Italy Escorted Tour from Halifax

Italy  Itinerary

Oct 13-Oct 23 -11 Days / 10 Nights  

Day 1 –Oct 13

 

Depart Halifax or any other Canadian city

Departure time 3pm from Halifax.

DAY 2-Oct 14

Arrival Italy

Accommodations: Hotel to be advised. 

Location: Rome

Duration: 2 nights

Meals Included – D

Highlights

Once we are checked in at Hotel You are free to do some personal exploration of Rome or perhaps

take a nap after the flight. Your hotel is centrally located allowing access on foot to some iconic sites and good shopping

  • 5:30 - We meet in hotel lobby for our welcome to Italy reception.
  • 6:45– Dinner at a local restaurant for our welcome to Italy to the opening meal. Return to hotel at 930.

 

DAY 3-Oct 15

Rome City Tour

Accommodations: Hotel to be advised

View the Sites: Roman Forum, Vatican  Colosseum, Trevin Fountain, & the Spanish Steps

Meals Included – B

Highlights

Today’s adventure begins with a city tour of Rome, Italy’s capital. This cosmopolitan city invites you back in time, nearly 3000 years, to experience

 Its architecture, art and culture.

  • 9:00am - We depart on a panoramic tour where we see the Ancient ruins of the Roman Forum, the Vatican plus other iconic locations within the city.
  • 11am -Guided  tour of Roman Colosseum
  • 1pm Lunch on your own with the remainder of the day free.

DAY 4-Oct 16

Rome/Cortona/Tuscany

Accommodations:

Tuscan Villa /Apartments

Location – Heart of Tuscany

Meals Included – B,D

Highlight

After breakfast there’s time to do some final exploration of Rome. This is a time to return to a historic sites or visit a café you saw on your travels and

sip in a little more of Rome!  Lunch on your own.

  • 12 noon. Depart the hotel for Cortona , the village made famous by the movie, Under the Tuscan Sun. Lunch and free time
  • 5:45 pm arrive in the heart of Tuscany and check in to your accommodations. Tonight we dine together at enjoying a four course dinner.

DAY 5- Oct 17

Full day excursion to San Gimignamo and  Siena

Accommodations: Tuscan Villa /Apartments

Meals Included – B

Highlights

This morning we depart for two fascinating places .We start in the walled village of San Gimignamo. Encircled by 13th-century walls, its old town centers on

Piazza della Cisterna, a triangular square lined with medieval houses. We then move on to Siena where we will have lunch, 

a guided tour of the cathedral and the town. There will be some free time for shopping before we return to accommodations. Evening free.

DAY 6- Oct 18

Full day excursion to Busatti linen palace, then to an old historical family farmhouse  for lunch

Accommodations: Tuscan Villa/Apartments  

Meals Included – B,L,D

Highlights

We start our day at the amazing Busatti linen palace where production of high end linens has been a family business since centuries.

We then move to a rustic family home for lunch in a picturesque setting. After lunch we have some downtime in the afternoon.

In the evening at the one location we hear about olive oil production, have a winery tour and tasting followed by a lovely dinner.

DAY 7- Oct 19

Morning Visit an organic farm for tour and lunch.

 

Accommodations: Tuscan Villa /Apartments.

 

Meals included B,L,D

 

Highlights

Today is a day for exploring the more rural and agricultural parts of Tuscany.

We start at an organic farm where we will hear about the many herbs they grow, honey making and more. Lunch will be at the farm

We will arrive back at the accommodations at around 230 and the remainder  the afternoon is free or you can join in a shopping trip.

Dinner tonight is at a lovely local restaurant in the nearby town of Loro Ciuffenna .

DAY 8 – Oct 20

Transfer in to the historic city of Florence.

Guided walking tour and free time

Accommodations: Hotel Pendini or similar 

Meals Included – B

Highlights

Leaving the rural Tuscan countryside we move on to Florence arriving around 11am for a guided city tour in the famous central region of the city where the                                         famous Duomo Cathedral is as well as many famous museums and sites .After the tour you will have lunch on your own and the balance of the day and evening you are free to                                                   free to explore Florence from you centrally located hotel. Dinner on your own 

DAY 9- Oct 21

Free time in the morning in Florence. Visit a Balsamic vinegar production facility and arrive in Venice region.

Accommodations: Hotel Plaza, Venice Region

Meals Included – B

Highlights

There will be more time this morning to explore Florence, do some shopping, and visit a museum.  After lunch at 130 we will depart for Venice.                                                                                                  On route we will stop at a balsamic vinegar estate in famous Modena, home of balsamic vinegar.

After this informative stop we will move on to Venice and  our hotel in Mestre arriving at around 630pm. Dinner on your own 

DAY 10 Oct 22

Morning transfer to San Marco square via the Grand Canal. Walking tour and cathedral visit.

Accommodations: Hotel Plaza , Venice Region

Meals Included – B, D

Highlights.

Today is a Venice day .We take the train for our 10 minute transfer on to Venice Island.

We meet our private water taxi for a 35 minute cruise through the Grand Canal arriving at St Mark’s Square. We will have a guided walking tour of the cathedral and                                the region around that area. After the tour is finished around 1pm you are free for the balance of the afternoon to explore this city of canals and interesting streets.                                                                                                  In In the evening we meet for our final group dinner in one of the most local of restaurants you will find. 

DAY 11 ( B) Oct 23

845 am Transfer to airport

Highlights

Say goodbye to Italy as we make our way back to Canada from Venice.

 

 

 

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Return airfare from Halifax with Air Canada .Fly in to Rome and return from Venice.
  • All transfers from/to airports
  • 9 nights’ accommodation -  4* hotels or bed & breakfast )
  • 16 meals
  • Exciting day excursions
  • Visit a winery with tasting
  • Visit an organic farm 
  • Visit a balsamic vinegar estate.
  • Knowledgeable local guides
  • Walking tour of  Cortona ,San Gimignamo Siena ,Florence & Venice
  • City tour of Rome. 

PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Beverages & meals not mentioned;
  • Personal expenses;
  • Gratuities;
  • All that is not indicated in the package includes.​

PRICING SCHEDULE:

$3,995.00 plus $270.00 tax and service charge

$4,265.00 Total per person based on double occupancy.

All payments made become nonrefundable. Trip cancellation Insurance and hospital medical insurance is available and details will be made available on request.