Tour: LIE - 2012 (LIE) - 2012 / 2014

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Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

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Roman Highlights Enjoy a guided stroll through the historical center of Rome. Your Tour Director will propose a tailor-made itinerary featuring some of the city's authentic jewels. For instance: Trastevere and its Basilica of Santa Maria, or the baroque district with Campo de' Fiori, the Pantheon, San Luigi dei Francesi, famed Piazza Navona, Via dei Condotti, Piazza del Popolo with its church of Santa Maria del Popolo, and displays of Caravaggio paintings.

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Roman Highlights & Dinner A guided stroll through the historical center of Rome. Your Tour Director will propose a tailor-made itinerary featuring some of the city's authentic jewels. For instance, Trastevere and its Basilica of Santa Maria, the baroque district, Campo de' Fiori, the Pantheon, San Luigi dei Francesi, famous Piazza Navona, Via dei Condotti, and Piazza del Popolo with its church of Santa Maria del Popolo and displays of Caravaggio paintings. After your walk, relax and enjoy a 4-course dinner, including drinks, at a popular Roman restaurant.

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Florentine Dinner Would you like to enjoy a special evening in Florence? Well here's your chance. Savor a classic 4-course Florentine dinner with coffee and drinks, at a fine restaurant in the superb location of Santa Croce Square. Begin with the famous "Antipasto Toscano", a selection of the best local olives, cheese, salami and home made 'focaccia bread', followed by a regional pasta dish and typical Tuscan style beef or fish for the main course. If you still have room you can end this delicious meal by indulging yourself with a sinful dessert - After all you are on holiday!

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Highlights of Uffizi Gallery With your Local Guide, visit one of the earliest museums in modern Europe with the world's finest collection of Italian and Florentine art. Gain fascinating insight into paintings by the great Masters Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian.

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Tuscan Dinner Tuscany is known for its gorgeous landscapes, its rich traditions, long history and culture but Tuscany still has more to offer with its great food and wine. Tonight drive out to the rolling Chianti Hills and enjoy a traditional Tuscan meal, including coffee and drinks, in a picturesque country setting. This wonderful dinner with regional dishes is prepared using the finest local ingredients - Realize your dreams and live the Tuscan life for an evening!

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Tuscan Hills and San Gimignano Journey through the celebrated Tuscan countryside to discover the charming village of San Gimignano, known for its famous towers, white Vernaccia wine, saffron, and olive oil. Legend has it that in the 12th century, rival families of San Gimignano began a tower-building competition to display their power and wealth-and 72 towers were built. Today, the 14 towers that remain have earned the town its modern designation as "Medieval Manhattan."

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Amalfi Drive & Positano Enjoy a scenic drive up to the Madonnina, a breathtaking viewpoint over the Amalfi Coast. Free time to visit and shop in the quaint terraced village of Positano, a prosperous port of the former Amalfi Republic. See the Byzantine church of Santa Maria Assunta and its famous majolica tile dome.

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Mozzarella Party Sample country life at an organic agriturismo farm that has its own orchard and olive press. See how local mozzarella and other regional cheeses are produced, and taste local specialties, including the famous Sorrento wine, or soft drinks.

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Sorrento Dinner Enjoy a 4-course dinner of regional Italian specialties in a renowned restaurant. Drinks are included.

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Sorrento Flavors Enjoy an evening in a traditional restaurant, renowned for its cuisine and excellent service. Wine, soft drinks, and mineral water are included.

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Sorrento Musical This delightful musical is a stage production of song and dance depicting the traditions and history of Sorrento during the 18th century. The colorful costumes, famous Italian songs, and Tarantella dances magically transform the stage into four different scenes of daily southern Italian life.

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Excursion to Isola Bella Enjoy a boat ride to the privately owned island named in 1630 by Carlo Borromeo III after his wife Isabella. Tour the opulent Borromeo Palace, then time for the beautiful gardens and terraces.

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Etna Sunset Journey up to the eastern slope of Europe's highest active volcano accompanied by a Local Guide. From your vantage point at 5.700 feet, observe the unusual landscape of extinct craters and rivers of solidified lava. An unforgettable experience!

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Excursion to the Islands of Panarea and Stromboli Travel to Milazzo to board the boat to the most ancient of the Aeolian Islands, the small volcanic island of Panarea, with a total surface area of approx 2 square miles (3.4 square kilometers). Enjoy time to have lunch, hang out on the beach, or explore the characteristic village. Later, reboard the boat and head to the island of Stromboli, where you stop until sunset. A light dinner will be served on board and after dark, from the best viewpoint aboard your boat, admire the Sciara del Fuoco (Stream of Fire), Mount Stromboli's amazing volcanic activity. Return to Taormina around midnight.

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Excursion to the Valley of the Temples and The Roman Villa Del Casale Travel to Agrigento to visit the Valley of the Temples: impressive Juno, still standing almost complete today; Concordia; Hercules, the oldest, built end of the 6th century BC; Olympian Zeus; Castor & Pollux. Later, drive to Piazza Armerina to admire the UNESCO World Heritage site, Villa del Casale, built in the first quarter of the 4th century, with the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics.

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Taormina Full Day Private Guided Tour Whether it is your first visit or if you have visited before a private tour with a professional fully qualified guide is the ideal way to discover more about Taormina Area. See what really interests you at a pace that suits you - after all it is your trip! Travel like a local with the help of your guide on the public transport system whether by bus, taxi, funicular or even by foot. Visit famous sites, museums, go shopping, take a break in a cafe-the choice is yours!

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Taormina Half Day Private Guided Tour (Afternoon Excursion) Whether it is your first visit or if you have visited before a private tour with a professional fully qualified guide is the ideal way to discover more about Taormina Area. See what really interests you at a pace that suits you - after all it is your trip! Travel like a local with the help of your guide on the public transport system whether by bus, taxi, funicular or even by foot. Visit famous sites, museums, go shopping, take a break in a cafe - the choice is yours

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Taormina Half Day Private Guided Tour (Morning Excursion) Whether it is your first visit or if you have visited before a private tour with a professional fully qualified guide is the ideal way to discover more about Taormina Area. See what really interests you at a pace that suits you - after all it is your trip! Travel like a local with the help of your guide on the public transport system whether by bus, taxi, funicular or even by foot. Visit famous sites, museums, go shopping, take a break in a cafe-the choice is yours!

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A Venetian Night Out Taste four mouth-watering courses of local specialties and wine or soft drinks at a fine Venetian restaurant. After dinner, time to explore and absorb the unique, romantic atmosphere of Venice by night.

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Gondola Serenade Enjoy a ride in a traditional gondola, gliding through centuries-old canals, under famous arched bridges, past lavish palaces and quaint piazzas. These long, narrow, flat-bottomed boats with a high prow and stern were designed specifically for the Venetian canals and made in unique shipyards called Squero. Black is the obligatory color, due to a law passed to reduce how the rich and noble over-decorated their personal craft. The comb at the front of the gondola is made of iron and serves not only to balance the boat, but is also the symbol of gondolas and Venice. The six comb teeth represent the six Venetian districts-i sestieri.

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Lagoon Cruise and Meal in Burano Appreciate the peaceful vistas of the Lagoon while you glide past the islands of Santa Elena, San Michele and the famous Lido. On picturesque Burano island, renowned for its lace making and colorful houses, savor a mouth-watering meal, with drinks included. Afterwards there's time to shop and stroll.

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