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SORRENTO, ROME, FLORENCE, VENICE & LAKE MAGGIORE - 2019

Tour Code - DIZ 16 days - SORRENTO to LAKE MAGGIORE From $5467 NZD
Giuseppe Verdi famously declared, “You may have the universe if I may have Italy.” Wow…he must have thought Italy was an amazing place! At Monograms, we agree, and that’s why we’ve made it easy for you to experience Italy in all its glory. On this 16-day vacation to Sorrento, Rome, Florence, Venice, and Lake Maggiore, we’ve taken care of the travel logistics and hassles, so all you have to do is enjoy. We’ve arranged your hotel reservations, sightseeing, daily breakfast, transportation between the cities, and transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train stations. Plus, in each city, we’ve arranged for you to have the services of a Local Host®, someone who is there for you throughout your stay to answer questions, help you navigate the cities, offer suggestions, and help your vacation run smoothly.

And that’s not all…we’ve included transportation via high-speed train (first-class) between each city. It’s the best way to travel in Italy and will allow you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenic countryside. We’ve thrown in transfers to/from the train stations, including from Milan (the nearest train station to Lake Maggiore), and even make sure you get on the correct train! With the sightseeing and guides we've arranged, the transportation and transfers we've included, and the hotels we've booked, all you have to do is enjoy the cities and countryside. Add the comfort of knowing you’ll have someone in each city to help you (not to mention in the train stations), and you've got a vacation of a lifetime!

Standard Features

Destinations

  • LOCAL HOST SERVICE
    and Destination Guides with city maps.
  • SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
    Guided sightseeing; inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    Travel by high-speed train (First class) between cities; transfers to/from train stations.
  • ALSO INCLUDED
    Personal headset for included city sightseeing in Rome, Florence and Venice; entrances to the Marciana Library, and the Correr and Archaeological Museums in Venice.
  • MYACCOUNT
    Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
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Buffet breakfast daily.

Day by Day

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  1. SORRENTO, ITALY.
    Benvenuto - welcome! Your Local Host is ready to help you maximise your time in the city of olive and lemon groves.

  2. SORRENTO.
    Morning guided sightseeing includes a walk along the OLD TOWN'S characteristic lava-stone streets and time to take pictures of amazing Mount Vesuvius. See the 14th-century Sedil Dominova building; the ancient Bell Tower; and St. Antonino Church, dedicated to Sorrento's patron saint. Visit the CLOISTER of St. Francis Church to enjoy its unique atmosphere and tranquility. TASTE LIMONCELLO and find out how this world-famous liqueur is made.

  3. SORRENTO.
    Your Local Host will have options for your day at leisure, such as the best places to shop for locally made intarsio (inlaid woodwork).

  4. SORRENTO-ROME.
    Transfer to Naples, then travel by HIGHSPEED TRAIN (First class) to Rome.

  5. ROME.
    Your morning guided sightseeing, with headset, is rich in religious and ancient history. Visit the VATICAN MUSEUMS to see its amazing treasures. In the SISTINE CHAPEL, where the Conclave is held to elect new popes, view Michelangelo's The Last Judgment and his famous ceiling paintings. Also on the agenda today, enter monumental ST. PETER'S SQUARE and BASILICA, built in 313 AD above St. Peter the Apostle's tomb and home to Michelangelo's masterpiece Renaissance sculpture, the Pieta. Cross the Tiber River and continue your immersion in history at the iconic COLOSSEUM, built for 50,000 spectators, and the ROMAN FORUM, where the oldest structures of the ancient city are located.

  6. ROME.
    Today, you might want to try some local specialties, like gnocchi alla Romana (semolina dumplings with butter, cheese, and nutmeg) and Frascati wine. Your Local Host will have many recommendations for you.

  7. ROME-FLORENCE.
    Travel to Florence by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (First class).

  8. FLORENCE.
    Morning guided sightseeing, with headset, includes a visit of the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo's original David. Walk through Cathedral Square; sculpture-studded Piazza della Signoria, the centre of the city's political life since the 14th century; and Santa Croce Square. Also admire medieval Ponte Vecchio, the arched, stone merchant bridge spanning the Arno River.

  9. FLORENCE.
    Ask your Local Host for suggestions to make the most of your day-you might choose to admire the view from Piazzale Michelangelo or stroll across picturesque Ponte Vecchio.

  10. FLORENCE-VENICE.
    Travel by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (First class) to Venice.

  11. VENICE.
    Morning guided sightseeing, with headset, features ST. MARK'S SQUARE and BASILICA with its exceptional gold mosaics. Visit DOGES' PALACE and the evocative BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Watch skilled GLASSBLOWERS fashion their delicate objects in the age-old manner, and learn why glass-making was so important in Venetian history. ENTRANCES to Marciana Library, and the Correr and Archaeological Museums are included; ask your Local Host for details.

  12. VENICE.
    A full day to explore at your own pace. Your Local Host will have many recommendations.

  13. VENICE-LAKE MAGGIORE.
    Travel by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (First class) to Milan, then transfer to beautiful Stresa on Lake Maggiore.

  14. LAKE MAGGIORE.
    On your morning guided sightseeing, take a short boat ride to the opulent PALACE and monumental GARDENS of ISOLA BELLA. Once a rocky island and home to a community of fishermen, it was purchased by Carlo III Borromeo in 1630 and eventually transformed into the beautiful location it is today. Carlo III named the island after his wife, Isabella, and it is still owned by the Borromeo dynasty to the present day.

  15. LAKE MAGGIORE.
    Today, you way wish to catch the cable car to Mount Mottarone for amazing views of the lakes and Alps. Your Local Host will have many other suggestions for you.

  16. LAKE MAGGIORE.
    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Milan Malpensa).

Prev Year Available 2019 Tours Next Year
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single Hotels Excursions Availability
23 Jul 2019 07 Aug 2019 $5650 NZD $7006 NZD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
30 Jul 2019 14 Aug 2019 $5467 NZD $6756 NZD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single Hotels Excursions Availability
06 Aug 2019 21 Aug 2019 $5489 NZD $6800 NZD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
13 Aug 2019 28 Aug 2019 $5489 NZD $6800 NZD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
20 Aug 2019 04 Sep 2019 $5857 NZD $7495 NZD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
27 Aug 2019 11 Sep 2019 $5836 NZD $7339 NZD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single Hotels Excursions Availability
03 Sep 2019 18 Sep 2019 $5965 NZD $7564 NZD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
10 Sep 2019 25 Sep 2019 $5965 NZD $7564 NZD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
17 Sep 2019 02 Oct 2019 $5965 NZD $7564 NZD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
24 Sep 2019 09 Oct 2019 $5965 NZD $7564 NZD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
(from)
Twin Price
(from)
Triple Price
(from)
PRE SORRENTO 01 Apr 2019 31 Oct 2019 $320 NZD $220 NZD $180 NZD
POST LAKE MAGGIORE 26 Oct 2019 31 Oct 2019 $161 NZD $107 NZD $95 NZD
POST LAKE MAGGIORE 01 Oct 2019 25 Oct 2019 $261 NZD $161 NZD $140 NZD
POST LAKE MAGGIORE 01 Sep 2019 30 Sep 2019 $315 NZD $206 NZD $183 NZD
POST LAKE MAGGIORE 01 Aug 2019 31 Aug 2019 $305 NZD $194 NZD $168 NZD
POST LAKE MAGGIORE 01 Jul 2019 31 Jul 2019 $282 NZD $183 NZD $161 NZD
POST LAKE MAGGIORE 01 Jun 2019 30 Jun 2019 $305 NZD $194 NZD $168 NZD
POST LAKE MAGGIORE 01 May 2019 31 May 2019 $261 NZD $161 NZD $140 NZD
POST LAKE MAGGIORE 01 Apr 2019 30 Apr 2019 $206 NZD $128 NZD $102 NZD
POST LAKE MAGGIORE 01 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 $161 NZD $107 NZD $95 NZD

Departures marked are guaranteed to operate.

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