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Italy: Vino, pasta et gelato

Thursday, September 22, 2022
12 days / 10 nights

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Description

Please note that this tour will be escorted by a French-speaking guide.

This tour is an immersion in Italian gastronomy, art and romanticism. Start your adventure with a coffee in St. Mark's Square in Venice, stroll through its centuries-old canals. Treat yourself to a charcuterie tasting in Bologna. Take the train to Florence to discover the city of Michelangelo. Soak up the unique light of a sunset over the walls of San Gimignano in Tuscany. Discover the multicolored houses of the Cinque Terre. Make an appointment with history in Rome by visiting the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Recollect in the Sistine Chapel and visit the Vatican. End your stay by visiting the ruins of Pompeii and Vesuvius. How can you resist so many unforgettable experiences?


 Highlights:


  • Visit of Venice and the Doge's Palace
  • Delicatessen tasting in Bologna
  • Train journey between Montecatini and Florence
  • Boat trip to see the Cinque Terre
  • Dinner and wine tasting in San Gimignano
  • Tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Baroque Rome
  • Pompeii and Naples tour


The name of the guide is not yet available on this departure.


IMPORTANT:

  • Availability and price of single occupancy rooms will be confirmed within 48 business hours of booking
  • Destination country may require traveler to be vaccinated for COVID-19


Hotels:

  • Jesolo | Nettuno or simialire hotel
  • Montecatini | Hotel Arnolfo or siilaire
  • Rome | Hotel B&B Roma Tuscolana San Giovanni or simialire
  • Gulf of Sorrento | Villa Igea or similar


Detailed program

Legend: B: Breakfast / L: Lunch / D: Dinner Fast pace
Pace: Fast

Welcome at Montreal airport by your Objectif Monde guide. Flight to Venice in economy class.

Arrival at Venice airport and transfer to the hotel. Half board at the hotel in Lido di Jesolo.

Breakfast. Direction the islands of Venice by private boat towards Saint Mark's Square. In the morning, guided tour of Venice: St Mark's Basilica and the exteriors of the Doge's Palace, the Campanile, the Clock Tower, the Bridge of Sighs, the Procuracies. In the afternoon, free time or optional activity possible. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Optional: walk to the islands of the lagoon: Murano and Burano

Breakfast. Departure for Bologna. Free time for a personal discovery of this beautiful city. Tasting of several specialties in a charcuterie: mortadella, charcuterie, ham, typical cheeses. Lunch at a local restaurant in the historic center. After the meal, direction Montecatini. Installation at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast. Departure by train for Florence and panoramic visit of its main monuments: the Cathedral of Sanata Maria del Fiore with its magnificent dome, the baptistery and its monumental doors created by great Florentine artists such as Michelangelo or Ghiberti, the Place de la Seigneurie, the facade from the Vecchio palace, the Holy Cross church (exterior). Free afternoon to explore Florence. Return to the hotel. Night at the hotel.

Breakfast. Day dedicated to the discovery of the Cinque Terre region, five waterfront villages with their fishing ports sealed in superb coves. Direction La Spezia and board a boat that will take you to Portovenere, the first stop. Continuation and second stop in Vernazza. Then arrived in Monterosso. In the afternoon free walk. Return by train from Monterosso to La Spezia at the end of the day. Night at the hotel.

Breakfast. Departure to San Gimignano, a medieval town famous for its tours and walk to discover this beautiful town. Lunch based on local specialties in a restaurant with wine tasting. Departure to Siena, a sumptuous medieval city. Visit of its historic center: Campo Square, Mangia Tower, Vecchio Palace, Cathedral (exterior). At the end of the day, you will leave for Rome. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast. Start your discovery of the Italian capital with a guided tour of the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel. In the afternoon, guided tour of ancient Rome with the Colosseum, the Roman Forums, the Circo Massimo, the Baths of Caracalla (outside) overlooking the Palatine Pass. Night at the hotel.

Breakfast. Guided tour of Baroque Rome and its squares: Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Parliament Square, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps (exterior). Tasting of an artisanal ice cream in the afternoon. Once the visit is over, departure to the South. Check-in at the hotel in the Gulf of Naples area. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast. Visit of Pompeii in the morning. In the afternoon, climb to Vesuvius: climb this famous volcano with the coach to reach the parking lot, at an altitude of 1000 meters. From there a magnificent panorama will be offered to you, then ascent on foot to reach the crater (about 20 min walk, wear good shoes). At the end of the day, return to the hotel. Night at the hotel.

Breakfast. Visit of the city of Naples and its main monuments (exterior): the New Castle, the S. Charles Theater, the Plebiscite Square, the Royal Palace, the Egg Castle. Naples is one of the oldest cities in Europe. In the afternoon, departure for Rome. Installation at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast. Transfer to Rome airport and return flight to Montreal.


Flight itinerary

TS
Montreal ( YUL )
2022-09-22 21:45
Venice ( VCE )
2022-09-23 11:30

TS
Rome ( FCO )
2022-10-03 13:40
Toronto Pearson ( YYZ )
2022-10-03 17:25

TS
Toronto Pearson ( YYZ )
2022-10-03 19:30
Montreal ( YUL )
2022-10-03 20:50

Please note that the flight schedule is subject to change without notice.
For full details on baggage allowance and applicable fees, please visit the airline's website.


Occupation

Occ.

Price

Taxes

Total

Regular accommodation simple

$3,198.00

$701.00

$3,899.00

Regular accommodation double

$2,698.00

$701.00

$3,399.00