes, fashionable boutiques and artisans studios.
Capri: Discover the luxuriant Gardens of Augustus with a Local Expert and admire views of the Faraglioni rocks.
Florence: Wander through the market stalls and browse for local Italian souvenirs and leather goods on a guided shopping tour.
Florence: Stand beside Michelangelo's monumental statue, 'David', in the Accademia Gallery, and admire the exquisite technique and absorbing history behind the world's most famous sculpture.
Florence: See the area around Santa Croce Basilica, famous for the quality of its luxury goods and witness a gold and leather-work demonstration.
Florence: Enjoy panoramic views over of the city and see the Florence Cathedral.
During your guided walking orientation, see the bell tower, Gates of Paradise on the baptistery and visit Piazza della Signoria.
Cinque Terre: Led by your Local Expert, visit this unique UNESCO World Heritage Site, tucked away on the mountainous Italian Riviera coastline.
Explore one of the five charming fishing villages for some memorable pictures.
Portofino: Visit this elegant fishing village and admire the coloured houses and yachts moored in the harbour.
Venice: With your Travel Director cruise to St.
Mark's Square and see the Doge's Palace, Bridge of Sighs and St.
Mark's Basilica.
Venice: Delight in the magic of this charming city as you are serenaded, travelling through the atmospheric canals by gondola.
Venice: Witness the ancient skill of glassblowing, now practised by precious few masters.
Watch artisans create delicate works of art using rare traditional practices.
The workshop's master craftsmen teach visitors about the traditional craft of glassblowing and its history which dates back to the 15th century.
Every visit helps to support the workshop and the survival of this traditional craft.
  The workshop advances UN Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.
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Itinerary / more information

  • Day Day 6 - Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance Explore Florence with Insight Choice. Choose to visit the Accademia Museum and see Michelangelo's David. Alternatively, wander through the market stalls on a shopping tour, enjoying all the Italian treats and finery on offer.  Continue to the multi-coloured marble cathedral to admire Giotto's bell tower and Gates of Paradise. Visit Piazza della Signoria and explore the area around Santa Croce Basilica. After a demonstration of leatherwork, there's free time to shop or explore Florence on your own. In the evening, why not sample the fine Florentine cuisine of tasty starters and typical Tuscan dishes accompanied by Chianti wine?
  • Day Day 10 - Venice and the Magic of La Serenissima Visit St. Mark’s Square where the city’s former wealth and power is evidenced by the riches of St. Mark’s Basilica and admire the Doge's Palace with its adjoining Bridge of Sighs. Take your seat on a gondola and be serenaded through the myriad of beautiful canals, passing water-lapped doorways and Rococo palaces.The rest of the afternoon is yours to discover Venice at leisure. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience during a visit to a traditional arts centre, where you can see how beautiful handcrafted glass is made by expert glassblowers, safeguarding traditional skills. Cruise the Venetian lagoon to Burano and sit down to a sumptuous Celebration Dinner with wine, sampling the local specialities.
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