Rome, Florence, & Venice Group Trip: August 12-18, 2019
Destination Travel is going to Italy from August 12-18, 2019! You’ll see some of the world’s most beautiful cities—Rome, Florence, and Venice. Space is limited to 40, so call and make your reservation TODAY!
This will be a fully escorted trip by us, and with a $700 deposit it’s easy to get booked. Final payment isn’t due until June 1, 2019. The price is $3,000 per person based on double occupancy. This includes round trip air from St. Louis, tours, hotels, transfers and trip insurance. There is also an optional stay in Naples for 2 nights prior to tour, which is $500 per person.
Book early and save! You can save $50 per person when you commit by 10/15/18. Call us to reserve your spot today! You can us at either 1-877-275-7799 or 1-217-223-8747, or you can message us here.
Read below for a full itinerary of the trip or download a PDF brochure here.
*Destination Travel’s first technical day of travel is August 11. We will arrive in Italy and then begin our Cosmos tour with Day 1.
Day 1: ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this ancient capital. This evening, meet your tour director and fellow travelers.
Day 2: ROME
Steeped in history, the “Eternal City” is vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Start your guided introduction to Rome from St. Peter’s Square, the heart of the Vatican, and see other highlights such as the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Maybe take an optional tour of the Vatican Museum to discover some unique art masterpieces. (Breakfast included)
Day 3: ROME–PISA–FLORENCE AREA
Vistas of rolling hills, cypress trees, terraced vineyards, olive groves, and charming villages form the backdrop as you journey into the heart of Tuscany. Stop in Pisa to visit the SQUARE OF MIRACLES and see the legendary Leaning Tower. Then, head east to magnificent Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” (Breakfast included)
Day 4: FLORENCE
Today is devoted to the wonders of Florence, starting with a guided walking tour featuring some of the city’s greatest attractions. See Piazza Santa Croce; world-famous Signoria Square; 13th-century Palazzo Vecchio with its collection of artistic masterpieces and incredible courtyards; Loggia dei Lanzi; the fantastic Duomo with Giotto’s gothic Bell Tower; and the Baptistry’s ornate bronze door known as the “Gate of Paradise.” (Breakfast included,Dinner included)
Day 5: FLORENCE AREA–VERONA–VENICE AREA
Travel north and cross the Po River to fabled Verona, setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. See Juliet’s balcony—and be sure to rub the shining breast on her statue for good luck! Also, marvel at the ancient Roman Amphitheater, where gladiators used to fight. Built in the 1st century AD, it is now a popular venue for the world-famous opera festival and other well-known artists’ performances. Continue to the Venice area for two overnights. (Breakfast included)
Day 6: VENICE AREA
One of the most unique cities on Earth, Venice is a place of unmatched beauty and a feast of fantastic sites. View the delightful criss-crossing canals, the gondolas, arched bridges, palaces, and piazzas. Your included orientation features a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark’s Square and a visit to a Venetian GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOP. Later, explore at leisure on your own, join one of our optional excursions, or just relax, sipping a cappuccino or typical Venetian drink called spritz at one of the many bars or cafés. (Breakfast included,Dinner included)
Day 7: VENICE AREA
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
**There are eight different optional excursions along the way, so there’ll be so much opportunity to venture out!