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Reflections of Italy - 2018

Revel in the magic of Italy on this tour that explores the cities of Rome, Florence, Siena, Venice, Assisi, Perugia and Milan. Travel Italy and discover the rolling hills of the scenic Tuscan and Umbrian countryside, explore medieval hill towns and visit the birthplace of St. Francis, Assisi. Discover the masterpieces of the Renaissance in Florence and see hot glass transformed into exquisite art on Murano Island. Linger in romantic Venice for two nights discovering its treasures. Your journey comes to a close in Milan and includes a visit to the magnificent Opera House La Scala.

Inclusions

8 breakfasts
8 lunches
8 dinners
Step to the front of the line to see Michelangelo's famous statue of David.
Enjoy a boat trip to Murano Island for a glass-blowing demonstration.
Tour Provider Collette
Number of Days
9
Price From
AUD $3,119
Start Location
Rome, Italy
End Location
Milan, Italy
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
1 to 44
Tour Style
Luxury
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
15 Feb 201924 Feb 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,119
05 Mar 201914 Mar 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,259
08 Mar 201917 Mar 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,259
12 Mar 201921 Mar 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,259
14 Mar 201923 Mar 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,509
19 Mar 201928 Mar 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,649
21 Mar 201930 Mar 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,399
04 Apr 201913 Apr 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,529
09 Apr 201918 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,529 
11 Apr 201920 Apr 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,529
16 Apr 201925 Apr 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,519
25 Apr 201904 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,669 
ItineraryExpand
Rome, Italy - Tour Begins
We begin in Rome, the "Eternal City." This evening, join your fellow travelers for a special welcome dinner at a popular local restaurant featuring regional delicacies and fine Italian wines.
Dinner Included
Rome
This morning you'll come to know the history and traditions of Rome while on a locally guided panoramic tour featuring the impressive Piazza Venezia, the Circus Maximus, the Arch of Constantine, the famous Piazza Navona, and a visit to the Colosseum. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Perhaps a trip to Vatican City, with an optional tour to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica,* will be on your personal sightseeing list.
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Rome - Assisi - Perugia/Assisi
Ease your way into the local culture as your Tour Manager shares a few key Italian phrases. Travel to Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis. Take in the old-world atmosphere on a guided walking tour of the old city, including the Basilica of St. Francis. Then you're off to medieval Perugia, the historic capital of Umbria. Behold one of the grandest squares in Italy the Piazza IV Novembre and delight in the medieval palaces and ornate cathedrals.
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Perugia/Assisi - Siena - Florence
A scenic journey through Tuscany's graceful low-lying hills brings you to the mystical city of Siena. Delight in its narrow Gothic streets, magnificent palaces and historic Piazza del Campo. After a walking tour with a local expert, take some time to explore the medieval corners of Siena. You are sure to find many surprises among its shops and outdoor caf s. Arrive in Florence and visit the world-famous Academy Gallery to see Michelangelo's incredible statue of David before gathering for dinner.
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Florence
In Florence the "Cradle of the Italian Renaissance" a locally guided tour highlights the Piazza del Duomo, with its Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and the famous Gates of Paradise on the Baptistery of St. John. You also view the magnificent Piazza della Signoria with its imposing Palazzo Vecchio. The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy this fascinating city on your own.
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Florence - Venice
Start your day with a visit to a historic winery in the heart of the Chianti region. In the shadow of its 12th-century castle, learn about the winery's famed Tuscan wines and enjoy a light lunch filled with local specialties. This afternoon, journey through central Italy, crossing the wooded Apennine Mountains toward the Valley of the Po. Enchanting Venice awaits with 117 tiny islands and its latticework of 150 canals and 400 bridges.
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Venice - Murano Island - Venice
See Venice from the water as we board a boat** bound for Murano Island for an up-close glass-blowing demonstration. Discover the secrets of this ancient art and marvel at the intricate designs of each one-of-a-kind piece. Then we make our way to St. Mark's Square where it's your choice! Join a local expert on a walking tour of this famous square to view the stunning Basilica and visit the impressive Doge's Palace and the legendary Bridge of Sighs. Or, go off the beaten path to explore the Castello Sestiere district with a local expert; get to know authentic Venice and see for yourself how the locals live as you walk canal by canal through the narrow streets lined with churches and historic buildings. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore independently.
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Venice - Milan Malpensa
Today you travel to Milan. Take in some of the city's amazing sights on a locally guided walking tour: view the Duomo and Vittorio Emanuele Gallery, and visit the Opera House La Scala a wondrous structure known as being one of the finest opera and ballet theatres in the world. Later, perhaps you will indulge in some shopping at the "Quadrilatero della Moda," Milan's high-fashion district. Continue to Milan Malpensa for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of an unforgettable trip.
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Milan Malpensa - Tour Ends
Your journey comes to a close in Milan Malpensa this morning.
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