Day 1 – Benvenuto a Roma!
Daily Departures Available!
Welcome to the Eternal City! Check in to your choice of city-center hotels.
Day 2 – Customize your stay in Rome
Tailor your vacation to your own interests – choose any one of these included tours. Visit GeneralTours.com for more detailed tour descriptions. • Classic Rome features all the best-known sites, including the Trevi Fountain. • Imperial Rome showcases ancient Rome, including Forum and Colosseum. • Vatican Museums with the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel. • Christian Rome promises insight into early Christian traditions with visits including the Basilica of St. John and the Holy Staircase. • Rome by Night reveals all the magic and romance of the Eternal City.(B)
Day 3 – Through the Tuscan countryside!
A reserved first class seat on the Eurostar Italia train is a comfortable – and traditional – way to travel to Florence, the city of the Medicis and home of the Italian Renaissance. Check in to your choice of hotel, close to dining and shopping.(B)
Day 4 – Make your own magic in Florence
Customize your vacation with the included sightseeing tour of your choice. Detailed tour descriptions are available online at GeneralTours.com. • Morning Sightseeing includes the Duomo, Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Galleria dell’Accademia to see Michelangelo’s David. • Afternoon Sightseeing visits the charming town of Fiesole set in the hills overlooking Florence and ends with a tour through the renowned Uffizi Gallery. • Pisa Excursion takes you through the picturesque Tuscan countryside to admire the Cathedral and the eponymous Leaning Tower. • Chianti Excursion showcases the history, landscapes and wines of Chianti.(B)
Day 5 – A scenic rail journey to Venice
Travel by rail to Venice. Check in to the hotel of your choice.(B)
Day 6 – Personalize your stay in Venice
Delight in the magic of Venice with one of these included tours. • Ducal Venice takes you along the city’s most historic streets, through St. Mark’s Square and inside the Ducal Palace. • Unusual Venice & Gondola Promenade explores the backstreets between St. Mark’s and the Rialto Bridge and ends with a Gondola ride. • Excursion to the Three Islands visits Murano, Burano and Torcello. • Twilight Gondola Serenade takes you on a romantic voyage along the canals of Venice accompanied by music.(B)
Day 7 - From Venice to Lake Como
We’ve included your first class rail ticket for the scenic journey into the mountain landscapes of northern Italy. Upon arrival in Lake Como, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted to the inviting Hotel Metropole Suisse, perfectly located on the waterfront in the heart of town.(B)
Day 8 - A day at leisure
Your hotel’s privileged in-town waterfront location makes it easy to step out and explore at your own pace. The town of Como is filled with winding cobblestone streets, beautifully landscaped parks, inviting shops ands bustling cafes. The 15th century Renaissance-Gothic Cathedral is also worth a visit.(B)
Day 9 - Depart Lake Como
You’ll be transferred to the Milan airport today for your onward journey.(B)
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package, at the price quoted.