Tour: LJE - 2012 (LJE) - 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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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.

Entrance fee included.
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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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Orientation Drive Enjoy an unforgettable drive through some of the more exclusive streets of the "Eternal City." Marvel at the impressive piazzas, fountains, ancient buildings in all their majesty, and much more.


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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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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!

Excursion by bus, tour leader, alpine guides and jeep. Reaching Etna refuge at 1800 mts or 5.700 feet, ascent by jeep to the proximity of the crater area. Stop until sunset and return. Time for independent dinner in a local restaurant at 1800 mt. Warm clothes are recommended and they are rentable on site with an extra charge. Return to Taormina is estimated around 11.30 pm. Meeting point: Giardini Bus Terminal 8211 Taormina Bus Termina 8211 Letojanni. Departure time will be modified during the season depending on sunset time. Lunch/Dinner not included.
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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.

Departure time will be modified during the season depending on sunset time. Lunch not included. Light dinner included. Visits from the sea and circumnavigations depending on sea/weather conditions. Eco tax of 1.50 Euro per person not included in the excursion price and it is to be paid in cash locally.
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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.

Entrance fee to Villa del Casale (10 Euro per person) and to Valley of the Temples (11 Euro per person) not included in the excursion price. These expenses are to be paid in cash locally. No included lunch. Meeting point: Giardini Terminal Bus.
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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!

Note: Any entrance fees and travel expenses for travelers and guide must be paid by the traveler and are not included in the price. This guided tour is priced for up to 7 people. Meet your local guide at the hotel. Transportation is not included in the price.
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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

Note: Any entrance fees and travel expenses for travelers and guide must be paid by the traveler and are not included in the price. This guided tour is priced for up to 7 people. Meet your local guide at the hotel. Transportation is not included in the price.
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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!

Note: Any entrance fees and travel expenses for travelers and guide must be paid by the traveler and are not included in the price. This guided tour is priced for up to 7 people. Meet your local guide at the hotel. Transportation is not included in the price.
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A Venetian Night Out including Transfer Travel by private water taxi along the splendid Grand Canal with its elegant palaces to a fine Venetian restaurant. Taste four mouth-watering courses of local specialties and wine or soft drinks. After dinner there is time to explore and absorb the unique, romantic atmosphere of Venice by night.


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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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