Italian Mosaic (LI) - 2015

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13 Day Tour from Rome to Rome


Italian Mosaic
The Bridge of Sighs in Venice
The Bridge of Sighs in Venice
Enjoy the beautiful architecture in Rome
Stunning view of the beautiful Lake Maggiore
View of St Peters Basilica from the square
Vatican City in Italy
St. Marks Square
The Vatican City in Italy
Enjoy the gorgeous views of Rome
Stresa

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 To make the most out of your stay join the Local Guide for a tailor-made itinerary featuring some of the city's authentic jewels. With our optional walking tour you will have the chance to see the famous Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and other sites and squares of Rome made famous in the movie Angels and Demons. A life-time experience!

Approximate value: €38 EUR per person


A Taste of Tuscany Journey through the celebrated Tuscan countryside to discover the charming village of San Gimignano, a little gem you should not miss out. Walking through the Old City means plunging into the Middle Ages and getting a taste of what the city must have been like more than seven hundred years ago. It is 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 remaining 14 towers have earned the town its modern designation as "Medieval Manhattan". Your adventure does not stop here. Take part to a traditional Tuscan meal, including coffee and drinks, in a picturesque country setting and enjoy the great food and wine that the region has to offer. This wonderful dinner with regional dishes is prepared using the finest local ingredients. Make your dreams come true and live the Tuscan life for an evening!

Approximate value: €79 EUR per person


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!

Approximate value: €49 EUR per person


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.

Approximate value: €39 EUR per person


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.

Approximate value: €39 EUR per person


Excursion to Lake Como Travel to the enchanting town of Como for a private boat trip on the lake. Admire pretty lakeside villages, imposing villas, exotic gardens, and free time in the heart of the picturesque Old Town.

Approximate value: €49 EUR per person


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.

Approximate value: €54 EUR per person


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. Note: the gondola is to be shared with other guests (maximum 6 participants on each gondola). There will be one musician on board of one of the gondola boats in your fleet.

Approximate value: €39 EUR per person


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.

Approximate value: €69 EUR per person


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.

Approximate value: €36 EUR per person


Neapolitan Experience This is the land of the oldest and best pasta factories in the world, surrounded by golden lemons, tasty tomatoes and soft mozzarella cheese...The fertile volcanic lands around mount Vesuvius and the quality of their products were already treasured by the earliest travelers. A scenic dinner with view, an inside quaint fruit garden restaurant or a local old style authentic farm...your Tour Director will choose for you according to the season how to enjoy the picturesque atmosphere of the bay of Naples, sanctuary of the Italian recipes known around the world.

Approximate value: €53 EUR per person


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

Approximate value: €38 EUR per person


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.

Approximate value: €29 EUR per person