Tour: LKE - 2013 (LKE) - 2013 / 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.

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 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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Amalfi Drive A first glimpse of the wonders of this coastline reveals the breathtaking Galli Islands on your way to illustrious Positano, where you will stop above the main part of the town. Continue the leisurely drive, with something new around every corner - small villages nestled into tiny coves, villas perched on rock formations, colorful flowers, plants and lemon trees. Stop in Amalfi, known for its maritime history and 9th-century Byzantine cathedral of St. Andrew. Take a stroll around this peaceful town, where you will have 1 1/2 hours to enjoy its beauty and maybe indulge in a delicious pastry or ice cream. Later proceed to Ravello, famous for Villa Rufolo.

Should the coast road be closed, an alternate route to Amalfi, Via Agerola, will be taken instead. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Your duration includes travel time which is approximately 45 minutes in each direction. An inside visit to Villa Rufolo can be added, entrance fee Euro 5.00 per person. Your Local Host will have more information in Sorrento.
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Capri & Anacapri Immerse yourself in a memorable day on a captivating island. Together with your private Local Guide, you will see as much as possible in both Capri and Anacapri. You will have a chance to view the beautiful Villa of Axel Munthe, built on the site of a Roman villa; Capri town's jet-set "Piazzetta" meeting place; and the gardens of Augustus, overlooking Via Krupp, which winds down to the shimmering waters below. You will have ample time to visit shops or wander along the lanes to gaze at the luxurious villas surrounded by fabulous gardens.

Please bring comfortable walking shoes. You will have free time for lunch and shopping. Your duration includes travel time which is approximately 45 minutes in each direction. An inside visit to Villa San Michele can be added to this excursion. The entrance fee is Eur 7.00 per person and is not included in the price. Supplement for Augustus Gardens Eur.1.00 per person.
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Cassino Abbey, World War II Cemetary & Museum Monte Cassino Abbey is situated at the top of a hill with spectacular views over the city of Cassino. The Abbey was founded in 523BC and has become a world-wide famous site for the art and culture along the centuries. Steeped in history it has been destroyed and rebuilt four times in its 1400 years. The most recent and infamous destruction was during the 1944 battle of Monte Cassino in World War Two. Because of it's strategic position it was occupied by the German forces and used as vantage point to attack the allied forces advancing from the South of Italy. The basilica, which is richly decorated in stucco and mosaics contains the relics of St. Benedict and his sister St. Scholastica, who survived the bombings. Later, visit the beautifully maintained Commonwealth War Cemetery, where many of the soldiers who fell during the battle are buried. After free time for lunch a visit to the World War II museum, where different exhibitions commemorate those, of all nationalities, who lost their life in the battle.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Meeting point "Achille Lauro Parking Area" at 7:20 am. The entrance fee to the "Historiale di Cassino" and has to be paid locally, Eur 10.00 per person (is not included in the excursion selling price). The cost of the lunch is not included in the excursion price. Possibility to join other tour members for a lunch with an approx cost of 13.00 Euro per person to be paid locally to the local guide.
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Private Excursion To Pompeii (From 4 to 7 People) Visit this amazing archaeological area with an expert Local Guide. See original frescoes and mosaics in villas that belonged to rich Roman merchants, as well as the public baths, marketplaces, and shops. Your guide will point out interesting aspects of normal life that normally might not be noticed, such as road signs and ruts made by the wheels of Roman chariots. Learn how this important Roman city disappeared completely after the eruption of Vesuvius, not to be rediscovered until 1,700 years later. Transfer operated by minibus.

Sunglasses & sunhats in summer months, comfortable, flat, walking shoes. No wheel chair access. Headset can be rented on site. The entrance fee to famous Pompei Archaeological Site is included in the excursion selling price. Your excursion includes two hours at the site. This excursion is priced for up to 7 people.
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Private Excursion To Pompeii (Up to 3 People) Visit this amazing archaeological area with an expert Local Guide. See original frescoes and mosaics in villas that belonged to rich Roman merchants, as well as the public baths, marketplaces, and shops. Your guide will point out interesting aspects of normal life that normally might not be noticed, such as road signs and ruts made by the wheels of Roman chariots. Learn how this important Roman city disappeared completely after the eruption of Vesuvius, not to be rediscovered until 1,700 years later. Transfer operated by private car.

Sunglasses & sunhats in summer months, comfortable, flat, walking shoes. No wheel chair access. Headset can be rented on site. The entrance fee to famous Pompei Archaeological Site is included in the excursion selling price. Your excursion includes two hours at the site. This excursion is priced for up to 3 people.
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Private Guided Excursion To Capri (From 4 to 7 People) Immerse yourself in a memorable day on a captivating island. Together with your private Local Guide, you will see as much as possible in both Capri and Anacapri. Visit the beautiful Villa of Axel Munthe (Villa San Michele), built on the site of a Roman villa; Capri town's jet-set "Piazzetta" meeting place; and the gardens of Augustus, overlooking Via Krupp, which winds down to the shimmering waters below. You will have ample time to visit shops or wander along the lanes to gaze at the luxurious villas surrounded by fabulous gardens.

Please bring comfortable walking shoes. You will have free time for lunch and shopping. Your duration includes travel time which is approximately 45 minutes in each direction.
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Private Guided Excursion To Capri (Up to 3 People) Immerse yourself in a memorable day on a captivating island. Together with your private Local Guide, you will see as much as possible in both Capri and Anacapri. Visit the beautiful Villa of Axel Munthe (Villa San Michele), built on the site of a Roman villa; Capri town's jet-set "Piazzetta" meeting place; and the gardens of Augustus, overlooking Via Krupp, which winds down to the shimmering waters below. You will have ample time to visit shops or wander along the lanes to gaze at the luxurious villas surrounded by fabulous gardens.

Please bring comfortable walking shoes. You will have free time for lunch and shopping. Your duration includes travel time which is approximately 45 minutes in each direction.
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Sorrento 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 Sorrento. See what really interests you at a pace that suits you. Travel like a local with the help of your guide on the public transport system, whether by bus, metro, taxi, or train. 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 price is for up to 7 people. Meet your local guide at the hotel. Transportation is not included in the price.
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Sorrento 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 Sorrento. See what really interests you at a pace that suits you. Travel like a local with the help of your guide on the public transport system, whether by bus, metro, taxi, or train. 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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Sorrento 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 Sorrento. See what really interests you at a pace that suits you. Travel like a local with the help of your guide on the public transport system, whether by bus, metro, taxi, or train. 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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Sorrento Musical This delightful musical is a stage production of song and dance depicting the traditions and history of Sorrento during the 18th century. Colorful costumes, famous Italian songs, and the Tarantella dances magically transform the stage into four different scenes of daily southern Italian life.

Two drinks are included. There is a small boutique with appropriate souvenirs inside the building. The performance takes place at Teatro Tasso, Piazza Antonino 25, and your Local Host will provide you the information on how to get there.
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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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