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Signature Italy

9-day escorted tour with Abercrombie & Kent

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Abercrombie & Kent Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive Rome, Italy
Arrive in Rome, the lively capital of Italy, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Referred to even in ancient times as the Eternal City, Rome has witnessed the rise and fall of the greatest empire in the history of Western civilization and today remains a center for trends in fashion and cuisine, as well as one of the world’s most popular travel destinations.
 
Day 2: Rome | Icons of the Eternal City
Begin your day at Palatine Hill, then pass the imposing Arch of Constantine to visit the mighty Colosseum. This afternoon, stop at the lovely Campo de Fiori, one of Rome’s thriving markets. Visit the Piazza Navona, dominated by the Baroque Fountain of the Four Rivers, and continue to the Pantheon. Later, enjoy a moment at the Trevi Fountain to perhaps toss in a coin, and finish your day at the foot of the picturesque Spanish Steps. Also known as the Stairs of Trinity of the Mountains, they are the widest stairway in all of Europe and a perfect place for people watching. (B)
 
Day 3: Rome/Vatican City | The Sistine Chapel
Today, tour Vatican City, admiring the stunning collections in its vast museum. Behold the Sistine Chapel with its glorious ceiling painted by Michelangelo, and wonder at St. Peter’s Basilica. View the poignant Pietà of Michelangelo and the exuberant Baldaquin of Bernini. (B)
 
Day 4: Orvieto/Florence | Genius of Michelangelo
Drive to Florence, stopping for a guided walking tour of the hillside city of Orvieto, home to the cathedral housing Luca Signorelli’s Cycle of the Apocalypse. Continue to Florence and visit the Galleria dell’Accademia, where you behold Michelangelo’s David. (B)
 
Day 5: Pisa | Duomo & Leaning Tower
Drive to Pisa, famous for its iconic Leaning Tower. Visit the magnificent 11th-century Piazza del Duomo (cathedral) and its austerely beautiful, 179-foot-tall Baptistery of St. John. A masterpiece of Romanesque architecture, the Duomo boasts a detailed marble façade that features narrow columns and Moorish-style arches. Enjoy time at leisure before returning to Florence this afternoon, where a guided tour of the Florence Synagogue will reveal the importance of the Jewish community in Italian history. (B)
 
Day 6: Florence | Great Works of Art & Artifice
Enjoy a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery to admire Caravaggio’s Medusa, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, Leonardo da Vinci’s Annunciation and Raphael’s Madonna of the Goldfinch. Then, make a very special private entry to the Vasari Corridor, built by Giorgio Vasari, court architect to the Medici family. Walk this private “Princes’ Route” — an elevated, enclosed passageway designed to provide privacy to a monarch. Your afternoon is free to continue your explorations. (B)
 
Day 7: Florence/Venice | Tuscan Flavors
Stroll the San Lorenzo district’s famous Central Market and discover the rich bounty of Tuscan produce. A drive through the countryside brings you to an ancient wine and olive oil estate. Enjoy a tasting before returning to Florence for your high-speed rail trip this afternoon to Venice. Upon arrival, embark on a cruise of the Grand Canal to reach your hotel. (B)
 
Day 8: Venice | Glories of the Doge
On a walking tour of Venice, roam through the area of the former Jewish ghetto. Then, see another side of the city as you visit the lavish Doge’s Palace and explore St. Mark’s Square and Basilica. Following an afternoon at leisure, conclude your sojourn in Italy with a romantic gondola ride through the canals of timeless Venice. (B)
 
Day 9: Depart Venice
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart. (B)
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Tour Highlights
  • Explore Italy at its finest, viewing priceless masterpieces and timeless architecture, on an independent journey through its most historic cities and inviting countryside
  • Enjoy the services of an A&K Guardian Angel, who lends assistance throughout your stay
  • A&K’s Concierge Rail Service escorts you to and from the train from Florence to Venice
  • Browse the markets as you stroll in Rome, Florence and Venice
  • Travel through scenic Tuscany, and enjoy a wine tasting
  • Gain special private entry to the Vasari Corridor, created for the Medici family in Florence
All This Included
Experience a wealth of treasures on this independent journey through Italy, including masterpieces of art and architecture from Trevi Fountain to Botticelli's Birth of Venus, as well as the finest food and wines of Florence and Tuscany.
  • All accommodations
  • Meals as specified
  • Arrival and departure transers
  • Fully-guided sightseeing as noted in the itinerary
  • Bottled water supplied during sightseeing
  • Handling of two pieces of baggage per person for international fights
  • Hotel taxes
Accommodations on this Tour
Rome: The St. Regis Rome
Florence: Westin Excelsior
Venice: Belmond Hotel Cipriani
Notes
  • No minimum age.
  • Solo Traveller pricing is available on request.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* 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.


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